TNEA 2019
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TNEA 2019: Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE), Tamil Nadu have released the supplementary seat allotment of TNEA 2019 which was conducted on July 28. The authorities have declared the round 4 final seat allotment of TNEA 2019 in online mode. A total of four rounds of TNEA counselling and seat allotment was conducted sucessfully. The rank list of TNEA 2019 was declared on June 20. The authorities closed the online registration of TNEA 2019 on May 31. TNEA 2019 is conducted for admission to undergraduate engineering and technology courses at some 563 participating institutes. Admission to different engineering and technology courses is based on normalized marks of 10+2 (qualifying exam) only, and no separate entrance test is held. TNEA 2019 applicants had to report for document verification at designated facilitation centres on the given schedule, post which rank list was announced. Candidates included in the TNEA 2019 rank list have to participate in choice filling and locking. Go through the rest of the article to learn more about TNEA 2019.
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TNEA 2019 - Quick Facts



Name of Admission Process

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions

Common Name


Name of Conducting Institute

Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE), Tamil Nadu

Number of Participating Institutes


Admission Process

The marks obtained by candidates in Qualifying exam will be considered. Also, there will be no separate entrance test.

Mode of Counselling


Available Seats

1.5 Lakh (Approximate)

TNEA Important Dates 2019

Important Dates of TNEA 2019

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Important Dates


Online registration commences

May 2, 2019


Last date to register

May 31, 2019


Random Number assignment

June 3, 2019


Publication of Rank List

June 20, 2019

TNEA 2019 Counselling Schedule


Aggregate Mark Range


Initial Payments

Add and Locking of Choices (3 Days)

Publication of Tentative Allotment

Confirmation of Tentative Allotment (2 Days)

Final Allotment Publication





Round 1





July 3 to 10, 2019 (5 PM)

July 8 to 10, 2019 (5 PM)

July 11, 2019

July 11 and 12, 2019 (5 PM)

July 13, 2019

Round 2





July 8 to 12, 2019 (5 PM)

July 13 to 15, 2019 (5 PM)

July 16, 2019

July 16 and 17, 2019 (5 PM)

July 18, 2019

Round 3





July 13 to 17, 2019 (5 PM)

July 18 to 20, 2019 (5 PM)

July 21, 2019

July 21 and 22, 2019 (5 PM)

July 23, 2019

Round 4





July 18 to 22, 2019 (5 PM)

July 23 to 24, 2019 (5 PM)

July 26, 2019

July 26 and 27, 2019 (5 PM)

July 28, 2019

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Revised schedule of TNEA 2019 Initial Payments for Round 4

July 18, 2019
July 19, 2019
July 20, 2019
July 21, 2019
Payment Open for all Four Rounds
July 22, 2019

Important Dates for Other State Quota Seats


Important Date

Start of online registration

To be notified

Last date to register

To be notified

TNEA Counselling 2019

DoTE, Tamil Nadu has released the provisional seat allotment for Round 4. The rank list of candidates who successfully complete the document verification process for TNEA 2019 counselling and seat allotment has been released earlier. Counselling for candidates belonging to special category was conducted from June 25 to 28. Counselling for all other category candidates has commenced in online mode from July 3. All such candidates could log-in to TNEA counselling 2019 portal and pay the required initial fee of Rs. 5000 (SC,ST and SCA candidates need to pay only Rs. 1000). Choice filling was held in online mode and it was recommended that candidates fill as many choices as possible, in the order of priority, to have a good chance at admission.

Please also note that candidates were able to fill fresh choices for each round.

TNEA counselling is conducted in online mode on different days, with candidates being placed under several groups based on normalized marks of 10+2.

TNEA Seat Allotment 2019

There would be a total of four TNEA 2019 seat allotment rounds. The final seat allotment result for Round 4 has been announced on July 28. Seats are first offered on a provisional basis, with candidates had the opportunity to accept or reject the offer. Seat allotment was based on the merit rank of the candidate, and selection of institute and course. Candidates who have been allotted seats had the provision of up-gradation in subsequent rounds.

TNEA Rank List 2019

For admission purpose, rank list of TNEA 2019 prepared based on the normalized marks obtained by the candidate in 10+2. For the normalization process, marks obtained by the candidate in physics, chemistry and mathematics will be calculated out of 200 ((Mathematics – 100, Physics + Chemistry – 100). This means, mathematics carries the same weightage as physics and chemistry combined. Normalization is done to ensure that there is a level playing field and candidates from one board doesn’t enjoy an unfair advantage over another.

In such cases where two or more candidates score the same marks, inter-se merit will be determined in the following sequence:

  • 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.

TNEA 2019 rank lists will be determined for all the participating institutes and will be branch and category-specific.

TNEA Random Number 2019

All eligible candidates have been issued TNEA 2019 random numbers post successful submission of application form. The purpose of the random number of TNEA 2019 is to help break the deadlock between candidates, if there is a tie even after exhausting all tie breaking rules. An unique 10-digit number, the random number can be checked by logging into applicant accounts. The random number has also been sent through SMS to the candidate's registered mobile number.

