TISSMAT - Exam Pattern

Tata Institute of Social Sciences Management Aptitude Test

Form Date: 18 Oct - 30 Nov 2020 (Tentative)

Computer Based Test

Form Date: 18 Oct - 30 Nov 2020

TISSMAT 2021 Exam Pattern - Marks Distribution, Question Paper Structure

Updated On - March 20 2020 by Akriti Maurya

TISSMAT 2021 Exam Pattern is slightly different from that of TISSNET exam pattern. TISS Management Aptitude Test is a national level entrance test conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). TISS-MAT is conducted for those candidates who want admission into MA (HRM&LR) or MA (ODCL) programmes offered by the University. Along with TISSMAT, candidates are required to appear for the TISSMAT 2020 exam also. Go through the complete article to know all the details about TISSMAT 2021 examination.

TISSMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

TISS conducts Management Aptitude Test (MAT) for the candidates applying for Master of Arts (Human Resource Management & Labour Relations) or Master of Arts (Organisation Development, Change and Leadership). Also, candidates have to appear for TISSMAT in addition to the TISS National Admission Test. Check the TISSMAT 2020 Exam Pattern given below in detail:

  • Exam Mode: The exam is a Computer-Based Test (Online).
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be asked in the exam.
  • Total Marks: Question paper will be of total 100 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will fetch 1 marks and no negative marking.

The complete structure of TISSMAT 2021 Exam Pattern along with the objective of each section is given below:

TISSMAT Question Paper Structure
Components / SectionsComprehensionManagement Data InterpretationBusiness Awareness
Number of Questions151515
Total Marks 151515
Sectional Cut-offNilNilNil
Preparation LevelGraduateGraduateGraduate
ObjectivesTo assess the ability to read and understand management literature.To assess the ability to read and interpret data related to the economy, market, business, and organization.To assess awareness and familiarity with business knowledge.
Broad Coverage (Indicative and not restrictive)Reading a write-up on a management-related subject and answering questions related to the passage.Interpreting graphs, charts, and data across multiple sources. Performing basic operations with data collected from multiple sources.Knowledge of contemporary events, news, related to the economy, business, human resource management, and labour studies.

TISSMAT 2021 score will be considered along with the Stage 2 (PIT & PI) of the admission process and thus will be considered only for those candidates who are shortlisted for Stage 2. TISS-Management Aptitude Test Score will be aggregated with the score of PIT and PI to arrive at the final score for selection in the following manner:

  1. TISS-MAT : 30%
  2. Pre-Interview Test (PIT) : 40%
  3. Personal Interview (PI) : 30%
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Form Start Date:

18 Oct 2020

Form End Date:

30 Nov 2020

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