TISS MBA Exam 2022 - Exam Syllabus, Pattern and Analysis

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is a Deemed University by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. It was established in 1936 as Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work but renamed in 1944. It is the first school of social work in India.

TISS offers various programs in different streams like health and hospital administration, human resource management, personnel management, research methodology and so on. However, it offers one of best post graduate courses in Human Resources Management (HRM) in Asia.

TISS conducts the TISS National Entrance Test (TISSNET) every year for all 53 Master programs offered at the various campuses located in the following locations:

  1. Hyderabad
  2. Mumbai
  3. Guwahati
  4. Tuljapur
  5. BALM, Chennai
  6. TISS – Nagaland

TISS offers reservation in seats as per the Government of India:

 

SC

ST

OBC

PwD

Kashmiri Migrants

Children of the Armed Forces Employees

North Eastern States

Mumbai

15%

7.5%

27%

3%

5%

5%

 NO Reservation

 

 

Tuljapur

15%

7.5%

27%

3%

5%

5%

Hyderabad

15%

7.5%

27%

3%

5%

5%

 Guwahati

15%

7.5%

27%

3%

5%

5%

66%

Please note, that TISS offers only MA programmes, for example, TISS Mumbai offers MA in HRM & LR (Human Resources Management and Labour Relations). Apart from that, there are several other master’s degree programmes offered by the institute.

Exam Name

TISS National Entrance Test (TISSNET) 2022

Exam Conducting Authority

TISS

Exam Mode

Online (Computer-Based Test)

Exam Date

February, 2022

Exam Time

2 PM till 3:40 PM

Exam Level

National

Exam Sections

3

Exam Pattern

English Proficiency

Mathematics & Logical Reasoning

General Awareness

Exam Marking Scheme

+1 Mark for Every Correct Answer

No Negative Marking

Exam Question Type

Multiple-Choice Question

Maximum Marks

100

Total Exam Questions

100

Important Dates

Application Begins on

Third week of November 2021

Last Date for Online Registration

month of January 2022

TISSNET Admit Cards

A week before exams

TISSNET 2022 Exam

Month of February 2022

Availability of TISSNET Score Card

To be announced

Pre-Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview (PI) at TISS Mumbai and other campuses

To be announced

Announcement of Selection

To be announced

Commencement of the Academic Session, 2022-24

To be announced

 
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TISSNET/MAT/PAT 2022 Eligibility

  1. Bachelor's Degree of minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a university recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India.
  2. Those in the final year who complete their examinations and internships by Monday, June 8, 2022, are also eligible to apply.
  3. Those eligible must submit all degree certificate and grade/mark sheet by September 30, 2022. Those failing to do so will have their provisional admission automatically cancelled without any further reference to the candidate. No further extension of date will be allowed under any circumstances.
  4. There is no age limit.

Eligibility for Programme Aptitude Test and Online Personal Interview (TISS-PAT/OPI):

Short-listing of candidates for the second stage of selection (TISS-PAT and OPI) will be based on the TISS-NET Mark and the ratio on the number of seats announced for individual programmes. Only short-listed candidates will receive call letters for the second round (TISS-PAT and OPI) to be held in Centres in the month of March/April 2022. The TISS-PAT will be conducted before the Online Personal Interview.

Note: Some Master’s degree programmes will have additional/specific eligibility requirements. Please refer to the programme specific eligibility criteria. Read more

Does TISS Accept CAT Score? 

MBA aspirants should note that TISS doesn't accept CAT score rather TISS is having their own exam TISSNET and candidates have to clear this examination before they are subjected to GD & PI which plays very vital marks to have admission in TISS. Students should also note that the final selection of pre-interview test and PI is aggregated in 70: 30 ratio.

In TISSNET MBA 2022, is there negative marking? 

There will not be any negative marking and MBA aspirants must ensure to opt-out for correct answers and sail through 3 sections of TISSNET i.e. General Knowledge, Mathematics and logical reasoning following by English proficiency. In total there will be 100 questions with stipulated 100 marks.  

