TISSNET 2020 Selection Procedure-PIT/ Interview(Postponed), TISS Courses and Seat Matrix

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    Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) regulates the entire TISSNET Selection Procedure. The selection rounds comprising of the Pre-Interview Test and the Personal Interviews have been postponed due to lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 crisis. Revised dates will be announced soon. Previously PIT/PI were scheduled to be held in between March 5 – April 4, 2020, post declaration of results. Candidates who obtain the minimum TISSNET Cutoff marks and secure a place in the merit list are eligible to participate in these rounds.

    TISSNET Selection Procedure 2020 consists of three main stages/ deciding factors:

    • National Entrance Test (TISSNET): TISSNET 2020 is scheduled on January 4, 2020. 
    • Pre-Interview Test (PIT)/ Group Discussion (GD): All candidates who will qualify the cutoff can appear in PIT (written test) /GD stage.
    • Personal Interview (PI): This final stage requires shortlisted candidates to appear in an interview round.

    The marking scheme and weightage assigned to various rounds are tabulated below:

    National Written Test or TISSNET10040%
    Pre-Interview Test or Group Discussion5030%
    Personal Interview7530%

    Post completion of all three selection stages, final TISSNET Result containing names of selected candidates will release in May 2020 on tiss.edu. On the basis of this list, candidates will be offered admissions in various specialisations in M.A. course

    TISSNET 2020 Dates

    TISSNET 2020 Dates

    TISSNET Result has been declared on February 4, 2020 by 5pm. After its declaration, qualifying candidates will be called for further rounds of selection i.e. pre-interview test and personal interview. In these, candidates are tested on their knowledge of the subject chosen. The dates of the pre-interview test and Personal Interview (campus wise) are as follows:

    EventsDates (Postponed)
    Pre-Interview Test / Personal Interview at TISS Mumbai for Programs offered at Mumbai and BALM, Chennai campusesMarch 11-21, 2020
    Pre-Interview Test / Personal Interview at Tuljapur Campus for Programs offered at TuljapurMarch 23-27, 2020
    Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview at Hyderabad for all Hyderabad Campus ProgramMarch 23-27, 2020
    Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview at Guwahati for all Guwahati Campus ProgramsMarch 31- April 03, 2020
    Announcement of Selection for all the ProgramsApril 21, 2020
    In-person Original Document Verification and Payment of feesApril 23 – May 4, 2020
    Announcement of First Wait List for all ProgramsMay 11, 2020
    In-person Original Document Verification and Payment of feesJune 16 – 24, 2020
    Closing of Admissions for Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati and BALM, Chennai CampusesJune 8, 2020
    Commencement of Academic Session (2020 – 21)June 10, 2020

    Check TISSNET 2020 Important Dates

    TISSNET Selection Stages

    TISSNET 2020 Selection Stages

    • As discussed above, there are three main stages in TISSNET Selection Procedure/ Counselling that decides the final selection of candidates.
    • All three stages carry a total of 225 marks. The weightage for NET, PIT and PI is 40%, 30% and 30% respectively.
    • Clearly, the first round of entrance test carries the most weight while the next two rounds carry equal weight.

    Read below to know details of each of the stage in Selection Procedure of TISSNET:

    Stage 1: TISS NET Exam

    • TISSNET 2020 will be held on January 4, 2020 in online mode. 
    • Total marks allotted to the entrance exam of TISS is 100.
    • There are 100 objective-type questionsthat must be completed in 1 hour 40 minutes.
    • Questions are majorly on General Awareness, Mathematical and Logical Reasoning and English.
    • The overall difficulty level of last year’s paper was relatively higher since there was an increase in the number of GA questions.

    Read About TISSNET Paper Analysis

    Stage 2: TISSNET Pre-Interview Test/ Group Discussion

    • Candidates who will be shortlisted post TISSNET will be invited for the subsequent round- Pre-Interview Test / Group Discussion.
    • In this round, students are required to participate in a written test or a GD, depending upon the institute. 
    • This round will be held at TISS Mumbai on March 2020.

    Eligibility for Pre-Interview Test

    It may be noted that following are the eligibility criteria for the second round of TISSNET selection process–

    • Shortlisting of candidates will be done on the basis ofmerit list of TISS NET
    • TISSNET Cut off marks are decided by the Institute at a later stage
    • Only short-listed candidates will be given invitation letters
    • The second round will be conducted in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Guwahati at the institute’s respective campuses.

    Detailed Application Form for all Programs

    • Candidates short-listed for rounds of PIT and PI will be required to download the Detailed Application Form, which is expected to be available in the third week of February, 2020.
    • Regularly checking the website of TISS for all possible updates is strongly recommended to candidates.

    Read About How to prepare for TISS PIT/Interview?

