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TISSNET 2020 Admit Card (Released), Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern and Preparation

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TISSNET 2020 Admit Card (Released), Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern and Preparation

Tata Institute of Social Sciences is all set to conduct TISSNET (National Eligibility Test) in online mode to offer admissions to students into the postgraduate programs in one of its campuses. The exam is scheduled to be held on January 4, 2020 from 2 PM to 3:40 PM in 40 cities across the country. TISSNET 2020 Admit Card was released on December 20, 2019

Latest: TISS to conduct TISSMAT (Managemnet Aptitude Test) for candidates who opt for MA (HRM&LR) and/ or MA (ODCL) programs. It will be held on same day immediately after TISSNET. It will have 45 MCQs, 15 each from Management Data Intepretation, Comprehension and Business Awareness sections. 

Candidates who are applying to TISS through TISSNET have the option of choosing from a wide array of courses taught all over the country. With over 52 Master Degree programmes, TISS offers students the flexibility to select 3 programmes across 2 campuses according to the candidate’s preference. The campuses are situated Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad as well as Guwahati.

Candidates who are applying to TISS through TISSNET have the option of choosing from a wide array of courses taught all over the country. With over 52 Master Degree programmes, TISS offers students the flexibility to select 3 programmes across 2 campuses according to the candidate’s preference. The campuses are situated Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad as well as Guwahati.

TISSNET exam comprises 100 multiple-choice questions which are to be solved in 100 minutes. There is no negative marking applicable in the exam. TISSNET Syllabus includes General Awareness, English Proficiency and Mathematics and Logical Reasoning. Candidates qualifying the test will have to appear for Pre-interview Test/Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Check TISSNET Cutoff

Note: Candidates who are appearing for programmes offered at the Mumbai campus or BALM Chennai will have to report to the Mumbai campus for the Pre-Interview Test  and Personal Interview. 

TISSNET 2020 Highlights

The key points about TISSNET 2020 are highlighted below:

TISSNET 2020 Exam Dates

TISSNET 2020 will be held on January 4, 2020. The dates for TISSNET 2020 are given below:

TISSNET Eligibility Criteria

Tata Institute of Social Science specifies TISSNET Eligibility Criteria as mentioned below:

  • A bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • Candidates in their final year of graduation are eligible to apply for TISSNET.
  • The applicant must have atleast 15 years of total education in their academic profile
  • Candidates studying in the final year of their graduation but have not passed in all their previous years’ papers are not eligible to apply for any of the master’s courses offered by TISS.
  • There is no age limit criteria nor restriction on the number of attempts.

Note: Candidates who are applying for a Master of Arts (Organization Development, Change and Leadership) should possess at least 2 years of work experience in any field (post their graduation). 

TISSNET Reservation Policy

TISS campuses follow reservation as per the government of India norms. The final admission is granted on the basis of the below-given seat reservation policy: 

*66% seats in TISS Guwahati is reserved for 8 North-eastern states, thus the reservation is applicable on the rest 34% seats.

TISSNET Application Form 2020

TISSNET 2020 Application Form can be filled in online mode only. However, candidates residing in a region with no internet connectivity can get a printed form by sending a request to Assistant Registrar (academic) along with application fee through speed post. Candidates can apply for a maximum of 3 programs at 2 different campuses of TISS in a single form with additional fees.

How to Apply for TISSNET 2020?

  1. Visit the official website of TISSNET i.e. admissions.tiss.edu.
  2. Register using your valid Email-ID. Candidates must note that the email id will be used for future communication, therefore, they should provide valid e-mail ID. 
  3. After TISSNET Application Form opens up, enter all your academic, personal and preferred course details.
  4. Pay the requisite application fee (depending on the number of programs applied) either by online or offline mode.
  5. Scan and upload your photograph, signature, marksheet of the last exam passed and other necessary certificates.

