Best Books to Prepare for TISSNET

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Shruti Garg
Senior Executive
Updated on Mar 1, 2023 17:26 IST

TISSNET 2024 will be conducted in last week of February 2024. Here is a list of the best books to help you prepare for the TISSNET exam.

TISSNET Best Books

TISSNET Best Books

Choosing the right study material is the most important factor if you wish to excel in TISSNET 2024. Given the vast amount of study materials available in both online and offline mediums, it becomes a little confusing for an aspirant to zero in on the best set of books available in the market. Candidates must finalise the books and study materials to refer to otherwise they may lose some precious time for preparation looking for the right books from the available options. Aspirants should refer to those books that extensively cover all the topics and explain their answers in the simplest possible way. We have compiled a list of the best books that will help you get a good score in TISSNET 2024. 

Best Books to Read for TISSNET

Before starting their preparations, candidates are required to have a good understanding of the TISSNET syllabus and TISSNET exam pattern. Questions in the TISSNET exam will be based on three subjects, i.e. English Proficiency, Mathematics & Logical Reasoning and General Awareness. Most of the MBA exams have more or less the same syllabus, hence a particular book can be relevant to many exams. However, TISSNET lays more emphasis on evaluating the social aptitude of the test taker. Let’s look at the relevant and best book to read for each section.

Best Books to Read for TISSNET: English Proficiency

This section of TISSNET requires strong vocabulary and excellent grammar. This section consists of Reading Comprehension, Sentence Formation, Para Jumbles, idioms, phrases, etc. To perform well in this section, the candidates must have a good command over the English language.

Best Books for TISSNET


Wren and Martin English Grammar

Wren and Martin

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

Business English and Communication

John O E Clark

30 Days to a more powerful Vocabulary

Norman Lewis

The Students’ Companion

Wilfred D Best

A Communicative Grammar of English

Geoffrey Leech and Jan Svartvik

A Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for CAT

Nishit K Sinha

Best Books to Read for TISSNET: Mathematics and Logical Reasoning

When it comes to preparing for the Mathematics and Logical Reasoning section the only thing that will work to ace the exam is practice. The more one practices, the better they will get in this section. While solving this section. Candidates will come across easy, moderate and difficult questions and since TISSNET is a speed-based test, candidates will not get enough time to ponder over a question. Hence it is important that a candidate makes a list of all shortcut tricks and formulas and use it to solve sums. One may think that these areas are all about practice, hence books are not required. The books listed below provide conceptual clarity and an array of practice questions to crack this section with ease.  

Best Books for TISSNET


How to prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT

Arun Sharma

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT

Nishit K Sinha

How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT

Arun Sharma

CAT 2018 Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

Gautam Puri

Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Ananta Ashisha

 Best Journals and Newspapers to Read for TISSNET: General Awareness

This section carries 40 per cent of the total weightage of the exam. Reading newspapers can be of great help to TISSNET aspirants. Candidates should be well-acquainted with the daily news and must note down the important dates and events that they come across while reading the newspaper and journals. Keeping track of all the current affairs will also help strengthen the general knowledge of a candidate

  • Wall Street Journal
  • Manorma Year Book 2024
  • The Hindu
  • Financial Express
  • Hindu Business Line
  • Business World
  • Business Today
  • Economic Times

Studying resourceful books is just the beginning, if a candidate wants to clear TISSNET 2024, it is imperative that he/she practices mock tests and solve previous years' TISSNET question papers. This will give them a good idea of the type of questions that are usually asked in the exam and ace the time factor during the exam. The TISSNET exam does not have negative marking, hence, it is advisable to attempt all questions. Solving sample papers also helps in developing speed and accuracy. Candidates will also be able to analyse their strengths and weaknesses based on which they can make improvements. Also, refer to the study materials and PDFs available online.

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Shruti Garg
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Shruti is a graduate in Education and Literature. She is a passionate writer. As her name suggests she is a good listener, a binge-watcher and a great foodie. She loves playing badminton and doing meditation in her ... Read Full Bio


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