Exam Date : 19th May 2019 To 20th May 2019
Result Date : 8th June 2019

TANCET 2019 Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Results


TANCET 2019 Introduction

TANCET is a common entrance exam conducted in Tamil Nadu. The fullform of TANCET is Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test. To get an overview about TANCET 2019 , we suggest candidates to read this section completely.


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 opportunities for candidates aspiring to study: MBA, MCA, ME, M.Tech, M.Arch and the like in colleges across Tamil Nadu.

TANCET 2019 Exam

TANCET 2019 is a intra-state exam conducted every year, generally in the month of May. TANCET question paper will be in English and Tamil (the regional language).

Anna University, Chennai has the TANCET Exam 2019, conducting authority. It also conducts counselling for TANCET 2019 for admission into major colleges in the state.

TANCET 2019 exam is scheduled on May 19 and 20. It will be a pen and paper based test. TANCET Counselling may occur in July (tentative). 

Students clearing GATE exam for M.Tech need not additionally take TANCET 2019. 

TANCET 2019 Exam Latest Updates

TANCET 2019 exam application form will be available on the official website in the month of April 2019. Test-takers can fill the TANCET form till April 25 2019.

TANCET application form will cost INR 500 for General Category students. Above all, intrested candidates should have completed a bachelor's degree with minumum 50% aggregate in their final exams. 

Aspiring candidates can download the TANCET syllabus from the official website.

TANCET 2019 Highlights

This important exam TANCET 2019 is the gateway to various post graduate courses such as : MBA, M.Tech, MCA and the like.

TANCET Exam Elements


Exam Name

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test



Conducting Body

Anna University, Chennai


State Level



Courses Offered

M.Tech, MCA, MBA, ME, M.Arch, M.Plan

Registration Mode

Online Application Form

Registration Fee

General - INR 500

SC/ ST/ SCA - INR 250

TANCET 2019 Exam date

19th May 2019 

Exam Centre

15 Centres in Tamil Nadu

Exam Mode

Offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT)

Marking Scheme

1 mark will be given for correct answers

1/3 mark will be deducted for wrong answers


2 hours i.e.the 120 minutes


English and Tamil

Courses Offered through TANCET 2019 

A prospective candidate can look into the following table and get to know the courses offered after clearing TANCET 2019 exam.


Courses Offered


 Master of Business Administration (MBA)


 Master of Computer Application (MCA)


 Master of Engineering (ME)


 Master of Technology (M.Tech)


Master of Planning (M.Plan)


 Master of Architecture (M.Arch)

TANCET 2019 Important Dates

Most important dates for TANCET 2019 exam are mentioned below. Test-takers are requested to go through them.


 Important Dates (Tentative)

TANCET 2019 Application Form Start date

2nd April 2019 

TANCET 2019 Application Form Ends date

25th April 2019 

TANCET 2019 Admit Card date

10th May 2019 

TANCET 2019 Exam date (Released Officially)

19th May 2019 to 20th May 2019 

TANCET 2019 Result

8th June 2019 

TANCET 2019 Counselling Date

2nd July 2019 

 Get more information about dates in TANCET 2019 Important Dates section.

TANCET 2019 Eligibility 

Anna University, the conducting body has framed the eligibility criteria for TANCET 2019. Aspirants must indeed know about TANCET eligibility before applying for the exam.




No Upper Age Limit

Education Qualification

  • MBA: Candidate must have passed a recognized Bachelor's Degree of minimum 3 years of duration with minimum 50% marks (45% for reserved category students)

  • MCA: Candidate must have passed a recognized Bachelor's Degree of minimum 3 years of duration with Mathematics at 10+2 level or at Graduate level with minimum 50% marks (45% for reserved category students)

  • MCA (Lateral Entry): Candidate must have passed a recognized Bachelor's Degree of minimum the years of duration in BCA, B.Sc (Computer Science/ Information Technology) with Mathematics at 10+2 level or at Graduate level with minimum 50% marks (45% for reserved category students)

  • ME/ M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan: Candidate must have passed a recognized Bachelor's Degree in the relevant field of the minimum with years of duration with minimum 50% marks (45% for reserved category students)



 To read more about eligibility visit TANCET 2019 Eligibility Criteria section.

TANCET 2019 Application Form



Mode of TANCET 2019 Application Form


Application Fees

General/OBC - 500

SC/ST/PWD (Physically Handicapped) - 250

Mode Of Payment

Debit/Credit cards and Net banking.

Get more Information about application form in TANCET 2019 Application Form section.

TANCET 2019 Application Process

Steps to apply for TANCET 2019: To get clear clarification about TANCET 2019 Application Students are suggested to go through TANCET 2019 Notification

  • Visit the website of Anna University i.e. annauniv.edu

  • Click on ‘TANCET 2019 Registration’

  • Enter your Name, Date of Birth, Email ID, and Password to generate Registration Id and Password

  • Re-login to fill TANCET 2019 Application Form.

