TISS ENTRANCE (Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS))
The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is a University Grants Commission; Government of India funded Deemed University .. The TISS hosts 6 schools and 4 independent centers offering 16 highly competitive, socially relevant professional post –graduate courses and vibrant M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes. The Institute has over 130 full -time faculty members involved in teaching, research, policy influencing and institution building activities. The Institute has over 115 masters and doctoral students; and was accorded a 5-star rating by NAAC.
A Bachelor’s Degree of a minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 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 recognised university, in any discipline.
The Written Test is in two parts.Part I is the Common Objective Test for all the programmes which consists of 3 sections:
(i) General awareness/knowledge about current/contemporary social issues;
(ii) Analytical/logical reasoning and quantitative ability;
(iii) Verbal reasoning.
The duration of the test is 45 minutes.
Part II of the Written Test is the “Programme-Based” test, and the duration is 60 minutes for all the courses.
TISS EXAM AND RESULT DATES
|EXPECTED REGISTRATION TIME||EXPECTED EXAM DATE||DURATION||EXPECTED RESULT TIMING|
|End of September||Second week of December|| Part 1- 45 mints
Part 2 – 60mints
|Interviews are held around March and the admission process is completed by mid of May|
RESULT AND ADMISSION PROCEDURE
Written Exam + Group discussion + Personal interview
Short-listed candidates for written exam can appear for Group Discussion and/or Personal Interview will be based on cut-off marks to be decided later by the Institute.
Group Discussion (GD): Group Discussions and Personal Interviews will be held in Mumbai for all programmes except M.A. Social Work in Rural Development, which will be held in the TISS Tuljapur Campus. The GD aims at the assessment of knowledge about contemporary issues in the field and sensitivity to social issues expressed orally in English and/or in Hindi in a group situation. The time allotted is 20 minutes for the M.A. Social Work programme and 25 minutes for other programmes (Counselling and Human Resources Management and Labour Relations). For M.A. Counselling, the GD activity will have behavioural games,and observation thereof to help determine aspects of interpersonal interactions and relations, and communication skills.
(b) Personal Interview (PI): The candidate is also expected to be acquainted with the programme for which he/she has applied for, as questions may be asked on the topic during the PI. The M.A. Social Work in Disability Studies and Action candidates will be assessed for knowledge and sensitivity towards persons with disability and issues related to the field.
The candidates who have been selected for admission, will have to undergo a pre-admission medical check-up by the Medical Officer of the Institute. Certificate of health by the Medical Officer is necessary to confirm admission to the Institute.
Tips for TISS Exam:
The exam testes the candidate,s general knowledge and understanding of social issues. So its very important to be aware of the GK and contemporary tiopics.
Part II of this exam was objective/ descriptive on the basis of the programme(s) that the candidate chose to apply for. This descriptive section of the exam tested the analytical ability on programme specific areas. Each question had to be answered within the booklet because a clear word limit for each question was not provided. The descriptive part of this examination had to be answered in an hour. This section could seem lengthy if one chose to write longer answers instead of being precise and to the point. So the proper topic selection is very importa
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