TANCET 2021: Result (Out), Scorecard, Rank List, Cutoff & Counselling

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On -Jun 16, 2021

TANCET 2021 Result has been announced by Anna University on April 1, 2021. Candidates who appeared for the exam can download their TANCET scorecard using the login credentials issued at the time of registration. TANCET 2021 was conducted on March 20, 2021 (10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon) for MCA and (2.30 PM To 4.30 PM) for MBA. TANCET M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan was conducted on March 21 (10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon). Anna University will also release 3 separate Rank Lists for TANCET 2021 for each course.

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TANCET Latest Updates

  • April 23: TANCET 2021 Counselling is expected to begin in May 2021. Check here
  • April 22: Last day to download TANCET 2021 Scorecard. 
  • April 8: TANCET 2021 Scorecard has been released today. Check here
  • March 20: TANCET 2021 conducted for MBA and MCA today.
  • February 12: Last date to apply for TANCET 2021 extended to February 16. Check here

TANCET is organized by Anna University, Chennai on behalf of the Tamil Nadu Government, for admission in postgraduate programs in the field of management, engineering, architecture, and computer science.

  • The expected cutoff for TANCET MBA is 37 for the open category and between 22 to 25 for SC/ST candidates.
  • The reservation benefits will not be provided to candidates who do not belong to the state of Tamil Nadu.

Students from other states can also apply for this exam subject to the bifurcation of eligibility criteria and reservations.​ Over 38,000 students have applied for TANCET 2021 out of which 21,789 students have applied for MBA. 

TANCET 2021 Highlights

TANCET full form Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test
Conducting Body Anna University, Chennai
Eligibility Criteria Bachelor's Degree with at least 50%(relaxation of 5% for SC/ST candidates belonging to the state of Tamil Nadu).
Programs  M.Tech, M.E, MBA, M.Plan, M.Arch, MCA
TANCET official website tancet.annauniv.edu/
Application Fee 600.00 INR for each program(300.00 INR for SC/ST)
Reservation All the reservation benefits will be provided only for the students who are domicile of Tamil Nadu. However, students from other states can apply through general slots.
Admission Process Entrance Examination/Lateral Entry
TANCET Exam Dates

TANCET 2021 Exam Dates

TANCET Exam Event TANCET Exam Date 
TANCET Registration Starts January 19, 2021
TANCET Registration Last Date February 16, 2021
TANCET Admit Card March 5, 2021
TANCET Exam Date 

March 20, 2021 (MBA and MCA), March 21, 2021 (M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan)

TANCET Answer Key Soon
TANCET 2021 Result Declaration April 1, 2021
TANCET Scorecard Release date April 8, 2021
TANCET Counselling May 2021(tentative)

TANCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The minimum eligibility criteria for TANCET 2021 is to hold a bachelor's degree in the relevant discipline. Minimum marks at graduation level must be at least 50%. Candidates having a degree from a distance/weekend program are not eligible for TANCET 2021.

Course Eligibility Criteria
M.E/M.Tech (Faculty of Civil Engineering) B.E/B.Tech in Civil Engineering or Civil & Structural Engineering
M.E/M.Tech (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical/Mechatronics/Aeronautical Engineering
M.E/M.Tech (Faculty of Electrical Engineering) B.E/B.Tech in ECE/Instrumentation and Control
M.E/M.Tech(Faculty of Information and Communication Engineering) B.E/B.Tech in ECE/Biomedical/Software Engineering
M.Arch B.Arch or AIIA(Associates of the Indian Institutes of Architects)
M.Plan B.Plan/B.Arch/B.E(Civil Engg)/AIIA/M.A/M.Sc
TANCET Results

TANCET 2021 Results

TANCET 2021 results have been declared. Candidates can download the scorecard from the official website by entering the login credentials.TANCET rank list will be released separately for the three categories i.e. GATE category, TANCET category, and the sponsored category.  Anna university will offer the degree programs for MBA/M.Tech/M.E/MCA/M.Arch and M.Plan in the below-mentioned colleges:

  1. University departments
  2. University College of Engineering
  3. Regional campuses of Anna University
  4. Annamalai university
  5. Government universities
  6. Other Government aided universities
  7. Some private and self-financing universities also invite admission through TANCET score

TANCET 2021 Cut Off

Anna University will soon release TANCET 2021 Cut Off on its official website. Candidates must note that a separate cut off will be announced for admission through GATE scores. TANCET Cut Off will be based on various factors like the number of candidates who appeared, the difficulty level of the exam, and the number of seats available.

