TISSNET 2018 was held on January 06, 2018. TATA Institute of Social Science has announced TISS National Eligibility Test result. TISSNET 2018 result firms the basis of admission to Master of Art (M.A.) courses offered by TISS Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Guwahati, and Tuljapur. TISSNET 2018 is a 1 hour and 40 minutes paper. The exam was organized in 39 centers, across India. To secure a seat in the Institute, the candidates first have to appear for the written examination. Those who will qualify it will be called for the TISSNET 2018 Pre-Interview Test and finally will be required to get through the Personal Interview round. Candidates may check the TISSNET 2018 dates, eligibility criteria, application process, selection process, syllabus, result and more details from this page.

Latest: TISSNET 2018 result has been announced. Use the “Result” link below to know more.


TATA Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is one of the most prestigious colleges in India. The institute offers quality courses and is primarily focused on social sciences, human development, public policy, and economics. Admission through TISSNET is very popular among the aspirants. The important dates of TISSNET 2018 are as follows.

Events Important Dates
Online registration begins 24 Oct 2017
The last date to submit the online application form 25 Nov 2017 08 Dec 2017
Last date for the receipt of the application form via offline mode 27 Nov 2017 08 Dec 2017
Admit Card released on 18-19 Dec 2017 21 Dec 2017
Pre-admission orientation for SC/ST/BC/Minority candidates 22-23 Dec 2017
TISSNET 2018 will be held on 06 Jan 2018
(2:00 pm to 3:40 pm)
Result will be announced on 27 Jan 2018 (08:00 pm)
Pre-interview test and personal interview:
Mumbai and BALM
27 Feb to 01 Mar 2018 and 05 to 10 Mar 2018
13 to 17 Mar 2018
20 to 23 Mar 2018
26 to 29 Mar 2018
Announcement of selection 27 Apr 2018
All selected candidates are expected to send
scanned copies of their Paid fees challan, Acceptance
letter, Scorecard, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year
graduation ie Bachelor’s Degree mark sheet.
28 Apr to 08 May 2018
Release of First Wait List on TISS 11 May 2018
All selected candidates are expected to send
scanned copies of their Paid fees challan, Acceptance
letter, Scorecard, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year
graduation ie Bachelor’s Degree mark sheet.
12 to 21 May 2018
Release of Second Wait List on TISS 24 May 2018
All selected candidates are expected to send
scanned copies of their Paid fees challan, Acceptance
letter, Scorecard, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year
graduation ie Bachelor’s Degree mark sheet.
25 May 2018
Admissions for Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad and BALM campuses
closed on
02 Jun 2018
Academic session will begin in 04/05 Jun 2018

TISSNET 2018 Result

The result of TISS NET 2018 will be announced through an online portal. The candidates will be able to access it by submitting the following details:

  • Register E-mail Id
  • Password

Along with the result, TISS will also release Scorecard, Merit List, and Wait List. The TISSNET 2018 Scorecard will also be provided through the login. The candidates will be able to access it by submitting the above mentioned details.

TISSNET Merit List 2018 – The merit list will be released as a PDF. It will be published separately for all the 5 campuses of TISS. It will contain the Registration Number and Name of the candidates, who will be called for the first round of admission.

  • For the preparation of merit list, the weightage to NET, PIT and PI will be – 40%, PIT – 30%, PI – 30%.

TISSNET Wait List 2018 – The Institute will release multiple wait list. It will contain names of those qualified candidates, who might be called for next round of admission if seats remain vacant. Unlike the merit list, it will not be released as PDF and could be checked by accessing the TISSNET 2018 Login.

Selection Procedure of TISSNET 2018

The selection of the candidates will be done will be done on the basis of Written Examination, Pre-Interview Test (PTI), and Personal Interview (PI). The weightage to these will be provided as below:

  • National Common Written Test – 100 Marks
  • Pre-Interview Test/GD – 50 Marks
  • Personal Interview – 75 Marks

TISSNET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of TISSNET, to be fulfilled by each and every candidate is as below. It is advised that ber the candidates ensure the eligibility before applying for TISS M.A Admission 2018.

  • Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree, which must have been attained by completing a duration of at least 3 years.
  • The Degree must have been awarded by a recognized institute. Throughout the Degree program, the candidates must have passed in all the semesters.
  • Candidates in final year may also apply. However, they need to ensure that they have passed in all the semesters during the degree program.

Note: These are only the common requirements. The candidate may read course wise specific requirement from Here.

TISSNET 2018 Application Form

The application form of NET 2018 will be provided online by the Institute. However, the institute is likely to provide the facility of offline application form for those candidates who live in remote areas and do not have access to technology. Through a single application form, the candidates will able to apply for three M.A. courses of their choice.

How to Acquire Offline Application Form:  To acquire the offline application form, the candidates will have to send a request with the application fee, through Speed Post, at the address mentioned in TISSNET 2018 notification.

