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TNEA 2021 Counselling, Seat Allotment, Rank List, Reservation

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DoTE will be released TNEA 2021 Seat Allotement Result on November 23, 2021(tentatively). Candidates can check the result on the official website. Check TNEA 2021 Selection Process 

TNEA 2021 Supplementary Counselling registrations started on November 3, 2021(tentatively). Supplementary rank list. Meanwhile,TNEA 2021 Counselling rounds for General and Special category have successfully concluded on October 28, 2021(tentatively). Check TNEA 2021 Expected Cutoff

TNEA Counselling 2021: Important Dates

Events Dates (tentative)
TNEA Application Process July 15 to August 16, 2021
Uploading of original certificates July 31 to August 20, 2021
Assigning Random Number August 27, 2021
Verification of documents at TFCs August 24 to September 1, 2021
TNEA Rank List Released Date September 28, 2021
Counselling for Special Reservation Categories October 1 to October 6, 2021

Counselling (Academics and Vocational)

October 8 to October 28, 2021
Supplementary Counselling November 3, 2021

TNEA Counselling 2021 Dates

TNEA Counselling 2021 Dates (for General Category)

Round Aggregate Rank Initial Payments Choice Locking Publication of Tentative Allotment Confirmation of Tentative Allotment Publication of Provisional Allotment
For Academic Persons
Round 1 1- 12263 October 8, 2021 to October 11, 2021 October 12, 2021 to October 13, 2021 October 14, 2021 October 14, 2021 to October 15, 2021 October 16, 2021
Round 2 12264- 35167 October 12, 2021 to October 15, 2021 October 16, 2021 to October 17, 2021 October 18, 2021 October 18, 2021 to October 19, 2021 October 20, 2021
Round 3 35168- 70300 October 16, 2021 to October 19, 2021 October 20, 2021 to October 21, 2021 October 22, 2021 October 22, 2021 to October 23, 2021 October 24, 2021
Round 4 30301- 110873 October 20, 2021 to October 23, 2021 October 24, 2021 to October 25, 2021 October 26, 2021 October 26, 2021 to October 27, 2021 October 28, 2021
For Vocational Persons
Round 1 1- 1355 October 8, 2021 to October 11, 2021 October 12, 2021 to October 13, 2021 October 14, 2021 October 14, 2021 to October 15, 2021 October 16, 2021

TNEA 2021 Counselling Dates (Supplementary Round)

Event Dates (tentative)
Counselling Registrations November 3, 2021
Document Verification November 3, 2021 to November 7, 2021
Initial Deposit and Choice Filling November 18, 2021 to November 20, 2021 
Publication of Tentative Allotment November 21, 2021
Acceptance of Tentative Allotment November 22, 2021
Publication of Provisional Allotment November 23, 2021

TNEA Rank List 2021

TNEA Merit list is prepared based on the candidate's marks scored in the relevant subjects like Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics at 10+2 level. The overall rank is prepared by normalizing the marks scored by the candidates. 

Normalization of Marks

Normalization of marks means that the marks obtained by students in relevant subjects in qualifying examination conducted by various Boards or Authority are equated with the marks obtained by the students in the same subjects in the qualifying examination conducted by the State Board of Tamil Nadu by adopting the method of normalization.

  • For Example, if the highest mark secured by the student of State Board of Tamil Nadu in Physics is 100 and the highest score obtained by a student of any other Board in the same subject is 90 both the highest marks will be considered to be equal to 100.

  • Based on the total mark of 200, a merit list is prepared. Cases where more than one candidate has got the same marks in the standard merit list, the inter-se-merit among such candidates will be determined in the order of priority as specified below.
  • Percentage of marks in Mathematics, Percentage of marks in Physics, Percentage of marks in the fourth optional subject, Date of Birth (elder will be given preference) & Random number assigned (higher value will be given a choice).
  • Overall rank and community-wise rank obtained by the candidates will be published officially on the website of Anna University, i.e.

