TISSNET Application Form 2018

Rajat updated on : 03 Oct 2017

TISSNET application form will be available in last week of September 2018. Candidates can check the application process of TISSNET on this page.

TISSNET Application Form

TISSNET Application Form 2018 - Tata Institute of Social Sciences is expected to release TISSNET application form 2018 in the 4th week of September 2017. Candidates can apply for Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test 2017 via online mode and offline mode. TISSNET 2018 is scheduled to be held on 6th January 2018. The candidates are required to apply online for TISSNET 2018 and the form is expected to be made available till December 2018. The application form of TISSNET 2018 will be made available in offline modes for the candidates who live in remote areas with no internet access. They can fill the form offline. The candidates can pay TISSNET application fee in both online and offline mode. The total fee of TISSNET application form 2018 is Rs. 1030 for general category students and Rs 260 for the candidates belonging to SC/ST and NC – OBC category which is to be paid per programs. Before the candidates sit for filling up the admission form of TISSNET 2018, they are advised to first go through TISSNET eligibility criteria so that they can understand the entire process completely. In this article, we will discuss TISSNET application process2018, fee details, documents required for TISSNET registration 2018 and other related topics.

TISSNET Application Form 2018 

Application form of TISSNET will be made available for the candidates in both online and offline modes. A candidate can only make one submission via a single medium. Generally, TISSNET form is to be submitted online but for the candidates who live in areas where there is no or less internet connectivity, the form can be submitted offline. The application form of TISSNET is expected to be released in last week of September 2017. Let’s have a look at the important dates of TISSNET .

TISSNE 2018 Events

TISSNET Important Dates

TISSNET application process 2018 starts

1st week of October 2017

TISSNET application deadline 2018 (online mode)

1st week of December 2017

TISSNET application deadline 2018 (by post)

December 2017

TISSNET application fee payment

1st week of October to December 2017

TISSNET exam date

1st week of January 2018

TISSNET admit card releases

Last week of December 2017

TISSNET Eligibility Criteria 2018 

TISSNET eligibility criteria 2018 are declared by the official TISSNET body, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai:

  • The candidates are required to have passed graduation/three years bachelor’s program from a recognized university.
  • Final year students can also apply
  • The candidates who are studying in the final year of their graduation should be passed in all the subjects of 1st semester to 4th semester and 1 to 6th semester respectively.

TISSNET Application Fee 2018 

As per the structure of fee which was last year, the fee of TISSNET 2018 is expected to remain same. The table below contains the TISSNET application fee structure 2018 . This was the fee which the candidates had to pay last year. There isn’t any change expected in the fee structure of TISSNET 2018, but there happens any change, we will keep you updated.

Number of Programs

Online Payment via Net Banking or Debit/Credit Card Payment

Offline Payment (Challan Form)







Rs. 1030

Rs. 260

Rs. 1000

Rs. 250


Rs. 2060

Rs. 520

Rs. 2000

Rs. 500


Rs. 3090

Rs. 780

Rs. 3000

Rs. 750

The candidates should note that the banks will charge the applicable amount on both the payment modes. The candidates should only proceed with SBI Challan.

What documents are required for TISSNET Application Process 2018 ?

Before a candidate sit in front of computer for filling up TISSNET registration form 2018, s/he should make sure that the following documents are handy:

  • A valid email ID and mobile number. Email ID and mobile phone number should remain at throughout the entire admission process.
  • All academic documents containing mark sheets.
  • Scanned images of signature and photograph in required size.
  • Scanned images of required documents i.e. caste certificate for SC and ST candidates, disability certificate for PWD candidates, income certificates, non-creamy layer certificate for OBC candidates.  
  • If paying online, credit or debit card should be handy.
  • Copy of Challan if paying offline
  • KM Certificates for Kashmir Migrant candidates
  • Armed Forces Certificates if candidates seeking AF quota

Step by Step TISSNET Registration Process 2018 

We have explained step by step TISSNET registration process 2018 below for both the modes i.e. online mode of TISSNET application 2018 and offline mode of TISSNET application form 2018. Candidates need to know that offline mode is online available for the candidates belonging to rural, remote areas where there is problem of internet connectivity.

First, let us discuss TISSNET Offline Registration Process

The candidates living in remote areas will have to send a request less to Tata Institute of Social Sciences in order to get the application form posted to them. They can only make this request via speed post. Once TISSNET application form 2018 is made available, we will update the address where the request has to be sent.

Once the institute receives the request from the candidate, it will send the TISSNET application form 2018 to the student. Hence the candidates are suggested to mention the posting address clearly and correctly. They won’t be able to receive TISSNET application form 2018 if there is any error in the address mentioned. Once the candidates get the form, they need to the form will all the required information. Along with this, they need to submit TISSNET challan for fee payment.

Candidates can pay the challan fee at any of the SBI branches.

Please note that it is important to keep a photocopy of TISSNET application form 2018 and TISSNET challan form 2018 before sending it back to TISS.

