TISSNET 2023 Notification is Out


This article will help you understand the TISSNET 2023 exam, Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus and Books etc. You can also download TISSNET previous year question papers with solutions given at the end for free.


What is TISSNET 2023?

  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) conducts a National-level Entrance Test commonly known as TISSNET for all Masters programmes offered in TISS campuses.
  • TISS does not offer an MBA programme, instead, it offers MA in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRM & LR) which is equivalent to an MBA in HR from any top B-school.


  • It also offers various other Masters degrees.
  • TISSNET is an online (computer-based) exam.
  • Registration fee is Rs. 1000/- per programme for the general category and Rs. 250/- per programme for the reserved category.

TISSNET 2023 will be conducted on for 26th Feb 2023

TISSNET 2023 Timeline

Events Tentative Dates
Online registration 15th Jan 2023
Hall Ticket To be announced
Exam date 28th Jan to 28th Feb 2023
Result date Not declared

Duration of the test – 2 pm to 3.40 pm (1 hour & 40 minutes)

TISSNET 2023 Syllabus PDF

English Proficiency

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Grammar
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Odd one out
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Parts of speech
  • Sentence correction
Mathematics and Logical Ability

  • Basic arithmetic
  • Basic geometry
  • Basic trigonometry
  • Statistics
  • Number series
  • Mensuration
  • Profit and loss
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Time and work
  • Speed time and distances
  • Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
General Awareness

  • Indian History
  • Politics
  • Social Sciences
  • Art and Culture
  • Sports
  • Environment
  • Books and authors
  • Awards and honours
  • Science and Technology


TISSNET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree of a minimum of 3 or 4 years or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year examinations can also apply provided they have successfully cleared all previous years semester exams.
  • Final year candidates who fail to submit the final mark sheet or degree certificate before the institute’s deadline will not be eligible for the admission process and their provisional admission will be cancelled.

TISSNET 2023 Exam Pattern

  • English proficiency
  • Mathematics and Logical Reasoning
  • General Awareness


Duration of TISSNET Exam

The duration of the exam is 100 minutes and with a total of 100 questions. There is no sectional time limit.

  • English proficiency – 30 questions
  • Mathematics and Logical Reasoning – 30 questions
  • General Awareness – 40 questions

TISSNET Marking Scheme

  • + 1 mark for each correct answer.
  • There is no negative marking in TISS-NET for incorrect answers.
  • Sectional cut off(14 marks) for General Awareness section

TISSMAT Marking Scheme

  • +1 mark for the right answer
  • No negative marking


Final Selection for TISS

The detailed selection process is not yet declared.

TISSNET Past Papers

Year Question Paper with Solution
2021 Download
2018 Download
2017 Download
2016 Download
2014 Download


Year Quant LRDI VARC
2019 Download Download
2015 Download Download
2013 Download Download
2012 Download Download
2011 Download Download


TISSNET 2023 Books

English Proficiency

  1. Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  2. Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi
  3. High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin

Mathematics and Logical Ability

  1. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal
  2. Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency by Arihant Publications
  3. Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma

General Awareness

This section makes a major difference carrying the highest weightage and thus good preparation will help to enhance the score.

  1. Indian Polity by M. Lakshmikanth
  2. Science, History and Geography – NCERT from 8th to 12th standard
  3. For current affairs and social issues reading newspapers and magazines is essential

Management equivalent courses provided at TISS Mumbai

  1. MA in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations
  2. MA in Globalization and Labour
  3. MA in Social Entrepreneurship

Read more: How to crack TISS PIT-PI

TISSNET 2023 Cut-off

TISSNET sectional cut-off for General Awareness section is as follows:

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

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

No Sectional Cut off for SC/ST

Course Candidate’s Category Tentative Cut-off
MA in Human Resource Management and Labour Studies General 70
OBC 65
SC/ST 65
Development Studies General 70


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