Is there a sectional cutoff in TISSNET MBA 2022? 

 Sectional cut off for General Awareness (GA) is applied for qualifying the TISS-NET. Candidate not scoring minimum cut-off mark for the General Awareness as above will not be qualified for TISS NET irrespective of the aggregate score

Sectional Cut Off (SCO) applied: 

•       GN, EWS, KM and AF – 35% i.e. 14 Marks

•       PWD and OBC (NC) – 30% i.e. 12 Marks

•       SC and ST – No sectional cut off applied

Can I apply for TISSNET MBA 2022 application form in offline mode? 

Yes, you would be able to apply for TISSNET  2022 in both online and offline mode. The important dates for TISSNET 2022  is happening in February 2022. The announcement of selection will happen by April 21, 2020. announcement of 1st waitlist will happenin May 2022, following by 2nd waitlist and finally the commencement of academic session 2022- 24 will be from June 2022.   

TISSNET MBA 2022 will be conducted in which mode?

TISSNET MBA 2022 will be conducted as a computer-based test which is happening in February 2022. TISSNET results will be out in March 2022. With TISSNET exam candidates will get eligible to get admission in TISS wherein they will be getting specialized education in Economics, Politics, Engineering and Environmental Sciences. That is the reason TISSNET  is one of the most popular exam.

TISSNET 2022 Exam Pattern 

The total exam duration of TISSNET 2022 Exam is 1 Hour and 40 Minutes or 100 Minutes. There is NO negative marking

TISSNET 2022 Exam Sections

Number of Questions

Marking Scheme

Correct Answer

Total Marks

English Proficiency

30

1

30

Mathematics & Logical Reasoning

30

1

30

General Awareness

40

1

40

Total

100

100

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Programme Aptitude Test (TISS-PAT) is programme specific and might have variations across different programmes. TISS-PAT is a 45 mins test conducted for individual programmes. The details of the TISS-PAT format will be updated soon.

TISSNET- TISSMAT 2022 Exam Syllabus

The syllabus for the TISSNET 2022 exam is:

English Proficiency

1. Grammar

2. Odd-one-out & Analogies

3. Reading comprehension

4. Synonyms & Antonyms

5. Verbal reasoning

6. Word Choice/ sentence correction

Mathematics & Logical Reasoning

1. Basic Arithmetic

2. Basic Geometry

3. Basic Statistics

4. Basic Trigonometry

5. Data interpretation

6. Logical reasoning

7. Number Series           

General Awareness

1. Art & Culture

2. Environment

3. Indian History

4. Politics

5. Science & Technology

6. Social Studies

7. Sports

Programme Aptitude Test (TISS-PAT) is programme specific and might have variations across different programmes. TISS-PAT is a 45 mins test conducted for individual programmes. The details of the TISS-PAT format will be updated soon.

TISSMAT 2022 Syllabus:

Components / Sections

Comprehension

(1)

Management Data Interpretation

(2)

Business Awareness

(3)

Descriptive Writing

(4)

Expected Number of Questions 10 15 10 01
Total Marks (50) 10 15 10 15
Sectional Cut-off Nil Nil Nil Nil
Preparation Level Graduate Graduate Graduate  
Objectives To assess ability to read and understand management literature. To assess ability to read and interpret data related to the economy, market, business, and organization. To assess awareness and familiarity with business knowledge. Thought process, mulifaceted viewpoints and conviction of the candidates on the topic.
Broad Coverage (Indicative and not restrictive) Reading a write-up on a management related subject and answering questions related to the passage. Interpreting graphs, charts, and data across multiple sources. Performing basic operations with data collected from multiple sources. Knowledge of contemporary events, news, related to the economy, business, human resource management, and labour studies. The topics will be drawan on the current social/economic/political/business/organisation related issues

Programme Aptitude Test (TISS-PAT) is programme specific and might have variations across different programmes. TISS-PAT is a 45 mins test conducted for individual programmes. The details of the TISS-PAT format will be updated soon.

