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TNEA Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE), Tamil Nadu will release the eligibility criteria of TNEA 2020 along with the official notification. Candidates applying for B.E./B.Tech courses offered by 539 participating institutes must fulfil TNEA eligibility criteria 2020 as prescribed by DoTE. TNEA 2020 eligibility criteria will include parameters like nativity, age limit, educational qualification, etc. Candidates who will not meet the minimum eligibility criteria of TNEA 2020 and will not submit the application form along with supporting documents before the last date of application will not be considered for admission. The authorities can cancel the candidature of candidates not satisfying TNEA 2020 eligibility criteria at any stage of admission process. Read the full article to know more about TNEA eligibility criteria 2020.

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The application form of TNEA 2020 will be released tentatively in the first week of May. TNEA counselling and choice filling process will start tentatively in the first week of July.

TNEA 2020 Important Dates


Dates (Tentative)

Start date of online registration

First week of May 2020

Last date of online registration

Last week of May 2020

Issue of Random Number

First week of June 2020

Commencement of Certificate Verification at all other TFC's

First week to second week of June 2020

Declaration of Rank List

Third week of June 2020

Commencement of Counselling

First week of July 2020

TNEA Eligibility Criteria 2020

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria of TNEA 2020 prescribed by the authorities before filling the application form. Applicants must satisfy the below mentioned TNEA 2020 eligibility criteria before the last date of application.

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TNEA 2020 Nativity Criteria

All the candidates who fall into any of the below mentioned category of nativity will be eligible to apply for TNEA 2020. However, the candidates will be required to submit the supporting documents in order to be considered for final seat allotment.

TNEA 2020- Nativity



Certificate Required


Tamil Nadu candidates who have passed VIII, IX, X, XI and XII Std. from schools situated in Tamil Nadu

All such candidates will not be required to submit nativity certificate.


Tamil Nadu native candidates who have passed any of the VIII, IX, X, XI and XII Std. or their equivalent examination from schools situated outside Tamil Nadu

Such candidates will have to produce Original Nativity Certificate only in electronic form/digitally signed e-Certificate at the time of document verification at TNEA Facilitation Centre (TFC).


Children of Central Government Employees (irrespective of their native) whose parents have been serving in Tamil Nadu continuously for the past 5 years

Such candidates will have to produce a certificate from the employer of the parent or guardian at the time of document verification at TFC.


Children of employees in Public Sector or Government recognised Institutions who at the time of submission of application for admission employed in Tamil Nadu continuously for the past five years

Such candidates will have to produce a certificate from the employer stating that the person is a Permanent Employee of the Firm or Institution and is working in Tamil Nadu continuously for the past 5 years at the time of verification at TFC.

Candidates will also have to produce the evidence of working like Income Tax return, PF Slips, etc. along with the certificate.


Children of All India service Tamil Nadu cadre officers

Such candidates will have to produce a Self declaration from the parent at the time of document verification at TFC.


Other State candidates who have studied VIII, IX, X, XI and XII Std. in Tamil Nadu

Such candidates will not be required to submit nativity certificate.

TNEA 2020 Qualifying Examinations and Eligibility

Applicants will be required to pass any of the qualifying examinations mentioned below-

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Qualifying Examination- Candidates must have passed HSC (Academic: both +1 and +2) or its equivalent with a minimum average percentage (mentioned below) in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together.


Candidates must have passed HSC in any one of the Vocational Subjects (both +1 and +2) with any one of the Engineering related subjects namely Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry with a minimum average percentage (mentioned below) put together.

Vocational Subjects for B.E/B.Tech Degree Admission

Group Code

Vocational Subjects


General Machinist


Electrical Machines and Appliances


Electronic Equipments


Draughtsman Civil


Auto Mechanic


Textile Technology

Minimum average percentage required



Minimum Average Percentage





Backward class including backward class Muslim








Note- Improvement marks of candidates including other state candidates will not be considered from 2006 onwards.

TNEA eligibility criteria 2020 for candidates applying for Marine Engineering branch

Candidates should have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics (P), Chemistry (C), Mathematics (M) and English as separate subject with an average of not less than 60 % in PCM. Further a minimum of 50 % in English either at 10th or 12th standard.

