The Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE) has released the TNEA Rank List on the official website on September 28, 2020. The TNEA Engineering College Rank list can be checked by students using their login details such as the registered Email ID and Password.

The marks obtained by the candidates determine the merit list, and it is based on the prescribed subjects in the qualifying exam, after reducing them to a base of 200. Normalization method is used to prepare the TNEA 2020 Rank List, which is published on the official website. Candidates can use the TNEA Rank list Pdf download link after logging in and check the rank they have secured. In case of a tie, the inter-se merit is determined using pre-set parameters, which includes the issue of a random number. Read on to find out more about TNEA rank list and colleges, important dates and more.

Latest Updates:

  • September 28, 2020: The TNEA Rank List is released. The ranks have been announced category-wise.

TNEA Rank List 2020 Dates

The important dates related to the TNEA Rank list are mentioned in the table below. Candidates should check back regularly for updates from the official notification.

Event Date
Issuance of random number August 21, 2020
Publication of TNEA 2020 rank list September 28, 2020
TNEA counselling 2020 commences from To be announced

How to Check TNEA Rank List 2020?

Candidates can use the following steps to access the TNEA Rank list for 2020.

  • Step 1: Log on to the official website of TNEA 2020 -
  • Step 2: Click on the link labelled 'TNEA rank list.'
  • Step 3: Enter your email ID and password as required
  • Step 4: The rank will appear on the screen. Download and take a print out of the same for future use.

Preparing the TNEA 2020 Merit List

The university prepares the single merit list for all the candidates based on three important criteria:

  1. The marks secured by the candidates in mathematics, physics and chemistry in the qualifying exam
  2. The candidate's date of birth
  3. The category of the candidate

The total marks considered to rank students who appear for the TNEA exam is 200. Mathematics holds the maximum weightage of 100 marks, and the rest is shared by physics and chemistry (100 marks together). According to the authority, the marks secured by candidates in the relevant subjects of the qualifying exam shall be considered by the boards. These marks shall be further equated with students who have answered the same exams in the qualifying examination of the state board of Tamil Nadu, thus normalizing the TNEA Rank list.

TNEA 2020 Rank List Normalization Method

The normalization process of the TNEA 2020 Rank list takes into consideration the marks from other boards, in relation to the highest marks in the Tamil Nadu State Board.

For example, if the highest marks in Tamil Nadu State Board in Chemistry is 100, and the highest in any other board is 90, the highest marks will be considered as 100. However, if the marks secured by another student is 60, where 90 is the highest, the marks required will be reduced to 66.66 by using the following formula: (100x60) / 90 = 66.66%

Once the normalization process is complete, qualified students will be placed on the common merit list. If a candidate has qualified from CBSE, ICSE, or other national boards, National level marks will be taken into consideration for normalization. This is the standard practice for the TNEA B.Arch rank list and other courses within the scope of the TNEA 2020 exam.

Inter-Se-Merit - Preparing TNEA Rank List 2020

Once the authority declares the TNEA 2020 result, the merit list will be prepared based on the total marks of 200. If a candidate has secured the same marks as another on the common merit list, the inter-se-merit is considered to determine the order of priority. The following points shall apply:

  1. Marks secured in mathematics
  2. Marks secured in physics
  3. Marks secured in the fourth optional subject
  4. Candidates date of birth (Senior candidate will be preferred)
  5. Assigning a random number where the higher value is preferred.

TNEA Cutoff and Counseling 2020

The DoTE released the cutoff for the TNEA 2020 post the announcement of the rank list. The minimum marks needed for admission in the participating institutions will be mentioned, and it will differ based on the courses they offer.

After the cutoff is released, the TNEA counselling process will begin. The entire counselling process is for four to five rounds, and only candidates who have obtained the required rank in the entrance test will be allowed to appear for the counselling process. Based on the overall rank and community rank of the candidate, the seat will be allotted, through online counselling only.

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