Last-minute tips for TISSNET 2021

TISSNET last minute tips
TISSNET last minute tips

Last-minute tips for the TISSNET exam

Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test (TISSNET) 2021 will be held on February 20. Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) will be conducting the TISSNET exam. The exam will be conducted from 2 pm to 3.40 pm, in 39 cities across India. In this post, we will provide some last minute tips for the candidates to crack the TISSNET exam.

TISSNET is an MCQ based online exam with 100 questions. There is no negative marking in the exam.


Registration dates 3 Dec 2020–25 Jan 2021
Admit card available 2nd week of Feb 2021 (Released)
Exam date 20 Feb 2021
Test duration 1 hr & 40 minutes

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Exam Pattern:

Sections Number of questions Total marks
English proficiency 30 30
Mathematics and logical reasoning 30 30
General Awareness 40 40
Total 100 100


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Last-minute tips

Here is a list of some last-minute tips and tricks that will help you ace the exam:

Revise essential concepts: With very few days left for the exam, candidates should ideally focus on the revision of concepts and going through mistakes done in mock tests. Mostly focus on your strong areas during revision. Do not spend time learning new concepts at this point. WIth very few days left for the exam, there’s no point in learning anything new as it might take more time to learn new topics, which is not recommended. Also, learning new concepts may lead to undue stress, which will not boost your confidence level.

Verbal ability & Reading comprehension Section: Here, the topics include: Reading Comprehension, Antonyms/Synonyms, Word analogies, Para jumbles, Error correction etc.

Try to spend 1-hour reading every day. It will help if you are well versed with the Reading Comprehension passages. Practice language ability questions based on grammar, and revise some essential rules of grammar, word analogies, vocabulary etc., in the last few days before the exam. The Verbal section is comparatively easy, so one should definitely not miss out on this section.

Mathematics and Logical Reasoning: Here, the topics include: Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry & Mensuration, Venn Diagrams, Probability, Blood Relations, Arrangements, Coding-Decoding, etc.

One can easily score well in this section if one’s fundamentals are clear. Candidates should revise the important formulas thoroughly in these last few days before the exam.

For logical reasoning based questions, the crucial step is to represent the data correctly. Practice puzzles from topics that come in the exam. During practice, time yourself and assess your progress.

Watch this excellent video to revise essential concepts in Quant for the TISSNET exam

TISSNET most expected Logical reasoning questions

General Awareness section has the highest weightage in the TISSNET exam. Candidates who read the newspaper, current affairs regularly will perform well in this section. Usually, the questions are asked from static GK, so candidates should revise the details of important movements, inventions & discoveries, famous authors, India’s GDP, and knowing about countries, capitals, currencies, is also very important.

Watch the following videos for a quick revision in this section:

Most expected TISSNET GK Questions

Most expected TISSNET general awareness questions

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Maintain the right balance between speed and accuracy: A proper balance between speed and accuracy is essential, as there’s no point in attempting more questions but inaccurately. Both are important for high scores.

Mock tests: Candidates can take a mock exam in these last few days, but it’s more important to analyse your previous mock tests. Go through your mistakes during the mocks and revise all the essential concepts, to finalise your strategy. 

Strategy during the exam:

  • TISSNET exam is slightly different from other MBA entrance exams. So, one should approach it accordingly. Having a proper exam taking strategy in place helps save a lot of time. Having the right strategy in place enables you to understand which sections to attempt first, time management during the exam, type of questions to attempt in each section. Analyse previous mocks and see the time spent per question and plan your strategy.
  • First, make sure to attempt all the easy questions and familiar questions. One should not be missing out on all the easy questions. Once that is done, focus on attempting the moderate difficulty level questions. Also, since there is no negative marking in the exam, candidates must attempt as many questions as possible.

In these last few days, it is very important not to get overly stressed by the exam pressure. All your preparation would go in vain if you falter on the day of the exam. In the last few days before the exam, revise key concepts, and rather than studying for too many hours, take enough rest and do something that relaxes your mind (listening to your favourite music, taking a walk outside etc). Your mind should get adequate rest before the exam.

If you can follow these last-minute tips for TISSNET exam, and take the exam with a calm mind, you will ace the TISSNET exam.

All the very best!

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