TANCET 2021 Syllabus: Download Subject-wise Syllabus, Important Topics & Preparation Books

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TANCET 2021 syllabus is decided by Anna University and is separate for different courses like MBA, MCA, and M.E. / M.Tech / M.Arch. / M.Plan. The syllabus for some courses like MBA and MCA are very similar, but with a few key changes. 

  • TANCET 2021 Syllabus for MBA includes Business Analysis, Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and Data Sufficiency. 
  • TANCET 2021 Syllabus for M.E. / M.Tech / M.Arch. / M.Plan. includes specialised subjects depending on the chosen course. 
  • The pen-paper based exam will have 100 MCQs to be attempted within 120 minutes. Check TANCET Exam Pattern

TANCET MBA Syllabus 2021

TANCET 2021 MBA Syllabus

The TANCET 2021 MBA Syllabus includes 4 sections, and for every correct answer you will 1 mark. Every section has 20 questions, so the total amount of questions was around 100 questions. 

Section Important Topics
Business Analysis
  • There is no predefined syllabus. 
  • You will be given business situations in paragraph form, with a few questions
Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability Reading Comprehension, Synonyms, Antonyms, Fill in the blanks, Grammar, Vocabulary, Sentence Corrections, Idioms, Cloze Test, One Word Substitution,
Quantitative Aptitude 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, Coordinate Geometry, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Set Theory
Data Sufficiency
  • There is no set syllabus. 
  • Number Systems, Arithmetic Topics, and Algebra. Questions on topics of Data Interpretation like Pie Chart, Line Graph, Bar Graph, and Tables

Check Here TANCET Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude

Books for TANCET MBA Preparation

Books details: Authors
TANCET Data Interpretation Analysis Ashok Gupta
Reasoning Test (Vernal & Non-Verbal) Dr. M.B.Lal & A.K.Singh,
TANCET- General English Dr.B.B.Jain
TANCET- Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams R. S. Aggarwal
New Pattern Tests of Objective English Dr.R.N.Singh
Logical and Analytical Reasoning A. K. Gupta
TANCET- Quantitative Aptitude S.N. Jha
Compendium General English Dr.B.B.Jain
Descriptive General English S. P. Bakshi

TANCET MCA Syllabus 2021

TANCET MCA Syllabus 2021

TANCET MCA has 4 sections, namely, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, and Computer Awareness. The syllabus for this exam is mentioned below:

Section Important Topics
Quantitative Aptitude 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, Coordinate Geometry, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Set Theory.
Analytical and Logical Reasoning Linear and Circular Arrangements, Selections, Coding & Decoding, Direction Sense, Blood Relations, Series, Analogies, Decision Making, Binary Logic, Syllogisms, and Puzzles.
Computer Awareness Computer Hardware, Controls, Basic Terminology, Internet & Protocols, Network Basics, Computer Abbreviations, Security Tools, Shortcuts, History of Computer, Memory, Computer Organization, Input-Output tools, Computer Architecture, Languages, and Algorithms.

Check TANCET Preparation Tips 2021 for Computer Awareness

Recommended Books for TANCET MCA Preparation

Book Authors
Non-Verbal Reasoning B. S. Sijwali & Indu Sijwali/Anjani A Gupta
Master Guide R Gupta/Amit M Agarwal
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT Gajendra Kumar & Abhishek Banerjee
A complete manual for CAT Knowledge System

TANCET M.Tech/M.Arch./M.Plan Syllabus

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

The syllabus for M.E., M.Tech., M.Arch. and M.Plan. have a similar structure. The question paper consists of 3 sections

  • Part I of the question paper has 20 questions, based on the subject of Engineering Mathematics. This part of the paper is the same for all 4 courses.
  • Part II of the paper consists of 35 questions, based on subject Basic Engineering and Sciences. Similar to Part I, this part is also the same across question papers of all 4 courses.
  • Part III of the question paper has 60 questions. The questions will be based on the candidate's choice. There are 23 subjects that can be chosen for this section
  • Every correct answer awards 1 mark each, with negative marking of 1/3 marks for an incorrect answer. The time given is 2 hours.

