TANCET 2021 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus, Books

TANCET 2021 will be conducted in the offline mode for admission into M.E., M.Tech, MBA, MCA, M.Arch. and M.Plan programs. The questions will be from Engineering Mathematics & Sciences for M.Tech, M. Plan, Analytical reasoning, computer awareness for MCA & Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, Data Sufficiency for MBA respectively.

The candidate should familiarize with the TANCET 2021 Exam Pattern to know the format and study accordingly.

TANCET 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights

TANCET 2021 examination
  • March 20, 2021 for MBA/MCA courses 
  • March 21, 2021 (M.E./ M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan)
Duration of exam 120 minutes
Number of questions 100
Exam Total Marks 100
Language of paper English
Number of answer choices 4 (MCQ)
Mode of examination Offline or Pen-paper mode
TANCET Marking scheme +1 marks for correct answer, ⅓ mark for wrong answer
TANCET 2021 examination 
  • 20th march for MBA/MCA courses 
  • 21st March 2021 (M.E./ M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan)

MBA Exam Pattern

TANCET 2021 Exam Pattern for MBA

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. 

Below given is the sectional details of TANCET 2021 MBA Program:

Subject No. of Questions
Business Situation Analysis 20
Data Sufficiency 20
Reading Comprehension 20
Quantitative Ability 20
English Usage 20
Total Number of Questions 100

MCA Exam Pattern

TANCET 2021 Exam Pattern for MCA

  • 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

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

Subject No. of Questions
Quantitative Ability 25
Analytical Reasoning 25
Logical Reasoning 25
Computer Awareness 25
Total Number of Questions 100

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

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

TANCET 2021 exam pattern 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. The Question Paper comprises 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.: 

Subject No. of Questions
Engineering Mathematics 20
Basic Engineering and Sciences 20
Part III (as per specialization) 60
Total Number of Questions 100

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 marks for 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 left unanswered are ignored while checking the OMR. No marks are given/ deducted for such questions.

Check TANCET 2021 Cut Off

Preparation Books 2021

TANCET 2021 Preparation Books

TANCET 2021 MBA Books

Book Name Author/ Publisher
TANCET MBA Exam Book E.S. Ramasamy
TANCET MBA (Anna University) V V K Subburaj
A Comprehensive Study of Data Interpretation Analysis and Sufficiency Ashok Gupta

TANCET 2021 MCA Books

Book Name Author/ Publisher
A Complete Package for MCA Entrance Guide Amit M Agarwal
Popular Master Guide MCA Entrance examination R Gupta
TANCET MCA Exam Book V.V.K. Subburaj

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

Book Name Author/ Publisher
TANCET M.E/M.Tech Exam Book C.S.Hariram Kumar, Janani, P.Vigneshwari
TANCET M.E Entrance M. Preshnave
TANCET Question Papers Sakshi Publications

Check TANCET 2021 Preparation Books 

Important Points

Important Points to Remember for TANCET 2021

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

TANCET 2021 Exam Pattern FAQs

Ques. Is there any negative marking in TANCET 2021?

Ans. Anna University has defined the set marking scheme for the candidates to follow accordingly, as per the incorrect answer, ⅓ marks will be deducted from the candidates paper. 

Ques. What are the important subjects we have to study for MBA Courses?

Ans. The candidate needs to target certain topics to dscorer effectively in TANCET 2021, the subjects are as follows:

Business Situation Analysis
Data Sufficiency
Reading Comprehension
Quantitative Ability
English Usage
Total Number of Questions

Ques. What is the syllabus for MCA course in TANCET 2021?

Ans. The syllabus for MCA Course is given below in details:

Number Systems LCM and HCF Profit and Loss
Interest (Simple and Compound) Time and Work Ratio and Proportion
Linear Equations Complex Numbers Logarithm
Number and Letter Series Calendar Problems Clock Problems
Binary Logic Logical Sequence Logical Matching
Syllogism Blood Relations Cubes
Alphabet Series Test of Direction Coding-Decoding
Number Ranking Analogy Decision Making
Identical Grouping Mirror Images Relations

Ques. I am not good in english can i give the TANCET 2021 examination in my native language?

Ans. No, the university will conduct the KMAT Kerala 2021 in English only. 

Ques. How to use the OMR sheet in TANCET 2021?

Ans. The student should not cut the OMR sheet in TANCET 2021 or draw lines as it will lead to cancellation of the paper. The candidate is advised to use a pencil to mark the answers first then during the final hour fill it with a pen.

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


sadim ansari
How should I prepare for the reasoning section?
sheetal chib
What is the weightage of quantitative reasoning section?
nitin yaduvanshi

The weightage of Quantitative Ability section is 25 marks. Syllabus of this section is as follows: Number System, HCF LCM, Percentages, Ratios, Averages, Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Mixtures & Allegations, Quadratic Equations, Linear Equations, Logarithms, Series and Progressions, Binomial Theorem, Surds & Indices, Functions, Inequalities, Modulus, Geometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry, Co-ordinate Geometry, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Set Theory. 

What the questions may ask for leather technology of master degree
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.
jaya prakash
Sir how to get marks in TANCET MCA entrance exam and how to prepare
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.
sakshi garg expert
Hi S. Ranjani, Yes, you can apply for the TANCET for M.Sc Physics program.
naveen nd
i am currently studying BE-EEE. would i eligible to write test on MCA in TANCET 2018?
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.
m shanmugasundaram
what is eligibility mark to get through tancet
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




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

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.