TNEA 2020 Reservation

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    Anna University conducts TNEA (Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission) for engineering aspirants who are seeking admissions in Tamil Nadu based colleges. There are specific categories like OC, BC, BCM, MBC, DNC, SC, SCA and ST which are offered admissions through TNEA reservation criteria. 

    • TNEA 2020 Reservation is based on the rules and guidelines laid down by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
    • Seats have been reserved for different categories according to TNEA Reservation Policy. 
    • TNEA 2020 Application Process is expected to start in the first week of May 2020.  
    • Candidates shall be given admission based on their performance in class 12th examination. Also Check TNEA Eligibility Criteria

    TNEA 2020 Category-Wise Seat Distribution

    As per the rules of reservation for TNEA 2020, the selection of the candidate will be based on seven categories. These seven categories are- OC, BC, BCM (BC Muslim), MBC and DNC, SC, SCA and ST reservation.

    Given below is the table elaborating on 69% Rule of Reservation

    69% Rule of Reservation
    CategoriesPercentage Reservation
    Open Competition (OC)31
    Backward Class (BC)26.5
    Backward Class Muslim (BCM)3.5
    Most Backward Class and Denotified Communities (MBC and DNC)20
    Scheduled Caste (SC)15
    Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars)3
    Scheduled Tribes (ST)1

    The details of the Category-Wise Seat Distribution is given below

    • Communal reservation is strictly considered for the natives from Tamil Nadu. The community recorded by the candidate in TNEA Application Form should fall under the list of communities approved by Government of Tamil Nadu.
    • Candidates must have his/her Permanent Community Certificate in permanent card format or electronic form or digitally signed e-certificate from the specified authorities on or before the last date prescribed for submission of online application.
    • Candidate must keep a note that certificates obtained from any other state will not be considered for document verification.
    • Candidate belonging to a specific community from the district must obtain his/her certificate from the respective district. The certificate must be received on or after 28th October 2009.
    • A candidate who does not submit the permanent community certificate at the time of filling the application form shall fall under open competition category.
    • ST / SC / SCA / MBC & DNC / BC / BCM candidates are can also apply under Open Competition in addition to the reservation made for them.

    Below is the list of issuing authority for various categories

    CategoryIssuing Authority
    Scheduled Tribes (ST)Revenue Divisional Officer / Sub Collector of their native place (except Chennai) or P.A. (General) to Collector of Chennai. The Community Certificate card issued by Tahsildars up to 11.11.1989 is valid.
    Scheduled Caste/ scheduled caste (Arunthathiyars)Tahsildar of Native Taluk of the candidate
    Backward Class / Backward Class (Muslim) / Most Backward Class / Denotified Communities.Headquarters Deputy Tahsildar / Zonal Deputy Tahsildar / Deputy Tahsildar (Certificates)

    TNEA 2020 Special Reservation

    Special Reservation in TNEA is only for the candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu. Separate authorities process application forms for TNEA 2020 first reservation. Candidates who wish to seek admission in Anna University may take note of the reservation quota for special categories from the table presented below:

    CategoryNumber of Seats
    University Departments And University CollegesGovernment And Government Aided CollegesSelf-Financing Colleges
    Sons/Daughters Of Ex-Servicemen834108
    Sons/Daughters Of Freedom Fighters226
    Orthopedically Differently Abled Persons1 % Of Total Seats Under Single Window System
    Hearing Impaired1 % Of Total Seats Under Single Window System
    Visually Impaired1 % Of Total Seats Under Single Window System
    University DepartmentUniversity Colleges/Government/Aided And Self-Financing Colleges
    Eminent Sports Person12488

    Some of the Important Information regarding TNEA 2020 Special Reservation is given below

    • Candidates who wish to seek admission under the category of “Sons/Daughters of ex-servicemen” must enclose their certificate as directed by an officer of the Department of Ex-Servicemen’s Welfare of Tamil Nadu.
    • A candidate seeking admission in the category mentioned above must produce charge certificate and valid ID proof of ex-serviceman.
    • Candidates applying under the category of “Sons/Daughters of freedom fighters”, have to submit a duplicate copy of the Jail Extracts or in its absence, Co-prisoner’s Certificate or certificate from Ex-Chief Minister or Ex-Minister or Ex-member of Legislature or Ex-member of Parliament as a proof.
    • Candidates under “Orthopedically Differently Abled Persons, Hearing impaired and visually impaired” have to submit a certificate from the Medical Board of the District concerned providing information about the nature and extent of disability in percentage.
    • Candidate applying for special categories is also eligible for a TNEA Counselling session.

    Also Check TNEA Selection Process

    TNEA 2020 Reservation for Physically Disabled Candidates

    Candidates with orthopaedic disability are eligible for claiming Engineering Admission against Differently Abled Person category. A candidate is considered to be disabled under this category if he/she has a physical impairment of 40% or above.

    • The candidate will be considered disabled with the hearing ability of 40 Decibels and above only in the better ear with a speech discrimination score of 50 % and above.
    • With a low vision of 40% and above, the candidate is considered as disabled and hence is eligible for claiming Engineering Admission against Differently Abled Person category.
    • Candidate has low vision when his/her sight is less than 6/18 to 6/60 with the best correction in the better eye. One-eyed persons with normal vision are not considered as disabled.

    *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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    Vikas J

    What will be the fee Structure for SCA candidate in self Financing Colleges. For example what will be the fee in SSN college?

    09 Aug, 2018 23:07
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Vikas , You may contact to the colleges to get fee details .

    10 Aug, 2018 14:44

    i have cut off 150.can i get seat in government college or govt aided colleges and i have an exservice man quota.. please say can i get engineering seat i good colleges.

    19 Jun, 2018 00:20
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Ajay, To get idea for the admission in good colleges you may check this link:- Participating colleges.You may check their cutoff and contact these colleges regarding the admissions.

    03 Aug, 2018 17:47
    taj channel

    Candidate applying for special categories is also eligible for general counselling session?

    04 May, 2018 07:47
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Taj, No, Special Reservation in TNEA is only for the candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu. Application forms for TNEA 2018 special reservation are processed by separate authorities.

    04 May, 2018 12:34

    I want to know if candidates of other States(completed +2 also from other state) can apply for TNEA for getting admissions in Tamil Nadu Colleges for engineering?

    08 Mar, 2017 00:20

    Hi Neha, yes you can apply for TNEA to get admission in Tamil Nadu. For more information, please click the link

    08 Mar, 2017 15:41

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