TISSNET 2023 - Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test

TISSNET

TISSNET (Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test) is the National-level Postgraduate entrance exam conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai for admission into its campus and affiliated institutes. The flagship program offered for admission through TISSNET is TISS Mumbai's MA in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations. TISS had been ranked the 34th position in the “All University” category and 57th in the overall category in 2021, in the National Institutional Ranking Framework by the Ministry of Education (formerly Human Resources Development).

TISSMAT

TISSMAT (TISS Management Aptitude Test) is a short-spanned assessment test that is conducted after TISSNET. In addition to the TISSNET, candidates looking to get into the MA (HRM & LR) or MA (Organisation Development, Change, and Leadership - ODCL) have to take TISSMAT as well. Only candidates who clear the TISSNET exam will be eligible to write the TISSMAT Exam. TISSMAT comprises three sections, i.e, Comprehension, Management Data Interpretation, and Business Awareness. TISSMAT has approximately 40% weightage in the final round of selection.

Eligibility

Candidates should have successfully completed a Bachelor's or Master's Degree of a minimum 3 years duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a university recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. Some Masters Degree programs have additional/specific eligibility requirements, please refer to the official website for additional details.

Candidates in their final year of Bachelor’s degree can also apply. At the time of applying, candidates studying in 3-year degree programs should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters, and candidates studying in 4-year degree programs should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 6th semester.

Until a candidate submits her/his degree certificate and final mark/grade sheet as evidence of having successfully completed the eligibility criteria by the given date, the admission offered will remain provisional.

Pattern

TISSNET

TISSNET 2023 is expected to be a computer-based test with 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQ) to be solved in 100 minutes. One mark will be awarded for correct answers, and there are no negative marks for incorrect answers. The test is conducted in English. TISSNET consists of three sections - English Proficiency, Mathematics & Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness (GA). This is based on TISSNET 2022.
 

Number of sections  English Proficiency – 30 Questions
Mathematics & Logical Reasoning – 30 Questions
General Awareness (GA) – 40 Questions
Type of question MCQs with 4 answer choices
Mode of exam Online
Marking scheme Each correct answer carries +1 mark
Each wrong answer carries 0 mark (no negative marking)
Total Time 100 minutes for the entire paper with no sectional time limit
Sectional Cut-off English Proficiency – Nil
Mathematics & Logical Reasoning – Nil
General Awareness (GA) 
35% (14 Marks) for General, EWS, KM and AF 
30% (12 Marks) for OBC (NC) and PWD
No Sectional Cut off for SC/ST

Gen - General category, EWS - Economically Weaker Section; KM - Kashmiri Migrant; AF - Armed Forces
OBC (NC) - Other Backward Class (Non Creamy Layer) category; PWD - Person with Disabilities
SC - Scheduled Caste category; ST - Scheduled Tribe category


TISSMAT

TISSMAT 2022 consisted of four sections - Comprehension, Management Data Interpretation, Business Awareness, and Descriptive Writing. There was no individual sectional cut-off in this test. Details of this test are mentioned below. The marks obtained in this test will only be considered at the second stage of the selection process. Hence, this will apply to shortlisted candidates only.

Number of sections Comprehension – 10 Questions
Management Data Interpretation – 15 Questions
Business Awareness – 10 Questions
Descriptive Writing – 1 Question
Type of question MCQs with 4 answer choices for each
Mode of exam Online
Marking scheme Comprehension - +1 Mark for correct answers; -0.25 Mark for errors
Management Data Interpretation - +1 Mark for correct answers; -0.25 Mark for errors
Business Awareness - +1 Mark for correct answers; -0.25
Descriptive Writing - 15 Marks
Total Time 45 minutes for the entire paper with no sectional time limit
Sectional Cut-off There is no sectional cut-off for any section

Syllabus

TISSNET

English Proficiency Word Choice / Sentence Correction, Odd-one-out, Analogies, Synonyms & Antonyms, Grammar, Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension
Mathematics & Logical Reasoning Percentages, Interest & Growth, Ratio & Partnership, Proportion & Variation, Profit & Loss, Averages, Mixtures & Alligations, Time & Speed, Time & Work, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Circles Trigonometry, Basic Statistics, Number Series and Data interpretation and Logical reasoning.
General Awareness (GA) Politics, Social Studies, Science & Technology, Environment, Sports, Art & Culture and Indian History.


TISSMAT

Comprehension Reading a management related essay and answering questions related to the passage
Management Data Interpretation Interpreting Graphs, Charts, and Data from multiple sources, and performing basic operations with it
Business Awareness Knowledge of Contemporary Events and News related to the Economy, Business, Human Resource mgmt. and Labour Studies

Important Dates

TISSNET 2023 application will be made available on the official TISSNET site.

TISSNET 2023 notification 3rd week of Nov 2022
TISSNET 2023 Registration commences 3rd week of Nov 2022 
TISSNET 2023 Registration ends Jan 2023
Deadline for offline registration  Feb 2023
TISSNET Registration Charges 1030/- Per programme. Candidates can apply for 3 programmes at most.
TISSNET 2023 Admit Card From Feb 2023
TISSNET 2023 Exam Day 2nd or 3rd week of Feb 2023
TISSMAT 2023 Exam Day To be announced
TISSNET 2023 Declaration of result To be announced
TISSMAT 2023 Declaration of result To be announced

Colleges & Cut-offs

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) offers more than fifty M.A (Master of Arts)  programs at its 20 Schools and Centres located at Mumbai, Tuljiapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati, and BALM Chennai campuses. Below are the top programs which are highly regarded by MBA aspirants. 

TISS School Programme Offered
TISS School of Management and Labour Studies, Mumbai Master of Arts (Globalisation and Labour)
TISS School of Management and Labour Studies, Mumbai Master of Arts (Human Resource Management & Labour Relations)
TISS School of Management and Labour Studies, Mumbai Master of Arts/Master of Science (Analytics) (Self Financed)
TISS School of Management and Labour Studies, Mumbai Master of Arts (Organisation Development, Change and Leadership) (Self Financed)
TISS School of Management and Labour Studies, Mumbai Master of Arts (Social Entrepreneurship)