TISSNET 2022: Notification, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, and Exam Analysis

TISS has opened Admissions 2022 for Masters of Arts/ Masters of Science/ BED-MED Integrated Programmes (17 Dec 2021 - 8 Feb 2022)

For International Students - (20 Dec 2021 - 7 Feb 2022)

Exam Date - 26th Feb 2022 (2pm - 3:40 pm)

TISSNET 2022 is a national level postgraduate entrance exam conducted by the Tata Instai for admission into its campus and affiliated institutes. The flagship program offered for admission through TISSNET 2022 is TISS Mumbai's MA in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations. Under the flagship TISS brand, there are 21 schools and 45 centres running at present. TISS had been ranked on the 34th position in the “All University” category and 57th in the overall category by MHRD NIRF 2021.

The online registration has begun on 17 Dec 2021 (for International Students - 20 Dec 2021). Students can directly log in to the official TISSNET 2022 website and register themselves for the examination. The deadline for submitting the online registration form is 8 Feb 2022 (For International Students - 7 Feb 2022). The examination is to be held on 26th February 2022.

TISSNET exam, short for the Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test, is to be held on 26th February 2022. TISSNET 2022 will be conducted in a non-adaptive online CBT (Computer- Based) mode.

Have a look at last year exam analysis: TISSNET 2021 Analysis

TISSNET 2022 - Overview

Here are all the useful parameters related to TISSNET 2022 Exam that you should bear in mind before registering for TISSNET Exam:

(Disclaimer: These expectations are based on previous year's papers. The previous papers of TISSNET and other major MBA entrance exams can be downloaded by signing up free of cost on aspiration.ai)

No reservation category rules are applied during the calculation of the TISSNET percentile. Those rules only apply during the further shortlisting process of candidates by TISS Mumbai.

View TISSNET 2022 Official Selection Procedure

TISSNET 2022: Expected Exam Dates (Registration to Result)

Here is a list of expected dates pertaining to TISSNET 2022:

TISSNET 2022

Important Dates 

TISSNET 2022 live notification

17 December 2021

TISSNET 2022 Registration commences

17 December 2021 (5:00 PM) 

TISSNET 2022 Registration ends

8 February 2022 

TISSNET 2022 Issuance of Roll number (admit card)

14 February 2022 onwards

Last Day to Download Admit Card

21 February 2022

TISSNET 2022 Exam Date and Day

26 February 2022 (2:00 pm to 3:40 pm) 1hr & 40 min

TISSNET 2022 Declaration of result

Not yet confirmed

Read in detail: TISSNET Notification

General Awareness for TISSNET 2022

The GK section will be the make or break section of TISSNET 2022. The level of difficulty of the section would be moderate to difficult. Apart from just some 5-6 questions on Current Affairs, the remaining 24-25 questions are expected to be from static GK. The English Proficiency & Language skills section is expected to be comparatively easier even if you take into consideration the slightly difficult vocabulary that can be part of the section. The Mathematical Reasoning & Quantitative Abilities section is expected to include "sitters" and would undoubtedly be the most scoring section of the paper.

Overall, the paper is expected to be on similar lines as last year in terms of the level of difficulty.

Here is a tabulated overview of the minimum TISSNET Cut off for this year for online PI shortlisting during the second stage of the selection process:

Social Gender

Minimum cut off

Openl/OBC

45

SC/ST

35

Minimum cut off for the GA (General Awareness Section)

Social Gender

Minimum Cut off Aggregate

GN/EWS/KM, and AF

35% i.e. 14 marks

PwD and NC-OBC

30% i.e. 12 marks

SC/ST

No cut off applied

Also check: TISSNET Detailed Analysis and cut offs

Check out the following video for gaining in-depth knowledge on TISSNET 2022

TISSNET 2022: Key Alterations in Exam

Following are some of the key points made by TISS Mumbai in lieu of TISSNET 2022:

Also read: Personal Interview for MBA admissions

Important Note: Candidates can write TISSMAT/TISSPAT examination only after completion of stage 1 of the admission process I.e Clearing the TISSNET Exam. TISS would follow the same shortlisting ratio as last year so that candidates from every category get shortlisted for stage 2 in an unbiased manner.

