Tiss- Hrm& Lr 2010-2012

Tiss notification is out @seniors please help us with all the queries For Application form and Information Brochure (1) Online application (2) Form can also be obtained by sending request letter with DD of Rs 750 in favour o…

Tiss notification is out

@seniors please help us with all the queries

For Application form and Information Brochure
(1) Online application

(2) Form can also be obtained by sending request letter with DD of Rs 750 in favour of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, payable at Mumbai

(3) Form can also be obtained from the cash counter of TISS

Last date for receipt of completed application forms at the institute:- 23/10/2009

Please use this thread for discussion related to HRM&LR;
Tiss Written Test on 13th Dec '09
Tiss Brochure (2010-12)

TISS Selection Process (HRM&LR;)
Eligibility:

A bachelor's degree of a minimum 3 years duration or its equivalent (under 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognized university, in any discipline


Paper Pattern: TISS: December 14, 2008


The paper was divided into two parts Part I and Part II.

Part-I was an objective, multiple choice test, with 50 questions to be attempted in 60 minutes, and aimed to test a candidate's analytical reasoning ability, language ability, and social awareness.
Number of options was either four or five
Marks per question: 1 mark
Sections

Number of Questions

Analytical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability
15




Verbal Ability
20




Awareness about Contemporary Social Issues
15






Part II was a program specific section where students applying for different programs took different tests. This part of the paper was objective as well as descriptive based on the type of program the student had applied for. The time allotted was one hour. The HRM and LR program tests were divided into six sections namely Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, Probability, Business Knowledge, and Foundations of Management.

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Tiss sample paper

yes the TISS notification is out in today's TELEGRAPH KOLKATA edition.. will post the link soon...

PFA.. i have uploaded in both word and image format from today's paper.

Thanks.

some questions from TISS (2008-10) written exam

Q. A fair coin is flipped 3 times. What is the probability that the coin lands with a 'Head' each time. - 1/8, 1/2, 0, 7/8

Q. If w is divisible by 2, 6, 8 and 48, which of the following is also divisible by these numbers? - w+8, w+20, w+36, w+48

Q. A farmer wishes to build a fence around a rectangular field. The field is 100 feet long and 60 feet wide. The fence will be of stone on one long
side and of wire on the other 3 sides. Stone costs Rs. 50 a foot and wire costs Rs. 20 a foot. How much will the fence cost? - Rs. 8600, Rs.
7800, Rs. 9400, Rs. 7600

Q. In January the value of a stock increased by 25%, and in February it decreased by 20 percent. How did the value of the stock at the end of
February compare with its value at the beginning of January? - It was less, It was the same, It was 5% greater, It was greater by more
than 5%

Q. A bus covers 100 km in the first 2 hours; 64 km in the next hour and 72 km in the next two hours. What is the average speed of the bus during
the whole journey? - 25.6 km/hr, 32.8 km/hr, 40.7 km/hr, 47.2 km/hr

Q. If the average of 5, 6, 7 and w is 10, then what is w? - 8, 13, 18, 22

DIRECTIONS: Out of 90 students in a Science college, students chose Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as follows: 15 chose Math only, 12 chose
Chemistry only, 8 chose Physics only, 45 chose Physics and Math, 20 chose Physics and Chemistry and 65 chose Physics in total. Answer the Questions.
Q. How many students chose all 3 subjects? - 8, 11, 15, 6
Q. How many total students chose Math? - 55, 62, 50, 60

Select the most appropriate answer:

Q. While baking a cake on Sunday, I ..... out of sugar and asked my daughter
to get some. - run, need, ran, fell

Q. India lost the match ..... the brilliant innings by Azharuddin.- with, despite,
through, by

Q. Many cunicular animals are nocturnal in nature. These animals are - burrow
dwelling animals, furry animals, tailed animals, winged animals

