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Updated on
January 19, 2021

Latest Update: TISS NET 2021 is scheduled on Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 2PM to 3.40 PM as a computer based test. Many changes are made in TISS NET 2021 exam pattern with additional types of exams TIMMAT/TISSPAT of 45 minutes duration added to TISSNET 2021-details are given below.

 

TISSNET offers admission to various management programmes at different campuses of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). TISSNET 2021 will be an online CBT exam comprising MCQ type questions. This year candidates will have to appear in TISSMAT and TISSPAT after getting shortlisted for PI round based on TISSNET for admission to 2021-23 batch in specific Masters’ Programmes.

 

TISS MAT & TISSPAT 2021: Additional Exam for Specific MA Programmes
TISS offers more than 50 Masters programs at its different campuses. Among these are flagship MA (HRM & LR) and MA (ODCL) which are most sought after masters programs.

 

TISSMAT: The candidates applying for the MA Human Resource Management & Labour Relations (HRM & LR) and MA Organisation Development, Change and Leadership (ODCL) offered by TISS at its Mumbai Campus will also have to appear in a Management Aptitude Test (TISS-MAT) conducted before PI round after TISS-NET result is declared and shortlist is announced.

 

TISSMAT will be of 50 marks for a duration of 45 minutes. The score for TISS MAT will have a weightage of 40% while preparing the final merit list for admission. 

 

The TISS Management Aptitude Test (MAT) will be conducted only for the shortlisted candidates for MA (HRM) and MA (ODCL). 

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 TISSPAT: The candidates applying for all other MA programmes offered by TISS at its Mumbai and other Campuses will also have to appear in TISS Programme Aptitude Test (TISSPAT) conducted before PI round after TISS-NET result is declared and shortlist is announced for each MA programme separately.

 

TISSPAT will be of 50 marks for a duration of 45 minutes. The score for TISS PAT will have a weightage of 40% while preparing the final score for the selection. 

 

The TISSPAT will be conducted only for the shortlisted candidates for MA programmes

 

You will get here the complete information in regard to TISSNET, TISSMAT and TISSPAT exam pattern with key sectional components, number of questions, scoring pattern, time duration among others:

 

TISS NET 2021 Exam Pattern 

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) conducts TISS NET in 40 centres located in different parts of the country. There are 100 questions in MCQ format in TISSNET 2021. The duration of the test is also 100 minutes. Candidates get 1 mark for every correct answer. There is no negative marking in TISSNET 2021 for wrong answers. The exam is of 100 marks.

 

TISSNET 2021: Key Changes

  • Online Computer Based test
  • All questions are of MCQ type
  • TISSNET 2021 exam will not have any negative marking question
  • TISSNET 2021 exam will have a single question paper for all the programs
  • There will be 100 questions for a duration of 100 minutes in TISSNET 2021
  • TISSNET 2021 scoring pattern is changed. General Awareness Section has 40 marks; English Proficiency has 30 marks; Maths and Logical Reasoning section carries 30 marks
  • TISSNET 2021 score will be taken into account for preparing the final merit list for selection with a weightage of 30%. 

TISSNET 2021: Exam Highlights
TISSNET Exam Pattern consists of questions related to General Knowledge; Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning; and English Proficiency as per following pattern: 

TISS NET 2021 pattern
Highlights
TISSNET Full Form
Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test (TISSNET)
TISS 2021 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
3 Sections; sub-divided into 6 effective areas
No of Choices per question
4

TISS NET 2021 Sectional Composition

Section Name
Number of questions
Key Sectional Components
English Proficiency
 30
Vocabulary, Fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, Grammar based Error Correction, odd one out, Jumbled paragraphs, Short and long RC Passages
Mathematics & Logical Reasoning
 30
Arithmetic, Number System, P&C, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Direction, Clocks & Calendars, Series, Arrangements, DI sets, graphs, charts, table
General Awareness
 40
Conventional & Static GK, Current Affairs, social and cultural issues, national policies/ campaigns, international events, literature/art/culture, sports, books/authors/ awards, constitution, science, politics, economics, history
Total Questions
100
GK commands highest weightage in TISSNET exam

