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TANCET 2017 Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is a state level entrance examination conducted by Anna University on behalf of Tamil Nadu state government for admissions into post graduate programmes M.B.A, M.C.A, and M.E/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan offered in the Anna University, government and government aided colleges, self-financing engineering colleges for government quota and seats voluntarily surrendered by the colleges in Tamil Nadu state.

TANCET 2017 Notification:

TANCET 2017 Notification was released in the month of January 2017.

TANCET 2017 Online Applications are made available from 29th January 2017.

Last Date to Apply for TANCET 2017 is 20th February 2017. Extended to 28th February 2017.

Important Dates:

Notification released on

January 2017

Application Form starts from

29th January 2017

Last Date to apply

28th February 2017 (Extended)

Hall tickets

1 week or 2weeks before the exam

TANCET 2017 Exam Dates





25th March 2017 (10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)

25th March 2017 (02:30 PM to 04:30 PM)

26th March 2017 (10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)


April 2017


April 2017 or May 2017

TANCET 2017 Eligibility:

1) Candidate should pass Bachelor’s Degree which is of minimum duration of 3 years.

2) Candidate should secure minimum of 50% of marks in qualifying examination. For candidates belonging to reservation category, it is relaxed to 45% of marks.

3) Candidates with degree obtained through Distance mode are not eligible.

4) Candidates who are admitted through Lateral Entry in degree courses are not eligible except B.E/B.Tech and MCA degree courses.

5) Other state candidates can also appear for the examination, but the eligibility conditions will be stipulated by admitting authority or university.

For complete TANCET 2017 Eligibility Criteria

TANCET 2017 Exam Pattern:                                             Duration: 2 Hours

1) Mode: Pen & Paper based test

2) Duration: 2 Hours

3) Each question carries 1 mark.

4) Negative Marking: 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

5) Maximum Marks: 100 marks

Get complete TANCET 2017 Exam Pattern

TANCET 2017 Exam Schedule:

TANCET 2017 entrance examination is scheduled on 25th March 2017 and 26th March 2017. For M.C.A and M.B.A, exam is arranged on 25th March 2017 morning and evening sessions. For M.E/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan, exam is arranged on 26th March 2017 morning session only.





25th March 2017

10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon


25th March 2017

02:30 PM to 04:30 PM


26th March 2017

10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Note: Candidates have to appear for the entrance test at the allotted centres at their own cost and risk.

TANCET 2017 Application Form:

Application Fee:


Fee in Rs



SC/SCA/ ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu


The above mentioned fee is for any one of the programmes M.B.A, M.C.A, M.E/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan.

A candidate applying for more than one programme has to pay Rs 500/- (Rs 250/- for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu) for each additional programme through online only.

Mode of Payment:

Application fee Payment should be done through online only.

Online Payment: Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking.

How to Apply:

1) Candidates have to visit the official website and register by providing the required details.

2) Once registered, candidates can login using registered email id and password.

3) Fill the required details of application form with authentic information.

4) Upload the photograph.

5) Submit the form and pay the application fee through online.

For complete information of TANCET 2017 Application Form

TANCET 2017 Syllabus:

TANCET 2017 have different syllabus for M.B.A, M.C.A, M.E/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan.


The question paper will have sections to

i) Evaluate the candidate’s ability to identify critically the data and apply the data to business decisions from given typical business situations.

ii) Evaluate the skill of the candidate in answering questions based on the passages in the comprehension.

iii) Evaluate the skill on solving mathematical problems at graduate level including those learnt in plus two or equivalent level.

iv) Test on determining data sufficiency for answering certain questions using the given data and the knowledge of mathematics and use of day-to-day facts.

v) Test the knowledge on written English with questions on errors in usage, grammar, punctuation and the like.


The question paper will have the following sections:

i) Quantitative ability

ii) Analytical reasoning

iii) Logical reasoning

iv) Computer awareness

A few questions may also be on verbal activity, basic science, etc.


The question paper will have three parts. Part-I and Part-II are compulsory and under Part-III the candidates have to answer the section which has been chosen at the time of registration. If a candidate appears for different section, Part – III will not be evaluated. The questions will be set at undergraduate level.

Download TANCET 2017 Syllabus

TANCET 2017 Hall Tickets:

TANCET 2017 Hall tickets will be released 1 week or 2 weeks before the examination. Candidates can download the hall tickets from the official website of Anna University. Hall ticket contains information like unique registration number, name of the candidate, test date, time, and venue etc. If the hall ticket is lost after the test, a duplicate hall ticket can be obtained on payment of Rs 100/- in the form of a Demand Draft.

TANCET 2017 Results and Mark sheets:

The TANCET 2017 Results are expected to be released in the month of April 2017 tentatively. Mark sheets will be available after the release of results. Candidates can find the results in the website and download the Mark sheets. Mark sheets will NOT be sent in post or mail to candidate. Mark sheets shall be downloaded from the website by the candidates within 10 days from the date of publication of results of the entrance test. The mark sheet should be produced at the time of admission.

TANCET 2017 Counselling:

The counselling process is expected to be start from the month of April/May 2017 tentatively. Candidates will be called rank-wise for counselling procedure. Candidates need to register and pay non-refundable counselling fee. There will be certificate verification and candidates have to submit the Xerox copy of certificates.

Documents Required:

i) 10th Class Mark sheet

ii) 12th Class Certificate

iii) Qualifying exam Mark sheet and Certificate

iv) TANCET 2017 Hall Ticket

v) TANCET 2017 Mark sheets

vi) Category Certificate, if applicable

vii) Domicile Certificate

TANCET 2017 General Instructions:

1) The Candidates, who wish to apply for TANCET, must apply through online only.

2) It is advised to visit your allotted Examination Centre well before so that you can take examination tension-free.

3) It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure that they are answering the correct Question Booklet of the branch for which they are eligible for admission.

4) Candidates must return both Question Paper Booklet and OMR Answer Sheet after the test. Other page in OMR sheet can be taken by the candidate for reference of his/her answers.

5) The Question booklet code, Hall Ticket Number and other details must be entered correctly and properly on the OMR Answer Sheet, in the Test. Otherwise ranks declared, if any will be cancelled subsequently in such cases.

6) Candidates are required to report 1 hour before the scheduled start time of the test for the verification & security check.

7) Hall Ticket should be produced at the time of Entrance Test and also at the time of Admission. If the hall ticket is lost after the test, a duplicate hall ticket can be obtained on payment of Rs 100/- in the form of a Demand Draft, with a written request to The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025, indicating the Registration No. / Application No. and the name of the Examination Centre.

8) Candidates should carry the following to the test venue

a) Admit Card duly completed with photograph and your valid photo ID proof

b) Black & Blue ball point pen

9) Mark sheets shall be downloaded from the website by the candidates within 10 days from the date of publication of results of the entrance test.

Download TANCET 2017 Information Brochure