Also Check: TANCET Program Wise Cutoff

TANCET Counselling

TANCET 2021 Counselling

TANCET 2021 Counselling process will start soon as the results have already been declared by Anna University. There will be 4 Stages in TANCET 2021 Counselling:

  1. Online Registration: Candidates need to register on the official portal for Counselling. Counselling fee for general candidates will be INR 300. For SC/ST Candidates the fee will be INR 150.
  2. Release of Rank List: A Rank List will be prepared on the basis of TANCET 2021 Score. Candidates will be called for the counselling round on the basis of the rank obtained by them on TANCET 2021 Rank List.
  3. Call Letter: A call letter will be issued to successfully registered candidates. It will include important details of the candidate like Name, Counselling city & center, and registration number.
  4. Final Counselling: Candidates will have to appear for final counselling in the respective colleges of their choice. They need to confirm their seat by payment of the admission fee.

Check TANCET Counselling Process, Fees, Schedule

TANCET 2021 Application Form

TANCET 2021 application forms are available since January 19, 2021, in online mode on the official website of TANCET. The application fee is 600.00 INR for general and 300.00 INR for reserved category candidates. Those who are appearing for more than one program are required to pay 600.00 INR for each program. The reservation criteria are not applicable to candidates from other states.

Before filling the application form candidates are required to register themselves by providing the basic details. Steps to register online are mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of TANCET. Under TANCET 2021 button click on ‘New User Registration
  • Enter the name, valid email address, phone number, and password and save it as it will be required every time when you log in.
  • Click on ‘register’.

After registration, a unique user id/registration number will be generated and sent to the registered email address. Candidates are required to log in with the stated credentials. The steps to fill TANCET 2021 Application form are as follows:

TANCET Admit Card

TANCET 2021 Admit Card

TANCET 2021 admit card released on March 5, 2021. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website by entering the user id and password. Admit cards will contain the information regarding the center and schedule of examination. If any candidate is unable to download the admit card or finds any discrepancy then it shall be reported immediately to the authority. The helpline numbers are mentioned below:

  • Call at +91-44-22358314
  • E-mail- directorentrance@gmail.com

TANCET Exam Day Instructions

  • Wear a mask and sanitize your hands at the exam center. Candidates should maintain social distance at the exam center till they leave the hall.
  • Candidates who enter the exam hall half an hour after the commencement of the exam will not be allowed. Candidates must also stay inside the exam hall even if they have completed the paper till 15 minutes before the exam ends.
  • Candidates may not carry Bluetooth devices, calculators, smartphones, log sheets to the exam hall.
  • Candidates found to be using any unfair means of writing the paper will be disqualified from taking the exam.
  • An OMR sheet will be provided which must be filed in carefully as no extra sheet will be given if wring information is entered.
  • Only black and blue inked pens are allowed to fill the instruction of the IMR sheet and options. The OMR sheet along with the question booklet must be returned after the exam.
  • Candidates who are not carrying a valid id card or id documents will not be allowed to take the exam.
TANCET Exam Pattern

TANCET 2021 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

TANCET 2021 Exam Pattern consists of 100 multiple choice questions with four options for each question. Each question carries one mark and ⅓ mark will be deducted as a penalty for every incorrect answer. The examination shall be conducted in English and Tamil language only.

  • The total time allotted for each paper will be 120 minutes
  • Question paper of TANCET 2021 for MBA and MCA program consists of five and four sections respectively
  • There will be 20 questions in each section for the MBA program and 25 questions in each section for the MCA program
  • ME/M.Tech and M.Arch paper will consist of three sections in which two sections will be common and the third section will be optional
  • The total number of questions in M.E/M.Tech/M. Arch and M.Plan will be 105.
  • In M.E/M.Tech/M. Arch and M.Plan entrance exam the candidates will be allowed to choose the optional paper for the third section at the time of registration
TANCET Syllabus

TANCET 2021 Syllabus

TANCET 2021 syllabus will be released by Anna University online and it can be downloaded from the official website. Every program has a different syllabus based on the qualifying exam and course preferred.