Other Requirements:

(i) Maximum age limit- 25 years.

(ii) Minimum Height- 157 cm.

(iii) Minimum Weight- 48 kg.

(iv) Normal Colour vision.

It should be noted all the candidates applying for Marine Engineering will be considered for admission only after they produce physical fitness certificate obtained from the Medical Officer authorised by the Director General of Shipping.

Note for female candidates applying for Mining Engineering branch

All the female candidates applying for Mining Engineering must satisfy the academic norms of Anna University to be eligible for admission. All female applicants must note that-

  • No women will be employed in any part of the mine below ground.

  • No women will be allowed to work in any mine (above ground) except between 6 am to 7 pm.

  • No adolescent or female must descend or ascend a shaft in a cage or other means of conveyance unless accompanied by one or more adult males.

All the information in this article is based on previous year’s notification and brochure. The latest information will be updated here as soon as it is available on the official website.


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how can i get admission in Anna University?

Pachigolla Hemanth 15th Dec, 2019

Hello Devesh balot,

For getting admission  in Anna University,For getting admission in BE/ B.Tech and B.Arch  you can go merit in TNEA and NATA qualified candidates are also eligible to apply for B.Arch program and for getting admission in  ME/ M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan/ MBA and MCA  you can go through TANCET and ME/ M.Tech through gate also. For M.Sc and M.Phil courses Anna University will conducts a entrance exam.

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does SRM institute of science and technology is one among the Anna university or not

Kanupriya Gupta 15th Dec, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

SRM institute of science and technology was formerly known as SRM University. It is deemed to be university. So, it does not come under the umbrella of Anna University.

SRM is one of the top ranking universities in India with over 38000 students, and more than 2600 faculties offering a wide array of courses in engineering, Management, Medical and Health Science, Science and Humanities. The academia has foreign faculties, a dynamic curriculum, great global connections and exciting apparatus for research set it apart. Many courses are offered with a collaborative effort from foreign universities.

Placements are almost 100% at TCS, Wipro, Cognizant, Infosys, Siemens, and others. Top salary of US $200,000 offered to NANO Researcher Mr. Shivaraman at California, USA.

SRM Institute of Science and Technology also provides scholarships for those who have scored above 95% in CBSE or State Board exams. For a 100% fee waiver, SRM provides Founder's scholarship plus a stipend of Rs.1,000 per month to top state, SRMEEE, JEE and AIEEE rankers, sports persons and socio-economic disdained.

For engineering, it ranks 36th in the country amongst other esteemed institutes.

Facilities are: Hostel fro both boys and girls, Gym, library, sports, cafeteria, auditorium, Medical aid, WIFI, IT infrastructure, Transport facilities, Laboratories, Convenience stores, Alumni Associations, , Guest Rooms and Bank facilities.

In reviews, it has been ranked high by students for all the aspects from hostel to infrastructure to college life. To get to know more, visit:

Hope this helps. All the best!


MBA logistics and supply chain management apply procedure at Anna university camp tiruchchirappalli bharathithasan university

Sanjanaleekha 14th Dec, 2019

Hi there,

For MBA in logistics and supply chain management at Anna University, you need to register for the same of the link provided herein, but the admission process for 2020 has not been started yet, so i would suggest you to visit this link provided from time to time to keep a lookout for the start of admission process. Link is,


nenu Andhra Pradesh nunchi tamilnadu lo Anna University Chennai lo chadavali anukuntuna.anduku ap government fee rehembursement istunda??

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 13th Dec, 2019

Naresh, AP Fee reimbursement scheme is applicable for AP Students studying within Andhra Pradesh. But if you want to study in Tamilnadu, you have to bear your own expenses because you will not be entitled for reimbursement if you study outside the State. The reimbursement scheme is for students studying within Andhra Pradesh.


how are the placements in Anna University for mba students.please Dont be lie.only for mba not for BTech.

Burhan Khan 13th Dec, 2019

Hello Naresh!

Anna University has a good academic report.

It has decent placement record.

Generally, students gets placed on-campus and average package is around 5-6 lakhs per annum.

All the best!

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