TISSNET 2020 PIT/ PT postponed until further notice, due to COVID 19 outbreak.

TISSNET 2020 - Tata Institute of Social Sciences has deferred TISSNET 2020 MA PIT/ PI to be conducted in various campuses of the institute, due to COVID 19 outbreak. Earlier, the institute has released the call letter of TISSNET 2020 for Pre Interview test and Pre Interview round at tiss.edu. Candidates can download the TISSNET 2020 call letter by entering their login credentials in the login window. Shortlisted candidates of TISSNET are qualified for the next round of admission process. i.e, Pre Interview Test and Personal Interview. The institute has declared the TISSNET 2020 result on February 4 at admissions.tiss.edu, as per TISS officials.
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The institute conducted TISSNET 2020 on January 4, 2020 (2 pm - 3:40 pm) in online mode. TISSNET 2020 application form was released on October 18, 2019, at tiss.edu. Candidates could fill TISSNET application form 2020 in online mode, till December 9, 2019. The entrance examination of TISSNET 2020 was conducted in 40 cities around the country for admission in postgraduate programmes offered by six different campuses of Tata Institute of Social Sciences. i.e, Mumbai, Guwahati, Tuljapur, BALM Chennai, Hyderabad and MGAHD Nagaland. Read the article below to know the detailed information about TISSNET including registration, application fee, admit card, question paper pattern, syllabus, result, selection process and more.

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TISSNET 2020 - An Overview

Exam Name

Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test

Also known as


Conducting Body

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Application Mode


Exam Level


Exam Mode



1 Hour 40 Minutes

TISS CampusesTISS Mumbai, BALM Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Tuljapur, MGAHD Nagaland
Number of exam centres40

TISSNET 2020 Important Dates

Candidates who wish to take admission in master's programme offered by Tata Institute of Social Sciences can check the important dates of TISSNET 2020 in the table given below.

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TISSNET Important Dates 2020



Notification announcement

October 10, 2019

Application process

October 18, 2019

Online application form submission last date

November 30, 2019 November 25, 2019 (Closed)

Last date to send receipt of application form by postDecember 3, 2019
Last date to complete TISSNET 2020 application formDecember 9, 2019 (Only for registered candidates)

TISSNET 2020 Admit Card release

December 20, 2019 (Released)

Pre admission orientation programme for SC/ ST/ OBC/ Minority and PwD candidatesDecember 21 and December 22, 2019 (to be held at Mumbai, Hyderabad, Tuljapur and Guwahati Campus)

TISSNET Mock Test release

December 29, 2019


January 4, 2020 (2 pm - 3: 40 pm)

TISSMAT 2020 (For MA in ODCL and MA in HRM and LR)January 4, 2020 (Just after TISSNET 2020)

Result declaration

February 4, 2020 (announced)

Pre-interview test and Personal interviewPostponed until further notice
Release of merit listApil 21, 2020 (After 5 pm)
Online Documents uploading & payment of Fees by the selected candidateApril 23 - May 04, 2020
Announcement of First Wait ListMay 11, 2020
Online Documents uploading & payment of Fees by the selected candidates from Wait-list 1May 11 - May 18, 2020
Physical Documents Verification and Confirmation of Admission at the respective campuses (Except on Sundays and
Public Holidays)
May 19- 30, 2020

TISSNET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must make sure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria of TISSNET 2020 before heading on to fill the TISSNET registration form. Given below are the bullet points from where candidates can check the general TISSNET 2020 eligibility criteria.

  • Candidates applying for the entrance examination must have completed their bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognised college/institute, as per the TISSNET 2020 eligibility criteria.
  • Candidates studying in their 3rd year of degree programme can also apply for TISSNET 2020 provided that they pass in all the subjects from their 1st to 4th semester.
  • The ones who are in their 4th year of degree programme can also apply for desired TISSNET 2020 courses.
  • Candidates who fail to pass their undergraduate degree are ineligible to apply for TISSNET 2020 admission.

Candidates must check the TISSNET 2020 eligibility criteria of the courses they want to apply for. Only those candidates who are able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations are eligible to apply for admission in TISSNET 2020.

