TISSNET Eligibility Criteria

Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university are eligible to apply for the exam. You can either fill the application form online or send it to TISS, Mumbai by post.

General Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates with three year’s Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised college or university are eligible to apply.

  • Candidates studying in three and four-year degree programmes should have passed in all the subjects of semester 1 to semester 4 and semester 1 to semester 6 respectively at the time of applying.

  • Candidates studying in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree programme are also eligible to apply to all the programmes.  

Factors Determining Eligibility to Apply

  • Candidate’s ‘Pass Class’ in the Bachelor's Degree will be taken for determining his/her eligibility before filling up TISSNET application form.

  • Candidates studying in the final year of their Bachelor's Degree programme, but have not passed in all the subjects of all the semesters are not eligible to apply.

  • Candidates who have failed in the final year examination cannot apply unless they pass their Bachelor's Degree examination on the day of applying for any of the programmes.

  • Providing incorrect or misleading information in the application form will lead to the cancellation of admission if detected at any stage of the selection procedure that includes the test, interview, selection, and admission.

  • The offer of provisional admission stands automatically cancelled for a candidate if he/she is provisionally admitted but fails in the final year examination of his/her Bachelor's Degree Programme. Even if he/she re-evaluates at the college/university, he/she will not be allowed to continue the programme.

Eligibility Criteria for International Students

  • A candidate who is not an Indian Citizen or Permanent Resident of India is considered as an International student. Foreign Nationals, Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card holders, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI-Dual citizens), and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) are also considered as international students.

  • Candidates falling under this category can apply for a maximum of two programmes across Schools/Campuses. However, they must ensure that they fulfil all the basic eligibility requirements for the programme(s).

  • Candidates who have pursued their Bachelor’s Degree Programme from a University which is located in a non-English speaking country or where the mode of instruction was not English, would need to provide a proof of proficiency in the English language.

  • Candidates who have qualified from Foreign Universities or Boards of Higher Education recognised as equivalent by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), are eligible for admission.

Documents Required by Non-English speaking International Candidates

Document Score
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) A minimum score of 6.5
Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL - iBT) Score above 90 / intermediate level performance