TISSNET 2024 (Cancelled) - Exam Date, Application Process, Admit Card, Result, Admission Process

Updated By Subhashri Roy on 22 Nov, 2023 10:48

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TISSNET 2024 (Replaced by CUET PG)

TISSNET 2024 has been cancelled and replaced by CUET PG 2023 which is all set to take place from March 11 to March 28, 2024.

Scheduled tentatively for the last week of February 2024, the TISSNET 2024 exam will be conducted in offline mode. On the day of the examination, candidates are required to report to their designated exam centers. It is imperative for applicants to adhere to the eligibility criteria and prepare diligently for the TISSNET exam to secure their chance of admission to the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

Candidates who appeared for the TISS examination can check the eligibility criteria of TISSNET to know all the requirements for admission. 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 2024. Check all of the details about TISSNET 2024 here.

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TISSNET 2024 Highlights

Check the major highlights of TISSNET 2024 from the table provided below:



Exam Name

Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test

Exam Level


Conducting Body

TISS Mumbai

Exam Mode

Computer-Based Test

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Duration

100 minutes

Exam Syllabus

  • English Proficiency
  • General Awareness
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Logical Reasoning

Total Number of Questions

100 questions

Type of Questions




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 Cities


TISSNET 2024 Important Dates

TISSNET 2024 important dates include the exam date, form filling dates, admit card, and the results date. Candidates need to keep track of all the important dates for TISSNET 2024 to not miss out on any important events. Take a look at the tentative TISSNET 2024 schedule below:


Dates (Tentative)

TISSNET 2024 Notification Release Date

December 2023

TISSNET 2024 Application Start Date

2nd week of December 2023

Last Date to Submit TISSNET 2024 Application 

Last week of January 2024

TISSNET 2024 Mock Test Release Date

February 2024

TISSNET 2024 Admit Card Availability Dates

3rd week of February 2024

TISSNET 2024 Exam Date

Last week of February 2024

TISSNET 2024 Provisional Answer Key Release

1st week of March 2024

TISSNET 2024 Answer Key Challenge Window

2nd week of March 2024

TISSNET 2024 Final Answer Key Release

2nd week of March 2024

TISSNET 2024 Result Announcement

Last week of March 2024

TISSNET 2024 Response Sheet Release

Last week of March 2024

Online DAF Opening and Closing Date

 April 2024

Online Assessments

April 2024

TISSMAT Online Personal Interview Round

June 2024

Declaration of Final Admission List

June 2024

TISSNET 2023 Selection Process Result 


Dates (Tentative)

Announcement of final merit list 

Fourth week of June 2024 

Online Documents uploading & payment of Fees by the selected candidates and confirm seat from the Merit list 

Fourth week of June 2024 onwards 

Date of Online Assessment for Masters Program 2024

  • Online Assessment (OA) dates for Masters Programme are yet to be announced. The details will be available in the Online application form. Candidates are required to login into https://appln.tiss.edu/ to fill Detailed Application Form (DAF) Part 1 (common) and Part 2 (for shortlisted programmes) and to attend the OA.

  • After completion of DAFs, the OA date and time will be visible. The zoom link for the OA will be updated two days prior to the Online Assessment.

  • Candidates must complete the DAF on or before the stipulated deadline to attend the Online Assessment and view the OA date and time.

TISSNET 2024 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) organizes 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, and Environmental Sciences. 

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TISSNET Eligibility Criteria

Following are the complete TISSNET 2024 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Qualification: Candidates should have completed 15 years of formal education with any pattern of study from any recognized board.

  • The candidates must complete a Bachelor's Degree of a minimum of 3 or 4 years or equivalent from UGC Recognized University.

  • Age Limit: There is no upper age limit for TISSNET 2024.

  • Appearing: Candidates appearing in the final examination of the required qualification can also apply for the examination, but they must complete it before June 2023.

