TISSNET 2021: Final Result (Out), Revised Dates, Then TISS PAT, TISS MAT, OPI

TISSNET 2021 – TISS has released the final result after an online personal interview for MA admission at appln.tiss.edu. Whereas online assessments and personal interviews was conducted from July 01, 2021, to 21 July 2021. Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test (TISS NET) was held on 20 February. This time the selection process comprises of TISS NET 2021 followed by an online personal interview. Due to current pandemic situation all over county TISS has canceled PAT/MAT. The exams are for admission to MA programs in TISS Mumbai, Tuljapur, and Guwahati campuses. Though TISS does not offer MBA or PGDM, an exam is taken by a large number of MBA aspirants.


Latest – TISSNET 2021 Online Personal Interview result has been announced. Click here to check it.

Latest – TISS has released the notice for candidates regarding Stage 2 of MA Admission. Check here.

Latest – Online DAF window will open on May 31, 2021 and the closing date is June 30, 2021. Keep visiting this article for latest updates.

Latest – TISS has canceled the PAT/MAT 2021 due to the current Pandemic situation across the county. A revised admission procedure will be announced soon.

TISSNET 2021 Cancelled

Latest – TISS has revised the dates of the post-exam event. Scroll down to check it.

Latest – TISSNET 2021 result has released. Check here

Latest – TISSNET 2021 Answer Key (memory based) available. Check here.

Latest – TISSNET 2021 analysis and expected cut offs available. Check here.

Latest – TISSNET 2021 question paper (memory based) available. Check here.

TISSNET 2021 Exam Date, Result Release Date

TISSNET 2021 Exam EventImportant Dates
Start of TISSNET registration 2021 03 Dec 2020
Last date to apply online25 Jan 2021
Last date for receipt of application form by post25 Jan 2021
 TISSNET 2021 hall ticket / admit card release date08 – 15 Feb 2021
Pre-admission orentation Programme for SC/ST/OBC/Minority and PWD candidates will be held at Mumbai/Tuljapur/Hyderabad and Guwahati Campuses30 – 31 Jan 2021
TISS National Entrance Test (TISSNET) (Computer Based)20 Feb 2021
Announcement of TISS-NET results 2021 (candidates who appeared for the national entrance test will have to visit the TISS website and login to download their score card).25 Mar 2021
Online DAF Opening and Closing date31 May 2021 to 30 June 2021
PAT/MAT Hall Tickets Download      31 May 2021 Onwards
PAT/MAT Centre Change closing date15 Jun 2021 Onwards
Program Aptitude Test/ Management Aptitude Test (PAT/MAT)20 Jun 2021 (Sunday)
Online Assessments (OA) and Online Personal Interview (OPI)01 – 21 Jul 2021
Announcement of Merit List for MA Admission28 Jul 2021
Online Documents uploading & payment of Fees by the selected candidates and confirm seat from the Merit list28 Jul – 07 Aug 2021 up to 5:00 pm
Announcement of First Wait List12 Aug 2021
Online Documents uploading & payment of Fees by the selected candidates and confirm seat from Waitlist 112 – 18 Aug 2021 up to 5:00 pm
Announcement of Second Wait List23 Aug 2021
Online Documents uploading & payment of Fees by the selected candidates and confirm seat from Waitlist 223 Aug – 27 Aug 2021
Completion of Admission formalities28 Aug 2021
Commencement of New Academic Session 2020-21 for Junior Students30 Aug 2021 for Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad Campuses, and for Guwahati Campus to be announced separately)

TISSNET 2021 Admit Card

TISSNET 2021 Admit Card has been released by the TATA Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). It can be downloaded online from tiss.edu. Candidates must keep their login credentials handy to download the TISSNET Admit Card 2021. Registered Email ID and Password are required to download the TISSNET Admit Card. Candidates should use the latest web browser and good connectivity internet to successfully download the admit card. If any candidates facing difficulty to download TISSNET admit card, they immediately contact the institute authorities regarding this. Candidates can contact on given helpline number or they even write a mail to registered their complain.

Helpline Number – 022 – 2552 5252
Email ID [email protected]

TISSNET Syllabus 2021

The first steps towards cracking TISSNET 2021 is to know its syllabus and exam pattern. Every year, this is described by the TATA Institute of Social Sciences. Aspirants can master their skills in the topics by referring to relevant TISSNET preparation books. Some sections can be studied alongside CAT 2020 exam.

English ProficiencyMathematical and Logical ReasoningGeneral Awareness
Word Choice / sentence correctionBasic ArithmeticPolitics
Odd-one-outBasic GeometrySocial Studies
AnalogiesNumber SeriesScience & Technology
Synonyms & AntonymsBasic TrigonometryEnvironment
GrammarBasic StatisticsSports
Verbal reasoningData interpretationArt & Culture
Reading comprehensionLogical reasoningIndian History

Exam Pattern

  • Mode of exam: TISSNET 2021 is a computer based test.
  • Duration: The exam will be 100 minutes long.
  • Number of questions: There will be 100 MCQs.

