TANCET 2017 Complete Details

Chennai based, Anna University conducts the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test – TANCET 2017 on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu for individuals like you wanting entry into MBA, MCA and ME / M.Tech / M.Arch. / M.Plan. These degree programs are offered at university sections, university colleges of Engineering, Regional centers of Anna University, Government and Government Aided Engineering Colleges and Arts & Science colleges and self – financing colleges in Tamil Nadu. Anna University known as AU was established in the year of 1978 with the motto Progress through knowledge. This university is a member of Association of Indian Universities .Anna University was accredited with Five Star Status by the UGC in 20012. It comprises of the following departments: Faculty of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Information and Communication Engineering, Faculty of Management Sciences, Faculty of Science and Humanities and Faculty of Architecture and Planning.

In order to get admission in the various PG courses the university organizes the TANCET 2017 entrance examination. This is a state-run examination. Its necessary that you should complete your minimum educational qualification in order to participate in this examination.

TANCET 2017 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria helps you determine if you can or can’t apply for the exam and you should check it out in order to avoid any blunders.

Following are the eligibility criteria for TANCET 2017:-

  • Any one of these degrees:-B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. degree, B.Pharm / B.Sc. (Agri./ Forestry/ Horticulture/ Fishery) degree programme, Master’s Degree in the relevant branch of Science / Arts, which are mentioned.
    Certificate holders and other similar certificate holders of professional bodies or societies (e.g. A.M.I.E.) which are accepted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India are considered to be corresponding to B.E./B.Tech. Degree program with 2 years industrial experience in the relevant field after successful completion of the course. You need to arrange and provide an experience certificate.
  • You should  hold Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% of marks for General category. You need to score at least 45% of marks for individuals from the reserved category.

TANCET 2017 Exam Pattern

Knowing the exam pattern would help you in preparing well for the exam.

Following are the TANCET 2017 Exam Pattern:-

  • The test has 100 questions split into 5 parts and has to be answered in a span of 2 hours. Each question has 5 answer options. Each correct answer would fetch you 1 mark while every incorrect answer results in 1/3rdof a mark being deducted as a penalty.
  • Various shadings are considered an improper answer and marks deducted accordingly.
  • Topics for evaluation will be Business situation analysis, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative section, Data Sufficiency and Verbal ability.

TANCET 2017 Application Form

You can choose from two options to initiate the exam TANCET 2017 registration process:

Personally at the Co-ordinating Centers:

  • You will have to obtain the Application form personally, from the specified Co-ordinating Centers; these details are there on the university’s official website.
  • You would also have to submit a copy of 10th Std. mark sheet and 12th Std. mark sheet (or 3 years Diploma Certificate)
  • You will have to pay the TANCET Application Fees in cash or Demand Draft to get a hall ticket.
  • The completed forms and the documents need to be sent to the below mentioned address before the last date.

TANCET 2017 Online Registration:

  • You must register and log into the website
  • And then enter all details and pay by the Application Fees by DD
  • You then have to send a copy of the filled in TANCET 2017 Application form along with DD and requisite certificate copies and photographs to:

The Secretary,
TANCET, Centre for Entrance Examinations,
Anna University, Chennai – 600 025

Note: The admit /hall tickets are sent by post.

TANCET Application Fees: Rs 500 for regular individuals (This fee is Rs 250 for SC/SCA/ST individuals)

TANCET Application fee need to be paid via cash or DD Drawn in favor of ‘The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University,’ payable at Chennai, obtained from any nationalized bank

DD must be drawn on or after the specified date

TANCET 2017 Admission Process

  • GATE Category: Those of you having a binding GATE score with qualifying marks for Assistant-ship in appropriate discipline of Engineering
  • Those of you who have a valid GATE score with qualifying marks for assistant-ship in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL) papers can appear For TANCET
  • TANCET Category: Those of you who have a valid TANCET scores.
  • Sponsored Candidates: A limited number of seats are available for those of you working by Govt. organizations, Government aided learning institutes and registered professional architects with minimum of 5 year experience

These are question banks available for your reference purpose. You are also advised to review the earlier question papers for reference.

