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Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test – 2018 (TANCET – 2018)

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test – 2018 (TANCET – 2018)

TANCET 2018 Application portal is currently closed.

What is TANCET?

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test, or TANCET, is a state-level entrance examination conducted every year by the Anna University, Chennai, along with the Government of Tamil Nadu. By taking this test, candidates can admit to ME, M.Tech, M.Arch, M.Plan, MCA and MBA courses of Tamil Nadu State.  In 2017, close 50K students took the TANCET 2017 examination.

List of Contents

  • Important Dates.
  • Type of Examination.
  • Date of Examination.
  • Medium of Examination.
  • Eligibility Criteria.
  • TANCET Application.
    • Application fee.
    • Registration Steps.
  • TANCET Hall Ticket.
  • Exam Pattern.
  • Test Cities.
  • Results.
  • Important Links.
  • Counseling procedure.

TANCET 2018 Important Dates

Event Tentative Dates
Online Application form starts from 1st week of May 2018
Last date of filling the form 3rd week of May 2018
Availability of TANCET Exam 2018 Admit Card 2nd week of June 2018
TANCET 2018 exam date 2nd week of June 2018
Announcement of Results Last week of June 2018
Counseling starts from 1st week of July 2018

Type of Examination

TANCET 2018 will be an offline (Pen/Paper) type of examination i.e. OMR sheets will be used as answer sheets.

TANCET 2018 Exam Date

The tentative date of TANCET 2018 is 2nd week of June 2018.

Medium of Examination

TANCET 2018 will be conducted in English language only.

TANCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

For M.Tech/M.E/M.Arch/M.Plan courses

Candidate must have secured at least 50% marks (45% for those who belong to reserved categories) in the relevant degree examinations. Following degrees are considered relevant:

  1. E/B.Tech/B.Arch or,
  2. Pharm. or,
  3. Master’s in relevant branch of Science/Arts or,
  4. 10+2+AMIE or,
  5. 10+3 + AMIE.

For MBA course

Candidate in possession of Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent of minimum 3 years duration in any discipline with minimum 50% marks (45% for reserved categories). Either of the following is considered relevant:

  1. 10+2+3 or,
  2. 10+3 year Diploma + 3 or,
  3. E/B.Tech/B.Arch./B.Pharm or,
  4. 10+2+AMIE or,
  5. 10+3+AMIE.

For MCA course

Obtained Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent of minimum 3 years with Mathematics at 10+2 or graduation level securing 50% marks (45% marks for reserved category).

  1. 10+2+3/4 or,
  2. 10+3 year Diploma + 3 or,
  3. 10+2+AMIE or,
  4. 10+3+AMIE.

For MCA (Lateral Entry)

In Possession of Bachelor’s degree in B.Sc (Computer Science/Information Technology), BCA with Mathematics at 10+2 or graduation level.

Candidates should have secured 50% marks (45% for reserved category candidates) in the qualifying examination.

Candidates in the final year of study are also eligible to appear for TANCET exam 2018.

Candidates belonging to other states are also eligible to apply for TANCET, however, they must read the eligibility criteria laid down by each Institute before appearing.

TANCET 2018 Application Form

TANCET 2018 application portal is yet to begin functioning.

TANCET 2018 online Application form will tentatively be available from 1st week of May to 3rd week of May 2018.

Only one application form will be accepted for all three courses offered by TANCET 2018.

Application Fee

An application fee of Rs.500 (Rs.250 for Reserved category) must be paid by candidates applying for a single program.

Candidates applying for more than one program must pay Rs. 500 towards each program as application fee.

The application fee can be paid through online mediums only.

Registration Process

  • Begin by visiting the official website of Anna University – or that of TANCET 2018 Examination
  • Now, register as a new user through the registration link by providing personal details such as name, email id, password and other requested details.
  • After successfully registering, log in by entering the email ID and password submitted during registration. Now complete the remaining application form.
  • Fill all the required details and also upload a recent colored passport sized photograph.
  • Pay the application fee through online mediums.
  • Take a print out of the completed application form and keep it safe for future references.

TANCET 2018 Hall Ticket

Students can download their TANCET 2018 Hall tickets from the website in 2nd week of June 2018.

TANCET 2018 Exam Pattern

TANCET 2018 written test will be 2 hours long bearing 100 questions (MBA/MCA) and 115 in the case of M.E/M.Tech/M.Plan./M.Arch.

1 mark will be awarded for every correct answer and (1/3) marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

TANCET MBA 2018 Pattern

The question paper for MBA admissions shall have the following sections:

  1. Reading Passages.
  2. English Grammar.
  3. Data Interpretation.
  4. Mathematics.

TANCET MCA 2018 Pattern

The question paper for MCA admissions shall have the following sections:

  1. Quantitative Ability.
  2. Analytical Ability.
  3. Computer Awareness.
  4. Logical Reasoning.


TANCET question paper for M.E/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan exam will have 3 parts:

Part I & II will have 55 questions based on discipline applying for, however, part III shall have 60 questions based on the subject chosen at the time of registration.

TANCET 2018 Cities

TANCET Exam 2018 is expected to be held in the following cities:

  1. Chennai.
  2. Coimbatore.
  3. Chidambaram.
  4. Dindigul.
  5. Erode.
  6. Karaikudi.
  7. Madurai.
  8. Nagercoil.
  9. Salem.
  10. Thanjavur.
  11. Tirunelveli.
  12. Tiruchirappalli.
  13. Vellore.
  14. Villupuram.
  15. Virudhunagar.

TANCET 2018 Results

The result of the examination will be out in last week of June 2018. Candidates are advised to download their score cards from the website and save it till the completion of the admission process.

Official site of Anna University
TANCET 2018 main page

TANCET 2018 Counselling

The counseling process of TANCET will start in the month of July. After the announcement of results, candidates who have passed the test can appear in the TANCET counseling sessions.

The below-mentioned documents are required to appear in the counseling process:

  1. Character Certificate/Bonafide/Conduct
  2. Category certificate.
  3. Domicile Certificate (State of Domicile)
  4. 10th Marks list.
  5. Qualifying Examination marks list and passing certificate (proof of degree).
  6. TANCET 2018 Admit card/Hall ticket.
  7. TANCET 2018 Score Card.   

Stay Tuned for more updates on TANCET in the future. Also comment down below if you have any queries or suggestions for us.

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