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PRE-INTERVIEW TEST (PIT)

The Pre-Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview for all the shortlisted candidates for all the programmes offered from all the four TISS campuses will be held centrally in the Mumbai Campus The PIT will be for !" Mar#s and the time alloted is upto $! minutes Sr. Name of School No. MUMBAI CAMPUS 1 2 / 0 1 3 ) 6 10 School of Social Work Children and Family Criminology and ,ustice 20 minutes 20 minutes GD GD GD GD GD GD GD GD GD GD A group discussion (GD !ill "e conducted as part of the #$% process for all candidates appearing for admission to all the Social Work programmes in the &um"ai Campus' %he discussion is scheduled prior to the personal inter(ie! and lasts for 20 minutes' %he group discussion !ill "e conducted !ith mem"ers num"ering "et!een )*12 candidates' %he candidates !ill "e sho!n a photograph !ith a caption for discussion' %he purpose of the discussion is to assess the candidates kno!ledge+ sensiti(ities and understanding of current social issues' $t also assess the communication and people skill of candidates !hen they interact !ith peers' Name of Programme Duration PIT Type Format

Community .rganisation and De(elopment 20 minutes #ractice Disa"ility Studies and Action Dalit and %ri"al Studies and Action &ental 2ealth #u"lic 2ealth 4i(elihoods and 5ntrepreneurship Women Centred #ractice .ne year full time programme in &anagement of 7oluntary .rgani8ation* 9on*profit .rgani8ation .ne year full time in &ental 2ealth School of &anagement and 4a"our Studies &'A' $n Glo"alisation and 4a"our 20 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes

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20 minutes -0 minutes

GD 5ssay* Written Candidates !ill "e gi(en a choice of t!o topics from !hich they !ill ha(e to attempt one essay' %hey !ill "e e:pected to complete the essay in -0 minutes and the !ord limit is 000 !ords' Candidates !ill "e e:pected to !rite the essay in 5nglish' %he focus of the e(aluation !ill "e on content+ analysis and clarity' Candidates cannot carry any reading material !ith them into the e:am hall'

Sr. Name of School No.

Name of Programme

Duration

PIT Type

Format Some illustrati(e essays are also pro(ided here' ;indly note that these are illustrati(e essays only' %hey are "roadly indicati(e of the le(el of a!areness and analysis e:pected from participants' Candidates are encouraged to !rite the essays using their o!n perspecti(es and theoretical standpoints they may "e a!are of' Sample Que tion ! 1' %he linkages "et!een employment in the informal economy and po(erty 2' Gender and informal employment -' Challenges in organising the unorganised /' $nternational 4a"our .rganisation and the rights of !orkers

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School of &anagement and 4a"our Studies

&'A' $n 2uman <esources &anagement and -0 minutes 4a"our <elations

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Candidates !ill "e gi(en a choice of t!o topics from !hich they !ill ha(e to attempt one essay' %hey !ill "e e:pected to complete the essay in -0 minutes' Candidates !ill "e e:pected to !rite the essay in 5nglish' %he focus of the e(aluation !ill "e on content+ analysis and clarity' Candidates cannot carry any reading material !ith them into the e:am hall' Some illustrati(e essays are also pro(ided here' ;indly note that these are illustrati(e essays only' %hey are "roadly indicati(e of the le(el of a!areness and analysis e:pected from participants' Candidates are encouraged to !rite the essays using their o!n perspecti(es and standpoints they may "e a!are of' Sample Que tion ! 1' $mpact of 5conomic <eforms on $ndia=s gro!th' 2' Social $ne>uality contri"utes to criminal "eha(iour' -' Foreign Direct $n(estment and $ndian <etail Sector ? $ssues and Challenges /' Synergy "et!een @usiness and Society is panacea for de(elopment' Candidates !ill "e gi(en a choice of t!o topics from !hich they !ill ha(e to attempt one essay' %hey !ill "e e:pected to complete essay in -0 minutes' Candidates !ill "e e:pected to !rite essay in 5nglish' @e precise and focus on the highlighted issuesA>uestions' Bour ans!ers !ill "e e(aluated on analysis+ fresh thinking and logical e:pression of thoughts' Bou are e:pected to !rite simple language !ith strong arguments' 2

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School of &anagement and 4a"our Studies

&'A' $n Social 5ntrepreneurship

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Sr. Name of School No.

