TISS BAT 2018 - BA Social Science, Social Work

Last Date to Apply

19 March 2018

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TISS BAT 2018 admission process announcement for the Undergraduate programmes has been released on 24 October 2018. TISS BAT Application Process will end on 19 March 2018. TISS BAT 2018 is an entrance exam conducted by TISS for admission into BA in Social Science Programme & BA Hons. in Social Work. This three-year undergraduate liberal arts programme which 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. TISS BAT 2018 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.

Latest Update - Admit card for TISS BAT is released on 23 April 2018. Click Here to Download TISS BAT Admit Card 2018

TISS BAT 2018 Dates


Events Dates
TISS BAT Application starts 24 October 2017
Last date to fill TISS BAT Application Form

19 March 2018

TISS BAT 2018 Admit Card- Released! 23 April 2018
TISS BAT 2018 Exam Date

5 May 2018
(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

TISS BAT Result  25 May 2018


Seats to be filled through TISS BAT

TISS Campuses and Intake/ seats in each campus. The total seat intake for BA Social Science is 50 for BA (H) Social Work is 30. The seats offered for the different course in different campuses of TISS is given in the table below.

Campus BA Social Science BA (H) Social Work in Rural Development
TISS Hyderabad Campus 60 seats -
TISS Guwahati Campus 60 seats -
TISS Tuljapur Campus 60 seats 40 seats

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TISS BAT Eligibility criteria

Age Limit

  • Candidate should be less than 23 years of age while appearing for the TISS BAT 2018 Exam as on  30 April 2018. Application forms of the candidates over this age will not be entertained. 
  • Candidates can choose only one campus in the online application. No transfers are permitted between the campuses.

Academic Qualification

  • The candidate should have passed Class 12 or Intermediate in any subject stream from the recognised board.
  • The result awaiting candidates of Class 12 or Intermediate are also eligible to apply for TISS BAT.
  • However, the result awaited candidates if selected need to produce the documentary proof of passing the Class 12 or Intermediate at the time of joining.

TISS BAT Application form and Admit Card

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 19 March 2018. The candidates can apply to this programme on any one campus only. The details to fill the application process is given below. 

  • Candidates are expected to apply through the E-application. Requests received without the above Certificates will be rejected and no communication will be sent in this regard.
  • For more detailed information on TISS BAT application process, the candidates should click the link given below. 

TISS BAT Application Form - Fill Here

TISS BAT Admit Card

TISS BAT 2018 Admit Card is available for download from the official website of Tata Institute of Social Sciences and on the link is given below from 23 April 2018. Tata Institute of Social Science Admit card 2018 will not be dispatched through Post.

TISS BAT 2018 Admit Card is available on the official website only for those eligible candidates who have submitted their duly filled application form ONLINE before the due date. An admit card is an important document to be carried at the examination centre.

TISS BAT Admit Card - Download Here


The candidates applying for TISS BAT 2018 have to make payment of the application fee as under:


Amount Payable


Rs. 1025

Unemployed SC/ST and OBC(NC) 
whose income is less than Rs.2.5 lakhs and Rs.1 lakh respectively

 Rs. 275

Note: In a case of payment by cash deposit in an SBI branch, the candidates will have to pay the extra charge of Rs 50.

TISS BAT Annual Fee Structure


Category Integrated B.A Programme B.A (H) Social Work
Total Fees for Non-Hostellers  Rs 93,900 Rs 11,5700
Total Fees for Hostellers Rs  2,79,900 Rs 30,1700

TISS BAT Result and Counselling

TISS BAT 2018 Result would be declared on 25 May 2018 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 would be given admissions. Similarly, second and third cutoff lists are provided below.

TISS BAT 2018 Dates related to Admission (Social Sciences & Social Work)




Verification of certificates & Payment of Fees

26 May to 4 June 2018

Announcement of First Wait List 7 June 2018
Verification of certificates & payments of Fees 8 to 16 June 2018
Announcement of Second Wait List 20 June 2018
Verification of Certificates & Payments of fees 21 to 27 June 2018
Commencement of classes at Hyderabad & Tujlapur Campuses 2 July 2018
Commencement of classes at Guwahati Campus To be announced

TISS BAT Exam pattern

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. The TISS BAT 2018 Entrance Exam has been divided into two stages:

TISS BAT 2017 Exam Pattern for Stage 1

The entrance test will be of 90 minutes duration and the total marks will be 100. The complete pattern of the TISS BAT Stage 1 exam pattern is given in the table below. The candidates are required to go through the table below.

Particulars Time Marks
 Part A- Multiple Choice Questions
(Computer Based Test)
60 minutes 60
Part B - Descriptive Questions
(Written Test)
30 minutes 40

TISS BAT 2018 Stage 2 details:

  • BASW has the 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 2018 at Tuljapur campus.
  • Marks PI: 50 Marks
  • Final Selection: Candidates who score well in PI will be ranked on the BAT score and the PI score category wise and then selected for the programme. 
TISS BAT Important details

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.

Important Facts related to TISS BAT 2018 Exam

  • 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.
  • Extra time of 20 minutes each for the computer-based test and the written part of the test and ascribe to support the appearance of candidates will be arranged

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.

TISS BAT Reservation

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 2018 Test Cities

TISS BAT 2018 Test Centres are spread in different states throughout India. The candidates can choose the test centre as per their convenience from the given list and mention the same in his/her TISS BAT 2018 Application Form.

There are total 22 test centres arranged for the TISS BAT exam. The candidates are advised to follow the link given below to get the complete list of the test centres.

List of TISS BAT Test Centres

TISS BAT Contact


  • 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

Contact Details:

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

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