TISSNET (Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test) Exam Pattern 2018

Last Updated - March 06 2018

As per the official TISSNET 2018 Exam Format, General Knowledge section will carry 40 marks, while English Proficiency and Maths & Logical Reasoning will carry 30 marks each. To score well, you can exercise our exclusive TISSNET Mock Test 2018. TISSNET will not have negative marking for any programme, including HRM.

The exam is scheduled for January 6 for admission to Post-Graduate Degree Programme courses at TISS campuses in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Tuljapur, and Guwahati. Check  TISSNET Syllabus

TISSNET 2018 Latest Updates

  • Aspirants with visual impairment will be given an option to have a SCRIBE to assist them to clear the test. The SCRIBE should be an undergraduate student and should bring a valid ID proof at the time of the test. The Persons with Disabilities who have a disability of 40% or more will get a compensatory extra time of  20 minutes per hour.
  • Aspirants who have applied for a single programme or multiple programmes will be attempting a single question paper with 100 questions for a period of 100 minutes, this comprises aspirants who have chosen HRM in combination with other programme/ programmes. Download  TISSNET Sample Papers

Highlights of TISSNET Exam Format 2018

Highlights of TISSNET Exam Format 2018
TISSNET 2018 Exam DateJanuary 6, 2018
Timings of Exam2:00 PM to 3:40 PM
Exam ModeOnline
Number of Questions100
Type of QuestionsObjective
Number of Sections3 (General Awareness, English Proficiency, and Maths & Logical Reasoning)
Time Duration1 hour 40 minutes
Sectional Time-LimitNo
TISSNET Marking Scheme+1 for each accurate response
Negative MarkingNo

Read  TISSNET Paper Analysis

Exam Format for Mathematics & Logical Reasoning of TISSNET 2018

  • The analytical and numerical ability of aspirants will be tested in this section.
  • This section can be a little tricky but the questions remain easy to attempt.
  • 30 questions will be asked from this section.
  • Most of the questions asked to involve basic mathematical concepts like prime numbers, composite numbers, square roots etc.

 Syllabus of TISSNET 2018

TISSNET Syllabus for Mathematics and Logical Reasoning
Time and workBasic set concepts
Time and distanceAreas, Volumes
Basic geometrySpeed-distance-time
Percentage, AverageMixtures and Allegations
Square root and Basic algebraProperties of shapes
Simple and compound interestPie diagrams
Binomial TheoremImprovmentsions
Quadratic EquationsHeights and Distance

TISSNET Preparation Books for 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 Aggarwa

TISSNET 2018 Paper Analysis

Most of the question in this section are from easy to moderate level. Some of the most frequent questions are on Permutations and Combinations, Mensuration, graphical data, or pie diagrams, relationships and determining the validity of conclusions based on given premises.

TopicsNumber of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Set Theory3Easy
Sequence and Series3Easy
Permutations and Combinations4Easy-Moderate
Time and Work3Easy
Time, Speed and Distance3Easy
Profit and Loss1Easy
Odd One and Out2Easy

Exam Format for English Proficiency of TISSNET 2018

  • Aspirants must know the proper usage of words and sentence patterning to crack this section.
  • A part of this section is framed to check aspirant’s knowledge of synonyms, antonyms, one-word response.
  • Aspirants having a good grammatical knowledge can score well in this section.
  • Passages will be given that must be read extensively and then has to be responded questions concerned to it.
  • Reading the newspaper on daily basis can help aspirants to increase their vocabulary.
  • This is framed to judge the ability of the aspirant in usage and understanding of English language.
  • The English Proficiency section includes 30 sections.

TISSNET 2018 Syllabus

TISSNET 2018 Syllabus for English Proficiency
Reading comprehensionRearrange the sentences
VocabularyFill in the blanks
AcronymsSynonyms and antonyms
AnalogyPairing of words
Summary QuestionsFacts / Inferences / Judgments
Meaning-Usage MatchSentence Correction

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

Paper Analysis of TISSNET 2018

As per earlier year’s analysis, most of the questions were fill-in-the-blanks. Aspirants do not face any problem in attempting this section. The overall difficulty level the paper is generally moderate.

TopicNumber of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Word Analogies5Easy-Moderate
Fill in the blanks10Easy-Moderate
Reading Comprehension5Moderate
Contextual Vocabulary5Easy-Moderate
Para Jumbles5Moderate

Exam Format for General Awareness of TISSNET 2018

  • 40 questions will be asked from this section in TISSNET.
  • Someone who is good at general knowledge won’t face any problem in responding questions from this section.
  • Aspirants must be a habitual reader of newspapers to score well in this section.

 Important Topics of TISSNET 2018

  • Basic facts and latest numbers about the Indian economy
  • Olympic Games facts
  • United Nations Organization
  • Basic historical facts about India
  • Recent government initiatives like MNREGA, Mid-day meal scheme etc.
  • Indians who have won prominent international awards
  • Indian rivers
  • Important Indian monuments

TISSNET Syllabus 2018

TISSNET 2018 Syllabus for General Awareness
Recent social issuesPresent Affairs
Economic proceduresLiterature
HistoryFine arts and music
General GeologySocial activities and movements
Meaning of termsSociological awareness

TISSNET Preparation 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

Marking Scheme of TISSNET 2018

  • There will be 100 questions in TISSNET.
  • The marking scheme for each section in TISS NET exam is defined by Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
  • Listed below is the scheme that will be followed in the exam:
  1. Aspirants have to attempt 100 questions asked from 3 sections namely Analytical & Numerical Ability, English Proficiency, and General Awareness.
  2. Each question will have a weightage of 1 mark.
  3. There will be no negative marking for a wrong response or unattempted question.

Mock Test TISSNET 2018

Candidates can now exercise TISSNET 2018 Mock Test. This model paper is just for exercise and acts as a window to know how the actual question paper will look like. It also helps analyze your preparation level and can guide you towards possible remedial actions to work in your weak areas.

Selection Process of TISSNET 2018

Aspirants who qualify TISSNET are then shortlisted and called for a pre-written test.

Aspirants have to attempt 2 sections in the pre-written test:

    1. In Section 1, aspirants have to write an essay of fewer than 1000 words on a given theme such as contemporary socio-political, cultural, economic and political significance.
    2. In Section 2, aspirants have to response questions concerned to a given case study
    • Aspirants have to appear for an individual interview after giving the pre-written test.

    Distribution of Marks

    • Pre-written Test: 50 marks
    • TISS Exam: 100 marks
    • Individual Interview: 75 marks

    The total marks allotted for admission in TISS is 225 marks.

    Read  TISSNET Selection Process

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