All you wanted to know about TISS-NET 2019 Exam

All you wanted to know about TISS-NET Exam 2019

Updated as on Dec 27, 2018. TISS NET Exam is a computer based National Entrance Test for MA programmes of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). TISSNET 2019 exam is expected to be held on January 13, 2019. The exam will be held from 2pm to 3.40 pm in around 39 centres across the country.  Registration for TISS NET 2019 is likely to begin from 3rd week of Oct 2018. Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) conducts TISS National Entrance Test (TISS-NET) for admission to about 55 of its Programs. TISS has 21 schools and 45 centres offering variety of programmes. TISS has 5 campuses: Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Chennai Campus.

Read: TISS Mumbai final Placement 2018

Eligibility to Apply:

( i ) Pass Class' in the Bachelor's Degree pursued by the applicant will be taken for determining his/her eligibility.
( ii ) Candidates who are in the final year of their Bachelor's Degree programme, but have not passed in all the courses ( main/major/subsidiary, etc.) of the first and second years ( if the Degree is of 3 years duration) and first, second and third years (if the Degree is of 4 years duration) on the day of applying for the programme are not eligible to apply for any of the Master's Degree programmes offered by the Institute.
( iii ) Candidates who have been declared as failed in the final year examination are not eligible to apply for any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute, unless they pass their Bachelor's Degree examination on the day of applying for any of the programmes.
( iv) Eligibility, once determined on the basis of the information given by the candidates in the Application Form, shall be final for the purpose of test/interview/selection. However, in case it is found that the information furnished by a candidate is incorrect or misleading or ineligibility being detected before or after the test/interview/selection/admission, his/her candidature will be cancelled.
( v ) If a provisionally admitted student fails in the final year of his/her Bachelor's Degree Examination and even if he/she has re-evaluation at the university/college, he/she will not be allowed to continue the programme as the offer of provisional admission stands automatically cancelled on his/her failure in the final year examination.

General Eligibility:

a) Candidates having a bachelor's degree with minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent ( under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education)  from a recognized university are eligible to apply

b) At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree progremme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree progrmmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester.

c) Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by 2nd week of June 2019 are eligible to apply to all the programme.

Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 30, 2019. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands cancelled.

Apply online: Candidates are required to apply online through the E-application process only. Please read through this page before filling in the application form. CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM

The selection of candidates for different programmes happens in two stages and has three components of assessment. All candidates appear for the National entrance test (TISSNET). Based on the performance in the TISSNET examination, only short listed candidates are called for the Pre Interview Test and Personal Interview. (PIT/PI)

National Common Written Test*

100 marks

Pre-Interview Test/GD

50 marks

Personal Interview

75 marks


225 marks

  • The weightage for NET, PIT and PI is as follows for the for the preparation of final merit lists for General as well as for Reserved Category candidates. NET – 40% ; PIT – 30% ; PI – 30%.

Announcement of Admissions
October 30, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Last Date for Online form Application/ Registration for All Master's programmes
December 10, 2018 (Monday)
Last Date for receipt of application form by post
December 12, 2018 (Wednesday)
Issue of Admit Cards (Online )
December 28-29, 2018 (Friday/Saturday)
Pre-admission orentation Programme for SC/ST/OBC/Minority and PWD candidates
December 29-30, 2018 in Mumbai; December 31, 2018 Tuljapur; December 28, 2018 in Hyderabad and December 22, 2018 in Guwahati.
TISSNET 2019 Exam Date
Jan 13,  2019
Announcement of TISS-NET 2019 Result
February 04, 2019 at 8.00 pm
Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview at TISS for programmes offered at Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati and BALM, Chennai Campuses.
March 05 to 15, 2019 (Except Sunday) IN Mumbai; March 16 to March 19, 2019 in Tuljapur; March 25 to March 28, 2019 in Hyderabad and April 01 to April 04, 2019 in Guwahati

 Candidates having any queries related to admissions including TECHNICAL PROBLEMS can call the helpline or email on the following email addresses: 

  • For M.A. : pgadmission@tiss.edu
  • For M.Phil. / Ph.D. : pgadmission@tiss.edu
  • For Short Term Programmes : pgadmission@tiss.edu
  • International Students, please contact iro.admissions@tiss.edu or 022 2552 5919/ 5920

This year General Awareness will consist of 40 marks, English Proficiency  30 marks, Maths and Logical Reasoning - 30 marks.


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