TISSNET 2019 – Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) has declared the TISSNET Final Result 2019 on 25 April. The merit list is issued as per the candidate’s performance in written test, PIT, and PI. Following it, TISS 2019 Waiting List will release to fill the vacant seats. Any updates regarding TISS Admission 2019 publish on the official website, admission.tiss.edu. The TISSNET 2019 is a computer-based examination with no negative marking. The exam conducts every year for admission to 53 M.A programme offered by TISS. To know more about TISSNET 2019, read the complete article below.

Latest: TISS 2019 Result (Final) / Merit List has been released. Click Here to check.


This year, Computer-based TISSNET 2019 entrance test held on January 13, 2019. In TISSNET, there no negative marking for any of the programme Every year approximately 37000 students apply for the TISSNET examination. Since candidates have the option to choose only 3 programmes out of 53, 15-17 K students apply for HRM & LR.

TISSNET 2019 Exam Dates – TISS has released the official notification for TISSNET 2019. All the important exam dates have been available in the table below.

TISSNET 2019 M.A. Admission Important Dates
TISSNET Application Form 2019 available from 22 Oct 2018
26 Oct 2018
30 Oct 2018 (07:00 PM)
Last Date to Register 10 Dec 2018
12 Dec 2018
Last Date to submit the application form 12 Dec 2018
17 Dec 2018 (3:00 PM)
Last Date to send Application Form by Post 12 Dec 2018
Issuance of Admit Card 26-27 Dec 2018
28 & 29 Dec 2018
Pre Admission Orientation for SC/ST/OBC/Minority and PWD candidates 23 Dec 2018
TISSNET 2019 Exam Date 13 Jan 2019, Sunday
19 Jan 2019
(2:00 PM – 3:40 PM)
Last Date to apply for EWS Reservation 08 Feb 2019 (5pm)
Exam Result 04 Feb 2019
11 Feb 2019 (09:00 PM)
Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview 05-15 Mar 2019
16-19 Mar 2019
25-28 Mar 2019
01-04 Apr 2019
TISS Merit List Declaration Date 25 Apr 2019
Confirmation of Provisional Admission and Payment of Fees 06-15 May 2019
First Wait List 17 May 2019
Confirmation of Provisional Admission and Payment of Fees after the waiting list 18-25 May
Document Verification Schedule (except Sunday and holidays)
  • Mumbai: 29 May – 08 June
  • Tuljapur: 06-08 June
  • Hyderabad: 26-28 June
  • Guwahati: 08-10 July
  • BALM: 06-08 June
  • Nagaland: 08-10 July
Closing of Admission 08 Jun 2019
Commencement of 2019-21 session 10 Jun 2019

For the detailed information about TISSNET 2019 events, click on the quick links available below.

TISSNET Merit List 2019

After PIT & PI rounds are over, the institute publishes the merit list official website. It releases after considering seat availability, the order of preference, and reservation policy. The weightage of each round in TISSNET 2019 is as follows.

Round Weightage Maximum Scores
National Common Written Test (TISSNET 2019) 40% 100
Pre-Interview / GD 30% 50
Personal Interview 30% 75
Total 100% 225

Rules of Preparation of TISSNET 2019 Waiting List

Candidates who will not get the admission according to the first preference will have to cool one’s heels for the waiting list. The rules for the TISSNET 2019 waiting list are as follows.

  • Candidates getting admission through 2nd preference can wait for the list, in case the seat is vacant for the 1st preference.
  • If a candidate gets the admission in two courses. Then the higher order preference will prevail.

TISSNET 2019 Reservation

Candidates seeking admission in TISS will get the reservation benefits according to the government norms. There is a reservation of 15% and 27% at the Mumbai and Hyderabad campuses respectively. The policy is applicable for Scheduled Caste (SC), Schedule Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Classes (non-creamy layer) for each of the programmes. In addition to that 3%, 5% seats are reserved for Persons With Disabilities (PWD), Kashmiri migrants, and Children of the Armed Forces Employees respectively.

TISS 2019 Admission Process/ Selection Process

Candidates have to clear all the rounds, in order to take admission in the college. The selection process consists of the following rounds.

TISS 2019 Admission Process

  1. Entrance Exam – Appear for the TISSNET 2019 on the specified dates.
  2. Cutoff – Candidates have to get minimum qualifying marks in order to participate in the next round.
  3. PIT & PI – This round will test the candidate’s communication skills, academic knowledge, creativity etc.
  4. Merit List – On the basis of previous rounds, merit list will release to admit candidates on the preference of the programme selected.
  5. Final Admission – Selected students will get the intimation to take the final admission in the college.


