TISSNET 2019 Selection Procedure

24 Jan, 2019

TISSNET 2019 Selection Procedure – The candidates willing to take up TISSNET 2019 exam must know the selection procedure to prepare well. The selection procedure of TISSNET 2019 will comprise of several stages, namely, TISSNET exam, Pre-interview test or Group Discussion and Personal Interview; only those candidates will participate in these rounds who will obtain the minimum cutoff marks. The candidates must make sure they meet the eligibility criteria as prescribed by the TISS, Mumbai and the selection procedure will begin soon after the announcement of the result which will be done on 4th February 2019. Further, the candidates based on their score will be selected for PIT and PI round. The PIT and PI round will be conducted at Mumbai campus for programs offered at Mumbai, Tuljapur, Chennai, Ranchi, and What whereas, for Hyderabad and Guwahati the PIT and PI round will be conducted in their respective campuses. Candidates must keep in mind that they need to travel to attend PIT and PI round if they had applied for programs at one or more campuses. TISSNET is the nationwide entrance exam for admission in Masters, Social Science and other 54 programs offered by TISS. Therefore, candidates who have appeared in the entrance test of TISSNET 2019 must read this article in order to get more information on TISSNET 2019 Selection procedure. 

Important Dates related to TISSNET 2019 Selection Procedure

The updated important dates for all the upcoming events of TISSNET 2019 are mentioned below for the candidate’s references. Thus, not to miss any important event, candidates must follow the table properly:

S.No. Events Dates
1 Application Forms  will be available from 30th October 2018
2 Last Date to submit the filled-in application form 17th December 2018
3 Last Date to submit the application form through post 12th December 2018
4 Issue of Admit Cards 29th December 2018
5 TISSNET 2018 Exam 13th January 2019
6 Announcement of TISSNET 2018 Result 4th February 2019
7 Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview at TISS Campuses (Mumbai and Chennai) 5th-15th March 2019
8 Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview at TISS Hyderabad Campus 25th-28th March 2019
9 Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview at TISS Guwahati Campus 1st-4th April 2019
10 Final Result 22nd April 2019
11 Verification of original documents and the payment of the application fee 24th April- May 2019
12 First Waiting List for admissions in TISS 14th May 2019
13 2nd Submission of documents to confirm provisional admission 16th-24th May 2019
14 Closing of Admission for all the campuses of TISS 8th June 2019
16 Commencement of the Academic Session, 2019-2020 10th June 2019


    Details of TISSNET 2019 Selection Procedure

    There are three steps that are covered under selection procedure which are as given below

    1. TISSNET entrance exam: The candidates must qualify TISSNET 2019 to get selected which was conducted on 13th January 2019. The percentage candidates need to secure is as follows for general category is 45% and 35 % for SC and ST category. Those candidates who qualify and meet the criteria will be called for the next round of selection procedure. The test paper of TISSNET consists of 100 marks which carry 100 multiple objective type questions and must complete within 100 minutes of duration.
    2. Pre – Interview Test/ Group Discussion (PIT – GD) – This is the second stage of the selection procedure and the candidates are shortlisted based on the CAT scores. The authority will check the communication skills as well as the analytical ability of a candidate. This section carries 50 marks.
    3. Personal Interview (PI) – This is the third and final round of selection procedure, even the most essential round where the candidates overall personality will be judged and the documents will also be verified. Your expression and the way of talking will also play a vital role. The candidate must know well about their academics and work experience as the judges will ask about it. They will even ask about the current affairs and goals in life.

    The marks allotted to each section are given below in the table for the candidate’s reference so that they can prepare accordingly. Candidates must perform well in all the three sections in order to get admission in TISS, thought the TISSNET exam has maximum weightage the candidates will be offer admission based on the cumulative performance. Let’s have a look in the table given below to get more idea.

    S. No. Content Marks
    01. National Entrance Exam (TISSNET) 100
    02. Pre-Interview Test/Group Discussion 50
    03. Personal Interview 75
      Total 225


    Know Marking Scheme of TISSNET 2019 Selection Procedure

    The marking scheme of TISSNET is distributed into three sections according to the exam pattern. The weightage assigned to each section is given in the table below

    Weight-age to each section of TISSNET

    Sl no Section Marks
    01 General Awareness/Social Sensitivity 40
    02 English Language 30
    03 Maths & Logical Reasoning 30
      Total 100


    TISSNET 2019 Selection Procedure Cutoff Details

    The minimum marks required to qualify the entrance exam is known as Cutoff. According to the experts, the cutoff of 2018 for general categories ranges from 72 + / -2. TISS Mumbai decides the cutoff marks for TISSNET. On the basis of cut off, the candidates are selected for the next round that is for GD & PI round. The cutoffs for different categories are given below:

    TISSNET Qualifying Cutoff

    Category Cutoff Percentage
    SC/ST 35%
    Other Categories (General, OBC etc.) 45%


    Preparation of final TISSNET 2019 Merit List

    The final merit list will be prepared once the selection procedure round is completed and the merit list prepared depends on various factors which are given below:

    • The merit list prepared consists of TISSNET scores, PIT, and PI percentage for General category and reserved category. The weightage assigned are as TISSNET – 40%, PIT – 30 %, PI – 30%.
    • The list prepared is based on merit as well as the exam centres and courses selected at the time of filling the application form.
    • In case, if two candidates score equal marks at the end of the selection procedure the PI marks of both the candidates will be compared and the one who scores more marks will be eligible for admission. In case if PIT marks are equal then the entrance marks will be compared. But if there are tie-in TISSNET marks then one who scores higher of all the sections will be eligible for admission.

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