The First Educational institution for social work is Tata Institute of social science.It conducts TISS exam for admission of students to various UG, PG, doctrate programs and short term courses in the field of social work.Some important feature about the exam-no negative marking,sectional cutoffs.The questions has two sections-1st section they have to complete in 45 mins & contains only 50 questions and the 2nd section(HRM) is 1 hour & contains only 75 questions.Second section is objective type as well as descriptive type.There is negative marking for 2nd section that is 1/4 negative marks per wrong answer.
From 2013 the exam pattern has changed, for all the courses there will be only one common test.Questions will be objective type and total marks will be 100.Interested candidates can give the exam in paper format.The candidates who wish to go for HRM program have to appear 2 tests, one that is common for all and the other test depends on the course opted.The question paper will contain questions from sections like-
Different Sections :
- Social Sensitivity
- Contemporary issues
- Analytical Ability
- Logical Reasoning
1. Which company was responsible for the Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984?
a. Hindustan Lever b. Proctor and Gamble
c. Union Carbide d. BPCL
2. Who is Javed Abidi?
a. Trade union leader b. President of the Youth Congress
c. Disability rights activist d. Muslim rights activist
3. Which program was launched by Government of India in the year 2001 for universalisation of elementary education?
a. District Primary Education Program b. Mahila Shikshan Kendras
c. National Literacy Mission d. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
4. The Padmanabhaswamy Temple based in Thiruvananthapuram city of Kerala is dedicated to
a. Lord Shiva b. Lord Vishnu
c. Lord Brahma d. Lord Rama
5. Identify the abbreviation below for the United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child
a. CEDAW b.CRC
c. UNCRPD d. UNHCR
TISS Sample Papers
Comprehension: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below.
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. The general recognition of this fact is shown in the proverbial phrase,’ It is the busiest man who has time to spare’. Thus, an elderly lady at leisure can spend the entire day writing a postcard to her niece. An hour will be spent in writing a postcard, another hunting for spectacles, half an hour to search for the address, an hour and a quarter in composition and twenty minutes in deciding whether or not to take an umbrella when going to the pillar box in the street. The total effort that could occupy a busy man for three minutes, all told may in this fashion leave another person completely exhausted after a day of doubt, anxiety and toil.
6. What happens when the time to be spent on some work increases?
a) The work is done smoothly.
b) The work is done leisurely.
c) Work consumes all the time.
d) The work needs additional time.
7. Explain the sentence: work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
a) The more work there is to be done, the more time needed.
b) Whatever time is available for a given amount of work, all of it will be used.
c) If you have more time you can do some work.
d) If you have some important work to do, you should always have some additional time.
Analogies: Each of the following items consists of a pair of capitalizedwords, having a certain relation to each other, followed by five pairs ofwords. Choose the pair of words that are related to each other in the same way.
8. Infatuation: love::
a) Youth: fancy
b) Obsession: interest
c) June: Wedding
d) Romance: Song
9. Stove: Kitchen::
a) Window: bedroom
b) Sink: bathroom
c) Television: living room
d) Trunk: attic
Sentence Completion: Fill the blanks in the sentences given below using the words given to complete the sentence.
10. The president called upon politicians not to_________ themselves with communal and parochial forces.
11. A glue produced by bees to —- their hives appears to contain antibiotic substances.
Antonyms: Select from the words given below, the word that is nearly opposite in meaning to the first word given.
14. What is the lowest positive integer that is divisible by each of the integers 1through 9, inclusive?
15. In a class, there are 100 students. Of these students, 55 can speak English, 60 can speak Hindi, and 15 can speak both languages. How many students in the class can speak only Hindi?
16. A car travels from Mumbai to Pune at a average speed of 50 km/hr and back from Pune to Mumbai at an average speed of 75 km/hr. If the distance from Mumbai to Pune is 150 km, what is the average speed for the round trip from Mumbai to Pune and back?
a. 60 km/hr
b. 62.5 km/hr
c. 65 km/hr
d. 58.5 km/hr
17. The tax on a particular item was 5 percent on the portion of the total value of the item in excess of Rs. 5000. If the amount of tax paid is Rs. 117.5, what is the total value of the item?
a. Rs. 5,005
b. Rs. 5,118
c. Rs. 7,350
d. Rs. 7,850
18. Ten identical machines running at a constant rate are able to produce 500 parts per minute. How many parts can 15 such machines produce if they run for 5 minutes?
(1)C (2)C (3)D (4) (5)B (6)C (7)B (8)B (9)B (10)C (11)C (12)D (13)D (14)A
(15)C (16)A (17)C (18)A
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