TISSNET 2020 OVERVIEW was conducted for admissions to its MA programs offered by its 21 schools of learning. TISSNET exam is the first stage of the two-stage admission process. The TISS NET 2020 exam was conducted on 4th Jan 2020. The flagship course offered by TISS is the MA in HRM course. TISSNET 2020 Analysis is our attempt to understand the exam, its pattern, the type of questions asked. This analysis could be a good starting point for anyone aspiring to take the exam in the near future.TISSNET 2020 OVERVIEW

TISSNET 2020: Structure

TISSNET 2020 OVERVIEW  is a computer based exam divided into three sections TISSNET 2020 OVERVIEW

  • English Proficiency
  • Maths and  Logical Reasoning
  • General Awareness

TISSNET 2020 OVERVIEW The total number of questions were 30 each in the English Proficiency and Maths and Logical Reasoning sections and 40 in the General awareness section. The time allowed for the test was 100 minutes or 1 hour and 20 minutes. Further, there was no negative marking for the TISSNET 2020 exam. The table below provides the structure and the pattern of the exam:TISSNET 2020 OVERVIEW

Section Number of Questions Total Marks
English Proficiency 30 30
Maths and Logical Reasoning 30 30
General Awareness 40 40
Total 100 100

That there was no sectional time limit in TISSNET 2020 must have proved advantageous to the student because students should have been able to allocate more time to their weaker sections.

TISSNET 2020: Sectional Analysis

English Proficiency

TISSNET 2020 OVERVIEW The English Proficiency section had questions on Reading comprehension, Grammar, Synonyms and Antonyms, Para jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Logical Reasoning, Para Summary. Of the 30 questions 17 questions were comprehension and fill in the blanks. The table below provides question type wise number of questions asked TISSNET 2020 OVERVIEW

Question Type Number of questions asked
Fill in the Blanks 7
Reading Comprehension 10
Synonyms and Antonyms 5
Grammar 3
Para Summary 1
Para Jumble 2
Logical Reasoning 2
Total 30

The section was easy. You could have easily scored 24 to 25 marks with some preparation

Maths and Logical Reasoning Section

TISSNET 2020 OVERVIEW This section was easy in its level of difficulty. Most questions asked were from school 10th grade concepts. Most of  the questions were direct  and formula based barring questions of Reasoning.  Data Interpretation questions were easy, but close calculation was required. Overall, in around 35 to 40 minutes you could have managed around 24 to 25 questions TISSNET 2020 OVERVIEW

Question Topic Number of questions
Reasoning Misc. 3
Cube cutting 1
Basic Algebra 4
Ratio and Proportion 2
Data Interpretation 7
Mensuration and Geometry 5
S.I -C.I 1
Log 1
Time and Distance 1
Numbers 3
Probability 2
Total 30

General Awareness

General awareness section of the TISSNET is generally the make or break section for anyone aspiring to clear the TISSNET exam. TISSNET 2020 was no different. Questions were asked from practically every major and relevant subject that you can think of.  The major areas covered were science, geography, Sports, economics,  polity, current affairs, art and culture, etc. The general awareness section questions were not very easy nor were they very difficult. A candidate should have had an extensive reading habit to clear the general awareness section of this exam. A score of 20 to 22 was could have been obtained in the section


Those candidates who wanted to joing the  MA (HRM and LR) or MA ( OD and Change Leadership)  had to write another exam called TISSMAT after the TISSNET .   The total duration of the TISS MAT exam was 30 minutes and had 45 questions spread over three sections. The marking scheme of the TISSMAT exam was +1 for every question answered correctly and -0.25 for every question answered incorrectly. There were no sectional cutoffs for the TISSMAT exam. Given below is the structure and content of the TISSMAT exam

Sections Number of questions Total Marks
Business Awareness 15 15
Comprehension 15 15
Management Data Interpretation 15 15

The comprehension section had two passages with 15 questions. Almost all the questions were direct. A good attempt in this section should have been 10 to 12.

In the Management Data Interpretation, there were three sets in all  with two sets on Pie charts and one set on tables

The business economy section, as the name suggested, had questions only from the business and economy domain.


TISSNET expected cut-offs for its flagship courses in HRM and LR and OD and change leadership  are around 70 and 67 respectively.

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