Exam Details - The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai Entrance Test Exam


The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) held entrance exam for the admission into various Master degree courses such as Master of Public Health, Diploma in Gerontology at the Centre for Lifelong Learning, Diploma in Counselling at the Center for Lifelong Learing etc. In this section, Students can practice on model test papers of TISS, previous year questions and test paper solutions.

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)


The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936. It is the first school of social work in India. TISS was a pioneering effort, characteristic of the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT). Its establishment was the result of the decision of the Trustees of the SDTT to accept Dr.Clifford Manshardt’s vision of a post-graduate school of social work of national stature that would engage in a continuous study of Indian social issues and problems and impart education in social work to meet the emerging need for trained human power. This subsequently influenced the direction of social work education and social research in India.

It was earlier known as Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work but it was renamed as the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in the year of 1944. The year 1964 was an important landmark in the history of the Institute, when it was recognized as a Deemed University by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. Since then, the TISS has been expanding continuously in terms of educational programs and infrastructure. While responding to the changing needs of the social and educational system in the country, the Institute has gone far beyond the initial concern of social work education. And now the institute has offering various programs in different streams like health and hospital administration, human resource management, personnel management, research methodology and so on. But the program of Master of Health Administration & Master of Hospital Administration is very popular among the students.

Eligibility for TISS


The eligibility criteria for admission to various postgraduate programs is a bachelor's degree with atleast 15 years of formal education. If you wish to take admission to any of the master's program, you need to be atleast a graduate along with the specific requirements of the indidvidual program.

Master of Public Health


a. A Master's Degree in any discipline, or
b. A Bachelor's Degree in medicine, or
c. A Bachelor's Degree (other than medicine) with at least 2 years experience in the health sector after graduation.


Important Note:

i. A Bachelor's Degree of a candidate must be of a minimum of three year's duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+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.

ii. Medical graduates should complete their internship on or before June 21, of the admission year. Otherwise their candidature/admission will be automatically cancelled.

For the other Post Graduate Courses:
A Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3-year duration or equivalent grade (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 requirement of 15 years of formal education) in any discipline.

OR

iii. Candidates appearing for the final year Bachelor’s examination provided they provide the degree before June 12, 2010 of the admission year.

Certificate Courses:


If you wish to pursue a certificate course in TISS, you should hold a Bachelor's degree recognised by the UGC. Other than that, some courses have specific eligibility requirements as well.

Diploma in Gerontology at the Centre for Lifelong Learning


¦ Preference to be given to those with work experience in clinical, social and developmental settings.
¦ All NGO personnel involved with geriatric services in fields such as health, mental health and education; administrators of human service organizations and corporate sector personnel.
¦ 5 Seats will be reserved for candidates in the Age Group 55+

Diploma in Counselling at the Center for Lifelong Learing


¦ All NGO personnel involved in direct work with people in fields, such as, health, mental health and education, and corporate sector personnel.
PG Diploma in Disaster Preparedness and Response at the Jamsetji Tata Center for Disaster Management

¦ Candidates with basic people skills and sensitivity towards mental health issues would be preferred. Thus candidates with graduate/ post-graduate degrees or those with demonstrated interest in working with people for a minimum of one year would be preferred. Sponsored candidates from organizations working in the area of disasters would be given special preference.

Advanced Certificate in Social Welfare Administration


¦ Bachelor's Degree in Social Work with a minimum of 5 years of work experience in the field of development administration of social welfare organisations, social services and social security measures can also apply.
Certificate in Rehabilitation Counselling

¦ Graduates in any discipline with a minimum of 40% of the aggregate marks are eligible. Preference will be given to applicants who are Graduates in Psychology, Social Work or have had training in Special Education. Preference will also be given to Graduates with at least two years experience in Social Welfare or Disabled Welfare.

