TISSNET Selection Procedure 2021

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Updated on
August 4, 2020

TISSNET 2021 selection precedure for admission to M.A. programs at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is a three step process. The admission process and cut off for TISSNET MA 2021 selection procedure will vary from programme to programme. The Result of TISSNET 2021 will be declared in January 2021 last week in evening hours.

 

TISS NET 2021 exam date is January 9, 2021. Following is the step wise schedule of admission process in Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

Appear in TISSNET 2021
Exam date is January 9, 2021 (2 PM to 3.40 PM)
Appear in TISSMAT 2021 also if applying for MA (HRM & LR); MA (ODCL) of Mumbai Campus
Exam date is January 9, 2021 (30 Minutes duration exam Immediately after TISSNET)
Announcement of TISS-NET 2021 Result
(Candidates who appeared for the national entrance test will have to visit the TISS website and login to download your score card.)
January, 2021 Last Week (Evening hours)    
Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview at TISS for programmes offered at Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati and BALM, Chennai Campuses.
1st – 2nd Week March 2021 (Mumbai and BALM, Chennai)
2nd-3rd week March, 2021 
3rd week March, 2021  
Last week March 2021
Announcement of Selection on TISS website for all the Programmes
 Last Week April, 2021   

Stages of Selection Process:

  • Shortlisting Post TISSNET Exam
  • PIT/PI Round
  • Final Merit List

The selection procedure of TISSNET 2021 for MA and other programmes is conducted in three stages and has three components of assessment.

 

Stage-1: Shortlisting
All candidates have to appear for the National entrance test (TISSNET) and TISSMAT (If required for admission to the programme).

 

Based on the performance in the TISSNET examination, only short listed candidates are called for the Pre Interview Test and Personal Interview (PIT/PI). Shortlisting criteria will be as under:

 

Shortlisting after TISS NET Result Declaration

  • Shortlisting the candidates will be done after declaration of TISSNET 2021 Result.
  • The shortlisting is based on TISSNET exam scores only.
  • The shortlisting process will be based on overall and sectional scores obtained in TISSNET exam.
  • TISSNET Score will not be added to the final score for selection

Stage-2: Final Selection Procedure

 

1. For the candidates who have applied for MA HRM & LR and MA ODCL
The weightage for TISSMAT, PIT and PI is as follows in the final selection procedure to prepare the final merit lists for General as well as for Reserved Category candidates.  No weightage is awarded to TISSNET score.

Weightage Component
Maximum Weightage
TISS MAT
30%
Pre Interview Test (PIT)
40%
Personal Interview
30%
Total
100%

2. For the candidates who have applied for other MA Programs
The weightage for PIT and PI is as follows in the final selection procedure to prepare the final merit lists for General as well as for Reserved Category candidates.  No weightage is awarded to TISSNET score.

Weightage Component
Maximum Weightage
Pre Interview Test (PIT)
70%
Personal Interview
30%
Total
100%

Stage-3: Final Merit List Preparation
The merit list will be prepared on the basis of merit and the preferences indicated by the candidates at the time of filling up the online application form. 

 

Tie Breaker in Final Selection
In case of a tie between two candidates, the selection will be made as follows:

  • PI marks will be compared and the one with more marks in PI will be considered
  • In case there is a tie in PI marks too their PIT marks will be compared and the one with more marks in PIT will be considered
  • In case there is a tie in PIT marks too then the Entrance test marks will be compared and the one with more marks in entrance test will be considered
  • In case there is a tie in Entrance marks too then the candidate higher in age will be given the seat.

Display of Final Merit List

  • Based on the merit list for each programme, the list of selected candidates will be put up on the website
  • Each candidate will also receive his/her score card indicating the marks for each component of the examination process.
  • List of Selected Candidates and list of wait-listed candidates will be displayed on the TISS admission website.

Preparation of the wait-list in TISS Selection Process

  1. Candidates who get admission to the programme of their first preference will not be on wait-lists for any other programme mentioned in their list of preferences.
  2. Candidates who get admission into any programme which is their second preference, will only be retained in the wait list of the first preference. Candidates who get admission into any programme which is their third preference, will be retained in the wait list of their first and second preference
  3. Candidates, who receive an admission in a programme lower in their order of preferences, will be retained in the wait-list of a preference higher in the order, till the seats in that programme are filled.
  4. In case, the candidates qualifies in two programmes at the same time, when the wait list is activated, the higher preference will prevail. The Institute will offer admission only to the higher preference.
  5. When a candidate who has already taken admission in a programme as per the first merit list is subsequently offered the higher preference when the wait list is activated, he/she will be moved into the programme of higher preference and will be informed.
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