TISS BAT Application Form 2020
Parul Thapa, 09 Sep 2019, #TISS BAT

TISS BAT Application Form 2020 - Tata Institute of Social Sciences will release the TISS BAT 2020 application form in the last week of October, 2019, in online mode. The aspirants will be able to fill the application form of TISS BAT till the last week of March, 2020. Candidates will get the facility to choose at least three courses in two campuses. Aspirants, who wish to apply for TISS BAT 2020, have to register online by providing their active and valid email ID and mobile number. The link to fill the application form will be provided in this article as soon as the institute will release it. After the registration, they will have to fill out TISS BAT application form 2020 using their username or email ID and password. Applicants who reside in remote rural areas with no facility of internet and network may submit their application form of TISS BAT 2020 via post.

It must be noted that in order to apply for TISS BAT, the aspirants must fill out the application form of TISS BAT 2020. The application form can be either filled out in one-go or in parts by saving the filled parts and filling the TISS BAT application form 2020 later.

TISS BAT (Bachelor Admission Test) is conducted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences for the candidates who wish to seek admission in undergraduate programmes in Social Sciences and Social Work in Rural Development.

TISS BAT Application Form 2020 - Important Dates



Commencement of the registration

Last week of October 2020

Last date to fill TISS BAT application form

Last week of March 2020

TISS BAT 2020 exam

Last week of April 2020

TISS BAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

Before filling out the TISS BAT application form 2020, applicants must make sure that they fulfill all the eligibility requirements. The TISS BAT 2020 eligibility criteria is mentioned below.

Academic Qualification

  • Aspirants looking out for admission in three year BA programme in Social Work with specialized in Rural Development, must have passed 12th standard or intermediate in any stream from a recognized board.

  • Candidates who have studied International Baccalaureate diploma and will receive their class 12th result by June 2020 are also eligible for filling the TISS BAT application form 2020.

  • Candidates who have appeared for the qualifying exam and are still expecting results can also fill the TISS BAT 2020 application form

Age Limit

Applicants must not be more than 23 years of age while applying for TISS BAT.

Documents Required to Fill TISS BAT Application Form

There are certain images and documents that the applicants must keep with themselves ready before filling out the TISS BAT 2020 application form, absence of which will lead to their loss of candidature. The list of requisite official documents are given below in the table.

TISS BAT Application Form 2020 - Documents Required



Photograph (all candidates)

113 pixels (width) *170 pixels (height)

.jpg/.png format

Signature (all candidates)

303 pixels (width) * 132 pixels (height)

Income certificate (not for General candidates)

.PDF format, within 500 KB

Caste/Tribe certificates for SC/ST candidates

.PDF format, within 500 KB

Marksheet of the exam last appeared for

(all candidates)

.PDF format, within 500 KB

Certificate of disability for PWD candidates

.PDF format, within 500 KB

Non creamy layer certificate for OBC

.PDF format, within 500 KB

Bona fide certificate of candidates still in final year

(all candidates)

.PDF format, within 500 KB

Armed Forced Certificate

.PDF format, within 500 KB

Kashmiri Migrant Certificate

.PDF format, within 500 KB

How to fill TISS BAT Application Form 2020?

Candidates who wish to appear for TISS BAT 2020 need to apply for registration and go through the process of filling out the application form 2020 in online mode. Applicants can check the steps to fill in their TISS BAT 2020 application form below-

Step 1: Register on official website.

Step 2: Fill personal and academic details.

Step 3: Upload documents

Step 4: Remit the TISS BAT application fee

Steps to fill the TISS BAT 2020 Application Form - In Detail

Given below are detailed steps to fill the application form for TISS BAT 2020. Candidates may follow these steps to fill the forms hassle-free.

Step 1. Registration

  • Visit the official website of TISS BAT

  • Click on ‘Click here to Register’ option

  • Enter email ID

  • A mail will be sent to the provided email ID to set the password

  • Email ID and Password act as the login credentials and therefore must be retained by the applicants.

