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TANCET 2020 Application Form (Released), Dates, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus
TANCET 2020 will be conducted by Anna University on February 29 for MCA & MBA and March 1, 2020 for M.E./ M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Planning for admitting students in the mentioned programs offered by colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu. As per TANCET 2020 Eligibility, candidates appearing in final year or graduated in the respective disciplines are eligible to apply for TANCET 2020.
- TANCET 2020 Application Forms have been released on January 7 – 31, 2020 at the official website.
- The application fees is INR 500 for general category and INR 250 for SC/ SCA/ ST candidates.
- As per TANCET 2020 Exam Pattern, it will be a 120-minute long offline test having 100 multiple choice questions.
- Anna University releases 3 separate TANCET Rank List viz. GATE Category Rank List, TANCET Category and Sponsored Category.
- Candidates will be given admission based on the cutoff released by participating colleges. Check TANCET Cutoff
TANCET 2020 Highlights
|TANCET Full Name||Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test|
|Conducting Body||Anna University|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Pen and Paper Based|
|Duration of Exam||2 hours|
|Courses Offered||MBA, MCA, M.E., M.Tech, M.Arch and M.Plan|
|Number of Colleges||466+|
|TANCET Help Desk||011 2220 0303|
TANCET 2020 Exam Dates
All exam related events and dates are mentioned below. Make sure you do not miss upon any of these:
TANCET Exam Date 2020
MCA – Feb 29, 2020
MBA – Feb 29, 2020
M.E. /M.Tech. /M.Arch. / M.Plan. – March 1, 2020
|Declaration of TANCET 2020 Result||March 20, 2020|
|Commencement of TANCET MBA Counselling 2020||July, 2020|
|Commencement of TANCA Counselling||July, 2020|
Top Colleges Accepting TANCET 2020 Score
Here, the list of top 7 colleges for MBA, MCA and M.E/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Planning:
|For MBA||For MCA||For Engineering and Technology|
|Anna University, Chennai||S Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College, Taluk||SRM University, Chennai|
|PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore||M.S. College of Engineering, Avadi||Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai|
|Thiagarajar School of Management, Thirupparankundram||Madha Engineering College, Kancheepuram||PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore|
|Sona School of Management, Salem||PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore||SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam|
|Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Erode||Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai||Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore|
|MOP Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai||Sree Narayana Guru College, Coimbatore||RMK Engineering College, Tiruvallur|
|Builders Engineering College, Tirupur||Kumaraguru College of Technology, Saravanampatty||Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi|
TANCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Anna University has ruled out certain eligibility conditions for candidates registering for TANCET 2020. These must be fulfilled by the candidate in order to sit for the exam.
- Candidates who have completed or are in their final year of Graduation from a recognized university 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 2020.
The pass percentage is determined on the basis of candidate’s category. Read it below:
|Name of the category||Pass Percentage|
Candidates from the other states excluding Tamil Nadu can also apply for the entrance. However, the eligibility will be determined by the respective authorities.
TANCET 2020 Application Form
TANCET 2020 Application Form has available at annauniv.org from January 7 – 31, 2020 and candidates can apply online.
The application fee is INR 500 for General Category and INR 250/- for SC/ST (who belong to Tamil Nadu). Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks is essential to register.
Candidates can register themselves at TANCET Official Website before the registration window closes. TANCET 2020 Registration can only be done in online mode by following the below steps:
- Visit the website of Anna University i.e. annauniv.edu/
- Click on ‘TANCET 2020 Registration’
- Enter your Name, Date of Birth, Email ID, and Password to generate id and password
- Re-login to fill TANCET Application Form 2020
- Upload a recent colored passport size photograph.
- Pay application fee as per category
- Post submission of the form, an application number will be auto-generated by the system
TANCET 2020: 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 Category||Fee|
|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 2020 Admit Card
TANCET 2020 Admit Card will be released on the February 13, 2020. Candidates can download TANCET 2020 Hall Ticket from the official website of Anna University. No admit cards are sent via email or post.
How to Download TANCET 2020 Admit Card?
- Visit the official website i.e.annauniv.edu
- Click the link ‘Download TANCET 2020 Hall Ticket
- Enter User ID and Password
- Download TANCET Admit Card for further reference
Discrepancy in TANCET 2020 Hall Ticket
In case of any misinformation mentioned on TANCET 2020 Admit Card, you may contact the officials at
Number- 2220 0303
TANCET Admit Card 2020 Lost
If the hall ticket is lost after the test, a duplicate hall ticket can be obtained on payment of INR 100/- in the form of a Demand Draft, with a written request to The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai – 600025, indicating the Registration No. / Application No. and the name of the Examination Centre.
List of TANCET 2020 Exam Center
- TANCET 2020 will be held across 15 cities in Tamil Nadu.
- Aspirants can choose one exam center at the time of TANCET 2020 Registration.
- Candidates may be allotted another exam center other than the one chosen, in case there is no seats available in the preferred one.
The list of TANCET 2020 exam centers is displayed below:
TANCET 2020 Exam Pattern
TANCET exam will be conducted on February 29 and March 1, 2020
While the paper pattern for all courses is similar, the syllabus for MBA, ME, MCA is different. A brief about the same is listed below:
- TANCET 2020 will be conducted 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, -1/3 mark is subtracted. No marks are allotted for un-attempted questions. Aspirants can score a maximum of 100 marks.
