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TISSNET 2023 - Exam Date (Feb 25), Final Answer Key (Out), Result (Out), Admission Process

Updated By Shivangi Ahirwar on 23 Mar, 2023 15:29

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TISSNET 2023 (Result Out)

TISSNET 2023: Tata Institute of Social Science has released the TISSNET 2023 result on March 23, 2023. The final answer key for TISSNET 2023 was released on March 21, 2023. Tata Institute of Social Science released the TISSNET answer key 2023 on March 3 on its official website at TISSNET test takers can apply for the TISSNET 2023 response sheet on the official website once the TISS releases the TISSNET 2023 answer key online.

TISSNET Result 2023 Released

Applicants who successfully cleared the TISSNET 2023 will have to appear for the Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. The window for the Detailed Application Form (DAF) to register for stage 2- the online selection process of TISSNET 2023 is expected to open in the second week of April 2023. Online Assessment rounds for shortlisted candidates will begin in the fourth week of May 2023.

The online documents uploading & payment of fees by the selected candidates and confirming seats from the Merit list from waitlist 1 within the prescribed window is expected to begin in the fourth week of June 2023. Candidates will be able to check the final results on the official website.

TISSNET 2023 was conducted on February 25, 2023, from 2 PM to 3:40 PM in online mode. TISSNET (short for TISS National Entrance Test) is a computer-based (online) exam, conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai for admission to 55 Masters in Social Science programs offered at TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences).

Candidates who appeared for the TISS examination can check the eligibility criteria of TISSNET to know all the requirements for admission. TISS offers admission to its full-time (Regular) Post-Graduate Degree Programmes (M.A., M. Sc., M.H.A., M.P.H.) offered at Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad campuses, and other locations through TISSNET 2023. Check all of the details about TISSNET 2023 here.

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TISSNET 2023 Highlights

Check the major highlights of TISSNET 2023 from the table provided below:



Exam Name

Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test

Exam Level


Conducting Body

TISS Mumbai

Exam Mode

Computer-Based Test

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Duration

100 minutes

Exam Syllabus

  • English Proficiency
  • General Awareness
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Logical Reasoning

Total Number of Questions

100 questions

Type of Questions




Exam Fees

INR 1,030 per course (General Category) and Rs 260 per course (SC/ ST)

Exam Purpose

Admission to TISS Tuljapur, TISS Hyderabad, TISS Mumbai, and TISS Guwahati

Course Offered

MHA, MPH, MPH-HPEF, MPH-SELL, MA in Education, MA, MA-MSc, MMA in Social Work, MLIS

No. of Test Cities


TISSNET 2023 Important Dates

TISSNET 2023 important dates include the exam date, form filling dates, admit card, and the results date. Candidates need to keep a track of all the important dates for TISSNET 2023 to not miss out on any important events. Take a look at the tentative TISSNET 2023 schedule below:



TISSNET 2023 Notification Release Date

December 14, 2022

TISSNET 2023 Application Start Date

December 14, 2022

Last Date to Submit TISSNET 2023 Application 

February 1, 2023

TISSNET 2023 Mock Test Release Date

December 15, 2022

TISSNET 2023 Admit Card Availability Dates

February 18 - February 28, 2023

TISSNET 2023 Exam Date

February 25, 2023

TISSNET 2023 Provisional Answer Key Release

March 3, 2023

TISSNET 2023 Answer Key Challenge Window

March 3 to March 8, 2023

TISSNET 2023 Final Answer Key Release

March 21, 2023 (Out)

TISSNET 2023 Result Announcement

Fourth week of March 2023

Online DAF Opening and Closing Date

Second week of April 2023

Online Assessments

Fourth week of May 2023

TISSMAT Online Personal Interview Round


Declaration of Final Admission List

Fourth week of June 2023

TISSNET 2023 Selection Process Result 



Announcement of final merit list 

Fourth week of June 2023 

Online Documents uploading & payment of Fees by the selected candidates and confirm seat from the Merit list 

Fourth week of June 2023 onwards 

Date of Online Assessment for Masters Program 2023

  • Online Assessment (OA) dates for Masters Programme are yet to be announced. The details will be available in the Online application form. Candidates are required to login into to fill Detailed Application Form (DAF) Part 1 (common) and Part 2 (for shortlisted programmes) and to attend the OA.

