TANCA 2020 Counselling: Dates (Postponed), Rank List and Seat Allotment

    Himanshi Sharma Himanshi Sharma
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    TANCA Counselling 2020: DTE, Tamil Nadu has postponed TANCA Rank Lists and Counselling Schedule due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Authorities will soon announce the revised schedule of TANCA Counselling 2020. Candidates have to participate in the counselling based on their ranks. TANCET 2020 and GATE qualified candidates can participate in TANCA counselling for admission in M.E/ M.Tech courses. In order to download the Call Letters to attend TANCA Counselling, candidates need to log in with their registration number and password.​

    • The counselling process involves Online Application Registration and Submission, Publication of Rank Lists, Download Call Letter and Attend Counselling.
    • The competent authority will prepare 3 separateTANCET 2020 Rank Lists for admission. 
    • The rank lists are prepared on the basis of TANCET Score obtained by the candidate. However, Gate qualifiers can directly participate in the counselling.
    • The counselling will take place at the chosen centres and admissions will be done purely on the basis of 
    • There are more than 442 TANCET Participating Colleges in Tamil Nadu. These include government-aided and self-financed colleges.  

    We suggest you check the seat availability status of participating colleges, after each round of counselling of TANCET 2020. Based on the number of seats, the number of counselling rounds will be decided. Read on to know more about TANCET counselling, TANCA, Merit List, Seat Allotment, Procedure and Important Dates.

    TANCET 2020 Counselling Dates

    TANCET 2020 Counselling Dates

    Given below is the tentative schedule for TANCA Counselling 2020:

    Declaration of TANCET 2020 Result23 May 2020
    TANCA Counselling Registration DatesTo be notified
    Release of TANCA Rank List To be notified
    Counselling for GATE and PWD candidates under TANCET CategoryTo be notified
    Counselling for TANCET CategoryTo be notified
    SCA to SC CounsellingTo be notified

    TANCET MBA Counselling Dates

    Given below is the tentative schedule for TANCET MBA Counselling 2020:

    TANCET 2020 MBA Counselling Registration Began onTo be notified
    Last date of TANCET MBA Counselling Registration To be notified
    Release of Rank ListTo be notified
    TANCET MBA Counselling and Seat Allotment   To be notified

    Eligibility for TANCET Counselling?

    Who is Eligible for TANCA Counselling?

    Candidates who have passed all the subjects in the recognised Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent field and obtained at least 50 % (45 % in the case of candidates belonging to reserved categories) in the qualifying degree examination as per AICTE norms are eligible.

    Further, the candidates shall possess

    • TANCET 2020 marks (or)
    • GATE 2018 / 2019 / 2020 qualified score in the appropriate discipline of Engineering / Technology (or)
    • GATE 2018 / 2019 / 2020 qualified score in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL) papers along with TANCET 2020 marks.

    How to Register for TANCA Counselling  2020

    Applications have to be registered separately for each category GATE – Engineering / Technology, GATE – Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL) / TANCET / Sponsored. Candidates other than GATE (Engineering / Technology) category must have appeared for TANCET 2020. Candidates must have eligible qualification for admission. Candidates have to follow below-mentioned steps to register:

    • Candidates have to register through online mode only at the Web portal.
    • Candidates have to enter valid and active mobile number and email ID as all the communication to them will be sent only to this registered e-mail id and mobile number.
    • Enter details such as Marks, Percentage of Marks, Year of Passing, Board / Institute details, Category and other relevant details.
    • Candidates are required to upload their photograph as per the specifications given in the guidelines.
    • After entering all the details, choose to save/submit button.
    • Preview the filled forms once and make any changes, if required, as any discrepancy can get the application rejected.
    • Finally, click submit and save button and move to online fee payment.

    TANCA Registration Fees

    • Candidates have to pay the application fees of INR 500 for General category and INR 250 for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu.
    • A candidate applying for more than one category has to pay INR 500 (INR 250 for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu) for each additional category.

    Documents Required for TANCA Counselling

    Documents Required for TANCA Counselling 2020

    Candidates have to upload scanned images of the following documents while registering for TANCA counselling: 

    • 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 scorecard 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).

