TISSNET 2021 Notification, Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus Exam, Result and Cutoff
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    Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Exam (TISSNET) is conducted every year by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). It is an exam through which candidates are selected for various Master degree programs in the university.

    TISSNET 2021 will be conducted in the first week of January 2021, for which the application form window will open from 4th week October, 2020. This exam is a gateway to more than 55 courses offered by the NAAC Grade A university.

    TISSNET is an entrance test conducted in various centres all across the country to find eligible candidates to pursue full time postgraduate degrees in various campuses of TISS. There are various degrees offered by TISS, for e.g. MA, MSc, MPH and MHA. There are various campuses of the institute in cities such as Mumbai, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Tuljapur. It is your choice where you want to appear for the test. For more details on TISSNET 2021, go through the article.

    TISSNET 2021 Important Dates

    Let us run you through some of the important dates that you need to make note of in case you are interested in TISSNET 2021.

    Important EventsTentative Dates
    Release of application form4th week of October 2020
    Last date for filling up online application form1st week of December 2020
    Last date for sending application form by post1st week of December 2020
    Release of admit card or hall ticket4th week of December 2020
    Date of the exam1st week of January 2021
    Announcement of the results1st week of February 2021
    Admission procedure begins- PIT (Pre Interview Test) and PI (Personal Interview)2nd to 3rd week of March 2021
    Group discussion and personal interview at Mumbai campusMarch 2021
    Group discussion and personal interview at Guwahati campusMarch 2021
    Announcement of merit list of selected candidates3rd week of April 2021
    Online document submission and verification along with fee payment3rd week of April 2021 to 1st week of May 2021
    Announcement of 1st waiting list2nd week of May 2021
    Online document submission and verification along with fee payment for 1st waiting list candidates2nd to 3rd week of May 2021
    Closing of admission procedure2nd week of June 2021

    TISSNET 2021 Eligibility

    TISSNET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

    In order to be eligible for TISSNET 2021, a candidate needs to fulfil the below mentioned criteria:

    • All candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s degree course of 3 to 4 years duration from a university recognized by the government.
    • All candidates must be authorized citizens of India.
    • There is no upper age limit for candidates.
    • All candidates must have education of 10+2+3/4
    • Candidates who have studied more than undergraduate degree are also eligible for application.
    • All candidates must have completed their undergraduate degree on or before June 11, 2021.
    • All candidates must be at least 21 years of age before the exam.
    • Students who are appearing for their final exam in undergraduate degree can also appear for the exam, provided that they can fulfil the criteria within a limited time period.
    • Candidates must have scored at least 50% marks in their Bachelor’s degree course.

    TISSNET 2021 Pattern

    TISSNET 2021 Exam Pattern

    TISSNET exam is conducted in online mode through computers in various test centres.

    • Medium of the exam: The exam will be conducted in English language only.
    • Number of questions: There will be 100 questions in the exam.
    • Type of questions: The questions will be objective in nature. You will have to choose the correct option from Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
    • Duration of the exam: Students will be given 1 hour and 40 minutes to solve the question paper.

    What are the different topics on which questions will be asked in the exam? The subjects are Maths, Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability, Proficiency in English and General Knowledge.

    TISSNET Exam Pattern

    Here we provide you with a list of the marks distribution for the written test of TISSNET 2021.

    SubjectMaximum Marks
    Proficiency in English30 marks
    Maths and Logical Reasoning30 marks
    General Awareness40 marks
    Total marks100 marks

    However, the written test is just the first step for clearing TISSNET 2021. Have a good look at the next table provided below to learn more about the marks distribution for various rounds of TISSNET 2021.

    Name of exam roundMaximum marks
    National common written test100 marks
    Pre Interview Test (PIT) and Group Discussion (GD)50 marks
    Personal Interview (PI)75 marks
    Total marks225 marks

    TISSNET 2021 Syllabus

    TISSNET 2021 Syllabus

    Now that you know about the marks distribution, let us inform you about the detailed syllabus for TISSNET 2021 so that you can start preparing early from now onwards. Below is a list of the various subjects on which questions are asked and the syllabus you are expected to cover for each topic.

    • Proficiency in English or Verbal Ability: This section carries questions on comprehension and verbal ability (VA). These are certain areas you should focus on: fill in the blanks with the correct word, antonyms, synonyms, homophones, pick the odd word out, sentence correction, idioms, analogies and acronyms. In case of reading comprehension (RC), you must know the purpose of the passage, assumption and supporting statements, learn how to draw inference and conclusion. You should learn to identify the author’s point of view, determine the strength or weakness of arguments and identify flaws or discrepancies in logic.
    • General Knowledge/ General Awareness or Social Sensitivity: This section carries questions on current affairs, history, meanings of terms, recent social issues, social activities and movements. You are expected to know about the environment, ecology, sports, entertainment, labour, politics, economy etc. You should have a wide ranging knowledge on issues such as health, media, education, ICTs, literature, art, governance, law, international politics and current events.
    • Mathematics and Logical Reasoning: This section has questions on core Mathematics, Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning. We will provide you with the details of the topics you should cover for each subsection.

    Mathematics: Brush up on your basic concepts of algebra, profit and loss, percentage, ratio and proportion, HCF and LCM, average, square root, time and distance, BODMAS, mixtures and allegations as well as basic geometry.

    Data Interpretation (DI): Learn to interpret bar graphs, pie charts, case lets, line graphs, tables, double pie charts and multiple graphs. You must have knowledge of data comparison as well.

    Logical Reasoning: Here you will be expected to solve questions on number series, alphabet series, logical connectivity, Venn diagrams, puzzles, cubes and statement conclusion. You are expected to have an eye for detail when solving questions from this section. Assumptions, arguments and family trees will also be questioned on.

