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TANCET 2019 Counselling Schedule, Rank List (Out), Result and Seat Allotment

Updated On - August 23rd 2019 by LOKESH GUPTA

TANCET is conducted for admitting students in MBA, MCA and M.E. /M.Tech / M.Arch /M.Planning programs offered by colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu. Anna University has concluded TANCET 2019 in multiple shifts on June 22 and 23, result of which was released on July 5, 2019. Download Here

Latest: TANCA Counselling Dates and Rank Lists have been released on August 22, 2019.Check Here  

  • Registration for TANCA Counselling was open from July 24 – August 5, 2019.  
  • Candidates will be given admission based on the cutoff released by participating colleges. Check Cutoff
  • Nearly 40,000 candidates appeared for the state-level exam and competed against 18,000 seats. 
  • Anna University releases 3 separate TANCET Rank List viz. GATE Category Rank List, TANCET Category and Sponsored Category.
  • TANCET was a 120 minutes long test conducted in offline mode having 100 multiple choice questions.

Download TANCET 2019 Practice Papers

TANCET 2019 Highlights 

TANCET Full NameTamil Nadu Common Entrance Test 
Conducting BodyAnna University
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamPen and Paper Based
Duration of Exam2 hours 
Courses OfferedMBA, MCA, M.E., M.Tech, M.Arch and M.Plan
Number of Colleges466+
TANCET Help Desk011 2220 0303

TANCET 2019 Exam Dates

All exam related events and dates are mentioned below. Make sure you do not miss upon any of these:

TANCET Exam Date 2019 (Over)

MCA – June 22, 2019 (10:00 AM – 12:00 AM)

MBA – June 22, 2019 (2:30 PM – 4:30 PM)

M.E. /M.Tech. /M.Arch. / M.Plan. – June 23, 2019 (10:00 AM – 12:00 AM)

Declaration of TANCET 2019 ResultJuly 5, 2019 (Announced)
Commencement of TANCET MBA Counselling 2019July 15, 2019 
Commencement of TANCA CounsellingJuly 24, 2019

Top Colleges Accepting TANCET 2019 Score

Here, the list of top 7 colleges for MBA, MCA and M.E/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Planning: 

For MBAFor MCAFor Engineering and Technology
Anna University, ChennaiS Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College, TalukSRM University, Chennai
PSG Institute of Management, CoimbatoreM.S. College of Engineering, AvadiThiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai
Thiagarajar School of Management, ThirupparankundramMadha Engineering College, KancheepuramPSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
Sona School of Management, SalemPSG College of Technology, CoimbatoreSSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam
Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, ErodeThiagarajar College of Engineering, MaduraiKumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore
MOP Vaishnav College for Women, ChennaiSree Narayana Guru College, CoimbatoreRMK Engineering College, Tiruvallur
Builders Engineering College, TirupurKumaraguru College of Technology, SaravanampattyMepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi

Check TANCET 2019 Top Participating Colleges

TANCET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Anna University has ruled out certain eligibility conditions for candidates registering for TANCET 2019. These must be fulfilled by the candidate in order to sit for the exam. 

Academic Criteria

  • Candidates who have completed or are in their final year of Graduation can apply.
  • Masters in any discipline of science is also accepted.
  • Candidates who have passed 10+2 or possess a 10+3 years diploma certificate from the State Board of Technical Education are eligible. 
  • Candidates with a valid GATE Score with qualifying marks in relevant discipline of Engineering /Technology, need not appear for TANCET.
  • Candidates who have a valid GATE score with qualifying marks in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL), have to appear for TANCET 2019.

Percentage Required

The pass percentage is determined on the basis of candidate’s category. Read it below:

Name of the categoryPass Percentage

Domicile Criteria

Candidates from the other states excluding Tamil Nadu can also apply for the entrance. However, the eligibility will be determined by the respective authorities.

Read complete TANCET Eligibility Criteria 2019

TANCET Application Form 2019

Last Date to fill TANCET 2019 Application Form – May 25, 2019

TANCET 2019 Application Form has been made available at from May 8 – 25, 2019. 

The application fee is INR 500 for General Category. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks is essential to register. 