TISS Admission and Selection Process


The test pattern and the selection procedure for the master's programs vary. The details of the test pattern for the various programs offered by TISS are given below:

Master’s programs in Health administration and Hospital Administration

¦ Academic Background (30 Marks): Marks are awarded to each applicant on the basis of overall percentage of marks secured in the Bachelor’s Degree Examination and the maximum marks are 30. However, high academic achievement is not the only criterion on which the candidate will be selected.
¦ Essay Test (60 Marks): The essay test (ET) aims at assessment of knowledge about contemporary issues in the field and sensitivity to social issues, expressed through written analysis in English. The time allotted is 45 minutes.
¦ Group Discussion (40 Marks): The group discussion (GD) aims at assessment of knowledge about contemporary issues in the field and sensitivity to social issues expressed orally in English in a group situation. The time allotted is 20 minutes.
¦ Personal Interview (70 Marks): To become eligible for the personal interview a general candidate in Social Work and Development Studies should secure a minimum combined score of 45 marks (35 marks for SCs and STs) in the ET and GD put together. A general candidate in Master of Health/Hospital Administration should secure at least 40 marks (30 marks for SCs and STs) in the ET and GD put together. The candidate is also expected to be acquainted with the program for which he/she has applied for, as questions may be asked on the topic during the personal interview.

Master of Public Health

The weightage for the different components of the selection procedure are as follows:

¦ Written Test (Essay) = 70
¦ Personal Interview = 100
¦ Academic Background = 30
¦ To be eligible for the Personal Interview, general candidates should obtain a minimum of 50% marks in the Written Test and SC and ST Candidates should obtain a minimum of 40% marks in the Written Test.
M.A. in Human Resources Management & Labour Relations

¦ Objective Test (70 Marks): The Objective Test includes numerical ability, analytical ability, socio-economic awareness, business knowledge and logical reasoning. The time allotted is 90 minutes.

¦ Group Discussion (30 Marks): The Group Discussion (GD) aims at assessment of knowledge about contemporary issues in the field and sensitivity to social issues expressed orally in English in a group situation. The time allotted is 25 minutes.

¦ Personal Interview (75 Marks): To become eligible for the GD and Personal Interview (PI), a general candidate should secure a minimum combined score of 43 marks (35 marks for SCs and ST) in the Objective Test to be considered for the GD and PI.

¦ Academic Background (25 Marks): Marks are awarded to each applicant on the basis of overall percentage of marks secured in the Bachelor?s Degree Examination and the maximum marks are 25. However, high academic achievement is not the only criterion on which the candidate will be selected.
M.A. in Social Entrepreneurship

¦ Written Test (40 Marks): All candidates are required to submit along with the application form, a short hypothetical business plan of not more then 500 words on any topic broadly within social sector. This would be part of written test carrying a weightage of 30 marks. The Written Test includes proficiency in English language and comprehension, Awareness of socio-economic issues related to society, economy, entrepreneurship, social sector. The time allotted is 45 minutes.

¦ Group Discussion (30 Marks): The Group Discussion (GD) aims at assessment of knowledge about contemporary issues in the field and sensitivity to social issues expressed orally in English in a group situation. The time allotted is 25 minutes.

¦ Personal Interview (70 Marks): To become eligible for the GD and Personal Interview (PI), a general candidate should secure a minimum combined score of 43 marks (35 marks for SCs and STs) in the short hypothetical business plan submitted and Written Test to be considered for the GD and PI.

¦ Academic Background (25 Marks): Marks are awarded to each applicant on the basis of overall percentage of marks secured in the Bachelor's Degree Examination and the maximum marks are 25. However, high academic achievement is not the only criterion on which the candidate will be selected.

M.A. in Development Studies

Those satisfying the eligibility requirements will be assessed for selection (Total Marks = 200) through the following:


¦ Academic Background (30 Marks): Marks are awarded to each applicant on the basis of overall percentage of marks secured in the Bachelor's Degree high academic achievement is not the only criterion on which the candidate will be selected.

¦ Written Test (70 Marks): The Written Test is in 2 Parts. Part I is the Common Objective Test for all programmes. Part II of the Written Test is the programme-based test, which consists of Analytical and Verbal Ability. The duration of the test is 60 minutes each for Part I and Part II.

¦ Group Discussion (30 Marks): The GD aims at assessment of knowledge about contemporary issues in the field and sensitivity to social issues expressed orally in English in a group situation. The time allotted is 25 minutes.

