TISSNET Exam Pattern 2020
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 - 10:41 a.m. IST by Vishwas Garia

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.

LATEST: TISSNET Admit Card released on December 20

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 will be 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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can you please provide tissnet previous year question papers

ÑÍthesh 31st Dec, 2019

Hello !!

here is the link for previous years question papers with solutions just got through it,i hope this helps you .

Thank you!!


what is the competition for physically disabled person in TISSNET for HRM nd LR course?

Aishwarya Kadam 27th Dec, 2019


The PWD cut-off for TISSNET 2019 was 51 marks out of 100 for the HRM & LR course. This year you need to give the TISSMAT exam as well along with the TISSNET for the HRM and LR course. If you clear the cut-off of the TISSNET exam and perform well in TISSMAT, Pre-Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview (PI) one has a good chance to convert the course. This time there is a sectional cut off for the GK section in TISSNET exam, you need to bring minimum 14 marks in GK out of 40 marks. There are no sectional cut offs for English and Maths section,  both come for 30 marks each.

The number of PWD candidates who will appear for the TISSNET and TISSMAT exam is not known, both the exams are going to be conducted on 4th January 2020. Also the TISSMAT exam will be conducted for the first time so we don't have the previous years data regarding it. Predicting the competition is therefore tough. All you can do is focus on your preparation.

Good luck.


How can I dounlod TISSNET exam admit card of 2020

Ameya Narendra Parkar 18th Dec, 2019
Dear Arjun,
I would like to inform you that Institute of Social Sciences has released their admit card.
You can download your admit card on their Official website only.
You can follow these steps
  • Visit the official website
  • Navigate to the TISSNET admit card Login page
  • Enter registration id and password
  • The admit card will appear on the screen
  • Verify the details
  • Download and save the admit card
  • Take a print out

I hope this information helps you

All the best

tiss net mock test with analysis

Budhan Singh Haiburu 18th Dec, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

Hope you are doing well.

TISSNET 2020 is being conducted  by the Tata Institute of Social Science on january 4, 2020 ( 2 pm - 3:40 pm). The exam will be conducted in online mode.

I am providing you the link below where you can get the mock test papers with analysis.


Keep your spirit level high and prepare well for the exam.

I hope it helps.

All the best for your exam.

where can i find Tissnet sample paper answer key, i downloaded the sample paper from career360

_Abhishek_Vatsya Student Expert 16th Dec, 2019


Sample papers are designed so that students can get idea about what type of question being asked in that entrance EXAMINATION..To know where you stand do appear in mock test.Refer to below mentioned link to appear in mock test of TISSNET:


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