TANCA 2018 - Anna University will be conducting the Tamil Nadu Common Admissions (TANCA) 2018 for the candidates who are seeking admissions to M.Tech/M.E programmes offered by the engineering colleges/institutions in the state. To apply for TANCA 2018, candidates need to qualify TANCET 2018 or GATE. The application form of TANCA 2018 will be available tentatively from the fourth week of July to first week of August in online mode. Candidates who will qualify GATE 2018 will also require to submit TANCA 2018 application form. However, GATE qualified candidates need not to appear in TANCET. While GATE qualified candidates of Life Sciences paper will have to appear and qualify the entrance test. Based on the merit list of TANCA 2018, counselling and seat allotment will be held for all applicants who have qualified the entrance exam or GATE. The admission authority will release the merit list tentatively in the month of August in online mode. Under TANCA, there are currently more than 300 participating engineering institutes. To get detailed information regarding TANCA 2018, candidates are suggested to read the full article.
TANCA 2018 Overview
Tamil Nadu Common Admissions
Commonly known as
Mode of application
Number of Participating Institutes
More than 300 colleges
Anna University has not yet announced the important dates of TANCA 2018. However, candidates can go through the tentative TANCA 2018 important dates given below in the table.
TANCA Important Dates
Commencement of online registration
Fourth week of July 2018
Last date to register for TANCA 2018
First week of August 2018
Release of merit list
TANCA 2018 Counselling
Third week of August 2018
TANCA Eligibility Criteria 2018
To participate in the admission process, candidates will have to meet and check the eligibility criteria of TANCA 2018. Candidates will be able to proceed further in the admission process only if they meet the TANCA 2018 eligibility criteria prescribed by the Anna University. Check and refer mentioned below eligibility criteria to be a part of TANCA 2018:
Age Criteria- No age limit
Qualifying Examination: Candidates must complete their B.Tech from a recognized institute. Not only this, candidates with 10+3 years diploma are eligible for admission. However, these candidates must have diploma awarded by State Board of Technical Education along with AMIE certificate.
Qualifying Marks: Candidates belonging to General category must obtain an aggregate of 50% marks in their qualifying examination. While reserved category candidates should have obtained 45%.
Entrance Exam- Candidates will have to qualify TANCET 2018 or GATE 2018. However, GATE candidates who will qualify in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (LE) will also have to appear and qualify TANCET 2018.
Domicile: Candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu will be given more preference. However, candidates belonging to other states can apply under open category.
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TANCA Application Form 2018
The application form of TANCA 2018 will be available tentatively from fourth week of April to first week of August in online mode. Candidates who will meet the eligibility criteria can only fill the application form of TANCA 2018. Along with the application form, candidates need to pay Rs 500 (Rs 250 for reserved category) as the application fee. Mentioned below are the steps to fill the TANCA application form 2018:
Steps To Fill TANCA 2018 Application Form
Step 1- Get register by using email id and mobile number.
Step 2- Fill the application form by entering academic, personal and contact details.
Step 3- Upload scanned images of photograph along with other documents as per the prescribed format.
Step 4- Pay the application fee either through credit/debit card or netbanking.
Step 5- Review the filled application form and submit it.
TANCA 2018 Application Fees - Payment of TANCA 2018 application fees will be done in online mode only. Candidates can either use net banking or credit/debit card to pay the application fee.
Application Fees of TANCA 2018
Category of TANCA 2017 Applicants
Application Fees (Rs.)
Documents to be Uploaded to Application Form
Class X and XII marksheets
Qualifying Degree Certificate
Transfer Certificate from last attended institutes
Valid GATE 2018 scorecard
TANCET 2018 scorecard
Permanent Community Certificate (if applicable)
Certificate of Disability for PwD (if applicable)
Copy of Identification Certificate obtained from the Head Quarters Tahsildar
Experience Certificate (if applicable)
TANCA Merit List 2018
Anna University will publish the merit list of TANCA 2018 tentatively in the month of August in online mode. TANCA 2018 merit list will be strictly based on scores of the candidates obtained in the qualifying examination (TANCET/GATE). To check the merit list, candidates need to log in using their GATE application number/ TANCET hall ticket number and date of birth. TANCA merit list 2018 will be released in two categories, they are:
TANCET Category: This merit list will be prepared for the candidates who will appear in TANCET 2018. It will be prepared based on the scores obtained by candidates in the entrance exam.
GATE Category: Based on the GATE 2018 score, this merit list will be prepared. A separate merit list will also be prepared based on the GATE 2018 scores in Engineering Science and Life Science. Combining the two, a final merit list of TANCA 2018 will be prepared.
In case, if more than one candidate has obtained the same marks in TANCET 2018, in such case candidate having a higher percentage of marks obtained in the qualifying degree examination will be given higher rank.
TANCA Counselling 2018
The counselling of TANCA 2018 will be held tentatively in third week of August in offline mode. Candidates will have to be physically present for the counselling session where they have to produce original documents for verification. Apart from this, candidates will have to pay counselling fees through Demand Draft drawn in favour of "The Secretary, TANCA, Anna University" payable at Chennai. Once fee is paid, candidates will be allotted seats based on their ranking in the merit and preference. A provisional seat allotment letter will be issued to the shortlisted candidates. Candidates will have to confirm their admission by reporting at their allotted institute and paying their tuition fees.
TANCA 2018 Counselling Fees - Candidates will have to pay the mentioned below counselling fees through a demand draft drawn in favour of "The Secretary, TANCA, Anna University" payable at Chennai.
Counselling Fees of TANCA 2018
Counselling Fees (Rs)
TANCA Reservation of Seats 2018
There are some seats that are reserved as per the reservation criteria of Government of Tamil Nadu for certain categories. Candidates who will be applying under reservation criteria need to make sure that they meet the requirements and are able to produce the documents to prove their eligibility.
TANCA Reservation of Seats
Reservation of Seats
Backward Class Muslim
Most Backward Class and Denotified Communities
Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars)
TANCA Participating Institutes 2018
The qualified and shortlisted candidates will be offered seats in more than 300 participating institutes that come under TANCA 2018. From the given table below, candidates can check and refer the top participating institutes of TANCA 2018.
TANCA 2018 Participating Institutes
Number of Seats Offered
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Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET),
Centre for Entrance Examinations,
Chennai - 600 025