All information regarding this exam is available on the official university website and you are advised to access the same at regular intervals.

TANCET 2017 Exam Dates

TANCET Exam Events Important Dates
Commencement of Registration in Person / Internet May , 2017
Last Date for TANCET 2017 Registration through Internet May 21, 2017
Receipt of Applications Registered through Internet Last Week of April 2017
Last date for Registration at Co-ordinating Centers Last Week of April 2017

Last date for Spot Registration at Chennai centre April, 2017
TANCET 2017 Exam Dates June, 2017
Result July, 2017

The above dates are tentative. No official dates have been declared yet. Keep visiting our website in order to get any updates.

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  1. hello, sir
    iam jagadesh my 10% is 45 12th 63%. i am eligible or not eligible sir for IT iam comnpleted bca can i join mca or mba sir

  2. I have entered my undergraduate year of passing as 2016 in application form. But in pdf form generated it is displaying as 2015. Does the year of passing is important in application form? If yes, how can I change that??

  3. I have entered 2015 instead of 2016 in year of passing while filling the tancet form. I am done with submission. How I can change the Year.. Mistake effect my Admission. I request for any changes in provided application form

  4. There is no application form status section in tancet website. When I entered my user name and password, it is just displaying the pdf form.

    • Hi,
      The application form status would be available only available after the final date of application form.

  5. I fill the form through online and payment paid thro credit card. I will submit the documents to Anna University. Kindly clarify. What documents I will submit. 10th Mark Sheet & 12th Mark Sheet. Payment already paid through CREDIT CARD.

  6. Hi Sir,
    I made my payment through online.How is it possible to take DD for those who choose online payment.Please kindly clarify sir.

  7. Hai Sir,
    What kind of documents should i have to send??? Please clarify Sir… Should I have to send my TC also????

    • Hi,
      You need need to send a copy of the completely filled up application form, passport size photographs, 10th std marksheet and 12th std marksheet along with a Demand Draft.

  8. Hai Sir,
    Other than application form,10th,12th marksheets & passport size photos…Is it necessary to post my UG marksheets, Provisional certificate,course completion certificate,TC & also community certificate.Kindly clarify sir

  9. Does Canditates who chooses Online registration should also wants to Post?????Why am asking bcz In “TANCET 2016 Information and instructions to the candidates” it shows there is no need to send the application form to anna university.kindly reply because my son wants to apply

  10. I filled my online application and made the payment, but in PDF the date of birth and year of passing is incorrect….. Can you please guide me on how to change it?? and when can i make the changes?

    • Hi,
      You can make the necessary changes after the final date of submission of the application form in the TANCET application form status section.

    • Hi,
      Once you have entered all the necessary details only then you would be able to proceed to the payment section.

  11. i am applying the tancet application through online for ME…i am filling all the details i can get a preview form after that i can select a make payment option …next to that i m getting payu payment example (in that page there is an one empty column like hash) page nobody gets such a type of page ……i cant proceed after that,….can u check that problrm…my application no is 153955…..

  12. sir i want to register to the tancet exam for mtech. But the date of birth entered is incorrect.Is there any way to change it?

    • Hi,
      You would be able to make changes in the application form status section which would be available after the last date of application form submission.

    • Hi,
      It would consists of the following topics:
      Structural Engineering
      Structural Analysis :
      Building Materials:
      Concrete Structures :
      Steel Structures:
      Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
      Soil Mechanics
      Foundation Engineering
      Transportation Engineering
      Highway Planning
      Traffic Engineering
      Water Resources Engineering
      Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
      Hydrology and Ground Water
      Irrigation Engineering
      Environmental Engineering
      Water and Waste water Engineering
      Air Pollution and Control
      Noise Pollution and Control
      Surveying And Remote Sensing
      Remote Sensing
      GIS and Cartography

  13. Sir, i registered online after that generated page shows my details on the top of the left corner it says(PREVIEW-NOT TO BE VIEW)..i am not sure that i got registered or not..my application no is

    • Hi,
      Kindly note that you would be able to make changes only after the final date of application form submission is over. You would be able to make changes in the application form status section.

