TISS NET Exam Pattern, Details and Insights



TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) is conducting NET (National Entrance Test) which is also known as TISSNET exam. This exam is conducted for all the Master's Degree in TISS campus at various states, i.e., Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati, etc. The interested candidates can fill the application form till Dec 03, 2019. The exam will be conducted on 04 January, 2020. The selection of candidates will depend upon the written entrance exam and the personal interview after the clearance of the entrance exam. The eligibility criteria are as follows: the candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university/institution. The exam will have three sections- General Awareness, English Proficiency, and Math & Logical Reasoning for 100 marks having a time duration of 100 minutes (1 hour 40 minutes). 



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Key Highlight
of TISS NET
Application Fees
• Rs.1030- Debit Card/Credit Card/ Net Banking • Rs.1000+Bank charges- SBI Branch using the prescribed challan For SC/ST/OBC category - Rs. 250
Online Examination:
January 4, 2020 (2 PM to 3:40 PM)
Registration Dates:
Application form starts: Oct 18, 2019 Last date for application: Nov 30, 2019 (Online) Dec 03, 2019 (By post)
Age Limit:
There is no age limit.
Selection process:
• Pre-Written Exam • Personal Interview
Declaration of Result:
February 04, 2020
Exam Duration:
The exam will be of 100 minutes.
Sections in the exam: Three
General Awareness English Proficiency Math & Logical Reasoning

Important Dates: TISS NET

  • Start Date for Submission of application form: October 18, 2019 (After 6 pm)
  • Last date to make any modification in the application form: November 30, 2019 (Online Application) and December 03, 2019 (By Post)
  • Availability of Admit Cards: Dec 18-19, 2019
  • Commencement of Entrance Exam: Jan 04, 2020 (2 pm-3.40pm)
  • Announcement of Result: Feb 04, 2020
  • Dates for Interview: March 11 to April 03, 2020
  • Merit List announcement: April 21, 2020

Eligibility for TISS NET

Educational Qualification

  • The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university/institution.
  • The candidate must have passed in all the subjects through all the 3 years from first to sixth semester.
  • There is no age limit.

TISS NET: Exam pattern

  • The exam comprises of 100 objective type questions in an online mode.
  • The maximum marks of the examination are 100 with no negative marking.
  • The duration of the exam is 100 minutes.
  • The medium of examination is English.
  • There is no sectional cut off.
  • Sections in the exam: Three

Syllabus:  TISS NET

Logical Reasoning
Number Series, Alphabet Series, Eye for detail, Statement Conclusion/Assumption/ Arguments, Logical Connectivity, Linear/Circular/Family Arrangement, Venn Diagram, Puzzles, Cubes

Data Interpretation
Bar graph, Tables, Pie chart, Double pie chart, Case lets, Multiple graphs, Line graphs, Data comparison

Mathematics
Profit and Loss, Averages, Basic Geometry, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages

Verbal Ability
Antonyms, Analogies, Odd word out, Word substitute in a sentence, Right usage of words in fill in the blank, Right usage of word in match the following, Fill in the Blanks – Homophones, Idioms - Fill in the blank, Idioms - Match the following, Error spotting - grammar/words/ punctuation, Sentence Correction

Reading Comprehension
Purpose of the passage, Strengthen and Weaken, Assumption and Supporting Statement, Flaw and Discrepancy, Inference and Conclusion Drawn, Passage based questions, Author's Point of View, the main idea of the passage

General Awareness
Environment & ecology, Politics/History/Governance/Law, Economy/ Policy, International politics/ current events, Gender/Health/Education, Labour, Media/ICTs/Literature/Art/Culture Sports

Preparation tips for TISSNET: For Written Test

  • You need to finish two sections of TISS NET within 100 minutes, which means you need speed with accuracy in order to attempt 100 questions in total. The more you practice, the better chances you have of acing this exam.
  • Make mathematics and logical reasoning your strong suit, practice questions to solve them within time to increase efficiency.
  • Remember negative marking is not a factor here. Therefore, try to attempt all the questions.
  • Manage your time properly; give an appropriate amount of time to each section. Try to improve your time by practicing as many online tests as possible. Youth4work provides online mock tests; this way one can learn to finish the entire exam within the time limit.
  • You should be confident while giving the answers to the interviewers.
  • You should have knowledge of the job profile that you have applied, so that, you can answer the interview questions accurately.
  • It is very important to maintain proper health, so you don’t fall sick on the big day. Give your brain appropriate time to refresh itself. Don’t rush too much information into your head than its limit allows. Take it slow and steady. And get at least eight hours of sleep each night.

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