TISSNET Syllabus 2020

Updated on
October 11, 2019

The syllabus for TISS- NET 2020 is more or less similar to other major MBA entrance examinations. TISS NET 2020 exam date is January 4, 2020. Good score in TISS NET 2020 will lead to admission in various reputed MBA equivalent, M.A. courses of Tata Institute of Social Sciences. These courses leading to Master's Degree are much sought after by the MBA aspirants.  

 

TISSNET 2020 exam syllabus has been updated now. To prepare well for TISSNET this year, it is very important to follow the TISS NET 2020 syllabus and exam pattern.

 

Revamped TISS NET Syllabus 2020
TISS NET Syllabus 2020 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 every year the changes the TISS NET exam syllabus 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 2020 on which questions, which did not appear earlier, may appear again this year.

 

TISS NET 2020 Test Sections & Scoring Pattern
Area Wise Distribution of Marks and sectional weightage in TISS NET 2020 exam syllabus is shared below:

  • Total questions: 100
  • Sections: 3
  • Effective Sections: 6
TISSNET 2020 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 NET Syllabus: Sectional Division & Tips to Cover the TopicsThe overall structure of the TISS NET 2020 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 2020.

 

TISS NET Syllabus for English Proficiency Section: 30 Questions
The English Proficiency section Syllabus for TISS NET exam 2020 covers the topics to test Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability and  English Language Skills. TISSNET 2020 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 2020 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

The Mathematics & Logical Reasoning section Syllabus for TISS NET exam 2020 covers 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 2020 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 2020 Exam Syllabus for Mathematics & Logical Reasoning: Key Tips

  • The TISS NET exam syllabus 2020 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 2020 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 the question 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 2020 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 2020 covers 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 2020 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 2020 Exam Syllabus for General Awareness: Key Tips
The TISS NET exam syllabus 2020 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 2020 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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