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TANCET 2017 Exam Pattern

TANCET is a state level post graduate entrance test conducted for admission to Post Graduate Programmes in Anna University. The admission will be entirely based upon the scores and ranking secured in TANCET 2017.

TANCET for MBA/MCA is scheduled on March 25, 2017 and M.E/M.Tech exam is on March 26, 2017. The exam pattern is different for all 3 courses. Candidates can appear for more than 1 course. They can check below TANCET exam pattern for MBA, MCA and M.E./M.Tech courses.

Update:- The application process for TANCET 2017 is ongoing. Last date of form submission is February 20, 2017. Check How to apply for TANCET 2017

TANCET 2017 Exam Pattern

TANCET 2017 will be pen and paper based test of 2 hours to answer 100 questionsfor 100 marks. TANCET for M. Tech/ ME / M. Plan. /M. Arch, the paper will be divided into 3 parts accounting to a total of 100 questions for 100 marks. The candidates will be awarded 1 mark for every correct answer, while 1/5 mark will be deducted at every incorrect answer. Given below table will give you a brief idea about the general pattern of TANCET 2017-

Mode of ExaminationPen and Paper Based (Offline)
Medium of ExaminationEnglish
Duration2 Hours (120 minutes)
Total Number of questions120
Type of questionsObjective Type (MCQ)
Total Marks100
Marks over correct answer1
Marks deducted for incorrect answer1/5
Marks for Un-Attempted Question0


TANCET 2017 Marking Scheme

The duration of the exam is 2 hours. No extra time will be given to candidate in any condition to complete the paper. The entrance examination for admission into MBA/MCA will be of 1 paper containing multiple choice questions (MCQs). However, paper for admissions in M. Tech/ M.E/ M. Arch/ M. Plan will be divided into 3 parts viz. Engineering Mathematics, Basic Engineering & Sciences and the Elective Subject. Elective subject is chosen by candidate at the time of registration. There will be a total of 100 questions in the CET.

A candidate will be rewarded 1 mark for every correct answer and lose ¼ or 1/5 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. A candidate can score a maximum of 100 marks in the paper. No marks will be rewarded or deducted for un-attempted questions. The TANCET 2017 OMR sheet consists of details like name and roll number of the candidate with date.

The given below table will get you fresh idea about the marking scheme of the TANCET 2017-

S.No.CourseNumber of questionsMarks for every correct answerMaximum MarksNegative Marks for every incorrect answerOther points
1MBA10011001/5 or 1/4Multiple Shading in option bubbles will be considered as wrong answer and marks will be deducted accordingly
2MCA10011001/5 or 1/4
Part 1301301/5 or ¼
Part 2301301/5 or ¼
Part 340 or 451401/5 or ¼

TANCET 2017 MBA Exam Pattern

TANCET 2017 papers are designed to analyze the Quantitative, Qualitative and analytical ability along with Reasoning, Verbal Ability and candidate’s technical aptitude. The Paper will have 100 questions ranging from a reasoning problem to a quantitative problem. The exam pattern and analysis according to the course is mentioned below-

There will be a total of 100 questions from different sections to check candidates’ ability in various sections. These sections are as follows-

  • Data analysis
  • Passage Comprehension
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General English

The duration of the exam is 2 hrs. The paper will be having 100 questions. Each question will be carrying 1 mark. Thus, the total marks of the entrance test will be of 100 marks. Following table contains the detailed syllabus of sections under MBA course-

MBAVerbal AbilityData InterpretationQuantitative AptitudeLogical Reasoning
SynonymsBar GraphAlgebraSyllogism
One word SubstitutionsLine GrapharithmeticBlood Relation Analogy
Idioms and PhrasesPie ChartGeometryCoding Decoding
ProverbsHistogramTrigonometryDirection Sitting Arrangement
Phrasal wordsProblem Based & PercentagePermutation and combinationSeries
Reading ComprehensionProblem based on equivalenceStatistics & ProbabilityWater and mirror images
Cloze Test----Punch lines
Basic Grammar------

TANCET 2017 MCA Paper Pattern

The duration of the exam is 2 hrs. There will be a total of 100 questions from different sections in from of multiple choice questions. Each question will be carrying of 1 mark.  The MCQs will be based on the following topics-

  • Quantitative Ability
  • Analytical Ability
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Computer Awareness
  • Verbal Ability
  • Basic Sciences

TANCET 2017 M.E. /M.Tech. Paper Pattern

The Paper for M.Tech/ M.E/ M.Arch/ M.Plan is divided into 3 parts-

Part 1: Engineering Mathematics: 30 questions (30 Marks)-

  • It is compulsory for all the candidates.
  • This section comprises of a total of 30 questions.
  • 1 mark will be awarded for every correct answer and ¼ mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Part 2: Basic Engineering and Sciences: 30 questions (30 Marks)-

  • It is also compulsory for all the TANCET 2017 aspirants.
  • This section comprises of a total of 40 questions.
  • 1 mark will be awarded for every correct answer and ¼ mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Part 3: Elective Subject chosen at the time of registration- this section contains 14 specializations, out of which only 1 is chosen. This section comprises of a total of 40 to 45 questions. 1 mark will be awarded for every correct answer and ¼ mark deducted for every wrong answer. The 14 specialization sections are as follows-

  1. Architecture
  2. Physics And Material Science
  3. Mathematics
  4. Social Sciences Civil Engineering & Geo Informatics
  5. Earth Sciences
  6. Electrical & Electronics Engineering And Instrumentation Engineering
  7. Electronics And Communication Engineering
  8. Production And Industrial Engineering
  9. Computer Science & Engineering And Information Technology
  10. Chemical Engineering, Ceramic Technology And Biotechnology
  11. Textile Technology
  12. Leather Technology
  13. Mechanical, Automobile & Aeronautical Engineering


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how to apply MBA

07 Feb, 2017 18:11

Hi Prakash, generally the eligibility for admission in MBA is that the candidate should have 50% (Relaxations for reserved categories) in graduation. However, there are some of the colleges and universities which offer admissions for MBA on the basis of state/national level entrance exams such as CAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA and TANCET is one of them which is conducted by Anna University Chennai. The process for TANCET application 2017 has started from 29th of January and the last date of submission is 20th of February, 2017. For more details and important dates please click on the link

07 Feb, 2017 19:02

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