TSSNET (Tata Institute of Social Science National Entrance Test)

TISSNET Overview

TISSNET is a national level exam conducted every year in regular interval of time. This entrance exam is a gateway to various masters’ courses offered by Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS). TISS has campuses in places like Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Mumbai. TISSNET 2021 will be conducted on January 9, 2021

TISSNET 2021 Exam Highlights

Exam nameTISSNET (Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test)
Conducting BodyTata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
Exam LevelNational
Exam frequencyOnce
Exam fees1030 INR (one programme), 2060 INR (two programme), 3090 INR (three programme)
Number of applications40, 000 (approximately)
Exam purposeM.A./ M.Sc./ M.P.H./ M.H.A./MBA-HR
Number of Test cities38
Exam Helpline022- 25525919/ 5920
Exam Websiteadmissions.tiss.edu

TISSNET Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria for TISSNET:

  • Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized University.
  • There must be a total of 15 years of education in the profile of the candidate.
  • Final year candidate can also apply.
  • Candidate must have passed all the earlier appeared semesters.
  • There is no age restriction.
  • Applicant can apply numerous times.

TISSNET 2021 Exam Important Dates

EventsDates 2021
Application form3rd December 2020
Last date to submit online application25th January 2021
Last date to submit application form by post25th January 2021
Hall ticket availability9th February 2021
TISSNET 2021 Exam20th February 2021
Result declaration25th March 2021
Admit card releaseJun-2021
Online DAF opening and closing date31st May to 4th July 2021
Programme aptitude test/ management aptitude test (PAT/ MAT)20th June 2021 (Postponed)
Online personal interview1st to 21st July 2021
Announcement of merit list26th July 2021
Online Documents uploading & payment of Fees by the selected candidate and confirm seat28th July to 8th August 2021
Announcement of first wait list10th August 2021
Completion of admission formalities26th July to 28th August 2021
Commencement of new academic session30th August 2021

TISSNET Registration

Registration for TISSNET can be done by both online and offline mode.

Online mode:

  • The candidate needs to visit the official website and click on register option.
  • Providing valid email id, the candidate will receive a password which will be used in future for login.
  • After successful login candidate must continue with the application procedure by providing all the personal details, educational details, experience etc.
  • Then the applicant needs to submit the application form by paying the fees. Fees cabe paid by credit card/ debit card/ net banking etc.

Offline mode:

  • Candidate need to request for a form from the authorities via post to Assistant Registrar (Academic), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar Mumbai, 400088 with the application fees.
  • With the received form, applicant needs to attach all the required documents attested from gazette officer and send it to the above mentioned address after filling it.

TISSNET 2021 Exam Pattern

TISSNET is conducted through online mode (Computer Based Test). Candidates are provided total time duration of 1 hour and 40 minutes with a total 100 questions.

The entire question paper is divided into 3 sections. They are:

  • General awareness
  • Mathematical and Logical Reasoning
  • English Proficiency

General awareness has 40 questions whereas rest two sets have 30 questions each. All the questions are multiple choice questions and there is no negative marking.

Amity University Distance MBA Admission 2020

TISSNET Syllabus

Detailed syllabus for all the sections are mentioned below;

English ProficiencyPara Jumbles, Summary Questions, Facts/ Inferences/ Judgements, Logical Completion of Idea, Verbal critical reasoning, Meaning-Usage Match, Vocabulary Based (Synonyms and Antonyms), Fill in the blanks, English Usage or Grammar, Jumbled Paragraph, Sentence Correction, Analogies and Reverse analogies.
Mathematical and Logical ReasoningHeights and Distance, Logarithm, Statistics, Progressions, Simple & Compound Interest, Trigonometry, Mixtures and Allegations, Surds and Indices, Time and Work, Volumes, Mensuration- 2D and 3D, Geometry, Speed, Time and Distance, Percentages, Data Interpretation – Web Diagram, Set Theory, Probability, Linear Equations, Arithmetic, Functions, Inequalities, Quadratic Equations, Coordinate Geometry, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Number Systems, Graphs, Binomial Theorem, Complex Numbers, BODMAS, Ratio and Proportion, LCM and HCF, Permutation and Combination
General AwarenessScience in the Everyday Life, Sports News, Indian Constitution, Economics, Geography, Literature, Current Affairs of National and International Economy, Business, Films, Sports, Politics, Personalities in News, History, Current Social Issues, Trade Awareness, Culture, Nation and States

TISSNET 2021 Test Center List

Eastern RegionWestern RegionNorthern RegionSouthern Region
KolkataMumbaiNew DelhiBengaluru
GuwahatiBhopalGreater NoidaHyderabad


To know about the result, applicants need to visit the official website and click on the link. At the login page candidate needs to provide the email id and password. After successful login, scorecard will appear which the candidate needs to download for future purpose.

The scorecard contains name, domicile, registration number, category, TISSNET score, cutoff and qualified status.

After the result, shortlisted candidates will be called for pre interview test and personal test. On the overall performance of the candidates, students are finally shortlisted for different courses.


Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai releases the cut off score of TISSNET on its official website, days after the declaration of TISSNET 2021 result. Applicants are then shortlisted based on the personal interview or group discussion and written exam.Expected good score for the exam is 70 to 75.

Below are the cut off score for personal interview and pre interview test exam. Candidates scoring below the cutoff score will not b shortlisted for the upcoming exam.