TISS-NET 2016 Application | Eligibility | Dates

Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS) announces Admission to the 2016-18 batch for it's Full-Time (Regular) Post-Graduate Degree Programmes (M.A., M. Sc., M.H.A., M.P.H.) offered from Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad campuses. Admission to all the Programmes offered by TISS are based on TISS National Entrance test (TISS-NET). Further details, including Applications, Information Brochures, Registration fee to be paid, Important dates, Eligibility, Test Pattern, Mock Test,Previous Question Papers etc., are made available here.
Computer based National Entrance test (TISS-NET) will be held on January 09, 2016, from 2pm to 3.40 pm in 39 centres located in different parts of the country. The computer based test is of objective type and even those with a rudimentary knowledge of working with a computer can take the test.

Important Dates

Last Date for Online form APPLICATION / REGISTRATION for All Master's programmes
November 30, 2015
Last Date for receipt of application form by post
December 01, 2015
National Entrance Test – (Computer Based) at Different Centres
January  09, 2016
Candidates who appeared for the national entrance test will be sent their score cards on email
February 02, 2016
Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview at TISS Mumbai for programmes offered at Mumbai, Tuljapur Campuses, MHAT, BANYAN   and G-SET Ranchi
March 10- 19, 2016
Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview at Hyderabad  for all Hyderabad Campus Programmes
March 30 - April  02, 2016
Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview at Guwahati for all Guwahati Campus Programmes
Will update soon
Announcement of Selection on TISS website for all the Programmes
April 15, 2016
Verification of Documents and Payments of fees have be done at the Campus where candidates are selected except eligible SC/ST candidates
April 18-28, 2016
Announcement of First Wait List on TISS website for all Programmes
May 03, 2016
Verification of Documents and Payments of fees have be done at the Campus where candidates are selected except eligible SC/ST candidates
May 04-14, 2016
Announcement of Second Wait List on TISS website for all Programmes
May 19, 2016
Verification of Documents and Payments of fees have be done at the Campus where candidates are selected except eligible SC/ST candidates
May 20-31, 2016
Commencement of the Academic Session, 2016-2018
June 13, 2016


  1. 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
  2. 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. 
  3. Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by Saturday, June 11, 2016 are eligible to apply to all the programme.
  4. 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, 2016. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands cancelled.

TISSNET Application Procedure

  1. 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 .
  2. Candidates can apply for a maximum of three programmes across any two of the TISS Campuses and other locations.
  3. The candidate has to register with an emailid. The candidate will be sent a password which is to be used to login and fill the online form.
  4. After login candidates have to fill in their basic details, academic details and have to mention the programmes they wish to apply for in the order of preference.
  5. Pay the application fee (depending on number of programmes applied) either by depositing cash in any branch of SBI or through Credit card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking and
  6. Scan and upload photograph, signature, marksheet of last exam passed and other necessary certificates.
  7. Candidates having lack of access to internet services (remote area) can write to Mumbai campus for printed application form. They have to the application form and submit before last date of submission.
  8. The application fees is Rs.1030 (if being payed by Credit card/ Debit card/ Net Banking) or Rs.1000 + bank charges (if being payed through bank by cash). Candidate has to pay this amount for every programme he applies for. 
  9. A candidate can apply for multiple programmes and pay for those programmes in one online form and should not fill more than one form. If a candidate is found to have filled more than one online form, all his applications will be cancelled.

Admit Card: 

Admit Card will be sent between 17th DECEMBER 2015 and 18th DECEMBER 2015, by e-mail to the candidate.

TISSNET Test Centres

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


  1. The objective test will have questions related to General Knowledge; Analytical Ability,  Logical Reasoning; and English Proficiency.
  2. TISS NET 2016 will not have negative marking for any programme including HRM. Candidates who have applied for a single programme or multiple programmes will be attempting a single question paper with 100 questions for a duration of 100 minutes, this includes candidates who have chosen HRM in combination with other programme/ programmes.
  3. Demo question paper for (TISS-NET) is now available here
  4. Last Year Module question paper for (TISS-NET) is now available here 
  5. Details about time of TISS-NET test and duration of the test - 2 pm to 3.40 pm ( 1 hour & 40 minutes )

Selection Procedure

  1. Short-listing of candidates for the second round of selection (PIT and PI) will be based on the merit list for online test TISSNET(cut-off marks to be decided later by the Institute). 
  2. Only short-listed candidates will receive call letters for the second round (PIT and PI) to be held in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Guwahati. The Pre-Interview Test consists of a Written Test.
  3. The candidate is expected to be acquainted with the programme for which he/she has applied for, as questions may be asked on the related topics during the PI.

For more details please visit http://admissions.tiss.edu/