TISSNET Syllabus 2021

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August 4, 2020

Along with the TISS NET 2021, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) will also conduct TISS MAT 2021 exam for admission to its most preferred Masters programs, namely MA Human Resource Management & Labour Relations (HRM &LR) and MA Organisation Development, Change and Leadership (ODCL) offered at its Mumbai Campus. For other 50+ Masters programs, the candidates will need to appear in TISS NET only.

 

The syllabus for TISS- NET and TISS-MAT is different with different objectives to assess the candidates on different parameters. Accordingly, the TISSNET syllabus is more or less similar to other major MBA entrance examinations while the syllabus for TISS-MAT is more focused on Business Management and communication.

 

TISS NET 2021 exam date is January 9, 2021. Good score in TISS NET 2021 will lead to admission in various reputed MBA equivalent, M.A. courses of Tata Institute of Social Sciences. These courses leading to TISS Master's Degree are much sought after by the MBA aspirants. 

 

Let us read well and thoroughly understand the syllabus both for TISSNET 2021 and TISSMAT 2021, as shared below

 

TISS-NET 2021 Syllabus
TISSNET 2021 exam syllabus has been updated now. To prepare well for TISSNET this year, it is very important to follow the TISS NET2021syllabus and exam pattern.

 

Revamped TISS NET Syllabus 2021
TISS NET Syllabus 2021 with three major sections on English Language, Quant and Logical Reasoning & DI, and General Awareness is revamped with different type of questions appearing in each TISS NET exam. TISS changes the TISS NET exam syllabus every year with changes in test taking strategy and expected type of questions in the exam.

 

Accordingly, the topics for TISS NET Exam syllabus go on changing and there are many topics in TISS NET syllabus 2021 on which questions, which did not appear earlier, may appear again this year.

 

TISS NET 2021 Test Sections & Scoring Pattern
Area Wise Distribution of Marks and sectional weightage in TISS NET 2021 exam syllabus is shared below:

  • Total questions:100
  • Sections: 3
  • Effective Sections: 6
TISSNET 2021 Exam Sections
Total Questions
Marks
General Awareness
40
40
English Proficiency 
30
30
Maths and Logical Reasoning
30
30
Total
100
100

TISSNET Exam Syllabus at a Glance
The three TISS NET exam sections are further subdivided and effectively become six sections as under. Although GK consists of maximum number of 40 questions with highest weightage in the exam, Mathematics & Logical Reasoning with 30 questions consists of all types of Quant, DI and LR questions.

Section
Topics
Logical Reasoning
Number Series, Alphabet Series, Eye for detail, Statement Conclusion/Assumption/Arguments, Logical Connectivity, Linear/Circular/Family Arrangement, Venn Diagram, Puzzles, Cubes
Data Interpretation
Bar graph, Tables, Pie chart, Double pie chart, Case lets, multiple graphs, Line graphs, Data comparison
Quantitative Ability
Profit and Loss, Averages, Basic Geometry, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Time –Distance & Speed, Number System,
Verbal Ability
Antonyms, Analogies, Odd word out, Word substitute in a sentence, Right usage of words in fill in the blank, Right usage of word in match the following, Fill in the Blanks – Homophones, Idioms - Fill in the blank, Idioms - Match the following, Error spotting - grammar/words/ punctuation, Sentence Correction
Reading Comprehension
 
Purpose of the passage, Strengthen and Weaken, Assumption and Supporting Statement, Flaw and Discrepancy, Inference and Conclusion Drawn, Passage based questions, Author's Point of View, Main idea of the passage.
General Awareness
 
Environment & ecology, Politics/History/Governance/Law, Economy/ Policy, International politics/ current events, Gender/Health/Education, Labor, Media/ICTs/Literature/Art/Culture, Sports

TISS MAT 2021 Exam Syllabus at a Glance
Candidates applying for (i) MA Human Resource Management &Labour Relations (HRM &LR) and (ii) MA Organisation Development, Change and Leadership (ODCL) of Mumbai Campus will also have to appear in a Management Aptitude Test (TISS-MAT) conducted along with TISS-NET for 45 marks for a duration of 30 minutess. The score for TISS MAT will be added to the PIT score of the shortlisted candidates while preparing the final score for the selection. 

 

The TISS Management Aptitude Test (MAT) will be conducted immediately after the TISS-NET examination.

 

TISS MAT 2021 Exam Pattern
The TISS Management Aptitude Test (MAT) will be conducted immediately after the TISS-NET examination. The exam has negative marking of 0.25 mark for each wrong answer and each correct answer will fetch 1 mark. In all there will be 45 questions which are equally divided into 3 sections:

 

TISS-MAT Score will be considered along with the Stage 2 of the admission 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 PIT and PI in the following manner to arrive at the final score for selection.

