TISS BAT 2019 Exam Dates, Application Form, Syllabus, Pattern, Eligibility, Results, Counselling

Scholarship Examination in India

TISS BAT, elaborated as Tata Institute of Social Sciences Bachelor Admission Test is an entrance exam being conducted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Candidates must have passed class 12 or must be appearing in the same, and must be below 23 years of age to be eligible for the exam. TISS BAT 2019 is scheduled for May 11, 2019.

  • TISS BAT 2019 Application Forms can be filled till March 20, 2019 on official website of TISS.
  • The exam will be held across 22 cities of the country.
  • Admit Card for the test will be available from April 11 and 12, 2019 on official website of exam.
  • TISS BAT 2019 is divided in 2 parts, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is an online MCQ test and Paper 2 is offline essay writing test.
  • Candidates who are able to clear the cut off for both the exams are called for counseling process.
  • Candidates who verify their documents successfully in the counselling are offered admission in various campuses.

Through this test, the institution provides admission to candidates in Bachelor of Arts program in Social Sciences, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Integrated BA and MA program in Social Sciences and in Social work. These programs are currently offered at the Tuljapur, Hyderabad and Guwahati campus of the institution.

TISS BAT 2019 Highlights

Name of ExamTata Institute of Social Sciences Bachelor Admission Test 2019
Commonly known asTISS BAT 2019
Level of examNational Level
Frequency of examOnce in a year
Courses offeredUndergraduate and Undergraduate-Postgraduate Integrated
Mode of examPaper 1- Online and Paper 2- Offline
Official Websitewww.tiss.edu

TISS BAT 2019 Exam Dates

Candidates can apply for TISS BAT 2019 till March 20, 2019. The exam will be conducted on May 11, 2019 and results will be announced in the second week of June 2019.

Candidates may look at the following table for complete schedule of TISS BAT 2019:

Announcement of the admissionOctober 30, 2018
Last date of applying for the testMarch 20, 2019
Issuance of Admit CardApril 11 and 12, 2019
TISS BAT 2019 exam dateMay 11, 2019 (Saturday)
Declaration of ResultSecond week of June 2019
Counselling starts fromTo be announced
Announcement of First waiting listJTo be announced
Counselling for waitlisted candidatesTo be announced
Announcement of Second waitlistTo be announced
Counselling for second listTo be announced
Classes start fromTo be announced

TISS BAT 2019 Eligibility

Tata Institute of Social Sciences has laid down some eligibility criteria for its BA programs and thus for TISS BAT 2019. Here are the details of this eligibility criteria:

  • Candidate must have passed Class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognized board
  • Those who have appeared for Class 12 examinations and are awaiting results can also apply, however, these candidates need to produce their result at the time of final selection.
  • Candidate’s age must be below 23 years of age, as on April 30, 2019.

TISS BAT 2019 Application Form

Application form for TISS BAT 2019 will be made available at the official website of TISS. Candidates can apply for the test till March 20, 2019. Application form for TISS BAT 2019 can be filled online only.

Candidates may follow the steps listed below for applying for TISS BAT 2019:

  • Visit the official website of the institute, which is www.tiss.edu.
  • On the homepage, candidates need to click on the ‘Admissions’ link.
  • On this new page, notification for all programs will be visible. Candidates need to find heading named ‘Bachelors Programs and Integrated Bachelors and Masters Program’.
  • Click on the link for ‘BA Admissions’ and click on ‘Apply Online.’
  • Application form will appear on the screen.
  • Fill all the details and upload the needed documents.
  • Make payment for the test. Application fee can be paid by online mode or through SBI Bank Challan.
  • Application fee for SC/ST candidates with annual income less than INR 2.5 lacs and NC-OBC candidates with annual income less than INR 1 lac is INR 275.
  • Application fee for all other candidates is INR 1025.
  • Candidates who want to fill application form at concessional rates need to upload their Caste certificate and Income certificates as well.
  • After making the payment, application form is complete.
  • Candidates are advised to have a print out of this form as it may be needed in future.

TISS BAT 2019 Admit Card

Admit Card for TISS BAT 2019 will be available from April 11 to 12, 2019. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website.

Here is a list of steps that candidates can follow to download TISS BAT 2019 Admit Card:

  • Go to the official website of the institute.
  • On the homepage, candidates need to click on the ‘Admissions’ link.
  • A flash link for TISS BAT Admit Card 2019 will be available, click on it.
  • Enter your User ID and Password and click on ‘Login’.
  • After login, Option to view Admit card will appear on screen.
  • Take a printout of the Admit Card for future reference.

TISS BAT 2019 Exam Center

TISS BAT 2019 will be held in 22 cities across the country. Candidates can fill only one choice of their preferred center in the application form. However, examination center once allotted to a candidate will not be changed.

Here is a list of cities where TISS BAT 2019 will be held:


Detailed address of the examination center will be mentioned on the admit card.