Q. Mohan's friends were certain that he was no dipsomaniac, even though he was often to be found at cocktail parties. The word
'dipsomania' means - a compulsion to drink excessive alcohol, a compulsion to steal, an incessant, uncontrollable and intense
sexual desire, a delusion of grandeur, power, importance

Q. Every magician hopes to be able to perform in front of a credulous audience. A 'credulous audience' means - an audience that
believes what it hears, an audience that can be easily tricked and fooled, an audience that is inexperienced and trusting, an
audience that is frank and fearless
Read the following passage and answer:
"There is a funny story that anthropologists tell to demonstrate how many different ways the same things can be
named and classified, depending on the culture doing the naming. A group of anthropologists were giving a sort of
IQ test to an aboriginal group. The purpose of the test (and there really is such a test) is to see how someone will
group a collection of twenty different objects drawn from four classes: food, tools, cooking utensils and clothes.
The test predicts that the more intelligent individual will, say, group knives and forks under "cooking utensils" and
apples and oranges under 'foods'. the aborigines consistently chose the "less intelligent" classification, however,
grouping knives with oranges rather than with forks, chanting. "This is how a wise man would do this".

Q. What is the passage about? - anthropology, culture and IQ testing, classifications, naming

Q. Which of the following would be an "intelligent" and "wise" classification according to the aboriginal group? - potatoes and
knives, apples and oranges, forks and axes, shirts and skirts

Q. What can we infer from this story about human intelligence? - intelligence is innate, intelligence is culturally defined, intelligence
is hereditary, intelligence can be measured

Select the most appropriate answer:

Q. Domestic violence against women is - Something that happens in poor and deprived families, common across all classes in
society, natural because men are physically more powerful, a result of women not obeying their menfolk

Q. Poverty in India can be seen to be caused by - excessive population growth in the country, lack of literacy and education among
people, lack of access to modern technology, structural factors such as social and economic inequalities

Q. Reservation for women in Panchayati Raj institutions is - 25%, 30%, 50%, 33%

Q. Globalisation and opening of the market economy is - widening the gap between the rich and the poor, providing opportunities
for everyone to better their standard of living, making India a powerful country, ensuring that Indian goods find a huge market
in the world.

Q. Free education of the girl child - is an important step towards improving the statues of women, will lead to better performance
by girls in schools, deprives boys from lower socio economic groups from accessing education, is introduced for political gains

Q. The Dandi Salt March began at - The Wardha Ashram, Surat, Baroda, The Sabarmati Ashram

Q. Oceans cover the following % of the earth's surface? - 51, 71, 61, 81

Q. Who said the 'Authority is not to be conceived of apart from responsibility" - Fayol, Gilbreth, Taylor, Mayo

Q. Which of the following is the first function of management? - direction, forecasting, control, planning

Q. KAIZEN is related to - Quality Improvement, Performance Improvement, Continuous Improvement, Production Improvement

Q. Maslow is associated with - need hierarchy, scientific management, group theory, administration

Q. The book 'HR Value Proposition' is authored by - Michael Porter, Peter F. Drucker, J. Pfeffer, Dave Ulrich

Q. The concept of 'Balanced Score Card' was given by - Peter Ward, Norton and Kaplan, Waterman, Pfeffer and Sutton

Q. If your job includes working with outsiders and keeping your organization informed regarding external environment developments,
you are - Systems Manager, Research Analyst, Resource Developer, Boundary Spanner

Q. Who amongst the following is not a behavioural scientist - Frederick Herzberg, Rensis Likert, Adam Smith, Douglas McGregor

Q. Which of the following is not an example of a receiver of external communications from the Finance Manager of a business? -
Managing Director, Bank Manager, Supplier, Shareholder

Q. Which of the following is not a kind of 'wage structure' as per the criteria established by the Government of India? - minimum
wage, living wage, fair wage, good wage

Q. IBM India has restructured its organizations to enable employees who have contact with customers to be more involved in the
decision making process. This change is aimed at improving organizational efficiency. IBM is trying to - achieve a competitive
advantage through people, apply scientific principles, engaged in top down decision-making, achieve circular reasoning.

