TANCET 2018 is a state level test conducted for the admission in PG programme, in the colleges of Tamil Nadu. The courses offered under Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test are MBA, MCA, M.E, M.Tech, M.Plan, and M.Arch. The application form for TANCET is available on the official website. The GATE qualified candidates are exempted from TANCET 2018, however, the aspirant of GATE XE and XL paper need to appear for the exam. Check eligibility criteria, admission process, syllabus, exam pattern, application process, and more details on TANCET 2018 from this page.

Latest: Last date for online Application form of TANCET 2018 has been extented upto April 25, 2018. Apply for the same from Application Process page given below.

TANCET 2018 – Tamilnadu Common Entrance Test by Anna University

On the basis of marks secured by the candidates in the exam, they will be invited for final counselling round. The counselling of TANCET is called as TANCA and is also conducted by the Anna University. The official dates for TANCET 2018 have been announced, check the updates in the table below:

Event Dates
Availability of Application form 02 Apr 2018
Last date to fill the Application form 23 Apr 2018 25 Apr 2018
Issue of Admit Card 1st week of May 2018
Date of examination for M.C.A 19 May 2018 (10.00 AM-12.00 Noon)
Date of examination for M.B.A 19 May 2018 (02.30 PM-04.30 PM)
Date of examination for M.E. /M.Tech. /M.Arch. / M.Plan. 20 May 2018 (10.00 AM-12.00Noon)
Declaration of Result to be announced
Note – Other state candidates can also appear for TANCET 2018, but according to the eligibility norms of the university.

Eligibility Criteria for TANCET 2018

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

Eligibility Criteria for MBA

  • Candidates who are applying for MBA must have bachelors’ degree with aggregate 50% marks.
  • The study pattern for eligible candidates could be 10+2+3/4 years of degree or it can even be 10+ 3 years of diploma or
  • Candidate must have done B.Tech/ B.Arch/ B.E/ B/Pharm
  • Candidate whose study pattern is 10+2+ AMIE/ 10+3 years Diploma + AMIE is also eligible for MBA

Eligibility Criteria for MCA

  • Candidate must have 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 examination.
  • The study pattern for eligible candidates could be 10+2+3/4 years of degree or it can even be 10+ 3 years of diploma or
  • Candidate whose study pattern is 10+2+ AMIE/ 10+3 years Diploma + AMIE is also eligible for MCA

Eligibility Criteria for MCA Lateral Entry

  • Candidate must have a degree in BCA, B.Sc (Computer Science/ IT) with an aggregate of 50% in qualifying exam and mathematics in 10+2 or graduate level
  • Study pattern of applying candidate could be like 10+2+3 years of degree

Eligibility Criteria for M.E/ M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan

  • Candidate must have Bachelor’s Degree with an aggregate of 50% marks in qualifying exam
  • Candidate must have done B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch Or B.Pharm Or
  • Study pattern of the candidate should be 10+2+ AMIE Or 10+2+ 3 years Diploma + AMI

Check the detailed eligibility for various specialisation.

Category of Candidates applying for M.E./M.Tech./ M.Arch. / M.Plan programmes

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 a valid GATE 2016, GATE 2017 and GATE 2018 score with qualifying marks for assistantship in the appropriate discipline of Engineering /Technology and Candidates who have a valid GATE 2016, GATE 2017 and GATE 2018 score with qualifying marks for assistantship in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL) papers should appear for TANCET 2018 also.
  • Sponsored Category: A limited number of seats (full time only) 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 professional experience, under sponsored category. All such candidates who intend to apply under sponsored category have to appear for TANCET 2018.

TANCET 2018 Application Form

The application form is released for TANCET 2018. Applicants can apply for the test using online mode only. The application process for all the programmes will be same. It is expected that candidates will read all the instructions before applying for the exam. Candidates can access application form directly from the website and they need to provide all the mandatory details in the form while applying for the same.

Application Fee: Candidates appearing for TANCET 2018 have to pay fees as stated below;

Category Application Fee
General INR 500
SC/ST/SCA INR 250

Candidates who wish to apply for more than 1 programme are required to pay INR 500/ INR 250 for each additional programme according to their category.

TANCET 2018 Hall Ticket

Hall Ticket will be issued only to those candidates who will 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.

The Registration Number assigned in the Hall Ticket should be entered at the appropriate place in the admission application form to be filed with the respective admitting authority later.

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 – 600 025, indicating the Registration No. / Application No. and the name of the Examination Centre.

TANCET 2018 Exam Pattern

The pattern of the exam is as mentioned below:

MBA / MCA – Candidates appearing for MBA/MCA programme 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:

Course Number of Questions Maximum Marks Negative Marking
MBA 100 100 -⅓ for every wrong answer marked and for multiple shading
MCA 100 100

M.E/ M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan – Candidates appearing for admission in M.E/ M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan have question paper divided in 3 Parts. Part-I, Part-II, and Part-III with 20, 35 and 60 questions respectively. Paper will be of total 100 marks and time duration given to answer the questions is 2 hours.