TANCET Syllabus 2020
TANCET 2020 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 2020
|Verbal Ability||Quantitative Aptitude||Data Interpretation||Logical Reasoning|
|Synonyms & Antonyms||Algebra||Bar Graph||Syllogisms and Puzzles|
|Idioms & Proverbs||Arithmetic||Line Graph||Blood Relations|
|Grammar||Geometry||Pie Charts||Coding Decoding|
|Fill in the blanks||Trigonometry||Histogram||Sequence & Series|
|Phrasal verb||Mensuration||Percentage based questions||Decision Making|
|Sentence corrections||Number System||Equivalence based questions||Binary Logic|
|Reading Comprehension||Probability & Statistics||Ratio based questions||Linear and Circular Arrangements|
|Vocabulary questions||Modern Mathematics||Analogies||Computer based questions|
TANCET Syllabus for MCA
|Computer Awareness||Quantitative Aptitude||Analytical and Logical Reasoning|
|Computer Hardware||Algebra||Linear and Circular Arrangements|
|Controls & Memory||Arithmetic||Binary Logic|
|History of Computer & Basic Terminology||Geometry||Coding Decoding|
|Internet & Protocols||Trigonometry||Sequence & Series|
|Network Basics & Shortcuts||Mensuration||Syllogisms and Puzzles|
|Computer Abbreviations & Computer Architecture||Number System||Blood Relations|
|Security Tools||Probability & Statistics||Direction Sense|
|Computer Organization & Input Output tools||Modern Mathematics||Decision Making|
|Languages and Algorithms||TSD & TW||Analogies|
TANCET Syllabus for M.Tech/M.E/M.Arch/M.Plan 2020
|Part 1: Engineering Mathematics||Part 2: Basic Engineering and Sciences||Part 3: Subject Related|
|Calculus||Physics||Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering|
|Transforms||Chemistry||Agriculture & Irrigation Engineering|
|Functions of Complex Variables and Complex Integration||Applied Mechanics||Architecture|
|Applied Probability||Material Science||Automobile Engineering|
|Determinants and Matrices||Mechanical Engineering||Bio-Medical Engineering|
|Vector Calculus||Civil Engineering||Biotechnology|
|Numerical Methods||Electrical Engineering||Chemical Engineering|
|Differential Equations||Computers||Civil Engineering|
Click Here for Detailed TANCET Syllabus 2020
Best Books Recommended for TANCET 2020
Aspirants are suggested to follow the below-mentioned books besides reference books and online study material for boosting up their preparation for TANCET 2020:
|Name of the Program||Name of the Book||Author/Publisher||ISBN|
|Engineering and Science Stream||TANCET (M.Tech/M.E/M.Arch/M.Plan)||V.V.K.Subburaj||978-8172543693|
|MCA||TANCET MCA Superior Guide||Sakthi Publishing House||978-9385078231|
|TANCET MCA (Anna University)||V.V.K.Subburaj||978-8172542399|
|MBA||TANCET MBA (Anna University)||S.Chand (G/L) & Company Limited||978-8172543020|
|TANCET MBA Superior Guide||Sakthi Publishing House||978-9385078224|
TANCET Sample Papers 2020
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:
|TANCET MBA||Download here|
|Civil Engineering||Download here|
|Engineering Mathematics||Download here|
|Computer Science & Engineering||Download here|
|Basic Engineering & Sciences||Download here|
|TANCET MCA||Download here|
TANCET 2020 Result
- TANCET 2020 Result will be declared at the official website on March 20, 2020.
- TANCET 2020 Scorecard can be downloaded from March 23, 2020 onwards.
How to Check TANCET Result 2020?
Aspirants should go through the steps given below to download the result:
- Visit the website annauniv.edu
- Click on ‘TANCET 2020 Result’
- Login option will automatically appear on your computer screen
- Enter the e-mail ID and password
- Click on the log in tab
Expected TANCET Cut Off 2020
The category and program wise TANCET 2020 Cut off will be 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.
Check the expected TANCET 2020 cut off marks below:
|Category||Expected TANCET Cut Off 2020|
Check TANCET 2020 Cut Off
TANCET 2020 Counselling
Tentative Date of TANCET 2020 MBA Counselling- July, 2020
Tentative Date of TANCA 2020 Counselling- July, 2020
Candidates have to download the call letters and physically visit the center as per their rank.
GATE qualified can participate directly in TANCA 2020 Counselling. The counselling forms will be available at tanca.annauniv.edu. Candidates must have acquired the minimum eligible marks category-wise to be a part of the counselling procedure:
|Category||Minimum Eligible Marks|
|BC/BCM/MBC&DNC/SC/SCA/ST candidates of Tamil Nadu||45%|
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 centers for TANCET 2020?
Answer. Following is the list of coordinating centers for TANCET 2020:
|TANCET Coordinating Centers|
|Chennai Examination Centre, Anna University, Chennai||Chidambaram Annamalai University|
|Coimbatore Government College of Technology||Dindigul University College of Engineering, Dindigul|
|Erode Institute of Road and Transport Technology||Karaikudi Alagappa College of Engineering & Technology|
|Madurai Anna University Regional Centre – Madurai||Nagercoil University College of Engineering, Nagercoil|
|Salem Government College of Engineering||Thanjavur Kunthavai Naacchiyaar Govt. Arts College for Women|
|Tirunelveli Government College of Engineering||Tiruchirappalli Anna University Regional Centre – Tiruchirappalli|
|Villupuram University College of Engineering, Villupuram||Vellore 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 the fastest and easy way to apply for any exam.
- It saves the 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 2020?
Answer: No, a valid e-mail Id is mandatory. You have to create an e-mail Id before applying for TANCET 2020.
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 2020?
Answer: Following is the section-wise breakup of the TANCET 2020 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 2020?
Answer: Following is the section-wise breakup of the TANCET 2020 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. 2020?
Answer: Following is the section-wise breakup of the TANCET 2020 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