Sections in exam: As follows

SectionNo. of Qs
English Proficiency30
Mathematical Skills and Logical Reasoning30
General Awareness40

TISS PAT 2021 and TISS MAT 2021

Note: TISSNET 2021 selection procedure has changed. Read about it in detail here.

TISS will conduct TISS PAT 2021 for all programs for candidates qualified in the TISS NET 2021, as per its results.

And conduct TISS MAT 2021 for the following programs:

  1. MA Human Resource Management & Labour Relations (HRM &LR)
  2. MA Organization Development, Change, and Leadership (ODCL).

The exam pattern of TISS MAT will be the following.

  • Mode – computer based test (expected, not announced)
  • Question type – multiple choice questions.
  • Marking Scheme: +1, -0.25. (expected, not announced. But negative marking will definitely be there)
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Section distribution: Check last year’s paper pattern below. This year’s pattern will be updated at tiss.edu.
SectionNo. of Qs
Management Data Interpretation15
Business Awareness15

Why is TISSNET 2021 clubbed under as MBA Entrance Exam 2021?

Technically TISSNET 2021 is the entrance exam for MA program admissions in TISS. However, the MA HR and other MA programs are extremely popular courses for MBA aspirants. Thus, those who appear in other MBA entrance exams such as CAT 2020, XAT 2021, SET 2020/2021 also appear in TISSNET exam.

TISS NET 2021 v/s Other MBA Entrance Exams

Since we now know why TISS NET is clubbed with MBA Entrance Exam 2021, let us check some major differences between TISSNET and other MBA entrance exams:


Competition is high in CAT exam obviously. CAT scores are used for admission in IIMs all over the nation. However, TISSNET score is used for admission in TISS campuses only. And thus the competition in CAT is much greater than in TISSNET.

However there a wee bit of similarities between the two. Both exams contain 3 sections in their question paper out of which 2 sections are similar in nature and are aimed at testing similar kinds of abilities in appearing candidates. These 2 sections are Mathematical Skills and Logical Reasoning & English Proficiency of TISSNET and Quantitative Ability (QA) &Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) of CAT, respectively.


SNAP scores form the gateway for admission across 16 Symbiosis B-schools across the nation. Just as TISSNET scores are used for MA admission across TISS campuses. However, Symbiosis being one of the most popular MBA destinations among the candidates, it witnesses more competition than TISS. Also, the scores of TISSNET is used for admission in 3 TISS campuses that offer MA course at Mumbai, Tuljapur, and Hyderabad.

TISSNET is similar to SNAP in the exam pattern. However, there is no general knowledge asked in SNAP, but it is asked in TISSNET. SNAP has General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency sections. Whereas TISSNET has English Proficiency, Mathematical Skills and Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness.


After CAT, another most popular MBA entrance exam is XAT. XAT scores are used by more than 800 institutes for admission to MBA, PGDM, and other management courses. Hence again the competition in XAT is higher than TISSNET.

However, unlike CAT and SNAP, XAT has a general awareness section. This stands to be a common point between TISSNET and the XAT exam. XAT has one extra section that is unlike any other MBA exam and also, unlike TISSNET. This section is the Decision-Making section. This makes XAT the most complicated exam in terms of the exam pattern.

How To Prepare for TISSNET 2021 (and TISS MAT 2021)?

Aspirants who are preparing for TISSNET exam 2021 may be hard pressed to find relevant answers to this question. A reason behind the lack of too many resources for this exam’s preparation is that coaching centers for MBA entrance exams do not usually give too much bandwidth to TISSNET preparation. Nevertheless, the exam has its own niche of test takers. Specially those eyeing the HR course, compete for TISS as well as XLRI.

Needless to say, if you are a TISSNET 2021 test taker, then you should sharpen your axe before going to win this war. We have provided below preparation tips and recommended some good books for TISSNET preparation, check below:

English Proficiency

Last year, in this section, 10 out of the 30 questions were on reading comprehension. That is 33% of the paper. So to ace this section you have to be quick in reading and comprehending passages.

You can build this skill by reading newspapers daily (best to read op-eds, editorials).

Plus, solve multiple RCs from MBA entrance exam preparation books.

Recommended Books for English Proficiency section of TISSNET 2021

Mathematical Skills and Logical Reasoning

The level of questions asked on maths are the ones you can solve by having a good grasp of topics taught in NCERT class 5 to 10/11 maths textbooks.

If you have a general background in mathematics, then this section will be easy to ace. Though you do have to build up a good pace with speed and accuracy. (Though lack of negative marking means you can take some good guesses too).

For speed building in maths, solve as many MCQs as you can.

Coming to the logical reasoning based questions, there is no theory or shortcut to them. The best way to go about them is to solve past year TISSNET papers or MBA entrance exam papers. Then for specific type of questions that you fall short of answering, check out youtube videos on shortcut methods to solve them. Usually for each type of logical reasoning question, there is a specific approach, which, if you follow, you can easily solve those questions

Recommended Books for Mathematical Skills and Logical Reasoning section of TISSNET 2021

General Awareness

This is the most elusive section. Carrying the maximum weightage of the paper (40%), general awareness is all about general knowledge.

