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TANCET: Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test

TANCET is entrance examination for admission to M.B.A., M.C.A./M.C.A. Lateral Entry and M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Arch. / M.Plan. Degree Programmes offered by Anna University, Chennai on behalf of Government of Tamil Nadu. The University Departments, University Colleges of Engineering, Regional Campuses of Anna University, Annamalai University, Government and Government Aided Colleges (Engineering, Arts & Science Colleges) and Self-financing Colleges (Engineering, Arts & Science Colleges including stand-alone Institutions) in Tamil Nadu accepts TANCET Score for admission. In addition some Universities and Self-Financing Engineering Colleges may also accept TANCET Score.
Candidates from outside Tamil Nadu can also write TANCET. However eligibility for admission to a course shall be decided of Admission Officer of the institute.

Important Dates: TANCET

TANCET application window open in January and exams are held in April / May. For latest updates see notification.

Eligibility TANCET MBA Aspirants

A pass in a recognised Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years duration and obtained at least 50% (45% in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying
degree examination.
(a) 10 + 2 + 3 / 4 /5 years pattern
 (or)
(b) 10 + 3 years Diploma +3 years pattern
 (or)
(c) B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. / B.Pharm.
 (or)
(d) (i) 10 + 2 + AMIE*
 (or)
 (ii) 10 + 3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE.* 

Eligibility TANCET MCA Aspirants

A pass in a recognised Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years duration with mathematics at 10 + 2 level or at Graduate level and obtained at least 50% (45% in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination.
(a) 10 + 2 + 3 / 4 / 5 years Pattern
 (or)
(b) 10 + 3 years Diploma + 3 years Pattern
(c) (i) 10 + 2 + AMIE*
 (or)
 (ii) 10 + 3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board
of Technical Education) + AMIE* 

Eligibility TANCET MCA Lateral Entry Aspirants

A pass in a recognised Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years duration in B.C.A. or B.Sc. (Computer Science / Information Technology) with mathematics at 10 + 2 level or at Graduate level and obtained at least 50% (45% in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination. 10 + 2 + 3 years Pattern

Eligibility TANCET ME/MTech/MArch/MPlan Aspirants

 a. A pass in a recognised Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in the relevant field and obtained atleast 50% (45% in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination.

(i) B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. Degree Programmes (or) (ii) B.Pharm. Degree Programmes (or) (iii) Master’s Degree in the relevant branch of Science / Arts, which are prescribed.

b. (i) 10 + 2 + AMIE* (or)

(ii) 10 + 3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of technical education + AMIE*

* Candidates with Section ‘A’ & ‘B’ certificates (A.M.I.E.) and other similar certificates of professional
bodies viz. Aeronautical Society of India, etc., recognised by the Ministry of Human Resource
Development, Govt. of India and enrolled before 31.5.2013 are considered to be equivalent to B.E. /
B.Tech. Degree holders, only with 2 years regular full time experience in the relevant field after
successful completion of the course including project work. An experience certificate shall be produced
by the candidates.
Note:
1. Candidates admitted through Lateral Entry in degree courses are not eligible except, B.E./B.Tech.
and M.C.A degree courses.
2. Candidates with B.E./B.Tech. Degree obtained through Distance / Weekend mode Programmes
are not eligible.
3. Candidates with Degree obtained without studying 10th Std., 12th Std. or 3 years Diploma and
3/4/5 years degree programme are not eligible. 

TANCET MBA Entrance Exam Syllabus

The question paper will have the following sections

i) Evaluate the candidate’s ability to identify critically the data and apply the data to business decisions from given typical business situations.

ii) Evaluate the skill of the candidate in answering questions based on the passages in the comprehension.

iii) Evaluate the skill on solving mathematical problems at graduate level including those learnt in plus two or equivalent level.

iv) Test on determining data sufficiency for answering certain questions using the given data and the knowledge of mathematics and use of day-to-day facts.

v) Test the knowledge on written English with questions on errors in usage, grammar, punctuation, etc., 

TANCET MCA/MCA Lateral Entry Entrance Exam Syllabus

The question paper will have the following sections:

i) Quantitative ability ii) Analytical reasoning iii) Logical reasoning iv) Computer awareness

A few questions may also be on verbal activity, basic science, etc. 

TANCET ME/MTech/MArch/MPlan Entrance Exam Syllabus

The question paper will have three parts. Part-I and Part-II are compulsory and under Part-III the candidates have to answer the section which has been chosen at the time of registration. If a candidate appears for different section, Part – III will not be evaluated. The syllabi for the entrance test are available in https://tancet.annauniv.edu/tancet/syllabus.pdf. The questions will be set at the undergraduate level. 

TANCET MBA Entrance Exam Pattern

  • Total No of Questions: 100
  • No of Multiple Choices: 4
  • No. of marks allotted for each correct answer: 1
  • No of marks deducted for each incorrect answer: 1/3

TANCET MCA/MCA Laterl Entry Entrance Exam Pattern

  • Total No of Questions: 100
  • No of Multiple Choices: 4
  • No. of marks allotted for each correct answer: 1
  • No of marks deducted for each incorrect answer: 1/3

TANCET ME/MTech/MArch/MPlan Entrance Exam Pattern

Question paper will be in three parts: Part-I, Part-II and Part-III. 4 There will be 100 questions in total. 1 Mark will be awarded for each correct answer, however 1/3 marks will be deducted from each incorrect answer. 4 options will be provided against each question of which only 1 will be correct. Question paper will be objective type/multiple choice questions (MCQs) type.

TANCET Entrance Exam Centers

The entrance test will be held at the following cities –

  1. Chennai
  2. Coimbatore
  3. Chidambaram
  4. Dindigul
  5. Erode
  6. Karaikudi
  7. Madurai
  8. Nagercoil
  9. Salem
  10. Thanjavur
  11. Tirunelveli
  12. Tiruchirappalli
  13. Vellore
  14. Villupuram
  15. Virudhunagar

TANCET Contact Details

For Queries - Contact
Centre for Entrance Examinations
Anna University, Chennai 600025
Phone: +91-44-22358314
(Timing: 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM on working days)
Email: directorentrance[at]gmail[dot]com

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