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TISSNET is a national level Post Graduate Entrance Examination conducted by    Tata Institute of Social Sciences   for admission to the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai Campus and its affiliated institutions. TISNET offers admission to its flagship program which is   MA in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations from TISS Mumbai  .

TISS NET Exam Date 2024

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has released its schedule for TISSNET 2024 & the date of the exam is   21st January 2024 from 2 PM to 3.40 PM  & it will be an online computer based test. Application process for TISSNET 2024 starts from  17th November 2023 & closes on 10th January 2024. 

TISSNET offers admission to various management programmes at different campuses of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). TISSNET 2024 will be an online CBT exam comprising MCQ type questions. This year candidates will have to appear in TISSMAT and TISSPAT after getting shortlisted for PI round based on TISSNET for admission to 2024-26 Batch in specific Masters’ Programmes.

Registration starts17th November, 2023
Online registration ends10th January, 2024
TISSNET admit card downloading14th January, 2024 onwards
Pre-admission online orientation Programme for SC/ST/OBC/Minority and PWD candidates12th – 13th January, 2024
TISSNET 2024 Exam Date21st January, 2024


These are Additional Exams for Specific MA Programmes :

Tata Institute of Social Sciences at its different campuses has more than 50 Masters programs to & MA in Human Resource Management & Labour Relations & MA in Organisation Development Change Leadership are its flagship programmes.  


Candidates applying for MA Human Resource Management and Labor Relations (HRM and LR) and MA Organization Development, Change and Leadership (ODCL) offered at TISS Mumbai Campus will also have a Management App (TI). After the TISS-NET results are announced and the shortlist is announced, MAT is administered before the PI round.

TISSMAT duration will be of    45 minutes with 50 marks  .  The weightage of TISS MAT is of 40% in final merit list for admission.

The TISSMAT will be conducted only for those candidates who are shortlisted for MA (HRM) and MA (ODCL).

TISS MAT : Role in Final Selection Process

  • The TISS MAT consists of both descriptive writing & computer based MCQs is for a duration of 45 minutes.
  • TISS-MAT Score will be considered along with the  final selection process and thus will be considered only for those who are shortlisted for Stage 2. TISS-MAT Score will be aggregated with the score of TISSNET and OPI in the following manner to arrive at the final score for selection.

Highest Weightage in Final Selection

  1. TISSNET: 30%
  2. TISSMAT : 40%
  3. Online Personal Interview (OPI) : 30%

TISSPAT : Candidates applying for all other MA programmes offered at TISS Mumbai Campus and other Campuses should appear in TISS Programme Aptitude Test (TISSPAT) which is conducted just before PI round & after TISSNET result published and merit listannounced for each MA programme separately.

TISSPAT duration will be of 45 minutes with 50 marks. The weightage of TISS PAT is of 40% in the final merit for the selection. 

 The TISSPAT will be conducted only for the shortlisted candidates for MA programmes.

Highest Weightage in Final Selection

  1. TISSNET: 30%
  2. TISSMAT : 40%
  3. Online Personal Interview (OPI) : 30%

TISS NET 2024 : Exam Pattern 

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) conducts the exam TISSNET in different parts of India  in 40 centres. There will    100 questions in MCQ format   in TISSNET 2024 & the duration of the test will be   100 minutes   . Candidates will be awarded 1 mark for every correct answer & there is no negative marking in TISSNET 2024 for wrong answers. The exam is of 100 marks. 

TISSNET 2024 Exam Pattern: Key Details

  • TISSNET 2024 exam consists of three sections like English Proficiency, Mathematics & Logical Reasoning & General Awareness & each sections consists of different number of questions.
  • Admission will be offered in different management programs in different campuses of Tata Institute of Social Sciences through TISSNET 2024 exam.
  • The mode of exam is a online Computer Based Test (CBT) consisting of MCQ type of questions.

TISS NET Exam 2024 Syllabus 

Section NameNumber of questions
English Proficiency 30
Mathematics & Logical Reasoning 30
General Awareness 40
Total Questions100

TISSNET Selection Process Restructured :

The Admission Process for Masters Programmes in TISS  Mumbai has been restructured. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of  TISSNET 2024. Then  the institute will send them the call to appear in TISSMAT/TISSPAT 2024 which is then followed by Online Personal Interview (OPI) for specific programs.

TISS NET 2024 : Eligibility Criteria 

Tata Institute of Social Sciences has published the eligibility criteria for candidates to apply for TISS NET 2024 Exam 

  1. Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 3 years duration or it’s equivalent from a recognised university.
  2. Bachelor’s Degree with 15 years years of total education is required.
  3. To appear for TISS NET 2024 no minimum percentage of marks is required in Graduation.

TISS NET 2024 Application Website

Eligible candidates can log on to and register for TISSNET 2024 Examination.

TISS NET 2024 Registration & Application Process  

The online registration and application for TISS NET 2024 should be completed by 10th January 2024. A candidate should apply & register online in the official website of TISS for TISS NET 2024. Candidates should apply through online process only and can apply in any 2 TISS campuses & other centre locations for a maximum of 3 programmes. A candidate should read the Eligibility Criteria carefully before filling up the TISSNET 2024 Application Form.

TISSNET 2024 : Cut offs Section Wise

  • In TISS NET 2024 exams the are no sectional cut off for Mathematics & Logical Reasoning Sections & English Proficiency.
  • To qualify the TISS-NET exam sectional cut off for General Awareness is required.
  • Any candidate will not be qualified for TISSNET in spite of the aggregate score obtained by them who is not scoring minimum cut off marks for the General Awareness.



TISS NET does not give MBA course but it gives an alternate programme called Executive Post Graduate Diploma which is comparable in concept and structure to the MBA program.  

What is the full form of TISSNET?

Full form of TISSNET is Tata Institute of Social Science National Entrance Test. 

What is TISS NET exams for?

TISSNET exam is a university level entrance exam which is conducted for admission to Master of Art program in the School of Management & Labour Studies.               

Is TISS NET & CAT are similar? 

Both TISS NET & CAT are online exams with objective questions & are held once in a year for selecting students for admission into various disciplines offered by the respective institutes. CAT is wholly focussed on MBA admissions whereas TISSNET is conducted for admissions into Social Science related courses. 

Is TISS NET & CAT syllabus the same?

Both CAT & TISS NET syllabus are almost the same except some difference in general awareness.  

Is there any qualifying marks required to qualify for TISS NET exam? 

TISSNET will set a minimum qualifying cutoff for the computer based test. The qualifying cutoff for SC/ST category is 35% & for General/OBC IS 45%. 

How many students give TISSNET every year?

Around 40,000 students appear TISSNET every year. 

How many attempts are there for TISSNET?

 In TISSNET exams there are no restrictions on the number of attempts.

What is the exam pattern for TISS 2024?

The exam pattern of TISS 2024 is like that where each student gets the chance to answer 100 questions in 100 minutes. The questions are divided into 3 sections like English Proficiency, Mathematics, Logical Reasoning & General Awareness. 

 Which course is TISS famous for ?

TISS is famous for MA in Human Resource Management & Labour Relations. MA in Development Studies, MA in Media and Cultural Studies.   

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