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Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test

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TISSNET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,030
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
  • Courses:MSc, MA, B.ED + M.ED
  • Streams:Science, Arts, Education

TISSNET 2020: Final Merit List, Admission Process(Changed)

Updated On - July 15 2020 by Kartik Arya

TISSNET 2020 Final Merit List will be published on 20 July 2020. TISSNET 2020 is admission process has been changed. TISS National Entrance Test 2020 Result was announced on 04 February 2020 by TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences). It is a National level Entrance Examination held annually to offer admission into Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Science (M.Sc) and BEd-MEd Integrated Programmes offered in Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad campuses and other locations like BALM, Chennai and TISS- Nagaland. Tata Institute of Social Science offers admission through TISSNET (Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test) in more than 53 master's programmes in its various campuses. Candidates can find complete details of TISSNET 2020 including exam dates, application form, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card etc through this article. 

Latest Updates 

  • Final Merit List for TISSNET 2020 will be published on 20 July 2020.

TISSNET 2020 Important Dates

TISSNET 2020 Important Dates are mentioned below:

TISSNET Exam Schedule

Opening Date of Application form

18 October 2019

Closing Date of Online Application form

30 November 2019 (Extended)

Last Date for receipt of the Application form by post

03 December 2019

Release of Admit Card (Online)

18 - 19 December 2019

TISSNET 2020 Exam Date

04 January 2020

Result Date

04 February 2020

Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview

11 March - 03 April 2020

Announcement of Merit List

20 July 2020

Online Documents uploading & Fees payment by the selected candidates from Waitlist 1

21-28 July 2020

First waitlist

31 July 2020

Online Document Verification and Fee Payment

01-07 August 2020

The Above mentioned dates are updated as per the official authority releases the exam schedule for TISSNET 2020.

TISSNET 2020 Admission Process

After the written test, the qualified students have been shortlisted for next TISSNET admission through GD and PI rounds. PIT has been cancelled for this year. The PI of TISSNET 2020 for MA will start from 8 June 2020 to 17 June 2020 (Mumbai, Hyderabad, Tuljapur) and from 29 June to 4 July 2020 for Guwahati. Students have to appear for Personal Interview remotely using online mode. Students who have already appeared for PIT and PI in Mumbai campus, PIT scores will be discarded and only TISSNET and PI scores will be considered for final assessment.

Students need not travel the TISS campuses as the process will be carried out through online mode only.At the time of PI rounds, students will be tested on their knowledge of the subject chosen. After Interview rounds, students will be placed in the merit list or waitlist which will be released online

TISSNET 2020 Counselling

TISSNET 2020 Counselling will be conducted for those candidates who have made it through all the selection criteria like TISS National Entrance Test 2020 written examination, Pre-Interview Test, and Interview.

  • 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 student would be offered direct admission.

TISSNET 2020 Result

TISSNET 2020 Results would be announced on 04 February 2020 on the official website and nowhere else. 
  • Candidates are requested to remember their Login credentials without which they might not get access to their results.
  • An Interview will be conducted for the applicants who have qualified the written test but that Interview will also have a Pre-Interview test.
  • There would be a waiting list as well for the Candidates who did not perform too well or too bad so they’ll get admission if there are vacant seats by the end of TISSNET 2020 Counselling.

TISSNET 2020 Exam Pattern

TISSNET 2020 Exam Pattern  is given in a detailed manner which should be followed by Candidates planning to score well in the upcoming TISS National Entrance Test as a pattern can give a clear picture of how the exam is going to be and applicants can plan accordingly:

TISS 2020 Exam Pattern
Mode of Examination

Online (CBT)

Duration of Examination

100 minutes (1 hour 40 minutes)

No. of Questions asked


Type of Questions

MCQ (Objective)

Marking Scheme

+1 for Correct and NO Negative Marking


Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge, Analytical Ability and English Language

Section-wise division of marks and questions asked is given below:

TISSNET Marks Distribution
Number of Questions
Maximum Marks
General Knowledge



English Language



Mathematics & Logical Reasoning




There are no changes made by the authority in the exam pattern. To know more, candidates are advised to keep visiting the official website.

