TISS BAT 2021: Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus for TISS BA

TISS BAT 2021 – Tata Institutes of Social Science conducts the TISS BAT (TATA Institutes of Social Science Bachelor Admission Test) for admission into BA programs. Admission takes place at 2 TISS campuses namely the Tuljapur, and Guwahati campuses. Application form for the session 2021-22 will be released online at tiss.edu. Candidates with a class 12 pass qualification, satisfying other eligibility criteria, can appear in the exam. The exam is looked forward to take place tentatively in April 2021. Get latest information on TISS BAT 2021 application form, exam date, syllabus and more here.


Here is a brief overview of the exam. This is a tentatively expected overview.

Exam nameTISS BAT 2021
Full FormTata Institute of Social Sciences BA Admission Test
Conducting bodyTISS
PurposeAdmission to BA programs in TISS
Courses offeredB. A. Social Sciences (BASS) Tuljapur and Guwahati Campuses
and B.A. Social Work (BASW) Tuljapur Campus
Number of questions40
Exam duration40 minutes
Syllabus (indicative)General awareness (History, Geography, Media, Sports, Films, Literature, Environment, Policies, Polity, Culture, Science)
Mathematics (Arithmetic, Geometry, Logical Reasoning, Ratio Proportion, Time Distance, Number Series, Data Interpretation)
English (Synonyms, Antonyms, Find the odd one out, Fill in the blank(s), Correct the sentence, Identify the error, Reading Comprehension)

TISS BAT Important Points

  • Application is in the online mode
  • Admission in  B.A program in Social Sciences, B.A Social Work and Integrated BA program in Social Sciences and in Social work
  • TSS BAT Exam Paper 2021 divided in 2 parts: Paper 1 (MCQ types), Paper 2 (Descriptive)
  • Clearing the paper and cut off, students will be called for the counselling process.

TISS BAT Exam Dates 2021

Candidates who are willing to appear for the TISS BAT 2021 B.A programmes, must be aware of the important dates. Check the dates as per the campuses form the table given below.

Admission Timeline B. A. Social Sciences (BASS) Tuljapur and Guwahati Campuses for AcademicYear 2021-22

Announcement of AdmissionJanuary / February 2021
Online Application form available fromFeb 2021
Last day for filling online applicationApr 2021
BAT – Entrance test (2pm – 3pm)Apr 2021
Announcement of Merit List results in B. A. Social SciencesMay 2021
Online Documents uploading and payment of fees by the selected candidates B. A. Social SciencesMay 2021
Announcement of Waiting ListJun 2021
Admission Closing DateJun 2021
Commencement of classes (Tuljapur Campus )  Aug 2021
Orientation and Commencement of classes (Guwahati Campus)Aug 2021

Eligibility Criteria for TISS BAT 2021

In order to apply for the entrance exam, candidates have to fulfill certains eligibility criteria. 

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 from the recognised board/university. 
  • The appearing candidates of 2021 can also apply. Make sure that 12th result must be declared by month indicated by TISS.
  • The candidates must be less than 23 years as on August 2, 2021

TISS BAT 2021 Application Form 

Candidates have to do the TISS BAT 2021 registration and then fill the application form. Check out the steps to apply for the TISS BAT 2021

  • Visit the official site of TISS BAT 2021.
  • A home page of the TISS will appear in front of the screen.
  • Click on the “Admission LInk” provided.
  • Select the programme option “ BA Programme” .
  • Register oneself by providing the details asked in correct format. 
  • Sign in through the registration no. generated.
  • Fill the TISS BAT application form and enter the details required.
  • Upload the documents such as passport size photo, signature and caste certificate.
  • Make the payment of the application fee online.

Check the out TISS BAT 2021 login portal role Here

CategoryApplication Fee
General and OBCRs 1025
SC/ST (family income below 2.5 lakhs) and OBC (non-creamy layer with less than 1 lakh income)Rs 250
SC/ST (family income above 2.5 lakhs)Rs 500

TISS BAT Admit Card 2021

Admit card is an important document that candidates must have in order to appear for the exam. TISS BAT 2021 Hall ticket contains the information such as application no., candidate’s name, exam centre, date and timing and more. 

Steps To Download The TISS BAT 2021 Admit Card:

  • Visit the official site of TISS
  • Click on the “Admission Link” on the homepage of the institute
  • Locate and click on the “TISS BAT Admit Card 2021
  • Enter the “User Id” and “Password” and security pin 
  • Admit card will appear on the screen hence download the card and take the print for the future reference. 

TISS BAT 2021 Exam Centres

The cities where TISS BAT exam is held every year are as follows.

Delhi Guwahati

TISS BAT Exam Pattern 2021

As of now TISS has not announced TISS BAT 2021 exam pattern. The expected exam pattern as per last year’s exam is as follows:

The exam paper consists of 2 parts such as Paper 1 have the MCQ type questions and Paper 2 consist of the descriptive paper. In total there are 100 questions that have to be completed with 1 and half hour time. 