Candidates who get shortlisted for TISS PIT and PI need to fill the Detailed Application Form (DAF). This form release at the official website and can be downloaded from students’ login. On the interview day, candidates have to take this form with them. You can expect most of the questions in the interview from DAF only. So, while writing your SOP or biographical sketch, make sure that you are writing authentic details.


After TISSNET 2019, The Pre Interview Test (PIT), and Personal Interview (PI) are the two rounds that a candidate must clear after TISSNET 2019. Students will receive the intimation regarding the same from TISS Mumbai on the registered email id. According to the marks obtained in these rounds, the merit list will release to select candidates.

About Pre Interview Test

This round includes either Group Discussion or Essay writing. Moreover, the topic will be in close proximity to the course by you. By and large, questions are generally from contemporary socio-political, economic, cultural and political issues. Click Here for PIT Topics 2018.

M.A Course – Duration (45 Minutes) Sections (50 Marks)
Livelihoods and Entrepreneurship Essay Writing
Questions based on Caselet
Globalisation and Labour Essay Writing
Human Resources Management and Labour Relations Essay Writing
Group Discussion
Social Entrepreneurship Case Study
Organisation Development, Change and Leadership Essay Writing
Group Discussion

About Personal Interview

Now, the personal Interview will take place for each candidate. In the interview, students have to answer questions based on ethics, academic, general knowledge etc. In addition to that, you must also prepare from the topics related to the course selected by them.

Interview City

  • The interview will take place at the campus for which the particular course is selected. As most of the management courses are available at the Mumbai campus. which means you have to visit the TISS Mumbai campus for the interview.
  • Only, SC/ST will get the reimbursement of traveling allowance. For the rest, they have to make travel arrangements accordingly.
  • In case, an aspirant has applied for more than one programme. Then the student will get admission according to the order of course preference marked in the registration form.
  • Students may request for a change in PIT/PI dates if it is clashing with other interviews.

TISSNET 2019 Result

After the conduction of the exam, the TISSNET 2019 Result releases in the PDF format. It contains the sectional and overall marks obtained by the students. In addition to that, it consists of the minimum qualifying marks that a candidate must need to appear in the next stage of the selection process.

Download the TISSNET 2019 result using the email-id and password and keep it safe until the completion of the admission process. This is only the preliminary result, once the PIT & PI rounds are over, the final merit also releases. Candidates must keep checking the official website for the latest announcement.

TISSNET 2019 Cut Off

The expected cutoff for TISSNET Exam 2019 release once the exam is over. Also, many unofficial sources also release their cut off. Candidates can refer to these sources but should rely on official sources. The TISSNET 2019 Cut Off releases on the result day. Candidate can look at the previous year cutoff for an overview.

TISSNET Previous Year Cut Off
General 74
SC 63
ST 58
PWD/ DA 56
Armed Forces 69

TISSNET 2019 Admit Card

The TISSNET 2019 Admit Card is available between December 29, 2018. It releases on the official website to download it before the exam date. Candidates must use the email-id and password to access the admit card. The TISSNET admit card contains the important details like registration details, roll number, test venue etc. Most importantly, candidates must carry the hall ticket on the examination day along with a valid identity proof.

In case, the candidates are not able to download the TISSNET 2019 Admit Card. Then, they must write a mail to [email protected], or call at 022 – 2552 5252. So, download the admit card as soon as the window is live.

Courses Offered by TISS

Candidates applying for TISSNET 2019 can check the list of 53 courses offered by the institute. Complete List of Courses offered by TISS with their Seat Intake is available in the images below.

1. Mumbai Campus

TISS Courses Available in Mumbai

2. Tuljapur Campus

TISS Courses Available in Tujilapur

3. Hyderabad Campus

TISS Courses Available in Hyderbad

4. Guwahati Campus

TISS Courses Available in Guwahati

About TISSNET Examination

The TISSNET 2019 is a national level examination for admission in M.A., M. Sc., M.H.A., M.P.H. courses. Though the institute is popular for Arts related programmes, courses related to management are also well known. Even its alumni are well known all over the world.

For admission in the academic year 2019-21, it is essential to appear for TISSNET 2019. The key to crack the exam is to focus on general awareness sections. Most of the students manage to clear the aptitude part, but not able to clear the GK section. So prepare for GK to clear the cutoff of the exam. Overall, the difficulty level of the exam ranges from easy to moderate.

TISS reduces the number of courses from 55 to 53

In this year notification, two courses M.A (Ecology, Society, and Sustainable Development) and M.A in WASH has been removed.

TISS Crosses 01 Lakh Benchmark for Summer Placements

For the batch 2018-20, the average summers placement touched Rs102,049 a month. While the median salary touched Rs 100,000 month. 37 companies participated in the placement round for the summer internships to M.A. LR & HR students.

