TNEA 2020: Counselling (Started), Seat Allotment (Announced)
TNEA 2020 - Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE), Tamil Nadu has released TNEA seat allotment for the supplementary round. Candidates can now check their TNEA 2020 seat allotment status from the official website tneaonline.org. The authorities started the TNEA counselling for under supplementary round on November 3. The allotment of seats for TNEA 2020 is being done on the basis of rank list. TNEA 2020 rank list was released on September 28 on the official website. TNEA random number was released on August 26. TNEA 2020 application form was released on the official website and the last date to submit the application form was August 16. This year, due to COVID-19, the authorities have decided to conduct certificate verification, special counselling for differently abled and supplementary counselling in online mode, It must be noted that there will be no entrance test for TNEA and admission of the candidates will be done on the basis of their class 12 scores. The authorities will conduct the general counselling of TNEA 2020. There are a total of 4 rounds of TNEA 2020 counselling and candidates are being allotted seats as per their merit ranks. Read more about TNEA 2020 - important dates, counselling, seat allotment, rank list and other important information in this article.
Latest: Supplementary round seat allotment for TNEA Counselling 2020 has been announced.
TNEA 2020 Highlights
Name of Admission Process
Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions
Commonly known as
Name of Conducting Institute
Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE), Tamil Nadu
Number of Participating Institutes
The marks obtained by candidates in Qualifying exam will be considered. Also, there will be no separate entrance test.
Mode of Counselling
1.5 Lakh (Approximate)
Starting of Online Registration
|July 15, 2020|
Last date to register
|August 16, 2020|
|Uploading documents||July 31 to August 24, 2020|
Random Number assignment
|August 26, 2020|
Publication of Rank List
|September 28, 2020 (Released)|
|Special counselling||October 1 to 6, 2020|
|Supplementary counselling||November 3 to 23, 2020|
TNEA 2020 General Counselling Schedule
|Rounds||Marks Range||Ranks||Choice Filling||Dates For Initial Payment||Tentative Allotment of Seats||Confirming tentative seat allotment||Publication of Provisional seat allotment|
|Round 1||199.667||175||1||12263||October 8 to 11, 2020||October 12 to 13, 2020||October 14, 2020||October 14 to 15, 2020||October 16, 2020|
|Round 2||174.75||145.5||12264||35167||October 12 to 15, 2020||October 16 to 17, 2020||October 18, 2020||October 18 to 19, 2020||October 20, 2020|
|Round 3||145||111.75||35168||70300||October 16 to 19, 2020||October 20 to 21, 2020||October 22, 2020||October 22 to 23, 2020||October 24, 2020|
|Round 4||111.5||77.5||70301 110873||110873||October 20 to 23, 2020||October 24 to 25, 2020||October 26, 2020||October 26 to 27, 2020||October 28, 2020|
The admission conducting authorities normalize the marks of the candidates who applied for TNEA 2020 and create the rank list. The TNEA rank list 2020 has been released on September 28 on the basis of the marks secured by the candidates in their class 12. The authorities took into consideration Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in class 12. The normalized marks were calculated out of 100 (100 for mathematics and 100 for Physics and Chemistry combined). The authorities normalized the scores of the candidate to make sure the scores of the candidates are levelled in terms of difficulty and other aspects.
Tie Breaking Criteria for TNEA 2020
In case two or more candidates secure equal marks, the tie breaking procedure for the same was on the basis of the following:
Percentage of marks in Mathematics
Percentage of marks in Physics
Percentage of marks in optional subject
Based on age (with preference given to the older candidate)
If tie persists at this stage, random numbers assigned to candidates will be used to break the deadlock.
Candidates before applying for TNEA 2020 must check the detailed eligibility criteria of TNEA to make sure that they are eligible for admissions as per the conditions laid out by the conducting authorities. The detailed eligibility criteria of TNEA 2020 is given below:
- Candidates who have passed their class 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th from Tamil Nadu will be eligible for TNEA 2020.
- Candidates who are natives of Tamil Nadu but have passed their class 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th from outside Tamil Nadu will also be eligible for TNEA 2020.
- Children of central government employees who have worked as employees in Tamil Nadu for the past 5 years will also be eligible.
- Those who have passed their class 8 to 12 from Tamil Nadu do not need to enclose any Nativity certificate.
- Children of All India service Tamil Nadu cadre officers are also eligible to apply for TNEA 2020.
- Children of Public sector employees or those posted in government recognized organisations for the past 5 years are also eligible for admissions through TNEA 2020.
Students seeking admissions through TNEA must have passed their class 12 with a minimum 50% aggregate score in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The table given below shows the minimum aggregate score required for different categories:
Category-wise minimum marks in Qualifying Exam
Minimum Marks in PCM
Backward Class including
Backward Class Muslim
MBC & DNC
Age Criteria: There is no age limit specified by the authorities. However, for marine engineering candidates whose age is older than 25 years will be ineligible to apply for TNEA 2020.
Eligibility Criteria for Marine Engineering
Candidates must have passed their class 12 with minimum 60% aggregate score in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Also, candidates applying for Marine Engineering must also have studied English as one of the subject in their class 12 with minimum 50% aggregate score.
Height – Not less than 157 cm
Weight – Must be minimum 48 kg
Vision – Should have normal vision
TNEA 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Other State Candidates
Candidates who hail from states outside Tamil Nadu can also apply for TNEA 2020 if they fulfill the below given eligibility conditions:
Qualifying Exam: Other state candidates must have passed their class 12 with minimum 50% aggregate score in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Directorate of Technical Education, Tamil Nadu released the TNEA 2020 application form in online mode. Eligible candidates were able to apply for TNEA 2020 by providing correct and verifiable data and pay the required application fee before the last date.
