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TNEA 2018 Application Form

Updated On - January 10th 2018

TNEA 2018 Application Form will be released by Anna University online from May, 2018 onwards. TNEA registration will continue tentatively till the last week of May, 2018. Candidates must fulfill the certain eligibility criteria in order to be eligible for applying for TNEA 2018.

  • It is necessary for all the applicants to fill TNEA 2018 Application Form through the online mode and submit it to the authority within a specified time.
  • The submission of the application form will be done offline at the address of the authority.
  • All the information entered in the application form must be to the best of candidate’s knowledge.
  • Incomplete or incorrect application form if detected is liable to rejection
  • TNEA application form registration involves methods namely: registration, entering personal details, remittance of application fee, in addition to printing of the application form and submission of the same.
  • The application fee is charged as per the category of candidates.

TNEA or Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions is conducted for candidates wishing to pursue Engineering degree in institutes belonging to Tamil Nadu. Anna University, Chennai is the body that will be conducting the admission process.

TNEA 2018 Highlights

Beginning of TNEA 2018 registration onlineFirst week of May, 2018
Closing of TNEA 2018 online registrationLast week of May, 2018
Mode of registrationOnline
Mode of submission of Application FormOffline
Application feeAs per the category
Mode of remittance of application feeOnline/Offline

TNEA 2018 Application Dates

Candidates who are about to apply for TNEA 2018 should be accustomed with the following dates given below.

EventsImportant Dates
Availability of TNEA 2018 Application FormFirst week of May, 2018
Last date to fill the application formLast week of May, 2018
Release of TNEA 2018 rank listThird week of June, 2018
TNEA 2018 counsellingLast week of June, 2018 onwards

TNEA 2018 Eligibility

The qualifying criteria for TNEA depend on the number of factors mentioned below. The eligibility is also determined on the basis of the streams of engineering to which candidates are interested to apply. The eligibility conditions are stated below:


  • Candidates Tamil Nadu who has qualified VIII, IX, X, XI and XII Standard exam in Tamil Nadu are eligible. Nativity Certificate in such cases is not necessary. 
  •  Candidates who have passed any of the VIII, IX, X, XI and XII Standard or equivalent examination from schools situated outside Tamil Nadu but are inhabitants of Tamil Nadu can apply. A copy of Nativity Certificate in electronic form or digitally signed e-Certificate must be produced.
  • Wards of Central Government Employees can also apply for irrespective of their resident, provided their parents (in case both parents are not living) have been working in Tamil Nadu for consecutive past FIVE YEARS at the time of submission of application. A copy of a certificate from the office of that guardian should be enclosed with the application form. 
  • Offspring of employees in Public Sector during the submission of application form admission employed in Tamil Nadu for the successive past five years can apply irrespective of their domicile. A certificate from the parent’s office like: Income Tax return, PF Slips, etc. have to be enclosed with the application mentioning that the person is a Permanent Employee of the concerned office or firm.
  • Children of All India service Tamil Nadu cadre officers can also apply. 
  • Candidates of other states who have studied VIII, IX, X, XI and XII in Tamil Nadu are entitled to apply. “Nativity Certificate” is not needed. 

Applications without Nativity Certificate for certain categories and proper employer certificate will be rejected

Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee

According to the G.O. (St) No. 172 Higher Education (J2) Dept. dated: 29.06.2010 candidates who are Srilankan Tamil Refugee but studying in Tamil Nadu are permitted under open competition. They have to submit the following documents:

(i) Identification certificate from the Head Quarters Tahsildar.

(ii) Those who have no registration record in the refugee camp should submit a copy of passport, visa and letter registered with the local Police Station. 

Qualifying Examinations and Eligibility

To get qualified in the HSC or equivalent exam with at least an average percentage of marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. 

CategoryMinimum average percentage in all the three subjects stated above
General50.00 %
Backward Class including Backward Class Muslim45.00 %
MBC & DNC 40.00 %
SC/SCA/ST40.00 %

Note:  As per the latest notification issued by the Government of India it states that, for pursuing Marine Engineering Degree Course, candidates should pass 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English with an average of 60 %. Furthermore, a minimum of 50% in English either at Class X or Class XII is required.

