The TANCET Eligibility criteria are specified separately for each program. The candidates have to satisfy all the conditions mentioned to be eligible to give the admission. If it is found in the later stages that the candidate is not fulfilling any of the eligibility criteria then, the university reserves all the rights to cancel or reject the admission of the candidate.
TANCET Eligibility Criteria 2020
To attempt TANCET and get admission in a post-graduate program, students must satisfy the Eligibility criteria framed by Anna University, Chennai.
TANCET eligibility criteria broadly contain criteria for age, nationality, educational qualification and the like. Even before filling the form, candidates must be aware of eligibility conditions and then proceed further. In this segment, we have discussed the exam eligibility criteria in detail. Students will have clarity regarding the criteria after reading this section.
Each student taking the exam must have completed a bachelor's program (minimum 3 years program) with at least 50% in his or her aggregate. But a student belonging to the reserved category should have scored at least 45% in the aggregate marks.
Candidates who have completed their courses through lateral entry mode are not eligible to take the 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 TANCET exam.
Territorial Eligibility Criterion
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 eligibility conditions will be spelled out by the conducting authority or university.
Aspirants with a valid GATE score need not take TANCET. Those candidates can directly apply to universities and proceed for the admission process.
TANCET eligibility criteria do not spell out the maximum age or upper age limit for students appearing for the exam.
Points to Remember:
- Only if the above-mentioned criteria are met by the students, they can proceed further to fill the TANCET 2020 application form.
- Even if one attempts and clears the TANCET exam, Anna University or conducting authority has discretionary powers to reject a candidate if he or she fails to fulfill every element of the eligibility criteria.
- A candidate who has satisfied the eligibility criteria can fill the application form on the official webpage. Learn more about registration and form filling in the Application Form Details Section.
- The eligibility criteria for the examination doesn't specify an age limit for candidates applying for the exam. i.e. there is no minimum age to apply for any course.
Course wise Eligibility
|TANCET Eligibility Based on Educational Qualification|
|COURSE||Previous year's Eligibility Criteria|
|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 2020 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*|
|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*|
|MCA (Lateral Entry)||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 and obtained at least 50 % (45 % in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination.10+2+3 years Pattern|
|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 to be 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 eligibility for the exam.
Previous Year's TANCET Eligibility For Marks
|TANCET Eligibility Based On Marks|
|COURSE||TANCET Eligibility Marks|
|Eligibility Marks for MBA||General Category- 50% in Qualifying examSC/ST/PWD- 45% in Qualifying exam|
|Eligibility Marks for MCA||General Category- 50% in Qualifying examSC/ST/PWD- 45% in Qualifying exam|
|Eligibility Marks for MCA (Lateral Entry)||General Category- 50% in Qualifying examSC/ST/PWD- 45% in Qualifying exam|
|Eligibility Marks forM.E/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan||General Category- 50% in Qualifying examSC/ST/PWD- 45% in Qualifying exam|
In TANCET 2020 exam 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 a 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 2020 may also apply and attempt TANCET.
Reservation: A key component
Reservation has a huge impact on seat filling. Candidates under reserved categories enjoy certain benefits.
A total of 69% seats is reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST) /Special Central Assistance (SCA) candidates, while the rest 31% will be for open category students.
Candidates from other states can appear for the TANCET 2020 entrance test. But the eligibility conditions 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 after the TANCET 2020 exam. Here, we have disclosed the figures in graphical format.