TANCET 2021 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus, Books

    TANCET Exam Pattern 2021 for all the courses will be released on the official website by Anna University. It is a pen-paper test, conducted for admission into M.E., M.Tech, MBA, MCA, M.Arch. and M.Plan programs. TANCET 2021 pattern for the programs is the same, the question paper consists of 100 objective typequestions to attempted in a duration of  120 minutes. Knowing the exam pattern will help the aspirants to have a deep insight into how the exam will be conducted, types of questions, which subjects will be included in the examination, etc. Along with the knowledge of exam pattern, candidates must know TANCET 2021 Syllabus   to prepare in a better way accordingly.  

    • Each question has a weightage of1 mark. For every incorrect answer, 1/3 marks are deducted.
    • The question paper for all the courses will follow adifferent structure and syllabus.
    • TANCET 2021 will be conducted in two languages- English and Tamil (except the General English section).
    MBA 2021 Exam Pattern

    TANCET Exam Pattern for MBA 2021

    TANCET 2021 for MBA courses is divided into five sections, which evaluates the candidates on the following skills:

    • Candidate’s ability to identify data and apply the data to business decisions from given typical business situations.
    • The skill of candidates in answering questions based on given passages.
    • Candidate’s mathematical skills learned at the graduate level, plus two or equivalent level.
    • Test on determining data sufficiency for answering certain questions using the given data. 
    • Knowledge of written English with questions on errors in usage, grammar, punctuation, etc. 

    The table below shows the sectional details of TANCET 2021 for MBA:

    SubjectNo. of Questions
    Business Situation Analysis20
    Data Sufficiency20
    Reading Comprehension20
    Quantitative Ability20
    English Usage20
    Total Number of Questions100

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    MCA 2021 Exam Pattern

    TANCET Exam Pattern for MCA 2021

    • This paper examines the aspirant’s capability regarding admission into the MCA course.
    • It consists of four different sections namely Quantitative Aptitude, Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and General Computer Awareness.
    • There are only multiple-choice questions that make up the maximum marks of 100.
    • There can be some questions from English and Basic Sciences, though it is less probable. ​ Download Free TANCET Sample Papers 

    The table below shows the sectional details of TANCET MCA 2021 paper:

    SubjectNo. of Questions
    Quantitative Ability25
    Analytical Reasoning25
    Logical Reasoning25
    Computer Awareness25
    Total Number of Questions100

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    M.Tech/M.E/M.Arch./M.Plan 2021 Exam Pattern

    TANCET Exam Pattern for M.Tech/M.E/M.Arch./M.Plan

    TANCET 2021 exam for M.Tech or M.Arch and other technical courses decides whether the candidate is eligible for admission to the state colleges of Tamil Nadu. Question Paper comprises of three parts.

    • Part I and Part II are mandatory for the applicants while they have to choose Part III’s subject at the time of registration.
    • Part III is chosen according to the course the candidate wants to pursue.

    The table below shows the sectional details of TANCET 2021 for M.tech/M.E/M.Arch.:

    SubjectNo. of Questions
    Engineering Mathematics20
    Basic Engineering and Sciences20
    Part III (as per specialization)60
    Total Number of Questions100

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    TANCET Marking Scheme 2021

    TANCET 2021 Marking Scheme

    There are different papers for different courses in the state level exam but a similar marking scheme is followed in all tests. Let’s have a look into the marking scheme of this exam:

    • TANCET 2021 question paper is of 100 marks containing 100 multiple-choice questions.
    • Each question carries 1 mark.
    • Candidates lose 1/3 marksfor every incorrect response.
    • If a student marks more than one option in a single question in TANCET 2021, it is counted as wrong and negative marking is done.
    • Questions leftunanswered are ignored while checking the OMR. No marks are given/ deducted for such questions.

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    TANCET 2021 Syllabus

    TANCET 2021 Syllabus

    Anna University prescribes the Syllabus of TANCET entrance exam every year. The detailed syllabus can be downloaded from the university’s official website.

    • Questions determining the ability of data sufficiency for answering certain problems using the given data and the knowledge of mathematics are asked.
    • Test of knowledge on written English with questions on errors in usage, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and other topics is taken.
    • Mathematical problems are from undergraduate and CLASS XII (10+2) level only.
    • Comprehensive questions test the candidate’s skill to answer questions based on their reading of the given unseen passage.

    TANCET 2021 Syllabus for MBA

    Here are the important topics from TANCET syllabus 2021 for MBA:

    TANCET 2021 Syllabus for MBA
    SynonymsWord SubstitutionReading Comprehension
    Bar GraphPie ChartsHistograms
    Permutations and CombinationsStatisticsProbability
    Cloze TestBasic GrammarGeneral English

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    TANCET 2021 Syllabus for MCA

    TANCET 2021 Syllabus for MCA
    Number SystemsLCM and HCFProfit and Loss
    Interest (Simple and Compound)Time and WorkRatio and Proportion
    Linear EquationsComplex NumbersLogarithm
    Number and Letter SeriesCalendar ProblemsClock Problems
    Binary LogicLogical SequenceLogical Matching
    SyllogismBlood RelationsCubes
    Alphabet SeriesTest of DirectionCoding-Decoding
    Number RankingAnalogyDecision Making
    Identical GroupingMirror ImagesRelations

