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TANCET Syllabus 2019 for MBA, MCA & M.E/M.Arch/M.Plan/M.Tech

Updated On - February 15th 2019 by KRITIKA GUPTA

TANCET Syllabus will be available for all the programs on the official website ( The syllabus for MBA, MCA, and M.E. / M.Tech / M.Arch. / M.Plan. will help aspirants to plan their preparation journey. Anna University, regulating body of the exam prescribes the entire syllabus and exam pattern each year. Check TANCET Exam Pattern

  • The question paper for each of these programs will be made out of the topic mentioned on the official syllabus (in pdf format).
  • The exam is scheduled for May 19 & 20 (tentatively). Check TANCET 2019 Exam Dates
  • The pen-paper based exam will have 100 MCQs to be attempted within 120 minutes. 
  • Against every correct answer, +1 mark is allotted and for every incorrect answer, -1/5 mark is subtracted.

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TANCET MBA Syllabus 2019

The sectional division of TANCET Question Paper tests a candidates’ ability to: -

  • Critically evaluate the data and problems given, and apply solutions to such problems (Section – Business Analysis)
  • Answer questions based on reading comprehension (Section – Reading Comprehension)
  • Solve mathematical problems (Section – Quantitative Aptitude)
  • Testing data sufficiency and answer questions based on given data (Section – Data Sufficiency)
  • Identify grammatical, punctuation-related and spelling errors in the English Language (Section – Verbal Ability/English Language)

Download Free TANCET Sample Papers

Take a look at the following table to know the syllabus for TANCET MBA exam: -

SectionImportant Topics
Business AnalysisThis section does not have any predefined syllabus. You will be given business situations in paragraph form, which will be followed by some questions.
Reading Comprehension and Verbal AbilityReading Comprehension, Synonyms, Antonyms, Fill in the blanks, Grammar, Vocabulary, Sentence Corrections, Idioms, Cloze Test, One Word Substitution,
Quantitative AptitudeNumber 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
Data SufficiencyData Sufficiency section also does not have set syllabus. The questions will mainly be based on Number Systems, Arithmetic Topics and Algebra. Questions on topics of Data Interpretation like Pie Chart, Line Graph, Bar Graph, and Tables can also be expected.

Check Here TANCET Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude

Recommended Books for TANCET MBA Preparation

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

TANCET MCA Syllabus 2019

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

SectionImportant Topics
Quantitative AptitudeThe syllabus for this section is the same as TANCET MBA exam. Therefore, the topics to be studied are - 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.
Analytical and Logical ReasoningLinear and Circular Arrangements, Selections, Coding & Decoding, Direction Sense, Blood Relations, Series, Analogies, Decision Making, Binary Logic, Syllogisms and Puzzles.
Computer AwarenessComputer 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 2019 for Computer Awareness

Recommended Books for TANCET MCA Preparation

TANCET Preparation Books
Book NameAuthors
Non-Verbal ReasoningB. S. Sijwali & Indu Sijwali/Anjani A Gupta
Master GuideR Gupta/Amit M Agarwal
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CATGajendra Kumar & Abhishek Banerjee
A complete manual for CATKnowledge System

TANCET M.E. / M.Tech / M.Arch. / M.Plan. Syllabus 2019

The question paper for the courses M.E., M.Tech., M.Arch. and M.Plan. has a similar structure. The question paper comprises of 3 parts, the details of which are given below: -

  • Part I of the question paper has 20 questions, based on the subject Engineering Mathematics. This part of the paper is 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 same across question papers of all 4 courses.
  • The final part or Part III of the question paper has 60 questions. The questions in this part will be based on the subject chosen by the candidate. There are 23 subjects available for this section, from which a candidate can choose anyone.
  • All the questions are multiple choice questions carrying 1 mark each, with negative marking of 1/3 marks for an incorrect answer. The time given is 2 hours.