TISSNET Admit Card 2020

TISSNET 2020 Admit Card is now available at the official website of TISS – tiss.edu. Candidates also receive a link at their registered email ID to download the hall ticket of TISSNET 2020.

Steps to download TISSNET 2020 Admit Card

  1. Visit the official website.
  2. Enter your email ID and password.
  3. The admit card will be displayed on the screen. 
  4. Download and take a coloured printout. 
  5. In case, candidates do not receive the admit card or find any discrepancy in the admit card, they may call TISS CARE: 022 – 2552 5252 OR may register their complaint by sending a mail to admissionsinfo@tiss.edu.
  6. Once you have downloaded TISSNET Admit Card, cross-check all the details on it. Make sure they are true and correct.
  7. At the time of appearing for TISSNET 2020, carry a valid original photo ID card along with your admit card.

TISSNET Exam Centers 2020

TISSNET 2020 will be conducted at 40 exam centers across India. The complete list of TISSNET Exam Centers is given below:

TISSNET Exam Pattern 2020

TISSNET 2020 will be held in online (computer-based) mode. Questions will be asked from General Awareness, Mathematical and Logical Reasoning and English Proficiency. Candidates have to answer 100 multiple choice questions in a time span of 100 minutes, which means that candidates can roughly give one minute to each question. Due to the present division of weightage, candidates must maintain maximum efficiency while answering questions and not get stuck on the general knowledge section. 

Some of the important highlights for TISSNET Exam Pattern is mentioned in the table below.

Section-wise TISSNET Exam Pattern

As given above, the question paper will be divided into 3 Sections. The weightage of questions and marks of each can be seen below:

Use of Scribe- Candidates with visual impairment will be given an option to have a SCRIBE to assist them to complete the test. The SCRIBEshould be an undergraduate student and should bring a valid ID proof at the time of the test. Persons with Disabilities who have a disability of 40% or more will get a compensatory extra time of  20 minutes per hour.

TISSNET Syllabus 2020

All important topics of the 3 sections in TISSNET are given below. Make sure you leave no stone unturned while you prepare for the exam. Practice as many TISSNET Sample Papers as possible, so that you get a hang of the most recurring questions. 

TISSNET Preparation Books 2020

Candidates must prepare from the right kind of study material to cover all significant topics that might come in TISSNET question papers. Some of the most reliable TISSNET 2020 Preparation books are mentioned below.


Along with these books, candidates are also advised to go through theNCERT books of Class 8th to 12th thoroughly for preparing General Awareness and Mathematics sections. Reading newspapers and magazines will also aid their preparation on trending topics of global importance and current affairs. Check Tips to Prepare for TISSNET

TISSNET Result 2020

  • TISSNET Result will be declared on February 2020 at the official website i.e. tiss.edu.
  • TISS releases the result in the form of a scorecard.
  • Candidates are selected based on their marks they will score in the entrance exam.
  • TISSNET merit list displays the shortlisted candidates who are then called upon for Pre-Interview Test (PIT)/Group Discussion and Personal Interview (PI).
  • The final list of the selected candidates will be displayed in April/ May 2020.

How to Check TISSNET Result?

Candidates can check their TISSNET Result from the official website. The steps given below can help the candidates to check their TISS Results:

  1. Visit TISSNET official website
  2. Under ‘Admissions’ tab at the top of the page, click on the TISS result section
  3. Enter your User ID and Password
  4. Check TISSNET result
  5. Download and print scorecard for further use

TISSNET Tie Breaker 2020

In case two or more candidates score the same marks and it becomes difficult to maintain the merit list, then TISS uses tie-breaker criteria. This tie-breaker criterion involves comparison of marks of candidates at certain levels. To imply tiebreaker criteria, the following steps are followed:

  1. At first, the Personal Interview marks of the candidates will be compared.
  2. In case Personal Interview marks of both the candidates are equal, then Pre-Interview Test marks will be compared.
  3. If the PIT marks are also equal, then NET score of both the candidates will be taken into consideration.
  4. Again if the entrance score comes equal, then the candidate older in age will be given preference over the one younger in age.


