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TISSNET Exam 2022: Exam Dates,Registration, Eligibility, Preparation, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Result and Counselling

Pritam Waytoadmissions Team

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Updated On - Jan 06,2022

TISSNET 2022 Registrations starts from December 17, 2021. Candidates can register on the official website by filling the application form and paying the Application Fees of INR 1000+Bank Charges for each subject. The last day to register for the exam is February 7, 2022. Candidates are requested to bookmark the page for future updates on important dates and updates. Check TISSNET 2022 Application Form

  • TISSNET 2022 is scheduled to be conducted on February 26, 2022 from 2 pm to 3:40 pm. Check TISSNET 2022 Exam Dates
  • TISSNET Admit Card will be released on February 14, 2022, candidates can download it till February 21, 2022. Check TISSNET 2022 Admit Card   
  • Around 40,000 students apply for the exam each year, thus the difficulty level of the exam is moderately high. Candidates should practice TISSNET 2021 Question Papers as an essential part of their preparation
  • TISSNET Exam Pattern 2022 would consist of 100 Questions to be attempted in 100 minutes (1 hour 40 minutes)
  • TISSNET Syllabus consists of 3 parts – Maths and Logical Reasoning, English, and General Awareness
  • TISSNET Results 2022 are expected to be declared in March 2022
  • After the conduction of the exam, candidates will be selected for the STAGE I of the admissions based on the TISSNET cutoffs that were released by the various Tata institutes.

What is TISSNET? TISSNET exam is a gateway to more than 55 courses offered by the NAAC Grade A university. TISSNET is conducted online for 100 minutes in which 100 questions must be answered.The entire exam process consists of two Stages – Stage I  and Stage II. Stage I would require the candidate to undertake TISSNET, and TISSMAT/TISSPAT exam. Upon clearing Stage I of the exam, candidates would proceed for Stage II. Stage II of the admission process would consist of Personal Assesmentments (PA) in which a candidate has to face Extempore Rounds and Personal Interview round. Check TISSNET Selection Process

TISNNET 2022 Important Events TISSNET 2022 Exam Dates (Tentative) Related Links 
TISSNET Registration December 17, 2021 (Started) TISSNET Eligibility
TISSNET Registration Last date  February 7, 2022  TISSNET Registrations
Last date for sending TISSNET application form by post 2nd week of February, 2022 TISSNET Exam Dates
TISSNET 2022 Admit Card February 14- February 21, 2022  TISSNET Admit Card
TISSNET Exam February 26, 2022 TISSNET Exam Pattern
TISSNET Result 2nd Week of March 2022 TISSNET Result
TISSMAT  3rd  Week of March 2022 -
TISSPAT 3rd  Week of March 2022 TISSNET Selection Process
PI ( Personal Interview) 3rd  Week of March 2022 onwards -
Announcement of TISSNET merit list

4th Week of June 2022

TISSNET cutoffs
Online document submission and verification along with fee payment

1st Week of July 2022 Onwards

TISSNET Participating Insitutes
Announcement of 1st waiting list

1st Week of August 2022

Online document submission and verification along with fee payment for 1st waiting list candidates

1st ​Week of August 2022 onwards

Announcement of 2nd waiting list 4th  ​Week of August 2022 -
Closing of admission procedure 2nd Week of September 2022 TISSNET Previous Year Question Papers

Table of Contents

  1. TISSNET 2022 Exam Dates
  2. TISSNET 2022 Eligibility Criteria
  3. TISSNET 2022 Registrations
  4. TISSNET 2022 Exam Pattern
  5. TISSNET 2022 Syllabus
  6. TISSNET Admit Card 2022
  7. TISSNET 2022 Exam Centers
  8. TISSNET 2022 Preparation
    8.1 TISSNET Last Minute Tips
  9. TISSNET Preparation Books
  10. TISSNET Exam Day Do’s & Don'ts
    10.1 Keep These In Mind While Attempting Tissnet
  11. TISSNET 2022 Exam Analysis
  12. TISSNET 2022 Results
    12.1 TISSNET 2022 Cutoff
  13. TISSPAT Exam: What You Need To Know
  14. TISSNET 2022 Counselling Process
  15. TISS Placement
  16. TISSNET 2022 FAQs

