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TISSNET Syllabus 2018

Tata Institute of Social Sciences describes the official syllabus for its entrance exam (TISSNET) each year. There have not been any significant changes in TISSNET Syllabus over the years. 

TISSNET is scheduled in January 2018. Before beginning with your TISSNET Preparation, it is of utmost importance to learn about the exam pattern and syllabus first. They give an overall picture of which question to expect in the actual exam.

To formulate a better preparation plan, read the highlights of TISSNET Exam Pattern given below:

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

Sectional Pattern in TISSNET

As mentioned above, the three sections in TISSNET will hold the weightage as given below:

SectionNumber of QuestionsMarks
English Language3030
General Awareness4040
Maths & Logical Reasoning3030

TISSNET 2018 Syllabus for Mathematics & Logical Reasoning

  • There are 30 questions in the exam from this section.
  • There are 35 main topics to be prepared.
  • This section holds a total of 30 marks.
  • Do refer to NCERT books from class 9-12.
TISSNET 2018 Syllabus for Mathematics & Logical Reasoning
 ArithmeticNumber SystemsSpeed, Time and DistanceLinear EquationsGeometry
FunctionsGraphsMenstruation- 2D and 3DProbabilityVolumes
Time and WorkBinomial TheoremPermutation and CombinationSurds and IndicesInequalities
Quadratic EquationsComplex NumbersTrigonometryMixtures and AllegationsSet Theory
Co-ordinate GeometryData Interpretation – Web DiagramProgressionsBODMASSimple & compound inters
Interest (Simple and Compound)Ratio and ProportionStatisticsLogarithmPercentages
AlgebraHeights and DistancePermutation and CombinationLCM and HCFProfit and Loss

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 Aggarwal

Read  TISSNET Preparation Books

TISSNET 2018 Syllabus for General Awareness

  • Candidates will be asked 40 questions from this section in TISSNET 2018.
  • There are around 17 main topics from which questions are likely to be asked.
  • This section holds a total of 40 marks.
  • The key to score well in this section is by devoting quality time to reading newspapers or watching news channels.
  • Some of the most important topics in this section are given below: 
TISSNET 2018 Syllabus for General Awareness
Trade AwarenessCulture
HistoryCurrent social issues
PoliticsPersonalities in News
Current Affairs of National and International EconomyBusiness
Nation and StatesLiterature
Sports newsIndian Constitution
Science in the Everyday Life-

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

TISSNET 2018 Syllabus for English Proficiency

  • A total of 30 questions are asked in TISSNET from this section.
  • The total marks awarded to this section are also 30.
  • This is framed to judge the ability of the candidate in usage and understanding of English language.
  • 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.
  • The general topics from which the questions are likely to be asked are listed below.
TISSNET 2018 Syllabus for English Proficiency
Jumbled ParagraphSentence Correction
Fill in the blanksEnglish Usage or Grammar 
Meaning-Usage MatchVocabulary Based (Synonyms
Logical Completion of IdeaVerbal critical reasoning
Analogies or Reverse AnalogiesFacts / Inferences / Judgments
Antonyms)Reading Comprehension
Para JumbleSummary Questions

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

We hope you prepare all the topics well and practice TISSNET Sample Papers as many as possible. The cut off marks for TISSNET 2018 are expected to range between 85 to 90. On the basis of the cut-off marks and the score obtained by the candidate in the exam, he will be shortlisted for the subsequent modes of selection which comprise of Pre-Interview test and Personal Interview test.


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