Tata Institute of Social Sciences

TISS BAT 2021: Question Papers, Sample Papers & More


Tata Institute of Social Sciences has become the primary choice of applicants seeking admissions after finishing 12th Board exams. As a result, the competitiveness for admission to the Mumbai-based university has increased. The TISS BAT Test is the most critical aspect of the admissions process.

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.


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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.


The marking scheme of TISS BAT is:


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


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The topics asked in different sections are –


English Proficiency - Idioms, Grammar and Vocabulary based Fill in the Blanks, Odd One Out, Jumbled Paragraphs, Synonym, Antonyms, Spellings, Sentence Correction and Reading Comprehension.


Mathematics - Integers, Fractions, Time Speed Distance, Average, Simple and Compound Interest, Probability, Profit and Loss, Ratio Proportion and Variation.


Data Interpretation - Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables and Venn Diagrams.


Logical Reasoning - Alphabet Series, Number Series, Sitting Arrangements, Blood Relations, Logical Connectivity, Coding Decoding, Direction Sense, Clocks, Calendars, Puzzles, Cubes and Statement Conclusion.


General Awareness - Current Affairs, Media, Advertisements, History, Geography, Politics, Economy, Constitution, Awards, Health, Technology, Environment and Nature.


Advantages of Solving TISS BAT Sample Papers


Solving TISS BAT sample papers has several advantages. They are –

  • You will determine the level of preparation by solving TISS BAT sample papers.
  • You can acquire knowledge of the exam level and will be able to solve all types of questions, including simple, hard, and lengthy ones.
  • Solving TISS BAT mock papers will also improve your speed and accuracy which will help you on the examination day.
  • Solving TISS BAT practice papers will build your confidence.
  • It will give you an idea of the exam pattern and marking scheme.
  • Solving TISS BAT mock papers will help you in identifying your weak zones.
  • It provides knowledge about the topics and their weightage in the exam.
  • Solving TISS BAT sample papers will help you in developing your own shortcuts and tricks required to solve the questions fast and with no error.


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