Name of Programme

Duration

PIT Type

Format

Sample Que tion ! 1' <ele(ance of <ight to 5ducation Act in the socio*economic de(elopment of the countryC Do entrepreneurs ha(e any role to playC Comment' 2' %he rate of la"or migration from rural areas to ur"an areas is increasing continuously' What kind of social pro"lem they create and can entrepreneurs initiate any inter(entionC -' %echnologies are not used in the $ndian society for social change+ comment !ith ade>uate e:planation' /' Comment on the rele(ance of Women <eser(ation @ill+ !hy it is needed or not needed and !hy political parties are not a"le to reach at consensus on thisC Can there "e any alternate to this @illC 10 11 13 1) 16 School of 2ealth Systems Studies School of 2ealth Systems Studies School of 2ealth Systems Studies School of 2ealth Systems Studies School of De(elopment Studies School of De(elopment Studies School of 5ducation &aster of 2ealth Administration &aster of 2ospital Administration &aster of #u"lic 2ealth in Social 5pidemiology &aster of #u"lic 2ealth in 2ealth #olicy+ 5conomics and Finance &'A' $n De(elopment Studies /0 minutes /0 minutes /0 minutes /0 minutes /0 minutes 5ssay* Written 5ssay* Written 5ssay* Written 5ssay* Written 5ssay* Written 5ssay* Written 5ssay* Written %!o topics !ill "e gi(en out of !hich the candidate is e:pected to !rite an essay not e:ceeding 1000 !ords in /0 minutes' %!o topics !ill "e gi(en out of !hich the candidate is e:pected to !rite an essay not e:ceeding 1000 !ords in /0 minutes' %!o topics !ill "e gi(en out of !hich the candidate is e:pected to !rite an essay not e:ceeding 1000 !ords in /0 minutes' %!o topics !ill "e gi(en out of !hich the candidate is e:pected to !rite an essay not e:ceeding 1000 !ords in /0 minutes' %he Written %est !ill "e of /0 minutes and candidates !ill "e re>uired to ans!er t!o >uestion out of three >uestions' %he Written %est is aimed at e(aluating the Comprehension+ 4ogical Writing Skills and Sensiti(ity to!ards issues' %he candidate !ill "e asked to !rite an essay and also ans!er to >uestions follo!ing a te:t selection+ reflecting the candidate=s critical analytical skills and social sensiti(ity+ in particular to gender issues' %he candidate !ill "e re>uired to !rite an essay for 1000 !ords on any one of the three topics gi(en' %he topic !ill re>uire the student to reflect on an -

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&'A' $n Women=s Studies

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&'A' $n 5ducation (5lementary

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Sr. Name of School No. 22 School of &edia and Cultural Studies

Name of Programme

Duration

PIT Type

Format educational issue of contemporary rele(ance'

&'A' $n &edia and Cultural Studies

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5ssay* Written

%he !ritten test for &A (&edia and Cultural Studies !ill consist of 2 >uestionsD Euestion 1 (candidates to ans!er one out of - options gi(en+ ma:imum length 000 !ords in(ol(es commenting critically on a statement+ e'g' Glo"alisation is a threat to $ndian Culture' Euestion 2 (candidates to ans!er one out of - options gi(en+ e:pected length 300*1000 !ords in(ol(es !riting a story for !hich the first sentence is gi(en' %he story should reflect the contemporary socio ?political*economic realities and should "e engaging to the reader' %he candidate may "ring in additional elements such as characters+ locations and e(ents' e'g' After 3 years in Fail+ Arun started his Fourney home'

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School of 2a"itat Studies

&'A'A&'Sc'in Climate Change and Sustaina"ility Studies

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$n addition to >ualifying in the Common 5ntrance %est at the $nstitute 4e(el+ students seeking admission for the &'A'A&'Sc' #rogram in Climate Change and Sustaina"ility Studies !ill ha(e to appear for a pre*inter(ei! test and a personal inter(ie! !hich !ill "e held on the same day "y the Centre for Climate Change and Sustaina"ility Studies' %he pre*$nter(ie! test !ill test the "asic kno!ledge of students in the field of climate change and sustaina"le de(elopment' $t !ill also test the students= analytical a"ilities'%he pre*inter(ie! test !ill "e follo!ed "y a personal inter(ie!' Students performance on "oth the pre*inter(ie! test and the personal inter(ie! !ill "e e(aluatedAmarked together' Section 1D 00 marks Section 2D 10 marks Section -D -0 marks Section 1 (one or t!o !ords ans!er and Section 2 (one or t!o lines ans!er are aimed to pro"e the su"Fect interestAkno!ledgeAintelligenceAa!areness in particular discipline at "asic le(el' Section 3 (150-200 words) is aimed to assess the /

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School of 2a"itat Studies

&'A'A&'Sc' Disaster &anagement

/0 minutes

5ssay* Written

Sr. Name of School No.