Candidates can register themselves at TANCET Official Website before the registration window closes. TANCET 2019 Registration can only be done in online mode by following the below steps:

TANCET Registration, TANCET Application Form

  1. Visit the website of Anna University i.e.
  2. Click on ‘TANCET 2019 Registration’
  3. Enter your Name, Date of Birth, Email ID, and Password to generate id and password
  4. Re-login to fill TANCET Application Form 2019
  5. Upload a recent colored passport size photograph. 

Check TANCET 2019 Photo Size, Format and Other Details

  1. Pay application fee as per category
  2. Post submission of the form, an application number will be auto-generated by the system

TANCET 2019: Application Fee

Candidates can apply for more than one course but in such cases, they have to pay for each added course. The payment can be made in a single demand draft for more than one program. The fee structure is summed up in the table below:

Name of the CategoryFee
SC/SCA/ST (candidates who belong to Tamil Nadu)INR 250
Fees Charged for more than one program
SC/SCA/ST (candidates who belong to Tamil Nadu)INR 250

TANCET 2019 Admit Card

Release of TANCET 2019 Admit Card – June 15, 2019 

Candidates can download TANCET 2019 Hall Ticket from the official website of Anna University. No admit cards are sent via email or post.

How to Download TANCET Admit Card?

  1. Visit the official website
  2. Click the link ‘Download TANCET 2019 Hall Ticket
  3. Enter User ID and Password
  4. Download TANCET Admit Card for further reference

Discrepancy in TANCET 2019 Hall Ticket

In case of any misinformation mentioned on TANCET 2019 Admit Card, you may contact the officials at

The Secretary,
Anna University,
Number- 2220 0303

TANCET Admit Card 2019 Lost

If the hall ticket is lost after the test, a duplicate hall ticket can be obtained on payment of INR 100/- in the form of a Demand Draft, with a written request to The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai – 600025, indicating the Registration No. / Application No. and the name of the Examination Centre. 

List of TANCET 2019 Exam Center

  • TANCET 2019 was held across 15 cities in Tamil Nadu.
  • Aspirants can choose one exam center at the time of TANCET 2019 Registration.
  • Candidates may be allotted another exam center other than the one chosen, in case there is no seats available in the preferred one.

The list of TANCET 2019 exam centers is displayed below:


TANCET 2019 Exam Pattern

Date of TANCET Exam- June 22 – 23, 2019

While the paper pattern for all courses is similar, the syllabus for MBA, ME, MCA is different. A brief about the same is listed below:

  • TANCET 2019 is conducted in offline mode (pen and paper-based).
  • It consists of 100 MCQ questions.
  • The medium of the paper is English.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 hours.
  • Question paper for programs like M.Tech/ME/M.Arch and M.Plan are segregated into 3 sections.
  • Against every correct answer, +1 mark is allotted and for every incorrect answer, -1/3 mark is subtracted. No marks are allotted for un-attempted questions. Aspirants can score a maximum of 100 marks.

Read TANCET 2019 Exam Pattern

TANCET Syllabus 2019

TANCET 2019 Syllabus is different for all the 3 papers. Candidates must be through with basic verbal and logical reasoning questions. Arithmetic questions will be based on 10+2 syllabus. The details are elaborated underneath:

TANCET Syllabus for MBA 2019

Verbal AbilityQuantitative AptitudeData InterpretationLogical Reasoning
Synonyms & AntonymsAlgebraBar GraphSyllogisms and Puzzles
Idioms & ProverbsArithmeticLine GraphBlood Relations
GrammarGeometryPie ChartsCoding Decoding
Fill in the blanksTrigonometryHistogramSequence & Series
Phrasal verbMensurationPercentage based questionsDecision Making
Sentence correctionsNumber SystemEquivalence based questionsBinary Logic
Reading ComprehensionProbability & StatisticsRatio based questionsLinear and Circular Arrangements
Vocabulary questionsModern MathematicsAnalogiesComputer based questions

