TISSNET 2018 Syllabus

Last Updated - February 12 2018

Tata Institute of Social Sciences does not declare an official TISSNET Syllabus. However, no major changes have been notified in the exam format and syllabus as yet. TISSNET 2018 Syllabus covers questions on 3 key areas viz. General Awareness, English Proficiency, and Maths & Logical Reasoning. There will be 100 objective questions, each carrying 1 mark.

While preparing for TISS NET (scheduled on January 6), practicing our exclusive sample papers will help you fetch better marks. They will give you an overall structure of the expected paper and formulate a better study plan.

For the ease of aspirants, TISS has also announced a Mock Test to measure the preparation level of examinees. Practicing the mock paper is of utmost importance, so as to know about your strengths and weaknesses.

The detailed syllabus for TISSNET 2018 is given below for your reference.

TISSNET Syllabus 2018 for Mathematics & Logical Reasoning

There are 30 questions in the exam, each carrying 1 mark. There are about 35 main topics to be prepared. While preparing, we also recommend you to refer to NCERT books from class 9-12.

TISSNET 2018 Syllabus for Mathematics & Logical Reasoning
 ArithmeticNumber SystemsSpeed, Time and DistanceLinear EquationsGeometry
FunctionsGraphsMenstruation- 2D and 3DProbabilityVolumes
Time and WorkBinomial TheoremPermutation and CombinationSurds and IndicesInequalities
Quadratic EquationsComplex NumbersTrigonometryMixtures and AllegationsSet Theory
Co-ordinate GeometryData Interpretation – Web DiagramImprovmentsionsBODMASSimple & compound inters
Interest (Simple and Compound)Ratio and ProportionStatisticsLogarithmPercentages
AlgebraHeights and DistancePermutation and CombinationLCM and HCFProfit and Loss

TISSNET Preparation Books for Mathematics & Logical Reasoning

TISSNET Preparation Books Mathematics & Logical Reasoning
Book NameAuthor Name/Publisher
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests for Admission into IIMsSarvesh K. Verma
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CATArun Sharma
The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation for the CATNishit K. Sinha
Mathematics For MBADr. R.S Aggarwal
Quantitative AptitudeDr. R.S Aggarwal

TISSNET Syllabus 2018 for General Awareness

Aspirants are asked 40 questions from this section in TISSNET 2018. The key to scoring well in this section is by devoting quality time to reading newspapers or watching news channels. There are around 17 main topics from which questions are likely to be asked, as given below:

TISSNET 2018 Syllabus for General Awareness
Trade AwarenessCulture
HistoryPresent social issues
PoliticsIndividualities in News
Present Affairs of National and International EconomyBusiness
Nation and StatesLiterature
Sports newsIndian Constitution
Science in the Everyday Life-

TISSNET Preparation Books for General Awareness

TISSNET Books for General Awareness
Book NameAuthor Name/Publisher
The Best Book of General Knowledge 2018Subhash C.Soni
General Knowledge Encyclopaedia: Including Objective Type QuestionsRPH Editorial Board
Manorama Yearbook 2017Mammen Mathew
Pratiyogita Darpan General Studies Indian Economy Exam Oriented SeriesPratiyogita Darpan
Present Affairs Yearly 2017Arihant Experts

TISSNET Syllabus 2018 for English Proficiency

A total of 30 questions are asked from 2 broad areas- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. Aspirants having proper usage of words and sentence and good grammatical knowledge can easily crack this section. It is framed to judge the ability of the aspirant in usage and understanding of English language.

The general topics from which the questions are likely to be asked are listed below.

TISSNET 2018 Syllabus for English Proficiency
Jumbled ParagraphSentence Correction
Fill in the blanksEnglish Usage or Grammar 
Meaning-Usage MatchVocabulary Based (Synonyms
Logical Completion of IdeaVerbal critical reasoning
Analogies or Reverse AnalogiesFacts / Inferences / Judgments
Antonyms)Reading Comprehension
Para JumbleSummary Questions

TISSNET 2018 Preparation Books for English Proficiency

TISSNET Preparation Books for English Proficiency
Book NameAuthor Name/Publisher
Proficiency in Reading Comprehension Simplifying the 'Passage' for youAjay Singh
Objective English for Competitive ExaminationHari Mohan Prasad
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
Objective General EnglishS.P Bakshi
English for General CompetitionsNeetu Singh

We hope you prepare all the topics well and Exercise TISSNET Sample Papers as many as possible. Good luck! The cut off marks for TISSNET 2018 are expected to range between 85 to 90. On the basis of the cut-off marks and the score obtained by the aspirant in the exam, he will be shortlisted for the subsequent selection rounds viz. Pre-Interview test and Individual Interview test.

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