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TANCET MTech, ME Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2021
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TANCET M.Tech/M.E. Exam Pattern and Syllabus consist of core subjects related to the chosen specialization of the candidates only. TANCET 2021 will be conducted in offline mode for M.E., M.Tech, MBA, MCA, M.Arch. and M.Plan. The basic Exam Pattern for M.E. and M.Tech courses is the same, but the syllabus varies depending on the candidate’s preferred subject.

  • For each correct answer, candidates will be awarded 1 mark and for every wrong answer, 1/3rd mark will be deducted.
  • The exam will be in 3 sections, and there will be a total of 115 questions. 
  • Part-I and Part-II are compulsory and under Part-III, the candidates have to answer the section which has been chosen at the time of registration. Check TANCET MBA Syllabus

TANCET ME/M.Tech Pattern

TANCET ME/M.Tech 2021 Exam Pattern

TANCET 2021 exam date March 21, 2021 (M.E./ M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan) at 10 am
Duration of exam 120 minutes or 2 hours
Number of questions 115
Exam Total Marks 100
Language of paper English
Number of answer choices 4 (MCQ)
Mode of examination Offline or Pen-paper mode
Number of Sections 3
TANCET Marking scheme +1 marks for every correct answer
Negative Marking ⅓ mark for every wrong answer
Level of Exam Undergraduate

TANCET ME/M.Tech Division

TANCET M.Tech/M.E. 2021 Sectional Division

Given below is the sectional division for TANCET 2021 ME and M.Tech entrance exam: 

Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks Clarifications
Part 1 20 20 Multiple shading will be counted as the wrong answer and 1/3rd marks will be deducted
Part 2 35 20 All the correct answers up to
20 will be awarded marks, all wrong answers will be counted for negative marking; Multiple shading will be counted as the wrong answer and 1/3rd marks will be deducted
Part 3 60 60 Multiple shading will be counted as the wrong answer and 1/3rd marks will be deducted
Total 115 100 Marks will not be deducted for the questions left unanswered.
  • The TANCET Exam Pattern consists of three sections, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. 
  • Part 1 and Part 2 are compulsory for all the candidates. 
  • Part 3 consists of the specialization/subject chosen by the candidate. 
  • All questions will be set at the undergraduate level only. 

TANCET ME/M.Tech Syllabus

TANCET 2021 Syllabus for ME/MTech

The syllabus for TANCET ME and Mtech consists of engineering subjects at the undergraduate level. Part 1 and Part 2 consists of questions from core UG engineering subjects, whereas Part 3 consists of specialized subjects that are chosen by the candidate at the time of registration for the exam. Here is a detailed syllabus for TANCET 2021 ME/MTech - 

TANCET ME/MTech Part 1 Syllabus

Part 1 - ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS (Common to all Candidates)
Topics Covered Topics Covered
Determinants and Matrices Calculus and Differential Equations:
Vector Calculus Functions of Complex Variables and Complex Integration
Transforms Numerical Methods
Applied Probability -

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TANCET ME/MTech Part 2 Syllabus

Part 2 - BASIC ENGINEERING & SCIENCES (Common to all Candidates)
Subjects Topics Covered
Applied Mechanics Law of Mechanics, Lame’s theorem, Forces, Moments and Couples, Displacement, velocity and Acceleration, Friction, Moment of Inertia
Mechanical Engineering Laws of thermodynamics, Open and closed systems, Equation of state, Heat, and Work
Physics Sound, Latices, Ultrasonic flaw detector, X-ray radiography, Interference Fringes, Planck’s Quantum Theory, Laser and Fibre Optics
Material Science Fracture, Magnetic and Dielectric Materials, Conductor and Semi-Conductor Materials, Ceramic and Super Conductor Materials
Civil Engineering Fluid Statics and Dynamics, Boundary Layer, Pumps and Turbines, Environmental Pollution
Electrical Engineering Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s law, A.C. circuits, DC machines, Transformers, Synchronous machines, Instrumentation
Computers Computer organization, Architecture, Arrays, Pointers, User-defined function, C program
Chemistry Adsorption, Chromatography, Chemical kinetics, Electrochemistry, Spectroscopy, Fuels, and Combustion

TANCET ME/MTech Part 3 Syllabus

Part 3 of the TANCET ME/MTech exam consists of various subjects as per the candidate’s preference. Here is a brief of all the specializations for Part 3: 

Group A:

  1. Civil Engineering

Structural Engineering: Mechanics, Structural Analysis, Building Materials, Concrete Structures, Steel Structures, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering, Transportation Engineering: Highway Planning, Water Resources Engineering, Hydrology and Groundwater, Environmental Engineering, Surveying.

