TISSNET 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
STATE LEVEL ONLINE TEST
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.
|TISSNET||TISSNET 2017 Cutoff||TISSNET 2017 Analysis|
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 Exam||January 7, 2017|
|Timings of Exam||2:00 PM to 3:40 PM|
|Number of Questions||100|
|Number of Sections||3|
|Time Duration||1 hour 40 minutes|
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.
|Section||Number of Questions||Marks|
|Analytical and Numerical Ability||35||35|
|Awareness of General and Social Issues||35||35|
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.
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:-
|Topics||Number of Questions||Level of Difficulty|
|Sequence and Series||4||Easy|
|Permutations and Combinations||5||Easy-Moderate|
|Time and Work||3||Easy|
|Time, Speed and Distance||4||Easy|
|Profit and Loss||1||Easy|
|Odd One and Out||2||Easy|
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:-
|Topic||Number of Questions||Level of Difficulty|
|Fill in the blanks||10||Easy-Moderate|
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:
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Given below are some reference books that candidates can refer while preparing for TISS NET 2017:
|Book Name||Author/Publisher Name|
|Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal||RS Aggarwal|
|How to prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma||Arun 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 Prasad||Hari Mohan Prasad|
|Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth||M 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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