TISSNET Application Form 2020

Candidates could start filling the TISSNET 2020 application form from October 18, 2019. The application form of TISSNET 2020 could be filled and submitted until November 30, 2019. Registered candidates who needed to complete some details in the application form of TISSNET 2020 could do the same until December 9, 2019. The mode of application was online. Candidates could select a maximum of three programmes from any two campuses of TISS while filling out the application form. Before filling the TISSNET application form 2020, candidates were advised to check the eligibility criteria for their desired programmes. Candidates were required to fill each and every mandatory detail in the TISSNET application form 2020. The complete application process was divided into four steps.

Step 1 - Registration

  • Candidates need to first register themselves by visiting the official website of TISS and providing their email ID and mobile number.

  • Once the details are filled, candidates will receive a confirmation and password on their registered email ID and mobile number. The same password will be used to login and fill the details in the application form.

Step 2 - Filling up Application Form

  • Enter the personal details such as gender, date of birth, employment status, Parent's/ Guardian's name, etc.

  • Filli in the academic details required such as the name of the qualifying exam, previous university's name, specialized subjects, etc.

  • Enter the contact details required in the TISSNET application form like address, mobile number, domicile details, parent's/ guardian's email ID, etc.

Step 3 - Uploading Documents

  • Candidates need to upload the requisite documents including a scanned image of the signature, passport size photograph and relevant documents.

  • They must ensure that the documents must be uploaded in the specified size and format.

Step 4 - Application fee payment

  • After filling in all the details, candidates are required to pay their application fee both online and offline mode.

  • The application fee of TISSNET can be paid either by credit card, debit card, net banking or challan.

Note - Students belonging to rural areas with no internet access could write an application asking for a printed application form to TISS Mumbai. The filled application form must be sent by post to Mumbai campus.

TISSNET Application Fee 2020

Payment Mode


One Programme

Two Programmes

Three Programmes

Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net Banking


Rs. 1030

Rs. 2060

Rs. 3090


Rs. 260

Rs. 520

Rs. 780

Cash Deposit in any SBI Branch using the prescribed challan


Rs. 1000 + Bank Charges

Rs. 2000 + Bank Charges

Rs. 3000 + Bank Charges


Rs. 250 + Bank Charges

Rs. 500 + Bank Charges

Rs. 750 + Bank Charges

TISSNET Admit Card 2020

Candidates who had successfully filled and submitted the application form could download the admit card of TISS NET 2020. TISSNET admit card was made available from December 20, 2019. To download TISSNET admit card, candidates need to visit the official website of TISS. The admit card of TISSNET 2020 mention details including the name of the candidate, course applied, test date, test time, reporting time, a signature of the candidate, venue name, venue address and a photograph of the candidate. No candidate will receive TISSNET admit card 2020 by post. Candidates are required to paste a passport size photograph on their TISSNET 2020 admit card in case the photo on their admit card is not printed properly. In case of any discrepancy in the admit card of TISSNET 2020, candidates must contact the Office concerned where he/she submitted his/her Application Form in order to avoid any last-minute inconvenience.

How to Download TISSNET Admit Card 2020

  • Visit the official link (the link will be activated when the admit card will be released)
  • Click on "Download TISSNET Admit Card"
  • A login window will appear on the screen.
  • Enter the username and password.
  • Click on "Login"
  • TISSNET admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download and take printouts of the TISSNET hall ticket.

TISSNET Exam Centres 2020

The entrance examination of TISSNET 2020 was conducted in about 40 exam centres across the country. The exam centres for TISSNET 2020 was divided into four regions. The conducting body removed Mohali from the list of TISSNET exam centres 2020 and added Jammu and Srinagar to the new list. Candidates could check their allotted TISSNET 2020 exam centres in the admit card. Candidates need to carry the admit card and a valid photo ID (Aadhar card, Voter ID card, Driving License, Passport, PAN card) to the exam centres of TISSNET 2020. No candidate will be allowed to sit in TISSNET exam centre 2020 without the admit card.

TISSNET 2020 Test Centres & Regions




















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TISSNET Exam Pattern 2020

Candidates who wish to appear in the entrance examination can check the TISSNET 2020 exam pattern for becoming familiar with the question paper. TISSNET 2020 was conducted on January 4, 2020. The objective type question paper will consist of questions mainly from General Knowledge, Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension. Candidates can check here the detailed exam pattern of TISSNET 2020 along with the marking scheme and other important details.

