TISSNET Exam Pattern 2022: Paper Pattern, Negative Marking 

TISSNET Exam Pattern 2022: Paper Pattern, Negative Marking 

ByAditi Joshi  |  Updated on: Feb 14, 2022TISSNET 2022 Exam Pattern: Check section-wise detailed TISSNET Paper pattern, sectional weightage, negative marking. Also, check the TISSMAT paper pattern, PIT and more. 
TISSNET 2022 Exam Pattern: Check section-wise detailed TISSNET Paper pattern, sectional weightage, negative marking. Also, check the TISSMAT paper pattern, PIT and more. 
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TISSNET is a national-level entrance exam, conducted by TISS Mumbai for admission in master programmes across all the TISS campuses. It is a course-specific exam that offers an opportunity to pursue MA in various subjects.TISSNET exam pattern specifies the exam structure, type of question, marking scheme etc. Note the TISS exam pattern for MBA before you begin your preparation. 

TISSNET is an online exam and the question paper consist of three sections. Earlier, candidates who were applying for MA (HRM&LR) and MA (ODCL) had to appear for TISSMAT after TISSNET. However, since 2021 there is no TISSMAT exam.

TISSNET Paper Pattern 2022

TISSNET is a computer-based test, consisting of 100 MCQs. The total time duration for the TISSNET exam 2022 will be 1 hour and 40 minutes. The medium of the exam is English, and there will be no negative marking in the TISSNET exam. 

Note the below table to understand the TISSNET paper pattern.

Sections of TISSNET Exam

Total Number of Questions

Total Marks

Sectional Cutoff

English Proficiency

30

30

-

Mathematics and Logical Reasoning

30

30

-

General Awareness

40

30

  • GN, EWS, KM, and AF- 35% i.e. 14 Marks.
  • PWD and OBC(NC)- 30% i.e. 12 Marks
  • SC and ST- No sectional cut off will be applied

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TISSNET Exam Pattern - Pre-Interview Test

After the announcement of the TISSNET result 2022, the qualified aspirants used to appear in PIT (Pre-interview Test) and PI (Personal Interview) round based on their TISSNET merit list. In 2021, due to the pandemic PIT was cancelled. 

Note the below structure to understand the PIT round:

  • Test Type­ – Written Test or Group Discussion
  • Total Marks– 50 marks
  • Type of Questions – Essay Writing, Case Studies etc.
  • Weightage – 70%

TISSMAT 2022 Paper Pattern

TISS Management Aptitude Test, abbreviated as TISSMAT, is a part of the TISS admission process. This exam was announced in 2019 by TISS Mumbai. The aspirants who are looking for admission into management programmes including MA (HRM & LR) or MA (ODCL) in TISS campuses and its affiliated colleges have to take this additional exam. 

Note: Due to this Covid-19 pandemic, the TISSMAT exam was not conducted last year. However, the TISSMAT 2022 notification is still not announced, so, the aspirants can expect a skip again this year.

TISSMAT Exam Pattern

TISSMAT exam is quite different from the TISSNET exam. The total time duration of the TISSMAT exam is 45 minutes, and there will be no sectional cutoffs in the TISSMAT Exam 2022.

0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer in TISSMAT Exam. 

Note the below table to get an expected overview of the TISSMAT 2022 paper pattern.

Sections of TISSMAT Exam

Number of Questions

Total Marks 

Comprehension

10

10

Management and Data Interpretation

15

15

Business awareness

10

10

Descriptive Writing

01

15

Total

36

50

TISSNET/TISSMAT Exam Pattern FAQs

  • As per the sectional weightage of the TISSNET exam and TISS exam pattern for MBA, the paper consist of 30% English Proficiency, 30% Mathematics and Logical Reasoning and 40 questions from General Awareness

  • TISS Mumbai releases the TISSNET exam pattern 2022 along with the official notification of the TISSNET exam 

  • No, there is no negative marking in the TISSNET exam 2022. There will be no deduction in marking if you answer incorrectly to any question.

  • Yes, the TISSNET exam 2022 is totally MCQ based. There is no descriptive section for the TISSNET exam.

  • Yes, both of these exams are quite different. There is one descriptive writing section in the TISSMAT exam, while TISSNET is completely MCQ based. Besides, there is no negative marking in TISSNET, while 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer in TISSMAT.

  • The official notification for TISSMAT exam is still not declared. So, the aspirants can follow TISSNET 2021 exam pattern and start practising. 

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