TISSNET MBA Exam Pattern 2020
Richa Kapoor, 07 Nov 2019, #TISSNET

TISSNET MBA Exam Pattern 2020 - Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai has introdued a new element under the exam pattern of TISSNET MBA 2020 in which candidates will have to appear for TISS Management Aptitude Test (TISS-MAT) as well as TISSNET. TISSNET MBA exam pattern 2020 will include the duration of the exam, the type of questions that are asked in the entrance test as well as in TISS-MAT. TISSNET MBA 2020 exam pattern includes the sections and the topics from which the questions will be asked in TISSNET and TISS-MAT. It will also include the mode in which TISSNET MBA and TISS MAT will be conducted. TISSNET application form has released on October 18, 2019 and candidate can submit the form online on till November 25, 2019 or can send it by post till December 3, 2019. To know all the details about TISSNET MBA exam pattern 2020 such as information pertaining to the sections, topics, type of questions that will be asked in the entrance exam, read the full article.
Latest: TISSNET MBA 2020 will be conducted on January 4. Candidates will now have to appear for TISS-MAT also after giving TISSNET MBA 2020. The application form of TISSSNET MBA 2020 has been released on October 18 , 2019.

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Quick Facts About TISSNET MBA Exam Pattern 2020



Details (TISS-MAT)

Mode of the exam

Computer based exam

Computer based exam

Duration of TISSNET MBA 2020

1 hour 40 minutes

To be notified

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Total number of sections



Marking Scheme

+1 for every correct answer

+1 for every correct answer

Negative Marks

There is no negative marking

0.25 marks for every incorrect answer

TISS Management Aptitude Test (TISS-MAT)

As per the latest notifications, candidates who are applying for MA (HRM & LR) and/or MA (ODCL) will have to appear for TISS MAT as well immediately after the consuction of TISSNET MBA 2020. The score of TISS-MAT will be considered for shortlisting in the stage 2 along with the pre interview test and personal interview. TISS-MAT will be given the weightage of 30%. Refer the table below for detailed exam pattern of TISS-MAT.

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Exam Pattern of TISS-MAT 2020

Components / SectionsComprehensionManagement Data InterpretationBusiness Awareness
Number of Questions151515
Total Marks (45)151515
Sectional Cut-offNilNilNil
Preparation LevelGraduateGraduateGraduate
ObjectivesTo assess ability to read and understand management literature.To assess ability to read and interpret data related to the economy, market, business, and organization.To assess awareness and familiarity with business knowledge.
Broad Coverage (Indicative and not restrictive)Reading a write-up on a management related subject and answering questions related to the passage.Interpreting graphs, charts, and data across multiple sources. Performing basic operations with data collected from multiple sources.Knowledge of contemporary events, news, related to the economy, business, human resource management, and labour studies.

Marking Scheme-

For every correct answer, candidate will get 1 mark, whereas for every incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.

Important Dates for TISSNET MBA 2020

TISSNET MBA 2020 important dates comprise the schedule related to the entrance test. It comprises start and end date for filling the application form, date for downloading the admit card, exam and result date.

TISSNET MBA 2020 Schedule





TISSNET MBA Start date for availability of application form

October 18,2019


End date for filling the registration form of TISSNET MBA 2020

November 25, 2019(Online Mode)

December 3, 2019 (by post)


TISSNET MBA Admit Card 2020

Between December 18 & 19, 2019



January 4, 2020

TISSNET MBA 2020 Exam Pattern

According to the exam pattern of TISSNET MBA 2020, candidates must be aware about the total number of questions that are asked in different sections. By knowing well in advance the number of questions that are asked in TISSNET MBA 2020, candidates will be able to draw a plan for the exam day.

Exam Pattern for TISSNET MBA 2020


Total Number of Questions


English Proficiency



Maths & Logical Reasoning



General Awareness



TISSNET MBA Exam Pattern 2020- English Proficiency

According to TISSNET MBA 2020 exam pattern, candidates can check the topics that are listed in the table that is given below in the English proficiency section. It will mostly comprise questions based on comprehension, fill in the blanks.

Topics Under English Proficiency Section

Reading Comprehension

Word substitute in a sentence

Right usage of words in Fill in the blanks

Assumption and Supporting Statement


Fill in the Blanks - Homophones


Idioms - Fill in the blank

Right usage of word in match the following

Sentence Correction

Inference drawn

Odd word out

Error spotting - grammar/words/ punctuation

Idioms - Match the following



TISSNET MBA 2020 Exam Pattern - Maths & Logical Reasoning

In the maths and logical reasoning section of TISSNET MBA 2020, candidates will be asked questions from arithmetic, geometry and data comparison.

Topics for Maths and Logical Reasoning


Basic Geometry

Ratio and Proportion

Profit and Loss



Bar graph

Double pie chart

Multiple graphs

Case lets

Line graphs

Multiple graphs

Data Comparison




TISSNET MBA Exam Pattern 2020 - General Awareness

According to TISSNET MBA 2020 exam pattern, there will be at least forty questions which will be asked in the General Awareness section.

Environment & Ecology


Economy/ Policy

International Politics/ Current Events

Politics/History/Governance/ Law




TISSNET MBA Syllabus 2020

The syllabus of TISSNET MBA 2020 will include the subjects and the topics from which the questions will be asked. By going through TISSNET syllabus, candidates will get to know how much time they should allocate to each section and accordingly they could draw their preparation strategy.

TISSNET MBA Sample Papers

Candidates can download the sample papers of TISSNET and solve the questions from it. This will help the candidates to know what is the question pattern, marking scheme, so on and so forth. By solving TISSNET MBA sample papers, candidates will be able to evaluate their preparation and accordingly rectify the mistakes which they are committing.

TISSNET MBA Mock Test 2020

Tata Institute of Social Science will release TISSNET MBA mock test 2020 for the candidates to practice and acclimate themselves with the type of questions that would be asked on the day of the exam. By solving TISSNET MBA 2020 mock test, candidates will know how to navigate between different sections and how to review the questions and then submit the answers.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - TISSNET MBA Exam Pattern 2020

Question: What are the type of questions that are asked in TISSNET MBA 2020?


According to TISSNET MBA exam pattern 2020, candidates will have to answer multiple choice questions.

Question: In which mode can we expect TISSNET MBA 2020 to be conducted?


The exam will be conducted in computer based mode.

Question: From which section, maximum number of questions are asked in TISSNET MBA?


Maximum number of questions will be asked from General Awareness section.

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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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