About TISS

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936, to create an institution to train human service professionals to address social and economic problems in the country. Prof. Clifford Manshardt of famed Chicago University was at the forefront of its creation. In the subsequent decades, TISS influenced the direction of social work education and social research in India and Asia. TISS celebrated it Platinum Jubilee in the year 2012.


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 2020 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 23 years or less in age at the time of appearing for the Bachelors Admission Test. Applications from candidates over this age will not be entertained.

Number of seats

The total intake is 140 seats in BA Programme in Social Sciences and 40 seats in B.A. (Hons) in Social Work. The details of seats by campus and programme are presented below:

TISS Campuses and Programmes

TISS Mumbai conducts several Masters, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes. TISS currently hosts 11 Schools in the Mumbai campus (each having several centres), 4 independent Cent res, and a world class library. TISS Mumbai does not offer Undergraduate programmes

TISS BAT Exam Pattern

Examination structure of TISS BAT is divided in two parts, paper 1 and paper 2. Total time allotted for both the papers is 90 minutes. Total marks of both the papers are 100.
There are separate cut offs for both the papers and candidates needs to appear and clear both of them. Candidates can take both the exams in English Medium only.

Details of both the papers:

Paper 1:

  • Paper 1 is a computer based online test.
  • This paper will contain questions from General Knowledge, English Proficiency, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Mathematics.
  • Candidate will be given 60 minutes to complete the test.
  • This paper is of 60 marks.
  • All the questions in Paper 1 are Multiple Choice Type.

Paper 2:

  • Paper 2 is a pen and paper based test.
  • In this test, candidates are given 4 topics, out of which candidates have to write essay on any two topics.
  • Length of the essay should be 500 words.
  • Candidates will be given a time of 30 minutes to complete this test.
  • This test carries a weightage of 40 marks in the total score, where each essay is of 20 marks.
  • Topics of essays are generally social concerns, opinions and abstract thoughts on social issues.

TISS BAT Syllabus

TISS BAT includes subjects like General Awareness,Mathematics, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and English Proficiency in Paper 1 and Essay writing in Paper 2

English Proficiency Idioms, Grammar and Vocabulary based Fill in the Blanks, Odd One Out, Jumbled Paragraphs, Synonym Antonyms, Spellings, Sentence Correction and Reading Comprehension.

Mathematics Integers, Fractions, Time Speed Distance, Average, Simple and Compound Interest, Probability, Profit and Loss, Ratio Proportion and Variation

Data Interpretation Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables and Venn Diagrams

Logical Reasoning Alphabet Series, Number Series, Sitting Arrangements, Blood Relations, Logical Connectivity, Coding Decoding, Direction Sense, Clocks, Calendars, Puzzles, Cubes and Statement Conclusion.

General Awareness Current Affairs, Media, Advertisements, History, Geography, Politics, Economy, Constitution, Awards, Health, Technology, Environment and Nature.

Essay writing There is no specified syllabus for essay writing. Candidates must be aware of social issues in the country and must know to opinionate on those issues..

TISS BAT 2019 Application Fees

Fee Structure

Fees for Non- Hostellers : Rs 93900 per annum
Fees for Hostellers : Rs 279900 per annum

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