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TISSNET & TISSMAT Exam Pattern & Weightage


Overview | TISSNET 2022 Exam

Tata Institute of Social Sciences commonly known as TISS is located in Mumbai and three other campuses. For admission into their Master’s Program (MA) a National entrance exam named TISSNET is conducted every year which is a computer-based test. This year, TISSNET 2022 exam is scheduled to be held on 26th Feb 2022. It is important to note that TISS does not offer MBA program. The MA programmes of TISS are the most sought-after Master’s Degree course that is at par with the MBA programmes of top B-Schools of the country.

Following are the courses offered by TISS:

  • MA in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations
  • MA in Social Entrepreneurship
  • MA in Organization Development, Change and Leadership
  • MA in Globalization and Labor

TISSNET 2022 Exam Important Dates

TISSNET 2022 Exam Registration Start Date17th Dec, 2021
Last Date for TISSNET 2022 Exam Registration7th Feb, 2022
Pre-admission orientation for SC/ST/OBC/Minority and PWD candidates12-13th Feb, 2022
TISSNET 2022 Exam Admit Card14th Feb, 2022
TISSNET 2022 Exam date26th Feb, 2022
TISSNET 2022 ResultTo Be Announced
TISSPAT/TISSMAT 2022 Admit Card Download   To Be Announced
TISSMAT/TISSPAT 2022 Exam DateTo Be Announced
TISS Online Personal Interview (OPI)To Be Announced
TISSNET 2022 Merit ListTo Be Announced

TISSNET 2022 Exam Key Features

Computer Based Test: TISSNET is an online exam that is a computer-based test for admission to its Master’s program offered at 4 Campuses that are Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, and Hyderabad.

Difficulty Level: In terms of difficulty, the TISSNET exam is considered to be an easy to moderate level exam. If you have prepared honestly for MBA Entrance Exams like CAT, XAT, or IIFT, then TISSNET can be an easy exam for you.

Number of Sections: The TISSNET Exam has 3 sections that are:

  • English Proficiency
  • Maths & Logical Reasoning
  • General Knowledge

Main Differentiator: The General Knowledge section is considered as a main differentiator for TISSNET exam as a majority of questions are asked in this section. To get shortlisted, this section needs to be prepared well.

Negative Marking: No negative marking for incorrect answers in the TISSNET 2022 Exam.

A candidate can apply for a maximum of three M.A programmes. The main 2 programmes are MA (HR) and MA (ODCL).

TISSNET 2022 Exam Key Points

TISSNET Exam 2022 Conducting AuthorityTata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
TISSNET Exam Full FormTata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test
Colleges considering TISSNET 2022 ExamTISS Mumbai, TISS Tuljapur, TISS Hyderabad, TISS Guwahati, BALM Chennai
TISSNET 2022 Exam Date26th February 2022
TISSMAT 2022 Exam DateAfter the declaration of TISSNET 2022 exam result and before Online Personal Interview round.
TISSNET Exam 2022 Application ProcessOnline
TISSNET 2022 Application FeeRs.1000 + Bank Charges (Rs.30) (per course)
TISSNET 2022 Exam PatternComputer-Based
TISSNET 2022 Test Time & Duration2 PM to 3.40 PM (100 Minutes)
Maximum Marks in TISSNET Exam 2022100
Total Questions in TISSNET100
Number of Sections in TISSNET 2022 Exam3 (English Proficiency, Maths & Logical Reasoning, General Awareness)
Highest Weightage Section in TISSNETGK with 40% weight
Type of Questions in TISSNET entrance examMCQs
Number of Option Choices per question in TISSNET 2022 Exam4
Negative Marking in TISSNET 2022 entrance examNo Negative Marking for Incorrect Answer
TISSNET 2022 Exam Cut off ScoreNo Sectional cut off but for the GK section, minimum of 14 marks are required.
TISSNET Question paper difficulty levelEasy to Moderate
TISSNET Cut Off for TISS, Mumbai (MA HRM) admission70 – 74 Marks

TISSNET 2022 Exam Pattern

There is no specific change in the TISSNET 2022 Exam Pattern:

Section NameNumber of questions
English Proficiency 30
Maths & Logical Reasoning 30
General Awareness 40
Total Questions100

TISSNET 2022 Exam Major Changes

As compared to TISSNET Previous Year Exams, here are the major changes in TISSNET 2022 Exam & TISSMAT 2022 Exam:

  • Shortlisting of candidates is based on the score of the TISSNET for Online Assessment (OL) round which is the PI round for final selection.
  • After Shortlisting for the Online Assessment round, it is mandatory to appear in TISSMAT for MA (HRM) and M.A. (ODCL) programmes and in TISSPAT for other MA Programmes.

Note: Earlier TISSMAT was conducted immediately after TISSNET, but from the year 2022, the TISSMAT exam is now the part of PI round.

TISSMAT Time duration- 45 mins. Earlier, the time duration was 30 mins.

  • The TISSMAT is a Common Test only for MA (HRM) and MA (ODCL) programmes and need not be taken separately for each of the two programmes.
  • Personal Interview for TISS admission 2022 will be Online
  • Weightage for TISSNET 2022 exam has been reduced and for TISSMAT 2022 exam, the weightage has been increased as compared to TISS previous year exams.
  • Final Admission for the MA programmes in TISS is based on the performance in TISSNET Exam, TISSMAT Exam and Online Assessment Test (Personal Interview)

TISSMAT 2022 Exam Pattern

The Pre-Interview Exam for the TISS Exam was replaced with TISSMAT/TISSPAT exam. The detailed exam pattern is discussed below. The TISS Management Aptitude Exam abbreviated as TISSMAT will be conducted after the shortlisting of candidates on the basis of their performance in the TISSNET 2022 Exam. Previously, the TISSMAT exam was conducted just after the TISSNET exam which has now been changed.

Following is the exam pattern of the TISSMAT 2022 Exam.

TISSMAT 2022 ExamConducted after shortlisting before Online Assessment round. If not shortlisted, not eligible for TISSMAT or TISSPAT 
Maximum Marks in TISSMAT Exam 202245
Total Number of Questions in TISSMAT 202245
TISS MAT 2022 Time duration45 Minutes
Number of Sections in TISSMAT 2022 Exam3 Sections namely: Comprehension- 15 questions,
Management Data Interpretation- 15 questions, Business Awareness- 15 questions
Type of Questions in TISSMAT ExamMCQs
Answer Options in TISSMAT entrance exam 20224
Negative Marking in TISSMAT 2022 entrance exam0.25 Mark for each Wrong Answer
TISS MAT Weightage for MA HRM final selection40%

TISS NET & TISSMAT Weightage for TISS Admission 2022

The revised weightage of sections for the final selection in TISS MA Programs is given below:

ComponentWeightage for TISS Admission 2022Previous Weightage
TISSNET 2022 Exam30%100% upto the shortlisting stage. No Weightage in final selection process
Pre Interview TestReplaced by TISSMAT/TISSPAT 202240%
Personal Interview30%30%

 Hope you have now understood the exam pattern, eligibility criteria, and Selection criteria for admission into TISS.

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