TISSNET 2020 Syllabus

TISSNET 2020 Syllabus is mentioned below differentiated by subjects asked:

General Knowledge:
  •  Environment and Ecology
  •  Politics
  •  History
  •  Governance
  •  Law
  •  Economy
  •  Policy
  •  Gender
  •  Health
  •  Education
  •  Labor
  •  Sports
English Language:
  •  Comprehension passages
  •  Grammar
Verbal Ability:
  • Antonyms
  • Analogies
  • Odd word out
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Idioms
  • Error spotting
  • Word Substitution
  •  Sentence correction
  • Profit & Loss
  • Averages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentage
Logical Reasoning:
  • Number series
  • Alphabet series
  • Eye of detail
  • Logical connectivity
  • Puzzles
  • Venn diagrams
  • Cubes
Data Interpretation:
  • Bar graph
  • Table
  • Pie chart
  • Line graph 

TISSNET 2020 Preparation Tips

TISSNET 2020 Preparation Tips are enlisted for all the Candidates appearing for TISS National Entrance Test (NET) as these might help some to score better than their ability as it includes some strategies prepared by experts focusing Candidates appearing for entrance examinations:

  • Candidates are requested to go through the Syllabus first and prepare accordingly.
  • Make notes of everything as it is easier to refer to notes than going through all over again.
  • Daily revision is an important aspect.
  • Give time for recreation which is an important part as it helps to release the stress from time to time and it doesn’t pile up. 

TISSNET 2020 Application Form

TISSNET 2020 Application Form was released on the official website on 18 October 2019. Applicants are requested to follow the basic instructions to successfully fill the application form and also keep the required documents ready (scanned copy of Original).
  1. A few points are listed below which mentions the different stages candidates will be taken through while filling up the TISSNET Registration Form 2020:
    • Registration of the Individual candidate
    • Uploading the required Documents
    • Application Fee Payment
    • Confirmation of Application

   2. In case candidates face a lack of access to internet services i.e. if they are in a remote area, they can write to the Mumbai campus for a printed application form. They have to fill the application form and submit it before the last date to the following address:

Assistant Registrar (Academic),

Tata Institute of Social Sciences,

Deonar Mumbai, 400088

    3. Candidates can apply for multiple programmes in a one application form. If a candidate is found to have filled more than one online form, all the applications will be cancelled.

    4. Applicants must fill up all the information carefully and correctly failing to which their candidature shall be cancelled by the organizing committee.

TISSNET 2020 Application Fee

TISSNET Application Fee 2020 is mentioned below category/gender wise which Candidates can pay by both online and offline mode: 

TISSNET 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 once paid will not be refunded.

TISSNET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

TISSNET 2020 Eligibility is mentioned below for all category/gender/educational background etc.:
Age Limit:
  • There is no age limit followed for granting admission in the Postgraduate courses offered by qualifying the TISSNET examination.
Educational Qualification:
  • Candidates should have completed a Bachelor's or Master's Degree of 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 2020, 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 last week of September 2020, 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 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 original certificate and mark sheet on the date of personal interview, for verifying that the candidate is eligible for admission.

TISSNET 2020 Admit Card

TISSNET 2020 Admit Card was available on the official website of TISS from 18 December to 19 December 2019. Candidates are requested to follow the guidelines mentioned below:
  • Applicants are supposed to download their TISSNET Hall Ticket from the official website as the Admit Cards will not be sent by post to any candidate.
  • Candidates must take their Admit Cards along with themselves to the examination centre without which they might be debarred.
  • Applicants must carry a government Photo ID proof in original for cross verification.

TISSNET 2020 Exam Centres

Check the list of test centres for the TISSNET 2020 given below:

  1. Chandigarh
  2. Dehradun
  3. New Delhi
  4. Faridabad
  5. Ghaziabad
  6. Jaipur
  7. Lucknow
  8. Noida
  9. Varanasi
  10. Greater Noida
  11. Jammu
  12. Srinagar
  13. Bhubaneshwar
  14. Guwahati
  15. Jamshedpur
  16. Kolkata
  17. Patna
  18. Raipur
  19. Ranchi
  20. Dimapur
  21. Silchar
  22. Ahmedabad
  23. Aurangabad
  24. Bhopal
  25. Gwalior
  26. Indore
  27. Mumbai
  28. Nagpur
  29. Pune
  30. Solapur
  31. Navi-Mumbai
  32. Thane
  33. Bengaluru
  34. Chennai
  35. Hyderabad
  36. Kochi
  37. Visakhapatnam
  38. Madurai
  39. Kozhikode
  40. Thiruvananthapuram

