TISSNET 2021: Interview PAT/ MAT Dates (Postponed)

Yes, you all read it right. The TISSNET 2021 Online personal Interview has been reposed. As you all know the TISSNET will be started from 1st July 2021 but due to these pandemic corona virus infections across the country, interviews for Masters Admission at TISS dates have been postponed till further notice.  The TISSNET interview is conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS). TISSNET is a university level entrance test which provides admission into numbers of Master’s Degree Programmes. The TISS will provide the admission by TISSNET in more than 55 programmesin its number of campuses. The campuses which offers admission are situated in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Guwahati, MHAT Calicut, Tuljapur, Chennai, Nagaland and many more others.  So, if you want to know more about the TISSNET then please read the below blog for more details like dates, admission details and much more regarding TISSNET 2021. 


TISSNET 2021 Highlights

Check the major highlights of TISSNET 2021 from the table provided below

Exam NameTata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test
Exam LevelNational
Conducting BodyTISS Mumbai
Exam ModeOnline
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam Duration100 minutes
Exam SyllabusEnglish Proficiency, General Awareness, Mathematical Skills & Logical Reasoning
Exam Pattern100 questions
Type of QuestionsMCQs
Exam FeesINR 1,030 per course (General Category) and Rs 260 per course (SC/ ST)
Exam PurposeAdmission to TISS Tuljapur, TISS Hyderabad, TISS Mumbai and TISS Guwahati
Course OfferedMHA, MPH, MPH-HPEF, MPH-SELL, MA in Education, MA, MA-MSc, MMA in Social Work, MLIS
No. of Test Cities39

TISSNET Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria to get admission to TISSNET 2021 exam has been given below:

Academic Qualification

•The students must have a bachelor’s degree in any stream from the well-known University.

•The students who are just completed their final year of bachelor’s degree in June 2021, can also apply for the TISSNET.

•The students who are pursuing a 3-year bachelor’s degree and have passed all 4 semesters at the time of filling the TISSNET application form whereas those pursuing a four-year bachelor’s degree must have cleared all the subjects up to the sixth semester is liable to apply for the TISSNET.

•After that the Shortlisted students should have to provide the original certificates and mark sheet on the date of the personal interview. Those students who are in the final year of the degree program or pursuing the degree programs are required to provide the mark sheets of all previous semesters.

Age Limit

•There is no specific age limit for appearing in TISSNET 2021 exam.

Work Experience

•The students who are applying for Master of Arts in (Organisation Development, Change, and Leadership) should have at least 2-years of work experience in any field (after the completion of graduation)

TISSNET 2021: Admission Procedure

The students should check the step-by-step selection procedure for TISSNET 2021 which is given below:

·         Step 1: Fill the Application form

  • Step 2: Download TISSNET 2021 Admit Card
  • Step 3: Appear for TISSNET 2021 Exam
  • Step 4: Check TISSNET 2021 Result
  • Step 4: Pre-Interview Test /TISSMAT
  • Step 5: Personal Interview (PI)

The TISSNET Admission process will have two stages as Group discussion (GD) & Personal Interview (PI) round/ Pre- Interview Test (PIT). Only the qualified or passed students will be shortlisted for both the rounds i.e GD and PI. In GD & PI round, student’s knowledge will get tested.

TISSNET 2021 Important Dates

The TISSNET 2021 exam schedule was declared on November 12. However, application process has been delayed; hence it is likely that the whole schedule may get postponed. So, it is request for each of the students to take a look at the tentative schedule of TISSNET 2021 in the table below:

EventsTISSNET 2021 Dates
Registration starts03-Dec-2020 
Online registration ends25-Jan-2021
Last date of submitting the offline application form25-Jan-2021
TISSNET admit cards downloading begin08-Feb-2021 to 15-Feb-2021
Pre-admission orientation Programme for SC/ST/OBC/Minority and PWD candidates30-Jan-2021 to 31-Jan-2021
TISSNET 2021 exam date20-Feb-2021
TISSNET 2021 Result announcement 25-Mar-2021
TISSMAT 2021 Admit Card Cancelled 
Programme aptitude test/ management aptitude test (PAT/ MAT)Postponed
Online Personal Interview (OPI) dates01-Jul to 21-Jul-2021
Displaying the list of selected candidates26-Jul-2021
Online Documents uploading & payment of Fees by the selected candidate and confirm seat28th July to 8th August 2021
Announcement of first wait list  10th August 2021
Completion of admission formalities  26th July to 28th August 2021
Commencement of new academic session  30th August 2021

TISSNET Exam Pattern and Test Structure

As you all know the TISSNET question paper is divided into three sections:- English Proficiency, Mathematical Skills and Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness. While English Proficiency and Mathematical Skills & Logical Reasoning carries 30 marks each, the General Awareness Section has a weightage of 40 marks. So, here are the some basic highlights of the examination pattern. Read it carefully:-

TISSNET Exam PatternDetails
Exam ModeComputer-Based Test mode
Exam Timings2:00 pm to 3:40 pm
Test Duration1 hour 40 minutes
Total Questions100 questions
Sections/Subjects3 sections based on: English ProficiencyMathematics and Logical ReasoningGeneral Awareness
Total Marks100 marks
Type of QuestionsMultiple choices based questions
Negative MarkingNo

Application fees of TISSNET

Number of coursesGeneral CategorySC/ST/OBC(NC) Category
For one courseRs 1,030Rs 260
For two coursesRs 2,060Rs 520
For three coursesRs 3,090Rs 780

 The students can pay the application fee for the TISSNET exam through online mode by using:

  • Net Banking
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card


TISSNET 2021 Expected Cut Off

The qualifying cut off for the Students in TISSNET is between 65 to 75.  So, here is the some information about the cut-off. Check below the table indicating the sectional cut off for TISSNET exam. Read it carefully:

SectionExpected Cut-Off
General Awareness25-27
English Proficiency27-28
Maths and Logical Reasoning23-25


TISSMAT 2021 Expected cut off

The students who are willing to take admission in management programmes at TISS, an overall score of 32-35 will likely put them on the merit list. So read it once.

SectionExpected Cut-Off
Management Data Interpretation11
Business Awareness9

TISSNET 2021 Syllabus

The TISSNET syllabus has number of topics from each section as General awareness, English Proficiency, Logical Reasoning and Mathematics. So, here is the some necessary details of the syllabus. Read it once carefully:-

  • General Awareness: Topics under general awareness will be as environment & ecology, Labour, Sports, Politics, Sports, economy, etc.
  • English Proficiency: English consist of Questions on Verbal Ability (VA) and Reading Comprehension.
  • Logical Reasoning: Logical Reasoning includes topics as alphabet series, logical connectivity, Venn diagrams, Puzzles, cubes and many others.
  • Mathematics: Maths contains topics as algebra, profit & loss, percentage, ratio & proportion, percentage, etc.

Preparation Tips for the TISSNET Exam

Here MBA Tours are providing some preparation tips & trickswhich will be helpful for students while preparing for TISSNET:

  • Students have to make proper time table & strictly follow it.
  • You have to clear your basic concepts by starting from basics.
  • Prepare from online lectures & mobile apps.
  • Solve sample paper, previous year question paper and mock tests.
  • Do not study new topics at the last moment.
  • Keep at least last one week only for revision.
  • Take healthy diet & proper sleep of 8 hours.

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