About Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test - TANCET 2013
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Exam Name: Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test- TANCET 2013

Commonly called as: TANCET

Conducting Institute: Anna University

About TANCET 2013:
TANCET is conducted by Anna University, Chennai on behalf of the Government of Tamilnadu for candidates who seek admission to  M.B.A., M.C.A. , M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Arch. / M.Plan Degree Programmes offered at University Departments / University Colleges of Anna University, Government and Government Aided Engineering Colleges and Arts & Science Colleges and Self-financing Colleges (Engineering, Arts & Science Colleges including stand-alone Institutions) in Tamilnadu. Some Universities and Self–Financing Engineering Colleges may also opt to admit the candidates on the basis of marks obtained in TANCET.

Note: Other State candidates can appear for the entrance test, but the eligibility conditions will be stipulated by the admitting authority / University.

TANCET 2013 Eligibility Criteria:

  • For M. Tech/M.E : The candidate should be a B. Tech/B.E graduate in the respective disciple,

  • For M. Plan/M. Arch : Candidate should have a bachelor’s/master’s degree in planning/architecture

TANCET 2013 Exam Pattern

1. For M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan: The question paper comprises of three parts:

Part 1 (compulsory):

  • Total questions: 30

  • Marking: 1 mark for every correct answer and negative marking of 1/4 for every wrong answer

Part 2(Compulsory):

  • Total questions: 45

  • Marking: 1 mark for every correct answer and negative marking of 1/4 for every wrong answer

Part 3: Choice of a section out 14 based on area of specialization

  • Total questions: 40/45

  • Marking: 1 mark for every correct answer and negative marking of 1/4 for every wrong answer

Students will be tested on

  • Engineering Mathematics

  • Civil Engineering & Geo Informatics

  • Earth Sciences

  • Mechanical, Automobile & Aeronautical Engineering

  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering And Instrumentation Engineering

  • Electronics And Communication Engineering

  • Production And Industrial Engineering

  • Computer Science & Engineering And Information Technology

  • . Chemical Engineering, Ceramic Technology And Biotechnology

  • Textile Technology

  • Leather Technology

  • Architecture

  • Physics And Materials Sciences

  • Mathematics

  • Social Sciences

2. MCA:

  • Total questions: 40/45

  • Marking: 1 mark for every correct answer and negative marking of 1/4 for every wrong answer

Students will be tested on

  • Quantitative Ability

  • Analytical Reasoning

  • Logical Resoning

  • Computer Awareness

  • Some basic questions on verbal activity, basic sciences

TANCET 2013 Application process
1. Spot Registration: Candidates can walk in person to the specified Co-ordinating Centres with a copy of 10th Std. mark sheet and 12th Std. mark sheet (or 3 years Diploma Certificate) and cash or Demand Draft to get a hall ticket.

2. Registration through Internet:

  • Register and log into the website

  • Send the filled in application form along with DD and requiste certificate copies and photographs to

    The Secretary,
    TANCET, Centre for Entrance Examinations,
    Anna University, Chennai – 600 025

Note: The hall tickets will be sent by post.

TANCET 2013 Application Fees
The candidates have to pay a fee of Rs 500 (Rs 250 for SC/SCA/ST candidates)

TANCET 2013 Application fee can be paid via  DD Drawn in favour of ‘The Director, Entrance Examinations, Anna University,’ payable at Chennai, obtained from any Nationalised bank

TANCET 2013 Exam Centres: Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Karaikudi, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Chidambaram, Salem, Thanjavur, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Nagercoil, Madurai and Karaikudi,

TANCET 2013 Important Dates

  • Commencement of Spot Registration / Registration through Internet: Feb 6, 2013

  • Last date for Spot Registration at Co-ordinating Centres and Registration through Internet : February 26

  • Last date for Spot Registration at Chennai centre and receipt of applications registered through internet: February 28

  • Exam dates:  April 4, 2013

  • Result: April last week

TANCET 2013 Counseling Process

  • One has to apply to TANCA generally in July.

  • Such applications should be sent along with the relevant certificate copies , GATE score card/ TANCET score card to

    The Secretary
    Tamil Nadu Common Admissions (TANCA)
    Anna University
    Chennai - 600 025

Counselling will be held at Anna University, Chennai-25 generally in August.
Candidates should attend the counselling with all the original certificates.
In case, a candidate has taken admission elsewhere and is unable to produce the original certificates, a letter from the head of the institution should be produced to that effect. In such cases only, attested photocopies of certificates will be accepted (except GATE score card).
Note: However, the original allotment order will be withheld and it will be given after the verification of original certificates

Fees to be paid at the the time of counselling is Rs 5,300 (Rs 1,150/- for SC / SCA / ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu) via a DD or Cash, inclusive of a non-refundable counselling fee of Rs 300 (Rs 150/- for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu.
The Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of “The Secretary, TANCA, Anna University” payable at Chennai.