TISS Campuses and Courses

  • Master of Arts in Education (Elementary)
  • Master of Arts (Development Studies)
  • Master of Arts (Women's Studies)
  • Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Climate Change and Sustainability Studies)
  • Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Regulatory Governance)
  • Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Urban Policy and Governance)
  • Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Water Policy and Governance)
  • Master of Hospital Administration (MHA)
  • Master of Public Health (Health Administration)
  • Master of Public Health (Health Policy, Economics, and Finance) {MPH-HPEF}
  • Master of Public Health (Social Epidemiology) {MPH-SE}
  • Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (Clinical and Counselling Practice)
  • Master of Law (LLM) (Access to Justice)
  • Master of Arts (Globalization and Labor)
  • Master of Arts (Human Resource Management & Labor Relations)
  • Master of Arts (Organization Development, Change, and Leadership)
  • Master of Arts (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Master of Arts (Media and Cultural Studies)
  • Master of Arts in Social Work (Children & Families)
  • Master of Arts in Social Work (Community Organization & Development Practice)
  • Master of Arts in Social Work (Criminology & Justice)
  • Master of Arts in Social Work (Dalit & Tribal Studies and Action)
  • Master of Arts in Social Work (Disability Studies & Action)
  • Master of Arts in Social Work (Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Master of Arts in Social Work (Mental Health)
  • Master of Arts in Social Work (Public Health)
  • Master of Arts in Social Work (Women-Centered Practice)
  • Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Disaster Management)
  • MPhil program in Development Studies
  • MPhil program in Women's Studies
  • MPhil program School of Habitat Studies
  • MPhil program in Health Services Management
  • MPhil program in Public Health
  • MPhil (Specialization in Clinical and Counselling Practice)
  • MPhil program in Management and Labor Studies
  • MPhil in Social Sciences
  • MPhil in Psychiatric Social Work
  • MPhil program in Social Work
  • Program in Education
  • MPhil in Social Sciences with Specialization in Sociology of Education
  • MPhil in Inclusive Development and Social Justice 
  • Master of Arts / Master of Science (Development Policy, Planning, and Practice)
  • Master of Arts / Master of Science (Sustainable Livelihoods and Natural Resources Governance)
  • Master of Arts (Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
  • Master of Arts (Social Work in Rural Development)
  • MPhil in Social Sciences
  • MPhil program in Rural Development
  • Master of Arts (Education)
  • Master of Arts (Public Policy and Governance)
  • Master of Arts (Development Studies)
  • Master of Arts (Natural Resource & Governance)
  • Master of Arts (Rural Development and Governance)
  • Master of Arts (Women's Studies)
  • Master of Arts (Organization Development, Change, and Leadership)
  • MPhil Programme in Education
  • MPhil in Social Sciences
  • Master of Arts in Social Work (Community Organization & Development Practices)
  • Master of Arts in Social Work (Counselling)
  • Master of Arts in Social Work (Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Master of Arts in Social Work (Public Health)
  • Master of Arts (Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development)
  • Master of Arts (Labor Studies and Social Protection)
  • Master of Arts (Peace and Conflict Studies)
  • Master of Arts (Sociology and Social Anthropology)
  • MPhil in Social Sciences
  • Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
  • Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (Counselling Psychology)
  • Master of Arts in Social Work (Mental Health)
  • MPhil in Social Sciences

TISSNET 2020 Highlights

Below given are the main or vital points of the TISSNET 2020 exam:

Exam Name


Conducting Body

Tata Institue of Social Science


National Level


Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses 

TISS NET 2020 Official website
Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose

To offer admission in various Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses in TISS 

About Tata Institue of Social Science 

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 London School of Economics, the University of Chicago and Massachusetts Institute of Technology with four campuses located in Tuljapur, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Guwahati.


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TISSNET Important Dates

TISSNET 2020 Form Date18 Oct - 09 Dec 2019
Admit card20 Dec 2019
TISSNET 2020 Exam Date04 Jan 2020
TISSNET 2020 Result04 Feb 2020
Counselling11 Mar - 21 Mar 2020

Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

1 hours 24 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


1General Awareness 40140

Instructions:Extra 20 mins will be given to Candidates having 40% disability.

Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

18 Oct 2019

Form End Date:

09 Dec 2019

The last date to submit the form was on 09 Dec 2019
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