TISS BAT 2021: Application Form, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, and Cutoff

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Megha Rohilla

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TISS BAT, elaborated as Tata Institute of Social Sciences Bachelor Admission Test is an entrance exam that is conducted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Candidates must have passed class 12 or must be appearing in the same and must be below 23 years of age to be eligible for the exam. 

TISS BAT 2021 Application forms will be available in the month of December. Notification for TISS BAT 2021 has been released on Dec 5, 2020. Registrations will be done only in online mode. Interested candidates can fill the application forms before the due date after going through TISS BAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria. After completion of the application process, The institute will release TISS BAT 2021 Admit Card. The exam will be conducted tentatively in last week of April 2021. 

  • TISS BAT 2021 Registration will open tentatively in the month of December 2020.  
  • TISS BAT 2021 will be conducted for admitting students in BA program in Social Sciences and in Social Work. 
  • TISS BAT 2021 will be held across 21 cities of the country.
  • TISS BAT 2021 will be divided into 2 parts, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 will be an online MCQ test and Paper 2 will be an essay writing test.
  • Candidates who clears the cut off for both the exams will be called for counselling process.
  • Candidates who successfully get their documents verified in the counselling, will be offered admission in various campuses.

Through this test, the institution provides admission to candidates in Bachelor of Arts program in Social Sciences, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Integrated BA program in Social Sciences and in Social work. These programs are currently offered at the Tuljapur, Hyderabad and Guwahati campus of the institution.

Highlights 2021

TISS BAT 2021 Highlights

Name of Exam Tata Institute of Social Sciences Bachelor Admission Test 2021
Commonly known as TISS BAT 2021
Level of exam National Level
Frequency of exam Once in a year
Courses offered Undergraduate and Undergraduate-Postgraduate Integrated
Mode of exam Paper 1- Online and Paper 2- Online
Official Website www.tiss.edu

Exam Dates 2021

TISS BAT 2021 Exam Dates

Events Dates
Announcement of the admission December 5, 2020
Registration Last Date To be announced
Application Submission Last Date To be announced
TISS BAT 2020 Exam Date To be announced
Declaration of Result To be announced
Document uploading and payment of Admission fee To be announced
Last Date for Admission To be announced
Commencement of Classes To be announced

TISS BAT 2021 Eligibility

Tata Institute of Social Sciences has laid down some eligibility criteria for its BA programs and thus for TISS BAT 2020. Here are the details of this eligibility criteria:

  • Candidate must have passed Class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognized board
  • Those who have appeared for Class 12 examinations and are awaiting results can also apply, however, these candidates need to produce their result at the time of final selection.
  • Candidate’s age must be below 23 years of age, as on April 30, 2021.

Application Form

TISS BAT 2021 Application Form

Application form for TISS BAT 2021 will be available at the official website of TISS. Candidates can apply for the test until the due date. TISS BAT Application form 2021 can be filled in online only.

Candidates may follow the steps listed below for applying for TISS BAT 2021:

  • Visit the official website of the institute, which is www.tiss.edu.
  • On the homepage, candidates need to click on the ‘Admissions’ link.
  • On this new page, notification for all programs will be visible. Candidates need to find heading named ‘Bachelors Programs and Integrated Bachelors and Masters Program’.
  • Click on the link for ‘BA Admissions’ and click on ‘Apply Online.’
  • Application form will appear on the screen.
  • Fill all the details and upload the needed documents.
  • Make payment for the test. Application fee can be paid by online mode or through SBI Bank Challan.
  • Application fee for SC/ST candidates with annual income less than INR 2.5 lacs and NC-OBC candidates with annual income less than INR 1 lac is INR 275.
  • Application fee for all other candidates is INR 1025.
  • Candidates who want to fill application form at concessional rates need to upload their Caste certificate and Income certificates as well.
  • After making the payment, application form is complete.
  • Candidates are advised to have a print out of this form as it may be needed in future.
Admit Card 2021

TISS BAT 2021 Admit Card

Admit Card for TISS BAT 2021 will be available in March 2021. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website.

Here is a list of steps that candidates can follow to download TISS BAT 2021 Admit Card:

  • Go to the official website of the institute.
  • On the homepage, candidates need to click on the ‘Admissions’ link.
  • A flash link for TISS BAT Admit Card 2021 will be available, click on it.
  • Enter your User ID and Password and click on ‘Login’.
  • After login, Option to view Admit card will appear on screen.
  • Take a printout of the Admit Card for future reference.

TISS BAT 2021 Exam Center

TISS BAT 2020 will be conducted in 21 cities across the country. Candidates can fill only one choice of their preferred center in the application form. However, examination center once allotted to a candidate can not be changed.

Here is a list of cities where TISS BAT 2021 will be held:

Delhi Guwahati
Dimapur Kolkata
Silchar Thiruvananthapuram
Ahmedabad Chennai
Hyderabad Lucknow
Vishakhapatnam Bengaluru
Kochi Bhopal
Jaipur Mumbai
Patna Nagpur
Pune Bhubaneshwar
Solapur Vijayawada

Detailed address of the examination center will be mentioned on the admit card.

