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TANCET 2017 Answer Key & Analysis MBA (March 25)

Last Updated - April 11, 2017

Anna University conducted the entrance test for TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test) MBA 2017 on March 25, 2017. TANCET MBA exam was held from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm in pen-paper mode. Anna University conducted the test on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The result for TANCET is expected to be released in the first week of July 2017 and will be available online on the official website. This article provides the complete analysis of TANCET 2017 MBA.

  • The exam was of 2 hours.
  • The exam was conducted in offline mode, in a pen-paper based test.
  • There were 100 multiple choice questions with one correct answer to be marked by the candidate on the OMR sheet.
  • For every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded and for every incorrect answer, 1/3 mark will be deducted.

Just like every year, there were surprises in the TANCET 2017 exam. This year it favored the test takers. The sections like Analysis of Business Situations (ABS), Quantitative Aptitude & Data Sufficiency and Reading Comprehension can be labeled the difficulty level as moderate.

ABS was back to the original variety and less amount of time was required to understanding the directions. The Quantitative Aptitude & Data Sufficiency section had straightforward and simple questions. The Reading Comprehension had passages that were simpler if compared to those in the last few years. Just like TANCET 2016, this year TANCET paper also had 4 choices.

TANCET 2017 MBA Overall Analysis

As expected, this year also there were surprises in the TANCET exam. But this time, the surprises favoured the test takers. Sections like ABS (Analysis of Business Situations), Quantitative Aptitude and Data sufficiency, Reading Comprehension were on the easier side. The section ABS were back to the original variety i.e. identifying the given point as a major assumption, major objective, etc. Last year most of the test takers struggled to answer this part of the test, as large amount of time was needed for understanding the directions. The questions given in the sections Quantitative Aptitude and Data Sufficiency were simple and straight forward. The passages in the Reading Comprehension (RC) section were simpler when compared to those given in the last few years.

TANCET 2017 Paper Analysis
SectionNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Analysis of Business Situations20Easy to Moderate
Reading Comprehension20Moderate (Time Consuming)
Grammar20Moderate to Difficult
Quantitative Aptitude20Easy
Data Sufficiency20Easy to Moderate

Know About TANCET 2017 Result

TANCET 2017 Answer Key

The main purpose of checking the TANCET 2017 MBA answer key is that an applied applicant can calculate their tentative or we can say the approximate scores before the declaration of the actual scored marks by getting the final result in hand. In fact, candidates can generate the approximate idea of the cut off marks also on the basis of their TANCET Scores 2017 or the TANCET Ranks 2017.

How to Download TANCET 2017 Exam Answer Key?

TANCET is designed to analyze the Quantitative, Qualitative and analytical ability along with Reasoning, Verbal Ability and candidate’s aptitude. The Paper consisted of 100 questions. There were total 100 questions from different sections to check candidates’ ability in 5 sections on Data analysis; Data sufficiency; Reading Comprehension; Quantitative Aptitude; General English.

  1. Go to the official website portal of the Anna University that is
  2. Search for the link as Tamil Nadu CET 2017 Answer Key.
  3. Hit on that link.
  4. Choose the particular desired course and give a single click on that link.
  5. Then download that pdf file of the TANCET 2017 Answer Key and take out its print out copy also for the further use.

TANCET 2017 MBA Sectional Analysis

After getting a brief idea of the overall analysis of TANCET Mar 25, 2017 Exam, let us now move forward to have a look at the section wise analysis.

Reading Comprehension, Analysis of Business Situations and Grammar

This section tests the Basic English knowledge of aspirants. The highest number of question came from Antonyms & Synonyms, and Cloze test which were easy to moderate in nature. Aspirants could score easily in the topics like spelling, sentence / para jumbles, and error spotting / sentence correction as they were moderately difficult in nature.

