TISSNET Syllabus 2021, Section-wise Important Topics and Books

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    Tata Institute of Social Sciences determines TISSNET Syllabus. 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. 

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    • General Awareness has 40 questions on static GK and current affairs mostly from social and economics topics.
    • English Proficiency section of TISSNET 2021 has 30 questions that test candidates’ grasp over the language.
    • The Mathematics and Logical Reasoning section will have 30 questions from quantitative aptitude, reasoning ability and data interpretation. 
    • While preparing for TISSNET, practising 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. Check TISSNET Paper Analysis

    The detailed syllabus for TISSNET 2021 is given below for your reference.

    TISSNET 2021 Syllabus: 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 involve basic 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 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

    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 2021 Syllabus: English Proficiency

    • This is framed to judge the ability of the candidate in usage and understanding of the English language.
    • English Proficiency section comprises 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 have to be answered questions related to it.
    • A part of this section is framed to check a candidate’s knowledge of synonyms, antonyms, and one-word answer.
    • Reading newspapers on a daily basis can help candidates to increase their vocabulary.

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

    TISSNET English Syllabus

    Cloze TestFill in the Blanks
    Match the ColumnsError Detection
    Jumbled SentencesVocabulary & Grammar
    One Word SubstitutionIdioms and Phrases
    Antonyms and SynonymsWord Relation
    Summary QuestionsReading comprehension
    Meaning-Usage MatchSentence Correction

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    TISSNET Preparation Books: English Proficiency

    Name of BookPublisher/Author
    Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
    High School English Grammar and Composition KeyWren & Martin 
    English for General CompetitionsNeetu Singh
    English Is EasyChetananand Singh
    Pocket Guide to VocabularyBarron
    Mastering the Verbal Ability for CATAjay Singh

    TISSNET Exam Pattern: General Awareness

    • 40 questions will be asked from this section in TISSNET 2021.
    • This section has the 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 - General Awareness

    Recent social issuesCurrent Affairs
    Economic processesLiterature
    History Finearts and music
    General GeologySocial activities and movements
    Meaning of termsSociological awareness
    PersonalitiesTrade Awareness
    CultureNation and States

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    TISSNET Preparation Books - General Awareness

    Name of BookPublisher/Author
    Manorama Yearbook 2021Manorama 
    Current Affairs Yearly 2021Arihant 
    General Knowledge 2020: Latest Current Affairs & Who's WhoRPH Editorial Board
    Pearson General Knowledge Manual 2020Pearson
    Pratiyogita DarpanUpkar Prakashan

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    TISSNET 2021 Syllabus FAQs

    Ques. What is the selection procedure followed by TISS?

    Ans. The selection procedure happens in 2 stages and has 3 components of assessments. Candidates appear in the National entrance test (TISSNET) based on their performance in the exam; only the shortlisted candidates are called for the Pre Interview Test and Personal Interview (PIT/PI).

    Ques. How to improve Quantitative and Logical Reasoning Skills? 

    Ans. The only way to improve in the Quant section of TISSNET is to practise it daily. Accuracy is key for this section which can only be obtained with regular practise. 

    Ques. What criteria are considered while marking an essay?

    Ans. The criteria which are taken into consideration are the Quality of content, structure of essay and logical expression of ideas. Avoid grammatical mistakes.

    Ques. How is the essay and the interview scheduled on the same day?

    Ans. Candidates are told to write essays in the morning and the interview sessions start. Interview duration ranges from 10 to 30 minutes.

    Ques. What do they mean by Pre Admission Medical check up?

    Ans. Once the verification of the documents is done all the candidates have to go through the medical check up by the medical officers of the institute.

    *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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