How to fill TNEA 2020 Application Form?
Step 1: Registration: The first step to apply for TNEA 2020 was registration. Candidates were required to register for TNEA 2020 by entering their mobile number and email address along with their pertaining nativity, religion, and communication, details, etc.
Step 2: Application Fee Payment: After registration, candidates had to pay the required application fee as per their category. The TNEA application fee for Open Category is Rupees 500 and Rupees 250 for SC, ST, SCA candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu.
Step 3: Filling Personal Details: Next, candidates had to enter the required personal, academic and other important details in the required boxes.
Step 4 - Uploading documents - Candidates were also be required to upload all the documents asked in the application form of TNEA 2020.
Step 5: Submission of Application Form: After completing the above-given steps, candidates were required to submit their filled application form online.
Upon successful submission of the TNEA application form, candidates have been allotted their TNEA random number on August 26. The sole purpose behind assigning random number to students is to break the deadlock in case the rank of two or more students remains tied after all the tie-breaking criteria. Candidates can check their TNEA 2020 random number by logging in to the candidate portal using their credentials. The random number of TNEA 2020 will also be sent to the registered email address and mobile number of the candidate.
How to check TNEA 2020 Random Number?
Visit the official website of TNEA 2020.
Enter your login id/email id and password.
Upon successful login, candidates will successfully login to their TNEA 2020 account.
The TNEA random number assigned to the students will appear on the screen.
Directorate of Technical Education, Tamil Nadu will release the TNEA cutoff 2020 for each of the seat allotment round. TNEA cutoff will specify the opening and closing ranks of candidates eligible for admission in that particular round of counselling and seat allotment. Candidates who score equal to or more than the opening rank and equal to or less than the closing rank will be eligible to claim admission given that they fulfill the eligibility conditions specified by the authorities.
Directorate of Technical Education started supplementary round of TNEA counselling 2020 on November 3 and seat allotment has been announced on November 23. TNEA 2020 counselling round 2 seat allotment was announced on October 20. Round 1 seat allotment was released on October 16. The counselling process of TNEA for special category candidates started from October 1. Candidates who will be allotted seats in any round of TNEA 2020 counselling will have to log in to the counselling portal and if they are willing to take admission then pay the required initial fee of Rs. 5000 (SC,ST and SCA candidates need to pay only Rs. 1000). The choice filling facility of TNEA counselling 2020 will also be held in online mode. Candidates will also be allowed to fill fresh choices after each round of counselling.
TNEA Seat Allotment 2020
DTE, Tamil Nadu announced supplementary seat allotment on November 23. The authorities released round 3 seat allotment for TNEA counselling on October 24. The authorities will conduct TNEA 2020 seat allotment in online mode in total 4 rounds. Candidates will be offered seats on provisional basis, where candidates will be given an opportunity or accept the seat allotted to them. Candidates who will be allotted seats in the earlier rounds will be given an option to upgrade their allotted seat.
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Can you tell the entrance for Anna University B. Tech?
It is a public state university and is quite a good college.The admission is done based on Tamil Nadu Engineeering Admission Counselling.(TNEA).Other criteria for eligibility marked as 50% of score in 10+2 standards with physics,chemistry/bio and maths as compulsory subject.You can fill the application form and do the registration on Anna University official website.Give the details required and apply for the form.
Hope this helps!!
my percentile score is 63.69 and rank is 1488 in tancet mtech. will i get anna university campus embedded systems
If truth to be told you have like no chance of getting anna university in embedded systems because your percentile is very low. You may have to look other colleges if you are looking for embedded seat. Although Anna University is going to release its list on its official website you can check it. But according to me you have to look other colleges.
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Hi i got overall rank 155 and community rank of 84 in the Tancet category for the year 2020. Will there be any chance for me to get a seat for M.Tech (food technology) in Anna university. thank you
Actually you have a very good rank in your category rank. But then also you have 50-50 chance of getting anna university because the competition is tough as it has only 25-30 seats in total. You must have a backup plan means you should search for other colleges like CEG Campus
all the best!!
With JEE main rank can we opt for govt and private colleges in Tamil Nadu like Anna university, Chennai and VIT Vellore.
VIT Vellore does accept JEE Main Scores for their admission process. They accept both JEE Main Scores and your 12th Board Exam Marks. You have to submit any of these marksheets for the further process of admission.
When it comes to Anna University, Chennai, they do not accept JEE Main Scores. They do not have any other Entrance Exams too. They accept only on the basis of your 10th and 12th Board Exam Marks (PCM).
Hope this is helpful!
Best of luck!
Which is better for MBA. Anna university or PSG
As far as MBA is concerned, I would suggest you to go to PSG, because, PSG has more facilities and reputation for placements and also PSGIM is known for its Marketing Placements. Being a student in PSG, you get lot of opportunities like, international trip, foreign company placements, marketing jobs in top IT companies as well as other industries both in India and abroad. Their placement rate is 90% every year. And 5% students go further to take up PhD.
While students complain that they get placed in only IT companies. And also, the placement rate is not so high.
Moreover, in PSG, you get to know a lot of people and you will have more contacts for your future businesses.
The fees in PSG is about 2.5 to 3 lakhs for your whole course. But it is worth the money.
So, answering your question, I would suggest you to go to PSG over Anna university.
I hope it answers your question