TANCET 2021: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date


TANCET 2021 Exam will be conducted in May 2021. TANCET is also known as the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test. This entrance test is conducted by Anna University, Chennai on behalf of Govt. of Tamil Nadu at the national level once a year. This exam offers admission into MBA, M.Arch, M.Tech, M.Plan, MCA, M.E, courses. The aspirants can get admissions to government and non-government colleges in Tamil Nadu State through this examination. The aspiring candidates must read the below article for complete and detailed information related to TANCET 2021.

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TANCET 2021 Important Dates

The important dates regarding TANCET 2021 are given below.

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TANCET 2021 Important Dates
Events Dates
Application Form Available First week of April 2021
Application Form last date Fourth week of April 2021
Admit Card Download May 2021
Exam date May 2021
Result Declaration First week of June 2021
Downloading of Mark sheets First week of June 2021
Counselling begins July 2021

These are tentative date based on the previous year exam. Candidates can keep visiting this page for the latest updates as notifies by the official.

TANCET 2021 Application Form

Given below are some general information about the application form. One must read it carefully to clear all doubts regarding it.

  • TANCET Application form date is in the first week of April 2021.
  • The last date to fill the registration form will be the fourth week of April 2021.
  • Application can fill the form through online mode on the official website.
  • The TANCET registration process completely online. No offline mode of form will be accepted by the officials.
  • Candidates are requested to fill the application form carefully because there is no provision of correction for the application.
  • It is requested to fill the complete application form with valid and working information. Incompletely filled form will be not accepted by the conducting body.
  • Multiple forms of a single candidate might be rejected by the officials.
  • The aspirants must keep the print of the completed application form for future reference.

Application Fee

The category wise TANCET application fee is given below

TANCET 2021 Application Fee
Category Application Fee
General Candidates Rs.500
ST/ SC/ SCA Candidates Rs.250

Mode of Payment: The fee can be paid through credit card, debit card or net banking

NOTE: No request for the application form fee payment will be entertained by the Anna University in any circumstance.

TANCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are requested to go through the TANCET Eligibility Criteria before filling the form. The complete information is given below.

General Eligibility for All Courses:

  • Nationality: Candidate must be Indian.
  • State Candidate: Applicants from different state of India can also apply for the TANCET exam.
  • Appearing: Students those are in the final semester of their qualifying exam are also eligible to apply.
  • GATE Score: Students can also apply through GATE Scores without appearing for the entrance exam. However, candidates with valid score in Engineering Science & Life Sciences have to appear for the test to get admission.

The courses wise eligibility criteria is given below.

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

  • Educational Qualification: Candidates must have a Bachelor degree in a relevant field.
  • Marks Required: Aspirants must secure an aggregate of 50% marks (45% for reserved candidates) from a recognized board or university.

For MBA:

  • Educational Qualification: Candidates must have a Bachelor degree in a relevant field.
  • Marks Required: Aspirants must secure an aggregate of 50% marks (45% for reserved candidates) from a recognized board or university.

For MCA:

  • Educational Qualification: Applying student must have passed Bachelor’s degree with Mathematics subject at 12th level or in graduation from any recognized University or Board.
  • Marks Required: Aspirants must secure an aggregate of 50% marks (45% for reserved candidates) from a recognized board or university.

TANCET 2021 Exam pattern

Check below the TANCET Exam Pattern and marking scheme:

TANCET 2021 Exam Pattern
Mode of exam Offline(PBT)
Duration of exam 2 hours
Total Number of Questions 100 questions for MBA and MCA paper

M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Arch / M.Plan, total of 115 questions

Total Marks 100 Marks
Marking Scheme 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer
Negative Marking 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

The table below shows the distribution of questions and marks for various courses:

Courses Number of Questions Maximum Marks
For MBA 100 100
For MCA 100 100
For M.E./M. Tech/M. Plan/M. Arch
Section -I 20 20
Section -II 35 20
Section -III 60 60

TANCET 2021 Admit Card

The detailed information regarding TANCET admit card is given below.

  • TANCET Admit Card will be released in May 2021.
  • Candidates can download the hall ticket through online mode on the official website.
  • No offline or hard copy of admit card will be sent to the aspirants.
  • Applicants must check all the details mentioned on the admit card like name, date of exam, time of exam, exam centre, photograph, etc.
  • In case any detail in the admit card is incorrect, students must contact the officials to rectify the details before the exam.
  • Candidate have to take the admit card in the exam centre.

