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TANCET - MBA/MCA Counselling

TANCET- Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test for MBA and MCA was held on March 25, 2017 in different time slots while for M.E./M.Tech/M.Plan was conducted on March 26, 2017. TANCET 2017 was conducted successfully across 15 test centers in offline mode. Candidates can check some latest updates about TANCET below- TANCET, TANCET 2017, TANCET Counselling

  • May 28, 2017- Anna University is accepting registration forms for TANCET MBA/MCA Counselling. The last date to apply for TANCET Counselling is June 30, 2017. Check Here TANCET Counselling
  • TANCET Counselling is conducted separately for all the streams.
  • Tamil Nadu Common Admissions (TANCA) is responsible for managing the counselling and seat allocation process for Engineering, Technology and Architecture programs. 
  • April 11, 2017- TANCET Result is announced on April 11, 2017. Candidates can check their result and download score card from the official site. Check TANCET 2017 Cut off for MBA /MCA /M.E./M.Tech

TANCET 2017 is the state level entrance exam conducted by Anna University for admission to MBA/ MCA/ M.Tech/ ME courses in various state level universities and colleges in Tamil Nadu.

TANCET Exam Highlights

  • TANCET is a state level exam, conducted every year by Anna University on behalf of Government of Tamil Nadu.
  • Through TANCET Exam, candidates can get admission in M.E./ M.Tech, MCA and MBA Programmes offered by engineering colleges/ universities in Tamil Nadu.
  • The exam is held separately for MBA, MCA & M.Tech/ME programmes.
  • However, GATE 2017 qualified candidates need not appear for the exam. 

The following table represents TANCET Exam Highlights-

Date of TANCETMarch 25 – 26, 2017
Conducting BodyAnna University
Mode of TANCETOffline
Medium of TANCETEnglish Language
Duration of Exam2 hours
Type and Number of Questions100 Objective Type Questions
Courses OfferedME, M.Tech, MCA and MBA

TANCET 2017 Exam Dates

The schedule for TANCET 2017 has been released. Candidates can apply for TANCET on the official website. The last date of form submission is February 20, 2017. The table below elucidates the schedule for TANCET exam. Read More About TANCET Exam Dates

Event Date
Commencement of TANCET Registration (Online)January 29, 2017
Last date for Receipt of Online ApplicationFebruary 20, 2017
Issue of Admit CardMarch 14, 2017 

Exam Date of TANCET MCA

Exam Date of TANCET MBA

March 25, 2017 (10:00 am to 12:00 noon)

March 25, 2017 (2:30 pm to 4:30 pm)

Exam Dates of M.E./M.Tech/M.Arch/M.PlanMarch 26, 2017 (10:00 am to 12:00 noon)
TANCET 2017 Result (Declared)April 11, 2017 
TANCET 2017 Merit ListMid of April 2017
TANCET 2017 CounsellingJune 1 – 30, 2017

TANCET 2017 Admit Card

TANCET 2017 hall ticket is available for download at Also, candidates can obtain admit card in person from the respective coordinating centers. The process of downloading TANCET Admit Card is mentioned below: 

Steps to download TANCET 2017 Admit Card 

  • Visit Anna University Website
  • Click on TANCET 2017 link
  • Click on Download Admit Card
  • Enter Details such as Registration Number and Date of Birth
  • Save your Admit Card in pdf format.

Duplicate Admit Card

  • If in case a candidate misplaces the admit card after the exam, then they can obtain a duplicate admit card against the payment of INR 100/-.
  • The fee should be paid through Demand Draft with a request indicating the application number and name of examination centre to the Secretary, Anna University, Chennai -600025.
  • The Demand Draft can be drawn from any nationalized bank.

Enquiry Office

If candidates faces any kind of problem in downloading admit card or there is any correction needed in the admit card or any query regarding examination centre. Then they can approach to the Centre for Enquiry Office.

Address- Centre for Entrance Examinations, Anna University, Chennai – 25

Timings- 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Dates- In the month of July

TANCET 2017 Exam Pattern

  • TANCET 2017 exam pattern is similar to last year.
  • The exam is a pen and paper based test.
  • There will be 100 questions for 100 marks.
  • TANCET 2017 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.

Given below table will give you a brief idea about the TANCET exam pattern.

Mode of ExaminationPen and Paper Based (Offline)
Medium of ExaminationEnglish
Duration2 Hours (120 minutes)
Total Number of questions100
Type of questionsObjective Type (MCQ)
Total Marks100
Marks over correct answer1
Marks deducted for incorrect answer1/3
Marks for Un-Attempted Question0
  • The exam will be of 2 hours and timings will vary according to the time slots.
  • The exam will be conducted in offline mode, that is it will be a pen-paper based test.
  • There are 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.

