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TNEA 2018 Anna University Counselling will be held in five rounds. Candidates will be called for counselling in the order of their merit. Based on the merit and communal reservation, allotment of the branch/college chosen by the candidate will be made. Candidates have to opt for colleges and branches that are available at the time of counselling. Applicants are required to pay a sum of Rs.5000/- (Rs.1,000 for SC/SCA/ST towards the initial deposit for college admission through online before adding choices (college and branch) in preference order. Three days are provided in each round for applicants to decide, add and lock choices Get TNEA 2018 Anna University Counselling complete information here.

Latest: Schedule of Supplementary & SCA to SC Counselling has released. Scroll down to check the same.

TNEA 2018 Anna University Counselling

If a candidate has deposited all the certificates in an Institution where he/she has already been admitted, a letter from the Head of the Institution should be produced to that effect. In such case only, attested photocopies of certificates from the Head of the Institution will be accepted for verification. However, the provisional allotment order will be withheld and it will be released only on production of all the original certificates.

Eligible candidates who have applied may appear for counselling according to their cut-off mark, two hours before the counselling session along with their original certificates for verification.

Events Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Initial Payment 21 to 24 Jul 2018 25 to 29 Jul 2018 30 Jul to 03 Aug 2018 04 to 09 Aug 2018 09 to 13 Aug 2018
Add & Locking of Choices 25 to 27 Jul 2018 30 Jul to 01 Aug 2018 04 to 06 Aug 2018 09 to 11 Aug 2018 14 to 17 Aug 2018
Publication of Tentative Allotment 28 Jul 2018 02 Aug 2018 07 Aug 2018 12 Aug 2018 18 Aug 2018
Confirmation of Tentative Allotment 28 to 29 Jul 2018 02 to 03 Aug 2018 07 to 09 Aug 2018 12 to 13 Aug 2018 18 to 19 Aug 2018
Final Allotment Publication 30 Jul 2018 04 Aug 2018 09 Aug 2018 14 Aug 2018 20 Aug 2018
Reporting for Admission 03 Aug 2018 08 Aug 2018 13 Ag 2018 20 Aug 2018 24 Aug 2018

Opening/Closing Rank: 

  • Click here to check Opening and closing ranks for Round 1.
  • Click here to check Opening and closing ranks for Round 2.


  • Click here to check the Schedule of Supplementary & SCA to SC Counselling.
  • Click here to check details for Supplementary Counselling.

Counselling Registration Fee

Candidates have to pay an initial deposit of 5000/- (Rs 1000/- for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamilnadu) by Cash or DD and produce all their original certificates when they attend counselling.

The Candidates who wish to submit the initial deposit through Demand Draft (DD) should submit the DD during initial payment time at TFC’s and Register. The candidate who did not pay the initial deposit (by online / DD and Registration at TFC’s) within the initial payment time are not eligible for Online Choice Entry. Candidates who got admission to Medical Counselling should submit their Medical Allotment before confirmation of Tentative Allotment.

Allocation of Seats

Selection shall be made under seven categories namely OC, BC, BCM (BC Muslim), MBC & DNC, SC, SCA and ST reservation following the rules of reservation of Government of Tamil Nadu as follows.

  • Open Competition – 31%
  • Backward Class – 26.50%
  • Backward Class Muslim – 3.50%
  • Most Backward Class & Denotified Communities – 20%
  • Scheduled Caste – 15%
  • Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars) – 3%
  • Scheduled Tribes – 1%

Tamil Nadu native candidates alone will be considered for communal reservation. The community recorded in the certificate of Tamilnadu native candidate should appear in the list of communities approved by the Government of Tamilnadu.

The applicants from Tamil Nadu State should have obtained permanent community certificate (for SC/SCA/ST/MBC & DNC, BC and BC Muslim candidates) in permanent card format/ electronic form/ digitally signed e-Certificate only from the authorities given below on or before the last date prescribed for submission of online application. Community Certificate obtained after the last date prescribed for submission of online applications will not be considered.

Community Certificate obtained from other states will not be considered for communal reservation.

For communities linked with Districts, the candidates should obtain their community certificate in the respective districts except the communities mentioned in G.O. (st) No. 95 BC, MBC & Minorities Welfare Department. Such of those community certificates obtained on or after 28.10.2009 will be considered. Community certificate obtained from other than the respective district will not be considered.

Candidates who have not furnished the photocopy of the Permanent Community [Card] Certificate or electronic form / digitally signed e-Certificate at the time of submission of online application will be treated as belonging to “Open Competition” (OC).

The candidate is further informed that in the event of such a decision, the eligibility conditions & rules prescribed for OC will be applicable for such candidates and if such candidates do not satisfy the rules of OC, their applications are liable to be rejected. No correspondence in this connection will be entertained.

ST / SC / SCA / MBC & DNC / BC / BCM candidates are eligible for selection under Open Competition in addition to the reservation made for them.

After submission of allotment options, the final allotment will be done by the system based on rank and the applicant’s allotment options that have been submitted.order can be viewed and downloaded by the applicants through their login in the TNEA Web portal.

After the final allotment, the applicant has to report to the respective college for admission on or before the last date specified in the provisional allotment order. The applicant shall remit the remaining fee (deducting the initial deposit paid to TNEA) at the time of admission in the college. In case the applicant failed to join before the last date specified, he/she has to forfeit the seat and cannot claim his/her seat later. The provisional allotment made to him/her will be automatically cancelled.

Instruction to Candidates

Due to unforeseen and unavoidable reasons, if a candidate is unable to attend the counselling on the specified date and time, he/she can authorize his/her parent on his/her behalf and the parent’s decision will be binding on the candidate.

Due to unforeseen reasons, if a candidate could not attend the counselling on the specified date and time, he/she can attend on a subsequent time/date, during the counselling period. But the candidate can only opt for the seats available at that time and cannot claim any seat as per their original rank. If the ranking of a candidate is changed due to re-totaling/revaluation of the mark, he/she can attend counselling as per the new mark and rank, though the call letter specifies a different date (as per original mark).

Once allotted a seat, the amount  5,000/- ( 1,000/- in the case of SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamilnadu) already paid at the time of counselling will be adjusted in the tuition fee. If a candidate does not join after allotment and seeks the refund, only 80 % of the initial deposit amount paid at the time of counselling will be refunded. In such cases, original allotment order with acknowledgment for the receipt of payment should be surrendered. The refund will be processed only through TNEA 2018 refund processing system available online in TNEA website. All admissions made through single window system are provisional.

For more information regarding TNEA 2018 Anna University Counselling – Schedule / Seat Allotment. Candidates can check the guidelines provided below:




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