How to download the TANCET Admit card?

Candidate must follow the mentioned below steps:

  • Visit the official website of Anna University. i.e. www.tancet.annauniv.edu
  • Click on the “TANCET Admit card” link.
  • After that, enter your login id and password and then click on the submit button.
  • After submitting the admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Candidates can check all the details and save the admit card and take a print out for further use.
  • Candidates are advised to  check the details on the Admit card is mentioned below:
      • Candidate’s Name
      • Exam Roll Number
      • Candidate’s Photograph
      • Address of the Exam centre.
      • Date of the Exam
      • Time Slot Assigned
      • Instruction for the candidate to follow in the examination.

TANCET 2021 Answer Key

The vital information regarding the TANCET Answer key is given below.

  • TANCET Answer Key release date is in the fourth week of May 2021.
  • Candidate can check the answer key through online mode on the official website.
  • Aspirants can calculate the correct marks through the answer key.
  • Candidate can file the objection for the answer key in case of the incorrect answer key.
  • Final answer key will be published through online mode.

TANCET 2021 Results

The vital information regarding the TANCET Results is given below.

  • TANCET results will be released in June 2021.
  • The scorecard has been released through online mode on the official website.
  • Candidates have to log in through their Email ID and password to view the result.
  • Take the printout of the Result for the future reference.
  • TANCET 2021 Rank list will be released for the selected candidates which will help to get admission and further counselling rounds.

How to check the TANCET Result?

The procedure of checking the TANCET Result is given below.

  • Visit the official website. i.e. www.tancet.annauniv.edu/cet20/
  • Enter email and password.
  • Then, the result will appear on the screen.
  • Take the printout and keep it for further reference.

TANCET 2021 Cut Off

The vital information regarding the TANCET Cut Off is given below.

  • Cut off will be different of varies courses.
  • The cut off will be released through online mode on the official website.
  • Candidate must get the minimum qualifying marks in the TANCET 2021 for getting admission into various professional intuitions.
  • There will be separate cut off will be released for the candidates who are applying based on GATE Score.

TANCET 2021 Counselling

The details regarding the TANCET Counselling 2021 are given below:

  • TANCET Counselling process will start after the declaration of result.
  • The shortlisted candidates will be called for the counselling process.
  • Candidates will receive a counselling letter to take part in the counselling process.
  • Candidates have to bring the original documents for the counselling process.

Documents Required for the Counselling

The documents required for the counselling process are listed below:

  • Class 10th Mark sheet
  • Class 12th Mark sheet
  • TANCET Scorecard
  • Graduation Mark sheet
  • Address proof
  • Caste certificate
  • Domicile certificate
  • Transfer certificate
  • Passport size photographs
  • Requisite fee in form of DD or cash
  • etc.

TANCET 2021 Highlights

The vital information regarding TANCET is given below.

Name of the Exam Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Exam
Exam Conducting Body Anna University, Chennai
Level of Exam State Level Exam
Application form mode Online mode
Mode of the Exam Offline Mode (Pen and Paper-based)
Medium of Exam  English and Tamil
Official Website

Detailed TANCET 2020 Syllabus PDF is available here. For Engineering Admission click here at TNEA 2020.

FAQs of Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Exam

What is TANCET?

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is conducted by Anna University for admissions to MTech/ MArch/ MPlan/ ME, MBA and MCA programmes offered by various colleges in Tamil Nadu. The exam is conducted offline for 2 hours. The test carries a total of 100 marks.

Is Tancet compulsory for MBA?

Apart from the TANCET MBA eligibility, the TANCET eligibility criteria 2021 will be announced for admission to other courses. TANCET 2021 is the MBA entrance test for the MBA admission 2021 in the colleges of Tamil Nadu State.

How long is Tancet score valid?

TANCET score is valid for one year from the date of Examination otherwise candidate have to appear for DEET for admission.

What is mean by Tancet?

The full form of TANCET is the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test. It is the state level examination, which is conducted by the state of Tamil Nadu. Chennai is a main conducting authority that organizes Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test. The examination is conducted by Anna University.

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