Check Here TANCET Exam Pattern

TANCET 2017 Eligibility

As TANCET exam is held separately for all the programmes, the eligibility criteria for them will also be different. For every type of exam, a certain set of rules and conditions are applied to every candidate. If they satisfy the criteria, then they will be able to participate in TANCET Exam. TANCET Eligibility Criteria is indicated below.

For MBA Course

  • Candidate must hold Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University (minimum of 3 years)
  • They should have secured a minimum of 50% General category & 45% of marks for reserved Category.

For MCA Course

  • Candidate must hold Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University (minimum of 3 years)
  • They should have mathematics as a major subject at class 12 level or graduate level.
  • For General Category, minimum percentage marks criteria is 50% and for reserved category 45% in the qualifying degree examination.

For MCA (Lateral Entry)

  • Candidate must hold Bachelor’s degree in BCA/B.Sc. (Computer science/Information Technology) from a recognized University
  • They should have mathematics as major subject in class 12 or at graduate level.
  • For General Category, minimum percentage marks criteria is 50% and for reserved category 45% in the qualifying degree examination.

For ME/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan

  • Candidate must hold Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the relevant field from a recognized category.
  • For General Category, minimum percentage marks criteria is 50% and for reserved category 45% in the qualifying degree examination.

Note: GATE 2017 qualified candidates do not need to appear for the TANCET Exam. But, for the candidates with genuine GATE Score in Life Science and Engineering Science will have to appear for TANCET.


TANCET Application Form

  • Candidates can apply for TANCET 2017 through online mode only.
  • The Application Form will be available at
  • Window for TANCET Registration became funtional from January 29, 2017.
  • For all the 3 programmes, candidates are required to fill only 1 application form.

One can go through the following steps that they need to follow to fill TANCET Application Form.

Step 1 – Registration

  1. Candidate has to visit official website.
  2. Click on Online Registration.
  3. Then register as New User.
  4. For this they have to create a new account by providing unique email id, name and other details.
  5. Set a Password.

Step 2 – Fill in the Application Form

  1. Login by providing their ID and Password.
  2. Fill all the academic details, upload the photograph (.jpeg format of Max 25 KB).
  3. One should revise all the details filled before hitting the Submit button.

Step 3 – Payment

  1. Candidate has to make online payment.
  2. After successful payment, a completed application form will be generated as PDF.
  3. Download it for the future reference.

TANCET 2017 Application Form will be considered successfully submitted once the fee has been paid. The fee as per the candidate’s category is mentioned below:

CategoryApplication Fee
General CategoryINR 500/-
SC/ST CategoryINR 250/-

TANCET Exam Centres

TANCET exam will take place in 15 major centres. The TANCET Exam Centres are mentioned in the following table: 




TANCET 2017 Result has been declared on the official website. TANCET Counselling Process will start within 15 days of the declaration of result. TANCET Results can be checked online from the official website by entering the Registration Number and Date of Birth.

Calculation of Scores

Candidates’ score will be calculated on the Raw Scores (Marks scored by a candidate in TANCET 2017)  and Normalized Scores obtained. Both scores will be calculated as follows-

  • Raw Score- Marks scores by candidate in Part-1 + Part-2 + Part-3 in TANCET 2017
  • Part 1 means Engineering Mathematics, Part 2 means basic engineering & Science and Part 3 is for different Disciplines.
  • Normalised Score- The Mean marks of Raw Scores for different discipline may vary. The conducting authority will use following formula for calculating normalized score-    

where ,

S- standard deviation

m- mean marks

r- raw marks

TANCET 2017 Merit List

Competent Authority will prepare 3 separate merit lists for admission through TANCET 2017. The merit lists will be for GATE 2017 Qualifiers, TANCET 2017 Candidates and Sponsored Category Candidates.

  • GATE 2017 Category Merit List: For Candidates (Engineering/Technology), GATE 2017 Score will be taken into account for preparing merit. For Engineering Science and Life Science paper Codes, Merit list will be prepared on the basis of Candidate’s GATE 2017 score in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL) papers and TANCET 2017 score with a weightage of 70:30. Also a Common Merit List is prepared for GATE (Engineering/Technology) and GATE (Engineering Science XE, Life Science XL).
  • TANCET 2017 Category Merit List: The Merit List is prepared on the basis of marks obtained by candidates in TANCET 2017.
  • Sponsored Category Merit List: A small number of seats are made available to candidates employed and sponsored by Governmental organizations, Government aided educational institutions and registered professional architects with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience. Merit list will be prepared on the basis of TANCET 2017. Candidates will be admitted only to University Departments of Anna University, Chennai.