  • Upload a recent passport size color photograph.

  • Pay application fee as per category.

Get more information about application process in the TANCET 2019 Application Process section.

TANCET 2019 Exam Centre

  • TANCET 2019 will be conducted in around 15 centres in Tamil Nadu. Candidates can select the exam centre based on their preference.

  • 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 Exam Centre, once if they lock a centre then it cannot be altered.

Note: It is advised in the interest of candidates to visit the exam centre once before TANCET 2019 exam, and get acquainted with the route and location of the test centre.

TANCET 2019 Admit Card

  • It is must for candidates writing TANCET 2019 exam to have an admit card.

  • TANCET Admit Card will be available online in the official website from 10th May 2019. However, the date is tentative and aspirants should wait for the official notification.

  • TANCET 2019 hall ticket will be available online only for a shorter span of time, hence candidates should download it before the exam authorities remove it.

  • TANCET Admit Card Importance: Candidates are expected to carry their TANCET 2019 admit card 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 a identity certificate with them for proof. These two documents are indispensable and a candidate must possess them. Visit TANCET 2019 Admit Card section to know more about admit card.

TANCET 2019 Exam Pattern

To learn about TANCET Exam pattern is the first step in preparation. Anna University has designed the exam patter which is discussed in this section below.



Type of Exam

Offline (pen and paper)

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Medium of exam

English and Tamil



Marking Scheme

+1 mark for the Correct Answers

-1/3 Mark for Wrong Answers

Total marks


Learn more about exam pattern in TANCET 2019 Exam Pattern section.

TANCET 2019 Syllabus

  • MBA: TANCET 2019 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 Mathematics section a student must build his or her foundation from basic concepts.

  • MCA: TANCET 2019 MCA Syllabus comprise topics from Quantitative Ability, Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness, Verbal Activity, Basic Science.

  • As most candidates aspiring to do MCA are from a computer science backround, scoring in computer awareness section is a cake walk. But aspirants have to focus on other section as well.

  • ME/ M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan :TANCET 2019 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 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.

  • Get to know more about syllabus in TANCET 2019 Syllabus section.

TANCET 2019 Reference Books

  • Like armour 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 2019 Syllabus.

Get more information about reference books in the TANCET 2019 Reference Books section.

TANCET 2019 Result

  • Candidates are suggested to go through TANCET 2019 Syllabus to achieve better results. 

  • Anna University will release the TANCET results on 8th June 2019 (tentative). TANCET 2019 exam results play a crucial part in the student's life as it qualifies a candidate to the next stage.

  • 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 TANCET 2019 Score 

Raw Score = Marks scored by candidate in Part-1 + Part-2 + Part-3 in TANCET 2019. Part 1 means Engineering Mathematics, Part 2 means Basic Engineering & Science and Part 3 is for different Disciplines.

Normalized marks = 40 + (10/s) (r – m)

TANCET 2019 Counselling

  • TANCET Counselling will be held by Anna University for admission into various courses in the affiliated colleges in Tamil Nadu.

  • TANCET 2019 Counselling will be held on 2nd July 2019 (tentative). Candidates who clear the TANCET 2019 cutoffs only can attend counselling.

  • Students will be expected to bring their original documents to the counselling process.

  • After successful TANCET counselling, a candidate will be admitted in the college.

Get more information about counselling on TANCET 2019 Counselling section.

General Instruction for TANCET 2019

  • 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 10th, 12th Std. or 3 years degree programme 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.

  • Candidate registering for more than one programme has to pay INR 500/- (INR 250/- for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamilnadu) for each additional programme 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 2019  entrance test centre. However, some other centre might be allotted to few candidates if the exam centre cannot hold more number of candidates. In any case, a centre once allotted cannot be changed for any reasons.

  • 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 Secretary, Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) Centre for Entrance Examinations Anna University Chennai – 600 025.

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TANCET 2019 Important Dates

  • Application Process: The TANCET 2019 Examination Application Process will start and the Application Forms will be available on the TANCET Official Website from 2nd April 2019. 
  • Admit Card Issue: The candidates can download the admit card for TANCET 2019 exam will be available by 10th May 2019.

  • Examination Date: TANCET 2019 exam will be conducted on 19th May 2019.

  • Exam Results: TANCET 2019 exam results will be announced on 8th June 2019.

  • Counseling: After the TANCET 2019 result announced, counseling process will start from 2nd July 2019.
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TANCET 2019 Eligibility

Education Qualification:

  • MBA: Applicant must hold Bachelor’s degree with 50% of marks for General category & 45% of marks for Reserved Category.

