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Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test (TISSNET)

Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) conducts a National Entrance Test (NET) exam known as TISSNET. The exam is conducted for all Masters programmes offered in TISS campuses at Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati, IMHST Chennai, MHAT Calicut and G-SET Ranchi. TISS-NET is a computer-based entrance exam. The entrance test consists of objective questions related to Social Sensitivity, Logical Reasoning, Analytical Ability and Knowledge on Contemporary issues. The exam is held for 100 minutes (1 hour & 40 minutes). Candidates are first shortlisted on the basis of TISS NET scores. They are later called for Pre-Written Test or/and Personal Interviews. View important dates TISS does not offer any MBA programme. Instead, it offers MA in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRM & LR) programme at its Mumbai campus. It also offers various other Masters degree.


TISS NET exam will consist of 100 multiple choice questions related to subjects of Social Sensitivity, Logical Reasoning, Analytical Ability and Knowledge on Contemporary issues. The duration of the test is for 100 minutes i.e 1 hour and 40 minutes. There is no negative marking. Shortlisted candidates (those qualifying TISSNET written exam) will be called for Pre-Written Test and Personal Interview. For Pre-Written Test, candidates will be given two sections to attempt.

  • Section one will involve essay writing on a given theme related to contemporary socio-political, economic, cultural and political significance must contain less than 1000 words.
  • Section two will comprise of questions related to given case study.

Next, candidates will have to appear for personal interview.

Examination Centers

The national entrance test of TISSNET will be held in the following cities.

Chandigarh Dehradun New Delhi
Faridabad Ghaziabad Jaipur
Lucknow Noida Varanasi
Greater Noida Mohali Bhubaneshwar
Guwahati Jamshedpur Kolkata
Patna Raipur Ranchi
Dimapur Silchar Ahmedabad
Aurangabad Bhopal Gwalior
Indore Mumbai Nagpur
Pune Solapur Navi-Mumbai
Thane Bengaluru Chennai
Hyderabad Kochi Visakhapatnam
Madurai Thiruvananthapuram Kozhikode

Syllubus for Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test

The exam will be based on question related to analytical ability, logical reasoning and general knowledge and English Proficiency

TISSNET 2017 syllabus components are given below:

Awareness of General and Social Issues
1: History
2: Economic Processes
3: Personalities
4: Recent social issues
5: Geography
6: Meaning of terms
7: General Geology
8: Social Activities and Movements
9: Sociological Awareness
10: Literature
11: Fine arts and music
12: Films
13: Current affairs
Language Ability
14: Analogy
15: Vocabulary
16: Acronyms
17: Reading Comprehension
18: Fill in the blanks
19: Pairing of words
20: Synonyms & Antonyms
21: Rearrange the sentences
Analytical and Numerical Ability
22: Time & Work
23: Ratio
24: Basic geometry
25: Time & Distance
26: Square Root
27: Percentage
28: Simple & compound interest
29: Mixtures and Alligations
30: Properties of shapes
31: HCF, LCM
32: Areas
33: Volumes
34: Average
35: Basic set concepts
36: Speed-distance-time
38: Ratio and proportion
39: Basic algebra
40: Number theory

Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test Notification

Here, we are updating the tentative date schedule of TANCET 2017:

Online form submission last date7th December 2016
Admit card Issue Date26th December 2016
TISSNET Exam date7th January 2017
Result Announcement27th January 2017
Final Merit listApril 2017

Eligibility for Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test

Here’s the eligibility criteria for TISSNET:

  • Candidates with bachelor’s degree (minimum of three years duration) or equivalent from a recognised university are eligible to apply.
  • At the time of applying, candidates studying in three-year degree programmes should have passed all subjects from first to fourth semesters; while candidates studying in four-year degree programmes should have passed in all subjects for first to sixth semester.
  • Only those candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor’s Degree examinations are eligible to apply to all the programme.
  • There’s no age limit for TISSNET exam

Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master’s Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional, informed the official website. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands cancelled.

Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test Application

Aspirants can register online by filling e-Application form available on the official website. Candidates can apply for three programmes in two TISS Campuses. Students also have the option to fill for multiple programmes in one online application form.

Completed application form must be submitted to the institute in the below given address:

To Asisistant Registrar(Academic),
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Deonar Mumbai, 400088.

Test Fees The application fee has to be paid for TISS-NET. Candidates belonging to SC and ST category, whose parent’s/guardian’s annual income is less and candidates belonging to OBC category, are required to pay less application fee. In case of payment through cash deposit in an SBI branch, Rs 50 will be included as processing fee.

Mode of Payment

The mode of payment can be either in the form of SBI Challan/online payment through Net Banking/ Credit /Debit Card.

Demand Drafts should be drawn in favour of ‘The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai’ payable at Chennai, obtained from any Nationalised bank.

Selection Process

The final shortlisting of candidates will be conducted in two stages evaluating on three components for all programmes offered by TISS. Candidates need to clear the qualifying exam TISSNET. Shortlisted candidates will then be called for Pre Interview Test and Personal

Interview (PIT/PI).

National Common Written Test (TISS-NET)100 marks
Pre-Interview Test/GD50 marks
TISSNET Exam date75 marks
Total Marks225 Marks

Total Admit Card

The dates for downloading TISSNET admit cards are yet to be announced. If the candidates have not received their admit card when available, they can call the institute or write an email to

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