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TISSNET 2021 Exam Pattern (Latest)

Updated By Yash Dhamija on 01 Feb, 2021 11:04

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TISSNET 2021 Exam Pattern (Latest)

TISSNET MBA 2021 exam pattern is decided by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). The exam will be conducted in online mode on February 20, 2021. The candidates who are appearing for the exam should be familiar with the syllabus, exam pattern and marking scheme. Candidates can apply for multiple programmes through a single application form. TISS has five campuses across India-Tuljapur (Maharashtra ), Mumbai, Guwahati, Chennai, and Hyderabad. Every campus offers BA and MA courses in various disciplines. 

TISSNET 2021 New Exam Pattern & Selection Process Released

TISSNET 2021 does not have negative marking for any programme including Human Resource Development (HRM). Candidates who apply for a single programme or multiple programmes have to attempt a single question paper with 100 questions for a duration of 100 minutes, this includes candidates who choose HRM in combination with other programme/ programmes.

The test consists of multiple choice questions and thus even those with the basic knowledge of working with computers or cell phones can appear for the test.

TISSNET Exam Pattern 2021

Given below is the TISSNET exam pattern for 2021

  • TISSNET question paper carries 100 objective type questions
  • Each question carries 1 mark
  • There is no negative marking
  • The exam carries a total of 100 marks

  • After the written test, the candidates have to appear for the personal interview round

  • TISSNET 2021 exam has mathematics and logical reasoning, English proficiency, and general awareness sections

TISSNET Exam Pattern: Total Number of Questions

Check the table provided below to know the total number of questions as well as the total duration of TISSNET 2021 exam. 


Number of Questions

Total Duration

General Awareness


100 Minutes (1 hour 40 minutes)




English Proficiency


Maths & Logical Reasoning


Total Number of Questions



Sectional Weightage of TISSNET 2021

    The table provided below will allow the candidates to know the sectional weightage of TISSNET 2021 exam.



    Number of questions 

    English Proficiency



    Math and Logical Reasoning



    General Awareness






    Changes Introduced in the TISSNET Exam Pattern

    The TISSNET exam pattern saw the introduction of some changes in the previous year which will be continued in the TISSNET 2021 exam pattern as well. The changes that were introduced in the exam pattern which will be maintained in the TISSNET exam pattern for 2021 is given below:

    • The TISSNET 2021 exam pattern, like the previous year, will be devoid of any negative marking scheme

    • For all the programmes, the TISSNET 2021 exam will comprise of a single question paper

    • The TISSNET 2021 question paper will have 100 questions and the candidates will have 100 minutes to attempt all

    • The scoring pattern for TISSNET 2021 will be the same as the TISSNET 2020 scoring pattern in which the English Proficiency section, the General Awareness section and the Maths & Logical Reasoning section will carry 30, 40 and 30 marks respectively

    TISSNET MBA 2021 Section-Wise Topics

    Let’s take a look at some of the topics for the various sections

    TISSNET Syllabus for English Proficiency

    Some of the topics in this section are

    • Analogies
    • Antonyms
    • Word Substitute
    • Odd word out
    • Idioms-Match the following
    • Right usage of words in fill in the blanks
    • Right usage of words in match the following
    • Idioms-fill in the blanks
    • Fill in the blanks-Homophones
    • Sentence correction
    • Assumption and supporting statement
    • Inference and conclusion
    • Reading comprehension

    TISSNET Exam Pattern 2021: General Tips-English Proficiency

    • This section tests the understanding and ability of the candidate in the usage of the English language
    • This section will have 30 sections
    • There will be passages too which should be read thoroughly before answering questions related to it
    • Having a good knowledge of grammar can help in scoring well
    • Reading newspapers daily also helps in increasing the vocabulary
    • Candidates also need to practice antonyms, synonyms and one-word answers

    TISSNET Syllabus for Mathematics and Logical Reasoning

    Some of the topics in this section are as follows

    • Basic set concepts
    • Time and distance
    • Time and work
    • Speed distance time
    • Areas, volumes
    • Ratio
    • Basic geometry
    • HCF, LCM
    • Percentage, Average
    • Properties of Shape
    • Mixtures and allegations
    • Pie diagrams
    • Simple and compound interest
    • Square root and basic algebra
    • Progressions
    • Quadratic equations
    • Binomial Theorem
    • Height and distance
    • Bar graph
    • Data comparison
    • Percentages
    • Averages
    • Tables
    • Line graphs 

    TISSNET Exam Pattern 2021: Mathematics and Logical Reasoning

    • This section will test the numerical and analytical ability of the candidate
    • There will be 30 questions in this section
    • This section may seem a bit tricky but the questions will be easy to solve
    • Many questions will involve prime numbers, square roots and composite numbers etc 

    TISSNET Syllabus for General Awareness

    The list of topics for this section is as follows

    • Current Events/International Politics
    • Environment and Ecology
    • History/Politics /Governance/Law
    • Literature/Art/Culture/Media/ICTs
    • Labour
    • Sports
    • Policy/Economy
    • Health Education/Gender

    TISSNET Exam Pattern 2021: General Awareness

    • Reading newspapers regularly will help in scoring well in this section
    • There will be 40 questions from this section
    • Those who are good in general knowledge will face no difficulties while attempting this section

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    • MICAT

      Exam date: 30 Dec, 2021

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    Related Questions

    How to prepare for TISSNET? I want to join TISS for MHA in 2021 at any cost. I have already started my preparation but can you give me proper guidance. Please help!!

    -shruti singhUpdated on July 29, 2020 07:52 PM
    • 1 Answer
    Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear Student,

    To prepare for TISSNET is not that difficult a task and since you have a few months before the exam, it is advisable to begin the preparation as soon as possible so that you get a lot of time for practice as well. It is also a good strategy to take mock tests for TISSNET. Given below is the preparation strategy for TISSNET which will help you with the preparation. It also includes the section-wise preparation strategy.

    How to Prepare for TISSNET

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    FAQs about TISSNET Exam Pattern

    How can I check the exam pattern of TISSNET?

    You can check the exam pattern of TISSNET from the official website of the exam. The exam pattern of TISSNET is also provided here.

    What is the mode of TISS MAT and TISSNET MBA exam?

    The mode of both TISS MAT and TISSNET MBA will be English.

    Is the total duration of TISS MAT and TISSNET MBA same?

    Yes, the total duration of both TISS MAT and TISSNET MBA exam is the same i.e 100 minutes

    What are the sections of the TISS MAT?

    TISS MAT is divided into three sections namely Business Awareness, Comprehension and Management Data Interpretation

    Is there any negative marking in TISSNET MBA?

    No, there is no negative marking in TISSNET MBA. However, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks in TISS MAT examination.

    What is the sectional weightage of TISSNET?

    Around 40 questions will be asked in the General Awareness section and 30 questions will be asked in Math and Logical Reasoning and English Proficiency respectively.

    What is the marking scheme of TISSNET?

    Candidates will get one mark for each correct answer while there will be no negative marking for any incorrect answer. Apart from this, there will be no negative marking for unattempted questions also.

    How many questions will be asked in TISSNET?

    A total of 100 questions will be asked in the TISSNET exam.

    What is the exam pattern of TISSNET?

    TISSNET is divided into three sections namely English Proficiency, Mathematics and Logical Reasoning and General Awareness. All the sections will contain Multiple choices based questions.

    What is the total duration of TISSNET?

    The total duration of TISSNET is 1 hour and 40 minutes i.e 100 minutes

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