How to Score High in TISSNET Exam

By SiliconIndia  |   Friday, 26 October 2018, 12:08 Hrs
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How to Score High in TISSNET Exam

Tata Institute of Social Sciences or TISS is one of the best universities in the country for Post Graduate programs. It has campuses in Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad, and Guwahati. TISS conducts its own entrance test called TISSNET in centres across the country. It takes place every year in the month of January. TISSNET 2019 will be held on 13 January, 2019.

TISSNET exam pattern

  • TISSNET is an online/computer-based exam

  • The paper is divided into General Awareness, Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, and English

  • The total number of questions are 100

  • 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer

  • There is no negative marking for incorrect answers, hence it is a relatively safer exam to take.

  • The exam duration would be 1 hour 40 minutes

How to strategize your TISSNET preparation

TISSNET is not as grueling as the CAT and XAT, but that does not mean that you should take it lightly. One should be focused enough to crack this exam because of fewer seats. The paper also has a general knowledge section, which is critical for scoring a good percentile.

Here are a few tips and strategies you can follow to make your TISSNET preparation effective-

  • In order to stay update and get your daily dose of current affairs, you need to get into the habit of reading newspapers daily if you don’t already.

  • You should solve previous years’ question papers regularly and thoroughly.

  • One way to constantly stay in touch with the current happenings is by downloading various news apps on your phone.

  • Read newspapers such as The Hindu, The Indian Express, and The Economic Times.

  • Make notes for all the important topics available on the internet.

  • Make sure to thoroughly go through important dates, events, honors, the name of the person etc.

  • NCERT books of 10th, 11th, and 12th grades are also helpful in understanding concepts of Geography, History, and Science.

  • Read magazines like the Pratiyogita Darpan, Economic and Political Weekly, Manorama Year book, to get an in-depth understanding of the political issues and government policies.

  • TISS GK course is a complete package to help you score high marks on TISSNET. It comprises 30+ GK ebooks, and 150+ GK tests. Put your undivided attention into it, and you will be all set to pass TISSNET with flying colors.

Maths and Logical Reasoning

  • In order to score high on this section, you need to have your basics clear. Regular practice will help you hone your quantitative and analytical skills and ace it.

  • When you are starting your preparation, begin by identifying the topics you are most comfortable with.Generally candidates find pie charts, graphs, stream, time and clock, profit and loss etc easiest of the lot.

  • Maths and Verbal & Non Verbal Reasoning book by R.S.Agrawal

  • Set a schedule and follow it strictly. Divide time according to topics. For example if you find pie charts easy, then do not devote more than 2 hours of your preparation time to it.

  • Work on your speed. You can do that by regularly practicing and taking mock tests.

English Proficiency

  • You need to be well-versed with the grammatical rules. Getting into the habit of reading is a great way to ensure that.

  • Read the opinion articles in The Hindu and The Indian Express. You will get to expand your vocabulary that ways.

  • Try to learn at-least 15-20 idioms daily

  • Practice atleast three reading comprehensions on a daily basis.

Best TISSNET Coaching Available

No one in the offline MBA preparation segment offers a TISSNET specific coaching program. Most of the offline coachings teach almost CAT content for TISSNET as well and hence it is not suggested to go for offline coaching course.

TISSNET Coaching Course by Career Anna was created in collaboration with TISS Alumni and launched in order to address the gap and ensure that TISSNET aspirants get a TISSNET customized course for preparation. This brings in following special benefits:

  • Focus on customized GK material where apart from current affairs and static GK, you get special content on Social and Economic issues, Arts, Dance, Culture, Tribes and other topics which are very peculiar to TISSNET and do not come in other exams

  • TISSNET level conceptual videos for Quant, LRDI and verbal which ensure you do not end up wasting time on difficult concepts which are out of scope for exam like TISSNET

Impact of this specialized TISSNET Coaching course is visible in the TISSNET results of Career Anna where almost 30% of the students across the top courses at TISS Mumbai prepared with only Career Anna as the primary source of TISSNET preparation.

Source: CareerAnna

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