XAT and TISSNET are both prestigious nationwide test which examines student’s eligibility to get admission in MBA programmes in various colleges. Although both these exams are for admission in MBA degree, are the syllabus of both these XAT exam and TISSNET same? Let us try to find out similarity between the syllabus of both these exams so you can prepare for these in more efficient way.
XAT and TISSNET
XAT exams are for admission to XLRI Jamshedpur and over 150 other XAMI member. A candidate is eligible for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes after clearing the XAT exams. XAT 2022 scores are approved by around 650 MBA institutions in India, in addition to these colleges.
TISS National Entrance Test is held at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISSNET) which is located in Maharastra, Mumbai. TISSNET 2022 is a nationwide entrance exam for admission to the School of Management and Labour Studies’ MA programmes.
Comparison of syllabus
XLRI Jamshedpur has prescribed the XAT syllabus. The syllabus covers topics such as decision making, english proficiency or, verbal & logical ability, quantitative or mathematical ability & data interpretation, and general knowledge.
Whereas, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai has given the syllabus of TISSNET that include verbal ability or English proficiency, mathematical skills or quantitative ability and general knowledge and awareness.
If we see collectively, entire syllabus can be divided broadly into three subsections: verbal ability or english proficiency, mathematical skills or quantitative ability and general knowledge and awareness. Let us see each section in detail.
Section 1: Verbal ability or English proficiency
Verbal ability or English proficiency syllabus are almost similar. The syllabus basically covers comprehensions, vocabulary and basic grammar and critical thinking ability.
Comprehension: The comprehension part includes reading comprehension, purpose of the passage, assumption and supporting statement, inference and conclusion, drawn, passage-based questions, author’s point of view and main idea of the passage.
Vocabulary: Another part of English proficiency includes vocabulary, idioms , error spotting – grammar/words/ punctuation, word substitute in a sentence, analogy, para jumble, grammar, sentence correction, critical reasoning, fill in the blanks, etc.
Section 2: Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation or Mathematical Skills
This section is also almost similar and does not require separate preparation. This section is very important as it carries maximum weightage in term of marks in exam. So, focus well on this part of syllabus if you want to score well in examination.
Mathematics portion can be further categorised into three. Basic mathematics, data interpretation and logical reasoning. Sectioning the syllabus makes it easy to keep track of studies.
Basic Maths: The basic maths portion include arithmetic, ratio and proportion, geometry, speed and time, mensuration, percentage, surds and indices, algebra, mensuration , averages, profit and loss, and probability etc.
Data Interpretation: Data Interpretation includes bar diagrams, multiple graphs, pie charts, tables, data comparison etc.
Logical reasoning: logical reasoning includes data arrangement, conditioning, grouping, complex arrangement, caselets, statement conclusion/assumption/ arguments, premises, conclusions, number series, logical connectivity, eye for detail and puzzles etc.
Section 3: General Knowledge or General Awareness
Science, Economy, Business, Politics, Static GK, Sports, Prize and Award, World, Government, Constitution of India, National and International Events, Environment & Ecology, Governance, Law, Corporate Events and Awards, National and International Awards in Entertainment Industry, Gender, Health, Education, Labour, Finance, Budget Environment, Media, technology, Literature, Art and Culture etc.
Section wise Scoring
The scoring system is different in both the exams but it is clear that mathematics and data interpretation section requires much more attention than any other section. The XAT and TISSNET exam can be prepared in six to twelve months.
A candidate must finish the entire syllabusand then should move on to solving practise tests and previous year’s question papers. The last days leading up to the exam should be spent solving practise test series, keeping track of progress, and revising.
|Number of Questions||Marks|
|Mathematics Skills & Logical Reasoning||30||30||54||54|