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TISSNET Syllabus, Important Topics and Books

Updated On - January 16th 2019 by KRITIKA GUPTA

TISSNET Syllabus is released by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). The questions are framed out of 3 key areas viz. General Awareness, English Proficiency, and Maths & Logical Reasoning. There will be 100 objective questions, each carrying 1 mark. No major changes have been notified in paper pattern and syllabus, as yet.

While preparing for TISSNET, practicing via TISSNET 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.

  • The exam concluded on January 13, as per students and experts, GK was the toughest section out of the other two. Check TISSNET Paper Analysis
  • Cut off for TISSNET 2019 is expected to range between 72 to 76 marks.Know more
  • TISS will release the official question papers with answer keys shortly at Check TISSNET Answer Keys

The detailed syllabus for TISSNET 2019 is given below for your reference.

TISS Exam Pattern, TISSNET Exam Pattern, TISSNET Paper Pattern

For the ease of candidates, TISS has also released a DEMO TEST to measure the preparation level of examinees. Practicing the mock paper/ question pape is of utmost importance, so as to know about your strengths and weaknesses.

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TISSNET Syllabus: 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 Syllabus 2019 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 DiagramProgressionsBODMASSimple & compound inters
Interest (Simple and Compound)Ratio and ProportionStatisticsLogarithmPercentages
AlgebraHeights and DistancePermutation and CombinationLCM and HCFProfit and Loss

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 Syllabus: General Awareness

  • Candidates are asked 40 questions from this section in TISSNET 2019.
  • 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 Syllabus 2019 for General Awareness
Trade AwarenessCulture
HistoryCurrent social issues
PoliticsPersonalities in News
Current Affairs of National and International EconomyBusiness
Nation and StatesLiterature
Sports newsIndian Constitution
Science in the Everyday Life-

TISSNET Preparation Books: General Awareness

TISSNET Books for General Awareness
Book NameAuthor Name/Publisher
The Best Book of General KnowledgeSubhash 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
Current Affairs Yearly 2017Arihant Experts

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TISSNET Syllabus: English Proficiency

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

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

TISSNET 2019 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

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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
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We hope you prepare all the topics well and Practice TISSNET Sample Papers as many as possible. The cut off marks for TISSNET 2019 are expected to range between 72 to 76. On the basis of the cut-off marks and the score obtained by the candidate in the exam, he will be shortlisted for the subsequent selection rounds viz. Pre-Interview test and Personal Interview test.  Good luck!

*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

tissnet 2018 we have to read manorma 2017 or 2018.because i already have 2017

21 Dec, 2017 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Priyanka, You should follow latest edition but it you already have 2017 edition you can follow that.

16 May, 2018 17:56

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