TISSNET – Tata Institute of Social Sciences – National Entrance Test

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TISSNET stands for Tata Institute of Social Sciences – National Entrance Test. It is conducted annually for admissions to several full-time postgraduate programmes like MA, M.Sc, Master of Law and B.Ed – M.Ed integrated courses offered at TISS campuses. It is an online computer-based entrance exam held in 40 different cities across India and is the first round in the admission process. After clearing TISSNET, candidates are invited to the second round, that is, TISS-Programme Aptitude Test/TISS-Management Aptitude Test and finally, the last round entails the online personal interview. Candidates must clear all the rounds in order to seek admission at TISS. In this blog, we will cover all the important details regarding the upcoming TISSNET, the important exam dates, eligibility criteria and more!


TISSNET is a national entrance exam conducted for 50 masters courses offered at TISS campuses in Mumbai, Guwahati, Tuljapur and Hyderabad. The college offers a multitude of masters courses and specialisations like social work, women studies, law, education, psychology, health systems, development studies. Let us look at all the important Exam Dates, Timings and related information:

Mode of Exam Computer-Based
Mode of Application Online
Medium of Exam English
Frequency Once a year
Duration 1 hour and 40 minutes
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Total Questions 100
Negative Marking None
Online Applications for Admission available  3rd December 2020
Late Date for Admissions 25 January 2021
TISS-NET Hall Ticket available  8th February 2021
Online Pre -Admission Orientation for SC/ST/OBC/Minority and PWD candidates  30th – 31st January 2021
Exam Date 20th February 2021 (2:00 pm to 3:40 pm)
TISS- NET Results To be announced
Dates for TISS PAT/MAT and Online Personal Interview To be announced

TISS-NET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Here is the eligibility criteria for the exam:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree of minimum of 3 or 4 years duration or its equivalent from a recognised institution
  • Candidates who are in their final year of graduation/post-graduation and have fulfilled the requirements are eligible
  • Candidates who fulfil specific programme requirements are also eligible.
  • All candidates must be of Indian origin
  • No age limitation

Registration Process

Candidates can apply for the TISSNET application online. All candidates can apply for a maximum of three programmes across 2 campuses. Once all the details are filled in and payment of fees is through, candidates can download the application form and later the hall ticket/admit card.

Did you know TISS is one of the few universities offering Executive MBA in Mumbai!

Exam Centres

The exam centres for TISSNET are in the following cities:

Ahmedabad Aurangabad Bengaluru Bhopal Bhubaneshwar
Chandigarh Chennai Dehradun Dimapur Faridabad
Gwalior Ghaziabad Greater Noida Guwahati Hyderabad
Indore Jaipur Jammu Jamshedpur Kochi
Kolkata Kozhikode Lucknow Madurai Mumbai
Nagpur Navi-Mumbai New Delhi Noida  Patna
Pune Raipur Ranchi Silchar Srinagar
Solapur Thane Thiruvananthapuram Varanasi Visakhapatnam

TISSNET Exam Pattern 

This is a computer-based test in an MCQ format. The paper consists of 100 questions from three main sections: General Awareness, Mathematics and Logical Reasoning and English Proficiency. 

Sections Questions Marks Breakdown
General Awareness 40 40
Maths and Logical Reasoning 30 30
English Proficiency 30 30
Total Marks 100 100

TISSNET Syllabus

The objective of TISSNET is to assess the candidate’s competency and knowledge in terms of English language, logical reasoning and awareness regarding current affairs, socio-political events and development. The syllabus is common to all programmes. 

  • English Proficiency: The section includes questions related to word choice/sentence correction, odd-one-out, analogies, synonyms and antonyms, grammar, verbal reasoning and comprehension.
  • Maths and Logical Reasoning: The section includes questions from basic maths and topics like arithmetic, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, number series, data interpretation and logical reasoning.
  • General Awareness: This section includes questions from many topics such as politics, social studies, science & technology, environment, sports, art & culture and Indian history.


The results for the test are announced within a few days after the commencement of the exam. Selected candidates are required to appear for TISS-PAT and TISS-MAT. TISS PAT stands for Programme Aptitude Test. It is conducted for a specific programme and the duration of the exam is 45 minutes while TISS MAT stands for Management Aptitude Test and is held only for two programmes: Human Resource Management & Labour Relations and Organisation Development, Change and Leadership. The final selection process entails an Online Personal Interview for every programme and only those candidates who have successfully passed the first two rounds can appear.

This was all the updated information about TISSNET! This exam is the portal to TISS, which is an excellent academic institution offering a wide range of subjects and courses to Indian students! If you have any confusion regarding the admission process or course selection then sign up for a session with Leverage Edu and let experts guide you! 

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