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TISSNET - Application Form

Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test

Form Date: 18 Oct - 29 Nov 2020 (Tentative)

Computer Based Test

Form Date: 18 Oct - 29 Nov 2020

TISSNET 2021 Application Form: Dates, Fee and Procedure

Updated On - July 20 2020 by Akriti Maurya

TISSNET 2021 Application Form will be available from the second week of October 2020. Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test will be held in the first week of January 2021 in almost 40 Cities. The last date for TISS-NET Registration will be Last week of November 2020. TISS National Entrance Exam is a national level examination organised by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) to offer admission into Master of Arts (M.A.) Programmes offered in Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad campuses, Chennai and Nagaland.

TISSNET 2021 Application Form Important Dates

Candidates can check the TISSNET 2021 exam dates given below not to miss out any event of TISS examination:
TISSNET Exam Dates
Availability of TISSNET 2020 Application form Second week of  October 2020
Last Date for Online Application FormLast week of November 2020 
Last Date for receipt of the application form by postFirst week of December 2020
TISSNET 2021 Exam DateFirst week of January 2021

TISSNET 2021 Application Form

The registration process of TISS-NET will be available from the second week of October 2020. Candidates can apply for TISSNET 2020 Application Form through online only. Following are the points that should be kept in mind before applying for TISS National Entrance Exam registration:

  • The application form will be made available on the official website of TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences).
  • Candidates can also get a printed copy of the application form from the Institute by sending the request for printed form by Speed Post with application fees on the given address:

Assistant Registrar (Academic),

Tata Institute of Social Sciences,

Deonar Mumbai, 400088.

  • Candidates must submit the form before the last date.
  • Candidates can apply for a maximum of three programmes only indicating the order of preference through one online form and should not fill more than one online form. 
  • More than one application form will be rejected.
  • The application form must be complete in all respect otherwise candidature will be cancelled.
  • If a candidate had applied for more than one programme than after NET, Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview (PI), admission will be offered to the programme which is higher in the order of preference.

Documents Required for TISSNET 2021 Registration

Candidates applying through the online application form will have to upload the required certificates mentioned below. 

Certificates Required for TISSNET
GeneralPhotograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash).
SC/ST (Annual income less than Rs.2.5 lakhs)Photograph, Signature, Caste/Tribe Certificate, Income Certificate for the financial year 2018-19, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash),
SC/ST (Annual income more than Rs.2.5 lakhs)

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash), Caste/Tribe Certificate.

OBC (NC) (Annual income less than Rs.1 lakh)Photograph, Signature, Income Certificate for the financial year 2018-19, Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) certificate issued after 01 April 2019 by the District Magistrate/Deputy Commissioner/Tahsildar, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash).
OBC(Non-Creamy Layer) (Annual income more than Rs.1 lakh but less than Rs. 8 lakhs)

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash),

Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) certificate issued after 01-04-2019 by the District Magistrate/Deputy Commissioner/Tahsildar. CERTIFICATES dated before 01 April 2019, will not be considered valid.

PWD/ KM/ Armed Forces

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and PWD certificate/ KM certificate/ Armed Force certificate.

  • SC/ST candidates whose annual family income is <=250000 (2.5 lac) and OBC(NC) candidates whose annual family income are <=100000 have to upload Income certificate for the Financial Year 2017-2018 issued by Revenue Officer.
  • Candidates who are submitting a hard copy of the application should post the above-mentioned documents attested by a School Headmaster or a Principal of College or a Gazetted Officer along with the application form.

TISSNET 2021 Application Fee

The complete structure of the TISSNET 2020 Application Form Fee is given below. Candidates can go through the same to know the application fee, mode of payment, the fee for each program, etc.

TISSNET Entrance Test Fee 2021
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

  • The SBI will charge Rs. 50/- as their processing fee for cash deposit (each deposit), which cannot be adjusted against the application fee.
  • Payment done through another mode like DD, pay order will not be accepted and the application will be rejected.

How to Apply for TISSNET 2021?

The application form can be submitted through online mode only. Before filling the form & depositing the fee make sure the eligibility criteria.  Following are the steps candidates should follow while filling the TISSNET 2021 Application Form:

STEP 1: Online Registration
  • Firstly, candidates have to register themselves by visiting the TISS official website. 
  • Candidates have to use their email address for the registration and click on the "Register" button.
  • Provide a valid email Id as the new registration link will be sent to this email id only.
STEP 2: Fill Up Application Form

After login candidates have to fill the following details in the application form of TISSNET such as:

  • Basic details
  • Academic details 
  • Mention the programmes (wish to apply for in the order of preference).
STEP 3: Fee Payment

Once all the details are filled in the application form, now, candidates have to make the payment of National Entrance Test (NET) application fee (depending on a number of programmes applied) either through Payment Gateway or Cash depositing in any branch of SBI.

STEP 4: Upload Documents

Now, candidates have to upload the scanned copy of Photograph, signature, mark sheet of the last exam passed and other necessary certificates as per the specification are given below:

TISSNET Image Specification
Photograph113 Pixels as the Width and 170 Pixels as HeightJPEG, JPG/PNG 
Signature302 Pixels as the Width and 132 Pixels as HeightJPEG, JPG/PNG 
Income Certificate, Caste/Tribe Certificate, Armed Forces Certificate, PWD Certificate, Kashmiri Migrant Certificate500KBPDF
  • Candidates have to compress the documents while uploading in a PDF format.
  • If candidates are facing any technical problems while filling in the application form may call in the help-line number from Monday to Saturday.

TISSNET 2021 Exam Centers

Candidates can check the TISSNET examination centres below.

  • Ahemdabad
  • Aurangabad
  • Bangalore
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Dehradun
  • Dimapur
  • Faridabad
  • Ghaziabad
  • Greater Noida
  • Gurugram
  • Guwahati
  • Gwalior
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu City
  • Jamshedpur
  • Kochi
  • Kolkata
  • Kozhikode
  • Lucknow
  • Madurai
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Navi Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Noida
  • Silchar
  • Solapur
  • Srinagar
  • Thane
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Varanasi
  • Vishakhapatnam
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Secunderabad

TISSNET 2021 Admit Card

All the candidates who have successfully submitted their application form can download their TISSNET admit card from the official site by using email id & password. Candidates must download and print their admit card as they are required to go to the exam centre along with their admit card and a photo id proof.

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Form Start Date:

18 Oct 2020

Form End Date:

29 Nov 2020

The forms will open on 18 Oct 2020



Examination Date (Online):

04 Jan 2021

Application Fees:

₹ 1,030

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