Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) conducts one exam TISSNET (TISS National Entrance Test) for admission to about 55 of its Programs. TISS has 21 schools and 45 centres offering variety of programmes.


Admission to TISS is through TISSNET. Some of the programmes in Social Health may only have a descriptive paper. The coveted MA (HRM & LR) at TISS is considered equivalent to an MBA in HR.


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 its 4 campuses located at Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad and other locations.


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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 then are called for a round of Pre Interview Test and Personal Interview (PIT/PI) leading to final selection.


TISS-NET 2018 will be conducted on January 6, 2018. The exam is considered next only to XLRI for the HR program. The online registration process for TISSNET has begun on October 24 and will close on November 25 for the applicants who submit application online and on November 27 for those who submit the application by post.


Sr.no. Event
Mumbai Tuljapur Hyderabad Guwahati
I Announcement of Admissions October 24, 2017 (Tuesday)
II Last Date for Online form APPLICATION / REGISTRATION for All Master's programmes November 25 , 2017 (Saturday)
III Last Date for receipt of application form by post November 27,2017 (Monday)
IV Issue of Admit Cards (Online ) December 18-19, 2017 Monday-Tuesday
V Pre-admission orentation Programme for SC/ST/OBC/Minority and PWD candidates will be held at Mumbai/Tuljapur/Hyderabad and Guwahati Campuses December 22 - 23, 2017( Friday-Saturday)
VI National Entrance Test (Computer Based) at Different Centres January 06, 2018 (Saturday)
VII Announcement of TISS-NET results Candidates who appeared for the national entrance test will have to visit the TISS website and login to download your score card.  January 27, 2018 at 8:00pm (Friday)    
 VIII Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview at TISS for programmes offered at Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati and BALM, Chennai Campuses.
March 03 To March 11, 2018
(Mumbai and BALM, Chennai)
March 13 To March 17, 2018  March 20 To March 23, 2018    March 26 To March 29, 2018
IX  Announcement of Selection on TISS website for all the Programmes  April 27, 2018 (Friday)   

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Exam dates and schedule

  • Notification date: 24-10-2017 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Late Registration – Online: 25-11-2017 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 18-12-2017 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 10:00 (Confirm)
    Result: 27-01-2018 10:00 AM (Confirm)

TISSNET 2018 Eligibility

Different M.A. Programmes, for example M.A. (HRM) at TISSNET commands a reputation as high as MBA or PGDM in HR from a top B-school in India. For admission to M.A. programmes at TISS, a 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. This is the basic requirement to apply for TISSNET 2018.


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TISSNET Registration, application fee & process

Candidates are required to apply online through the E-application process only. Please read through this page before filling in the application form.

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TISSNET 2018 Pattern

TISS-NET is a Computer based National Entrance test and will be held on Saturday,  January 06, 2018, from 2pm to 3.40 pm in 39 centres located in different parts of the country. The computer based test is of objective type and even those with a rudimentary knowledge of working with a computer can take the test.


The objective test will have questions related to General Knowledge; Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning; and English Proficiency.


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TISSNET 2018 Syllabus

The 6 areas of TISSNET 2018 will consist of 100 questions on following topics. This year General Awareness will consist of 40 marks, English Proficiency 30 marks, Maths and Logical Reasoning - 30 marks.


General Awareness (GK)

General Awareness (GK) in TISSNET 2018 will be of 40 marks and is proposed to consist of 40 questions in MCQ format. The GK syllabus of TISSNET will cover the following important topics:

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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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