How to Prepare for TISSNET in 3 Months

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Shruti Garg
Senior Executive
Updated on Dec 13, 2022 11:01 IST

TISSNET 2023 will be held between January 28 to February 28, 2023 in Computer Based mode. Here are some tips and tricks that will be useful to ace the exam in three months.

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TISS Mumbai will announce the TISSNET 2023 exam date. The exam will be conducted between January 28 to February 28, 2023. When the three months are left for the test, TISSNET aspirants need to make a preparation strategy and put in the required efforts to crack the test. They should take into account all the key aspects related to TISSNET exam preparation, such as pattern, syllabus marking scheme, etc. while sketching out a plan. It must include a daily timetable, topic-wise distribution of hours, dedicated time for solving sample questions and a major push to get conceptual clarity. In this article, we will discuss the strategy to prepare for the TISSNET exam in three months.

TISSNET 2023: Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

Before we discuss how to prepare for TISSNET in three months, let’s first look at the TISSNET exam pattern and marking scheme as they are crucial for exam preparation.

TISSNET Exam Pattern

TISSNET Exam Pattern


Exam Mode

Computer-Based Test mode

Exam Timings

2:00pm to 3:40pm

Test Duration

1 hour 40 minutes

Total Questions

100 questions


3 sections based on:

  • English Proficiency
  • Mathematics and Logical Reasoning
  • General Awareness

Total Marks


Type of Questions

Multiple choices based questions

TISSNET 2023 Sectional Weightage

In the table given below, we’ve mentioned the weightage of each section of the TISSNET question paper along with the number of questions in each section.


Questions per section


General Awareness

40 MCQs


English Proficiency

30 MCQs


Maths and Logical Reasoning

30 MCQs



100 MCQs


 TISSNET 2023 Marking Scheme

  • Each question carries one mark each
  • There is no negative marking in case of wrong answers
  • No marks will be deducted or awarded for questions not attempted

How to Prepare for TISSNET in Three months: Tips and Tricks

We bring to you a few tips which will help you excel TISSNET exam 2023 easily.

Strengthen Your Basics and Key Concepts: This is the most important strategy to be adopted if a student wants to crack TISSNET, or for that matter, any exam. It is all about basics. If they are strong, difficult questions will also seem easier to solve. While preparing for the Mathematics section, aspirants should make sure that all the formulae, theories, etc. are on their fingertips. Similarly, while preparing for English,  they must build a strong reading habit to improve grammar, vocabulary and comprehension skills. Candidates who are already preparing for CAT, XAT, SNAP and other MBA entrance exams, can easily cover the TISSNET syllabus in three months.

Set daily timetable:  Since TISSNET candidates should plan the day according to the sectional preparation. The timetable should be set in such a way that not only would they prepare each section, but would get enough practice as well. To prepare for TISSNET in three months, a daily routine of four to six hours of study is recommended. The duration of the sectional preparation should depend on their strengths and weaknesses. 

Refer to the right study material: Studying from a bunch of books at the same time is not a wise decision, but studying from the right ones is. Aspirants should choose the study material and books which cover the entire TISSNET syllabus. Instead of losing precious time in collecting all kinds of study material, they should sort the important ones which cover the important topics and study from them.

Practice is the key: Practice is the key to success. During the TISSNET preparation period, candidates must take a lot of mock tests and solve previous years' question papers. This will help them in analysing your progress. Mock tests also help the students in increasing their speed and accuracy, hence they will be able to score well in the given time. 

Identify strengths and weaknesses: After the syllabus is complete and a number of mock tests are taken, candidates will be able to identify their strengths and weaknesses. They need to channelise their preparation accordingly. In their time table, they should allocate more time for the weak areas and enough to practice and revise the strong areas. For the weak areas, they should start with the basic and gradually progress towards practice to ensure a substantial improvement.

Stay Calm and Focused: This is the most important tip. Aspirants should maintain their calm throughout the preparation for TISSNET exam. Being nervous will only hamper their confidence and they might end up clicking on the wrong answer. Hence it is important to read a question calmly before attempting it. These are a few tips that will help test takers ace TISSNET 2023.

Section-wise preparation for TISSNET exam

TISSNET has three sections, i.e. General Awareness, English Proficiency, and Maths and Logical Reasoning.

General Awareness: Tracking the latest trends and news will help you score high in this section. Candidates should stay updated with current affairs by reading the newspaper daily. Jotting down the important dates, events, awards, awardees, etc., and revising them are key factors for preparing this section. Referring to the internet can provide them with in-depth knowledge of a particular event. They must also refer to books like Manorama Year Book and Competition Success Review.

English Proficiency: To excel in this section, students need to brush up on their vocabulary and grammar skills. Revise topics like synonyms, sentence formation, para jumbles, reading comprehension, etc. The table below brings up the important topics of this section.

Verbal Reasoning

Word Choice

Sentence correction



Synonyms & Antonyms


Reading Comprehension (Passages)

Maths and Logical Reasoning: This section would not require a lot of effort if candidates have already taken other MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, SNAP, etc. This section covers topics like Quant, DI, LR, etc. To score good in this section your basics in arithmetic, geometry, and trigonometry must be strong. This section is all about the mathematics that you studied in school.

To get admission to TISS, candidates need to first clear TISSNET. After the results are announced, the qualified candidates are required to appear for Pre-Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview (PI).

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TISSNET 2023 Preparation FAQs

Q: How can I increase speed and accuracy to crack TISSNET exam?

A: The best way candidates can improve upon the speed and accuracy level for TISSNET exam is through the regular practice of TISSNET sample papers and attempt of mock tests.

Q: What are the key topics of the Mathematical Skills section of TISSNET exam?

Q: Are there further rounds after the declaration of TISSNET results?

A: Yes, candidates who qualify TISSNET exam are required to participate in a Pre-Interview test along with a personal interview.

Q: Is there any provision for revaluation of TISSNET results?

A: No, there is no provision for revaluation of TISSNET result.

Q: Do I need to carry any other document along with my admit card?

Q: How many questions will be asked in TISSNET 2023?

A: Unless there is a sudden change in exam pattern, 100 Multiple Choice Questions of one mark each will be asked in the TISSNET exam.

Q: Will Group Discussions be conducted for the selection of all the programmes?

Q: What's the exam pattern for TISSMAT 2023?

A: TISSMAT 2023 question paper will consist of three sections with 15 questions in each one of them.

Q: How many mock tests should in practice to crack TISSNET 2023 with high score?

A: It is recommended that candidates must practice at least 20-25 TISSNET mock tests during exam preparation.

Q: Is a candidate required to be present in person at the time of TISSNET counselling?

A: Yes, the candidate has to be present in person and bring all the required documents at the time of counselling.

Q: What advantage does TISSNET reference book have over online resources?

A: Reference books will provide depth information on each topic under TISSNET syllabus. In addition, candidates will also get TISSNET sample papers which will put candidates in a better place in terms of exam preparation.

A: Candidate should carry a valid identity proof along with two passport size photos, in addition to the admit card to the examination centre.

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Shruti Garg
Senior Executive

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




Mansi Gohil

2 years ago

Has the application form for TISSNET 2021 started yet ?

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Saumya Jain

2 years ago

Hello Mansi,
Yes the application process has begun today. Visit
For more information.


Kritika P

2 years ago

When is the MHA course starting?

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Akriti Saikia

2 years ago

Is online application for TISSNET 2021 available in online ?

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Saumya Jain

2 years ago

The online application process will begin on November 20

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