TISSNET 2020 Exam Pattern




General Knowledge

Analytical Ability

Logical Reasoning

English Proficiency





Total Questions


Medium of examination


Marking Scheme

No Negative Marking


1 hour 40 minutes

TISSNET 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus of TISSNET 2020 contains all the important units and topics which must be covered by the applicants to clear the entrance examination including Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Mathematics, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. Candidates must go through the complete TISSNET syllabus 2020 to not miss any important things.

TISSNET Syllabus 2020

Logical Reasoning

Venn Diagram

Number series

Linear/Circular/Family Arrangement


Eye for Detail


Alphabet Series

Logical Connectivity



Profit and Loss

Ratio and Proportion



Basic Geometry

General Knowledge


Economy/ Policy


International politics/ current events

Environment & Ecology



Data Interpretation


Pie chart

Double pie chart

Bar graph

Case lets


Data comparison

Line graphs

Multiple graphs

English Proficiency

Verbal Analysis



Odd word out

Right usage of words in match the following

Fill in the Blanks - Homophones

Word substitute in a sentence

Right usage of words in in fill in the blank

Idioms - Match the following

Idioms - Fill in the blank

Error spotting - grammar/words/ punctuation

Sentence Correction

Reading and Comprehension

Purpose of the passage

Strengthen and Weaken

Assumption and Supporting Statement

Passage based questions

Author's Point of View

Flaw and Discrepancy

Inference and Conclusion Drawn

Main idea of the passage

TISSNET Question Papers 2020

Solving the Question papers of TISSNET 2020 will help candidates to get familiar with the type of questions asked in the entrance examination. Candidates who wish to appear for the TISSNET 2020 Question Papers entrance examination can check for the TISSNET 2020 Question papers from the previous years for the different courses. TISSNET Question papers from the previous years are given below

TISSNET Previous Year Question Papers




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TISSNET 2020 Mock Test

The mock tests of TISSNET 2020 is an online platform where candidates can attempt test for their preparation of entrance examination. The official link of TISSNET 2020 mock test has been made available from December 29, 2019. TISSNET Mock tests 2020 are useful for candidates to prepare themselves well for the examination. Candidates can check through the mock tests from the previous year to prepare themselves better for the exam.

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TISSNET Result 2020

The result of TISSNET 2020 has been declared on February 4, 2020 in online mode. To check TISSNET 2020 result, candidates need to enter their registered ID and password. The result is released in the form of a scorecard containing the name, sectional score, rank and overall score of the candidate. Candidates will be offered a seat in any of the campuses based on the result of TISSNET 2020. Candidates who qualify will have to attend the Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview round. After the completion of this round, the list of selected candidates will be released by the institute following which two waiting lists will be released. The final result will be released in the form of a merit list including the names ranks and scores of candidates who have been selected for the different programmes.

How to Check TISSNET Result 2020

  • Visit the official website of TISS.

  • Click on “Admissions” tab.

  • Further, click on “ TISSNET Result”.

  • A login window will appear on the screen.

  • Enter the registered email ID and password.

  • TISSNET scorecard 2020 will appear on the screen.

  • Download and take the printout of TISSNET 2020 scorecard.

TISSNET Selection Procedure 2020

TISSNET 2020 selection process will be conducted in two stages and will have three components for assessment. Candidates will be shortlisted for the Pre Interview Test and Personal Interview (PIT/PI) based on their performance in the entrance exam. The shortlisted candidates of TISSNET 2020 can fill and submit the forms of Pre Interview and Personal Interview (PIT/PI).

TISSNET 2020 - Pre Interview Test/ Group Discussion

Shortlisted candidates of TISSNET 2020 will be invited for Pre Interview and Group Discussion. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for TISSNET pre-interview and group discussion 2020. The first round of TISSNET 2020 Pre Interview/ Group Discussion will be held at TISS Mumbai, whereas the second round will be held at Hyderabad, Guwahati and Mumbai at the respective campuses. Candidates shortlisted after Pre Interview Test/ Group Discussion of TISSNET 2020 need to fill an online application. Candidates belonging to SC/ ST category will be eligible for Govt. of India’s Post Matric Scholarship programme.

