TISSNET ( Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test)

Saturday, January 4, 2020



Notification | Exam Date | Application Form | Eligibility | Exam Pattern | Syllabus | Admit Card | Result | Counselling

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) conducts a National Entrance Test called TISSNET. In every year shortlisted candidates for management programmes across its various campuses. For the academic session 2020-21, the exam will be conducted on 4th January 2020. Candidates are shortlisted based on their TISSNET score for the next round of Pre-Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview (PI). TISS campuses are located across various cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Tuljapur, Guwahati and a few more locations to name.

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936 as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work. In 1944, it was renamed as the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. TISS has aimed to stay at the cutting edge of education, research and outreach in important areas of human development and public policy concerns. It has provided support to government institutions and grassroots organizations and applied its academic research and field expertise to assess policies around social needs and social welfare. TISS has consistently tried to seek solutions to the complex real-world issues that concern people in India. In the past decade, the Institute has demonstrated its capacity to understand, learn from, and respond to the transforming realities in the country with the onset of a liberalised economy and globalization.


TISSNET 2020 Notification

TISSNET 2020 Online Application form starts in the month of October 2019. The last date for online form application/ registration for All Master's programmes is November 30, 2019, and the last date for receipt of the application form by post is December 3, 2019.


TISSNET 2020 Exam Date

Event Name


TISSNET 2020 Application form Starts

October 2019

Last date to submit the application form online

30th November 2019

Last date to submit the form by post

3rd December 2019

TISSNET admit cards will be issued on

18 & 19 December 2019

TISSNET 2020 Exam

4th January 2020 (Time: 2.00 pm to 3.40 pm)

TISSNET 2020 Result

4th February 2020 (5:00 PM)

Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview

11 - 21st March 2020

Announcement of the final result

21st April 2020

TISSNET 2020 Application form

TISSNET Registration can be done via online and offline mode. Candidates can apply for a maximum of 3 programs at 2 different campuses of TISS. TISSNET 2020 Application form starts in the month of October and ends on 30th November 2019.

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TISSNET Online Application

  • Candidates have to visit the official website of TISSNET i.e. admissions.tiss.edu.
  • The registration will be done through the E-application Process.
  • Register with a valid email id. You will be sent a password on that id to log-in with.
  • After TISSNET Application Form opens up, enter all your academic, personal and preferred course details.
  • Pay the requisite application fee (depending on a number of programmes applied) either by online or offline mode.
  • Scan and upload your photograph, signature, mark sheet of the last exam passed and other necessary certificates.


Application Fee

  • The application fee for TISSNET 2020 is Rs 1030 (application fee for Rs 1000 plus bank charges).
  • Candidates belonging to SC and ST category, whose parent’s/guardian’s annual income is less than Rs. 2.5 Lakh while candidates belonging to OBC category, whose parent’s annual income is below than Rs 1 lakh are required to pay Rs 250 as application fee.


Mode of Payment

  • The mode of payment can be either in the form of SBI Challan/online payment through Net Banking/ Credit /Debit Card.


TISSNET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates with three year’s Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised university are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates studying in three and four-year degree programmes should have passed in all the subjects of semester 1 to semester 4 and semester 1 to semester 6 respectively.
  • Candidates studying in the final year of their degree programme are also eligible to apply.

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TISSNET 2020 Exam Pattern

TISSNET 2020 will consist of 100 multiple choice questions related to subjects of Social Sensitivity, Logical Reasoning, Analytical Ability and Knowledge on Contemporary issues. The duration of the test is for 100 minutes i.e 1 hour and 40 minutes. There is no negative marking.


No of Questions


General Awareness



Maths & Logical Reasoning



English Proficiency







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TISSNET 2020 Syllabus

The exam will be based on the question related to analytical ability, logical reasoning and general knowledge and English Proficiency.

Awareness of General and Social Issues: History, Economic Processes, Personalities, Recent social issues, Geography, Meaning of terms, General Geology, Social Activities and Movements, Sociological Awareness, Literature, Fine arts and music, Films, Current affairs.

Language Ability: Analogy, Vocabulary, Acronyms, Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, pairing of words, Synonyms & Antonyms, Rearrange the sentences.

Analytical and Numerical Ability: Time & Work, Ratio, Basic Geometry, Time & Distance, Square Root, Percentage, Simple & compound interest, Mixtures and Allegations, Properties of shapes, HCF, LCM, Areas, Volumes, Average, Basic set concepts, Speed-distance-time, BODMAS, Ratio and proportion, Basic algebra, Number theory.


TISSNET 2020 Admit Card

The TISSNET 2020 admit card will be available online on 18th & 19th December 2019. Candidates can download their admit card using their email id and password provided at the time of registration. Admit cards will not be sent by post.

How to download the admit card for TISSNET 2020:

  • Visit the official website of TISSNET 2020.
  • Click on the link to download the admit card of TISSNET 2020.
  • Enter the blanks with your details to get the admit card.
  • Download the admit card and take a print out of it and keep it safe.


TISSNET 2020 Exam Centres

Exam Regions

Exam Cities

Northern Region

Chandigarh, Delhi, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Mohali, Greater Noida, Varanasi, Lucknow, Noida, Jaipur, Dehradun

Eastern Region

Ranchi, Dimapur, Guwahati, Bhubaneshwar, Jamshedpur, Patna, Kolkata, Raipur

Southern Region

Madurai, Kozhikode, Kochi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Visakhapatnam, Bengaluru

Western Region

Pune, Navi – Mumbai, Indore, Thane, Mumbai, Gwalior, Aurangabad, Ahmedabad, Solapur, Nagpur


TISSNET 2020 Result

The result of TISSNET 2020 will be announced in the month of January 2020. Candidates can check their TISSNET Result 2020 by using their email id and password. Candidates can check if they have been shortlisted for Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview. Shortlisted candidates would need to download the detailed application form which will be available from the third week of February.


TISSNET 2020 Counselling

  • TISSNET 2020 counselling process into two phases.
  • The weightage for NET (National Entrance Test), PIT (Pre Interview Test) and PI (Personal Interview) are as follows for the preparation of final merit lists for General as well as for Reserved Category candidates. NET – 40%; PIT – 30%; PI – 30%
  • 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 (Kindly Indicate your preferences carefully as it has implications for the merit list)


TISSNET 2020 Preparation tips

English Proficiency

English Proficiency section is broadly divided into two parts – Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension.

  • Read newspapers daily the newspapers are not just an excellent source of knowledge but also of English improvement. It will improve you in reading comprehension and will also help you with sentence structuring. If you can’t read the newspapers in one go, read it in sections.
  • Learn idioms, synonyms, antonyms you are preparing for the English section, this is one of the most important TISSNET preparation tips 2020.

Maths & Logical Reasoning

Get the Basics Rightmost of the questions asked in the section are based on basic mathematical concepts. Therefore, to do well in this section, you just need to be on good terms with Class 10th and 12th Maths. This much is enough.

General Awareness

Gain Knowledge of all fieldsCurrent events is not the only area you need to focus on while preparing for TISSNET 2020. It is important to understand that the questions are asked from a wide variety of topics such as politics, business, economy, health, education, sports, history, literature etc. Therefore, one of the most important TISSNET preparation tips 2020 is that the candidates should broaden their horizon and expand.