TISSNET Exam Syllabus, TISSNET 2019

TISSNET Syllabus 2019, TISSNET Exam

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test, also known as TISSNET is conducted for all Masters programme offered in TISS institutes in Mumbai,Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati, IMHST Chennai, MHAT Calicut and G-SET Ranchi.

TISSNET Exam Pattern

The TISSNET covers a vast range of topics, namely,

  • General Awareness
  • Verbal Ability
  • Mathematics and Logical Reasoning

The total number of questions to be answered by the candidates is 100 within 100 minutes. Each questions carries 1 mark and there is no negative marking for an incorrect answer.

TISSNET Syllabus

The TISSNET comprises three main components:

i. General Awareness

General Awareness is a vast theme that covers both domestic and international events. Some of the topics/ themes/ areas of the General Awareness section include:

  • Environment and Ecology
  • Politics/History/Governance/Law
  • Gender/Healthcare
  • Trade Awareness
  • Culture
  • Personalities in News
  • Nation and states
  • Films
  • Sports
  • Business
  • Literature
  • Current Social Issues
  • Geography
  • Science in Everyday Life

Candidates are asked 40 questions from this section. The only way to increase general awareness is to cultivate the habit of reading over a period of time and watching news channels. Developing interest in everything that goes around not just in the country but the world will definitely help the candidates to keep pace and update their knowledge.

ii. Verbal Ability

The Verbal Ability section tests the proficiency levels of the candidates in the English language. The topics that are likely to be covered in this section include:

  • Antonyms
  • Odd word out
  • Analogies
  • Idioms
  • Sentence Correction
  • Word Substitute
  • Errors in Grammar/Punctuation/Words

This section also includes Reading Comprehension, which is a major component itself and can prove tricky for the candidates. Some of the question types that can be asked from Reading Comprehension are:

  • Purpose of the Passage
  • Strengthening/Weakening the Arguments
  • Passage related questions
  • Main idea of the passage
  • Inference and Conclusion
  • Assumption and Supporting Statement
  • Author’s Point of View

The Verbal Ability section contains 30 questions in all, including 5-6 on Reading Comprehension. The candidates need a good command on the English language to attempt these questions. They need to have a grasp of the grammar of the language, types of sentence construction and a decent vocabulary.

iii. Mathematics and Logical Reasoning

This section tests both the mathematical and logical reasoning skills of the candidates. It includes topics such as:

  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Geometry
  • Averages
  • Speed,Time and Distance
  • Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Volumes
  • Interest

The section of Logical Reasoning includes topics such as:

  • Number Series
  • Alphabet Series
  • Logical Connectivity
  • Venn Diagram
  • Puzzles
  • Statement Conclusion/Assumption/Arguments

The candidates are likely to get questions on Data Interpretation. Some of the question types include:

  • Bar graph
  • Pie charts
  • Tables
  • Multiple graphs
  • Line graphs
  • Data comparison

The candidates are likely to face 30 questions from this section. Clear understanding of the concepts and formulas is essential for candidates to score well in this section.

The syllabus almost mirrors the syllabus of other entrance examinations. The candidates who consciously make an effort to brush up their knowledge and work towards clearing the Wexam, are likely to succeed