The TANCET eligibility criteria are specified separately for each program. The candidates have to satisfy all the conditions mentioned to be eligible for admission through TANCET 2021. If a candidate does not meet the defined TANCET eligibility criteria in the later stages, then the university reserves all the rights to cancel or reject the admission of the candidate. To attempt TANCET 2021 and get admission in a post-graduate program, students must satisfy the TANCET eligibility criteria framed by the Anna University, Chennai.
TANCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria
The TANCET eligibility criteria broadly contain criteria for age, nationality, and educational qualification. Even before filling the application form, candidates must know the TANCET 2021 eligibility criteria and ensure that they meet it, before proceeding further. In this segment, we have discussed the exam TANCET eligibility criteria.
TANCET Academic Eligibility Criteria
Each student taking the exam must have completed the bachelor's degree (minimum 3 years program) with at least 50% marks in his or her aggregate. A student belonging to the reserved category should have scored at least 45% marks to meet the TANCET eligibility criteria.
Candidates who have completed their courses through lateral entry mode are not eligible to take the TANCET 2021 exam. However, there is an exception for M.Tech and MCA courses. Aspirants who have done B.E or B.Tech through distance mode education or from weekend mode are not considered eligible to write the TANCET exam. Also, test-takers who have completed their degree without attending the 10th and 12th-grade types of education are not entitled to attend the exam, as per the TANCET exam eligibility criteria.
TANCET Territorial Eligibility Criteria
As the exam is a state-level test, candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu are privileged to apply for TANCET. Interested candidates from other states of India can also apply, but the TANCET eligibility conditions will be spelt out by the conducting authority or university.
TANCET GATE Eligibility Criteria
Aspirants with a valid GATE score don't have to appear for TANCET 2021. Those candidates can directly apply to universities and go ahead with the TANCET 2021 admission process.
Age Limit for TANCET
TANCET eligibility criteria do not spell out the maximum age or upper age limit for students appearing for the exam. Hence, candidates of any age group can apply for the exam with the other given TANCET eligibility criteria being fulfilled.
Points to remember:
- Only if the above-mentioned TANCET eligibility criteria are met by the students, they can proceed further to fill the application form on the official website. Learn more about registration and form filling in the TANCET Application Form details section.
- Even if a candidate attempts and clears the exam, Anna University or conducting authority has discretionary powers to reject them if they fail to fulfil every element of the TANCET eligibility criteria.
Course wise TANCET Eligibility 2021
The course-wise TANCET eligibility criteria are given below in the form of a table. Candidates can refer to the table for the eligibility criteria for the various courses.
|COURSE||TANCET 2021 Educational Eligibility Conditions|
|TANCET Eligibility for MBA||Candidates who have a recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration and obtained at least 50% aggregate (45% in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) are eligible to apply for MBA course in TANCET 2021 Examination. (a) 10+2+3 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*|
|TANCET Eligibility for MCA||a candidate should pass in a recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration with mathematics at 10+2 level or 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 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*|
|M.E./ M.Tech/ M.Arch /M.Plan||(a) A pass in a recognized Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the relevant field and obtained at least 50 % (45 % in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination. (i) B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch (or) (ii) B.Pharm. (or) (iii) Master’s Degree in the relevant branch of Science / Arts which is prescribed. (b) (i) 10+2+AMIE*(or)(ii) 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE*|
AMIE: Candidates with Section ‘A’ & ‘B’ certificates (A.M.I.E) and other similar certificates of professional bodies like Aeronautical Society of India, Recognized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India are considered being equivalent to B.E/B.Tech Degree holders. And only 2 years of regular full-time experience in the relevant field after successful completion of the course including project work is accepted. An experience certificate is to be produced by the candidates as proof of their TANCET eligibility criteria for the exam.
TANCET Eligibility Criteria for MCA Lateral Entry
TANCET eligibility criteria for MCA lateral entry is listed below for the candidates to refer from.
- A pass in a recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration in BCA, B.Sc. (Computer Science / Information Technology) with mathematics at 10+2 level or Graduate level
- Should have obtained at least 50% (45% in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination.
