TISSNET Exam is conducted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai for admissions to the Post Graduate courses offered at its various campuses. TISSNET is a Computer-Based Test (CBT) conducted in 40 exam centres across India. In this article, we bring to you a detailed analysis of TISSNET exam, past year exam trends, difficulty level, cutoff and more. Earlier we brought to you NMAT Exam Trends of last 3 years

TISSNET Exam Trends: Exam Highlights

TISSNET Exam Features TISSNET 2019 TISSNET 2018 TISSNET 2017
Total questions 100 100 100
Exam Format Computer-based Computer-based Computer-based
Exam duration 100 minutes 100 minutes 100 minutes
Sections and the total number of questions English Proficiency – 30

Analytical & Logical Ability- 30

General Awareness- 40

English Proficiency – 30

Analytical & Logical Ability- 30

General Awareness- 40

English Proficiency – 30

Analytical & Logical Ability- 30

General Awareness- 40

Types of questions MCQs MCQs MCQs
Marks for each correct answer 1 1 1
Negative Marking No No No

What to Expect in TISSNET 2020?

  • The number of questions is expected to remain the same in TISSNET 2020. Section-wise distribution of questions will also remain the same in TISSNET 2020.
  • The difficulty level of TISSNET 2020 Exam is expected to be easy to moderate, with expected TISS Cutoff to be in the range of 72-78 marks for TISS Mumbai flagship HRM course.
  • General Knowledge section is expected to be the toughest section across the three sections, with a healthy mix of static GK and current affairs, and special focus on Social and Economic Issues. Language skills and the Quantitative Ability section would continue to be the easiest. 
  • Logical Reasoning part is expected to be on the moderate difficulty level.
  • Verbal section would continue to be vocabulary heavy.

TISSNET Exam Trends: TISSNET 2019

  • TISSNET 2019 exam had 100 questions to be solved in 100 minutes. The overall difficulty level of the exam was easy. 
  • There were 30 questions from the Quantitative Aptitude, LR and DI section and the level of difficulty level was easy. Topics which dominated the paper are Arithmetic and LR Topics like Set theory, Family Tree, Series Completion, Blood Relation, and Coding Decoding.
  • There were 30 questions from Verbal Ability and the level of difficulty was easy. This section was dominated by Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Spotting the error, Odd man out and Analogies.
  • There were 40 questions from General Awareness and the level of difficulty was moderate. Out of the 40 questions, there were 25 static GK questions and 15 were based on the current affairs. 

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Section No. of Questions Difficulty Level
English Proficiency 30 Easy
Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 30 Easy-Moderate
General Knowledge 40 Moderate-Difficult
Total 100 Easy-Moderate

TISSNET Cutoff 2019

Name of the Course TISSNET 2019 Cutoff (General)
HRM 75 
ODCL 67
Globalization and Labour 71
Development Studies 70
Public Health 61
Peace and Conflict 55
Social Epidemiology 50
Hospital Management 61
Healthcare Management 61
Psychology (Mumbai campus) 57
Media and Cultural Studies 65
Social Work for Children and Family 53
Mental Health 54
Women Studies 48
Social Entrepreneurship 62
Public Policy and Governance (Hyderabad Campus) 65
Urban Governance 62
Disaster Management 58

TISSNET Exam Trends: TISSNET 2018

  • The overall difficulty level of the paper was easy. The exam pattern remained the same as 100 questions to be solved in 100 minutes.
  • In the English Proficiency section, there were a total of 30 questions. This section was easy when it comes to the difficulty level.
  • Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation section had a total of 15 questions and all of them were sitters.
  • Reasoning Ability comprised of 15 questions and level of difficulty was easy.
  • TISSNET 2018 General Awareness section was moderately difficult with 40 questions. 

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Section No. of Questions Difficulty Level
English Proficiency 30 Easy
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 15 Easy
Logical Reasoning 15 Easy-Moderate
General Knowledge 40 Moderate
Total 100 Easy-Moderate

TISSNET Cutoff 2018

Course TISSNET 2018 Cutoff (General)
HRM and LR 73 to 77
Globalization and Labour 63 to 66
Development Studies 64 to 67
Health Administration 52 to 57
Hospital Administration 50 to 55 
Climate Change 50 to 55
Social Entrepreneurship 45 to 50
Media and Cultural Studies 47 to 52
Urban Governance / Regulatory Governance / Public Health 42 to 47
Clinical Psychology 42 to 45

TISSNET Exam Trends: TISSNET 2017

  • The test comprised 100 questions carrying a total of 100 marks. There was no negative marking in the test and most of the questions were of easy to moderate level of difficulty.
  • GK was the toughest section of the paper and slightly more difficult as compared to last year.
  • The Quantitative Ability & Logical Reasoning section had 30 questions in total and can be called fairly easy. There were 11 questions on DI, 12 questions on Mathematics, and 7 questions in LR.  This section was a cakewalk and the easiest section of the exam.
  • Verbal Ability section comprised of 30 questions and were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. 

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Section No. of Questions Difficulty Level
English Proficiency 30 Easy
Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation 30 Easy- Moderate
General Knowledge 40 Moderate-Difficult
Total 100 Easy-Moderate

 TISSNET Cutoff 2017

Course TISSNET 2017 Cutoff (General)
HRM 75 to 78
Health Administration 55 to 58
Hospital Administration 48 to 52
Development Studies 52 to 57
Globalization and Labour 62 to 65
Climate Change 52 to 57
Social Entrepreneurship 48 to 53
Media and Cultural Studies 50 to 55

Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their TISSNET score. The shortlisted candidates then are called for a round of Pre Interview Test and Personal Interview (PIT/PI) leading to final selection. All the Best! 

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