TISSNET 2021: Online Assessment for M.A Admissions has been released. Also, admissions are open for PG Diploma in Digital Library and Information Management. TISS National Entrance Test Result has been announced on 25th March 2021. The response sheet has also been released online. The link is provided below. The official authorities will announce the merit list soon on the official website. Tata Institute of Social Sciences conducts TISSNET also known as the Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Eligibility Test to enrol students in postgraduate programs. Get the latest updates on TISS NET MA Admission 2021 in the updates section of this article.

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The TISSNET exam is officially held in a CBT (Computer Based Test) mode. It offers students admission to 55 postgraduate courses. TISS has a total of 5 centres in India at Guwahati, Chennai, Hyderabad, Tuljapur, and Mumbai. It is a public-funded research university in Mumbai. TISS Mumbai is the official campus of TISS. The institute is positioned at the 49th rank by National Institutional Ranking Framework. It ranks at 32nd rank among universities in India. For more details, keep on reading the article.

Latest Updates

  • Online Assessment Instructions for M.A Programmes have been released. Click here for notifications. 
  • Admissions for PGDLIM are open. The last date to submit the application form is 31st July 2021. Apply Here.
  • TISSNET MAT/RAT/PAT Exams timeline announced. Click Here
  • TISSNET Response Sheet Released. Click Here to check
  • TISS National Entrance Test 2021 TISSNET result is has been released on 25th March 2021. Click Here to download scorecard.

TISSNET Important Dates 2021

Aspiring candidates must keep themselves up to date regarding the important dates. Therefore, we have provided a list of all the important dates for TISSNET 2021. Check below:

PGDLIM Admissions 2021 Schedule

Starting date of application form2nd June 2021
Last Date to submit the form31st July 2021
Online Personal Interview18th August 2021
Declaration of selection result7th September 2021
Contact Classes (First Semester)17th to 18th October 2021
Contact Classes (Second Semester)15th to 26th May 2020

M.A Admission Schedule

Release of TISSNET 2021 Application Form2nd December 2020
Last date to fill Online Application Form for Masters15th January 2021
Last Date for Receipt of the application form by post20th January 2021
Releasing Date of TISSNET 2021 Admit Card9th February 2021
Pre-Admission Orientation Program for reserved categories. Held at Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad, and Guwahati Campus
Exam Date of TISSNET 202120th February 2021
TISS-NET 2021 Announcement of Result25th March 2021 (Released)
Pre Interview Test at TISS for courses offered at Hyderabad, Guwahati and BALM, Chennai, Mumbai, Tuljapur
Personal Interview (Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad)
Personal Interview (Guwahati)
Announcement of 1st Merit List
Beginning of Academic Session

Eligibility Criteria For TISSNET 2021

Candidates should check the eligibility criteria before appearing for TISSNET. Below we have provided all the details of the eligibility criteria for TISSNET 2021:

  • Candidate should possess a minimum of 3 year’s bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Candidates who are in their final year of graduation are eligible to take the test.
  • Candidates who are in their final year of graduation but haven’t passed in the previous years’ paper are not eligible to appear for TISSNET 2021.
  • If the candidate who is pursuing his/her bachelor’s and having a provisional admission to TISS, fails in his final year paper, he will be deemed disqualified.
  • There are no criteria of age limit or the number of attempts.

Eligibility Criteria For Foreign students

Foreign candidates should check the eligibility criteria set for them before applying for admission to TISS. Below we have mentioned the eligibility criteria for foreign students:

  • International students should have a minimum of 50% marks or GPA in their undergraduate/bachelor’s degree to be eligible to apply.
  • International students can only apply to a maximum of 2 programs across campuses.
  • Candidates who have studied from a non-English speaking country are required to have proof of proficiency in the English language.
  • Only those candidates are eligible who have qualified from foreign universities which are recognized as equivalent to Association of Indian Universities(AIU).
  • International students applying to masters in human resource management and labour studies program are required to have a GMAT score of 610 or above to be eligible

TISSNET Application Form 2021

Candidates aspiring to take admission in TISS must fill the application form online. The registration process remains open for more than a month before the exam is conducted. The application form of TISSNET 2021 has been released on the official website. They must fill it within the first few weeks of the opening of the registration process. The application form is available online only on the university’s official website. Candidates can apply to a maximum of 3 courses across any 2 TISS campuses and other centre locations. TISS has advised students to check the eligibility criteria properly before filling the TISSNET application form 2021.

TISSNET Application Fee Structure 2021

TISSNET application fee varies from course to course if paid by different mode. Therefore, we have provided the TISSNET 2021 Application fee structure. Check below:

Mode of PaymentApplication Fee
Credit/Debit/Net BankingRs 1030/-
Cash Deposit in any SBI Branch using the prescribed challanRs 1000+Banking Charges

TISSNET Exam Pattern 2021

TISSNET tests candidates on various skills before granting them admission.  Therefore, we have provided a detailed table of the TISSNET exam pattern 2021:

Exam ModeComputer Based Test
Total Number of Questions100
Type of QuestionMultiple Choice Questions
Total Number of SectionsThree sections(General Awareness, Mathematical and Logical Reasoning & English Proficiency)
Duration of time1 hour & 40 Minutes
Sectional Time Limit0
Marks Per Question1 Mark
Negative MarkingNot applicable

TISSNET Syllabus 2021

The candidate, who is thinking of appearing in the TISSNET entrance test 2021 must be sure to be aware of the complete syllabus.