Q. A Manager, who flies in, makes a lot of noise, makes many demands and then leaves is called - Strident Manager, Seagull
Manager, Assmaggot, Boorish Manager

Q. The concept of Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) was developed by - Norton Kaplan, Louis Kelso, Michael Porter, Jeffrey
Pfeffer

Q. Which of the following certification is related to organisational health and safety - ISO 9000, ISO 9001, ISO 14000, ISO 18000
Analysis of TISS written exam (2009-11)

The test was divided into 2 parts - the first part was of 45 minutes duration and the second of 1 hour. The second part of the test was specialization specific, i.e., it varied according to the specialization one had chosen.
The instruction page clearly stated that there is no negative marking, no sectional cut-offs and no sectional time limits.

Section I - Analytical Reasoning, Data Interpretation & Quantitative Ability
In this section, there were only 2 Visual Reasoning questions, 4 were based on Linear Arrangement and the remaining 9 were Quantitative Ability questions. All the questions were easy to solve. Amongst these, one question was based on Clock. The problem based on the ages of various family members can be regarded as only problem from Algebra. One problem was based on calculations regarding Simple Interest. Two problems were from Geometry and the remaining four were from Ratio, Proportion and Averages. Overall level of difficulty was easy.

Section II - Verbal and Logical Ability
There were 14 questions on verbal ability and one reading comprehension passage with 6 questions. The questions were quite easy and could be easily solved.

Reading Comprehension
There were 6 questions based on one reading comprehension passage. The passage was a short one and comprehending the same was not a constraint. The questions following the passage were a mix of inferential and direct ones (2 inferential, 3 direct and 1 word based). The passage was about a mural artist Pema and his craft.

Verbal Ability
In the verbal ability section, there were questions on:

Fill in the Blanks - There were 5 single blank questions and 1 question with double blanks. The question with 2 blanks was allotted 2 marks. All the questions in this set tested one's knowledge of grammar and usage. One of the questions required the test taker to select the option that would not fit in the sentence. Overall, the set was tricky and required one to read the instructions properly.

Sentences Conveying the Same Idea - There were 2 questions in this set. Both of them were very easy to comprehend. In the first question, one statement was given followed by four options and one had to decide which of them conveyed similar idea. In the second question, a set of three statements was given and one had to choose the statements that conveyed similar idea.

Identifying the Right Question - In this set, there was 1 statement given followed by probable questions that could lead to the statement, which was actually the answer. The level of difficulty was not very high but one had to read the questions and the statement carefully.

Word Meaning - There were 2 questions in this set. The first question asked which one of the options could replace the underlined word in the given statement. The second question asked which of the options conveyed similar idea as given in the statement.

Section III - General Awareness.There were 15 questions focusing on current affairs and a well-read person could have easily attempted the questions. There were two questions on recent awards like the Ramon Magsaysay Award and Man Booker prize of this year. Then there was a question on SEZ and one about India's first satelite and one on political party. Overall this section could be solved.

Part II HRM&LR;

Some of the questions had 4 optionswhile some had 5 options.
Data Interpretation:
This section was similar to the DI section in Part 1 of the test. Tabular-format ruled and one could easily pick out the answers from the tables itself.

Data Sufficiency:
Most of the questions were simple with 5 options. There were some questions that required a basic knowledge of mathematics, especially of numbers and basic geometry principles.

Reading Comprehension:
There were 2 RC's. The first one was based on economics and was about unemployment policies in the USA. It was slightly difficult to comprehend for someone with limited knowledge of economics, since there were many technical terms. Some questions were inferential and some were content-based.The second RC was about North Korea, its government and the mounting unrest there. It was much simpler than the first RC. It also had inferential as well as direct questions.Overall the RC section was of moderate difficulty. The RC on North Korea was a 'must attempt'.

