TISSNET 2019 – Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) has released the notification for Tata Institute of Social Science National Entrance Test (TISSNET). TISSNET 2019 Registration will commence from October 22, 2018. The TISSNET 2019 Exam Date has been changed to January 13, 2019. The recent change in the TISSNET 2019 exam pattern is that there will not be any negative marking for any of the programmes. In TISS, some M.A courses of TISS are considered to be equivalent to MBA degree. The Master’s course in Human Resource Management is the most reputed course that every MBA aspirant wants to pursue. So, eligible candidates must register and appear for TISSNET examination. Following that, applicants clearing the exam cut off will able to participate in the Pre Interview Test (PIT), and Personal Interview (PI) round for the final selection. To know more about TISSNET 2019, read the complete article below.

Latest: TISSNET has been rescheduled to take place on January 13, 2019, instead of January 19, 2019. The complete schedule for TISSNET 2019 has been announced by the Institute. Check it from the table below.


Every year approximately 37000 applies for TISSNET examination. Since candidates have the option to choose only 3 programmes out of 55, 15-17 K students apply for HRM & LR. Once the registration process is over, we will know the exact number of TISSNET 2019 registration.

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 Important Dates
TISSNET Application Form 2019 22 Oct 2018
Last Date to Apply 10 Dec 2018
Issuance of Admit Card 26-27 Dec 2018
TISSNET 2019 Exam Date 13 Jan 2019, Sunday
19 Jan 2019
(2:00 PM – 3:40 PM)
Exam Result will release on 04th week of Jan 2019
Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview Feb-Mar 2019
Final Result will release on Last week of Apr 2019

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

About TISSNET Examination

The TISSNET 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.

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 55
Ranking NIRF #49, AAA+
M.A Programme Seat Intake
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.

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

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 TISSNET. Once the exam registration is complete, you can proceed to fill the application form.

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 55 programmes for TISSNET 2019. For MBA specific programmes, check the TISS M.A Programmes table above.

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

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

Application Fee – Candidates must pay the fee according to the number of programme selected and caste category. For the general category, the fee is Rs 1030/-, Rs 2060/-, Rs 3090/- for one, two, three programmes respectively. Whereas for SC/ST/ OBC, the fee is Rs 260/-, Rs 520/-, Rs 780/- for one, two, three programmes respectively.

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 Admission Process/ Selection Process

Candidates have to clear all the rounds, in order to take admission in the college. The selection process consists of 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 programme selected.
  5. Final Admission – Selected students will get the intimation to take the final admission in the college.

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 of total 100 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.

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.

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.

For more TISSNET 2019 Preparation Tips & Tricks, Read Here

TISSNET 2019 Admit Card

The TISSNET 2019 Admit Card will release in the month of December 2018. It will be available 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 will contain 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.

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 Cut Off

The expected cutoff for TISSNET Exam 2019 will release once the exam is over. Though candidate can look at the previous year cutoff for an overview.

TISSNET 2018 Cut Off
General 74
SC 63
ST 58
PWD/ DA 56
Armed Forces 69

TISSNET 2019 Result

After the conduction of the exam, the TISSNET 2019 Result will release in the PDF format. It will contain the sectional and overall marks obtained by the students. In addition to that, it will contain the minimum qualifying marks that a candidate must have 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.


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 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 Merit List

After PIT & PI rounds are over, the institute will publish on the merit list official website. It will release 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 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 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.

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.

Official Website: admissions.tiss.edu
MBA 2019

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