TISSNET 2021 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Shreya Sareen Updated On: 23 Jan, 2020 17:49 IST

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TISSNET 2021 Exam Pattern

TISSNET MBA 2021 exam pattern is decided by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). The exam will be conducted in online mode in January 2021. The candidates 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 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

Section

Number of Questions

Total Duration

General Awareness

40

100 Minutes (1 hour 40 minutes)

 

 

 

English Proficiency

30

Maths & Logical Reasoning

30

Total Number of Questions

100

 

  • 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

The table below lists the section-wise weightage

Section

Marks 

Number of questions 

English Proficiency

30

30

Math and Logical Reasoning

30

30

General Awareness

40

40

Total

100

100

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

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

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

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 

General Tips: 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 

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

General Tips: 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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