TISSNET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

TISS 2022 eligibility criteria are one of the most important things a candidate needs to acknowledge before filling up the registration form for TISSNET 2022. Once you register for the examination, your eligibility is determined based on the details given by you in your application form. In case any information turns out to be incorrect or misleading, the candidate would not be allowed to sit for the examination and no registration fees will be refunded. Given below is the summation of TISSNET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Graduation

Candidates must hold a Bachelor's Degree (under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4- or 10+2+2+1-year bridge course pattern or any pattern suggesting the completion of 15 years formal education) in any stream from a recognized university.

  • Candidates in their final year are also eligible to apply, they will be required to furnish the documents of having completed all the requirements of the final year by the second week of June 2021 (tentative)

  • Candidates in their final year who possess backlogs in the first and the second year of graduation (If it is a 3-year course) or first, the second and third year of graduation (if it is a 4-year course) will also be considered ineligible to appear for TISSNET 2022.

  • Candidates who have received an overall FF grade (fail), can also not appear for TISSNET 2022, till the time they don't clear their graduation on the same day of applying for any of their programmes.

Age Limit

People of any age group can appear for TISSNET

Highest no. of Attempts

Candidates can attempt TISSNET on an annual basis

Minimum Aggregate

  • There is no minimum graduation percentage criteria for TISSNET 2022. However, candidates seeking admission into LLM, must have a qualified LLB degree with an aggregate of 50%.

Industry Experience

  • Candidates with no or some amount of work experience are eligible to apply.

Note: Candidate's in their final year of graduation would be granted admission in TISS on a provisional basis. Their admission will only be ascertained once they submit their final graduation consolidated mark sheet before the last week of September (tentative), failing which their provisional admission at TISS would be cancelled.

Candidates who suffice the above-mentioned criteria should ascertain that their candidature will not be acknowledged until they complete their online registration, submit the required documents along with the application fees. Merely ticking all the above-mentioned boxes does not make you eligible to appear for TISSNET 2022. Now, as we learned all that we could about the TISSNET 2022 Notification, let us proceed to TISSNET Exam Pattern.

TISSNET 2022 Exam Pattern

TISSNET 2022 Exam Pattern will consist of three sections - General Awareness, Language skills and Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation. The overall test duration of the exam will be of100 minutes and the exam is conducted online. There will be an individual sectional cut off in TISSNET for the GK section. In order to qualify for the next stage of the selection process, candidates need to meet both the cut off for the GK section and the overall cut off. Given below is the tabulated information regarding TISSNET 2022 Exam Pattern:

Expected TISSNET 2022 Paper Pattern

Section

Expected LOD (Level of Difficulty)

No. of Questions

General Awareness

Moderate to Difficult

40

English Proficiency

Moderate

30

Mathematics and Logical Reasoning

Easy

30

Total

Easy to Moderate

100

*The cut-offs mentioned are for the HRM program at the Mumbai campus.

Check TISSNET Exam Pattern for in-depth information regarding how to formulate a section-wise preparation strategy for TISSNET 2021.

TISSNET 2022 Syllabus

The level of difficulty of TISSNET is easy to moderate. Among the three sections in the paper, the general awareness section is considered the most difficult. It also carries the highest weightage of 40%. Although there is no defined syllabus for TISSNET, we have listed down the relevant topics that you should cover on the basis of the last few years' TISSNET papers.

General Awareness: TISSNET 2022 Syllabus

The General Awareness section will consist of 40 questions. Each question carries one mark. To prepare for this section you need to cover a wide array of topics. There are questions in this section from both static GK and current affairs. We have listed down areas from which questions appear in the TISSNET exam.

  • Government Schemes & Policies

  • Recent amendments/New Government Schemes

  • Indian Polity

  • Indian History

  • Economics & Business

  • Important Awards

  • Current Events of national importance

  • Indian Geography

  • Sports

  • Indian Art & Cultures

Language Skills: TISSNET 2022 Syllabus

There are 30 questions in this section. Each question carries one mark. The level of difficulty of this section is easy to moderate. If you are comfortable with the basic rules of grammar and have a good vocabulary, with some practice you should be able to do well in this section. The areas covered here include Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. There are at most 2 RC passages with roughly 4 questions per passage. The majority of questions are asked from Verbal Ability.

