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TANCET 2018 Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date, Syllabus

Updated On - March 19th 2018 by SOUMYA SEHGAL

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is a state-level exam, organized by Anna University. TANCET 2018 is scheduled in April in offline mode.The exam is conducted for programmes such as M.E., M.Tech, MBA, MCA, M.Arch. and M.Plan. 

TANCET 2018 Application Form is expected to release soon. You can apply online at the Official Website i.e. The application fee is INR 500 for General Category. Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks to register. 

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  • While the paper pattern for all courses is similar, the syllabus for MBA, ME, MCA is different. 
  • Practice exclusive TANCET 2018 Mock Test to score better.
  • TANCET scores are to be accepted by University Departments, University Colleges of Engineering, Regional Centres of Anna University, Government and Government Aided Engineering Colleges, and Self-financing Colleges in Tamil Nadu. 

Highlights of TANCET 

Highlights of TANCET 2018
TANCET Full FormTamil Nadu Common Entrance Test 
TANCET 2018 Exam DateMarch 2018
Conducting BodyAnna University
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Expected Registrations for TANCET 201837,000
Mode of ExamPen and Paper Based
Duration of Exam2 hours
Type and Number of Questions120 MCQ type Questions
Courses OfferedM.E., M.Tech, MBA, MCA, M.Arch and M.Plan
Number of Colleges400+
TANCET Help Desk2220 0303

TANCET 2018 Exam Dates

All exam related events and dates are mentioned below. Make sure you do not miss upon any of these.

EventDateReference Link
TANCET 2018 Online RegistrationMarch 2018Read more
Release of TANCET 2018 Admit CardApril 2018Read more
TANCET Exam Date 2018Second week of April 2018 Read more
Declaration of TANCET 2018 ResultLast week of April 2018Read more
Commencement of TANCET 2018 CounselingJuly 2018Read more

Trending Questions about TANCET

Does TANCET have any normalization process for the scores?

Yes, TANCET has a normalization process. The formula used for TANCET is –  40 + (10/S) (R– M)
where M= Mean Marks or total marks obtained from the Part I, Part II and Part III divided by 3.
S= Standard deviation of raw marks
R= Raw marks or total marks obtained from Part I, Part II and Part III

Are other state engineering students eligible to write TANCET?

Yes, TANCET is conducted for admission to various master programs including MBA, MCA , M.Tech, M.Arch and M.Plan. Anyone who satisfies the eligibility criteria from India can apply for it.

Do candidates appearing for TANCET M.Tech Exam get any stipend after clearing the exam?

No, there is no provision for candidates to get stipend through TANCET exam. Only candidates who appeared and scored well in GATE receive the stipend.

What are best books recommended for TANCET Preparation?

Aspirants are suggested to follow the below-mentioned books besides reference books and online study material for boosting up their preparation for TANCET 2018:

Name of the ProgramName of the BookAuthor/PublisherISBN
Engineering and Science StreamTANCET (M.Tech/M.E/M.Arch/M.Plan)V.V.K.Subburaj978-8172543693
MCATANCET MCA Superior GuideSakthi Publishing House978-9385078231
TANCET MCA (Anna University)V.V.K.Subburaj978-8172542399
MBATANCET MBA (Anna University)S.Chand (G/L) & Company Limited978-8172543020
TANCET MBA Superior GuideSakthi Publishing House978-9385078224

Which are the top colleges that accept TANCET score?

Top 7 colleges that accept TANCET score are-

For MBAFor MCAFor Engineering and Science Stream
Anna University, ChennaiS Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College, TalukSRM University, Chennai
PSG Institute of Management, CoimbatoreM.S. College of Engineering, AvadiThiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai
Thiagarajar School of Management, ThirupparankundramMadha Engineering College, KancheepuramPSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
Sona School of Management, SalemPSG College of Technology, CoimbatoreSSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam
Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, ErodeThiagarajar College of Engineering, MaduraiKumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore
MOP Vaishnav College for Women, ChennaiSree Narayana Guru College, CoimbatoreRMK Engineering College, Tiruvallur
Builders Engineering College, TirupurKumaraguru College of Technology, SaravanampattyMepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi

TANCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Anna University has ruled out certain eligibility conditions for candidates registering for TANCET. These must be fulfilled by the candidate in order to sit for the exam. 

Academic Criteria

  • Candidates who have completed/ are in their final year of Graduation can apply.
  • Masters in any discipline of science is also accepted.
  • Candidates who have passed 10+2 or possess a 10+3 years diploma certificate from the State Board of Technical Education are eligible. 
  • Candidates with a valid  GATE Score with qualifying marks in relevant discipline of Engineering /Technology, need not appear for TANCET.
  • Candidates who have a valid GATE score with qualifying marks in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL), have to appear for TANCET 2018.

