Tata Institute of Social Sciences Management Aptitude Test

Form Date: 03 Dec - 25 Jan 2022 (Tentative)

Computer Based Test

Form Date: 03 Dec - 25 Jan 2022

TISSMAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,030
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
  • Courses:MHRM
  • Streams:Management

TISSMAT 2021: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Admit Card

Updated On - March 17 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

TISSMAT 2021 is conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). TISS Management Aptitude Test is a national level exam and will be held online (CBT mode). TISS MAT offers admissions into MA (HRM&LR) or MA (ODCL) programs. The TISS entrance exam will be held just after the TISSNET test. Candidates applying for Masters in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations program (HRM&LR) and Masters in Organization Development, Change, and Leadership (ODCL) courses have to appear for both TISSMAT as well as TISSNET examination. Interested candidate can go through the following article for more details about TISSMAT 2021.

TISSMAT 2021 Important Dates

Following are the vital dates for session 2021 TISS MAT exam events which are still to be held:

Registration starts

3 December 2020

Online registration ends

25 January 2021

Last date of submitting the offline application form

25 January 2021

TISSNET admit cards downloading begin

8-15 February

Pre-admission orientation Programme for SC/ST/OBC/Minority and PWD candidates

30-31 January 2021

TISSNET 2021 exam date

20th February 2021

TISSNET 2021 Result announcement 

19 March 2021

Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview dates

to be announced

Displaying the list of selected applicants

to be announced

TISSMAT 2021 Application Form

Before filling the form it is advised to check the eligibility criteria for the exam. The detailed information regarding TISSMAT 2021 Application form is given below:
  • There is no separate application form for the TISSMAT exam. 
  • Candidates who are interested in MA (HRM&LR) or MA (ODCL) programs have to give TISSMAT exam. 
  • TISSMAT 2021 Application Form will be released on the official website.
  • Candidate can fill the form through online or offline mode.
  • Must fill the form with all valid information to avoid any rejection.
  • Also should provide their own valid email id and contact number as it will be used for communication purposes by the authority.
  • Upload the scanned copy of the required documents in the prescribed format.
  • Lastly must make the fee payment as the form will not be accepted without it.

TISSMAT 2021 Application Fee

TISSNET 2021 Application Fee is mentioned below category and gender-wise which candidates can pay by both online and offline mode: 

TISSMAT 2021 Examination Fee
Payment Mode
Number of Programmes Applying for
Online – Net Banking/Credit/Debit card


Rs. 1030/-

Rs. 2060/-

Rs. 3090/-


Rs. 260/-

Rs. 520/-

Rs. 780/-

Offline by Cash at any SBI branch using Challan


Rs. 1000/- + Bank charges

Rs. 2000/- + Bank charges

Rs. 3000/- + Bank charges

SC/ST/OBC NCL (Non-Creamy Layer)

Rs. 250 + Bank charges

Rs. 500 + Bank charges

Rs. 750 + Bank charges

NOTE: The application fee of TISSNET once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

TISSMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The vital information regarding TISSMAT 2021 Eligibility criteria is given below: The Eligibility of TISSMAT is the same as TISSNET.
Age Limit:
  • There is no lower and upper age limit followed for granting admission in the Postgraduate courses offered by qualifying for the TISSMAT examination.
Educational Qualification:
  • Candidates must have completed a Bachelor's or Master's Degree of a minimum of 3 or 4 years duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3 OR 10+2+4 OR 10+2+2+1) from a university recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India.
  • Some Masters’ Degree Programmes will have additional/specific eligibility requirements which can be found on the official website.
  • Candidates who will complete, in all respects, all the requirements of their final year valid degree (including all examinations and internships, if applicable) by Wednesday, the First week of June 2021, are also eligible to apply.
  • Those candidates who are eligible to apply, but cannot submit the degree certificate and grade/mark sheet at the time of admission are required to submit these latest by the last week of September 2021, failing which their provisional admission would stand automatically cancelled without any further reference to the candidate.
  • At the time of applying candidates studying in a 3-year degree Programme should have passed in all the subjects for the First to Fourth semesters and candidates studying in 4-year degree Programmes should have passed in all the subjects for the First to 6th semester.
  • Until a candidate submits her/his degree certificate and final mark/grade sheet as evidence of having completed the eligibility criteria by the given date, the admission offered will remain provisional.
  • Eligibility, determined based on information provided in the application, will be used for the final selection process. If the information provided by a candidate is found to be incorrect or misleading at any point in time, her/his candidature/admission will be summarily cancelled.
  • Candidates shortlisted for personal interview are required to produce an original certificate and mark sheet on the date of the personal interview, for verifying that the candidate is eligible for admission.

TISSMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The vital information regarding the TISSMAT 2021 Exam Pattern is given below:
TISSMAT 2021 Question Pattern
Mode of Examination Online(CBT)
Marking Scheme

One marks for each correct answer.

0.25 marks will be deducted for incorrect answers.

