Tata Institute of Social Sciences

TISS BAT 2021: Exam Pattern


This article will provide you with the detailed information regarding the TISS BAT exam pattern, including number of questions asked, marking scheme, number of sections, type of sections, etc.

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Name of the Exam

Tata Institute of Social Sciences Bachelor’s Admission Test or TISS BAT

Exam Level

National Level

Conducting Body

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Duration of the examination

Part A: 60 mins

Part B: 30 mins

Language of the examination


Type of Questions

Part A: Objective Type Questions (MCQs)

Part B: Descriptive

Number of Sections

Part A: 4

Total Number of Questions

Part A: 60

Part B: 2

Total Marks



Exam Pattern


TISS BAT is divided in two parts, paper A and paper B. Total time allotted for both the papers is 60 + 30 = 90 minutes. Total marks of both the papers are 60 + 40 = 100. There are separate cut offs for both the papers and candidates needs to appear and clear both of them.

Let us take a look at the details of both the papers:


Paper A:

  • This paper will contain questions from General Knowledge, English Proficiency, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Mathematics.
  • Candidate will be given 60 minutes to complete the test.
  • This paper is of 60 marks.
  • All the questions in Paper 1 are Multiple Choice Type. 


Paper B:

  • In this test, candidates are given 4 topics, out of which candidates have to write essay on any two topics.
  • Length of the essay should be 500 words.
  • Candidates will be given a time of 30 minutes to complete this test.
  • This test carries a weightage of 40 marks in the total score, where each essay is of 20 marks.
  • Topics of essays are generally social concerns, opinions and abstract thoughts on social issues.


Marking Scheme


  • The candidates will be awarded 1 mark for each correct answer.
  • No negative marking.


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