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TANCET 2017 Answer Key & Analysis MCA (March 25)

Last Updated - May 18, 2018

TANCET Exam for MCA was conducted on March 25, 2017 from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. The level of difficulty of the paper was moderate. It consists of 100 questions. The written test comprises four sections i.e. Quantitative Ability, Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability and Computer Awareness. Each question carries one marks and there is negative marking of 1/3 marks for every wrong answer. Candidates had to solve the paper in two hours only. They can check the answer key of MCA for all the sets on the official website. With the help of answer key, candidates can calculate their total marks and can get a fair idea that they are qualified or not.

The result will be declared in the first week of July 2017. TANCET is organized by Anna University. The qualified candidates will be called for the counselling process after the declaration of result. They will be shortlisted on the basis of merit list released by the exam conducting body. Check the TANCET answer key, question paper and analysis for MCA in this article.

TANCET 2017 MCA Answer Key and Question Paper

The answer key and question paper will be updated soon on this page. Candidates are advised to keep checking our page for any latest update. The official answer key is made available by subject experts on the official website within a month. The challenges against the answer key will be referred to the experts constituted by exam conducting body. Some coaching institutes also provide the tentative answer key for all the sets with their solutions of TANCET MCA.

How to Check TANCET Answer Key for MCA?

Candidates can check the official answer key by following these steps as mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of Anna University i.e.
  • Go to the link of TANCET 2017 Answer Key for MCA
  • Enter the roll number, password and post name and click on the login button.
  • It will redirect you to a page of the question paper with their answer. Candidates can check the correct answer and the questions attempted by them.
  • They can download the answer key and calculate their exact marks.

TANCET 2017 MCA Overall Analysis

TANCET MCA analysis will give you an insight into the nature of questions asked in the examination. As per the candidates, the difficulty level of the paper was of moderate level. Over the last few years, many changes took place in the composition of questions which made it difficult to guess the paper. Also, the questions from computer awareness section over the last few years had changed a lot. Here is the table of TANCET Exam Pattern for MCA.

TANCET 2017 Paper Analysis
SectionsNo. of Questions
Quantitative Aptitude30
Analytical Ability & Reasoning20
Verbal Ability20
Computer Awareness30

Quantitative Aptitude

The questions were based on Geometry, Mensuration, Work and Time, Percentages, Averages, Numbers, Probability, Profit and Loss, Simple Interest, Compound Interest etc. It consists of 30 questions. The difficulty level of this section was moderate to difficult. Most of the questions required basic formulae substitutions while a few others required the application of concepts. A well-prepared candidate could score more than 20 marks by spending 30 to 35 minutes. Check the following table to know the number of questions which were asked in TANCET.

TANCET 2017 Paper Analysis
TopicsNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Geometry and Mensuration8Difficult
Number based questions3Moderate
Time and Distance3Moderate
Simple Equations2Easy to moderate
Time and Work2Easy to Moderate
Simple and Compound Interest2Easy to Moderate
Probability2Easy to Moderate
Profit & Loss2Moderate

Verbal Ability

Most of the questions were based on following topics such as Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Correction, Reading Comprehension etc. The level of this section was easy. Reading Comprehension was simple and easier to score than other questions. As per the candidates, Sentence Correction questions were quite hard to attempt. It needed good comprehension and understanding of basic grammar. Any score more than 17 marks will be a good one. Candidates can go through the following table to know the total number of questions asked in Verbal Ability.


TANCET 2017 Paper Analysis
TopicsNumber of questions asked
Reading Comprehension8
Vocabulary (Synonyms and Antonyms)4
Sentence Correction3

Logical and Analytical Reasoning

This section contains Analytical Reasoning and Logical Reasoning. As per the candidates, the level of difficulty of this section was easy to moderate. Most of the questions were asked from Coding and Decoding, Venn Diagrams, Deductions, Series, Analogy, Calendars, Direction Sense, Blood Relations etc. Apart from these questions, twelve questions based on Non-Verbal Reasoning were also given. The Non-Verbal questions contain the following sub topics such as series, analogy and odd man out. Candidates could easily answer these questions as the difficulty level of these questions was easy. The questions on Deductions and Critical Reasoning were the little bit hard to attempt. Candidates could easily score more than 25 questions, if they attempted properly.

Computer Awareness

For MCA Programme, the computer awareness section is the most important section in TANCET. Candidates passed out from non-computer background found it difficult. However, the level of the difficulty of this section was moderate to difficult. Over the last years, the questions were based on programming, flowchart electronics, hardware related areas to simple terminology. In TANCET 2017, the questions were asked from computers mainly focused on operating systems, Computer Organization, Networks, Software Engineering, DBMS, Hardware and Binary logic etc. Any score than more than 22 will be considered as one.

TANCET 2017 Cutoff for MCA

TANCET 2017 cutoff for MCA depends on the number of candidates appeared for the examination and the minimum score considered by various institutions. The scores obtained in the TANCET decides the rank of the candidate. Check the following table to know the previous year cutoff in various institutes which are accepting TANCET Score for admissions to MCA programme.

TANCET MCA opening and closing table -

College NameGeneral Category marks/cutoffSC Opening and Closing RankSC Opening and Closing Rank
Asan Memorial College of Arts & Science, Chennai Opening-101-78-
SVS Educational Institutions, Coimbatore Opening-1039991
Amrita School of Engineering, CoimbatoreOpening -1069592
Maharaja Prithvi Engineering College Opening-1018971
Sri Sarada Niketan College of Science for Women,ChennaiOpening-1009186
Fatima College, MaduraiOpening-998982
Government Arts College for women, PudukkottaiOpening-1079995
Government Arts College, TiruchirappalliOpening-1089592
Center for Distance Education – Bharathidasan University, TiruchirappalliOpening-10491189
Government College of EngineeringOpening-1059289
University of Madras, ChennaiOpening-1018985
Government Arts College for women, PudukkottaiOpening-1028884
Government Arts College,TiruchirappalliOpening -998582
Bharathiar University, CoimbatoreOpening-887967
Avinashillingam University for Women, CoimbatoreOpening-937671
Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore,Affiliated to Deemed UniversityOpening-998876
V.S.B. Engineering College, Karur, affiliated to Anna University.Opening-958885
Rathnavel Subramaniam College of Arts and Science,CoimbatoreOpening-908078



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