Anna University Chennai MBA Admission 2020: Fees, Application Form, Eligibility, Selection Criteria

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Anna University, Chennai is a UGC recognized technical university in the state of Tamil Nadu. University invites application for admission to MBA Program offered at The Department of Management Studies (DOMS). Application forms are available on the official website of the university while you can also obtain from various coordinating centers of the university.

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) conducted by Anna University, Chennai on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu.

Applicants who belong to the general category had to pay INR 600 for the application form while those who belong to the reserved category have to pay INR 300.

Anna University offers an MBA program in following 6 specializations tabulated below:

  1. General Management
  2. Technology Management
  3. Financial Services Management
  4. Retail Management
  5. Health Services Management
  6. Human Resources Management

Anna University MBA Admissions Highlight 2020

The University offers a PG level program in Master of Business Administration for the 2-year duration; here we are providing the details for same;

Name of CourseMaster of Business Administration
Duration2 Years
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Minimum EligibilityBachelor’s degree in any field from any statutory University approved by UGC
Selection CriteriaMerit in the qualifying examination -TANCET/CAT/MAT/CMAT score

CourseAdmission Link
MBA/PGDM Admission Link

Important Dates

Event (TANCET- MBA 2020)Date
RegistrationJan 07- Feb 04, 2020
Admit Card AvailableFeb 13, 2020
ExamFeb 29, 2020

Anna University MBA Eligibility Criteria

MBA aspirants seeking admission at Anna University must qualify the following eligibility criteria-

  • Candidates must have passed in a recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration with at least 50 % (45 % in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying examination.
  • Candidates must have passed 10+2+3 or 4 or 5 year’s pattern or 10+3 years Diploma +3 years pattern or B.E. / B. Tech. / B.Arch. / B. Pharm.
  • AMIE with 2-years of regular full-time Teaching experience / Industrial experience in the relevant field after passing all the subjects.
  • Candidates appearing for their final semester examinations of the qualifying degree may also apply for TANCET.
  • Other state candidates can also appear for the entrance test, for which the eligibility conditions will be decided by the admission committee.

Check Anna University Courses & Fees

Anna University MBA Selection Process

  • Candidates should be selected on the basis of the score obtained in TANCET.
  • Candidates who had qualified CAT, MAT, XAT, ATMA, GMAT, GATE, GRE, CMAT exams will be exempted from the entrance exam.
  • Above the exam, qualified candidates can apply for the MBA program.
  • The candidate’s selection list will be displayed on the official website of the University.
  • Selected candidates can take admission on the required date.

Click here Anna University Admission


TANCET MBA is a state level examination, conducted for admission to MBA programs of Institutes accepting TANCET MBA score in the state of Tamil Nadu. TANCET MBA 2021 is expected to be held in the last week of February. Read this complete article to know in detail about the exam pattern of TANCET MBA, syllabus, and marking scheme.

TANCET is a pen-paper test and the duration of the exam is 120 minutes. Each question has a weightage of1 mark. For every incorrect answer, 1/3 marks are deducted. The question paper for all the courses will follow a different structure and syllabus. The exam will be conducted in two languages- English and Tamil (except the General English section).

TANCET Exam Pattern:

The question paper of TANCET MBA 2021 will be divided into five sections to assess students on the following:

SectionNumber of QuestionMarks per questionTotal Marks
Quantitative Ability20120
Analysis of Business Situations20120
Reading Comprehension20120
Data Sufficiency20120
English Grammar and Usage20120
Total100 Questions100 Marks -

In the TANCET application form, there is an option to choose the exam center on the basis of factors like distance and traveling time to the respective TANCET exam center. Candidates are requested to select only one exam center along-with the correct code while filling the application form. The final allotted exam center is mentioned on the TANCET Admit Card.

Following Exam centers are options for each candidate:

  1. Erode
  2. Thanjavur
  3. Virudhunagar
  4. Dindigul
  5. Salem
  6. Villupuram
  7. Coimbatore
  8. Madurai
  9. Trichy
  10. Chidambaram
  11. Nagercoil
  12. Vellore

Anna University Cut Off

Here we are providing the expected TANCET cut off marks tabulated below:

CategoryExpected Cut Off
Open Category37.5
Backward Classes35.25
Scheduled Caste25.5
Scheduled Tribe22.5

How to Apply for Anna University Chennai?