TISSNET 2020 Personal Interview

Candidates who will be selected after pre-interview and group discussion round will be called for the interview of TISSNET 2020. Candidates will be asked questions about their knowledge in the applied programme. TISSNET 2020 Interview will be the final round of admission. TISSNET interview 2020 for the candidates applying for programmes offered at Mumbai, Tuljapur, MGAHD Nagaland and Banyan Chennai will be held at Mumbai campus, whereas for Hyderabad and Guwahati campuses will be held at the respective campuses.

Marks for Different Components of Assessment

Entrance Test

100 marks

Pre-Interview Test/GD

50 marks

Personal Interview

75 marks


225 marks

TISSNET 2020 – Preparation of Waiting List

  • The first waiting list of TISSNET 2020 will be released on May 11, 2020.

  • Candidates who will be allotted seats into any programme which is on their second preference will only be retained on the waiting list of the first preference. Similarly, candidates who are allotted a seat in a programme which is their third preference, they will be retained in the waiting list of their first and second preference.

  • Candidates who are offered a seat in the programme of their first preference will not be on waiting lists for any other programme mentioned in their list of preferences.

  • Candidates who are allotted a seat in a programme which was their last preferences will be retained in the waiting list of a preference higher in the order, till the seats in that programme are filled.

  • If a candidate will qualify in two programmes at the same time, when the waiting list will be released, the higher preference will prevail. The admitting Institute will offer admission only to the higher preference.

  • When a candidate who has already taken admission in a programme as per their first merit list is subsequently offered the higher preference when the waiting list is activated, the candidate will be moved into the programme of higher preference and will be informed about the same.

TISSNET Selection Process Schedule


Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview

Postponed until further notice

Selected candidates announcement

April 21, 2020 (after 5 pm)

Document Verification and Payment of Fee

April 23 to May 4, 2020

Announcement of First Wait List for all Programmes

May 11, 2020

Confirmation of provisional admission open for selected candidates from merit list and payment of fees applicable to the respective category as per the fee payment link provided in your login

May 11 to May 18, 2020

Verification of documents

For Mumbai Campus - May 19 to May 30, 2020

For Tuljapur Campus - To be announced

For Hyderabad Campus - To be announced

For Guwahati Campus -To be announced

For BALM, Chennai - To be announced

For MGAHD Nagaland Centre - To be announced

Admission Closes

June 10, 2020

Commencement of Classes

June 8, 2020 (Mumbai Campus)

June 10, 2020 (for M.A Elementary Education)

TISSNET 2020 Courses

The university offers various postgraduate programmes for Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, MGAHD Nagaland and Chennai (Banyan) campus. The admissions in all these TISSNET 2020 courses are done based on an entrance test which will be conducted on January 4, 2020. Given below are the courses of TISSNET 2020 which are conducted at various campuses.

TISSNET Courses Offered



M.A Education

TISS Mumbai - 70
TISS Hyderabad - 30

M.A Development Studies

TISS Mumbai - 45
TISS Hyderabad - 30

M.A Women Studies

TISS Mumbai - 25
TISS Hyderabad - 30

M.A/ M.Sc Climate Change and Sustainability

TISS Mumbai - 25

M.A/ M.Sc Regulatory Governance

TISS Mumbai - 20

M.A/ M.Sc Urban Policy and Governance

TISS Mumbai - 20

M.A/ M.Sc Water Policy and Governance

TISS Mumbai - 15

Master of Hospital Administration

TISS Mumbai - 45

Master of Public Health (Health, Policy, Economics and Finance)

TISS Mumbai - 20

Master of Public Health (Social Epidemiology)

