The Online examination of TISSNET 2021 is expected to be conducted in January 2021. The results of which will be declared within a month of the conduct of the TISSNET Exam. TISSNET Result 2021 comprises marks scored by students in the exam, along with decided cutoff.

  • Students scoring above the declared TISSNET Cut Off and qualifying marks will be invited to the next round of selection process.
  • This round of TISSNET Selection Process tests candidates’ communication skills and clarity of thoughts.
  • Upon successfully clearing all the rounds of the test, a final merit list prepared and shortlisted candidates are invited to join their chosen programs.

LATEST UPDATE: The Admission of TISSNET 2020 has been put on hold for now. The details regarding dates will be intimated on

TISSNET Result 2020-21 Highlights

Declaring Authority Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
Credentials required Email ID & Password
Details mentioned on TISSNET Score Card The program, Marks Scored, decided Cutoff and Status of selection for PIT/PI Rounds
Validity of TISS Exam Result 1 year
TISSNET Campus Mumbai, Hyderabad, Tuljapur, Guwahati
Courses Offered Master in Arts
Selection Rounds Online Examination, Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview
TISS Helpline 022- 25525252

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TISSNET 2021 Result Dates

TISSNET is tentatively conducted in January 2021. The exam will be conducted in online mode for a duration of 100 minutes. The result of TISSNET 2020 was released a month after the exam conduct. The same can be expected for the upcoming session. TISSNET 2020 Result Date is expected to be released in the last week of January 2021. Let us look at the important events including TISSNET 2021 Result and stages that follow it.

Events Dates
TISSNET Result Release Date Jan-Feb 2021
Scheduling of TISSNET PIT/PI Rounds Mar-Apr, 2021
Announcement of TISSNET 2021 Final Merit List Apr 2021
Publishing of First Wait List at May 2021
Document Verification of Shortlisted students May 2021
Commencement of Corresponding Academic Year June 2021

How to Check TISSNET Result 2020-21?

TISSNET 2021 Result will be uploaded in the form of scorecards at Students are required to keep a tab on the website. As soon as the TISSNET results are announced, candidates can click on the direct link provided below. Follow the mentioned steps to check your TISSNET 2021 Score. Follow the steps given below to check your TISSNET Exam result:

  1. Visit
  2. Click on the link “View TISSNET 2020 Result”
  3. Enter your registered Email ID and Password
  4. Verify the TISSNET 2021 Score Card details
  5. Download and save a copy of your Score Card

Details Mentioned on TISSNET Result PDF 2020-21

After viewing the result, candidates need to check for certain details if they are correctly mentioned or not. Here are the details mentioned in the TISSNET Result PDF

  • Registration number of the candidate
  • Name of the candidate
  • Domicile of the candidate
  • TISSNET score
  • Preference
  • Location
  • Program selected
  • Shortlist status of PI
  • Category / Domicile
  • Cutoff marks

Compilation of TISSNET 2020 Result

The TISSNET Result is released in two different formats which include:

  • TISS MAT / TISSNET 2020 scorecard: TISSNET 2020 Scorecard is prepared as per the marking scheme of the exam. For each correct answer, candidates get 1 mark. Since there is no negative marking, no marks are not deducted for incorrect answer.
  • TISSNET 2020 merit list: The final merit list of TISSNET is only prepared on the basis of performance in PI round. For TISS NET merit list preparation, the score of TISSNET and PI are considered in the ratio of 60:40.

Details Mentioned on TISSNET Score Card 2020-21

Similar to every other Score Card, TISSNET Score Card comprises the performance of students in the TISSNET Online Test. The primary details include marks scored by them. Below is the exhaustive list of all the details that will be mentioned on your TISSNET 2021 Score Card along with a screenshot of the original scorecard for reference purposes

Candidate’s name Overall scores
Shortlist status Course preference
Roll number Photograph
Campus Location Stamp of conducting authority
Category/ Domicile Waitlist Status

The discrepancy in TISSNET Score Card 2021

Candidates are advised to check the details mentioned on TISSNET Score Card. It must be accurate and should also, corroborate with the details provided by students in the TISSNET 2021 Application Form. Any discrepancy in the TISSNET Score will result in the disqualification of students from the admission process at the time of document verification of TISSNET. In case of any discrepancies, students are advised to reach out to conducting the authority of TISSNET 2021 at the following address at their earliest and submit their grievances to them.