TISSNET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

TISSNET Eligibilty

In order to fulfil eligibility for TISSNET 2022, a candidate needs to fulfil the below mentioned criteria:

  • All candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s degree course with at least 50% marks of 3 to 4 years duration from a university recognized by the government.
  • All candidates must be authorized citizens of India and at least 21 years before the exam. There is no upper age limit.
  • All candidates must have education of 10+2+3/4. Candidates who have studied more than undergraduate degree are also eligible for application.
  • All candidates must have completed their undergraduate degree on or before June 11, 2022.
  • Students appearing for their final exam in undergraduate degree can also appear for TISSNET, provided that they can fulfil the criteria within a limited time period.

TISSNET Registerations 2022

  • TISSNET Registration 2022 started from December 17, 2021, candidates can register till February 7, 2022 

  • Candidates can choose to register for a maximum of 3 TISS courses, by paying a registration fee of INR 1000 + Bank Charges per subject. 

  • Candidates would be required to have a soft copy of their Photograph, Signature, Caste Certification (if seeking Reservation benefits) at hand during TISSNET 2022 Registration.

  • Visit TISSNET 2022 Registrations, for step by step guide on how to fill the Application Form.

    TISSNET 2022 Exam Pattern

    TISSNET Exam Pattern

    TISSNET exam is conducted in online mode through computers in various test centres. Check Detailed TISSNET Exam Pattern.

    • Medium of the exam: The exam will be conducted in English language only.
    • Number of questions: There will be 100 questions in the exam.
    • Type of questions: The questions will be objective in nature. You will have to choose the correct option from Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
    • Duration of TISSNET exam: Students will be given 1 hour and 40 minutes to solve the question paper.

    What are the different topics on which questions will be asked in the exam? The subjects are Maths, Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability, Proficiency in English and General Knowledge.

    Also Check: TISSNET Exam Analysis

Here we provide you with a list of the marks distribution for the written test of TISSNET 2022.

Subject Maximum Marks
Proficiency in English 30 marks
Maths and Logical Reasoning 30 marks
General Awareness 40 marks
Total marks 100 marks

TISSNET 2022 Selection Marks Distribution:

Name of exam round Maximum marks
National common written test 100 marks
Pre Interview Test (PIT) and Group Discussion (GD) 50 marks
Personal Interview (PI) 75 marks
Total marks 225 marks

TISSNET 2022 Syllabus

TISSNET Syllabus

It is vital to know TISSNET Syllabus in detail before appearing for the exam. Check the detailed syllabus for TISSNET 2022 so that you can start preparing early from now onwards.

  1. Proficiency in English or Verbal Ability: This section carries questions on comprehension and verbal ability (VA). These are certain areas you should focus on: fill in the blanks with the correct word, antonyms, synonyms, homophones, pick the odd word out, sentence correction, idioms, analogies and acronyms. In case of reading comprehension (RC), you must know the purpose of the passage, assumption and supporting statements, learn how to draw inference and conclusion. You should learn to identify the author’s point of view, determine the strength or weakness of arguments and identify flaws or discrepancies in logic.
  2. General Knowledge/ General Awareness or Social Sensitivity: This section carries questions on current affairs, history, meanings of terms, recent social issues, social activities and movements. You are expected to know about the environment, ecology, sports, entertainment, labour, politics, economy etc. You should have a wide ranging knowledge on issues such as health, media, education, ICTs, literature, art, governance, law, international politics and current events. Read: How to Prepare for TISSNET GK
  3. Mathematics and Logical Reasoning: This section has questions on core Mathematics, Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning. We will provide you with the details of the topics you should cover for each subsection.
  • Mathematics: Brush up on your basic concepts of algebra, profit and loss, percentage, ratio and proportion, HCF and LCM, average, square root, time and distance, BODMAS, mixtures and allegations as well as basic geometry.
  • Data Interpretation (DI): Learn to interpret bar graphs, pie charts, case lets, line graphs, tables, double pie charts and multiple graphs. You must have knowledge of data comparison as well.
  • Logical Reasoning: Here you will be expected to solve questions on number series, alphabet series, logical connectivity, Venn diagrams, puzzles, cubes and statement conclusion. You are expected to have an eye for detail when solving questions from this section. Assumptions, arguments and family trees will also be questioned on.

