TISSNET 2020: Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test


TISSNET 2020 Exam pattern & Syllabus has been revamped by the conducting body. TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) manages TISSNET Examination for MA admission. TISSNET (Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test) is an All India Level Examination. The aspirants will get admission to different post-graduation courses through this examination. TISS Campuses at Mumbai, Hyderabad, Guwahati, and Tuljapur offers several Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral programmes in interdisciplinary areas. The aspiring candidates must read the below article for complete and detailed information related to TISSNET 2020.

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To take part in this exam, candidates must have at least completed an undergraduate course from a recognizable institute in India. It takes place at the start of the year each time. This year, the exam is scheduled for January. Students must keep themselves ready with the admit cards downloaded and printed. Admit cards are very important for the exam.

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TISSNET 2020 Online Application Form has been started from 15 October 2019.

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TISSNET 2020 Important Dates

The TISS has announced the National Entrance Test (NET) important dates. Whereas the examination date is announced.

Events Dates
Release of application 15 October 2019
Last date to submit the online application 13 November 2019
Last Date for receipt of the application form by post December 2019
Admit card release 18 – 21 December 2019
Exam date 04 January 2020
Declaration of result February 2020
PI & PIT admission rounds March 2020
Announcement of Selection April 2020
Original document verification & payment of fees April 2020
Releasing of first waitlist May 2020
Original document verification & payment of fees May 2020
Closing of admission June 2020

Application Form for TISSNET 2020

  1. The aspirants will get the TISSNET Application Form for Under Graduate Courses through online mode only from the official website.
  2. For Post Graduate Courses, the application form will be available through both online and offline mode.
  3. The application form for TISSNET is available from 15 October 2019.
  4. The deadline for submission of TISSNET 2020 Application Form is 13 November 2019 and only registered candidates can fill online Application Form till November 2019.
  5. The candidates can get the offline application form through Speed Post by sending an application request with application form fee to the below address.

Assistant Registrar (Academic),

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Tata Institute of Social Sciences,

Deonar Mumbai, 400088

Necessary Documents to Submit Along With the Application Form

  • Graduation Mark Sheets (for Under Graduate Courses)
  • Caste Certificate (Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes)
  • Non-Creamy Layer Certificate (Other Backward Classes)
  • Disability Certificate (Persons With Disability)
  • Bonafide Certificate from candidates, who are in Final Year of Degree (for Under Graduate Courses)
  • One Stamp Sized Recent Photograph

Application Fee

  1. The application form fee for Under Graduate Courses is Rs. 1,025 /- (for Rs. 275 /- for Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) category).
  2. The application form fee for Post Graduate Programs is below.
Programs Category
Unreserved Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)
Payment Through Internet Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card
Program 1 Rs. 1,030 /- Rs. 260 /-
Program 2 Rs. 2,060 /- Rs. 520 /-
Program 3 Rs. 3,090 /- Rs. 780 /-
Payment Through State Bank of India Challan
Program 1 Rs. 1,000 /- Rs. 250 /-
Program 2 Rs. 2,000 /- Rs. 500 /-
Program 3 Rs. 3,000 /- Rs. 750 /-

TISSNET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility criteria i.e qualification, age, and addition eligibility are given in the table below.

Program Qualifying Examination Age Limit Additional Eligibility
B.A. 10 + 2 or equivalent examination in any stream from any recognized Board Less than 23 Years at the time of taking the Bachelor’s Admission Test
  • Appearing candidates are also eligible for application
  • Students who qualify their academic qualification in the International Baccalaureate Diploma and will be completing 10 + 2 Examination by June 2020 are also eligible for application.
M.A. Bachelor’s Degree in the pattern of 10 + 2 + 3 or 10 + 2 + 4 or 10 + 2 + 2 + 1 from any recognized University Not Available Students who satisfy all the requirements of their Bachelor’s Degree Examination by 10 June 2020 are also eligible for application.

TISSNET 2020 Admit Card

  • The TISSNET 2020 Admit Card will be released on 18 December 2019.
  • Applicants must use the email-id and password to download the admit card.
  • The admit card contains important information like registration details, roll number, exam centre etc.
  • Most importantly, Applicants must carry the hall ticket on the examination day along with valid identity proof.

TISSNET 2020 Syllabus

The 3 TISS NET exam sections are further subdivided and effectively become six sections as under. Although GK consists of the maximum number of 40 Questions with the highest weightage in the exam, Mathematics & Logical Reasoning with 30 Questions consists of all types of Quant, DI and LR questions.

Logical Reasoning
Number Series, Alphabet Series, Eye for detail, Statement Conclusion/Assumption/Arguments, Logical Connectivity, Linear/Circular/Family Arrangement, Venn Diagram, Puzzles, Cubes
Data Interpretation
Bar graph, Tables, Pie chart, Double pie chart, Case lets, multiple graphs, Line graphs, Data comparison
Quantitative Ability
Profit and Loss, Averages, Basic Geometry, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Time –Distance & Speed, Number System
Verbal Ability
Antonyms, Analogies, Odd word out, Word substitute in a sentence, Right usage of words in fill in the blank, Right usage of word in match the following, Fill in the Blanks – Homophones, Idioms – Fill in the blank, Idioms – Match the following, Error spotting – grammar/words/ punctuation, Sentence Correction
Reading Comprehension
Purpose of the passage, Strengthen and Weaken, Assumption and Supporting Statement, Flaw and Discrepancy, Inference and Conclusion Drawn, Passage based questions, Author’s Point of View, Main idea of the passage.
General Awareness
Environment & ecology, Politics/History/Governance/Law, Economy/ Policy, International politics/ current events, Gender/Health/Education, Labor, Media/ICTs/Literature/Art/Culture, Sports

TISSNET 2020 Exam Pattern

TISSNET 2020 Revamp exam pattern is as follow:

Mode of Exam CBT (Computer Based Test)
Time Duration 1 hour and 40 minutes
Total Questions 100
Type of Question MCQ (Multiple Choice Question)
Negative Marking There will be no Negative Marking


Section-wise Question Distribution:

TISSNET 2020 Exam Sections
Total Questions
General Awareness
English Proficiency
Maths and Logical Reasoning

TISSNET 2020 Answer Key

  • After the examination, applicants may able to check the TISSNET 2020 Answer Key.
  • The official answer key will announce later on the website. So, to take the reference, candidates take the help of unofficial answer keys.
  • Since it is a CBT (computer-based test), the authenticity of these keys answer cannot be checked.

TISSNET 2020 Result

  • Firstly, the result will be accessed through online mode only from the official website.
  • Secondly, TISSNET 2020 Result will be declared in the first week of February 2020.
  • After that, applicants who will appear in the examination can download their result/ scorecard through login.
  • Finally, candidates must take a printout of the result/ scorecard for further reference.

TISSNET 2020 Cut Off

  • The expected cut off for TISSNET 2020 Exam will announce once the examination is over.
  • Applicants can refer to unofficial sources but should rely on official sources.
  • The TISSNET 2020 Cut Off will release on the result day.

Given below is the previous year cut off:

TISSNET 2019 Cut Off

Category Cut Off
General 74
SC 63
ST 58
PWD/ DA 56
Armed Forces 69

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A TISS is having Five campuses in India. Whereas, TISS is a Public Funded Research University Creating Human Service Professionals for the Nation. TISSNET exam is organized by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

  • TISS Chennai
  • TISS Mumbai
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences Tuljapur
  • TISS Hyderabad
  • TISS Guwahati



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