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TISS National Entrance Test (TISSNET) is a national level entrance exam conducted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai for admission to its postgraduate courses. TISS offers as many as 53 Master’s Degree programmes at its Mumbai, TuljapurGuwahatiHyderabad campuses and other locations. The MA programmes offered at TISS campuses are at par with the management programmes offered by top MBA colleges in India. The entrance exam is held in online mode and the exam paper comprises questions from English Proficiency, Mathematical Skills & Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness. TISSNET 2021 exam dates will be announced in the first week of October and the exam will be held in January, 2021.


TISSNET Exam Highlights




Exam Name

Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test

Conducting Body

TISS Mumbai

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

100 minutes

Exam Syllabus

English Proficiency, Mathematical Skills & Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness

Exam Pattern

100 questions in MCQ format



Exam Fees

Rs 1,030 per course (for unreserved category) and Rs 260 per course (for reserved category)

Exam Purpose

Admission to TISS MumbaiTISS TuljapurTISS Hyderabad and TISS Guwahati

Course Offered

MBA/PGDM, MA in Education, MA, MA-MSc, MHA, MPH, MPH-HPEF, MPH-SELL, MMA in Social Work, MLIS

No. of Test Cities


Exam Helpdesk No.

 022-2552 5000

Exam Website


TISSNET Eligibility Criteria


The eligibility criteria for appearing in TISSNET 2021 exam has been given below:

Academic Qualification

  • The candidate must possess a bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognised university
  • Candidates who will complete their final year of bachelor's degree/equivalent by June 2021, can also apply
  • Candidates pursuing 3-year bachelor’s degree should have passed all the 4 semesters at the time of filling TISSNET application form whereas those pursuing four-year bachelor's degree must have cleared all the subjects up to sixth semester
  • Shortlisted candidates should produce original certificates and mark sheet on the date of personal interview. Those who are in the final year of the degree programme are required to produce the mark sheets of all previous semesters

Age Limit

  • There is no defined age limit for appearing in TISSNET 2021 exam.

Work Experience

Candidates applying for Master of Arts in (Organisation Development, Change and Leadership) should have at least 2-year work experience in any field (after graduation


TISSNET 2021 Important Dates


TISSNET 2021 Dates

Salient Features

Registration starts

Third week of October, 2020

Online registration open, no change in registration fees and the application process 

Online registration ends

Fourth week of November, 2020

Last date to submit application and exam fee

Last date of submitting offline application form

First Week of December, 2020

Offline application is available only for candidates coming from remote areas where internet facility is not available like north-east, Jammu & Kashmir Jharkhand

TISSNET admit cards downloading begin

Second Week of December, 2020

To be downloaded from TISS website

Pre-admission orientation Programme for SC/ST/OBC/Minority and PWD candidates

Second Week of December, 2020

This is to introduce candidates to the entire process of the entrance test, Pre-Interview Test / Group Discussion and personal interview.

TISSNET 2021 exam date

First Week of January, 2021

To be held at 100 exam centres in 39 cities in one session

TISSNET 2021 Result announcement 

First week of February, 2021

To be downloaded from the official website

Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview dates

Second week of March, 2021- Fourth Week of March, 2021

PIT consists of a written test conducted before the Personal Interview. 

Displaying list of selected candidates

Third Week of April, 2021

Candidates will be eligible for admission subject to the availability of all the required documents

TISSNET 2021 exam schedule will be announced in the first week of October 2020. Take a look at the tentative schedule of TISSNET 2021 in the table below:


TISSNET Exam Pattern and Test Structure


 TISSNET question paper is divided into three sections:- English Proficiency, Mathematical Skills and Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness. While English Proficiency and Mathematical Skills & Logical Reasoning carries 30 marks each, General Awareness Section has a weightage of 40 marks. Given below are the highlights of the TISSNET exam pattern.


TISSNET Exam Pattern


Exam Mode

Computer-Based Test mode

Exam Timings

2:00pm to 3:40pm

Test Duration

1 hour 40 minutes

Total Questions

100 questions


3 sections based on:

  • English Proficiency
  • Mathematics and Logical Reasoning
  • General Awareness

Total Marks

100 marks

Type of Questions

Multiple choices based questions



Negative Marking