TISSNET Result 2020

  • TISS Result will be declared in January 2020 at the official website i.e. tiss.edu.
  • TISS releases the result in the form of a scorecard.
  • Candidates are selected on the basis of the marks they score in the entrance exam.
  • TISSNET merit list displays the shortlisted candidates who are then called upon for Pre-Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview (PI).
  • The final list of selected candidates will be displayed in April 2020.

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How to Check TISSNET Result?

Candidates can check their TISSNET Result from the official website. The steps given below can help the candidates to check their TISS Results:



  1. Visit TISSNET official website
  2. Under ‘Admissions’ tab at the top of the page, click on the TISS Results section
  3. Enter your USER ID and PASSWORD
  4. Check TISSNET result
  5. Download and print scorecard for further use

Tie breaker in TISSNET

In case two or more candidates score the same marks and it is difficult to maintain the merit list, then TISS facilitates the candidates with tie-breaker criteria. This tie-breaker criterion involves comparison of marks of candidates at certain levels.To imply tiebreaker criteria, the following steps are followed:

  1. At first, the PI marks of the candidates will be compared.
  2. In case PI marks of both the candidates are equal, then PIT marks will be compared.
  3. If the PIT marks are also equal, then the entrance score of both the candidates will be taken into consideration.
  4. Again if the entrance score comes equal, then the candidate older in age will be given preference over the one younger in age.

TISSNET Cut off 2020

  • The cut off for TISS Exam is declared along with the result only.
  • These are the minimum qualifying marks that a candidate must secure to stand eligible for next selection rounds.
  • The minimum qualifying marks for written test was 35% (for SC/ST) and 45% (for others).
  • Some of the factors that determine TISSNET Cut off include previous year cutoff, difficulty level of exam, number of test takers, etc.
  • Given below are the expected category-wise cut off marks for TISSNET 2020. However, TISS will declare the official cut off in February 2020.
ProgrammeCategoryTISSNET 2018 Cutoff Marks (Official)
MA in Human Resource Management and Labour RelationsGeneral category82
OBC category73
SC/ST category70
Development StudiesGeneral category75

Previous Year TISSNET Cut off (2013-2016)

CategoryCut off Score
General73 – 7674-7770-7377-81
Other Backwards Classes65-6863-6677-81
Scheduled Caste58-6255-5873-77
Scheduled Tribe54-5650-5467-71
Person with Disability62-6558-6165-67
Kashmiri Migrants64-6863-6674-78

TISSNET Selection Procedure 2020

  • All candidates who successfully qualify TISSNET will be called for PIT/PI rounds. 
  • Candidates who have obtained the minimum cut off score are only eligible to participate in TISSNET selection procedure.
  • TISSNET Selection Procedure has three components of assessment. The components are


  1. National Entrance Test
  2. Pre-Interview Test / Group Discussion (GD)
  3. Personal Interview (PI)

PIT Round

  • Candidates who have been shortlisted after the entrance examination will be invited for the subsequent round of Pre-Interview Test.
  • The Pre-Interview Test is a written test conducted as part of the TISSNET Selection Procedure.
  • There will be 2 sections
  1. Section I (25-30 Marks) will be of Essay Writing (1000-1500 words)
  2. Section II (20-25 Marks) will be a short case-let with 4 questions based on it.
  • The duration of PIT is 35-45 minutes.

PI Round

  • The final round of the TISSNET selection process is the Personal Interview (PI).
  • Candidates are expected to be acquainted with the program for which they have applied, for the PI round.
  • The questions are normally asked regarding their program the candidates choose.

TISSNET Merit List 2020

Once all the 3 stages of TISSNET Selection Process are done, TISS will prepare a final merit list of selected students. The weightage given to all these stages is given below for your reference. Students who secure the maximum marks have chances of getting their preferred college.

ComponentWeightage (in %)Total Marks
TISSNET 202040100
Pre-Interview Test (PIT)3050
Personal Interview (PI)3075

TISS Courses and Seat Matrix

Tata Institute of Social Sciences offers 55 M.A. courses across the country. TISS campuses are located in Mumbai, Chennai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, and Hyderabad. The number of seats varies from program to program in each of these campuses. Check them below:

TISS CampusCourses AvailableTotal Seat Intake
TISS MumbaiM.A. Social Work in Children and Family805
M.A. Social Work in Criminology and Justice
M.A. Social Work in Community Organization and Development Practice
M.A. Social Work in Disability Studies and Action
M.A. Social Work in Dalit and Tribal Studies and Action
M.A. Social Work in Public Health
M.A. Social Work in Mental Health
M.A. Social Work in livelihoods and social entrepreneurship
M.A. Social Work in Women Centred Practice
M.A. Human Resources Management and Labour Relations
M.A. Social Entrepreneurship
M.A. Globalisation and Labour
Master of Health Administration
Master of Hospital Administration
Master of Public Health in Social Epidemiology
Master of Public Health in Health Policy, Economics and Finance
M.A. Development Studies
M.A. in Womens Studies
M.A. Education (Elementary)
M.A./M.Sc. in Climate Change and Sustainability Studies
M.A. / M.Sc. in Urban Policy and Governance
M.A. / M.Sc. in Regulatory Governance
M.A. / M.Sc. in Water Policy and Governance
M.A. / M.Sc. in Disaster Management
MA Applied Psychology – Specialization in Counselling Psychology
MA Applied Psychology – Specialization in Clinical Psychology
M.A. in Media and Cultural Studies
Master of Library and Information Science
Master of laws in access to justice
Online Programmes:
1. Online M.A. Social Work in Child Rights
2. Online M.A. International Family Studies
TISS TuljapurM.A. Social Work in Rural Development80
M.A./M.Sc in Development Policy, Planning and Practice
M.A./M.Sc in Sustainable Livelihood and Natural Resources Governance
M.A. in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
TISS GuwahatiM.A. Social Work in Community Organization and Development Practices155
M.A. Social Work in Public Health
M.A. Social Work in livelihoods and entrepreneurship
M.A. Social Work in Counselling
M.A. in Labour Studies and Social Protection
M.A. in Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development
M.A. in peace and conflict studies
M.A. in Sociology and Social Anthropology
TISS HyderabadM.A. Development Studies90
M.A. in Women Studies
M.A. in Rural Development and Governance
M.A. in Education
M.A. in Public Policy and Governance
M.A. in Natural Resources & Governance
M.A. Human Resource Management
TISS ChennaiM.A. Social Work in Mental Health20
MA Applied Psychology – Specialization in Counselling Psychology
MA Applied Psychology – Specialization in Clinical Psychology
M.A. in Research

About TISS

  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences or TISS conducts TISS National Entrance Test.
  • It offers admissions to 55 Masters Programs.
  • TISS has 21 schools and nearly 45 centers offering various other programs.
  • The courses available for a Management aspirant are
    • MA in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations,
    • MA in Social Entrepreneurship and
    • MA in Globalization and Labor.
  • As per selection procedure defined by TISS, candidates are first shortlisted on the basis of TISS NET scores. They are later called for Pre-Written Test or/and Personal Interviews.


Ques. How to Resize Your Photo for Upload?
Ans. Here is how you can resize your photo that is required while filling TISSNET Application Form:
Step 1: Go to www.picresize.com
Step 2: Upload / Browse Your photo.
Step 3: Click Continue.
Step 4: After seeing the Preview in Step 1, Scroll down to Step 2, “Resize your Picture”
Step 5: From the drop-down list – Make My Picture,  Select “Custom Size”
Step 6: Enter 113 Pixels as the Width and 170 Pixels as Height.
Step 7: Scroll Down to Step 4: “Save As”
Step 8: Select JPG/PNG as Desired Format and “I’m Done Resizing My Image” to download the output.

Ques. I belong to the SC/ST Category, which Income Document do I need to Upload?

Ans. Unemployed SC/ ST and OBC(NC) applicant’s whose Parent’s Annual income from all the sources is below 2.5 lakhs and 1 lakh respectively have to pay Application Fee INR 250/- + bank charges additional for  per program  selected
In order to claim this, the applicant is required to upload the Income Certificate issued by the appropriate authority like Tahsildar, Naib Tahsildar, Block Development Officer or the District Magistrate/Collector.

Ques. How many seats are reserved for SC/ST/OBC/PWD?

Ans: For SC (15%), ST (7.5%), OBC(NC) (27%) and PWD (3% i.e. 1% in each category of a) Low vision/blindness, b) Hearing Impairment, and c) Locomotor Disability / Cerebral Palsy) as per Government of India (Goi) rules. The reservation for Kashmiri Migrants (KM) 1 % and Armed Forced 5% subject to the Government of India (Goi) Directives

Ques. What is the procedure for verifying Original Documents?

Ans: Document verification will be done before re-opening of classes between April to June 2020 All the original documents from Xth standard onwards should be produced for verification.

Ques. What is Pre-admission Medical check-up?

Ans: All the provisionally selected candidates have to undergo for the Medical check-up which will be conducted by the Medical Officers of the Institute after verification of original documents on the same Day.

Ques. Can I apply for multiple courses?

Ans. Yes, you may apply for multiple programmes and pay for those programmes in one online form and should not fill more than one form.

Ques. How will be the seats allotted post final merit list?

Ans. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of merit and the preferences indicated by the candidates at the time of filling up the online application form (Kindly Indicate your preferences carefully as it has implications for the merit list).

Ques. Where will the PIT/ PI rounds be held?

Ans. TISSNET will take place at 39 different cities/towns across the country.  Pre Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview (PI)  for programmes offered at  Mumbai, Tuljapur, BANYAN, Chennai will be conducted at the Mumbai Campus. For programmes offered at Hyderabad and Guwahati, the PIT/PI will be conducted at the respective campuses. Candidates applying for programmes at more than one campus will have to travel to these places for PIT/PI. Except for the eligible candidates from the SC/ST categories, all others will bear the cost of travel, lodging, and boarding for attending the NET, as well as PIT/PI.

Ques. Can I change the date of my PIT/ PI?

