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TISS NET 2023 Cutoff: Previous Years and Category-wise 2018, 2019 Cutoff

Updated On - March 24 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

TISS NET 2023 cut off will be released by Tata Institute of Social Sciences after the declaration of results. Candidates are required to score more than the cutoff for appearing in the pre-interview test (PIT), group discussion (GD) and personal interview (PI) rounds. Candidate can check about TISS NET cutoff, types of TISS NET cutoff, expected TISS NET 2023 cutoffs and previous years - 2019, 2018 cutoff from this article.

Latest Updates

  • The Tata Institute of Social Science has declared TISS NET 2023 Result on March 23, 2023. 

TISS NET 2023 Cutoff 

The candidates can check a few important details below in the given points:

  • TISS NET cutoff score depends on the number of seats available for a specific programme at a particular campus as well as on the category of candidates.
  • TISS cutoff will be different for candidates belonging to a different category
  • In 2020, the cut off seems to be high owing to the lower difficulty level of TISS NET 2021.

Types of TISS NET cutoffs

There are three types of TISS NET cut off. All the types of TISS NET cutoff are defined below

 TISS NET Qualifying cutoff:  TISS has set the minimum qualifying marks for PIT and PI round of TISS Selection Process. Candidates with less than the cutoff scores can not be considered for TISS NET cut off list for PIT and GD/PI.
Qualifying cut off (%)





Candidates can check the sectional cut-offs for General Awareness (GA) from the table given below. Candidate must have to score more than the minimum marks in General Awareness section to qualify TISS NET exam and PIT& PI.




GN, EWS, KM and AF

35% i.e. 14 Marks


30% i.e. 12 Marks

SC and ST

No sectional cut off applied

TISS NET PIT and PI cut off: Only qualified candidates with more than the above-mentioned score can appear for Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview. Top qualified candidates are shortlisted by authorities to participate in PIT and PI rounds.

Selection of candidates for final admission is based on their performance in TISS NET exam and PIT and PI together. 

TISS NET 2021 Expected CutOff

For management courses, an overall score of about 70 or 75 can be considered a good score for TISS NET 2021.

Expected Cut-Off

General Awareness


English Proficiency


Maths and Logical Reasoning




TISS NET 2019 cutoff

Candidates can check TISS NET 2019 cutoff to know the about approximate score needed to clear subsequent rounds of admission process. Given below is the table for TISS cutoff 2019, for reference.

TISS programme

TISS NET 2019 cutoff 

MA Human Resource Management


MA Globalisation and Labour


MA Public Health


MPH Social Epidemiology


MA Clinical Psychology


MA Culture and Media Studies


MA Mental Health


MA Women Studies


MA Social Entrepreneurship


The above mentioned TISS cutoff are for General Category. The cut off for OBC was 4-5 marks lesser and the cut off for SC/ST Category was 8-10 lesser than the General Category cut off as per the above table.

 TISS NET 2018 cutoff

Candidates can refer to the table below for TISS NET 2018 cut off score.



TISS NET 2018 Cut off

MA in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations







Development Studies



What After Clearing TISS NET Cutoff?

Candidates who will qualify more than TISS NET Cutoff have to go through subsequent selection rounds for taking admission in various campuses of Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The final list of shortlisted candidates will be declared soon after the exam. TISS NET Selection Procedure includes the following stages for any course:

  1. Score in TISS NET
  2. Pre-Interview Test
  3. Personal Interview 

Candidates who will score more than or equal to TISS NET 2021 cutoff marks will be called for Pre-Interview session and Personal Interview. Final selection of qualified candidates will be based on their performance in TISS NET 2020, PIT and Interview in the following weightage:

TISS NET selection weightage
StagesMaximum MarksWeightage
TISS NET 202110040%
Pre-Interview Test5030%
Personal Interview7530%
Total225 Marks100%


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