TANCET Eligibility Criteria 2024: Educational Qualification, Age limit

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Mar 7, 2024

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TANCET Eligibility Criteria 2024 has been released by Anna University, Chennai, along with the official brochure. The TANCET 2024 Eligibility Criteria has been specified separately for each program. The candidates must satisfy all the conditions mentioned to be eligible for admission through TANCET 2024.

The eligibility criteria for TANCET 2024 includes a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in graduation for unreserved and 45% for reserved category candidates. The details for the same is provided below.

If a candidate does not meet the defined TANCET Eligibility Criteria 2024, the university reserves all the right to cancel or reject the candidate's admission. To attempt TANCET 2024 and get admission to a post-graduate program, students must satisfy the TANCET exam eligibility criteria framed by Anna University, Chennai.

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TANCET Eligibility Criteria 2024

TANCET eligibility criteria 2024 broadly contain age, nationality, and educational qualification criteria. Before filling out the application form, candidates must know TANCET 2024 eligibility criteria and ensure they meet them before proceeding. In this segment, the TANCET eligibility criteria have been discussed in detail.

TANCET Academic Eligibility Criteria

Each student taking the exam must have completed a bachelor's degree (minimum 3 years program) with at least 50% marks in their aggregate. A student belonging to the reserved category should have scored at least 45% marks to meet TANCET eligibility criteria.

Candidates who have completed their courses through lateral entry mode are not eligible to take the TANCET 2024 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 is 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 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 conducting authority or university will spell out TANCET eligibility conditions.

TANCET GATE Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants with a valid GATE score don't have to appear for TANCET 2024. Those candidates can directly apply to universities and go ahead with the TANCET 2024 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

Some of the pointers that applicants must be aware of are shared below.

  • Only if the students meet the above-mentioned TANCET eligibility criteria, they can proceed further to fill out 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 the conducting authority has discretionary powers to reject them if they fail to fulfill every element of the TANCET eligibility criteria.
  • Candidates must have completed 10 + 2 years of higher education + AMIE (with 2 years of experience) or 10 + 3 years of technical education (issued by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE (with 2 years experience).
  • After passing all topics, including project work and two years of regular full-time teaching experience / industrial experience in the appropriate sector, the candidate must present their experience certificate.
  • Must have passed either the GATE or TANCET with a qualifying score.

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Course-Wise TANCET Eligibility 2024

The course-wise TANCET eligibility criteria are discussed below as pointers for candidates' reference.

  • 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 the MBA course in TANCET 2024 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: Candidates should pass 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: The eligibility for M.E./ M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan are shared below:
    • (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 the Aeronautical Society of India, Recognized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India are considered equivalent to B.E/B.Tech Degree holders.

Only 2 years of regular full-time experience in the relevant field after completing the course, including project work, is accepted. The candidates will produce an experience certificate as proof of their TANCET eligibility criteria for the exam.

TANCET Eligibility Criteria for MCA Lateral Entry

TANCET eligibility criteria for MCA lateral entry are listed below for the candidates to refer from.

  • Applicants must have passed a recognized Bachelor's degree of a minimum of 3 years in BCA, B.Sc. (Computer Science / Information Technology) with mathematics at 10+2 level or Graduate level.
  • They should have obtained at least 50% (45% in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination.

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Previous Year's TANCET Eligibility Criteria as per Marks

The previous years' TANCET eligibility criteria as per marks obtained by the candidates are tabulated below for the candidates to refer from.

TANCET Eligibility Criteria as Per Marks Obtained
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.

Total Seats

Under 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.

TANCET Seats Availability
Courses Seats available
MBA 18,000
MCA 17,000
Engineering 20,000

Degree-Pursuing Applicants

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 2024, may also apply and attempt TANCET 2024.

Seat Allocation - Tabular Form

The percentage of seats allocated to students belonging to various categories is given below.

TANCET Seat Allocation According to Category
Category Seat Allocation
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%

 

TANCET Reservation Criteria 2024

Along with knowing TANCET eligibility criteria, candidates should also go through the reservation criteria of the exam for reference. TANCET reservation criteria based on the category in which the candidates belong are depicted in the table below.

TANCET Reservation Criteria 2024
Category Percentage of Seats Reserved
Unreserved Category 31%
Backward Class 50%
SC (including Aruthathiyars) 18%
ST 1%

TANCET Selection Process 2024

TANCET selection process is one of the most important processes associated with the candidates getting admission 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 candidates' reference. They can also check out the TANCET counselling process for further information.

  • 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 for 2024.
  • Choice Filling: Candidates should choose their preferred course after registering for the exam according to TANCET eligibility criteria. The selection process and seat allotment will be based on this choice filling.
  • Document Verification: Candidates should bring all the necessary documents for document verification. The documents will be thoroughly checked and verified. They cannot proceed to the next levels without verifying the same.
  • Final Seat Allotment: The seats will be allotted to the candidates based on their choice of filling and availability of seats in their desired courses in respective institutions. The candidates should follow the final seat allotment and report to that particular institution for admission.
  • Reporting to the Allocated College: 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 admission, and begin attending the classes.

FAQs

Can a candidate in the ST category apply for the TANCET exam if they have scored 44%?

No, as per the TANCET eligibility criteria 2024, a candidate who belongs to the ST category and has 44% aggregate marks cannot apply for the TANCET exam. Candidates from the reserved category must have a minimum of 45% marks.

Is it mandatory for a candidate to be from the state of Tamil Nadu to apply for the TANCET 2024?

A candidate from any state can apply for the TANCET exam as per the TANCET eligibility criteria 2024.

Can candidates apply for the MCA program if they have completed higher secondary and graduated without mathematics?

No, to be eligible for the MCA program, the candidate must qualify for the 10+2 level board exam or degree course in Mathematics as per the TANCET eligibility criteria 2024.

What is the minimum percentage for general category applicants to apply for the exam?

A candidate belonging to the general category can apply for the exam if they have 50% in their graduation as per the TANCET eligibility criteria 2024.

Can a candidate apply for the TANCET exam while pursuing their graduation?

A candidate can apply for the TANCET exam while pursuing their graduation degree as per the TANCET eligibility criteria 2024.

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