  1. Computer Science And Engineering / Information Technology

Applied Probability and Operations Research, Discrete Mathematical Structures, Compiler Design, Operating Systems and System Software, Distributed Systems, Programming and Data Structures, Algorithm Analysis and Design Techniques, Digital Signal Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Computing, Software Engineering Methodologies, Database Management Systems.

  1. Electrical And Electronics Engineering

Electrical Circuits and Fields, Electrical Machines, Power Systems, Control Systems, Power Electronics and Drives, Microprocessor and Microcontrollers, Digital Signal Processing, High Voltage Engineering.

  1. Electronics And Communication Engineering

Circuit Analysis, Electronic Devices, Electronic Circuits, Electromagnetic Fields, Communication Theory and Systems, Optical Communication, Signals and Systems, Digital Signal Processing.

Group B:

  1. Automobile Engineering

Mechanics, Strength of Materials and Design, Thermodynamics, Production Technology, Automotive Chassis, Automotive Transmission, Vehicle Body Engineering, Automotive Electrical and Electronics, Pollution and Control, Alternate Fuels.

  1. Aeronautical And Aerospace Engineering

Fluid Flow Equations, Incompressible Viscous and Inviscid flows, Dimensional analysis, Fluid Machinery, Basic concepts in thermodynamics, Basics of propulsion and heat transfer, Air standard cycles, Properties of a pure substance, Stresses in beams, deflection of beams, Torsion, springs and columns, Biaxial stress system, etc. 

  1. Architecture

Building Materials, Construction, and Technology, History of Architecture, Theory and principles of Architecture, Building Services, Building Science, Housing; Urban Design and Town Planning

  1. Agricultural And Irrigation Engineering

Machine Design, Farm Machinery, Sources of Power, Farm Power, Tractors and Power Tillers, Fluid Mechanics, Soil Mechanics, Hydrology, Surveying and Leveling, Erosion Control, Soil-Water–Plant Relationship, Irrigation Engineering, Agricultural Drainage, Groundwater Hydrology, etc.

  1. Biotechnology

Bioprocess Engineering, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Immunology, Genetic Engineering

  1. Biomedical Engineering

Physiology, Biochemistry, Circuit analysis, Electron devices and circuits, Digital Electronics, Linear Integrated Circuits, Microprocessor and Applications, Signals and Systems, Digital signal processing, Biomedical Instrumentation, Bio-Medical Equipment, BioMechanics, Medical Imaging Systems

  1. Chemical Engineering

Fluids Mechanics and Particle Technology, Chemical Technology and Process Calculations, Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Process control and Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering, Organic and Surface Chemistry

  1. Earth Sciences

Physical Geology and Geomorphology, Mineralogy, Petrology, Stratigraphy, Paleontology and Structural Geology, Economic Geology, Ore Geology, Geochemistry, Remote Sensing, Geophysics and Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology, Environment Geology, and Marine Geology

  1. Food Technology

Food Chemistry & Nutrition, Food Microbiology, Food Analysis, Safety & Quality Management , Food Product Processing & Preservation Technology , Fluid mechanics & Process Calculations , Food Engineering, Process Control & Food Packaging.

  1. Geo Informatics Engineering

Surveying, Remote Sensing, Digital Image Processing, Photogrammetry, Cartography, Geographical information system, RS and GIS Applications

  1. Instrumentation, Electronics & Control Engineering

Electrical Circuits, Signals and Systems, Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics, Measurements, Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation, Analytical Instrumentation, Communication and Optical Instrumentation, Control System and Computer Control of Processes

  1. Leather Technology

Pre Tanning Operations, Tanning Operations, Post Tanning and Finishing Operations, Leathers & Leather Products

  1. Mathematics

Algebra, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Topology, Functional Analysis, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Calculus of Variations and Integral Equations, Statistics and Linear Programming

  1. Material Science And Ceramic Technology

Metals and Alloys, Mechanical Properties, Ceramic Raw materials, Conventional ceramics, Special Ceramics

  1. Printing Technology

Prepress, Press, Post Press, Printing and Packaging Materials, Print Management

  1. Physics

Mechanics, Heat, and Sound, Light and Properties of matter, Electricity and Magnetism, Modern physics, Solid-State Electronics, Electron theory of solids, Dielectric and magnetic materials, Superconducting materials.

