TISS Bachelors Admission Test – TISS BAT 2019 | Important Dates, Exam Syllabus and more


The Tata Institute of Social Science Bachelors Admission Test(TISS BAT 2019) is a national-level standardized joint entrance exam organized and conducted once every year in various centers across the country by a multi-campus public-funded social research university and perhaps the oldest of its kind in Asia, the Tata Institute of Social Science, to screen candidates to the following undergraduate programs offered by the various branches of the institute in Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad, and Guwahati:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Science
  • Bachelor of Arts(Hons) in Social Work in Rural Development

Important Dates for TISS BAT 2019

Events  Tentative Dates 
The application form will be made available online by February first week 2019
Last date for submission of online application form Last week of March 2019
The Admit Cards will be issued by April second week 2019
TISS Bachelors Admission Test Last week of April 2019
Results will be declared by Last week of May 2019
Counseling sessions commenced by Last week of May 2019

Eligibility Requirements

The following general conditions must be met with to be eligible for application to the various postgraduate programs offered by TISS:

  • The upper age limit for the candidates must be 23 years as on 30th April 2019.
  • The candidate must have passed the 10+2 system or the International Baccalaureate Diploma or any equivalent from any recognized Central/State board. Final year students can also apply for TISS BAT 2019

Application Procedure

Documents Required

  • Digital copy of the candidate’s recent photograph in png or jpeg format with a maximum size of 2MB.
  • Digital copy of the candidate’s signature.

How to Apply

Online application forms will be made available on the official website tentatively by the first week of February 2019. Enter the application process by giving your valid email address. Using the link sent to your registered email ID, you can set your password and access the application form. Fill in your personal details, educational details, your preferred choice of examination centers, and other requested information. Upload the photograph and signature in the prescribed format. Pay the application fees either online through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking or offline through Challan. The details of the application fees are given in the following table:

Category  Application Fees
Candidates belonging to SC/ ST with annual income less than 2.5lakhs and OBC-NC with annual income less than 1 lakh 275INR
Others 1025INR

Admit Cards

The Admit Cards for the successfully registered candidates carrying your roll number and details of your examination centre can be downloaded from the official website from the second week of April 2019. This has to be brought to the examination centre.

Exam Pattern and Syllabus

TISS BAT is a national-level standardized test spanning 90 minutes conducted in various centres across the country. The total score is 100 marks. It has two compulsory papers the details of which are given in the following table:

Section  Mode of exam Duration  Type of Questions  Maximum Score 
Part A Online 60 minutes MCQs 60 marks
Part B Offline 30 minutes Descriptive 40 marks

Click here for detailed syllabus

Results and Cut-off

Results of TISS BAT will be published on the official website by the last week of May 2019. You can download the results and scorecard using your login credentials.

The cut-off percentile is not predetermined and depends on many varying factors including the total number of applicants, and the seat availability. Each of the parts will have separate cut-off scores. Eligible candidates will be sent a counselling letter.