  • Fill in the Blanks (Idioms/Phrases/Prepositions)

  • Synonyms/Antonyms

  • Sentence Correction

  • Odd one out

  • Analogies

  • Spotting the error

  • Para Jumbles

  • Para Summary

  • Assertive Reasoning

  • Cloze Passage

Logical reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation: TISSNET 2022 Syllabus

This section will have 30 questions and the level of difficulty is easy-moderate. There are around two straight sets of DI in this section with three to four questions each. Speed is an important factor in performing well in this section as there is roughly one minute available to solve each question.

Logical Reasoning

  • Series

  • Arrangements (Linear, Circular or matrix)

  • Blood Relations

  • Puzzles

  • Directions

  • Clocks & Calendars

  • Pipes and cistern

  • Direction sense

  • Miscellaneous

Data Interpretation

  • Bar Graphs

  • Pie Charts

  • Line Graphs

  • Mixed Graphs

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Percentages

  • Profit & Loss

  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest

  • Ratios Variation & Proportion

  • Averages Allegations & Mixtures

  • Time Speed & Distance

  • Time & Work

  • Number System

  • Linear & Quadratic Equations

  • Binomial Theorem

  • Logarithms

  • Modulus & Inequalities

  • Sequence & Series

  • Functions

  • Geometry

  • Mensuration

  • Probability

  • Permutation & Combination

  • Set Theory

Refer TISSNET syllabus for detailed information on the syllabus for TISSNET.

TISSMAT 2022

To attest admission is TISS's MA - HRM, LR and MA ODCL programs in any of the existing TISS campuses, it is mandatory for you to take both TISSNET and TISSMAT. Both the scores will be considered while shortlisting a candidate for these programs. If you only take TISSNET and do not appear for TISSMAT, your TISSNET scores will be considered invalid and your candidature will be cancelled.

TISSMAT (TISS Management Aptitude Test) is a short-spanned assessment test that is conducted after TISSNET. In addition to the TISSNET 2022, candidates looking to get into the MA (HRM & LR) or MA (ODCL) will have to give the TISSMAT 2022 Exam. Only candidates who have cleared the cut off of the TISSNET 2022 Exam will be eligible to write the TISSMAT 2022 Exam. TISSMAT also consists of MCQ based questions which are spread across four sections I.e Comprehension, Management Data Interpretation, Business awareness and Descriptive Writing). TISSMAT will have approximately 40% weightage in shortlisting the candidates for the final round.

A brief overview of TISSMAT 2022

Here is a descriptive outline of TISSMAT 2022:

  • TISSMAT 2022 paper pattern consists of three sections viz. Comprehension, Management Data Interpretation and Business Awareness.

  • The paper consists of 45 questions.

  • All the questions in the paper are MCQ type questions.

  • Each question has 4 answer choices.

  • The total duration of the test is 45 minutes.

  • Each question carries one mark each and there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect attempt.

  • There is no individual sectional cut off in this paper.

  • The marks obtained in this paper will only be considered at the second stage of the selection process. Hence, will be applicable for only shortlisted candidates.

Key Points regarding TISSNET and TISSMAT 2022

To sum it all up, here are the points you need to remember for both of these examinations I.e TISSNET and TISSMAT and their significance in TISS Mumbai's overall admission procedure:

  • TISSNET's weightage will be 30% during the evaluation of the final composite score. TISS MAT scores will also be considered during the second stage of the shortlisting procedure. It will account for 40% of overall weightage, whereas online PI will account for 30% of the overall weightage (30:40:30).

  • TISSNET or TISSMAT score will be computed along with the PI score to arrive at the concluding composite score.

  • Candidates who clear TISSNET and TISSMAT along with the PI interview will be granted admission to TISS.

Key Points regarding TISSNET and TISSMAT 2022

To sum it all up, here are the points you need to remember for all the three examinations I.e TISSNET TISSMAT and their significance in TISS Mumbai's overall admission procedure:

  • TISSNET's weightage will be 30% during the evaluation of the final composite score. TISS MAT scores will also be considered during the second stage of the shortlisting procedure. It will account for 40% of overall weightage, whereas online PI will account for 30% of the overall weightage (30:40:30).
  • TISSNET or TISSMAT score will be computed along with the PI score to arrive at the concluding composite score.
  • Candidates who clear TISSNET and TISSMAT along with the PI interview will be granted admission to TISS.

