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TISS BAT 2018, TISS Bachelor Admission Test, Eligibility, Dates, Exam

TISS Bachelor Admission Test 2018 | TISS BAT 2018 | TISS BAT Exam Date | TISS BA Entrance Exam 2018

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences Bachelor Admission Test. TISS BAT 2018 is the All India Level Entrance Exam for admission in BA in Social Sciences offered in Guwahati, Hyderabad & Tuljapur and BA Hons in Social Work with specialization in rural development offered only in TISS Tuljapur Campus for the session 2018-21.

Intake Capacity

  • Hyderabad – 60 (intake in BASS Program)
  • Guwahati – 60 (intake in BASS Program)
  • Tuljapur – 60 (intake in BASS Program); 40 (Intake in BASW (Hons) Program)

TISS BAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

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

Applicants 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 program if selected.

Age Limit: Applicant should be less than 23 years of age at the time of appearing for the Bachelors Admission Test, as on 22nd April 2018. Applications from applicants 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.


Reservation of seats is as per Govt. of India requirements – 15% for Scheduled Castes, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes, 27% for Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) and 1% for Kashmiri Migrants.

The 3% for Persons with Disability as per Disability Act (which is 1% each reserved for persons with (a) Low Vision/Blindness, (b) Hearing Impairment, and (c) Learning Disability/Cerebral Palsy) and 5% for Arm Forces (Supernumerary Quota, respectively).

The TISS Guwahati Campus has been established with support from the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDONER), Govt. of India.

The campus is expected to benefit students from the eight States in the region. 66% of the seats will be proportionately distributed amongst the eight North-eastern States (seats allocated to each of the states will follow the reservation norms of that State); and 34% of the seats for students from rest of India (Govt. of India reservation norms applied to these seats).

TISS BAT 2018 Selection Procedure

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.

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. The applicant is expected to write two short answers in 30 minutes carrying 40 marks. It is compulsory for the applicants to attempt both the parts and make sure that they qualify in both the modes.

Details will be notified on the TISS website at the time of declaration of the results.


Information about Entrance Test Centers.

A computer-based entrance test will be held on May 06th 2018 at designated Test Centres.

Applicants are expected to give preference for one centre in the online application.

Applicants cannot change this choice through a phone call or email or in person.

The Institute reserves the right to direct the applicant to one of the Centres chosen by the applicant or to another nearest Centre.

List of Test Cities

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

Delhi; Visakhapatnam; Solapur; Dimapur; Bengaluru; Guwahati; Kochi; Kolkota; Bhopal; Silchar; Jaipur; Tiruvananthapuram; Mumbai; Ahmedabad; Patna; Chennai; Nagpur; Hyderabad; Pune; Lucknow; Bhubaneshwar.

TISS BAT 2018 Application Dates

Schedule for B.A in Social Sciences (All Campuses)

Announcement of the admission: October 24th 2017 (Tuesday)

Last Day for filling Online Application: March 19th 2018

Issue of Hall Tickets online: 27th – 28th March 2018

Entrance test (02.00 pm to04.00 pm): May 05th 2018

Announcement of Final Results: May 25th 2018

All the above documents must be sent on email ID [email protected] for confirming provisional admission: May 26th 2018 to June 04th 2018

First Wait List Announcement June 07th 2018

All selected applicants are expected to send scanned copies of their Paid fees challan, Acceptance letter, Scorecard. The applicants belonging to SC/ST/OBC category should also send the Caste and Income certificates

All the above documents must be sent on email ID [email protected] for confirming provisional admission: 08th – 16th June 2018

Second List Announcement: June 20th 2018

Verification of certificates & Payment of Fees: 21st to 27th June 2018

Commencement of classes (Hyderabad &Tuljapur Campus): July 02nd 2018

Commencement of classes (Guwahati Campus): To be announced

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