Probability:
Probability questions were based on basic concepts of probability. There was one tabular question, one was a combination of Logical Reasoning and Probability and one was based on a snippet. This was an easy section.

Business Knowledge:
This was the first general awareness section in this part, which consisted of questions relating to common business taglines, terms, acquisitions etc.

Social, Economic and Management Fundamentals:
This was the second general awareness section in Part 2. It was more specialized in character in the sense that one needed to possess knowledge of several management and economic theories and concepts. This was a section on the tougher side.
Overall, in Part 2, the Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency sections, as well as the Probability and Business Knowledge sections, were easy. These should have been attempted first. The RC on North Korea should have been attempted. The section on Social, Management and Economic Fundamentals was on the tougher side. However with no negative marking or sectional cut-off, one could have attempted the two general awareness sections after attempting the other four. This part was slightly more time consuming and tougher than Part 1.

well thanx to drabirfor this particular thread.
@ seniors(specially tissians )
how to prepare FOR
HR issues, Business Knowledge, Foundation of Management
(Economics, Sociological and Psychological).

is there any specific book for Foundation of Management
(Economics, Sociological and Psychological)

thanx drabir

well thanx to drabirfor this particular thread.
@ seniors(specially tissians )
how to prepare FOR
HR issues, Business Knowledge, Foundation of Management
(Economics, Sociological and Psychological).

is there any specific book for Foundation of Management
(Economics, Sociological and Psychological)


well i'm quite sure that seniors will chip in at the right time
as for now you can go through some of the hr case studies...you can get plenty from the net...and for economics any basic book on that will also suffice
and do study a bit about labour laws...they will come in handy during the exam

rahulkaushik Says
thanx drabir


please use the thanx button for the same...we would love a spam free environment
Hi seniors.

I am interested in filling TISS and JMET , but as the dates are clashing i think i would not be able to fill up TISS now.I think this was the case last year also

Are the timings of both TISS and JMET different ??

What all is included in the PART-II for HRM-LR under Foundation of management and how does it differ from Business Knowledge .??Please Tissians provide some help.

Hi seniors.

I am interested in filling TISS and JMET , but as the dates are clashing i think i would not be able to fill up TISS now.I think this was the case last year also

Are the timings of both TISS and JMET different ??



dude i donno about jmet..but last year tiss exam was conducted at 10 a.m..so if jmet is in the morning you have to take ur call..
well thanx to drabirfor this particular thread.
@ seniors(specially tissians )
how to prepare FOR
HR issues, Business Knowledge, Foundation of Management
(Economics, Sociological and Psychological).

is there any specific book for Foundation of Management
(Economics, Sociological and Psychological)


read read read..there are lots of ias prep magazines that gives you lots of knowledge on current affairs and g.k..( dude in pune, there is this shop in parihar chowk..thats where i used to get my magazines)..i am so sorry that i forgot to mention this in my previous posts..plus frontline is a must..i would suggest make notes on the top stories ( stories which are very relavant + stories that can have a social impact)..beleive me ..if u do it systematically, its the best thing that u can do to prepare for gk for any b school interview or gd and i am telling this from my experience..plus like what drabir said..read about labor laws..u can get that online..i also read wikipedia to know about indian history, geography and a bit about the constitution

also please form groups in this forum and plz start contributing..i am so happy to see drabir already doing tht..pitch in anything and everything that u have..be it buisness g.k, general stuff, hr stuff,case studies..anything..dont just read what others post..start contributing yourself..it not only keeps up your enthu..it would also make u do some research and reading..and if u can, post case studies if u can come across and then have a general discussion about it

read the previous threads and you will get to know the pattern of our preparation..

the mantra is to build your perspectives..and as i said study probability nicely for maths...

plus always understand that for tiss gk and hr exam u cant be 100% prepared..so do the best you can and party hard.

Anup

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Hi seniors.

