Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) conducts one exam TISSNET (TISS National Entrance Test) for admission to about 55 of its Programs. There are 21 schools and 45 centres offering variety of programmes. Some of the programmes in Social Health may only have a descriptive paper. The coveted MA (HRM & LR) is considered equivalent to an MBA in HR.

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TISSNET is an online entrance exam for the admission to its Full-Time (Regular) Post-Graduate Degree Programmes (M.A., M. Sc., M.H.A., M.P.H., MA (HR)) offered at Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad campuses and other locations.


The TISSNET exam consists of English, Analytical & Logical  Reasoning along with General Knowledge & Knowledge on Contemporary Issues. Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their TISSNET score the shortlisted candidates are called for a round of Pre Interview Test and Personal Interview (PIT/PI) leading to final selection.


TISS NET is usually conducted in the 1st or 2nd week of January every year and is considered next only to XLRI for the HR program. The registration process for TISSNET begins in the month of October 2nd week.

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Exam dates and schedule

  • Registration – Online: 08-10-2017 10:00 AM to 03-12-2017 07:00 PM (Tentative)
    Admit Card Release: 17-12-2017 10:00 AM (Tentative)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 10:00 (Tentative)
    Result: 04-02-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)

TISSNET 2018 Eligibility

Bachelor's degree with minimum 3 years duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education)  from a recognized university is required as the basic requirement to apply for TISSNET 2018.


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TISSNET 2018 Pattern

Exam Computer Based
No of Questions 100
Time limit 100 minutes
Negative Marking No negative Marking
No of Areas 6
No of Choices per question 4


TISSNET 2018 test paper with 100 questions is expected to be divided into 6 different areas. There is no demarcation of any section and the paper is given as a continuous stream of questions.

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TISSNET Paper Analysis

The TISSNET 2017 test paper awarded the opportunity to the students to score heavily in the English and Logical & Analytical section of the paper. Barring a few questions, almost all the 60 questions were solvable and there was sufficient time to attempt every question.


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