    Registration for Sponsored Category

    Sponsored Category gets Admission only in University Departments of Anna University, Chennai – 25


    A limited number of unfilled GATE seats (Full-Time mode) is available after GATE Counselling will be considered under sponsored Full-Time Category for the candidates employed and sponsored by the Government / Government Organisations / Government Aided Educational Institutions under sponsored category in the University Departments of Anna University, Chennai i.e. (College of Engineering Guindy, A.C. College of Technology, School of Architecture & Planning and Madras Institute of Technology Campuses).

    Sponsored Registered Professional Architects with a minimum of five years of professional experience will be considered for admission to M.Arch. degree programme under Sponsored Category at University Department, School of Architecture & Planning, Anna University, Chennai - 25. 

    All the candidates under sponsored category should have appeared in TANCET 2020. 


    The candidates admitted under sponsored category in the University Departments of Anna University, Chennai shall satisfy the conditions given below:

    Candidates shall

    • Be deputed with full pay and allowances during the period of study. 
    • Have obtained at least 50 % marks in aggregate in the qualifying degree examination. 
    • Have a minimum of two years of full-time experience in the relevant field of the programme to which admission is sought after passing the qualifying degree.

    How to Apply Sponsored Category

    The candidates who intend to apply for seats under the sponsored category should 

    • have appeared in TANCET 2020.
    • apply through Online in the web portal.
    • take a print out of the filled-in online application.
    • send the filled – in application through proper channel with necessary documents enclosed to one of the following addresses based on the choice of college
    Name of the CollegeSend Application to
    University Departments of Anna University, Chennai –600 025The Director (Admissions), Anna University, Chennai – 600 025
    Government Engineering CollegesThe Principal, Government College of Technology, Thadagam Road, Coimbatore – 641 013
    Government Aided Engineering CollegeThe Principals of Colleges Concerned

    TANCET Counselling 2020

    • Seats will be allotted through counselling only. More number of candidates than the actual number of seats available will be called for counselling.
    • Candidates are advised to check the seats available in the web portal.
    • Admission will be offered depending upon the seats available based on the merit of the candidates who attend counselling as per the reservation norms of Government of Tamil Nadu and others cannot claim any right for admission.
    • A candidate can get allotment for one programme only. 
    • GATE category candidates must appear for counselling with GATE 2018 / 2019 / 2020 scorecard.
    • Unfilled seats if any, under GATE category will be converted to TANCET category in the respective communities. 
    • Candidates should download the Call Letter, only from Anna University web portal by entering their TANCA application number, Name and Date of Birth.
    • Counselling will be held at Anna University, Chennai – 25.
    • Candidates should attend the counselling at their own cost with all the original certificates.
    • At the time of counselling, the candidates have to pay Rs. 5,300/- (Rs. 1,150/- for SC / SCA / ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu) in the form of a Demand Draft, which includes a non-refundable fee of Rs. 300/-towards counselling fee (Rs.150/- for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu) and attend the counselling with all the original certificates. The Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of “The Secretary, TANCA, Anna University” payable at Chennai.  
    • Once a seat is allotted, the amount of Rs.5,000/- for general category or Rs.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.

    TANCET Merit List

    TANCET 2020 Merit List Preparation

    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:

    GATE category

    GATE (Engineering / Technology): The merit list will be prepared based on GATE 2017 / 2018 / 2019 SCORE in the appropriate discipline of Engineering / Technology.

    GATE (Engineering Sciences ( XE ) / Life Sciences ( XL ) category: The merit list will be prepared based on GATE 2017 / 2018 / 2019 SCORE in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science ( XL ) papers and TANCET 2019 MARK with a weightage of 70:30.

    A common merit list will be prepared for GATE (Engineering / Technology) and GATE (Engineering Sciences ( XE ) / Life Sciences ( XL ) category

    TANCET category

    The merit list will be prepared based on the marks obtained in TANCET 2020.

    Sponsored category

    • The merit list will be prepared based on the marks obtained in TANCET 2020 (Admission only in University Departments of Anna University, Chennai-25).
    • Inter-se-merit: When more than one candidate has got the same marks in TANCET – 2020, the candidate having a higher average percentage of marks obtained in the qualifying degree examination will be placed in a higher rank in the merit list.
    • The merit list will be published in Anna University web portal.

    TANCET Seat Allotment

    TANCET 2020 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 2020.
    • 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 the 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 2020 Counselling.
    • Colleges allocated in the last round will be considered final.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    TANCET Counselling 2020 FAQs

    Ques. Can I edit the date and time of TANCET counselling?