Name of Programme

Duration

PIT Type

Format analytical and writing skills.

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School of 2a"itat Studies

&'A'A&'Sc' Gr"an #olicy and Go(ernance

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$n addition to >ualifying in the Common 5ntrance %est at the $nstitute 4e(el+ students seeking admission for the &'A'A&'Sc' #rogram in Gr"an #olicy and Go(ernance !ill ha(e to appear for a pre*inter(ie! test and a personal inter(ie! !hich !ill "e held on the same day "y the Centre for Gr"an #olicy #lanning and Go(ernance+ School of 2a"itat Studies' %he pre*$nter(ie! test !ill test the "asic and general kno!ledge of students relating to the field of ur"an policy and go(ernance' $t !ill also test the students= analytical a"ilities' %he pre* inter(ie! test !ill "e follo!ed "y a personal inter(ie!' Students performance on "oth the pre*inter(ie! test and the personal inter(ie! !ill "e e(aluatedAmarked together' $n addition to >ualifying in the Common 5ntrance %est at the $nstitute 4e(el+ students seeking admission for the &'A'A&'Sc'#rogramme in Water #olicy and Go(ernance !ill ha(e to appear for a pre*inter(ie! test and a personal inter(ie! !hich !ill "e held on the same day "y the Centre for Water #olicy+ <egulation and Go(ernance+ School of 2a"itat Studies' %he pre*$nter(ie! test !ill test the general kno!ledge and domain kno!lege of students relating to the field of !ater policy and go(ernance' $t !ill also test the students= comprehension skills+ analytical a"ilities and !riting skills' %he pre*inter(ie! test !ill "e follo!ed "y a personal inter(ie!' Students performance on "oth the pre*inter(ie! test and the personal inter(ie! !ill "e e(aluatedAmarked together' $n addition to >ualifying in the Common 5ntrance %est at the $nstitute 4e(el+ students seeking admission for the &'A'A&'Sc' #rogramme in <egulatory Go(ernance !ill ha(e to appear for a pre*inter(ie! test and a personal inter(ie! !hich !ill "e held on the same day "y the Centre for Water #olicy+ <egulation and Go(ernance+ School of 2a"itat Studies' %he pre*$nter(ie! test !ill test the general kno!ledge and domain kno!ledge of students relating to the field of regulatory go(ernance' $t !ill also test the students= comprehension skills+ analytical a"ilities and !riting skills' %he pre*inter(ie! test !ill "e follo!ed "y a 0

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School of 2a"itat Studies

&'A'A&'Sc' $n Water #olicy and Go(ernance /0 minutes

5ssay* Written

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School of 2a"itat Studies

&'A'A&'Sc' $n <egulatory Go(ernance

/0 minutes

5ssay* Written

Sr. Name of School No.

Name of Programme

Duration

PIT Type

Format personal inter(ie!' Students performance on "oth the pre*inter(ie! test and the personal inter(ie! !ill "e e(aluatedAmarked together'

