TNEA Counselling 2019: The Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE), Tamil Nadu will conduct Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission or TNEA 2019 Counselling between July 3 to 30, 2019 in online mode. The counselling for differently abled candidates will however be conducted earlier on June 20. TNEA is a centralized counselling process conducted every year by Anna University for admitting students in B.E./B.Tech first year course. But this year inwards, DoTE, Tamil Nadu is going to conduct the counselling process. The registrations for TNEA 2019 has ended on May 31, 2019. Seats are allotted to all the participating colleges through TNEA on the basis of marks scored in class 12 exam and no separate entrance exam is conducted in Tamil Nadu for UG admissions in engineering course. Students who want to participate in TNEA 2019 Counselling had to register in TNEA portal. DoTE, Tamil Nadu had opened TNEA facilitation centres (TFC) to help students register and participate in TNEA Counselling 2019. Students could register themselves either from home/cafe or visit facilitation centres. Students have to visit facilitation centres after registrations for verification of documents.Latest: TNEA 2019 random number has been published
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TNEA is a single window counselling for admissions in Anna University, Government/Government Aided colleges and colleges who surrender their seats for admissions through TNEA. DoTE, Tamil Nadu also facilitates admission to students through sports quota in B.Tech/B.E. for which a separate in-person counselling will be organized. Candidates can find below the complete details regarding TNEA Counselling 2019
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TNEA Counselling 2019 Important Dates:
TNEA 2019 application Process
May 2, 2019
Last date to submit application form
May 31, 2019
Random number announcement
June 3, 2019
June 17, 2019
Counselling for special reservation (in person)
Differently Abled quota- June 20, 2019
Ex-Servicemen quota- June 21, 2019
Sports quota- June 22, 2019
Counselling and seat allotment
July 3 to 28, 2019
Supplementary Counseling (In Person)
July 29, 2019
SCA to SC counseling (In person)
July 30, 2019
Reporting to allotted college
To be notified
TNEA 2019 Eligibility Criteria: Candidates who want to participate in TNEA counselling must satisfy themselves with TNEA 2019 Eligibility Criteria before registering. The detailed eligibility criteria for TNEA 2019 is mentioned below
Eligibility of Nativity
Candidates who have studied in class 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th from Tamil Nadu state are eligible to apply. They need not to produce nativity certificate.
Natives of Tamil Nadu who have studies outside the state are also eligible to apply by producing the nativity certificate
Children of central govt employee whose parents are posted in Tamil Nadu are also eligible to apply in TNEA
Wards of Tamil Nadu service (All India Cadre) are also eligible to participate in TNEA
Eligibility of Educational Qualification: Students who are applying for TNEA Counselling 2019 are required to meet the criteria of educational qualification failing which there admission shall stand cancelled. The detailed educational qualification is mentioned below
Category of Student
Backward Class (Including backward class Muslims)
MBC and DNC
Eligibility of Age: The TNEA conducting authority has not mandated any restrictions on minimum and maximum age except for Marine engineering, for which maximum permissible age is 25 at the time of submission of application.
Eligibility Criteria for Marine Engineering: Candidates who want to apply for Marine engineering course through TNEA must have
Passed class 12 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects having scored minimum 60% marks aggregate in PCM.
Candidates are also required to compulsorily have English 50% marks either in class 10th or 12th.
Minimum height permissible is 157 cm and minimum permissible weight is 48 kg.
Candidate must not have colour blindness and vision should be 6/6 in both the eyes.
TNEA Eligibility Criteria for Other State Candidates: Candidates who have passed their class 12 from a state other than Tamil Nadu are eligible to apply in TNEA other state quota. All the eligibility criteria for educational qualification and age remains the same other than the eligibility of nativity.
TNEA 2019 Counselling Procedure: Students who want to participate in TNEA counselling 2019 can find below the step by step guide for complete counselling procedure
Step 1- Registration: Candidate had to register using their basic details like name, father’s name, mobile number and email address. Candidates had to provide correct mobile number and email id as all the communication regarding TNEA Counselling 2019 will be exchanged using mobile number and email address provided during registration.
Step 2- Payment of Counselling Fees: Students who had successfully registered were required to pay the fees as per their respective category. Application fees for General/OBC is Rs.500 and Rs.250 for SC/ST category.
Step 3- Filling Personal Details: Candidates had to enter their details of nativity, nationality and category along with information like marks of qualifying exams and board.
Step 4- Submission of Form: Candidates had to verify all their details furnished in application form as no corrections will be allowed in later stages. After verifying all the details, candidate could submit the completely filled application form.
Step 5- Random Number Allotment: Candidates have been allotted a 10 digit random number. 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.
Step 6- Document Verification: All those candidates who have successfully submitted the application form and has been allotted a random number are required to report at TNEA facilitation centres for document verification. Candidates must carry all the below mentioned documents in original for the purpose of verification.
High School marksheet
Transfer certificate from last school attended
Nativity certificate (In case applicable)
Category certificate (Applicable category)
Photo identity proof like Aadhaar, Election ID card, Driving licence
Step 7- Merit List: The conducting authority of TNEA will prepare a merit list on the basis of normalized marks by into taking account marks of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Marks scored by candidate in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics will be calculated out of 100 with break-up of 100 marks for Mathematics and 50 marks each for Physics and Chemistry. Physics and Chemistry subjects carry equal weightage. In case of tie-break inter-se merit will be prepared on the basis of
Marks in Mathematics
Marks in Physics
Marks in optional subject
Age (Older candidate to get preference)
Random Number ( Candidate high high number to get preference)
Step 8- Counselling: Candidates whose name is listed in merit list will be able to participate in TNEA Counselling 2019 as per their order of merit. Counselling will be held at TNEA facilitation centres. Candidates are also required to submit an initial fees of Rs.5000 (Rs.1000 in case of SC/ST) towards college admission. Candidate have to log in to their TNEA account using their registration number and password and fill their choices. Students must fill choices in order of their preference and should enter as much choices as they can for higher chances of getting a seat in college. There will be multiple rounds of counselling and candidate have to enter fresh choices in each counselling round.
Step 9- Seat Allotment Result: DoTE, Tamil Nadu will release the result of first round seat allotment after the choice filling round. The allotment of seat will be made solely on the basis of merit list prepared by DoTE, Tamil Nadu choices filled and category of the candidate. Candidate have to login to their TNEA account to see the result of seat allotment. Candidates can either accept the seat or surrender the seat to participate in next round of counselling. The final seat allotment result will be announced after the completion of all rounds of counselling. Candidates who have been allotted a seat must report to the allotted institute for further admission process.
TNEA Facilitation Centres: The DoTE, Tamil Nadu opens TNEA facilitation centres across many cities in Tamil Nadu to help students in participating in the counselling. Students can find below the list of cities for TNEA Counselling 2019
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Important Instructions to candidates: Candidates who are participating in TNEA 2019 must read all the below mentioned instructions carefully before applying
Candidate had to check their eligibility of educational qualification and nativity before applying for TNEA 2019 Counselling
Candidates were advised to mention their correct mobile number and email address as all the communication regarding TNEA will be communicated through mobile number and email address
All the candidates had to fill their choices as per their order of preference
Allocation of seats (rules of reservation)
Backward Class Muslim
Most Backward Class & Denotified Communities
Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars)
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