About TISS BAT 2020

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences conducts an entrance examination called TISS BAT for admission in the BA programmes offered by the university. TISS BAT 2020 will be conducted on April 25, 2020. The mode of the examination is online. The total time duration of the TISS BAT is 90 minutes. Candidates are required to apply for the different BA programmes by filling and submitting the application form. TISS BAT is be conducted in about 21 cities across the country. Candidates can select the exam centre city of their choice while filling the application form. Candidates have to answer 100 multiple choice questions in the entrance examination which are divided into two parts. Candidates must note that each part has separate cutoff marks for evaluation. The B.A programmes of TISS BAT 2020 are offered in Tuljapur and Guwahati campuses. 

Exam level: University Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Duration 1 Hour 30 Minutes

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TISS BAT 2020 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

06 Dec, 2019 - 23 Mar, 2020

Application | Mode: Online Ongoing

11 Apr, 2020

Admit Card | Mode: Online

25 Apr, 2020

Exam | Mode: Offline

15 May, 2020

Result - Final Result | Mode: Online

15 May, 2020 - 25 May, 2020

Counselling - Selected candidates in final result | Mode: Online

28 May, 2020

Result - First Waiting list | Mode: Online

10 Jun, 2020 - 20 Jun, 2020

Counselling - Selected candidates in waiting list | Mode: Online

TISS BAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of TISS-BAT 2020 mentions the minimum marks required by candidates to apply for the B.A programmes offered by the institute. The eligibility criteria also mention the age limit within which candidates can apply for the examination. 

  • Candidates must have passed their class 12 in any subject stream from a Recognised Board.
  • Candidates who have studied International Baccalaureate Diploma and will be completing class 12 with clear results declared by June 2020 are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who have appeared for their Class 12 or Intermediate final exams and are awaiting the results are also eligible to apply.

Age Limit

Candidate must be 23 years of age or less at the time of appearing for the Bachelors Admission Test, as on May 05, 2020. 

Applications submitted from the candidates above this age will not be entertained.

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

TISS has released the application form for admission in its BA programmes on December 6, 2019. Candidates need to fill and submit the application form along with the application fee by March 23, 2020. Candidates who wish to apply for the entrance exam must make sure to check the eligibility criteria for the subject of their choice before they start filling the application form. Following are the steps to fill the application form for TISS-BAT 2020

Step 1: Registration

  • The applications for TISS-BAT starts with the registration process. 
  • Candidates need to enter a valid e-mail ID. 
  • A link will be sent to the e-mail ID provided so that candidates can set a password of their choice. 
  • After the password is set candidates must use the e-mail ID and password to login for the application process.

Step 2: Application Form

Candidates need to log in using the registered e-mail ID and password created during the registration process. Candidates are made sure that they have an option to either complete the application form in one turn or save and complete the application form partially. 

Candidates are required to fill in the following details carefully

  • Personal Details
  • Academic Details
  • Examination Centre choice and Examination subject

After entering all the fields candidates can move ahead to fill the application fee

Step 3: Application Fee

Before submitting the application fee candidates are given a chance to review their application form. Here candidates must go through all the fields entered especially the exam centre, name of candidate and subject of their choice.

  • After reviewing candidates can now move on to submit the application fee. 
  • Enter the amount and click on the payment option given. 
  • Click on the submit button.

The application fee for TISS-BAT can be paid through Credit card/Debit card or online transactions. After submitting the application form the candidates received a confirmation after they submit the application fee. Aspirants are also advised to keep a copy of their application form in hand for further reference.