TISS Final Shortlisting Criteria For MA-HRM, LR and OCDL

Shortlisting Components

Total Weightage

TISSNET

30%

TISSMAT/TISSPAT

40%

Online PI

30%

Total

100%

TISSNET 2022 : Final Shortlisting among two candidates with similar scores

If your application is at par with a fellow candidate competing for an MBA admission in TISS, here are the parameters considered by the TISS's admission council to fairly shortlist a candidate

  • In order to score an admission, a candidate has to perform exceptionally well in the PI round. A candidate who has scored more marks among the two contenders will get admission.

  • If the PI round marks are similar, the next parameter is your additive TISSMAT or TISSPAT score. Candidates with more marks in either of these two exams will get admission.

  • Rarely, candidates score the same marks in TISSMAT or TISSPAT. However, if this happens, the one with a higher TISSNET percentile would be considered.

  • If all the elements of the application are homogenous, the older candidate will get admission to TISS.

This was a brief overlay of TISS Admission Criteria. Let us now understand the TISSMAT Exam Pattern:

TISSMAT 2022 Exam Pattern

In addition to the TISSNET 2022, candidates looking to get into the MA (HRM & LR) or MA (ODCL) will have to give the TISSMAT 2022 Exam as well. The expected TISSMAT 2022 Pattern is:

Section

No. of Questions

Marks Awarded/Answer

Sectional Cut off

Comprehension

10

1

Nil

Management Data Interpretation

15

1

Nil

Business Awareness

10

1

Nil

Descriptive Writing

1

15

Nil

Total

36

50

-

The TISSMAT Paper pattern will be quite different from the TISSNET 2022 as can be seen from the table given above. One of the most significant differences is the introduction of negative marking in these questions. Every question in the TISSMAT Exam will carry a reward of 1 mark (if attempted correctly) and a penalty of 0.25 marks (if attempted incorrectly).

Get the complete information: TISSNET Exam Pattern

TISSMAT 2022 Syllabus

It is extremely important for the candidates to have an idea about the TISSMAT 2022 Syllabus when they go for the exam. The fact that it is going to be held for the 1st time only makes it more important for candidates to walk into the exam knowing what to expect. The different sections of the TISSMAT 2022 Exam are given below:

Comprehension Section: TISSMAT 2022 Syllabus

In TISSMAT 2022, the Comprehension section tests the candidate on their ability to assess and imbibe management literature. This makes it quite similar to the Reading Comprehension section of other MBA Entrance exams. The only difference is that the genre of the passages is more restricted as they have to be related to Management.

Management Data Interpretation Section: TISSMAT 2022 Syllabus

The Management Data Interpretation section is quite similar to Data Interpretation and consists of datasets related to the economy, markets, business and organization. The datasets can be in the form of graphs, charts and data across multiple sources.

Business Awareness Section: TISSMAT 2022 Syllabus

This is another type of general awareness section except the candidate has tested only on the business news rather than all contemporary news. According to the TISS Official website, the most important part of the business awareness section includes the economy, human resource management, business news, and labour studies. This is an indicative list given by TISS and should not be taken as an extensive portion.

Now that we understand the detailed syllabus for TISSNET and TISSMAT, check out How to prepare for TISSNET and TISSMAT to effectively step up your preparation game.

TISSNET 2022 Registration Process

The registrations for TISSNET has begun for MA 2022 - 2024. Visit appln.tiss.edu/register/ to directly register for TISSNET 2022.

More Info regarding the registration process can be found here.

Primary Objectives of TISSNET 2022

The main objectives of TISSNET are listed as follows:

  • To evaluate a candidate's calibre to read and understand management literature.

  • To ascertain a candidate's knowledge related to the current economy, emerging markets, business-related issues, business communication and organizational behaviour.

  • To analyze a candidate's thought procedure and visualization by making him/her read an article on management and answer questions related to the same.

  • To ensure their students are equipped with the ability to research, interpret and utilize business and financial data.

  • To test the time management and the accuracy of the candidate.

