Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

This institute offers Postgraduate programme in Applied Psychology (Clinical psychology) and Counselling Psychology. The Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology) is a programme that was offered for the first time to the 2013–2015 batch of students. This programme has been developed as a result of the perceived need to develop psychology professionals with diagnostic and therapeutic skills necessary for working with a clinical population. The M.A. programme in Counselling, introduced and run successfully since 2009, has been revised into the M.A. Applied Psychology with specialisation in Counselling Psychology.

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 Number of seats: 20 seats under Applied Psychology and 26 seats under Counselling Psychology.


The selection of candidates will be based on TISS National Entrance Test (TISS_NET) (Computer Based) at Different Centres. The entrance test consists of objective questions related to Social Sensitivity, Logical Reasoning, Analytical Ability and Knowledge on Contemporary issues. The exam is held for 100 minutes (1 hour & 40 minutes). Candidates are first shortlisted on the basis of TISS NET scores. They are later called for Pre-Written Test or/and Personal Interviews.

TISSNET 2019 syllabus components are given below:

Logical Reasoning

  • Number Series
  • Alphabet Series
  • Eye for detail
  • Statement Conclusion/Assumption/ Arguments
  • Logical Connectivity
  • Linear/Circular/Family Arrangement
  • Venn Diagram
  • Puzzles
  • Cubes

Data Interpretation

  • Bar graph
  • Tables
  • Pie chart
  • Double pie chart
  • Case lets
  • Multiple graphs
  • Line graphs
  • Data comparison


  • Profit and Loss
  • Averages
  • Basic Geometry
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentages

Verbal Ability

  • Antonyms
  • Analogies
  • Odd word out
  • Word substitute in a sentence
  • Right usage of words in fill in the blank
  • Right usage of word in match the following
  • Fill in the Blanks – Homophones
  • Idioms - Fill in the blank
  • Idioms - Match the following
  • Error spotting - grammar/words/ punctuation
  • Sentence Correction

Reading Comprehension

  • Purpose of the passage
  • Strengthen and Weaken
  • Assumption and Supporting Statement
  • Flaw and Discrepancy
  • Inference and Conclusion Drawn
  • Passage based questions
  • Author's Point of View
  • Main idea of the passage

General Awareness

  • Environment & ecology
  • Politics/History/Governance/Law
  • Economy/ Policy
  • International politics/ current events
  • Gender/Health/Education
  • Labour
  • Media/ICTs/Literature/Art/Culture
  • Sports

End date for online Registration: 10th December 2018

Dates for Entrance: Sunday, January 13, 2019 ( Time: 2.00 pm to 3.40 pm )

Announcement of results- 4th Feb 2019

Commencement of Course: First week of June.

Date of issue of admit card – 26th and 27th December 7, 2018

Registration fees

No of program Online Offline
1 program 1030 1000
2 programs 2060 2000
3 programs 3090 3000



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