General Knowledge:

  • Environment and ecology
  • Politics
  • History
  • Governance/Law
  • Economy
  • Policy, International Politics
  • Current Events
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Education
  • Labor
  • Medical
  • ICTs
  • Literature
  • Art
  • Culture
  • Sports

Logical Reasoning:

Logical Reasoning:

  • Number series
  • Alphabet series
  • Eye for detail
  • Statement Conclusion/Assumption/Argument
  • Logical Connectivity
  • Linear/Circular/Family Arrangement
  • Venn Diagram
  • Puzzles
  • Cubes

Data Interpretation:

  • Bar Graph
  • Tables
  • Pie Chart
  • Double Pie Chart
  • Case lets
  • Multiple Graphs
  • Line Graphs
  • Data comparison

Quantitative Ability:

  • Profit and Loss
  • Averages
  • Basic Geometry
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentages
  • Time and Distance and Speed
  • Number System

TISSNET English Proficiency

Verbal Ability:

  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Analogies
  • Odd word out
  • Word substitute in a sentence
  • Right usage of words in fill in the blank
  • Right usage of words in match the following
  • Fill in the blanks-Homophones
  • Idioms-Fill in the blank
  • Idioms-Match the following
  • Error Spotting-Grammar, Words, Punctuation
  • Sentence correction

Reading Comprehension:

  • Purpose of the passage
  • Strengthen and weaken
  • Assumption and supportive statement
  • Flaw and discrepancy
  • Inference and conclusion drawn
  • Passage based questions
  • Author’s point of view
  • The main idea of the passage

TISSNET Admit Card 2021

TISS releases the admit card @tiss.edu. Candidates can download the admit card by visiting the official website of the university. It should be noted that no hardcopy of the admit card will be sent to the candidate. Candidates will not be allowed entry to the allotted examination centre without their admit card. They should bring at least 2 printed hardcopies of TISSNET 2021 Admit Card to the examination centre. Candidates should check and verify the details mentioned on their admit card. If they find any discrepancy in the credentials, they should furthermore, contact the TISS office, via email or over the phone.

TISSNET Answer Key 2021

The answer key of TISSNET will be released by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The answer key of TISS 2021 will contain the correct answer to the questions asked from different sections in the examination. Thus candidates can estimate their result. Also, they can conclude the possibility of their admission to the university. The answer key will be available online, on the university’s website. Candidates can log in and download the pdf of the TISSNET answer key. TISS releases its answer key before declaring the result. Since TISSNET is a single session exam, so the university will release the answer key for all the 100 TISSNET questions. Therefore, TISSNET answer key 2021 will be available to students in the last week of January 2021.

TISSNET Cut Off 2021

Cut off is the minimum marks a candidate has to score in order to get admission in the university. The cut off of TISSNET varies for different programs. The TISSNET 2021 cut off of MA Program in HR and other streams will likely remain high. TISS enrols candidates for admission by evaluating their overall and sectional scores acquired in TISSNET. The TISSNET result will be declared on the 4th of January, during the evening. Then candidates can access the cut off by visiting the official website of the university. Candidate can study the previous years’ cut off to evaluate their chances of meeting this year’s cut off. Therefore, those who will not meet this year’s cut off will not be able to eligible for further rounds.

TISSNET Result 2021

TISSNET result will release in online mode. Candidates can access the result by visiting the official website of the university. They will need to log in by filling in their registered email id and password to access the result. The result will be available in the form of a scorecard. Then based on TISSNET Result 2021, only shortlisted candidates will be eligible to appear for the Pre Interview Test and Personal Interview(PIT/PI).

TISSNET Selection Procedure 2021

Candidates must follow the three-step process in order to get admission. The process of admission and cut off varies for different programs. Candidates have to appear for the TISSNET exam. The candidates are shortlisted based on their overall and sectional scores. Therefore the university calls only selected candidates. They are further called for Pre Interview Test and Personal Interview. The qualifying candidates will have their names on the merit list.  In the final selection procedure, the merit list is prepared for general and reserved categories. The list is based on the candidates’ performance in the three-round. They are, TISSNET, Pre Interview Test, GD, and Personal Interview. In case there is a tie between two candidates, then the one higher in age is granted admission.


Question- When will the TISSNET 2021 Result be announced?
Ans- The TISSNET result has been announced on 25th March 2021.

Question- What is the mode of the examination?
Ans- The entrance test will take place online. It is a computer-based test. 

Question- Is TISSNET tougher than CAT?
Ans- No, the TiSSNET exam is moderate. Also, candidates must prepare well for the examination.


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