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TISSNET 2022 Registration Process

Candidates who wish to appear for TISSNET 2022 can register two ways:

  1. Online Registration at https://appln.tiss.edu/
  2. Offline Registration by seeking a print out of the TISS 2022 application form by post.

Please Note:

  1. Candidates can apply for a maximum of three programmes across any two of the TISS Campuses. They are advised to make their choice of programmes carefully after reading the programme descriptions. Change of programmes will not be allowed once the admission is completed.
  2. Candidates are requested to carefully read through the eligibility criteria mentioned here before filling up the form.
  3. Unemployed candidates, whose parent’s / guardian’s annual income from all the sources for the Financial Year 2019-20 is less than Rs.2.5 Lakhs for SC/ST and Rs.1 lakh for OBC(NC) are required to pay Rs.250/- as Concessional Application Fee for each programme. However, they should upload the necessary certificates.
  4. Candidates have to upload / attach relevant certificates strictly in the format mentioned here. Please refer to Table 1 for ‘Certificates / Documents to be uploaded'. The Institute also takes steps to have the Caste/Tribe/Non-creamy layer/ Income certificates verified by the competent authorities before PI and post-admission and those found to have submitted manipulated certificates at any stage of their study, will be asked to leave the programme.
  5. The application fee for each study programme is Rs.1000+bank charges (if being payed by Credit card/ Debit card/ Net Banking) or Rs.1000 + bank charges (if being payed through bank by cash). Candidates are required to pay this amount for every programme she/he applies for. For more details refer to the section 'Application fee payment' below. For SC/ST/OBC(NC) candidates, the application fee is Rs. 250/- per programme + bank charges. (please see Table 2 below). For SC/ST candidates, the application fee is Rs. 500/- per programme + bank charges ( please see Table 2 below).
  6. A candidate can apply for multiple programmes and pay for each of those programmes in ONE online form. Candidates SHOULD NOT fill more than one online application form. If a candidate is found to have filled more than one online application form, all applications will be cancelled.

Certificates/Documents to be uploaded

Category Documents
General Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash).
SC / ST (Annual income less than Rs.2.5 lakhs) Photograph, Signature, Caste / Tribe Certificate, Income Certificate for the financial year 2019-20, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash),
SC / ST (Annual income more than Rs.2.5 lakhs)

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash),

Caste / Tribe Certificate.

OBC (NC) (Annual income less than Rs.1 lakh) Photograph, Signature, Income Certificate for the financial year 2019-20, Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) certificate issued after 01-04-2020 by the District Magistrate / Deputy Commissioner / Tahsildar, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash).
OBC(Non Creamy Layer) (Annual income more than Rs.1 lakh but less than Rs. 8 lakhs)

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash),

Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) certificate issued after 01-04-2020 by the District Magistrate / Deputy Commissioner / Tahsildar. CERTIFICATES dated before April 1, 2020 will not be considered valid.

PWD

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and PWD certificate.

KM

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and KM certificate.

Armed Forces

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and Armed Force certificate

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TISSNET 2022 Registration Fees

Mode of Payment          
No. of programmes Online Payment by Credit Card/Debit Card Online Payment by NetBanking Cash Deposit in any SBI Branch using the prescribed challan      
  General Eligible Goi-pms SC/ST/OBC(NC) / Not-Eligible Goi-pms SC/ST (only) General Eligible Goi-pms SC/ST/OBC(NC)/ Not-Eligible Goi-pms  SC/ST (only) General Goi-pms Eligible SC/ST/O BC(NC) / Not-Eligible Goi-pms SC/ST (only)
Applying for 1 Programme Rs. 1030 Rs. 260 / 510 Rs. 1030 Rs. 260 / 510 Rs. 1000 + Bank Charges Rs. 250 + Bank Charges / 500
Applying for 2 Programmes Rs. 2060 Rs. 520 / 1020 Rs. 2060 Rs. 520 / 1020 Rs. 2000 + Bank Charges Rs. 500 + Bank Charges / 1000
Applying for 3 Programmes Rs. 3090 Rs. 780 / 1530 Rs. 3090 Rs. 780 / 1530 Rs. 3000 + Bank Charges Rs. 750 + Bank Charges / 1500