    Ans: No, Candidates are not allowed to edit the date and time of TANCET Counselling. 

    Ques: Is it mandatory to have a provisional certificate during TANCET Counselling?

    Ans: No, It is not mandatory to have provisional certificates of class 10th and 12th during counselling. But, you need to submit all the documents including provisional certificate along with a degree after joining the college.

    Ques. What if I cannot download TANCET Counselling call letter?

    Ans. Candidates will be able to download call letter after the release of rank list.

    Ques. What is the Counselling procedure of TANCET 2020?

    Ans. The Counselling procedure of TANCET 2020 includes the following steps:

    • Online Registration
    • Publication of Rank List
    • Downloading of Call Letter
    • Final Counselling

    Ques. How many Institutes/Colleges participate in TANCET Counselling?

    Ans. There are more than approx 242 participating colleges in Tamil Nadu. It includes all govt-aided and self-financing institutes.

    *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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    Deepak Govindarajan

    Hi, I have scored 76.51 percentile in Tancet(ME), will I get Anna University (CEG/MIT) Considering the Part-time ME too?

    30 Mar, 2020 22:15
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Deepak, as per your score, you have decent chances of getting admission in Anna University.

    31 Mar, 2020 17:36

    Hello mam my tancet (MBA) percentile is 87.678 how about Getting into top 5 colleges man do I have a chance?

    18 Mar, 2020 10:50
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hello, considering your score, you have decent chances of getting admission in reputed colleges.

    18 Mar, 2020 11:02
    sudalai kannammal

    hello my tancet(MBA) overall rank is 1009 and my community rank is 10 is there any chance of get into PSG and Thiyagarajar university?

    16 Aug, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sudalai, considering your rank, you have high chances of getting admission in any of the participating colleges.

    16 Aug, 2019 15:42
    Lithin Raj R

    I have failed to submit the filled application for MBA,but I registered online.is der any way to attend counseling

    13 Aug, 2019 14:55
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Lithin, you cannot attend counselling process until you have not appeared in the exam. However, if you have appeared in TANCET, then, you may attend counselling even without registering for it.

    13 Aug, 2019 14:59
    Subaash Balakumar

    is it possible to get psg tech lateral entry for 60 th rank in tancet mca? how many intakes in psg tech and thiyagarajar madurai college tancet mca

    13 Aug, 2019 11:50
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Subaash, yes, at this rank, you may easily get admission in any of the two colleges as mentioned above.

    13 Aug, 2019 12:04
    shalini murugavel

    I got 1100 rank in tancet MBA exam . For this rank which college I will get and Their is have any chance to get top most MBA college.

    12 Aug, 2019 20:59
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Shalini, considering your rank, you have fair chances of getting admission in top participating colleges.

    12 Aug, 2019 21:26

    I want to apply for the ME counselling and my nominalaised mark is 38.856 is this eligible mark under sc category

    20 Jul, 2019 00:20
    Prashansha Kesarwani

    Hi HARIPRIYA, Yes you can apply. Please refer this : Cutoff.

    24 Jul, 2019 18:21

    I got my results for TANCET (ME/MTECH). I wish to apply for counselling.Is the last date to apply for counselling is over, if not what is the procedure to apply for it.Any direct link available to apply for the counselling of ME/MTech?

    20 Jul, 2019 00:20
    Prashansha Kesarwani

    Hi Subhasree, You can register for the counselling from July 24 – August 5, 2019 at the official website – tanca.annauniv.edu.

    24 Jul, 2019 18:13
    Soundarya murugan

    Is tancet cutoff n counselling dates for M.tech/ME announced or not ? When will the M.tech/ME counsellings starts??

    19 Jul, 2019 12:04

    Can anyone brief me the procedure for applying mba in correspondence using my tancet score.

    18 Jul, 2019 12:19
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Harini, admission procedure varies from college to college. Thus, kindly mention the college in which you are seeking admission. You may also refer the list of Colleges Accepting TANCET Score for admission in MBA.

    18 Jul, 2019 12:30
    Faizan Masoodi

    is tancet cutoff n counselling dates for MTECH announced or not ?

    16 Jul, 2019 14:19
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Faizan, counselling was scheduled to start from July 15, 2019 for M.Tech which has been delayed. However, till now, there is no official announcement regarding the same. Dates will be updated here as soon as the there is any announcement from the official authorities.

    16 Jul, 2019 15:11

    when will the counselling or procedure for counselling will start for tancet mba 2019?