Check TANCET Preparation Tips 2019 for Quantitative Aptitude

TANCET Syllabus for MCA

Computer AwarenessQuantitative AptitudeAnalytical and Logical Reasoning
Computer HardwareAlgebraLinear and Circular Arrangements
Controls & MemoryArithmeticBinary Logic
History of Computer & Basic TerminologyGeometryCoding Decoding
Internet & ProtocolsTrigonometrySequence & Series
Network Basics & ShortcutsMensurationSyllogisms and Puzzles
Computer Abbreviations & Computer ArchitectureNumber SystemBlood Relations
Security ToolsProbability & StatisticsDirection Sense
Computer Organization & Input Output toolsModern MathematicsDecision Making
Languages and AlgorithmsTSD & TWAnalogies

Check TANCET Preparation Tips 2019 for Computer Awareness

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

Part 1: Engineering MathematicsPart 2: Basic Engineering and SciencesPart 3: Subject Related
CalculusPhysicsAeronautical & Aerospace Engineering
TransformsChemistryAgriculture & Irrigation Engineering
Functions of Complex Variables and Complex IntegrationApplied MechanicsArchitecture
Applied ProbabilityMaterial ScienceAutomobile Engineering
Determinants and MatricesMechanical EngineeringBio-Medical Engineering
Vector CalculusCivil EngineeringBiotechnology
Numerical MethodsElectrical EngineeringChemical Engineering
Differential EquationsComputersCivil Engineering

Click Here for Detailed TANCET Syllabus 2019

Best Books Recommended for TANCET 2019

Aspirants are suggested to follow the below-mentioned books besides reference books and online study material for boosting up their preparation for TANCET 2019:

Name of the ProgramName of the BookAuthor/PublisherISBN
Engineering and Science StreamTANCET (M.Tech/M.E/M.Arch/M.Plan)V.V.K.Subburaj978-8172543693
MCATANCET MCA Superior GuideSakthi Publishing House978-9385078231
TANCET MCA (Anna University)V.V.K.Subburaj978-8172542399
MBATANCET MBA (Anna University)S.Chand (G/L) & Company Limited978-8172543020
TANCET MBA Superior GuideSakthi Publishing House978-9385078224

TANCET Sample Papers 2019

Candidates are suggested to solve as many sample & practice papers as possible. This will help in getting themselves accustomed to the exam pattern and repetitive questions. Here are few sample papers for candidates to refer to:

SubjectDownload Link
TANCET MBADownload here
Civil EngineeringDownload here
Engineering MathematicsDownload here
Computer Science & EngineeringDownload here
Basic Engineering & SciencesDownload here
TANCET MCA Download here

TANCET 2019 Result

Date of TANCET 2019 Result- July 5, 2019 (Announced)

  • TANCET 2019 Result has been declared at the official website.
  • TANCET 2019 Scorecard should be downloaded within ten days post declaration of the result. 

How to Check TANCET Result 2019?

Aspirants should go through the steps given below to download the result:

  1. Visit the website
  2. Click on ‘TANCET 2019 Result
  3. Login option will automatically appear on your computer screen
  4. Enter the e-mail ID and password
  5. Click on the log in tab
In case the result is lost or damaged, duplicate one can be issued with a payment of INR 100 via Demand Draft with a written appeal to:
The Secretary, TANCET,
Anna University, Chennai- 600 025

Expected TANCET Cut Off 2019

The category and program wise TANCET 2019 Cut off is published on the university website post exam result. The cut off marks will decide if an aspirant is eligible for admission or not. The result or rank list will be prepared on the cut off marks declared by the university.

Check the expected TANCET 2019 cut off marks below:

CategoryExpected TANCET Cut Off 2019
Open Category37.5
Backward Classes35.25
Scheduled Caste25.5
Scheduled Tribe22.5

Check TANCET 2019 Cut Off

TANCET 2019 Counselling

Date of TANCET 2019 MBA Counselling- August 21 – 28, 2019

Date of TANCA 2019  Counselling- August 27 – 30, 2019

Anna University has released the counselling dates for TANCA Counselling along with the rank lists. Candidates have to download the call letters and physically visit the center from August 27 – 30 as per their rank.  