TISS is an IIT of Social Science: Committee Said

According to the new committee, it will be proposed to give TISS a status of “Institution of National Importance”

About TISS

Tata Institute of Social Science is a well-reputed college for higher education. TISS offers postgraduate degree programmes in courses ranging from policy making to social service. It has campuses at Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, and Hyderabad. Moreover, the management programmes are available only at Mumbai & Hyderabad Campuses. Click Here to Know more about TISS Admission 2019.

Tata Institute of Social Science
Number of Campuses 4
Courses Offered 53
Ranking NIRF #49, AAA+
M.A Programme Seat Intake (Management)
Globalization and Labour (GL) 30
Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRM) 60
Social Entrepreneurship (SE) 30
Organisation Development, Change, and Leadership (OD)
In Hyderabad Campus Also (Work Experience required)
Which management programme should I choose for admission in TISS Mumbai?
The two programmes that are considered equivalent to MBA are HR and LR. You can also opt for the rest of the programmes depending on your interest.
Though candidates interested in management must apply for the Master’s course in Human Resource Management. It is the most reputed course that every MBA aspirant wants to pursue in TISS.

TISSNET 2019 Exam Pattern

With the announcement of the TISSNET 2019 exam date, the Institute has also notified the change in the exam pattern. The detailed exam pattern in simplified below.

Is the Exam Online or Offline? – TISSNET 2019 is an online test or computer-based exam.

What types of Questions appear in TISSNET? – There are only multiple choice questions (MCQ) in the exam.

About the Marking Scheme? There is an addition of +1 mark for each correct answer. Moreover, there is no negative marking in the paper.

What is the time duration of TISSNET 2019? – Candidates must complete the test in 1 Hour 40 Minutes.

Sections Marks
General Awareness 40
English Proficiency 30
Maths & Logical Reasoning 30
Total 100

TISSNET 2019 Syllabus

The topic wise syllabus for TISSNET 2019 is available below. The same syllabus is there on the official website.

TISSNET 2019 Syllabus

TISSNET Previous Year Question Papers

Candidates can practice for TISSNET 2019 from previous year question papers. The papers are from the official website for the year 2017 and 2016. The paper for the year 2018 will available here soon.

Can I Crack TISSNET without Coaching?

Yes, you can crack TISSNET without coaching. For that, just buy a good aptitude book and clear all the concepts. Besides this read newspaper daily. Keep the notes of important current affairs and static gk topics. Before the exam, attempt a few mock tests to give a final touch to your preparation.

TISSNET 2019 Books

For the good preparation of the exam, it is important that you access the right study materials. For TISSNET 2019 preparation, you can refer to the books written below for clearing topics and practicing mocks. TISSNET 2019 preparation books Click Here

Book Name Author/ Publisher Link to Purchase
A Mirror Of Common Errors Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh Click Here
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Arihant Click Here
Complete Manual for  CAT Arihant Click Here
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S Aggarwal Click Here
The Mega Year Book Disha Experts Click Here
Objective General Knowledge Lucent Click Here

TISSNET 2019 Preparation

The preparation for TISSNET 2019 is simple if you are already preparing for exams like CAT, XAT etc. The area to focus on is the general awareness section. All the other sections are easily cracked by the students. Thus, to stand out in the crowd you must put efforts to improve the general knowledge.

For Practise Questions and Demo Test: Click Here

General Awareness Section

  • For the preparation of this section, candidates must target current affairs and static gk equally.
  • Start reading newspapers on the daily basis.
  • If possible and necessary, make notes so that you can revise them before the exam.
  • In order to prepare for static gk, taking mocks papers are the best way.
  • Tests will help you to categorize topics and know more about them.
  • Notably, the main areas to covers are Geography, Arts, Culture, Dances, and Tribes.

Read: How to Prepare for TISSNET Gk?

What are the specific areas that need focus for TISSNET 2019 Preparation?

Whether it is an exam or GDPI preparation, there are some areas that you must study for admission in TISS. You must be well versed with labor issues in India. Also, recent development schemes, reforms etc. You can expand your reading to social issues that are plaguing India.

English Language

  • The Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section of TISSNET 2019 are simple as compared to other MBA entrance examinations.
  • The questions asked are usually direct and easily solvable in a few minutes. Thus, focus on vocabulary, grammar, idioms to crack this section.

Quantitative Ability

  • This section is also easy to attempt. In the TISSNET 2019, there are only a few questions that you will find tricky and time-consuming.
  • Keep the basics clear and solve questions of QA, LIDR daily.
  • Additionally, revise the formulas daily to keep them fresh in your mind.

