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TISSNET 2019 Cut Off, Qualifying Marks, Analysis

Updated On - January 14th 2019

TISSNET Cut off 2019 is declared by TISS after the release of results. The overall cut off for the exam may not go down too much. Candidates can check the official cutoff for TISSNET 2019 at It is expected that the candidates scoring approximately 74 – 75 marks may get shortlisted for final selection rounds.

  • The CBT exam was conducted on January 13 in 39 exam centers across India. 
  • The difficulty level of exam for this session ranged between moderate to difficult. GK section yet again intitled as the toughest section. Read more 
  • The Institute will announce the results by February 4 at 8 pm. Check TISSNET 2019 Results

The cutoffs will vary as per course and category. Factors affecting it include previous year cutoff, the difficulty level of the computer-based exam, number of test takers, etc. Candidates securing the minimum cutoff marks will be shortlisted for the subsequent selection processes i.e. Pre-Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview (PI). The pre-admission rounds will begin from February onwards. Check TISSNET Selection Procedure

TISSNET 2018 Cut Off

Tabulated below is the cut off for TISSNET 2018:

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 2018 Cut off by Experts

TISSNET cutoff scores have remained mostly around the same numbers over the years. However, this year the cutoff may be higher than usual due to more number of test takers. Given below is TISSNET 2018 Cut off that the management experts and institutes have predicted:

Name of InstituteCandidate’s CategoryTISSNET 2018 Cutoff (Expected)
TIME General category79 – 81
SC/ST category70 – 72
 IMSGeneral category75-77 
 Vista MindGeneral category 67-68

TISSNET Previous Years’ Cut off

For all those who have appeared in TISSNET, will be eagerly waiting for their Results and 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 2018 Paper Analysis

  • TISS NET 2018 was conducted on January 6. It had 100 questions.
  • There were three sections in the paper 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 years by experts.

TISSNET 2018 Section-wise Analysis

General Awareness

  • In a comparatively easy paper, the toughest 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.
  • A score of 27 to 30 out of 40 would be an ideal score for this section.

Logical Reasoning, Mathematics, and Data Interpretation

  • These three sections had a total of 30 questions with 14 analytical reasoning, 1 verbal logic, 7 Mathematics and 8 Data Interpretation questions.
  • The verbal logic questions were trickier than the rest.
  • The rest of the questions were moderately easier comparatively. 
  • 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 was mostly graphs and pie charts. Extensive calculations were needed to solve these.
  • A score of 25 to 27 out of 30 was a good score in this section.

Check completeTISSNET 2018 Paper Analysis

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

  • The Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension sections had 25 questions in total.
  • Just like in 2017, vocabulary questions found most space in this section in 2018 too.
  • Commonly used words and idioms that were asked were much easier when compared to the ones in 2016.
  • The grammar questions mostly comprised of common confusable terms.
  • There were questions on synonym, antonym, one-word substitution, idioms, odd-one-out, and proverbs.

Types of TISSNET Cut offs

There are three types of cut offs 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 categories and others is 35 % and 45%, respectively. Only securing the qualifying cutoff does not guarantee a seat for a TISS Course/ program. The admission will be 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 2nd round of selection.
  • TISSNET Cutoff for Admission: The final admission is offered based on TISSNET scores, PIT and PI. The weightages assigned to these factors has been prescribed by the examination authority. The weightages for final merit lists for general and reserved category candidates is 40% while it is 30% each for PIT and PI.

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What After Clearing TISSNET Cutoff?

Candidates who qualify TISSNET Cut off will be shortlisted for the subsequent selection rounds. The final list of selected candidates will be declared on April 27, 2018. 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 the TISSNET 2018 cut off marks will be called for the Pre-Interview session and Personal Interview. Marking scheme in TISSNET 2018 Selection Procedure is as follows:

StageScoreWeightage (%)
TISSNET 201810040
Pre-Interview Test5030
Personal Interview7530

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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 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




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