I am interested in filling TISS and JMET , but as the dates are clashing i think i would not be able to fill up TISS now.I think this was the case last year also

Are the timings of both TISS and JMET different ??


yes you are right this was the case last year too
you have to choose between jmet/tiss
and i dont think that tiss people will release the timing of the exam now...last year we got to know the timing with the receipt of the admit card
but tiss exam will start at round about 9-10 in the morning....if you are appearing for just one say HRM&LR; then your exam will last for 2 hrs (Part 1&2)
in any case jmet will also start at about the same time..so i dont think you'll be able to appear for the both the exams...

Friends...2 queries....one where to get yojana n kurukshetra?In kol...couldnt find in most of the book stores...secondly does it matter if we Apply for 2 courses...(Me applying for HRM & SW)..like the panel might ask?will it make a difference?or might result as a drawback?Need inputs...

hey is there any hope for the freshers to get into tiss ???what weightage is given to wrk-ex??

TISS premiyon ko CK ka namashkar...
i am posting here in the link to another thread which may be helpful in some manner. similar threads are running around so i thought of connecting them...

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/other-exams-xat-fms-jmet/39207-tiss-2010-2012-a-2.html#post1651134

read read read..there are lots of ias prep magazines that gives you lots of knowledge on current affairs and g.k..( dude in pune, there is this shop in parihar chowk..thats where i used to get my magazines)..i am so sorry that i forgot to mention this in my previous posts..plus frontline is a must..i would suggest make notes on the top stories ( stories which are very relavant + stories that can have a social impact)..beleive me ..if u do it systematically, its the best thing that u can do to prepare for gk for any b school interview or gd and i am telling this from my experience..plus like what drabir said..read about labor laws..u can get that online..i also read wikipedia to know about indian history, geography and a bit about the constitution

also please form groups in this forum and plz start contributing..i am so happy to see drabir already doing tht..pitch in anything and everything that u have..be it buisness g.k, general stuff, hr stuff,case studies..anything..dont just read what others post..start contributing yourself..it not only keeps up your enthu..it would also make u do some research and reading..and if u can, post case studies if u can come across and then have a general discussion about it

read the previous threads and you will get to know the pattern of our preparation..

the mantra is to build your perspectives..and as i said study probability nicely for maths...

plus always understand that for tiss gk and hr exam u cant be 100% prepared..so do the best you can and party hard.

Anup

To put my mate daemon's reply in perspective, G.K and business knowledge are not the only things which will get you into TISS. The main thing is the quant , D.I and probability, english grammar etc which are the sure shot questions. They are easy and so speed often becomes the differentiating factor. So start working earnestly on your tables, reciprocals, squares, cubes, bayes theorems , probability distributions etc etc in addition to the reading suggested by daemon!!

hi
hey guys all courses @ TISS have their written exam in 2 stages. but what should a person do if he is applying for 2 courses.

e.g: i plan to apply for both hospital administartion & HRM courses. so how do i give my 2nd part of the written exams?

And can anyone also shed light as to whether a BSc botany graduate do an MBA in hospital administration???

@[email protected]
i donno about the first question...answering your second question, there are ppl in my class that have applied to all three courses.The only thing which you need to be ready is with an answer as to why are u applying to these courses..there are no readymade answers for this..it all depends on your perspective and plz be very clear with your answers..if they feel that you are making it up then its game over.If you have a reason for this choice, then by all means go ahead

@bilious
tiss is very particular about diversity and try to maintain a 50:50 ratio when it comes to workex-freshsers, guys-girls etc..so dont consider yourself unfortunate if you dont have a work ex..try to bring something new to the table, an interesting viewpoint, an aspect about the subject which you are passionate about etc and be very clear about ur basics reg your subjects..they will grill you on that

@iolahardy
dont worry, if you have applied for multiple courses, the timnigs would be taken care of..you dont have to worry on that
yes there are ppl from non medical backgrounds who do their MA in hospital admin..but what i have heard is they have to slog a lot because most of the course is greek and latin for them because of its heavy use of medcal terminology..and tiss doesnt have an mba.its an M.A.

Anup