TISSMAT Overview

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Read below for completeTISSNET 2021 Overview including TISSNET Syllabus 2021, TISSNET Exam Pattern 2021, TISSNET Eligibility Criteria 2021, TISSNET Admit Card 2021, TISSNET Result 2021, TISSNET Preparation Tips and more

TISSNET 2021: Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) administers and conducts the TISS National Entrance Test (TISSNET). TISSNET 2021 is a national level entrance exam conducted for admission to MA programmes under the school of management and labour students offered at various TISS campus spread across Hyderabad, Guwahati, Mumbai and Tuljapur. Surprisingly, for the management aspirants, TISS does not offer any full-fledged MBA programme, rather, it offers MA programmes in Human Resource Management & Labour Relations, Social Entrepreneurship, Organisation Development, Change and Leadership and Globalisation and Labour among others at its Mumbai campus. The conducting authority has released the official notification regarding the exam date and application process of TISSNET 2021. Aspirants are advised to read below to obtain complete information about TISSNET 2021 including important dates, application process, admit card, syllabus, result and more. 

TISSNET Important Dates

Here are the important dates for TISSNET 2021 Exam. Aspirants can take a look at the exam calendar to find out the tentative dates and month in which important exam events take place and can prepare for the exam accordingly:

TISSNET 2021 Important Dates

Exam Event


Application form 2021 Start

20th November 2020 (5 PM)

Deadline to submit online and offline

15th January 2021

Admit Card

5th February 2021

TISSNET 2020 Exam

20th February 2021

Result announcement

To be notified

Pre- interview test & Interview round

To be notified

TISSNET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the TISSNET 2021 exam, it is the candidates’ responsibility to assure he/she is eligible to undertake the entrance exam. The eligibility criteria for TISSNET exam is an important aspect when it comes to shortlisting of the aspirants who can appear for the exam. For admission to M.A. programmes at TISS, a candidate must fulfil the following requirements;

  • Must possess a bachelor's degree with a minimum 3 years duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3 format) from a recognized university
  • Candidates applying for admission at TISS must have passed in all the subjects
  • A candidate in final year of his/her graduation or in third year degree programme and who is passed in all the subjects are eligible to apply to all the programmes
  • In case of any misleading information, the admission stands cancelled
  • Candidates in their final year must submit their documents before the last date specified

TISS NET Application Process

In order to take the TISSNET 2021 exam, candidates must register for the exam. The application form of TISSNET exam has been made available from 20th November 2020 (5 PM) onwards. Unlike other management entrance exams, TISSNET 2021 application process is available in both online and offline mode. In terms of offline registration, candidates will be required to download the application form from the official website and send the same by post to the Institute.

For those who wish to avail the online facility will need to visit the official website of TISS and register themselves.  

Here is how aspirants can apply for the TISSNET exam:

  • The application process of TISSNET can be filled in both online and offline format by interested and eligible candidates.
  • In order to fill the form online, candidates can visit the official website to fill up the online application form and thereafter pay the application fee.
  • The authorities will send email verification on the personal email id of the applicant.
  • In order to fill the form through offline mode, candidates are required to get a printed copy of TISSNET application form from the institute by sending a request by Speed Post with application form fees to Assistant Registrar (Academic), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar Mumbai, 400088.
  • Candidates facing technical problems while filling in the application form may call 022-25525252 (Monday to Saturday - Timing 8:00 am to 8:00 pm).

TISS NET Application Fee

The application fee for each study programme is Rs. 1030/- (if being paid by Credit card/ Debit card/ Net Banking) or Rs.1000 + bank charges (if being paid through bank by cash). The fee payment for TISSNET is non-refundable charges. Hence, candidates must read the eligibility criteria carefully before applying for the exam.


General Category

SC/ST/OBC(NC) Category

Applying for 1 program

Rs 1030

Rs 260

Applying for 2 programs

Rs 2060

Rs 520

Applying for 3 programs

Rs 3090

Rs 780

*The application fee is subject to changes every year as per the final decision of the exam conducting authorities.

Mode of Payment

Candidates can pay application fee via SBI Challan if filling the form in offline mode. For those making the fee payment through online mode, they can pay through Net Banking/ Credit /Debit Card. 

TISS NET Test Centres

The exam centres of TISS are divided in four zones i.e. North, South, East and West. The exam is conducted in 39 cities and the list of the test centres of TISS is provided as under:

TISSNET 2020 Test Centres
























Kozhikode or Calicut



Greater Noida



Navi Mumbai



















TISS NET Admit Card

TISSNET admit card is an important document which is mandatory for all the students to carry in the examination hall. No students will be allowed to enter the test centre without a valid admit card along with a photo identity proof. Admit card can be accessed only by those candidates who register successfully for the exam. It is made available to the exam takers in online mode on the official website of TISS and candidates will also receive a link on their registered email ID to access the same. 

Here how students can download the TISSNET admit card:

  • Visit the official website of TISS
  • Click on the ‘Admit Card’ tab
  • The candidate will get redirected to a login page
  • Here, the candidate needs to enter the e-mail ID and password and login using these credentials
  • The admit card will appear on the screen
  • Take a printout of the admit card 
  • Keep the photocopy of the admit card for future reference.

