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Updated on
October 11, 2019

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) will conduct TISSNET 2020 on January 4, 2020 for admission to its Masters Programmes in 40 test cities. TISSNET is an online computer based objective test.


Two months before the exam, TISS will release the official Mock Test with 24-25 questions divided in three sections. The authenticated Mock Test for TISSNET 2020 released on official TISS website offers good opportunity to have a feel of actual TISSNET exam pattern although there will be fewer questions in the officially released TISSNET demo question paper. 

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The official TISSNET 2020 Mock Test: To consist of 24-25 MCQs divided in 3 sections:

  • Section-1: General Awareness – 8-9 MCQs
  • Section-2: Quantitative Reasoning –7-8 MCQs
  • Section-3: Verbal Ability – 8-9 MCQs  
  • Instructions to attempt TISSNET Question paper

The official TISSNET Mock Test is preceded by important instructions every year. You need to follow on the TISSNET exam day and during the test paper. Please read the instructions carefully


General Instructions:

  1. Total duration of examination is 30 minutes.
  2. The clock will be set at the server. The countdown timer in the top right corner of screen will display the remaining time available for you to complete the examination. When the timer reaches zero, the examination will end by itself. You will not be required to end or submit your examination.
  3. The Question Palette displayed on the right side of screen will show the status of each question using one of the following symbols:
  • You have not visited the question yet.
  • You have not answered the question.
  • You have answered the question.
  • You have NOT answered the question, but have marked the question for review.
  • The question(s) "Answered and Marked for Review" will be considered for evaluation.
  1. The Marked for Review status for a question simply indicates that you would like to look at that question again.
  2. You can click on the ">" arrow which appears to the left of question palette to collapse the question palette thereby maximizing the question window. To view the question palette again, you can click on "< " which appears on the right side of question window.
  3. You can click on your "Profile" image on top right corner of your screen to change the language during the exam for entire question paper. On clicking of Profile image you will get a drop-down to change the question content to the desired language.
  4. You can click on   to navigate to the bottom and   to navigate to the top of the question area, without scrolling. 
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Navigating to a Question:

  1. To answer a question, do the following:
    1. Click on the question number in the Question Palette at the right of your screen to go to that numbered question directly. Note that using this option does NOT save your answer to the current question.
    2. Click on Save & Next to save your answer for the current question and then go to the next question.
    3. Click on Mark for Review & Next to save your answer for the current question, mark it for review, and then go to the next question.​

Answering a Question:

  1. Procedure for answering a multiple choice type question:
    1. To select your answer, click on the button of one of the options
    2. To deselect your chosen answer, click on the button of the chosen option again or click on the Clear Response button
    3. To change your chosen answer, click on the button of another option
    4. To save your answer, you MUST click on the Save & Next button
    5. To mark the question for review, click on the Mark for Review & Next button.
    6. To change your answer to a question that has already been answered, first select that question for answering and then follow the procedure for answering that type of question.

Navigating through sections:

  1. Sections in this question paper are displayed on the top bar of the screen. Questions in a section can be viewed by clicking on the section name. The section you are currently viewing is highlighted.
  2. After clicking the Save & Next button on the last question for a section, you will automatically be taken to the first question of the next section.
  3. You can shuffle between sections and questions anytime during the examination as per your convenience only during the time stipulated.
  4. Candidate can view the corresponding section summary as part of the legend that appears in every section above the question palette.

Instruction for images:

  1. To zoom the image provided in the question roll over it.

TISSNET Exam Day: Instructions Summary

1) Read the questions carefully.
2) Each question carries 01 mark each.
3) The Mock Test paper is divided into 03 sections –

  1. General Awareness – 8 Questions
  2. Quantitative Reasoning – 8 Questions
  3. Verbal Ability – 8 Questions

4) The given sample paper is a representation of the question types that will be given. The Mock Test with given number of questions per section is for demo purpose only.


TISSNET 2020: Actual Test Composition
TISSNET 2020 will consist of questions related to General Knowledge; Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning; and English Proficiency as per following pattern:

Computer Based Test
No of Questions
Time limit
100 minutes
Negative Marking
No negative Marking
No of Areas
No of Choices per question

TISSNET 2020: Number of Questions in Actual Exam
TISS NET 2020 Sectional Composition is as under:

Section Name
Number of questions
Analytical Ability
Logical Reasoning
English Proficiency
General Knowledge
Short name
Mock Test

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