TISSNET 2024 Registration

The TISSNET 2024 Registration Process is expected to begin in the third week of December 2023. The TISSNET 2024 online registration is expected to end in the second week of February 2024. TISSNET 2024 Application Form will be available online on the official website soon. TISSNET Registration Dates will be announced along with the official notification. Candidates aspiring to take the TISSNET Exam 2024 must follow the steps below to complete the TISSNET Registration Process 2024:

  • Visit the official website of TISSNET 2024

  • The Login Page is displayed on the screen

  • Click on the "Click here to Register" Tab

  • Register using a valid email id

  • The candidates will get an email regarding the TISS Login and Password 

  • Login to the portal using the login credentials 

  • Upload the scanned copy of the required documents

  • Pay the TISSNET Form Fees 2024

TISSNET Registration Fees

The TISSNET 2024 Registration fee for various categories, number of programs, and mode of payment have been tabulated below:

Student Category

For One Course

For Two Courses

For Three Courses

Online Mode

Offline Mode

Online Mode

Offline Mode

Online Mode

Offline Mode


Rs 1,030

Rs 1,000

Rs 2,060

Rs. 2,000

Rs 3,090

Rs. 3,000


Rs 260

Rs 250

Rs 520

Rs 500

Rs 780

Rs 75

TISSNET 2024 Admit Card

The TISSNET 2024 Admit Card is expected to be released in the third week of February 2024. Candidates can download the TISSNET 2024 Admit Card by logging into the website of the exam conducting authority. TISSNET 2024 Admit Card contains the details such as the candidate’s name, registration number, date of exam, time of the exam, exam venue name, and address, candidate photograph and signature, and other exam-related instructions. Candidates must carry the below documents also along with their TISSNET 2024 Admit Card:

  • Aadhar card

  • PAN card

  • Voter ID card

  • Passport

  • Driver’s license

TISSNET 2024 Exam Pattern

TISSNET 2024 is a computer-based test with 100 MCQ questions in total. The total duration of the TISSNET 2024 Exam is 1 hour and 40 minutes. There is no negative marking, and only the General Awareness section has the sectional cut-off. The basic structure, Objective, and Contents of TISSNET 2024 are given below:

Components / Sections

English Proficiency

Mathematics and Logical Reasoning

General Awareness(GA)

Number of Questions




Total Marks (100)




Sectional Cut-off (SCO)*



·  35% (14 Marks) for Gen, EWS, KM, and AF

·  30% (12 Marks) for OBC (NC) and PWD

No Sectional Cut off for SC/ST

Preparation Level

Up to Class X

Up to Class X

Linked with Objectives of the Section


Assess English language comprehension and usage

Assess quantitative skills and logical reasoning

Assess awareness about current affairs, developmental and socio-political issues

Broad Coverage (Indicative and not restrictive)

  • Word Choice/sentence correction
  • Odd-one-out
  • Analogies
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Grammar
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Reading comprehension
  • Basic Arithmetic
  • Basic Geometry
  • Basic Trigonometry
  • Basic Statistics
  • Number Series
  • Data interpretation
  • Logical reasoning

  • Politics
  • Social Studies
  • Science & Technology
  • Environment
  • Sports
  • Art & Culture
  • Indian History

* Sectional cut-off for General Awareness (GA) is applied for qualifying the TISS-NET. Candidates not scoring the minimum cut-off mark for the General Awareness as above 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 cutoff applied

TISSNET 2024 Preparation Tips

The candidates will be able to get detailed information about the TISSNET 2024 Preparation Tips for the preparation of the entrance exam from the below section.

  • Firstly, the candidates must get all the details about the exam paper pattern and exam syllabus.

  • Candidates must mark the important topics and weightage for each topic, on the basis of TISSNET Previous Years’ Question Papers. 

  • They must get hold of good study material and books from the market to prepare well for the TISSNET 2024 Exam.

  • Candidates must complete each topic and solve mock tests or sample questions to analyse their understanding of the topic covered in the TISSNET 2024 Exam.

  • They must also make some short notes, flow charts, and note down the points and formulas that need revision separately, for effective preparation of the TISSNET 2024 Exam.

TISSNET 2024 Exam Centres

TISSNET 2024 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



New Delhi








Greater Noida




























TISSNET 2024 Answer Key

The official authorities of the Tata Institute of Social Science release the TISSNET 2024 Answer Key shortly after completion of the entrance exam. The TISSNET 2024 Answer Key is released in online mode on the official web page of the TISS in PDF format. The candidates will have to use their application number and password to get the TISSNET 2024 Answer Key from the official web page.

The candidates will have to use their registration number and date of birth to download the TISSNET 2024 Answer Key from the official web page of the TISS. By using the TISSNET 2024 Answer Key, the candidates will be able to check their performance and get an idea about the total scores secured by the candidate in the entrance exam.

