TISSNET 2019 Analysis by T.I.M.E., Career Launcher, IMS, Bullseye: Difficulty Level, Changes, Admission Cut offs

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January 14, 2019
TISSNET 2019 exam analysis with cut offs by experts at TIME, CL, IMS, Bullseye is much sought after by the TISS aspirants. All these TISSNET preparation institutes have published detailed TISSNET 2019 exam analysis with TISSNET difficulty level, changes in exam and expected cut offs for flagship M A programmes of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences
TISSNET 2019 Analysis by T.I.M.E., Career Launcher, IMS, Bullseye

MBAUniverse.com shares below the TISSNET 2019 Analysis with expected cut offs as shared by top TISSNET preparation institutes – TIME, Career Launcher, IMS, Bullseye

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) conducted TISSNET 2019 on January 13, 2019 from 2PM to 3.40PM as a computer based test. The exam was held in 39 test cities in a single session.

TISSNET 2019 is the mandatory entrance exam for admission 2019 to M.A. Programmes at different campuses of Tata Institute of Social Sciences.  MA programmes of Tata Institute of Social Sciences are highly sought after Master’s Degree courses for the candidates seeking career in management and other branches.  MA in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations, MA in Social Entrepreneurship and MA in Globalization and Labor are some of the most sought after programmes by MBA aspirants.

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TISSNET 2019 Exam Pattern
TISSNET 2019 Exam Pattern consisted of questions related to General Knowledge; Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning; and English Proficiency as per following pattern: 

TISSNET 2019 pattern
Details
TISSNET 2019 Paper pattern
Online Computer Based Test
No of Questions
100
Maximum Score
100 Marks
Type of questions
MCQs
Time limit
100 Minutes
Maximum marks per question
1
Negative Marking
No negative Marking
No of Areas
6
No of Choices per question
4

TISSNET 2019 Sectional Pattern
TISSNET 2019 was of following sectional pattern:

Section Name
Number of questions
Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning
30
English Proficiency
30
General Knowledge
40
Total
100

TISSNET 2019 Analysis & Cut Offs by T.I.M.E.
The time4education this year has published only about the TISSNET exam pattern and the detailed T.I.M.E. Analysis for TISSNET 2019 has not been published. It is expected that experts at TIME would publish TISSNET 2019 analysis shortly.

TISSNET 2019 Analysis & Cut Offs by Career Launcher
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 last year. The cut off for open category students is expected to be in the range of 72-76 marks.

The in-depth section wise analysis is as follows:

General Awareness
It continued to be the toughest of the three as GK is never a favorite of students and many options needed students to read and know topics and facts in detail. However, most of the questions came from current affairs, polity, history and current social issues. A student should have attempted all the questions with 70% accuracy. A score of 23-26 out of 40 should be ideal for this section.

Topic
Number of questions
Level of Difficulty
Current Affairs
5
Easy- Moderate
Business & Economy
2
Moderate- Difficult
History
4
Moderate
Geography
3
Easy
Polity
6
Moderate
Science & Technology
2
Moderate
Sports
2
Easy- Moderate
Awards
3
Easy- Moderate
Books
1
Moderate
Programs & Acts
2
Moderate- Difficult
Social Issues
6
Moderate- Difficult
Miscellaneous
4
Moderate
Total
40
Moderate- Difficult

Mathematical Reasoning & Quantitative Ability
The section had a total of 30 questions with 17 from Quant, 7 from Data Interpretation, and 6 from Reasoning. Majority of the questions were either easy or easy to moderate. DI sets might have taken time solving for some students.

In this section, Arithmetic dominated like last year. The questions were easy in nature. Anyone with a strong fundamental knowledge should have attempted all questions in this section. The DI section was dominated by charts. The sets required calculation and approximation would not have helped. One question was wrong in DI. A score of 27-28 will be considered a good score in this section.

