TISSNET 2019 Selection Process

Nupur Kaushik Updated On: 12 Oct, 2018 12:19 IST


22 Oct, 2018

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TISSNET 2019 Selection Process

The TISSNET 2019 selection process is defined by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. The selection procedure of TISS comprises of three stages, including:

  • National Entrance Test
  • Pre-Interview Test/Group Discussion and
  • Personal Interview 

Apart from qualifying all the stages of the selection process, aspirants must also fulfill the TISS eligibility criteria.

Candidates are selected in two phases for different programmes and there are three components of the evaluation. All the candidates have to appear for the National Entrance Test (TISSNET). Based on the performance in the TISSNET, only selected candidates are invited for the Pre Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview. (PI)

Marks for Different Components of Assessment / Evaluation:

Components Marks
TISSNET 100 Marks
Pre-Interview Test / GD 50 Marks
Personal Interview 75 Marks
Total 225 Marks

TISSNET Merit List Preparation:

The weightage given to TISSNET, PIT (Pre-Interview Test)and PI (Personal Interview) for the preparation of final merit lists for General as well as for Reserved Category candidates is as follows:

Compenents Weightage
PIT (Pre-Interview Test ) 30%
PI (Personal Interview ) 30%
  • The merit list is prepared purely on the basis of merit and the preferences shown by the candidates while filling the online application form.
  • Tie-Breaking rules:
    1. In case two candidates get the same marks at the end of the selection process, their PI marks are compared and the one with more marks gets admission.
    2. In case two candidates face a tie in PI marks too, their PIT marks are compared and the one with more marks is offered a seat.
    3. In case there is a tie in PIT marks too, then the Entrance test marks are compared and the one with more marks is considered for admission
    4. In case the candidates face a tie in entrance marks too, then the candidate older in age gets the admission.
  • On the basis of the merit list for each programme, the list of selected candidates is released on the official website of TISS. Each candidate also gets his/her scorecard which comprises of the marks for each component of the examination.

Seats Offered at TISS:

Tata Institute of Social Sciences offers 55 M.A. courses across the country. TISS campuses are located in Mumbai, Chennai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, and Hyderabad. The number of seats varies from programme to programme in each of these campuses.

  • TISS Mumbai: 805 seats

  • TISS Guwahati: 155 seats

  • TISS Hyderabad: 90 seats

  • TISS Chennai: 20 seats

  • TISS Tuljapur: 80 seats


1. What is the procedure for verifying original documents?

Document verification will be done before re-opening of classes between April to June 2019. All the original documents from Xth standard onwards should be produced for verification.

2. What is pre-admission medical check-up?

All the provisionally selected candidates have to undergo for a medical check-up, which will be conducted by the Medical Officers of the Institute after verification of original documents on the same day.

3. Is there any hostel accommodation?

Yes, TISS has limited hostel facilities. Preference is given to candidates coming from outside Mumbai on the basis of income criteria, particularly SC/STs. Besides, TISS also helps the selected candidates finding off-campus paying guest accommodation in the neighborhood close to the institute.

4. How many seats are reserved for SC/ST/OBC/PWD?

For SC (15%), ST (7.5%), OBC(NC) (27%) and PWD (3% i.e. 1% in each category of a) Low vision/blindness, b) Hearing Impairment, and c) Locomotor Disability / Cerebral Palsy) as per Government of India (Goi) rules. The reservation for Kashmiri Migrants (KM) 1 % and Armed Forced 5% subject to the Government of India (Goi) Directives.

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