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TANCET 2019 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus, Books

Updated On - May 10th 2019 by KRITIKA GUPTA

TANCET Exam Pattern 2019: TANCET is a pen-paper test, conducted for admission into M.E., M.Tech, MBA, MCA, M.Arch. and M.Plan programs. TANCET 2019 pattern for the programs is same; the question paper consists of 100 objective type questions. The duration of the exam is 120 minutes.

The exam for MBA & MCA programs is scheduled for June 22, 2019 and  M.E/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan is scheduled for June 23, 2019. Aspirants can apply for the exam from May 5 till May 25, 2019. Apply Now!

  • Each question has a weightage of 1 marks. For every incorrect answer, 1/3 marks are deducted.
  • The question paper for all the courses will follow adifferent structure and syllabus.Check TANCET Syllabus
  • TANCET 2019 will be conducted in two languages- English and Tamil (except the General English section).

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TANCET Exam Pattern for MBA 2019 

  • TANCET 2019 for MBA courses is divided into four sections. 
  • The first section aims to check the candidate’s ability to identify data and apply the data to business decisions from given typical business situations.
  • Other sections evaluate student’s passage comprehension ability, mathematics and Basic English knowledge.

The table below shows the sectional details of TANCET 2019 for MBA:

SubjectNo. of Questions
Verbal ability25
Data Interpretation25
English Language25
Total Number of Questions100

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TANCET Exam Pattern for MCA 2019

  • This paper examines the aspirant’s capability regarding admission into 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.

The table below shows the sectional details of TANCET MCA 2019 paper:

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

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

TANCET 2019 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 the 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 2019 for

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

Read How to Prepare for TANCET Engineering Mathematics 2019?

TANCET Marking Scheme 2019

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

  • TANCET 2019 question paper is of 100 marks containing 100 multiple choice questions.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • Candidates lose 1/3 marks for every incorrect response.
  • If a student marks more than one option in a single question in TANCET 2019, it is counted as wrong and negative marking is done.
  • Questions left unanswered are ignored while checking the OMR. No marks are given/ deducted for such questions.

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TANCET 2019 Syllabus

Anna University prescribes the syllabus for TANCET 2019 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 2019 Syllabus for MBA

Here are the important topics from TANCET syllabus 2019 for MBA:

TANCET 2019 Syllabus for MBA
SynonymsWord SubstitutionReading Comprehension
Bar GraphPie ChartsHistograms
Permutations and CombinationsStatisticsProbability
Cloze TestBasic GrammarGeneral English

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TANCET 2019 Syllabus for MCA

TANCET 2019 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

Read TANCET Preparation Tips 2019 for Quantitative Aptitude

Computer Awareness Syllabus

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

Read TANCET Preparation Tips 2019 for Computer Awareness

TANCET 2019 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 2019 Preparation Books

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

TANCET MBA 2019 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 2019 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. 2019 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 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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*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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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-



Open Category


Backward Classes


Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe




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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