TNEA Counselling Procedure

TNEA Counselling is being conducted in online mode. DoTE will be conducted the counselling process for special category candidates from June 25 – 28, 2021(tentatively). Below given is the detailed process of TNEA Counselling. 

Publication of Rank ListThe authority publishes the list of the candidates based on which they will participate in the different rounds of counselling. Below given is the division of rounds based on candidate’s rank and marks. 

Counselling Round Marks Range Rank
From To From To
Round 1 200 178 1 1987
Round 2 177.75 150 1988 30296
Round 3 149.75 115 30297 64093
Round 4 114.75 77.5 64094 101692

Fee Payment: According to the payment schedule of the rounds, candidates have to submit the initial counselling fee through online mode of payment i.e. Net Banking, Debit Card and Credit card. It is to be noted that applicant can participate in the counselling only after the successful payment of the initial deposit. Hence, they must submit fee in the given time frame. Fee details are mentioned below. 

Category Fee
General Category INR 5000
SC/ST/SCA/ Tamil Nadu candidates INR 1000

Choice Filling: Choice filling wil be done in online mode. Candidates were allowed to fill as many choices as possible according to their preference to get the best for them. After filling the choices, candidates had to lock their choices by 5 PM on the third day of the commencement of counselling. Below given are the guidelines that candidates need to keep in mind while filling choices:

  • Verify the choice list and ensure that the choice list is in proper order before locking them. 
  • Choice list can be rearranged and modified in many ways through the TNEA portal. 
  • Once the choices are locked, candidates will be sent a PDF document containing the list of locked choices on their registered email-id. 
  • If candidates fail to lock their choices, the system will lock the choices by itself. 

Tentative Seat Allotment: After choice locking by the applicants, the system will allot seats to the candidates based on their rank. candidates can view the same by logging into TNEA Portal. 

Submission of Allotment Options: Candidates have two options i.e. either to confirm or decline the allotment. 

Final Allotment: After the final allotment, candidates have to reach the allotted college before the last date mentioned on the provisional allotment letter. Applicants have to remit the remaining fee after deducting the initial deposit at the time of admission in the college. 

In case a candidate fails to reach out to the college before the specified date, allotment will be cancelled automatically. They can claim their refund of the initial website by visiting TNEA Portal. 

Check TNEA 2021 Participating Colleges

Documents Required for TNEA Counselling

Candidates must carry their original documents along with photocopies for verification. Documents required for verification are listed below:

  • 10th Mark Sheet
  • HSC First year (+1) Marksheet
  • HSC Second year (+2) / Equivalent Mark sheet
  • HSC Hall Ticket
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Permanent Community Certificate for ST, SC, SCA, MBC & DNC, BC and BCM (either Permanent card or electronic form / digitally signed e-Certificate)
  • Nativity Certificate (only in electronic form / digitally signed e-Certificate) (if applicable)
  • Income certificate (if applicable)
  • First Graduate Certificate (only in electronic form / digitally signed e-Certificate) and First Graduate Joint Declaration (if applicable)
  • Srilankan Tamil Refugee certificate (if applicable)
  • Candidates who have applied for special reservation

TNEA 2021 Reservation

TNEA 2021 Reservation

Seat Allocation is based on the conditions laid down by the government of the state. The percentage reservation of seats for different categories is given below:

Category Percentage Reservation
Open Competition 31%
Backward Class 26.5%
Other Backward Classes 3.5%
Most Backward Classes and De-notified communities 20%
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars) 03%
Scheduled Tribes 01%

Check TNEA 2021 Cutoff

TNEA 2021 Admission Process

Once the counselling process is over, candidates have to go through the TNEA 2021 Admission Process. They have to carry all the relevant documents at the time of the admission process. In case a candidate fails to bring the essential documents, then their candidature will be cancelled.

Admission In Vocational Stream

100 seats in Category I and 4 % of seats surrendered in Category II is set apart for the HSC (vocational stream) candidates.

