TISSNET Exam Pattern 2020 - The aspirants who wish to take admission in M.A programmes must go through the TISSNET 2020 exam pattern to be familiar with the different aspects of the entrance test such as marking scheme, maximum marks, etc. The exam conducting body had released the exam pattern of TISSNET 2020 along with the application form on October 18, 2019. The maximum marks of TISSNET examination will be 100. According to TISSNET exam pattern 2020, for every correct answer candidates will be awarded one mark. There will be no negative marking for any incorrect response. By becoming acquainted with TISSNET 2020 exam pattern, candidates will be able to manage their time properly in the examination. Read the article below to know more details on TISSNET exam pattern, syllabus, marking scheme, etc.
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TISSNET Exam Pattern 2020

TISSNET Exam Pattern 2020

Aspirants willing to appear in the entrance examination for admissions in various M.A programmes offered by the institute are advised to go through the exam pattern of TISSNET 2020. A better understanding of TISSNET 2020 exam pattern will help candidates to cope up the problem of time management during the examination.

TISSNET Exam Pattern

Examination Mode


Medium of examination


Duration of examination

100 minutes

Total no. of Questions



General Knowledge

Analytical Ability

Logical Reasoning

English Proficiency





Marking Scheme

+1 for every correct answer

No Negative Marking for an incorrect answer

Zero marks will be awarded for non attempted question

TISSNET Marking Scheme 2020

It is very important for the aspirants to know the marking scheme of TISSNET 2020 to attempt questions judiciously during the examination. TISSNET 2020 marking scheme will also be informed to the candidates before the commencement of online entrance examination on their desktop. For becoming familiar with the marking scheme of TISSNET 2020, candidates are also advised to practice mock test.

  • Every correct answer will be awarded one mark.

  • There will be no negative marking for incorrect answer.

  • Zero marks will be awarded for non attempted questions.

  • The general knowledge section will consist of 40 questions from topics like politics, health, economy, etc. each carrying one mark.

  • Candidates will be asked 30 questions combining from logical reasoning and analytical ability each carrying one mark.

  • The English proficiency section is divided into two parts, verbal analysis and reading comprehension. Both of the parts carry a total of 30 questions each carrying one mark.

TISSNET Syllabus 2020

  • Data Interpretation - Tables, Pie charts, Bar graphs, Double pie chart, Case lets, Sports, Data comparison, Line graphs, Multiple graphs

  • General Knowledge - Politics/History/Governance/Law, Economy/ Policy, Gender/Health/Education, International politics/ current events, Environment & ecology, Labour, Media/ICTs/Literature/Art/Culture

  • Logical Reasoning - Venn Diagram, Number series, Linear/Circular/Family Arrangement, Cubes, Eye for Detail, Statement/Conclusion/Assumption/Arguments, Alphabet Series, Logical Connectivity, Puzzles

  • Mathematics - Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Percentages, Basic Geometry

  • English Proficiency

(i) Verbal Analysis - Antonyms, Analogies, Odd word out, Right usage of words in match the following, Fill in the Blanks - Homophones, Word substitute in a sentence, Right usage of words in fill in the blank, Idioms - Fill in the blank, Idioms - Match the following, Error spotting - grammar/words/ punctuation, Sentence Correction

(ii) Reading and Comprehension - Purpose of the passage, Strengthen and Weaken, Assumption and Supporting Statement, Passage based questions, Author's Point of View, Flaw and Discrepancy, Inference and Conclusion Drawn, the Main Idea of the passage

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - TISSNET Exam Pattern 2020

Question: What are the total number of questions asked in TISSNET 2020?


According to TISSNET 2020 exam pattern, candidates will be asked a total of 100 questions in the entrance examination.

Question: Is there any negative marking for incorrect response in TISSNET 2020 examination?


Acording to TISSNET exam pattern 2020, there will be no deduction of marks in case of incorrect responses.

Question: What is the mode of TISSNET 2020 exam?


Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test 2020 is conducted in online mode only.

Question: Where can I check the exam pattern of TISSNET 2020?


Candidates can visit the official website of TISSNET or the official information brochure to check the details of the exam pattern.

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I want to know about the dates, syllabus for the exam of tissnet 2021

Deepshikha Student Expert 17th Mar, 2020
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is a Deemed University by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India.It conducts TISS National Entrance Test (TISSNET) for admission to about 55 of its Programs. TISSNET was conducted on January 12,2020. The dates for 2021 has not been announced yet.
TISSNET consists of the following parts:
1. English Proficiency and Language Skills
2.Mathematical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability
3. Logical Reasoning
4. Data Interpretation
5.General Awareness
Hope this helps.
Good luck.

I want to download my Tissnet scorecard but I am not able to login and reset password to download my Tissnet scorecard

Shareef 14th Feb, 2020

You will have to enter your registered email id and password that you created for TISSNET. If you are still not able to login, mail their helpdesk at: pgadmission@tiss.edu (mailto:pgadmission@tiss.edu) . You can also contact them at 022-25525252, 91-22-2552 5000. Mail them from your registered email. Before that once try shutting down your computer and restart and try it again.


i cleared the cutoff of tiss net 2020 and got the PI call fromMA IN hospitality and analytics management. are these cou rses are good in tiss. and when did the PI call letter come.

Shivika Tyagi 7th Feb, 2020
First of all congratulations on your selection. TISS is a brand in itself, so all the courses their are almost good. Hospital and analytical management is one of the most popular course and its placements are good too. Most importantly TISS is good in terms of ROI. You got a call alreay so don't worry you will get your PI call letter soon too. Keep checking your mail.

Hope it helps you. Good luck

what will be the cut off for M.A in Data Science program for tissnet exam ?

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 11th Feb, 2020


TISS NET 2020 exam has been conducted and questions in the exam were asked from the following sections:

English proficiency
Mathematics and Logical reasoning
General Awareness

For English proficiency and Mathematics and Logical reasoning there is no sectional cutoff. For General Awareness, there is sectional cutoff of 35% (14 Marks).

Check the details:


Good Luck!


Am i eligible for the TISS because i got 45/50/35 in 10th/12th/ Grad respectively, And anyone can suggest me for which specialation should i go ???

ayush mishra 31st Jan, 2020

Sonu, admission to Master's courses in Tata Institute of Social Sciences occurs through TISSNET. Now, you can apply for TISSNET if you fulfill the conditions required as stipulated by the institution. These conditions are known as eligibility criteria. Now, the eligibility criteria for applying for TISSNET in terms of educational qualification in most cases ie for admission to most courses is that the candidate should be graduate in any stream or discipline or he/she must be appearing in their final graduation paper and have to submit their passing certificate by any date stipulated. As far as you are graduate, you can apply for most cases, however, for some courses like MA (Organisation Development, Change and Leadership), Master of Public Health (Social Epidemiology), M.A. Social Work in (Disability Studies and Action) etc , the requirement is that graduation should be from a certain stream or subject or there should be some job or internship experience for the candidates. For mire information about these eligibility criteria, you can use the link


As regards to query about choice of specialization, the choice should be such that should generate interest and entertain you. It totally depends on your interest areas, however, there are some courses or specialization which are quite popular among the student groups and some of them are M.A. in (Human Resources Management and Labour Relations) ,  MBA, Master's of Arts etc. So, the specialization should be such that the student feels comfortable in it and is usually chosen by applicantd in the stream as graduation.

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