Percentage Required

The pass percentage is determined on the basis of the category the candidate. Read it below:

Name of the categoryPass Percentage

Domicile Criteria

  • Candidates from the other states excluding Tamil Nadu can also apply for the entrance. However, the eligibility will be determined by the respective authorities.

Read complete TANCET Eligibility Criteria

TANCET 2018 Application Form

Date of TANCET 2018 Application Form- Releasing Soon

TANCET 2018 Application Form will release soon. Candidates can register themselves at TANCET Official Website before the registration window closes. TANCET 2018 Registration can only be done in online mode by following the below steps:

  1. Visit the website of Anna University i.e.
  2. Click on ‘TANCET 2018 Registration’
  3. Enter your Name, Date of Birth, Email ID, and Password to generate id and password
  4. Re-login to fill TANCET 2018 Application Form
  5. Upload a recent colored passport size photograph
  6. Pay application fee as per category
  7. Post submission of the form, an application number will be auto-generated by the system

TANCET 2018 Application Fee

Candidates can apply for more than one course but in such cases, they have to pay for each added course. The payment can be made in a single demand draft for more than one program. The fee structure is summed up in the table below:

Name of the CategoryFee
SC/SCA/ST (candidates who belong to Tamil Nadu)INR 250
Fees Charged for more than one program
SC/SCA/ST (candidates who belong to Tamil Nadu)INR 250

TANCET 2018 Hall Ticket

Release of TANCET 2018 Admit Card- April 2018

Candidates can download TANCET Hall Ticket from the official website of Anna University. No admit cards are sent via email or post.

How to Download TANCET Admit Card?

  1. Visit the official website
  2. Click the link ‘Download TANCET Hall Ticket
  3. Enter User ID and Password
  4. Download TANCET Admit Card for further reference

Discrepancy in TANCET Admit Card

In case of any change in the information mentioned on TANCET Admit Card, you may contact the officials at

The Secretary,
Anna University,

Number- 2220 0303

TANCET 2018 Exam Center

  • TANCET 2018 will be held across 15 cities in Tamil Nadu.
  • Aspirants can choose one exam center at the time of TANCET 2018 Registration.
  • Candidates may be allotted another exam center other than the one chosen, in case there is no vacancy in the preferred one.

The list of TANCET exam centers is displayed below:

Exam Centers

TANCET 2018 Exam Pattern

Date of TANCET Exam- Second week of April 2018


120 minutes


Exam duration is 2 hours


Each of 1


Each Correct Answer will be awarded 1 mark


-0.20 mark

-ve Score

1 mark deducted for 5 wrong answers 



Exam type

It will be a pen and paper based test



Question type

Questions will be of objective type



Total Questions

There are 100 questions in each paper

  • TANCET 2018 is scheduled in April 2018 in offline mode (pen and paper-based).
  • It consists of 100 MCQ questions.
  • The medium of the paper is English.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 hours.
  • Question paper for programs like M.Tech/ME/M.Arch and M.Plan are segregated into 3 sections.
  • Against every correct answer, +1 mark is allotted and for every incorrect answer, -1/5 mark is subtracted. No marks are allotted for un-attempted questions. Aspirants can score a maximum of 100 marks.

Read  TANCET 2018 Exam Pattern

TANCET 2018 Syllabus

TANCET 2018 Syllabus is different for all the 3 papers. Candidates must be through with basic verbal and logical reasoning questions. Arithmetic questions will be based on 10+2 syllabus. The details are elaborated underneath:

TANCET Syllabus for MBA

Verbal AbilityQuantitative AptitudeData InterpretationLogical Reasoning
Synonyms & AntonymsAlgebraBar GraphSyllogisms and Puzzles
Idioms & ProverbsArithmeticLine GraphBlood Relations
GrammarGeometryPie ChartsCoding Decoding
Fill in the blanksTrigonometryHistogramSequence & Series
Phrasal verbMensurationPercentage based questionsDecision Making
Sentence correctionsNumber SystemEquivalence based questionsBinary Logic
Reading ComprehensionProbability & StatisticsRatio based questionsLinear and Circular Arrangements
Vocabulary questionsModern Mathematics-Computer based questions
-TSD & TW-Analogies