Please Note:

  1. DO NOT confuse the offline registration mode with offline payment mode
  2. Even if a candidate is registering online (online application form) they can still choose a mode of payment as – online or offline
  3. If you choose the mode of payment as 'Cash,' you need to download a payment challan from the 'Download Challan' tab. The payment challan has three copies. You can deposit the cash amount on the challan in any branch of State Bank of India. The bank will return two copies- Student Copy and TISS Copy - with the banks seal, signature and journal number on it
  4. Please scan the 'TISS Copy' of the challan and upload it on your online application system.

Admit Card

  1. TISSNET 2022 Admit card will be available for download online from first week February 2022.
  2. Candidates will be able to download the admit cards till the exam date.
  3. Candidates must log in on the official website with the registered e-mail ID and password.
  4. Candidates must take a print out of the admit card and are advised to check all the details mentioned on it.
  5. Candidates must carry their admit cards on the day of the exam, failed to do so they will not be allowed to appear in the exam. Read more

TISSNET 2022 Selection Criteria

The selection of candidates for different programmes happens in two stages and has three components of assessment. All candidates appear for the National entrance test (TISSNET). Based on the performance in the TISSNET examination, only short listed candidates are called for the Pre Interview Test and Personal Interview. (PIT/PI)

Marks for Different Components of Assessment

National Common Written Test

100 marks

Pre-Interview Test/GD

75 marks

Personal Interview

50 marks

Total

225 marks

Personal Interview (PI):

Candidates will appear for a personal interview after the PIT. They are advised to acquaint themselves with the programme for which they have applied, as questions may be asked questions on related topics during the PI.

PIT/PI is organised at four campuses: Mumbai, Tuljapur, and Hyderabad and Guwahati campuses. Candidates for programmes from Mumbai and other locations will come to Mumbai Campus for the PIT/PI. Candidates selected for programmes at Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati will attend PIT/PI at those campuses

Final Merit List Preparation

  • Weightage for List: NET – 40%; PIT – 30%; PI – 30%.
  • Merit List is prepared on basis of merit list and preference filled in application form.
  • In case if there is a tie between two candidates their PI marks will be preferred, in case if there is tie between their PI marks their PIT will be considered, if their PIT tie then Entrance exam will be preferred if Entrance exam is also tie then the candidate with high age will be given preference.

TISS Management Aptitude Test (TISS-MAT)

  • Candidates applying for MA (HRM&LR) and / or MA (ODCL) programmes, are required to appearfor the TISS Management Aptitude Test (TISS-MAT).
  • The TISS-MAT will be conducted only for those candidates who are short-listed for stage 2 on the basis of TISS-NET results.
  • The TISS-MAT will be a combination of both computer based MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) and descriptive writing for a duration of 45 minutes.
  • TISS-MAT Score will be totalled with the scores of TISS-NET and OPI in the following manner to arrive at the score for final selection.

Parameters

Weightage (%)

TISS-NET

30

TISS-MAT

40

ONLINE PERSONAL INTERVIEW

30

TOTAL

100

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Important Exam Facts

Exam Name TISS 2022
Exam Date February  2022
Exam Timings 2 PM - 3:40 PM
Institutes accepting this exam score Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Total Duration of the exam 1 Hour 40 Minutes
Total number of questions 100
Mode Computer Based

The dates for TISSMAT 2022 will be disclosed right after the results of TISSNET 2022 are declared. 