TISS NET Exam Pattern

TISSNET question paper will comprise of 100 multiple choice questions related to subjects such as Social Sensitivity, Logical Reasoning, Analytical Ability and Knowledge on Contemporary issues. The duration of the entrance exam is 1 hour and 40 minutes i.e. 100 minutes. There is no scheme of negative marking in the exam. In the Pre-Written Test, candidates will be given two sections to attempt. Section one carries essay writing on topics such as socio-political, economic, cultural and political significance and exam takers are expected to write at least 1000 words. Section two will comprises of questions related to given case study. After the written test, the candidates will have to appear for personal interview (PI) round.

The sectional weightage will be as follows:

TISS NET Exam Pattern 2021




General Awareness



English Proficiency



Maths and Logical Reasoning






TISS NET Exam Syllabus

In TISSNET exam, aspirants will see questions from four main areas namely analytical ability, logical reasoning and general knowledge and English proficiency.

The syllabus of TISSNET exam is as mentioned below:

Logical Reasoning

These questions are asked to test the logical ad analytical thinking skills of the aspirants. Topics from which questions feature in the exam are as under:

  • Number Series
  • Alphabet Series
  • Statement Conclusion/Assumption/ Arguments
  • Logical Connectivity
  • Linear/Circular/Family Arrangement
  • Venn Diagram
  • Puzzles
  • Cubes 
  • Data Interpretation
  • Bar graph
  • Tables
  • Pie chart
  • Double pie chart
  • Case lets
  • Multiple graphs
  • Line graphs
  • Data comparison 


The questions from mathematical section are generally asked in the entrance exam to test the numerical speed and accuracy of the aspirants. Here are the topics which candidates preparing for the TISSNET Exam must practise before appearing for the exam:

  • Profit and Loss
  • Averages
  • Basic Geometry
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentages 

Verbal Ability

In this section, the primary focus of the examiner is to test the verbal and grammatical skills of the aspirants. The topics mentioned below are generally seen in the exam:

  • Antonyms
  • Analogies
  • Odd word out
  • Word substitute in a sentence
  • Right usage of words in fill in the blank
  • Right usage of word in match the following
  • Fill in the Blanks – Homophones
  • Idioms - Fill in the blank
  • Error spotting - grammar/words/ punctuation
  • Sentence Correction 
  • Reading Comprehension
    • Purpose of the passage
    • Strengthen and Weaken
    • Assumption and Supporting Statement
    • Flaw and Discrepancy
    • Inference and Conclusion Drawn
    • Passage based questions
    • Author's Point of View
    • Main idea of the passage 

General Awareness

The general awareness sections aims to explore general knowledge related topics of the aspirants. The topics from which the questions are asked are as under:

  • Environment & Ecology
  • Politics/History/Governance/Law
  • Economy/ Policy
  • International politics/ current events
  • Gender/Health/Education
  • Labour
  • Media/ICTs/Literature/Art/Culture
  • Sports

TISS NET Exam Result

TISSNET exam result is generally declared in the first week of April. Exam takers are required to visit the official website tiss.edu to check the result. The scorecard will be available online on the official website and candidates can access the same by entering their email ID and password.

These credentials are allotted to the aspirants at the time of registration, thus it is important to keep all the details safe. 

TISSNET results can be checked by following these easy steps:

  • Visit the official website
  • Look for the ‘Admissions’ tab on the top of the page and click on the ‘TISS Result’ section
  • Enter email ID and password
  • The scorecard will appear on the screen
  • Take a printout of the same 
  • Candidates are advised to keep the printout of the result safe until the entire admission process gets completed. 

TISS NET Cut-off

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai released the cut-off along with the result. The cut-off of TISSNET is to short-list the candidates. The final admission will be offered on the basis of TISSNET scores, PIT and PI. The weightage assigned to these factors is prescribed by the examination authority. The weightage for final merit lists for general and reserved category candidates is provided in the table mentioned below.  The admission will be based on the merit list and the cut-off of previous year is as under for reference for the students:

TISSNET 2019 Cut Off

Name of the course



MA in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations







Development Studies



Institutes Accepting TISS NET scores

Tata Institute of Social Sciences is the only premier institute that accepts the scores of the entrance exam conducted by its authorities. The institute believes in screening students on the basis of the entrance test which defines both the IQ and quality of the candidates seeking admission to TISS.

Similar Exams

TISSNET is an institute-level entrance exam that conducts various programmes. Other institutes that conduct their own entrance test to screen the students are as under:

  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Management Aptitude Test
  • Delhi University Joint Admission Test
  • IBS Aptitude Test
  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
  • Institute of Rural Management Anand Social Awareness Test
  • MICA Admission Test
  • Symbiosis National Aptitude Test
  • SRM Common Admission Test

Conducting Body

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) conducts TISS National Entrance Test (TISS-NET) for admission to about 55 programs.

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