TISSNET Eligibility Criteria 2018

Rajat updated on : 25 Oct 2017

TISSNET 2018 is scheduled to be conducted on 6th January 2018. Find the complete detail on TISSNET Eligibility criteria 2018 which every aspirant has to fulfil so that s/he can apply for the exam.

TISSNET Eligibility Criteria 2018 – Tata Institute of Social Sciences has prescribed the eligibility criteria for TISSNET 2018 which every candidate is expected to satisfy. As per the eligibility criteria guided by Tata Institute of Social Sciences for its masters program, a candidate should be a graduate with a bachelor degree of at least three years which can be in any academic background and should have earned it from a recognized university. Note that the candidates studying in the final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for TISSNET 2018. In this case, the candidates need to clear the graduation  degree in all the 1st to 4th semester in case of a three year bachelor degree and 1st to 6th semester in case of a four year bachelor program. There is no any specific capping in terms of attempts for TISSNET 2018. As per the official notification made by the institute, the exam is going to be held on 6th January 2018. This examination is conducted for admission to school of management in MA programs. The online registration for TISSNET 2018 started on 24th October 2017 and finished on 25th October 25, 2017. One this page, we will talk about all important TISSNET eligibility criteria 2018 which every candidate is required to meet out in order to be eligible for application

TISSNET Eligibility Criteria 2018: Basic Guidelines

TISSNET eligibility criteria are the minimum norms which a candidate needs to satisfy in order to apply for TISSNET 2018. Followings are some of the basic guidelines which are required to be fulfilled by the candidates:

  • A candidate is required to be a graduate in any academic discipline with at least three years of bachelors programs.
  • A candidate who is studying in the final year of graduation is also eligible to apply. In this scenario, the candidate is required to have cleared all the subjects of his/her 1st to 4th semester in three year bachelor’s program and 1st to 6th semester in the four year degree program.
  • The candidates who are in the final year of graduation are required to pass their graduation by 10th June, 2018.
  • Provisional admission will be given to the students who are studying in the final year of graduation. The candidates will be asked to deposit a proof that they have completed graduation by 30th September, 2018. If the candidates fail to do so, the institute will cancel their provisional admission.
  • Candidates who have finished their graduation from correspondence mode are also eligible to apply for TISSNET.  The graduation should be completed from a university/college which is UGC/AICTE approved.

Factors which determine eligibility criteria of TISSNET 2018

Following are the factors which determine TISSNET eligibility criteria 2018:

  • The institute will consider a candidate’s qualifying the bachelor’s degree with the pass class.
  • If the candidate is in the final year of graduation and hasn’t cleared all the courses of  their first and second in three year degree bachelors and first, second and third year in case of a four year bachelor program, will not be considered eligible to apply for this national level entrance examination.
  • If a candidate fails in the final year of his/her graduation, s/he will not be considered eligible for this examination.
  • The institute will consider final year students on the basis of provision admission. If the candidates fails in final year or if a candidate has applied for re – evaluation, s/he will not be considered eligible by the institute.
  • If the candidate provides wrong or misleading information in the application form, his/her candidature will be cancelled for admission if it is found at any state of selection process such as exam, selection, interview, admission etc.

The table below contains the program codes




School of Management and Labour Studies

Globalization and Labour



Human Resources Management and Labour Relations



Social Entrepreneurship


TISSNET Eligibility Criteria 2018 for International Students

  • The applicants, who are having citizenship which is other than India or in addition to India, are considered eligible for application as international students.
  • Candidates who are applying for MA in Human Resource Management and Labour Studies need GMAT score which should be 610 or above.
  • If a candidate has completed his/her bachelor’s degree from a university which is situated in a country where English isn’t spoken or if the mode of instruction in that country wasn’t English, in this scenario, the candidate is required to produce a proof of English language proficiency.
  • The institute will give admission to foreign students only after their original documents are verified.
  • The candidates can apply for 2 programs.
  • The candidates who have got their qualification from a foreign university or from Boards of Higher Education which is recognized equal to Association of India Universities (AIU) are also considered eligible for application to this examination.

Candidate should note that the institute will determine his/her information for eligibility criteria in the application form. This will also be used for the purpose of test, interview and in selection process. Only those candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year of graduation degree examinations by Monday, 10th June 2017 are eligible to apply for all the masters programs offered by Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

Candidates having a bachelor’s degree with minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of  study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognized university are eligible to apply.  Candidates, who satisfy the above mentioned TISSNET eligibility norms 2018, can apply for this examination.  Note that TISSNET application form is to be filled online only whereas application fee for TISSNET can be paid online or offline. Candidates need to upload all the documents required while filling up the form. The examination authority will verify all the documents uploaded for consideration for registration. As per TISNET test pattern, the total time of the examination will be 1 hour and 40 minutes. Candidates, who will clear the examination, will be called for further rounds of TISSNET admission procedure. 

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