TANCET Counselling

  • There will be different counselling process for each course.
  • Counselling for Engineering, Technology and Architecture is carried out by a specific board known as Tamil Nadu Common Entrance (TANCA).
  • Candidates need to register separately for Counselling.
  • Anna University is acceptinng registration forms for TANCET MBA/MCA Counselling form June 1 – 30, 2017. Check Here TANCET Counselling

MBA/MCA Counselling

The seats in various colleges for course of MBA/MCA will be filled on the basis of merit of the candidates. It will be conducted at Anna University. Candidates are required to carry all the important documents with them. In absence of which, there candidature is likely to be canceled. Some of the key guidelines are indicated below.

  • No traveling allowance will be paid to the candidates.
  • Candidates are required to pay INR 53,00 (INR 1,150 for SC/ST/SCA candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu) for counselling. It includes non-refundable counselling fee of INR 300. Fee can be remitted either by cash or by DD in favor of “The Secretary, TANCA, Anna University payable at Chennai.

TANCA (M. Tech/M.E/M. Arch/M. Plan) Counselling

Admissions to various Engineering, Technology and Architecture courses are carried out by single window counselling through TANCA. Candidates need to INR 5,300/- which is inclusive of INR 300/- counselling fee. SC/SCA/ST category candidates from Tamil Nadu need to pay INR 1,150/-. The fee can be paid through Demand Draft or Cash. Demand draft should be drawn in favor of “The Secretary, TANCA, Anna University payable at Chennai.

Candidates must hold  Bachelor degree with minimum 50 % (45 % for SC/ST/SCA) and also have one of the following.

  1. TANCET 2017 Score
  2. GATE 2017 qualified valid Score in appropriate discipline of Engineering/Technology.
  3. GATE 2017 qualified valid score in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL) along with TANCET 2017 score.


  1. Candidates admitted through lateral entry are not eligible except B. Tech, B.E, MCA lateral Entry.
  2. Candidates B. Tech/B.E though distance learning cannot appy for TANCA 2017.
  3. Candidates are required to register for TANCA 2017 at the official site of Anna University. Candidates need to pay Non-refundable Counselling fee of INR 500 (INR 250 for SC/ST/SCA).

TANCET 2017 Seat Allotment

  • The total number of seats available for admissions in MBA, MCA and engineering courses are expected to be around 18000, 17000 and 20,000 respectively, to be filled under government quota through a single window counselling. 
  • A total of 69 % percent seats are reserved for SC/ST/SCA candidates while the rest 31% will be open for open category students i.e candidates from other states. 

The given below table represents the reservation of seats under TANCET-

CategorySeat Allocation
Open Seats31.00 %
Backward Class26.50 %
Backward Class(minority)03.50 %
Most Backward Class & Denotified Communities20.00 %
Scheduled Caste15.00 %
Scheduled Caste (Aruthathiyars)03.00 %
Scheduled Tribes01.00 %

Read Here TANCET Seat Allotment

TANCET 2017 Cut Off

  • Post declaration of result, Anna University will release cut offs for each courses and subsequently students will be called for counselling process.
  • The Cut off will depend upon various factors such as number of applicants, seats availability and difficulty level of exam.

Here we provide you expected cut off for TANCET 2017 based on previous year analysis.

TANCET 2017 MBA Expected Cut off

CategoryTANCET 2016 MBA Score
Open Category35.5
Backward Classes33.25
Scheduled Caste23.5
Scheduled Tribe22.5

Check Here TANCET Participating Colleges

TANCET Qualifying Marks through GATE 2017

The candidates qualifying GATE 2017 with scores equal or more than the mentioned scores are eligible for stipend funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The table below mentions the minimum qualifying marks in GATE 2016 for each category to be eligible for the stipend-

Paper CodeSC/SCA/ST (Candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu only)Tamil Nadu BC / BCM / MBC & DNCOthers (OC) (irrespective of communities)

Check Previous Years’ TANCET Cut Off

TANCET 2017 Sponsored Category

Sponsored Category- Candidates who are employees in Government/Government Aided Educational Institutions falls under sponsored category. However seats for such candidates are only reserved in the University Departments, Chennai-25 (College of Engineering, Guindy, A.C. College of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning and Madras Institute of Technology). 

Candidates with minimum 5 years of Professional experience will be considered for admission to M.Arch degree Courses under sponsored Category in University of Department Anna University and School of Architecture and Planning.

