TANCET 2021 Registration: Application Dates, Registration Form, Fees and Process

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TANCET 2021 Registration window has closed on February 16, 2021 (5:00 PM). As per exam authorities data, 38,858 students have registered for various programmes under TANCET 2021. Candidates who have got themselves registered can check final status of their application till February 23, 2021.

  • TANCET 2021 is a state-level entrance exam which will take place in 15 cities in Tamil Nadu on March 20 & 21.
  • Candidates who have previously given GATE in the engineering/technology discipline will be exempted from having to appear in TANCET 2021. Check TANCET 2021 Exam Dates

TANCET 2021 Total Number of Applicants

MBA MCA ME/MTech/MArch/MPlan Total
21,789 6,917 10,152 38,858

TANCET 2021 Application Highlights 

Particulars  Details
Availability of TANCET Online Form 2021 January 2021
Conducting Body Anna University, Chennai
TANCET Official Website annauniv.edu
Minimum Eligibility Bachelor’s Degree
Mode of Application Online
Documents to be uploaded Passport size photo (20- 30 KB)
TANCET Application Fee 2021 General Category: INR 500 
Reserved Category: INR 250
TANCET Help Desk +91 -44-22358314.

Registration Dates 2021

TANCET 2021 Application Form Dates

Candidates can check all the important dates related to TANCET Registration 2021 from the table provided below-

Event Dates
TANCET 2021 Application Form  January 19, 2021
TANCET 2021 Application Last Date February 16, 2021
Release of TANCET Admit Card March 5, 2021
Date of TANCET Exam 2021

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

TANCET 2021 Online Registration

The first step to apply for TANCET 2021 is online registration. Candidates must fill in their basic personal and academic information to complete the online registration part. Through TANCET Registration, a unique user ID and password will be sent via SMS. These credentials are vital for successfully completing the form filling procedure.

Pre-requisites for TANCET Registration 

  • Valid email address
  • Valid mobile phone number
  • Passport Size Photograph
  • Class 10th, 12th, and Graduation mark sheet
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • Name of the candidate as on official documents
  • Date of Birth as on official documents
  • Details of Credit/Debit card for processing fee payment

Steps for TANCET Registration

Step 1: Visit the official website of TANCET.

Step 2: On the left side of the window, you will find a “TANCET 2021” link. Click on it. TANCET 2021 Registration is depicted in the picture below, for clear understanding.

Step 3: Click on “New User Registration” link.

Step 4: Enter your Name, Mobile Number, Email Address and Password.

Step 5: Enter the captcha code correctly. Captcha is a security feature to ensure that the form is filled by a human and not a computer program. If the captcha code is not clear, click on “Get a New Image” link.

Step 6: Now, click “I Agree” button in the declaration box. It is compulsory as, without the declaration, the form will not be submitted.

Step 7: Click on “Submit” button at the end of the form.

How to apply?

How to Fill TANCET Application Form 2021?

After successful TANCET Registration, move on to fill online form. Read the information bulletin carefully and fill in form accordingly in order to avoid rejection. For filling TANCET 2021 Application Form, you will have to first login to the official website. The steps to log in are described below:

TANCET Application Form

Step 1: Fill the Application Form

  1. Candidates should first login to fill TANCET 2021 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. Check TANCET 2021 Photo Size, Format and Other Details

Step 2: Pay the Application Fee

  • After filling the application form, candidates have to pay the application fee through debit card/credit card or net banking.
  • The application fee of TANCET is 600 INR for general candidates and 300 INR for candidates under reserved categories.
  • If a candidate wishes to appear for more than one program, he/she has to deposit 500 INR (250 INR for candidates under reserved categories) for every additional program.

Step 3: Submit the Application Form

  • Verify all the details filled by them before submitting the application form.
  • Note down the application number that will be generated after successful submission of TANCET 2021 Application Form.
  • Candidates are advised to take a print out of the application form for future use.

If candidates follow all these steps, they will be able to successfully fill and submit TANCET 2021 Application Form. 

Details in TANCET 2021 Application Form

Candidates need to carefully fill all the details that are asked in the application form. There are various fields in the form as mentioned below:

  • Personal Details:  Fill in all personal details
  • Academic Details: Candidates need to fill all the courses studied, the number of marks obtained, aggregate marks in percentage, the name of board/university and the year of passing out.
  • Course Details: Candidates have to fill in course details, specialization, and the exam(s) that they wish to appear in. 
  • Select Exam Center and Course: Candidates have to select the exam center and the course for which they want to apply. They can select the course from the drop-down menu.
  • Essential Documents: Candidates need to upload their passport size photograph and fill the details mentioned in the original documents.
TANCET Application Form
Form Correction 2021

TANCET 2021 Application Form Correction

  • Candidates should carefully fill all the details in TANCET 2021 Application Form and upload the essential documents.
  • They can correct their details mentioned in the form till the time they have not submitted it and paid the application fee.
  • Once the online form is submitted, correction cannot be made.
  • Therefore, candidates are advised to verify all the details furnished by them in the application form before making the payment and submitting the application form.