TISSNET 2019 Exam Analysis

The precise analysis of TISSNET 2019 will release just after the exam concludes on January 13, 2019. Last year, the overall difficulty level of the exam was easy. Though the General Knowledge section was on the tougher side. Most of the questions were from current affairs. The questions from static GK were quite less.

TISSNET 2018 English Section Analysis

In the English section, there were 10 questions from reading comprehension of 200-250 words each. The difficulty level ranges from easy to moderate.

TISSNET 2018 English Section Analysis

TISSNET 2018 Quant Section Analysis

Even in the quant sections, questions were easily doable.

Area Number of questions Level of Difficulty
Set Theory 1 Easy
Clocks and calendar 3 Easy
Series 3 Easy-Medium
Odd man out 2 Easy
Data Interpretation 6 Medium
Mixtures and Alligations 1 Medium-Difficult
Progressions 1 Medium
Statistics 1 Easy
ERPV 5 Easy-Medium
Direction Sense 1 Easy
Deductions 1 Easy
Trigonometry 1 Easy
Miscellaneous 4 Medium

TISSNET 2019 Answer Key

After the exam, candidates may able to check the TISSNET 2019 Answer Key. The official answer key will release later on the website. So, to take take the reference, tests takers can take the help of unofficial answer keys. Since this is a computer-based examination, the authenticity of these keys answer cannot be checked. It is advisable that you wait for the official announcement only regarding the answer keys.

Institutes Accepting TISSNET 2019 Scores

TISSNET 2019 scores are accepted by TISS and its campuses only. In order to take admission, you must apply for the exam before the last date of registration. The institute offers 100% placements to its students. The campus life is amazing in the lush and green areas of Mumbai. Recently, TISS Mumbai has opened a gender-neutral hostel for the TISS Students.

TISSNET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

It is essential that applicants check the eligibility criteria for TISSNET 2019. The eligibility for all the courses offered by TISS is as follows.

  • Academic Qualification – A student must have a Bachelor’s Degree of a minimum of 3 years duration from a recognized University.
  • Final Year Candidates – Final year aspirants can also apply for the exam. Such candidates must have passed all the previous year semester exams. For example, if a programme is of three-year duration, then you must have cleared all the first to fourth semesters. Such aspirants must submit the result by September 2019.

TISSNET 2019 Application Form – Process Over

Registration – It is the first step to apply for TISSNET 2019. Thus, register for TISS with a valid email-id. Following that, the exam conducting body will send the password on the same entered email. You have to use the same email id and password to log in and to access any facility by TISS. Once the TISSNET 2019 Registration is complete, you can proceed to fill the application form.

TISSNET 2019 Registration Process

Application Form – The TISSNET 2019 Application Form will available at the official website of TISSNET. In it, you have to enter personal, programme and academic details. Fill the form correctly and recheck it twice before final submission. Importantly, submit the form before the last date of registration.

Do not fill multiple forms. For more than one programme use the same application form.

Programme Preference – You can select a maximum of 3 courses out of the total 53 programmes for TISSNET 2019. For MBA specific programmes, check the TISS M.A Programmes table above. (Check the complete list below).

Test City – Candidates can select the test city according to the order of preference in the TISSNET 2019 form. The exam will take place in 39 cities all over India.

TISSNET 2019 Test City

Upload Documents – Candidates have to upload a scanned copy of photograph, signature, and category certificates etc.

Application Fee – Candidates must pay the fee according to the number of programme selected and caste category.

TISSNET 2019 Programme Fee
General SC/ST/OBC
One Programme Rs 1030/- Rs 260/-
Two Programme Rs 2060/- Rs 520/-
Three Programme Rs 3090/- Rs 780/-
TISSNET 2019 Application Correction Window – TISS will not open the correction window to edit the details in the form. So, you must recheck the form atleast twice before the final admission. In case, you have submitted the form, then you can contact at the helpline number available below.

Is TISSNET 2019 Application Available Offline?

Yes, candidates having no internet facility in remote areas can access the offline form. In such cases, you have to write to TISS to request a printed application form. After filling the form, you have to send the same at the university address via speed post.
Send the form before last day of registration at Assistant Registrar (Academic), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar Mumbai, 400088.

TISS 2019 Updates

Official Website: admissions.tiss.edu
Phone Number:
Email: [email protected]
 Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Deemed University), V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai – 400 088

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  1. Hi, I applied for MA in Applied Psychology (Mumbai Campus) and I believe I performed really well on both PI and PIT, however the marks reflected for them on my score card are extremely low. I am certain that some kind of error exits. Could you please guide me on what steps should be taken ahead to rectify this or at least get the marks that I deserve?

    • Hey Alisha, I can understand your concern. First, you should contact TISS official helpline number or send them an email. In case you are not satisfied with the response, you can opt to file RTI as well.

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