Also Check: TANCET Exam Analysis

The Quantitative Ability section will be common in the question paper for MBA and MCA programs. In the MCA program, the question paper will consist of a mathematical ability section. The questions in the mathematical ability section will be framed on the basis of the syllabus of class 12 syllabus. A brief paper wise syllabus is discussed below:


Business Situation Analysis In this section, there are no prescribed topics. The questions will be based on business operations, situations, dilemmas, and business ethics, etc. There will also be some sections of the marketing plan and one-year strategy of a business. 
Reading Comprehension Reading comprehension will include questions based on precise writing and unseen passages. It will also include synonyms, antonyms, vocabulary, and one-word substitution.
Quantitative Ability In this section, the questions will be based on mathematics. Important topics are profit & loss, percentage, time & work, Average, Simple & Compound Interest, Binomial Theorem, Quadratic Equation, Mixture & Allegations, etc
Data Sufficiency Data Sufficiency will include topics like number systems, algebra, and some arithmetic problems. There will be questions from Data Interpretation like a bar graph, line graph, and pie chart
English Usage This will include the questions of grammar and punctuation, one-word substitution, conventional usage of words and phrases, writings of the speech community, etc.


TANCET Syllabus for MCA has 3 main topics:

Quantitative Ability The quantitative ability section will be covering the topic similar to the question paper of the MBA program. Students are required to study the mathematics of class 10 and 12 levels. Some important topics are average, percentage, profit, and loss, etc.
Logical and Analytical Reasoning In this section, there will be questions based on linear and circular arrangements, selections, coding and decoding, directions, critical thinking, Intuition, blood relations, decision making, inductive reasoning, binary logic, syllogism, and puzzles.
Computer Awareness This section will test the basic awareness and information in the field of computer and technology. The questions will cover the topics like the use of applications in computers, hardware, and software, artificial intelligence, generations of computers, data security, shortcut keys, and computer accessories, components of computers, other computing devices, etc.

TANCET M.E and M.Tech Syllabus

TANCET 2021 Syllabus includes topics from undergraduate courses. Each stream has a separate syllabus for the exam. M.E and M.Tech syllabus will be based upon the specific program selected by the candidate. There will be two common papers in all the programs and one optional paper marked by the candidate at the time of registration. The syllabus for the first two sections is discussed below:

Engineering Mathematics Calculus and differential equations, transforms, functions of complex and variables and complex integration, applied probability, matrices and determinants, vector calculus, numerical methods
Basic Engineering and Sciences Physics, chemistry, applied mechanics, material science, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, computers.

TANCET Preparation Tips

  1. Plan Your Exam: As the syllabus of TANCET 2021 is quite long, it is not possible for candidates to prepare for each and every topic. Considering your ability and weightage of topics in past years, work up a plan to which chapters or topics you will attempt and which ones you will avoid. 
  2. Revision is Your Saviour: There is no better way to brush up on the topics you have learned than to revise over and over. Revising not just helps with improving strong and weak areas, it also helps candidates to avoid forgetting.
  3. Mock Tests and Sample Papers: Apart from revising familiar topics, solving mock test papers and previous year's questions of TANCET aids in your preparation. This is also another way of revising. Taking mock tests will increase your confidence and help candidates familiarize themselves with the question pattern, important topics, difficulty level, and help them analyze strong and weak areas. 
  4. Strategize your Paper: While practicing mock papers and regular practice, candidates will familiarize themselves with TANCET exam pattern and sections of the paper. So it will be helpful to decide what strategy you might want to use to attempt each section and question. Candidates are advised to practice accordingly.
  5. Brush Up Tricks & Formulas: Every competitive exam that includes topics such as quant or reasoning can be solved faster by using shortcut methods, formulas, and tricks. Knowing these will help you attempt more questions in less time. Take help from blogs, youtube videos, and books to learn these tricks if you haven't already.
  6. Focus on Time and Accuracy: As TANCET is a lengthy paper, it is imperative for candidates to solve as many questions as possible in the given time limit while solving them correctly. How can this be achieved? First, try to improve your speed by using shortcut methods and formulas. Second, find out your weak areas as you solve practice questions, and work on those. Third, clear your basic concepts. 
  7. Work on Weak Topics: For some people, maths might be easier and verbal harder, while for others, the opposite might be true. Very few people are excellent at both. But for most, it is important to find out which topics are they are facing most issues with. 
  8. Avoid Stress: We know this is easier said than done, but nevertheless is a very important part of faring well in your exam. Take adequate rest the day before your test, keep everything ready, and remember that worrying will not just hamper your mental health, but also your exam.  Be confident in what you have learned, and keep calm!


