TISSNET Syllabus 2021: Check Exam Pattern & Section-wise Syllabus

TISSNET Syllabus 2021: Check Exam Pattern & Section-wise Syllabus

ByNeeraj Mishra  |  Updated on: Feb 19, 2021TISSNET 2021 Result announced. All eligible candidate must check all the relevant details such as exam dates, Result details, scorecard, colleges and more. 
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TISSNET Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021 Official Detail

The official TISSNET Syllabus 2021 is prescribed by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai for the TISSNET aspirants to get familiar with the exam. The TISSNET exam is conducted for admission to its postgraduate courses like MA, MBA, and PGDM. TISSNET 2021 exam is scheduled to be conducted on 20 Feb 2021. Candidates who will appear in this exam, are advised to go through the section-wise TISSNET syllabus to get acquainted with the important topics.

TISSNET exam pattern and syllabus must be understood clearly so as to prepare for the exam in a comprehensive manner. The syllabus will be easier to understand if you have clarity about the paper pattern. You also can download the TISSNET Syllabus 2021 PDF from the official website to get ease in the preparation.  The syllabus contains the following sections:

  • English Proficiency (EP)

  •  Mathematical Skills and Logical Reasoning (MS &LR)

  •  General Awareness (GA)

Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test, abbreviated as TISSNET, is National level exam conducted by TISS, Mumbai. It is organized in order to intake aspirants in its four constituent campuses: TISS Mumbai, TISS Tuljapur, TISS Hyderabad, and TISS Guwahati, for the post-graduate courses. Its flagship course is MA which is on par with the management courses like MBA and PGDM. The interested candidates will get an opportunity to explore and these four institutes will definitely provide holistic learning to various outstanding students. 

TISSNET Exam Pattern 2021

TISSNET is a computer-based online test conducted with a duration of 100 minutes. The plus point of this exam is that there is NO negative marking on the paper.



Mode of the exam

Computer-Based Test (Online)

Exam Timings

2:00 pm to 3:40 pm

Number of Sections



English Proficiency (EP)

Mathematical Skills and Logical Reasoning (MS &LR)

General Awareness (GA)

Number of Questions


Total Marks


Marking Scheme

For every correct answer- 1 mark will be awarded

Negative Marking

NO negative marking

Duration of the test

1 hour and 40 minutes (100 minutes)

Test type

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)



The TISSNET comprises three sections: English Proficiency (EP), Mathematical Skills and Logical Reasoning (MS & LR), and General Awareness (GA). We have provided the detailed syllabus under each section mentioned below. Go through the syllabus and plan your strategy according to it.



No. of Questions

Marks Allotted

Negative Marking

English Proficiency




Mathematical Skills and Logical Reasoning




General Awareness




TISSNET Syllabus 2021 for English Proficiency

English Proficiency syllabus of TISSNET consists of 30 questions of 30 marks. This means one question carries one mark. This section is mainly divided into 2 parts: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. If a candidate has a good command of grammar, then he/she can easily secure better marks in this section.

1. Verbal Ability


  • Error Spotting
  • Word substitution in a sentence
  • Fill in the blanks- Homophones
  • Idioms-Match the Following
  • Sentence Completion
  • Para jumbles
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Analogies

2. Reading Comprehension

Types of Questions asked in RC

  • Synonym & Antonym (the meaning of a particular word used in the passage)
  • Purpose of the passage
  • Flaws and Discrepancy
  • Inference and Conclusion based questions
  • Author’s Point of View
  • Strengthen and Weaken of Passage
  • Main idea of the Passage
  • Assumptions and Supporting based questions

TISSNET Syllabus 2021 for Mathematical Skills and Logical Reasoning

This section checks aspirants’ logical skills as well as the ability to analyze and solve problems in a short span of time. It is one of the sections of the TISSNET that a student can score if the candidate has good mathematical skills as well as knowledge about formulae. In total, there are 30 questions and each question is 1 mark.

1. Quantitative Aptitude


  • Number System
  • Speed and Time
  • Basic Geometry
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentage
  • SI & CI
  • Work Related Problems
  • Average
  • Probability
  • Profit and Loss

2. Logical Reasoning


  • Number Series
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Alphabet Series
  • Blood Relations
  • Cubes and Dices
  • Statement : Conclusion/Assumption/Arguments
  • Logical Connectivity
  • Syllogism
  • Clock and Calendar
  • Linear/Circular/Family Arrangement
  • Venn Diagram
  • Puzzles

3. Data Interpretation


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

TISSNET 2021 Syllabus for General Awareness

The General Awareness section checks aspirants’ general knowledge. If the candidate daily reads newspapers and is thorough with the history and polity subjects, then he/she can easily secure good marks. This section weighs much more than any other section. It is advisable to give more time to this subject.

1. General Knowledge (GK)


  • Environment & Ecology
  • Politics/History/Law
  • Economics
  • Social Studies
  • International Politics
  • Current Affairs
  • Finance & Budget
  • National Events
  • International Events
  • Corporate Events and Awards
  • National/International Awards
  • Defense, Military, Terrorism related Questions
  • Polity Related Questions

Be relax and prepare for TISSNET 2021 with a stress-free mind. Stay updated with the latest pattern and the kind of questions generally asked in the exam.

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Working Experience of more than 6 years in the Education Industry. Previously worked in Pagalguy, Career Power (Bankers Adda). Expert in Gk - Current Affairs & Banking & Financial Awareness. His email address is neeraj@gradeup.co.
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