TISS stands for Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. It offers a range of Masters' programs at various campuses. M.A in Human Resource Management & Labour Relations is of prime interest to management aspirants. TISS has its own National Entrance Test i.e. TISSNET.
The TISSNET has 3 sections, namely, General Knowledge; Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning; and English Proficiency. There are 35 questions in the General Knowledge section accounting for 35% of the total weightage of the paper. So it goes without saying that you cannot afford to take this section lightly in the TISSNET.Significance of TISSNET General Knowledge:
Considerable Weightage: The GK section in TISSNET has 35 questions. Most importantly, the TISSNET GK section has equal or more weightage as compared to the other sections, unlike papers like IIFT and XAT, which give relatively less weightage to GK. Thus, this section will play a critical role in boosting your scores!
Better Accuracy: GK questions provide you with a distinct advantage of improving your accuracy since, if you know the answer to a question; there is little scope for confusion!
Time Management: GK questions are highly time-efficient as they can be solved in a few seconds. You can use this to your advantage in papers like TISSNET, which do not have sectional time limits and allocate more time for other, more time consuming sections.
The GK section in TISSNET 2015 had 35 questions, out of which only 5-6 questions were from Current GK. A few of the questions that were asked were:
As you can see, questions asked were from varied fields. However, candidates who were regular with newspaper reading and
followed current affairs would have found this section to be a cakewalk.
TISSNET 2015 GK section was dominated by Static GK based questions. A few of these questions have been given below to give you an idea of the nature of questions asked:
Evaluation: The TISSNET 2015 section was the toughest of the three sections, and was the deciding section for many test-takers. It was tough because mainly because of a larger than usual number of questions from areas like World History, Art and Culture, etc. The current affairs questions were of an easy-moderate level of difficulty, whereas the static questions were moderate-difficult.
Static GK broadly consists of areas that do not change over time. You may expect questions from the following sub-topics in Static GK:
In Current GK, you may expect questions from these broad areas: