All about TISSNET: Everything you need to know about the exam

Tata Institute of Social Sciences conducts a national level exam every year called TISSNET. The exam is conducted for admission to the various masters programmes offered by the institute, the most popular being Masters in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations.
The masters programme in HRM & LR offered by TISS is considered as good as an MBA in HR from XLRI. So all those candidates who are interested in building a career in the field of human resources, should take TISSNET.
When is TISSNET held?
The TISSNET notification is released in the month of October (last week) and the registrations begin simultaneously. The deadline for registration is in the last week of November. The exam is held in the first week of January and the results are declared in the last week of January.
The admit cards can be downloaded from the official website of TISS-, about 10 days before the exam. After the online examination, candidates are shortlisted for GD-PI based on a merit list prepared by the institute. Candidates are advised to regularly check the website for all such updates.
What is the structure of TISSNET?

TISSNET is a computer based, national level examination consisting of 100 questions with time duration of 100 minutes (1 hour 40 minutes). The questions are objective type and are related to General Knowledge and Social Issues; Analytical Ability; Logical Reasoning and English Proficiency. 

Brief about TISSNET-
Exam typeComputer Based
No. of Questions100
Time limit100 minutes
Negative MarketingNo
No. of Choices per question4
There is no negative marking in TISSNET 2019 for any programme including HRM.  Even if candidates have applied for multiple programmes they have to appear in a single examination (Same question paper for all).
There is no demarcation of any section in this paper. All 100 questions appear together as a continuous stream.  The General Awareness section will carry 40 marks, English Proficiency 30 marks, Maths and Logical Reasoning will also carry 30 marks.
Who can appear for TISSNET?
There is no age limit in TISSNET. For admission to M.A. programmes at TISS, a bachelor's degree with minimum 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 is required. Final year students can also appear in the exam.
What all courses are offered by TISS?
Tata Institute of Social Sciences offers a variety of courses in humanities. But these are all master’s degree programmes and not MBAs. The Masters in Human Resources Management and Labor Relations (HRM & LR) is considered as good as MBA in HR from XLRI.
The other courses offered by TISS are M.A. Social Work in (Children and Families), M.A. Social Work in (Criminology and Justice), M.A. in (Globalization and Labor), M.A. in (Social Entrepreneurship) and many more.
Why should you go for TISS?
If you’re interested in a career in Social work and Human Resources then there is no better place than TISS. TISS is a glorious institute established in 1936 and ever since then has been tirelessly producing prominent alumni in the field of social work. The institute will offer you the best faculty and environment to pursue a career in social sciences.
So if TISS is on your mind then start preparing now. Gather your resources and make a well planned strategy to come out with flying colors in the exam. For more guidance on TISSNET logon to!
Happy Preparation!