Step 2. Filling out the TISS BAT application form

  • Click on ‘Login’

  • Provide all the personal and academic details

  • Select the exam centre according to your preference and convenience

Step 3. Uploading the documents

  • Upload a scanned copy of recently clicked photograph and signature

  • The specifications must be in the aforementioned format.

Step 4. Making Payment

  • The conducting body will provide a secure gateway through which the candidates can remit the application fee via Debit Card/Credit Card and Netbanking

  • If the candidates want to pay the fee via cash, they can download the ‘Challan’ and deposit the mentioned amount to any branch of SBI. The bank will charge Rs. 50/- extra and provide two copies (Student’s copy and TISS copy) of the fee receipt with the bank’s seal, signature and journal number on it.

  • Scan the TISS copy of the SBI challan and upload the image.

TISS BAT 2020 Application Fees



General/OBC candidates

Rs. 1025

Eligible SC, ST and OBC(NC) candidates with family income less than Rs, 2.5 lakhs

Rs. 250 + bank charges

OBC-NC candidates with income less than Rs. One lakh

Rs. 250 + bank charges

Other SC/ST candidates with family income more than Rs. 2.5 lakhs

Rs. 500

Reasons for TISS BAT 2020 application rejection

If your TISS BAT application form status shows rejected, then following must be the reasons due to which the candidates’ application form must have been rejected.

  • Incomplete application form

  • Application form submitted without submitting the fee

  • Application form filled without uploading one or more documents or invalid ones

  • Application forms received after the scheduled deadline

TISS BAT Application Form 2020 - Important Points

  • Candidates who are eligible for paying the TISS BAT application fee at Rs. 250/- must provide a scanned copy of their income and caste certificates. The application fee will be accepted only after the institute will accept and verify the uploaded documents.

  • The candidates who have paid the fee by cash will get their TISS BAT 2020 application form accepted only after the challan is being verified.

  • The candidates who have paid successfully through payment gateway, the TISS BAT admit card 2020 mentioning the candidate’s registration number, date and time of the examination, exam centre will be accessible in the online application.

  • Multiple printout copies must be taken out for future references.

  • The institute will not accept multiple copies of the application form. The one with all the details filled in and the documents uploaded will be considered as valid one.

TISS BAT Exam Centres 2020

Candidates will be required to choose one exam centre of TISS BAT 2020 according to their convenience and travel comfortability. Aspirants will get the facility to choose an exam centre of their choice while filling the TISS BAT application form 2020. Applicants can go through the list of TISS BAT exam centres 2020 given below which will make their choices easier.

TISS BAT 2020 Exam Centres

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - TISS BAT Application Form 2020

Question: I belong to SC/ST category, which income document do I need to upload?


Unemployed SC/ST and OBC(NC) applicants whose parent's annual income is below 2.5 lakh and 1 lakh respectively have to pay application fee of Rs 250/- + bank charges additional for per programme selected. In order to claim this, the applicant is required to upload Income Certificate issued by the appropriate authority like Tahsildar, Naib Tahsildar, Block Development Officer or the District Magistrate/Collector.

Question: How many seats are reserved for SC/ST/OBC/PWD?


For SC (15%), ST (7.5%), OBC(NC) (27%) and PWD (3% i.e. 1% in each category of a) Low vision / blindness, b) Hearing Impairment, and c) Locomotor Disability / Cerebral Palsy) as per Government of India (Goi) rules. The reservation for Kashmiri Migrants (KM) 1 % and Armed Forced 5% subject to the Government of India (Goi) Directives.

Question: How much is the fee for a course?


 The TISS BAT application fee differs as per the programmes.

Question: Is the TISS BAT application fee refundable?


No, the fee is non-refundable.

Question: What are the documents required to submit along with then TISS BAT 2020 application form?


The following documents required: -

  1. Graduation Marksheets (first and second year, if appearing for the final year examination or consolidated marksheet, if completed)

  2. Caste Certificate for SC/ST

  3. Non-creamy Layer Certificate for OBC

  4. Certificate of Disability for Person with Disability (PWD)

  5. Bona-fide Certificate from those candidates who are in the final year of the degree.

  6. Income Certificate for all candidates.

  7. One stamp size photograph.

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