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TISS-NET 2022 Analysis

26 February, 2022

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:


Section Number of questions Level of difficulty Good Score Suggested time (in minutes)
English Proficiency 30 Easy 24-25 35-40
Mathematical  & Logical Reasoning 30 Easy 25-26 35-40
General Awareness * 40 Medium 20-21 15-20
  • 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 Campus TISSNET 2022 Estimated cut-off
General Category 70-72



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.


Topics No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Reading Comprehension
(2 passages)
10 4 Easy, 5 Moderate , 1 Difficult
Fill in the Blanks (Vocab based) 3 Easy
Fill in the Blanks (Grammar-based) 5 Easy
Grammar – Spot the Error in the underlined part. 3 Easy
Synonym/Antonym/Odd Word Out 3 Easy
Sentence Correction 1 Easy
Jumbled Paragraphs 3 2 Easy, 1 Moderate
Critical Reasoning (Inference) 2 Easy


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:


Topics No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Quantitative Ability 24
(Numbers, LCM)
2 2 Easy
Arithmetic(Percentage, Profit & Loss, Average, Ratio & Proportion) 11 9 Easy,2 Medium
(Quadrilaterals, Mensuration, Trigonometry)
3 2 Easy,1 Medium
Modern Math 
(Statistics, Probability, Logarithm)
6 4 Easy,2 Medium
Sequences and series  (Series completion) 2 2 Easy
Data Interpretation 6
Table-based ( 2 sets of 3 questions each) 6 3 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%.