  • TISSNET Cutoff will be released along with the result.
  • Cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks that a candidate must obtain to stand eligible for the next selection rounds.
  • The minimum qualifying marks for the written test is 35% (for SC/ ST) and 45% (for others).
  • Some of the factors that determine TISSNET Cutoff include previous year cutoff, the difficulty level of exam, number of test-takers, etc.
  • Given below are the expected category-wise cut off marks for TISSNET 2020. However, TISS will declare the official cutoff in February 2020.

Previous Year TISSNET Cutoff (2013-2016)

TISSNET Selection Procedure 2020

  • All candidates who successfully qualify TISSNET will be called for Pre-Interview Test/Group Discussion and Interview round. 
  • Only candidates who obtain the minimum cutoff score are eligible to participate in TISSNET selection procedure.
  • TISSNET Selection Procedure has three components of assessment. The components are

tissnet selection process

  1. National Entrance Test
  2. Pre-Interview Test / Group Discussion (GD)
  3. Personal Interview (PI)

Pre-Interview Test

  • Candidates who will be shortlisted after the entrance examination will be invited for the subsequent round of Pre-Interview Test.
  • The Pre-Interview Test is awritten test conducted as a part of the TISSNET Selection Procedure.
  • It carries 50 marks and 30% weightage in the selection process.
  • There will be 2 sections
  1. Section I (25-30 Marks) will be of Essay Writing (1000-1500 words)
  2. Section II (20-25 Marks) will be a short case-let with 4 questions based on it.
  • The duration of PIT is 35-45 minutes.

Personal Interview Round

  • The final round of the TISSNET selection process is the Personal Interview (PI).
  • Candidates are expected to be acquainted with the program for which they have applied, for the PI round.
  • The questions are normally asked regarding their program the candidates choose.
  • It carries 75 marks and 30% weightage in the selection process.

TISSNET Merit List 2020

Once all the 3 stages of TISSNET Selection Process are done, TISS will prepare a final merit list of selected students. The weightage given to all these stages is given below for your reference. Students who secure the maximum marks have chances of getting their preferred college. 

TISS Courses and Seat Matrix 2019

Tata Institute of Social Sciences offers 53 Master courses across the country. TISS campuses are located in Mumbai, Chennai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, Nagaland and Hyderabad. The number of seats varies from program to program in each of these campuses. Check them below:

About TISS

  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences or TISS conducts TISS National Entrance Test.
  • It offers admissions to 52 Masters Programs.
  • TISS has 21 schools and nearly 45 centers offering various other programs.
  • The courses available for a Management aspirant are
    • MA in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations,
    • MA in Social Entrepreneurship and
    • MA in Globalization and Labor.
  • As per selection procedure defined by TISS, candidates are first shortlisted on the basis of TISS NET scores. They are later called for Pre-Written Test or/and Personal Interviews. 


Ques. How to Resize Your Photo to Upload in Application Form?

Ans. Here is how you can resize your photo that is required while filling TISSNET Application Form:
Step 1: Go to picresize.com
Step 2: Upload / Browse Your photo.
Step 3: Click Continue.
Step 4: After seeing the Preview in Step 1, Scroll down to Step 2, “Resize your Picture”
Step 5: From the drop-down list – Make My Picture,  Select “Custom Size”
Step 6: Enter 113 Pixels as the Width and 170 Pixels as Height.
Step 7: Scroll Down to Step 4: “Save As”
Step 8: Select JPG/PNG as Desired Format and “I’m Done Resizing My Image” to download the output.

Ques. I belong to the SC/ST Category, which Income Document do I need to Upload?

Ans. Unemployed SC/ ST and OBC(NC) applicant’s whose Parent’s Annual income from all the sources is below 2.5 lakhs and 1 lakh respectively have to pay Application Fee INR 250/- + bank charges additional for  per program  selected 
In order to claim this, the applicant is required to upload the Income Certificate issued by the appropriate authority like Tahsildar, Naib Tahsildar, Block Development Officer or the District Magistrate/Collector.

