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 want to know about the dates, syllabus for the exam of tissnet 2021

Deepshikha Student Expert 17th Mar, 2020
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is a Deemed University by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India.It conducts TISS National Entrance Test (TISSNET) for admission to about 55 of its Programs. TISSNET was conducted on January 12,2020. The dates for 2021 has not been announced yet.
TISSNET consists of the following parts:
1. English Proficiency and Language Skills
2.Mathematical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability
3. Logical Reasoning
4. Data Interpretation
5.General Awareness
Hope this helps.
Good luck.

I want to download my Tissnet scorecard but I am not able to login and reset password to download my Tissnet scorecard

Shareef 14th Feb, 2020

You will have to enter your registered email id and password that you created for TISSNET. If you are still not able to login, mail their helpdesk at: ( . You can also contact them at 022-25525252, 91-22-2552 5000. Mail them from your registered email. Before that once try shutting down your computer and restart and try it again.


i cleared the cutoff of tiss net 2020 and got the PI call fromMA IN hospitality and analytics management. are these cou rses are good in tiss. and when did the PI call letter come.

Shivika Tyagi 7th Feb, 2020
First of all congratulations on your selection. TISS is a brand in itself, so all the courses their are almost good. Hospital and analytical management is one of the most popular course and its placements are good too. Most importantly TISS is good in terms of ROI. You got a call alreay so don't worry you will get your PI call letter soon too. Keep checking your mail.

Hope it helps you. Good luck

what will be the cut off for M.A in Data Science program for tissnet exam ?

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 11th Feb, 2020


TISS NET 2020 exam has been conducted and questions in the exam were asked from the following sections:

English proficiency
Mathematics and Logical reasoning
General Awareness

For English proficiency and Mathematics and Logical reasoning there is no sectional cutoff. For General Awareness, there is sectional cutoff of 35% (14 Marks).

Check the details:

Good Luck!


Am i eligible for the TISS because i got 45/50/35 in 10th/12th/ Grad respectively, And anyone can suggest me for which specialation should i go ???

ayush mishra 31st Jan, 2020

Sonu, admission to Master's courses in Tata Institute of Social Sciences occurs through TISSNET. Now, you can apply for TISSNET if you fulfill the conditions required as stipulated by the institution. These conditions are known as eligibility criteria. Now, the eligibility criteria for applying for TISSNET in terms of educational qualification in most cases ie for admission to most courses is that the candidate should be graduate in any stream or discipline or he/she must be appearing in their final graduation paper and have to submit their passing certificate by any date stipulated. As far as you are graduate, you can apply for most cases, however, for some courses like MA (Organisation Development, Change and Leadership), Master of Public Health (Social Epidemiology), M.A. Social Work in (Disability Studies and Action) etc , the requirement is that graduation should be from a certain stream or subject or there should be some job or internship experience for the candidates. For mire information about these eligibility criteria, you can use the link

As regards to query about choice of specialization, the choice should be such that should generate interest and entertain you. It totally depends on your interest areas, however, there are some courses or specialization which are quite popular among the student groups and some of them are M.A. in (Human Resources Management and Labour Relations) ,  MBA, Master's of Arts etc. So, the specialization should be such that the student feels comfortable in it and is usually chosen by applicantd in the stream as graduation.

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