TNEA 2021: Full Form, Online Registration, College List, Notification, Official Website, Latest News

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Jul 26, 2021 | Engineering


If you are looking for admission into the top engineering colleges of Tami Nadu, then TNEA is your golden opportunity to do so. Get enrolled in the best engineering colleges based on your class 12 marks and performance in the examination.

Latest Updates:

  • Jul 26, 2021: The registrations for TNEA 2021 have started today. Interested candidates must apply on or before Aug 24, 2021. Visit TNEA Application Form for the direct link to apply now!


What is the TNEA Exam?

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) is an exam conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Chennai for admissions to undergraduate level courses available at various engineering colleges of the state. The candidates for admission to engineering colleges will be selected based on their performance in their class 12 board or equivalent exam from a recognized board. The written test for admission into the course has been scrapped by TNEA authorities.

The candidates who have satisfied TNEA 2021 eligibility criteria will be required to complete their admission online by logging onto the official website with the process of counselling and submission of their documents. TNEA exam 2021 is the key through which a lot of engineering students get enrolled in the engineering colleges of Tamil Nadu. Their admission happens through single-window counselling. The authorities believe that this process provides transparency to a great extent. The TNEA Exam 2021 is arranged each year for admission into undergraduate engineering programs in the state of Tamil Nadu. Applicants wanting to pursue their engineering undergraduate degree in any of the colleges participating will have to appear for the TNEA Exam. The score obtained by the candidate in the TNEA Exam 2021 and his/ her 12th standard/ HSC score will be considered when giving admission into one of the programs. Applicants can register for the TNEA Exam 2021 on the official website after checking their eligibility.

  • The courses offered through TNEA are B.Tech and B.E. These courses consist of 4 academic years, which are divided into 8 semesters
  • There is also an integrated course, B.E., which consists of 5 academic years. It is divided into 10 semesters.
  • The common application form of TNEA seeks admission to the university departments and the constituent colleges of Anna University, Government and Government Aided Engineering Colleges and for the seats surrendered by Self–Financing Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu under Unified Single Window Admission System for Indian Nationals

Candidates who wish to take the TNEA Exam 2021 can read below for more information. Given below are the highlights of the TNEA exam.

TNEA Exam 2021 at a glance
Exam Name Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission
Acronym TNEA
Examination Level State
Exam Category Undergraduate
Conducting Authority Anna University

TNEA Colleges and Seat Availability 2021

The following colleges and institutes have enabled admissions to their programs by considering the TNEA scores or ranks.

  • Academy of Maritime Education and Training, Kancheepuram
  • Indian Maritime University, Kancheepuram
  • Periyar Maniammai University- School of Architecture, Engineering and Technology, Thanjavur
  • Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute University- Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Chennai
  • Vinayaka Mission's University- Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Salem
  • Vels University- School of Engineering, Chennai
  • Noorul Islam College of Engineering, Kumaracoil
  • PRIST University, Thanjavur
  • VIT University, Vellore
  • Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore
  • Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai
  • College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai
  • Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore
  • Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai
  • Government College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • St. Joseph's College of Engineering, Chennai
  • Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur
  • PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Kancheepuram
  • Kancheepuram Amrita Institute of Computer Technology, Chennai
  • Kongu Engineering College, Erode
  • Easwari Engineering College, Chennai
  • Sona College of Technology, Salem
  • Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore
  • Velammal Engineering College, Chennai
  • Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Coimbatore
  • Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Erode

Refer to the table below to learn about the number of seats offered by each college that accepts the scores of the TNEA examination.

TNEA Sports Quota Reservation

The University gives special preference to the candidates who have a distinguished stature in sports. The candidates who have represented themselves at State-level, National, or International Level will be given preference over the other candidates. The following sports will be given weightage.

TNEA Sports Quota List
Mallakhamb Athletics Squash Rackets Cycle Polo
Motor Sports Atya Patya Swimming Cycling
Netball Badminton Table Tennis Fencing
Powerlifting Ball Badminton Tae-kwon–do Football
Roller Skating Baseball Tennikoit Golf
Rowing Basketball Tennis Gymnastics
Rugby Beach Volleyball Throwball Handball
Sailing Billiards and Snooker Triathlon Hockey
Sepak Takraw Body Building Volleyball Judo
Shooting Boxing Weightlifting Kabaddi
Silambam Carom Wrestling Karate-Do
Soft Ball Chess Wushu Kho Kho
Soft Tennis Cricket Yachting Korf Ball
Archery Yogasanas - -

TNEA 2021 Exam Dates

Actual TNEA 2021 Important Dates have been released. Since there was no entrance exam conducted for the year 2021, the admission procedure is slightly different. The admissions will be given based on the aggregate marks obtained by the candidate in class 12. Interested applicants should register themselves for the selection process by going to the TNEA 2021 Exam's official website. The last date for the TNEA 2021 Application is Aug 24, 2021. After that, candidates will need to upload the necessary documents on the portal then TNEA authorities will release a rank list of the students. According to that rank list, students will be called for the TNEA 2021 Counselling.

