TISSNET Exam Pattern 2020
Vishwas Garia, 30 Sep 2019, #TISSNET

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 has 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

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.

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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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does all the documents as mentioned need to be provided duirng exam such as passport?

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 12th Nov, 2019
It is compulsory to carry all the required documents such as Hall ticket. You have to carry any one of the identity proof (original and photocopy) to the TISSNET exam centre . You can carry documents like Aadhar Card or Voter ID or Passport, Driving Licence, College/University ID. Also carry one passport size recent photograph as same as uploaded in the application form.


I am an engineering graduate from AKTU Lucknow but I have a backlog in my seventh semester for which exam will held on 20/12/2019, Am I eligible for TISSNET Exam ?

Raviteja Pasupuleti 9th Nov, 2019

National Entrance Test(TISS-NET) is computer based test and it is going to be held on 4-01-2020 and the duration of the test is 1:40 mins.I am afraid that you are not eligible with an active backlog for this test.Actually you quoted that your supplementary  exam was on 20-12-2019 and I am sure that your results of that exam will not be announced anytime soon  .So, there is no chance for you to write the  TISS-NET exam.I wish you a better luck next time and make sure that while you are writing the test again in the next year, do not maintain an active backlog.


For TISSNET if my OBC NC. reservation certificate gets rejected, will I be considered as a general category candidate or will my application be rejected?

Manisha Gupta Expert 8th Nov, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

As per the official, 27% of the seats are reserved for candidates from OBCs belonging to the non-creamy layer as notified by the National Commission for Backward Classes.

Officially there is no any information about it, You might be considered as General category if your OBC certificate get rejected. But I would suggest you to contact the official to get the exact detail.

Good Luck!


I am currently studying in 5th semester. I will be completing my degree only by June 2020 and will receive my marksheet only by December 2020. Am I eligible for tiss MA?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 24th Oct, 2019


sorry to say this year you can not apply. the eligibility criteria is Candidates who will successfully complete, in all respects, all the requirements of their final year eligible degree (including all examinations) by Monday, June 8, 2020, are also eligible to apply.

or Those candidates who are in final year, but cannot submit the degree certificate and grade/mark sheet at the time of admission are required to submit these latest by September 30, 2020.

hope you may understand.


Hi, I have completed my graduation but I have not received my degree yet..will there be an issue because of this while filling the tissnet form? And what all other documents are need to be uploaded while filling up the form? I am from general category.

Aman Raj Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019

Hello Ashi

I think almost all the form filling procedure requires any one proof of your eligibility, either it is GATE or TISSNET,

As you have mentioned that your degree has not arrived yet so in that case you can upload your penultimate semester mark sheet or course completion certificate.

But at the time of counselling you must have all the details with you.

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