Know About TISS-NET

Important Dates

  • Registration start date: 24th October 2017
  • Registration End Date: 25th November 2017
  • Exam Date: 6th January 2018
  • Result Declaration: 27th January 2018
  • Print Out of Score Cards: Yet to be announced


Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) conducts a National Entrance Test (NET) exam known as TISSNET. The exam is conducted for all Masters programmes offered in TISS campuses at Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati, IMHST Chennai, MHAT Calicut and G-SET Ranchi.

TISS does not offer any MBA programme. Instead, it offers MA in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRM & LR) programme at its Mumbai campus. It also offers various other Masters degrees.

TISS-NET is a computer-based entrance exam. The entrance test consists of objective questions related to Social Sensitivity, Logical Reasoning, Analytical Ability and Knowledge on Contemporary issues. The exam is held for 100 minutes (1 hour & 40 minutes).

Candidates are first shortlisted on the basis of TISS NET scores. They are later called for Pre-Written Test or/and Personal Interviews.

TISS & TISSNET eligibility criteria
Candidates having a bachelor’s degree with 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.

TISSNET Exam Pattern

The test had 3 sections: General Awareness, Logical Reasoning-Quantitative aptitude-Data Interpretation, and Verbal ability. The number of questions and marks were as follows:

Section Subject Area Questions Marks Time breakup
Section I General Awareness 40 40 15
Section II Quant & Logic 30 30 60
Section III English 30 30 25
100 100 100


Seat distribution at TISS
Total Intake at TISS: 180
Seats in each Campus: 60 i.e. TISS Mumbai will have 60 seats only.

Reservation at TISS
As per Govt. Of India Requirements reservation of seats is allocated.
Scheduled Caste: 15%
Scheduled Tribe: 7.5%
Other Backward Class (OBC): 27%
Persons with Disability: 3%
Kashmiri Migrants: 1%

Syllabus for TISSNET 2017
There are 3 sections in the computer based TISSNET 2016 exam which are as follows:
•Social Sensitivity and Contemporary Issues
•Verbal Ability
•Analytical and Numerical Ability
The duration of the TISSNET 2017 exam will 1 hour 40 minutes and the number of questions is 100.

Now let us have a detailed look at the TISSNET 2017 Syllabus. TISSNET Syllabus – Social Sensitivity

The Social Sensitivity topic refers to the general awareness and current affairs regarding the social issues. The topics on which you can expect the questions are as follows:
•Meaning of terms
•Social Activities and Movements
•Recent social issues
•Current affairs

TISSNET Syllabus – Verbal Ability
The Verbal or Language Ability section is similar to that of the other MBA entrance exams. The common topics from which the questions are asked in this section include the following:
•Reading Comprehension
•Synonyms & Antonyms
•Fill in the blanks
For this section, reading is the best preparation methodology. Brush up your grammar and vocabulary skills.

TISSNET Syllabus – Quant and DI
This section is a combination of mathematics and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning. The common topics that appear in this section are as follows:
•Time & Work
•Time & Distance
•Square Root
•Mixtures and Allegations

Paper pattern of TISS exam TISSNET:

Percentage wise breakup of topics:-
Quant: 15 questions out of 50 questions. This equals to 30%.
Verbal: 20 questions out of 50 questions. This equals to 40%.
GK: 15 questions out of 50 questions. This equals to 30%.
Exam pattern and rounds of TISSNET 2016:-
The Tata Institute of Social Sciences NET (National Entrance Test) is an online test held in basically two parts:

I Part:
The first part of the paper consists of objective type question on the following main sections:
Section A: Analytical and Numerical Ability (15 Questions)
Section B: Language Ability (20 Questions) and
Section C: Awareness of General and Social Issues (15 Questions)

II Part:
This part of the exam consists of analysis based questions to be solved in 60 minutes. This includes case lets and programmed based questions and this is followed by a 20 minute Group Discussion to be completed in the given time frames by all the candidates. It has basically four sections covering the following topics under it:
I Section: DI (Data Interpretation) – 20 Questions
II Section: DS (Data Sufficiency) – 20 Questions
III Section: Reading Comprehension – 20 Questions and
IV Section: Business Knowledge and Foundation of Management—15 Questions

Marking Scheme for TISS:
The candidates will be given one mark for each correct answer attempted by them. There will be no negative marking in the Tata Institute of Social Sciences Entrance Exam.Total Distribution of Marks:
National Common Written Test: 100 Marks
Interview Test/ Group Discussion: 50 Marks
Personal Interview: 75 Marks
Total Marks Allotted: 225 Marks
Timing of Exam: 2 pm to 3:40 pm

How to apply for TISSNET 2017
Candidates are required to apply online through the e-application only, available on the Institute’s website Candidates from remote places where no internet and telecommunication facilities are available can get a printed copy of the application form from the Institute Candidates have to apply through the online application form only. Following are the steps involved in filling up the form After login candidates have to fill in their basic details, academic details and have to mention the programmes they wish to apply for in the order of preference

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