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The Tata Institute of Social Sciences Bachelor Admission Test, or TISS BAT, is an entrance exam held by the Tata Institute of Social Science for admission to undergraduate programs at various TISS campuses. This article will go into everything you need to know about the test, including important dates, the application process, qualifications, exam pattern, and syllabus.

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As told earlier as well that the TISS BAT is an annually conducted entrance exam which is being conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Science also known as TISS, for admission into undergraduate programs or undergraduate-postgraduate integrated programs at the 3 TISS campuses namely:

  • TISS Tuljapur Campus
  • TISS Mumbai Campus
  • TISS Guwahati Campus

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided that the TISS BAT 2021 will be conducted online tentatively in the last week of April 2021 or May 2021. Refer to the following table for a quick highlight about TISS BAT 2021.

Name of the Exam  Tata Institute of Social Sciences Bachelor Admission Test 2021
Level  National Level
Frequency Once in a year
Courses offered Undergraduate and/or Undergraduate-Postgraduate Integrated
Mode of examination  Paper 1: MCQ Test- online Paper 2: Essay writing- online 
Official website  www.tiss.edu

TISS BAT Important Dates 2021

Mentioned below are some of the important dates for the TISS BAT 2021 exam which is to be conducted online. 

Events  Dates (Tentative)
Admission Announcement December 5, 2020
Online Application submission December 5, 2020
Last day for online application 1st week of March 2021
TISS BAT Online Exam 2021 May 2021
Last Date to Upload Class 12 Marks 2nd week of June 2021
Final Result Announcement 2nd week of June 2021
Uploading of Online Documents and Payment of Fees 2nd week of June 2021
Closing Date of Admission  July 2021
Beginning of Classes/New Semester July 2021

Eligibility Criteria

Students are recommended to read the eligibility requirements for TISS BAT 2021 before filling out the application form. The following eligibility requirements must be met in order for a student to be qualified to take the TISS BAT in 2021:

  • Candidates or students must have completed and passed his or her class 12th from any recognised board in the country or equivalent. 
  • For General and OBC categorised students, the upper age limit for applying to TISS BAT is 20 years, and for SC/ST categorised students, the upper age limit is 23 years. The examination board will only consider the date of birth as evidence of age limit as stated or mentioned in the Secondary Board Education.
  • Students who are taking or waiting for their intermediate or board exams results may also apply for the TISS BAT 2021 exam. However, the students will be required to present the results during the final selection process.

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Requirements For TISS BAT 2021

Mentioned below are the requirements which need to be met in order to be eligible for TISS BAT.

  • A personal laptop or desktop computer along with a microphone and video camera.
  • Any internet browser like the most recent version of Google Chrome.
  • Before the exam, the webcam must be checked.
  • The speed of your internet connection should be at least 512 KBs.
  • Before the exam, students will be told about the TISS BAT 2021 exam information, and a mock test will be conducted to give them an idea of what to expect.

Exam Pattern

The test pattern for the TISS BAT exam has changed in recent years. Instead of 90 minutes, students must now complete 40 multiple-choice questions in 45 minutes. The exam pattern and marking scheme for TISS BAT 2021 are described below:

  • Paper 1: This will be a computer-based online exam that will contain questions related to General Knowledge, English Proficiency, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Mathematics. Students will be given 60 minutes to complete the test and will be asked only MCQ type questions of 60 marks. 
  • Paper 2: Unlike paper 1, paper 2 will be a pen and paper-based examination where the students shall be given 4 topics out of which they must write an essay on any 2 topics of their choice. Candidates will be given approx. 30 minutes and the length of the essay must be 500 words. The test will carry 40 marks which means that each essay carries 20 marks. 

TISS BAT Exam Syllabus 2021

Subjects  Important topics to be covered 
Mathematics Integers, Fractions, Time Speed Distance, Average, Simple and Compound Interest, Probability, Profit and Loss, Ratio Proportion and Variation
Data Interpretation Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables and Venn Diagrams
Logical Reasoning Alphabet Series, Number Series, Sitting Arrangements, Blood Relations, Logical Connectivity, Coding-Decoding, Direction Sense, Clocks, Calendars, Puzzles, Cubes and Statement Conclusion.
General Awareness Current Affairs, Media, Advertisements, History, Geography, Politics, Economy, Constitution, Awards, Health, Technology, Environment and Nature.
English Proficiency Idioms, Grammar and Vocabulary based Fill in the Blanks, Odd One Out, Jumbled Paragraphs, Synonym Antonyms, Spellings, Sentence Correction and Reading Comprehension.

TISS BAT 2021 Application

TISS BAT 2021 will only accept applications submitted online. Before heading ahead and filling out the form on TISS’s official website, students must read all of the application’s directions and eligibility requirements. Students must have a valid email address to which a connection to create a password and access the application form will be sent. It is recommended that the student keep the same email address during the application process. Students will now be expected to fill out all required details and information correctly, as they will not amend them later. The application fee can be paid in two ways: online or through SBI Bank Challan. SC/ST candidates with an annual income of less than INR 2.5 lakhs and NC-OBC candidates with an annual income of less than INR 1 lakh must pay INR 275 as an application fee. For all other applicants, the application fee is INR 1025. The application form is complete once the payment has been made. Candidates should print a copy of this form in case it is required in the future.

TISS BAT 2021 Intake

The intake for TISS BAT 2021 is mentioned below:

TISS BAT Campus Program Number of Intakes
Mumbai Off-Campus BA in Social Sciences 30
Tuljapur Off-Campus BA Hons in Social Work in Rural Development 30
Guwahati Off-Campus BA in Social Sciences 60

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This brings us to the end of this blog on TISS BAT 2021. We hope that the blog successfully clears all your doubts regarding the TISS BAT 2021 exam and has provided you with all the important details and information about the exam. So start your prep for TISS BAT and score high with Leverage Edu. Sign up for a free session today with our experts.

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