TISS 2021 - Admission, Eligibility, Syllabus & Exam Date-2021

TISS 2021 – Admission, Eligibility, Syllabus & Exam Date-2021

What is TISSNET Exam?

TISS 2021 Tata Institute of Social Sciences has recently announced Admission to the 2021-23 batch for its Full-Time (Regular) Post-Graduate Degree Programmes (M.A., M. Sc., M.H.A., M.P.H., LAW) offered from Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, and Hyderabad campuses. TISS 2021

TISS 2021 Examination Information:

The table below shows the timeline for the TISS-NET exam, which is the entrance exam for the admission process




Last date for the online application

January 15-2021

Last date for receipt of the application by post

January 20, 2021



Some of the courses for which you can seek admission through TISSNET(TISS 2021) are the following: TISS 2021

  • Master of Arts (Human Resource Management & Labor Relations)  Master of Arts (Labor Studies and Practices)

  • Master of Arts/Master of Science(Analytics) (Self Financed)

  • Master of Arts (Organization Development, Change, and Leadership) (Self Financed)

  • Master of Arts (Social Entrepreneurship)

  • Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (Clinical and Counseling Practice)

  • Master of Hospital Administration (MHA)

  • Master of Public Health (Health Administration)

  • Master of Public Health ( Health Policy, Economics, and Finance) {MPH-HPEF}

  • Master of Public Health ( Social Epidemiology) {MPH-SE}

  • Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability Studies)

  • Master of Arts / Master of Sciences Regulatory Policy and Governance

  • Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Urban Policy and Governance)

  • Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Water Policy and Governance

  • Master of Arts (Development Studies)

  • Master of Arts (Women’s Studies)

  • Master of Arts (Media and Cultural Studies)

TISS 2021 Qualification:

Eligibility Criteria for 2021

For most programs, the eligibility criteria are as follows

**Minimum Educational Qualification:

a) Candidates should have successfully completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree of a minimum of 3 or 4 years duration or its equivalent from a university recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. Some Masters Degree programs will have additional/specific eligibility requirements.

b) Candidates who will successfully complete, in all respects, all the requirements of their final year eligible degree (including all examinations and internships, if applicable) by Tuesday, June 15, 2021, are also eligible to apply.

For the program listed below – additional criteria may apply. The table below describes the same


Additional Criteria

Master of Arts (Organization Development, Change, and Leadership)

In addition to the minimum qualification, the candidates must have at least 2 years (24 months) of work experience.

How to apply for the programs offered by TISS

Candidates are required to apply online through the E-application process only. Please read through this page before filling in the application form.  The link below will take you to the online application page of TISS

Register Here:

  • Candidates can apply for a maximum of three programs across any two of the TISS Campuses.
  • TISS does not allow change of programs once the application is submitted

  • The application fee for each program is Rs. 1000 for general candidates

TISS Admission Process:

The Admission process of TISS for all its programs has two stages

Stage-1. TISS National Entrance Test (TISS-NET)  (30% Weightage)

Stage-2. TISS Programs Aptitude Test (TISS-PAT) (40% weightage)

 Stage-3. TISS Online Personal Interview (OPI) (30% weightage)

Stage 1 – TISS-NET (TISS National Entrance Test)

TISS-NET is a computer-based common screening test for all Masters Programs across all the campuses. It is a 100mins test and consists of 100 objective type multiple choice questions (MCQ).  Shortlisting for Stage 2 will be done on the basis of the candidates’ aggregate TISS NET Score. TISS 2021

Stage 2:

Stage 2 of the selection process is aimed at assessing the interest and suitability of the candidate for the program selected.

A.    Program Aptitude Test (TISS-PAT)

The TISS PAT is conducted for the candidates shortlisted from Stage 1. PAT is a 45-minute test conducted for individual programs. The duration of the PAT is 45 minutes if candidates selected only one program. If candidates selected two programs the duration of the PAT will be 90 minutes and for three programs the duration will be 135 minutes. TISS is yet to provide details of the PAT TISS 2021

Management Aptitude Test (TISS-MAT) (Only for HRM&LR and ODCL)

Candidates applying for two programs (i) MA Human Resource Management & Labor Relations (HRM &LR) and (ii) MA Organization Development, Change and Leadership (ODCL) of Mumbai Campus, will face TISS -MAT in the 2nd stage. The TISS MAT will be a computer-based MCQ type test with a duration of 45 minutes and 50 Marks.TISS 2021

B.   Online Personal Interview (OPI):

You may also click on the link below to know more about the TISS admission process


How to Prepare for the TISSNET -exam

Before we prepare for any entrance exam- we must be aware of the exam pattern. The table below talks about the TISSNET pattern:
TISS Exam Date:



TISSNET- Exam Date

20th February-2021

Mode of Exam

Computer Based Test

Number of Questions

100 (MCQ questions)

Total Time

100 minutes ( 1 hour and 40 Minutes)

Exam Timing

2 pm to 3 40 pm

Number of sections

3 sections

English Proficiency

Mathematics and Reasoning

General Awareness

Total Marks

100 marks in all ( No Negative Marking)

Now that we understand the paper pattern of TISS  let us dive into the preparation for TISS. English Proficiency

To do well in the English section, a student should have a good vocabulary and good reading habits.  The types of questions that appear are

  • Verbal Analogies

  • Vocabulary – antonyms and Synonyms

  • Para Jumbles

  • Reading Comprehension

If the available duration is very short – like around 45 days for TISS– one must concentrate on solving Comprehension passages almost every day. After solving questions focus on analyzing comprehension questions immediately. Similarly, for the questions on verbal analogies and synonyms and antonyms, focus on knowing a certain number of the word every day. You could refer to word lists, word books – such as that by Norman Lewis ( Word Power Made Easy) or Rosenblum  ( All About Words). Since you have less than 2 months to prepare for TISSNET – another step that you can take is to narrow down your word list to around 1000 to 1500 words and commit them to your memory. TISS 2021


Before you prepare for mathematics, you should know that the level of difficulty of mathematics asked in TISSNET is not anywhere near to the level of difficulty asked in CAT or similar exams. Very basic questions are asked. Focus on basics of math from the following areas – Arithmetic, Algebra, Mensuration, Number Theory, Permutations and Combinations, and Probability. Also focus on areas involving basic mathematical calculations such as BODMAS, Fractions, the addition of fractions, etc. TISS 2021

The key is ensuring your basics of mathematics are in order and you have adequate speed. Once you revise basic concepts, practice will be the key. Don’t solve unnecessarily tough questions from anywhere for mathematics

General Awareness

General awareness is the toughest section of TISSNET. In fact, this is the make or break section for most aspirants. If you do well in this section, you are most likely to get a call for the 2nd stage. This section is extremely balanced in its content and will ask questions from a variety of areas

  • Current Affairs

  • Major  Political Events

  • Modern Indian History

  • Geography and General Geology

  • Sociological Awareness

  • Economic Processes

  • Literature

  • Famous Personalities

  • Fine Arts & Music (Worldwide)

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