Check TANCET 2021 Exam Pattern

TANCET Exam Centers

TANCE 2021 will be held in 15 cities of Tamil Nadu in the month of February and March. Candidates will be allocated their test center on a first come first serve basis. It is mandatory that test-takers carry their admit card to the exam center along with valid ID proof such as a voter ID, driving license, and PAN card. 

Chennai  Karaikudi  Tirunelveli 
Coimbatore  Madurai  Trichy 
Chidambaram Nagercoil  Vellore 
Dindigul  Salem  Villupuram 
Erode  Thanjavur  Virudhnagar 
Eligibility Criteria 2021

TANCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

TANCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria varies for different courses.  Candidates who are in their final year of graduation are also eligible to appear.

  • M.B.A- Candidates must pass B.Tech/B.Arch/B.E/B.Pharm with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates) in the qualifying degree exam. The pattern followed can be 10+2+3 years or 10+3 years diploma+ 3 years pattern.
  • M.C.A- Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years with Mathematics as a subject either in 10+2 or graduation level. Minimum marks acquired in the qualifying exam must be 50% (45% for category candidates).
  • M.C.A Lateral Entry: Candidate must have passed Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years in BCA, B.Sc in Computer Science or Information Technology. Minimum marks obtained must be 50% in the qualifying degree examination (45% for reserved category candidates).
  • M.E/ M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan: Minimum 50% marks required in the degree examination in the relevant field. A Master’s degree in the prescribed field of Science or Arts is required. Candidates having 10+2+ AMIE certification/ 10+3+ AMIE certification can also apply.
  • Although TANCET is a state level examination, students from another state can also apply for TANCET 2021, but the respective authorities will determine their eligibility.
  • Candidates with B.E / B.Tech degrees obtained through distance mode/weekend courses are not eligible. 
  • Sponsored candidates are only offered admission in University Departments of Anna University, Chennai i.e. CEG, ACT, SAP, and MIT campuses. 
  • Candidates from the other states excluding Tamil Nadu can also apply for the entrance. However, the eligibility will be determined by the respective authorities. 

NOTE: Candidates with Section ‘A’ & ‘B’ certificates (A.M.I.E.) and other such certificates from professional bodies recognized by MHRD and enrolled before 31.5.2014 are considered to be equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. Degree holders. An experience certificate is to be produced after completion of 2 years of regular full-time experience in the relevant field including project work.

Check TANCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria 

Top Colleges 2021

Top Colleges Accepting TANCET 2021

College  City
PSG Institute of Management  Coimbatore 
Galaxy Institute of Management  Chennai 
Thiagarajar School of Management  Thirupparankundram 
Kumaraguru College of Technology Coimbatore 
St. Joseph College of Engineering  Kancheepuram
Nehru College of Management (NCM) Coimbatore 
Velammal Engineering College Chennai 
Sona School of Management  Salem
Kongu Engineering College  Erode 
Bannari Amman Institute of Technology  Sathyamangalam
MEPCO Schlenk Engineering College  Sivakasi 
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textile Management Coimbatore 
Erode Builder Educational Trust’s Group of Institutions Kangayam 
Sri Sairam Engineering College Chennai 
Sri Krishna Institute of Management Centre for Excellence in Management Education  Coimbatore 
PSNA College of Engineering and Technology  Dindigul 
Coimbatore Institute of Management and Technology  Coimbatore 
Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women University  Coimbatore 
MOP Vaishnav College for Women  Chennai 
SSN School of Management and Computer Application  Kalavakkam 
KCT Business School  (KCTBS) Coimbatore 
Francis Xavier Engineering College (FXEC)  Tirunelveli 
Easwari Engineering College (EEC) Chennai 
JJ College of Engineering and Technology  Tiruchirappalli 
GRG School of Management  Coimbatore 
Vinayaka Mission’s Kirupananda Variyar Engineering College  Salem 
Guruvayurappan Institute of Management Navakkarai
KS Rangasamy College of Technology  Tiruchengade 
RVS College of Engineering and Technology  Dindigul 
KV Institute of Management and Information Studies  Coimbatore

Frequently Asked Questions

TANCET 2021 Application Form FAQs

Ques. TANCET Application form 2021 and the process is handled by which university/ Authority?