    Facilities available during PIT at TISS Campuses

    • Some facilities will be provided to candidates who travel to any TISS campus for TISSNET selection procedure.
    • For instance, candidates can purchase coupons from the Cash Counter and the Hostel In-charge, if they wish to have tea or lunch in the Dining Hall of the Institute.

    Facilities for SC and ST Candidates Eligible for Govt. of India Post-Matric Scholarship

    Those candidates who belong to the category of Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) and are eligible for the Post-Matric Scholarship provided by Government of India will be able to avail of the following facilities -

    1. Reimbursement of Travelling Allowance (TA)
    • In case the SC/ST candidates are unemployed and their parent’s/guardian’s income has been less than INR 2.5 lakh, and have submitted a certificate to this effect, they will be provided to-and-fro travel expenses immediately after the Online Written Test is over at every centre, only if they are appearing for the test for the first time.
    • Candidates may note that the reimbursement of the travel expenses will depend on submission of their ticket and only on production of caste/tribe and income certificate.
    • The SC/ST and OBC (NC) candidates will have to fill in the TA form provided and provide a photocopy of the call letter for Online Written Test before appearing for it.
    • The money must be collected as soon as the test is over.
    1. Reporting at the Institute for PIT and PI
    • SC/ST candidates, who are eligible for such facilities, will be required toreport at any one or two TISS Campuses only after receiving the call letter/mail for PIT and PI.
    • Their to-and-fro travel expenses from both the campuses will be reimbursed.

    1. It may be noted that the SC/ST candidates, who have already availed of such services, but were not chosen in a previous attempt and who have been called for the test again will not be compensated their travel expenditures.
    2. The boarding, lodging and travelling expenses incurred by them during the admission rounds at the Institute will be recompensed only if they are selected.
    3. An important point to keep in mind is that the SC/ST candidates, who have received financial assistance to enrol for a Master’s Degree course in one field, will not be eligible for similar provisions if they apply for another Master’s Degree course.

    Stage 3: TISSNET Personal Interview

    • The final round of the TISSNET selection process is Personal Interview (PI).
    • Candidates who have been selected after the round of Pre-Interview Test or Group Discussion are eligible for this step.
    • For the round of PI, candidates are expected to be acquainted with the programme for which they have applied.
    • Questions may be asked regarding their programme during the Personal Interview (PI).

    Centres for PIT/PI

    • It is important for applicants to note that second and third rounds of selection for courses offered at campuses of Mumbai, Tuljapur, MHAT, Banyan and Ranchi will be held at the Mumbai Campus.
    • For programmes offered at Hyderabad and Guwahati, the PIT/PI will be conducted at the respective campuses.
    • Candidates applying for programmes at more than one campus will have to travel to these places for PIT/PI.

    TISSNET Merit List

    TISSNET Merit List 2020

    There are certain factors taken into consideration while preparing the TISSNET merit list. Based on the merit list for each program, the list of selected candidates is put up on the website. Each candidate will also receive a scorecard indicating the marks for each component of the examination process.

    The following things play a role in the preparation of the TISSNET 2020 merit list –

    • The weightage forNET, PIT and PI for General as well as for Reserved Category candidates is as shown:  NET – 40%, PIT – 30%, PI – 30%.
    • The merit list is prepared on the basis of merit and the preferences indicated while filling TISSNET Application Form
    • Rules followed when there is a tie in the score of two candidates –
    1. First theirPI marks will be compared and the one with more marks will be considered.
    2. If PI marks are also same, their PIT marks will be compared and the one with more marks will be chosen.
    3. If PIT marks are same too, then the Entrance test marks will be compared and the one with more marks will be selected.
    4. If Entrance marks are also the same, then candidate higher in age will be given the seat.

    TISSNET Wait-List Preparation

    Some rules have to be observed while undertaking the preparation of the wait-list for TISSNET. These rules are as stated below –

    • Candidates who get admission into their first preferred option will not be on wait-lists for any other courses at all.
    • Candidates, who are admitted into their second preferred option, will only be retained in the wait list of their first preference. Those who get admission into any course which is their third preferred, will be retained in the wait list of their first and second preferences.
    • Candidates, who get admitted in any course that is lower on their preference list, will be retained in the wait-list of a course that is higher on their list, till the seats in that course are filled.
    • In case a candidate qualifies in more than one course simultaneously, when the wait list is activated, the course that is higher on the list will prevail. Admission will be provided only into the one preferred more.
    • If a candidate, who has been admitted in a course according to the first merit list, is later offered a higher course upon activation of wait list, he will be transferred into the better preferred course and will be intimated.

    TISSNET Counselling

    TISSNET 2020 Counselling

    Shortlisted candidates receive an Acceptance Letter. This can also be downloaded from official website for TISSNET 2020 i.e. admissions.tiss.edu.