Ans. A change in the dates for PIT and PI may be considered if the date of PIT and PI at the TISS clashes with the date of entrance test of another Institution or the date of final year examination of the candidate. However, the candidate must produce documentary evidence for this. Please note that the changed date for PIT and PI will be only within the time schedule announced by TISS.

Ques. What is the core program related to the field of the management?

Ans. M.A. HRM-LR (Human Resource Management & Labor relations) is related to the field of the management.

Ques.  How is MA Human Resources Management & LR program rated ?

Ans. MA Human Resources Management & LR program is rated as “AAA” as per T.I.M.E B-school ranking in the 2012 year.

Ques.  What is the eligibility criteria for is MA Human Resources Management & LR program?

Ans. Any bachelor degree of 3 years or its equivalent course from any recognized university in any discipline.

Ques. What is the total number of seats allotted for is MA Human Resources Management & LR program?

Ans. 60 seats are for is MA Human Resources Management & LR program.

Ques. What is the application fee for writing TISSNET?

Ans. The application fee for TISSNET is INR 250 per programme and INR 1000 for other programmes.

Ques. What is the complete weight age for MA Human Resources Management & LR program?

Ans. Section Weightage Maths and Logical Reasoning 30 marks English Proficiency 30 Marks General Awareness 40 Marks Total 100 Marks

Ques. Which is more scoring in TISSNET essay or interview?

Ans. Try to maximize good score in each section. Choose your best area and nail it. Never ignore TISSNET though PIT makes a lot of difference later on.

Ques. How isessay and the interview scheduled on the same day?

Ans. Candidates are told to write essay in the morning and the interview sessions start. Interview duration ranges from 10 to 30 minutes.

Ques. Is policy of reservation followed by TISS?

Ans. Yes, the policy of reservation is followed by TISS. 15%, 7.5% and 27% reservation for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, and other classes. 3% for Persons With Disabilities, 1% for Kashmiri migrants, 5% of children of the Armed Forces Employees.

Ques. What is the selection procedure followed by TISS?

Ans. The selection procedure happens in 2 stages and has 3 components of assessments. Candidates appear in National entrance test (TISSNET) based on their performance in the exam only the shortlisted candidates are called for the Pre Interview Test and Personal Interview (PIT/PI). National Common Written Test 100Marks Pre-Interview Test/GD 50Marks Personal Interview 75 Marks Total 225 Marks

Ques. How can we apply by online and offline mode?

Ans. Candidates can apply by any of the 2 modes. Offline: Print the application form, fill the same and send by Speed Post along with the application fee to the Assistant Registrar Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar, Mumbai 400088. Online: Visit the official website and submit the form with the fees.

Ques. What are the courses for HR aspirants?

Ans. TISS offers 2 MA programmes for the HR aspirants. 1. MA in HRM & LR (Mumbai) 2. MA in HRM (Hyderabad) 3. Executive Postgraduate Diploma in HRM (Mumbai) 4. Executive Postgraduate Diploma in Organizational Development and Change (Mumbai)

Ques. What are the documents required with the TISSNET application form?

Ans. Documents required are as below: • Stamp Size Photograph(JPEG/PNG format) (113*170 pixels) • Signature (JPEG/PNG format) (302*132 pixels) • Caste Certificate (If required) • Income certificate for SC/ST/OBC (NC) candidates • OBC certificate (If required) • Certificate for differently abled candidates (if required)

Ques. If I want to apply more than one programme, so shall I submit one form?

Ans. Candidate can apply max of 3 courses in 2 campuses in one form itself.

Ques. Does TISS have campus placements?

Ans. Yes, for the old programmes especially. The programmes which are recently introduced are also in the process for the campus placements.

Ques. Which are the other programmes available in TISS?

Ans. TISS offer fulltime M.A./ MHA / M.Sc./ Law programme. In January M.Phil. / Ph.D. will be offered in June Certificate / Diploma.

Ques. What is the procedure followed by TISS to verifying the original documents?

Ans. Document verification can be done between April to June 2020. All original documents from 10th class will be verified.

Ques. What do they mean by Pre Admission Medical check up?

Ans. Once the verification of the documents is done all the candidates have to go through the medical check up by the medical officers of the institute.

Ques. Do they provide hostel accommodation?

Ans. Yes, there is a limited hostel facility. Preference will be given to the candidates who are coming outside from Mumbai on the basis of income criteria.

Ques. Facing a document upload issue what to do?

Ans. Please make sure that all the documents which you need to upload should be in the specifications given by the department, in one session only try and upload it. Still in case you face an issue mail all your documents to examination authority with your full name, number, city and email id.

Ques. How to resize your PDF documents?

Ans. The candidate needs to check the size of the PDF document they have and then check the size which is required. They can compress by using the below link: http://pdfaid.com/compress-pdf-file.aspx. Compress the document one by one and after that upload the same.

Ques. What are the sizes of the PDF documents required?

Ans. Income tax certificate: 500 KB Caste Certificate: 500 KB Tribe Certificate: 500 KB Armed forces certificate: 500 KB PWD Certificate: 500 KB Kashmiri Migrant Certificate: 500 KB.

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