TISS BAT 2020 Application Form(Released), Exam Dates, Admit Card, Pattern and Syllabus

    Megha Rohilla Megha Rohilla
    University Data Specialist

    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 2020 online exam was to be conducted on April 25, 2020. However, no notice has been released yet.

    Latest: TISS BAT 2020 registration window has been closed on April 30, 2020. Already registered candidate can submit TISS BAT 2020 Application form before May 04, 2020.

    • TISS BAT 2020 Application Form is available till April 30, 2020 on the official website of TISS for new registration.
    • TISS BAT 2020 will be conducted for admitting students in BA program in Social Sciences and in Social Work. 
    • TISS BAT 2020 will be held across 21 cities of the country.
    TISS BAT Application FormTISS BAT Exam PatternTISS BAT Syllabus
    • TISS BAT 2020 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.

    TISS BAT 2020 Highlights

    Name of ExamTata Institute of Social Sciences Bachelor Admission Test 2020
    Commonly known asTISS BAT 2020
    Level of examNational Level
    Frequency of examOnce in a year
    Courses offeredUndergraduate and Undergraduate-Postgraduate Integrated
    Mode of examPaper 1- Online and Paper 2- Offline
    Official Websitewww.tiss.edu

    TISS BAT 2020 Exam Dates

    Candidates can apply for TISS BAT 2020 till April 30, 2020. The exam will be conducted on April 25, 2020(tentatively). New dates yet to be released.The results will be announced in June 2020.

    Candidates may look at the following table for complete schedule of TISS BAT 2020:

    Announcement of the admissionOctober 15, 2019
    Registration Last DateApril 30, 2020
    Application Submission Last DateMay 4, 2020
    Issuance of Admit CardMay 2020
    TISS BAT 2020 Exam DateMay 2020
    Declaration of ResultJune 2020
    Counselling starts fromJune 2020
    Announcement of First waitlistJune 24, 2020
    Document Verification for First waitlistJune 24 – 27, 2020
    Announcement of Second waitlistJuly 4, 2020
    Document Verification for Second waitlistJuly 4 – 7, 2020

    TISS BAT 2020 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, 2020.

    TISS BAT 2020 Application Form

    Application form for TISS BAT 2020 will be available at the official website of TISS. Candidates can apply for the test till April 30, 2020. Application form for TISS BAT 2020 can be filled online only.

    Candidates may follow the steps listed below for applying for TISS BAT 2020:

    • 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.

    TISS BAT 2020 Admit Card

    Admit Card for TISS BAT 2020 will be available in May month. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website.

    Here is a list of steps that candidates can follow to download TISS BAT 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 will be held:


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

    TISS BAT 2020 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 2020 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 2020:

    English ProficiencyIdioms, Grammar and Vocabulary based Fill in the Blanks, Odd One Out, Jumbled Paragraphs, Synonym Antonyms, Spellings, Sentence Correction and Reading Comprehension.
    MathematicsIntegers, Fractions, Time Speed Distance, Average, Simple and Compound Interest, Probability, Profit and Loss, Ratio Proportion and Variation
    Data InterpretationBar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables and Venn Diagrams
    Logical ReasoningAlphabet Series, Number Series, Sitting Arrangements, Blood Relations, Logical Connectivity, Coding Decoding, Direction Sense, Clocks, Calendars, Puzzles, Cubes and Statement Conclusion.
    General AwarenessCurrent Affairs, Media, Advertisements, History, Geography, Politics, Economy, Constitution, Awards, Health, Technology, Environment and Nature.
    Essay writingThere 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.

    TISS BAT 2020 Result

    Result for TISS BAT 2020 will be announced in the June 8, 2020(Tentative). Result will be available online only and candidates can view their result from the official website.

    Here is a list of steps that candidates can follow to download the score card for TISS BAT 2020:

    • 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 2020 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.

    TISS BAT 2020 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 2020 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 2020:

    • 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 2020
    • Score Card of TISS BAT 2020
    • 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

    Fee Structure

    • 1025


    • 275


    Sample/Mock Papers


    Full practice Papers for TISS-BAT 2020




    Ishrita Duarah

    Does TISS, Mumbai have the BSW course?

    30 Nov, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

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

    30 Nov, 2019 12:50
    Deepti Menon

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

    01 Jan, 2019 12:27

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