  • After completion of DAFs, the OA date and time will be visible. The zoom link for the OA will be updated two days prior to the Online Assessment.

  • Candidates must complete the DAF on or before the stipulated deadline to attend the Online Assessment and view the OA date and time.

TISSNET 2023 Conducting Body

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was started as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work in the year 1936. In 1944, the institute got its current name. Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) organizes a National Entrance Test (NET) under the name of TISSNET for admission to all Masters programmes offered at TISS campuses at Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati, IMHST Chennai, MHAT Calicut, and G-SET Ranchi. TISS aims to provide education to students by bringing together high-quality scholars and practitioners from different fields such as Social, Economic, Political, Physical, Habitat, Engineering, Health, and Environmental Sciences. 

TISSNET Eligibility Criteria

Following are the complete TISSNET 2023 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Qualification: Candidates should have completed 15 years of formal education with any pattern of study from any recognized board.

  • The candidates must complete a Bachelor's Degree of a minimum of 3 or 4 years or equivalent from UGC Recognized University.

  • Age Limit: There is no upper age limit for TISSNET 2023.

  • Appearing: Candidates appearing in the final examination of the required qualification can also apply for the examination, but they must complete it before June 2023.

TISSNET 2023 Registration

The TISSNET 2023 Registration Process is expected to begin in the third week of December 2022. The TISSNET 2023 online registration is expected to end in the second week of February 2023. TISSNET 2023 Application Form will be available online on the official website soon. TISSNET Registration Dates will be announced along with the official notification. Candidates aspiring to take the TISSNET Exam 2023 must follow the steps below to complete the TISSNET Registration Process 2023:

  • Visit the official website of TISSNET 2023

  • The Login Page is displayed on the screen

  • Click on the "Click here to Register" Tab

  • Register using a valid email id

  • The candidates will get an email regarding the TISS Login and Password 

  • Login to the portal using the login credentials 

  • Upload the scanned copy of the required documents

  • Pay the TISSNET Form Fees 2023

TISSNET Registration Fees

The TISSNET 2023 Registration fee for various categories, number of programs, and mode of payment have been tabulated below:

Student Category

For One Course

For Two Courses

For Three Courses

Online Mode

Offline Mode

Online Mode

Offline Mode

Online Mode

Offline Mode


Rs 1,030

Rs 1,000

Rs 2,060

Rs. 2,000

Rs 3,090

Rs. 3,000


Rs 260

Rs 250

Rs 520

Rs 500

Rs 780

Rs 75

TISSNET 2023 Admit Card

The TISSNET 2023 Admit Card is expected to be released in the third week of February 2023. Candidates can download the TISSNET 2023 Admit Card by logging into the website of the exam conducting authority. TISSNET 2023 Admit Card contains the details such as the candidate’s name, registration number, date of exam, time of the exam, exam venue name, and address, candidate photograph and signature, and other exam-related instructions. Candidates must carry the below documents also along with their TISSNET 2023 Admit Card:

  • Aadhar card

  • PAN card

  • Voter ID card

  • Passport

  • Driver’s license

TISSNET 2023 Exam Pattern

TISSNET 2023 is a computer-based test with 100 MCQ questions in total. The total duration of the TISSNET 2023 Exam is 1 hour and 40 minutes. There is no negative marking, and only the General Awareness section has the sectional cut-off. The basic structure, Objective, and Contents of TISSNET 2023 are given below:

Components / Sections

English Proficiency

Mathematics and Logical Reasoning

General Awareness(GA)

Number of Questions




Total Marks (100)




Sectional Cut-off (SCO)*



·  35% (14 Marks) for Gen, EWS, KM, and AF

·  30% (12 Marks) for OBC (NC) and PWD

No Sectional Cut off for SC/ST

Preparation Level

Up to Class X

Up to Class X

Linked with Objectives of the Section


Assess English language comprehension and usage

Assess quantitative skills and logical reasoning

Assess awareness about current affairs, developmental and socio-political issues

Broad Coverage (Indicative and not restrictive)

