TISS-NET 2022 Analysis

26 February, 2022
PG Team

The structure of the TISS-NET 2022 was the same as that of last year. The test was online and had 3 sections – General Awareness (40 questions), Mathematical and Logical Reasoning (30 questions) and English Proficiency (30 questions): Total of 100 questions for 100 marks.

The overall pattern and the level of difficulty as reported by IMS students are given below, along with the IMS suggestion of time allocation per section:


SectionNumber of questionsLevel of difficultyGood ScoreSuggested time (in minutes)
English Proficiency30Easy24-2535-40
Mathematical  & Logical Reasoning30Easy25-2635-40
General Awareness *40Medium20-2115-20
  • No Sectional Timing
  • No Negative Marking.
  • *TISS-NET has a sectional cut-off for the GK section. It is 35% (14 Marks) for Gen, EWS, KM and AF; 30% (12 Marks) for OBC (NC) and PWD. There is no sectional cut off for SC/ST for the GK section.
  • On the basis of the scores in TISS-NET, candidates will be shortlisted for Stage – II – Online Assessment.



  • Overall difficulty level – At par with last year’s test.
  • Easier General Awareness and English Proficiency Sections
  • Slightly more difficult Mathematical & Logical Reasoning Section


HRM program- Mumbai CampusTISSNET 2022 Estimated cut-off
General Category70-72



Analysis of Sections:


Section I:  English Proficiency

This section comprised 30 questions, out of which 10 were RC questions (2 passages). Of the 10 RC questions, five were easy, four were of moderate difficulty and one was difficult. One of the RC passages was about 400 words long (Description of a Tai Chi exercise – Push Hands) while the other was 500 words (Financial implications and environmental opportunities arising as a result of Covid-19). Most of the questions in this section were of easy to moderate level. Overall, this section was similar to last year’s test.


TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Reading Comprehension
(2 passages)
104 Easy, 5 Moderate , 1 Difficult
Fill in the Blanks (Vocab based)3Easy
Fill in the Blanks (Grammar-based)5Easy
Grammar – Spot the Error in the underlined part.3Easy
Synonym/Antonym/Odd Word Out3Easy
Sentence Correction1Easy
Jumbled Paragraphs32 Easy, 1 Moderate
Critical Reasoning (Inference)2Easy


A good score for this section would be 24-25 and suggested time allocation for this section would have been  35-40 minutes.


Section II: Mathematical and Logical Reasoning 


The questions on arithmetic were easy and all of them should have been attempted. Some of the questions were complete sitters. Out of the 8 DI questions, 4 were standalone ones with individual graphs, and there were 2 sets of 2 questions each. The DI questions were of easy level as well. Overall, this section was a bit difficult as compared to last year’s test.

The breakup of the questions was as follows:


TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Quantitative Ability24
(Numbers, LCM)
22 Easy
Arithmetic(Percentage, Profit & Loss, Average, Ratio & Proportion)119 Easy,2 Medium
(Quadrilaterals, Mensuration, Trigonometry)
32 Easy,1 Medium
Modern Math 
(Statistics, Probability, Logarithm)
64 Easy,2 Medium
Sequences and series  (Series completion)22 Easy
Data Interpretation6
Table-based ( 2 sets of 3 questions each)63 Easy,3 Medium


By allotting 35-40 minutes to this area, one should have ideally solved at least 24-26 questions correctly and marked the answers to the remaining, as there was no negative marking.A good score for this section would be 25-26


Section III: General Awareness

This section comprised 40 questions, each carrying 1 mark. There were 12 Static GK  questions and 28 current affairs questions. There were around 5 questions on international affairs and 32 were related to national events. 3 questions were related to miscellaneous topics(economics, environmental science). About 12-14 questions were easy, 15-17 were medium and 9-10 were difficult. This section was easier compared to last year’s test.


A score of 20-21 would be a good benchmark. Attempting all GA questions would not have taken more than 15-20 minutes.  


Selection Process – Stage II

Online Assessments (OA)

  1. Extempore reflection on a given topic: Speak for 2 to 3 minutes- 100 marks – weightage 20%
  2. Online Personal Interview: 100 marks – weightage 30%.