 

TISS MAT Weightage in final selection

  1. TISS-MAT : 30%
  2. Pre-Interview Test (PIT) : 40%
  3. Personal Interview (PI) : 30%

TISS MAT 2021 Exam Pattern & Key Syllabus Topics

Section Name
Number of questions
Key Topics in TISSMAT Syllabus
Comprehension
15
Reading a write-up on a management related subject and answering questions related to the passage
Management Data Interpretation
15
Interpreting graphs, charts, and data across multiple sources. Performing basic operations with data collected from multiple sources
Business Awareness
 15
Knowledge of contemporary events, news, related to the economy, business, human resource management, and labour studies
Total Questions
45
Maximum Time:30 Minutes; Maximum Marks:45

Difficulty Level of TISS MAT questions
The questions in all the three sections will be as expected from a graduate who has undertaken regular education from a UGC recognized university. The candidates therefore need to prepare with a minimum graduation level for this exam.  

 

Sectional Objectives of TISS MAT Exam

 

Section-1: Comprehension
To assess ability to read and understand management literature

 

Section-2: Management Data Interpretation
To assess ability to read and interpret data related to the economy, market, business, and organization.

 

Section-3: Business Awareness
To assess awareness and familiarity with business knowledge

 

TISS NET Syllabus: Sectional Division & Tips to Cover the Topics
The overall structure of the TISS NET 2021 syllabus covers following major topics in each of the three sections. The list of topics below on TISS NET Syllabus is comprehensive but not exhaustive on different sections covered in the TISS NET Syllabus 2021.

 

TISS NET Syllabus for English Proficiency Section: 30 Questions
The English Proficiency section Syllabus for TISS NET exam 2021covers the topics to test Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability and  English Language Skills. TISSNET 2021 Syllabus and Exam Pattern for English Proficiency section will test you on the following major topics spread in three broad segments:

  1. Vocabulary
  2. Grammar
  3. Reading Comprehension

The question types that you can expect in the TISS NET exam within each of these areas are:

  • Synonyms/Antonyms
  • Analogies
  • Odd word out
  • Word substitute in a sentence
  • Right usage of words in fill in the blank
  • Right usage of word in match the following
  • Fill in the Blanks – Homophones, Idioms
  • Matching & Error spotting - grammar/words/ punctuation, Sentence Correction
  • Jumbled paragraphs
  • Reading comprehension passages – short & long
  • RC Passage question types include - Purpose of the passage, Strengthen and Weaken, Assumption and Supporting Statement, Flaw and Discrepancy, Inference and Conclusion Drawn, Passage based questions, Author's Point of View, Main idea of the passage.

How to Cover the TISS NET Syllabus 2021 on English Proficiency – Key Tips

  • Syllabus for TISS NET exam on English Proficiency is well defined. There will be 30 questions in this section.
  • English Proficiency syllabus for TISS NET exam will have questions on all three areas of English—vocabulary, grammar and comprehension.
  • Manage your time carefully. Although there is no sectional time limit, but you should not spend more than an average of 40-50 seconds per question. The saved time could be used to attempt Reading Comprehension questions. Your target should be 40 seconds each for the rest of the questions.
  • Ensure that you practice variety of questions in sufficient number to get your timing correct. It is particularly important for grammar questions as you will need to remember the important grammar rules.
  • Identify and strengthen your weak areas by maintaining an error sheet.
  • Improve your Reading comprehension as well as vocabulary. To cover this, start reading well-written books, or a good newspaper, every day. Ensure special attention to the Editorial section of newspapers, as it has the most enriching vocabulary.
  • Improve your vocabulary and write down any new word you come across while reading the newspaper and go through it every day. Learn the word usage.
  • Do not assume the things and avoid using the real-world knowledge on RC based questions.