Steps to Check TNEA 2019 Random Number

  1. Go to the official website of TNEA 2019 (
  2. Candidates will have to provide their Login ID/Email ID and password
  3. Click on "Sign In"
  4. The assigned random number will be displayed on the screen.

TNEA Document Verification 2019

All candidates who have been assigned random numbers, had to next report at assigned facilitation centres for document verification. Internet-enabled facilitation centres were set up in all districts to ensure the document verification process is smooth and event-free. At the time of document verification, candidates were required to carry originals of all relevant documents and also photocopies.

TNEA Eligibility Criteria 2019

The eligibility criteria of TNEA 2019 are a set of conditions related to nativity, age, qualifying exam, etc. that each candidate needs to meet in order to be considered for admission. In such cases where the candidate doesn’t meet the prescribed TNEA 2019 eligibility criteria but still applies for admission, their applications won’t be considered. Given below are the key eligibility criteria.

TNEA 2019 Eligibility Criteria


  • Candidates from Tamil Nadu who have passed class VIII, IX, X, XI and XII exams from the state are eligible

  • Natives of Tamil Nadu who have passed any of class VIII, IX, X, XI and XII exams from schools situated outside the state of Tamil Nadu are also eligible, but have to submit Nativity Certificate

  • Wards of central government employees are also eligible if their parents are employed in TN for past five years.

  • Candidates who have studied VIII-XII in the state of TN are eligible and don’t need to enclose Nativity Certificate.

  • Children of All India service Tamil Nadu cadre officers can also apply.

  • Wards of Public Sector employees or those working in Government reecognised Institutions for past five years at the time of application submission are eligible.

Qualifying Exam: The candidate needs to have passed 10+2 with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Refer table below for minimum marks required for reserved categories.

Category-wise minimum marks in Qualifying Exam


Minimum Marks in PCM

General Category


Backward Class including

Backward Class Muslim






Age Limit: There is no age limit that has been specified, except for admission to marine engineering. Candidates applying to marine engineering must not be older than 25 years as on the last day of application submission.

Other marine-engineering related eligibility criteria

  • Academic qualification: The candidate needs to have passed 10+2 with minimum 60% marks in PCM. The candidate also needs to have studied English as one of the subjects, with at least 50% marks in the subject at class 10 or 10+2.

  • Height – Not less than 157 cm

  • Weight – Must be minimum 48 kg

  • Vision – Should have normal vision

TNEA 2019 Eligibility Criteria for other state candidates

Under this category, candidates who are not natives of Tamil Nadu, neither meets any of the nativity clauses mentioned above may apply.

Qualifying Exam: The candidate needs to have passed 10+2 or an equivalent exam with minimum 50% marks in aggregate (40% for SC and ST candidates) in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

TNEA Application Form 2019

DoTE, Tamil Nadu had released the application form of TNEA 2019 on May 2. Eligible candidates could fill the application form online, using correct and verifiable date and submit it before the last; applications received after last date were not considered.

How to fill the TNEA 2019 application form

  • Registration – The candidate had to register using valid email id and mobile number. The candidate in this step also had to enter details pertaining nativity, religion, and communication, etc.

  • Payment of application fee – The application fee was Rs. 500 for open, and Rs. 250 for SC, ST and SCA candidates from Tamil Nadu. The fee could be paid either online or offline (demand draft).

  • Filling of personal details – In this step information related to category, nationality, and also scholarships, etc. had to be entered.

  • Filling of academic information – The candidate had to enter class 10 and 10+2 marks, qualifying exam, board, etc.

  • Submit the application form – The candidate had to finally check if the application was complete in all respects before submitting it.

TNEA Cutoff 2019

DoTE, Tamil Nadu will release the cutoff of TNEA 2019 for each of the seat allotment rounds; in the last academic session there were five rounds of seat allotment. The TNEA 2019 cutoff would include the opening and closing rank of admission. Given the cutoff represents the last rank for which admission is offered, the candidate must try to score at least equal to or more than the cutoff that has been determined to have a good chance of admission. Also, not that the TNEA cutoff 2019 will be available branch and category-wise separately for each of the participating institutes. Some of the factors that determined the cutoff include sanctioned seats, number of applications received, and also category of the candidate.

TNEA Participating Institutes 2019

The participating institutes of TNEA 2019 are the 563 institutes that will offer admission to candidates post counselling and seat allotment. The TNEA 2019 participating institutes have a combined seat capacity of around 1.5 lakhs. Listed below are some of top participating institutes of TNEA 2019.

Some of the popular participating institutes of TNEA 2019

TNEA Seats Reservation 2019

A certain proportion of sanctioned seats will be set aside for reserved categories like SC, ST and BC candidates. These seats will not be available for general category candidates. Also, only representative of that particular category will be deemed eligible for seats reserved under that category, meaning candidate from one category will not be considered under another category.

Reservation of seats for TNEA 2019


Percentage of seats reserved

Open Competition (OC)


Backward Class (BC)


Backward Class Muslim (BCM)


Most Backward Class & Denotified Communities (MBC & DNC


Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars)


Scheduled Tribes


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