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TANCET MCA 2018- Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus

Last Updated - May 19, 2018

TANCET MCA 2018 Exam is scheduled in March 2018. Anna University will hold the exam offline mode in 15 major cities of Tamil Nadu. TANCET MCA evaluates a candidate on quantitative ability, analytical ability, logical reasoning and computer awareness.

Registration for TANCET MCA 2018 is expected to begin soon. The application fee is INR 500 for general category (INR 250 for reserved category). The minimum eligibility to apply for TANCET MBA is possession of a Bachelor’s degree.

Anna University will publish TANCET MCA Result in April, displaying the normalized score and raw score. Seat allotment for TANCET MCA will be done following the rules laid down by the state government. Approximately 69% of seats are reserved for SC/ST/ SCA candidates, while the rest are available for the candidates from other states.

TANCET MCA Dates 2018

The official schedule for TANCET MCA 2018 will be released soon. Tentative exam dates are given below:

EventDate (Tentative)
Release of TANCET MCA Application Form 2018February 2018
Last date to Submit Online FormMarch 2018
Availability of TANCET MCA 2018 Admit CardMarch 14, 2018
TANCET MCA Exam Date 2018March 25, 2018
Declaration of TANCET MCA Result 2018April 208
TANCET MCA 2018 CounsellingApril – May 2018

Check all  TANCET 2018 MCA Exam Dates

TANCET MCA Eligibility 2018

A candidate can enroll in MCA and MCA (lateral entry) program through TANCET 2018. The eligibility criteria for both the courses are different.

Eligibility criteria TANCET MCA course:

  • Candidate must have completed a graduation degree from a recognized University. The course duration must be 3 years.
  • The candidate must have had mathematics as the major subject in class 12 or graduation level.
  • The candidates of reserved category must have cleared the examination with 50% marks and the non-reserved category candidates must have cleared the exam with 45% marks.

Eligibility criteria TANCET MCA course (Lateral entry):

  • The candidate must have completed the BCA/ B.Sc.(Computer Science/ Information Technology) from a recognized university.
  • Mathematics subject must have been cleared in class 12 or graduation examination.
  • The minimum percentage marks are 50% for the general category students and 45% marks for reserved category students.

Read TANCET MCA Eligibility Criteria

TANCET MCA Application Form 2018

TANCET MCA Application Form 2018 will be available online soon. In order to apply, candidates have to go through a 3-step process as given below:

Step 1: TANCET 2018 registration (MCA programme):

  1. Open the official website and click on TANCET 2018 registration link.
  2. Click on “New User”.
  3. Provide the details of name, email id, phone number and date of birth.
  4. Then generate a password.

Step 2: Filling the online application form

  1. Login to the application portal after completing the registration step with your unique user ID and password.
  2. Fill all the details in TANCET MCA Application Form 2018.
  3. Upload the photograph with size less than 200 KB.
  4. Check all the details before clicking on the “Submit” button.

Step 3: Pay fee

The TANCET application fee for MCA course is as follows:

Category detailsApplication fee
General (non-reserved category)INR 500/-
SC/ST (reserved category)INR 250/-

TANCET MCA Admit Card 2018

TANCET 2018 Admit Card will be available on the official website in March. In order to download your TANCET Hall Ticketfollow the below steps:

  1. Open the official website:
  2. Click on the sub-link which reads as TANCET 2018 admit card.
  3. Once you click on the link, this link will take you to a new page where you will have to provide your registration number and date of birth.
  4. On providing the email id and password the candidate will have his/her admit card on display.
  5. The candidate must download the TANCET 2018 MCA admit card and take a print out for future use.

Issuing Duplicate TANCET Admit Card 

In case, TANCET MCA admit card is tampered, you can get a new admit card issued from the office. This requires the candidate to get a DD of INR 100 in name of the Anna University and send it to:

Enquiry office|

The candidates can place any inquiry regarding correction of details in TANCET MCA admit card/issuing of duplicate admit card/ problems encountered in downloading of admit card at the following address:

Address- Centre for Entrance Examinations, Anna University, Chennai 25
Timings- 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (on all weekdays except Sunday)
Dates- July, 2018

TANCET MCA Exam Pattern 2018

The exam highlights of TANCET MCA 2018 are given below:

TANCET Exam Pattern Highlights
Mode of TANCET 2017 MCA examOffline 
Medium of examinationEnglish and Tamil
Duration2 hours 
Total questions100
Type of questionsMCQ
Total Marks100
Marks for every correct answer1
Negative marking1/3rd marks
Marks for unattempted questions0