TISSNET 2024 Results

The TISSNET 2024 Results will be released online by the official authorities of the Tata Institute of Social Science. The TISSNET 2024 Results of the entrance exam will contain the details about the marks secured by the candidates in the entrance exam. With the help of the TISSNET 2024 Results, the candidates will be able to know whether they are qualified or disqualified in the entrance exam.

TISSNET Cut Off Trends

The qualifying cut off in TISSNET usually ranges between 65-75.  The table below provides the sectional cut off for the TISSNET exam:


Expected Cut-Off

General Awareness


English Proficiency


Maths and Logical Reasoning




TISSMAT 2024 Expected cutoffs

Aspirants seeking admission to management programmes at TISS must possess an overall score of 32-35 to be on the merit list.


Expected Cut-Off



Management Data Interpretation


Business Awareness




TISSNET 2024 Good Score

Below mentioned is the good score for TISSNET 2024 -


Expected LOD (Level of Difficulty)

Good Score

General Awareness

Easy to Moderate


English Proficiency

Easy to Moderate


Mathematics and Logical Reasoning




Easy to Moderate


TISSNET 2024 Weightage

TISSNET 2024 Weightage has been distributed in the manner mentioned below:

  • PIT -70%
  • PI-30%

TISSNET Programmes

Stage I

                            Stage II






Final Score

All Programmes (except HRM & ODCL)

100 Marks

(30% Weightage)


50 Marks

(40% Weightage)

100 Marks

(30% Weightage)


Only for HRM & ODCL

100 Marks

(30% Weightage)

50 Marks



100 Marks

(30% Weightage)


TISSNET 2024 Selection Process

Tata Institute of Social Sciences is responsible for governing the TISSNET Selection Process to shortlist the candidates for admission to their M.A programmes. The selection procedure consists of the three steps mentioned below:

  1. TISSNET Exam (TISS National Entrance Test)

  2. TISS Programme Aptitude Test (TISSPAT): It will be a 45 minutes aptitude test conducted for the shortlisted candidates for TISSNET examination. Through TISSPAT exam, candidates will be shortlisted for appearing in the Online Personal Interview (OPI).

  3. OA (ONLINE Assessment) will consist of 2 components: Extempore Reflection on a given topic and Online Personal Interview (OPI)

The final scores for admission will be calculated from the candidates scores in NET, PAT and OCI. 30% of TISSNET score, 40% of TISSPAT score and 30% of OCI will be considered for admission.

TISSNET 2024 Merit List

The official authorities will release the TISSNET 2024 Merit List through online mode. Candidates securing higher marks in the entrance exam than the minimum qualifying exam will be shortlisted for the TISSNET 2024 Merit List. Based on the first TISSNET 2024 Merit List, the official authorities will invite the shortlisted candidates to appear for the Pre – Interview and Group Discussion round. Then later on after the completion of the Pre – Interview and Group Discussion round, the official authorities will prepare a final TISSNET 2024 Merit List.

TISSNET 2024 Changes in MA (HRM) and MA (ODCL)

Given below are some of the key changes in TISSNET for MA (HRM) and MA (ODCL) for 2024-26.

  • TISSNET will be an online exam with a duration of 100 minutes.
  • Candidates can apply for a maximum of 3 MA programs. Barring MA (HR) and MA (ODCL), candidates can choose one more MA program.

  • The shortlisting will be done based on TISSNET scores for the Online PI round.

  • Once the shortlisting is done, candidates have to appear in TISSMAT/ TISSPAT before the online personal interview. However, due to the cancellation of these exams, the revised admission process announced by TISS will be applicable.

  • The Online Assessment and Online Personal Interviews will be conducted for all candidates. No offline process is defined for the same.

  • TISSMAT is a common test only for MA (HRM) and MA (ODCL) programs and it should not be taken separately for each of the two programs.

  • Final Admission will be based on TISSNET, TISSMAT, and OPI.

TISSNET 2024 Key Changes for Other MA Programmes

Listed below are some key changes for TISSNET other MA programmes

  • Candidates can apply for a maximum of 3 programmes.
  • Take Online 100 Minutes TISSNET Entrance Exam
  • 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 2024 will be held online only.
  • TISSNET 2024 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.

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 Number

022 - 2552 5252

Want to know more about TISSNET


Does TISS accept CAT scores?

