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TNEA 2019 Reservation

Updated On - October 10th 2018

TNEA (Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission) is conducted by Anna University for engineering aspirants. The candidates will be offered admission to various colleges or universities across Tamil Nadu state. TNEA 2019 Admission process is expected to begin from the month of May, 2019.

No other process is held apart from TNEA. Candidates shall be given admission on the basis of the performance in class 12th examination. It is mandatory for the candidate to fulfil TNEA Eligibility Criteria as otherwise their candidature will be cancelled.

TNEA 2019 Reservation is on the basis of the rules and guidelines laid down by the Government of Tamil Nadu. Seats have been reserved for different categories according to TNEA Reservation Policy. Here are the details regarding the reservation structure for TNEA 2019.

TNEA 2019 Category-Wise Seat Distribution

The Government of Tamil Nadu has laid down rules of reservation for TNEA 2019 according to which, the selection of the candidate will be on the basis of 7 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 natives from Tamil Nadu. The community recorded by candidate in the 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 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 certain community from the district must obtain his/her certificate from the respective district. Certificate must be obtained on or after 28th October, 2009.
  • 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 2019 Special Reservation

Special Reservation in TNEA is only for the candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu. Application forms for TNEA 2019 special reservation are processed by separate authorities.

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 2019 Special Reservation is given below

  • Candidates who wish to seek admission under category of “Sons/Daughters of ex-servicemen” must enclose their certificate in a manner as directed by officer of the Department of Ex-Servicemen’s welfare of Tamil Nadu.
  • Candidate seeking admission in above mentioned category 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 general counselling session.

TNEA 2019 Eligibility Criteria for Physically Disabled Candidates

The candidates with orthopedic disability are eligible for claiming Engineering Admission against Differently Abled Persons category. A candidate is considered to be disable under this category if he/she has physical impairment of 40% or above.

A candidate will be considered disable with hearing ability of 40 Decibels and above only in the better ear with speech discrimination score of 50 % and above.

Candidates with low vision of 40 % and above are considered as disabled, and hence eligible for claiming Engineering Admission against Differently Abled Persons category.

A candidate has low vision when his/her sight is less than 6/18 to 6/60 with best correction in better eye. One eyed persons with normal vision are not considered as disable.

*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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