Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) conducts a National Entrance Test (NET) (TISS-NET) for admission to full-time post-graduate degrees regular programmes such as M.A., M.Sc., M.H.A and M.P.H. offered at TISS campuses in Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati and other locations like BALM, Chennai and TISS-Nagaland.
In order to get admission to programmes, candidates should appear for the TISSNET entrance examination. TISSNET examination will take place on January 13, 2019, from 2:00 pm to 3:40 pm. The entrance test will take place in more than 39 cities across the country. The major change in TISSNET 2019 exam is that there will not be any negative marking question from this year. Candidates who want to excel in TISSNET 2019 examination should opt for a subject-wise preparation. Explore the TISSNET preparation tips here.
TISSNET 2019 Exam Pattern
TISSNET exam is conducted for a total of 100 questions. Each question carries one mark and there is no negative marking. The question paper is divided into three sections - general awareness, English proficiency and mathematics with 40, 30, 30 questions, respectively. The duration of the test is one hour and forty minutes. This is a computer-based test.
TISSNET Preparation: General Awareness
This section is very important and one can score more than 30 marks if they are good at current affairs and day to day happenings. It consists of 40 questions and it is meant to assess awareness about current affairs and understanding of social issues. It will be focused much on the politics, social studies, science and technology, environment, sports, art & culture and Indian history.
Reading the newspapers regularly is required to score well in this section. Aspirants are suggested to make a note of important events and persons in the news. The static general knowledge is very important, such as world organisations, rivers in the country, inventions, discoveries, largest and smallest.
TISSNET Preparation: English Proficiency
This section does not require a special preparation if aspirants are good in English grammar and rules. The number of questions in this section is 30. The questions are likely to be on word choice/sentence correction, odd-one-out & analogies, synonyms & antonyms, grammar, verbal reasoning and reading comprehension.
Candidates will be getting two reading comprehension passages which are not difficult. The passages' focus will be on vocabulary and grammar. Aspirants are advised to practise two passages daily to gain confidence. Master all the grammar rules to score well besides focusing on the sentence construction.
TISSNET Preparation: Mathematics And Logical Reasoning
This section consists of 30 questions which broadly test the candidates to assess quantitative skills and logical reasoning. The questions will be on basic arithmetic, basic geometry, basic trigonometry, basic statistics, number series, data interpretation and logical reasoning.
The official notification clearly reads that the questions will be asked up to standard X level. Hence, candidates are advised to focus only up to this level. The most important topics are data interpretation and logical reasoning. A lot of practice is required to excel in this section.
On the whole, mathematics and English proficiency are concept driven. Hence, aspirants are advised to brush up the basics. The general awareness section does not require separate preparation if candidates are following day-to-day developments in fields, such as politics, science and technology, environment and sports.