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TISSNET 2017 Syllabus, Exam Pattern

TISSNET Exam Pattern includes three sections. The General Awareness section will consist of 40 marks, English Proficiency-30 marks, Maths and Logical Reasoning - 30 marks.The total duration of TISSNET is 1 hour 40 minutes. It contains 100 Multiple Choice Questions.  There are around 4-5 alternatives to choose from. Candidates must note that there is no negative marking in TISSNET 2017. TISSNET 2017 or TATA Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test 2017 was online on January 7, 2017. 

TISSNET 2017 was conducted successfully. It gave enough opportunities to candidates to score in the Verbal and RC area as well as in the Mathematics, Data Interpretation, and Logical Ability area. It is expected that the General Knowledge and Current Affairs area would be the decider for the cutoff. For MA in HRM &LR, the cutoff is expected to be high like it used to be earlier.

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TISSNET 2017 Exam Pattern Highlights

Given below are the important details regarding the TISSNET 2017 Exam Pattern. Candidate must be acquainted with all the below key points to score good marks in the exam:

Date of ExamJanuary 7, 2017
Timings of Exam2:00 PM to 3:40 PM
Exam ModeOnline
Number of Questions100
Number of Sections3
Time Duration1 hour 40 minutes
Negative MarkingNo

TISSNET 2017 Marking Scheme

Candidates have to attempt 100 questions asked from 3 sections namely Analytical and Numerical Ability, English Proficiency and Awareness of General and Social Issues. There will be no negative marking. Candidates will be given 1 hour 40 minutes time to complete the exam. Mentioned below is the details about 3 sections asked along with number of questions and marks allotted.

SectionNumber of QuestionsMarks
Analytical and Numerical Ability3535
English Proficiency3030
Awareness of General and Social Issues3535

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TISSNET 2017 Sectional Details

Given below is the section-wise detail of the three sections namely, General Knowledge, Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning, and English Proficiency. Candidates must refer to them to know about the exam pattern of TISSNET better. 

Analytical and Numerical Ability

This section will assess the analytical and numerical ability of the candidates. 35 questions will be asked from this section. Most of the questions asked involve basic mathematical concepts like prime numbers, composite numbers, square roots etc. Along with this, there will be questions on graphical data, or pie diagrams, relationships and determining validity of conclusions based on given premises.

As per the previous year trends, this section is comparatively easy. Mentioned below are some topics asked in previous year and their level of difficulty:-

TopicsNumber of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Set Theory4Easy
Sequence and Series4Easy
Permutations and Combinations5Easy-Moderate
Time and Work3Easy
Time, Speed and Distance4Easy
Profit and Loss1Easy
Odd One and Out2Easy

English Proficiency

This is frame to judge the ability of the candidate in usage and understanding of English language. The candidates will be given passages which they will have to read comprehensively and answer questions asked related to the passages. The candidates will also have to fill in blanks with appropriate words and phrases to form meaningful sentences. A part of this section is framed to check candidate’s knowledge of synonyms, antonyms, one word answer. For preparing this section candidates have to increase their Grammar skills. Also reading newspaper on daily basis can help the candidates to increase their vocabulary. This section comprises of 30 sections.

Candidates can check below important topics asked from this section with their level of difficulty:-

TopicNumber of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Word Analogies5Easy-Moderate
Fill in the blanks10Easy-Moderate
Reading Comprehension5Moderate
Contextual Vocabulary5Easy-Moderate
Para Jumbles5Moderate

Awareness of General and Social Issues

This section comprise of 30 questions of one mark each .Topics asked from this section are current events, significant Politico-Social events and topics related to History to Art and Culture and Sports. Candidates should also prepare topics from other fields like geography, films, about famous personalities, literature and economic state of India and the World. Reading newspaper on daily basis can help the students in preparing for General Awareness section.

Here are some topics from General Awareness which are asked in last 2 years TISS NET Paper:

  • United Nations Organization
  • Indian rivers
  • Basic historical facts about India
  • Important Indian monuments
  • Basic facts and latest numbers about the Indian economy
  • Recent government initiatives like MNREGA, Mid-day meal scheme etc.
  • Indians who have won prominent international awards
  • Olympic Games facts

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TISSNET 2017 Preparation Books

Given below are some reference books that candidates can refer while preparing for TISS NET 2017:

Book NameAuthor/Publisher Name
Quantitative Aptitude by RS AggarwalRS Aggarwal
How to prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun SharmaArun Sharma
An Advanced Approach to Data Interpretation by RS Aggarwal.RS Aggarwal
Proficiency in Reading Comprehension Simplifying the ‘Passage’ for you by Ajay Singh.Ajay Singh
Objective English for Competitive Examination by Hari Mohan PrasadHari Mohan Prasad
Indian Polity by M LaxmikanthM Laxmikanth

Along with above mentioned books, candidates can also study NCERT Books of Class 8th to 12th for preparation of General awareness and mathematics section. Also candidates should read newspapers daily to be updated with current hot topics which will help them in scoring well in TISSNET 2017.



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