TISSNET 2021 Exam - Deadline Extended to Jan 25

Updated By Abhinav Chamoli on 14 Jan, 2021 10:08

Registration Starts On December 03, 2020

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About TISSNET 2021 - Application Deadline Extended

The last date to register for TISSNET 2021 has been extended to January 25, 2021. This new deadline for TISSNET 2021 will be applicable for both, candidates who are applying online and candidates who are applying by post. Admit cards for TISSNET 2021 will be available from February 8 to 15, 2021. TISSNET 2021 registration began from December 03, 2020. TISSNET (short for TISS National Entrance Test) is a computer-based (online) exam, which will be conducted on February 20, 2021, across 39 cities for admission to 55 Masters in Social Science programmes offered at TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences). Candidates who are appearing for the TISS examination are advised to fill the TISSNET application form before the deadline. They can check the eligibility criteria of TISSNET to know all the requirements for admission. 

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TISS offers admission to its full-time (Regular) Post-Graduate Degree Programmes (M.A., M. Sc., M.H.A., M.P.H.) offered at Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad campuses and other locations through TISSNET.


TISSNET 2021 application form and eligibility criteria


TISSNET 2021 Quick Updates

  • Jan 14, 2021 12:00 AM: TISSNET 2021 application deadline extended to Jan 25. Admit card downloading from Feb 8 to Feb 15.
  • Dec 18, 2020 12:00 AM: Candidates who are preparing for TISSNET 2021 exam may check the preparation strategies for TISSNET 2021 here. 
  • Dec 09, 2020 12:00 AM: TISS has introduced a new exam TISS PAT. Check all the changes in the TISSNET exam pattern here
  • Dec 03, 2020 12:00 AM: TISSNET 2021 registration has been started. Check how to apply for TISSNET 2021 here. 
  • Dec 02, 2020 12:00 AM: Registrations for TISSNET 2021 was scheduled to be started from December 02, 2020 but it has been rescheduled to December 3.  
  • Nov 29, 2020 12:00 AM: Registrations for TISSNET 2021 will be started from December 02, 2020 at 4:00 PM.
  • Nov 20, 2020 12:00 AM: TISSNET 2021 registrations delayed. Final dates are not yet updated. 
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TISSNET 2021 Highlights

Check the major highlights of TISSNET 2021 from the table provided below

Exam Name

Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test

Exam LevelNational
Conducting BodyTISS Mumbai
Exam ModeOnline
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam Duration100 minutes
Exam Syllabus

English Proficiency, General Awareness, Mathematical Skills & Logical Reasoning

Exam Pattern100 questions
Type of QuestionsMCQs
Exam Fees

INR 1,030 per course (General Category) and Rs 260 per course (SC/ ST)

Exam Purpose

Admission to TISS Tuljapur, TISS Hyderabad, TISS Mumbai and TISS Guwahati

Course Offered

MHA, MPH, MPH-HPEF, MPH-SELL, MA in Education, MA, MA-MSc, MMA in Social Work, MLIS

No. of Test Cities39

TISSNET 2021 Changes in MA (HRM) and MA (ODCL) 

Given below are some of the key changes in TISSNET 2021 MA (HRM) and MA (ODCL) for 2021-23

  • TISSNET will be an online exam with a duration of 100 minutes.
  • Candidates can apply for a maximum of 3 MA programmes. Barring MA (HR) and MA (ODCL), candidates can choose one more MA programme.
  • The shortlisting will be done on the basis of TISSNET for the online PI round.
  • Once the shortlisting has been done, it is compulsory for the candidates to appear in TISSMAT before the online personal interview for MA (HRM) and MA (ODCL) and in TISSPAT for other MA programme. Earlier, TISSMAT was held after TISSNET.
  • TISSMAT time duration has gone up from 30 minutes to 45.
  • PI will take place online only.
  • TISSMAT is a common test only for MA (HRM) and MA (ODCL) programmes and it should not be taken separately for each of the two programmes.
  • Weightage for TISSNET 2021 has reduced and has increased for TISSMAT 2021.
  • The final admission is on the basis of TISSNET, TISSMAT and PI.

