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TANCET Paper Analysis 2021: Previous Years’ Papers and Sectional Analysis

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Urvashi Singhal

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Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is was conducted in offline mode on March 20, 2021 for 2 hours. TANCET MBA paper had 5 sections. The overall difficulty level was moderate. Paper analysis of TANCET 2021 comprises section-wise difficulty level of the questions available in the question paper, topic-wise weightage, types of questions, number of good attempts and expected cut-off for TANCET 2021.

TANCET 2021 is tentatively going to be conducted in the month of February, 2021. It is expected that there will be no change in the exam pattern. Keep reading the article to know more about the course-wise description of TANCET exam pattern and TANCET 2021 paper analysis and past years’ paper analysis. Check TANCET 2021 Syllabus


TANCET Exam Analysis 2021

TANCET Paper Analysis 2021 (MBA)

TANCET Paper Section No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Quantitative Aptitude 20 Moderate

15-16

Reading Comprehension 20 Moderate

11-13

Business Situation Analysis 20 Moderate

17-18

General English 20 Easy to Moderate

14-16

Data Sufficiency and Reasoning 20 Moderate to Difficult

8-10

Total 100 Moderate

45-55


Paper Analysis 2020

TANCET Paper Analysis 2020 (MBA)

TANCET 2020 for MBA and MCA was conducted in two slots on February 29, 2020. The overall difficulty level of the TANCET MBA question paper was easy to moderate. The Business Analysis Section was found to be time-consuming by the test takers and Quantitative Aptitude was tricky yet seen on the easier side.

Name of the Section Number of questions Level of difficulty
English Grammar and usage 20 Easy
Reading Comprehension 20 Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude 20 Easy
Analysis of Business Situation 20 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 20 Easy

MCA MBA Exam Pattern

TANCET Exam Pattern for MBA and MCA

Name of the Programme: MBA MCA
Mode of the examination Offline Offline
Duration of test 120 minutes 120 minutes
Type of questions MCQ MCQ
Number of Sections
  • Business Situations
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Data Sufficiency
  • English Usage
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Computer Awareness
Total number of questions 100 100
Total Marks 100 100
Marking Scheme 1 mark is awarded for each correct answer whereas 0.33 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer. 1 mark is awarded for each correct answer whereas 0.33 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.

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

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

Name of the Programme: M.E./ M.Tech/ M.Arch./ M.Plan
Mode of the examination Offline
Duration of test 120 minutes
Medium of examination English
Type of questions MCQ
Number of Sections
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Basic Engineering and Sciences
  • Optional Subject
Total number of questions 115
Marking Scheme 1 mark is awarded for each correct answer whereas 0.33 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.

Previous years’ TANCET Paper Analysis (MBA)

TANCET Paper Analysis 2019 (MBA)

TANCET 2019 was conducted in two slots i.e. on June 22 and June 23 in pen and paper mode in 15 cities across Tamil Nadu. The overall difficulty level of the TANCET MBA question paper was moderate to difficult. Apart from the English Grammar usage section, which was comparatively easier, all the other sections posed a huge challenge in front of the test takers.

Name of the Section Number of questions Level of difficulty
English Grammar and usage 20 Easy
Reading Comprehension 20 Moderate to Difficult
Quantitative Aptitude 20 Difficult
Analysis of Business Situation 20 Difficult
Data Sufficiency 20 Moderate to Difficult

TANCET Paper Analysis 2018 (MBA)

As per the feedback of TANCET 2018 MBA question paper, questions from Analysis of Business Situation section were the toughest whereas the questions available in Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation sections were moderately difficult. However, the questions based on Reading Comprehension and English Usage sections were relatively on the easier side.

TANCET Paper Analysis 2017 (MBA)

The overall difficulty level of the TANCET 2017 question paper was moderate to difficult. The Data Sufficiency and Quantitative Aptitude section were comparatively easier whereas the Business Analysis section was of moderate difficulty level. The English Usage and Reading Comprehension sections were moderate to difficult in terms of difficulty level. 


Frequently Asked Questions

TANCET 2021 Paper Analysis FAQs

Q1. Which section is considered the toughest in TANCET?

Ans: By analyzing the Business Situation section it can be said that this section usually poses a major challenge to the TANCET MBA test takers.

Q2. What is considered a good attempt in TANCET?

Ans: If a candidate has attempted a total of 80 questions with 80 to 85% accuracy which is considered a good attempt.

Q3. Is there a particular pattern of distribution of questions in TANCET exam?

Ans: Yes, TANCET MBA question paper comprises a total of 20 questions each from five sections i.e. Business Situations, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, Data Sufficiency and English Usage.

Q4. Is there any defined pattern for topic-wise distribution of questions in TANCET exam?

Ans: No, there is no fixed pattern of the questions from some important topics in TANCET exam. The candidates are required to cover the entire syllabus of TANCET.

Q5. Who is responsible for preparing TANCET question paper?

Ans: TANCET question paper is prepared by an examination panel which is appointed by the Anna University.

Q6. How does the level of difficulty of TANCET paper affect the admission cut off?

Ans: If the difficulty level of TANCET exam is higher, the admission cut off will be lower.

Q7. How many marks will be deducted for a wrong answer in TANCET examination?

Ans: Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.33 marks for every wrong answer in TANCET exam.

Q8. Is it important to clear sectional cut offs of the sections available in TANCET?

Ans: Yes, candidates are required to clear sectional cut off for getting their names in the final merit list.

Q9. What is the duration of TANCET exam?

Ans: The duration of TANCET examination is 120 minutes.

*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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