    15 Jul, 2019 00:20
    mannu singh

    Hi Trishna, Registration for TANCET MBA Counselling has begun from July 15, 2019.

    16 Jul, 2019 17:39

    Tancet MBA Counselling Date Were is Place

    14 Jul, 2019 00:20
    mannu singh

    Hi Vicky, Registration for TANCET MBA Counselling has begun from July 15, 2019. The counseling will take place at the chosen centers and admissions will be done purely on the basis of TANCET 2019 Cutoff.

    15 Jul, 2019 17:44
    Prabhu Duraikannu

    can any one tell me the procedure of applying for counselling in online and what is the starting date of applying .

    11 Jul, 2019 11:51
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Prabhu, last date to register for counseling is July 30, 2019 (tentatively). Registration can be done in both online as well as offline mode. In offline mode, candidates can collect the registration form from nearby issue centres, fill it completely and submit it along with the relevant documents to “The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai”. In online procedure, candidates will find the application form on the official website. Fill the form completely and take the printout of the same. Enclosed application form has to be sent along with the required documents at “The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai”.

    11 Jul, 2019 17:26
    Kowsi Krishnan

    I got 26.333 in tancet mba any colleage based on this percentage vacancy plzz??

    06 Jul, 2019 16:45
    rupan kumar

    How to check the vacancy position

    29 Aug, 2018 17:51
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Rupan, You can check on the Official website, it depends upon the Exam authority to give the vacancy on their capability, you can check on the official website.

    30 Aug, 2018 18:10
    Ghagara Priya

    When will the me counselling date will be updated

    16 Aug, 2018 12:34
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Ghagara, Please contact to this no. 0422-2451100,9790279020 for getting the relevant details about Counselling.

    16 Aug, 2018 14:47
    Sudharsana Vasudevan

    When will the ME counsellings starts??

    09 Aug, 2018 14:30
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Sudharsana, Please contact to this no. 0422-2451100, 9790279020 for getting the relevant details for the Counselling .

    09 Aug, 2018 17:41
    Vishnu Varthan

    I forgot to print the application form after uploading documents for ME counseling now I try to print but the webpage is not showing the application please help me how to print the form

    05 Aug, 2018 22:11
    Ritika Sharma

    Hi Vishnu, Sorry, the printing facility is available at the time of applied to counselling 

    06 Aug, 2018 16:14
    Priya Priya

    Hi...I have applied for me..when will the Counselling date released

    05 Aug, 2018 11:41
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Priya, Please contact to this no. 0422-2451100, 9790279020 for getting the relevant details for the Counselling .

    06 Aug, 2018 17:30
    Mani Gandan

    tanset based M.E counselling is started or not, please reply, i didn't applied still now, tell me where to apply

    15 Jul, 2019 20:45
    mannu singh

    Hi Mani, Registration for TANCET MBA Counselling has begun from July 15, 2019. Please check this link: Counseling.

    16 Jul, 2019 16:07

    hi i got the allotment order but i am not aware of fees structure for MBA how to know about the fees details.

    04 Aug, 2018 00:20
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Rajkumar, Please let me know the College for MBA and i am Sharing a link for getting Participating College for MBA Course, You can Check on their Officials.

    04 Aug, 2018 12:30
    Arun Kumar

    I got 33.75 marks in ME tancet exam can I get Anna University or MIT I have belongs to Bc category

    02 Aug, 2018 00:09
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Arun, It is depends upon the College merit under TANCET That on what they will give the Admission.

    02 Aug, 2018 12:04
    SolidWorks Modeling

    hi, my tancet score is 25.5 for ME.i not apply for councling.can i get college for councling

    27 Jul, 2018 10:59
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Sir/Mam If you did not apply for the counseling then you are not able to get college for counseling.

    27 Jul, 2018 12:55
    Sai Rajesh

    Is it mandatory to get the copies attested by an official gazzate ?

    26 Jul, 2018 20:41
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Sai, Please contact to this no. 0422-2451100, 9790279020 for getting the relevant details.

    30 Jul, 2018 14:50
    Sai Rajesh

    I have not yet received neither provisional certificate nor degree certificate from my college will it be any problem during attending counselling!

    25 Jul, 2018 16:23
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Sai, The provisional certificate nor degree certificate is mandatory for the counseling.

    25 Jul, 2018 17:48

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