Exam Pattern

TISS BAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Examination structure of TISS BAT is divided in two parts, paper 1 and paper 2. Total time allotted for both the papers is 90 minutes. Total marks of both the papers are 100. There are separate cut offs for both the papers and candidates needs to appear and clear both of them. Candidates can take both the exams in English Medium only.

Let us take a look at the details of both the papers:

Paper 1:

  • Paper 1 is a computer based online test.
  • This paper will contain questions from General Knowledge, English Proficiency, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Mathematics.
  • Candidate will be given 60 minutes to complete the test.
  • This paper is of 60 marks.
  • All the questions in Paper 1 are Multiple Choice Type. 

Paper 2:

  • Paper 2 is a pen and paper based test.
  • In this test, candidates are given 4 topics, out of which candidates have to write essay on any two topics.
  • Length of the essay should be 500 words.
  • Candidates will be given a time of 30 minutes to complete this test.
  • This test carries a weightage of 40 marks in the total score, where each essay is of 20 marks.
  • Topics of essays are generally social concerns, opinions and abstract thoughts on social issues.


TISS BAT 2021 Syllabus

TISS BAT includes subjects like General Awareness, Mathematics, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and English Proficiency in Paper 1 and Essay writing in Paper 2.

Here is a list of topics that candidates must study for TISS BAT 2021:

English Proficiency Idioms, Grammar and Vocabulary based Fill in the Blanks, Odd One Out, Jumbled Paragraphs, Synonym Antonyms, Spellings, Sentence Correction and Reading Comprehension.
Mathematics Integers, Fractions, Time Speed Distance, Average, Simple and Compound Interest, Probability, Profit and Loss, Ratio Proportion and Variation
Data Interpretation Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables and Venn Diagrams
Logical Reasoning Alphabet Series, Number Series, Sitting Arrangements, Blood Relations, Logical Connectivity, Coding Decoding, Direction Sense, Clocks, Calendars, Puzzles, Cubes and Statement Conclusion.
General Awareness Current Affairs, Media, Advertisements, History, Geography, Politics, Economy, Constitution, Awards, Health, Technology, Environment and Nature.
Essay writing There is no specified syllabus for essay writing. Candidates must be aware of social issues in the country and must know to opinionate on those issues.

Result 2021

TISS BAT 2021 Result

The result for TISS BAT 2021 will be announced in last week of May. Results are available only online and candidates can view their results from the official website.

Here is a list of steps that candidates can follow to download the scorecard for TISS BAT 2021:

  • Go to the official website of the institute.
  • On the homepage, candidates need to click on the ‘Admissions’ link.
  • A flash link for TISS BAT Result 2021 will be available, click on it.
  • Enter your User ID and Password and click on ‘Login’.
  • After login the complete result will be displayed on your computer screen.
  • Take printout of the result for future reference.

Cut Off

TISS BAT 2021 Cut Off

Cut Off or qualifying score is the minimum score or rank candidate needs to achieve in TISS BAT for a call for admission. TISS do not declare any cut off publicly for TISS BAT. Score of last candidate to get admission eventually ends up becoming the cut off score.

Cut off scores for TISS BAT keeps on changing every year. This is because it depends upon following factors:

  • Number of candidates applying for test
  • Difficulty level of the exam
  • Number of seats available or any increase/decrease in those
  • Change in Admission Policy or Procedure

TISS BAT 2021 Counselling

After the declaration of results of TISS BAT, next step will be counselling. For BA in Social Work, there will be a personal interview also. Appearing in these stages will be necessary and candidates will not be given admission if they does not appear in these stages.

Here are some details about the procedure after declaration of Results of TISS BAT 2021:

  • Candidates who wish to take admission in BA in Social Sciences have to appear in counselling process for verification of certificates.
  • Counselling is done rank-wise, if seats are vacant, then waiting lists are released and counselling for waitlisted candidates is done in subsequent weeks.
  • Candidates seeking admission in BA in social work have to appear in Personal Interview first. Candidates will be given a score out of 50 on the basis of this interview.
  • Merit list for BA in Social Work will be prepared on the basis of combined scores of TISS BAT and Personal Interview.
  • Candidates who are selected have to submit a specified amount of fee to book their seat.

Candidates are advised to carry following documents while going for counselling process:

  • Admit Card of TISS BAT 2021
  • Score Card of TISS BAT 2021
  • Class 10 certificate
  • Class 12 certificate
  • Caste/Category certificate issued by competent authority ( for candidates other than general category)
  • Income Certificate or Proof of Income issued by competent authority
  • Migration Certificate or Transfer Certificate issued by previous board under which candidate has studied
  • Character Certificate or Certificate of Conduct issued by institution in which candidate has previously studied
  • Identity Proof of Candidate
  • Colored Passport size pictures of Candidate

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


utkarsh chourasia
Do mumbai TISS offeres undergraduate course?
abdul nazir

Hi Utkarsh, At UG level TISS Mumbai offers only diploma and certificate courses apart from that there are PG courses as well as integrated courses. Selection is done on the basis of entrance test conducted by the University. You can apply in both online and offline mode. Find more details at TISS Mumbai admissions.

ishrita duarah
Does TISS, Mumbai have the BSW course?
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Ishrita, no, this course is not available in the institute. However, you may check other BSW Colleges in India from here.

deepti menon
Is there a requirement for 1 standard marklist for applying for tissbat 2019 for those who are currently studying 2 ?