- 10+2+3 years Pattern
Previous Year's TANCET Eligibility Criteria as per Marks
The previous years TANCET eligibility criteria as per marks obtained by the candidates is tabulated below for the candidates to refer from.
|COURSE||TANCET Eligibility Based On Marks|
|Eligibility Marks for MBA||General Category- 50% in Qualifying exam SC/ST/PWD- 45% in Qualifying exam|
|Eligibility Marks for MCA||General Category- 50% in Qualifying exam SC/ST/PWD- 45% in Qualifying exam|
|Eligibility Marks for MCA (Lateral Entry)||General Category- 50% in Qualifying exam SC/ST/PWD- 45% in Qualifying exam|
|Eligibility Marks forM.E/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan||General Category- 50% in Qualifying exam SC/ST/PWD- 45% in Qualifying exam.|
Significant Facts about Previous Year's TANCET Eligibility
Some of the key facts related to the previous year's TANCET eligibility criteria are given below:
Under the TANCET eligibility criteria, the total number of seats available for admissions in MBA, MCA, and Engineering courses are expected to be around 18,000, 17,000 and 20,000 respectively to be filled under government quota through single-window counselling.
Candidates appearing for the final semester/year of examination of the qualifying degree course except courses offered by professional institutions (like AMIE) during April/May 2021 may also apply and attempt TANCET 2021.
Candidates from other states can appear for the TANCET 2021 entrance test. But the TANCET eligibility criteria will be stipulated by the conducting authority or university.
Seat Allocation - Tabular Form
The percentage of seats allocated to students belonging to various categories is given below.
|Open Seats (OP)||31.00%|
|Backward Class (BC)||26.50%|
|Backward Class-minority (BCM)||3.50%|
|Most Backward Class (MBC) & Denotified Communities (DC)||20.00%|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||15.00%|
|Scheduled Caste-Aruthathiyars (SCA)||3.00%|
|Scheduled Tribes (ST)||01.00%|
Seat Allocation - Graphical Form
Any student preparing for TANCET can strategize better only if he or she has some knowledge about seat allocation with respect to the TANCET eligibility criteria and after the exam. Here, we have disclosed the figures in graphical format.
TANCET Reservation Criteria 2021
Along with knowing the TANCET eligibility criteria, candidates should also go through the reservation criteria of the exam for reference. The TANCET reservation criteria based on the category in which the candidates belong is depicted below in the form of a table. Candidates can visit the TANCET Counselling page for further details.
|Category of the Candidates||Required Percentage|
Reservation has a huge impact on seat filling. The TANCET reservation criteria shall give candidates certain benefits.
A total of 69% seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST) /Special Central Assistance (SCA) candidates, while the rest 31% will be for open category students.
TANCET Selection Process 2021
The TANCET selection process is one of the most important processes associated with the candidates getting admissions into the various institutions, apart from checking the TANCET eligibility criteria and appearing for the exam. The various steps and procedures involved in the selection processes are listed below for the reference of the candidates. They can also check out the TANCET counselling process for further information.
- Step 1: Online Registration: Registration is one of the most important processes associated with the TANCET selection process, and candidates failing to register cannot participate in the selection process. They should register after checking the TANCET eligibility criteria 2021.
- Step 2: Choice Filling: Candidates should choose their preferred course after registering for the exam according to the TANCET eligibility criteria. The selections process and seat allotment will be based on this choice filling.
- Step 3: Document Verification: Candidates should bring all the necessary documents for the process of document verification. The documents will be thoroughly checked and verified. They will not be able to proceed to the next levels without verifying the same.
- Step 4: Final seat allotment: The seats will be allotted to the candidates based on their choice filling and availability of seats in their desired courses, in respective institutions. The final seat allotment should be followed by the candidates, and they must report to that particular institution for admission.
- Step 5: Reporting to the allocated college: Finally, after the seat allotment, candidates should report to their respective institutions for admission procedures. They should pay the required TANCET fees, submit the necessary documents for admissions, and begin attending the classes.