TISSNET Analysis and Trends over Past 5 Years

TATA Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test (TISS NET)

TISSNET Analysis and Trends over Past 5 Years

TISSNET Analysis and Trends over Past 5 YearsTISSNET Analysis 2017 - TISSNET or the entrance exam for Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017. While you are preparing for TISSNET 2017, You must also be aware of the past pattern so that you are ready to face any surprise thrown at you during the exam.

 

TISSNET was a paper pencil based test till 2012. From 2013 onwards, TISS introduced the computer based pattern of the exam. Till TISNET 2013, the paper was divided in two parts. Part 1 was common for all test takers which carried 50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Part 2 contained questions based on the course he/she was applying for. This was either descriptive or objective based on the course. For e.g. for Social Service course, the questions were subjective and that of HR, the questions were objective in nature.

 

However, in TISSNET 2013, there was a common question paper for all the courses and the similar trend followed since then. The total number of questions was reduced to 95 in the year 2014, which again increased to 100 from 2015 onwards.

 

The TISSNET 2017 exam pattern is given below:

 

TISSNET 2017 Exam Pattern

 

Event

Synopsis

Mode

Computer Based Test / Online

Sections

4

Duration

1 hour and 40 minutes (100 minutes)

Number of Questions

100

Marks division

General Awareness - 40 marks (40 questions)

English Proficiency - 30 marks (30 questions)

Maths and Logical Reasoning - 30 marks (30 questions)


The general difficulty level of the exam is easy to moderate. The year wise TISSNET structure and difficulty level for the past 5 years are given in the following table:

 

TISSNET Year Wise Exam Pattern

Year

Sections

Number of Questions

Marking Scheme

Difficulty Level

2016

3

General Awareness

Logical Reasoning – Quantitative Aptitude – Data Interpretation

Verbal Ability

Section 1 - 40

Section 2 - 30

Section 3 - 30

Total - 100

1 mark per question

No negative marking

Easy-Moderate

2015

3

Math and Logical Reasoning

Language Proficiency

General Awareness

Section 1 - 35

Section 2 - 30

Section 3 - 35

Total - 100

1 mark per question

No negative marking

Easy-Moderate

2014

3

Math and Logical Reasoning

Language Proficiency

General Awareness

Section 1 - 35

Section 2 - 30

Section 3 - 30

Total - 95

1 mark per question

No negative marking

Moderate-Difficult

2013

3

Language Ability, Analytical & Numerical Ability, Social Sensitivity & Contemporary Issues

100

1 mark per question

No negative marking

 

Easy-Moderate

2012

Part 1 – 3

Analytical & Numerical Ability, Language Ability, Awareness of General & Social Issues

 

Part 2 – 4

Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, Reading Comprehension, Business Knowledge

Part 1 – 50

Part 2 – 75

Total - 125

Part 1 - 1 mark per question

No negative marking

 

Part 2 – Not mentioned

Moderate-Difficult

 

TISSNET Analysis -  Section wise

 

Based on TISSNET 2016 exam, we will now present to you the detailed section wise analysis of the exam.

 

Math and Logical Reasoning: The overall difficulty level of this section was easy. The areas covered in this section included Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation. The topics covered were Venn Diagrams, Word Series, Geometry, Mensuration, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage among others.

 

Verbal Ability: This section carried easy questions from Reading Comprehension and English Proficiency. The topics from English Proficiency were Analogy, Fill in the blanks, Word substitutes, parajumbles, Idioms, Antonyms-Synonyms etc.

 

Analytical & Numerical Ability: The number of questions was 30. The level of difficulty was very easy. The topics of the questions were Arithmetic, which was further divided into Ratio, Average, Time, Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Square Root, HCF & LCM, Percentage, Numbers, BODMAS and Data Interpretation. There was no question from Logical Reasoning area.

 

General Awareness: The questions from General Awareness were asked from History (India and World), Current Affairs, Social Awareness etc. Most of the questions were generic in nature and not from current affairs. Unlike the previous years, the topics were not predominantly from Social Sciences.

 

TISSNET 2017 Cutoff

 

The TISSNET 2017 cutoff marks will be decided by TISS Mumbai after the TISSNET 2017 exam is over. It is expected that the cutoff marks will be similar to TISSNET 2016. As per the experts the TISSNET 2016 cutoff was 73-76 marks.

 

Preparation Tips for TISSNET 2017

 

According to the experts, the TISSNET difficulty level is among the lowest compared to the MBA entrance exams. Hence, you will not have to spend much effort separately on the TISSNET 2017 preparation. However, if you have not taken CAT, IIFT, SNAP or other MBA entrance exams, then you may take exclusive preparation for the admission test of TISS.

 

In order to crack the Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Language sections, referring to your Class IX or Class X books for Mathematics would suffice. As far as the General Awareness section is concerned, going by the daily news paper, magazines and the yearbooks of reputed publications will fit your bill.

 

As you have seen, the Quantitative Ability section consists of questions mainly on Arithmetic so a basic preparation would be fine. The Data Interpretation questions are not calculation intensive at all. As per IMS Learning’s analysis of TISSNET, “The DI questions required no solving. One could just look at the simple graph and answer all questions.”

 

The Verbal Ability section asks questions on Reading Comprehension and vocabulary. Read the tried and tested books for vocabulary preparation such as ‘Word Power Made Easy’ by Norman Lewis, Barron’s Word List etc. The Reading Comprehension questions will require no extra effort to solve as well given the length and the question types.

 

Also Read:

TISSNET 2016 Analysis - Easy to Moderate Exam without any surprise

 

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First Published On : 26 Nov 2013 05:13 PM IST
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