Quantitative Ability:

Topic
Number of questions
Level of Difficulty
HCF & LCM
1
Easy
Ratios
1
Easy
Time Speed & Distance
1
Easy
Averages
4
Easy-Moderate
Number System
2
Easy
Geometry
2
Moderate
Trigonometry
1
Easy
P&C/Probability
3
Easy-Moderate
SI-CI
1
Easy
Algebra
1
Easy
Total
17
Easy

Logical Reasoning:

Topic
Number of questions
Level of Difficulty
Clocks and Calendars
2
Easy
Series
1
Easy
Miscellaneous
3
Moderate
Total
6
Easy-moderate

Data Interpretation:

Topic
Number of questions
Level of Difficulty
Line Graph
3
Easy-moderate
Table
4
Easy
Total
7
Easy-moderate

English Proficiency & Language Skills
This section was much easier than last year. It had 30 questions. Fill in the blank questions dominated the section. There were no questions on idioms, one word substitutions and analogy this year. The grammar questions were straightforward. There was just one odd one out question. There were a few questions on synonyms and antonyms.

There were two passages with five questions each. It was a mixture of factual questions and inference questions. The options were easy to eliminate. Hence, a student should have got most of the questions correct in this section. A student can expect to score 24-25 in this section.

A topic wise division of the section is as follows:

Topics
Number of questions
Level of Difficulty
Spot the Error- Grammar
3
Easy
Synonyms and Antonyms
4
Easy-Moderate
Fill in the Blanks
7
Easy
Odd One Out
1
Moderate
Jumbled Up Sentences
3
Easy
Inference/Conclusion
2
Moderate
Reading Comprehension
2x5=10
Moderate
Total
30
Easy to Moderate

TISSNET 2019 Cut Offs by CL
The overall cut-off is mostly likely to remain in the same range of 72-76 marks for general category candidates. For SC/ST candidates, the same is estimated to be around 64-66 marks.

TISSNET 2019 Analysis & Cut offs by IMS
The analysis of each of the sections (based on student feedback) is given below.

Section I: General Awareness 
This section comprised 40 questions, each carrying 1 mark. Out of the 40 questions, there were 29 static and 11 current affairs questions. There were 13 questions on international affairs and 27 on national events. About 6-8 questions were easy, 12 -14 were medium and about 20 were difficult. This section was much more difficult than last year.

A score of 20-21 would be a good benchmark. Attempting all GA questions would not have taken more than 20 minutes.

Section II: Mathematical and Logical Reasoning 
The questions on arithmetic were easy and all of them should have been attempted. Also, there were many questions on Numbers. Some of the questions based on Numbers were downright sitters. There were 2 DI sets of 4 questions and 3 questions each. Both the sets were easy. However, one question was ambiguous in one of the sets. The question on the number of triangles in the figure was rather difficult and time consuming. There were no LR questions. Overall, this section was a bit easier compared to the last year’s test.

The breakup of the questions was as follows:

Area
Number of questions
Level of Difficulty
QA and Logical Reasoning
23 Easy
6 Moderate
1 Difficult
Numbers 
(exponents + find out the unit’s digit)
5
 
Algebra 
(linear equations)
3
Arithmetic 
(questions on percentages, Averages, mixtures and ratio-proportions)
5
Geometry 
(questions on triangles)
3
Modern Math 
(questions on P&C, Probability, set theory, clocks and calendars)
4
Sequences and series  (questions on numeric and alphabetic)
2
Trigonometry
1
DI  
 
Graph-based
3
 
Table-based
4

By allotting 40 minutes to this section, one should have ideally solved at least 24-25 questions correctly and marked the answers to the remaining, as there was no negative marking.

Section III: English 
This section comprised 30 questions, out of which 10 questions were on Reading Comprehension based on 2 passages. Out of these 10 RC questions, 5 were easy and 5 were of medium difficult. One RC passage was about 200 words long (it dealt with India’s missile programme in the 1970s) while the other was about 450 words and was about Alan Turing. Most of the questions in this section were easy to medium. Overall, this section was slightly more difficult than last year.