The registration for TANCA counselling has begun from July 24, 2019. GATE qualified can participate directly in TANCA 2019 Counselling. The counselling forms are available at Candidates must have acquired the minimum eligible marks category-wise to be a part of the counselling procedure:

CategoryMinimum Eligible Marks
BC/BCM/MBC&DNC/SC/SCA/ST candidates of Tamil Nadu45%


Ques. What is TANCET?

Answer. TANCET stands for Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test. It is conducted by Anna University for admission to M.E., M.Tech, MBA, MCA, M.Arch and M.Plan courses. The score of TANCET is accepted by more than 400 government and non-government colleges of Tamil Nadu.

Ques. Can I apply for more than one programme in TANCET?

Answer. Yes, you are allowed to do so. However, you must pay INR 500 (INR 250 for reserved category candidates) for each programme.

Ques. Which are the coordinating centers for TANCET 2019?

Answer.  Following is the list of coordinating centers for TANCET 2019:

TANCET Coordinating Centers
Chennai Examination Centre, Anna University, ChennaiChidambaram Annamalai University
Coimbatore Government College of TechnologyDindigul University College of Engineering, Dindigul
Erode Institute of Road and Transport TechnologyKaraikudi Alagappa College of Engineering & Technology
Madurai Anna University Regional Centre – MaduraiNagercoil University College of Engineering, Nagercoil
Salem Government College of EngineeringThanjavur Kunthavai Naacchiyaar Govt. Arts College for Women
 Tirunelveli Government College of EngineeringTiruchirappalli Anna University Regional Centre – Tiruchirappalli
 Villupuram University College of Engineering, VillupuramVellore Thanthai Periyar Government Institute of Technology

Ques. I have a valid GATE Score. Do I need to appear for TANCET as well?

Answer. No, GATE qualifiers are exempted from appearing in TANCET. They just need to ply with the other eligibility conditions.

Ques. What is TANCA?

Answer. The counselling rounds for MTech courses is done through TANCE or Tamil Nadu Common Admissions. It is done via two channels, one for GATE qualifiers and teh other of TANCET qualifiers.

CATEGORY EXPECTED TANCET  CUT OFF Open Category 37.5 Backward Classes 35.25 Scheduled Caste 25.5 Scheduled Tribe 22.5

Ques. What are the contact details of Anna University?

Answer. Read the details below:

The Secretary, Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET)

Centre for Entrance Examinations

Anna University, Chennai – 600 025.


Ques. What are the various courses to which I can get admission through the TANCET exam?

Answer: You can get admission to the Master of Computer Applications (MCA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Engineering (ME), Master of Technology (M.Tech.), Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) and Master of Planning (M.Plan.) courses at various institutions of Tamil Nadu post qualifying the TANCET exam.

Ques.Is some TANCET exam center also available in Delhi?

Answer: No, all the 15 exam centers of TANCET are there in Tamil Nadu only.

Ques. How many colleges in Tamil Nadu accept TANCET scores?

Answer: Around 442 engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu use the TANCET scores for offering admissions to their postgraduate courses.

Ques. Is there any concept of negative marking in the TANCET exam?

Answer: Yes, one-third mark is deducted for every incorrect attempt.

Ques. What are the various modes through which the TANCET application fee can be paid?

Answer: TANCET application fee can be paid only in the online mode.

Ques. Can I pay TANCET application fee through bank challan or demand draft?

Answer: No, the TANCET application fee can be paid only via net banking or credit/debit card.

Ques. Why has Anna University made the TANCET application submission process online?

Answer: Almost all the entrance exams have switched the registration or application process online because of the following major benefits:

  • Online application form submission process is the fastest and easy way to apply for any exam.
  • It saves the applicant’s time and also reduces workload of the candidates and the organizing committee.
  • Manual application form filling process is comparatively lengthy and error-prone.

Ques. I do not have an e-mail Id. Can I apply for TANCET 2019?

Answer: No, a valid e-mail Id is mandatory. You have to create an e-mail Id before applying for TANCET 2019.

Ques. What happens if my TANCET application payment fails?

Answer: The amount deducted will be credited to your bank in around 5 to 7 days. You must take a printout of receipt for your further convenience.

Ques. What is the significance of my GATE score over TANCET score?

