TISSNET 2020 Selection Process

Nupur Kaushik Updated On: 23 Jan, 2020 17:23 IST

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TISSNET 2020 Selection Process (Merit List of PIT and PI Released)

According to the TISSNET MBA 2020 selection process, candidates need to meet the minimum cut-off required to become eligible for the next rounds. The final merit list for MA courses was announced by the official website of the conducting body. TISS does not offer any MBA programmes. It has MA in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRM & LR) at its Mumbai campus. Various other Masters degrees are also offered at TISS. 

Applicants are generally shortlisted on the basis of the TISS NET scores and are then called in for the personal interview rounds. The selection process is explained in detail below. The TISSNET 2020 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 

National Entrance Test- Applicants need to first qualify the TISSNET MBA 2020 exam and minimum 45 percent has to be scored by the general category candidates while 35 percent has to be scored by the SC/ST candidates. Candidates who clear the exam will be called for the second round.

Pre-Interview Test/Group Discussion- In this round, a candidate’s analytical ability and communication skills are judged through a pre-interview and group discussion.

Personal Interview- This is the third and final round wherein candidates are asked about their work experience, academics, goals in life and other skills. 

Apart from qualifying all the stages of the selection process, aspirants must also fulfil 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

Important Dates 

The table below lists the important dates for TISSNET MBA Selection Procedure 2020

Name of Event

TISSNET MBA 2020 Result

February 04, 2020

Pre-Interview and Personal Interview

To be Released

Pre-Interview and Personal Interview at TISS Campuses (Chennai and Mumbai)

To be Released

Original Document Verification and Payment of fees

To be Released

Announcement of First Wait List for all Programmes

To be Released

Original Document Verification (in person) and Fee Payment (Wait List)

To be Released

Final Result

To be Released

The beginning of the academic session

To be Released

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:

Components Weightage
PIT (Pre-Interview Test ) 30%
PI (Personal Interview ) 30%
  • The merit list is prepared purely on the basis of merit and the preferences indicated 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 who is 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.


The selection weightage for TISSNET, PIT and PI will be taken to finalise the students and the merit will be prepared on the basis of the candidate’s performance and the preferences that he/she had indicated at the time of filling in the online registration/application form.

The table given below has the weightage required for the merit list preparation for the reserved as well as the general category aspirants


















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

TISSNET MBA 2020 Selection Process-Important Documents

The candidates who get selected will have to submit the documents mentioned below to complete the admission formalities

  • Admission acceptance letter
  • Scanned copies of the paid fees challan
  • Original mark sheets of class X and XII and all the semesters of Bachelor’s degree
  • Caste and Income certificate for SC/ST candidates
  • TISSNET MBA Scorecard 2020

These documents should be sent to verification@tiss.edu so that the provisional admission can be converted to confirmed at any one of the TISS campuses. Candidates who are selected will have to undergo a pre-admission medical checkup conducted by the medical officers at the institute.

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