No, TISS does not accept CAT scores. This is because the university conducts its separate entrance exam for admission to MA programmes in the School of Management and Labour Studies. The CAT exam, on the other hand, is the mandatory entrance exam for MBA admission to IIMs. If a student has given the CAT exam, they have to take TISSNET 2023 separately for admission to the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

What is TISSMAT?

The TISSMAT or TISS Management Aptitude Test is a national-level entrance examination taken by candidates who are particularly interested in applying for MA (HRM & LR) and/or MA (ODCL) programmes. Only those applicants who take the TISSNET exam are eligible for the TISSMAT. The test has been designed to analyse the applicant's business and social aptitude. The ability to comprehend and interpret data about management literature, economy, market, trade, and business predicaments is expected of prospective TISSMAT applicants.

What is the exam pattern of the TISSNET 2024?

The exam pattern of the TISSNET 2024 includes three sections Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning, English Language Comprehension and Usage and Current Affairs and Understanding of Social Issues. It will have 100 multiple-choice questions, each for one mark. The exam lasts one hour and forty minutes and is administered in 100 test centres throughout India.

What are the TISSNET 2024 eligibility criteria?

The following are the TISSNET 2024 eligibility criteria:

  • The applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or the equivalent.

  • Students may also apply if they will have earned their bachelor's degree or its equivalent before June 2024.

  • When filling out the TISSNET 2024 application, applicants pursuing a three-year bachelor's degree should have cleared all four semesters, while those pursuing a four-year bachelor's degree must have passed all subjects through the sixth semester.

What are the TISSNET 2024 exam centres?

The following are the TISSNET 2024 exam centres in different regions of India:

Eastern: Silchar, Ranchi, Raipur, Patna, Kolkata, Jamshedpur, Guwahati, Dimapur, and Bhubaneswar.

Western: Thane, Solapur, Pune, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Mumbai, Indore, Gwalior, Bhopal, Aurangabad, and Ahmedabad.

Northern: Varanasi, Greater Noida, Mohali, Lucknow, Jaipur, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Delhi, Dehradun, and Chandigarh.

Southern: Visakhapatnam, Thiruvananthapuram, Madurai, Kozhikode, Hyderabad, Cochin, Chennai, and Bengaluru.


Is TISSNET conducted every year?

Yes, the TISSNET is conducted every year or it can also be said that it is conducted once a year. As per the official sources, the TISSNET 2024 will take place in February 2024. After taking the CAT 2023 and XAT 2023 exams, the TISSNET 2024 exam in February provides an excellent chance to secure admission to the highly coveted M.A. programmes offered by TISS at its Mumbai campus and other campuses like Tuljapur, Hyderabad, and Guwahati with effortless preparation.

What are some important TISSNET 2024 preparation tips?

The following are some important TISSNET 2024 preparation tips which students must follow to receive a decent score on the exam:

  • Examine your level of preparation by leveraging the TISSNET 2024 mock tests, previous year's question papers and sample papers.

  • Review the TISSNET 2024 exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly.

  • Join study groups on social media platforms to discuss problems and doubts.

  • Identify your stronger areas and revise them regularly while simultaneously concentrating more on weaker areas.

When will the TISSNET 2024 exam be conducted?

The TISSNET 2024 exam will be conducted in February 2024. Conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), TISSNET is a computer-based national entrance examination for admission to all of its master's degree (MA) programmes at its Mumbai campus as well as its other three campuses in Guwahati, Hyderabad, and Tuljapur. It consists of objective multiple-choice questions, so someone with a basic understanding of computers can easily take the TISSNET 2024 exam.

When will the TISSNET 2024 admit card be released?

The TISSNET 2024 admit card will be released in the third week of February 2024. Along with the original ID proof, it is one of the most important documents to be carried by the applicant on exam day. If a student fails to bring this document, they will not be allowed to sit for the exam. Candidates can download the TISSNET 2024 admit card from the official website. The TISSNET admit card can only be downloaded online by registered applicants who have paid the registration fee.

What is the full form of TISSNET?

The full form of TISSNET is the TISS National Entrance Test or Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test. It is a university-level entrance exam for the School of Management and Labour Studies' MA programmes. The postgraduate programme in human resources management and labour relations provided at TISS campuses correspondences to the management programmes provided by top MBA institutes in India. English Proficiency, Mathematical Skills & Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness questions are included in the TISSNET entrance exam paper, which is conducted in CBT format.

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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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