TANCET 2017 Paper Analysis
TopicsLevel of DifficultyNumber of Questions asked
Cloze testEasy5
One word substitutionModerate3
Error spotting & Sentence correctionModerate2
Idioms & phrasesModerate3
Antonyms & synonymsModerate5
Active / PassiveModerate2
Para jumblesEasy – moderate3

Till 2012, 2 sets of passages with 10 questions per passage were given in both the ABS and RC sections. In 2013, though there were only 2 passages in the ABS section, the number of questions in the first ABS passage was 20 and the number of questions in the second passage was 10. In 2014, there was only 1 passage each in ABS and RC sections. From this trend, it is evident that TANCET was an exam which continues to surprise the aspirants by way of the composition of questions or by way of testing.

SectionsNumber of Questions
TANCET 2017 Paper Analysis

This year, there were 2 passages with 10 questions each. The first passage focusing on “The Runaway Clock company considering the introduction of a new line of electronic watches” was a little bit lengthy. This passage was more about statistics. But a candidate who had prepared well would found it simple. The other passage focusing on “ABC Company, USA manufacture of computers and computer accessories has recently entered into a joint venture” was better not to attempt type, as it’s not only lengthy but also time- consuming.

In the Reading Comprehension section, like last year this time 4 passages with each passage have 5 questions. The focus of the questions was on the central theme, inference based, etc.

The surprise part in the Grammar section was that for the first time there were 5 questions based on synonyms. Besides, the words given were not of regular usage. The question based on the grammar tested the students on aspects like tenses, punctuation, verbs, adverbs, phrasal verbs, etc. A major portion of the questions were simple.

On the whole, we can classify these areas as moderately difficult. A score of 36+ marks can be considered very good.

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Sufficiency

These 2 areas together had 40 questions with 20 questions in each area.

Quantitative Aptitude part of TANCET 2017 can be considered as easier as it was last year. We can classify this year’s quantitative aptitude part as a scoring one as most of the questions were simple to understand and easy to solve. Moreover, the major chunk of the questions was from percentages, profit & loss, simple interest and compound interest. The following table gives the topic-wise classification of the questions given on Quantitative Aptitude.

TANCET 2017 Paper Analysis
SectionsNumber of QuestionsDifficulty level
Simple equations1Easy
Ratio- proportion2Easy
Percentages5Easy – Moderate
Profit & loss4Easy – Moderate
Simple Interest2Easy
Compound Interest1Moderate
Time & work1Moderate
Geometry & Mensuration1Easy

Data Sufficiency part of TANCET 2017 paper had a good mix of easy to moderate level questions. But the important point as mentioned earlier, the number of questions based on reasoning were more. The questions from the areas like coding and decoding, calendars, arrangements, etc. dominated the paper. Apart from these there were questions from the areas – mensuration, numbers, equations, ratio and proportions, etc. Though there were some time- consuming questions, still a majority of the questions could be answered by spending about 35-40 minutes for both Quantitative Aptitude and Data Sufficiency.

A score of around 28+ can be considered very good in these 2 areas put together.

On the whole, a test- taker scoring 64+ can definitely hope to get admission into top MBA Colleges.

TANCET 2017 Cut Off Marks

The cutoff marks for the TANCET 2017 will going to be release soon on the official website of the Anna University. The Anna University TANCET 2017 Cutoff will be going to declare on the basis of the number of applied applicants, the available vacant seats, previous year cut off, the difficulty level of the examination paper. Cut Off marks will be released after the announcement of the Anna University TANCET 2017 Result. And the candidates who will satisfy the TANCET 2017 Cut Off Marks will be only eligible for the TANCET 2017 Counselling. The result for TANCET is expected to be released in the first week of July 2017 and will be available online on the official website.

Candidates can check their expected ranks based on their scores in TANCET. The table below provides the expected rank corresponding to the scores obtained:

Score ObtainedExpected Ranks

The minimum qualifying score considered for TANCET 2017 Expected MBA Cut off List differs for different categories and different institutions. The score obtained by various candidates decides the rank obtained by them in TANCET 2017.



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