  14. sir i fill d form . it is important to send the 10th n 12th mark sheet to anna university pls tell me sir ……….

  15. I have small mistake to fill the application form. I had completed my course in 2016. But unfortunately I entered 2015. So pls give a solution to me

    • Hi,
      You would be able to make changes in the application form status section which would be available after the last date of application submission.

  16. What is the last date of sending these certificates to registered address, as I already applied online registration? How do I get my Hall ticket and When?
    Please, clarify me sir.

    • Hi,
      The hall ticket would be available tentatively in the third week of May 2016, the exact dates are not yet out.

  17. sir.. is that both of 10th & 12th mark sheet shoild be needed? pls clarify sir…. because i have registered only 10th mark sheet… sir

  18. Sir. ..is that necessary to attach both 10th and 12th Register Number. …Because I have registered only 10th number…so pls clarify sir…

  19. Sir..is that necessary to register both 10th and 12th Register Number. ….
    Because I have registered oly 10th register number sir..pls clarify …

  20. sir I have mistaken in the year of passing of course.I have given 2016 but in the preview it will appear as 2015.If it is possible to change it.

    • Hi,
      Yes you would be able to make changes in the application form status sections which would be available once the last date of application form is over.

  21. Hi, sir i have registered that form insrt the photo at right side roationaly if my application will be accept or not sir pls quick rply sir

  22. Dear Sir,
    I attend TANCET for MCA. Kindly give the Procedure for Getting Counciling . How to apply. please reply Me sir.

    • Hi,
      The counselling dates are not yet out, we would update you with the same as soon as we get any information regarding it.

  23. I have not send any copy of my certificates and application form and i wrote tancet exam.Will it affect during my counselling? Can you please give me a solution sir?

    • Hi,
      There is still no official update related to this, we would update you as soon as we get any update regarding this.

  24. Sir,
    Thank you for the soon reply sir.
    What is the minimum marks i have to score for applying ME counselling?

  25. My sister is doing b.com final year and brother is in his b.a final year..they are planning to do MBA.,will they eligible to apply for tancet exam.,where can i get the syllabus to prepare for the exam??

  26. Sir,
    What is the minimum marks i have to score to do my ME(CSE) in Govt College of Engineering?Whether the TANCET result is published?

    • Hi,
      The TANCET results are not yet published, we would update the same as soon as we get any information regarding it.

    • Hi,
      After the result are announced of this test, Anna University would organize the counselling in July 2016. Through it, you would be shortlisted and selected for granting MBA admission for 2016-17 session. If you are then you are required to register separately for participating in the counselling, as and when the registration will begin. Applications for participating in counselling needs to be sent along with all the necessary certificates, registration fee and TANCET scorecard to Anna University. Venue of the counselling would be at the university itself.

    • Hi,
      Kindly note that the last date for registration is over(May 2016).
      You would have to appear the next year.

  27. I got my tancet mark,then what I need to do,if I need to apply for any colleges,or what else I need to do for counselling plz reply me,thank you.

  28. does 12 marrk is important for tancet mca because i i have 49 % in 12 and 61 %
    in bca am i eligible for tancet mca
    some one replay me

  29. Sir,
    I have got actual mark 42 and normalised mark 71in TANCET MBA. Will I get psg mba or Anna univ CEG mba or which I will get and which the best one. And if you know the fee structure please tell about the fee structure also.

  30. when will the anna university publish the counselling application form on the official website??? kindly reply me sir.

  31. She
    Please reply me I got 40.666 normalized Mark in tancet and I belong to bc category will I get anna uni ceg?

  32. i have been applied for tancet mba exam and i secured 32 marks,i belong to BC category,till now i didnt get any application form for counselling in online

  33. I have not applied for TNCET, but having GATE score , Will I be allowed for M.Tech admission counseling of Anna University?

    • Hi,
      The syllabus is as follows:
      Strength of Materials and Design
      Material Science and Metallurgy
      Heat Transfer
      Production Technology
      Automotive Engines
      Automotive Transmission and Pollution
      Aerospace Propulsion

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