TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test)

Saturday, March 9, 2024

 TANCET 2024

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

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET-2024) is intended for admissions to Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Computer Applications (MCA), Master of Engineering (ME)/Master of Technology (M.Tech), Master of Architecture (M.Arch), Master of Planning (M.Plan) for the academic year 2024/25 in University Departments of Anna University, Chennai/Anna University Regional Campuses and University Colleges of Engineering, Annamalai University, Government and Government Aided Colleges and Arts and Science Colleges and Self-Financing Colleges under Government Quota.  Other Universities under the TN State Act and self-financing colleges may also opt to admit the candidates based on TANCET 2024.

TANCET 2024 Major Features at a Glance

Full form of exam TANCET

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test

TANCET 2024 conducting Agency

Anna University, Chennai

Courses included

MBA/MCA, M.E/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Planning     

No.of participating Colleges

Above 200

Frequency of TANCET

Once in a year

Duration of TANCET 2024

120 Minutes (2 Hours)

Level of TANCET 2024

State Level

Medium of TANCET 2024


Mode of submission of application


Mode of TANCET 2024

Offline with Pen and Paper based

Application Fee for TANCET 2024

Rs.800/-for General Category

Rs.400/- for SC/ST candidates

Mode of Counselling


Official Website


TANCET 2024 Schedule

Events Dates 2024 (Announced)
Commencement of Application Procedure 10th January 2024
Application Ending Date 15th February 2024
Admit Card Release 21st February 2024
Exam Date 9th March 2024 (MCA/ MBA)

10th March 2024 (CEETA PG – M.Tech/ M.E/ M.Arch/ M.Plan)

Answer key Publish March/ April 2024
Result Declared April 2024
Scorecard availability April to May 2024
Counselling Commencement June 2024

TANCET 2024 Eligibility:

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

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

3) Candidates with degrees 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 the admitting authority or university.

6) Candidates with Degrees obtained without studying 10th-12th Standard of 3 years Diploma and 3/4/5 years degree programme are also not eligible.

TANCET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

TANCET 2024 Application Form:

Application Fee:


Fee in Rs


Rs.800 /-

SC/SCA/ ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu

Rs.400 /-

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 800/- (Rs 400/- 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 their registered email ID and password.

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

4) Upload the photograph and signature.

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

6) Take a printout of the application for future reference.

TANCET 2024 Application Form

TANCET 2024 Exam Pattern:                                             Duration: 2 Hours

  • Mode of GMAT 2024 :  Offline with Pen and Paper mode
  • Medium of question paper :  English only
  • Type of questions :  Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Marks per question :  01 Mark for every right answer
  • Negative marking :  1/3rd Mark for every wrong answer deducted
  • Method of answering :  Shading the answer with blue or black pen in OMR Sheet provided to the candidates.
  • Multiple shading :  Considered as Wrong Answer and 1/3rd mark shall be deducted per question.
  • Duration of Exam :  2 (two) Hours/120 minutes.
TANCET Exam Pattern

TANCET 2024 Syllabus:

TANCET 2024 has a different syllabus for MBA, MCA, M.E/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan.


The question paper will have sections to

  • Business Analysis
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Data Sufficiency.


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. 


This examination is divided into 3 (three) Papers.   They are:

Paper I: Engineering Mathematics - Compulsory for all

Paper II: Basic Engineering and Sciences - Compulsory for all

Paper III: Engineering discipline - Chosen by the candidate

 TANCET 2024 Syllabus

TANCET 2024: Test Centres

Test Centres in Tamil Nadu
















TANCET 2024 Admit Cards

TANCET 2024 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 2024 Results / Rank Cards

  • Results of TANCET 2024 are expected to be released online mode in the first week of June 2024 on the official website of Anna University.
  • Candidates can log in with the same ID and Password created at the time of registration.
  • After longing in, candidates can check their results and download their score cards within the stipulated time.
  • Candidates are required to obtain a print out and preserve it safely as they need to present the same before the counselling authorities at the time of Counselling and pre-admission formalities.
  • Score Card of a candidate issued by TNACET 2024 includes the information like, Name of the candidate, Category, Roll Number, Programme, Rank, Actual Marks and Normalized Marks.