Candidates may look at the table below to understand new events in the TNEA 2021 Admission process. The TNEA schedule is given below in the table.

TNEA 2021 Important Dates
Events Date
Release of Official Notification Jul 19, 2021
Release of TNEA Application Form Jul 26, 2021
Last Date to Submit Application Form Aug 24, 2021
Process of Random Number Generation Aug 25, 2021
Rank/Merit List Generation Sep 4, 2021
Counselling (for Differently-abled) Sep 7, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021
Counselling (Vocational) Sep 14, 2021 - Oct 4, 2021
Counselling (Academic) Sep 14, 2021 - Oct 4, 2021
Commencement of Supplementary Counselling Round Oct 12, 2021 - Oct 16, 2021

Online Counselling (Vocational and Academic) SCA to SC counselling

Oct 18, 2021 - Oct 20, 2021
Conclusion of Counselling Oct 20, 2021

TNEA 2021 Eligibility

Candidates who will be taking the TNEA Exam 2021 have to satisfy the TNEA 2021 Eligibility Criteria before registering for the exam. The TNEA 2021 Eligibility Criteria depends upon multiple aspects like nativity of the candidate, minimum educational qualification of the candidate, and age of the candidate. There TNEA 2021 Eligibility Criteria differs according to the different streams or branches. Candidates applying for the TNEA should check whether they satisfy the eligibility criteria or not. TNEA 2021 Eligibility criteria are as follows.

TNEA 2021 For Domicile

Candidates who are citizens of India and have completed their 10+2 or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution can apply for the TNEA. The candidate must either be a resident of Tamil Nadu or must have been a resident of Tamil Nadu for at least 5 years continuously to be eligible to apply for the examination. In either case, the candidate has to produce a nativity certificate as proof.

Children/ wards of Central Government employees can also apply for TNEA provided that their parents show the certificate which can prove that they are living in Tamil Nadu for the last five years. Candidates who are children of All India Service Tamil Nadu Cadet Officers are also eligible for TNEA.

TNEA 2021 Educational Qualification

Candidates who are interested in appearing for TNEA should have completed their 10+2 from a recognized board of India with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects. Candidates belonging to the general category should have achieved 50% marks, OBC category students should have achieved 45% marks and SC/ ST should have achieved 40% marks.

TNEA 2021 Age Limit

As per the TNEA, the lower age limit to apply for the examination is 18 years and the upper age limit is 25 years. The candidate is considered eligible for the programs offered through the TNEA only if he/ she has an age within the aforementioned range.

TNEA 2021 Syllabus

The TNEA 2021 Exam is an entrance test that allows students to get admission into undergraduate engineering courses in different colleges within the state of Tamil Nadu. The TNEA 2021 Syllabus is similar to other entrance examinations conducted for engineering admission.

The syllabus is composed of 3 sections namely Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Students are required to study from class 11 and class 12 books of the same subjects for the TNEA 2021 Exam.

The TNEA 2021 syllabus is significant for all the TNEA 2021 aspirants. The first step towards the TNEA 2021 preparation is learning the syllabus and buying all the study materials containing the respective subjects and topics.

The following are some of the important topics included in the syllabus of the TNEA exam 2021.

Physics Syllabus

  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Work, Energy, and Power
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motions
  • Gravitation
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Optics
  • Thermodynamics

Mathematics Syllabus

  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Algebra
  • Statistics

Chemistry Syllabus

  • s-block Elements
  • p-block Elements
  • d and f-block Elements
  • Hydrogen
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Structure of Atoms
  • Equilibrium
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Solutions
  • Solid State

TNEA Application Form 2021 

The application form for the TNEA 2021 Exam will be released in the first week of May, 2021, by the Directorate of Technical Education, Chennai on the official website. The candidates will be able to fill the application form by the last week of May or the first week of June, 2021. After successfully registering for the TNEA Exam 2021, candidates will be sent a random number via SMS on their registered mobile number by the TNEA Exam Authorities. Candidates can also see this random number after they sign into their TNEA exam 2021 accounts.

Candidates are required to enter all the details asked in the TNEA 2021 application form very carefully. All the details and information about the candidate must be correct and all documents must be uploaded as per the instructions. If any conflicting information is found later on then his/her candidature might get rejected. The candidate will be asked to input personal details and educational details. Some of the details which are needed to be filled into the application form are as below.

