TISSNET Exam Calendar

Dec. 11, 2017
Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test

tissnetTISSNET 2018: The entrance test of TISSNET will be conducted on January 6, 2018. TISSNET 2018 admit card will be issued by December 19. New registration for TISSNET 2018 closed on December 8. However, candidates can fill TISSNET application form till December 11. The test will be conducted in computer based mode across 39 cities. TISSNET 2018 comprises General Awareness, English Proficiency Maths and Logical Reasoning. The test will be held for 1 hour and 40 minutes. TISSNET 2018 mock test will be released soon to help candidates understand the overall structure of exam. TISSNET result will be declared on January 27, 2018. Based on the performance in the TISSNET 2018, candidates are called for the Pre-Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview (PI). The final merit list will be prepared based on candidates’ performance in TISSNET, PIT and PI. Specific weightages will be assigned to these factors for the merit list. TISSNET is conducted for admissions to MA programmes in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRM & LR). There are 150 seats in school of Management and Labour Studies. Over 20,000 candidates appear for TISSNET 2018. Candidates can check below for TISSNET 2018 admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, result, cutoff and selection procedure.

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New changes in TISSNET 2018 exam format

  • Candidates who have applied for a single or multiple programmes have to attempt a single question paper comprising 100 questions.
  • This year General Awareness will carry 40 marks while English Proficiency and Maths & Logical Reasoning carries 30 marks respectively.
  • MA in Organisation Development, Change and Leadership programme has been added to the School of Management and Labour Studies.

Fast Facts about TISSNET 2018 exam

  • Exam Name: Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test
  • Commonly Known as: TISSNET
  • Exam category: Postgraduate
  • Exam level: National
  • Conducted by: Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
  • Programmes covered: MA (HRM & LR)
  • Exam Type: Computer Based Test
  • Duration: 1 hour and 40 minutes

Purpose of the Test Qualifying test for admissions to MA (HRM & LR) and other programmes in TISS

TISSNET 2018 - Number of Seats

Candidates can check the table below for the total number of seats in School of Management and Labour Relation.

Number of Seats

Programmes Number of Seats
Master of Arts (Human Resource Management & Labour Relations) 60
Master of Arts (Social Entrepreneurship) 30
Master of Arts (Globalisation and Labour ) 30
Master of Arts (Organisation Development, Change and Leadership) 30
Total 150


TISSNET 2018 Important Dates

 The computer-based test of TISSNET will be held on January 6, 2018. The important dates of TISSNET 2018 are provided below.

TISSNET Important Dates 2018

Events TISSNET important dates
TISSNET 2018 application begins on October 24, 2017
TISSNET application last date (Online) December 8, 2017
TISSNET application form 2018 last date (by post) December 8, 2017
Issue of TISSNET admit card December 18-19, 2017
Pre-admission orientation programme (for SC/ST/OBC/Minority and PWD candidates) December 22-23, 2017
TISSNET 2018 exam January 6, 2018 (2 pm to 3.40 pm)
Announcement of TISSNET Result January 27, 2018 at 8:00 pm
TISSNET PIT & PI
February 27  to March 1, 2018 and March 5 to 10, 2018
Announcement of selection for all programmes April 27, 2018
Announcement of first wait list May 11, 2018 at 8.00 p.m
Announcement of second wait list May 24, 2018 at 6.00 p.m
Commencement of academic programme for 2018-20 session June 2018


TISSNET Eligibility Criteria 2018

TISSNET eligibility criteria have been prescribed by TISS for appearing in the exam. As per the eligibility criteria candidates seeking admission to the MA programmes must have a bachelors degree or equivalent in any discipline. Candidates studying in the final year degree programme are also eligible to apply. There is no age limit and number of attempts for candidates applying in TISSNET.

TISSNET application form 2018

TISSNET application form was available from October 24 to December 8, 2017. Online applications were accepted for the programme.  However candidates belonging to the remote areas had the option to submit their applications offline till December 8, 2017. TISSNET application fee was Rs. 1030 for general category and for SC/ST it was Rs. 250 including bank charges. Candidates can apply maximum of three management programmes through the same application. The application form of TISSNET comprised filled in five stages. The steps on how to fill TISSNET application form 2018 are given below.

Steps to fill TISSNET application form

Step 1: Select programmes

Step 2: Register for programme - MA (HRM & LR)

Step 3: Fill the application form

Step 4: Upload required documents

Step 5: Pay the specified fee as per category

TISSNET Exam Centres 2018

TISSNET is the national level entrance exam and is scheduled to be conducted across more than 100 exam centres in 39 cities. Candidates can choose any one of the TISSNET exam centres while filling the application form. Depending on the number of TISSNET 2018 applicants, more cities may be added to TISSNET exam centres. Apart from the major cities like Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata and Lucknow, TISSNET is conducted in the town like as Dimapur, Solapur, Aurangabad and Silchar. The Pre Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview (PI) for HRM & LR programmes offered will be conducted at the Mumbai Campus.

TISSNET Admit Card 2018

TISSNET admit card will be issued to candidates in between December 18 to 19. Candidates who will successfully fill their applications before the last date will be issued TISSNET admit card. TISSNET hall ticket will be issued online and candidates can download the same through their registered email id and password. TISSNET admit card will have details like exam registration number, date, time, exam centre address, and personal details. Candidates must carry TISSNET 2018 admit card along with photo identity proof to the examination centre, failing which candidates will not be allowed to take the exam.

TISSNET Exam Pattern 2018

TISSNET is conducted in computer-based mode and for 100 marks. The exam comprises questions from General Awareness, English Proficiency, and Maths & Logical Reasoning. The duration of exam is 1 hour 40 minutes. The question paper carries 100 questions and for each correct answer candidates scores 1 marks. The Pre-Interview Test/GD and Personal Interview carries 50 and 75 marks respectively. There is no negative mark for wrong answers in TISSNET exam. To check TISSNET exam pattern here.

