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TISSNET Entrance Exam – What you must know

Aug 9, 2018 12:54 IST

    When it comes to Human Resource Management, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) college always comes on top. If you are planning to join TISS for MA in HR or any other flagship programme, you have to clear TISSNET Entrance test. So,let’s understand all important aspects about the TISSNET Exam.

    What is TISSNET?

    TISSNET or the Tata Institute of Social Sciences - National Entrance Test is an institute level MBA entrance exam that is conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. TISSNET exam is a gateway to the 4 campuses of TISS located at Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, and Hyderabad. TISSNET is organized to screen aspirants seeking admission to postgraduate level courses like:

    • MA in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations
    • MA in Globalization and Labour
    • MA in Social Entrepreneurship

    The exam is popular among aspirants, especially the MBA aspirants, for the MA (HRM & LR) course which is deemed equivalent to an MBA degree in HR.

    Who can appear for TISSNET?

    Candidates with three year’s Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognised university can apply for the TISSNET exam.Final year candidates in degree programmes can also apply and appear for the entrance exam. There is no defined age limit to appear for the TISSNET Entrance exam.

    TISSNET Exam Pattern

    TISSNET is a computer-based exam which is conducted in a single session across all the test centres. The exam comprises of 100 multiple choice questions from 3 sections that are to be answered in 1 hour 40 minutes i.e. 100 minutes. The Social Sensitivity/General Awareness section comprises of 40 questions, while Verbal Ability/English Proficiency and Maths & Logical Reasoning section, each, has 30 questions. Candidates are awarded +1 mark for each correct answer while there is no negative marking for wrong answers.


    No of Questions

    Total Time

    Social Sensitivity/General Awareness


    100 minutes

    Verbal Ability/English Proficiency


    Logical Reasoning section


    Marking Scheme: +1/No Negative Marking

    TISSNET Exam Schedule

    TISSNET exam is conducted in the month of January and the exam result is generally announced within a span of 3 weeks from the date of the exam. The expected timeline of TISSNET Exam is as follows:

    TISSNET MBA Exam Event


    Online Application Process Begins

    4th week of October

    Online Application Process Ends

    2nd week of December

    TISSNET Admit Card Release Date

    3rd week of December

    TISSNET Exam

    1st week of January

    TISSNET Exam Result

    4th week of January

    This covers all the key aspects of TISSNET MBA exam that an aspirant must be aware of to effectively devisea study plan for the entrance exam.

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