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TANCET 2018 Counselling

Updated On - March 26th 2018 by SOUMYA SEHGAL

TANCET Counselling 2018- Post declaration of result, Anna University announces the names of candidates who secure the minimum cutoff marks. The competent authority then prepares 3 separate TANCET Rank Listsfor admission.

For the academic year 2018-20, TANCET Result is expected to release in April. TANCET Counselling will be tentatively held from July 31- August 9, 2018. Qualifying candidates must register themselves at the official website ( and pay INR 500 as counselling fee.

We suggest you check the seat vacancy status of participating colleges, after each round of counselling of TANCET. Based on the number of vacant seats, the number of counseling rounds will be decided.

Must Note:

  1. TANCET 2018 Counselling will take place at the chosen counseling centers and admissions will be done purely on the basis of TANCET Cut Off.
  2. For admission to MBA/MCA/MCA Lateral Entry courses, TANCET Counselling will be held by Directorate of Technical Education, Chennai-25 and Director of Collegiate Education Chennai-6.
  3. For admission to M.Tech/M.E/M.Arch/M.Plan courses, TANCET Counselling 2018 will be directed by Tamil Nadu Common Admissions (TANCA), Anna University, Chennai-25.
  4. There are more than 442 TANCET Collegesin Tamil Nadu. These include government, government aided and self-financed colleges.
  5. GATE 2018 qualifiers can participate directly in TANCET Counselling.

TANCET 2018 Counselling Date

Given below is a tentative schedule for TANCET 2018 Counselling for MBA/MCA/M.Tech. We will update you with the actual dates once Anna University announces them:

EventDate (tentative)
Declaration of TANCET 2018 ResultApril 2018
Commencement of TANCET 2018 CounselingJuly 31, 2018
Closure of TANCET Counselling 2018August 9, 2018
Commencement of ClassesAugust 15, 2018

TANCET 2018 Counselling Procedure

After the declaration of the result, candidates need to register separately for TANCET 2018 Counselling at the official website of Anna University. The link will be live soon after the results are declared. Candidates who have qualified GATE 2018 are exempted from appearing in the examination but can participate in TANCET 2018 Counselling. 

The eligibility criteria to qualify for the TANCET 2018 Counselling is mentioned below:

  • For General category, the candidates must pass all the subjects of the qualifying degree with a minimum of 50% marks in the qualifying examination.
  • For Reserved categories (BC / BCM / MBC&DNC / SC / SCA / ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu), the candidates must pass the qualifying examination with 45% marks.

How to Apply for TANCET MBA/MCA Counselling?

There are two available modes to apply for TANCET ME/MTech Counselling:

1. 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”

2. Online Form Procedure

  1. The online electronic form is made available to the interested candidates at the official website of Anna University.
  2. Candidate are 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”


  • After the candidates have successfully applied for counselling of TANCET 2018, Anna University releaseS the counselling call letter to the concerned candidates with information about the Time and date of counselling, along with candidates Name, Registration Number, Counselling Centre and the City.
  • Candidates need to report at the counselling Centre 2 hours before the scheduled time to avoid any last minute hassle and panic.
  • The admission to various institutes over Tamil Nadu are carried out through Single window counselling at various counselling centres across the Tamil Nadu state.
  • The counselling of students for course such as M.Tech/M.E/M.Arch/M.Plan are carried out by an entire separate body known as Tamil Nadu Common Admission (TANCA) 2018.
  • GATE 2018 qualified candidates can also apply for TANCA 2018 but only if they have marks equal to or more than the minimum qualifying marks in that category.

TANCET 2018 Merit List

For admissions into courses viz. M.Tech/M.E/M.Arch/M.Plan, TANCA creates 3 separate TANCET Rank Lists considering counselling in three categories for further counselling processes.

  • GATE Category
  1. GATE 2018 qualified Candidate: For Engineering/Technology Candidates
  2. GATE 2018 qualified  Candidates with valid TANCET 2018 scores: For Engineering Science XS/Life Sciences XL candidates
  • TANCET Category: Candidates with valid TANCET 2018
  • Sponsored Category: Sponsored candidates with valid TANCET 2018 scores.

