TISSNET 2019 Notification – Exam Date Changed!


Tata Institute of Social Sciences, popularly known as TISS, has released the official notification for the batch of 2019-2021. TISS-NET is Tata Institute’s national level entrance test for its Master’s in Arts Programmes across all the campuses. This year TISSNET will be conducted on 13th January 2019 instead of the previously announced date 19th January 2019.

Important Dates

Events Date
Announcement of Admissions 30th October 2018
Last date for online applications 10th December 2018
Last date for receipt of forms by post 12th December 2018
Issue of Admit Cards 26th – 27th December 2018
TISS National Entrance Test 13th January 2019 (2:00 pm to 3:40 pm)
Announcement of TISS-NET result 4th February 2019

About TISS

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936. It was only in the year 1964 that it came to be a Deemed University. TISS is regarded as a symbol of excellence in higher education that continually responds to changing social realities through the development and application of knowledge. TISS has campuses in Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati, and Chennai.


TISS-NET is Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test. It is an online entrance exam conducted by TISS for admission in its Full-Time Post Graduate Degree Programs offered across its campuses.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree (under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern) in any stream from a recognized university;
  • Candidates in their final year are also eligible to apply, they will be required to furnish the documents of having completed all the requirements of final year by 8th June 2019;
  • Candidates in their final year with backlogs will be considered ineligible for the exam

Application Fee:

Application for any: Online




1 Program 1030/260 1000/250
2 Program 2060/520 2000/500
3 Program 3090/780 3000/750

Registration Process:

Candidates can apply either ONLINE or OFFLINE. Offline mode is for candidates living in remote areas where the connectivity of internet is not appropriate.

To apply online:

  • Candidates are required to visit the official portal of TISS i.e.; http://admissions.tiss.edu/
  • Create a login id and password;
  • Fill in all the required personal and educational details;
  • Review all the details filled;
  • Click on “Proceed to Payment” and pay the required fee;
  • Review your details once again and click on “Submit” tab.

To apply offline:

  • Candidates need to send a request for the form to the TISS, Mumbai campus along with the application fee;
  • After receiving the form the candidates are required to fill the form as per the instructions given;
  • Once the form has been filled candidates have to send it to the same address via speed post.

TISS-NET Exam Pattern:

The exam pattern of TISS-NET is as follows:

Section Marks
General Awareness 40 marks
English Proficiency 30 marks
Math and Logical Reasoning 30 marks
Total 100 marks
  • The total duration for the exam is 100 minutes
  • There will be no negative marking in the exam;
  • The number of answer choices available per question is 4.

Selection Procedure:

The candidates will go through three stages before finally getting selected into the Master’s course of TISS. Following the stages of selection:

Stage Marks
TISS-NET 100 marks
Pre- Test Interview 50 marks
Personal Interview 75 marks
Total 225 marks

For final selection, overall performance of candidate in all the three stages; NET (40%), PTI (30%) & PI (30%) is considered.

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