TNEA 2018 stands for Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions 2018. The admission process is held under the supervision of Anna University. This admission process is conducted annually to grant admission to candidates in the various Departments and Constituent Colleges of Anna University, Government and Government Aided Engineering Colleges and for the seats surrendered by Self-Financing Engineering Colleges across the state of Tamil Nadu. The registration process for the TNEA 2018 admission process is expected to commence from the 1st week of May 2018.

Candidates who are interested in being a part of the TNEA 2018 admission process need to register themselves for the process before the last scheduled date. They can do so by sending their duly filled online application form enclosed with the required documents to admissions department of the Anna University. The last date for the submission of the application forms is expected to be the 1st week of June 2018. You can get complete details about the TNEA 2018 admission process on this page below.

TNEA 2018

The table below enlists all the important events and their expected schedules for the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions 2018. Please refer to the table below to get a clear idea about all the important events. This table will also help you to track all the important events for the exam and not miss on any vital event.

Events Dates
Release of Notification 4th week of April 2018
Commencement of Online Registration 1st week of May 2018
Last Date of submission of application form 1st week of June 2018
TNEA 2017 Random Number allocation 3rd week of June 2018
Merit/Rank List Publication Date 4th week of June 2018
Commencement of Counselling 4th week of June 2018

Eligibility Criteria for TNEA 2018

It is necessary that the candidate goes through the information brochure before they register themselves for the admission process. As, if the candidates fail to fulfil the eligibility criterias laid down by the university then they will be disqualified from the admission process.We have listed a few of the criterias for the reference of the candidates.

Qualifying Examinations

Candidates have to qualify their higher secondary education examination and they must have Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as their compulsory subjects. They must have completed their HSC from a recognised board. The category wise minimum marks is listed below in the table for your reference.

Community/ Category Minimum Marks
General Category 50%
Backward Class including

Backward Class Muslim

MBC & DNC 40%


Candidate needs to qualify at least one of the HSC (Vocational Subject) with at least one subject related to the field of Engineering namely Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry with a minimum average percentage that has been listed below for your reference.

Community Minimum Marks
General Category 50%
Backward Class including

Backward Class Muslim

MBC & DNC 40%

Vocational Courses

The list below comprises of all the vocational courses that are prescribed by the university for B.E / B.Tech degree admissions.

List of Courses
General Machinist, Electrical Machines and Appliances, Electronic Equipments, Draughtsman Civil, Auto Mechanic, Textile Technology

Detailed Process For TNEA 2018

Since, the admission process for TNEA 2018 can be really confusing for certain students. Hence, to make the process of admission much more easier to understand we have listed the breakdown of the admission process below for the reference of the candidates.

Registration/ Applying

Candidates who wish to appear in the TNEA 2018 admission process need to register themselves for the process. They can do so by registering online through the TNEA 2018 application form. They need to fill in all the details and take a printout of the the application form and submit it along with the necessary documents. The application fees for the candidates belonging to the general category is expected to be Rs.500/- and the application fees for the candidates belonging to the reserved categories will be nearly Rs.250/-.

Allocation Of Random Number

Once, the registration process is over the official examination body i.e. Anna University will scrutinize all the applications and all the eligible candidates who have successfully registered themselves for the process will be assigned random numbers. These numbers will serve as an unique code and cannot be reproduced under any given situation. This number will also serve as a tie breaking criteria during the rank calculation. However, it will only be used if the marks of Mathematics, Physics, and Fourth options subjects will not be sufficient to break the tie.

Publishing Of Merit List

Candidates will now be allotted ranks on the basis of their class 12 scores. This merit list will be prepared on the basis of the total marks of 200 ( Maths – 100 & Physics + Chemistry- 100). Once, the merit list is prepared successfully. The list will be published on the official website of TNEA.


Candidates will now be called for the multiple counseling sessions as per the merit list. The seats will be allocated to the students on the basis of their rank and choice. The better the rank of the candidate, the more will be chances of getting admission in desired course and college.

For more details of TNEA – Download 2017’s Information Brochure.

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

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