TISSNET 2021 Analysis (Available) – Check Expected Cut Off, Review

Check here the TISSNET 2021 analysis. The analysis of TISSNET 2021 exam involves a dissection of the question paper, to judge its difficulty level, deviation from past year trends, and ultimately what should be the expected cut off. Get the detailed analysis, section wise review, and guidance on next steps after the exam here.

Also check: TISSNET 2021 Question Paper | TISSNET 2021 Answer Key

TISSNET 2021 Analysis

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has conducted National Entrance Test (NET) 2021 on Saturday, February 19, 2021. The test started at 2 PM and ended at 3:40 PM. Now you can check the analysis here.

Also, check out TISSNET 2021 Cut Off and Past Year Cut Offs

Overview of TISSNET 2021 Analysis

  • Around 60 questions were easy-moderate.
  • GA will be make or break section.
  • Cut off expected to go above 68-72.
  • GA section – Was easy. A decent attempt would be 18 questions.
  • English Proficiency section – There were 2 paragraphs. One was on OTT. And other was on coffee houses and how it created revolution in the world. The OTT one was easier. The second one had inference based questions. Entire section was moderately difficult. 18 – 20 questions.
  • Mathematical Skills and Logical Reasoning – Logarithm, geometry, simple questions Solvable in 15-20 seconds. Some were sitters, but not very lengthy. Difficulty was same as last time, hence moderately difficulty only.

Good Attempts

If you have attempted the following number of questions correctly, then you have done well, say the experts as per analysis.

SectionGood Attempts
English Proficiency22
Mathematical Skills and Logical Reasoning22
General Awareness25

Expected Cut Off of TISSNET 2021

The first thing you will want to know, in the analysis is, what is the expected cut off this time? As per the preliminary analysis of the exam, the cut off for MA HR and ODCL should be between 68 to 72 for general candidates.

Note – There will be sectional cut off in GA section. General, EWS, KM, AF candidates must have at least 14 marks, and OBC, PWD should have at least 12 in order to be considered for further evaluation. There is no sectional cut off for SC, ST candidates.

Last year, it was predicted that TISSNET cut off will be 73-76 for Gen candidates for Mumbai campus HRM program. For this year, we will update the data after exam concludes.

TISSNET 2021 Analysis of General Awareness

This section was as difficult as last time.

TopicsNo. of Qs
Static GK25-27
Current Affairs13-15

TISSNET 2021 Analysis of English Proficiency

There were two paragraphs. The one on OTT was easier than the one on coffee shops.

TopicsNo. of Qs
RC-1 (on OTT)5
RC-2 (Coffee Houses)5
Error spotting and correct spelling5
Synonyms and antonyms4
Fill in the blanks7
Jumbled sentences2
Verbal reasoning2

Mathematical and Logical Reasoning

A few questions were very easy to solve. Others were sitters.

TopicsNo. of Qs
Geometry and mensuration3
Number system and statistics2

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Unlike last year, this year TISS-NET 2021 was a standalone paper, and was not immediately followed by TISS-MAT. Instead, first TISS will announce the results of TISS NET 2021, and on the basis of it, call candidates for next round. This time, there is also a change in selection process, whereby now there will be a TISS-PAT 2021 for all courses, and TISS-MAT 2021 for MA HRM&LR, MA ODCL courses.

Highlights of the exam

  • TISSNET 2021 is a computer based test.
  • The TISSNET 2021 question paper will have 100 questions divided into 3 sections.
  • There is no sectional time limit.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • There is no negative marking.

Section-wise distribution of questions and marks are as follows

SectionTotal questionsTotal marksCut Off
English Proficiency3030
Mathematical Skills and Logical Reasoning3030
General Awareness404014 Marks for Gen, EWS, KM and AF. 12 Marks for OBC (NC) and PWD. No sectional cut off for SC/ST

Last Year’s Exam Analysis

The candidates can compare the paper that was framed this year, from the paper last year. For this purpose check the last years paper analysis below:

  •  TISSNET exam last year was comparatively easier than the previous year.
  • The questions in the Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning sections were easier.
  • Whereas the English section was slightly difficult as a few questions on vocabulary were tough.
  • The General Awareness section, keeping with tradition, once again emerged as the toughest of all.

Check the table below for an overview:

SectionTotal QuestionsTotal MarksDifficulty Level
General Awareness4040Moderate to Difficult
English Proficiency3030Moderate
Maths and Logical Reasoning3030Easy

What Next?

Tata Institute of Social Science will announce TISSNET 2021 result online at tiss.edu. TISS-NET is the first thing to clear for TISS MA admissions. A limited number of candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of TISS-NET, for next rounds. Note that in this selection, reservation rules do not apply.

Step #1 after TISS NET 2021: TISS MAT 2021 or TISS PAT 2021

All candidates who qualify TISS NET 2021 will appear in TISS Programme Aptitude Test (PAT) – except MA HRM and MA ODCL. This will be of 45 minutes for each programme. Therefore those who have opted for 2 programs will sit for a 90 minutes test, and so on.

Those who qualify and are for HRM, ODCL programmes, have to appear in TISS Management Aptitude Test (MAT). This will be of 45 minutes, for 50 marks.

Step #2 after TISS NET 2021: OPI

This will happen after candidates are shortlisted on the basis of PAT / MAT. This will be an Online Personal Interview round. Candidates will be informed to attend OPI as per the OPI lists.

Final Selection – The final selection will be on the basis of following methodology.

All Programs except MA HRM, ODCLMA HRM, ODCL
TISS-NET 202130% weightage30% weightage
TISS MAT / PAT 202140% weightage40% weightage
OPUI30% weightage30% weightage

You can read the complete TISS 2021 Selection Process here.


Tata Institute of Social Sciences conducts the Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test. It is a national level examination. All the interested and eligible candidates are required to register for appearing to TISSNET 2021 and then they can download their admit card to appear for the test as per the given schedule. The language of the paper will be English. TISSNET 2021 is a Computer Based Test. There are a total of 3 sections in TISSNET 2021. After the examination, TISS releases result at TISSNET 2021 login with the names of all the selected candidates. All the qualified candidates are required to complete the admission process and appear for the seat allotment round.

TISSNET 2021 Analysis Frequently Asked Questions

Qs. When will TISSNET 2021 analysis be available?

Ans. The analysis will be available on 20 Feb 2021, after 3:40 PM.

Qs. What is the analysis of TISSNET 2021?

Ans. The analysis will be updated after exam. Please check difficulty level, good score, expected cut off for all 3 sections i.e english proficiency, mathematical skills and logical reasoning, general awareness here after exam.

Qs. What is the expected cut off for TISSNET 2021?

Ans. Once the exam is over, and as per analysis, expected cut off will be updated.

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