Exam Detail

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2018

  • Test Level-: State Level
  •     Eligibility-: Graduation
  • Duration-:
  • Medium-: Multiple
  • Examination Mode-: Both

TANCET 2018 Notification - Applications for Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2018 conducted by Anna University, Chennai on behalf of Government of Tamil Nadu from candidates who seek admission to (i) MBA (ii) MCA, and (iii) M.E. / M.Tech / M.Arch / M.Plan Degree Programs for the year 2018-19
Courses offered under Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test are MBA, MCA, M.E., M.Tech., M.Plan, and M.Arch. It is conducted by Anna University, in the month of May 2018
Application Form for TANCET will be available from the 02nd April 2018, on the official website

Programs of Study

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
  • Master of Engineering (M.E) / Master of Technology (M. Tech) /
  • Master of Architecture (M. Arch)/Master of Planning (M .Plan)

Offered at:

  • University Departments of Anna University, Chennai-25 and Anna University Regional Campuses
  • Government, Govt. Aided Eng. College, Arts & Science College and
  • Self-Financing (Eng, Arts & Science Colleges /including stand-alone Institutions)
  • Other Universities functioning under the state Act in Tamilnadu & Self-Financing Colleges(Engineering Colleges, Arts & Science Colleges/including stand-alone Institutions) may also opt to admit the candidates on the basis of the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test 2018

ME/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan Degree Programs

  • University Depts of Anna University, Chennai-25 and Anna University Regional Centres and University Colleges of Engineering
  • Government, Govt. Aided Eng. Colleges and;
  • Self-Financing Engineering Colleges of the seats surrendered for admission through Single Window Counselling
  • Other institutions may also opt to admit candidates on the basis of the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test 2018

Eligibility Criteria

  • University has set some eligibility criteria for the candidates who wise to apply for the test. Candidates can read below the criteria according to the program they are applying for:

For MBA

  • A pass in a recognised Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration and obtained at least 50% (45% in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree exam
  • 10+2+3 years pattern (or)
  • 10+3 years Diploma +3 years pattern (or)
  • BE / B.Tech / B.Arch / B.Pharm (or)
  • 10+2 + AMIE* (or) ii) 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE

For MCA

  • A pass in a recognised Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration with mathematics at 10+2 level or at Graduate level and obtained at least 50% (45% in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree exam
  • 10+2+3 / 4 years Pattern (or)
  • 10+3 years diploma + 3 years Pattern
  • 10+2 + AMIE (or) (ii) 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE

For MCA Lateral Entry

  • A pass in a recognised Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration in BCA, B.Sc. (Computer Science/Information Technology) with mathematics at 10+2 level or at Graduate level and obtained at least 50% (45% in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination
  • 10+2+3 years Pattern or;
  • 10+3 years Diploma + 3 years Pattern

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

  • A pass in a recognised Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the relevant field and obtained at least 50% (45% in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination
  • B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch (or)
  • B.Pharm/B.Sc (Agri./ Forestry / Horticulture / Fishery) degree program(or)
  • Master’s Degree in the relevant branch of Science / Arts, which are prescribed (or)
  • M.Sc. (5 years) Integrated (or)
  • B.Sc. 3 years (Computer Science/Information Technology) and MSc 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 BSc (Computer Science / Information Technology)
  • i) 10+2 + AMIE (or)
  • 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE
  • Candidates appearing for the final semester / year of examination of the said qualifying degree course except courses offered by Professional Institution's (like AMIE) during April/May 2018 may also apply for TANCET 2018

Note

  • Candidates admitted through Lateral Entry in degree courses are not eligible except, B.E/B.Tech and MCA degree Courses
  • Candidates with B.E/B.Tech degree obtained through Distance/Weekend mode are not eligible
  • Candidates with degree obtained without studying 10th, 12th Std. or 3 years degree program are not eligible

Category of Candidates Applying for ME./MTech/MArch/MPlan Programs:

  • Applicants who have applied for TANCET 2018 for full time will be grouped as given below:

TANCET Category

  • Candidates should appear for TANCET 2018 if they wish to be considered under TANCET category.