General Information to Candidates

  • Eligible candidates may appear for counselling according to their TANCET 2018 Cut Off.
  • Change of date / time of counselling is not permissible. Authorities are not responsible for the postal delay or non-receipt of counselling intimation.
  • Once a seat is allotted, the amount of 5,000/- for general or 1,000/- for SC/SCA/ST candidates already paid at the time of counselling will be adjusted towards the tuition fee to be paid to the respective allotted college.
  • Candidates are advised to post the completed application with all the enclosures well in advance so as to reach Anna University, Chennai-25 on or before the specified date and time. Application may be sent by Registered post or Speed post to avoid any delay.
  • The candidates have to pay the remaining fees in the college concerned at the time of admission on the date specified in the allotment order. No further correspondence will be entertained pertaining to Admissions.

Documents Required for TANCET 2018 Counselling

Copies of following documents should be enclosed for TANCET Counselling-

  • Printed online Application
  • +2 Mark Sheet / Diploma Certificate
  • All Semester Mark Sheets (Xeroxing both sides)
  • Provisional / Degree Certificate
  • Permanent Community Card (except Others (OC) candidates)
  • Transfer Certificate
  • TANCET 2018 Mark sheet
  • TANCET 2018 Hall Ticket
  • District Medical Board Certificate (for Differently abled Candidates only)
  • Nativity Certificate if required

Demand Draft

  • Candidates should enclose an Original Demand Draft for INR 300/- drawn in favour of "The Secretary, TN MBA / MCA Admissions - 2018, GCT" payable at COIMBATORE, dated not earlier than May 29, 2018. 
  • Applications received without the Registration fee will be summarily rejected.
  • INR 150/- for SC / SCA / ST Candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu (Self attested Xerox copy of Community Certificate should be enclosed).
  • Demand Draft can be drawn from any India Nationalized bank


After submitting online, printout of the TANCET Counselling application, relevant enclosures and the original Demand Draftmust be sent by post or dropped in a box at the office of the "The Secretary, TN MBA / MCA Admissions - 2018, Government College of Technology, Coimbatore 641013" before the last date specified. 

  • Use only A4 Size cover duly affixing printed copy of address label.  
  • After publishing Rank List, Print your call letter with out fail after login.
  • You need to carry your call letter while appearing for the Counselling.
  • Read all instruction mentioned in the call letter.
  • Make sure you reach venue 1 hour earlier than your scheduled counselling time.
For any queries please contact- 0422-2451100, 9790279020

TANCET 2018 Call Letter

After successful receiving of TANCET 2018 MBA/MCA Counselling application form along all the corresponding documents by Anna University. Candidates’ Counselling call letter is released. Counselling call letter authorizes the candidates’ candidature during the counselling. In no circumstances, candidate should reach Counselling Centre without Counselling call letter.

Counselling Call Letter contains details such as

  • Date, reference Number,
  • Name, Registration Number, Normalized Marks
  • Overall rank, Community rank
  • Counselling Course(MBA/MCA)
  • Counselling Venue, Counselling Date & Time

Counselling call letter describes all the mandatory information regarding Counselling with guidelines, Do’s and Don’ts, fee information and eligibility.

Counselling Charges and Fees

Candidates have to pay an amount of INR 5300 for open candidates and INR 1150 for SC/ST/SCA candidates of Tamil Nadu which includes non-refundable amount of INR 300(INR 150 for SC/ST/SCA) towards counselling fee.

  • Allotted candidates will be given the provisional allotment slip and receipt for Rs.5000/- (Rs.1000/- in case of Tamil Nadu SC/SCA/ST).Candidates have to pay the remaining fee to the college allotted at the time of admission on the date specified in the provisional allotment order.
  • Once a seat is allotted, the amount of ` 5,000/- for general or ` 1,000/- for SC/SCA/ST candidates already paid at the time of counselling will be adjusted towards the tuition fee to be paid to the respective allotted college.
  • Refund of Initial Deposit: If a candidate does not join as per the allotment and seeks refund, only 80 % of the initial deposit amount paid at the time counselling will be refunded and the candidate should submit the following on or before the last date.
  1. Requisition letter addressed to the Secretary
  2. Allotment Order together with acknowledgement for the receipt of payment (In original)

Above mentions document should be properly posted to the following address

For MBA/MCA: The Secretary, Tamil Nadu MBA/MCA Admissions 2018, Govt. College of Technology, Coimbatore.