TANCET Syllabus for MCA

Computer AwarenessQuantitative AptitudeAnalytical and Logical Reasoning
Computer HardwareAlgebraLinear and Circular Arrangements
Controls & MemoryArithmeticBinary Logic
History of Computer & Basic TerminologyGeometryCoding Decoding
Internet & ProtocolsTrigonometrySequence & Series
Network Basics & ShorcutsMensurationSyllogisms and Puzzles
Computer Abbreviations & Computer ArchitectureNumber SystemBlood Relations
Security ToolsProbability & StatisticsDirection Sense
Computer Organization & Input Output toolsModern MathematicsDecision Making
Languages and AlgorithmsTSD & TWAnalogies

TANCET Syllabus for M.Tech/M.E/M.Arch/M.Plan

Part 1: Engineering MathematicsPart 2: Basic Engineering and SciencesPart 3: Subject Related
Calculus and Differential EquationsPhysicsAeronautical & Aerospace Engineering
TransformsChemistryAgriculture & Irrigation Engineering
Functions of Complex Variables and Complex IntegrationApplied MechanicsArchitecture
Applied ProbabilityMaterial ScienceAutomobile Engineering
Determinants and MatricesMechanical EngineeringBio-Medical Engineering
Vector CalculusCivil EngineeringBiotechnology
Numerical MethodsElectrical EngineeringChemical Engineering
-ComputersCivil Engineering

Click Here for Detailed TANCET Syllabus 

TANCET Sample Papers 

Candidates are suggested to solve as many sample & practice papers as possible. This will help in getting themselves accustomed to the exam pattern and repetitive questions. Here are few sample papers for candidates to refer to:

SubjectDownload Link
TANCET MBADownload here
Civil EngineeringDownload here
Engineering MathematicsDownload here
Computer Science & EngineeringDownload here
Basic Engineering & SciencesDownload here
TANCET MCA Download here

Click Here for more TANCET Sample Papers 

TANCET 2018 Result

Date of TANCET 2018 Result- Last week of April 2018

  • TANCET 2018 Result will be declared at the official website.
  • TANCET Scorecard should be downloaded within ten days post declaration of the result.
  • Anna University releases 3 separate TANCET Rank List viz. GATE Category Rank List, TANCET Category and Sponsored Category. 

How to Check TANCET Result?

Aspirants should go through the steps given below to download the result:

TANCET result
  1. Visit the website
  2. Click on ‘TANCET 2018 Result
  3. Login option will automatically appear on your computer screen
  4. Enter the e-mail ID and password
  5. Click on the log in tab
In case the result is lost or damaged, duplicate one can be issued with a payment of INR 100 via Demand Draft with a written appeal to:
The Secretary, TANCET,
Anna University, Chennai- 600 025

TANCET 2018 Cut Off

The category and program wise TANCET Cutoff is published on the university website post exam result. The cut off marks will decide if an aspirant is eligible for admission or not. The result or rank list will be prepared on the cut off marks declared by the university.

Expected TANCET Cutoff 2018

Check the expected TANCET 2018 cut off marks below:

Open Category37.5
Backward Classes35.25
Scheduled Caste25.5
Scheduled Tribe22.5

Check Top 25 TANCET MBA Colleges Cutoff

TANCET 2018 Counselling

Date of TANCET 2018 Counselling- July 2018

Candidates who are GATE qualified can participate directly in TANCET 2018 Counselling. Others have to undergo separate application procedure for TANCET Counselling. The counselling forms are available both online and offline.

  • Offline forms will have to be filled and sent via post to “The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai”.
  • The online form will be available on Anna University’s website and the procedure will be exactly same as that of the application form filling during the entrance.

Candidates must have acquired the minimum eligible marks category-wise to be a part of the counselling procedure:

CategoryMinimum Eligible Marks
BC/BCM/MBC&DNC/SC/SCA/ST candidates of Tamil Nadu45%


Ques. What is TANCET?

Answer. TANCET stands for Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test. It is conducted by Anna University for admission to M.E., M.Tech, MBA, MCA, M.Arch and M.Plan courses. The score of TANCET is accepted by more than 400 government and non-government colleges of Tamil Nadu.

Ques. Can I apply for more than one programme in TANCET?

Answer. Yes, you are allowed to do so. However, you must pay INR 500 (INR 250 for reserved category candidates) for each programme.

Ques. Which are the coordinating centres for TANCET 2018?

