TNEA Counselling 2020: Seat Allotment, Cutoff, Registration, and Ranklist

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    TNEA Counselling 2020: TNEA is conducted by Anna University for the candidates seeking admission in the undergraduate engineering and technology courses in 563 participating institutes of Tamil Nadu. Admission is done based on the normalized marks obtained in 10+2. 

    • Online registration for TNEA 2020 will commence in the first week of May 2020. 
    • A rank list will be prepared based on which the candidates will be called for the counselling. 
    • TNEA Counselling will be to be conducted in 4 rounds.

    TNEA Counselling Important Dates

    The official online counselling tentative schedule has been tabulated below. 

    RoundRankInitial PaymentsChoice LockingPublication of Tentative ResultFinal Allotment Pubication
    Round 11 – 9872July 3 – July 10, 2020 (5 PM)July 8 – 9, 2020 (5 PM)July 11, 2020July 13, 2020
    Round 29873 – 30926July 8 – July 12, 2020 (5 PM)July 13 – 15, 2020 (5 PM)July 16, 2020July 18, 2020
    Round 330927 – 64093July 13 – July 17, 2020 (5 PM)July 18 – 20, 2020 (5 PM)July 21, 2020July 23, 2020
    Round 464094 – 101692July 18 – July 22, 2020 (5 PM)July 23 – 25, 2020 (5 PM)July 26, 2020July 28, 2020

    TNEA Rank List 2020

    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 has conducted the counselling process for special category candidates from June 25 – 28, 2020. 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 RoundMarks RangeRank
    Round 120017811987
    Round 2177.75150198830296
    Round 3149.751153029764093
    Round 4114.7577.564094101692

    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. 

    General CategoryINR 5000
    SC/ST/SCA/ Tamil Nadu candidatesINR 1000

    Choice Filling: Choice filling was 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 canceled automatically. They can claim their refund of the initial website by visiting TNEA Portal. 

    Check TNEA 2020 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 2020 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:

    CategoryPercentage Reservation
    Open Competition31%
    Backward Class26.5%
    Other Backward Classes3.5%
    Most Backward Classes and De-notified communities20%
    Scheduled Caste15%
    Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars)03%
    Scheduled Tribes01%

    Check TNEA 2020 Cutoff

      TNEA 2020 Admission Process

      Once the counselling process is over, candidates have to go through the TNEA 2020 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 canceled.

      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 2020

      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

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

      Check Other TNEA Participating Colleges

      TNEA 2020 – 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 SpecializationsOpening MarksClosing Marks
      Aeronautical Engineering189.5199.25
      Computer Science Engineering176.5199.25
      Electronics and Communication Engineering185.75198.5
      Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering176.25199.75
      Rubber Technology159.75195.75

      College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai:

      Engineering SpecializationsOpening MarksClosing Marks
      Civil Engineering179199.25
      Computer Science Engineering183200
      Electronics and Communication Engineering194.75200
      Electrical and Electronics Engineering189.5199.67
      Industrial Engineering171.5197.25
      Mechanical Engineering194.25200
      Mining Engineering185.25198.25
      Manufacturing Engineering175.25197
      Printing Technology138.5194.25

      PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore:

      Engineering SpecializationsOpening MarksClosing Marks
      Civil Engineering189.25198.75
      Electronics and Communication Engineering191.5199.25
      Electrical and Electronics Engineering183.75199.75
      Mechanical Engineering194.75199.5
      Metallurgical Engineering175.75197.5
      Production Engineering152.75197.75
      Textile Technology163.75196.25

      SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam:

      Engineering SpecializationsOpening MarksClosing Marks
      Biomedical Engineering165.25196.25
      Civil Engineering172.25196.75
      Chemical Engineering152.5195.75
      Computer Science Engineering166199
      Electronics and Communication Engineering172198.75
      Electrical and Electronics Engineering163.5197.25
      Information Technology159196.25

      Anna University Tiruchirappalli, BITs Campus:

      Engineering SpecializationsOpening MarksClosing Marks
      Automobile Engineering140191.5
      Biotechnology Engineering143193.25
      Civil Engineering147.25194.5
      Computer Science Engineering152.25195
      Electronics and Communication Engineering167.5195.75
      Electrical and Electronics Engineering168.25195.75
      Information Technology132.75192.25
      Mechanical Engineering138195.5
      Petrochemical Engineering143.5193
      Pharmaceutical Technology146.25194.75
      Civil Engineering77.75178
      Mechanical Engineering87.75177.25

      Alagappa College of Technology, Chennai:

      Engineering SpecializationsOpening MarksClosing Marks
      Chemical Engineering176198.75
      Ceramic Engineering149193
      Industrial Biotechnology172.25199.25
      Textile Technology139.75193.75

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


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