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TISS BAT 2017 - BA Social Science, Social Work

Last Date to Apply

March 15, 2017


TISS BAT 2017 admission process announcement for the Undergraduate programmes has been released on September 29, 2016. TISS BAT Application Process will end on March 15, 2017. TISS BAT 2017 is applicable for admission into the following programmes:

  • 5 years Integrated BA-MA Programme at TISS in Guwahati, Hyderabad & Tuljapur Campus
  • 3 years BA (Hons.) in Social Work with specialisation in Rural Development degree at TISS Tuljapur Campus

Admissions for the above two courses for the academic year 2017 are open Now.

TISS BAT 2017 Important Dates


Events B.A. in Social Science and BA (H) Social Work (in All campuses)
Announcement of Admission through TISS BAT September 29, 2016
Last date to fill TISS BAT Application Form March 15, 2017
TISS BAT 2017 Admit Card March 27-28, 2017
TISS BAT 2017 Exam Date April 22, 2017 (2PM-4PM)
TISS BAT Result  May 9, 2017


About TISS

  • The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936, as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work.Tata Institute of Social Sciences is a social sciences institute with its main campus based in Mumbai, India. TISS Mumbai conducts several Masters, M.Phil and PhD programmes. TISS Mumbai does not offer Undergraduate programmes.
  • TISS also operates out of campus in Hyderabad, Guwahati and Tuljapur and offers an undergraduate degree programme.

About TISS BAT 2017
TISS BAT 2017 is an entrance exam conducted by TISS for admission into BA in Social Science Programme & BA Hons. in Social Work

  • The graduating students of BA Social Science have two options:
    • Either move out of TISS campus with a B.A. Degree
    • Pursue Masters’ programmes offered by the same campus, based on certain laid out criteria without any entrance test.
    • Students who have taken admission in BA Hons Social work and want to pursue masters at TISS will have to appear for the entrance test.
  • This three-year undergraduate liberal arts programme  was started in 2012 and focus on the humanistic aspects of Social Sciences blended with the logical reasoning of the natural sciences, with a combined emphasis on the faculties of imagination and creativity as well as of rigorous and critical thinking.
  • The students will also study mathematics and take foundational courses in biological, physical and chemical sciences and languages in addition to philosophy of research, research methodology, logic and history.

Seats to be filled through TISS BAT

TISS Campuses and Intake/ seats in each campus.Total Intake:150 seats in BA Social Science & 30 sets in BA (H) Social Work.

Campus BA Social Science BA Social Work
TISS Hyderabad Campus 60 seats -
TISS Guwahati Campus 60 seats -
TISS Tuljapur Campus 30 seats 30 seats

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TISS BAT Eligibility criteria

Academic Qualification

  • Candidate should have passed Class 12 or Intermediate in any subject stream from a Recognized Board.
  • Candidate whose Class 12 or Intermediate results are awaiting can also apply.
  • If selected, these candidates have to produce final pass result at the time of joining

Age Limit

Candidate should be less than 23 years of age while appearing for the TISS BAT 2017 Exam as on April 22, 2017. Application forms of the candidates over this age will not be entertained. 

Campus Selection

Candidates can choose only one campus in the online application. No transfers are permitted between the campuses.

TISS BAT Application form and Admit Card

Online Application

  • Candidates can apply for the programme only through an online process by visiting the official website.
  • Candidates should fill the application form and submit it online by March 15, 2017
  • Candidates can apply to this programme on any one campus only.

Application Process for Candidates living in Remote Areas

  • Candidates are expected to apply through the E-application.
  • In case the candidates do not have access to the internet or are from remote places, they can send a request letter without the payment challan and stamped envelope, but with a plain self-addressed envelope along with copies of Caste and Income Certificates attested by any School Headmaster OR a Principal of College OR a Gazetted Officer.
  • Requests received without the above Certificates will be rejected and no communication will be sent in this regard.

TISS BAT Application Form

Upload the Caste and income Certificate

  • Only candidates who are exempted from paying the application fees (as per the above criteria) have to upload their Caste/Tribe/OBC (NC) certificate and the income certificate.

Payment of Fees

  • Online payment through debit/ credit card, net banking
  • Payment through bank challan at SBI

TISS BAT Test Cities 


Application Fees and Program Fees for BA in Social Science from TISS

  • Online Payment- Rs 1020 can be paid online through Credit card/Debit Card/ Online transaction.
  • Through Bank Challan- Rs. 1020 (Application Fee - Rs. 1000+ Bank Charges - Rs. 50)

Application Fees Concession

Category Amount

Unemployed SC/ST parent's/guardian's income is less than Rs.2.5 lakhs 

Rs. 275

 Rs. 250

OBC(NC) (including NT, DNTs & SBC from Maharashtra State) candidates, whose parent's/guardian's income Rs.1 lakh

Reimbursement of Traveling Allowance (TA)

  • For SC/ST candidate’s whose parent's/guardian's income is less than Rs.2.5 lakhs
    (for SC/ST) during the financial year 2016-17 and have submitted a certificate to this effect, will be provided to and fro travel expenses (Second Class Railway or State Transport Bus fare) only for the TISS-BAT.
  • The reimbursement of the travel expenses will be paid only if they submit the tickets in the original.