  • MCA: Candidate must hold Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University of at least 3 years duration with mathematics as a major subject at class 12 level or graduate level.

  • MCA(Lateral Entry): Candidate must hold Bachelor’s degree in BCA/B.Sc(Computer science/Information Technology) from a recognized University with mathematics as a major subject in class 12 or at the graduate level.

  • M.E./M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan: Candidate must hold Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the relevant field from a recognized category For General Category minimum percentage marks criteria is 50% and for reserved category 45% in the qualifying degree examination.

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TANCET 2019 Application Process

  • Application Form Availability: Visit the official website of TANCET 2019 exam after the online form is released.
  • Registration Details: Candidates will receive login ID and Password via SMS to your registered Mobile Number and Registered Email ID.

  • Scanned Document: Upload your recent passport size photo and signature after the form is filled. click on submit to save your information.

  • Payment Mode: Candidates can pay via online process or by Demand Draft, for demand draft candidate need to mention the details of DD on the website of TANCET 2019.
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TANCET 2019 Application Form Details

  • Visit the official website: Go to official website of TANCET 2019 and create a new user account.
  • Statistics: Fill the application with the appropriate information given in the original documents in TANCET 2019.

  • Scanned copies: After filling the application upload all the scanned documents. The size of the documents must be between 20-30KB.

  • Payment mode: The application fee of TANCET 2019 can be paid online or can be paid through DD and the cost of the application is Rs.500 for general category and Rs.250 for reserved category.

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TANCET 2019 Admit Card

  • Availability of the Admit Card: Candidates can download the admit card for TANCET exam 10th May 2019. To download the admit card candidates can visit the TANCET 2019 website and follow the instructions.
  • Documents: The Admit Card to TANCET 2019 is the most important document, that must be carried by the candidate while appearing for the TANCET 2019 examination.

  • Admit card details: The Admit Card contains all the information of the particular candidate like the candidate's name, address, photo, signature, thumbprint, and instructions to be followed on the day of TANCET 2019 examination.

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TANCET 2019 Exam Pattern

  • Marking Scheme: One mark will be awarded for every right answer and 1/3 mark is reduced for every wrong answer.
  • Exam Duration: The Duration of TANCET 2019 exam is two hours.
  • Courses: Remember that TANCET 2019 exam of ME/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.The plan will be held on separate dates.

  • Exam Dates: TANCET 2019 examination will be held on different dates for different majors.

  • Type of Questions: The TANCET 2019 will be based on Multiple Choice Questions(MCQ) type.

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TANCET 2019 Syllabus

  • Sections: TANCET exam paper has been divided into three parts.
  • Part 1:  First paper of TANCET is included with Engineering Mathematics.

  • Part 2: Second paper of TANCET is included with Basic Engineering and Science.

  • Part 3: Third paper of TANCET is included with subjects wise topics.

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TANCET 2019 Results

  • Result Date: Results of TANCET 2019 Examination will be available by 8th June 2019.
  • Official Website: Candidates can view their results under result tab on the TANCET 2019 exam website.

  • Login Details: Candidates have to enter their roll number along with registered details to view result.

  • Download: It is advised to take a print-out of the results for reference.

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TANCET 2019 Counselling

  • Basic about Counselling for TANCET: Candidates will get admission according to the rank acquired by the candidate in TANCET 2019 exam.
  • Visit the official website: The schedule for counselling for TANCET 2019 will be uploaded to the official TANCET website.

  • Commencement of counselling: Counseling of TANCET 2019 will commence from July 2019.

  • Must qualify: The Qualified candidates will be called for counselling as per their preferences are given in the application form as per the streams of Students and Rank Qualified on the Entrance Exam.


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Colleges which accept [TANCET]

Want to get in ?
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Logistics and Supply Chain Management), batch of 2018
14 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

● Any BA degree is applicable for the admission for the college ● TANCET is the entrance exam, also payment quota is also available 

Want to get in ?
Divya Lakshmi
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Banking and Finance), batch of 2017
17 Mar 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Completion of ug with minimum 50%                                              ENTRANCE EXAM: TANCET 

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Engineering [BE], batch of 2020
01 Mar 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

50 percentage of marks were required to get admission in this college. Paid the government fees in bank and donation in college TANCET was my entrance examination. 90,000 rank was the cutoff

Want to get in ?
Master of Computer Application [MCA], batch of 2012
21 Feb 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

You have to score above 60% in your undergraduate. If applied member is more than expected, you have to clear internal exam. There is no Tancet cut off marks are invalid as it is deemed university. Apart from that , this is good college for who loved to study in co-ed. College infrastructure , library, lab , class rooms and faculties are superb.

Want to get in ?
M.B.A, batch of 2017
27 Jan 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

TANCET is the entrance exam to get the admission in this college.

