TISSNET 2020 Cutoff, Previous Years' Cutoff and Qualifying Marks

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    TISSNET Cutoff 2020 will be declared by TISS after the declaration of results. Candidates can check the official cutoff for TISSNET 2020 at tiss.edu. It is expected that the candidates scoring approximately 74 – 75 marks may get shortlisted for final selection rounds. 

    Latest: TISSNET 2020 Results have been released on February 5, 2020.

    • The cutoffs will vary as per the course, campus and category of candidates.
    • Factors affecting the cutoff include previous years’ cutoff trend, number of test takers, candidates’ performance and difficulty level of TISSNET. 
    • Candidates securing the minimum cutoff marks will be shortlisted for the subsequent selection processes i.e. Pre-Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview (PI).

    What After Clearing TISSNET Cutoff?

    Candidates who qualify TISSNET Cutoff will be shortlisted for the subsequent selection rounds. The final list of selected candidates will be declared in April, 2020. TISSNET Selection Procedure will evaluate a candidate in the following stages:

    1. Score in TISSNET
    2. Pre-Interview Test
    3. Personal Interview 

    Candidates who score more than or equal to TISSNET 2020 cutoff marks will be called for Pre-Interview session and Personal Interview. Final selection will be based on candidate’s performance in TISSNET 2020, PIT and Interview in the following weightage:

    StagesMaximum MarksWeightage
    TISSNET 202010040%
    Pre-Interview Test5030%
    Personal Interview7530%
    Total225 Marks100%

    Types of TISSNET Cutoffs

    There are three types of cutoffs in TISSNET. They are as follows:

    • TISSNET Qualifying Cutoff: TISS has prescribed minimum qualifying marks for the computer-based test. The qualifying cutoff for SC and ST category is 35% while for other categories, it is 45%. Only securing the qualifying cutoff does not guarantee a seat for TISS Course/ program. The admission will be solely based on the merit list.
    • TISSNET Cutoff for PIT & PI selection: The coordinating body i.e. TISS decides the cutoff score for shortlisting candidates for PIT and PI. The authority prepares the merit list based on the cutoff scores. Only the shortlisted candidates receive call letters for the second round of selection.
    • TISSNET Cutoff for Admission: The final admission is offered based on performance in TISSNET, PIT and PI together. The weightage assigned to these factors has been prescribed by the examination authority. The weightage of the written exam is 40% while 30% each for PIT and PI.
    Note: Candidates must preserve their TISSNET Admit Cards till the time final admission concludes.

    TISSNET 2019 Cutoff

    TISSNET 2020 Cutoff will be released soon. Meanwhile, candidates can check previous years’ cutoff to know approximately how much they must score to qualify the exam. The cutoffs for year 2019 are given below:   

    TISSNET ProgramTISSNET Cutoff 2019
    MA Human Resource Management67
    MA Globalisation and Labour70
    MA Public Health61
    MPH Social Epidemiology50
    MA Clinical Psychology57
    MA Culture and Media Studies65
    MA Mental Health54
    MA Women Studies48
    MA Social Entrepreneurship62

    TISSNET 2018 Cutoff

    Tabulated below is the cutoff for TISSNET 2018:

    TISSNET CourseCandidate’s categoryTISSNET 2018 Cutoff 
    MA in Human Resource Management and Labour RelationsGeneral category82
    OBC category73
    SC/ST category70
    Development StudiesGeneral category 75

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    TISSNET Previous Years’ Cutoff

    The below table represents the cutoff trends of TISSNET over the years. Candidates can have an idea about what cutoff to expect this year.

    General Category797276
    OBC Category796567
    SC Category755760
    ST Category695255
    PwD Category676063
    Kashmiri Migrants766567

    TISSNET 2020 Paper Analysis

    • TISS National Entrance Test 2020 was conducted on January 4, 2020 in online mode.
    • The paper had 100 questions divided into three sections viz. General Awareness (40 Questions), Logical Reasoning & Mathematics (30 questions), and English (30 questions).
    • There was no specific sectional cut-off. Therefore, one can say that the paper pattern remained the same throughout the sections.
    • The paper was considered much easier than the previous yearsby experts.

    TISSNET 2020 Section-wise Paper Analysis

    General Awareness

    • In a comparatively easy paper, thetoughest of all the sections was General Awareness.
    • Most of the questions in this section were from current affairs.
    • The questions were primarily related to socio-political issues.
    • Ascore of 27 to 30 out of 40would be an ideal score for this section.

    Read Detailed TISSNET 2020 Paper Analysis

    Logical Reasoning, Mathematics, and Data Interpretation

    • These three sections had a total of 30 questionswith 14 analytical reasoning, 1 verbal logic, 7 Mathematics and 8 Data Interpretation questions.
    • The puzzle questions were trickier than the rest.
    • The rest of the questions were comparatively moderately easier. 
    • Lengthy and time-consuming mathematical puzzles and sequences were part of the other Logical Reasoning questions.
    • In mathematics, mostly arithmetic questions with strong, analytical skills were asked. However, on the difficulty level, these were easy-moderate.
    • Data Interpretation section mostly had graphs and pie charts. Extensive calculations were needed to solve these.
    • Ascore of 25 to 27 out of 30was a good score in this section.

    Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

    • The Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension sections had 30 questions in total.
    • Just like in 2019, vocabulary questions found most space in this section in 2020 too.
    • Commonly used words and idioms were asked. They were much easier when compared to the ones in 2019.
    • The grammar questions mostly comprised of common confusable terms.
    • There were questions on synonyms, antonyms, one-word substitutions, idioms, odd-one-out, and proverbs.

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

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    26 Sep, 2018 00:20
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Biswadeep, You may please let me know how can help you regarding information.

    26 Sep, 2018 14:22
    Roveena Talreja

    I'm am going to appear for TISSNET 2019...as of now how do I start my prep for the same , also what should be my area of focus? Also where can I find the sample question papers to solve?

    21 Aug, 2018 21:00
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Roveena, To get idea about the paper you may check this link:- Paper Analysis.

    22 Aug, 2018 12:46
    Sushant Karambli

    What is the application process for TISS AND Details regarding TISS ENTRANCE EXAM

    19 Mar, 2018 00:20
    Richa Sharma

    TISSNET is held for PG programmes (M.A., M. Sc., M.H.A., M.P.H). Application form is available from October 24- December 8, 2017. To know more about application process you can click on this link: Application Process

    04 Jun, 2018 18:37

    hello what is the expected cut-off for ma in social entrepreneuship at tissnet? are 2 months enough for preparation? also is the course valued? what are the alternative colleges for social entrepreneurship?

    04 Nov, 2017 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Shefali, The minimum marks expected in cut-off for ma in social entrepreneurship at TISSNETis 54 marks. You can practice previous years’ questions paper ,sample papers & other refenece books also.

    Colleges that offer MA in Social Entrepreneurship are listed below-

    1)Tata Institute of Social Sciences

    2)XLRI Xavier School of Management

    3) EDI, Gandhinagar

    4)SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai




    14 May, 2018 12:32

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