TISSNET 2019 Exam Pattern

Exam Date : 28th April 2019
Result Date : 11th February 2019

Overview of TISSNET Exam pattern

1 hour 40 minutes
Paper Pattern
The paper consists of 100 multiple choice questions with three sections. Section 1- 35 questions; Section 2- 30 questions; Section 3- 35 questions.
General Knowledge, Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning, and English Proficiency.
Marking Scheme
Correct answer: (+)1 mark. No negative marking.
Total Marks
100 marks
Language / Medium

TISSNET 2019 Exam Pattern

Aspirants can check the TISSNET 2019 Exam Pattern on the official website. Candidates who have cleared the exam are admitted to various Bachelor, Master or Doctoral level programmes offered by TISS. Aspirants should be strong in Numerical and Analytical ability. Candidates must adept at using deceptive questions.

  • Question Paper: Question paper of TISSNET 2019 exam had the topics related to General Knowledge, Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning, and English Proficiency. 
  • Exam Duration: Exam Duration of TISSNET 2019 exam is 1 hour 40 minutes i.e. 100 minutes.

  • Questions: Total of 100 multiple choice questions will be answered in 100 minutes.

  • Marking Scheme: For every correct answer, the candidate will be given 1 mark. There are no negative marks for wrong answers.

TISSNET Entrance Model and Marks for B.A Programmes

The entrance test will be of 90 minutes duration and the total marks will be 100.

Part A - will be a 60-minute test with multiple choice questions on current affairs, social awareness, and logical and analytical reasoning, carrying 60 marks.

Part B - will be a written test with a set of descriptive questions in English. A Candidate is expected to write two short answers in 30 minutes carrying 40 marks. It is compulsory for the candidates to attempt both the parts and make sure that they qualify in both the modes

TISSNET 2019 Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam Pattern Elements


TISSNET 2019 Exam Mode


Number of Questions in TISSNET 2019 

100 Multiple Choice Questions

Number of Sections in TISSNET 2019 


TISSNET 2019 Time Duration

1 hour 40 minutes

TISSNET 2019 Question Sections

General Knowledge, Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning, and English Proficiency

Negative Marking in TISSNET 2019

No Negative Marking Scheme

The TISSNET 2019 exam pattern is designed such that the General Knowledge section takes a major part.

The number of analytical questions and verbal questions are equally divided.

So, a typical TISSNET exam question paper has 40 General Knowledge questions, 30 Analytical and 30 verbal questions.

TISSNET 2019 Exam Pattern

English Section

  • This section of TISSNET question paper is framed to judge the ability of the candidate in usage and understanding of the English language.

  • English Proficiency section comprises of 30 sections.

  • Candidates having a good grammatical knowledge can score well in this section.

  • Candidates must know the proper usage of words and sentence formation to crack this section.

  • Passages will be given and that has to be read comprehensively. Answering questions in this way will fetch high marks.

  • Also, a part of this section is framed to check a candidate’s knowledge of synonyms, antonyms, one-word answer.

  • Aspirant's vocabulary must be strong. Reading the newspaper on a daily basis can help candidates to increase their vocabulary.

  • Above all, a prospective candidate is expected to be good in the fundamentals of English grammar.

Mathematics & Logical Reasoning

  • The analytical and numerical ability of  TISSNET 2019 exam candidates will be tested in this section.

  • 30 questions will be asked in this section.

  • Most of the questions asked to involve basic mathematical concepts like prime numbers, composite numbers, square roots etc.

  • This section can be a little tricky but the questions remain easy to attempt.

  • Practicing basic mathematics questions on a daily basis will help one score high in this section.

 General Awareness

  • 40 questions will be asked from this section in TISSNET.

  • Candidates must be a habitual reader of newspapers to score well in this section. Reading the newspaper every day provides a great sense of educational value.

  • Moreover, using the current affairs and General Knowledge books published by renowned companies will help.

  • Someone who is good at general knowledge will not face any problem in answering questions from this section.

TISSNET 2019 Subject-wise Question Pattern

Sections in TISSNET Exam Paper

Number of Questions


Awareness of General and Social Issues



English Proficiency



Analytical and Numerical Ability



The TISS exam authorities will notify regarding the exam pattern every year on the official website.


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