Want admission in the most renowned MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu? Do not fail to grab the opportunity to pursue the MBA course from Anna University affiliated with top business schools. Get all detailed pieces of information on how to prepare and crack the TANCET exam below.
Latest Update: TANCET 2020 Results have been declared. Scorecards can be downloaded from March 23, 2020 onwards. The facility to download has been extended until 5:00 PM of May 23, 2020.
- What is TANCET Exam?
- TANCET 2020 Exam Date
- TANCET 2020 Exam Eligibility
- TANCET 2020 Syllabus
- TANCET Preparation
- TANCET 2020 Exam Pattern
- TANCET 2020 Application Form
- TANCET 2020 Registration
- TANCET 2020 Hall Ticket
- TANCET 2020 Exam Centres
- TANCET Reference Books
- TANCET 2020 Result Declared
- Courses Offered
- TANCET 2020 Cut off Marks
- TANCET 2020 Counselling
- General Instructions
- Related Exams
What is TANCET Exam?
TANCET Exam is a state-level common entrance exam conducted by Anna University, Chennai. On behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu, Anna University conducts TANCET every year. It is an exam for Post Graduate courses in the State University's affiliated colleges in Tamil Nadu. TANCET opens new doors of opportunities for candidates aspiring to study: MBA, MCA, ME, M.Tech, M.Arch and the like in colleges across Tamil Nadu.
TANCET 2020 is an intra-state exam conducted every year, generally in May. The TANCET question paper will be in English and Tamil (the regional language). Anna University, Chennai has the TANCET Exam 2020, conducting authority. It also conducts counselling for TANCET 2020 for admission into major colleges in the state. The TANCET exam is conducted in the regions of Tamil Nadu itself.
TANCET 2020 exam is scheduled to take place on the dates February 29, 2020 and March 1, 2020. It was conducted in pen and paper mode i.e., offline mode. The TANCET exam is conducted only once a year and consists of 100 questions for MBA/ MCA Programs and 115 questions for M.Tech/ M.E/ M.Arch/ M/Plan. TANCET Counselling will occur in July (tentative). Students clearing the GATE exam for M.Tech need not additionally take TANCET 2020.
If found that, any untrue or misleading information is provided by the candidate while filling the application form then, the TANCET examination authority reserves all the rights to cancel the admission of the candidate at any level.
TANCET 2020 Exam Date
The most important dates for TANCET 2020 exam are mentioned below. Test-takers are requested to go through them. The important dates of TANCET 2020 consist of the application process, counseling, publication of Admit Card, date of the exam and the results declaration date. The candidates should make sure that they do not delay in any of the dates mentioned by the examination authority as it would lead to missing an opportunity for taking up the admission on the part of the candidates.
The TANCET exam is conducted for 2 days and the dates which are allotted for the candidates including exam centre and exam timing will be mentioned beforehand. Knowing the TANCET 2020 Exam Dates will keep candidates updated about all the important events.
|Application Form Start date||January 7, 2020|
|Application Form Last date||January 31, 2020|
|Registration Extended Date||February 4, 2020|
|Admit Card date||February 13, 2020|
|Exam date (Released Officially)||February 29, 2020 to March 1, 2020|
|Result Date||March 12, 2020|
|Counselling Date||April 9, 2020|
TANCET 2020 Eligibility
Anna University, the conducting body has framed the eligibility criteria for TANCET 2020. Aspirants must indeed know about the eligibility before applying for the exam. The candidates who are in the final year of their bachelor's degree are also eligible for applying to the exam. Students who don't belong to Tamil Nadu can also give the examination. The candidates who have completed their B.Tech/ B.E through distance mode or weekend courses are not eligible for the TANCET exam.