TISS BAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Examination structure of TISS BAT 2019 is divided in two parts, paper 1 and paper 2. Total time allotted for both the papers is 90 minutes. Total marks of both the papers are 100. There are separate cut offs for both the papers and candidates needs to appear and clear both of them. Candidates can take both the exams in English Medium only.

Let us take a look at the details of both the papers:

Paper 1:

  • Paper 1 is a computer based online test.
  • This paper will contain questions from General Knowledge, English Proficiency, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Mathematics.
  • Candidate will be given 60 minutes to complete the test.
  • This paper is of 60 marks.
  • All the questions in Paper 1 are Multiple Choice Type.

Paper 2:

  • Paper 2 is a pen and paper based test.
  • In this test, candidates are given 4 topics, out of which candidates have to write essay on any two topics.
  • Length of the essay should be 500 words.
  • Candidates will be given a time of 30 minutes to complete this test.
  • This test carries a weightage of 40 marks in the total score, where each essay is of 20 marks.
  • Topics of essays are generally social concerns, opinions and abstract thoughts on social issues.

TISS BAT 2019 Syllabus

TISS BAT 2019 includes subjects like General Awareness, Mathematics, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and English Proficiency in Paper 1 and Essay writing in Paper 2.

Here is a list of topics that candidates must study for TISS BAT 2019:

English ProficiencyIdioms, Grammar and Vocabulary based Fill in the Blanks, Odd One Out, Jumbled Paragraphs, Synonym Antonyms, Spellings, Sentence Correction and Reading Comprehension.
MathematicsIntegers, Fractions, Time Speed Distance, Average, Simple and Compound Interest, Probability, Profit and Loss, Ratio Proportion and Variation
Data InterpretationBar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables and Venn Diagrams
Logical ReasoningAlphabet Series, Number Series, Sitting Arrangements, Blood Relations, Logical Connectivity, Coding Decoding, Direction Sense, Clocks, Calendars, Puzzles, Cubes and Statement Conclusion.
General AwarenessCurrent Affairs, Media, Advertisements, History, Geography, Politics, Economy, Constitution, Awards, Health, Technology, Environment and Nature.
Essay writingThere is no specified syllabus for essay writing. Candidates must be aware of social issues in the country and must know to opinionate on those issues.

TISS BAT 2019 Result

Result for TISS BAT 2019 will be announced in the second week of June 2019. Result will be made available online only and candidates can view their result from the official website.

Here is a list of steps that candidates can follow to download the score card for TISS BAT 2019:

  • Go to the official website of the institute.
  • On the homepage, candidates need to click on the ‘Admissions’ link.
  • A flash link for TISS BAT Result 2019 will be available, click on it.
  • Enter your User ID and Password and click on ‘Login’.
  • After login the complete result will be displayed on your computer screen.
  • Take printout of the result for future reference.

TISS BAT 2019 Cut Off

Cut Off or qualifying score is the minimum score or rank candidate needs to achieve in TISS BAT 2019 for a call for admission. TISS does not declare any cut off publicly for TISS BAT 2019. Score of last candidate to get admission eventually end up becoming the cut off score.

Cut off scores for TISS BAT 2019 keeps on changing every year. This is because it depends upon following factors:

  • Number of candidates applying for test
  • Difficulty level of the exam
  • Number of seats available or any increase/decrease in those
  • Change in Admission Policy or Procedure

TISS BAT 2019 Counseling

After the declaration of results of TISS BAT 2019, next step is counseling. For BA in Social Work, there is a personal interview also. Appearing in these stages is necessary and candidates will not be given admission if they do not appear in these stages.

Here are some details about the procedure after declaration of Results of TISS BAT 2019:

  • Candidates who wish to take admission in BA in Social Sciences have to appear in counseling process for verification of certificates.
  • Counseling is done rank-wise, if seats are vacant, then waiting lists are released and counseling for waitlisted candidates is done in subsequent weeks.
  • Candidates seeking admission in BA in social work have to appear in Personal Interview first. Candidates will be given a score out of 50 on the basis of this interview.
  • Merit list for BA in Social Work will be prepared on the basis of combined scores of TISS BAT 2019 and Personal Interview.
  • Candidates who are selected have to submit a specified amount of fee to book their seat.

Candidates are advised to carry following documents while going for counseling process:

  • Admit Card of TISS BAT 2019
  • Score Card of TISS BAT 2019
  • Class 10 certificate
  • Class 12 certificate
  • Caste/Category certificate issued by competent authority ( for candidates other than general category)
  • Income Certificate or Proof of Income issued by competent authority
  • Migration Certificate or Transfer Certificate issued by previous board under which candidate has studied
  • Character Certificate or Certificate of Conduct issued by institution in which candidate has previously studied
  • Identity Proof of Candidate
  • Colored Passport size pictures of Candidate
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