TISSNET exam pattern

S. No. Section Number of Questions
1 General Awareness 40
2 English Proficiency 30
3 Maths & Logical Reasoning 30
  Total Number of Questions 100


TISSNET Syllabus 2018

TISSNET syllabus comprises topics from General Awareness, English Proficiency and Maths & Logical Reasoning. TISS has prescribed the syllabus for TISSNET.The test covers questions related to Knowledge on Contemporary Issues, Analytical Ability, General Knowledge and Logical Reasoning.

TISSNET syllabus

General Awareness Current events, political-social events, and topics ranging from History to Art and Culture, and Sports
English Proficiency Sentence correction, fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, odd word out, idioms and error spotting
Maths & Logical Reasoning Time & Work, Time Speed Distance, Averages, Algebra, Ratio, Percentage, Mixtures & Alligations, Inferential and visual reasoning and DI with pie chart, graphs


TISSNET Sample Papers 2018

TISSNET sample papers have been released by coaching institutes. The sample papers are available online at Entrance Corner. The sample papers are based on paper pattern prescribed for the exam. TISSNET sample papers give candidates an idea on types of questions asked in the exam. Moreover, these papers help in exam preparation to improve speed, accuracy and time management skills. Besides, TISS has also released the previous years' question papers of TISSNET.

TISSNET Result 2018

TISSNET result will be announced on January 27, 2018. The result will be announced online and can be downloaded through registered credentials. Candidates can check result and download their scorecard by entering login id and password. On the basis of the result, the candidates will be called for Pre-Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview (PI). After the PIT/ PI rounds, the examination authority will publish merit list of the candidates on April 27, 2018. TISSNET final scorecard will display a candidates name, category, registration number, domicile, preferred campus, programmes, TISSNET score, marks in PIT and PI, weighted scores and status. After the announcement of the final selection list, seats will be allotted to the candidates after documents verification. Weightages will be assigned to each stages of the test and considered while preparing the final merit list. Candidates can check below the weightages of marks at each stage of TISSNET test.

TISSNET 2018: Weightages of marks

Components of Assessment Weightage
National Common Written Test 40% (100 marks)
Pre-Interview Test (PIT)/GD 30% (50 marks)
Personal Interview (PI) 30% (75 marks)
Total 100% (225 marks)


TISSNET Cutoff 2018

TISSNET cutoff will be declared by the examination authority along with the result. The cutoff of TISSNET is the minimum marks which should be scored by candidates for shortlisting in the next round of selection process and admission. TISSNET cutoff will be released as per the category and candidates who will secure equal to or more than the cutoff will be selected for next round. The overall TISSNET cutoffs of previous years of MA Human Resource Management and Labour Relations (Mumbai campus) are given below.

TISSNET cutoff of previous year

Programme Category TISSNET 2017 Cutoff (Official)
MA in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations General category 82
OBC category 73
SC/ST category 70
Development Studies General category 75


TISSNET Selection Procedure 2018

The entire selection procedure of TISSNET can be divided into three stages. The first stage comprises TISSNET 2018 entrance exam followed by PIT and PI. For the preparation of merit list the overall performance of the candidates in all the three stages will be taken into consideration.

Stages of TISSNET selection procedure

  • Stage 1: TISSNET entrance test
  • Stage 2: Pre-Interview Test
  • Stage 3: Personal Interview

TISSNET admission 2018

For admission in TISS school of management and labour studies candidates have to qualify the entrance exam followed by PIT and PI. After the declaration of final result selected candidates will be called for document verification. Admission will be offered to candidates only after verification of original documents, medical examination, payment of admission fees and joining for the academic session. TISS academic session begins in the month of June.

Contact Details
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
(Deemed University)
V.N. Purav Marg,
Deonar, Mumbai - 400 088

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Eligibility Criteria 24 October, 2017 . anangsha

TISSNET Eligibility Criteria 2018: The eligibility criteria for TISSNET has been prescribed by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). As per TISSNET eligibility criteria 2018 candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline. Final year graduation candidates can also apply for TISSNET provided they cleared all the subjects of first to fourth semester in 3-year degree programme and first to sixth semester... Read more

Selection Process 25 October, 2017 . anangsha

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Result 24 October, 2017 . anangsha

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Important Dates 24 November, 2017 . anangsha

TISSNET Important Dates 2018 – The important dates of TISSNET has been announced by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). TISSNET important dates 2018 provides the schedule pertaining to the events related to the entrance exam. TISSNET 2018 will be conducted on January 6. The exam is scheduled be held in computer based mode across 39 cities. Online registration for the exam is open from October 24 to December 8.... Read more

Answer Key 04 October, 2017 . anangsha

TISSNET Answer Key 2018: The answer key of TISSNET contains the correct answers of questions asked in the examination. The exam conducting body, Tata Insititute of Social Sciences (TISS) will not release TISSNET answer key. However if any coaching institutes releases TISSNET 2018 answer key based on memory, the same will be provided on this page. The answer key will help candidates to verify their answers with the ones... Read more

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Cutoff 19 July, 2017 . aditya1

TISSNET Cutoff 2018 – The official cutoff of TISSNET 2018 exam will be released by the TATA Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). It is likely to be released on January 27, 2018 along with the result. The cutoff scores will be used to shortlist the candidates for the next rounds. It is the minimum qualifying marks that the candidates need to score to get shortlisted. Only the candidates who meet the cutoff... Read more

Application Form 24 November, 2016 . admin

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