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TNEA Application Form 2021: Dates, Process, Fees, and Required Documents

Exam: 10 Jun `21
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TNEA or Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission is a process conducted for candidates willing to pursue an engineering degree from colleges in Tamil Nadu. Candidates willing to appear for the exam must go through the TNEA eligibility criteria laid down by the authority. 

Application Form Highlights

TNEA Application Form 2021 Highlights

Beginning of TNEA 2021 registration online 1st week of May, 2021
Closing of TNEA 2021 online registration Last week of May, 2021
Mode of registration Online
Application fee Rs 500 for General and Rs 250 for Reserved Category
Mode of remittance of application fee Online/Offline

Steps to Fill Application Form

How to Fill TNEA Application Form 2021? 

Candidates should keep in mind that the exam authority will reject an application with incorrect information. If any candidate fails to submit the completed TNEA 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. Students can follow the steps below to fill their TNEA Application Form 2021: 

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 category Application Fee (in Rs.)
General 500/-
SC/ST/SCA 250/-

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 needs to be printed. It is suggested that applicants should keep a hardcopy of the application form with them too for future references.

Application Form Details

TNEA Application Form 2021 Details 

The details asked in TNEA application form should be entered correctly. Any misleading information can lead to the rejection of the application form. TNEA Application Form 2021 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 avail the 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

Frequently Asked Questions

TNEA Application Form 2021 FAQs 

Question: When can we fill our TNEA Application Form 2021?

Ans. Anna University, Chennai is expected to release TNEA Application Form 2021 tentatively in May 2021. 

Question:What are the web browsers that support TNEA Application Form 2021?

Ans. The official web portal of TNEA application form supports all of the popular browsers. Only older versions of the Internet Explorer cannot be used.

Question: Is it mandatory to note down our TNEA Application Number?

Ans. TNEA 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.

Question: How do I recover my TNEA portal password in case it is lost?

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

Question: What if the receipt is not generated after TNEA application fees are paid?

Ans. In case of the payment being done and the receipt not being generated, there is no need to pay again. Just email the details of TNEA 2021 payment confirmation to the concerned authorities.

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


koushalya k
how to register MBA counciling for TANCET
arvind kumar

Hi Koushalya, You can register for MBA on the official website by filling all the mandatory details.

How to fill my sports certificate-1
arvind kumar

Hi Veeraval, you can fill the sports certificate on the official website with the necessary details. For more details visit: TNEA ENTRANCE EXAM

My application number is 329152.when can I upload my original certificates?
arvind kumar

Hi Keerthivasan, You can upload your certificates by logging in on the official website.

ashwathaman p j
i paid amount through IOB net banking for TNEA online application .but it did not generate report.What do I do?
arvind kumar

Hi Ashwathaman, please contact the authorities for verifying the payment for future convenience.

miruthulaa v k
I had registered for counselling but i forgot to take print out of my application what can i do for it ?
arvind kumar

Hi Miruthulaa, you can again download the counselling application submitted and take a printout of the same. For more details visit: TNEA COUNSELLING

deva p
How do I change my TFC verification in application form.give me any solution.
arvind kumar

Hi Deva, you cannot change the details once submitted the application but you can specify it at the time of counselling. For more details visit: TNEA ENTRANCE EXAM

pooja sri
do the registered application should be sumbitted ?
arvind kumar

Hi Pooja, You have to submit the completely filled application form. For more details visit: TNEA ENTRANCE EXAM

arvind kumar

hI Aryan, you can apply for TNEA even after you are from different state. For more details visit: TNEA ELIGIBILITY

vishnu prasad h
Can outside Tamil Nadu students apply for TNEA 2020,
arvind kumar

Hi Vishnu, yes outside Tamil nadu students can apply for TNEA. For more details visit: TNEA ENTRANCE EXAM

suman r
Can we edit tnea application after final submit of the application?
baishnaba satnami

Hi Suman, any information regarding form correction or editing facility has not been announced by the exam conducting authority. You can request to the authority through mail for the changes that you want to make in the application form. Draft an email mentioning your mistake in the application form and attach the concerned document. You can send the mail to TNEA at However, it cannot be assured that your request will be considered. It totally depends upon the office of TNEA and they are not bound to accept your request. 

sanjay babu v s
What is TFC center for certificate verification?
baishnaba satnami

Hi Sanjay, TFC stands for TNEA Facilitation Center. It has been set up by the TNEA authority to help the candidates in the application process of TNEA. 

I can't type my phone number
arvind kumar

Hi Jayalakshmi, If you are facing any issue in filling the form please contact the authorities for clarification. For more details visit: TNEA 2020

salma begam
arvind kumar

Hi Salma, In order to get admission in BE computer science you need to apply and give the entrance test. For more details visit: TNEA 2020

md abdul khadar

I am chennai resident by birth and presently working in UAE and my son is studying in UAE for the past 6 year.Can i apply for TNEA  to obtain admission for my son in engg in TN through on line?

baishnaba satnami

Hi Md. Abdul, Candidates who are natives of Tamil Nadu but have studied outside can apply online for TNEA. You have to submit a copy of digitally signed nativity certificate through online mode. Applications without nativity certificate wii be rejected. 

jayasuriya j

Hi, I registered my application. I took a print out. What to do next?

baishnaba satnami

Hi Jayasuriya, the printed copy of the application form will be used further in the admission process. You have to submit the hard copy of application form along with other precribed documents like marksheet of class 12, native e-certificate, original space reservation form with DD transfer certificate etc. However, you will also receive a copy of application form on your registered email address. 

deepsikha m j
baishnaba satnami

Hi Deepsikha, TNEA Counselling have been delayed this year. It is likely to start in the month of August,2020. The exam conducting authority will publish a rank list on the basis of which the candidates will participate in the different round of counselling. Follow the below mentioned steps to apply for TNEA counselling:

  • Pay the initial counselling fee according to the payment schedule of counselling sessions
  • Fill the choice of college online on the official website. There is no limit for filling the choice.
  • After locking the choice a tentative seat will be allotted to the candidate
  • You are required to confirm the choice for the final allotment
  • Submit the remaining fee at the allotted college.

For more details read TNEA Counselling 2020

mrithun prabakar r
I would like to know whether the registration for anna university counseling is closed or still open.
baishnaba satnami

Hi Mrithun, the registration portal for TNEA Anna University is open and the last date of form submission is August 16, 2020. You can apply for the exam on the official website of TNEA. 

Hi what is the process for cbse students to apply in TNEA counselling
arvind kumar

Hi Bhavishya, you can apply through the official website by filling on the necessary details. For more details visit: TNEA COUNSELLING

Which is the last date to apply for this Exam?
arvind kumar

Hi Sruthika, The last date to apply for TNEA is 20 september’2020 for B.Arch and 16 august’2020 for B.Tech. For more details visit: TNEA 2020

yuvan karthikeyan
when will TNEA 2020 counselling registration get started
arvind kumar

Hi Yuvan, TNEA 2020 counselling will get started from 1 october 2020. For more details visit: TNEA COUNSELLING