Personal Details

  • Name of the candidate
  • Date of Birth
  • Name of Parent/ Guardian
  • Address: State, District, Pincode,
  • Category
  • Nativity
  • Nationality
  • Sportsperson or not [for sports quota]
  • Details about the first graduate in the family of the candidate

Other Details

  • Mother tongue
  • Annual Income
  • Occupation of parent/ guardian

Aspirants are advised to fill the TNEA 2021 Application Form with the correct information as it will be verified by the TNEA.

TNEA 2021 Online Registration

The TNEA 2021 Application process consists of various steps, each of which must be completed in order to complete the TNEA 2021 application process. Candidates can follow the below process to apply for TNEA Exam 2021.

  • First of all, you have to go to the official website of TNEA
  • Then, you have to look for the "Online Registration" link and click on it
  • You will have to register yourself first. To register, you have to give your contact information such as your name, phone number, email ID, etc. An OTP will be sent to your phone number which you will have to input and your username and password will be created. It is advised to give a correct and active phone number and email as all the important information regarding TNEA will be conveyed through these to you by the authority
  • After the registration is done, you have to log in with your username and password
  • Then, you will have to fill in the personal details, academic details, and verify them
  • Post that you will have to pay the application fee and you will be able to take a print out of your application form

Payment of TNEA 2021 Application Fee

Candidates will need to pay the TNEA application fee online. No application will be considered if the payment is incomplete.

TNEA Application Form
Category Application Fees
General INR 500

TNEA 2021 Selection Process

The TNEA 2021 selection process consists of various steps. Candidates must follow all the steps thoroughly. The TNEA 2021 first step is that the TNEA 2021 aspirants must first meet all the eligibility criteria. Then they must proceed towards the application form and the registration process.

The TNEA exam 2021 dates will be announced and after the candidates have successfully registered themselves they will be able to open the TNEA 2021 admit card which will be released online on the official website. The candidates must download the admit card and then accordingly arrive at the exam centre.

The TNEA 2021 results will be released after the successful conduction of the exam. The TNEA 2021 cut off will also release around the same time and all aspirants who meet the cut-off will be shortlisted for the counselling process where the candidates will be allotted the seats.

TNEA Exam Centers 2021 

As TNEA conducts a counselling process for the admissions, there are a total of 52 facilitation centres arranged by the TNEA Exam 2021 authorities. Document verification of the candidates will be done at these centres. Candidates will be assigned any of these centres where they will have to report on time for the TNEA 2021 Counselling process. Some of the main facilitation centres and their location are given below. Please note that all centres have not been listed, candidates can check the official website for a detailed list.

TNEA Exam Centers 2021 
Location Name of the facilitation centre
Chennai Tamilnadu Science and Technology Centre
Chennai Anna Centenary Library, Kotturpuram
Chennai Central Polytechnic College (integrated workshop), Tharamani
Chennai Central Polytechnic College[auditorium], Tharamani
Chennai Government Polytechnic College, R. K Nagar
Chennai Government Polytechnic College, Purasawalkam
Coimbatore Government College of Technology (GCT), Thadagam Road
Coimbatore Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore District
Coimbatore Anna University Regional Campus
Erode Government Polytechnic College, Perundurai
Erode Gobi Arts & Science College (Autonomous), Gobichettipalayam
Salem Government College of Engineering, Karuppur, Omalur
Cuddalore Thiru Kolanjiappar Government Arts College, Virudhachalam
Cuddalore Faculty of Engineering and Technology Annamalai University, Chidambaram
Thiruvallur Murugappa Polytechnic College, Avadi
Thiruvallur Loganatha Narayanasamy Government College (Autonomous), Ponneri
Madurai Thiagarajar College of Engineering
Madurai Anna University Regional Campus
Kanchipuram Pachaiyappas Womens College, Ramasamy Kulam, Chinna Kanchipuram

TNEA 2021 Cut Off

The TNEA 2021 Cut off will be released online on the official website of TNEA. The TNEA 2021 cut off will be released after the successful conduction of the TNEA exam 2021. The candidates who will score or meet the TNEA 2021 cut off will be shortlisted for further rounds of selection.

For admissions, the candidates have to qualify for the minimum marks specified by the University for different programs. The TNEA 2021 cut off for each subject is given below.

TNEA 2021 Cut Off
B.Tech Programs Opening cut-off Marks Closing Cut-off Marks
Computer Science Engineering 75 200
Biotechnology Engineering 85.75 194.25
Civil Engineering 76 194.5
Mechanical Engineering 77.5 199
Food Technology 87.75 193.5
Chemical Engineering 83 198.75
Electrical & Electronics Engineering 80.5 195.50
Electronics & Communication Engineering 87.25 198
Information Technology 75 193
Automobile Engineering 81.5 187.75

TNEA 2021 Result

Anna University which is the conducting authority of the TNEA 2021 Exam will publish the result. The TNEA 2021 Result will be declared on the official website. The result will be declared in the form of a rank list and will only be available online. The marks obtained by the candidate in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry is reduced to a base of 200. The Chemistry and Physics marks will be combined and will be reduced to 100 whereas the Mathematics which will be of 100 marks total has the most weightage.

