What is TISSNET?

TISS National Entrance Test (TISSNET) is a national level computer-based test for more than 50 Master’s Degree programmes offered by Tata Institute of Social Sciences'(TISS) Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad campuses. Candidates can apply for a maximum of three programmes indicating the order of preference.

Am I eligible for TISSNET?

The minimum eligibility criteria for TISSNET is graduation. You need to fulfil any one of the following conditions:

  • You hold a Bachelor’s Degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline.
  • You are appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination.
      • if you are studying in a 3-year degree programme you should have passed in all the subjects in the 1st  to the 4th


      • if you are studying in a 4-year degree programme you should have passed in all the subjects in the 1st  to the 6th


  • You have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results.

When can I take the test?
  • December
  • December – January
Test Date
  • Third Saturday of February
Results Declaration
  • Last week of March
What is the pattern of the test?
Overall Duration
  • 1 hour 40 minutes
Overall Marks
  • 100
Marking Scheme Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

  • +1 for each correct answer
  • 0 for incorrect answers
  • 0 for unanswered questions
  • English Proficiency
  • Mathematics and Logical Reasoning
  • General Awareness
Section Information English Proficiency

  • No. of Questions: 30
  • Duration: 30 minutes

Mathematics and Logical Reasoning

  • No. of Questions: 30
  • Duration: 30 minutes

General Awareness

  • No. of Questions: 40
  • Duration: 40 minutes

Sectional cut off for General Awareness is applied for qualifying the TISS-NET. Candidates not scoring minimum cut-off mark for the General Awareness will not be qualified for TISS NET irrespective of the aggregate score.

Sectional Cut Off (SCO) applied :

  • GN, EWS, KM and AF – 35% i.e., 14 Marks
  • PWD and OBC(NC) – 30% i.e., 12 Marks
  • SC and ST – No sectional cut off applied
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