Selection Criteria TISS MAT

Candidates who are interested for two programmes (i) MA Human Resource Management & Labour Relations (HRM &LR) and (ii) MA Organisation Development, Change and Leadership (ODCL) of Mumbai Campus have to additionally appear TISSMAT 2022. The TISS-MAT will be conducted only for those candidates who are short-listed for stage 2 on the basis of TISS-NET results. TISSMAT Score will be totalled with the scores of TISS-NET and OPI in the following manner to arrive at the score for final selection.

Parameters

Weightage (%)

TISS-NET

30

TISS-MAT

40

ONLINE PERSONAL INTERVIEW

30

TOTAL

100

The selection of candidates for different programmes happens in two stages and has three components of assessment. All candidates appear for the National entrance test (TISSNET). Based on the performance in the TISSNET examination, only short listed candidates are called for the Pre Interview Test and Personal Interview. (PIT/PI)

Sectional cut off for General Awareness (GA) is applied for qualifying the TISS-NET. Candidate not scoring minimum cut-off mark for the General Awareness as above will not be qualified for TISS NET irrespective of the aggregate score

Sectional Cut Off (SCO) applied : 

•       GN, EWS, KM and AF       – 35% i.e. 14 Marks

•       PWD and OBC(NC)           – 30% i.e. 12 Marks

•       SC and ST                         – No sectional cut off applied

TISS 2022: Important Features

  • TISS-NET comprised 100 questions carrying 1 mark each.
  •  There was no negative marking in TISS-NET.
  • Candidates had 100 minutes (1 hour 40 minutes) to complete this test.
  • There were three sections in this test:
  1. General Awareness: 40 questions
  2. Mathematics and Logical Reasoning: 30 questions
  3. English Proficiency: 30 questions
  • Candidates could attempt the questions and sections in any order.
  •  Section toggling within TISS-NET was allowed.
  •  Candidates could review and change their answer to any question at any time before the 100 minutes were up.
  • All attempted answers were automatically submitted at the end of TISS-NET when the 100 minutes were up.
 

Exam Analysis TISSNET

TISSNET 2022 Overall Analysis:

Sections

Difficulty Level

English proficiency

Easy- Moderate

Mathematics and Logical reasoning

Moderate- Difficult

General Awareness(GA)

Moderate-Difficult

Overall

Moderate

Result

The result of TISSNET 2022 will be declared in the 1st week of March, 2022. Candidates can check their score cards online on the website. No hard copies of the score card will be sent to the candidates. Candidates can download their score card with their user ID and password.

A merit list will be prepared for selection process. The list will carry the names of the candidates who will attend the Pre-Interview Test (PIT) / Group Discussion, and Personal Interview rounds. This test or group discussion is normally of 35 to 40 minutes. Candidates are advised to keep their score card safe until the admission process is over.

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Test Centres

National Entrance Test (TISS-NET) is computer based. It will be held on January 13, 2019 in 39 centres (below mentioned) in different parts of the country.

Region Place
Northern Region Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi, Greater Noida, Mohali
Eastern Region Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Dimapur, Silchar
Western Region Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Solapur, Navi-Mumbai, 
Southern Region Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Visakhapatnam, Madurai, Calicut, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode

Note: The Institute may cancel any test centre and/or assign a nearby centre to a candidate, if the situation so demands.

FAQs

Q.1 I am facing a Document upload issue, what should i do?

A. Candidates are requested to follow the following steps:

Step 1: Candidates should first check the list of documents to be uploaded in the FAQ and should keep the same ready before they log in.

Step 2: Candidates are advised to complete the application process in one session to minimize the possibility of document not being uploaded

Step 3: If the Candidate closes the application during the process with / without uploading all the required documents - then make sure to check if those documents were successfully uploaded when you log in the next time. Login Link: CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM

Step 4: If Document upload fails once, you are advised to check the size or resolution or the file type of the documents you are uploading (check FAQ for size and format guidelines) and re upload the documents. Even if the size and resolution is correct please try uploading once more.

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