TISSNET 2018 - TATA Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai has conducted its Entrance Test - TISSNET 2018 on January 6. This exam allows candidates to take admissions in 55 Masters in Social Science programmes across the five campuses of TISS – Mumbai, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Tuljapur and Chennai (Banyan). TISSNET 2018 was an online objective type entrance test, divided into four sections. The test was held in 39 cities across the country. The medium of the test was English. The result of TISSNET 2018 will be declared on January 27, 2018. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for selection procedure consisting of Pre-Interview Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds. The TISSNET 2018 application process had started from October 24, 2017, and the last date to submit online form was December 8. The admit card of TISSNET 2018 was available from December 21, 2017. This article of Careers360 brings to you the salient features of TISSNET 2018 in terms of eligibility criteria, application form, important dates, exam pattern, result, selection procedure and others.
TISSNET 2018 Fast Facts
Commonly Known As: TISSNET
Exam Category: PG
Conducting Body: TATA Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
TISS Mumbai has released the important dates of TISSNET 2018. All the important dates related to TISSNET 2018 are mentioned in the table given below:
TISSNET 2018 Important Dates
TISSNET 2018 Application forms available from
October 24, 2017
Last date to submit the form online
December 8, 2017
Last date to submit the form by post
December 27, 2017
TISSNET admit cards will be issued on
December 21, 2017
TISSNET 2018 Exam
January 6, 2018 (2:00 to 3:40 pm)
TISSNET 2018 Result
January 27, 2018 (8:00 pm)
Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview
March 3 to 29, 2018
Announcement of final result
April 27, 2018
TISSNET 2018 Analysis
According to the expert analysis of TISSNET 2018, the exam was of easy to the moderate difficulty level. The overall exam pattern and structure followed the last year's exam pattern. The GK section had questions mostly from current affairs. Quantitative Ability was also easy and covered topics from Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Higher Math and Data Interpretation. Verbal Ability section was of easy to moderate difficulty level. There were two Reading Comprehension passages and other questions were on English Usage.
The result of TISSNET 2018 will be announced on January 27, 2018. Candidates can check their TISSNET Result 2018 by using their email id and password. Candidates can check if they have been shortlisted for Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview. Shortlisted candidates would need to download the detailed application form which will be available from the third week of February.
The cutoff for TISSNET is the minimum marks required to qualify the entrance exam. According to experts, the TISSNET 2018 cutoff is expected to be in the range of 72+/-2 (For General Category). On the basis of cutoff, candidates will be selected for the next round of selection procedure – GD & PI. Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, decides the cutoff marks for TISSNET. However, the TISSNET 2018 cutoff will be announced category-wise.
TISSNET 2018 Cutoff
Cutoff Percentage (%)
35 Per cent
45 Per cent
Candidates who clear the written test will be appearing for GD-PI rounds. Different stages of the selection procedure carry different weight. The final selection of the student will be based on the criteria given below:
Stages of TISSNET along with marks
National Common Written Test (TISSNET)
Pre-Interview Test/Group Discussion (GD)
Personal Interview (PI)
The TISSNET 2018 admit card was available online from December 21, 2017. Candidates can download their admit card using their email id and password provided at the time of registration. Admit cards of TISSNET 2018 has been issued to the candidates who have submitted the TISSNET application form along with the required documents and application fee. Admit cards will not be sent by post. Candidates without admit card cannot appear for TISSNET 2018.
TISSNET 2018 will have multiple choice questions (MCQs) related to General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning, Analytical Ability and English proficiency. TISSNET 2018 will have 100 questions carrying 100 marks. The exam will be of 1 Hour 40 Minutes.
TISSNET 2018 Exam Pattern
No. of Questions
Total Marks Allotted
Maths + Logical Reasoning
As mentioned in the exam pattern, TISSNET 2018 syllabus will consist of questions related to General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Maths and English Proficiency. Here are some topics covered in the syllabus:
General Awareness: Geography, History, Personalities, Current Affairs, etc.
English Language Ability: Vocabulary, Analogy, Reading Comprehension, etc.
Maths & Logical Reasoning: Basic Geometry, Percentage, Time & Distance, BODMAS, Ratio, etc.
There are 39 cities of India for TISSNET 2018. There are 11 cities each in the Northern and Western region, nine in the Eastern region and eight cities in the Southern region. Here is the list of cities where TISSNET 2018 Exam Centres will be conducted:
TISSNET 2018 Exam Cities
TISS Mumbai, the official body of TISSNET, declares the eligibility criteria as follows:
Candidates with three year’s Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised university are eligible to apply.
Candidates studying in three and four-year degree programmes should have passed in all the subjects of semester 1 to semester 4 and semester 1 to semester 6 respectively.
Candidates studying in the final year of their degree programme are also eligible to apply.
The application form of TISSNET 2018 was available from October 24, 2017, untill December 8. Candidates can apply for a maximum of three courses across any of the two campuses using a single application form. Using more than one application form to apply in multiple courses will lead to cancellation of all the forms. TISNET 2018 application forms with invalid documents may also get cancelled. Those who do not have access to internet or reside in a remote area can send their request to TISS Mumbai for printed application form.
Candidates could apply for TISSNET 2018 through online and offline modes both as per their convenience.
How to Apply Online mode – Candidates had to visit the official website to fill and submit the application form along with the application fee.
How to Apply Offline mode – To get a printed copy of the application form, candidates could send request by Speed Post along with the application fee to Assistant Registrar (Academic), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar, Mumbai 400088.
TISSNET Application Fee
Rs. 1000+Bank Charges
SC/ST (Parents income not more than 2.5 Lakh/annum)
Rs. 250+Bank Charges
OBC (NC) (Parents income not more than 1 Lakh/annum)
Rs. 250+Bank Charges
However, candidates of SC/ST/OBC categories will also require uploading income certificate issued by appropriate authority. Salary slips, Pension slips and certificate issued by the community will not be considered.
Online: Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking
Offline: DD, Cash
Address: Tata Institute of Social Sciences
V.N. Purav Marg
Mumbai - 400 088
Phone: 022 - 2552 5252
Email: [email protected]
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