TISS BAT Annual Fee Structure

Category Integrated B.A/M.A Programme B.A (H) Social Work
Total Fees for Non Hostellers  Rs 1,05,700 Rs 115700
Total Fees for Hostellers Rs  2,91,700 Rs 301700

TISS BAT Result and Counselling

TISS Result 2017

  • TISS BAT 2017 Result would be declared on May 9, 2017 and would reach candidates on e-mail.
  • After the results of the exam have been declared, a cut off list will be released for students.
  • Students having the rank within the cut off are given admissions.
  • Similarly second and third cut off lists are released to fill seats left in different campuses.


B.A. in Social Science

BA (H) Social Work 

Verification of certificates & Payment of Fees

May 11, 2017 to May 22, 2017

June 15, 2017 to June 21, 2017
Announcement of First Wait List May 25, 2017 June 22, 2017
Verification of certificates & payments of Fees May 27, 2017 to June 08, 2017 June 23-28, 2017
Announcement of Second Wait List June 10, 2017 June 29, 2017
Verification of Certificates & Payments of fees June 13, 2017 to June 22, 2017 30 June 2017- July 1, 2017 
Commencement of classes at Hyderabad & Tujlapur Campuses July 1, 2017 July 1, 2017 
Commencement of classes at Guwahati Campus July 13, 2017 --

TISS BAT Exam pattern

The TISS BAT 2017 Entrance Exam has been divided into two stages:

Stage 1:

The entrance test will be of 90 minutes duration and the total marks will be 100.

Type of Questions Description Time Marks
Part A- Multiple Choice Questions- Computer Based Test

English (Total 20 questions)

  • Vocabulary – 5 questions
  • Grammar 1 – 5 questions
  • Grammar 2 – 5 questions
  • Paragraph structure – 5 questions

Mathematics (Total 20 questions)

  • Percentage, Ratio and Proportions - 5 questions
  •  Measurement - 5 questions
  • Algebra - 5 questions
  • Number series - 5 questions

General Awareness and Current affairs (Total 20 questions)

  • History - 5 questions
  • Sports - 5 questions
  • Current Affairs - 5 questions
  • Culture - 5 questions
60 minute  60 Marks
Part B - Descriptive Questions- Written Test Candidate is expected to write two short answers in English 30 minutes 40 Marks

Stage 2: 

  • BASW has a second stage of selection in the admission process.
  • Shortlisted candidates in the merit list for all categories will be called for a Personal Interview (PI) tentatively during June 2017 at Tuljapur campus.
  • Marks PI: 50 Marks
  • Final Selection: Candidates who scores well in PI will be ranked on the BAT score and the PI score category wise and then selected for the programme. 

Important Facts

  • It is compulsory for the candidates to attempt both the parts in Stage 1.
  • Candidates will have to qualify in both the parts of the test in Stage 2. If applying BASW candidates have to clear both the Stages
  • Both Part A & Part B will have separate cut off marks for evaluation in Stage 1.
  • For Candidates with visual impairment
    • Extra time of 20 minutes each for the computer based test and the written part of the test and a scribe to support the appearance of candidates will be arranged

TISS BAT Important details

TISS BAT Reservation

  • As per Govt. of India Requirements reservation of seats is allocated.
Category Reservation
Scheduled Caste
Scheduled Tribe
Other Backward Class (OBC)
Persons With Disability
Kashmiri Migrants
Armed Forces
  • TISS Guwahati- 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.

TISS BAT Address

TISS Guwahati-Tata Institute of Social Sciences,14 A Bhuban Road, Uzanbazar, Guwahati, Assam, PIN - 781001

TISS Tuljapur- Tata Institute of Social Science, Apsinga Road,District - Osmanabad District, Tuljapur,  Maharastra - 413601

TISS Hyderabad-Tata Institute of Social Sciences , S.R.Sankaran Block, AMR-APARD campus, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. PIN -500030

TISS BAT Contact

TISS Guwahati
Ph - (0361) 2510342 / 2736765 / 2736526 
Fax - (0361) 2510423 
Email– tissguwahati@tiss.edu

TISS Tuljapur
Phone: (+91) 92701 05223  (+91) 92701 05224 (+91) 92701 05225 (+91) 92701 05226
Fax: 02471-242061
E-mail- info.srd@tiss.edu

TISS Hyderabad
Ph- 91 040 24017701/02/03
Fax- (040) 24017701
Email id- tisshyd@tiss.edu

TISS Integrated MA
TISS CARE number - 022 – 25525252
Email: BA-admissions@tiss.edu

TISS BAT Exam Date

April 22, 2017 (2PM-4PM)

TISS BAT Mode of Exam

PART A - Computer Based Test
PART B - Pen & Paper Test


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Tata Institute of Social Sciences