TISSNET Preparation books- A comprehensive list of books for TISSNET

TISSNET is a computer based exam conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences for admission to their masters programmes, the most popular being Human Resource Management and Labour Relations. This exam is highly popular among MBA aspirants as the course offered by TISS is equivalent in value to an MBA in HR.
The TISSNET exam consists of questions based on 3 areas, namely General Awareness (40 marks), English Proficiency (30 marks), and Maths & Logical Reasoning (30 marks).
There are a lot of books in the market that claim to be the best for TISSNET preparation making it difficult for candidates to decide which one to follow. These books will also be helpful to those candidates who are preparing for other MBA entrance exams. Here, we have shortlisted some of the best books for various sections of TISSNET.
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TISSNET eBooks by Hitbullseye
Keeping in mind the latest exam pattern of TISSNET, our mentors have come up with complete eBooks for TISSNET preparation. These books will provide you with conceptual clarity on all the key topics of TISSNET. Also, in these eBooks, you will come across a good many practice questions to assess your level of preparation. A few eBooks are specifically devised to cast light on advanced shortcuts and strategy to be followed for different question types. Download these eBooks and start your TISSNET preparation.
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Books for Analytical and Numerical Ability
This section corresponds to the Quant section of CAT. But the level of questions in TISS is easier as compared to CAT. So the set of books will remain the same but the level of questions that you should practice is the basic ones. This means that all you need to focus on is concept clarity. Not much advanced questions are asked. The following books can help you-
  • Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT; by Arun Sharma
  • Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT; by Sarvesh K Verma
Books for Language Ability
This section is similar to the Verbal Ability section of CAT. The nature of questions remains the same like Reading Comprehension, cloze test, grammar etc. But the level is much lesser than CAT.  So you need not follow CAT level books instead you can try the following-
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension – By Arihant Publication
  • Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability – By Sujit Kumar, Pearson Publication
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Books for Social and General Awareness
This is one of the most important and toughest sections of TISSNET. The syllabus for this is also very vast. The questions are based on national and international current affairs, social issues in India and the world etc. As such there is no single book which can help you prepare this part. You can refer to a combination of all these books-
  • Competition Success Review
  • Manorama Year Book
  • Pratiyogita Darpan
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Along with preparing from these books, it is recommended that you regularly take mock tests. This will help you in analyzing your strengths and weaknesses and work on them accordingly.
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