TISSNET 2021 Exam Dates, Eligibility, Application Form, Exam Pattern



Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) announces National Entrance Test (TISSNET 2021) for M.A. Admission

TISSNET 2021 – Applications are invited by Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Mumbai for admission to full-time (regular) Post-Graduate Degree Master of Arts (M.A.) Programs offered at Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad Campuses and other locations for the academic session 2021.
As per the official exam notification released by TISS, TISSNET 2021 exam is scheduled to be held on 20th February 2021. The online application process for the same can continue till 15th January 2021. Check complete details on TISSNET 2021 from the page below


Also see : TISSNET 2021 Results declared


Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS)

  • The college was established in 1936. It is well known for its professional social work education and stands out in the crowd by achieving a position in the top 40 Universities in India. The Programs by TISS Institute are offered at Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Guwahati, and Tuljapur for the academic year 2021-23

Programs Offered

  • The institute offers Masters of Arts (M.A.) Programs equivalent to MBA. In total, TISS offers 55 programs ranging from the social sector to policy making.
  • The TISSNET exam is conducted once every year for admission into the M.A. programs offered by TISS Mumbai and its other campuses. The M.A. in HRM program offered by TISS Mumbai is widely recognised and is preferred by MBA aspirants.

TISSNET 2021 Important Dates



Start of TISSNET registration 2021

 03rd December 2020

Last date to apply online

15th January 2021

Last date for receipt of application form by post

20th January 2021

TISSNET 2021 hall ticket/admit card release date

To be announced

Pre-admission orientation Program for SC/ST/OBC/Minority & PWD candidates will be held at Mumbai/Tuljapur/Hyderabad and Guwahati Campuses

To be announced

TISS National Entrance Test (TISSNET) (Computer Based)

20th February 2021

Announcement of TISS-NET results

To be announced

Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview

To be announced

Online Personal Interview (OPI)

To be announced

 Announcement of Merit List

To be announced

 Online Documents uploading & payment of Fees by the selected candidate and confirm seat

To be announced

Announcement of First Wait List

To be announced

Online Documents uploading & payment of Fees by the selected candidates and confirm seat from Wait list 1

To be announced

Closing of Admissions for Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati and BALM, Chennai Campuses

To be announced

Commencement of New Academic Session, 2020-21 For M.A. Education (Elementary )

To be announced

Commencement of New Academic Session 2020-21 for Junior Students

To be announced

Eligibility Criteria for TISSNET 2021

  • Pass Class’ in the Bachelor’s Degree pursued by the applicant will be taken for determining his/her eligibility.
  • Candidates who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s Degree Program, but have not passed in all the courses (main/major/subsidiary, etc.) of the first and second years (if the Degree is of 3 years duration) and first, second and third years (if the Degree is of 4 years duration) on the day of applying for the Program are not eligible to apply for any of the Master’s Degree Programs offered by the Institute
  • Candidates who have been declared as failed in the final year exam are not eligible to apply for any of the Master’s Degree Programs of the Institute, unless they pass their Bachelor’s Degree exam on the day of applying for any of the Programs.
  • Eligibility, once determined on the basis of the information given by the candidates in the Application Form, shall be final for the purpose of test/interview/selection
  • However, in case it is found that the information furnished by a candidate is incorrect or misleading or ineligibility being detected before or after the test/interview/selection/admission, his/her candidature will be cancelled.
  • If a provisionally admitted student fails in the final year of his/her Bachelor’s Degree Exam and even if he/she has re-evaluation at the university/college, he/she will not be allowed to continue the Program as the offer of provisional admission stands automatically cancelled on his/her failure in the final year exam

General Eligibility

  • Applicable to all Programs except School of Health System Studies Programs
  • Candidates having a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognized university are eligible to apply
  • At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree program should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree programs should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester.

Note: For details and information on the application procedure, please visit their official website

TISSNET 2021 Application Process

  • Candidates who are eligible (please read eligibility criteria before applying!) and interested for TISS MA admission 2021 have to first apply for the exam.

Important things to note about TISSNET application form 2021 are as follows.

  • TISSNET 2021 registration is online at the official website tiss.edu.
  • There is an offline mode of applying too. Candidates from remote places without internet connection can get the offline form, and send the filled copy with a fee by the last date.
  • Candidates can apply for upto 3 programmes across 2 campuses during registration for the TISSNET exam. For each, a fee has to be paid.
  • To apply for TISSNET 2021, one has to upload relevant documents. This includes photograph, signature. Plus relevant caste certificate if applicable, and copy of challan if fee is paid by cash

Application Fee


Applying for


Eligible Goi-pms SC/ST/OBC(NC)

Not-Eligible Goi-pms SC/ST (only)

1 Program

Rs 1030

Rs 260

Rs 510

2 Programs

Rs 2060

Rs 520

Rs 1020

3 Programs

Rs 3090

Rs 780

Rs 1530

Through Cash Deposit

Applying for


Eligible Goi-pms SC/ST/OBC(NC)

Not-Eligible Goi-pms SC/ST (only)

1 Program

Rs 1000 + Bank Charges

Rs 250 + Bank Charges

Rs 500

2 Programs

Rs 2000 + Bank Charges

Rs 500 + Bank Charges

Rs 1000

3 Programs

Rs 3000 + Bank Charges

Rs 750 + Bank Charges

Rs 1500

To apply offline – Send request for printed form by Speed Post with application fees to Assistant Registrar (Academic), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar Mumbai, 400088

TISSNET 2021 Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam

TISSNET 2021 is a computer based test.


The Exam will be 100 minutes long.

Number of Questions

There will be 100 MCQs.

Sections in exam

As follows


No. of Qs

English Proficiency


Mathematical Skills and Logical Reasoning


General Awareness


TISS PAT 2021 and TISS MAT 2021

TISSNET 2021 selection procedure has changed.

Admission to masters programmes at TISS comprises of two stages,

Stage 1. TISS National Entrance Test (TISS-NET)

Stage 2. TISS Program Aptitude Test (TISS-PAT) along with TISS Online Personal Interview (OPI).

  • Stage 2 of the selection process is aimed at assessing the interest and suitability of the candidate for the programme selected.

a.    Programme Aptitude Test (TISS-PAT)

  • The TISS PAT is conducted for the candidates shortlisted from Stage 1
  • The duration of the PAT is 45 minutes if candidates selected only one programme. If candidates selected two programmes the duration of the PAT will be 90 minutes and for three programmes the duration will be 135 minutes. The details of PAT will be announced soon.

Management Aptitude Test (TISS-MAT)

  • Candidates applying for two programmes (i) MA Human Resource Management & Labour Relations (HRM &LR) and (ii) MA Organisation Development, Change and Leadership (ODCL) of Mumbai Campus, the Program Aptitude Test will be known as Management Aptitude Test (TISS-MAT)

TISS MAT Exam Pattern


Computer based test (expected, not announced)

Question Type

Multiple choice questions

Marking Scheme

+1, -0.25 (expected not announced. But negative marking will definitely be there)


45 minutes


No. of Qs



Management Data Interpretation


Business Awareness


b. Online Personal Interview (OPI):

  • OPI is conducted separately for each programme applied. Schedule of OPI will be announced after the shortlisted candidates are notified. Candidates can attend the Online Personal Interview (OPI) only after attending the TISS-PAT / TISS-MAT as the case may be.

TISSNET 2021 Syllabus

  • The first steps towards cracking TISSNET 2021 is to know its syllabus and exam pattern. Every year, this is described by the TATA Institute of Social Sciences
  • Aspirants can master their skills in the topics by referring to relevant TISSNET preparation books. Some sections can be studied alongside the CAT 2020 exam.

English Proficiency

Mathematical & Logical Reasoning

General Awareness

Word Choice / sentence correction

Basic Arithmetic



Basic Geometry

Social Studies


Number Series

Science & Technology

Synonyms & Antonyms

Basic Trigonometry



Basic Statistics


Verbal reasoning

Data interpretation

Art & Culture

Reading comprehension

Logical reasoning

Indian History

Also see : TISSNET 2021 Admit Card released 

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website