TISSNET 2021 Cutoff

TISSNET 2021 is an online exam that is highly competitive. Knowledge of its cut off before setting foot in the examination hall, in fact even before starting your TISSNET Preparation is a must. Understanding the TISSNET Pattern of exam and minimum marks required to find your place in the final merit list will help you shape your strategy and aid you in the selection of questions in the online exam. Let us have a look at the TISSNET Previous Year Cutoff.

Category 2013-2015 2014-2016 2015-2017 2018-2020 2019-2021
General Category 79 72 76 82 67
OBC Category 79 65 67 73 -
SC Category 75 57 60 70 -
ST Category 69 52 55 - -
PwD Category 67 60 63 - -
Kashmiri Migrants 76 65 67 - -

What After TISSNET Result 2020-21

Upon announcement of TISSNET Exam Result and invitation for the rounds of TISSNET PIT/PI, students are expected to appear for the Pre-Interview Rounds which is a written test followed by Personal Interview where students are asked questions about their chosen streams and details mentioned by them in their TISSNET Application Forms. Result of TISSNET PIT/PI are declared soon after the conclusion of the Interview rounds and students who qualify that are invited for the document verification and payment of fees. Students are then finally admitted post their successful document verification stage.

TISSNET 2021 Merit List

Final Merit List of TISSNET is prepared to take into consideration marks scored by students in all three rounds viz. Online examination, Pre-Interview Tests, Interview Rounds. Separate will be prepared for students from different categories. Based upon the position of students in the Final Merit of TISSNET and vacancies in their subsequent streams, admissions will be done. In the case of tie-breaker in TISSNET, the following measures are taken to decide the position of tied candidates. Let us look at the detailed steps to break a tie in TISSNET 2021.

  • In case of equal final marks, Personal Interview Marks are given first priority
  • In the case of equal PI Marks too, PIT marks are compared.
  • In case of qual PIT Marks too, TISSNET Score is compared
  • In case of equal marks in TISSNET, candidates with older age are given preference.

Types of TISS Exam Merit List 2020

There are different types of merit lists published for TISS Admission:

  • Open Merit List (OML)- This merit list is prepared course-wise. Candidates qualifying TISS-MAT and PI round are given merit positions in the list. The OML Merit List is prepared by considering aggregate score of TISS-MAT and PI, and candidate's choice of programs given in the application form.
  • Category-Wise Merit List (CML) - This list is prepared considering categories of candidates. This CML is used for allotment of seats reserved for each category as per the Government of India / UGC norms.


TISSNET also has a provision of generating a waiting list for students who could not make it to the TISSNET Merit List. However, there are certain terms and conditions around it. Let us study them in detail below.

How is TISSNET Wait List Prepared?

  • Candidates getting admitted to their second preference will be considered for the waiting list of their first preference. Similarly, candidates admitted into their third preference will be considered for the waitlist of their first and second choice.
  • Candidates, who get admission in a program lower in their order of preferences, will be retained in the wait-list of a preference higher in the order, till the seats in that program are filled.
  • In the case of candidates qualifying in two programs at the same time, when the waitlist is activated, the higher preference will prevail. TISS will offer admission only to the higher preference.

TISSNET 2020 Reservation

The reservation policy is made as per the guidelines of the Government of India. The reservations can be availed by candidates in any campus of TISS. Go through the below Reservations for TISS Campuses.

For all TISS campuses

Category Reservation
Scheduled Castes SC 15%
Schedule Tribes ST 7.5%
OBC(NCL) 27%

Reservation at Guwahati Campus

Category Reservation
Eight North Eastern States 66%
Rest of India 34%

Other reservations

Category Reservation
PwD 5%
Kashmiri Migrant 5%
Armed Forces 5%

TISSNET Counselling 2020

After successful qualifying of the TISSNET Exam, candidates will be shortlisted for counselling stage. The TISSNET Counselling is conducted after the declaration of the TISS Exam result. Candidates qualifying the exam above the cut off will be eligible for counselling. On the day of counselling, candidates need to carry certain documents for verification that are listed below:

  • 10th, 12th and degree original mark sheets and certificates
  • TISSNET Admit card and scorecard
  • 5 passport size photographs
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • Income Certificate (if applicable)

TISS Admission 2020

After checking the TISSNET Result and if scored above the cut off, then candidates need to report for document verification and proceed with the admission process. During the admission, candidates need to submit few documents like mark sheets, grade sheets, certificates of the qualifying examination. 

  • Candidates who have not yet received their mark sheets or certificates of their final year, they must submit it by September 30, 2020.
  • Candidates selected for admission must submit the attested photocopy of the qualifying examination.
  • Mark Sheets and Certificates downloaded from the Internet are not accepted at the time of admission.

