Exam Date


Application Date

2020-12-03 to 2021-01-25

Result Date

Exam Description


TISSNET (Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test)


TISSNET (Tata Institute of Social Science National Entrance Test) examination is organized by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. It is a national-level exam that is conducted online for admission to various postgraduate courses.


Entrance Exam Highlights


Exam TISSNET  (Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test)
Organized by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
Category National Level Exam
Frequency Once a year
Official Website admissions.tiss.edu
Mode of Registration Online
Exam Mode Online
Total Questions 100 Questions
Negative marking No
Languages English
Exam pattern Total 100 Question of 100 Marks, which is divided into 3 sections:
English Proficiency (30 Marks)
Mathematics & Logical Reasoning (30 Marks)
General Awareness (40 Marks)
Number of Seats 1150
No. of Participating Colleges 5
Score Validity One year


Important Dates for TISSNET 2021:


Events Dates 
Availability of TISSNET Application Form 2021 03 December 2020
TISSNET 2021 Registration closed on 25 January 2021
Issue of TISSNET 2020 Admit Card 08-15th February  2021
TISSNET 2021 Exam Date February 20th, 2021
TISSNET 2021 Result Date 25 March 2021
Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview To Be Announced
Announcement of Merit List To be Announced


TISSNET 2021 Eligibility Criteria


  • Candidate must have passed a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent (Any Discipline) from a recognized university/college.
  • Applicants who are appearing in the final year of their Bachelor's degree are eligible to apply for TISSNET.
  • In their academic profile, the applicant must have at least 15 years of total education.
  • Applicants studying in the final year of their graduation but not having gone through all the papers of their previous years are not eligible to apply for any of the master's courses offered by TISS.
  • To apply for TISSNET, there is no age Limit or candidates can attempt several times.


TISSNET Reservation Policy


Category TISS   Mumbai TISS   Tuljapur TISS Hyderabad TISS Chennai TISS Guwahati
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15% 15% 15% 15% 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.50% 7.50% 7.50% 7.50% 7.50%
Other Backward Class (OBC) 27% 27% 27% 27% 27%
PwD 5% 5% 5% 5% 5%
Kashmiri Migrants 5% 5% 5% 5% 5%
Children of the Armed Forces Employees 5% 5% 5% 5% 5%
North Eastern States - - - - 66%*


TISSNET 2021 Application Form Process:


  • Phase 1 - Open the official website of TISS to apply
  • Phase 2- Register for TISSNET
  • Phase 3 - Fill the registration form
  • Phase 4 - Upload the necessary documents
  • Phase 5 - Pay the application form fee
  • Phase 6 - Print the TISSNET Application Form
No. of Programmes Applied For Payment Mode
Debit/Credit Card/ Net Banking Online Offline-Cash deposit using prescribed Challan in any SBI branch
General Eligible Goi-PMS SC/ST/OBC(NC) Not-Eligible Goi-PMS SC/ST (only) General Eligible Goi-PMS SC/ST/OBC(NC) Not-Eligible Goi-PMS SC/ST (only)
1 INR INR INR INR 1000 + Bank Charges INR 250.00 + Bank Charges INR
1030 260 510 500
2 INR INR INR INR 2000 + Bank Charges INR 500.00 + Bank Charges INR
2060 520 1020 1000
3 INR INR INR INR 3000 + Bank Charges INR 750.00 + Bank Charges INR
 3090.00 780  1530.00 1500


TISSNET Exam Centers


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


TISSNET Exam Pattern 2021


Exam Mode Computer-Based Mode
Number of Questions 100
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions
Number of Sections Divided into 3 sections (General Awareness, Mathematical & Logical     Reasoning, English Proficiency)
Time Duration 1 hour 40 minutes
Sectional Time Limit No
Marks per Question 1 mark
Negative Marking No


TISSNET Question Pattern


Sections No. of Questions Marks
General Awareness 40 40
Mathematical & Logical Reasoning 30 30
English 30 30
Total 100 100


TISSNET Syllabus 2021


General Awareness Logical Reasoning & Mathematical English 
Recent social issues Time and work Reading comprehension
Economic processes Time and distance Vocabulary
History Basic geometry Acronyms
Geography Ratio Analogy
General Geology Percentage, Average Pairing of words
Words' meaning Square Root and Algebra Simple Antonyms and synonyms
The Personalities Plain and compound interest Fill up the blanks
Sociological awareness Properties of shapes Rearrange the sentences
Social activities and movements Mixtures and Allegations Error Correction
Films HCF, LCM Odd one out
Fine arts and music Speed-distance-time Jumbled Paragraphs
Literature Areas, Volumes -
Current Affairs Basic set concepts -
International Events Arithmetic -
Awards Number system -
Scientific achievements Series -


TISSNET Selection Procedure 


The Pre-Interview Test/Group Discussion and Interview round will be called for all candidates who successfully qualify for TISSNET.

TISSNET Selection Procedure has three components of assessment. The components are

  • National Entrance Test
  • Pre-Interview Test / Group Discussion (GD)
  • Personal Interview (PI)


Particulars Weightage Total Marks
TISSNET 2020       40      100
Pre-Interview Test (PIT)       30       50
Personal Interview (PI)       30       75
 Total      100%   225 marks