Answer.  Following is the list of coordinating centres for TANCET 2018:

TANCET Coordinating Centers
Chennai Examination Centre, Anna University, ChennaiChidambaram Annamalai University
Coimbatore Government College of TechnologyDindigul University College of Engineering, Dindigul
Erode Institute of Road and Transport TechnologyKaraikudi Alagappa College of Engineering & Technology
Madurai Anna University Regional Centre – MaduraiNagercoil University College of Engineering, Nagercoil
Salem Government College of EngineeringThanjavur Kunthavai Naacchiyaar Govt. Arts College for Women
 Tirunelveli Government College of EngineeringTiruchirappalli Anna University Regional Centre – Tiruchirappalli
 Villupuram University College of Engineering, VillupuramVellore Thanthai Periyar Government Institute of Technology

Ques. I have a valid GATE Score. Do I need to appear for TANCET as well?

Answer. No, GATE qualifiers are exempted from appearing in TANCET. They just need to ply with the other eligibility conditions.

Ques. What is TANCA?

Answer. The counselling rounds for MTech courses is done through TANCE or Tamil Nadu Common Admissions. It is done via two channels, one for GATE qualifiers and teh other of TANCET qualifiers.

CATEGORY EXPECTED TANCET  CUT OFF Open Category 37.5 Backward Classes 35.25 Scheduled Caste 25.5 Scheduled Tribe 22.5

Ques. What are the contact details of Anna University?

Answer. Read the details below:

The Secretary, Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET)

Centre for Entrance Examinations

Anna University, Chennai – 600 025.


Ques. What are the various courses to which I can get admission through the TANCET exam?

Answer: You can get admission to the Master of Computer Applications (MCA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Engineering (ME), Master of Technology (M.Tech.), Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) and Master of Planning (M.Plan.) courses at various institutions of Tamil Nadu post qualifying the TANCET exam.

Ques.  Is some TANCET exam center also available in Delhi?

Answer: No, all the 15 exam centers of TANCET are there in Tamil Nadu only.

Ques.How many colleges in Tamil Nadu accept TANCET scores?

Answer: Around 442 engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu use the TANCET scores for offering admissions to their postgraduate courses.

Ques. Is there any concept of negative marking in the TANCET exam?

Answer: Yes, one-third mark is deducted for every incorrect attempt.

Ques.What are the various modes through which the TANCET application fee can be paid?

Answer: TANCET application fee can be paid only in the online mode.

Ques. Can I pay TANCET application fee through bank challan or demand draft?

Answer: No, the TANCET application fee can be paid only via net banking or credit/debit card.

Ques.  Why has Anna University made the TANCET application submission process online?

Answer: Almost all the entrance exams have switched the registration or application process online because of the following major benefits:

  • Online application form submission process is a fastest and easy way to apply for any exam.
  • It saves applicant’s time and also reduces workload of the candidates and the organizing committee.
  • Manual application form filling process is comparatively lengthy and error-prone.

Ques.I do not have an e-mail Id. Can I apply for TANCET 2018?

Answer: No, a valid e-mail Id is mandatory. You have to create an e-mail Id before applying for TANCET 2018.

Ques.What happens if my TANCET application payment fails?

Answer: The amount deducted will be credited to your bank in around 5 to 7 days. You must take a printout of receipt for your further convenience.

Ques.What is the significance of my GATE score over TANCET score?

Answer: In case you have qualified GATE, your TANCET scores hold no value. Your GATE scores will be taken into consideration for offering the PG courses at the engineering institutes of Tamil Nadu.

Ques.What are the various sections in TANCET 2018?

Answer: Following is the section-wise breakup of the TANCET 2018 exam for the MBA course:

  • Verbal Ability: 25 questions
  • Data Interpretation: 25 questions
  • Mathematics: 25 questions
  • English Language: 25 questions

Ques.What are the various sections in TANCET MCA 2018?

Answer: Following is the section-wise breakup of the TANCET 2018 exam for the MCA course:

  • Quantitative Ability: 25 questions
  • Analytical Reasoning: 25 questions
  • Logical Reasoning: 25 questions
  • Computer Awareness: 25 questions

Ques.What are the various sections in TANCET M.Tech., ME and M.Arch. 2018?

Answer: Following is the section-wise breakup of the TANCET 2018 exam for the M.Tech., ME and M.Arch. courses:

  • Engineering Mathematics: 20 questions
  • Basic Engineering and Sciences: 20 questions
  • Part III (different for different courses): 60 questions

Ques.I am not able to open the official website for accessing the TANCET application form. What should I do?

Answer: You may once check your internet connection speed, try using some other browser, or clear cookies and history and try again. It should work.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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10 Feb, 2018 00:20
Vibisha Vijayan

Hi, For Tancet 2018, Is the Registration started? Have they declared the date or any registration link?

07 Feb, 2018 15:35
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
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