TISS Mumbai - 26

M.A Applied Psychology

TISS Mumbai - 46

BALM Chennai - 35

M.A Globalisation and Labour

TISS Mumbai - 20

M.A Human Resource Management and Labour Relations

TISS Mumbai - 60

M.A Organisation Development, Change and Leadership

TISS Mumbai - 30

M.A Social Entrepreneurship

TISS Mumbai - 30

M.A Media and Cultural Studies

TISS Mumbai - 26

M.A/ M.Sc Development Policy, Planning and Practice

TISS Tuljapur - 30

M.A/ M.Sc Sustainable Livelihoods and Natural Resources Governing

TISS Tuljapur - 30

M.A Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

TISS Tuljapur - 20

M.A Social Work in Rural Development

TISS Tuljapur - 30

M.A Social Work

TISS Mumbai - 217

TISS Guwahati - 65

BALM Chennai - 20

MGAHD Nagaland - 30

M.A/ M.Sc Disaster Management

TISS Mumbai - 20

M.A Natural Resource and Governance

TISS Hyderabad -30

M.A Public Policy and Governance

TISS Hyderabad -30

M.A Rural Development and Governance

TISS Hyderabad -30

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - TISSNET 2020

Question: What after the Pre Interview Test of TISSNET 2020?


Candidates will be invited for the final round of TISSNET 2020 which is the Interview round.

Question: Where will I be able to get the TISSNET 2020 Mock test link?


Candidates can visit the official website of the institute to find the link of TISSNET mock test 2020.

Question: When will the registration of TISSNET 2020 start?


The process of TISSNET 2020 registration had started from October 18, 2019.

Question: Is there any negative marking in the entrance exam of TISSNET 2020?


There will be no negative marking in the TISSNET 2020 entrance exam.

Question: How many programmes can I apply for while filling TISSNET 2020 application form?


Candidates could apply for a maximum of three courses across any two campuses of TISSNET.


Question: I am awaiting for my final year graduation result. Can I apply for admission at M.A programmes of TISSNET 2020?


Yes, candidates awaiting for the final year results of their bachelor’s programme were also eligible to apply for admission at M.A programmes of TISSNET 2020.

Question: What is the last date of TISSNET 2020 registration?


Candidates who wish to appear in the entrance test of TISSNET 2020 could register themselves till the scheduled deadline.

Question: Do I need to fill separate application form if I want to apply for more than one programme of TISSNET?


Yes, candidates who wanted to take admissions in more than one programme needed to fill a separate application form of TISSNET 2020.

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I want to confirm that thing tiss mumbai take anothe exam besides the tiss net

Tulika Mujumdar 16th May, 2020

TISS accepts international admission too. If you or your family member live outside of India, you can go to TISS via GMAT. https://www.tiss.edu/view/6/students/international-relations-office-iro/


Is application date for TISS entrance exam for academic year 2020-2021 is closed?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 21st Apr, 2020

You haven't mentioned whether you are enquiring about Undergraduate or Post graduate exams. Nevertless, the last date for filling the application for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate has been extended until April 30th. So if you haven't filled in the application form yet, you can apply by visiting their official website: https://admissions.tiss.edu/


I want to know about the dates, syllabus for the exam of tissnet 2021

dshikhaofficial Student Expert 17th Mar, 2020
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is a Deemed University by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India.It conducts TISS National Entrance Test (TISSNET) for admission to about 55 of its Programs. TISSNET was conducted on January 12,2020. The dates for 2021 has not been announced yet.
TISSNET consists of the following parts:
1. English Proficiency and Language Skills
2.Mathematical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability
3. Logical Reasoning
4. Data Interpretation
5.General Awareness
Hope this helps.
Good luck.

I want to download my Tissnet scorecard but I am not able to login and reset password to download my Tissnet scorecard

Shareef 14th Feb, 2020

You will have to enter your registered email id and password that you created for TISSNET. If you are still not able to login, mail their helpdesk at: pgadmission@tiss.edu (mailto:pgadmission@tiss.edu) . You can also contact them at 022-25525252, 91-22-2552 5000. Mail them from your registered email. Before that once try shutting down your computer and restart and try it again.


i cleared the cutoff of tiss net 2020 and got the PI call fromMA IN hospitality and analytics management. are these cou rses are good in tiss. and when did the PI call letter come.

Shivika Tyagi 7th Feb, 2020
First of all congratulations on your selection. TISS is a brand in itself, so all the courses their are almost good. Hospital and analytical management is one of the most popular course and its placements are good too. Most importantly TISS is good in terms of ROI. You got a call alreay so don't worry you will get your PI call letter soon too. Keep checking your mail.

Hope it helps you. Good luck
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