How to Fill TISSNET 2017 Application Form: Step By Step Guide
Urvashi Dalal, 30 Sep 2016, #TISSNET

The Application Process of TISSNET 2017 started from September 29, 2016. Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai has announced the notification of TISSNET 2017 for the admission to academic year 2017-19. Aspiring candidates can fill the application forms online. However, aspirants belonging to rural areas can send the filled in forms to the TISS Mumbai office, before the deadline. The online process will continue till November 30 and the last date to submit the form by post is December 1. If you are applying for the first time, the step by step guide by Careers360 will ease the process for you.

Every year, TISS conducts its post graduate entrance test for admissions to its Masters Degree programmes- TISSNET. This year, the computer based test will be conducted on Saturday, January 7, 2017. If you are planning to take the test, the foremost step is to apply for the TISSNET 2017 successfully.


Before starting with the application process, you must ensure fulfilling the eligibility criteria, as failing to which the authorities have right to cancel the registration.

TISSNET 2017 Eligibility Criteria

The TISSNET 2017 eligibility criteria are divided among several categories, as follows:


(a) A Bachelor’s Degree of a minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 pattern) from a recognized university, in any discipline.




(b) Candidates who will complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor’s Degree examinations by June 2017 are also eligible to apply to all the programmes.


(c) Candidates who are in their final year Bachelor’s degree programme are not eligible to apply for admission to any of the Master’s degree programmes conducted by School of Health Systems Studies, i.e., Health Administration, Hospital Administration; Public Health in Social Epidemiology; and Public Health in Health Policy, Economics and Finance.


TISSNET 2017 Application Form: The application forms are available in both online and offline modes, giving candidates the opportunity to choose an option which suits them best.


Online Application Procedure:

The online application form contains 5 Steps to complete the application procedure. You have to start from the first step and complete each step to move forward to the next step. Your application will be considered for further processing only if all 5 steps are complete.

The 5 Steps have been described below:


Application Steps


Step Name


Step 1

Fill Basic Details

You have to enter your basic details in this step. You cannot move to Step 2 unless status of Step 1 is complete.

Step 2

Fill Academic Details

You have to enter your academic details in this step. You cannot move to Step 3 unless status of Step 2 is complete.

Step 3

Select Programmes

You have to select the programmes you wish to apply for in this step. You cannot move to Step 4 unless status of Step 3 is complete.

Step 4

Upload Documents

You have to upload scanned copies of your photograph, signature and challan if you have paid by cash.

Step 5

Pay Fees

Candidates can pay using Cash or Payment Gateway (Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking). If you wish to pay by 'Cash' you need take printout of the SBI deposit challan and take it with you to the bank while paying the fees and then enter the "SBI Journal Number" in this step. The status of step4 needs to be 'complete' to move to Step 5. 


  • The first step to fill the online application is to visit the website and open the Admission 2017 page. You will see options like M.A and MPhil. & PhD in the table provided, select MA and you will be re-directed to another age.




  • This page has guidelines on How to apply. It is mandatory for you to read the instructions before applying to avoid any errors and get the documents ready you may require further. After reading the instructions, click on the link provided ‘Visit the Online Application System’.




  • To fill in any online application, registration is mandatory. To successfully fill the application form, you must also register via valid e-mail id and password. Click on the Register tab, and enter the details as asked.

  • After you register, you will receive a link on your registered e-mail id. You have to open your mail and click on the link for verification. This will re-direct you to a new tab, which is the starting of filling up the form. Enter the password and move to next step.



  • First, you have to fill in your personal details, like your name, address, date of birth, preferred examination city and other fields as asked.



  • After personal details, you must enter your education details correctly. If any of the information is found to be misleading at any stage of admission, candidature might be cancelled.



  • You have to upload your image, signature, and other required documents. Make sure that the images you upload are as per the size mentioned in the instructions. The documents to be uploaded are,

List of Documents




Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash).


Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash),

Caste Certificate.


Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash),

Tribe Certificate.


Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash),

Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) certificate issued after 01-04-2015 by the District Magistrate / Deputy Commissioner / Tahsildar.


Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and

PWD certificate.


Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and KM certificate.

Armed Force

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and

Armed Force certificate.


  • The last step is to fill the application fee. You can apply for more than one programme, and pay the application fee accordingly. Fee to be paid is given below,

Application Fee


                                                        Mode of Payment

No. of programmes

Online Payment by Credit Card/Debit Card

Online Payment by NetBanking

Cash Deposit in any SBI Branch using the prescribed challan



Eligible SC/ST/OBC(NC)


Eligible SC/ST/OBC(NC)


Eligible SC/ST/OBC(NC)

Applying for 1 Programme

Rs. 1030

Rs. 260

Rs. 1030

Rs. 260

Rs. 1000 + Bank Charges

Rs. 250 + Bank Charges

Applying for 2 Programmes

Rs. 2060

Rs. 520

Rs. 2060

Rs. 520

Rs. 2000 + Bank Charges

Rs. 500 + Bank Charges

Applying for 3 Programmes

Rs. 3090

Rs. 780

Rs. 3090

Rs. 780

Rs. 3000 + Bank Charges

Rs. 750 + Bank Charges


TISSNET 2017 admit card will be available from Deceber 21, 2016 onwards. The 1 hour 40 minutes exam will be conducted from 2 pm to 3.40 pm at 39 centres across India. The results or score cards and shortlist of candidates will be announced on January 27, 2017. 


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I did MBA in Marketing in 2017 . I want to change my domain of sales to HR, am I eleigible for the TISSNET exam???

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

tiss net exam stand for tata institute  of socil sciences and research national entrance test. the basic eligibility criteria is students need to have bachelor degree in any discipline in 10+20+3 or 10+2+4 or in 10+2+2+1 pattern. however as you have already passed an mba degree you may also apply in this course. as there is no limitation for pursuing masters courses. one can have 2 different subjects mba degree. hope it would help.


Hey. I am currently in my 5th semester and I am Going to appear for my backlog of one and only subject of 4th semester in december 2019 & TISS NET exam is in january 2020. Seeing their eligibility criteria can I appear for the exam ? please help me out !!!

Aman Raj Student Expert 15th Sep, 2019

Hello Kirat

For applying to TISSNET you should have your bachelor's degree with all the arrears cleared. It doesn't matter how many arrears you have at present and how many you had.

Just provide them your 4th Semester Marksheet for the eligibility. But at the time of admission you must have your degree or Course Completion certificate.


Hello my percentage is less then 50 % in my graduation so am I eligible to do MBA ? And to give my entrance exam ?

Prince Student Expert 30th Jul, 2019

Hey Aspirant,

For Admission in MBA or any other master program it's required to have at least 50% in graduation some relaxation is for SC/ST. Some private universities might have lesser eligiblity criteria as well. You can appear in exams like CAT,AIMA,LPUNEST for entrance.

Best of luck


U hav mba course if yes want to know fees details

Ibra Parveen Student Expert 22nd Jul, 2019

Hello applicant,

There are n no.of colleges offering MBA.Can you please tell which college you are looking for?


i have appeared atma 2019,whether i can apply in this clg or not

Arihant Surana 9th Jul, 2019

Hello aspirant,

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