The candidates who have a valid score in GATE are exempted from the TANCET exam as they are directly eligible for the counselling however candidates with a valid score in engineering science and Life science need to appear for the exam. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria given below are eligible to apply for TANCET 2020. The eligibility criteria for various courses offered by TANCET are mentioned in the table below:
|Age||No Upper Age Limit|
For more information on eligibility, visit TANCET 2020 Eligibility section
TANCET 2020 Syllabus
Candidates applying for TANCET Exam should be familiar with the syllabus of the exam. The TANCET syllabus includes five sections i.e., Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Sufficiency, General English, Business Analysis. The syllabus will be declared by Anna University before the Exam date. Given below are the syllabus of different courses which are offered by Anna University.
The reading comprehension and general English sections are at a moderate level in terms of difficulty but the remaining sections need more focus as it requires lots of skills for the candidate to crack such parts.
MBA: TANCET 2020 Syllabus for MBA is framed with topics from Business Problems, Passage Comprehension, Mathematical Problems, Data Sufficiency, English.
Thus, a student with a strong base in solving puzzles will do well in the Business Problems and Data Sufficiency. For the Mathematics section, a student must build his or her foundation from basic concepts.
MCA: TANCET 2020 MCA Syllabus comprises topics from Quantitative Ability, Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness, Verbal Activity, Basic Science. As most of the candidates aspiring to do MCA is from a Computer Science background, scoring in the computer awareness section is a cakewalk. But aspirants have to focus on other sections as well.
ME/ M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan: TANCET 2020 Syllabus for ME/ M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan contains topics from Mathematics, Science, and topics from the course chosen. We find that for these streams, TANCET 2020 Syllabus is common and hence requires the same kind of preparation.
As the subjects are Science and Mathematics, one should lay a strong base and build on it.
TANCET 2020 Preparation
Clearing TANCET Exam isn't that difficult when you have prepared yourself to face any question. Given below are a few tips which will help you crack the TANCET Exam with ease.
Keep practicing - There is no substitute for practice when it comes to exam preparation. Make sure that you solve enough previous year question papers, take up mock tests before the exam. Get the best study materials and books which can help you crack the exam.
Time Management - The easiest and the most effective way to master time management is by practicing TANCET question papers and analyzing how much time should be given to each section. Start with reading the question paper carefully. And then answer all those questions which are less time-consuming and are easy to solve. Try to solve tough ones later as you would have enough time to answer them.
Negative marks for wrong answers: For each wrong answer, you will lose 1/3 marks. So do not attempt a question until you are sure of the answer. Besides, you would be awarded 4 marks for each correct answer. So be careful while answering any question.
TANCET 2020 Exam Pattern
The number of questions for MBA/ MCA paper is 100 but the number of questions for M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan/M.E. is 115. The level of questions asked is mostly from 12th or graduation but the candidate needs the required skills to even answer at that level. Learning about TANCET 2020 Exam Pattern is the first step in preparation. Anna University has designed the exam pattern which is discussed in this section below.
There is negative marking where 1/3rd mark is deducted for each wrong answer, If the candidate has marked or bubbled more than one option then the same will be considered as the wrong answer. Anyways there is no negative marking for the questions which are not answered.
|Type of Exam||Offline (pen and paper)|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)|
|Medium of exam||English and Tamil|
|Marking Scheme||+1 mark for the Correct Answers; -1/3 Mark for Wrong Answers|
|Total marks (MBA/MCA)||100|
|Total Marks (Others)||115|
|SECTIONS||NUMBER OF MARKS|
TANCET 2020 Application Form
The registration for TANCET 2020 has been extended from January 31, 2020 to February 4, 2020. Candidates willing to apply can visit the official website and apply for the exam. The application fee will vary as per the course a candidate chooses to apply.
|Course||General Category Fee||SC/ST Category Fee|
|MBA||INR 600||INR 300|
|MCA||INR 600||INR 300|
|M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan||INR 600||INR 300|
|MBA and MCA||INR 1200||INR 600|
|MBA and M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan||INR 1200||INR 600|
|MCA and M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan||INR 1200||INR 600|
|MBA, MCA and M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan||INR 1200||INR 900|
Any changes which the candidate wants to make regarding personal or academic details are needed to be done before submitting the application form. And interested candidates should have completed a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate in their final exams.
|Mode of TANCET 2020 Form||Online|
|Mode Of Payment||Debit/Credit Card/Net banking|
TANCET 2020 Registration
Steps to Register for TANCET 2020: To get clear clarification about TANCET 2020 online registration, students are suggested to go through TANCET 2020 Notification.
