TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test)



Notification | Exam Dates | Application Form | Eligibility | Exam Pattern | Syllabus | Admit Card | Results

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test - TANCET 2020 is a state-level entrance examination conducted by Anna University on behalf of Tamil Nadu State government for admissions into postgraduate programmes like MBA, MCA, and ME/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan, offered in the government, government-aided colleges, self-financing engineering colleges for government quota and seats voluntarily surrendered by the colleges in Tamil Nadu state. 




TANCET 2020 Notification:

TANCET 2020 Notification has been released in the month of January 2020. TANCET 2020 Application process starts from 7th January and ends on 4th February 2020. TANCET 2020 Exam is scheduled on 29th April and 1st March 2020.


TANCET Exam Dates

Application Form starts from

7th January 2020

Last Date to apply

4th February 2020

Hall tickets

13th February 2020

TANCET 2020 Exam Date

29th February

MBA - 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

MCA - 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

1st March (10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)

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


20th March 2020


April/May 2020


TANCET 2020 Eligibility:

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

2) Candidate should secure a 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.

TANCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria


TANCET 2020 Application Form:

Application Fee:


Fee in Rs



SC/SCA/ ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu


The above-mentioned fee is for anyone of the programmes MBA, MCA, ME/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan.

A candidate applying for more than one programme has to pay Rs 600/- (Rs 500/- 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 log in 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 online.

TANCET 2020 Application Form


TANCET 2020 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

TANCET Exam Pattern


TANCET 2020 Syllabus:

TANCET 2020 have a different syllabus for MBA, MCA, M.E/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan.


The question paper will have sections to

  • Evaluate the candidate’s ability to identify critically the data and apply the data to business decisions from given typical business situations.
  • Evaluate the skill of the candidate in answering questions based on the passages in the comprehension.
  • Evaluate the skill on solving mathematical problems at graduate level including those learnt in plus two or equivalent level.
  • 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.
  • Test the knowledge of written English with questions on errors in usage, grammar, punctuation and the like.


The question paper will have the following sections:

  • Quantitative ability
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Logical reasoning
  • 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 a different section, Part – III will not be evaluated. The questions will be set at the undergraduate level.


TANCET 2020 Admit Cards

TANCET 2020 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 2020 Results

The TANCET 2020 Results are expected to be released in the month of May 2020. 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 the 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 2020 Counselling:

The counselling process is expected to start from the month of April/May 2020 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:

  • 10thClass Mark sheet
  • 12thClass Certificate
  • The qualifying exam Mark sheet and Certificate
  • TANCET 2020 Hall Ticket
  • TANCET 2020 Mark sheets
  • Category Certificate, if applicable
  • Domicile Certificate


TANCET 2020 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. Another page in the OMR sheet can be taken by the candidate for reference to 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

  1. a) Admit Card duly completed with photograph and your valid photo ID proof
  2. b) Black & Blue ballpoint 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.a