  • Minimum marks required in the relevant subjects will be reduced to 200 (Related subject 100 marks, vocational subject including theory and practical 100 marks).
  • Amongst the 3% of Vocational seats in Category I and II, the reservation for Differently Abled candidates is 1% for Orthopaedically Differently Abled Persons, 1 % for Hearing Impaired and 1 % for Visually Impaired.  Check About TNEA Reservation 2021

Admission To Sandwich Courses

Sandwich courses are a separate form of courses offered by the university.

  • The courses available are in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Production Engineering are offered at PSG College of Technology under self-financing scheme.
  • The duration of the course is 5 Years.
  • Practical training takes place in the mornings and classwork in the evenings.
  • An additional fee for practical training has to be paid at the time of admission.

TNEA Participating Colleges

TNEA Participating Colleges

There are overall 563 TNEA Participating colleges with an average seat capacity of around 1.5 lacs. Below given is the list of TNEA participating government colleges:

TNEA Code College Name
1516 Thanthai Periyar Government Institute of Technology Bagayam, Vellore
2005 Government College of Technology (Autonomous), Thadagam Road, Coimbatore
2369 Government College of Engineering, Chettikkarai Post, Dharmapuri
2603 Government College of Engineering, Bargur, Krishnagiri District
2615 Government College of Engineering (Autonomous), Karuppur, Salem
3464 Government College of Engineering, Gandarvakottai Road, Sengipatti
3465 Government College of Engineering, Srirangam, Sethurappatti, Trichy
4974 Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli District 

Check Other TNEA Participating Colleges

TNEA 2021 – Previous Years Cut Off

Here, we have mentioned the last year cut off rank for all streams of engineering. From the previous year cut off, candidates can get a rough idea about chances to get admission. So, here we have given 2017 cut off.

Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai:

Engineering Specializations Opening Marks Closing Marks
Aeronautical Engineering 189.5 199.25
Computer Science Engineering 176.5 199.25
Electronics and Communication Engineering 185.75 198.5
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 176.25 199.75
Rubber Technology 159.75 195.75

College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai:

Engineering Specializations Opening Marks Closing Marks
Civil Engineering 179 199.25
Computer Science Engineering 183 200
Electronics and Communication Engineering 194.75 200
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 189.5 199.67
Geoinformatics 181 197.25
Industrial Engineering 171.5 197.25
Mechanical Engineering 194.25 200
Mining Engineering 185.25 198.25
Manufacturing Engineering 175.25 197
Printing Technology 138.5 194.25

PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore:

Engineering Specializations Opening Marks Closing Marks
Civil Engineering 189.25 198.75
Electronics and Communication Engineering 191.5 199.25
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 183.75 199.75
Mechanical Engineering 194.75 199.5
Metallurgical Engineering 175.75 197.5
Production Engineering 152.75 197.75
Textile Technology 163.75 196.25

SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam:

Engineering Specializations Opening Marks Closing Marks
Biomedical Engineering 165.25 196.25
Civil Engineering 172.25 196.75
Chemical Engineering 152.5 195.75
Computer Science Engineering 166 199
Electronics and Communication Engineering 172 198.75
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 163.5 197.25
Information Technology 159 196.25

Anna University Tiruchirappalli, BITs Campus:

Engineering Specializations Opening Marks Closing Marks
Automobile Engineering 140 191.5
Biotechnology Engineering 143 193.25
Civil Engineering 147.25 194.5
Computer Science Engineering 152.25 195
Electronics and Communication Engineering 167.5 195.75
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 168.25 195.75
Information Technology 132.75 192.25
Mechanical Engineering 138 195.5
Petrochemical Engineering 143.5 193
Pharmaceutical Technology 146.25 194.75
Civil Engineering 77.75 178
Mechanical Engineering 87.75 177.25

Alagappa College of Technology, Chennai:

Engineering Specializations Opening Marks Closing Marks
Chemical Engineering 176 198.75
Ceramic Engineering 149 193
Industrial Biotechnology 172.25 199.25
Textile Technology 139.75 193.75

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


m rishitha
how do i check my ranklist
arvind kumar

Hi Rishita, you can check your rank depending on the marks. 

