Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS) Research Aptitude Test(RAT) 2020 is the entrance examination for admission to M.Phil. And Ph.D. TISS RAT conducted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The TISS RAT application forms will be available from November 15, 2019, to January 17, 2020. The exam is in the written mode. TISS RAT (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) Research Aptitude Test(RAT) Conducted on February 14, 2020. Details regarding TISS RAT 2020 read this article below.
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TISS RAT 2020- Important Dates

Candidates can go through the TISS RAT important dates mentioned in the table below.



TISS RAT Application Form

November 15, 2019

Final Submission

17/01/2020 06:00 pm

TISS RAT 2020 Exam Date


TISS RAT Eligibility -2020

  • The minimum qualification details for admission to the M.Phil. & Ph.D. programs is a Second Class Master's or equivalent degree in the relevant subject awarded by a recognized university in India or abroad, with at least an average of 55 percent of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 3.5 under the seven-point scale of the University Grants Commission (UGC).
  • In the case of SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/differently-abled students, the minimum eligibility criteria is an average of 45 percent of aggregate marks or a grade point average of 2.50.
  • Candidates who are likely to complete all the requirements of their final year Master's Degree examinations by July 1 are also eligible to apply for M.Phil, provided they have completed their first year Masters's degree. In such cases, admission will be provisional.
  • If a provisionally admitted student completes the admission formalities such as clearing the Research Aptitude Test but fails to score the minimum required mark/grade at the end of the final year examination of his/her Master's degree, the offer of provisional admission automatically will cancel.
  • A minimum of five years of PG work experience is required for Ph.D. programs., in case of the M.Phil. Program, there is no requirement of work experience. However, students with one to two years of work experience will be preferred.

TISS RAT 2020- Exam Centers

Location-Guwahati, Mumbai, Hyderabad.

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