Tata Institute of Social Science B.A. Admission 2017-18

Last Updated - November 16 2017

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936 as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work. In 1944, it was renamed as the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The year 1964 was an important landmark in the history of the Institute when it was declared Deemed to be a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (UGC), 1956. Started out as a small institute offering PG Diploma in Social Work, TISS has since expanded continuously in terms of educational programmes and infrastructure.

The university offers various courses which include Under graduate (UG) & post graduate (PG). Undergraduate (UG) programmes as an integral part of the curriculum. These course levels are discussed as following in various disciplines:

Under graduate courses:

  • BA Programmes (in 02 disciplines) – 3 years - Full Time

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Admission to the above mentioned programmes is through marks secured by the candidates in the university entrance examination TISS BACHELOR’S ADMISSION TEST ( TISS-BAT) which is open to all candidates from any state or union territory of India.

Candidates can register themselves by submitting application fees of Rs. 1025, for eligible candidates ( SC/ ST income less than 2.5lakhs and OBC-NC candidates with income less than 1 lakh) the fees would be Rs. 275 can be paid online through Credit card/ Debit Card/ Online transaction.

Important Dates:

BA Programmes

Announcement of the admission
24th  October, 2017 (Tuesday)
Last date for application19th March, 2018 (Monday)
Issue of Hall Tickets online27-28 March, 2018 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
BAT - Entrance test DateSaturday, May 05, 2018 ( Time: 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm)
Announcement of Final results
25th May 2018 (Friday)
Admission ProcessMay 26, 2018 to June 04, 2018
Verification of certificates & Payment of fees
21st June to 27 June 2018

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria for BA Programmes offered at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has been explained below:


School of Rural Development - Tuljapur Campus

  • B.A.(Hons.) in Social Work with specialisation in Rural Development - (40 Seats)
  • Three Year BA Programme in Social Sciences - (60 Seats)

Azim Premji School of Education - Hyderabad Campus

  • Three Year BA Programme in Social Sciences - (60 Seats)

Guwahati Campus

  • Three Year BA Programme in Social Sciences - (60 Seats)


Students should have passed 12th Class or Intermediate in any subject stream from a Recognised Board. Students who have studied International Baccalaureate Diploma and will be completing 12th class with clear results declared by June 2018 are eligible to apply.

Candidates who have appeared for their 12th class or Intermediate final exams and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply. Final pass result should be produced at the time of joining the programme if selected.

Age Limit:

Candidate should be less than 23 years of age at the time of appearing for the Bachelors Admission Test, as on April 30, 2018. Applications from candidates over this age will not be entertained.

The medium of Instruction:

The medium of instruction is English. The students are required to write their assignments, reports and examination in the English language.

How to apply?

BA Programmes

Candidates are required to apply online through the E-application process only, please read through this page before filling in the application form. Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria should apply for the programme only through an online process by visiting the admissions link on the TISS website on or before  March 19, 2018.

  • Candidates have to go the official website.  http://www.tiss.edu
  • The candidates can check the “Admission” section of the university website to access their online Admission form.
  • Select "Visit Admissions website" from Bachelors Programmes in given list.
  • Apply For BA Programmes
  • In order to start your online application form, you will first have to register using your email id.
  • Please enter a correct working email id. An email will be sent to this email id after you click the ‘Register’ button to verify your email id.
  • Please read the email carefully and follow the instructions to continue your application process.
  • To this email with a link to set a password and access the application.
  • Please enter details in the form "Login Section" according to the instructions given next to each field and click the ‘Login’ button.
  • After clicking the ‘Login’ button you will be taken to the 'Application Home' page
  • Candidates will have an option to fill the form and complete the processes entirely at one go or fill partially and save the form for completion before the due date

Admission Process

Model and marks of the entrance test ( B.A. in Social Sciences):

The entrance test will be of 90 minutes duration and the total marks will be 100. There will be two parts A & B. Both Part A & Part B will have separate cut off marks for evaluation.

Part A - will be a 60 minute test with multiple choice questions on current affairs, social awareness and logical and analytical reasoning, carrying 60 marks.

Part B - will be a written test with a set of descriptive questions in English. Candidate is expected to write two short answers in 30 minutes carrying 40 marks. It is compulsory for the candidates to attempt both the parts and make sure that they qualify in both the modes.

Qualified candidates will be called for original documents verification at the campuses they have applied for.  Candidates need to pay fees as prescribed on the day of document verification if offered admission.

List of Test Cities

The entrance test will be held in 21 cities and candidates need to specify any one city. Each city may have more than one centre depending on the number of applicants. The admit card will have this information.

Sr. No. Test City* Sr. No. Test City* Sr. No. Test City*
1 Delhi 11 Visakhapatnam 21 Solapur
2 Dimapur 12 Bengaluru 22 Vijayawada
3 Guwahati 13 Kochi
4 Kolkota 14 Bhopal
5 Silchar 15 Jaipur
6 Tiruvananthapuram 16 Mumbai
7 Ahmedabad 17 Patna
8 Chennai 18 Nagpur
9 Hyderabad 19 Pune
10 Lucknow 20 Bhubaneshwar

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