TISSNET 2020 registration (Open), Dates, Syllabus, Pattern

Tata Institute of Social Science National Entrance Test (TISSNET) is conducted by Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) to offer admissions for MA in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations, MA in Social Entrepreneurship and MA in Globalization and Labor. Some of the programs in Social Health only have descriptive papers.  The MA (HRM & LR) earned at TISS is equivalent to an MBA in HR. The TISS scores are accepted to give admissions in the different TISS campuses located in Mumbai, Tuljapur, Chennai, Guwahati, and Hyderabad.


Entrance NameTata Institute of Social Science National Entrance Test (TISSNET)
Organizing AuthorityTata Institute of Social Science (TISS)
Duration100 Minutes i.e. 1 Hour and 40 minutes
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Exam Frequency Once a Year
Exam ModeOffline
Exam LevelNational
Official website https://tiss.edu/contact/

TISSNET 2020 Schedule:

Registration start date19th Oct 2019
Registration end date9th Dec 2019
TISSNET 2020 admit card release18th Dec 2019
TISSNET 2020 Exam date4th Jan 2020
TISSNET 2020 Result date4th Feb 2020
Pre-interview & Personal interview test5th March-4th April 2020 (tentative)
Announcement of the final resultMay 2020 (tentative)

TISSNET 2020 Admit card:


1. The admit card of TISSNET 2020 is expected to be released on 18th Dec 2019.

2. The candidates can download the admit card by logging in to its official site by using their registration number and date of birth.

3. The admit card consists of the name of the candidate, their hall number, roll number, address of the exam center, date and timing of the exam with exam guidelines etc.

4. Without the admit card, no candidate is allowed to the exam hall.

5. The candidates should keep the admit card as it is also needed at the time of counselling.

The process to download the admit card:

Details Mentioned in Admit Card:

TISSNET 2020 Syllabus:

Logical Reasoning
DI Topics
VA Topics
RC Topics
General Awareness
Number Series
Bar graph
Profit and loss
Purpose of the passage
Environment & ecology
Eye for detail
Pie chart
Basic Geometry
Odd word out
Assumption and Supporting Statement
Economy/ Policy
Logical Connectivity
Case lets
Right usage of words in fill in the blank
Inference and Conclusion Drawn
Venn Diagram
Line graphs
Fill in the Blanks – Homophones
Author’s Point of View
Idioms – Match the following
Strengthen and Weaken
Alphabet Series
Double pie chart
Sentence Correction
Flaw and Discrepancy
International politics/ current events
Statement Conclusion/Assumption/ Arguments
Multiple graphs & Data comparison


Linear/Circular/Family Arrangement


TISSNET 2020 Exam Pattern:

Exam ModeComputer-based 
Type of QuestionsMultiple
Number of Questions100
Time Duration1 hour 40 minutes
Negative MarkingNo Negative marking
Total Marks100 Marks

3 Sections

a. English Proficiency

b. Mathematics and Logical Reasoning

c. General Awareness

Marking Scheme:


TISSNET 2020 Cut off:

TISSNET CUTOFF 2020 will be published on its official website. The cut-off is the minimum marks to be scored in an entrance examination in order to qualify for the admission/counselling process. The candidates will get a chance to get admission into the Tata Institute of Social Sciences if they secure marks that is equal to or more than the decided cut off marks. The cut of is decided by the organizing authority of the examination i.e. Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS). TISSNET Cut-off may change every year. The main factors that have a great influence on Cut-off determination are mentioned below:

TISSNET 2020 Application form:

Step-1: Registration

In this process, the student needs to register with the official website with a valid email id and a phone number. 

Steps of Registration:

a) Open the official website of TISS

b) Enter the personal details with email id and phone number.

c) A system-generated message will be sent by the college to the aspirants. The message will have the registration number and the password for the further process.

Step-2: Fill up all the required details such as personal details, academic details & Communication details like phone number, email address, etc.

In this process, the student has to provide necessary personal details like his/her name, date of birth, guardian's name, contact number date of birth, etc. The details provided on the application page should be correct. This is because if it is found the details provided are not real then the registration of the candidate will be canceled and the fees of registration will not be refunded to the candidate. 

Step-3: Uploading of necessary documents.

The students are required to upload the images within the prescribed format and the pictures should not be blurred or unrecognizable. The required certificates too need to be real at its very best. 

Step-4: Recheck the form and submit the application form.