Part I – Engineering Mathematics

Topics Sub-Topics
Calculus and Differential Equations Partial Derivatives, Jacobians, Taylor’s Expansion, Maxima Minima, Formation of partial differential equations, Solution of a first-order partial differential equation, solution of linear higher order of partial differential equation with constant coefficients, Linear ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients, Simultaneous first order linear equations with constant coefficients,
Transforms Fourier Integral Theorem, Fourier Transform Pair, Sine and Cosine Transforms, Inverse Z Transform, Solution to different equations using Z Transform, Inverse Transform, Laplace Transform, Application to solution of Linear Ordinary Differential Equations with Constant Coefficients,
Functions of Complex Variables and Complex Integration Analytic Functions, Conformal Mapping, Bilinear Transformation, Cauchy’s Integral Theorem and Integral Formula, Taylor and Laurent Series, Singularities, Residues, Residue Theorem & its Applications
Applied Probability Probability and Random Variables, Standard Discrete & Continuous Distribution, Moments, Moment generating functions and their properties, Two-dimensional random variables, Co-variance, Correlation, and Regression.
Determinants and Matrices Solving system of equations, Rank of Matrix, Eigenvalues & Eigenvectors, Reduction of Quadratic form into Canonical form
Vector Calculus Double and Triple integrations and their applications, Gauss Divergence and Stroke’s Theorem
Numerical Methods Solution of linear systems by direct and iterative methods, Interpolation and Approximation, Numerical Differentiation and Integration, Solving Ordinary Differential Equations

Read How to Prepare for TANCET Engineering Mathematics 2021?

Part II – Basic Engineering and Sciences

Topic Sub-Topics
Physics Sound, Lattices, Ultrasonic Flaw Detector, X-ray radiography, Interference Fringes, Planck’s Quantum Theory, Laser and Fibre Optics
Chemistry Adsorption, Chromatography, Chemical Kinetics, Electrochemistry, Spectroscopy, Fuels and Combustion.
Applied Mechanics Law of Mechanics, Lame’s Theorem, Forces, Moments & Couples, Displacement Velocity & Acceleration, Friction, Moment of Inertia
Material Science Conductor & Semiconductor materials, Ceramic & Super Conductor Materials, Fracture, Magnetic & Dielectric Materials
Mechanical Engineering Law of Thermodynamics, Open & Closed Systems, Equation of State, Heat and Work
Civil Engineering Fluid Statics & Dynamics, Boundary Layer, Pumps & Turbines, Environmental Pollution
Electrical Engineering Ohm’s Law, Kirchoff’s Law, AC Circuits, DC Machines, Transformers, Synchronous Machines, Instrumentation
Computers Computer Organization, Architecture, Arrays, Pointers, User Defined Functions, C-program

Part III – Specialized Subject

This part of TANCET is dependent on the candidate's choice. You can check the syllabus of each subject in the pdf’s provided below: 

Subject Download TANCET Syllabus PDF
Group A
Civil Engineering Click here
Computer Science Engineering and Information Technology Click here
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Click here
Electronics and Communication Engineering Click here
Mechanical Engineering Click here
Group B
Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Click here
Agriculture & Irrigation Engineering Click here
Architecture Click here
Automobile Engineering Click here
Biomedical Engineering Click here
Biotechnology Click here
Chemical Engineering Click here
Earth Sciences Click here
Geo-Informatics Click here
Leather Technology Click here
Mathematics Click here
Physics Click here
Printing Technology Click here
Production and Industrial Engineering Click here
Social Sciences Click here
Textile Engineering Click here

Recommended Books for TANCET M.E. / M.Tech / M.Arch. / M.Plan. Preparation

Books details: Authors
TANCET (M.E./M. Arch /M.Plan /M.Tech) V.V.K Subburaj
TANCET M.E/M.Tech Exam Book C.S.Hariram Kumar, Janani, P.Vigneshwari
TANCET M.E (Computer Science and Engineering and Information Technologies) Amit Gupta
TANCET M.E Entrance M. Preshnave
TANCET ME, M.Arch, M.Tech, M.Plan-Anna University Suda's


TANCET Syllabus 2021 FAQs

Ques. Is the syllabus for MBA and MCA same in TANCET 2021? 

Ans. The syllabus for MBA and MCA for TANCET 2021 is different. Only the Quantitative Ability section of the paper will be similar. 

Ques. What is the syllabus for Business Analysis in TANCET 2021 for MBA? 

Ans. The syllabus or Business Analysis section includes a passage based on business situations. You have to answer the questions accordingly. 

Ques. What is the marking scheme of TANCET 2021? 

Ans. TANCET 2021 question paper is of 100 marks containing 100 multiple-choice questions. Each correct answer awards 1 mark and candidates lose 1/3 marks for every incorrect response.

Ques. At what level will the mathematical problems be asked from? 

Ans. The mathematical problems will be asked from Graduate and 10+2 level. 

Ques. Is there a penalty for unanswered questions? 

Ans. No, there is no penalty for unanswered questions. 

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


srini vasan
I want to know syllabus for M.E computer science (part 1, part 2 and part 3). Can you please give more details
akansha expert
Hi Srini, You may please check the official website of the entrance exam to know about more further detail.
I am a architecture student,and am planning for doing m arch,so that i am preparing for TANCET 2018,is that any separate syllabus for m arch TANCET or the questions will be same for all PG courses?
bhawna vedwal
Hello Pavithra, TANCET Syllabus is same for all PG courses