Ans. TANCET Application form is released by Anna University, Chennai.

Ques. When are the dates for the application process of TANCET 2021?

Ans. Candidates can register themselves for TANCET 2021 from January 19, 2021.

Ques. Are there any other experience related certificates to be produced afterward?

Ans. Candidates are required to produce an experience certificate after completion of 2 years regular full-time experience in the relevant field including project work.

Ques. What are the official website of Anna University and its helpline number?

Ans. The official website of Anna University is- www.annauniv.edu/ and the helpline number for any queries is +91 -44-22358314. 

Ques. In which mode can a candidate fill up his application form for TANCET 2021?

Ans. Candidates can fill their application form in online mode through the official website of Anna University Chennai.

Ques. Is there any other mode to apply for TANCET 2021?

Ans. No, there are no other modes to apply for TANCET other than applying online for the application form.

Ques. Is there any provision for candidates of other states to apply for TANCET 2021 exam?

Ans. Candidates belonging to different states can apply but they must fulfill the set eligibility criteria.

Ques. What is the application fee for TANCET 2021?

Ans. Candidates who belong to the general category have to pay INR 500 and those of the reserved category have to pay INR 250.

Ques. How many courses/papers can a candidate opt for in TANCET Application form?

Ans. Candidates can opt for 23 papers that TANCET offers.

Ques. If a candidate has a bachelor’s degree through cloud campus or distance learning, is he eligible to apply?

Ans. NO, a candidate must have a Full-Time Bachelors's degree to apply. Any other mode of acquiring the degree is not eligible.

Ques. How can a candidate pay his or her application fee?

Ans. Candidates can pay their application fee through net banking with the credit or debit cards.

Ques. What are the eligibility criteria for TANCET 2021?

Ans. Eligibility for applying to TANCET is that candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in 10+2+3 pattern. There are other course-specific eligibility criteria as well which is advised that the candidates should definitely check before applying. Check  TANCET Eligibility

Ques. Can I apply for more than one program?

Ans. Yes. For every additional program, you need to pay INR 500 if you belong to general category and INR 250 if you belong to SC/ST categories.

Ques. What are the documents to be uploaded afterward TANCET Application form 2021?

Ans. Candidates have to upload their recent passport size photograph (20 kb-30 kb).

Ques. When is the Hall ticket released for TANCET 2021?

Ans. Candidates can download their Admit cards from the second week of February 2021. 

Ques. How can a candidate correct his details in the filled application form?

Ans. Candidates are advised to recheck and review their application forms carefully before submitting and paying the requisite fee. Once a candidate has submitted TANCET application forms, he cannot change any details. 

Ques. Is it necessary for the candidates to keep a copy of the application form even after the exam gets over?

Ans. Yes, it is necessary for the candidates to keep a copy of the application form saved with them, as it is required during the counselling and further admission process.

Ques. Do students need to fill a separate application form for appearing in more than one program?

Ans. No, students can fill a single application form for applying to more than one program.

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


Is it possible to apply for the exam if I am still pursuing graduation?
aniket ranjan

Yes, If you are pursuing your final year of graduation/ bachelor’s degree than also you are eligible to apply for TANCET entrance exam. However, you need to submit your passing documents before the last date of document verification.

What should I do if I have given wrong birth date by mistake?
aniket ranjan

You can't do anything as Once you have submitted the TANCET application forms, you cannot change any details. So it is advised to verify all the details form before making the payment and submitting the application form. 

atchaya s
i have registered for TANCET but I don't know how to pay the amount .. it is not showing that option at all.. please guide me
sai akshitha
I am from Andhra Pradesh, is it possible to apply for this exam?
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Akshitha, yes, students from any state can apply for this exam provided they satisfy all other eligibility criteria as mentioned here: TANCET Eligibility Criteria

rajesh porandla
Please inform the procedure for the TANCET 2019, i scored 43.7 marks how can i proceed further.
risha sinha

Hi Rajesh, for the procedure and furthermore pieces of information regarding TANCET 2019, click the link provided here: TANCET 2019 Counselling Registration (Open), Procedure, Rank List and Seat Allotment

When will Tanca application released
mannu singh
Hi Sureka, the last date of the application form is 25 May 2019.
poovizhi v
Is online Counselling application form for ME,M.tech 2019 for TANCET candidates is published or not?if it is published please share the link.
mannu singh
Hi Poovizhi, the commencement of TANCET 2019 Counseling is 15 July.
vignesh g
How to apply for counseling for mba 2019
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Vignesh, candidates can apply for counseling following online as well as offline methods as explained below:

Offline Form Procedure

  1. Candidates can get the application form for counselling from various application form issue centre.
  2. The form requires information such as name, registration number etc.
  3. After filling the form, enclose the relevant documents and send it to “The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai”

Online Form Procedure

  1. The online electronic form is made available to the interested candidates at the official website of Anna University.
  2. Candidate is asked to fill in the details such as name, registration number and counselling centre.
  3. Take the printout and enclose the relevant documents with DD and send the package to ”The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai”.
athira g
Could you please share the link for the online form so that I can register for the counselling?
mannu singh

Hi Athira, Please check this link: Counseling.

bavithra s
if tancet application form is openened,please inform.
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Bavithra, application form for TANCET was supposed to be available in last week of April but has not been released yet. Students will be notified regarding the same as soon as it is out by the exam authority.
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Bavithra, application form for TANCET was supposed to be available in last week of April but has not been released yet. Students will be notified regarding the same as soon as it is out by the exam authority.
priya babu
is tancet application form is opened
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Priya, no, the application form for TANCET has not been out yet. However, the form was scheduled to release in last week of April, 2019. As soon as there is any update regarding the same, it would get reflected here.
vigneshwaran s
Pls Inform the date of application opening for tancent'19
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Vigneshwaran, application form for TANCET will release in the last week of April 2019 (tentatively).
Pls inform the application opening date for 2019 TANCET exam
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Kanmani, application process for TANCET will start from last week of April, 2019 (tentatively). As soon as there comes an official notification from the university, it would be updated.
sir, Is that entrance exam for pg cources???
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Divya, yes, entrance exam is conducted for admission to PG courses. You may check the Admission Procedure for the concerned course in the university from here.

muthusamy kumaravel
Please inform TANCET 2019 online registration started ?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Muthuswamy, online registration for TANCET 2019 is expected to start in month of April 2019. Application process will be completely online. GATE qualifiers need not fill TANCET application form 2019 as they are exempted from the entrance exam. However, GATE qualified candidates of Life Sciences paper must fill and submit the form of TANCET.
Whether the application form is released r not...let me know..please tell..me...if it is released...please share tha link guys
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Rajalakshmi, application forms for TANCET were to be released in first week of April, 2019 (tentatively).
loksai s
Still TANCET 2019 application form not opened can someone tell when the application form will be available
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Loksai, application forms will be available from last week of April, 2019 (tentatively).
mushib raguman
Up coming tancet exam date
sarthak mahajan

Hi Mushib, The exam related events and dates are mentioned below:


Date (tentative)

TANCET 2019 Online Registration

April 2, 2019

Release of TANCET 2019 Admit Card

April 2019

TANCET Exam Date 2019 (Released)

MBA – May 19, 2019 (AN)

MCA – May 20, 2019 (FN)

M.E. /M.Tech. /M.Arch. / M.Plan. – May 19, 2019 (FN)

Declaration of TANCET 2019 Result

June 8, 2019

Commencement of TANCET 2019 Counseling

July 2019


sasi mekala
When is the tancet 2018 counselling procedures starts is TANCA is the official notification for applying ,if so when will it be released for 2018 its too long after the announcement of result??????
garima bansal
Hi Sasi,The counselling for the admissions will starts in the month ofJuly 2018
divya bharathi
Hai mam ..plz tell me the last registration date of tancet exam ?
akansha expert
Hi divya, The last date for registration for TANCET Entrance exam is gone, Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is a state-level exam, organized by Anna University. The exam is conducted for programmes such as M.B.A., M.C.A. and M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Arch. / M.Plan. TANCET 2018 for all the courses is scheduled between May 19-20. Anna University released TANCET 2018 Application Form on April 2 at its official website i.e.annauniv.edu. The last date to apply is April 25 (extended).
divya bharathi
I have scored 31.33 I would like to do MBA in travel and hotel management pls suggest best college for placement related to my course
garima bansal

Hi Divya, To get information regarding the best colleges for the MBA course in travel and hotel management course you may check this link:- Top colleges for the MBA course.

baagya shri
will there be any changes in the date of tancet examination
bhawna vedwal
The TANCET 2018 Examination date is May 19- 20
mohamed abrar baig i
I uploaded my picture in vertical type and i submitted m form. Can I recorrect my form
bhawna vedwal
No, TANCET Exam authorities do not provide correctional facility. It is advisable to fill form in a correct format