Table below shows the exam pattern for M.E/ M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan programmes of TANCET 2018

Part Number of Questions Maximum Marks Negative Marking
Part- I 20 20 -⅓ for every wrong answer marked and multiple shading
Part- II 35* 20 Correct answers up to 20 will be awarded marks and ⅓ marks will be deducted for wrong answers
Part- III 60 60 -⅓ for every wrong answer marked and multiple shading

Syllabus of TANCET 2018

Syllabus for TANCET 2018 has been released. Candidates can check the detailed syllabus below.

Course Syllabus
MCA The Question Paper will have sections of

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Computer Awareness
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Verbal Ability
  • Basic Sciences
MBA 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.
M.Tech/ M.E/ M.Arch/ M.Plan Part-I Engineering Mathematics

Part-II Basic Engineering & Sciences

Part-III As per the programme opted

Click Here to download the detailed syllabus of M.Tech/ M.E/ M.Arch/ M.Plan.

How to Prepare for TANCET 2018?

Candidates appearing for TANCET 2018 must get themselves prepared for fast approaching examination. They must start taking mock tests and also note down their strong topics and weak ones. Once done with the syllabus completion, they can focus on their weak topics and start preparing for it.

Approaching the lecturers and teaching faculty to clear the doubts will land the candidate in the advantageous position. Moreover, applicants should understand the exam pattern and get hold of every topic they wish to attempt. As the exams are just a few months away, reading is also important. Applicants must inculcate the habit of reading solved questions and also understand how numerals are meant to be solved.

Also, solve it using the techniques learned and reach the correct answer. Candidates must remember that solving Mock tests in the last few weeks of the exam is not going to benefit much. It won’t give a boost required to crack TANCET 2018. Try to focus more on reading previous years solved papers and revise what has already been done instead of getting up for new topics.

List of Exam Centres

TANCET 2018 is conducted in various cities of Tamil Nadu. Tentative list of all the examination centre for the exam are stated below:

Chennai Coimbatore Karaikudi
Madurai Tirunelveli Tiruchirapalli
Chidambaram Nagercoil Vellore
Dindigul Salem Villupuram
Erode Thanjavur Virudhunagar

TANCET 2018 Result

Board is going to announce the result of TANCET 2018 after the exam will be conducted. Students who will appear for the exam will be able to download the result from official website of Anna University.

To check the result candidate needs to enter the login validation details and download the result. The candidate shall obtain the Marksheet after result announcement. It is mandatory for admission in colleges.

Applying for Counselling 2018

All the candidates who have qualified GATE 2018 and TANCET 2018 can apply for TANCA. It is the first step towards counselling process for the admission of M.Tech courses in Tamil Nadu Colleges.style=”font-weight: 400;”>Basically, it is an entire admission process for the admission in the engineering colleges. Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria of TANCA 2018 will be able to apply for it. Eligibility criteria for GATE and TANCET applicants are different. Applicant needs to check his/ her eligibility before applying for the admission process.

Best Books for TANCET 2018 to Score Good Marks

Referring some best books in order to achieve good marks in TANCET 2018 is also a good idea. Keeping in mind the importance of good books for studying, we have prepared a list of best TANCET 2018 Books. In the table given below, candidates will be able to find the books for their TANCET 2018 preparation and buy it by visiting directly to Amazon.

Book for TANCET 2018 MBA Author/ Publication Buy from Amazon
TANCET MBA Exam Book E.S. Ramasamy Buy Here
A Comprehensive Study of Data Interpretation Analysis and Sufficiency Ashok Gupta Buy Here
TANCET MBA Superior Guide S. Sambasivan Buy Here
Non-Verbal Reasoning B. S. Sijwali & Indu Sijwali Buy Here
Book for TANCET 2018 MCA
TANCET MCA Exam Book V.V.K. Subburaj Buy Here
A Complete Package for MCA Entrance Guide Amit M Agarwal Buy Here
Book for TANCET 2018 M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.E
TANCET M.E Entrance M. Preshnave Buy Here
TANCET (M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Arch. / M.Plan) [Paperback] V.V.K. Subburaj/ Sura Books Buy Here
TANCET M.E. Computer Science and Engineering and Information Technologies – I[Paperback] Amit Gupta Buy Here

FAQs related to TANCET 2018

Below are the frequently asked questions which candidates appearing for TANCET ask. Read them to know answers:

Q. What if my hall ticket or mark sheet is lost?
A. Candidates are required to produce Hall Ticket at the time of exam and also during admission. If the applicant loses TANCET 2018 hall ticket, he/ she can request a duplicate copy in written against a small payment in the form of DD along with Registration Number/ Application Number and Examination Centre Name at the back of DD. Applicants who have lost their Mark Sheet which is also required at the time of admission can place a request for duplicate mark sheet in writing accompanied by DD with the small amount.

Q. Is GATE score mandatory for taking TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test) 2017 test?
A. For Answer Refer Category of Candidates above.

Q. What exams do I write to do my M.Arch at Anna university?
A. In order to get admission to Anna University for M.Arch Program student must have passed HSC examination or equivalent from recognized board and a Bachelor’s Degree from recognized University. Admission to the course is possible through entrance test. Detailed information is available on website annauniv.edu.

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  1. How to know the rank ?? There are two mark * Actual , Normalized mark) Which one must be considered and which will taken into acount for the Rank list?? What will the Cut-off mark?

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