TISSNET Exam Pattern 2020, Marking Scheme, Syllabus and Books

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    TISSNET is a national level entrance exam which is conducted in online (computer-based) mode. As per the official TISSNET Exam Pattern, General Knowledge section will carry 40 marks, while English Proficiency and Maths & Logical Reasoning will carry 30 marks each. Read TISSNET Syllabus

    • Candidates who have applied for a single program or multiple programs will be attempting a single question paper with 100 questions for a duration of 100 minutes.
    • This will also include candidates who have chosen HRM in combination with other program/ programs. Check TISSNET Paper Analysis
    • PWD candidates will be given an option to have a SCRIBE to assist them to complete the test. The SCRIBE should be an undergraduate student and should bring a valid ID proof. 
    • The exam duration is 100 minutes, however, persons with disabilities who have a disability of 40% or more will get a compensatory extra time of  20 minutes per hour. Check TISSNET Cutoff
    • There is no negative marking for any TISS Courses, including HRM. Candidates seeking admissions to Post-Graduate Degree courses at TISS campuses in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Tuljapur, and Guwahati,can register for TISSNET 2020 at admissions.tiss.edu.
    TISS Exam Pattern, TISSNET Exam Pattern, TISSNET Paper Pattern
    Other Facts of TISSNET Paper Pattern 2020
    TISSNET 2020 Exam DateJanuary 12, 2020 (Tentative)
    Timings of Exam2:00 PM – 3:40 PM
    Sectional Time-LimitNo
    TISSNET Marking Scheme1 for each correct answer
    Negative MarkingNo

    TISSNET Exam Pattern: Mathematics & Logical Reasoning

    • The analytical and numerical ability of candidates will be tested in this section.
    • 30 questions will be asked in this section carrying 30 marks of weightage.
    • Most of the questions asks to involvebasic mathematical concepts like prime numbers, composite numbers, square roots etc.
    • This section can be a little tricky but the questions remain easy to attempt.

    TISSNET Syllabus 

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

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    TISSNET Preparation Books: 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

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    TISSNET Exam Pattern: English Proficiency

    • This is framed to judge the ability of the candidate in usage and understanding of the English language.
    • English Proficiency section comprises of 30 questions carrying 30 marks.
    • Candidates having a good grammatical knowledge can score well in this section.
    • Candidates must know the proper usage of words and sentences formation to crack this section.
    • Passages will be given that must be read comprehensively and then has to be answered questions related to it.
    • A part of this section is framed to check a candidate’s knowledge of synonyms, antonyms, one-word answer.
    • Reading newspaper on daily basis can help candidates to increase their vocabulary.

    TISSNET Syllabus

    TISSNET 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

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    TISSNET Preparation Books: 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

    TISSNET Exam Pattern: General Awareness

    • 40 questions will be asked from this section in TISSNET 2020.
    • This section has highest weightage in the exam with 40 marks.
    • Candidates must be a habitual reader of newspapers to score well in this section.
    • Someone who is good at general knowledge won’t face any problem in answering questions from this section.

    TISSNET Important Topics

    United Nations OrganizationIndian rivers
    Basic historical facts about IndiaImportant Indian monuments
    Basic facts and latest numbers about the Indian economyRecent government initiatives like MNREGA, Mid-day meal scheme etc.
    Indians who have won prominent international awardsOlympics News

    TISSNET Syllabus

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

    Read How to Prepare General Knowledge for TISSNET 2020

    TISSNET Preparation Books: General Awareness

    TISSNET Books for General Awareness
    Book NameAuthor Name/Publisher
    The Best Book of General Knowledge 2020Subhash C.Soni
    General Knowledge Encyclopaedia: Including Objective Type QuestionsRPH Editorial Board
    Manorama Yearbook 2020Mammen Mathew
    Pratiyogita Darpan General Studies Indian Economy Exam Oriented SeriesPratiyogita Darpan
    Current Affairs Yearly 2020Arihant Experts

    TISSNET Marking Scheme 2020

    • The marking scheme for each section in TISS NET exam is defined by Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
    • There will be 100 questions, each carrying 1 mark.
    • General Awareness has a weightage of 40 marks, while English Proficiency and Mathematics and Logical Reasoning carry 30 marks each. 
    • There will be no negative marking for a wrong answer or unattempted question.

    TISSNET Selection Procedure 2020

    Candidates who qualify TISSNET are then shortlisted for next round of TISSNET Selection Procedure which is a pre-written test.

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

    1. In Section 1, candidates 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, candidates have to answer questions related to a given case study
    • Candidates have to appear for a personal interview after giving the pre-written test.

    Distribution of Marks

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

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

    Read Preparation Tips for TISS PIT/ Interview

    *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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    1 Comment
    Ipsita Roy Barman


    19 Jul, 2019 00:20
    Megha Rohilla

    HI IPSITA ROY BARMAN, You can follow books R.S Aggarwal, M.Tyra, S.Chand, Arun Sharma for maths and Arihant Experts, Subhash C.Soni, Pratiyogita Darpan for GK

    22 Jul, 2019 17:13

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