TISSNET 2018 Exam: Eligibility, Dates, Registration, Syllabus, Results

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TISSNET 2018 Exam: Eligibility, Dates, Registration, Syllabus, Results



TISSNET 2018 Result will be declared on 27th January 2018. TISSNET exam is managed by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test (TISSNET) is a national level examination. Through this exam, candidates can get admission to the various postgraduate (MA) courses. These courses are offered by the TISS campuses situated at Mumbai, Hyderabad, Guwahati & Tuljapur. Check this article to get detailed information about TISSNET 2018.



TISSNET 2018 Important Dates

 The computer-based test of TISSNET will be held on January 6, 2018. The important dates of TISSNET 2018 are provided below.


TISSNET Important Dates 2018

EventsTISSNET important dates
TISSNET 2018 application begins onOctober 24, 2017
TISSNET application last date (Online)December 8, 2017
TISSNET application form 2018 last date (by post)December 8, 2017
Issue of TISSNET admit cardDecember 21, 2017
Pre-admission orientation programme (for SC/ST/OBC/Minority and PWD candidates)December 22-23, 2017
TISSNET 2018 examJanuary 6, 2018 (2 pm to 3.40 pm)
Announcement of TISSNET ResultJanuary 27, 2018 at 8:00 pm
TISSNET PIT & PIFebruary 27  to March 1, 2018 and March 5 to 10, 2018
Announcement of selection for all programmesApril 27, 2018
Announcement of first wait listMay 11, 2018 at 8.00 p.m
Announcement of second wait listMay 24, 2018 at 6.00 p.m
Commencement of academic programme for 2018-20 sessionJune 2018



TISSNET application form 2018

TISSNET application form was available from October 24 to December 8, 2017. Online applications were accepted for the programme.  However candidates belonging to the remote areas had the option to submit their applications offline till December 8, 2017. TISSNET application fee was Rs. 1030 for general category and for SC/ST it was Rs. 250 including bank charges. Candidates can apply maximum of three management programmes through the same application. The application form of TISSNET comprised filled in five stages. The steps on how to fill TISSNET application form 2018 are given below.


Steps to fill TISSNET application form

Step 1: Select programmes

Step 2: Register for programme – MA (HRM & LR)

Step 3: Fill the application form

Step 4: Upload required documents

Step 5: Pay the specified fee as per category



TISSNET 2018 Eligibility  

Candidates having a bachelor’s degree with minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognized university are eligible to apply 

Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor’s Degree examinations by Saturday, June 02, 2018 are eligible to apply to all programs

For MA in Applied Psychology with Specializations in Counselling Psychology and Clinical Psychology, preference will be given to those candidates who have a graduate degree/BA in Psychology; BA/B.Sc. Home Science with specialization in Child/Human Development; BA Social Work, BA General-with minimum three papers in Psychology 

The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 30, 2018. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands cancelled 
For details and information on application procedure, please visit their official website.



Selection Procedure

The selection of candidates for different programs happens in two stages and has three components of assessment. All candidates must appear for the National entrance test (TISSNET) 

The weightage for NET (National Entrance Test), PIT (Pre Interview Test) and PI (Personal Interview) is as follows for the preparation of final merit lists for General as well as for Reserved Category candidates. NET – 40%; PIT – 30%; PI – 30%

The merit list will be prepared on the basis of merit and the preferences indicated by the candidates at the time of filling up the online application form (Kindly Indicate your preferences carefully as it has implications for the merit list)


Documents Required to submit along with the Application:

  • Graduation Mark sheets (for UG courses)
  • Caste Certificate (SC/ST category)
  • Non-creamy Layer Certificate (OBC category)
  • Certificate of Disability for Person with Disability (PWD)
  • Bona-fide Certificate from candidates, those are in the final year of the degree (for UG courses)
  • Income Certificate (SC/ST/OBC (NC) category)
  • One stamp size photograph.



Merit List Preparation

  1. The weightage for NET, PIT and PI is as follows for the for the preparation of final merit lists for General as well as for Reserved Category candidates. NET – 40% ; PIT – 30% ; PI – 30%.
  2. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of merit and the preferences indicated by the candidates at the time of filling up the online application form (Kindly Indicate your preferences carefully as it has implications for the merit list) 
  3. In case of a tie between two candidates, their PI marks will be compared and the one with more marks in PI will be considered, in case there is a tie in PI marks too their PIT marks will be compared and the one with more marks in PIT will be considered, in case there is a tie in PIT marks too then the Entrance test marks will be compared and the one with more marks in entrance test will be considered, in case there is a tie in Entrance marks too then the candidate higher in age will be given the seat.



Form Fee

Mode of Payment


No. of programmesOnline Payment by Credit Card/Debit CardOnline Payment by NetBankingCash Deposit in any SBI Branch using the prescribed challan
GeneralEligible SC/ST/OBC(NC)GeneralEligible SC/ST/OBC(NC)GeneralEligible SC/ST/OBC(NC)
Applying for 1 ProgrammeRs. 1030Rs. 260Rs. 1030Rs. 260Rs. 1000 + Bank ChargesRs. 250 + Bank Charges
Applying for 2 ProgrammesRs. 2060Rs. 520Rs. 2060Rs. 520Rs. 2000 + Bank ChargesRs. 500 + Bank Charges
Applying for 3 ProgrammesRs. 3090Rs. 780Rs. 3090Rs. 780Rs. 3000 + Bank ChargesRs. 750 + Bank Charges



TISSNET 2018 Exam Centres

The Exam was condcted on more than 100 centres in 39 cities all over India.


Northern RegionEastern RegionWestern RegionSouthern Region
Greater NoidaRanchiAhmedabadKozhikode or Calicut
JaipurSilcharSolapurKochi or Cochin



TISSNET Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of TISSNET 2018 is given here:


General Awareness40
English Proficiency30
Maths and Logical Reasoning30


Negative Marking: No negative marking for the wrong answer.



TISSNET Syllabus 2018

TISSNET syllabus comprises topics from General Awareness, English Proficiency and Maths & Logical Reasoning. TISS has prescribed the syllabus for TISSNET.The test covers questions related to Knowledge on Contemporary Issues, Analytical Ability, General Knowledge and Logical Reasoning.


TISSNET syllabus

General AwarenessCurrent events, political-social events, and topics ranging from History to Art and Culture, and Sports


English ProficiencySentence correction, fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, odd word out, idioms and error spotting


Maths & Logical ReasoningTime & Work, Time Speed Distance, Averages, Algebra, Ratio, Percentage, Mixtures & Alligations, Inferential and visual reasoning and DI with pie chart, graphs



TISSNET Cutoff 2018

TISSNET cutoff will be declared by the examination authority along with the result. The cutoff of TISSNET is the minimum marks which should be scored by candidates for shortlisting in the next round of selection process and admission. TISSNET cutoff will be released as per the category and candidates who will secure equal to or more than the cutoff will be selected for next round. The overall TISSNET cutoffs of previous years of MA Human Resource Management and Labour Relations (Mumbai campus) are given below.



TISSNET Cutoff of Previous Year

ProgrammeCategoryTISSNET 2017 Cutoff (Official)
MA in Human Resource Management and Labour RelationsGeneral category82
OBC category73
SC/ST category70
Development StudiesGeneral category75


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