Ques. When can I fill the application form for TANCET 2021?

Ans. TANCET 2021 application form has been released on January 19, 2021. Candidates can register and apply online on the official website.

Ques. What is TANCET 2021 application fee?

Ans. The application fee is 600.00 INR for general candidates and 300.00 INR for candidates of reserved category(SC/ST/OBC). However, the discounted application fee for reserved classes does not apply to any candidate belonging to the state other than Tamil Nadu.

Ques. I am from Maharashtra. Can I apply for TANCET 2021?

Ans. Candidates from any state can apply for TANCET 2021. The candidates are suggested to check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. No relaxation of fee or any other reservation facility has been provided to the candidates from outside Tamil Nadu.

Ques. What is the minimum mark required to clear the cutoff?

Ans. The minimum cut off marks usually range between 35-40 marks as per the previous year's analysis. For the reserved category, the cut off falls between 22-35 marks.

Ques. Can I apply for the MBA program at Anna University through CAT score?

Ans. Any candidate seeking admission in any program is required to take TANCET. No other exams will be considered for admissions.

Ques. How many colleges accept TANCET scores?

Ans. All the government and government-aided universities along with some private colleges in Tamil Nadu accept TANCET scores.

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


rajalakshmi a
Which date have a college open and any enrace exam
shivangi srivastava

Well, the result declaration and counselling procedures have been completed for this session of TANCET 2021. Usually, the admission procedures in various participating colleges start after the score card in the same is obtained by the candidate. The dates are different for each participating college, you may check: Top TANCET 2021 Colleges.

mukesh kanna
When was the MBA entrance exams Will be conducted?
shivangi srivastava

TANCET 2021 was expected to be conducted on March 20, 2021 for providing admission in MBA programme. However, the conduction procedure has now been completed for the session of 2021 as per our notice. In case you did not apply and missed the dates this year, you may apply next year as well.

Do I have to give TANCET to get admission in any M.Arch college in Tamil Nadu?
sinbad chongtham

You can get admission with a valid TANCET score to the M. Arch programs at any institution that is affiliated to Anna University. TANCET score might not be considered in other colleges which are not affiliated to the said university.

What is the cutoff for admission in MPharm?
sinbad chongtham

For admission to M. Pharm programs, TANCET score is considered invalid. TANCE score is valid only for admission to M. Tech, M. Arch, M. Plan, ME, MBA and MCA programs at the institutions, which are affiliated to Anna University.

amrith prashanth t m
I want to join MBA. I have not appeared for any entrance exams so far as i am physically handicapped and was taking treatment in a Rehabilitation center near Bhavani (Erode District) for the past 5 months. What is the way out. I want to join this Academic year. Please guide me
sinbad chongtham

You have the option to either pursue MBA programs in regular mode or distance learning mode or online mode according to your convenience. In order to pursue an MBA program you must have completed graduation from a recognized university and qualify the entrance exam required. 

TANCET Registration exam is when for2021
sinbad chongtham

TANCET 2021 has already been conducted on the 20th of March 2021. The results for this examination have been declared on the 1st of April 2021. TANCET counselling is expected to start in May 2021. There has been no official notice for the registration of TANCET 2022.

anand kumar
Releasing date of Tancet form is
sinbad chongtham

TANCET 2021 has already been conducted on the 20th of March 2021. The results for this examination have been declared on the 1st of April 2021. TANCET counselling is expected to start in May 2021. There has been no official notice for the registration of TANCET 2022.

Can TANCET exam be given after completing graduation?
aniket ranjan

Yes, TANCET can be given after completion of graduation degree as the eligibility criteria for this exam is bachelor’s degree in any stream of minimum 3 years duration with at least 50% marks in aggregate.

ibashisha mukhim
Which colleges in India offer admission on the basis of TANCET score?
aniket ranjan

TANCET is organized by Anna University for admission in postgraduate programs in the field of management, engineering, architecture and computer science in the government and private colleges of Tamil Nadu. Through TANCET, You can only obtain Admission in colleges of Tamil Nadu State. 

When the rank list will be announced?
nitin yaduvanshi

The rank list for TANCET 2021 will be tentatively announced at least 2-3 weeks after the results have been declared. TANCET 2021 Result has been released by Anna University on April 1, 2021. The result can be downloaded from the official website using the registered email id and password. The Marksheet has been released on April 8, 2021.

