Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) conducted its National Entrance Test 2014 (TISS-NET 2014) on 22 December, 2013 (Sunday) for admissions to the academic year 2014-16. The computer based test (CBT) was held in 35 centers across India. About 12,000 candidates took the test.
There were three sections:
- General Awareness (GA) section with 30 questions
- Mathematical and Logical Reasoning (LR) section with 35 questions
- English section with 30 questions
The test was for 100 marks and had a total 95 questions. There was no negative marking for wrong answers. The level of difficulty of the examination was slightly higher compared to last year.
Section I - General Awareness
There were 30 questions for 1 mark each in the GA section. Questions from Geography, History, Government and Politics, Science, Awards and Art and Literature. Only 5 to 6 questions were on current affairs and a total of 15 to 16 questions were based on international affairs.
Section II - Mathematical and Logical Reasoning
This year, LR section had many questions on modern Mathematics. Around 6 questions were on permutations and combinations and around 4 questions on set theory. There were 3 questions on geometry, including 1 on polygons and 2 on mensuration, and 7 questions on numbers and letter series.
Section III - English
There were 30 questions in this section. Out of these, 5 questions were from on reading comprehension (RC), each carrying 2 marks. Four of the questions were direct and easy while one needed inferential ability. There were 5 single and 5 double fill in the blanks, 5 analogies, 5 on choosing inappropriate words and 5 jumbled paragraphs questions.