    TISSNET 2021 Preparation Tips

    TISSNET 2021 Preparation Tips

    In order to prepare for TISSNET 2021, read below mentioned preparation strategies, the best books and preparation material to aid you in your year long preparation.

    • First of all, you need to decide whether you will go for coaching or continue with self study at home.
    • If you decide to go for coaching classes, find out the best coaching centres that can guide you properly. Carefully search for the best mentor who can provide you with an all round understanding of the entire syllabus.
    •  If you decide to study on your own, you need to be more careful about managing your time and finishing the syllabus.
    • It is absolutely crucial that you know the exam pattern.
    • Have a look at the official syllabus and prepare accordingly.
    • Do not leave out any topic.
    • Read newspapers and magazines regularly to get a good score in the General Knowledge (GK) section.
    • Make yourself aware of the current affairs of India and abroad by following the news closely.
    • You should have a clear concept of your basics. There should be no glitch in your fundamental knowledge.
    • Regularly appear for mock tests of TISSNET to rectify your errors.
    • Solve previous years’ question papers to get the actual feeling of the exam.

    We provide you with a comprehensive list of the most useful books on each section of the exam.

    Proficiency in English

    How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CATArun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay
    Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
    High School English Grammar & CompositionWren & Martin
    Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionArihant Publication
    Pearson Guide to Verbal AbilitySujit Kumar, Pearson Publication

    General Awareness

    Manorama Year Book 2020
    Daily reading of newspapers like The Hindu, Times of India, Economic Times, Financial Express
    GK Mock Tests for TISSNET
    Competition Success Review
    Pratiyogita Darpan

    Mathematics, Analytical ability and Logical reasoning

    How to prepare for Quantitative for the CAArun Sharma, published by MGH Education
    Quantitative Aptitude for the CATNishit K.Sinha, Published by Pearson
    Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CATNishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson)
    How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CATArun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)
    How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CATArun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)
    ‘Logical Reasoning and data Interpretation for the CATNishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson)
    The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for competitive exams

    TISSNET 2021 Result

    TISSNET 2021 Results

    You do not have to wait too long for your results. You can expect your results of the written test to be declared in the same month of the exam, that is, January 2021. Please remember to note down your registration details at the time of filling up the application form. You will need to use your login details to find out your results. The minimum cut off marks for unreserved category is usually 45% and those from reserved category can expect a cut off of 35%. The cut off score varies from subject to subject. It also depends on the number of seats available in each course in each campus. The number of candidates appearing for the exam each year is also a factor. You can have a look at previous years’ cut off marks to have a fair idea of what to expect in TISSNET 2021.

    TISSNET 2021 Counselling Process

    The national written entrance exam is just the first round for selection in TISS. You also need to appear for Pre Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds to get finally qualified. These admission rounds will be held separately for each campus of TISS. It is only after all these rounds are completed that the TISS authorities will come up with the final selection list. Your final score will be based on your performance in all the rounds. Applicants will also need to produce all requisite documents at the time of admission. You need to carry both your original documents as well as attested copies of the same. After your documents are verified, the TISS authorities will require you to clear a medical check up before you are allowed admission.

    TISSNET 2021 FAQs

    TISSNET 2021 FAQs

    Question: How many courses are offered by TISS?

    Ans. There are more than 55 courses that you can apply to.

    Question: Where will the exams be held?

    Ans. There will be test centres all across the country.

    Question: What is the official website of TISS?

    Ans. This is the official website of TISS:http://admissions.tiss.edu/

    Question: Can international students apply for TISSNET 2021?

    Ans. Yes, international students can apply for the exam but their admission process is different from that of Indian students.

    Question: Does my application for TISSNET guarantee my admission?

    Ans. No, merely applying for the exam does not guarantee your admission.

    Question: Can I appear for the second round if I fill up the form?

    Ans. No, you have to clear the first round of the written exam to be eligible for the second round.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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    arvind paul


    28 Nov, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Arvind, yes, separate application form would be filled for entrance and admission respectively in the institute.

    28 Nov, 2019 11:45
    Sumi Haloi

    I want to do MA. Public health...What score in TISS NET i shd get??

    04 Sep, 2018 00:20
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Sumi, You need at least 60% in the NET to get qualify.

    04 Sep, 2018 12:45

    whether North East ST/SC will get reservation facility or not in no of seats?

    27 Aug, 2018 00:20
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Sabitri, Please check this link for getting the information about the Reservation Criteria for TISSNET Exam.

    27 Aug, 2018 11:24

    how many students have applied for tissnet 2018

    21 Dec, 2017 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Naren, Neraly 40,000 candidates apply fro TISSNET every year.

    16 May, 2018 17:51

    Hello I would like to apply for TISSNET MBA online. I am not able to find the correct Web site for that. Kindly help. dilip

    23 Nov, 2017 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Saranya, Visit the official website of TISSNET i.e. admissions.tiss.edu.

    Candidates are able to fill form online through official website.

    Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) provides the provision to register either online (E- application process at tiss.edu) or offline (request TISS Mumbai to send form via post).

    15 May, 2018 12:48
    swati singh

    I want to apply for HRM Course in TISS Mumbai. For the same I need to apply for MA Application Form?? Do I need to apply for the particular campuses also? As I wish to get into Mumbai Campus Only for HRM Courses. Thanx in advance :)

    06 Mar, 2017 12:00
    Mohit vasant narkhede

    Need registration form link for MBA entrance exam

    06 Mar, 2017 12:00
    Advitya Narang

    how to fillin for tiss-net for mba

    06 Mar, 2017 12:00

    Where can I get previous year question paper of tissnet

    06 Mar, 2017 12:00

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