Ques. How many seats are reserved for SC/ST/OBC/PWD?

Ans: For SC (15%), ST (7.5%), OBC(NC) (27%) and PWD (5% i.e. 1% in each category of a) Low vision/blindness, b) Hearing Impairment, and c) Locomotor Disability / Cerebral Palsy) as per Government of India (Goi) rules. The reservation for Kashmiri Migrants (KM) 5% and Armed Forced 5% subject to the Government of India (Goi) Directives

Ques. What is the procedure for verifying Original Documents?

Ans: Document verification will be done before re-opening of classes between April to June 2020 All the original documents from Xth standard onwards should be produced for verification.

Ques. What is Pre-admission Medical check-up?

Ans: All the provisionally selected candidates have to undergo for the Medical check-up which will be conducted by the Medical Officers of the Institute after verification of original documents on the same Day.

Ques. Can I apply for multiple courses?

Ans. Yes, you may apply for multiple programmes and pay for those programmes in one online form and should not fill more than one form. 

Ques. How will be the seats allotted post final merit list?

Ans. 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).

Ques. Where will the PIT/ PI rounds be held?

Ans. TISSNET will take place at 40 different cities/towns across the country.  Pre Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview (PI)  for programmes offered at  Mumbai, Tuljapur, BANYAN, Chennai will be conducted at the Mumbai Campus. For programmes offered at Hyderabad and Guwahati, the PIT/PI will be conducted at the respective campuses. Candidates applying for programmes at more than one campus will have to travel to these places for PIT/PI. Except for the eligible candidates from the SC/ST categories, all others will bear the cost of travel, lodging, and boarding for attending the NET, as well as PIT/PI.

Ques. Can I change the date of my PIT/ PI?

Ans. A change in the dates for PIT and PI may be considered if the date of PIT and PI at the TISS clashes with the date of entrance test of another Institution or the date of final year examination of the candidate. However, the candidate must produce documentary evidence for this. Please note that the changed date for PIT and PI will be only within the time schedule announced by TISS.

Ques. What is the core program related to the field of the management?

Ans. M.A. HRM-LR (Human Resource Management & Labor relations) is related to the field of the management.

Ques.  How is MA Human Resources Management & LR program rated ?

Ans. MA Human Resources Management & LR program is rated as “AAA” as per T.I.M.E B-school ranking in the 2012 year.

Ques.  What is the eligibility criteria for is MA Human Resources Management & LR program?

Ans. Any bachelor degree of 3 years or its equivalent course from any recognized university in any discipline.

Ques. What is the total number of seats allotted for is MA Human Resources Management & LR program?

Ans. 60 seats are for is MA Human Resources Management & LR program.

Ques. What is the application fee for writing TISSNET?

Ans. The application fee for TISSNET is INR 250 per programme and INR 1000 for other programmes.

Ques. What is the complete weight age for MA Human Resources Management & LR program?

Ans. Section Weightage Maths and Logical Reasoning 30 marks English Proficiency 30 Marks General Awareness 40 Marks Total 100 Marks

Ques. Which is more scoring in TISSNET essay or interview?

Ans. Try to maximize good score in each section. Choose your best area and nail it. Never ignore TISSNET though PIT makes a lot of difference later on. Interview is the most scoring part if you are prepared for the same.

Ques. What criteria are considered while marking an essay?

Ans. The criteria which are taken into consideration are the Quality of content, structure of essay and logical expression of ideas. Avoid grammatical mistakes.

Ques. How isessay and the interview scheduled on the same day?

Ans. Candidates are told to write essay in the morning and the interview sessions start. Interview duration ranges from 10 to 30 minutes.

Ques. Is policy of reservation followed by TISS?

