TISSNET 2014 Pre Exam Strategy
Sreetama Datta, 06 Aug 2014, #TISSNET

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In this special column on TISSNET 2014 exam, Sandeep Manudhane, CMD, PT Education
 shares preparation tips and guidelines on last week preparation tips for TISSNET 2014.

TISS is one of the most prestigious institutes as far as the field of Human Resources Management is concerned. The selection procedure as well as the pedagogy is unique. 


We now look at last year’s paper, to get an insight into what is to be expected for the current year. The National Entrance Test for admission to Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS-NET), 2013 changed significantly as compared to the earlier years. Overall, the paper had 100 questions, each carrying 1 mark and with no negative marking for wrong answer. The paper was without sections, and had questions from the areas of English Language (30 questions), Mathematical Ability (30 questions) and General Awareness (40 questions).


There was little pressure as 100 questions were to be attempted in 100 minutes.

GA-GK-CA section was balanced across areas. History, Terminologies, Social issues, Current affairs etc. was covered.

Some examples are: UID, child labour, FDI, creamy layer, domestic violence, sex ratio, organic farming etc., SC/ST act, Amendment under which the preamble was modified, person behind “Land Gift” movement, importance of December 6, 2012 etc., Prime ministers of India, First Woman teacher for Dalits, Moral policing, Green hunt, Focus of the 12th five year plan, Ranvir Sena, Commissions/committees formed by the government (Mandal, Tendulkar, Sachar), Chairman of the planning commission, Manesar problems of Maruti Suzuki, FDI controversies, Mohammad Yunus, percentage of informal workers in labour force, author of 'The myth of the holy cow', state speaking Telugu, who is Hellen Keller etc. 

Language section related questions included analogies, antonyms, FIBs and RC.

Questions from Mathematical Ability included Time & Work, Time, Speed & Distance, Averages, Ratios, Percentages etc. Very basic stuff.

No sectional cutoffs exist.

To be frank, the test is easy. Anyone can easily solve 40-45 questions from the 60 questions give. For a good, well prepared student, answering around 50-55 questions should be possible. Accuracy also is likely to be high since the questions are not tricky.

Assuming that the same trend continues this year (2014 intake) also, we expect the overall cutoff for the core HRM program to be a narrow band in the range of 85-90 marks. The cutoffs for the other programs would be marginally lower but again in similar tight bands.

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I did MBA in Marketing in 2017 . I want to change my domain of sales to HR, am I eleigible for the TISSNET exam???

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

tiss net exam stand for tata institute  of socil sciences and research national entrance test. the basic eligibility criteria is students need to have bachelor degree in any discipline in 10+20+3 or 10+2+4 or in 10+2+2+1 pattern. however as you have already passed an mba degree you may also apply in this course. as there is no limitation for pursuing masters courses. one can have 2 different subjects mba degree. hope it would help.


Hey. I am currently in my 5th semester and I am Going to appear for my backlog of one and only subject of 4th semester in december 2019 & TISS NET exam is in january 2020. Seeing their eligibility criteria can I appear for the exam ? please help me out !!!

Aman Raj Student Expert 15th Sep, 2019

Hello Kirat

For applying to TISSNET you should have your bachelor's degree with all the arrears cleared. It doesn't matter how many arrears you have at present and how many you had.

Just provide them your 4th Semester Marksheet for the eligibility. But at the time of admission you must have your degree or Course Completion certificate.


Hello my percentage is less then 50 % in my graduation so am I eligible to do MBA ? And to give my entrance exam ?

Prince Student Expert 30th Jul, 2019

Hey Aspirant,

For Admission in MBA or any other master program it's required to have at least 50% in graduation some relaxation is for SC/ST. Some private universities might have lesser eligiblity criteria as well. You can appear in exams like CAT,AIMA,LPUNEST for entrance.

Best of luck


U hav mba course if yes want to know fees details

Ibra Parveen Student Expert 22nd Jul, 2019

Hello applicant,

There are n no.of colleges offering MBA.Can you please tell which college you are looking for?


i have appeared atma 2019,whether i can apply in this clg or not

Arihant Surana 9th Jul, 2019

Hello aspirant,

According to me do not take admission for appear in this college cause the review and rating of that college is bad it got rating of 1.3 out of 5 by careers 360. So it is the best for you to cancel out your plan to appear in this college

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