Significance of TISSNET 2022

With a good score in TISSNET 2022 and TISS MAT 2022, candidates will be offered the admission opportunity in coveted M.A. courses at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. These TISS Master's degree programmes are at par with various MBA programmes offered by top MBA colleges in India. TISS' Masters Programmes Courses specialize in multiple disciplines ranging from the social sector to policymaking. The Master Degree courses for which an MBA aspirant can apply are MA in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations, MA in Social Entrepreneurship and MA in Globalization and Labor. TISS NET is a moderate difficulty level test with a major thrust on the GK section. Admission to TISS can be attested through TISSNET 2022. Some of the programmes in Social Health may only have a descriptive paper. The coveted MA (HRM & LR) at TISS is considered equivalent to an MBA in HR (Human Resources Management). Students will be able to learn all about the forthcomings of TISSNET 2022 with the passage of time and as far as the preparation for TISSNET is concerned, being easy peasy and a GK maniac will get you through TISSNET easily. Stay focused and all the best for TISSNET 2022!

Now, as we are crystal clear on the details of TISSNET 2022, Let us have a look at the five-year analysis of the TISSNET exam which would help us understand the structure even better and frame a robust preparation strategy :

TISSNET 2020 Exam Analysis

The GK section, as expected, stood as the make-or-break section of TISSNET 2020. The level of difficulty of the section was high. Apart from just some 5-6 questions on Current Affairs, the remaining 24-25 questions were from static GK. The English Proficiency & Language skills section was comparatively easier even if you take into consideration the slightly difficult vocabulary that was a part of the section. The Mathematical Reasoning & Quantitative Abilities section was a sitter and was undoubtedly the most scoring section of the paper.

Overall, the paper was on similar lines as last year in terms of the level of difficulty.

Category

TISSNET Cut Off

General

73

OBC

67

SC/ST

-

Total

100

*The cut-offs mentioned are for the HRM program at the Mumbai campus.

Read in Detail:TISSNET 2020 Analysis

TISSNET 2019 Exam Analysis

TISSNET did not break its trend and GK continued to be the most difficult section of the paper. About 22-24 questions were from static GK and the remaining questions were from Economy and Current Affairs. The English Proficiency & Language skills and Mathematical Reasoning & Quantitative Abilities section were seemingly simple and the scoring sections of the paper.

Overall, the paper was on similar lines as TISSNET 2018.

Category

TISSNET Cut Off

General

75

OBC

-

SC/ST

59

*The cut-offs mentioned are for the HRM program at the Mumbai campus.

Read in detail:TISSNET 2019 Analysis

TISSNET 2018 Exam Analysis

There was no change in the paper pattern. The General Knowledge section continued to be the game-changing section. In addition, the difficulty level was higher as compared to the previous year. The English section consisted of two RC passages instead of one. Overall, the level of difficulty was higher than TISSNET 2017. As a result, the cut off in 2018 dropped by 8 marks from 82 in 2017.

Category

TISSNET Cut Off

General

74

OBC

67

SC/ST

-

*The cut-offs mentioned are for the HRM program at the Mumbai campus.

Read in detail: TISSNET 2018 Analysis

TISSNET 2017 Exam Analysis

The paper pattern was the same as TISSNET 2016. The level of difficulty of the English section was slightly easier in comparison to TISSNET 2016. For the other two sections, the level of difficulty remained the same as the previous year.

Category

TISSNET Cut Off

General

82

OBC

73

SC/ST

70

*The cut-offs mentioned are for the HRM program at the Mumbai campus.

Read in detail: TISSNET 2017 Analysis

TISSNET 2016 Exam Analysis

In 2016, the pattern of TISSNET was changed just a few days before the exam. Questions in the General Awareness section were increased from 30 to 40. Questions in the Mathematical and Logical Reasoning section were reduced from 35 to 30. The total questions were increased from 95 to 100. This simply meant that more importance was given to the general awareness of the candidate from this year.

Category

TISSNET Cut Off

General

82

OBC

73

SC/ST

70

*The cut-offs mentioned are for the HRM program at the Mumbai campus.

The overall difficulty of the test was slightly higher than last year, mostly due to the higher number of GA questions.

Read in detail: TISSNET 2016 Analysis

TISSNET 2015 Exam Analysis

The test of 2015 was on expected lines and the difficulty level and the pattern was the same as in 2014.

Section

No. of questions

Marks/Question

Total Marks

General Awareness

30

1

30

Mathematics and Logical Reasoning

35

1

35

English Proficiency

30

1

30

Total

95

-

95

Category

TISSNET Cut Off

General

76

OBC

64

SC/ST

60

*The cut-offs mentioned are for the HRM program at the Mumbai campus.

Read in detail: TISSNET 2015 Analysis

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