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TISS National Entrance Test [ TISS-NET ]

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By Vidhi Gautam Last Updated: December 26th, 2020

About TISSNET 2021

TISSNET or Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test is a national level postgraduate entrance test, conducted every year by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. It provides admission to the 55 Master’s Degree programs at different campuses of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

TISSNET 2021 is going to be a computer-based online exam consists of 100 questions, which is divided into three sections, i.e., English Language, Quantitative and Logical Reasoning & DI, and General Awareness. TISSNET 2021 will going to be conducted on February 20, 2021.

TISSNET Exam 2021: Key Element

Attributes Details
Name TISSNET
Full-Form Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test
Conducting Authority Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai
Exam Mode Online
Course Offered
  • MBA/PGDM
  • MA in Education
  • MA
  • MA-MSc
  • MHA
  • MPH
  • MPH-HPEF
  • MPH-SELL
  • MMA in Social Work
  • MLIS
Numbers of Questions 100
Exam Pattern MCQ
Duration 100 minutes
Registration Fee 1030 INR (UR)260 INR (SC/ST)
Language English
Exam Website https://tiss.edu/

TISSNET Exam 2021: Important Dates

Important dates of the TISSNET 2021 exam such as application form, admit card, exam, and result are listed below. Candidates must go through the dates related to the TISSNET exam by mentioned below table:

Particular Date
Notification Broadcast November 11, 2020
Registration begin December 03, 2020
Registration closes (online) January 15, 2021
Registration closes (offline) January 20, 2021
Admit Card To be announced
Pre-admission orientation Programme for
SC/ST/OBC/Minority and PWD candidates
To Be Announced
TISSNET Test 2021 February 20, 2021
(Time: 02:00 PM to 03:40 PM)
Announcement of Result To Be Announced

TISSNET Exam 2021: Registration Process

TISSNET Exam 2021 registration process commences on December 03, 2020, till January 15, 2021, for the candidates who apply online and January 20, 2021, for application form by post. Candidates who want to participate in the exam have to apply for the exam by filling the application form through the official website of the TISSNET. The online registration process involves the following steps:

Step 1: Registration

  • Visit the official website of TISSNET – Click Here
  • Generate login ID using email ID and phone number
  • Verify your email id

Step 2: Application Form

  • Re-login using unique TISSNET ID
  • Fill in all the required details
  • Upload scanned photograph and signature (Check the Dimension)

Step 3: Make Payment

  • Pay the TISSNET 2021 exam Fee

Step 4: Submit

  • Submit your application form

TISSNET Exam 2021: Eligibility

Candidates who wish to take admission in the 55 postgraduate programs offered by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences will have to take the Common Entrance Examination conducted by The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. For this students have to be fit the eligibility criteria of the TISSNET 2021 issued by the exam conducting authority of TISSNET. Listed below are the eligibility criteria for the TISSNET 2021 entrance exam:

  • Candidates should possess a bachelor's degree in any stream from a recognized university/institute with an aggregate of 50%.
  • Final year candidates can also apply, but their admission shall be subjected to the submission of the passing certificate of final year, i.e., a minimum of 50% marks (before June 2021).
  • Candidates pursuing a 3-year bachelor's degree must pass all 4 semesters at the time of filling the TISSNET application form, while for those who are pursuing a four-year bachelor's degree must pass all subjects by the sixth semester.
  • Candidates applying should have at least 2-year work experience in any field (after graduation) for Master of Arts in (Organisation Development, Change and Leadership).

TISSNET 2021 Reservation Policy

There are certain reservation policies for TISSNET as per the government of India, which is tabulated below. It varies for different TISS campuses.

Check below the Reservation Policy for TISSNET 2021:

Category Reservation Percentage
Scheduled Castes (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.5%
Other Backward Classes (OBC) (Non-Creamy Layers) 27%
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 10%
Persons with Disability 3%
Kashmiri Migrants 5%
Armed Forces 5% (supernumerary quota) for widows/children of personnel
armed/paramilitary forces killed/disabled during the hostilities
in the following priority

TISSNET Exam 2021: Exam Layout

TISSNET 2021 exam is a computer-based online exam. The paper will contain 100 questions, which are divided into three sections, i.e., English Language, Quantitative and Logical Reasoning & DI, and General Awareness. Students will have to answer all the questions within the time duration of 100 minutes. The exam is expected to hold a moderate difficulty level.

