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TISSNET Exam Pattern 2022

The TISSNET 2022  exam will be conducted by Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai. It is a post graduate exam conducted online for all the 53 MA programmes offered at the four campuses of TISS and two other locations:

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

Here is all you need to know about the TISSNET 2022 exam and the exam pattern.


TISSNET 2022: 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

The TISSNET 2022 will test candidates on the following areas English, Mathematics, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness. Below is the exam pattern and markings scheme for TISSNET 2022 exam:TISSNET 2022: Exam Pattern

TISSNET 2020 Exam Sections

Total Questions

TISSNET 2020 Marking Scheme

Time Duration (Ideal Time Spent)

Correct Answer

Total Marks

English Proficiency





Mathematics & Logical Reasoning





General Awareness










There is NO negative marking for the TISSNET 2021 exam.


TISSNET 2022: Exam Syllabus

Section 1: English Proficiency

Weightage: 30%

The English Proficiency section tests a students verbal reasoning and reading comprehension skills. The syllabus consists of topics like:

  1. Grammar
  2. Odd-one-out & Analogies
  3. Reading comprehension
  4. Synonyms & Antonyms
  5. Verbal reasoning
  6. Word Choice/ sentence correction


Section 2: Mathematics & Logical Reasoning

Weightage: 30%

The Mathematics & Logical Reasoning section tests a students’ math knowledge up to class X level. It also tests the quantitative and logical reasoning. The syllabus consists of topics like:

  1. Basic Arithmetic
  2. Basic Geometry
  3. Basic Statistics
  4. Basic Trigonometry
  5. Data interpretation
  6. Logical reasoning
  7. Number Series

Section 3: General Awareness

Weightage: 40%

The General Awareness section is the most critical section and is the differential factor. It tests the students on the current affairs and knowledge about socially relevant issues. The popular topics asked are:

  1. Art & Culture
  2. Environment
  3. Indian History
  4. Politics
  5. Science & Technology
  6. Social Studies
  7. Sports

TISSNET 2022: Recommended Books

The following books are recommended for preparation for TISSNET 2022 exam:

  1. English Proficiency
    1. Objective General English by SP Bakshi
    2. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension by Arihant
  2. Mathematics & Logical Reasoning
    1. Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal
    2. Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency by Arihant
    3. A Complete Manual for the CAT by Arihant
  3. General Awareness
    1. General Knowledge by Arihant
    2. Year Book 2020-21 by Competition Success Review


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