GATE Category

  • Candidates who have valid GATE 2016, GATE 2017, GATE 2018 scores for the assistantship in Engineering or Technology are considered under this category. Also, candidates who have valid GATE score of above mentioned years for assistantship in Engineering Science and Life Science are required to appear for TANCET 2018 exam

Sponsored Category

  • Conducting body only fixed limited seats under this category for the candidates who are sponsored by Govt. organizations, registered professional architects with minimum 5 years-experience and wish to apply for TANCET 2018

Exam Pattern

  • The pattern of the exam is as mentioned below:

MBA/MCA

  • Candidates appearing for MBA/MCA Program have to attempt 100 questions of 1 mark each in 2 hours duration
  • The exam also has negative marking. For every wrong answer marked deduction of 1/3 mark will be done. Complete details can be understood from the table below:
  • No. of Questions - 100
  • No. of Alternative Answer - 04
  • Mark for every correct Answer - 01
  • Max Marks - 100
  • Negative marks for every wrong answer - 1/3
  • Other Point: Multiple shading will be considered as wrong answer and 1/3 mark will be reduced

M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Arch / M.Plan

  • Part-I
  • No. of Questions - 20
  • No. of Alternative Answer - 04
  • Mark for every correct Answer - 01
  • Max Marks - 20
  • Negative marks for every wrong answer - 1/3
  • Other Point: Multiple shading will be considered as wrong answer and 1/3 mark will be reduced

Part-II

  • No. of Questions - 35
  • No. of Alternative Answer - 04
  • Mark for every correct Answer - 01
  • Max Marks - 20
  • Negative marks for every wrong answer - 1/3
  • Other Point: All the correct answers upto 20 will be awarded marks and all the wrong answers shall be taken into consideration for awarding negative marks
  • Multiple shading will be considered as wrong answer and 1/3 mark will be reduced

Part-III

  • No. of Questions - 60
  • No. of Alternative Answer - 04
  • Mark for every correct Answer - 01
  • Max Marks - 60
  • Negative marks for every wrong answer - 1/3
  • Other Point: Multiple shading will be considered as wrong answer and 1/3 mark will be reduced

Entrance Test Centres

  • The entrance test will be held at 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

Application Fee

  • Candidates have to submit only one application for the Entrance Test for all the above PG Programs
  • Candidates have to pay a fee of Rs.500/- (Rs.250/- for SC/SCA/ST Candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu on production of a copy of Permanent Community Certificate) as entrance test fee for any one of the Programs either (1) MBA or (2) MCA or (3) ME/M.Tech / M.Arch / M.Plan
  • If a candidate desires to appear for more than one program, for every additional program, he/she has to pay Rs.500/- (Rs.250/- for SC/ST Candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu) along with the filled-in application

Registration for Entrance Test

  • The candidates can register for the entrance test in any one of the modes given below

a) Registration in Person

  • Candidates can appear in person at the Co-coordinating Centers shown under with the following documents:
  • Copy of X Std. or equivalent mark sheet
  • Copy of XII Std. mark sheet or 3 years Diploma certificate
  • Entrance Test Fee in the form of Cash (or) Demand Draft
  • SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamilnadu have to produce a copy of the permanent community certificate (card format) for availing fee concession

b) Internet Registration

  • Candidates can register through internet by filling-up the application form, downloading it and send it to "The Secretary, TANCET, Centre for Entrance Examinations, Anna University", Chennai-600025 with the following enclosed:
  • Copy of X Std. or equivalent mark sheet
  • Copy of XII Std. mark sheet or 3 years Diploma certificate
  • Entrance Test Fee in the form of Demand Draft
  • An attested copy of the permanent community certificate (card format) issued by the competent authority of Government of Tamilnadu (for SC / SCA / ST candidates belonging to Tamilnadu)

Co-Coordinating Centers:

  • Chennai Examination Centre, Anna University, Chennai
  • Chidambaram Annamalai University
  • Coimbatore Government College of Technology
  • Dindigul University College of Engineering, Dindigul
  • Erode Institute of Road and Transport Technology
  • Karaikudi Alagappa College of Engineering & Technology
  • Madurai Anna University Regional Centre - Madurai
  • Nagercoil University College of Engineering, Nagercoil
  • Salem Government College of Engineering
  • Thanjavur Kundavai Nachiyar Govt. Arts College for Women
  • Tirunelveli Government College of Engineering
  • Tiruchirappalli Anna University Regional Centre - Tiruchirappalli
  • Vellore Thanthai Periyar Government Institute of Technology
  • Villupuram University College of Engineering, Villupuram
  • Virudhunagar Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology

Hall Ticket

  • Hall Ticket will be issued only to those candidates who have successfully filled the Application Form and Paid the Application Fee
  • TANCET 2018 Hall Ticket will be issued in the month of May 2018 and applicants will be able to download it from Anna University site
  • Candidate needs to enter User ID and Password which was generated at the time of form filling to download admit card. Candidate must keep the admit card safe as it is key to enter the examination hall. In case a candidate is unable to present hall ticket during the time of exam he/she will not be able to attend the exam
  • Candidate can acquire duplicate hall ticket in case original is lost by paying a small fee.

Note:

  • In case the hall ticket is lost by the candidate, a duplicate hall ticket might be available to be obtained on payment of fees of Rs.100/- in the form of a Demand Draft, with a written request to The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai-600025, indicating the Registration No. / Application No. and the name of the Exam Centre
  • Candidates can register only through online by logging on to www.annauniv.edu. The procedure for registration is available in Anna University web portal.