  • The paper consists of MCQ questions.
  • Total of 100 objective questions.
  • Each correct answer will carry 1 mark.
  • No marks shall be deducted for giving an incorrect answer.
  • GK is the highest weightage section among other sections in TISSNET with 40% weight.
  • There is no sectional cut off but, the GK section needs a minimum of 14 marks (35% marks)
Section Questions Marks
English Proficiency 30 30
Mathematics & Logical Reasoning 30 30
General Awareness 40 40
Total 100 100

TISSNET Exam 2021: Selection Procedure

Eligible candidates, on the basis of the TISSNET 2021 score, can apply for admission in 55 Master’s Degree programs at different campuses of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). Candidates who cleared the TISSNET 2021 have to go through a Pre Interview Test/Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) round for getting final admission in an Institute.

The final merit list will be prepared based on the different rounds of TISSNET 2021 conducting by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, i.e., TISSNET Score, Pre Interview Test (PIT)/Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI) performance. Based on the merit list, seat allotment takes place. After this, candidates can report to the institution for acknowledging the admission.

Step 1: TISSNET 2021 Exam

Candidates will have to appear and pass the TISSNET 2021 exam to get the admission in the 55 Master’s Degree programs at different campuses of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

Step 2: Shortlisting

Merit list will be prepared based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the TISSNET 2021 entrance exam, after which they get shortlisted on the basis of cutoff released by the participating institutes.

Step 3: Selection Rounds

Shortlisted candidates will be called for the further selection process that consists of the following rounds based on the rules of their institution/college:

  • Pre Interview Test (PIT)/Group Discussion (GD)
  • Personal Interview (PI)

Step 4: Final Selection

The final list of selected candidates will be prepared based on the additional selection rounds. After this, selected candidates have to report to the institution for the submission of the document.

TISSNET Exam - Final Merit List Parameters

Parameters Weightage
Test Score 100
Pre-Interview Test/GD 50
Personal Interview (PI) 75
Total 225

TISSNET Exam 2021: Syllabus

TISSNET is the foremost entrance exam conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai for providing admission in different institutes of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). The TISSNET exam consists of 3 sections, i.e., English Language, Quantitative and Logical Reasoning & DI, and General Awareness. Tabulated below is the important topics covered by different sections in the syllabus of the TISSNET 2021 exam:

Quantitative and Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation (DI)

TISSNET Exam 2021 Quantitative and Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation (DI) measures the numeracy skills of candidates to solve mathematical problems, arithmetic calculations, and real-world problems using mathematical operations on number systems, percentages, profit & loss, work & time, and so on. The section consists of 30 MCQs type questions of 1 mark each. The topics covered under TISSNET 2021 Syllabus for Quant, LR & DI section are mentioned below:

Quantitative and Logical Reasoning &
Data Interpretation (DI) Syllabus
Profit & Loss Ratio & Proportion Averages
Percentages Basic Geometry Number Series
Alphabet Series Puzzles Cubes
Eye for Detail Statement Conclusion/Assumption/ Arguments Logical Connectivity
Linear/Circular/Family Arrangement Venn Diagram Pie chart
Double pie chart Caselets Line graphs
Multiple graphs Bar graphs Tables
Data comparison

English Proficiency

This section of TISSNET 2021 English Proficiency consists of 30 questions of 1 mark each. This section is designed to check the candidate's ability to understand how they use the words. Check below the syllabus of English Proficiency for TISSNET 2021:

English Proficiency Syllabus
Word substitution in a sentence Right usage of words in match-the-following Right usage of words in fill-in-the-blanks
Idioms: Fill-in-the-blanks Homophones: Fill-in-the-blanks Idioms - Match the following
Sentence correction Error spotting: Grammar/words/punctuation Assumption and supporting statements
Passage-based questions Purpose of the passage Strengthen and weaken
Author's point of view Flaw and discrepancy Inference and conclusion drawn
Main idea of the passage

General Knowledge (GK)

The section of General Knowledge (GK) consists of 40 MCQs type questions of 1 mark each. It is one of the highest weightage section among other sections in TISSNET with 40% weight. There is no sectional cutoff but students need to score a minimum of 14 marks (35% marks) in this section. Check below the syllabus of General Knowledge for TISSNET 2021:

General Knowledge Syllabus
National Events International Events Defense, Military, Terrorism related
Finance, Budget National/International Awards in Entertainment Industry Corporate Events and Awards
National/International Awards for Social, Environmental Causes Economics/Policy International Politics/Current Events
Environment & Ecology Labor Media/ICTs/Literature/Art/Culture
Politics/History/Governance/Law Social Studies, Movements Gender/Health/Education
Sports

TISSNET Exam 2021: Guidelines

TISSNET 2021 exam is going to be an online exam. Candidates are recommended to make the instructions clear in their mind while appearing for the TISSNET 2021 exam. The exam day guidelines for TISSNET 2021 Exam are listed below:

  • Candidates must have reach the exam center on reporting time. Entries after gate closure time will be prohibited.
  • Candidates have to bring their own hand sanitizer and pen/pencil to the exam center.
  • It is also important to bring all the documents – admit card, ID proof – as mentioned in the TISSNET 2021 admit card.
  • Only the admit card with the original id card will be valid.
  • Electronic devices, jewellery, etc., inside the exam center, will not be allowed.

