TISS Mumbai MA Psychology Entrance – Complete Details


Tata Institute of Social Sciences – National Eligibility Test, also known as TISS-NET is a postgraduate entrance test for Full-Time (Regular) Post-Graduate Degree Programs, such as M.A, M.Sc., MHA., MPH, LAW at Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, and Hyderabad campuses.

Before learning more about TISS NET or TISS Entrance Exam Pattern, it is necessary to know that Tata Institute of Social Science has now adopted CUET PG for its admissions to all postgraduate programs including MA Applied Psychology.

In a recent statement, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai mentioned that admission to ALL its PG courses will based on the CUET PG Scores because it will give a single window opportunity for students seeking admission to any university and college participating in CUET PG.

Click here to read more about the changes to TISS NET Exam Pattern.

TISS-NET is a computer-based test that was conducted in 40 cities divided into 4 regions in different parts of the country.

Northern RegionChandigarh, Dehradun, New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi, Greater Noida, Jammu, Srinagar
Eastern RegionBhubaneshwar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Dimapur, Silchar
Western RegionAhmedabad, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Solapur, Navi-Mumbai, Thane
Southern RegionBengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Visakhapatnam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode

School of Human Ecology at TISS Mumbai campus offers a Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (Clinical and Counselling Practices). The institute has an intake of 50 seats in this course.

The total course fee for an M.A. in Applied Psychology at Mumbai Campus is around ₹1,59,000.

Candidates can check the subject-wise credits and fee structure here.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for this course, candidates should have any of the following qualifications:

  • completed or are in the process of completing B.A./B.Sc. Honors in Psychology.
  • completed/are in the process of completing B.A./B.Sc. General – with a minimum of three papers in Psychology
  • completed any bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University and have completed a university-recognized one-year, part-time/full-time post-graduate diploma in counseling fulfilling the UGC criterion of a minimum of 40 credits (Distance and online diploma courses will not be considered).

Reservation Criteria

The TISS Mumbai campus offers the following reservations in all the courses, including M.A in Applied Psychology:

  • Scheduled Caste (SC): 15%
  • Scheduled Tribes: 7.5%
  • Other-Backward Classes (NCL): 27%
  • EWS: 10%

Documents Required For TISS-NET Applications

Candidates should keep the soft copies of the following documents handy while filing the TISS-NET Applications Forms:

  • Photograph
  • Signatures
  • Caste/Tribe Certificate (for SC/ST)
  • OBC Certificate (for OBC candidates)
  • PWD Certificate (for PWD candidates)
  • Income Certificate (if applicable)

Note: SC/ST candidates whose annual family income is <=250000 (2.5 lac) and OBC(NC) candidates whose annual family income is <=100000 have to upload an Income certificate.

TISS-NET Stage-Wise Weightage

Candidates should complete the two stages for admission to Masters in Applied Psychology at TISS. First is the TISS National Entrance Test (TISS-NET), and second is the TISS Online Assessment (OA).

Here is the detailed weightage for the final selection process

Sl.NoStageActivityMax MarksThe Weightage (%)
1.Stage 1: TISS NET Center-based Objective-type Test10050
2.Stage 2: Online Assessments(OA)1. Extempore reflection on a given topic10020
2. Online Personal Interview (OPI)10030

The OA is conducted by a three-member panel to assess the candidates’ suitability and interest in the chosen program.

Learn more about Online Assessments (OA).

TISS-NET Question Paper Pattern

TISS-NET contains 100 objective-type questions. The duration of the test is 100 minutes. There is no negative marking in this examination. The medium of TISS-NET is English. The exam is usually conducted between 2 PM to 3:40 PM. This test shortlists the candidates for Stage 2. There are no reservation rules in the shortlisting stage. The shortlisting for Stage 2 will be based on the candidates’ aggregate TISS NET Score.

Here is the detailed Question paper structure of the TISS-NET Exam:

Components / SectionsEnglish ProficiencyMathematics & Logical ReasoningGeneral Awareness (GA)
Number of Questions303040
Total Marks (100)303040
Sectional Cut-off (SCO)*NilNil– 35% (12 Marks) for Gen, EWS, KM, and AF.
– 30% (11 Marks) for OBC (NC) and PWD.
– No Sectional Cut off for SC/ST
Preparation LevelUp to Class XUp to Class XLinked with Objectives of the Section
ObjectivesAssess English language comprehension and usageAssess quantitative skills and logical reasoningAssess awareness about current affairs, developmental and socio-political issues
Broad Coverage (Indicative and not restrictive)– Word choice/sentence correction.

– Odd-one-out
– Analogies

– Synonyms & Antonyms
– Grammar

– Verbal Reasoning

– Reading comprehension
– Basic Arithmetic

– Basic Geometry

– Basic Trigonometry

– Basic Statistics

– Number Series

– Data Interpretation

– Logical Reasoning
– Politics

– Social Studies

– Science & Technology


– Sports

– Art & Culture

– Indian History

Candidates can take a look at the Online Examination Portal of TISS-NET and get familiar with the functionality.

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