¦ Personal Interview (70 Marks): To become eligible for the PI and GD, general candidates should secure minimum 50% in the Written Test; for reserved candidates the qualifying is 40%.

M.A. in Education (Elementary)

Those satisfying the eligibility requirements will be assessed for selection (Total Marks = 200) through the following:

Written Test (100 Marks): A Written Test in English aims at an assessment of :

i. proficiency in English language,
ii. awareness of and reflection on educational issues in India,
iii. analytical capacities, and
iv. sensitivity to social concerns and issues. The time allotted is 2 hours.

b. Personal Interview (75 Marks): To become eligible for the PI, a general candidate should secure a minimum of 45% (35% for SC/ST) in the written test.

c. Academic Background (25 Marks): Marks are awarded to each applicant on the basis of overall percentage of marks secured in the Bachelor's Degree Examination.


M.A. in Disability Studies and Action

¦ Academic Background (30 Marks): Marks are awarded to each applicant on the basis of the overall percentage of marks secured in the Bachelor's Degree. High academic achievement is not the only criterion on which the candidate will be selected.

¦ Essay/Written Test (70 Marks): The candidates are expected to write an essay in order to assess the candidate's general awareness/knowledge about current/contemporary issues.

¦ Personal Interview (100 Marks): 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. Candidates will be assessed for knowledge and sensitivity towards persons with disability and issues related to the field. To become eligible for the Personal Interview, candidates should obtain a minimum of 55% marks in the Essay/Written Test (45% for SC and ST candidates).

M.A. in Social Work

a. Academic Background (30 Marks): Marks are awarded to each applicant on the basis of overall percentage of marks secured in the Bachelor?s Degree high academic achievement is not the only criterion on which the candidate will be selected.

b. Essay/Written Test (45 Marks): The Essay/Written Test (ET) aims at assessment of knowledge about contemporary issues in the field and sensitivity to social issues, expressed through written analysis in English. The time allotted is 45 minutes. The students will be assessed on the basis of caselets (40 marks) and an English language test (20 marks).

c. Group Discussion (40 Marks): The Group Discussion (GD) aims at assessment of knowledge about contemporary issues in the field and sensitivity to social issues expressed orally in English in a group situation. The time allotted is 25 minutes.

d. Personal Interview (70 Marks): To become eligible for the Personal Interview (PI), a general candidate should secure a minimum combined score of 45 marks (35 marks for SCs and STs) in the ET and GD put together. This concentration is under review, and the modified courses and change in name of the concentration will be informed at a later date.

M.A. in Media and Cultural Studies

a. Academic Background (30 Marks): Marks are awarded to each applicant on the basis of overall percentage of marks secured in the Bachelor's Degree Examination and the maximum marks are 30. However, high academic achievement is not the only criterion on which the candidate will be selected.

b. Written Test (100 Marks): A Written Test in English aims at an assessment of
i. proficiency in English Language,
ii. awareness of and reflection on disaster related issues, social and environmental justice, humanitarian assistance,
iii. analytical capabilities, and
iv. sensitivity to social and technological issues. The time allotted is two hours.

c. Personal Interview (70 Marks): To become eligible for the Personal Interview (PI), a general candidate should secure a minimum score of 45 marks (35 marks for SCs and STs) in the written test.

M.A./M.SC. in Disaster Management

a. Academic Background (30 Marks): Marks are awarded to each applicant on the basis of overall percentage of marks secured in the Bachelor?s Degree Examination and the maximum marks are 30. However, high academic achievement is not the only criterion on which the candidate will be selected.

b. Written Test (100 Marks): A Written Test in English aims at an assessment of
i. proficiency in English Language,
ii. awareness of and reflection on disaster related issues, social and environmental justice, humanitarian assistance,
iii. analytical capabilities, and
iv. sensitivity to social and technological issues. The time allotted is two hours.

c. Personal Interview (70 Marks): To become eligible for the Personal Interview (PI), a general candidate should secure a minimum score of 45 marks (35 marks for SCs and STs) in the written test.

You can get more about TISS Eligibility, TISS Centres, TISS Application Form, TISS Selection Process, TISS Programs, Placement, TISS Contact, TISS Latest Info, TISS Result, TISS Notification at the official website of The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)




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