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Tamila Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is conducted by Anna University. It is a state level examination which is held to fill MBA, MCA, M.E, M.Tech, M.Plan and M.Arch seats in the state.

The notification for TANCET 2018 is expected to release in the month of January 2018. The will be held in the month of March 2018. The details of the exam will be announced at annauniv.edu. However, Anna University will open a new official website for TANCET 2018. The registration portal for it will also open in the month of January 2018 and the candidates will be able to apply until February. Candidates may check complete details about the TANCET 2018 examination from this page.

Expected TANCET 2018 Dates

Event Dates
Availability of Application form 4th week of January 2018
Last date to fill the Application form 4th week of February 2018
Issue of Admit Card 2nd week of March 2018
Date of examination for all the courses 4th week of March 2018
Declaration of Result 2nd week of April

Note – Other state candidates can also appear for TANCET 2018, but according to the eligibility norms of the university.

Check for Eligibility for TANCET 2018

University has set some eligibility norms for the candidates who wish to apply for the examination. The eligibility norms for all the courses is given below:

For MBA

  • Candidate applying for MBA course must have a Bachelor’s degree with 50% aggregate in the qualifying examination.
  • It can be a pattern like 10+2+3 OR
  • 10+3 years Diploma +3 years pattern OR
  • B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch./B.Pharm. OR
  • 10+2+AMIE/ 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE.

For MCA

  • To eligible for MCA candidate must have completed his or her Bachelor’s degree with 50% aggregate in the qualifying degree and should have mathematics subject at 10+2 and graduation level.
  • It can be in a pattern like  10+2+3/4 years (graduation)
  • 10+3 years diploma + 3 years Pattern
  • 10+2+AMIE/ 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE.

For MCA Lateral Entry

  • Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in BCA, BSc (Computer Science/ Information Technology) and have obtained 50% aggregate in qualifying examination with mathematics at 10+2 or graduate level.
  • It can be in a pattern like 10+2+3 years graduation

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

  • Candidate applying for MBA course must have a Bachelor’s degree with 50% aggregate in the qualifying examination.
  • B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch OR
  • B.Pharm. OR
  • Master’s Degree in the relevant branch of Science / Arts, which are prescribed
  • 10+2+AMIE OR
  • 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE

Note- Candidates who will apply for TANCET 2018 and belong to the reserved category must have passed the Bachelor’s with 45% aggregate in qualifying degree. This norm is applicable to all the courses mentioned above.

Application Form for TANCET 2018

Registration of the candidates will be done through online mode only on official website at tancetexam.annauniv.edu The application process for all the courses will be same. Candidates are advised to read all the instruction carefully from the brochure before filling up the application form. The application form will be directly available on the official website. Candidate applying for the examination have to fill the personal details, course details, educational qualifications and Address details in the prescribed spaces. Along with the necessary information applicant must upload the photograph of maximum 25 kb with jpg/jpeg format. After filling up the application form, candidate has to pay a certain amount of application fee that is mentioned below. Application fee for all the courses is same.

Application Fee

  • For general candidates – Rs. 500
  • For ST/SC/SCA candidates – Rs. 250

TANCET 2018 Admit Card

The hall ticket (admit card) shall only be available for that students who have registered successfully and paid the application fee. The hall ticket will, be released few weeks before the examination, candidate will be able to download it from the official website of Anna University. The user ID and password must be entered which was generated at the time of filing the application form to download the admit card. After this the admit card shall be displayed on your computer screen. Candidate must take a printout of the hall ticket and keep it safe till the selection. The hall ticket is a key to enter examination hall, therefore candidate must carry it on the day of examination. A valid admit card should be produced at the time of examination, otherwise the candidate will not be allowed to the examintion hall.

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.

Result of TANCET 2018

Result for TANCET will be released in the month of April 2018. Result will be obtained from the official website at tancet exam.annauniv.edu. To check the result candidates have to enter their email ID and password and click login into the result.

After the declaration of result mark sheet will be provided by the university after 10 days of the result announcement. Candidate must carry his or her mark sheet at the time of admission.

Exam Pattern

TANCET Exam Pattern will elaborate upon the question paper duration, sections in the question paper, and other details. Knowing the TANCET exam pattern will be critical for students who apply for the exam and wish to score high.

Syllabus And Evaluation Scheme

Course Duration of the Test Syllabus
M.B.A. 2 Hours 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 on written English with questions on errors in usage, grammar, punctuation and the like.
M.C.A. 2 Hours 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.

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 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.

Questions and Evaluation Scheme

Course Questions Max marks Marking scheme Other points
MBA 100 100 +1, – 1/3 Multiple shading will be considered as wrong answer and 1/3 mark will be reduced.
MCA 100 100 +1, – 1/3 Multiple shading will be considered as wrong answer and 1/3 mark will be reduced.
M.E. / M.Tech. / M. Arch /M. Plan
Part-I 20 20 +1, – 1/3 Multiple shading will be considered as wrong answer and 1/3 mark will be reduced.
Part-II 35* 20 +1, – 1/3 *All the correct answers upto 20 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 and 1/3 mark will be reduced.
Part-III 60 60 +1, – 1/3 Multiple shading will be considered as wrong answer and 1/3 mark will be reduced.

Exam Centres

The entrance test was last time held at the following cities

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

Insofar official details of TANCET 2018 have not been announced. Information on this page is as per last year brochure and for reference only. As soon as Anna University releases TANCET 2018 information brochure, details will be updated here.

If you have any queries regarding TANCET 2018, please ask in comments below.

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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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