TISS NET Syllabus for Mathematics & Logical Reasoning Section: 30 Questions
TheMathematics & Logical Reasoning section Syllabus for TISS NET exam 2021covers the topics to test you on Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Series, clocks & Calendars, Direction sense, Data charts, graphs, tables among other topics. The TISS NET 2021 exam syllabus in this section can be broadly divided in following three parts:

  • Mathematics
  • Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation

The question types that you can expect in the TISS NET exam within each of these areas are:

 

TISSNET Syllabus: Arithmetic

  • Time & Work
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Ratio-Proportions
  • Percentages
  • Numbers
  • Other Questions on Arithmetic
  • HCF-LCM

TISS NET Syllabus: Algebra

  • Equations
  • Inequalities
  • Log
  • Linear Equations
  • HCF-LCM
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Absolute Value
  • Logarithm
  • Other questions on Algebra

TISS NET Syllabus:Geometry & Mensuration

  • Lines
  • Triangles
  • Angles
  • Polygons
  • Circles-radius, circumference, diameter, chord, Arc, Tangent etc.
  • Square & Rectangles
  • Cubes
  • 3 Dimensional Figures
  • Pythagoras Theorem
  • Base Angle Theorem
  • Longest Side Theorem
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Parallelogram
  • Rhombus
  • Trapezium
  • Cuboid
  • Cylinder
  • Cone
  • Sphere

TISS NET Syllabus: Modern Math

  • Permutation & Combination
  • Probability
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Progression-Arithmetic, Geometric, Harmonic, Relationship
  • Set Theory

TISSNET Syllabus: Logical Reasoning

  • Direction
  • Clocks & Calendars
  • Number Series
  • Alphabet Series
  • Eye for detail
  • Statement Conclusion/Assumption/Arguments
  • Logical Connectivity, Linear/Circular/Family Arrangement,
  • Venn Diagram, Puzzles, Cubes

TISS NET Syllabus: Data Interpretation

  • Bar graph
  • Tables
  • Pie chart
  • Double pie chart
  • Case lets
  • Multiple graphs
  • Line graphs
  • Data comparison

How to Cover TISS NET 2021 Exam Syllabus for Mathematics &Logical Reasoning: Key Tips

  • The TISS NET exam syllabus 2021 in this section is not very difficult to cover. There will be 30 questions in this section with maximum questions on Mathematics. Arithmetic plays major role in this section. The Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation questions are of moderate difficulty.
  • You should attempt easier questions first followed by difficult questions. You have 1 minute per question to attempt, although there is no sectional time limit.
  • To complete the TISSNET 2021 Exam syllabus, you must read every part of the question carefully and make sure that you have looked at each answer choice before selecting your final answer.
  • While attempting the LR or DI Questions, do not assume or use any information that is not provided in the question. Please note that thequestion is not trying to assess your general knowledge, so use only the information given in each question/ Table/ graph/ question set to arrive at right answer.
  • You should pay special attention to words like 'all', 'some' or 'none' when you read the factual information provided in each question. Besides, other words like 'other than', 'only' or 'unless' are also important. These words can play important role in specifying the facts.
  • Try to represent the given information pictorially, especially in arrangement questions, or as a Venn diagram in syllogism questions.
  • TISS NET Exam 2021 Syllabus for DI &LR is designed to measure your ability to comprehend and synthesise the information given in the question, without looking for or checking the truth or accuracy of that information.

TISS NET Syllabus for General Awareness Section: 40 Questions
This is the highest weightage section in TISS NET exam syllabus. The General Awareness section Syllabus for TISS NET exam 2021covers the different type of topics to test you on conventional, current, national, international, economic, business, social and other components on General Awareness. The TISS NET 2021 exam syllabus in this section can be broadly divided in following parts:

 

Important Topics in TISSNET GK Syllabus

  • Environment & ecology
  • Politics
  • History
  • Governance
  • Law
  • Economy
  • Policy
  • International politics
  • Current events
  • Gender/Health/Education
  • Labor
  • Media
  • ICTs/Literature/Art/Culture
  • Sports

How to Cover TISS NET 2021 Exam Syllabus for General Awareness: Key Tips
The TISS NET exam syllabus 2021 in this section is vast but is not very difficult to cover. There will be 40 questions in this section. This section is the turning factor in pushing your score up or pulling the score down.

 

If you are well prepared, you can attempt this section in 20 minutes. If not, even one hour is not sufficient. The crucial part is how to prepare and cover the GK syllabus for TISSNET. Following tips to prepare and cover the TISS NET 2021 GK syllabus will help:

  • GK for TISS NET exam is more important than other sections and cannot be avoided. To prepare GK for TISS NET, you should gather the TISS NET Exam GK material
  • You need to prepare both – static GK for TISS NET and Current Affairs
  • Get TISS NET GK sample questions from TISS NET Mocks and TISS NET previous test papers
  • Read regularly the news-paper and create your own TISS NET GK question bank.
  • A good source of preparation for updated TISSNET questions is Manorama Year Book
  • Your TISS NET GK Material should be as per TISSNET GK syllabus
  • Please note that TISS NET is more concerned on social issues and as such while preparing GK for TISS NET exam, special emphasis lies on the social current issues which are taking palce or have taken place
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