TANCET 2015 – Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test

TANCET 2015 is conducted by Anna University for conducting the for admission to MBA / MCA / ME / M.Tech / M.Arch / M.Plan Degree Programmes offered in colleges in Tamilnadu. The procedure for seeking Tamil Nadu Admission to MBA, MCA and M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan Degree Programmes for the academic year 2015-16 consists of the following two steps:

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  1. Appearing for the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test 2015 in May 2015.
  2. Applying for Tamila Nadu Admission to the admitting authorities concerned.

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TANCET 2015 Important Dates for Entrance Test for MBA, MCA and M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan Degree Programmes offered in colleges in Tamilnadu is given below.

Programme Date Time
M.C.A. 16.05.2015 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon
M.B.A. 16.05.2015 02.30 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.
M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Arch./M.Plan. 17.05.2015 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon

Applications are invited for Tamilnadu Common Entrance Test for admission to M.B.A. Degree ProgrammeM.C.A. Degree Programme offered at University Departments / Colleges of Anna University, Government & Government Aided Engineering Colleges and Arts & Science Colleges and Self-financing Colleges (Engineering, Arts & Science Colleges/including stand-alone Institutions) under Government Quota and seats voluntarily surrendered by the self-financing colleges in Tamilnadu for admission through Single window counselling. Other Universities functioning under the State Act in Tamilnadu and self-financing colleges (Engineering Colleges, Arts & Science Colleges/including stand-alone Institutions) may also opt to admit the candidates on the basis of the Tamilnadu Common Entrance Test 2015.

Applications are also invited for Tamilnadu Common Entrance Test for  M.E./ M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan. Degree Programmes offered at University Departments of Anna University, Chennai – 25, Anna University Regional Centres and University Colleges of Engineering, Government and Government Aided Engineering Colleges, Self-financing Engineering Colleges for the seats voluntarily surrendered for admission through  Single window counselling. Other Universities and self financing engineering colleges may also opt to admit the candidates on the basis of the Tamilnadu Common Entrance Test under single window counselling of admission.

Students are advised to look for separate advertisements to be released by the admitting authorities for admission as shown below.

S.No. Name of the Degree Name of the Institutions offering the courses Name and address of admitting authority
1 MBA / MCA in College of Engineering, Guindy Campus, Director, Anna University, Chennai College of Engineering, Guindy Campus, Anna University, Chennai and Anna University Regional Centres Director, Centre for Admissions, Anna University
2 MBA / MCA / MCA # (Lateral Entry) in other Institutions Government, Government Aided Engineering Colleges, Arts and Science Colleges and for the seats surrendered by the Self-Financing Engineering Colleges, Arts and Science Colleges under the purview of Directorate of Technical Education, Chennai – 25 and Directorate of Collegiate Education, Chennai – 6 including stand-alone Institutions Common notification issued by the Directorate of Technical Education, Chennai – 25. and Directorate of Collegiate Education, Chennai – 6.
3 M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch./ M.Plan GATE/Non GATE (Aided and Self Supporting Full Time / Part Time) / Sponsored (Full Time/Part Time) categories under Single Window Counselling (i) University Departments of Anna University, Chennai – 25 / Anna University Regional Centres / University Colleges of Engineering.
(ii) Government and Government Aided Engineering Colleges.
(iii) Self-financing Engineering Colleges for the seats surrendered for admission through Single Window Counselling
Secretary, Tamil Nadu Common Admissions (TANCA), Anna University, Chennai – 25.

Eligibility Criteria

*Candidates with section ‘A’ & ‘B’ certificates (AMIE) and other similar certificate of professional bodies or societies recognised by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India and enrolled before 31.05.2013 are considered to be equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. Degree holders only with 2 years regular full time Teaching / Industrial experience in the relevant field after successful completion of the course including project work. An experience certificate is to be produced by the candidates.

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 programme are not eligible.

Other State Candidates can also appear for the entrance test, but the eligibility conditions will be stipulated by the admitting authority / University.

Examination Pattern

Syllabus And Evaluation Scheme

Sl. No. Course Duration of the Test Syllabi
1. M.B.A. 2 Hours The question paper will have sections to.

  1. evaluate the candidate’s ability to identify critically the data and apply the data to business decisions from given typical business situations.
  2. evaluate the skill of the candidate in answering questions based on the passages in the comprehension.
  3. evaluate  the  skill  on  solving  mathematical  problems  at graduate level (including those learnt in plus two or equivalent level).
  4. 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.
  5. test the knowledge on written English with questions on errors in usage, grammar, punctuation and the like.
2. M.C.A. 2 Hours The question paper will have the following sections:(i) Quantitative Ability  (ii)  Analytical reasoning(iii) Logical reasoning    (iv) Computer awarenessA few questions may also be on verbal activity, basic science, etc.
3. M.E./M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan 2 Hours The question paper will have three parts.Part-I and Part-II are compulsory and under Part-III the candidates have to choose any one section out of 14 based on his/her specialisation.The syllabi for the entrance test are furnished starting from page no. 9. The questions will be set at the undergraduate level.
Questions and Evaluation Scheme
Sl. No. Course No. of questions No. of alternative answers Markfor every correct answer Max. marks Negativemarks for every wrong answer Other points
1. MBA 100 4 1 100 1/3 Multiple shading will be considered as wrong answer and 1/5 mark will be deducted.
2. MCA 100 4 1 100 1/3 Multiple shading will be considered as wrong answer and 1/4 mark will be deducted.
3. M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch/M.Plan
Part-I 20 4 1 20 1/3 Multiple shading will be considered as wrong answer and 1/4 mark will be deducted.
Part-II 35* 4 1 20 1/3 All the correct answers upto 30 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 and1/4 mark will be deducted.
Part-III 60/65* 4 1 60 1/3 *All the correct answers upto 40 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 and1/4 mark will be deducted.

Note: Marks will not be deducted for the questions left unanswered.

Normalisation of Marks for M.E. / M.Tech / M.Arch. / M. Plan

The entrance test  for M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan has two common parts namely, Part- I Engineering Mathematics and Part-II Basic Engg. & Sciences and Part- III meant for different disciplines. On evaluation, the mean (m) mark and the standard deviation (s) of raw marks (r) may vary from discipline to discipline under Part – III. Normalised marks are obtained using the formula Normalised marks = 40 + (10/s) (r – m) This gives the relative ranking of the candidate in any discipline.

Categories –  M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan.

The candidates who apply for admission to full time M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan. degree programmes in Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Planning are grouped as given below.

  • A. Gate Category: Candidates who have a valid GATE 2015 score with qualifying marks for assistantship in the appropriate discipline of Engineering / Technology and Candidates who have a valid GATE 2015 score with qualifying marks for assistantship in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL) papers should appear for TANCET 2015 also.
  • B. Tancet Category: Candidates willing to be considered under Non-GATE category must appear for TANCET 2015.
  • C. sponsored Category: A limited number of seats is made available for the candidates employed and sponsored by the Government organisations, Government aided educational institutions and registered professional architects with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience, under sponsored category.  All such candidates who intend to apply under sponsored category have to appear for TANCET 2015.

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