TISS National Entrance Test (TISS-NET) which will go online for the first time will be held on January 13, 2013. Until last year, TISS written test was conducted in two parts. Part -1 was common for all applicants and had 50 MCQs. Part 2 was based on the course applied for. This could be description (as in the case of Social Service) or Objective (As in the case of HR). In HR; there were 75 questions with a lot of focus on DI and Reading Comprehension. This year the test pattern will change.
There will be only one common test for all courses. This test will be objective type (MCQ) and of 100 marks. This test will have questions related to Social Sensitivity, Knowledge on Contemporary issues, Analytical Ability, and Logical Reasoning. Candidates will also have the choice of taking the test in a paper format.
Download the TISS-2013 Sample Paper.
which book should i refer for general awareness section?? manorama 2016 or manorama 2017?
Deepali, pardon the delay. Referring to the daily GK updates on your SIS should be enough.
Hi GP Sir,
I want to take TISSNET CL Mocks.Please provide me the details.
Sayandeep, you can have a look at this.
kindly share link for tissnet previous year papers or mail it as per your convinience.
please suggest anygood online mock tests for the same.
Anyesha, will be made available in your SIS.
Sir i will only appear for TISS and no other exam due to my choice of TISS. So please guide me how I can prepare GK for it. I haven’t started with GK yet so how and where I can study to crack more than 30 questions in this section, with accuracy.
The GK section of TISS generally comprises static GK as well as current affairs. The questions in this section are typically simple and straightforward. To prepare for this section, you should, first of all, go through previous years’ papers so that you get an overview/feel of this section. Further, you should solve some model question papers/CL’s mock tests. Since questions from diverse areas/topics appear in this section, your preparation should encompass all of the typical sections of GK, i.e. history, polity, geography, science & tech, economy and current affairs. Some sources for your preparation can be:
1) Lucent’s GK
2) Manorama Year Book 2014
3) Any national-level daily newspaper
4) A monthly magazine, like Pratiyogiota Darpan/Civil Services Chronicle
I have seen that you have mentioned XLRI and TISS are good for HR in your previous posts.Can you please tell me how is SCMHRD for HR.Is it worth joining
bhargavi, while XLRI/TISS are excellent, SCMHRD also is very good for HR.
Thank you very much for your reply sir,I have a very serious concern.Hope i will get a better guidance from you:)Last year i have got through IIM L in ABM .As i wasnt interested i have given CAT again this year and wasnt good.Got into SCMHRD.I am open to both Marketing and HR.My work experience is 18months in IT.Shall i go with SCMHRD or give CAT this year again.
Bhargavi, what are your CAT scores (CAT’12 and 13), marks in X/XII/Graduation and salary?
Please find the details
Bhargavi, if you are reasonably sure of repeating your CAT’12 performance then my suggestion will be to go for a retake of CAT/XAT. Given your academic record, over 2 year work experience and marks for gender diversity you can expect calls from most IIMs at a score of 98.5-99%ile. However if you are not sure of a good performance in CAT/XAT then you should join SCMHRD as it is good for both HR and Marketing.
I completed my B.Tech CSE in 2011 in C.S.E. and have around 3+ years in IT Recruitment. Looking for a MBA in HR. is Tiss a right option and may you please let me know the best institute through which i can prepare for entrance. Weekend batch.
Jitendra, XLRI HR and TISS are the top two HR programs in India followed by MDI and XIMB hence you should prepare for CAT and XAT also.
If you are looking at only TISS then you do not need to join any coaching program but if you have to prepare for CAT and XAT then coaching will be required.
Career Launcher, obviously, is the best place to prepare for MBA entrances.
I am a final yr BA student in sociology. I would like to write TISS MA entrance this year for development studies. My maths is poor. Could you pls suggest some good books to prepare well? Is the requirement 10th or 12th level math?
Thanks in advance.
Anita, Fortunately for you, the TISS entrance never asks very tricky questions in Math and so that should not be a problem for you. You can start by doing 9th and 10th standard NCERT books.. More than that is definitely not required.
Sir, I would like to get your feedback on how good is the Rural management program in XISS-Ranchi and how good are the future prospects??
XISS RM is a good program and you should go ahead with it.