  • 200 - 178 and rank 1 - 9872.

  • 177.75 - 150 and rank 9873 - 30926.

  • 149.75 - 115 and rank 30927 - 64093.

  • 114.75 - 77.5 and rank 64094 - 101692. 

For more details visit: TNEA CUTOFF

my cutoff is 185 mbc will i get CSE or IT in kumaraguru college of engineering or in PSG itech
arvind kumar

Hi Devasenan, you can certainly get CSE and even IT in Kumaraguru college of engineering or PSG Itech. For more details visit: TNEA CUTOFF

antony marshal
park college cut off mark
arvind kumar

Hi Antony, Park college of engineering has different cutoffs for different streams. For complete details visit: PARK COLLEGE

yuthra praveen kumar
Sir, I have applied online engineering application form. I wrongly entered my Date Of Birth. How to change my DOB
baishnaba satnami

Hi Yuthra, It is not necessary that you will be able to change your date of birth. There are no notifications for TNEA form correction windown. You can send a mail to the exam conducting authority regarding the issue before the commencemet of counselling. Write a mail requesting to change the date of birth and attach the birth certificate or any other birth proof in the mail. Send the mail at You can also contact the office through the helpline numbers mentioned below:

  • 044-22351014
  • 044-22351015
vivane mary
How to upload the declaration application form and the documents
baishnaba satnami

Hi Vivane, all the documents will be verified at the time of admission. You have to report at the prescribed venue or the allotted college with listed documents and a copy of application form. The documents will be verified physically and there is no need to upload any such documents on the website.

ananya prabhu
if my cutoff is 190 will i be able to get qualified for Anna university or SSN
arvind kumar

Hi Ananya, you can certainly get qualified for Anna University or SSN. For more details visit: TNEA 2020

i don't know what course I have to select so please give me some tips
arvind kumar

Hi Bharath, you should select course depending on your interest and marks. For more details visit: TNEA CUTOFF

I need help to select a good engineering college
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Ayush, you can check the complete list of the engineering colleges from here: Top Engineering Colleges in India

jayasree r b
how many marks should i get in PCB to get into b.pharm in madra medical college
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Jayasree, candidates applying for admission in this course must have scored at least 45% in intermediate to be eligible for admission in B.Pharma.
meenu priya
arvind kumar

Hi Meenu, please contact the authorities regarding this issue. For more details visit: TNEA 2020

kaviyarasu n
Sir my cut off is 176.5 in this year 2019,can I get seat in MIT?
arvind kumar

Hi Kaviyarasu, you can certainly get a seat in MIT based on the counselling and merit. For details click here.

I m not a resident of Tamil Nadu and haven't even completed my studies here , am I eligible for TNEA 2019??
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Saurav, kindly check the Eligibility Criteria of the exam from here to know whether you are eligible or not.

valliammal loganathan
Hi, I'm vasu I Completed 12th this year and I secured 965 marks. My cut off is 159.25.In which college will I get a seat for engineering.
akansha expert

Hi Valliammal, Please check this link for getting TOP Participating Colleges in TNEA, you can check their cut off to get the idea for getting the college.

ajay kumarbadvelu
I am ajaykumar from andhra. I want to complete my btech graduation in sona university, salem. When will the admissions started.
sakshi garg expert
Hi Ajay, You get information about the admission procedure of B.Tech program, please contact on 0427-2443545, 4099999.
adhithyan k
Hi ajaykumar can you tell your cut off and now i will predict my score also as i am andhra student
arvind kumar

Hi Adhithyan, different cutoffs are released for different stream. For details visit: TNEA CUTOFF