TISSNET Key Changes for Other MA Programmes

Listed below are some key changes for TISSNET other MA programmes

  • Candidates will take to take 100 minutes online TISSNET entrance exam.
  • They can apply for a maximum of 3 programmes.
  • The time duration for each TISSPAT is 45 minutes. For example, if you apply for 2 different MA programmes, you will spend 90 minutes on two TISSPAT exams.
  • The shortlisting will be done on the basis of TISSNET for online PI.
  • After shortlisting, it is mandatory to appear in TISSPAT before online PI for each MA programme separately.
  • PI for TIS admission 2021 will be held online only.
  • TISSNET 2021 weightage has been reduced and for TISSPAT, it has increased compared to last year.
  • Final admission will be done on the basis of TISSNET, TISSPAT and performance in PI.

TISSNET 2021 Conducting Body

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was started as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work in the year 1936. In 1944, the institute got its current name. Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) organises a National Entrance Test (NET) under the name of TISSNET for admission to all Masters programmes offered at TISS campuses at Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati, IMHST Chennai, MHAT Calicut and G-SET Ranchi. TISS aims to provide education to students by bringing together high-quality scholars and practitioners from different fields such as Social, Economic, Political, Physical, Habitat, Engineering, Health, Environmental Sciences. 

TISSNET 2021 Exam Centres

TISSNET 2021 exam centres have been divided into four regions - North, South, East, and West. The table below provides the list of TISSNET exam centres in each region. 

East Region

West Region

North Region

South Region



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Contact Details

TISS Mumbai
Tata Institute of Social Sciences,
V.N. Purav Marg,
Mumbai - 400 088

TISS Tuljapur
Tata Institute of Social Sciences,
School of Rural Development,
Tuljapur-413 601,
District - Osmanabad, Maharashtra, India.

TISS Hyderabad
SR Sankaran Block,
AMR–AP Academy of Rural Development,
Hyderabad 500 030.

TISS Guwahati
14-A, Bhuban Road, 
Guwahati 781 001

Phone No: 022 - 2552 5252

Important Dates

TISSNET 2021 Important EventsDates
Registration Date 03 Dec to 25 Jan, 2021
Admit Card Date 08 Feb to 15 Feb, 2021
Exam Date 20 Feb, 2021
Declaration of Result Date 01 Mar, 2021 (*Tentative)

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How to prepare for TISSNET? I want to join TISS for MHA in 2021 at any cost. I have already started my preparation but can you give me proper guidance. Please help!!

-shruti singhUpdated on July 29, 2020 07:52 PM
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Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

To prepare for TISSNET is not that difficult a task and since you have a few months before the exam, it is advisable to begin the preparation as soon as possible so that you get a lot of time for practice as well. It is also a good strategy to take mock tests for TISSNET. Given below is the preparation strategy for TISSNET which will help you with the preparation. It also includes the section-wise preparation strategy.

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Does TISS accept CAT scores?

No, TISS does not accept CAT scores. The college conducts its own entrance examination i.e TISSNET.

What is TISS MAT?

TISS MAT is a common entrance exam conducted for admission in the MA ODCL or MA HRM&LR courses offered by TISS Mumbai

How can I check the important dates for TISSNET?

You can check the important dates for TISSNET from the official website of Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Do I have to appear for TISSNET to get admission in TISS Mumbai?

Yes, you will have to appear for TISSNET to get admission in TISS Mumbai

What are the exam centres of TISSNET?

There are many exam centres of TISSNET. Some of them are Ranchi, New Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam, Gwalior and Madurai

Is TISSNET conducted every year?

Yes, TISSNET is conducted every year. The exam is conducted in the month of January every year.

Why TISSNET is conducted?

TISSNET is conducted for admission in the Post-Graduate Degree Programmes offered by Tata Institute of Social Sciences

When will the TISSNET 2021 be conducted?

TISSNET 2021 will be conducted on February 20, 2021

Who conducts TISSNET?

TISSNET is conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences

What is the full form of TISSNET?

The full form of TISSNET is TISS National Entrance Test

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