TISSNET 2021: Sectional Cut offs

  • No sectional cut off for English Proficiency and Mathematics & Logical Reasoning Sections
  • Sectional cut off for General Awareness (GA) is applied for qualifying the TISS-NET exam.
  • Candidate not scoring minimum cut-off mark for the General Awareness as shared below will not be qualified for TISS NET irrespective of the aggregate score obtained by them
  • Category wise TISSNET sectional cut offs are as below
Category of Candidate
Minimum percentage of marks needed to Qualify Sectional cut off for General Awareness (GA) section
Minimum Marks needed to Qualify Sectional cut off for General Awareness (GA) section (Out of 40 Marks)
General, EWS, KM and AF
35% Marks
14 Marks
PWD and OBC (NC)
30% Marks
12 Marks
SC and ST
No Sectional Cut off applicable
No Sectional Cut off applicable

TISS-MAT 2021: Exam Highlights

TISSMAT 2021
Conducted after TISSNET exam result is declared and candidates are shortlisted for PI round
Maximum Marks in TISSMAT Exam 2021
50
Total Questions in TISSMAT 2021
50
TISS MAT 2021 Time duration
45 Minutes
Number of Sections in TISSMAT 2021 Exam
4 (Comprehension, Management Data Interpretation, Business Awareness, Descriptive Writing)
Type of Questions in TISSMAT 2021
MCQs + Descriptive Writing
Answer Options in TISSMAT entrance exam 2021
4 for MCQs
Negative Marking in TISSMAT 2021 entrance exam
0.25 Mark for each Wrong Answer
TISS MAT Weightage for MA HRM final selection
40% (Increased from earlier 30%)

TISS MAT 2021: Sectional Composition, Scoring Pattern, Type of Questions

Section Name
Number of questions
Total Marks
Topics Covered in the Section
Comprehension
10
10
Reading a write-up on a management related subject and answering questions related to the passage
Management Data Interpretation
15
15
Interpreting graphs, charts, and data across multiple sources. Performing basic operations with data collected from multiple sources
Business Awareness
10
10
Knowledge of contemporary events, news, related to the economy, business, human resource management, and labour studies
Descriptive Writing
01
15
Topics will be drawn on current social/economic/political/business/organization related issues.  Candidates will be evaluated based on their thought process, multifaceted viewpoints and conviction on the topic.  
Total Questions
36
50
Maximum Time: 45 Minutes; Maximum Marks:50

TISS MAT: Role in Final Selection Process

  • The TISS-MAT is a combination of both computer based MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) and descriptive writing for a duration of 45 minutes.
  • TISS-MAT Score will be considered along with the  final selection process and thus will be considered only for those who are shortlisted for Stage 2. TISS-MAT Score will be aggregated with the score of TISSNET and OPI in the following manner to arrive at the final score for selection.

Highest Weightage in Final Selection

  1. TISSNET: 30%
  2. TISSMAT : 40%
  3. Online Personal Interview (OPI) : 30%

TISSPAT Exam Pattern & Highlights

  • The TISS PAT is conducted for the candidates shortlisted from Stage 1.
  • TISSPAT is a 45 mins test conducted for individual MA programmes
  • The duration of the PAT is 45 minutes if candidate has applied and shortlisted only for one programme.
  • If candidate has selected two programmes the duration of the TISSPAT will be 90 minutes and for three programmes the duration of TISSPAT will be 135 minutes.
  • After Shortlisting it is mandatory to Appear in TISSPAT before Online Personal Interview for each MA programme separately.
  • Personal Interview for TISS admission 2021 will be conducted Online only
  • Final Admission is based on TISSNET, TISSPAT and performance in OPI  

Weightage in Final Selection

  • TISSNET: 30%
  • TISSPAT : 40%
  • Online Personal Interview (OPI) : 30%

TISS NET paper gives enough opportunities to score in the Verbal and RC area as well as in the Mathematics, Data Interpretation and Logical Ability area. However, the area on General Knowledge and Current Affairs is usually the deciding factor for the cut off. 

 

Highest cut off is applied for MA in HRM & LR in TISSNET and goes in the range of 65 to 69. 

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