Institutes Participating in TISSNET 2021

TISSNET is the postgraduate entrance exam conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences to provide admission to the 55 Master’s Degree programs at different campuses of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

Listed below are the colleges accepting TISSNET Scores:

  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati
  • Banayan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (BALM), Chennai

Courses offered by Schools at different TISS Campuses

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Schools Courses
School of Education M.A. in Education (Elementary)
School of Development Studies M.A.
  • Development Studies
  • Women's Studies
School of Habitat Studies M.A./M.Sc
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Studies
  • Regulatory Governance
  • Urban Policy and Governance
  • Water Policy and Governance
School of Health System Studies Master of Hospital Administration (MHA)Masters of Public Health (MPH)
  • Health Administration
  • Health Policy, Economics, and Finance
  • Social Epidemiology
School of Human Ecology M.A. in Applied Psychology (Clinical and Counseling Practice)
School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance LLM (Access to Justice)
School of Management and Labour Studies M.A.
  • Globalisation and Labour
  • Human Resource Management & Labour Relations
  • Organisation Development, Change and Leadership
  • Social Entrepreneurship
M.A./M.Sc (Analytics) (Self Financed)
School of Media and Cultural Studies M.A. in Media and Cultural Studies
School of Social Work M.A. Social Work
  • Children & Families
  • Community Organisation & Development Practice
  • Criminology & Justice
  • Dalit & Tribal Studies and Action
  • Disability Studies & Action
  • Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Mental Health
  • Public Health
  • Women-Centred Practice

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur

School Courses
School of Rural Development M.A./M.Sc
  • Development Policy, Planning and Practice
  • Sustainable Livelihoods and Natural Resources Governance
M.A.
  • Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Social Work in Rural Development

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad

Schools Courses
Azeem Premji School of Education M.A. in Education
School of Public Policy and Governance M.A. in Public Policy and Governance
School of Livelihoods and Development M.A.
  • Development Studies
  • Natural Resource and Governance
  • Rural Development and Governance
School of Gender Studies M.A. in Women Studies

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati

School Courses
School of Social work M.A. in Social Work
  • Community Organisation & Development Practices
  • Counselling
  • Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Public Health
School of Social Science and Humanities M.A.
  • Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Labour Studies and Social Protection
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Sociology and Social Anthropology

Banayan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (BALM), Chennai

Course Specialization
Master of Arts (M.A.) Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
Applied Psychology (Counseling Psychology)
Social Work (Mental Health)

TISSNET Exam 2021: Exam Cities

Listed below are the names of 40 cities where TISSNET 2021 is going to be held. Candidates can choose the city according to their ease at the time of registration:

TISSNET 2021 Exam Cities
Ahmedabad Hyderabad New Delhi
Aurangabad Indore Noida
Bengaluru Jaipur Patna
Bhopal Jammu Pune
Bhubaneshwar Jamshedpur Raipur
Chandigarh Kochi Ranchi
Chennai Kolkata Silchar
Dehradun Kozhikode Solapur
Dimapur Lucknow Srinagar
Faridabad Madurai Thane
Ghaziabad Mumbai Thiruvananthapuram
Greater Noida Nagpur Varanasi
Guwahati Navi-Mumbai Visakhapatnam
Gwalior

FAQ Concerning TISSNET 2021

Q1. Are candidates allowed to change their TISSNET exam city after the submission of the application?

A1. No, candidates are not allowed to change the exam city after the submission of an application form.

Q2. Are examinees allowed to leave the examination hall during the examination?

A2. No, candidates are NOT be allowed to leave the examination hall for any reason during the examination.

Q3. Are calculators allowed during the examination?

A3. No, candidates are not allowed to carry calculators in the exam hall.

Q4. In case I am unable to attend the exam, will I get a refund of my fees?

A4. No, the application fee is not refundable.

Q5. What things do I need to carry to the TISSNET exam center on the day of the exam?

A5. Candidates should carry their admit card and a valid government ID card (Aadhar Card/Voter Id card/Driving License/Passport, etc.) to enter the examination hall.

Best wishes to all the TISSNET 2021 aspirants from the CollegeMarg Team!

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