The aspirant should recheck the details provided so that no wrong information is provided which can cancel the registration of the candidate. After checking all the details the aspirant can submit the application form by clicking on the submit tab.

TISSNET Application Fee:

Online Payment
For 1 course
Rs 1030
Rs 260

For 2 courses
Rs 2060
Rs 520

For 3 courses
Rs 3090
Rs 780
Offline Payment
For 1 course
Rs 1000+bank charges
Rs 250+bank charges

For 2 courses
Rs 2000+bank charges
Rs 500+bank charges

For 3 courses
Rs 3000+bank charges
Rs 750+bank charges

TISSNET 2020 Counselling:

After the release of the result, qualified candidates have to appear for the counselling session with required documents in June 2020. The allotment of the seats will be done according to the merits and no of applicants in the entrance test. The process of counselling is expected to be held in June. The document verification, confirmation of application will be held after the date is announced.

The Counselling Process is conducted in two stages:

Stage I: Pre-Interview Test / Group Discussion (GD)

Candidates who clear TISSNET exam are called for the Pre-Interview Test (PIT) / Group Discussion round. The PIT will be conducted in the form of a Written Test or a Group Discussion. The duration of PIT is generally 35-40 minutes. For some courses, the PIT consists of 2 sections- Essay writing and a short case study with questions based on it. Read more:What is Pre-Interview Test?

Stage II: Personal Interview (PI)

Candidates who clear the PIT/GD round are then eligible for the Personal Interview. Here, candidates are asked questions about their past academic record, the program for which they have applied, and their future plans. 

TISSNET 2020 Result:

The conducting authority of TISSNET 2020 releases the result tentatively in May 2020 in online mode. The result consists of the section-wise as well as the overall marks of the candidates. The name of the qualified candidates take place in the merit list and they can appear in the counseling process. 

Steps to Check TISSNET Result 2020

TISSNET 2020 results can be checked by following the below-mentioned steps:

TISSNET 2020 Answer key:

The answer key is published by the Organizing Authority of the examination i.e. Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS). Students can access the answer key after the release from the official website. They can evaluate their answers as per the answer key and expect a probable mark and rank in the entrance test. 

Steps to Download Answer key:

TISSNET 2020 Eligibility:

Academic Qualification:

1. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized university.

2. Candidates who have completed their final year by Monday, June 8, 2020, could also apply.

3. Candidates pursuing 3-year bachelor’s degree should have passed all the 4 semesters at the time of filling TISSNET application form whereas those pursuing four-year bachelor's degree must have cleared all the subjects up to sixth semester

4. Shortlisted Candidates should produce original certificates and mark sheet on the date of personal interview. Those who are in the final year of the degree programme are required to produce the mark sheets of all previous semesters

Age Limit:
There is no defined age limit for appearing in TISSNET 2020 exam or for admission to any of the course offered through TISSNET
Work Experience:
Candidates applying for Master of Arts in (Organisation Development, Change and Leadership) should have at least 2-year work experience in any field (after graduation)


Q: When the TISSNET 2020 exam is going to be conducted?
A: The TISSNET 2020 is going to be conducted on Sunday January 4, 2020 from 2 PM to 3.40 PM.

Q: Who is the conducting body for TISSNET 2020?
A: Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is the conducting body.

Q: What is the mode of the exam?
A: The exam is conducted in online mode.

Q: What is the marking scheme for TISSNET 2020?
A: 1 mark for each correct answer and no negative marking for incorrect answer.

Q: What is the educational qualification needed for TISSNET 2020?
A: The candidate applying for TISSNET 2020 must have passed bachelor’s degree with 15 years of total education.

Q: What is the difficulty level of TISSNET 2020?
A: TISSNET exam difficulty varies from Easy to moderate. The preparation done for CAT and other management entrances is sufficient to crack TISS NET.

Q: When the admit card will be available for TISSNET 2020?
A: The admit card for TISSNET 2020 will be available from 18th Dec 2019.

Q: What is the time duration for TISSNET 2020?
A: The time duration for TISSNET 2020 is 100 minutes.

Q: Is there any age limit for TISSNET 2020?
A: No there is no age limit for TISSNET exam.

Q: What are the best books for TISSNET 2020?
A: Here is the list of recommended books fpr TISSNET 2020-

  • Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
  • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma
  • An Advanced Approach to Data Interpretation by RS Aggarwal
  • Proficiency in Reading Comprehension Simplifying the ‘Passage’ for you by Ajay Singh
  • Objective English for Competitive Examination by Hari Mohan Prasad
  • Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth

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