Skyrocket Your Chances to RANK HIGHER in the Exam

Skyrocket Your Chances to RANK HIGHER in the Exam


Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test


Tata Institute of Social Science National Entrance Test also known as TISSNET. It is a university-level exam that is conducted by the only Tata Institute of Social Science. TISSNET exam will be held for those applicants who are seeking for admission in multiple courses offered by the TISS Institute. With the holding of this exam, TISS also provides admission in multiple programs including M.Sc., MA, and B.Ed-MEd and various Integrated fields. 

TISSNET exam will be conducted online mode. It consists of four sections with a moderate level of exam difficulty. Every year, approx. 40,000 applicants appear for the TISSNET exam.

The exam TISSNET will be held in the month of January or February. 

Highlights of TISSNET Exam:

Particulars Information
Name of exam Tata Institute of Social Science National Entrance Test
Known as TISSNET
Conducted by TISS
Level of exam National
Mode of exam Online
Frequency Annually
Duration of exam 100 minutes
Language English
Conducted in Approx. 30 cities

Latest News


The TISSNET exam eligibility criteria are given below and each applicant must have to fulfill the below eligibility criteria.

  • Applicants must have Bachelor’s degree from the recognized university
  • Final year appearing candidates can also apply for the exam
  • There is no age limit criteria as prescribed by the authority


The TISSNET exam syllabus and important topics are listed below:

English Proficiency: Odd-one-out, Word Choice/sentence correction, Synonyms & Antonyms, Analogies, Verbal reasoning, Grammar and Reading comprehension.
General Awareness (GA): Social Studies, Politics, Environment, Science & Technology, Art & Culture, Sports and Indian History.
Mathematics and Logical reasoning: Basic Geometry, Basic Arithmetic, Basic Statistics, Basic Trigonometry, Data Interpretation, Number Series, and Logical reasoning.

Exam Pattern

  • The exam will be conducted through online mode i.e. Computer Based Test
  • The duration of the TISSNET exam will be 1 hour 40 minutes
  • There are 100 will be the total number of questions
  • There are three sections in the question paper
    • General Awareness
    • Mathematics and logical reasoning
    • English Proficiency
  • The question paper based on Multiple Choice Questions

Exam Paper

The TISSNET exam contains only one exam paper

There are three sections in the question paper

  • General Awareness
  • Mathematics and logical reasoning
  • English Proficiency

Exam Prepare

  • Applicants need to go through with the complete syllabus of TISSNET
  • Candidates can check the important topics as well as weightage for each section on the basis of the previous year question papers
  • Solve the mock tests as well as sample papers
  • Applicants must have to focus on the weak areas 
  • Do practice and revise syllabus on regular basis

Exam Important Date

Events Important Dates
Registration will start from Second week of December 2023
Application form last date Last week of January 2024
Last date to submit the form offline mode Last week of January 2024
Admit card availability Third week of February 2024
Exam date Last week of February 2024
Result declaration Last week of March 2024
Personal interview June or July 2024

Exam Application Process

The TISSNET can be filled through online as well as offline mode. Desiring candidates can take admission by just filling out the application form. The first step to fill the application form is the Registration process. Applicants need to click on the New Registration link and fill out the application form with all the required information. Make sure, applicants need to fulfill the eligibility criteria before applying for the TISSNET entrance exam.

Registration Fees of TISSNET Exam:

  • The application fees for One course for General category applicants will be Rupees 1030, while for OBC/ ST/ SC category Rupees 260
  • The application fees for two courses for General category applicants will be Rupees 2060, while for OBC/ ST/ SC category Rupees 520
  • The application fees for three courses for General category applicants will be Rupees 3090, while for OBC/ ST/ SC category Rupees 780


Cut off of TISSNET Exam:

  • The TISSNET Cut off marks will be declared by the TISS and it will be for all appeared candidates. Applicants will be considered for the TISSNET exam qualify or not-qualify only on the basis of cut-off marks. 
  • Each applicant will need to score more than the prescribed Sectional Cut-Off marks in the particular section of Question paper. 
  • Last year the Sectional Cut Off for GA was, 35% i.e., 14 Marks for EWS, GN, KM while for AF, 30% i.e., 12 Marks for PWD and OBC and there was no sectional cut off applied for SC and ST category.

Exam Center

The TISSNET exam will go to be conducted in approx. 30 cities. Applicants can check and fill out their respective exam center at the time of filling their application form because the full list will be shown in the application form.


Ques: What will be the process to get admission through the TISSNET Exam?
The admission process of TISSNET includes online tests and personal interviews.


Ques: What will be the minimum marks required for the TISSNET exam?
The minimum qualifying marks for General category applicants will be 45% and for reserved category will be 35%.


Ques: How many times a candidate can apply for TISSNET exam?
There is no number of attempts for the TISSNET exam. Applicants can appear multiple times for the TISSNET exam.


Ques: Does the TISS offer accommodation for applicants?
Ans: Yes, there will be a facility available for the applicants who are coming from outside Mumbai.

Ques: What type of questions will be asked in the Personal Interview round in TISSNET exam?
The Personal Interview round to evaluate applicants' interpersonal skills, a good understanding of courses as well as based on past academic records.