Stage 2- Online Assessments (OA) | Admissions, TISS


Tata Institute of Social Sciences

PG Programmes

Stage 2- Online Assessments (OA)


June 15, 2021 - June 30, 2021

1.  Online Assessments (OA)


Online Assessment (OA) will be conducted for approximately 20 - 30 minutes by a three-member panel. Main objective of OA is to assess the candidates’ suitability and interest in studies in chosen programme. There will be two components in OA as below;


      a. Extempore reflection on a given topic


Panel member will give a topic relevant to the programme of study and candidate will be asked to present a reflection on the same for a maximum of 2-3 minutes. Candidates will have the option of asking for a second topic in case not comfortable with the one given at the beginning. There will not be a third choice.


      b. Online Personal Interview (OPI):


The panel members will interact with the candidate to understand the candidate’s motivation, interest and preparedness as well as basic subject knowledge of the undergraduate studies. Candidates understanding of social and economic factors will also be explored through OPI. These are only indicative areas of exploration at the OPI.

2. Weightage for final Selection Process is given below (Stage 1 & Stage 2)

Sl.No Stage Activity Max Mark Weightage (%)

Stage 1:



Centre based objective type test 100 50

Stage 2:

Online Assessments(OA)


1. Extempore reflection on a given topic 100 20
2. Online Personal Interview((OPI) 100 30