TISSNET Syllabus 2021

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  • TISSNET 2021 Exam Date: 1st Week of January 2021 (Tentative)
  • TISSNET 2020 Results declared by TISS on 4th February 2020

Candidates can check their result on official website – – http://www.tiss.edu/

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TISSNET Syllabus 2021

TATA Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test:

TATA Institute of Social Sciences conducts a separate entrance exam every year for admission into their courses. TATA institute of Social Sciences (TISS) provides courses separately as master’s in arts and Philosophy studies program as well as their Doctorate program.

TISSNET exam will conduct in first week of January, 2021 between 2 pm and 3.40 pm (for a span of 100 minutes) for gaining admission into the different TATA institute of Social Sciences campuses across India. It’s a computer based Online National Entrance Test, which conducts on the same day all over India.

Important Fact of the TISSNET 2021 Examination:

  1. No negative marking
  2. Single question paper for all programs
  3. 100 questions for 100 minutes
  4. Marking scheme has changed to 40 marks for General Awareness, 30 for English Proficiency and 30 for Mathematics and Logical Reasoning

Following the trend of the last year, the results for TATA Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test was proposed to be announced by the first week of February. Last year (i.e. 2020) it was declared on the 4th of February. The same trend has been followed this year as well.

Usually after the announcement of result the candidates will also have to appear for a Pre-Interview Test (PIT/ Group Discussion (GD) as decided by the institute. Based on their performance on the TISSNET, the short-listed applicants will be called for the Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview (PIT/PI).

Table of syllabus:

Section   Topics
Logical Reasoning Section

High observance, Statement Conclusion /Assumption /Arguments, Number Series, Logical Connectivity, Linear /Circular /Family Arrangement, Alphabet Series, Venn Diagram, Puzzles, Cubes

Data Interpretation Section Tables and charts, data comparison
Quantitative ability Section Basic mathematical functions and word problems
Verbal ability Section

Antonyms and Analogies, Odd word out, Word substitute in a sentence, Right usage of words, Match the following, fill in the Blanks using Homophones, fill in the blank and Match the following using idioms, spotting the error- grammar/words/ punctuation, Sentence Correction

RC Section (Reading Comprehension)

Purpose and scope of the passage, Strengthening and Weakening statements, Assumptions and Supporting Statement, Suitable title, Flaw and Discrepancy, Inferences or Conclusions Drawn, Passage based questions, Author’s Perception, Main idea behind the passage

General awareness Section

Environment & ecology, Politics /History /Governance/Law, Economy/ Policy, International political and current events, Gender /Health/Education, Labour, Media /ICTs /Literature /Art/Culture, Sports (both Nationally and Internationally)

Books for TISSNET preparation
There certain specific TISSNET books that help prepare for the examinations along with TISSNET online and offline material which play a major role in helping you score high in the TISSNET exam. A few of the best books for TISSNET preparation are:

TISSNET Preparation Books for English Proficiency

  • ‘How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT’ written by Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay
  • ‘Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT’ written by Nishit K Sinha
  • RC Passages and practice questions provided by Study centres like TIME, Career Launcher, among others
  • Editorial and short articles published in English news papers
  • ‘Word Power Made Easy’ authored by Norman Lewis

TISSNET Preparation Books for Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation

  • ‘Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT’ written by Nishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson)
  • ‘How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT’ written by Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)
  • ‘How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT’ written by Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)
  • ‘Logical Reasoning and data Interpretation for the CAT’ written by Nishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson)