Masters of Social Work

The Master of Social Work also called as MSW is a PG level course in Social Work. This program targets at the advancement of the society and it is intended for those who are keen to work for the society; mainly for the well being as well as development of aged and specially able people and children with the NGOs. To get admitted to well-known colleges, students will have to clear an entrance exam carried out by that concerned institution.

List of Common MSW Entrance Exams in India

  • Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) MSW Admission Test
  • Manipal University Entrance Exam
  • Sree Sankaracharya University MSW Entrance Examination
  • Tata Institute Of Science And Technology Social Work Entrance Exam
  • Jamia Millia Islamia MA Admission Entrance Test
  • Calicut University MSW Entrance Examination
  • IGNOU Entrance Examination
  • University Of Mysore Entrance Exam
  • KUCET Social Work Entrance Exam
  • University Of Delhi Combined Entrance Examination

Teachwell guidelines for preparing for MSW Entrance Exam

It is important to develop an insightful understanding about the importance and need of the Entrance Exam. Studying each portion in detail and well in time and following a study plan thoroughly will help the candidates in achieving their goals.

Entrance Exam Pattern

The paper for the Masters in Social Work exam will contain questions in objective form (MCQ). The paper will carry a minimum of 100 marks. The negative marking system is usually followed by the majority of the institutions.

The questions will be from topics like:

  • General Knowledge
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Social Work
  • Verbal Ability


Admission & Selection process

The final list of selected candidates for admission is on the basis of their performance in the entrance test, personal interview, and group discussion. The weightage for each criterion is as follows:

Assessment CriteriaWeightage
Written Test60%
Group Discussion15%
Personal Interview25%

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Universities / Exams

Course Highlights
Mentioned below are some of the major highlights of the course.
Course LevelPostgraduate
Duration2 years
Examination typeSemester System
EligibilityBachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
Admission ProcessEntrance exam based
Course FeeINR 20,000 to 30,000
Average Starting SalaryINR 8,000 to 15,000
Top Recruiting AreasPrivate clinics, NGOs, Correction cells, Hospitals, Counselling sector, Education sector, MNCs, Old age homes, Prisons and others such.
Job PositionsSocial Worker, CSR Representative, Journalist, Counselor, Community Mobilizer etc.
  • The exam is conducted for all Masters programmes offered in TISS campuses at Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati, IMHST Chennai, MHAT Calicut and G-SET Ranchi.
  • TISS-NET is a computer-based entrance exam.
  • 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 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.
  • There's no age limit for TISSNET exam.
  • There is no negative marking
Sectional Weightage
General Awareness40
English Proficiency30
Maths and Logical Reasoning30
Other Information
  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for Pre-Written Test and Personal Interview.
  • For Pre-Written Test, candidates will be given 2 sections to attempt.
  • Section 1 will involve essay writing on a given theme related to economic , socio-political, , cultural and political significance and must contain less than 1000 words.
  • Section 2 will comprise of questions related to given case study.