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Centre for 2uman 5cology

&'A' Applied #sychology ( Speciali8ation in /0 minutes Counseling #sychology

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Centre for 2uman 5cology

&'A' Applied #sychology ( Speciali8ation in /0 minutes Clinical #sychology

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%he #re*$nter(ie! test+ follo!ed "y the inter(ie!+ of the selection process for &'A' Applied #sychology ("oth speciali8ations !ill "e a u"#ect pecific $ritten te t of %& mar' + !hich !ill consist of t!o parts' %he test !ill "e the same for "oth MA Applie( P ychology ) Speciali*ation in Clinical P ychology + MA Applie( P ychology ) Speciali*ation in Coun elling P ychology 1' %here !ill "e ,- mar' te t on "a ic concept of p ychology ' %his !ill "e to assess su"Fect kno!ledge in psychology' %he sylla"us for the su"Fect kno!ledge test !ill "e dra!n from "asic concepts such as emotion+ moti(ation+ learning and memory+ intelligence+ personality+ "iological "asis of "eha(ior+ "asic concepts in de(elopmental psychology+ "asic concepts in social psychology+ "asic concepts in psychological assessment+ and "asic concepts in a"normal psychology' 2' %here !ill "e a comprehension passage !ith specific >uestions !hich need to "e ans!ered+ for ,, mar' ' %his !ill help assess !riting skills+ comprehension a"ilities+ and social sensiti(ity and a!areness' -' %he !ritten test !ill "e follo!ed "y Per onal Inter.ie$ /PI0 for 1% mar' ' %he #$ !ill assess su"Fect kno!ledge+ moti(ation for applying for the course and the speciali8ation+ sensiti(ity+ preparation for the inter(ie! in terms of "ackground and e:tra reading+ a!areness a"out the course re>uirements + specifically related to the populations that each speciali8ation !ill "e focusing on+ field e:posure if any+ and long term goals of applicants' /' $f candidates apply for "oth speciali8ations in the &'A' Applied #sychology program+ they ha(e to indicate their preference at the time of application' %he preference indicated "y the applicant !ill "e kept in mind !hile dra!ing up the merit list' 0' %here !ill "e separate merit lists dra!n up for "oth speciali8ations'

Sr. Name of School No.

Name of Programme

Duration

PIT Type

Format 1' Where there is an o(erlap of names in "oth &'A' Applied #sychology lists+ (i8' Clinical #sychology and Counseling #sychology+ the applicants= stated preference !ill "e considered+ freeing up a position on one list'

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Sir Dora"Fi %ata &emorial 4i"rary

&aster of 4i"rary and $nformation Science

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5ssay* Written

%he #re*$nter(ie! %est consists of a Written %est' $t !ill contain essay type >uestions' .ut of eight >uestions+ candidate is re>uired to attempt any fi(e >uestions' %his !ill contain >uestions to test the a!areness of candidate a"out the contemporary issues likeD $nternet and education+ ;no!ledge &anagement+ Digital Di(ide+ e*4earning+ 4i"raries and Society+ Social media+ etc %he Candidates !ill "e re>uired to !rite an essay of a"out 2000 !ords on a contemporary legal issue follo!ed "y a personal inter(ie!'

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School of 4a!+ <ight and Constitutional Go(ernance School of <ural De(elopment

.ne year &aster of 4a!s in Access to ,ustice

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5ssay* Written

TU23APU4 CAMPUS -2 Social Work in <ural De(elopment /0 minutes 5ssay* Written %his !ill "e a descripti(e test aimed at assessing the candidatesH a!areness on current issues related to rural de(elopment' %he candidates are e:pected to display the follo!ing in their !riting' Cogniti.e 'illD $ncludes aspects such as a!areness+ perception+ reasoning+ and final conclusion on the topicAissue' Analytical 'illD $ncludes the a"ility to (isuali8e+ articulate+ apply logical thinking and suggest solutions to sol(e a gi(en pro"lem' Communication 'ill D $ncludes the a"ility to !rite and e:press hisAher o!n ideas and (ie!s in simple+ clear and correct 5nglish and "e a"le to elicit the interest of the reader' Aptitu(eD 5:pressing the interest+ capacity+ and a"ility to !ork for and !ith the marginalised and the disad(antaged communities'

56D74ABAD CAMPUS

Sr. Name of School No. --

Name of Programme

Duration

PIT Type 5ssay* Written

Format Candidates appearing for the &'A' <ural De(elopment and Go(ernance programme of %$SS 2ydera"ad are e:pected to !rite t!o ans!ers of 000 !ords each' Candidates !ill "e gi(en a choice of four >uestions' %he ans!ers !ill "e assessed for clarity in !riting and understanding of the su"Fect' %he candidate !ill "e re>uired to !rite an essay for 1000 !ords on any one of the three topics gi(en' %he topic !ill re>uire the student to reflect on an educational issue of contemporary rele(ance' #rospecti(e students !ill ha(e to attempt an essay on a >uestion a"out ecological and en(ironmental issues in the country' %he e:aminers are looking for the studentHs grasp o(er de(elopmental issues and the !ay of articulation through the en(ironmental and ecological lens' %here !ill "e a common >uestion for all four thematic speciali8ations !ithin the &A Social Work theme' %he four thematic speciali8ations areD /a0 Pu"lic health: /"0 Community organi*ation an( (e.elopment practice : /c0 Coun eling an( /(0 2i.elihoo( an( entrepreneur hip' $n ans!ering the essay+ the prospecti(e students should concentrate on contemporary social issues in the country and gi(e perspecti(es on ho! these issues could "e addressed' %here !ill "e a common >uestion for all four thematic speciali8ations !ithin the &A Social Work theme' %he four thematic speciali8ations areD /a0 Pu"lic health: /"0 Community organi*ation an( (e.elopment practice : /c0 Coun eling an( /(0 2i.elihoo( an( entrepreneur hip' $n ans!ering the essay+ the prospecti(e students should concentrate on contemporary social issues in the country and gi(e perspecti(es on ho! these issues could "e addressed' %here !ill "e a common >uestion for all four thematic speciali8ations !ithin the &A Social Work theme' %he four thematic speciali8ations areD /a0 Pu"lic health: /"0 Community organi*ation an( (e.elopment practice : /c0 Coun eling an( /(0 2i.elihoo( an( entrepreneur hip' $n ans!ering the essay+ the prospecti(e students should concentrate on contemporary social issues in the country and )

