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Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions – 2018 (TNEA 2018)


TNEA (Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions) is an annually held admission process conducted by Anna University, Tamil Nadu for UG engineering admissions in Tamil Nadu. TNEA is a single window admission process, NOT ENTRANCE EXAM, based on candidate’s 12th standard scores. TNEA 2018 official notification is expected to release in the 1st week of May 2018.

List of Contents

  • Important Dates.
  • Eligibility Criteria.
  • Marine Engineering Eligibility Criteria.
  • Normalization Procedure.
  • How to apply?
    • Application fee.
  • Rank List Publication
  • Counseling Procedure.
  • Important links.

TNEA 2018 Important Dates


Tentative Date

Notification Release date 1st week of May 2018
Availability of  Application form 1st week of May 2018
Last date to submit Application form Last week of May 2018
Publication of merit list Last week of June 2018
Counselling Last week of June 2018

TNEA 2018 Eligibility

Domicile Requirements

Candidates, belonging to the State of Tamil Nadu who have completed their 10+2 education from the state itself, are eligible.

Candidates, who do not belong to the state of Tamil Nadu, but have studied 8th – 12th standards from the state, can apply.

Tamil Nadu natives, who have completed their 10+2 examination from another state, satisfy the TNEA 2018 eligibility criteria.

Children of central government employees who have been serving in the state continuously for the past five or more years are also eligible. However, they must produce a valid service certificate of their parents or guardians.

Children of Officers belonging to All India Service Tamil Nadu Cadre are also eligible for the admission process.

Qualifying Examination

  • The candidate should have passed the 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM) as compulsory subjects from the recognized board.
  • In order to be eligible, the applicant must have scored minimum 50% (General Category), or 45%(OBC Category), or 40% for MBC, DNC, SC, ST, and SCA in the 12th or equivalent exam.

Improvement Marks

As per 2008 order, improvement marks will not be considered in TNEA exam.

For Marine Engineering

Qualifying Examination

Passed the 12th std or equivalent exam with a minimum aggregate of 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics combined.

Had English as a mandatory subject in 10th/12th & scored 50% marks in it either in 10th or 12th.

Age Limit

Age must haven’t exceeded 25 years.

Height & Weight

Candidate must be at least 157 cm tall & should bear at least 48 kg weight.

Normalization Procedure

TNEA admissions are solely based on candidate’s performance in the 12th or equivalent exam.

Marks scored by TNEA 2018 applicant in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM group) will be normalized to 200 for rank calculation.

Maximum marks applicable in PCM are first reduced to 200 (100 for Mathematics & 100 for Physics + Chemistry) & then equated with HSC exam of Tamil Nadu state board.


Consider the example of a candidate called X.

Let’s say, Mr. X has scored 60 marks in Physics in HSC exam. However, the topper of X’s board has scored 90 marks in the same subject. On the other hand, topper of Tamil Nadu state board has scored 100 in Physics.

Therefore, in X’s case, his normalized marks will be calculated as:

X’s Physics Score = 60
X’s Board topper’s Physics score = 90
Tamil Nadu’s HSC topper score = 100.

X’s Normalized Physics Marks =  (100/90) X60 = 66.66 

In the case of nationalized board like CBSE, the marks will not be equated with Tamil Nadu state board marks. The normalization in these cases will be done using marks scored by toppers of the respective board.

How to Apply for TNEA 2018?

TNEA 2018 Application portal is currently closed.

The application form for TNEA 2018 will be available via both online & Offline mediums.

TNEA 2018 application forms will be released most likely in the month of May 2018.

Application Fee

Online mode

Candidates applying through online application forms must pay following sums of money:



General Rs. 500
SC/ST/MBC/DNC/OBC Category Rs. 250
Physically Challenged Rs.250

Offline mode

Candidates applying through Offline application forms for TNEA 2018, must pay following amounts:



General Rs. 700
SC/ST/MBC/DNC/OBC Category Rs. 450
Physically Challenged Rs.450

The prescribed registration fee can be paid online through a payment gateway provided using a Credit Card or a Debit Card issued by banks in India or through Internet Banking.


The Candidates can also pay the fee offline at the designated centers.

A detailed description of the TNEA application form will be published soon.

TNEA 2018 Rank List

The TNEA 2018 rank list will be published in the last week of June 2018. 

The TNEA 2018 rank list is prepared on the basis of intermediate score scaled to 200 points.

TNEA 2018 Counselling

TNEA 2018 Counselling will start tentatively from the Last week of June 2018. The counselling will be organized & managed by Anna University.

TNEA 2018 counselling will be based on candidate’s position in the TNEA 2018 rank list declared before.

Candidates need to submit the following documents during counseling for verification.

  • 10 & 12 Mark sheet
  • 10 & 12 qualifying certificate
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Identity proof
  • Six passport size photograph

Candidates have to pay the initial deposit of Rs. 5000/- (Rs. 1000/- for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu)  in cash or DD as counselling fee.

Application of Link


Anna University Official webste
TNEA 2018 official information brochure Yet to be Released.
TNEA Application portal Yet to be Published.
TNEA 2018 Login Page Yet to be published

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