    • A candidate has to submit the Acceptance Letter individually on a given time for counselling.
    • For the verification purpose, candidates are instructed to keep and present all required Academic and Other documents at the time of counselling.
    • If a candidate does not report for counselling on the stipulated date and time, shall be deprived of the right for admission. The offer of admission shall stand cancelled and no correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.
    • If a candidate is perusing any full-time course from any other college/university, then he is required to get his name removed from the rolls of the University / College / Institution where already admitted, and submit a certificate to this effect from the concerned authority at the time of reporting for counselling / admission to the course (including evening Courses and Professional Courses under Centre for Professional courses) for which he may have been provisionally selected.

    Check TISSNET Accepting Colleges

    Documents Required for TISSNET Counselling 2020

    • Candidate is required to produce the original Mark sheets / Certificates, including the statement of the marks qualifying examinations with the requisite percentage of marks at the time of reporting for admission, failing which he shall not be allowed to complete the admission, and the offer of admission shall stand cancelled and no further correspondence in the matter shall be entertained.
    • Certificate of Category candidate belongs i.e. SC / ST / OBC / PH / etc
    • The candidate selected for counselling/admission shall have to deposit the attested photocopy of qualifying examination in the Office at the time of counselling/admission.
    • TISSNET 2020 Scorecard
    • 5 photographs

    Check  Guidelines for Confirmation of Admission

    Contact and Admission Help Line

    In case of any query/ question, you may contact TISS Mumbai. The details are given below:

    Tata Institute of Social Sciences

    V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai – 400 088.

    Admissions Helpline Phone No. (022) 25525252

    (Monday to Saturday - Timing 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)

    Fax No. (022) 25525050

    E-mail: pgadmission@tiss.edu

    Official portal: tiss.edu and admissions.tiss.edu

    TISS Courses & Seat Matrix

    TISS Courses and Seat Matrix

    Tata Institute of Social Sciences offers 55 M.A. courses across the country. TISS campuses are located in Mumbai, Chennai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, and Hyderabad. The number of seats varies from program to program in each of these campuses. Check them below:

    TISS CampusCourses AvailableTotal Seat Intake
    TISS MumbaiM.A. Social Work in Children and Family820
    M.A. Social Work in Criminology and Justice
    M.A. Social Work in Community Organization and Development Practice
    M.A. Social Work in Disability Studies and Action
    M.A. Social Work in Dalit and Tribal Studies and Action
    M.A. Social Work in Public Health
    M.A. Social Work in Mental Health
    M.A. Social Work in livelihoods and social entrepreneurship
    M.A. Social Work in Women Centred Practice
    M.A. Human Resources Management and Labour Relations
    M.A. Social Entrepreneurship
    M.A. Globalisation and Labour
    Master of Health Administration
    Master of Hospital Administration
    Master of Public Health in Social Epidemiology
    Master of Public Health in Health Policy, Economics and Finance
    M.A. Development Studies
    M.A. in Women's Studies
    M.A. Education (Elementary)
    M.A./M.Sc. in Climate Change and Sustainability Studies
    M.A. / M.Sc. in Urban Policy and Governance
    M.A. / M.Sc. in Regulatory Governance
    M.A. / M.Sc. in Water Policy and Governance
    M.A. / M.Sc. in Disaster Management
    MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in Counselling Psychology
    MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in Clinical Psychology
    M.A. in Media and Cultural Studies
    Master of Library and Information Science
    Master of laws in the access to justice
    Online Programmes:
    1. Online M.A. Social Work in Child Rights
    2. Online M.A. International Family Studies
    TISS Tuljapur M.A. Social Work in Rural Development120
    M.A./M.Sc in Development Policy, Planning and Practice
    M.A./M.Sc in Sustainable Livelihood and Natural Resources Governance
    M.A. in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    TISS GuwahatiM.A. Social Work in Community Organization and Development Practices130
    M.A. Social Work in Public Health
    M.A. Social Work in livelihoods and entrepreneurship
    M.A. Social Work in Counselling
    M.A. in Labour Studies and Social Protection
    M.A. in Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development
    M.A. in peace and conflict studies
    M.A. in Sociology and Social Anthropology
    TISS HyderabadM.A. Development Studies180
    M.A. in Women Studies
    M.A. in Rural Development and Governance
    M.A. in Education
    M.A. in Public Policy and Governance
    M.A. in Natural Resources & Governance
    M.A. Human Resource Management
    TISS ChennaiM.A. Social Work in Mental Health20
    MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in Counselling Psychology
    MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in Clinical Psychology
    M.A. in Research, Management and Entrepreneurship in Health

    *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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