TNEA 2020 Application Form and Registration: Apply at

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    TNEA 2020 Application Form will be available in the first week of May 2020 in online mode at the official website i.e. Candidates willing to appear in Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission must go through the TNEA eligibility criteria laid down by the authority. 

    • The application fee for TNEA 2020 is expected to be Rs 500/- for general category and Rs 250/- for SC/SCA/ST category belonging to Tamil Nadu.
    • TNEA is conducted for candidates willing to pursue an engineering degree from the institutes of Tamil Nadu. 
    • Anna University, Chennai is the organizing body of TNEA 2020.

    TNEA 2020 Registration Highlights

    Beginning of TNEA 2020 registration online1st week of May 2020
    Closing of TNEA 2020 online registration4th week of May 2020
    Mode of registrationOnline
    Application feeRs 500 for General and Rs 250 for Reserved Category
    Mode of remittance of application feeOnline/Offline

    Also Check TNEA Selection Process

    TNEA 2020 Eligibility

    Qualifying criteria for TNEA depend on various factors given below. The eligibility is also determined based on the streams of engineering to which candidates are interested in applying. The eligibility conditions are stated below:


    • Candidates from Tamil Nadu who have qualified 10+2 standard exam from Tamil Nadu are eligible. Nativity Certificate in such cases is not necessary. 
    •  Candidates who have passed any of the 10+2 standard or equivalent examination from schools located outside Tamil Nadu but are inhabitants of Tamil Nadu can apply. A copy of Nativity Certificate in electronic form or digitally signed e-certificate must be produced.
    • Wards of Central Government Employees can also apply for TNEA 2020 irrespective of their resident, provided their parents (in case both parents are not living) have been working in Tamil Nadu for consecutive past FIVE YEARS at the time of submission of application. A copy of a certificate from the office of that guardian should be enclosed with the application form. 
    • Offspring of employees in the Public Sector during the submission of application form admission employed in Tamil Nadu for the successive past five years can apply irrespective of their domicile. A certificate from the parent’s office like Income Tax return, PF Slips, etc. have to be enclosed with the application mentioning that the person is a Permanent Employee of the concerned office or firm.
    • Children of All India service Tamil Nadu cadre officers can also apply. 
    • Candidates from other states who have completed 10+2 in Tamil Nadu are entitled to apply. “Nativity Certificate” is not needed. 

    Applications without Nativity Certificate for specific categories and proper employer certificate were rejected.

    Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee

    According to the G.O. (St) No. 172 Higher Education (J2) Dept. dated: 29.06.2010 candidates who are Srilankan Tamil Refugee but studying in Tamil Nadu are permitted under open competition. They have to submit the following documents:

    (i) Identification certificate from the Head Quarters Tahsildar.

    (ii) Those who have no registration record in the refugee camp should submit a copy of passport, visa, and letter registered with the local Police Station. 

    Qualifying Examinations and Eligibility

    To get qualified in the HSC or equivalent exam with at least an average percentage of marks in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. 

    CategoryMinimum average percentage in all the three subjects stated above
    General50.00 %
    Backward Class including Backward Class Muslim45.00 %
    MBC & DNC 40.00 %
    SC/SCA/ST40.00 %

    Note:  As per the latest notification issued by the Government of India, it states that, for pursuing Marine Engineering Degree Course, candidates should pass 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English with an average of 60 %. Furthermore, a minimum of 50% in English either at Class X or Class XII is required.

    Check Detailed TNEA Eligibility Criteria

    How to Fill TNEA 2020 Application Form?

    Candidates should keep in mind that the exam authority will reject an application with incorrect information. If any candidate fails to submit the completed application form along with fee applicable before the mentioned time, then he/she will not be allowed to participate in the counselling session. Only one application per candidate is allowed.

    Thus, it is suggested to keep all the information handy before beginning the procedure of application form filling. TNEA 2020 application form filling procedure involved the following steps:

    Step 1: Registration

    • Click on the link
    • Once the application form window appears on your screen enter the required information: name, date of birth, gender, mobile number, email id, registration number and passing year of 10+2 level.
    • Now create a password for security reasons.
    • An OTP will be generated and sent to the registered mobile number.
    • Enter the OTP (One Time Password) and click the ‘Register’ tab.

    Step 2: Form Filling

    After successful registration, candidates will be automatically redirected to the login page. In this page, candidates need to fill in all the information details as asked in the application form.

    Post that, he/she can select either ‘SAVE AND LOGOUT’ option or ‘SAVE AND PREVIEW option. The former options allow candidates to make modifications in the application form.

    Once the ‘print’ option is clicked no changes can be made in the application form. Check all the details before printing it out. Though the application reference number will be printed on the application form, still it is advisable to note it down the same for future reference.