Steps to check TNEA 2021 Result

  • Visit the official website i.e.
  • Find and click on the option that says "Rank list".
  • Enter the required login credentials.
  • After logging in, the rank list of the TNEA Exam 2021 will be presented on the screen.
  • Candidates can download and print the result for future reference.

TNEA Counselling 2021 

The TNEA 2021 Rank list will be released by the Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE) on the official website after the announcement of the result. The counselling will be held separately for candidates belonging to different categories.

Counselling Events Dates
Counselling (for Differently-abled) To be announced
Counselling (Vocational) To be announced
Counselling (Academic) To be announced
Online Counselling (Vocational and Academic) SCA to SC counselling To be announced
Conclusion of Counselling To be announced

The list will be prepared based on the marks obtained by the candidate in 10+2. Candidates will be allotted the colleges in the TNEA 2021 counselling. For this purpose, candidates have to submit INR 5000 for General candidates and INR 2500 for SC/ST candidates.

The TNEA 2021 Counselling process has various steps. They are as follows.

  • All candidates who have registered for the TNEA 2021 must pay the counselling fees which is different for different categories. The candidates belonging to the General and OBC category must pay INR 500, candidates belonging to SC/ ST category must pay INR 250, and for other reserved category INR 100
  • After the fee payment, the candidates must submit all their personal details like nationality, nativity, category, etc
  • The candidates after this will be given a random ten-digit number to help when the candidates have reached a tie and have exhausted the tie-breaking rules of TNEA 2021 
  • Then the candidates will proceed to the document verification round
  • After this, the candidates will have to choose the course or the college they want to take the admission
  • The authority will release the TNEA 2021 seat allotment list based on the merit list, category of the candidate and the availability of course

Documents Required for TNEA Counselling

Candidates must carry the following documents with them while going for the TNEA 2021 Counselling. Some of the documents have been listed below.

  • Valid Photo ID Proof
  • Marksheets of Class 10 and 12
  • Category Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Call Letter for Counselling
  • Recent passport-sized photographs


What colleges come under TNEA and which ones can I apply for?

This is a detailed and lengthy list. Please click here for full details.

What is the age limit for the TNEA Exam?

There is no specified age limit for TNEA programs. However, for the marine engineering course, a candidate must be less than 25 years old.

What is the application fee and mode of payment for TNEA?

TNEA application fees for the examination are INR 500 for the general category. TNEA application fees for candidates who belong to SC/ST/SCA category is INR 250. The applicant can pay the fees through Net Banking, Debit card, Credit card, Demand draft.

What is the educational eligibility criteria for the TNEA Exam?

The candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and they must have score aggregate of 50% for the general category and 45% for the OBC category and 40% for the SC, ST, SCA, MBC, DNC category.

What is the purpose of the TNEA Exam?

The TNEA Exam is conducted as an entrance test for admission into B.E and B.Tech programs available in the participating colleges and universities in the state of Tamil Nadu. This is an admission test for the engineering programs.

How is the TNEA Cut Off calculated?

TNEA Authorities calculate the TNEA Cut Off based on different factors which include number of students appearing for the exam, number of seats available as well as the difficulty level of the TNEA Exam paper, etc. The TNEA Cut Off changes every year based on these factors. Candidate can check the TNEA Cut Off of previous years to get an idea.

Can I apply to the TNEA Exam if I am not a resident of the Tamil Nadu state?

Yes. Students who are not from the state of Tamil Nadu can also apply to the TNEA Exam. There will be reserved seats through which these students can get admission. There will 50 seats reserved in the different departments of Anna University for the students who are not residents of the Tamil Nadu state.

What should I do if I can\'t attend the TNEA Counselling?

If for some reason candidate is not able to attend the TNEA Counselling session then he/she has the permission to send his/her parents on his/her behalf in which candidate will need to authorise the parents. If the candidate cannot attend nor can he/she attend the TNEA Counselling, then he/she may attend the further rounds of TNEA Counselling but the candidate will have to get admission based on the seats available for that particular round of TNEA Counselling.

Are there any quotas available for the admissions through TNEA?

Yes. There several quotas available for getting admission through TNEA. These include quotas like Sports quota, Ex-serviceman quota, quotas for Persons with Disabilities as well as category and caste-based quotas. Candidates can find more information regarding the quotas available on the official website of the TNEA Exam.


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