  • Word Choice/sentence correction
  • Odd-one-out
  • Analogies
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Grammar
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Reading comprehension
  • Basic Arithmetic
  • Basic Geometry
  • Basic Trigonometry
  • Basic Statistics
  • Number Series
  • Data interpretation
  • Logical reasoning

  • Politics
  • Social Studies
  • Science & Technology
  • Environment
  • Sports
  • Art & Culture
  • Indian History

* Sectional cut-off for General Awareness (GA) is applied for qualifying the TISS-NET. Candidates not scoring the minimum cut-off mark for the General Awareness as above will not be qualified for TISS NET irrespective of the aggregate score

Sectional Cut Off (SCO) applied : 

  • GN, EWS, KM, and AF  – 35% i.e. 14 Marks

  • PWD and OBC(NC)  – 30% i.e. 12 Marks

  • SC and ST – No sectional cutoff applied

TISSNET 2023 Preparation Tips

The candidates will be able to get detailed information about the TISSNET 2023 Preparation Tips for the preparation of the entrance exam from the below section.

  • Firstly, the candidates must get all the details about the exam paper pattern and exam syllabus.

  • Candidates must mark the important topics and weightage for each topic, on the basis of TISSNET Previous Years’ Question Papers. 

  • They must get hold of good study material and books from the market to prepare well for the TISSNET 2023 Exam.

  • Candidates must complete each topic and solve mock tests or sample questions to analyse their understanding of the topic covered in the TISSNET 2023 Exam.

  • They must also make some short notes, flow charts, and note down the points and formulas that need revision separately, for effective preparation of the TISSNET 2023 Exam.

TISSNET 2023 Exam Centres

TISSNET 2023 exam centres have been divided into four regions - North, South, East, and West. The table below provides the list of TISSNET exam centres in each region. 

East Region

West Region

North Region

South Region



New Delhi








Greater Noida




























TISSNET 2023 Answer Key

The official authorities of the Tata Institute of Social Science release the TISSNET 2023 Answer Key shortly after completion of the entrance exam. The TISSNET 2023 Answer Key is released in online mode on the official web page of the TISS in PDF format. The candidates will have to use their application number and password to get the TISSNET 2023 Answer Key from the official web page.

The candidates will have to use their registration number and date of birth to download the TISSNET 2023 Answer Key from the official web page of the TISS. By using the TISSNET 2023 Answer Key, the candidates will be able to check their performance and get an idea about the total scores secured by the candidate in the entrance exam.

TISSNET 2023 Results

The TISSNET 2023 Results will be released online by the official authorities of the Tata Institute of Social Science. The TISSNET 2023 Results of the entrance exam will contain the details about the marks secured by the candidates in the entrance exam. With the help of the TISSNET 2023 Results, the candidates will be able to know whether they are qualified or disqualified in the entrance exam.

TISSNET 2023 Good Score


Expected LOD (Level of Difficulty)

Good Score

General Awareness

Easy to Moderate


English Proficiency

Easy to Moderate


Mathematics and Logical Reasoning




Easy to Moderate


TISSNET 2023 Weightage

TISSNET 2023 Weightage has been distributed in the manner mentioned below:

  • PIT -70%
  • PI-30%

TISSNET Programmes

Stage I

                            Stage II






Final Score

All Programmes (except HRM & ODCL)

100 Marks

(30% Weightage)


50 Marks

(40% Weightage)

100 Marks

(30% Weightage)


Only for HRM & ODCL

100 Marks

(30% Weightage)

50 Marks



100 Marks

(30% Weightage)


TISSNET 2023 Selection Process

Tata Institute of Social Sciences is responsible for governing the TISSNET Selection Process to shortlist the candidates for admission to their M.A programmes. The selection procedure consists of the three steps mentioned below:

  1. TISSNET Exam (TISS National Entrance Test)

  2. TISS Programme Aptitude Test (TISSPAT): It will be a 45 minutes aptitude test conducted for the shortlisted candidates for TISSNET examination. Through TISSPAT exam, candidates will be shortlisted for appearing in the Online Personal Interview (OPI).

