TISSNET Entrance Exam – What you must know

Tata Institute of Social Sciences is a renowned institute that conducts TISSNET Exam for aspirants to grant admission in postgraduate level courses. So, let’s understand all important aspects about the TISSNET Exam.

Created On: Feb 11, 2021 12:21 IST
Modified On: Feb 11, 2021 15:21 IST
TISSNET Entrance Exam
TISSNET Entrance Exam

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:



Online Application Process Begins

3rd December 2020

Online Application Process Ends

25th January 2021

TISSNET Admit Card Release Date

8th - 15th February 2021


20th February2021

TISSNET Exam Result

To be Notified

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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