Duration of Examination

100 minutes (1 hour 40 minutes)

Type of Questions

MCQ (Objective)

TISS Management Aptitude Test Score will be considered along with Stage 2 of the admission process and thus will be considered only for those candidates who are shortlisted for Stage 2. TISS-MAT Score will be aggregated with the score of PIT (Pre-Interview Test) and PI (Personal Interview) in the following manner to arrive at the final score for selection.

  1. TISSMAT: 30%
  2. Pre-Interview Test (PIT) : 40%
  3. Personal Interview (PI): 30%
Check the Basic Structure and Objective of TISS-MAT 2021 from the below-given data:
TISSMAT Subject- Wise Paper Pattern
Components / SectionsComprehensionManagement Data InterpretationBusiness Awareness
Number of Questions151515
Total Marks (45)151515
Sectional Cut-offNilNilNil
Preparation LevelGraduateGraduateGraduate
ObjectivesTo assess the ability to read and understand management literature.To assess the ability to read and interpret data related to the economy, market, business, and organization.To assess awareness and familiarity with business knowledge.
Broad Coverage (Indicative and not restrictive)Reading a write-up on a management-related subject and answering questions related to the passage.Interpreting graphs, charts, and data across multiple sources. Performing basic operations with data collected from multiple sources.Knowledge of contemporary events, news, related to the economy, business, human resource management, and labour studies.

This is the latest updated exam pattern of the TISS MAT exam by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

TISSMAT 2021 Preparation Tips

While preparing for TISS MAT, candidates can follow the below tips for preparation: 

  • Candidates should be able to manage their time wisely to not get exhausted during their study time exam.
  • A proper schedule should be made and followed for the preparation of the exam.
  • Since the TISS MAT Exam has negative marking, the candidates should attempt every single question carefully.
  • While studying for TISSMAT, aspirants should take enough breaks to make sure that their mind is calm and composed.

TISSMAT 2021 Admit Card

The candidates can check the TISSMAT 2021 Admit Card details below in the given points:
  • The hall ticket will be released by the authorized body on its official website after the successful submission of the application form.
  • Those who will submit the form without any flaw will only be issued admit card for TISSMAT.
  • Candidates are advised not to forget to carry the call letter to the exam hall as without it entry would not be possible.
  • Also must carry any of the national ids along with the hall ticket for verification purposes.

TISSMAT 2021 Results

TISSMAT 2021 Scorecard will be announced on the official website. The vital information regarding TISSMAT Results 2021 is given below: Candidates can view their results by following the below-mentioned steps:-
  • Visit the TISS official website.
  • Click on TISSMAT 2020 Results.
  • Enter your roll number.
  • Click on the 'submit button.
  • Scores would get displayed on the screen.
  • Download it and take a print out for the counselling round.
  • Based on these results counselling will be done for the allotment of seats under various disciplines of PG courses.

TISSMAT 2021 Merit List

Program wise Open (Unreserved) Merit List (OML) will be prepared based on candidates score in TISSMAT & the candidate’s preference of programs as given in the online application form. OML will be prepared without consideration of the category they have applied to, thus providing an opportunity for all candidates to get selected in the OML depending on their aggregate score.

After considering all the candidates in OML, a separate Category wise Merit List (CML) will be drawn for the number of seats reserved for each category as per the Government of India / University Grants Commission regulations on the matter.

TISSMAT 2021 Counselling

Once the TISSMAT Results are declared, the university of TISS will release the merit list and announce the name of the candidates who will be eligible for the TISSMAT Counselling 2021 session.
  • A merit list would be prepared for the Candidates who have qualified all the above-mentioned stages and if there still is a vacancy, it will be offered to the candidates who were put on the waiting list.
  • No candidates would be offered direct admission.

TISSMAT 2021 Highlights

Below is the important information or highlights are given for the TISSMAT Exam which candidates can refer to for a quick view:

Exam Name


Full form of Exam Name
Tata Institute of Social Sciences Management Aptitude Test 2021
Conducting Body
Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS)

National Level

MA (HRM&LR) or MA (ODCL) programs
TISSMAT Official website


Exam Purpose
To offer admission in MA (HRM&LR) or MA (ODCL) programs offered at Maharashtra State Agricultural Universities
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About Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is a research university funded by the public. It was established in 1936, as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work which was established as the first school of social sciences in the nation but got renamed in 1944. It is having collaborations with the London School of Economics, the University of Chicago, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology with four campuses located in Tuljapur, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Guwahati. The University conducts both TISSNET and TISSMAT.


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TISSMAT Important Dates

Form Date03 Dec - 25 Jan 2022 (Tentative)
Exam Date20 Feb 2022 (Tentative)

Tata Institute of Social Sciences Management Aptitude Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

1 hours 24 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


NOTE:0.25 marks will be deducted for every correct answer


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Form Start Date:

03 Dec 2021

Form End Date:

25 Jan 2022

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