&'A'in <ural De(elopment and Go(ernance /0 minutes

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&'A' $n 5ducation

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8U9A5ATI CAMPUS -0 &'A' in 5n(ironment+ 5cology+ and Sustaina"le De(elopment /0minutes 5ssay* Written

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Social Work in Community .rgani8ation I De(elopment #ractices

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Social Work in 4i(elihoods and 5ntrepreneurship

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Social Work in Counseling

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Sr. Name of School No. -6

Name of Programme

Duration

PIT Type

Format gi(e perspecti(es on ho! these issues could "e addressed'

Social Work in #u"lic 2ealth

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5ssay* Written

%here !ill "e a common >uestion for all four thematic speciali8ations !ithin the &A Social Work theme' %he four thematic speciali8ations areD /a0 Pu"lic health: /"0 Community organi*ation an( (e.elopment practice : /c0 Coun eling an( /(0 2i.elihoo( an( entrepreneur hip' $n ans!ering the essay+ the prospecti(e students should concentrate on contemporary social issues in the country and gi(e perspecti(es on ho! these issues could "e addressed' #rospecti(e students !ill ha(e to attempt an essay on the aspects of the organi8ed and unorgani8ed sectors of the economy+ especially follo!ing the changes "rought a"out after $ndiaHs li"erali8ation policies (in the 1660s ' A group discussion (GD !ill "e conducted as part of the #$% process for all candidates appearing for admission to all the Social Work programmes' %he discussion is scheduled prior to the personal inter(ie! and lasts for 20 minutes' %he group discussion !ill "e conducted !ith mem"ers num"ering "et!een )*12 candidates' %he candidates !ill "e sho!n a photograph !ith a caption for discussion' %he purpose of the discussion is to assess the candidates kno!ledge+ sensiti(ities and understanding of current social issues' $t also assess the communication and people skill of candidates !hen they interact !ith peers' A group discussion (GD !ill "e conducted as part of the #$% process for all candidates appearing for admission to all the Social Work programmes' %he discussion is scheduled prior to the personal inter(ie! and lasts for 20 minutes' %he group discussion !ill "e conducted !ith mem"ers num"ering "et!een )*12 candidates' %he candidates !ill "e sho!n a photograph !ith a caption for discussion' %he purpose of the discussion is to assess the candidates kno!ledge+ sensiti(ities and understanding of current social issues' $t also assess the communication and people skill of candidates !hen they interact !ith peers'

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&'A' in 4a"our Studies and Social Security

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5ssay* Written

C7NT4A2 UNI;74SIT6 <F TAMI2 NADU: TI4U;A4U4 /1 Social Work in &ental 2ealth 20 minutes GD

T57 BAN6AN: C57NNAI /2 Social Work in &ental 2ealth 20 minutes GD

Sr. Name of School No. M5AT: CA2ICUT /-

Name of Programme

Duration

PIT Type

Format

Social Work in &ental 2ealth

20 minutes

GD

A group discussion (GD !ill "e conducted as part of the #$% process for all candidates appearing for admission to all the Social Work programmes' %he discussion is scheduled prior to the personal inter(ie! and lasts for 20 minutes' %he group discussion !ill "e conducted !ith mem"ers num"ering "et!een )*12 candidates' %he candidates !ill "e sho!n a photograph !ith a caption for discussion' %he purpose of the discussion is to assess the candidates kno!ledge+ sensiti(ities and understanding of current social issues' $t also assess the communication and people skill of candidates !hen they interact !ith peers'

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