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TISSNET 2016 - Tata Institute of Social Sciences conducts TISSNET 2016 which is a national level post graduate entrance exam. The exam is conducted for admissions to Masters in Social Work and related programs offered by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). TISSNET scores are accepted only by TISS Mumbai only. TISSNET 2016 was conducted in online mode on January 9, 2016,  and the results for shortlisted candidates has been announced on February 2, 2016.

Latest: Tata Institute of Social Sciences will conduct TISSNET 2017 in the month of January, 2017. Know all about TISSNET 2017 Application Form fees and procedure.


Exam Name: Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test

Commonly Known As: 


Exam Category: PG


Conducting Body: TATA Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai


TISSNET 2016 Eligibility Criteria: Graduates from any discipline with a recognized bachelor’s degree can apply for the application process for admissions in TISS Mumbai. The bachelor’s degree must be of a minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 system).

Final year candidates, who will be able to complete their Bachelor's Degree examinations by June 2016, are also eligible to apply.


TISSNET 2016 Application Form: The application process was both online and offline, where eligible candidates can apply for a maximum of three programmes across any two of the TISS Campuses and other locations. 


Online process: Candidates can visit the official website, fill and submit the same along with the fee online only. 

Candidates have to fill up the TISSNET 2016 Application Form with the required details. Once the candidates had submitted the filled in applications, an email for verification had been sent, and the candidates had to verify the mail. After re-logging in, candidates could have edited the complete TISSNET 2016 Application Form and upload the necessary documents and certificates along with passport size photograph and signature.


Offline process: Candidates could get a printed copy of the application form from the Institute by sending a request by Speed Post with application fees to Assistant Registrar (Academic), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar Mumbai, 400088.


The application fee to be paid by general category candidates for one programme was Rs 1030, and for SC/ST/OBC candidates was Rs 260. 


TISSNET 2016 Exam Pattern: The exam was conducted on Jan 9 from 2pm to 3.40 pm in 39 centers. The test was a computer based test which had 100 objective questions to be answered within the duration of 1 hour 40 minutes.

The objective test consists of questions related to: General Knowledge; Analytical Ability,  Logical Reasoning; and English Proficiency.

There was no negative marking for wrong answers in the test.


TISSNET 2016 Admit Card: The admit card were available only for the registered candidates to download from January 6, 2016. Candidates without admit card were not allowed to appear in the test. 


TISSNET 2016 Result: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai has declared the result of TISSNET 2016 on February 2 along with the names of shortlisted candidates who have to follow the selection process.


TISSNET 2016 Selection Process: Selection is based on the basis of three different components, see details below



National Common Written Test


Pre-Interview Test prior to the Personal Interview


Personal  Interview




TISSNET 2016 Important Dates: The dates are provided in the table,

Last Date for Online form APPLICATION / REGISTRATION for All Master's programmes

December 8, 2015

Last Date for receipt of application form by post

December 9, 2015

National Entrance Test – (Computer Based) at Different Centres

January  09, 2016

Candidates who appeared for the national entrance test will be sent their score cards on email

February 02, 2016

Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview at TISS Mumbai for programmes offered at Mumbai, Tuljapur Campuses, MHAT, BANYAN and G-SET Ranchi

March 10- 19, 2016

Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview at Hyderabad  for all Hyderabad Campus Programmes

March 30 - April  02, 2016

Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview at Guwahati for all Guwahati Campus Programmes

Will update soon

Announcement of Selection on TISS website for all the Programmes

April 15, 2016

Address: Tata Institute of Social Sciences

V.N. Purav Marg


Mumbai - 400 088

Phone: 022 - 2552 5252

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tiss.edu


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