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    Computer Awareness Syllabus

    Computer Hardware and PartsComputer TerminologyBasic Internet Protocols
    History of ComputersNetworksSecurity Tools
    VirusesHackingSoftware Names and Usage

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    TANCET 2021 Syllabus for M.Tech/M.E

    For Part I (Common to all students);

    DeterminantsMatricesEigen Values and Eigen Vectors
    CalculusDifferential EquationsVector Calculus
    IntegrationComplex Variable FunctionsComplex Integration
    Laplace TransformFourier Transform PairProbability
    CorrelationRegressionMoments and Random Variables

    For Part II (Common to all candidates):

    Applied MechanicsFrictionThermodynamics
    Sound RadiographyMagnetismMaterial Science
    Fluid Statics and DynamicsKirchhoff’s LawAC Circuits
    InstrumentationComputer BasicsC Language
    ChromatographyChemical KineticsElectrochemistry

    For Part III (chosen subject):
    There are various specializations to choose from:

    Civil EngineeringTransportation EngineeringEarth Sciences
    Mechanical EngineeringAutomobile EngineeringAeronautical Engineering
    Electrical EngineeringElectronics and Communication EngineeringInstrumentation Engineering
    Production and Industrial EngineeringComputer Science and EngineeringInformation Technology
    Chemical EngineeringCeramic EngineeringBiotechnology
    Textile TechnologyLeather TechnologyGeo-Informatics

    Depending upon the stream chosen from the above list, Part III of the question paper is designed. There is a different set of questions for every branch of engineering.

    TANCET 2021 Preparation Books

    The recommended books for the entrance exam according to the course are mentioned below.

    TANCET MBA 2021 Books

    TANCET MBA Preparation Books
    Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
    TANCET MBA Exam BookE.S. Ramasamy
    TANCET MBA (Anna University)V V K Subburaj
    A Comprehensive Study of Data Interpretation Analysis and SufficiencyAshok Gupta

    TANCET MCA 2021 Books

    TANCET MCA Preparation Books
    Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
    A Complete Package for MCA Entrance GuideAmit M Agarwal
    Popular Master Guide MCA Entrance examinationR Gupta
    TANCET MCA Exam BookV.V.K. Subburaj

    TANCET M.Tech/M.Arch/M.E/M.Plan. 2021 Books

    TANCET Engineering Preparation Books
    Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
    TANCET M.E/M.Tech Exam BookC.S.Hariram Kumar, Janani, P.Vigneshwari
    TANCET M.E EntranceM. Preshnave
    TANCET Question PapersSakshi Publications

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    Important Points to Remember

    • Take your time and choose the correct/ most appropriate answer.
    • Shading two boxes for one question will result in negative marking.
    • Make sure to shade the box properly as the information is scanned and transferred by computer evaluation.
    • TANCET Answer Sheets shaded in pencil or with any other ball pen other than black pen will not be evaluated.
    • Make sure to keep your OMR sheet clean as even a small spot on the sheet may result in the wrong evaluation of TANCET Paper.
    • Each question paper will have a unique serial number. Candidates must write and shade the serial number on the answer sheet in the appropriate box.  

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    What the questions may ask for leather technology of master degree

    26 Sep, 2019 15:05
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Deepshi, questions in the entrance exam will be based on the syllabus of graduation. However you may refer the official website for more information.

    27 Sep, 2019 17:38
    jaya prakash

    Sir how to get marks in TANCET MCA entrance exam and how to prepare

    17 Dec, 2018 17:13
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Jaya, You can prepare the exam as doing Practise on practise papers with the help of social sites like youtube or goggle.

    17 Dec, 2018 17:40


    08 Feb, 2018 00:20
    Sakshi Garg Expert

    Hi S. Ranjani, Yes, you can apply for the TANCET for M.Sc Physics program.

    09 Feb, 2018 18:27

    i am currently studying BE-EEE. would i eligible to write test on MCA in TANCET 2018?

    03 Jan, 2018 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Naveen,

    Eligibility criteria TANCET MCA course:

    • Candidate must have completed a graduation degree from a recognized University. The course duration must be 3 years.
    • The candidate must have had mathematics as the major subject in class 12 or graduation level.
    • The candidates of reserved category must have cleared the examination with 50% marks and the non-reserved category candidates must have cleared the exam with 45% marks.

    18 May, 2018 11:19
    M Shanmugasundaram

    what is eligibility mark to get through tancet

    26 Nov, 2017 10:22
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello M Shanmugasundaram, Candidates who want to pursue MBA must passed a bachelor's degree with minimum 50%.

    The minimum marks required to qualify TANCET are listed below-



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    15 May, 2018 15:28

    sir please send me how many marks for the seperate topics in part-c and part-a and b

    24 Mar, 2017 00:20

    Hi Saravanan, TANCET ME/M. Tech Paper is divided into 3 parts: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Part 1 and Part 2 comprises 30 questions each and every question in Part 1 and Part 2 carries 1 mark While Part 3 consists of 40 – 45 questions carrying 40 marks.

    24 Mar, 2017 12:36

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