Check TANCET 2019 M.Arch. Exam- Important Tips for Aspiring Architects

The syllabus for the exam is mentioned below: -

Part I – Engineering Mathematics

The syllabus for Part I of the question paper will have following topics: -

Calculus and Differential EquationsPartial Derivatives, Jacobians, Taylor’s Expansion, Maxima Minima, Formation of partial differential equations, Solution of 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,
TransformsFourier 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 IntegrationAnalytic Functions, Conformal Mapping, Bilinear Transformation, Cauchy’s Integral Theorem and Integral Formula, Taylor and Laurent Series, Singularities, Residues, Residue Theorem & its Applications
Applied ProbabilityProbability 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 MatricesSolving system of equations, Rank of Matrix, Eigenvalues & Eigenvectors, Reduction of Quadratic form into Canonical form
Vector CalculusDouble and Triple integrations and their applications, Gauss Divergence and Stroke’s Theorem
Numerical MethodsSolution of linear systems by direct and iterative methods, Interpolation and Approximation, Numerical Differentiation and Integration, Solving Ordinary Differential Equations

Read more about TANCET Exam Pattern

Part II – Basic Engineering and Sciences

This part of the paper comprises of topics mentioned below: -

PhysicsSound, Lattices, Ultrasonic Flaw Detector, X-ray radiography, Interference Fringes, Planck’s Quantum Theory, Laser and Fibre Optics
ChemistryAdsorption, Chromatography, Chemical Kinetics, Electrochemistry, Spectroscopy, Fuels and Combustion.
Applied MechanicsLaw of Mechanics, Lame’s Theorem, Forces, Moments & Couples, Displacement Velocity & Acceleration, Friction, Moment of Inertia
Material ScienceConductor & Semi-Conductor materials, Ceramic & Super Conductor Materials, Fracture, Magnetic & Dielectric Materials
Mechanical EngineeringLaw of Thermodynamics, Open & Closed Systems, Equation of State, Heat and Work
Civil EngineeringFluid Statics & Dynamics, Boundary Layer, Pumps & Turbines, Environmental Pollution
Electrical EngineeringOhm’s Law, Kirchoff’s Law, AC Circuits, DC Machines, Transformers, Synchronous Machines, Instrumentation
ComputersComputer Organization, Architecture, Arrays, Pointers, User Defined Functions, C-program

Part III – Specialized Subject

As mentioned earlier, the syllabus of this subject depends on the subject that a candidate has chosen. Refer to the following table to have a look at the syllabus for all the subjects: -

SubjectDownload TANCET Syllabus PDF
Group A
Civil EngineeringClick here
Computer Science Engineering and Information TechnologyClick here
Electrical and Electronics EngineeringClick here
Electronics and Communication EngineeringClick here
Mechanical EngineeringClick here
Group B
Aeronautical & Aerospace EngineeringClick here
Agriculture & Irrigation EngineeringClick here
ArchitectureClick here
Automobile EngineeringClick here
Bio-Medical EngineeringClick here
BiotechnologyClick here
Chemical EngineeringClick here
Earth SciencesClick here
Geo-InformaticsClick here
Leather TechnologyClick here
MathematicsClick here
PhysicsClick here
Printing TechnologyClick here
Production and Industrial EngineeringClick here
Social SciencesClick here
Textile EngineeringClick here

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

TANCET Preparation Books
Books details:Authors
TANCET M.E/M.Tech Exam BookC.S.Hariram Kumar, Janani, P.Vigneshwari
TANCET M.E EntranceM. Preshnave
TANCET ME, M.Arch, M.Tech, M.Plan-Anna UniversitySuda's

We hope you now have the complete syllabus of TANCET 2019. The exam is scheduled in May 2019. We wish you all the luck!

*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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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

10 Jan, 2019 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Srini, You may please check the official website of the entrance exam to know about more further detail.

10 Jan, 2019 15:17

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?

30 Jan, 2018 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Pavithra, TANCET Syllabus is same for all PG courses

22 May, 2018 12:05

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