TISSNET Admit Card

TISSNET Admit Card 2022

  • TISSNET 2022 Admit Card would be released on the official website of the exam, (

  • Candidates would need to enter their E-Mail ID used at the time of Registrations along with their registration password, in order to download their Admit Card.

  • Admit Card is a mandatory document to be presented at TISSNET Exam Centers, to be allowed to undertake the exam.

  • Check out the Documents Required to be carried along with TISSNET 2022 Admit Card to the exam center. documents 

TISSNET Exam Centers

TISSNET Exam Centers 2022

  • Candidates would be asked for their perseverance of TISSNET 2022 Exam Centers during TISSNET Registrations

  • Approximately 100 Exam Centers spanning across 39 Cities of India would be available for TISSNET 2022 Applications to choose from.

  • However, TISS authorities would have the final say in allocating any one Exam Center to the candidate, from among the choices entered by him/her.

  • The Allocated Exam Center and test timings would be mentioned on the candidates TISSNET Hall Ticket 2022

  • For a complete list of all the exam centers allocated for the previous iteration of the examination, visit TISSNET Exam Centers 2022


TISSNET 2022 Preparation

TISSNET Preparation Tips

In order to prepare for TISSNET 2022, read below mentioned preparation strategies, the best books and preparation material to aid you in your year long preparation.

  • First of all, you need to decide whether you will go for coaching or continue with self study at home.
  • If you decide to go for coaching classes, find out the best coaching centres that can guide you properly. Carefully search for the best mentor who can provide you with an all round understanding of the entire syllabus.
  • Solve TISSNET previous years’ question papers to get the actual feeling of the exam.
  • If you decide to study on your own, you need to be more careful about managing your time and finishing the syllabus.
  • It is absolutely crucial that you know the TISSNET exam pattern.
  • Have a look at the official syllabus and prepare accordingly and Do not leave out any topic.
  • Read newspapers and magazines regularly to get a good score in the General Knowledge (GK) section.
  • Make yourself aware of the current affairs of India and abroad by following the news closely.
  • You should have a clear concept of your basics. There should be no glitch in your fundamental knowledge.
  • Regularly appear for mock tests of TISSNET to rectify your errors.

Also Read: How to Synchronize TISSNET Preparation with CAT Exam?

TISSNET Last Minute Tips

With the TISSNET exam around the corner, candidates must have the best preparation strategy to ace the exam. Here are some last minute tips to help you:

  1. Ace your time management and accuracy: With the exam being 40 minutes long, there isn't much time for thinking. Candidates are advised to attempt questions strategically; solve as many as you can since there is no negative marking, but if a question is completely unknown to you, leave it. Therefore, choose questions which look most familiar to you before and then if there is time, aim for the unknown ones.
  2. Focus on what you are good at: At the last moment, It is advised to stick to topics which you are really good at and the ones from which most topics come. But make sure to brush up basic concepts.
  3. Avoid new topics: Candidates must note that it is pointless to aim for new topics as it will only add to stress and confusion. Often, learning new concepts can be overwhelming especially when the exam is knocking at the door.
  4. Mock exams are your friend: There is no way to prepare better than solving mock exam or practice papers for TISSNET. This will also help you improve your confidence and increase the speed at which you solve questions.
  5. Have an exam plan: At the last moment, spend a little time in chalking out which topics and what type of questions you want to solve. This will save you a lot of time in the exam hall.
  6. Remain stress free: Lastly, stay calm and composed. This is easier said than done but nevertheless and important point. Often candidates who are well prepared are unable to perform well due to stress. Rest well before the exam and avoid food like rice which might make you sleepy.

TISSNET Preparation Books

TISSNET Preparation Books

The best resources for preparation are TISSNET Books. It is the best option especially for candidates opting for self preparation rather than coaching centres.

