TISSNET MBA Exam Pattern 2019
Ranjini Basu, 14 Jan 2019, #TISSNET
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TISSNET MBA Exam Pattern 2019 – The national level computer-based entrance exam was conducted on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai decided the TISSNET MBA 2019 exam pattern. The TISSNET exam pattern 2019 will be composed of Social Sensitivity, Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and English Proficiency. All prospective TISSNET MBA test takers should be well-versed with the question paper pattern, syllabus, marking scheme and other exam patterns of TISSNET MBA 2019. TISS has five major campuses in India namely, Mumbai, Tuljapur (Maharashtra), Chennai, Guwahati and Hyderabad and each campus offers different B.A. and M.A. programmes across domains. Aspirants are permitted to apply for multiple programmes through a single application form of TISSNET. Careers360, in this article, discussed the TISSNET MBA 2019 exam pattern in details including the important dates, components, marking pattern, sections etc.

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Total Duration

1 hour and 40 minutes/100 minutes

Total number of questions


Question Type

Objective Test

Number of Sections

Four (4)

Name of Sections

General Knowledge, English Proficiency, Analytical Ability, and Logical Reasoning

Marking scheme

+1 for every correct answer

Negative Marking


Number of Test Centres


Since last year, there have been a few amendments related to TISSNET MBA 2019 exam pattern. Candidates who will apply for a single programme or multiple programmes in TISS will be attempting one single question paper with 100 questions for a duration of 100 minutes, this includes candidates who have selected HRM (Human Resource Management & Labour Relations)  in combination with other programme/programmes.

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According to the exam pattern of TISSNET MBA 2019, the exam will have four sections. Below are the number of questions and marks allotted in TISSNET MBA 2019

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No. of Questions


General Awareness



English Proficiency



Maths & Logical Reasoning






TISSNET MBA 2019 Marking Pattern – TISSNET MBA 2019 is a computer-based objective type test (Multiple Choice Questions) with no negative marking. Candidates get one mark for every correct answer.

TISSNET MBA Exam Pattern 2019 – Sectional Topics

Each section is composed of several related topics and the questions are framed based on those topics.

TISSNET MBA Exam Pattern 2019 – General Awareness

This section carries the maximum weight. This section includes questions from General Awareness and Current Affairs. Following are some of the topics covered in this section:

Economy/ Policy

Environment & Ecology

International Politics/ Current Events




Politics/History/Governance/ Law


TISSNET MBA Exam Pattern 2019 – English Proficiency

Some of the topics in the English Proficiency section are-


Word substitute in a sentence

Fill in the Blanks - Homophones

Reading Comprehension


Right usage of words in Fill in the blanks

Idioms - Fill in the blank

Assumption and Supporting Statement

Odd word out

Right usage of word in match the following


Sentence Correction

Inference and Conclusion Drawn

Idioms - Match the following

Error spotting - grammar/words/ punctuation

TISSNET MBA Exam Pattern 2019 – Maths & Logical Reasoning

This section involves a large number of topics, namely-

Profit and Loss

Ratio and Proportion


Case lets



Data comparison



Pie chart

Multiple graphs

Basic Geometry

Bar graph

Double pie chart

Line graphs

TISSNET MBA Mock Test 2019 – Candidates were advised to check the demo test to know more about the exam pattern and the navigation system. Aspirants could log in with official credentials and take the demo test from January 6, 2019.

Test Takers who will qualify the exam will be shortlisted for further rounds of the selection procedure i.e. Pre-Interview test and Personal Interview. After these rounds, the institute will announce the list of selected candidates for final admission.

TISS, Mumbai will be conducting the computer-based exam at different centres spreading across 39 cities of the country. Candidates with a valid TISSNET MBA admit card 2019 was allowed to appear for the exam. Candidates are suggested to check the TISSNET MBA 2019 eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

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