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TISS MAT 2021 eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more


TISS MAT is a joint entrance examination conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Candidates looking for admission to MA in Human Resource Management & Labour Relations (HRM &LR) or MA in Organisation Development, Change & Leadership (ODCL) courses need to appear for the TISS MAT examination after TISSNET. The college introduced TISSMAT in 2020 as an additional exam for HRM and LR & ODCL courses. If any candidate is puzzled about the difference between TISSNET and TISSMAT, they can refer to the article below.

However, the official notification of TISSNET and TISSMAT 2022 has not been released; check the official website to stay updated.


Name of examTISS Management Aptitude Test
Commonly known asTISS MAT
Conducting bodyTata Institute of Social Sciences
Frequency of examAnnual
Level of examNational-Level Exam
Language of examEnglish
Mode of examOnline
Level of examEasy to Moderate
Medium of examEnglish
SectionsComprehension, Management Data Interpretation & Business Awareness
Number of questions45
Maximum achievable Score45
Type of QuestionsMCQs
Negative marking0.25 marks mark will be deducted for all wrong answers
TISS MAT Application ProcessOnline Mode
Official website


Beginning of TISS TISSNET application form filling1st week of December 2021
Last date of filling TISSNET application form(online)4th week of January 2022
Last date of filling TISSNET application form(offline)4th week of January 2022
TISS NET 2022 Exam4th week of February 2022
TISS MAT 2022 ExamTo be notified
TISSNET 2022 Online Personal Interview (OPI)To be notified


Candidates seeking admission in the HRM&LR and ODCL courses offered by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences need to meet the eligibility criteria of TISS MAT. The eligibility criteria of TISS MAT 2022 is provided below.

  • Candidates must have graduation/ post-graduation from any recognized institution/ university.
  • Those who have appeared for the final year exam may also apply for TISS MAT.
  • Candidates must have secured qualifying marks in all the subjects in the qualifying degree.

Candidates from any stream may apply for TISS MAT. However, they must have applied for the MA ODCL/ MA HRM&LR course at TISS Mumbai to appear for TISS MAT.


One ProgrammeTwo ProgrammesThree ProgrammesCategoryPayment Mode
Rs. 1030Rs. 2060Rs. 3090GeneralCredit Card/Debit Card/ Net Banking
Rs. 260Rs. 520Rs. 780SC/ ST/OBC/ NCCredit Card/Debit Card/ Net Banking
Rs. 1000 + Bank ChargesRs. 2000 + Bank ChargesRs. 3000 + Bank ChargesGeneralCash Deposit in any SBI Branch using the prescribed Bank Challan
Rs. 250 + Bank ChargesRs. 500 + Bank ChargesRs. 750 + Bank ChargesSC/ ST/OBC/ NCCash Deposit in any SBI Branch using the prescribed Bank Challan


TISS Admission 2022 Applicants may apply online at the Institute's website. For the candidates living in remote parts of the country where internet facilities do not exist, they can obtain a hard copy of the application form for admission directly from the Institute.


Candidates who have achieved the TISSNET score and will fill in the online detailed application filling (DAF) in a suitable manner will be able to download the TISS MAT Hall Ticket 2021/ TISS PAT Hall Ticket 2022 from their official website. The admit card download option will be available soon on the website itself.


TISS Management Aptitude Test Score will be counted along with Stage 2 of the admission process & thus will be regarded only for those shortlisted for Stage 2. TISS-MAT score will be aggregated with the Score of PIT (Pre-Interview Test) & PI (Personal Interview) in the following manner to arrive at the final score for selection.

  • TISSMAT: 30%
  • Pre-Interview Test (PIT) : 40%
  • Personal Interview (PI): 30%


TISS MAT is apportioned into three sections, namely Comprehension, Management Data Interpretation, & Business Awareness. A total of fifteen questions will be asked in each section. The total duration of the examination is 30 minutes & it will be conducted after a gap of five to ten minutes from the TISSNET exam. The table provided below will help you understand the exam pattern of TISS MAT.

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Time
Business Awareness1515
Management Data Interpretation1515
Total454530 Minutes

The marking scheme of TISS MAT is provided in the table below:

Negative Marking0.25 marks for every incorrect input
Marks for Correct Answer1 marks for every correct input


You can check the complete syllabus of TISS MAT 2021 below.

ComprehensionPassages from management related subject.
Management Data InterpretationData in the form of Charts, tables and graphs etc.
Business AwarenessKnowledge of contemporary events & news related to the economy, human resource management, business & labour studies.

Sectional Objectives of TISS MAT 2022 Exam-

ComprehensionTo check the ability to read & understand management literature.
Business AwarenessTo check the awareness & familiarity with business knowledge.
Management Data InterpretationTo check the ability to read & interpret the data related to the economy, business, market & organization.
Business AwarenessTo check the awareness & familiarity with business knowledge.