I am glad to inform you that I have cleared the TISS NET for MSW Children and families.
Please help me in how to prepare for the next rounds
Maria, congratulations. Please contact the CL center for support since it will involve interaction.
sir i have completed my graduation last year 2012 in BA prog from Delhi university and had planned to drop a year after graduation to focus on cat and other MBA entrance exam.However i have scored very low marks in cat and in tissnet i will be scoring around 68 which is not enough to get a call from tata for hrm course.If i plan to attempt tissnet next year because i want to do mba in hr only and for which i think tiss is the best institute, i will have to drop another year (2013
) for the same which i think will be quite depressing for me.Kindly give some suggestion i dont want to waste another year .
Lisha, do not drop a year. Pick up a job and also prepare for the XAT, SNAP and TISS.
apart from the score scored in TISS are there any other criterias they have for shortlisting for the next round example the graduation field etc .
Maria, no as per the TISS website only marks in the test will be used.
in my first attempt for MAT and CAT respectively I scored 99.1 percentile and 69.38 respectively. Sir though not a good score in CAT would you suggest me some good colleges I should be applying.
Maria, no good b schools will be available on the basis of your CAT score but based on your MAT score you can consider BIMTECH Greater Noida and Amity Noida
Sir thank you for your prompt reply. I would like to further enquire about any good colleges in South if any with my MAT score.
what level of quant is expected in tiss, and what all topics would you say hold most importance.
SNAP level QA is expected with a focus on Arithmetic.
There’s no sample paper for TISS, on this link. (where they’ve mentioned ‘TISS Sample Paper with Answer Key’ in the class apart notification column.)
Saumya, thanks for informing about the broken link, will have it rectified. The paper is available at http://media.careerlauncher.com.s3.amazonaws.com/acads_download_section/MBA/CET2013-15modelpaper.pdf The link is also given at the end of this blogpost.
I have missed out TISS orientation session conducted by you due to some exigency , Please upload that video on your classapart so that we can take some help from that.
Thanking you in advance!
Amit, it has been uploaded at http://www.careerlauncher.com/classapart
Thank you sir, It was helpful.
Kindly upload Tiss orientation session .
Sir, where do i get previous year question papers with solns for TISS?
These are not available.
Sir how are the placements in TISS HR.??
The best in the country, equivalent to that from XLRI.
The website for TISS says that admit cards will be mailed in the last week of December. I haven’t received mine as yet. There is no response to the mail i sent to admissions office. How can I check the same.
Also requesting fellow students to confirm if they have received their admit cards by mail
I had once called them.They said admit card will be given in 1st week of Jan.
what other books should i concern for tiss contemporary issues apart form irma compendium. is chronicle year book helpful?
Vimal, the compendium should be enough.
Where is the video for social sensitivity for tiss.It is mentioned in the above post that please follow IRMA Gk videos.When i went to the link http://www.careerlauncher.com/classapart.
I could see only xat or snap related videos.
Do you have any mocks available for TISS,Please mail me the link i wish to buy..
Aniket, check out the IRMA 2012- GK 1of2 and IRMA 2012- GK 2of2. TISS papers are available only for CL students.
I am a Teach For India 2010 fellow. I have 3 years of work experiance in social sector. I am expecting really good score in CAT. I have filled tiss too. I want to shift to corporate sector. Will it be feasible to capitalize my work experience in social sector to get an admission in one of the top MBA collage?
Ankit, this will differentiate you from other, do talk about your social sector experience in all the interviews.
The CL CP Centre informed me that they will not give any material specific to TISS, not even a Mock TISS….
I was not told this when i joined as TISS was one of the institutes I aimed at from the beginning.
Please confirm this.
Also, please let us know if there is some source (book or online material from where we can get past year/model papers of TISS) for preparation.
Look forward to your response.
Pratiksha, For TISS you will be provided with two online Mocks. For the GK component of TISS please go thru the IRMA GK compendium available in the Acads Zone and eLib of your SIS and also the videos of the IRMA GK session available at http://www.careerlauncher.com/classapart.
i have selected the “online format” of this test.
would it be a disadvantage ?
Is it possible to change it now ?
Sim, it would not make a difference.