TANCET 2024 Counselling:

  • Post-declaration of TANCET 2024 results, the process of Counselling commences by the Anna University.
  • Qualified candidates in TANCET 2024 are required to apply separately through online registration for the counselling process by making payment of the requisite fee as applicable.
  • After successful registration, candidates must fill out their preferred courses and colleges in accordance with their choice. This facility shall be made available only once.  Hence, candidates must exercise their option/choice most carefully.
  • Candidates must report to the Nodal Centre on the counselling date announced for document verification, along with all relevant documents. Candidates must confirm their choices for a Centre for TANCET Counselling.
  • In the final seat allotment round, candidates are allotted seats in a course and College based on their rank and availability of seats for the rank scored by the candidates. In case, a particular candidate is not satisfied with the seat allotment, he/she can attend the second round.
  • After completion of seat allotment process during counselling, candidates must download their letter of allotment of seat from the official website and report to the allotted College and complete all pre-admission formalities, including payment of requisite fee of that College/University and join the Course.

Documents Required:

  • Marks Memorandum of 10th Class Board Exam
  • Marks Memorandum of Qualifying Examination
  • Pass Certificate of Qualifying Examination
  • Character Certificate issued by the College
  • SC/ST or any other Certificate, if claiming reservation
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate
  • TANCET 2024 Admit Card
  • TANCET 2024 Rank Card

TANCET 2024 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 the 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 the 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

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

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 the results of the entrance test.

TANCET 2024: Tips to Crack

TANCET 2024 being a state-level examination, there is stiff competition among the aspiring candidates intending to get admission into coveted Universities and Colleges in Tamil Nadu state. In view of its demand, TANCET 2024 has turned out to be a difficult and challenging task for the candidates to score reasonably and good rank. 

So, hard work, a strong academic background, sincere efforts with planned preparation is essential to face this examination.  Following are a few important tips to crack TANCET 2024, for guidance to the candidates.

  • The first step is to understand the syllabus and exam pattern of TANCET 2024
  • Keep a hard copy of the complete syllabus till the examination and go through the same from time to time to ensure that no topic is missed.  In accordance with the topics in the syllabus select/procure suitable study material or books.
  • Draw a timetable covering the entire syllabus leaving at least a week’s time for revision of the entire syllabus before the examination date.
  • Carry out appropriate analysis/review of your study pattern find out loose ends/mistakes and make adjustments/corrections accordingly.
  • It is always advisable to make notes of all topics being studied for revision purposes.
  • Time Management in solving the problems/answers is more important. So, focus on mock tests/solving previous question papers setting prescribed time limits and ensuring to learn time management which will eventually help in the main examination.
  • Set appropriate goals by dividing one topic at a time and accomplishing them on a daily basis. Though the syllabus initially appears to the candidate as voluminous, over time, with accomplishing the goals every day, one can understand that the entire syllabus can be covered successfully before the examination.
  • Students should first attempt to study the theory part and understand the same thoroughly. Then the student should start solving the problems.  Such an approach will enable the student to understand problem-solving in a logical way that will help in solving problems correctly in the TANCET 2024, within the timeframe.
  • List out doubts/clarifications required on the topics and seek help from the Seniors or Faculties from time to time.
  • Students can also consider joining a crash course, which will help them to master the subjects in a planned strategic manner with appropriate guidance from the faculties.
  • Another important tip for the students is to avoid distraction from the main goal of preparation for the examination. Strong determination alone helps the students to avoid diversion from attention or focus on the main goal.
  • Studying non-stop for long hours would deplete the productivity of the students. Hence, students are required to take this into account while preparing their timetable to ensure that there will be a minimum “recess time” to refresh themselves before commencing the next session of study. No doubt, students tend to study for long hours before examinations.
  • To enhance productivity, it is a must to rest or relax at defined intervals, which does not mean watching the blue screen.  Students should relax by doing short workouts or meditation etc. which will enhance their concentration on their studies.