  3. OA (ONLINE Assessment) will consist of 2 components: Extempore Reflection on a given topic and Online Personal Interview (OPI)

The final scores for admission will be calculated from the candidates scores in NET, PAT and OCI. 30% of TISSNET score, 40% of TISSPAT score and 30% of OCI will be considered for admission.

TISSNET 2023 Merit List

The official authorities will release the TISSNET 2023 Merit List through online mode. Candidates securing higher marks in the entrance exam than the minimum qualifying exam will be shortlisted for the TISSNET 2023 Merit List. Based on the first TISSNET 2023 Merit List, the official authorities will invite the shortlisted candidates to appear for the Pre – Interview and Group Discussion round. Then later on after the completion of the Pre – Interview and Group Discussion round, the official authorities will prepare a final TISSNET 2023 Merit List.

TISSNET 2023 Changes in MA (HRM) and MA (ODCL)

Given below are some of the key changes in TISSNET for MA (HRM) and MA (ODCL) for 2023-25.

  • TISSNET will be an online exam with a duration of 100 minutes.
  • Candidates can apply for a maximum of 3 MA programs. Barring MA (HR) and MA (ODCL), candidates can choose one more MA program.

  • The shortlisting will be done based on TISSNET scores for the Online PI round.

  • Once the shortlisting is done, candidates have to appear in TISSMAT/ TISSPAT before the online personal interview. However, due to the cancellation of these exams, the revised admission process announced by TISS will be applicable.

  • The Online Assessment and Online Personal Interviews will be conducted for all candidates. No offline process is defined for the same.

  • TISSMAT is a common test only for MA (HRM) and MA (ODCL) programs and it should not be taken separately for each of the two programs.

  • Final Admission will be based on TISSNET, TISSMAT, and OPI.

TISSNET 2023 Key Changes for Other MA Programmes

Listed below are some key changes for TISSNET other MA programmes

  • Candidates can apply for a maximum of 3 programmes.
  • Take Online 100 Minutes TISSNET Entrance Exam
  • The time duration for each TISSPAT is 45 minutes. For example, if you apply for 2 different MA programmes, you will spend 90 minutes on two TISSPAT exams.
  • The shortlisting will be done on the basis of TISSNET for online PI.
  • After shortlisting, it is mandatory to appear in TISSPAT before online PI for each MA programme separately.
  • PI for TIS admission 2023 will be held online only.
  • TISSNET 2023 weightage has been reduced and for TISSPAT, it has increased compared to last year.
  • Final admission will be done on the basis of TISSNET, TISSPAT, and performance in PI.

Contact Details

TISS Mumbai

Tata Institute of Social Sciences,
V.N. Purav Marg,
Mumbai - 400 088

TISS Tuljapur

Tata Institute of Social Sciences,
School of Rural Development,
Tuljapur-413 601,
District - Osmanabad, Maharashtra, India.

TISS Hyderabad

SR Sankaran Block,
AMR–AP Academy of Rural Development,
Hyderabad 500 030.

TISS Guwahati

14-A, Bhuban Road, 
Guwahati 781 001

Phone Number

022 - 2552 5252

Important Dates

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What is the full form of TISSNET?

The full form of TISSNET is the TISS National Entrance Test or Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test. It is a university-level entrance exam for the School of Management and Labour Studies' MA programmes. The postgraduate programme in human resources management and labour relations provided at TISS campuses correspondences to the management programmes provided by top MBA institutes in India. English Proficiency, Mathematical Skills & Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness questions are included in the TISSNET entrance exam paper, which is conducted in CBT format.

When will the TISSNET 2023 admit card be released?

The TISSNET 2023 admit card will be released in the third week of February 2023. Along with the original ID proof, it is one of the most important documents to be carried by the applicant on exam day. If a student fails to bring this document, they will not be allowed to sit for the exam. Candidates can download the TISSNET 2023 admit card from the official website. The TISSNET admit card can only be downloaded online by registered applicants who have paid the registration fee.

When will the TISSNET 2023 exam be conducted?