Important Dates

Commencement of Registration of application (online only): 02nd April 2018

  • Last Date for Registration of Application: 23rd April 2018
  • Issue of Admit Card: 01st week of May 2018
  • Date of Entrance Test:
  • For M.C.A.: 19th May 2018 (FN) 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon
  • For M.B.A.: 19th May 2018 (AN) 02.30 p.m. - 04.30 p.m.
  • For M.E. /M.Tech. /M.Arch. / M.Plan.: 20th May 2018 (FN) 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon
  • Announcement of Result: June 2018

TANCET

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET), Anna University, Chennai-600025, Website www.annauniv.edu/tancet2018

Application Fee

  • Candidates have to submit only one application for the Entrance Test for all the above PG Programs
  • Candidates have to pay a fee of Rs.500/- (Rs.250/- for SC/SCA/ST Candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu on production of a copy of Permanent Community Certificate) as entrance test fee for any one of the Programs either (1) MBA or (2) MCA or (3) ME/M.Tech / M.Arch / M.Plan
  • If a candidate desires to appear for more than one program, for every additional program, he/she has to pay Rs.500/- (Rs.250/- for SC/ST Candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu) along with the filled-in application

Registration for Entrance Test

  • The candidates can register for the entrance test in any one of the modes given below

a) Registration in Person

  • Candidates can appear in person at the Co-coordinating Centers shown under with the following documents:
  • Copy of X Std. or equivalent mark sheet
  • Copy of XII Std. mark sheet or 3 years Diploma certificate
  • Entrance Test Fee in the form of Cash (or) Demand Draft
  • SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamilnadu have to produce a copy of the permanent community certificate (card format) for availing fee concession

b) Internet Registration

  • Candidates can register through internet by filling-up the application form, downloading it and send it to "The Secretary, TANCET, Centre for Entrance Examinations, Anna University", Chennai-600025 with the following enclosed:
  • Copy of X Std. or equivalent mark sheet
  • Copy of XII Std. mark sheet or 3 years Diploma certificate
  • Entrance Test Fee in the form of Demand Draft
  • An attested copy of the permanent community certificate (card format) issued by the competent authority of Government of Tamilnadu (for SC / SCA / ST candidates belonging to Tamilnadu)

Co-Coordinating Centers:

  • Chennai Examination Centre, Anna University, Chennai
  • Chidambaram Annamalai University
  • Coimbatore Government College of Technology
  • Dindigul University College of Engineering, Dindigul
  • Erode Institute of Road and Transport Technology
  • Karaikudi Alagappa College of Engineering & Technology
  • Madurai Anna University Regional Centre - Madurai
  • Nagercoil University College of Engineering, Nagercoil
  • Salem Government College of Engineering
  • Thanjavur Kundavai Nachiyar Govt. Arts College for Women
  • Tirunelveli Government College of Engineering
  • Tiruchirappalli Anna University Regional Centre - Tiruchirappalli
  • Vellore Thanthai Periyar Government Institute of Technology
  • Villupuram University College of Engineering, Villupuram
  • Virudhunagar Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology

Important Dates

Commencement of Registration of application (online only): 02nd April 2018

  • Last Date for Registration of Application: 23rd April 2018
  • Issue of Admit Card: 01st week of May 2018
  • Date of Entrance Test:
  • For M.C.A.: 19th May 2018 (FN) 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon
  • For M.B.A.: 19th May 2018 (AN) 02.30 p.m. - 04.30 p.m.
  • For M.E. /M.Tech. /M.Arch. / M.Plan.: 20th May 2018 (FN) 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon
  • Announcement of Result: June 2018

Offered at:

  • University Departments of Anna University, Chennai-25 and Anna University Regional Campuses
  • Government, Govt. Aided Eng. College, Arts & Science College and
  • Self-Financing (Eng, Arts & Science Colleges /including stand-alone Institutions)
  • Other Universities functioning under the state Act in Tamilnadu & Self-Financing Colleges(Engineering Colleges, Arts & Science Colleges/including stand-alone Institutions) may also opt to admit the candidates on the basis of the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test 2018

Hall Ticket

  • Hall Ticket will be issued only to those candidates who have successfully filled the Application Form and Paid the Application Fee
  • TANCET 2018 Hall Ticket will be issued in the month of May 2018 and applicants will be able to download it from Anna University site
  • Candidate needs to enter User ID and Password which was generated at the time of form filling to download admit card. Candidate must keep the admit card safe as it is key to enter the examination hall. In case a candidate is unable to present hall ticket during the time of exam he/she will not be able to attend the exam
  • Candidate can acquire duplicate hall ticket in case original is lost by paying a small fee.

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