TISSNET Online Application Process 2018 

Another mode of TISSNET registration process 2018  is online. The entire process can be followed in five simple steps which are discussed below:

  • Program selection
  • Registration
  • Filling TISSNET application form 2018 
  • Uploading documents
  • TISSNET fee payment 2018 


Candidates are required to follow the steps mentioned here in order to submit TISSNET application form 2018 online. Candidates need to fill the form carefully and correctly as if the form is submitted with wrong information and the payment is made, the form will be rejected.

Candidates are required to have following web browser to avoid any technical issues while filling up the form:

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 8 and above

Step 1: Program Selection

The first thing is candidates have to select the program; they are willing to apply for.  At the admission page, candidates need to selection MA programs. Once the program is clicked, the page will be redirected to a different page which will contain all TISSNET application guidelines 2018 . Before, the candidates proceed with further steps, it is mandatory to go through all the guidelines to avoid any kind of confusion. After reading the guidelines carefully, candidates need to click on ‘visit the online application system’ for TISSNET registration 2018.

Step 2: TISSNET Registration 2018 

Before filling TISSNET application form  2018 , candidates are required to register for TISSNET . For TISSNET registration 2018 , candidates are required to put their valid email ID and other related details. After that, the candidates are required to hit ‘REGISTRATION’ option. A password will be mailed to the registered email ID of the candidates once registration is done successfully.

Step 3: Filling TISSNET Application Form 2018 

There are two section which a candidate has to fill i.e. personal detail section and academic details section.

1. Personal Details:  The candidate has to submit the following information in this section:

  • Full name of the candidate
  • Sex
  • Date of Birth
  • Employment Status
  • Examination City:
  • Contact Details

Candidates can find out TISSNET examination centre here. Candidates are required to make sure that they fill are the information carefully and correctly as these information will be used by the TISS authorities for any sort communication.

2. Academic Details:

In this section, the candidates are required to enter their academic details of bachelor’s degree.

Step 3: Documents Uploading

After finishing the details form, the candidates are required to upload all the required documents. This includes scanned images of their photographs, signature, last passed examination mark sheets etc. as per the dimension specified. The following table contains all the information related to image sizes and dimensions which are required in the form filling. Candidates need to follow the dimensions in order to upload the files.


Documents Required


Photograph, signature TISS challan copy in case of cash payment

SC/ST (Annual Income more than Rs. 2.5 lakhs)

Photograph, signature, TISS challan copy in case of cash payment

Caste/Tribe Certificate

OBC (NC) (Annual income more than Rs. 1 Lakh)

Photograph, signature, TISS challan copy in case of cash payment

OBC (NC Layer) certificated issued afer 01 – 04 – 2016 by the District Magistrate / Tahsildar / Deputy Commissioner

SC/ST (Annual income less than Rs. 2.5 lakhs)

Photographs, signature

Caste/Tribe certificate

Income Certificate for 2015 – 2016 financial year

TISS challan copy in case of cash payment


Photograph, signature

TISS challan copy in case of cash payment

PWD certificate


Photograph, signature

TISS challan copy in case of cash payment

KM certificate

Armed Force

Photograph, signature

TISS copy of challan in case of cash payment

Armed Force certificate

Documents’ dimensions

Documents required

Dimensions required




Income Certificate





113 * 170 Pixels



302 * 132 Pixels

Caste Certificate



Payment of TISSNET Examination Fee 2018 

There are two ways a candidate can make payment of TISSNET examination fee 2018. It can be made via online mode or it can be done offline as well. For online mode, candidates can use credit card, debit card, net banking etc. For offline payment, the candidates are required to download the challan form and need to take 3 print outs. The total amount is to be deposited at any of State Bank of India branches. The bank will return two copies of challan. The candidates are required to scan it and they need to upload the TISS Copy of Challan. Once the fee is paid, there is no provision of refund. Hence, candidates have to be very careful throughout the entire process. The application fee structure of TISSNET xapplication form 2018 is given below in the table:

No. of Programs applying

Online Payment

Cash Deposit (SBI branch)








For 1 Program

Rs. 1030

Rs 260

Rs. 1000 + Bank Charges

Rs. 250 + Bank Charges

For 2 Programs

Rs. 2060

Rs. 520

Rs. 2000 + Bank Charges

Rs. 500 + Bank Charges

For 3 Programs

Rs. 3090

Rs. 780

Rs. 3000 + Bank Charges

Rs. 750 + Bank Charges

Candidates are required to keep following documents safe for future references:

  • TISSNET application form 2018 confirmation page
  • Proof of TISSNET examination fee paid
  • At least 5 photographs of the same photograph uploaded

Candidates need to make sure that all the documents uploaded are in required format and dimensions. If not, application form will not be submitted successfully. It is better to fill the form in one session only. In same TISSNET application form 2018, candidates can only apply to 3 programs in maximum in two campuses of TISS. 

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