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TISSNET Exam Pattern

Detailed Analysis of what to expect in the TISSNET based on previous years' exam pattern
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Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) conducts the National Entrance Examination (NET) once every year for admission into its various management programs across various TISS campuses and affiliated institutes. The unique nature of the various courses offered by TISS, with specializations in fields like Economics, Politics, Habitat, Engineering, Health, Environmental Sciences, etc. make it one of the most sought after exams.

To boost your score in TISSNET, it is essential that you understand the exam pattern well. This will not only help you devise a sound preparation strategy but will also help to know what to expect from the exam. Following is an overview of the TISSNET:

Number of Sections3
Areas of TestingGeneral Knowledge; Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning; and English Proficiency
Negative MarkingNo negative marking (For TISSNET 2016)
Duration1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Number of questions100
Question TypeObjective questions with 4 or 5 options
ModeComputer based online test

TISS selection process consists of two stages and has three components. All candidates appear for the common entrance test (TISSNET). Based on the performance in the TISS-NET examination, only short listed candidates are called for the Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview (PIT and PI). Let us have a quick look of a few things you should know about the TISSNET 2016:

  • The 2016 computer based TISSNET will be conducted on January 09, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 3:40 pm in 39 centers across the country
  • Unlike previous years' paper, TISSNET 2016 will not have negative marking for any program including HRM
  • There are no sectional time-limits in TISSNET 2016
  • Only short-listed candidates (based on the TISSNET score) will receive call letters for the second round (PIT and PI) which will be held in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Guwahati
  • For all the programmes across various TISS Campuses, the PIT will be in conducted in the form of a Written Test



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