You should read the news daily (online / print, either). Good newspapers to follow are TOI, Hindu, Indian Express. It is not just the editorial but the complete newspaper that you should read.

Besides, for static GK and a crunched up version of major GK topics, you can read GK books for competitive exams. Remember that this will be the make or break section. So those with a good grasp on GK will automatically be at an advantage in TISSNET 2021.

(We will talk more, in detail for this section soon. GK preparation for TISSNET is a vast topic in itself).

Recommended Books for General Awareness section of TISSNET 2021

All said and done, the above books are also applicable to other MBA entrance exams as well as competitive exams. Therefore it is best to also have some books and study material in hand that are specifically for TISSNET exam 2021. Few that are popular on amazon are the following.

Preparation for TISS PAT 2021 and TISS MAT 2021

Build your knowledge for the TISS MAT exam by doing the following:

  • Read Economic Times
  • Whenever you encounter a new finance or business related term, google it and understand it.
  • More or less the preparation of TISS MAT happens alongside that of TISSNET.
  • However do keep in mind that there will be negative marking in this section. Whereas there is no negative marking in TISSNET!

Preparation for OPI

Check out these useful videos on how to prepare for TISS OPI processes.

PIT/ PI Preparation Tips| TISS Mumbai, HRM & LR by TISS Mumbai HRM&LR – Aspirants Relations Committee – Episode 1

PIT/ PI Preparation Tips| TISS Mumbai, HRM & LR by TISS Mumbai HRM&LR – Aspirants Relations Committee – Episode 2

PIT/ PI Preparation Tips| TISS Mumbai, HRM & LR by TISS Mumbai HRM&LR – Aspirants Relations Committee – Episode 3

TISSNET 2021 Scores Accepting Colleges

TISSNET 2021 scores are accepted by the TISS campuses. The candidates securing more than or equal to the cutoff marks in TISSNET can proceed for MA admissions in various campuses of TISS at:

M.A courseOffered at
M.A. Social Work in Children and FamilyTISS campus Mumbai
M.A. Social Work in Children and FamilyTISS campus Mumbai
M.A. Social Work in Criminology and JusticeTISS campus Mumbai
M.A. Social Work in Dalit and Tribal studies and ActionTISS campus Mumbai
M.A. Social Work in Disability Studies and ActionTISS campus Mumbai
M.A. Social Work in livelihoods and social entrepreneurshipTISS campus Mumbai
M.A. Social Work in Public HealthTISS campus Mumbai
M.A. Social Work in Mental HealthTISS campus Mumbai
M.A. in Womens StudiesTISS campus Mumbai
Master of Hospital Administration(MHA)TISS campus Mumbai
Master of Public Health (Social Epidemiology)TISS campus Mumbai
Master of Public Health ( Health Policy, Economics and Finance)TISS campus Mumbai
Master of Public Health (Health Administration)TISS campus Mumbai
M.A. Development StudiesTISS campus Mumbai
M.A. Social Work in Women Centred PracticeTISS campus Mumbai
M.A./M.Sc in Development Policy, Planning and PracticeTISS campus Tuljapur
M.A. Development StudiesTISS campus Hyderabad
M.A. in Public Policy and GovernanceTISS campus Hyderabad

TISSNET 2021 Application Form, Registration

Candidates who are eligible (please read eligibility criteria before applying!) and interested for TISS MA admission 2021 have to first apply for the exam.

Important things to note about TISSNET application form 2021 are as follows.

  • TISSNET 2021 registration is online at the official website tiss.edu.
  • There is an offline mode of applying too. Candidates from remote places without internet connection can get the offline form, and send the filled copy with fee by the last date.
  • Candidates can apply for upto 3 programmes across 2 campuses during registration for the TISS NET exam. For each, fee has to be paid.
  • To apply for TISSNET 2021, one has to upload relevant documents. This includes photograph, signature. Plus relevant caste certificate if applicable, and copy of challan if fee is paid by cash.

Application Fee – If Paying Online

Applying forGeneralEligible Goi-pms SC/ST/OBC(NC)Not-Eligible Goi-pms SC/ST (only)
1 ProgramRs 1030Rs 260Rs 510
2 ProgramsRs 2060Rs 520Rs 1020
3 ProgramsRs 3090Rs 780Rs 1530

Application Fee – If Paying Through Cash Deposit

Applying forGeneralEligible Goi-pms SC/ST/OBC(NC)Not-Eligible Goi-pms SC/ST (only)
1 ProgramRs 1000 + Bank ChargesRs 250 + Bank ChargesRs 500
2 ProgramsRs 2000 + Bank ChargesRs 500 + Bank ChargesRs 1000
3 ProgramsRs 3000 + Bank ChargesRs 750 + Bank ChargesRs 1500

To apply offline – Send request for printed form by Speed Post with application fees to Assistant Registrar (Academic), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar Mumbai, 400088.


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