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Stream: Humanities & Social Sciences

Exam name: TISS Bachelor Admission Test

Conducting body: Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

Application starts: Dec 5 2019

Application ends: Mar 23 2020

Exam date: Apr 25 2020

Courses offered

  • BA (Hons) in social work with specialization in Rural Development
  • BA Programme in Social science


  • Students should have passed 12th Class or Intermediate in any subject stream from a recognized board. Students who have studied International Baccalaureate Diploma and will be completing 12th class with clear results declared by June 2020 are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who have appeared for their 12th class or Intermediate final exams and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply. Final pass result should be produced at the time of joining the program, if selected.

Exam Pattern:

Test duration: 90mins

Total marks: 100

Part A: 60mins

Multiple choice questions on current affairs, social awareness and logical and analytical reasoning, carrying 60 marks.

Part B: 30mins

Written test with a set of descriptive questions in English. Candidate is expected to write two short answers in 30 minutes carrying 40 marks. It is compulsory for the candidates to attempt both the parts.

Sectional Cutoff: Both Part A & Part B will have separate cut off marks for evaluation.

A sectional cut off of 40% is applicable for Part A and Part B separately.

BA Social Sciences

What is BA in Social Sciences?

The programme provides foundational understanding in five key Social Sciences subjects – Sociology, Economics, Political Science, History and Psychology during the first two years and then introduces the students to interdisciplinary subjects like Environment, Development and Gender in the third year.

Careers after BA in Social Sciences:

  • Social Workers- They are employed in NGOs.
  • Economists- They are employed in various investment houses, government agencies, banks, non-profit groups, think tanks, and large corporations.
  • Cultural Anthropologists-They may work as Researchers and Educators with colleges, universities, or museums. 
  • Instructional Designers- They work in business, in government, and in non-profit settings in the fields of online education, distance learning, e-learning, and training.
  • Psychologist- They are employed in academic settings, college counseling centers, community mental health centers.

Why BA in Social Sciences?

  • Growing field in terms of job oppurtunities.
  • Good optional subjects for those aiming Civil Services.

BA (Hons) Social Work

What is BA (Hons) in Social Work with specialization in Rural Development?

The programme attempts to build skills in facilitating change and transformation in rural areas at the level of individuals, groups and communities. It also endeavors to strengthen the capacities of the students to develop appropriate skills and talents to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate rural development programmes independently and in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

Careers after BA in Social Work with specialization in Rural Development:

  • Rural Executives & Rural managers- They can work in rural co-operative sector, agri-business enterprises, agricultural marketing and management of agro products. Rural managers can also run their own NGOs or can work for a NGO.
  • Government jobs- Professionals of this field can apply in the government sector for the job of Village Development Officer (VDO). They can also work for Government NGOS like Nandi Foundation, PRADHAN, CARE, SEWA, BAIF, Seva Mandir, etc.
  • Other job roles include Behavioral Management Aide, Case Management Aide, Community Outreach Worker, Juvenile court Liaison, Probation officer, Rehabilitation Case Worker, Eligibility Worker, Human Services Specialist

Why BA (Hons) in Social Work with specialization in Rural Development?

  • Huge career scopes in India and abroad.
  • Salary increases with increase in your experience.
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