How to Synchronize TISSNET Preparation with CAT Exam?
How to Synchronize TISSNET Preparation with CAT Exam? - Interest in a Master’s degree attracts the thought of pursuing an MBA program. In India many MBA entrance exams are conducted for the purpose of admission. However, the most desirable out of all MBA entrance exams is CAT. But it is not a piece of cake for everyone. Only those who have perseverance and dedicated attitude are able to make it to IIMs. Yes, good luck factor can’t be denied. Apart from Indian Institute of Management’s another B-School that is a heart throb for management candidates is TISS. Candidates who prepare for CAT simultaneously study for TISSNET as well. For such candidates the situation of confusion always prevails regarding the study plan, simultaneous strategy and so on. Hence, in this article of how to synchronize TISSNET preparation with the CAT exam, Careers360 brings to you the major strategies to be followed for preparation. Along with that we will showcase the similarities and differences which were witnessed in both TISSNET and CAT. Read the complete article for better understanding. Before moving straight onto how to synchronize TISSNET preparation with CAT exam, let us first see what these two are -
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What is TISSNET?
Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Mumbai conducts TISSNET a University Level Exam. Candidates who qualify TISSNET are required to appear for the TISS Management Aptitude Test (TISS-MAT) in addition to the TISSNET entrance exam. TISSNET MBA 2021 will be conducted in January 2021.
What is CAT?
Common Admission Test, popularly known as CAT is a National Level Exam which is also conducted annually by IIMs on a rotational basis. The participation level of CAT is comparatively very high as compared to TISSNET. CAT 2020 exam will be conducted by IIM Indore.
Exam Pattern of TISSNET and CAT -
1 hour and 40 minutes
120 minutes (2 hours)
No. of Questions
100 (MCQs and TITA)
For Detailed Information on exam patterns of both, Quick Links can be checked
Major Strategies on How to Synchronize TISSNET Preparation with CAT exam -
Candidates who are planning to give CAT must make sure to devote two hours on each section. Both CAT and TISSNET have three sections, candidates can make study plan and prepare for both simultaneously. Since TISSNET has a basic section of general knowledge candidates are advised to devote atleast one hour just to read the news and get aware with the general topics of social studies, politics, spots, art and culture, Indian history and related content.
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As per the CAT important dates and TISSNET MBA important dates, both exams are conducted in different months. CAT is conducted usually in November, while TISSNET MBA is conducted in January. CAT 2020 like previous year exams will definitely have sectional timing and negative marking scheme, hence time management is CAT is more important. Candidates should focus on answering questions (both MCQs and TITA) in such a way that along with accuracy is not affected.
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Focus on all Sections
Two sections i.e. english section and QA section of TISSNET and CAT are alike and the preparation can go hand in hand. Hence, instead of focusing on one section of each paper at a time, following tips can be followed by candidates -
Get hard copy of TISSNET MBA syllabus and CAT syllabus
Highlight the similar topics and study the content in sync
Devote two hours on a daily basis to read and then revise what is covered
The only difference comes in preparation of general awareness section. In this section of TISSNET MBA 2020, candidates will be required to put in some basic effort and devote extra one hour to be up on the ladder
Read as much as possible keeping in mind the TISSNET MBA syllabus for general knowledge section
Solve Question Papers
One of the best ways on how to synchronize TISSNET preparation with the CAT exam is to solve the question papers of CAT in the last month until D-Day is near. Once CAT 2020 is conducted, candidates should focus on solving TISSNET MBA sample papers. This exercise is suggested by experts to make candidates gauge their own performance on the basis of questions set solved while keeping an key on the time. Solving the CAT mock test will also be of equal importance.
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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.