TISSNET 2014 Analysis- Easy Paper of 95 Questions with Tough GK
TISSNET 2014 exam was conducted on Sunday, December 22, 2013. The test takers felt that the exam was on the easier side, barring the Social Sensitivity & Contemporary Issues which is the General Awareness section. For the other sections, the exam was easier compared to past years. TISSNET 2014 was taken by around 12,000 candidates. This article will give you the detailed TISSNET 2014 analysis based on the test takers’ and expert views.
The exam was conducted in two modes, paper pencil based and computer based. The candidates could choose a format according to his/her convenience while applying for the exam. The number of questions was reduced to 95 from 100, which was last year. The other factors, such as duration and marking scheme remained the same. The following table will give the highlights of the exam.
Number of questions
1 mark per question, no negative marking
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Now let us have a look at the sections, questions and section wise difficulty level.
Number of Questions
Mathematical & Logical Reasoning
As you can see, the maximum weight was given on the Mathematical & Logical Reasoning section. According to the test takers, it was a smooth test taking experience. “Overall the exam was easy. However, I found the GK section to be too tough. Maths and English was a breeze,” mentions Divya, a candidate who took the test in an East Delhi center.
Barring minor technical glitches, the computer based exam took place in a smooth manner. Some of the candidates in the Northern India Engineering College, Shastri Park, New Delhi complained of a slow computer system and sudden turning off.
Now we shall have a detailed section wise analysis.
This was the toughest section in the entire exam. There was very less, rather no question on the current affairs. Sandeep Manudhane, CMD, PT Education says, “It gave a lot of importance to history questions based on Indian History, International History, Dates, Books, Awards, Laws and the like. Many questions were unexpected (as per last year’s pattern) but then, the examiner reserves the right to ask anything!” Raghav, another test taker states, “I was surprised to see so many questions on history in the GK section! For a moment I was confused that I was taking history exam! I had prepared on current affairs, abbreviations and updates on the social developments but that didn’t help me at all.”
Mathematical & Logical Reasoning
This was the easiest section in the TISSNET 2014 paper. The main topics of the section included pipe & cisterns, time speed and distance, work and time, HCF and LCM, averages, percentages, ratios, SI & CI, Geometry, permutation & combination etc. “Maths section was very easy. I didn’t have any problem in solving the section. Moreover, I have attempted maximum number of questions in this section itself,” shares Sreeja, a TISS 2014-16 aspirant.
The English Proficiency section was of overall easy difficulty level. The questions included Reading Comprehension Passages, vocabulary and grammar. “The English Proficiency section had questions on analogies, antonyms; Fill in the blanks and RCs. The analogies were slightly confusing with close options, the other questions were easy,” says Manudhane. However, there was an erroneous question in the section on vocabulary. Shreya, a TISSNET 2014 taker says, “In a ‘Jumbled words’ question, there was a spelling mistake in the word ‘callous’. This type of error was not expected. However, since the questions were very easy, I had no problem in completing the section.’
TISSNET 2014 Cutoff
According to the experts, the TISSNET 2014 cutoff is expected to be 65 or above.
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Questions related to TISSNET
i am in 3 year of bsc nursing and because of covid-19 i dont know when our exams will be conducted my final year will be started from october or november 3 week so can i apply for TISSNET.
Dear Pooja ,
According TISSNET guideline you are eligible for take admission but we will discusses briefly for better understanding .
If you willing's to to take TISSNET 2020 then you must have completed the graduation of minimum 3 years duration or its equivalent from a recognized university or final year candidates can also apply for the exam. However, they will be offered final admission only after they clear the final year examination also there is no upper age limit defined by TISS for appearing in the national level exam.
Hope it will helpful
Hey! I am currently studying in 5th semester bachelor degree course. I will be able to complete my bachelor degree in the month of may or june 2021. And i didnt know when result will declare. Can i apply for Tiss net?
Dear aradhana ,
TISS NET 2021 Exam date is expected on January 9, 2021 as per past trends. The exam duration is 100 minutes. TISS NET is a computer based National Entrance Test for the all Masters programmes offered by different campuses of Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
Minimum eligibility criteria
- You must have completed a bachelor’s degree programme of 3 or 4 years under the bridge course pattern of study where 15 years of formal education has been imparted.
- Candidates who are yet to be awarded a degree also satisfies the TISSNET eligibility criteria, however, the degree is to be produced until a specified date, before the same candidates will be provided with a provisional admission through TISSNET scores .
- Candidates who are appearing for the final examination of qualifying degree programme must not have any backlogs while applying for TISSNET 2021 .
If you have satisfied the above mentioned requirement's then only you will able to take the entrance test .
Hope it will helpful
tissnet book list please suggest me
Questions in TISSNET are based on Three Subjects,
Firstly, English Proficiency-
Books suggestion for English Proficiency are-
Wren & Martin English Grammer- Wren & Martin
Business English & Communication- John O E Clark
Word Power Made Easy- Norman Lewis
30 Days to a more powerful Vocabulary- Norman Lewis
As you require to have strong vocabulary & proper grammer for tissnet these books would help you to prepare better for the same.
Next, To prepare for Mathematics & Logical Reasoning
some of the books suggestions are-
How to Prepare for logical reasoning for CAT- Arun Sharma
Logical Reasoning an Data Interpretation for CAT- Nishit K Sinha
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude For CAT- Arun Sharma
Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency- Ananta Ashisha
further you need to do a lot of practice for mathematics & reasoning.
Further to know Anything else related to TISSNET You can click on the below given link-
All the best!!
I got selected for Azim Premji University Development course and I want to prepare for TISSNET 2021,w I want to drop out after 1 st year of course and want to take admission in TISS.Can I eligible for TISS admission
see you did not mention in which course you want to take admission in tata institute of social science institute. also TISS has 4 campuses, and all the course is not taught in each campuses. there is bachelors degree program, masters courses, phd courses program , as well as online courses available. TISS National Entrance Test (TISSNET) is a national level entrance exam conducted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai for admission to various postgraduate courses. TISS offers as many as 53 Master’s Degree programmes at its Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad campuses , chennai campuses.
eligibility criteria is
The candidate must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized university.
final year in graduation, such Candidates who will complete their final year of bachelor's degree/equivalent by June 2021, can also apply.
Candidates pursuing 3-year bachelor’s degree should have passed all the 4 semesters at the time of filling TISSNET application form, whereas applicants pursuing four-year bachelor's degree must have cleared all the subjects up to sixth semester.
Shortlisted candidates should produce original certificates and mark sheet on the date of personal interview. Those who are in the final year of the degree programme are required to produce the mark sheets of all previous semesters
Candidates applying for Master of Arts in (Organisation Development, Change and Leadership) should have at least 2-year work experience in any field (after graduation)
hope it would help.