TISSNET Analysis 2019 - TISSNET or the entrance exam for Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019. While preparing for TISSNET 2019, one must also be aware of the past pattern so that s/he is ready to face any surprises thrown during the exam.
TISSNET was a paper-pencil based test till 2012. From 2013 onwards, TISS introduced the computer-based pattern of the exam. Till TISNET 2013, the paper was divided into two parts. Part 1 was common for all test takers which carried 50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Part 2 contained questions based on the course he/she was applying for. This was either descriptive or objective based on the course. For e.g. for Social Service course, the questions were subjective and that of HR, the questions were objective in nature.
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However, in TISSNET 2013, there was a common question paper for all the courses and the similar trend followed since then. The total number of questions was reduced to 95 in the year 2014, which again increased to 100 from 2015 onwards.
The TISSNET 2019 exam pattern is given below:
TISSNET 2017 Exam Pattern
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Computer Based Test / Online
1 hour and 40 minutes (100 minutes)
Number of Questions
General Awareness - 40 marks (40 questions)
English Proficiency - 30 marks (30 questions)
Maths and Logical Reasoning - 30 marks (30 questions)
The general difficulty level of the exam is easy to moderate. The year wise TISSNET structure and difficulty level for the past 5 years are given in the following table:
TISSNET Year Wise Exam Pattern
Logical Reasoning – Quantitative Aptitude – Data Interpretation
Section 1 - 40
Section 2 - 30
Section 3 - 30
Total - 100
1 mark per question
No negative marking
Math and Logical Reasoning
Section 1 - 35
Section 3 - 35
Total - 95
Based on TISSNET 2018 exam, we will now present to you the detailed section-wise analysis of the exam.
General Awareness: Majority of the questions were from current affairs and few were from static GK. The topics ranged from social and cultural issues, national policies/campaigns, literature, art, sports, awards and history.
Quantitative Ability: This section was of easy difficulty level. The topics included Set Theory, Clocks & Calendars, Series, Odd Man Out, Data Interpretation, Mixtures and Alligations, Progressions, Statistics, ERPV, Directions, Deductions and Trigonometry.
Verbal Ability: Out of 30 questions, 10 were on Reading Comprehension. The RC passages were of 200-250 words. As compared to last year, the length of the passages reduced. Last year, the word count of the passages was around 350. The other topics were Fill in the blanks, Sentence correction, Error identification, Synonyms and Logical Connectives. The difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.
TISSNET 2018 Cutoff
The TISSNET 2019 cutoff marks will be decided by TISS Mumbai after the TISSNET 2019 exam is over. It is expected that the cutoff marks will be similar to TISSNET 2018. As per the experts, the TISSNET 2018 cutoff was 72-78 marks.
Preparation Tips for TISSNET 2019
According to the experts, the TISSNET difficulty level is among the lowest compared to the MBA entrance exams. Hence, candidates will not have to spend much effort separately on the TISSNET 2019 preparation. However, if one has not taken CAT, IIFT, SNAP or other MBA entrance exams, then s/he may take exclusive preparation for the admission test of TISS.
In order to crack the Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Language sections, referring to your Class IX or Class X books for Mathematics would suffice. As far as the General Awareness section is concerned, going by the daily newspaper, magazines and the yearbooks of reputed publications will fit your bill.
As you have seen, the Quantitative Ability section consists of questions mainly on Arithmetic so a basic preparation would be fine. The Data Interpretation questions are not calculation intensive at all. As per IMS Learning’s analysis of TISSNET, “The DI questions required no solving. One could just look at the simple graph and answer all questions.”
The Verbal Ability section asks questions on Reading Comprehension and vocabulary. Read the tried and tested books for vocabulary preparation such as ‘Word Power Made Easy’ by Norman Lewis, Barron’s Word List etc. The Reading Comprehension questions will require no extra effort to solve as well given the length and question types.
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I would like to inform you that for preparing for TISSNET you have to keep in mind that most of the students easily able to attempt the English and mathematics section in TISSNET. The section which troubles the student most is the GK section. So, you must start preparing for this section as soon as possible. Non-Management exam students can also crack quant and logical by preparing diligently. Work on General knowledge by reading newspapers daily and note down the important dates and events. And also read current affairs. Another potion to look after is English proficiency and for that you have to improve the vocabulary, read regularly. Pick anything which is informative and interesting. And for grammar portion read grammar rules form any book and start practicing the questions. Moreover while reading, focus on sentence framing and grammar. For mathematics and logical reasoning or quant, revise and practice all the topics given in the syllabus. Follow these instructions properly. Keep studying and keep growing.
All the best for your future!
You can get previous year's question paper on this link, moreover you can get information regarding the syllabus and free MOCK TEST for TISSNET, Exam pattern and much more information regarding the exam here on this link...
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In order to prepare for any competitive exam including TISSNET,some of the reliable books for static gk which you can refer are Manorama year book, Lucent's general knowledge book, etc., Books for preparing current affairs- Pratiyogita darpan, India yearbook, concise general knowledge manual by Barry O'Brien, economic survey etc., Hope that helps.
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