About TISS

What is TISS?

TISS National Entrance Test (TISSNET) is a national level entrance exam conducted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, once every year for admission into its various management programs. TISS offers 53 Master Degree programmes at its Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad campuses. The MA programmes offered at TISS campuses are at par with the management programmes offered by top MBA colleges in India. The entrance exam is held in online mode. The unique nature of the various courses offered by TISS, with specializations in fields like Economics, Politics, Habitat, Engineering, Health, Environmental Sciences, etc. make it one of the most wanted exams.

TISS-MAT is the new postgraduate management entrance test of Tata Institute of Social Sciences. TISSMAT will be conducted in addition to TISSNET and will be conducted right after the TISSNET exam. TISS-MAT will be a compulsory exam for students who wish to take admission to the following courses offered by TISS-NET: MA (HRM&LR) Master of Arts in Human Resource Management & Labour Relations, MA (ODCL) Master of Arts in Organization Development, Change and Leadership

TISS-NET exam structure:

TISS-NET is online exam with 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs).

Marking Scheme:

One correct mark for every correct answer. There is no negative marking.

Exam Duration:

1 hour 40 minutes

Sections Number of Questions Total Marks Sectional Cut off
English Proficiency 30 30 Nil
Mathematics & Logical Reasoning 30 30 Nil
General Awareness 40 40 35% (14 marks)
Total 100 100

TISS-NET exam syllabus:

Mathematics and Logical Reasoning: Time & Work, Time Speed Distance, Averages, Algebra, Ratio, Percentage, Mixtures & Alligation, Inferential and visual reasoning, DI with pie chart, graphs, Quadrilaterals, Number System, Profit & Loss.

English Proficiency: Reading Comprehension, Analogy, Synonyms & Antonyms, Fill in the blanks, Sentence Correction, Sentence Completion, Idioms.

General Knowledge: History, Meaning of terms, Social Activities and Movements, Geography, Indian Polity and Constitution, Science, Current Affairs.

TISS-MAT exam structure

TISS-MAT, an online exam, will be conducted immediately after TISS-NET exam for candidates applying for MA Human Resource Management and Labour Relation (HRM & LR) and /or MA Organization Development, Change and Leadership (ODCL).

Marking Scheme:

One correct mark for every correct answer. There is negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer.

Exam Duration:

30 minutes

Sections Number of Questions Total Marks Sectional Cut off
Comprehension 15 15 Nil
Management Data Interpretation 15 15 Nil
Business Awareness 15 15 Nil
Total 45 45

TISS-MAT exam syllabus:

Comprehension: This section examines the student understanding in management literature.

Management Data Interpretation: This section examines the student understanding in data related to different domains like economy, business and market functions.

Business Awareness: This section examines the student understanding in awareness related to business sector and other functional areas of management.

TISS-NET Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants applying for TISS-NET exam must make sure that they fulfil all the criteria and if not, the application will get cancelled during filling the form.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with minimum of 3 years from recognized University.
  • Candidates in the final year of graduation are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates in the Final year of exam must have passed all the previous semesters exams.
  • No age limit to give exam.
  • No restrictions on number of attempts.
TISS-MAT Eligibility Criteria:
  • Candidates applying for MA Organization Development, Change and Leadership (ODCL) must have at least 2 years of work experience in any field.
TISS-NET Registration:
  • Visit the official website.
  • Register to create the login id and password.
  • Login by using id and password.
  • Complete the application form.
  • Pay the fees.
  • Take the print out of the receipt.
  • Scanned photograph of the size 113x132 pixels.
  • Scanned signature of the size 302x132 pixels.
TISS-NET Selection Process:
  • Candidates qualifying with minimum cut off in TISS-NET exam are called for Pre-Interview/Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
  • Pre-Interview involves two sections. One section is of essay writing and another section is of case study with 4 questions.
TISS-NET Merit List:

After completing all the 3 stages in Selection process, TISS prepare the merit list of the candidates.

Particulars Weightage Total Marks
TISS-NET 40% 100
Pre-Interview Test (PIT) 20% 50
Personal Interview (PI) 30% 75
Total 100% 255 Marks

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