TISS BAT Preparation 2021: Tips, Strategy & Guide

Tata Institute of Social Sciences Bachelor’s Admission Test 2021 ( TISS BAT )


Exam On: 15 Jul '22 - 10 Aug '22

Arpta Singh

Arpta SinghSenior Executive – Content

Updated on May 26, 2022 10:21 IST

The TISS - Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (TISS) conducts the Bachelor's Admission Test (BAT) in order to offer students admission in the institute and its regional centres in the field of humanities and social sciences. Students need to know all the details about the entrance exam and should have all the right study material in order to ace the entrance exam. The TISS-BAT is a national-level entrance exam and students from all over India attempt to crack the entrance exam. Students should have the right strategies and right plan on how to prepare for TISS BAT and how to crack the entrance exam. 

TISS BAT Exam Highlights

Name of Exam

Tata Institute of Social Sciences Bachelor Admission Test (TISS BAT) 2022

Conducting Body

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

Exam Level

National level

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode

Paper 1 (Online)

Paper 2 (Pen & Paper Test)

Courses Offered


Undergraduate-Postgraduate Integrated

Step-Wise Preparation for TISS BAT 2022

  • Step 1: Understand the TISS BAT Pattern and Marking Scheme.
  • Step 2: Get the prescribed TISS BAT syllabus for the applied course.
  • Step 3: Get all the study material you can to prepare better for TISS BAT.
  • Step 4: Create a day to day and weekly time table on how much material you can study on a daily basis.

TISS BAT Exam Pattern

TISS BAT 2022 exam pattern for BA admissions is such that the question paper is divided into two parts – Part A and B. Part A contains objective questions from subjects such as Current Affairs, Social Awareness, and Logical and Analytical Reasoning. Part B contains subjective questions on English wherein candidates need to write two short questions in a duration of 30 minutes. It may be noted that the exam is conducted in the online mode as a computer-based test.

TISS BAT Marking Scheme

Type of Questions



Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) (Part A)


60 Minutes

Descriptive (Part B)


30 Minutes



90 Minutes

How to prepare for TISS BAT 2022

Students should prepare for TISS BAT in the following ways: 

  • Make a Schedule: The students should make a time management schedule. How much study material can one cover in one day, one week, one month? It is imperative to create a plan and a schedule before you get down to study. Sufficient time should be allocated to each subject and each topic. Give yourself enough rest and time to revise as well in the schedule. Preparation works well according to plan. 
  • Solve Previous Years Question Papers: The best way to know and understand the entrance exam is by solving the previous years' question papers. Through a question paper, one can understand the exam pattern, marking scheme and the type of questions which can come in the entrance exam. Solve the question papers and test your abilities. The best way is to do it according to the time mentioned on the question paper. 
  • Revision: Once you have prepared, it’s time to revise what you have studied. By revising, you can remember better what you have studied. For example, if you have opted for History, dates are the most important part of the subject. By revising, you understand what you have studied better.
  • Get Prep Books: Get as many prep books as you can according to the course applied for. Through prep books, one can get more information which is not mentioned in the prescribed syllabus which can be helpful in understanding the topic. Prep books also test you through questions related to topics covered in the question paper. Get at least two to three prep books.

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