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Old January 18th, 2018, 05:43 PM
Rahul Parik
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Default Re: TISSNET General Awareness

TATA Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai will conduct its Entrance Test - TISSNET 2018 on January 6. This exam will allow candidates to take admissions in 55 Masters in Social Science programmes across the five campuses of TISS – Mumbai, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Tuljapur and Chennai (Banyan).

The Syllabus of the General Awareness of the TISSNET Exam is given below

General Awareness

Demonetization
Indians in news this year
Nobel Prizes in 2016
Cultural Festivals across India
Winners of Olympics and Para Olympics
Delhi Pollution Issue
Major merger and acquisitions (specially Indians)
World Sports (specially Tennis& badminton)
Cricket
Various awards given and to whom
Syrian Refugees
New Heads of State
Ramon Magsaysay Award (Indians who won it)
Current heads of major Global / Indian companies
Information on brands and companies
Information about Indian companies
Major books released & authors
Business related books and business biographies

Some Sample Question the TISSNET Exam of the General Knowledge section of the TISSNET Exam is given below

Sample Question the TISSNET Exam


Q.1. Who is the Oscar winning Director of the movie 'Life of Pi' - Ang Lee
Q.2. Why was the Gujarat Local Authority Law Amendment Act of 2009 in news recently? - It made voting compulsory in local elections
Q. 3. What is the title of Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography? - Playing it my Way
Q. 4. India's first transgender mayor has been elected in which city? - Raigarh, Chattisgarh.
Q. 5. What is the official name of Mangalyaan? - Mission on Mars (M.O.M)
As you can see, questions asked were from varied fields. However, candidates who were regular with newspaper reading and
followed current affairs would have found this section to be a cakewalk.
Further Reading :
The Art of Reading the Newspaper for Competitive Examinations
TISSNET 2017 GK section was dominated by Static GK based questions. A few of these questions have been given below to give you an idea of the nature of questions asked:
Q. 1. Who is the author of the book 'Tobak Teg singh'? - Saadat Hasan Manto
Q. 2. Who is author of the book 'The High Caste Hindu Woman'? - Pandita Ramabai
Q. 3. 'The Courtesan' is a painting by which famous painter? - Vincent Van Gogh
Q. 4. 'Tamasha' is popular folk theatre of which Indian State? - Folk Theatre of Maharashtra
Q. 5. Which monument is also popular as the Replica of Tajmahal - Bibi Ka Maqbara (Aurangabad, Maharashtra)
Q. 6. Madhubani painting originated from which state? - Bihar
Q. 7. What did Martin Luther King Jr. fight for? - Civil Rights
Q. 8. Battle of Plassey was fought on the banks of which river? - Bhagirathi
Q. 9. Who is the author of the book 'Indica'? - Megasthenes
Q. 10. What was the name of Maharaja Rana Pratap's horse - Chetak
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