A good score for this section would be 24-25. A serious aspirant would be able to tackle all questions within 40 minutes.

Topics
No. of Questions
Level of Difficulty
Reading Comprehension
(2 passages)
10
5 Easy, 5 Moderate
Fill in the Blanks (1 blank)
1
Difficult
Fill in the Blanks (2 blanks)
6
2 Easy, 4 Moderate
Grammar - Spot the Error in underlined part.
3
2 Easy, 1 Moderate
Synonym
3
2 Easy, 1 Moderate
Antonym
2
1 Easy, 1 Moderate
Odd Word Out
1
Easy
Paragraph Jumble
3
2 Easy, 1 Moderate
Critical Reasoning ( Conclusion)
1
Easy

Overall expected cut-offs
This year, we expect the cut-off for M.A. (HRM)- Mumbai campus, for General Category, to be 70-72 marks. Last year the  cut-off for the same was 74.

TISSNET 2019 Analysis by Bullseye
The candidates were given a total time of 100 minutes with no sectional time limit. This proved to be an advantage for the candidates as they could easily switch across the sections within the given time period. Now that the test is done, it's time to analyze each section of TISSNET 2019 in detail:

General Awareness:
Overview of the section is given below:

Area
No. of Questions
Current Affairs
10
Politics
3
Economics
4
Science
4
Sports
4
Art and Culture
4
Books, Authors, Awards
3
Others
5
Constitutions
3
Total
40

Evaluation: General Awareness comprised questions from both static and current GK with the maximum number of questions from current GK. Almost all the areas like Science, Geography, Sports, Economics, Polity, Current Affairs, Art and Culture etc. were covered. The current affairs questions were of easy to moderate level of difficulty whereas the questions from static GK were a little difficult to attempt. A good score in this section could be 24-26.

Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning:
The overview of this section is given below:

Area
No. of Questions
Statistics
2
Ratio and Proportion
1
Series
1
Reasoning Misc.
3
S.I / C.I
1
Clocks/Calendars
2
Geometry
2
Averages
2
Numbers
3
Profit & Loss
2
Data Interpretation
7
TSD
1
 
 
Trigonometry
1
Basic Algebra
2
Total
30

Evaluation: This section was easy to moderate in terms of the level of difficulty. A total of 30 questions covered every part i.e. Logical reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation. Some questions on Logical reasoning were quite tricky. The Data Interpretation section was calculation intensive. The ideal time allocation for this section would be 30-35 min. An attempt of at least 23-25 questions would be considered good.

English Proficiency:
The overview of this section is given as:

Area
No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension
10
Spotting the error
3
Synonyms
2
Para jumbles
3
Antonyms
2
Fill in the Blanks
7
Odd one out
1
summary
2
Total
30

Evaluation: The level of difficulty of this section was easy to moderate. The main areas covered were: RCs, sentence completion, Error spotting, Odd Man Out, Antonyms, Synonyms, Idioms, & Para Jumbles. Although, one or two questions had tricky options, the candidates managed to attempt the questions well. An attempt of 25-27 questions could be considered good in order to score well.

The TISS authorities decide the TISS cut off after the results are made public; the cut off score decides who gets an interview call and who does not.

Based on TISSNET cut-offs, candidates are called for the GD and PI round. The criteria for final selection include the TISSNET score, candidate's academic record, profile of the candidate, work experience in months etc.

The TISS cut off score varies according to the difficulty level of the exam, number of applicants, and the intake capacity at each campus. The TISS cut off will vary as per the course and location as well.

TISS Mumbai
CUT-OFFs (general) - 73+

TISSNET 2019 exam Result will be declared in the last week of January 2019. Tata Institute of Social Sciences declares the TISSNET result usually in the afternoon. Candidates will have to download the TISSNET 2019 score card from TISS website after the TISSNET Result is declared.

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