TISSNET 2022 Exam: Dates, Registrations, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation
What is TISSNET?
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai conducts TISS National Entrance Test (TISSNET). It is a national level entrance exams conducted for admission to MA programmes in the School of Management and Labour Studies. The MA programmes offered at TISS campuses are at par with the management programmes offered by top MBA colleges in India. TISS will announce the exam dates for TISSNET 2022 tentatively in November 2021. TISSNET 2022 exam is expected to be held in February 2022. The entrance exam is held in online mode and the exam paper comprises questions from English Proficiency, Mathematical Skills & Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness. Previous year, TISSNET exam was conducted in online remote proctored mode due to the pandemic. Candidates will be notified for the mode of examination.
The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) offers 52 Master’s Degree programmes from its Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad campuses and other locations for the 2021-2023 batch. Candidates can apply for a maximum of three programmes across any of the two campuses indicating the order of preference. The merit list will be prepared based on the preferences given by the candidate in the application form.
Candidates applying to the 2021-23 batch for the Full-Time (Regular) Post-Graduate Degree Programmes of TISS needs to take the TISS National Entrance Test (TISS-NET) 2021. It will be held on 20th February 2021 from 2 pm to 3.40 pm in 40 Cities.
Candidates applying for the Flagship programs of TISS Mumbai, i.e., (i) MA Human Resource Management & Labor Relations (HRM &LR) and (ii) MA Organisation Development, Change and Leadership (ODCL) – will have a Management Aptitude Test (TISS-MAT) conducted along with TISS-NET for 50 marks for a duration of 45 mins. The score for TISS-MAT will be added to the PAT score of the shortlisted candidates while preparing the final score for the selection.
IMS Experts shall take the TISS-NET & TISS-MAT 2021 and provide detailed section-wise and overall analysis with expected cut-offs.
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TISSNET 2022: Expected Exam Dates (Registration to Result)
Here is a list of expected dates pertaining to TISSNET 2022:
TISSNET 2022 live notification
Third week of November 2021
TISSNET 2022 Registration commences
Third week of November 2021
TISSNET 2022 Registration ends
Deadline for offline registration form (by post)
TISSNET 2022 Issuance of Roll number (admit card)
TISSNET 2022 Exam Date and Day
Second or Third week of February 2022
TISSNET 2022 Declaration of result
Not yet confirmed
TISSNET 2021 Cutoff
TISSNET cut offs for MA (HRM) and MA (ODCL) is expected to stay in the 69-72 range marks. Though TISS does not have sectional cut off in any section except GK, where at least 35% (14 marks out of 40 marks) is required.
- General Awareness: 25-27
- English Proficiency: 27-28
- Maths and Logical Reasoning: 23-25
- Total: 70-75
The cut off score varies from subject to subject. It also depends on the number of seats available in each course in each campus. The number of candidates appearing for the exam each year is also a factor. You can have a look at previous years’ cut off marks to have a fair idea of what to expect in TISSNET 2021.
TISSNET 2021 Counselling Process
The national written entrance exam is just the first round for selection in TISS. You also need to appear for Pre Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds to get finally qualified. These admission rounds of TISSNET will be held separately for each campus of TISS. It is only after all these rounds are completed that the TISS authorities will come up with the final selection list. Your final score will be based on your performance in all the rounds.
Applicants will also need to produce all requisite documents at the time of admission. You need to carry both your original documents as well as attested copies of the same. After your documents are verified, the TISS authorities will require you to clear a medical check up before you are allowed admission.
TISS placements has attracted some of the largest Indian and International firms over the past few years. The median salary went up to 20.05 from 18.5 lakhs last year; it rose by about 8% compared to last year.
|Highest Salary||INR 32.79 LPA|
|Median Salary||INR 20.25 LPA|
|Average Salary||INR 21.15 LPA|
|Sector with the highest number of offers||FMCG|
|Total PPOs released||20|
|Top Recruiters||Amazon, TCS, RelianceJio, Hindustan Unilever, Mahindra|
|Total Number of Participating Students||60|
|Lateral Placement Offers||15|
TISSNET 2022 Eligibility Criteria
In order to fulfil eligibility for TISSNET 2022, a candidate needs to fulfil the below mentioned criteria:
- All candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s degree course with at least 50% marks of 3 to 4 years duration from a university recognized by the government.
- All candidates must be authorized citizens of India and at least 21 years before the exam. There is no upper age limit.
- All candidates must have education of 10+2+3/4. Candidates who have studied more than undergraduate degree are also eligible for application.
- All candidates must have completed their undergraduate degree on or before June 11, 2021.
- Students appearing for their final exam in undergraduate degree can also appear for TISSNET, provided that they can fulfil the criteria within a limited time period.
TISSNET 2022 Preparation
In order to prepare for TISSNET 2021, read below mentioned preparation strategies, the best books and preparation material to aid you in your year long preparation.
