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The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) directs TISSNET (National Entrance Test) every year for the students who want to take admission in the post-graduation program i.e. M.A/ M.SC/ M.P.H/ M.H.A/ MBA-HR. Interested candidates can go through the complete post to know the TISSNET Cut Off.

  • In the TISSNET Exam, there are 3 different cutoffs issued by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. First, the Qualifying Cut off depends on the computer-based test.
  • Second Cut off for PIT AND PI selection this cut off depends upon your score in the personal interview round or the group discussion round.
  • Lastly, the final cut off for the admission of the candidate this cut off is released and made on the basis of your score in both computer-based tests and in personal interview round.
  • The qualifying cut off will be released in the month of February 2021.
  • The personal interview round (PI) or group discussion will be released in the month of April 2021.
  • And the final cut off will be released in the month of June 2021. After that, the admission will begin and college will start in the month of August 2021.
  • The TISSNET cut off depends on various factors i.e. the number of candidates that appeared for the exam, level of the exam, the number of applicants qualifying the exam, and the number of seats available for the admission.
  • The candidate who gets more than 74 marks in the exam can be shortlisted for the final selection.

TISSNET Cut off 2020

  • The TISS National Entrance Test consists of 1 computer-based test for the admission.
  • It is the computer-based online exam of 100 minutes in which there will be 100 questions from 3 subjects i.e. 40 questions from General Awareness, 30 questions from the English Language, and 30 questions Maths and Logical Reasoning.
  • There is 1 mark allotted for each correct answer and no negative marking for incorrect answer.
  • The cut off of 2020 has been declared on the basis of the marks and difficulty level of the test.
  • The cut off had not yet released for the 2020 year. Generally, the cut off marks will be released after the declaration of the TISSNET Result.

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TISSNET Qualifying Cutoff 2020

The table below shows the expected TISSNET qualifying Cutoff of 2020. The cut off has not yet released for the year 2020.

Category Qualifying Cutoff
General/OBC 45%
SC/ST 35%

TISSNET Cut off 2019

TISSNET cut off 2019 will give you the idea of the excepted cut off 2020 and 2021 of all the courses individually. The table below shows the TISSNET Cut off 2019 for all the postgraduate courses offered by TISS

TISSNET Program TISSNET Cutoff 2019
MA Human Resource Management 67
MA Globalisation and Labour 70
MA Public Health 61
MPH Social Epidemiology 50
MA Clinical Psychology 57
MA Culture and Media Studies 65
MA Mental Health 54
MA Women Studies 48
MA Social Entrepreneurship 62

TISSNET Cut off 2018

TISSNET cut off 2018 had been slightly increased as compared to 2017 because the difficulty level of the test in 2018 is less than that in 2017. So they have increased the cut off marks in that case. The table below shows the TISSNET 2018 Cut off for the entire categories individually.

TISSNET Course Candidate’s category TISSNET 2018 Cutoff 
MA in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations General category 82
OBC category 73
SC/ST category 70
Development Studies General category  75

TISSNET Previous Year’s Cut off

The table below shows the TISSNET Previous Year’s Cutoff from 2013 to 2017. This will help you to understand that what will be the excepted cut off for this year and how much you should score to get selected for the final selection.

Category 2013-2015 2014-2016 2015-2017
General Category 79 72 76
OBC Category 79 65 67
SC Category 75 57 60
ST Category 69 52 55
PwD Category 67 60 63
Kashmiri Migrants 76 65 67

TISSNET Seats Reservation

  • The maximum seats are reserved for the OBC (Other backward Classes) Category i.e. 27%.
  • 15 % seats are reserved for the Scheduled Caste (SC) category candidates
  • 5% seats are reserved under the Schedule Tribe (ST) category.
  • 5% of seats are reserved for the candidate who comes under the armed forces category.
  • Only 1% of the total seats are reserved for the Kashmiri migrants.

The table below shows all the reserved seats for the TISS National Entrance Test

Category Percentage of seats
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC (NC) 27%
PWD a) Low vision/blindness, b) Hearing Impairment, and c) Locomotor Disability / Cerebral Palsy 3% (1% in each section)
Kashmiri Migrants 1%
Armed Forced 5%

TISSNET Selection Process

There a simple selection process for admission in the post-graduation courses offered by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

  • The selection process and final cut off will be released out of 225 marks.
  • First and foremost step for the selection is that the candidates have to give a computer-based online test of 100 marks.
  • Secondly, after qualifying the online test he or she has to clear the Group Discussion or Pre-Interview Test of 50 marks.
  • Lastly, candidates have to clear the personal interview round which is of 75 marks. If the candidate has clear all these 3 steps then only he or she is eligible for admission in TISS.

The table below shows the selection process rounds and the weightage of each round individually:-

Selection Rounds Weightage
TISSNET 2021 exam 100 marks
Pre-Interview Test/ Group Discussion (GD) 50 marks
Personal Interview (PI) 75 marks
Total 225 marks


Does TISSNET Exam have sectional cut off?

No. There is no sectional cut off in the TISSNET Exam. However, candidates have to score minimum qualifying marks in the General Awareness section in order to get selected for the final selection process of the exam.

When is the TISSNET cut-off declared?

Generally, the TISSNET cot off is declared after the announcement of the result. This year, the TISSNET result was declared on 04 February 2020.

Is TISSNET cut off same for all the candidates?

No. As per the TISSNET exam, the cut-off marks varies for each category of the student. Candidates can view the category-wise cut off marks in the above post.

Will I be considered for a pre-interview test and GD-PI if I get the qualifying cut-off marks?

The qualifying cut off does not guarantee your advancement to a pre-interview test and GD-PI. Candidates will be called to the next round of the selection process on the basis of cut-off marks released from each campus and their course preference order.

On what factors TISSNET Cut off is calculated?

TISSNET Cut off is calculated on the basis of various factors such as 

  • Number of students writing the test
  • The difficulty level of the examination
  • Number of vacancies
  • Average marks scored in the examination.

Average marks scored in the examination. What is the minimum qualifying cut off marks for TISSNET for the General category?

The minimum qualifying cut off marks for TISSNET for the General category is 45% whereas for candidates belonging to SC?ST category is 35%.