Ans. Yes, the policy of reservation is followed by TISS. 15%, 7.5% and 27% reservation for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, and other classes. 3% for Persons With Disabilities, 1% for Kashmiri migrants, 5% of children of the Armed Forces Employees.

Ques. What is the selection procedure followed by TISS?

Ans. The selection procedure happens in 2 stages and has 3 components of assessments. Candidates appear in National entrance test (TISSNET) based on their performance in the exam only the shortlisted candidates are called for the Pre Interview Test and Personal Interview (PIT/PI). 

Ques. How can we apply by online and offline mode?

Ques. What are the courses for HR aspirants?

Ans. TISS offers 2 MA programmes for the HR aspirants. 1. MA in HRM & LR (Mumbai) 2. MA in HRM (Hyderabad) 3. Executive Postgraduate Diploma in HRM (Mumbai) 4. Executive Postgraduate Diploma in Organizational Development and Change (Mumbai)

Ques. What are the documents required with the TISSNET application form?

Ans. Documents required are as below: • Stamp Size Photograph(JPEG/PNG format) (113*170 pixels) • Signature (JPEG/PNG format) (302*132 pixels) • Caste Certificate (If required) • Income certificate for SC/ST/OBC (NC) candidates • OBC certificate (If required) • Certificate for differently abled candidates (if required)

Ques. If I want to apply more than one programme, so shall I submit one form?

Ans. Candidate can apply max of 3 courses in 2 campuses in one form itself.

Ques. Does TISS have campus placements?

Ans. Yes, for the old programmes especially. The programmes which are recently introduced are also in the process for the campus placements.

Ques. Which are the other programmes available in TISS?

Ans. TISS offer fulltime M.A./ MHA / M.Sc./ Law programme. In January M.Phil. / Ph.D. will be offered in June Certificate / Diploma.

Ques. What is the procedure followed by TISS to verifying the original documents?

Ans. Document verification can be done between April to June 2020. All original documents from 10th class will be verified.

Ques. What do they mean by Pre Admission Medical check up?

Ans. Once the verification of the documents is done all the candidates have to go through the medical check up by the medical officers of the institute.

Ques. Do they provide hostel accommodation?

Ans. Yes, there is a limited hostel facility. Preference will be given to the candidates who are coming outside from Mumbai on the basis of income criteria.

Ques. Facing a document upload issue what to do?

Ans. Please make sure that all the documents which you need to upload should be in the specifications given by the department, in one session only try and upload it. Still in case you face an issue mail all your documents to examination authority with your full name, number, city and email id. Documents should be compressed in one .zip or .rar file and name the file.

Ques. How many seats do you offer in each programme?

Ans. The number of seats varies from programme to programme for further details please visit the website.

Ques. How to resize your photo?

Ans. The Candidate can go to picresize.com. Upload the photograph click on the continue button and after previewing the image click on “resize the picture”, from the drop down list select “Custom Size”. After that enter 113 Pixels as the Width and 170 Pixels as Height, then save as the image in PG/PNG as Desired Format and then click on :IM DONE RESIZING MY IMAGE”

Ques. How to resize your signature?

Ans. The Candidate can go to picresize.com. Upload the photograph click on the continue button and after previewing the image click on “resize the picture”, from the drop down list select “Custom Size”. After that enter 113 Pixels as the Width and 170 Pixels as Height, then save as the image in PG/PNG as Desired Format and then click on :IM DONE RESIZING MY IMAGE”

Ques. How to resize your PDF documents?

Ans. The candidate needs to check the size of the PDF document they have and then check the size which is required. They can compress by using the below link: http://pdfaid.com/compress-pdf-file.aspx. Compress the document one by one and after that upload the same.

Ques. What are the sizes of the PDF documents required?

Ans. Income tax certificate: 500 KB Caste Certificate: 500 KB Tribe Certificate: 500 KB Armed forces certificate: 500 KB PWD Certificate: 500 KB Kashmiri Migrant Certificate: 500 KB.

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