  1. Production And Industrial Engineering

Basic Mechanisms and Elements of Design, Casting, metal forming, and metal joining processes, Tool Engineering, Machine tool operation, Metrology, and Inspection, Engineering Materials, Product and Process Design, Design of Jigs and Fixtures and Press Tools, CAD/CAM and CIM, Operations Research, Operations Management, Quality, Reliability, and Maintenance.

  1. Social Sciences

Geography, Sociology, Economics, Social work

  1. Textile Technology

Fibre Science and Technology, Yarn Engineering, Fabric Engineering, Chemical Processing, Quality Evaluation


TANCET ME/M.Tech Books

TANCET 2021 ME/MTech Recommended 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
TANCET M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan/ME V.V.K Subburaj
TANCET ME (Computer Science and Engineering and Information Technologies) Amit Gupta
TANCET ME/M.Tech/M.Plan/M.Arch (Anna University) Suda’s

Check TANCET 2021 Preparation Books 

Official TANCET ME/MTech Syllabus PDF Download

You can download the official syllabus and exam pattern for TANCET ME/MTech from the links given below: 

Important things to note

  • The Question Book in each subject may have different versions
  • The candidate has to choose the correct answer and shade the corresponding small open box provided for that question in the answer sheet with a black ballpoint pen only
  • The candidate has to choose one option only. 
  • Multiple selections for one answer will be count as a wrong answer. 
  • The answer sheets shaded in pencils will not be evaluated. 
  • Evaluation is done through a computer and even a small stray of Pen mark on the sheet will be captured by the scanner which may result in wrong evaluation.
  • The open box should be fully shaded so that the number printed inside completely disappears. 
  • Improper shading and light shading are likely to be missed by the scanner, which may also result in wrong evaluation. 

Frequently Asked Questions

TANCET Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2021 FAQs

Ques. Which is the most important section for TANCET ME and MTech? 

Ans. The most important section for TANCET ME and MTech is Part 3 which consists of the subject chosen by the candidate at the time of registration. 

Ques. What are the categories of candidates attempting the TANCET Exam? 

Ans. The categories of candidates attempting the TANCET exam are as follows - 

  1. GATE Category
    1. Candidates with valid GATE 2019, GATE 2020, or GATE 2021 score with qualifying marks for assistantship in the appropriate discipline of Engineering/Technology
    2. Candidates who have a valid GATE 2019, GATE 2020, or GATE 2021 score with qualifying marks for assistantship in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL) papers should appear for TANCET 2021 also.
  2. TANCET Category

Candidates willing to be considered under the TANCET category should appear for TANCET 2021.

  1. SPONSORED Category (Admission only in University Departments of Anna University, Chennai i.e. CEG, ACT, SAP, and MIT Campuses)

A limited number of seats (full time only) is available for the candidates employed and sponsored by the Government Organisations and Government Aided Educational Institutions.

However, registered professional architects with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience will be considered for admission to M.Arch. The degree program at the University Departments of Anna University, SAP Campus under sponsored category. All such candidates who intend to apply under sponsored category have to appear for TANCET 2021. 

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 the cancellation of the paper. The candidate is advised to use a pencil to mark the answers first than during the final hour fill it with a pen.

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 candidate’s paper. 

Ques. Whom to contact in case of any queries about TANCET 2021? 

Ans. Candidates can reach out to the following for any queries related to TANCET 2021 - 

The Secretary

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET)

 Centre for Entrance Examinations

 Anna University

 Chennai – 600 025.

 Ph: 044 2235 8289.

Alternatively, candidates can post their queries or questions on the comment box below and our in-house exam experts will try their best to resolve your queries. 

Ques. I am not good at 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. Will unanswered questions attract any negative marks? 

Ans. No, unanswered questions will not be scored. 

Ques. How will Part 2 of the TANCET 2021 ME Mtech paper be scored? 

Ans. All the correct answers up to 20 will be awarded marks, all wrong answers will be counted for negative marking; Multiple shading will be counted as the wrong answer and 1/3rd marks will be deducted. 

Ques. At what level will the questions be asked? 

Ans. All the questions in the TANCET ME/MTech exam will be asked from the Undergraduate level. 

Ques. What is the marking scheme of TANCET 2021 ME and MTech Paper? 

Ans. TANCET 2021 ME/MTech question paper is of 115 marks containing 115 multiple-choice questions. Each correct answer awards 1 mark and candidates lose 1/3 marks for every incorrect response.

*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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