TISSNET 2018TISSNET 2018: Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) conducts TISSNET for admissions to MA programmes in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRM & LR). TISS campuses are located in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Guwahati, and Tuljapur. However, MA in HRM & LR is provided at Mumbai campus only. TISS National Entrance Test or TISSNET is a computer-based likely to be conducted in the first week of January across 39 cities for admission to 110 seats in HRM & LR. TISSNET application form will be released either in the last or second week of October. As per TISSNET 2018 eligibility criteria candidates should be a graduate in any discipline. TISSNET 2018 selection procedure includes entrance test followed by Pre-Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview. On the basis of a candidate’s performance in test and PIT and PI admissions will be offered to candidates as per their rank. Candidates can check below for TISSNET 2018 eligibility, exam dates, application, selection procedure, admit card, exam pattern and syllabus.


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 Important Dates

Online registration for TISSNET 2018 will begin either in the Second week of October 2017. The computer-based test of TISSNET will be held in the first week of January 2018. The important dates of TISSNET 2018 are provided below.

TISSNET Important Dates 2018

EventsTISSNET important dates
TISSNET 2018 application begins onSecond week of October 2017
TISSNET application last dateFirst/ second week of December 2017
Pre-admission orientation programme (for SC/ST/OBC/Minority and PWD candidates)Third week of December 2017
Issue of TISSNET admit cardLast week of December 2017
TISSNET 2018 examFirst week of January 2018
Announcement of TISSNET ResultSecond week of February 2018
TISSNET PIT & PIMarch & April 2018
Final Merit ListApril 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 bachelor’s 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 is expected to be released in the second week of October 2017. Candidates will be able to fill the form until the first or second week of December 2017. Applicants have to fill TISSNET application form online. However candidates belonging to the remote areas can submit their applications offline. TISSNET application fee is Rs. 1030 for general category and for SC/ST it is Rs. 250 including bank charges. Candidates can apply maximum of three management programmes through the same application. The application form of TISSNET can be filled in five stages. The steps on how to fill TISSNET application form 2018 is 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 will 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.

TISSNET Admit Card 2018

TISSNET admit card will be issued to candidates from December onwards. 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 will be conducted in computer-based mode and for 100 marks. The exam will comprise questions from General Awareness, English Proficiency, and Maths & Logical Reasoning. The duration of exam will be 1 hour 40 minutes. The question paper will carry 100 questions and for each correct answer candidates will score 1 mark. There is no negative mark for wrong answers in TISSNET exam. To check TISSNET exam Pattern here

TISSNET exam pattern

S. No.SectionNumber of Questions
1General Awareness40
2English Proficiency30
3Maths & Logical Reasoning30
 Total Number of Questions100

TISSNET Syllabus 2018

TISSNET syllabus comprises of topics from General Awareness, English Proficiency and Maths & Logical Reasoning. TISS has not prescribed any syllabus for TISSNET however based on the previous year’s question papers coaching institutes have provided some important topics for the exam. Important topics for TISSNET exam is given below.

TISSNET syllabus

General AwarenessCurrent events, political-social events, and topics ranging from History to Art and Culture, and Sports
English ProficiencySentence correction, fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, odd word out, idioms and error spotting
Maths & Logical ReasoningTime & 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 will 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.

TISSNET Result 2018

TISSNET result will be announced in the second week of February 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 final merit list of the candidates will be released in the third week of April 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 AssessmentWeightage
National Common Written Test40% (100 marks)
Pre-Interview Test (PIT)/GD30% (50 marks)
Personal Interview (PI)30% (75 marks)
Total100% (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

ProgrammeCategoryTISSNET 2017 Cutoff (Official)
MA in Human Resource Management and Labour RelationsGeneral category82
OBC category73
SC/ST category70
Development StudiesGeneral category75

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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