TISSNET 2020 TISSNET 2021
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
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.
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 Events||Tentative Dates|
|Release of application form||4th week of October 2020|
|Last date for filling up online application form||1st week of December 2020|
|Last date for sending application form by post||1st week of December 2020|
|Release of admit card or hall ticket||4th week of December 2020|
|Date of the exam||1st week of January 2021|
|Announcement of the results||1st 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 campus||March 2021|
|Group discussion and personal interview at Guwahati campus||March 2021|
|Announcement of merit list of selected candidates||3rd week of April 2021|
|Online document submission and verification along with fee payment||3rd week of April 2021 to 1st week of May 2021|
|Announcement of 1st waiting list||2nd week of May 2021|
|Online document submission and verification along with fee payment for 1st waiting list candidates||2nd to 3rd week of May 2021|
|Closing of admission procedure||2nd week of June 2021|
In order to be eligible for TISSNET 2021, a candidate needs to fulfil the below mentioned criteria:
TISSNET exam is conducted in online mode through computers in various test centres.
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.
Here we provide you with a list of the marks distribution for the written test of TISSNET 2021.
|Proficiency in English||30 marks|
|Maths and Logical Reasoning||30 marks|
|General Awareness||40 marks|
|Total marks||100 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 round||Maximum marks|
|National common written test||100 marks|
|Pre Interview Test (PIT) and Group Discussion (GD)||50 marks|
|Personal Interview (PI)||75 marks|
|Total marks||225 marks|
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.
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.
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.
We provide you with a comprehensive list of the most useful books on each section of the exam.
|How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT||Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay|
|Word Power Made Easy||Norman Lewis|
|High School English Grammar & Composition||Wren & Martin|
|Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||Arihant Publication|
|Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability||Sujit Kumar, Pearson Publication|
|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|
|How to prepare for Quantitative for the CA||Arun Sharma, published by MGH Education|
|Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT||Nishit K.Sinha, Published by Pearson|
|Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT||Nishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson)|
|How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT||Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)|
|How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT||Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)|
|‘Logical Reasoning and data Interpretation for the CAT||Nishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson)|
|The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for competitive exams|
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.
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.
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?
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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