Read complete  TANCET 2018 Exam Pattern

TANCET MCA Syllabus 2018

TANCET Exam has 4 sections, namely, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning and Computer Awareness. The syllabus for this exam is mentioned below: -

Quantitative AptitudeThe syllabus for this section is same as TANCET MBA exam. Therefore, the topics to be studied are - Number System, HCF LCM, Percentages, Ratios, Averages, Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Mixtures & Alligations, Quadratic Equations, Linear Equations, Logarithms, Series and Progressions, Binomial Theorem, Surds & Indices, Functions, Inequalities, Modulus, Geometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry, Co-Ordinate Geometry, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Set Theory.
Analytical and Logical ReasoningLinear and Circular Arrangements, Selections, Coding & Decoding, Direction Sense, Blood Relations, Series, Analogies, Decision Making, Binary Logic, Syllogisms and Puzzles.
Computer AwarenessComputer Hardware, Controls, Basic Terminology, Internet & Protocols, Network Basics, Computer Abbreviations, Security Tools, Shortcuts, History of Computer, Memory, Computer Organization, Input Output tools, Computer Architecture, Languages and Algorithms.

Download TANCET 2018 Syllabus

TANCET MCA Result 2018

The result for TANCET 2018 will be declared by the first week of April 2018. TANCET 2018 MCA Result can be checked online on the official website once the result is declared.

TANCET MCA Score Calculation

The Raw scores (Marks obtained by the candidate) and the normalized scores obtained by the candidate will form the basis of the actual score obtained by the candidate. The scores are calculated as follows:

  1. Raw score: Score obtained in Part1 (Quantitative ability) +Part2 (Analytical ability) +Part3 (Logical reasoning) + Part4 (Computer awareness) in TANCET 2018 exam.
  2. Normalized score: The mean marks are not yet released so the candidate must be aware of the formula used for calculating normalized score: 40 + (10/S)(R-M).

Here, S-Standard deviation, M-Mean Marks, R-Raw score

TANCET 2018 MCA Merit list

TANCET MCA 2018 merit list is prepared on the basis of the TANCET result or score card. The candidate must keep in mind the following guidelines for preparation of merit list:

  1. The score obtained by the candidate in the TANCET 2018 MCA exam.
  2. The reservation rules as laid down by the government of Tamil Nadu.
  3. The Tie breaking criteria will be used for breaking any tie (equal score of two candidates).

TANCET MCA 2018 Tie- Breaker

While preparing the merit list in case a tie occurs, the candidate who has secured higher marks in the prefinal / semester / year and having a higher average percentage of marks up to pre-final semester/year of the qualifying examination will be ranked above.

TANCET MCA Cutoff 2018

TANCET 2018 cut offs for each course and college is different. It will be declared once the result for 2018 is announced.

TANCET MCA 2018 Cut off depends on the number of candidates appearing for the examination and the minimum score consideration by various institutions. The scores obtained by candidates in TANCET 2018 decides the rank of the candidate. The table below mentions the expected ranks corresponding to the scores obtained by the candidates:


TANCET MCA Counselling 2018

TANCET 2018 MCA counselling will be conducted approximately by the end of July 2018. Candidates will be invited according to the TANCET MCA merit list. The following rules must be kept in mind while coming for the TANCET 2018 MCA Counselling:

  1. Candidates who have passed all the exams of the qualifying examination are permitted to attend the counselling. In case, the result is awaited, the admission will be provisional.
  2. The candidates who will be late for the counselling will not be entertained later.
  3. The candidates who have been allotted seats through the TANCET 2018 counselling have to submit a DD of INR 5000 at college immediately else the admission will be cancelled.
  4. The candidates need to submit the provisional mark sheet/ original mark sheet by September 2018. The candidates who fail to submit the mark sheet will not be allowed to continue the course even if they have cleared the TANCET admission test.

TANCET MCA Seat Allotment 2018

The TANCET 2018 seat allotment will be done on the basis of the counselling where the reservation rules will be followed. The seats are allocated to SC/ST/SCA categories account for 69% of total seats. The new rules of the reservation released prior to counselling will be exercised at the time of TANCET 2018 counselling. The reservation percentage for each of the categories is as follows:

Open Seats31.00 %
Backward Class26.50 %
Backward Class(minority)03.50 %
Most Backward Class & Denotified Communities20.00 %
Scheduled Caste15.00 %
Scheduled Caste (Aruthathiyars)03.00 %
Scheduled Tribes01.00 %



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