TISS will announce TISSMAT 2022 Scorecard on the official website. The essential information regarding TISSMAT Results 2022 is given below: Candidates can inspect their results by following the below-mentioned steps:-

  • Visit their official website.
  • Click on TISSMAT 2022 Results.
  • Enter your roll number.
  • Click on the submit button.
  • Scores shall be displayed on the screen.
  • Download it & take a printout for the counselling round.
  • Based on these results, counselling will be done to allot seats under various disciplines of PG courses.


Program wise Open (Unreserved) Merit List (OML) will be made based on candidates score in TISSMAT and the candidate’s preference of programs as provided in the online application form. OML will be prepared without considering the applied category. Thus, providing an opportunity for every candidate to get elected in the OML depending on their aggregate score.

After recognising all the candidates in OML, a separate Category wise Merit List (CML) will be drawn for the number of seats reserved for every category as per the Government of India/ University Grants Commission regulations on the matter.


Once the TISSMAT Results are announced, the university of TISS will release the merit list & announce the name of the candidates who will fit the TISSMAT Counselling 2022 session. A merit list will be prepared for the candidates who qualify in the stages mentioned above & if there is still some vacancy left, it will be offered to the candidates who were there on the waiting list. No candidates would be offered direct admission.


The addition of TISS MAT was a surprise ingredient in 2020.

Section I - Comprehension-

There were two Reading Comprehension passages. One contained eight questions, while another contained seven questions. The passages were not tricky to understand, but one had to analyze a lot of data. One passage was tiny, while the other passage was pretty long. The shorter passage was on “Changes in Operating Ratios in the Indian Railways” ( surpluses/ Deficits etc.)

The tactics would be to dedicate 12 minutes to the section & attempt at least ten questions. The overall difficulty level of this section remained Moderate.

Section II - Management Data Interpretation-

This section granted three DI sets of five questions each.

Area in D.I.No. of QuestionsSub Area
Set 1 - Pie chart5Contribution to a global cause by 7 countries including North America
Set 2 -Two Pie charts5% of Educated and Uneducated people
Set 3 - Histogram/ Bar Graph5Duration of calls and Number of calls

A perfect strategy would be to dedicate 13 minutes to this section & try and solve all questions targeting a score of 11. This was overall a lenient section.

Section III - Business Awareness-

While the GK section of the TISS NET offered questions from various fields like government policies, sports, zoology, etc., the TISS MAT presented questions related essentially to business.

There were a total of 15 questions that could be attempted in 5 minutes. About half the number of questions were tough questions. The General Knowledge questions were not so recent. Some of the current General Knowledge questions went back to 2014, 2015 & 2017 periods. Some of the General Knowledge questions included:

a) Which is the odd man out (Names of three CEOs & one name was the odd man out)?

b) Which brand takes its name from a body fluid (Answer: Pepsi from ‘pepsin’)?

c) Which TATA group existed when Jamshedji Tata was alive?

A score of six marks would be desirable for the Business Awareness section.

Overall Analysis: A safe score for the TISS MAT would be 25-27. Candidates should have at least attempted about 32-35 questions seriously with 85-90% accuracy.


Northern RegionChandigarh, Dehradun, New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi, Greater Noida, Jammu, Srinagar
Southern RegionBengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Visakhapatnam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode
Western RegionAhmedabad, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Solapur, Navi-Mumbai, Thane
Eastern RegionBhubaneshwar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Dimapur, Silchar


  • Candidates should be able to manage their time wisely not to get exhausted during their study time examination.
  • A proper schedule should be made & followed for the preparation of the examination.
  • Since the TISS MAT Examination has negative marking, the candidates should attempt every single question discreetly.
  • While studying for TISSMAT, aspirants should take sufficient breaks to make sure their minds are calm & composed.


TISSMAT Sample Questions


Identify your weaknesses- It is essential to analyze yourself from time to time and identify your strong and weak areas/topics. This will help you focus more on the basics and grey areas of lighter topics, thus making them stronger.

Choose your study material wisely- Gaining knowledge from the wrong source is a complete disaster. Thus you must pick the right and relevant reference for your preparations so that you do not consider topics that are out of the question for the TISS MAT 2022.

Learn short tricks to solve- Once you are finished with the concepts from your high school books, it is time to study short tricks to solve questions, which will help you reach the exact answer in no time. Knowing quick tricks will help you work more questions in the same time frame. Thus you have an extent to score higher marks.

Solve previous years' papers- To have the best idea about the type of questions asked in TISSMAT, one must solve TISSMAT question papers for at least the last five years & get well-versed with the exam pattern/ difficulty level of the questions asked.

Mock tests- Practising TISSMAT mock test is another incredible way to get yourself equipped for the TISSMAT 2022. It is necessary to be in a relaxed state of mind while doing your preparations for the TISSMAT 2022 exam. An open mind helps you prepare better & retain things longer.

TISSMAT undoubtedly helps shape your future and your dream career, and we believe you will make it to one of their well-esteemed prestigious colleges!