Answer: In case you have qualified GATE, your TANCET scores hold no value. Your GATE scores will be taken into consideration for offering the PG courses at the engineering institutes of Tamil Nadu.

Ques. What are the various sections in TANCET 2019?

Answer: Following is the section-wise breakup of the TANCET 2019 exam for the MBA course:

  • Verbal Ability: 25 questions
  • Data Interpretation: 25 questions
  • Mathematics: 25 questions
  • English Language: 25 questions

Ques. What are the various sections in TANCET MCA 2019?

Answer: Following is the section-wise breakup of the TANCET 2019 exam for the MCA course:

  • Quantitative Ability: 25 questions
  • Analytical Reasoning: 25 questions
  • Logical Reasoning: 25 questions
  • Computer Awareness: 25 questions

Ques. What are the various sections in TANCET M.Tech., ME and M.Arch. 2019?

Answer: Following is the section-wise breakup of the TANCET 2019 exam for the M.Tech., ME and M.Arch. courses:

  • Engineering Mathematics: 20 questions
  • Basic Engineering and Sciences: 20 questions
  • Part III (different for different courses): 60 questions

Ques. I am not able to open the official website for accessing the TANCET application form. What should I do?

Answer: You may once check your internet connection speed, try using some other browser, or clear cookies and history and try again. It should work.

*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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I missed the date of admission.Can i claim it now

08 Sep, 2019 00:20
Sowmiya Chinnasamy

I could not find any online registration link for tancet ME counselling in anna University website. Kindly tell me whether the registration is started or not yet

17 Jul, 2019 12:38
Neha Rani

Hi Sowmiya, Counselling for TANCET has been started, Please check the given link to know more details about counselling.

22 Jul, 2019 14:45
Rishu Singh

Other state candidate also have to apply

29 Jul, 2019 09:02
Kumar Shiwam

Hi Rishu Singh, Yes other state candidates also can apply excluding Tamil Nadu candidates for an entrance test.

03 Aug, 2019 17:58

When will the online application for tancet 2019 will start? I'm unable to open right now

12 Apr, 2019 12:16
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Gayathri, application forms for TANCET will be available from second or third week of April, 2019 (tentatively).

12 Apr, 2019 12:44
M Abirami

About tancet exam

11 Feb, 2019 00:20
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi, What do you want to know about the TANCET Exam?

12 Feb, 2019 16:49

I have finished my UG degree in Biochemistry , do i need to attend TANCET to join in madras university?

21 Jan, 2019 09:22
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Ayisha, You may please check the link to get the TANCET Eligibility for different courses.

21 Jan, 2019 13:05

what is meant amcat

09 Jan, 2019 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Raan, AMCAT (Aspiring Minds Computer Adaptive Test) is a test to evaluate the reasoning Skills, Technical Skills and Aptitude Skills of a candidate who is seeking Job in top MNC's. ... AMCAT is an assessment platform to provide the scores based on their skills for the students who takes up the test.

09 Jan, 2019 11:20

HeIlo,Is the book written by author V.V.K.Subburaj is useful for TANCET exam 2019?

11 Dec, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Indumathi, Can you please let me know the course or subject for which do you want to prepare.

11 Dec, 2018 12:35

Can the book Engineering and science stream can be useful for 2019 TANCET exam?

11 Dec, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Kiruthikha, You may please check this link to get the information about Exam Pattern of TANCET it helps to you get the pattern of exam and how to prepare the exam.

11 Dec, 2018 12:22

I did not pay registration fees for ap pgecet counselling I have gate rank is there any another way can I go to counseling for a.p

09 Jul, 2018 14:23
Akansha Expert

Hi Sandeep, Please check this link for getting Counselling missed or next dates for counselling for this entrance exam through this link.

10 Jul, 2018 18:26

Sir I have quilfied gate 2018 with rank28000 can I get sit in Anna University I am form Andhra Pradesh

08 Jul, 2018 20:58
Akansha Expert

Hi Sandeep, yes You will get the seat in this college as per merit base of the entrance , You may check this link :- Cutoff To get idea about the admission according to your rank

09 Jul, 2018 13:01

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