TISS Admission Fee Refund Policy

The refund of admission fee for TISS is done as per the below-tabulated criteria:

Withdrawal time Percentage of refund
15 days or more before the last date of admission 100%
Less than 15 days before the last date of admission 90%
15 days or less than after the last date of admission 80%
30 days or less, but more than 15 days, after the last date of admission 50%
More than 30 days after the last date of admission 0%

TISS Seat Intake 2020

Check the below table to know the number of seats offered for each course in different TISS Campuses

TISS Mumbai Campus

TISS Mumbai Schools Courses Seats
School of Education Master of Arts in Education (Elementary) 51
School of Development Studies MA in Development Studies 51
MA in Women's Studies 28
School of Habitat Studies MA/MSc in Climate Change and Sustainability Studies 23
MA/MSc in Regulatory Governance 23
MA/MSc in Urban Policy and Governance 23
MA/MSc in Water Policy and Governance 15
School of Health System Studies Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) 51
MPH – Health Administration 39
MPH – Health Policy, Economics, and Finance 23
MPH in Social Epidemiology 28
School of Human Ecology MA in Applied Psychology (Clinical and Counseling Practice) 51
School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance LLM (Access to Justice) 39
School of Management and Labour Studies MA in Globalisation and Labour 23
MA in Human Resource Management & Labour Relations 68
Master of Arts/Master of Science(Analytics) (Self Financed) 34
MA in Organisation Development, Change and Leadership 34
MA in Social Entrepreneurship 34
School of Media and Cultural Studies MA in Media and Cultural Studies 29
School of Social Work MA in Social Work (Children & Families) 23
MA in Social Work (Community Organisation & Development Practice) 34
MA in Social Work (Criminology & Justice) 34
MA in Social Work (Dalit & Tribal Studies and Action) 29
MA in Social Work (Disability Studies & Action) 28
MA in Social Work (Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship) 29
 MA in Social Work (Mental Health) 23
MA in Social Work (Public Health) 23
MA in Social Work (Women-Centred Practice) 26

TISS Tuljapur Campus

TISS Tuljipur School Courses Seats
School of Rural Development MA/MSc in Development Policy, Planning and Practice 34
MA/MSc in Sustainable Livelihoods and Natural Resources Governance 34
MA in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship 34
MA in Social Work in Rural Development 34

TISS Hyderabad Campus

TISS Hyderabad Schools Courses Seats
Ajeem Premji School of Education Master of Arts in Education 34
School of Public Policy and Governance MA in Public Policy and Governance 34
School of Livelihoods and Development MA in Development Studies 34
MA in Natural Resource and Governance 34
MA in Rural Development and Governance 34
School of Gender Studies MA in Women Studies 34

TISS Guwahati Campus

School Courses Seats
School of Social work Master of Arts in Social Work (Community Organisation & Development Practices) 23
MA in Social Work (Counselling) 17
MA in Social Work (Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship) 17
MA in Social Work (Public Health) 17
School of Social Science and Humanities MA in Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development 17
MA in Labour Studies and Social Protection 17
MA in Peace and Conflict Studies 17
MA in Sociology and Social Anthropology 23

Banayan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (BALM), Chennai 

Course Seats
Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology) 20
Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (Counseling Psychology) 20
Master of Arts in Social Work (Mental Health) 20


When will the TISSNET Result be released?

The TISSNET 2021 results will be released in the month of January or February 2021.

How can I check my TISSNET Result?

You can check the TISSNET Result by following the below instructions:

  • Visit 
  • Click on the link “View TISSNET 2020 Result”
  • Enter your registered Email ID and Password
  • Verify the TISSNET 2021 Score Card details
  • Download and save a copy of your Score Card

What are the details mentioned on TISSNET Result PDF?

The TISSNET Result PDF includes various details like Candidates name, Roll number, Status of Shortlist, Overall score, Category/Domicile, Waitlist Status

When will the TISSNET Cut Off be released?

The TISSNET Cut Off will be released either along with the results or after the results.

What is TISSNET Waitlist?

Candidates who do not meet the cut off marks will be shortlisted under TISSNET Waitlist. The wait list will be considered in the case of candidates qualifying in two programs at the same time. When the waitlist is  activated, the higher preference will prevail. TISS will offer admission only to the higher preference.

When will the TISSNET merit list be released?

Upon successfully clearing all the rounds of the test, a final merit list prepared and shortlisted candidates are invited to join their chosen programs.