TISSNET Books for Proficiency in English

Books Authors/Publications
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
High School English Grammar & Composition Wren & Martin
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Arihant Publication
Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability Sujit Kumar, Pearson Publication

TISSNET Books for General Awareness

Manorama Year Book 2020
Daily reading of newspapers like The Hindu, Times of India, Economic Times, Financial Express
GK Mock Tests for TISSNET
Competition Success Review
Pratiyogita Darpan

TISSNET Books for Mathematics, Analytical ability and Logical reasoning

Books Authors/Publications
How to prepare for Quantitative for the CA Arun Sharma, published by MGH Education
Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Nishit K.Sinha, Published by Pearson
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT Nishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson)
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)
‘Logical Reasoning and data Interpretation for the CAT Nishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson)
The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for competitive exams

TISSNET Exam Day Do’s & Don'ts

TISSNET Exam Day Tips
  • Do bring your admit card to the exam centre without fail. Candidates who forget to bring their hall ticket will not be allowed to appear for the exam. It is advisable to put the admit card and other required documents in your bag or file the day before exam.
  • Do carry at least 2 photo id cards to the exam hall. Some acceptable photo id documents include Aadhaar Card or Voter ID or Passport, Driving Licence, or your College/University ID.
  • Do not be late to the test centre: Be well rested the night before the exam and be reach the exam location early. If possible, visit the location prior to the exam day to avoid confusion on Feb 20.
  • Do maintain COVID 19 safety guidelines – All exams conducted now follow a few measurements keeping the safety of students and invigilators in mind. Wear a mask without fail, carry a small sanitiser and maintain distance from fellow candidates.
  • Do not carry prohibited items: Books, cellphones or any electronic gadgets, Bluetooth devices or calculators are not allowed in the exam centre. Candidates carrying any of these items may not be allowed to sit for the test.
  • Do not panic: Do not stress out unnecessarily as it will only affect your exam. Your level of preparation will reflect poorly even if you are well prepared but stressed out. Be confidant and hope for the best.
  • Do not try to attempt all questions: Not only is this impossible but not advisable. Just because there is no negative marking, some students might try to attempt questions which they are not familiar with. This will hamper your solving ability for known questions.

Keep These In Mind While Attempting Tissnet

  • TISSNET Exam will not have negative marking. So you can attempt questions by mere guesswork.
  • There is no fixed sectional time limit. So you have to maintain a certain time limit to give adequate time to all sections.
  • The exam will be conducted from 2 to 3:40 pm for an hour and 40 minutes.
  • Candidates can choose any section as per their convenience as there is no order which must be followed to choose a section.
  • You can review a question later and change it in case you are not satisfied with the answer.
  • The right side of the screen displays the status of a question; Not Attempted, Saved and Submitted, Attempted or Saved but Not Submitted.
  • Every answer you have attempted will be auto saved after the exam duration is over.

TISSNET 2021 Exam Analysis

TISSNET Exam Analysis

In keeping with the structure of previous years, TISSNET 2021 exam was void of any surprises. The difficulty level of TISSNET 2021 was moderate to difficult. There was no negative marking for TISSNET 2021. TISSNET 2021 Cutoff was in the range of 72-76. Check Detailed TISSNET Paper Analysis

TISSNET Exam Section
No. of Questions
Total Marks
Difficulty Level 
Ideal/ Good Attempt 
English Proficiency
25 – 26
Mathematics and Logical reasoning
23 – 24
General Awareness
25 - 30
Moderate to Difficult
73 – 80

TISSNET GK Analysis: The GK section, as expected was the hardest of 3. Topics included awards, books, historical events, authors, politics, and environment. Out of 40 questions, an attempt of 25 – 30 with at least 27 accurate answers should suffice. Most questions ame from static GK while the rest were from.

TISSNET English Proficiency Analysis: This year, 10 questions came from Arithmetic and 20 from Quant. Logical Reasoning questions were quite easy. Around 25 to 26 marks according to experts is an ideal attempt.

TISSNET Mathematics and Logical Reasoning Analysis: 30 questions came from this section which mostly consisted of fill in the blanks. Idioms, one word substitution, and analogy were missing this year. Spotting the error was tricky A score of 23 to 24 should suffice in this section.

TISSNET 2022 Results


As per the official notification, TISSNET results will be announced in March, 2022 online. Candidates can download TISSNET 2022 Result and Merit List by logging in at the official website. Steps to Check TISSNET results are:

Please remember to note down your registration details at the time of filling up the application form. You will need to use your login details to find out your results. The minimum cut off mark for the unreserved categories is usually 45% and those from the reserved categories can expect a cut off of 35%.