The TISSNET 2023 exam will be conducted on 25 February 2023 from 2 PM to 3.40 PM. Conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), TISSNET is a computer-based national entrance examination for admission to all of its master's degree (MA) programmes at its Mumbai campus as well as its other three campuses in Guwahati, Hyderabad, and Tuljapur. It consists of objective multiple-choice questions, so someone with a basic understanding of computers can easily take the TISSNET 2023 exam.

What are some important TISSNET 2023 preparation tips?

The following are some important TISSNET 2023 preparation tips which students must follow to receive a decent score on the exam:

  • Examine your level of preparation by leveraging the TISSNET 2023 mock tests, previous year's question papers and sample papers.

  • Review the TISSNET 2023 exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly.

  • Join study groups on social media platforms to discuss problems and doubts.

  • Identify your stronger areas and revise them regularly while simultaneously concentrating more on weaker areas.

Is TISSNET conducted every year?

Yes, the TISSNET is conducted every year or it can also be said that it is conducted once a year. As per the official sources, the TISSNET 2023 will take place on 25 February 2023. After taking the CAT 2022 and XAT 2023 exams, the TISSNET 2023 exam in February provides an excellent chance to secure admission to the highly coveted M.A. programmes offered by TISS at its Mumbai campus and other campuses like Tuljapur, Hyderabad, and Guwahati with effortless preparation.

What are the TISSNET 2023 exam centres?

The following are the TISSNET 2023 exam centres in different regions of India:

Eastern: Silchar, Ranchi, Raipur, Patna, Kolkata, Jamshedpur, Guwahati, Dimapur, and Bhubaneswar.

Western: Thane, Solapur, Pune, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Mumbai, Indore, Gwalior, Bhopal, Aurangabad, and Ahmedabad.

Northern: Varanasi, Greater Noida, Mohali, Lucknow, Jaipur, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Delhi, Dehradun, and Chandigarh.

Southern: Visakhapatnam, Thiruvananthapuram, Madurai, Kozhikode, Hyderabad, Cochin, Chennai, and Bengaluru.


What are the TISSNET 2023 eligibility criteria?

The following are the TISSNET 2023 eligibility criteria:

  • The applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or the equivalent.

  • Students may also apply if they will have earned their bachelor's degree or its equivalent before June 2023.

  • When filling out the TISSNET 2023 application, applicants pursuing a three-year bachelor's degree should have cleared all four semesters, while those pursuing a four-year bachelor's degree must have passed all subjects through the sixth semester.

What is the exam pattern of the TISSNET 2023?

The exam pattern of the TISSNET 2023 includes three sections Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning, English Language Comprehension and Usage and Current Affairs and Understanding of Social Issues. It will have 100 multiple-choice questions, each for one mark. The exam lasts one hour and forty minutes and is administered in 100 test centres throughout India.

What is TISSMAT?

The TISSMAT or TISS Management Aptitude Test is a national-level entrance examination taken by candidates who are particularly interested in applying for MA (HRM & LR) and/or MA (ODCL) programmes. Only those applicants who take the TISSNET exam are eligible for the TISSMAT. The test has been designed to analyse the applicant's business and social aptitude. The ability to comprehend and interpret data about management literature, economy, market, trade, and business predicaments is expected of prospective TISSMAT applicants.

Does TISS accept CAT scores?

No, TISS does not accept CAT scores. This is because the university conducts its separate entrance exam for admission to MA programmes in the School of Management and Labour Studies. The CAT exam, on the other hand, is the mandatory entrance exam for MBA admission to IIMs. If a student has given the CAT exam, they have to take TISSNET 2023 separately for admission to the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

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How to prepare for TISSNET? I want to join TISS for MHA in 2021 at any cost. I have already started my preparation but can you give me proper guidance. Please help!!

-shruti singhUpdated on July 29, 2020 07:52 PM
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Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

To prepare for TISSNET is not that difficult a task and since you have a few months before the exam, it is advisable to begin the preparation as soon as possible so that you get a lot of time for practice as well. It is also a good strategy to take mock tests for TISSNET. Given below is the preparation strategy for TISSNET which will help you with the preparation. It also includes the section-wise preparation strategy.

How to Prepare for TISSNET

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