Paper Details 
Paper 1 60 minutes for the exam
Computer Based Test
Multiple Choice Questions
60 questions from General Knowledge, English Proficiency, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Mathematics.
Paper 2 30 minutes for the exam 
Offline Mode i.e Pen and Paper based
Descriptive paper
4 topics, out of which candidates have to write essay on any two topics
Topics of essays are generally social concerns, opinions and abstract thoughts on social issues

In total there will be 62 questions to attempt of 100 marks 

Marking Pattern

PaperQuestion TypeExam Type Total Questions and total  Marks
Paper 1 MCQ basedOnline Mode60 questions of 60 marks
Paper 2 DescriptiveOffline Mode2 questions of 20 marks each


For the entrance exam, the questions are asked from: General Awareness, Mathematics, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and English Proficiency in Paper 1 and Essay writing in Paper 2 concerning social issues.

English Proficiency (Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension)Idioms, Grammar and Vocabulary based Fill in the Blanks, Odd One Out, Jumbled Paragraphs, Synonym Antonyms, Spellings, Sentence Correction and Reading Comprehension.
Logical ReasoningAlphabet and Number Series, Family and Circular Arrangement, Logical Connectivity, Coding and Decoding, Directions, Puzzles, Clock and Calendar, Cubes and Statement Conclusions
General AwarenessCurrent Affairs, Media, Advertisements, History, Geography, Politics, Economy, Constitution, Awards, Health, Technology, Environment and Nature
Mathematics/Numerical AbilityIntegers, Fractions, Data Interpretations with Bar Graphs and Pie Charts, Time, Distance and Work, Average, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Geometry, Profit and Loss, and Ratio, Proportion and Variation
Data InterpretationBar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables and Venn Diagrams
Essay writingThere is no specified syllabus for essay writing. Candidates must be aware of social issues in the country and must know to opinionate on those issues.

Check out the detailed TISS BAT 2021 Syllabus

TISS BAT Result 2021

TATA Institutes of Social Science releases the TISS BAT 2021 result after the completion of the examination process. Candidates can check the result in an online mode by entering their login credentials. TISS BAT scorecard reflects the candidates score in the exam and accordingly the rank is given, 

Steps to download the TISS BAT 2021 result

  • Visit the official site of TISS
  • Click on the “Admission Link” in the homepage
  • Locate and click on the “TISS BAT Result” LInk
  • Enter the user id and password
  • TISS BAT result will appear on the screen. 

Candidates have to take the print of the result for the future reference

TISS BAT Cut Off 2021

Cut off is the minimum marks that candidates must have to secure a seat in TISS BA admission 2021. Those who clear the cut off are called for the counselling. TISS BAT cut off depends on the several factors such as:

  • No. of candidates registered for the test
  • No. of candidates appeared for the test
  • Seat Availability as per the courses
  • Difficulty level of the exam and more

Thus candidates have to bring the equal to or more than the cut off released by the institute to participate in the admission process.

TISS BAT Counselling 2021

The candidates who qualified the cut off are called for the counselling process. Mark that for BA in Social Work, there will be a personal interview also

 Facts about TISS BAT Counselling

  • Verification of the certificate takes place in the counselling process.
  • Counselling takes place as per the ranks of the candidates.
  • There will be a personal interview for the B.A in social work. Interview carries the 50 marks. 
  • On the basis of the combined score of the TISS BAT & Interview, the merit list of the B.A in social work is released. 
  • The selected candidates have to pay a certain amount to book the seat. 

List of documents required during TISS BAT Counselling are:

  • TISS BAT 2021 Admit Card
  • TISS BAT 2021 Result/Scorecard
  • Class 10th and 12th certificate
  • Caste/Category certificate issued by competent authority ( for reserved category)
  • Income Certificate or Proof of Income issued by competent authority
  • Migration Certificate or Transfer Certificate issued by previous board under which candidate has studied
  • Character Certificate or Certificate of Conduct issued by institution in which candidate has previously studied
  • Identity Proof
  • Colored Passport size photo

TISS BAT Participating Institutes & Seats Intake

For the B.A courses, there are only 2 campuses of TISS. There are a total of 120 seats taken into account under the B.A courses. 

CampusProgram OfferedSeats
TISS Tuljapur CampusBA (Hons) Social Work in Rural Development30
TISS Tuljapur CampusBA Programme in Social Sciences30
TISS Guwahati CampusBA Programme in Social Sciences60


Ques: How to apply for TISS BAT 2021?

Ans: One can apply for TISS BAT in an online mode at its official site.

Ques: What is the mode of the exam?

Ans: Exam takes place online as well as offline. Paper 1 is in online mode and the paper 2 i.e descriptive paper is in offline mode.

Ques: Does Bachelor in Social Work course available in TISS Mumbai?

Ans: No, it is not available. 

Ques: How many campuses of TISS provide the B.A courses?

Ans: Two campuses i.e TISS Guwahati and TISS Tuljapur.

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