- Visit the website of Anna University i.e. annauniv.edu
- Click on ‘TANCET 2020 Registration’.
- Enter your Name, Date of Birth, Email ID, and Password to generate Registration Id and Password.
- Re-login to fill TANCET 2020 Application Form.
- Upload a recent passport size colour photograph.
- Pay the application fee as per your category.
TANCET 2020 Hall Ticket
It is a must for candidates writing TANCET 2020 exam to have an admit card. TANCET Admit Card will be available online on the official website from February 13, 2020 and should take a print of the same as the hardcopy of the TANCET admit card is not sent by the examination authority. TANCET 2020 hall ticket will be available online only for a shorter period, hence candidates should download it before the exam authorities remove it.
TANCET Admit Card Importance: Candidates are expected to carry their TANCET 2020 Hall Ticket to the exam hall as it is compulsory. Without the hall ticket, the examiner will not allow the candidate inside the TANCET Exam hall. Further, aspirants must carry an identity certificate with them for proof. These two documents are indispensable and a candidate must possess them.
TANCET Admit Card Corrections: If the candidate finds any errors on the admit card like name, signature or any details the candidate must visit Anna University in person and get the errors corrected. The Anna University address is Center for Entrance Examinations, Anna University, Chennai- 25.
In the case of Loss of TANCET Admit Card on the part of the candidate then the candidate can apply for duplicate hall ticket by paying INR 100/- by Demand Draft in favor of The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai. After which the university provides the duplicate hall ticket containing the details of the exam.
TANCET 2020 Exam Centres
While applying for the TANCET 2020 Exam there is an option where you can choose the exam centre that you prefer based on factors like feasibility, time and distance. TANCET 2020 will be conducted in around 15 TANCET exam centres in Tamil Nadu. Candidates can select the exam centre based on their preferences.
However, Anna University, the conducting authority has complete power to change a particular test taker's exam centre depending on the number of seats. Although candidates can prefer their TANCET 2020 exam centre, once if they lock a centre then it cannot be altered. The candidate must be present in the exam centre before the reporting time.
Note: It is advised in the interest of candidates to visit the exam centre once before TANCET 2020 exam, and get acquainted with the route and location of the test centre.
TANCET 2020 Reference Books
Like armor is for a soldier, books are for a TANCET Exam aspirant. Preparation with the right study material will aid the student to score high. But before going through the reference books students are suggested to have look at TANCET 2020 Syllabus.
You can go for Arihant Publishers MBA and Tata McGraw Hill's TANCET books for an all-round preparation.
Check the list of TANCET 2020 Reference Books here
TANCET 2020 Result
The TANCET answer key will be released before a month of releasing the TANCET results. If the candidate has any kind of issue related to the answer key regarding the wrong answers or suggestions such changes will be made and the final key will be released by the examination authority. Candidates are suggested to go through TANCET 2020 Syllabus to achieve better results.
Anna University has declared the TANCET results on March 12, 2020. TANCET 2020 Results play a crucial part in the student's life as it qualifies as a candidate for the next stage. The candidates can check the TANCET results using their login credentials provided during filling the application form and they will be able to take a copy of the TANCET scorecard from March 23, 2020 onwards.
If the candidate has lost the scorecard he can apply for the Duplicate scorecard by paying INR 100/- through demand draft in Favour of The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai. After the TANCET results are announced the merit list/ rank list is prepared by the university. The candidates must preserve the TANCET scorecard as it is required in the TANCET counselling process.
TANCET results will be available on the official webpage. Anna University releases 3 separate TANCET rank-lists namely.