    Step 3: Remittance of Application Fee

    Application forms will not be accepted without the submission of the application fee. The application fee can be submitted only in online mode (Credit Card/Debit card/ Net Banking). 

    Name of the categoryApplication Fee (in Rs.)

    Step 4: Taking the print out of the Application Form

    Once all the formalities are done the application form is ready to print. As the forms are to be submitted offline the filled application form is needed to be print. It is suggested that applicants should keep an application hardcopy with them too for future references.

    Also Check TNEA Counselling

    Details in TNEA 2020 Application Form

    The details of the information asked in the application form should be entered correctly. Any misleading information can reject the application form. TNEA 2020 Application Form will comprise the following details:

    Basic Details

    • Name of the Guardian
    • Address for correspondence (communication)
    • State
    • District
    • Pin Code
    • Nationality
    • Nativity
    • Religion
    • Community/Category
    • Name of the Community with code (if any)
    • Special Reservation
    • Whether the applicant is a recognized sportsperson or not

    Details of Family’s First Graduate

    This section contains questions like:

    • Are you the first graduate in your family?
    • Whether your siblings have already enjoyed the benefit of the First Graduation study fee concession for pursuing any professional course?
    • Are you willing to afford AICTE Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme?
    • Whether you are eligible for ‘Post Matric Scholarship’ or not?

    Other Details

    • The annual income of the family
    • Mother Tongue
    • Mode of instruction
    • Occupation of the guardian
    • The civic status of Native place
    • The civic status of the school
    • The district from which a candidate belongs

    Documents Required

    The following documents must be enclosed with the application form at the time of submission:

    • 10+2 level Mark-sheet
    • Transfer Certificate
    • Standard X result
    • 10+2 level Admit Card
    • Caste Certificate (if any)
    • Nativity e-Certificate (digitally signed, if any)
    • First Graduate Certificate/ First Graduate Joint Declaration (optional)
    • Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee Certificate (optional)
    • Original copy of Space Reservation Form with DD

    Also Check TNEA Reservation


    Q: What are the web browsers that support the TNEA 2020 Application Form?

    Answer: The official web portal of the application form supports all of the popular browsers. Only older version of the Internet Explorer cannot be used.

    Q: Is it mandatory to note down the Application Number?

    Answer: The application number should be noted until the counselling procedure. The counselling call letter, rank list, random number and application status are all related to the application number.

    Q: How to recover the password in case it lost?

    Answer: Click the ‘forgot password’ option on the login page to reset the password. You need to enter the email ID, date of birth, mobile number and verification code.

    Q: What if after the payment is done and the receipt is not generated?

    Answer: In spite of the payment being done and the receipt has generated no need of paying again. Just email the details of payment confirmation.

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    Application date finished or not finished. How to apply for Anna University application it's possible Sir!! Pls answer me.

    11 Jun, 2019 13:31
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sathan, you can check Admission Procedure of Anna University from here for the required information.

    11 Jun, 2019 15:18

    how to get applied for new one ? there is no proper link given under the webpage

    02 May, 2019 11:21
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sathish, you may directly do New Registration on the official website from here.

    02 May, 2019 11:35
    Jyothsna e s

    I am want re conselling

    21 Aug, 2018 18:22
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Jyothsna, Please check the Official website to get the information about the Re Counselling information i.e.

    21 Aug, 2018 18:50
    Parvesh Riyaz

    Actually my application is kept on hold.if I go to Anna university ll they release it ??

    13 Jun, 2018 06:26
    Ritika Sharma

    Hi Parvesh, the application dates are closed for this year.

    21 Aug, 2018 12:35
    Vihashni Madesh

    wather the application must be posted to anna University ???

    22 May, 2018 18:30
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Vihashni, You can apply on this given website:-

    24 May, 2018 15:54
    barani dharan

    as the method is same for sports quota?

    03 May, 2018 23:22
    Garima Bansal

    Hi barani, Yes the method is same for sports quota

    19 Jun, 2018 18:02

    online counselling procedure to get admission in selected engineering colleges

    30 Apr, 2018 00:20
    Richa Sharma

    To know about the counselling procedure you can visit this link : Selection Process or you can visit official website

    28 May, 2018 18:25
    rahul dev

    outsider can apply?

    18 Apr, 2018 12:51
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Yes you can apply for TNEA

    31 May, 2018 16:09

    my date of birth is 24/11/2000,am i eligible for tnea 2018

    17 Mar, 2018 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

    To stand eligible for TNEA candidate should be 18 years old at the time of registration

    29 May, 2018 16:09
    Kingsly surya

    Pleas inform after comming 2 result

    07 Mar, 2018 23:51
    Bhawna Vedwal

    TNEA 2018 result will announced on Third week of JUNE

    28 May, 2018 16:01

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