A candidate seeking admission, have to register themselves on the official website of TANCET, here is the detail following steps for same:


  1. Visit the official website of TANCET.
  2. On the left side of the window, you will find a “TANCET” link. Click on it. TANCET Registration is depicted in the picture below, for clear understanding.
  3. Click on “New User Registration” link.
  4. Enter your Name, Mobile Number, Email Address, and Password.
  5. Now, click “I Agree” button in the declaration box. It is compulsory as, without the declaration, the form will not be submitted.
  6. Click on the “Submit” button at the end of the form.

How to fill Application Form?

  1. Candidates should first login to fill TANCET application form.
  2. Carefully fill all the details such as personal details and academic details.
  3. Select the exam center and course for which you want to apply.
  4. Upload your recent passport size photograph in JPEG/JPG format.
  5. Pay the Application Fee
  6. Verify all the details filled by them before submitting the application form.
  7. Note down the application number that will be generated after the successful submission of the TANCET Application Form.
  8. Candidates are advised to take a print out of the application form for future use.

Anna University Reservation

Following reservation are applied at Anna University:

  • There is a 5% marks relaxation in case of candidates belonging to the reserved category.
  • Also, there is relaxation for backward classes, Scheduled Caste, and Scheduled Tribe in TANCET Cut off.
  • For the reserved category, the application fees for TANCET will behalf of the General category.


Ques. Am I eligible if I am currently doing the final year of my degree course.?

Ans. You are eligible only if you complete your degree by April-May 2020 and you are in a position to submit your provisional/degree certificate by July 2020.

Ques. What is the fees structure for MBA in Anna University?

Ans. The fee for the MBA program at Anna University is INR 41,000/- per annum, and the total program fees are INR 82,000/-.

Ques. What is the process of selection in the MBA program at Anna University?

Ans. The selection of candidates to the MBA Program is made on the basis of one’s performance in the TANCET exam conducted by the university. While the university also accepts scores of National level management aptitude tests.

Ques. Am I eligible for MBA if I have completed 10th standard and then done a 2 year Diploma Program?

Ans. No, you should have completed a 10+2+3 year undergraduate degree program or 10+diploma+an undergraduate degree program to enable you to be eligible for the MBA course.

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



dinesh damu

Is there placement for people who are pursuing their MBA in part time in Anna University or placement is only for full time MBA pursing people...Please do clarify my doubt...

01 Sep, 2019 09:06
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Dinesh, placement opportunities are equal for all. However, preference of company may vary which is not in control of the university.

02 Sep, 2019 17:50
Kavitha Rini

Hello, I'm doing my bachelor's degree in botany.. will it be useful for me or am I eligible to do MBA after that because I don't want to continue in botany....did my ug marks are necessary to join MBA???

28 Oct, 2018 20:50
Akansha Expert

Hi kavitha, Please read this given below for getting the MBA Course eligibility in Anna University:-

  • Candidates must have passed in a recognised Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3years duration and obtained at least 50 % (45 % in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) at the qualifying examination.
  • Candidates must have passed 10+2+3/4years pattern or 10+3 years Diploma +3years pattern or B.E. / B. Tech. / B.Arch. / B. Pharm.
  • AMIE with 2-years regular full time Teaching experience / Industrial experience in the relevant field after passing all the subjects.
  • You must have appeared for TANCET exam for M.B.A. conducted by Anna University.

30 Oct, 2018 15:01
dineshkumar sivakumar

Without tancet whether i can join Anna University with cat exam?

21 Sep, 2018 19:42
Akansha Expert

Hi Dinesh, The selection of candidate for admission to MBA program at Anna University will be based on candidate’s performance in TANCET examination and counselling following the rules of reservation of Government of Tamil Nadu.

24 Sep, 2018 12:33

For doing Part-time MBA in Anna University,I have to write TANCET or DEET.

27 Aug, 2018 19:51
Akansha Expert

Hi Subashini, The selection of candidate for admission to MBA program at Anna University will be based on candidate’s performance in TANCET examination and counselling following the rules of reservation of Government of Tamil Nadu.

28 Aug, 2018 11:45
Manohar H G

My I know about wn start admission for MBA 2018 and how to get application form in online. I completed my UG BBA degree under Periyar University Salem even I also completed my TANCET Exam

18 Jul, 2018 14:06
Akansha Expert

Hi Manohar, You will get the details for Admission online Procedure through the official website or it may you help in many ways.

18 Jul, 2018 16:56
Nakul krishnan

I'm appeared tancet and get 46 out of 100 .how can I appeared counciling and get an admission for MBA

13 Jun, 2018 12:39
Ritika Sharma

Hi Nakul, the admissions are closed for this session you can apply next year.

21 Aug, 2018 12:23

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