- GATE Category
- TANCET Category
- Sponsored Category
Calculation of Scores of TANCET
Calculation of the final TANCET score is done based on the Raw Score and Normalized Score:
The calculation of the Raw Score is done by the following formula:
r = Marks scored in Part-1 + Marks scored in Part-2 + Marks scored in Part-3
A raw score is calculated for different disciplines.
Calculation of Normalized Marks is done by the following formula.
n = 40 + (10/s) (r–m)
where 's' = standard deviation, 'm' = mean marks (Total marks in all 3 sections divided by 3) and 'r' = raw marks (total marks obtained in all 3 sections).
Courses offered after TANCET
TANCET 2020 is the gateway to various postgraduate courses such as MBA, M.Tech, MCA and the like. A prospective candidate can look into the following table and get to know the courses offered after clearing the TANCET 2020 exam.
|1||Master of Business Administration (MBA)|
|2||Master of Computer Application (MCA)|
|3||Master of Engineering (ME)|
|4||Master of Technology (M.Tech)|
|5||Master of Planning (M.Plan)|
|6||Master of Architecture (M.Arch)|
TANCET 2020 Cut Off Marks
The examination authority will release the cut off marks which are different for each category and each program. TANCET cut off is decided based on the factors such as difficulty level of the exam, the number of seats available, the number of candidates writing the test, etc. The candidates who have scored more than the cut off are eligible for the TANCET counselling.
For more information, visit TANCET 2020 Cutoff Section.
TANCET 2020 Counselling
TANCET Counselling will be held by Anna University for admission into various courses in the affiliated colleges in Tamil Nadu. TANCET 2020 Counselling will be held in the month of July. Candidates who clear the TANCET 2020 cutoffs only can attend counselling. Important details regarding the TANCET 2020 Counselling process is as follows.
The candidates who have scored more than the cut off are required to apply for the counselling and need to pay INR 300/- as the counselling fee through Demand Draft. The candidates are then sent the call letter mentioning the date and place of TANCET counselling. Students will be expected to bring their original documents to the counselling process. After successful TANCET counselling, a candidate will be admitted to the college.
The documents required to bring for TANCET counselling
- Caste Certificate
- Address Proof
- TANCET 2020 scorecard
- 10th marks sheet
- 12th marks sheet
- Graduation marks sheet
- Transfer Certificate
- Requisite receipt of fee payment
- Domicile Certificate
- Passport Photographs (any other if any mentioned by the examination authority).
TANCET General Instructions
Make sure that you follow these general instructions given below -
- Candidates admitted through Lateral Entry in degree courses are not eligible except for aspirants from B.E./B.Tech. and MCA degree courses.
- Candidates with B.E./B.Tech. degrees obtained through Distance / Weekend mode are not eligible.
- Candidates with a degree obtained without studying Class 10th, 12th or 3 years degree programs are not eligible.
- Other State Candidates can also appear for the entrance test, but the eligibility conditions will be framed by the admitting authority / University.
- A candidate registering for more than one program has to pay INR 500/- (INR 250/- for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamilnadu) for each additional program via online only.
- All the candidates should download the hall tickets from the Anna University website.
- Marks will not be deducted for the questions left unanswered.
- Candidates have to appear for the entrance test at the allotted centres at their own cost and risk.
- Every effort will be taken to comply with the candidate’s choice for TANCET 2020 entrance test centre. However, some other centre might be allotted to a few candidates if the exam centre cannot hold those numbers of candidates. In any case, a centre once allotted cannot be changed for any reason.
- The Question Book in each subject may have different versions. Each question book will have a unique serial number. The candidate must write and shade the question book serial number on the Answer Sheet in the appropriate boxes.
- This is very important, as the evaluation will be based on what the candidates specified on the answer sheet. Any mistake committed in this regard may result in the answer sheet being rejected and the authorities will not be responsible.
TANCET Contact Details
The contact details of TANCET is given below:
Correspondence Address: The Secretary, Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) Centre for Entrance Examinations Anna University Chennai-600 025.