Hi i have passed Gate 2021 in computer science with score 700 and also passed Tancet with 97 percentile. I have done BE in EEE. Am I eligible to apply for admission in M. tech computer Science through Tancet Councilling
simran singh

The eligibility criteria for TANCET counselling is the candidate must have a bachelor degree on equivalent with at least 50% (45 question in the case of candidate belonging to reserved categories) in the qualifying examination. If you qualify the eligibility criteria then you are eligible to apply for admission in mtech computer science through TANCET counselling. To know more about counselling eligibility criteria refer to this link: TANCET 2021 Counselling

mohammed najamuddin
My overall rank in tnea is 15905,community rank MBC 3387, cutoff 185.75. Is there any chance to get biotech in kumaraguru, GCT or PSG Cbe?
swati srivastava

Hi Mohammed, Greetings from Collegedunia. TANCET is a state level entrance exam. Your rank is quiet low and it is difficult but you may get a chance for biotech. For more details visit: TANCET EXAM

bhagyashri kene
hi i have got overall rank 409 and community rank is 77 in tancet category. i belongs to mbc community. will i get seat in M.E structural engineering in gct cbe.
swati srivastava

Hi Bhagyashri, Greetings from Collegedunia. TANCET is a state level entrance exam. You can certainly get a seat in ME structural engineering depending on your rank. For more details visit: TANCET 2020

How is TANCET question paper evaluated?
swati srivastava

Hi Drona, Greetings from Collegedunia. TANCET entrance exam is conducted in MCQ pattern. The question paper is evaluated based on the answer key. For more details visit: TANCET EXAM

hi , I'm studying my UG course final year now . I will be a UG graduate in MAR 2021 , So should I attend the 2020 entrance exams or 2021 entrance exams . I'm so confused as these exams delayed due to covid19
swati srivastava

Hi Jesmitha, Greetings from Collegedunia. You can give the exam once you are thoroughly prepared. So, after complete preparation, you can give either 2020 or 2021 entrance exams. For more details visit: TANCET EXAM

preethi christina
Is it necessary to have printed online application during tancet counselling?
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Preethi, no, printed application form is not required at the time of counselling. You can check the list of the required documents from below:

  • X Std. Mark Sheet
  • XII Std. Mark Sheet or Diploma (3 years) Certificate
  • Qualifying Degree certificate, provisional certificate and mark sheets of all semesters or Consolidated mark sheet.(Copy of both sides should be uploaded)
  • Transfer certificate from the institution last studied
  • Valid GATE 2018 / 2019 / 2020 scorecard for GATE (Engineering / Technology) category
  • Valid GATE 2018 / 2018 / 2020 score card and TANCET 2020 hall ticket for GATE (Engineering Science-XE / Life Science -XL) category
  • TANCET 2020 Hall Ticket for TANCET category and for Sponsored full-time category
  • ‘Permanent Community Certificate’ in card format or electronic form / digitally signed e-Certificate in the case of BC, BC Muslim, MBC / DNC & SC/SC(Arunthathiyars)/ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu.
  • Certificate of Disability for Differently Abled Person (if applicable)
  • Nativity Certificate only in electronic form / digitally signed e-Certificate. (if applicable)
  • Copy of identification certificate obtained from the Head Quarters Tahsildar or Visa, Passport and letter registered in Police Station (For Srilankan Refugee candidates)
  • Experience Certificate (if applicable).
manjunathan j
can I appear for TANCET exam, when I still completing my 2 ?
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Manjunathan, no, candidates appearing in this exam must have passed graduation to be eligible.

can we write a online exam in saudi arebia
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Ashwin, no, there is no exam center of TANCET in Saudi Arabia. You can check the list of TANCET Exam Centers from here.

sharmini charlas c
I missed the date of admission.Can i claim it now
sowmiya chinnasamy
I could not find any online registration link for tancet ME counselling in anna University website. Kindly tell me whether the registration is started or not yet
neha rani

Hi Sowmiya, Counselling for TANCET has been started, Please check the given link to know more details about counselling.

rishu singh
Other state candidate also have to apply
kumar shiwam
Hi Rishu Singh, Yes other state candidates also can apply excluding Tamil Nadu candidates for an entrance test.