For M.Tech/M.E/M.Arch/M.Plan: “The Secretary, TANCA, Anna University”

TANCET 2018 Seat Allotment

  • During TANCET Counselling, candidates will be asked to choose colleges along with their appropriate branches from list of all the colleges affiliated to TANCET 2018, TANCA 2018.
  • Candidates are advised to stay informed about the college they are choosing during counselling.
  • Allotted seats to the candidate are subject to vacant seats in the college and common merit list prepared.
  • Candidate with better rank in common merit list will be given preference over other candidates during allotment of seats.
  • Candidates can attend the second and even third counselling, if he/she is not satisfied with the allotted college.
  • Candidates absent in the first phase of counselling or second phase of counselling will not be allowed to attend next and there on phases of TANCET 2018 Counselling.
  • Colleges allocated in the last round will be considered final.

*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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M.e application registration date

17 Jul, 2017 16:12
sangeeta rawat

Hello Pradhap, To get the all important TANCET dates, please find this link and check TANCET

17 Jul, 2017 17:53

can you please tell me the application form for tancet counselling releasing date

09 May, 2017 00:20

Hi Goutham, to catch all latest update on TANCET Counselling, please find the link

12 May, 2017 16:03

Hi My wife got 29.08 marks for M.Tech ..Is there chance to get good college in chennai .

07 May, 2017 00:20

I would like to know whether I can apply for TANCET 2017 counselling with GATE 2016 score card.Please clarify.

06 May, 2017 00:20

Hi Anita, Those candidates qualified GATE 2017 are exempted from appearing in the examination but can participate in TANCET 2017 Counselling. If you qualified GATE Exam you can participate in TANCET Counselling directly. You must have to show your GATE Score card at the time of counselling. Please find the link for more details –

15 May, 2017 15:10
vignesh B tancet score mark for ME mechnaical is 27.8 and belong to sc can i get any government colleges?

05 May, 2017 14:10

Hi Vignesh, you may get the details on the colleges based on your TANCET exam score by visiting the link

09 May, 2017 18:28
Suleman Ahmed

hello sir i have scored 48 normalised mark in TANCET MBA and iam from other state so sir i would like to know how can i attained mba counselling and is there any possibility to get admission in madras university

04 May, 2017 12:47

Hi Ahmed, yes, you may get University of Madras. For Counselling procedure and cut off details, please find the following links:

For TANCET Cut off –

For Counselling Procedure –


08 May, 2017 12:14
shunmuga priya

I have cleared gate with 33 marks. How can i apply for the TANCA 2017 councling through gate score ? From where i can get the application form ?

27 Apr, 2017 15:00
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Shunmuga priya, You can apply for TANCET from their official website. To get any information regarding TANCET you can go through this link TANCET.

07 May, 2018 16:33
Vignesh Elan

And what is the last date for applying MBA counseling

27 Apr, 2017 00:21

Hi Vignesh, to get details on the TANCET counseling, please find the link

01 May, 2017 12:43
Vignesh Elan

Hi sir I got 32.3 normalised mark in MBA I have to apply for counseling but I dint get my provisional certificate yet as I completed my arrear in jan2017 what could I do now please help me.....

27 Apr, 2017 00:19

Hi Vignesh, you just need to ask your principle about the provisional certificate or for the letter regarding that you are appearing for the examination. 

01 May, 2017 14:48

i got 18 marks for mca i am elgible and how to apply councelling how to know

26 Apr, 2017 00:20

Hi Ajay, to get details on the procedure for counseling, please find the link

28 Apr, 2017 12:23
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