In University Departments of Anna UniversityThe Director(Admissions), Anna University, Chennai-25
In Government Engineering CollegesThe Principal, Government College of Technology, Thadagm Road, Coimbatore, 641-103
In Government Aided Engineering CollegesThe Principal of concerned college

TANCET 2017 Preparation Tips by Toppers

Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it”, Says Mohammad Azarudeen

Mohammad appeared for TANCET 2009. He preferred joining TIME classes to clear TANCET. He cleared the entrance by securing 28.75 percentile score. He says, every candidate should be a self-motivator before starting preparation for the exam. Read More

Rajkumar says, "All progress takes place outside the comfort zone."

Rajkumar appeared for TANCET in 2009. He didn’t join any coaching class for clearing TANCET. He cleared TANCET with 28 percentile score. He says, solving previous years’ question papers really helps in preparation for the entrance. Read More

Santosh says, "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone." 

Santosh appeared for TANCET 2015 and scored 36.67 as a percentile score. He also chose PSG College of Arts & Science for his further studies. He says, only efforts matter, joining any class doesn’t make you to get into the good college. Read More

Thamilselvam L says, “Practice is better than Reading Theory”

Thamilselvam L cleared TANCET in 2012 with a percentile score of 29. He prefers doing self-studies and says, if there is literally a need to join class, then join else give your best efforts. He shares his preparation tips, strategies and says referring good books is all one need to excel TANCET. Read More

Read Here How to Prepare for TANCET?


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Santhiya Grace A

Hello sir... How can i download my tancet admit card

28 Jul, 2017 15:56
sangeeta rawat

Hi Santhiya, For downloading the TANCET admit card,candidates apply the following steps :

How To Download TANCET Admit Card :

  • Go to the official website.
  • Access the link “TANCET 2018 Hall Ticket.
  • Log in by using TANCET 2018 User ID and Password.
  • TANCET 2018 Hall Ticket will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download the Admit Card.
  • Print the Admit Card on an A4 sheet.

29 Jul, 2017 10:56
Raja veera pandian G

I am a final year student wrote tancet 2017 I don't have my last two sem marklist how can I attend my tancet counseling without them??

21 Jul, 2017 01:34
sangeeta rawat

Hello Raja, You can contact to university to know the counselling details on 04144-238248, 238610.

25 Jul, 2017 12:55
Lakshmi Priya

Hii, I scored 35.333 normalized marks in tancet. In which college ill be getting seat for MBC CATEGORY IN MBA

15 Jul, 2017 17:49
sangeeta rawat

Hi Lakshmi, To know about the college allotment find this link and check TANCET Cut Off

17 Jul, 2017 12:30

IS clearing tancet exam is needed for an admission for msc zooloy at loyola college

10 Jun, 2017 20:30
Kalpana Sharma Expert

Hi Aswathy, TANCET score is needed for taking admission in Loyola College. For further information please find this link Eligibility

30 Aug, 2017 18:35

Is TANCET score required for admission to MSc. Admission in Zoology or Boitechnology ?

18 May, 2017 00:20
Vaishali Expert

Hi Sisily, TANCET scores are not required for admission in M.Sc. Zoology or Biotechnology. TANCET exam is for MCA, MBA and M.Tech.

18 May, 2017 11:14
ankit sinhabarh

Hi I am ankit I got 21.333 normalized score in mca exam will I get college?

13 May, 2017 23:36

Hi Ankit, Please find the link and check cutoff for MCA –

15 May, 2017 11:41
Swapnil verma

Hi, I scored 38.50 marks. Which colleges for MBA?

21 Apr, 2017 13:25

Hi Swanil, to get details on the colleges based on your TANCET score, please find the link

21 Apr, 2017 13:34

Incomplete tancet 2017 Application filing It means what

13 Apr, 2017 00:20

Hi Lakshmiprabha, Incomplete TANCET means application form is not completely filled by the aspirant. Thus, you may try again.

13 Apr, 2017 15:54
elakkiya thiagarajan

While viewing Tancet 2017 results I am getting INCOMPLETE TANCET 2017 APPLICATION FILLING.please help

12 Apr, 2017 04:02

Hi Thiagarajan, if you are facing this issue that means application form is not completely filled by you. Please check what is missing and try again.

12 Apr, 2017 16:15
Unnimaya Menon

can you pls tell me when are the dates for tancet online apllication for either 2017 or 2018?

11 Apr, 2017 18:35

Hi Menon, the last date of submission of TANCET 2017 Application Form has gone. You may apply for TANCET 2018

12 Apr, 2017 15:00
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