TISSNET 2024 Exam Pattern - Marking Scheme, Subjects

Updated By Tiyasa Khanra on 06 Nov, 2023 10:46

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TISSNET 2024 Exam Pattern (Latest)

TISSNET Exam Pattern 2024 is decided by theTata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). The exam will be conducted in the last week ofFebruary 2024. 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 2024 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 a basic knowledge of working with computers or cell phones can appear for the test.

  • TISSNET question paper carries 100 objective-type questions

  • Each question carries 1 mark

  • TISSNET 2024 is going to be a computer-based test

  • 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 2024 exam has Mathematics and Logical Reasoning, English Proficiency, and General Awareness sections.

Find more about TISSNET exam pattern 2024 below.

TISSNET 2024 Exam Pattern: Total No. of Questions

Check the table provided below to know the total number of questions as well as the total duration of the TISSNET 2024 exam as per the TISSNET exam pattern 2024:


Number of Questions

Total Duration

General Awareness


100 Minutes (1 hour 40 minutes)

English Proficiency


Maths & Logical Reasoning


Total Number of Questions


TISSNET Exam Pattern 2024: Sectional Weightage

The table provided below will allow the candidates to know the sectional weightage of TISSNET 2024 exam.



Number of questions 

English Proficiency



Math and Logical Reasoning



General Awareness






TISSNET 2024 Exam Pattern Changes Over the Years

The TISSNET exam pattern saw the introduction of some changes in 2020 which continued in the TISSNET 2024 exam pattern as well. The changes that were introduced in the exam pattern which will be maintained in the TISSNET exam pattern 2023 are given below:

  • The TISSNET 2024 exam pattern, like the previous year, will be devoid of any negative marking scheme

  • For all the programmes, the TISSNET 2024 exam will comprise of a single question paper

  • The TISSNET 2024 question paper will have 100 questions and the candidates will have 100 minutes to attempt all

  • The scoring pattern for TISSNET 2024 will be the same as the TISSNET 2023 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

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TISSNET 2024 Syllabus

After going through the TISSNET exam pattern 2024, let us check out the TISSNET syllabus 2024. The exam has questions related to Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge, and English Proficiency. TISSNET 2024 syllabus components are listed below:

Logical Reasoning (LR)Reading Comprehension (RC)Mathematics
  • Eye for detail
  • Number Series
  • Logical Connectivity
  • Alphabet Series
  • Linear/Circular/Family Arrangement
  • Statement Conclusion/Assumption/ Arguments
  • Puzzles
  • Venn Diagram
  • Cubes 
  • Assumption and Supporting Statement
  • Purpose of the passage
  • Author's Point of View
  • Flaw and Discrepancy
  • Inference and Conclusion Drawn
  • Main idea of the passage
  • Strengthen and Weaken 
  • Passage-based questions
  • Basic Geometry
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Profit and Loss
  • Percentages 
  • Averages

Verbal Ability (VA)Data Interpretation (DI)General Awareness (GA)
  • Word substitute in a sentence
  • Right usage of words in fill in the blank
  • Antonyms
  • Right usage of the word in match the following
  • Analogies
  • Fill in the Blanks – Homophones
  • Odd word out
  • Idioms - Fill in the blank
  • Sentence Correction
  • Error spotting - grammar/words/ punctuation
  • Idioms - Match the following
  • Bar graph
  • Case lets
  • Tables
  • Line graphs
  • Pie chart
  • Data comparison 
  • Double pie chart
  • Multiple graphs
  • International politics/ current events
  • Economy/ Policy
  • Sports
  • Politics/History/Governance/Law
  • Media/ICTs/Literature/Art/Culture
  • Gender/Health/Education
  • Environment & ecology
  • Labour

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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.

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