How to Apply Online for TISSNET 2018: To submit the online application form, the candidates will have to access the link which will be mentioned on this page and then follow the steps below:

  • Click on the link provided on this page.
  • Register by submitting personal and contact details.
  • Next, the candidates will have to submit details in the application form
  • Lastly, the candidates will have to submit the application fee.

Application Fee: The fee amount will be around Rs. 1030 for the General Category and Rs. 250 for the SC/ST/OBC-NCL Category. The amount could be submitted online or through cash.

Candidates who will seek offline application form need to submit the fee amount through Demand Draft (DD).

TISSNET 2018 Admit Card

The admit card of TISSNET 2018 has been issued through the TISSNET Login (account generate during the registration). The candidates can only download it if the form and the fee have been submitted in the correct format.

Admit card is an important document, which must be carried to the exam hall. Without it, the candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam hall. The candidates will also have to affix their photograph on the hall ticket if the printed picture is not clear.

TISSNET 2018 Exam Centers

In all, the examination will be held in 39 cities across India. The cities where the examination will be divided into regions. Overall there are 4 regions, which along with the test cities are as mentioned below:

Regions Test Cities
Northern Region Chandigarh, Dehradun,New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi, Greater Noida, Mohali
Eastern Region Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Dimapur, Silchar
Western Region Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Solapur, Navi-Mumbai, Thane
Southern Region Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Visakhapatnam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode

TISSNET 2018 Exam Pattern

The National written exam will be of  100 marks and the components of it will be as below:

  • Mode of Examination – The exam will be held in Computer Based Mode.
  • Duration – The exam will be of 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  • Questions – In all there will be 100 questions in the exam.
  • Question Type – The questions asked in the examination will be of Multiple Choice Type.
  • Negative Marking – No negative marking.
Candidates with a visual impairment may opt for a Scribe. The scribe must be an undergraduate, who will have to carry their original ID proof at the exam center. It should also be noted that a person with a disability of 40% or more will be given 20 minutes extra time.


Mock Test of TISSNET 2018 is available now. Candidates can practice for the exam by giving the mock test. The link to give mock test has been provided below.

Mock Test: Click Here to take Mock Test.

TISSNET Previous Year Question Paper

Among all the study material the question papers are the best option to understand the question paper. From it, the candidates can also learn about the level of difficulty, number of questions, and other details. The candidates can check Previous Year TISSNET Question Papers from below:


TISSNET 2018 Syllabus

LR Topics – Number series, Alphabet series, Eye for detail, Statement conclusion/assumption / arguments, Logical connectivity, Linear/circular / family arrangement, Venn diagram, Puzzles, Cubes.

DI Topics – Bar graph, Tables, Pie chart, Double pie chart, Case lets, Multiple graphs, Line graphs, Data comparison.

Mathematics – Profit and loss, Averages, Basic geometry, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages.

VA – Antonyms, Analogies, Odd word out, Word substitute in a sentence, Right usage of words in fill in the blank, Right usage of word in match the following, Fill in the blanks – homophones, Idioms – fill in the blank, Idioms – match the following, Error spotting – grammar/words/punctuation, Sentence correction.

RC – Purpose of the passage, Strengthen and weaken, Assumption and supporting the statement, Flaw, and discrepancy, Inference, and the conclusion drawn, Passage based questions, Author’s point of view, the Main idea of the passage.

GA – Environment and ecology, Politics / history / governance / law, Economy / policy, International politics / current events, Gender / health / education, Labour, Media / ICTs / literature, art / culture, Sports.

Courses offered through TISSNET 2018

At the different campuses, the following M.A. programs are offered.

TISS Mumbai Campus

  • M.A Social Work
  • M.A in Management and Labour Studies
  • M.A. In Health Systems Studies
  • M.A in Development Studies
  • M.A. In Education
  • M.A./M.Sc. In Habitat Studies
  • M.A./M.Sc. In Jamsetji Tata School for Disaster Management
  • M.A. in Human Ecology
  • M.A. In Media and Cultural Studies
  • M.A. In Library and Information Science
  • M.A. In Law

TISS Tuljapur Campus

  • M.A in Social Work in Rural Development
  • M.A./M.Sc. In Development Policy, Planning and Practice
  • M.A. In Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • M.A. In Sustainable Livelihood and Natural Resources Governance

TISS Hyderabad Campus

  • M.A. Rural Development and Governance
  • M.A. In Education
  • M.A in Public Policy and Governance
  • M.A. In Women’s Studies
  • M.A. In Development Studies
  • M.A. In Natural Resource and Governance

TISS Guwahati Campus

  • M.A. In Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development
  • M.A in Labour Studies and Social Protection
  • M.A. In Peace and Conflict Studies
  • M.A. In Sociology and Social Anthropology
  • M.A. Social Work

TISS Banyan Chennai

  • M.A. In Research, Management, and Entrepreneurship in Health
  • M.A. In Social Work (Mental Health)
  • M.A in Applied Psychology
  • M.A. In Applied Psychology

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