TNEA Reservation Criteria 2023 - Check here List of Reserved Categories
TNEA Reservation Criteria 2023 - The Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE), Tamil Nadu will release the TNEA 2023 reservation criteria for admission to B.E./B.Tech courses offered by 539 TNEA participating institutes. The authorities offer reservation under seven categories namely OC, BC, BCM (BC Muslim), MBC & DNC, SC, SCA, and ST on the basis of TNEA reservation criteria.
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The authorities also reiterate the TNEA 2023 reservation criteria for candidates of special categories. Candidates also have to comply with TNEA eligibility conditions for admissions through TNEA 2023. Read the article for detailed information on the reservation criteria of TNEA 2023.
TNEA 2023 Reservation Criteria
The authorities specify the percentage of seats reserved for admissions through TNEA. For candidates of Tamil Nadu and other states, given below is the TNEA reservation 2023 which is distributed into 7 categories i.e. OC, BC, BCM (BC Muslim), MBC & DNC, SC, SCA, and ST.
TNEA Reservation Criteria 2023
Category of Candidates
Percentage of TNEA Reservation
Backward Classes (BC)
Backward Class Muslim
Most Backward Class & Denotified Communities
Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars)
TNEA Reservation 2023 - Community Certificates
Candidates belonging to reserved communities as per TNEA 2023 reservation criteria will have to produce relevant certificates for admissions. The table below shows the community and authorized entity to issue such community certificate:
Certificate Issuing Authority
Revenue Divisional Officer / Sub Collector of their native place (except Chennai) or P.A. (General) to Collector of Chennai. The Community Certificate card issued by Tahsildars upto 11.11.1989 is valid.
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars)
Tahsildar of Native Taluk of the candidate
Backward Class / Backward Class (Muslim) / Most Backward Class / Denotified Communities.
Headquarters Deputy Tahsildar / Zonal Deputy Tahsildar / Deputy Tahsildar (Certificates)
TNEA 2023 Special Reservation
The authorities have also specified special reservations under the TNEA reservation criteria 2023. It may be noted that only candidates belonging to the state of Tamil Nadu are eligible to apply under TNEA special reservation.
TNEA Special reservation
Number of Seats
University Departments and Colleges
Govt. & Govt. Aided Colleges
Son’s / Daughter’s of Ex-Servicemen
Persons with benchmark disabilities
Blindness and low vision
Deaf and hard hearing
Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy
Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness
Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the programme identified for each disabilities
University Colleges / Govt. / Aided and Self Financing Colleges
Eminent Sports Persons
TNEA Reservation 2023 - Eligibility Criteria for Various Categories of Differently Abled Persons
Candidates can refer the eligibility criteria for various categories of differently abled persons mentioned below-
Candidates with low vision of 40% or above will be eligible for claiming reservation. “Blindness” means a person having total absence of sight or visual acuity less than 3/60 or less than 10/200. "Low-vision" means visual acuity not exceeding 6/18 or less than 20/60 up to 3/60 or upto 10/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with best possible corrections
Candidates with 40 db and above hearing ability only in the better ear with speech discrimination score of 50 % and above will only eligible to claim reservation. "Deaf" means persons having 70 DB hearing loss in speech frequencies in both ears. "Hard of hearing" means a person having 60 DB to 70 DB hearing loss in speech frequencies in both ears.
Candidates with permanent physical impairment of 40 % and above will be eligible for reservation
Candidates with multiple disabilities with permanent physical impairment of 40 % and above will be eligible for reservation
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - TNEA Reservation Criteria 2023 - Check here List of Reserved Categories
Question: When are TNEA reservation documents required to be produced before the officials?
While conducting the TNEA counselling 2023, the authorities conduct a round of document verification. Candidates who applied under reserved categories will have to produce the documents of reservation.
Question: Is there any special reservation as well for TNEA 2023?
Yes, there is a provision of special reservation for TNEA which is only applicable for candidates of Tamil Nadu.
Question: How many categories enjoy reservation as per TNEA 2023 reservation criteria?
The authorities will release the TNEA reservation 2023 online.
Question: Is there any reservation followed for Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions?
Yes, the authorities will announced the TNEA reservation criteria 2023 along with the official notification for a particular academic session.
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