TISSNET Syllabus 2021: Complete syllabus of TISS NET, TISS PAT and TISS MAT

TISSNET Syllabus 2021 is prescribed by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). All aspirants have to follow the new syllabus of TISSNET 2021 to prepare for the entrance exam for admission into MA programmes. In the exam, you will face questions from English proficiency, Mathematics and Logical reasoning, and General Awareness. The syllabus for all these 3 sections is given on this page. You can check TISSNET syllabus 2021 and download PDF from this page. Read below to know the exam pattern, preparation tips, books, and more details.

NOTE: The selection process for TISS MA admission 2021 has changed this year. After TISSNET, those who wish to take admission in HRM & LR, ODCL courses have to appear for TISS MAT and Online Personal Interview. Whereas, for admission in rest of the courses, candidates have to appear for TISS PAT and Online Personal Interview.

Note: TISSNET 2021 registration window is open for limited period of time. Apply here.

You can check TISSNET 2021 syllabus, TISS PAT 2021 syllabus, as well as TISS MAT 2021 syllabus from this page.

TISSNET Syllabus 2021

The TISSNET 2021 syllabus is given below as a pdf. Just click on the button and download it.

Candidates who do not wish to download the pdf, can check the syllabus from below:

TISSNET English Proficiency Syllabus 2021

  • Word Choice / sentence correction
  • Odd-one-out
  • Analogies
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Grammar
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Reading comprehension

TISSNET Mathematics and Logical Reasoning Syllabus 2021

  • Basic Arithmetic
  • Basic Geometry
  • Basic Trigonometry
  • Basic Statistics
  • Number Series
  • Data interpretation
  • Logical reasoning

TISSNET General Awareness (GA) Syllabus 2021

  • Politics
  • Social Studies
  • Science & Technology
  • Environment
  • Sports
  • Art & Culture
  • Indian History

TISSNET Exam Pattern 2021

TISSNET is a computer based test which is of 1 hour and 40 minutes. In all, there are 100 MCQs in the exam, which are of 1 marks each. There is no negative marking in the exam.

It is recommended to go through past year papers to gauge the difficulty levels – Get TISSNET previous year question papers here.

Sections in exam: The sections and marks distribution is as follows:

SectionNo. of QsMarks
English Proficiency3030
Mathematical Skills and Logical Reasoning3030
General Awareness4040
Total100100

Sectional cutoff for the GA section is as follows:

35% (14 Marks) for Gen, EWS, KM, and AF

30% (12 Marks) for OBC (NC) and PWD

No Sectional Cut off for SC/ST

TISSNET 2021 Result: Check Here

TISSMAT Syllabus 2021

You can download TISSMAT 2021 syllabus pdf from the button below.

The syllabus of TISSMAT 2021 is also given below.

TISSMAT Management Data Interpretation Syllabus 2021

  • Interpreting graphs
  • Charts
  • Data across multiple sources
  • Performing basic operations with data collected via multiple sources.

TISSMAT Descriptive Writing Syllabus 2021

Topics will be asked from current:

  • Social events
  • Economic events
  • Political events
  • Business events
  • Organisation related issues

TISSMAT Comprehension Syllabus 2021

  • A write-up on a management related subject and answering questions related to the passage.

TISSMAT Business Awareness Syllabus 2021

  • Knowledge of contemporary events
  • Latest news
  • News related to the economy
  • Latest topics related to business
  • Human resource management
  • Labour studies

TISSMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

TISS-MAT is a 45 minutes exam. It is a combination computer based MCQ (multiple choice questions) and descriptive writing questions. Each question in TISSMAT is of 1 marks.

Unlike TISSNET, in TISSMAT there is negative marking. For each wrong answer, 0.25 marks shall be deducted.

SectionExpected QsMarks
Management Data Interpretation1515
Descriptive Writing15 15
Comprehension1010
Business Awareness1010
Total5050

There is no sectional cutoff in TISSMAT.

TISSPAT 2021 Syllabus and Pattern

The TISSPAT shall also be a 45 minute exam and will be held in separately for rest of the individual programmes.

It shall be held before the Online Personal Interview. Apart from this, rest of the details shall be uploaded soon by TISS.

Objectives of TISSNET Syllabus 2021 Objectives

TISS has also given the objectives of TISSNET syllabus 2021. Candidates must know these in order t understand what the syllabus demands so that one can prepare in that direction:

SectionsObjectives
English proficiencyAssess English language comprehension and usage
Mathematics and Logical reasoningAssess quantitative skills and logical reasoning
General Awareness(GA)Assess awareness about current affairs, developmental and socio-political issues

The most important section in TISSNET 2021 is the General Awareness (GA), as this section deals with candidate’s knowledge of developmental and socio-political issues which is the core of the MA programmes offered at TISS.

Also, GA is the only section that has sectional cutoff.  Candidate not scoring minimum cut-off mark for the General Awareness as above are not qualified in TISS NET irrespective of the aggregate score.

Books to Prepare for TISSNET 2021

The candidates can check below some books that can be used for TISSNET preparation:

Book nameBuying link
Word Power Made Easy by Norman LewisBuy here
All About Words by Maxwell NurnbergBuy here
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT by Arun SharmaBuy here
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CATBuy here
Manorama YearbookBuy here
General Knowledge DigestBuy here
Chandresh Agrawal’s Study Package book on TISSNETBuy here
Wiley’s ExamXpert GK and Issues of Social Concern – IRMA & TISS – NETBuy here

Some Preparation Tips for TISSNET 2021

The preparation tips for TISSNET 2021 is as follows:

For the GK section: To prepare GK for TISSNET, candidates should gather the TISSNET Exam GK material. It should be noted that good preparation of GK for TISSNET 2021 can lead you through the TISS shortlisting process. The toppers suggests that the candidates must gather the best resources for GK and prepare using them. Here are some tips:

  • Read the newspapers daily.
  • Listen to news on TV occasionally.
  • Also, catch up on short news stories online.

For rest of the 2 sections candidates can follows the tips below:

  • Be consistent with the preparation.
  • Check the topics in the syllabus and prepare accordingly.
  • Follow a timetable and have a daily target .

About TISSNET 2021

Tata Institute of Social Sciences conducts the Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test. It is a national level examination. After the TISSNET 2021 examination TISS releases a merit list 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.

About TISS

Tata Institute of Social Sciences is situated in Mumbai, India. It has four campuses situated in Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, and Hyderabad. TISS offers various UG and PG courses to candidates in its different campuses. TISS was established in the year 1936. It was recognised as Deemed to be University in the year 1944. TISS provides a good placement quality as well as an opportunity to its candidates.

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