TISSNET Application Form 2018 – The application form for TISSNET 2018 was available from October 24 until December 8, 2017. The conducting body of the exam, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai accepts the applications via online mode and by post both ways. Candidates could fill and submit the TISSNET application form 2018 either in online mode or by post. Applicants had to take the print of the TISSNET form and send it to TISS, Mumbai by post. Candidates who live in remote areas or do not have access to the internet could send their request to TISS, Mumbai along with the application fee to get the TISSNET application form 2018. In this article, candidates will get details about TISSNET 2018 application form and information related to it such as how to apply online, instructions to fill the form online, dates and documents required.
Important Dates for TISSNET Application Form 2018
Application forms available from
October 24, 2017 (Tuesday)
Last Date of submitting the application form (online)
December 8, 2017 (Friday)
Last Date of submitting the application form (by post)
December 8, 2017 (Friday)
Last Date for Form Completion
December 11, 2017 (Monday)
Admit Card will be Issued on
December 18-19, 2017
TISSNET 2018 (Computer-based test)
January 6, 2018 (Saturday)
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TISSNET 2018 Application Form filling instructions
It is advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying for the entrance exam. As per TISSNET Eligibility Criteria 2018, a candidate with a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline is eligible to apply.
Important information while filling the application form (as provided by the officials):
A candidate can apply for a maximum of three programmes across any of the two campuses of TATA Institute of Social Sciences – Mumbai, Hyderabad, Tuljapur, Chennai and Guwahati
A candidate needs to upload all the requisite documents or certificates while filling the application form of TISSNET 2018
A single application form can be used to apply for multiple programmes. Filling multiple forms will lead to cancellation of all the forms.
What to Keep ready before filling TISSNET Application Form 2018
Candidates needed to keep a few things handy while filling the TISSNET 2018 application form. Here they are:
Stamp size photograph in JPEG/PNG format (Size: Width X Height – 113 X 170 pixels)
Signature in JPEG/PNG format (Size: Width X Height – 302 X 132 pixels)
Cast Certificate for SC/ST candidates (PDF format)
Income certificate for SC/ST/OBC (NC) candidates (PDF format)
Non-creamy Layer Certificate for OBC candidates (PDF format)
Certificate of disability for differently abled candidates (PDF format)
How to fill TISSNET application form 2018
Candidates could fill the application form of TISSNET 2018 by two ways:
1. Online mode
2. Offline mode
TISSNET 2018 Application Form – Online mode
Candidates who are applying online need to follow the steps given below:
Candidates need to register with a valid email id. Post registration, he/she will receive a password which will be used to login and fill the online form.
After login, a candidate has to fill in his/her basic and academic details and mention the programmes he/she wishes to apply for in the order of preference.
Depending on the number of programmes a candidate is applying, he/she needs to pay the application fee. A candidate can pay the fee either by depositing cash in any SBI branch or through Credit card, Debit Card, and Net Banking.
A candidate also needs to scan and upload his/her passport size photograph, signature, mark-sheet of the last exam passed and other necessary documents/certificates.
Note: Complete the TISSNET application form 2018 in a single session to avoid the possibility of documents not being uploaded. If a candidate closes the application form without uploading the documents, then he/she needs to make sure that the documents are successfully uploaded the next time he/she log in.
TISSNET 2018 Application Form – Offline (By Post)
As per TISS Officials, Candidates living in remote areas of the country with no access to the internet can fill the printed copy of the application form of TISSNET 2018.
Steps for the offline process:
Take the print of the TISSNET 2018 application form.
Follow the instructions given in the Online Procedure to fill the form.
As mentioned above, candidates can submit the application fee at any SBI branch.
Documents – Passport Size Photograph, mark-sheet of the last exam passed and other necessary documents/certificates.
Now, post it to the official address - Assistant Registrar (Academic), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar Mumbai, 400088.
TISSNET Application Fee
TISSNET 2018 Application form fee details for different categories
Number of programmes
Mode of Payment
Credit Card/Debit Card
Cash Deposit in any SBI Branch using the prescribed challan
Eligible ST/SC/OBC-NC (Rs.)
Eligible ST/SC/OBC-NC (Rs.)
Eligible SC/ST/OBC-NC (Rs.)
Applying for 1 Programme
250 + Bank Charges
1000 + Bank Charges
Applying for 2 Programmes
500 + Bank Charges
2000 + Bank Charges
Applying for 3 Programmes
750 + Bank Charges
3000 + Bank Charges
As soon as a candidate submits the filled application form and fee, he/she receives an e-mail for verification. Candidate needs to verify the email. Post verification, a candidate can fill the application form for TISSNET 2018 and upload the required documents along with passport size photographs.
SC/ST candidates and OBC (NC) candidates whose annual family income is less than 2,50,000 and Rs. 1 lakh respectively will have to upload Income certificate for the current Financial Year issued by Revenue Officer. Salary slips will not be accepted.
Documents/Certificates to be submitted along with TISSNET Application form 2018 (category-wise)
Photo, Signature and TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash)
SC/ST (Annual family income more than Rs.2.5 lakhs)
Photo, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and Caste or Tribe Certificate
OBC-NC (Annual family income more than Rs.1 lakh)
Photo, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) certificate issued after April 1, 2015 by the District Magistrate (DM)/Deputy Commissioner (DC)/Tahsildar
ST/SC (Annual family income less than Rs.2.5 lakhs)
Photo, Signature, Caster or Tribe Certificate, Income Certificate for the financial year 2014-15 and TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash)
OBC (NC) (Annual family income less than Rs.1 lakh)
Photo, Signature, Income Certificate for the financial year 2014-15, OBC-NC certificate issued after April 1, 2015 by the DM (District Magistrate)/DC (Deputy Commissioner)/Tahsildar and TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash).
Persons with Disabilities (PwD)
Photo, Signature and TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and PwD certificate
Kashmiri Migrants (KM)
Photo, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and KM certificate
Photo, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and Armed Force certificate
Post submission of application forms, candidates will get admit card which will allow them to appear for TISSNET 2018. The exam is computer-based and duration of the exam will be 1 hour 40 minutes. Exam centres will spread across 39 cities in the country.
Cases when TISSNET 2018 Application Form may get rejected
The application form for TISSNET 2018 may get rejected due to the following reasons:
An incomplete application form is very much likely to get rejected by TISS.
Application form submitted without the requisite fee will not be accepted.
Application form submitted after the last date will not be accepted by TISS.
Also, submitting invalid documents may also lead to the rejection of the application form.
There is no relaxation in the last date shall be granted.