TISSNET 2019 Analysis and Expected Cut Off

TISSNET 2019 Analysis will be available after TATA Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) conducts National Entrance Test (NET). Analysis of TISSNET 2019 will indicate difficulty level of the exam, reaction of students who took the test, and expected cut offs.

TISSNET 2017 Analysis and Expected Cut Off

TISSNET 2017 was held on 07 January 2017. TATA Institute of Social Sciences conducts TISSNET 2017, the National Entrance Test for determining merit list for shortlisting candidates for PIT and PI. Those who clear cut offs of TISSNET 2017, and clear the Pre-Interview Test, Personal Interviews, will be selected for MA Admissions 2017-2019 in the institute.

TISS is a unique institution that brings together high quality scholars and practitioners from social, economic, political, physical, habitat, engineering, health, and environmental sciences to create interdisciplinary teaching and research programmes combined with field action to address the most critical current and emerging issues of the nation. It recently conducted a TISS PG Exam 2017 on 07 Jan 2017.

The result or you can say that score card for TISSNET will be available from 27 Jan 2017.

Till then, let’s start with the exam analysis and check how was the exam level, max questions and many more such things.

Examination pattern

There is no negative marking in TISSNET exam. Candidates who appeared in TISSNET for a single programme or multiple programmes have attempted single question paper.

Topic Marks
General awareness 40
English proficiency 30
Maths and logical reasoning 30
Total questions 100
Duration of exam 100 minutes

The analysis of each of the sections (based on some students’ view) is as given below.

Section Wise Analysis

General Awareness

This sections comprises of 40 questions based on static, current affairs, people/books, sports/ persons etc. It was noticed that about 20 questions were easy, 12 were medium and 8 difficult.

English Proficiency

Topic No. of Questions Level
Word Analogies 4 Easy
Fill in the blanks (Vocab and proverb based) 4 Easy-Moderate
One word substitution 5 Easy
Antonym 2 Easy
Spot the error – Grammar 7 Moderate
Odd word out 3 Easy
Reading Comprehension 5 Easy
Total 30 Easy

Maths and logical reasoning

Topic Number of questions Level of Difficulty
Set Theory 2 Easy
Sequence and Series 3 Easy
Blood Relation 1 Easy
Arrangement 4 Moderate
Number System 2 Easy
Geometry 2 Easy
Average and Ratio 2 Easy
Profit and Loss 1 Easy
Critical Reasoning 1 Easy
Mathematical puzzle 4 Easy – moderate
Bar graph, pie chart, and table 2+3+2= 7 Easy – moderate
Caselet 1 Easy
Total 30 Easy-moderate


Candidates may please note that officially cut offs are not available. In the past, experts have concluded / extrapolated data to arrive at the expected cut offs for TISSNET.

2015-2016 2014-2015 2013-2014
General 74-77 70-73 77-81
OBC 65-68 63-66 77-81
SC 58-62 55-58 73-77
ST 54-56 50-54 67-71
PwD 62-65 58-61 65-67
KM 64-68 63-66 74-78


TISSNET Result will involve release of score cards and declaration of selection list. Result of TISSNET announced after the National Entrance Test will determine which candidates will come for PIT and PI. Final result will be published as list of selected candidates after interviews by TATA Institute of Social Sciences.

Difficulty level of exam is overall average every year. Many candidates find the General awareness section to be tougher as compared to other sections.


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