Annamalai University MBA Admission 2020: Eligibility, Selection Process, Entrance Test

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Annamalai University is one of the largest public residential universities in Asia. The university offers courses and programs in a wide range of departments. Among the major courses covered in the university, MBA is one of the most popular programs offered. The MBA program is available part-time and full-time for interested candidates. 

  • Admission to MBA programs is open for candidates who have a bachelor’s degree. 
  • There are 7 specializations that are offered in full-time MBA programs. 
  • Interested candidates must take the TANCET entrance test in order to get selected in the university. 

Students can apply for the MBA course through online mode. Selected candidates will be called for counselling. Those who are selected must take the required documents along with them at the time of counselling.

The specializations offered by the university in an MBA program include:

  1. E-business
  2. International business
  3. Information systems
  4. General
  5. Human resource management
  6. Marketing management
  7. Business analytics and business intelligence
  8. Financial management
  9. Hospital management

Annamalai University MBA Admission Highlights 2020

Duration2 years
Eligibility CriteriaA bachelor’s degree
Selection CriteriaEntrance Exam + Merit
TypeFull-time and part time
Application modeOnline
Course FeeINR 58, 260 per year

CourseAdmission Link
MBA/PGDM Admission Link

Annamalai University MBA Important Dates

For the academic year of 2020-2021, TANCET applications were open in January. Results have also been declared for the same. 

Commencement of registration of applicationJanuary 7, 2020 till 10 AM
Last date for registration of applicationFebruary 4, 20202 till 5 PM
Announcement of resultsDeclared
Downloading mark sheets Available till May 23, 2020 till 5 PM

Annamalai University MBA Eligibility

Eligibility criteria for MBA in Annamalai University is to have a bachelor degree in any subject with a minimum of 50% marks if you are in a general category and 45% marks for reserved category.

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Annamalai University MBA Selection Process

The selection of the students seeking admission in MBA programs at Annamalai University is based on the following factors:

  • Marks secured in a bachelor’s degree
  • Marks scored in entrance exam, i.e., TANCET scores

Shortlisted candidates are called for a personal interview process. At the time of counselling, students must carry all the essential documents for verification purposes.

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TANCET Exam Pattern

For the full-time program, you will have to appear for an exam. The exam will be for two hours and test the applicant’s analytical and language skills. The question paper will be of 100 marks with all multiple-choice questions. For every wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of ⅓ mark. 

SubjectNumber of Questions
Business Situation Analysis20
Data Sufficiency20
Reading Comprehension20
Quantitative Ability20
English Usage20
Total Number of Questions100

TANCET Exam Centres

There were 15 centres for this year’s exam. Here’s the list-


How to Apply for Annamalai University MBA?

The entire application process is carried out in online mode.

  • Go to the official website of Annamalai University.
  • Click on ‘New Applicant’ option and select the MBA course option from the given choices
  • Enter your details and register yourself
  • After registration, fill the application form and upload the required documents. 
  • Submit the form along with the payment for the entrance exam. 
  • For general category candidates, the entrance fees amount is INR 600. The exam fee is INR 300 for SC and ST candidates
  • Appear for the exam and wait for the results


Ques. Can I apply offline for the TANCET?

Ans. No, you will have to apply online. From submitting the form to making the payment, everything has to be done online

Ques. Is there any number of times anyone can apply for the examination?

Ans. The website does not restrict you from applying as many times as you want if you do not do well in your exam. However, it is advisable to apply once in order to eliminate duplicates.

Ques. Can I use the TANCET score for the part-time MBA program?

Ans. No, that is a separate program. The admission process for that is different. You need work experience for that, and TANCET scores mean nothing for the part-time program.

Ques. Does Annamalai University have placements after the course?

Ans. The website does indicate that they have placements and that their alumni are placed very well. The companies recruiting from Annamalai University include, Sterlite, TVS Electronics, Dastur, NOCL, etc.

*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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