About :

TISS conducts its own online entrance exam called TISS NET for the admission to its Full-Time (Regular) Post-Graduate Degree Programmes (M.A., M. Sc., M.H.A., M.P.H.) offered from Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad campuses and other locations.

General Eligibility: 

a)Candidates having a bachelor's degree with minimum of 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 recognized university are eligible to apply

b) At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree programme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree programmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester. c) Only those candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year bachelor's degree examinations by June of that year are eligible to apply to all the programmes.

Format :

The test has 3 sections: Math and Logical reasoning, English Proficiency and General Awareness. The number of questions and marks are as follows:


Total Marks of the paper : 100

TISS 2016 Analysis :

General Awareness : The questions related to General Awareness were from History (India and World),Science, Current Affairs,Social awareness etc. The questions were more generic, as has been the recent trend over the past three years. This is in contrast to the time when the questions used to be predominantly from the field of Social Sciences.

Verbal Ability : The questions in the English Proficiency section were of an easy-moderate level of difficulty and maintaining high accuracy was easy.

LR/QA/DI : The break-up of this section varied, with some students getting 7 questions on Logical reasoning, 12 questions on Quantitative aptitude and 11 questions on Data Interpretation, whereas some students got 15 questions in Logical reasoning, 8 questions in Quantitative aptitude and 7 questions in DI. Overall the QA-LR-DI section was easy.