In case a candidate is unable to attend the counselling on the specified date and time he/she can

  1.  Authorise his/her parent on his/her behalf and the parent’s decision will be binding on the candidate. An authorisation letter given by the student must be submitted in this regard by the parents. Parents should also produce photo identity of any one, voter ID, driving licence, PAN card and passport.

  2. Attend on a subsequent time/date, during the counselling period. But the candidate can only opt for the seats available at the time of attending the counselling and cannot claim any seat as per the rank.

Important: Once a seat is allotted, the amount of Rs 5,000 for general or Rs 1,000 for SC/SCA/ST candidates already paid at the time of counselling will be adjusted towards the tuition fee to be paid to the respective allotted college

TANCET 2013 Participating Institutes :
University Departments / University Colleges of Anna University, Government and Government Aided Engineering Colleges and Arts & Science Colleges and Self-financing Colleges (Engineering, Arts & Science Colleges including stand-alone Institutions) in Tamilnadu

Contact Info:
Anna University,
Chennai 600 025
Website: http://www.annauniv.edu/tancet2013/index.html

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I would like to appear for 2020 tancet for biomedical genetics. Im a zoology graduate. Will it be difficult to get a seat in the general category? How should I approach the entrance exam?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 11th Oct, 2019

There is no rocket science in cracking an entrance exam of a college.It is very easy doable if you put  a right amount of time and hardwork in preparation. And most u importantly have a proper strategy.

Time management : It is the key so keep a proper management of time and give equal time to all subjects.

Study material : The right study material matters a lot for good preparation and scoring well in any examination. Always go for the best study material and trending books to crack the exam.

Past year papers : Never underestimate past year question papers. You should solve previous years question papers and sample papers for better preparations.
Solve mock test which is available on the internet. This will help you to increase your speed too.

Revision : It is the most important part.Complete syllabus in time so that you will get enough time for revision. Revision is very important before going for the examination because revision helps in polishing all those things that you have studies and stored.

In the end take of your health and try to stay positive.

Good Luck

which is the best book to study and prepare for tancet examination for m tech in civil engineering

Mahaveer Reddy Student Expert 3rd Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

question paper of TANCET MBA will have questions from Business Situations, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, Data Sufficiency and English Usage. The test according to TANCET pattern 2019 carries 100 marks. TANCET 2019 books for MBA are given below

  • Reading Comprehension & English Usage

Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

30 days To More Powerful Vocabulary by Norman Lewis

Objective General English by SP Bakshi

Grammar Error Spot by A Uphadhaya

Proficiency in Reading Comprehension Simplying the “Passage” for you by Ajay Singh

High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren and Martin

  • Quantitative Ability

Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal

Magical Books on Quicker Maths by M Tyra

  • Data Sufficiency

TANCET Data Interpretation Analysis  by Ashok Gupta

below is the TANCET books for MTech/ME/March/MPlan:

TANCET(M.E.)/(M. ARCH)/(M.PLAN) (M.TECH) by V.V.K Subburaj

TANCET M.E/M.Tech Exam Book by C.S.Hariram Kumar, Janani, P.Vigneshwari

TANCET ME (Computer Science and Engineering and Information Technologies) by Amit Gupta


hi sir.... I am planning for mba hr in 2020..may I know that is it accept tancet score.. is hr specialization is available and its fees structure

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 22nd Sep, 2019

Yes, MBA colleges do score TANCET score.
For more information follow the link :


I hope this helps.

I would love to do mtech in food technology under Anna University. Whats that syllabus I should follow to qualify for tancet( food technology) ??

Papiya Mazumder 17th Sep, 2019


As per your requirement, i would say that as you would love yo do mtech in food technology under anna university, you need to appear for tancet and only if you qualify you would get admission into the colllege.

You must have done btevh so you want to do mtech mow. Than the exam will have the common syllabus of your btech course for admission into mtech.

Good luck


can you please send me syllabus for tancet

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 13th Sep, 2019


If you are preparing for TANCET 2020 exam, you can refer to the TANCET 2019 syllabus which was released by Anna University.

Understanding of the syllabus is very important to prepare for the exam in an organised way.

You can check the detailed syllabus using the link below:


Good Luck!

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