How to fill TNEA 2018 Application Form

Candidates should keep in mind that application with incorrect information will be rejected by the exam authority. If any candidate fails to submit the complete application form along with fee before the mentioned time then he/she will not be allowed to participate in the counseling session. Thus, it is suggested to keep all the information handy before beginning the procedure of application form filling. TNEA 2018 application form filling procedure involved the following steps:

Step 1: Registration

  • Click on the link
  • Once the application form window appears on your screen enter the required information: name, date of birth, gender, mobile number, email id, registration number and passing year of 10+2 level.
  • Now create a password for security reasons.
  • An OTP will be generated and sent to the registered mobile number.
  • Enter the OTP (One Time Password) and click the ‘Register’ tab.

Step 2: Form Filling

After successful completion of the registration candidates will be automatically redirected to the log in page. In this page candidates need to fill in all the information details as asked in the application form. Post that he/she can select either ‘SAVE AND LOGOUT’ option or ‘SAVE AND PREVIEW option. The former options allow candidates to make modifications in the application form.

Once the ‘print’ option is clicked no changes can be made in the application form. Check all the details before printing it out. Though the application reference number will be printed on the application form still it is advisable to note it down for future reference.

Step 3: Remittance of Application Fee

Application forms will not be accepted without the submission of the application fee. Application fee can be submitted both online (Credit Card/Debit card/ Net Banking) or offline. In case of both online and offline payments bank charges will be applicable along with the fees.

Name of the categoryApplication Fee (in Rs.)

Step 4: Taking print out of the Application Form

Once all the formalities are done the application form is ready to print. As the forms are to be submitted offline the filled application form is needed to be print. It is suggested that applicants should keep an application hardcopy with them too for future references.

Step 5: Submission of the application form

TNEA 2018 Application form has to be submitted offline via post or in person to the address given below:

TNEA, Anna University
Chennai- 600 025

Documents to be enclosed with TNEA 2018 Application Form

The following documents must be enclosed with the application form at the time of submission:

  • 10+2 level Mark-sheet
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Standard X result
  • 10+2 level Admit Card
  • Caste Certificate (if any)
  • Nativity e-Certificate (digitally signed, if any)
  • First Graduate Certificate/ First Graduate Joint Declaration (optional)
  • Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee Certificate (optional)
  • Original copy of Space Reservation Form with DD

Details in TNEA 2018 Application Form

The details of information asked in the application form should be entered correctly. Any misleading information can reject the application form. TNEA 2018 Application Form will comprise the following details:

Basic Details

  • Name of the Guardian
  • Address for correspondence (communication)
  • State
  • District
  • Pin Code
  • Nationality
  • Nativity
  • Religion
  • Community/Category
  • Name of the Community with code (if any)
  • Special Reservation
  • Whether the applicant is a recognized sportsperson or not

Details of Family’s First Graduate

This section contains questions like:

  • Are you the first graduate in your family?
  • Whether your siblings have already enjoyed the benefit of First Graduation study fee concession for pursuing any professional course?
  • Are you willing to afford AICTE Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme?
  • Whether you are eligible for ‘Post Matric Scholarship’ or not?

Other Details

  • Annual income of the family
  • Mother Tongue
  • Mode of instruction
  • Occupation of the guardian
  • Civic status of Native place
  • Civic status of the school
  • The district from which a candidate belongs


Q: What are the web browsers that support TNEA 2018 Application Form?

Answer: The official web portal of the application form supports all of the popular browsers. Only older version of the Internet Explorer cannot be used.

Q: Is it mandatory to note down the Application Number?

Answer: The application number should be noted till the counseling procedure. The counseling call letter, rank list, random number and application status are all related to the application number.

Q: How to recover the password in case it lost?

Answer: Click the ‘forgot password’ option in the log in page to reset the password. You just need to enter the email ID, date of birth, mobile number and verification code.

Q: What if after the payment is done and the receipt is not generated?

Answer: In spite of the payment being done and the receipt is generated no need of paying again. Just email the details of payment confirmation.

*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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Brindha gk

How to apply this

15 May, 2017 06:40

Hi Brindha, For TNEA Exam you can apply online only. You have to visit the official website. For more details find below the link -

15 May, 2017 11:09
G Gnaneshwar

How can i apply for TNEA

03 May, 2017 00:20

Hi Gnaneshwar, to know the application procedure for TNEA, please find the link

05 May, 2017 13:10

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