- First of all, you need to decide whether you will go for coaching or continue with self study at home.
- If you decide to go for coaching classes, find out the best coaching centres that can guide you properly. Carefully search for the best mentor who can provide you with an all round understanding of the entire syllabus.
- Solve TISSNET previous years’ question papers to get the actual feeling of the exam.
- If you decide to study on your own, you need to be more careful about managing your time and finishing the syllabus.
- It is absolutely crucial that you know the TISSNET exam pattern.
- Have a look at the official syllabus and prepare accordingly and Do not leave out any topic.
- Read newspapers and magazines regularly to get a good score in the General Knowledge (GK) section.
- Make yourself aware of the current affairs of India and abroad by following the news closely.
- You should have a clear concept of your basics. There should be no glitch in your fundamental knowledge.
- Regularly appear for mock tests of TISSNET to rectify your errors.
TISSNET Exam Pattern and Test Structure
TISSNET question paper is divided into three sections:- English Proficiency, Mathematical Skills and Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness. While English Proficiency and Mathematical Skills & Logical Reasoning carries 30 marks each, the General Awareness Section has a weightage of 40 marks. Given below are the highlights of the TISSNET exam pattern.
|TISSNET Exam Pattern||Details|
|Exam Mode||Computer-Based Test mode|
|Exam Timings||2:00 pm to 3:40 pm|
|Test Duration||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Total Questions||100 questions|
|Sections/Subjects||3 sections based on:
|Total Marks||100 marks|
|Type of Questions||Multiple choices based questions|
TISSNET 2022: Selection Process
Candidates should check below the step-by-step selection process for TISSNET 2022:
Step 1: Fill the Application form
Candidates have to register for the TISSNET exam by filling the online application form available on the official website of TISS Mumbai.
|Number of courses||General Category||SC/ST/OBC(NC) Category|
|For one course||Rs 1,030||Rs 260|
|For two courses||Rs 2,060||Rs 520|
|For three courses||Rs 3,090||Rs 780|
The application fee for the TISSNET exam can be paid in online mode using:
- Net Banking
- Credit Card
- Debit Card
Step 2: Download TISSNET 2022 Admit Card
Candidates who register successfully for the exam will receive their TISSNET admit cards. The same can be downloaded from the official website of TISS. Candidates must remember that the admit card is an important document that needs to be carried to the examination hall.
Step 3: Appear for TISSNET 2022 Exam
Candidates are required to appear for the entrance test on the scheduled date. The test duration is one hour and 40 minutes, and test-takers will be asked questions based on English Proficiency, Mathematics & Logical Reasoning and General Awareness
Step 4: Check TISSNET 2022 Result
TISSNET result will be declared tentatively in last week of March 2022 on the official website of TISS. Candidates can view their scorecards by entering their user ID and password.
Step 4: Pre-Interview Test /TISSMAT
Candidates who clear the TISSNET exam are called for the Pre-Interview Test (PIT) or TISSMAT. Previous year, the TISSMAT 2021 was cancelled for the academic year due to the surge in the COVID-19 cases. The TISSMAT or TISS Management Aptitude Test is of 45 minutes duration. The total marks of TISSMAT is 50. There are 36 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) from the sections such as Comprehension, Management Data Interpretation, Business Awareness and Descriptive Writing.
Step 5: Online Assessments
Shortlisted Candidates will have to appear for the Online assessment rounds. the online assessment will consist of extempore reflection on the topic and interview. Final weightage will be given on the basis of TISSNET 2022 result, OPI and extempore.