Want to get in ?
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2017
21 Jan 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

You should have Completed any UG Degree. TANCET is the entrance examination. Above 60% and they have been selected based on the scores they got in TANCET.


Want to get in ?
Master of Computer Application [MCA], batch of 2020
05 Jan 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Eligibility in UG Marks, TANCET counseling entrance exam, TANCET exam attend the student you will join the university.

Want to get in ?
PGP ACM, batch of 2019
30 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The candidate must clear the TANCET/GATE exam and must have passed the 12th from a recognized institute. Minimum 65% cutoff mark is required.

Want to get in ?
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2018
13 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

1.We have to complete any UG courses in affiliated University

2. Required TANCET exam

3. Required above 50% cut off


Want to get in ?
ME.Aeronautical, batch of 2020
27 Nov 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

I have cleared TANCET entrance exam to get admission in PG and the cutoff mark ranges from 30 to 40 depending upon on the community for this course.

Discussion Forum

Can i change the exam centre after being allotted?

Can you specify the counseling process for the TANCET 2018?

Asked By: surveen chawla,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Surveen, 

No, You cannot change the exam centre after being allotted. To know more about the exam centres, click on the link here.

Can you specify the counseling process for the TANCET 2018?

Can you specify the counseling process for the TANCET 2018?

Asked By: Rakhi chawant,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Rakhi,

The Counselling process is described in the link here. Follow the link to read more about the counselling process. 

TANCET exam is having negetive marking?

TANCET exam is having negetive marking?

Asked By: Abhishek,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Abhishek,

In TANCET exam 1/3 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

To know more about TANCET Exam Click Here.

Can I give TANCET exam online?

Can I give TANCET exam online?

Asked By: Priya,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Priya,

TANCET exam is conducted in Offline mode only. There is no provision for an offline exam.

To know more about TANCET Exam Click Here.


Can I get admission in MBA through TANCET

Asked By: Palkesh,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

 Hi Palkesh,

Through TANCET exam candidate can get admission in  MBA, MCA, M.E., M.Tech, M.Arch, M.Plan courses offered by all government and private institutions located all over Tamil Nadu.

To know more about TANCET Exam Click Here.


TANCET Syllabus

What is the Syllabus of TANCET Exam?

Asked By: Rehan,

Preparation Tips

how do I boost my performance ?

Asked By: Vishnu,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Vishnu,

  • Tip 1: Before starting preparation, you have to make a proper timetable that covers all your subjects/topics of the officially prescribed syllabus. Allot more time to a subject that needs more attention and that is asked every year.
  • Tip 2: By solving previous year question papers, candidates will get familiarized with the exam pattern and weight of questions.
  • Tip 3: Candidates must take as many mock tests as they can before the actual day of the test. Mock test papers help candidates identify their strong and weak areas. Mocks give them the chance to strengthen those weak areas.
  • Tip 4: Candidates will be confronted with questions in the test related to English language and vocabulary. For this, it is advised that they read as many newspapers as they can daily and mark down words they have unknown so far and then check for their meaning.

Lateral Entry to MCA

I'm looking in for a Later Entry to MCA. Is it possible through TANCET? Which all institutions can I apply to for the same?

Asked By: Sampath Murugadas,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, it is possible through TANCET.  Provided, candidates have to clear TANCET to be eligible.

Aspiring candidates can avail admissions in the following institutes:

  • University Departments of Anna University, Chennai – 25, Anna University Regional Campuses and University College of Engineering.
  • Government, Government Aided Engineering Colleges, Arts and Science Colleges and for the seats surrendered by the Self-Financing Engineering Colleges, Arts and Science Colleges under the purview of Directorate of Technical Education , Chennai and Directorate of Collegiate Education, Chennai–6 including stand-alone Institutions.

Correction Change of caste in TANCET Application Form

When I registered for TANCET, I selected the caste as ST but my original caste is SC. I have already submitted the application. Is there any way to change it and make the correction on TANCET Application Form? Will any problem arise due to this?

Asked By: Sreevidhya,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

There's nothing you can do about it now.

Once the Application Form is submitted and the Admit Card is allotted, TANCET (Anna University) doesn't provide a window for corrections of any kind.

You must get in touch with the Board (Anna University) to get a good view on your options.

Exam Centre correction for TANCET

I am a candidate from Salem. But my exam centre to TANCET is allotted as Chennai. How do I change my Exam Centre?

Asked By: Krishnamoorthy R,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

There's nothing you can do about it now.

Once the Application Form is submitted and the Admit Card is allotted, TANCET (Anna University) doesn't provide a window for corrections of any kind.

So, you might just have to go to Chennai for the exam or maybe wait for TANCET next year for an opportunity at Salem (Highly NOT Advised).

I assume you'll make a proper decision regarding the matter.