What is TANCET?

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is conducted by Anna University for the admissions to M.Tech and M.E programmes in the various colleges in Tamil Nadu. GATE qualified candidates are exempt from appearing for the TANCET. Admissions to postgraduate programmes offered at University Departments/University Colleges of Anna University, Government..Read More

TANCET Important Dates

Application Date
Application Date


02/Apr/2018 to 25/Apr/2018  12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Exam Date
Exam Date


19/May/2018 to 19/May/2018  10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

TANCET Application Details

Candidates must register first before filling the online application form of TANCET. 


What to keep ready before filling the TANCET Application Form?

A good recent colour passport size photograph. Candidates applying online must scan the photograph and upload it. The photograph to be scanned must be in a file with a maximum size of 25 KB in JPG or JPEG format only.


How to Fill TANCET Application Form?

Step 1: Registration- Candidates must enter the following:

  • Name

  • Date of Birth

  • Gender

  • Email ID

  • Password

  • Confirm Password

Step 2: Filling the Online TANCET Application Form- Candidates must log in and fill the following details-

Personal Details:

  • Name           

  • Date of Birth          

  • Gender          

  • SSLC Reg. No.      

  • Year of Passing       

  • HSC/Diploma Year of Passing           

  • Nationality 

  • Nativity       

  • Community       

  • Entrance Test Centre           

  • Applying for Entrance Test

 Other Details to be entered:

  • Section Under Part III opted (for M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan. only)

  • Course Studied/Studying Details

  • Address for Communication

  • Upload Photo: file size not  more than 25 KB in JPG or JPEG format only

  • Declaration

 Step 4: Submission of TANCET Online Application Form:

  • After successful submission, candidates must take a printout of the online application form. They need not send the application copy to Anna University.

  • They must note the unique application number mentioned on the application form.


TANCET Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have passed any one of the following Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the relevant field with a minimum of 50% (45% in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category):

  • B.E / B.Tech./B.Arch. degree programme.

  • B.Pharm./B.Sc (Agri./Forestry / Horticulture/Fishery) degree programme

  • Master’s Degree in the relevant branch of Science/Arts, which are prescribed

  • M.Sc. (5 years) Integrated Degree Programme

  • B.Sc. 3 years (Computer Science/Information Technology) and M.Sc. 2 years (Computer Science/Information Technology)

  • MCA (3 years) after 10+2+3 years bachelor’s degree

  • MCA Lateral Entry (2 years) after 10+2+3 years degree in BCA or B.Sc.(Computer Science/Information Technology)

  • Candidates with 10+2+AMIE OR 10+3 years’ diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education)+AMIE are also eligible to apply.




Modes of Payment

Credit Card
Debit Card
Net Banking
Demand Draft

TANCET Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam: Offline
Exam Format: Objective

TANCET Exam Centers

TANCET exam will be held at 15 centers across the country

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TANCET Counselling Details

Anna University conducts TANCA, which is Tamil Nadu common admissions for the M.Tech courses in the state. Candidates, who have qualified in GATE/TANCET, can apply for the counselling and subsequent admissions. TANCA is the process of admission to M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan. degree programmes offered in the University Departments/Constituent Colleges, Government, Government Aided Engineering Colleges and Self-financing Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu through single window counselling.


TANCA Counselling:

  • Eligible candidates must attend the counselling in person as per the specified schedule.

  • They must get their documents verified before paying the counselling fee and admission fee.

  • The Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of “The Secretary, TANCA, Anna University” payable at Chennai.

  • Candidates have to report to the allotted college on the date specified and complete the admission formalities by paying the balance fee.


TANCET Counselling Centers

TANCET counselling will be held at 1 center across the country

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Sir how to get score in tancet exam for Government college of technology in Coimbatore

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Which materials is very useful to preparing for TANCET exam? Please give me the material( books) name.

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SonaLast Seen: 12 hours 17 min agoJoined on: 07-May-2017Education Interest: LawEducation Level: In Graduation
Hey Mangai. The most popular book for TANCET engineering is TANCET (M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Arch. / M.Plan) [Paperback] by V.V.K. Subburaj/ Sura Books.However you can check out the belo...Read More

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SusmithALast Seen: 2 days 12 hours agoJoined on: 18-Apr-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Class 12

Are students from andhra Pradesh are eligible to TANCET and TNET

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Hello thanks for contacting careers 360 If you are citizen of Andhra Pradesh state and want to apply for seats in Tamil nadu You can definitely write the entrance exams but you would be having a low...Read More

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If I a student has gap year between 10th and 11th.how many times is he eligible for jee main and advance

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See that is not the criteria they look for. They will check the date of birth and then the year in which the candidate has passed class 12. These 2 factors determine eleigibility for JEE Main. If you ...Read More
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In need of M.E CSE TANCET question paper from 2015 to 2017. Any help is highly appreciable!

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