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TISSNET 2018 Exam Pattern

For all those who aspire to pursue a post-graduate course from TISS must be well informed about TISSNET 2018 Exam Pattern. It hasn’t seen any major change over the years.

The paper pattern of Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test (TISSNET) evaluates a candidate’s management skills, by analyzing his general knowledge, comprehension, and analytical & logical reasoning capacities.

TISSNET 2018 is scheduled in January. Listed below are quick facts related to TISSNET Exam Pattern:

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  • TISS Exam is held online. There a total of 100 questions.
  • The questions will be of objective-type in nature.
  • The total duration of the exam is 100 minutes.
  • There are no sectional time limits in TISS NET.
  • TISSNET Syllabus covers questions on 3 key sections viz. General Awareness, English Proficiency, and Maths & Logical Reasoning
  • As for TISSNET Marking Scheme, each correct answer will fetch you +1 mark and there is no provision of negative marking

Candidates must not forget to carry their TISSNET Admit Card to the exam hall. TISSNET 2018 will be conducted across 39 centers across the country. In order to score well, we suggest you be thorough with your TISSNET Preparation. Devote quality time to each section. Read on to know all key details of TISSNET Exam Pattern and we assure you a good score. CheckTISSNET Exam Centers

Use of Scribe- Candidates with visual impairment will be given an option to have a SCRIBE to assist them to complete the test. The SCRIBE should be an undergraduate student and should bring a valid ID proof at the time of the test. The Persons with Disabilities who have disability of 40% or more will get compensatory extra time of  20 minutes per hour.

Highlights of TISSNET Exam Pattern

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Highlights of TISSNET Exam Pattern 2018
TISSNET 2018 Exam DateJanuary 2018
Timings of Exam2:00 PM to 3:40 PM
Exam ModeOnline
Number of Questions100
Type of QuestionsObjective
Number of Sections3 (General Awareness, English Proficiency, and Maths & Logical Reasoning)
Time Duration1 hour 40 minutes
Sectional Time-LimitNo
TISSNET Marking Scheme+1 for each correct answer
Negative MarkingNo

Sectional Details

As given above, the question paper will be divided into 3 mains sections. The weightage of questions and marks of each can be seen below:

SectionSubject AreaNo. of QuestionsMarks
IGeneral Awareness4040
IIMathematical & Logical Reasoning3030

TISSNET 2018 Exam Pattern for Mathematics & Logical Reasoning

  • The analytical and numerical ability of candidates will be tested in this section.
  • 30 questions will be asked from this section.
  • Most of the questions asked 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 2018 Syllabus

TISSNET Syllabus for Mathematics and Logical Reasoning
Time and workBasic set concepts
Time and distanceAreas, Volumes
Basic geometrySpeed-distance-time
Percentage, AverageMixtures and Allegations
Square root and Basic algebraProperties of shapes
Simple and compound interestPie diagrams
Binomial TheoremProgressions
Quadratic EquationsHeights and Distance

TISSNET Preparation Books for 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 Aggarwa

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TISSNET 2017 Paper Analysis

Most of the question in this section are from easy to moderate level. Some of the most frequent questions are on Permutations and Combinations, Mensuration, graphical data, or pie diagrams, relationships and determining the validity of conclusions based on given premises.

TopicsNumber of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Set Theory3Easy
Sequence and Series3Easy
Permutations and Combinations4Easy-Moderate
Time and Work3Easy
Time, Speed and Distance3Easy
Profit and Loss1Easy
Odd One and Out2Easy

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TISSNET 2018 Exam Pattern for English Proficiency

  • This is framed to judge the ability of the candidate in usage and understanding of English language.
  • The English Proficiency section comprises of 30 sections.
  • Candidates having a good grammatical knowledge can score well in this section.
  • Candidates must know the proper usage of words and sentence formation to crack this section.
  • Passages will be given that must be read comprehensively and then has to be answered questions related to it.
  • A part of this section is framed to check candidate’s knowledge of synonyms, antonyms, one word answer.
  • Reading newspaper on daily basis can help candidates to increase their vocabulary.

TISSNET 2018 Syllabus

TISSNET 2018 Syllabus for English Proficiency
Reading comprehensionRearrange the sentences
VocabularyFill in the blanks
AcronymsSynonyms and antonyms
AnalogyPairing of words
Summary QuestionsFacts / Inferences / Judgments
Meaning-Usage MatchSentence Correction

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TISSNET Preparation Books for 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

TISSNET 2017 Paper Analysis

As per previous year’s analysis, most of the questions were fill-in-the-blanks. The overall difficulty level the paper is generally moderate. Candidates do not face any problem in attempting this section.

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

TISSNET 2018 Exam Pattern for General Awareness

  • 40 questions will be asked from this section in TISSNET.
  • 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 2018 Important Topics

  • 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

TISSNET 2018 Syllabus

TISSNET 2018 Syllabus for General Awareness
Recent social issuesCurrent Affairs
Economic processesLiterature
HistoryFine arts and music
General GeologySocial activities and movements
Meaning of termsSociological awareness

TISSNET Preparation Books for General Awareness

TISSNET Books for General Awareness
Book NameAuthor Name/Publisher
The Best Book of General Knowledge 2018Subhash 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 2018 Marking Scheme

  • There will be 100 questions in TISSNET.
  • The marking scheme for each section in TISS NET exam is defined by Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
  • Listed below is the scheme that will be followed in the exam:
  1. Candidates have to attempt 100 questions asked from 3 sections namely Analytical & Numerical Ability, English Proficiency, and General Awareness.
  2. Each question will have a weightage of 1 mark.
  3. There will be no negative marking for a wrong answer or unattempted question.

TISSNET 2018 Selection Procedure

Candidates who qualify TISSNET are then shortlisted and called for a pre-written test.

Candidates have to attempt 2 sections in the pre-written test:

    1. In Section 1, candidates have to write an essay of fewer than 1000 words on a given theme such as contemporary socio-political, cultural, economic and political significance.
    2. In Section 2, candidates have to answer questions related to a given case study
    • Candidates have to appear for a personal interview after giving the pre-written test.

    Distribution of Marks

    • TISS Exam: 100 marks
    • Pre-written Test: 50 marks
    • Personal Interview: 75 marks

    The total marks allotted for admission in TISS is 225 marks.

    Read  TISSNET Selection Procedure



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