TISS Mumbai Campus
|TISS Mumbai Schools||Courses||Seats|
|School of Education||Master of Arts in Education (Elementary)||51|
|School of Development Studies||MA in Development Studies||51|
|MA in Women’s Studies||28|
|School of Habitat Studies||MA/MSc in Climate Change and Sustainability Studies||23|
|MA/MSc in Regulatory Governance||23|
|MA/MSc in Urban Policy and Governance||23|
|MA/MSc in Water Policy and Governance||15|
|School of Health System Studies||Master of Hospital Administration (MHA)||51|
|MPH – Health Administration||39|
|MPH – Health Policy, Economics, and Finance||23|
|MPH in Social Epidemiology||28|
|School of Human Ecology||MA in Applied Psychology (Clinical and Counseling Practice)||51|
|School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance||LLM (Access to Justice)||39|
|School of Management and Labour Studies||MA in Globalisation and Labour||23|
|MA in Human Resource Management & Labour Relations||68|
|Master of Arts/Master of Science(Analytics) (Self Financed)||34|
|MA in Organisation Development, Change and Leadership||34|
|MA in Social Entrepreneurship||34|
|School of Media and Cultural Studies||MA in Media and Cultural Studies||29|
|School of Social Work||MA in Social Work (Children & Families)||23|
|MA in Social Work (Community Organisation & Development Practice)||34|
|MA in Social Work (Criminology & Justice)||34|
|MA in Social Work (Dalit & Tribal Studies and Action)||29|
|MA in Social Work (Disability Studies & Action)||28|
|MA in Social Work (Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship)||29|
|MA in Social Work (Mental Health)||23|
|MA in Social Work (Public Health)||23|
|MA in Social Work (Women-Centred Practice)||26|
TISS Tuljapur Campus
|TISS Tuljipur School||Courses||Seats|
|School of Rural Development||MA/MSc in Development Policy, Planning and Practice||34|
|MA/MSc in Sustainable Livelihoods and Natural Resources Governance||34|
|MA in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship||34|
|MA in Social Work in Rural Development||34|
TISS Hyderabad Campus
|TISS Hyderabad Schools||Courses||Seats|
|Azeem Premji School of Education||Master of Arts in Education||34|
|School of Public Policy and Governance||MA in Public Policy and Governance||34|
|School of Livelihoods and Development||MA in Development Studies
|MA in Natural Resource and Governance||34|
|MA in Rural Development and Governance||34|
|School of Gender Studies||MA in Women Studies||34|
TISS Guwahati Campus
|School of Social work||Master of Arts in Social Work (Community Organisation & Development Practices)||23|
|MA in Social Work (Counselling)||17|
|MA in Social Work (Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship)||17|
|MA in Social Work (Public Health)||17|
|School of Social Science and Humanities||MA in Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development||17|
|MA in Labour Studies and Social Protection||17|
|MA in Peace and Conflict Studies||17|
|MA in Sociology and Social Anthropology||23|
Banayan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (BALM), Chennai
|Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology)||20|
|Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (Counseling Psychology)||20|
|Master of Arts in Social Work (Mental Health)||20|
TISSNET 2022 Test Cities
TISSNET 2022 is expected to be conducted at more than 100 exam centres in 39 cities across India. Candidates had to select their choice of exam cities for TISSNET 2022 while filling up the application form. Check below the list of test cities for TISSNET 2022 for all the regions:
|Region||List of test cities for TISSNET 2022 exam|
FAQs Related to TISSNET 2022
Q: Is TISS affiliated to any University?
A: TISS is a “Deemed to be University” established under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956.
Q: What is the process to get admission through TISSNET.
A: The admission process includes TISSNET Test, Online assessments and Personal Interview.
Q: Is there any minimum qualifying marks required for the TISSNET exam?
A: Yes, minimum-qualifying marks for written test is 35 per cent (for SC/ST) and 45 per cent (for others). However, scoring mere qualifying marks in the written test does not guarantee a seat for a programme.
Q: How many times can one appear for the TISSNET exam?
A: There is no capping on the number of attempts for the TISSNET exam. A candidate can appear as many times as he/she wishes to.
Q: In case, I need to change the test centre later, what is the procedure.
A: Only in case of genuine reasons, the plea to change the examination centre will be entertained. For the same, candidates should reach out to the examination authority or write to them at [email protected]
Q: What is the fees for a Course at TISS?
A: The fee varies from one programme to another and candidates can refer to the information brochure available on the TISS website for details.
Q: Does TISS provide accommodation to its candidates?
A: Yes, the facility is available at TISS but preference is given to candidates coming from outside Mumbai based on income criteria, for students belonging to SC/ST category
Q: Is there any management / NRI / Ex-Serviceman quota available at TISS?
A: No, TISS does not provide admission based on management / NRI / Ex-Serviceman quota.
Q: When will the final list of shortlisted candidates be announced?
A: The merit list is likely to be announced in the third week of May 2022.
Q: What is TISSMAT?
A: TISSMAT is a Pre-Interview Test of 45 minutes duration carrying around 36 MCQs from the areas of Comprehension, Management Data Interpretation, Business Awareness and Descriptive Writing. Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases the TISSMAT exam was cancelled for the academic year 2021.
Q: How is the score aggregated for final selection?
A: The scores for TISSNET, online assessment and OPI will be aggregated in the ratio of 50:20:30 for final selection.
Q: What’s the schedule for Pre-Interview Test and PI rounds for TISS 2022 admissions?
A: The OPI rounds and the TISSMAT are expected to be held in July 2022.
Q: What kind of questions are asked in Personal Interview rounds?
A: TISS conducts PI round to evaluate candidates’ interpersonal skills, understanding of the programme and examine past academic records.
Q: Does TISS follow the government’s directives on the reservation?
A: Yes, TISS provides reservation to candidates belonging to different categories as prescribed by the government.
Q: What is the intake for MA in HRM and LR programme in the Mumbai campus?
A: There are 68 seats available for Masters in HRM and LR programmes at the Mumbai campus.