TISSNET 2022 Cutoff


TISSNET Cutoffs for MA (HRM) and MA (ODCL) is expected to stay in the 69-72 range marks. Though TISS does not have sectional cut off in any section except GK, where at least 35% (14 marks out of 40 marks) is required.

  • General Awareness: 25-27
  • English Proficiency: 27-28
  • Maths and Logical Reasoning: 23-25
  • Total: 70-75

The cut-off score varies from subject to subject. It also depends on the number of seats available in each course in each campus. The number of candidates appearing for the exam each year is also a factor. You can have a look at previous years’ cut off marks to have a fair idea of what to expect in TISSNET 2022.

TISSPAT Exam: What You Need To Know


Candidates who qualify for TISSNET must appear for TISSPAT before a personal interview which will be conducted online for MA (HRM) and M.A. (ODCL) programmes. The duration of TISSPAT is 45 minutes. Negative marking of 0.25 marks/incorrect answer is applicable.

Section Number of Questions Total Marks
Comprehension 10 10
Management Data Interpretation 15 15
Business Awareness 10 10
Descriptive Writing 1 15
Total 36 50

TISSNET Counselling

TISSNET 2022 Counselling Process

The national written entrance exam is just the first round for selection in TISS. You also need to appear for Pre Interview Test (TISSMAT/TISSPAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds to get finally qualified. These admission rounds of TISSNET will be held separately for each campus of TISS. It is only after all these rounds are completed that the TISS authorities will come up with the final selection list. Your final score will be based on your performance in all the rounds.

Applicants will also need to produce all required documents at the time of admission. You need to carry both your original documents as well as attested copies of the same. After your documents are verified, the TISS authorities will require you to clear a medical check-up before you are allowed admission.

TISS Placement

TISS Placement

TISS placements has attracted some of the largest Indian and International firms over the past few years. The median salary went up to 20.05 from 18.5 lakhs last year; it rose by about 8% compared to last year.

Highest Salary INR 32.79 LPA
Median Salary INR 20.25 LPA
Average Salary INR 21.15 LPA
Sector with the highest number of offers FMCG
Total PPOs released 20
Top Recruiters Amazon, TCS, RelianceJio, Hindustan Unilever, Mahindra
Total Number of Participating Students 60
Lateral Placement Offers 15



Question: Will TISSNET 2022 be tougher than CAT 2022?

Ans. No, CAT is for admissions into MBA programs in IIM and other CAT Score Accepting Colleges, while TISSNET is exclusively for admissions into MA programs of TISS Institutes. As such, there is a remarkable difference in the toughness, exam pattern, and objective of both tests. All things considered, TISSNET 2022 is at a lower difficulty level than CAT 2022 exam.

Question: Is TISSNET 2022 Better than XLRI Exam?

Ans. Both are excellent schools, but with better average placement, XLRI is a better option.

Question: What is a good score in TISSNET 2022?

Ans. A score of about 70 is considered a good score in TISSNET Exam.

Question: How many courses are offered through TISSNET 2022?

Ans. There are more than 55 courses that you can apply to through TISSNET 2022 Exam

Question: Where will the TISSNET 2022 exams be held?

Ans. TISSNET 2022 Exam Centers will be all across the country. Some prominent ones are – Bhubaneswar, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Dimapur, Aurangabad, Dehradun, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Bhopal, etc. Check the Complete list of TISSNET 2022 Exam Centers.

Question: What is the official website of TISSNET 2022?

Ans. This is the official website of TISSNET 2022 is :

Question: Can international students apply for TISSNET 2022?

Ans. Yes, international students can apply for TISSNET 2022 exam but their admission process is different from that of Indian students.

Question: Does my application for TISSNET 2022  guarantee my admission?

Ans. No, merely applying for TISSNET 2022 exam does not guarantee your admission.

Question: Can I direectly appear for the second round of TISSNET 2022 if I have cleared CAT exam?

Ans. Even CAT Qualified candidates are not given directly entry to the second round. One has to clear the first round of TISSNET 2022 written exam to be eligible for the second round.