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 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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Harsh 13 hours ago

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HarshLast Seen: 11 hours 45 min agoJoined on: 11-Jun-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above

How does tancet will be held ? Will there be any rounds?

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Manisha Gupta 13 hours ago

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Based on the number of vacant seats, the number of counselling rounds will be decided by the conducting officials. You can check the complete information about counselling with the given below link.ht...Read More

Santheya 15 hours ago

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SantheyaLast Seen: 15 hours 11 min agoJoined on: 05-Jun-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above

Hey i got 45 tancet normalized mark in mba. can you tell me some government colleges to join??

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KARAN HANDA 11 hours ago

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Please mention your category since i am assuming OC category to predict colleges for you, for this information following two colleges are definitely available for you:Easwari Engineering College, Rama...Read More

charles vinoth 24 hours ago

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Charles VinothLast Seen: 23 hours 36 min agoJoined on: 11-Jun-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Graduate & Above

I scored 39.51 in tancet exam,is there any possible to get Anna university seats I'm belongs to BC

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Ayushshroff 14 hours ago

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Ayushshroff Last Seen: 13 hours 50 min agoJoined on: 12-Jun-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation


Sorry to say but with this score you will not be able to get seat in Anna university. 

All the best. 

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Poornima NandakumarLast Seen: 14 hours 31 min agoJoined on: 12-Mar-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: In Graduation

Is MBA in srm University and srm school of Management same course or does the arts and science college of srm University also have MBA??

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Deepjyoti ChowdhuryLast Seen: 1 day 9 hours agoJoined on: 15-May-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: In Graduation

Hi Poornima,

The MBA in SRM university is same as MBA in SRM school of management. School of management is just a department under the umbrella of the courses offered by the university.

Good luck


Sangavi 2 days ago

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SangaviLast Seen: 19 hours 16 min agoJoined on: 16-Jul-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Graduate & Above

I scored 34.213 in M.E tancet (BC category). Will I get kumaraguru or bannari Amman college?

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Rahul Gupta 2 days ago

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Rahul GuptaLast Seen: 18 hours 19 min agoJoined on: 10-May-2016Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Class 12

It will be difficult but you should be able to get it.

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