Application Fee

  • General/OBC: 1025
  •  OBC-NC candidates with income less than 1 lakh/Eligible candidates [ST/SC and OBC(NC)] with family income less than 2.5lakhs - Rs. 250
  • SC/ST candidates with family income more than Rs. 2.5 lakhs - Rs. 500

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Online Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 1025
SC, ST Online Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 500

TISS BAT 2020 Syllabus

English proficiency
Usage of idioms
Fill in the blanks
Odd word out
Jumbled sentences
Sentence correction
Reading comprehension
Maths/numerical ability
Data interpretations
Time, distance and work
Simple /compound interest
Profit and loss
Ratio proportion and variation
Logical reasoning
Alphabet/number series
Family/circular arrangement
Logical connectivity/coding-decoding
Direction sense/best route
Eye for detail/puzzles
Statement conclusion/true or false
General awareness
Current affairs

The TISS-BAT Exam Pattern mentions the sectional division, duration of the exam and the topics from which the candidates are asked questions. TISS-BAT is conducted for a duration of 90 minutes. Candidates are asked a total of 100 questions which is divided into two sections. Part A consists of multiple-choice questions while Part B consists of descriptive type questions. Candidates can check below the detailed TISS-BAT 2020 exam pattern. 



No of Questions

Type of questions

Total Marks


Part A

Current Affairs

Social Awareness

Logical and Analytical Reasoning


Multiple Choice Questions

60 marks.

60 minute

Part B

 Related to the subject Chosen

Descriptive Questions

40 marks. 

30 minutes 

TISS BAT 2020 Mock Test

Candidates who wish to apply for TISS-BAT 2020 can attempt the mock tests, the links of which are given here to prepare themselves for the examination. The mock tests help candidates to understand how to attend the exam and also give them an idea of how much preparation has been done and what else has to be covered as compared to the test. Mock tests also help candidates to learn how to manage time while attempting all the sections of the question papers. 

The TISS-BAT 2020 admit card will be released online between April 11 and April 12. Candidates can download the admit card by logging in through the link given.

Steps to download TISS-BAT Admit Card

  • Click on the link to download TISS-BAT Admit card 
  • Enter the login details
  • Click on the submit button

Candidates are advised to check all the details mentioned in the admit card. If there is any discrepancy in the admit card candidates are advised to report the same so that there is no problem on the day of the exam.

After downloading the admit card candidates are required to paste a passport size colour photograph of themselves (Same as the Application Form)

Candidates must make sure to carry the admit card along with them for the entrance test and hand over the same to the invigilator on the day of the exam.

TISS BAT 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Delhi New Delhi
Assam Guwahati
West Bengal Kolkata
Kerala Thiruvananthapuram
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Telangana Hyderabad
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Rajasthan Jaipur
Maharashtra Mumbai City
Bihar Patna
Odisha Bhubaneshwar

Documents Required at Exam

  • TISS-BAT admit card
  • A valid photo id proof

The result of TISS-BAT 2020 will be declared in online mode on May 15. The result will be released in the form of a scorecard containing the name, rank and score of the candidate. The list of selected candidates will be released by TISS following which two waiting lists are released. The final result is released in the form of a merit list including the names, ranks and scores of candidates who have been selected for the different programmes. The first waitlist will be released on May 28, 2020. 

TISS BAT 2020 Selection Process

The first stage of the selection process is the Entrance test. TISS-BAT is conducted for a duration of 90 minutes where candidates answer a total of 100 questions. 

The second stage includes the document verification and admission. The list of candidates who qualify and the candidates who make it to the waiting list are displayed on the website of TISS. Candidates can check this information by logging in with their registration number and password.  

Qualified candidates are called for the documents verification at the different campuses they applied for.  If offered admission, candidates need to pay the admission fees on the day of document verification.  

Candidates awaiting for their results should be able to provide an appearance bonafide certificate issued by the Principal/Vice-Principal of their college stating that they have appeared for all the examinations of Class XII during the Document Verification Process. 

The Final marks sheet has to be submitted at the time of verification of all the documents.

TISS BAT 2020 Counselling Centers

State City
Maharashtra Tuljapur
Telangana Hyderabad
Assam Guwahati

Documents Required at Counselling

  • TISS-BAT admit card
  • Class 10 mark sheet
  • Class 12 mark sheet
  • Income certificate
  • Caste certificate

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