Sir, I’ve started preparing late for TISS NET , Please guide on:
– Preparatory materials, books etc.
– Will there be any program based questions?
– What difficulty level should i expect in all four sections?
This year TISS will have only one common test for all the courses. So, there will be no course specific questions. The test will likely be of 100 questions , 100 minutes , No negative marking and will test you on English, LRDI , Maths and G.K . For G.K, please do the compendium given for IRMA. The level of the test should be less than that of CAT ( Please see TISS MOCK given by CL) and the CAT preparatory material will suffice.
Are the TISS mocks given by the center or on SIS?
Priya, the TISS test are in SIS.
Sir from your experience and analysis of previous TISSNETs, can you provide some idea regarding questions which have regularly featured in these exams??
Also, any idea about sectional cut-offs, I mean how many marks do we need to clear the sectional cut-offs?
Gaurav, unlike earlier years, this year TISS will have only one common test for all the courses. The test will likely be of 100 questions , 100 minutes , No negative marking and will test you on English, LRDI , Maths and G.K . For G.K, please do the compendium given for IRMA. The level of the test should be similar to SNAP/CMAT and only the overall score is likely to be considered.
sir, i almost covered all 2012 current affairs year through jagranjosh.com. i am quiet apprehensive about social sensity type gk questions. Apart from what else do i need to cover for XAT,TISS?
Just go thru the GK sessions available at http://www.careerlauncher.com/classapart/videos.html
i have selected the “online format” of this test.
would it be a disadvantage ?
Is it possible to change it now ?
It does not matter, just go ahead with the online paper.
Sir are there any sectional cut-offs in TISS? If yes, how many questions need to be attempted and what should be the target score?
TISS has not had sectional cutoffs and it is unlikely this year also.
Sir will there be no Maths or DI in TISSNET?
As per their sample paper quant is surely there and looking at some past year papers we can say DI is there
sir how exactly should we go about preparing for social issues?
Devina, Please go thru the IRMA GK videos available at http://www.careerlauncher.com/classapart, it should be sufficient. You can also go thru the IIFT, SNAP and XAT GK videos.
sir plz kindly let me know what to study for social sensitivity and knowledge of contemporary issues?? also what was the last date to apply for TISS ?? kindly….
Last date to apply was 4th december and for social sensitivity and knowledge of contemporary issues see all the GK sessions on CLASS APART. Attend TISS orientation session also
sir ,thoda prakash daliye about what to study for the GK section ??
Ayushi, go thru the GK sessions that we had conducted for IRMA, IIFT, SNAP and XAT . The videos are available on youtube and at http://www.careerlauncher.com/classapart
I have applied or tiss-hr nd development studies….how is the development studies of tiss and what are the career prospects after doing an ma in development studies…
nd most important sir how to prepare FOR TISS……
Placements for TISS happens in all kind of companies including NGOs and PSUs. It is advisable to talk to a couple of current students of the course that you are applying to before taking admission. This year TISS will have only one common test for all the courses. So, there will be no course specific questions. The test will likely be of 100 questions , 100 minutes , No negative marking and will test you on English, LRDI , Maths and G.K . For G.K, please do the compendium given for IRMA. The level of the test should be less than that of CAT ( Please see TISS MOCK given by CL) and the CAT preparatory material will suffice.
thanks a lot…..
Is there negative marks scheme ?
Sir, I applied for HRM in TISS. My query is regarding the questions in social sensitivity…Can you make a rough guess at the weightage they will have in the question paper.
Also, which particular topics should I focus on….Current Affairs is common I guess for all exams with General Knowledge…but what else should I learn for TISS-NET for social sensitivity?
Also how much percentage of the paper should be done to get a call?
Bijoyini, Questions of social sensitivity are similar to the issues of social concern of IRMA. Please go thru the IRMA GK compendium and the video of the two IRMA GK sessions.
Sir, what’s the duration of the paper? And how to prepare for Social Sensitivity?
Go thru the IRMA GK compendium and see all GK sessions as well as TISS orientation sessions
Can we Gk sessions and a proctored mock from CL?
Jyoti, mocks, GK and orientation are planned for TISS.
Can we have GK sessions and a mock test from CL as well?
Jyoti, these are planned.