TNEA 2021: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria

TNEA 2020
TNEA 2020

TNEA 2021 or Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission Process will commence soon. The Application will be released tentatively in the month of  June 2021. TNEA is conducted by Anna University at the state level every year for admission in various UG courses of B.E and B.Tech. Candidates can get admission on the basis of their class 12 marks and counselling is organised by the university. The University does not conduct any Entrance Examination for Admission. In this article, we are providing information about TNEA 2021- Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions. Aspiring candidates should go through the article for all the information regarding the TNEA exam.

TNEA 2021 Status

Admission Notification Yet to be Announced

TNEA 2021 Important Dates

The important dates regarding the TNEA 2021 are given in the table below:

Events Dates 2021 (Tentative)
TNEA 2021 Notification April 2021
Application Form availability 1st week of May 2021
Last date to apply Last week of May 2021
Last date to submit an application 1st week of June 2021
Random numbers allotment 3rd week of June 2021
Release of rank list/ merit list 4th week of June 2021
Counselling starts from 3rd week of July 2021

The dates will be updated as soon as the authority releases the notification.

TNEA 2021 Application Form

The details regarding the TNEA application form is given below:

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  • The Application Form date will be released in the month of June 2021.
  • The TNEA Application Form will be released through online mode only.
  • Candidates will be able to fill the application form through the official website.
  • Candidates have to fill a single Application form to apply for various courses/ Universities/ Colleges.
  • Candidates must send the TNEA filled-in application form along with enclosures to the given address below:
    • The Secretary,
    • Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions
    • Anna University
    • Chennai-600 025

TNEA 2021 Fee Payment

The application fee details regarding the TNEA exam are given in the table below:

TNEA 2021 Exam Fee
Category Application Fee
General category Rs. 500/-
SC/ ST/ SCA category of Tamil Nadu Rs. 250/-
Each special Reservation category (Children of Ex-Servicemen and PwD) Rs. 100/- (additional)

How to Apply for TNEA 2021?

Candidates can fill the TNEA application form through the following steps:

  • Visit the Anna University Official website of TNEA.
  • And, read the guidelines for Registration and click on the ‘Next’ button.
  • Then, click on the ‘New User Registration link.
  • Enter all the mandatory Registration details and click on ‘Register’.
  • Now, enter your Email ID and Password and click on the ‘Login’ button.
  • Afterwards, Fill your Personal, Academic and other required details in the Application form.
  • Click on the ‘Save & Continue to Pay’ option.
  • Review the Application form and click on ‘Generate Application TNEA 2021′.
  • Take a Print Out of the Application and send it along with required documents in person or through the post to the address mentioned above.

Documents to Enclose with the TNEA 2021 Application Form

The documents required while filling the TNEA application form are listed below:

  • Class 10 & 12 Marksheet.
  • Transfer Certificate.
  • Permanent community certificate.
  • HSC/12 class Hall ticket.
  • Nativity Certificate only in electronic form/digitally signed e-certificate (if applicable).
  • First Graduate certificate and first Graduate joint declaration.
  • Sri Lankan Tamil refugee certificate.
  • Documents proof of army personnel.

TNEA 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The details regarding the TNEA eligibility criteria is given below:

TNEA 2021Eligibility Criteria
  • Firstly, the candidates who are from Tamil Nadu and done their 12th examination from there only.
  • Candidates who do not belong to the same State but have completed class 12 from there are also eligible to apply.
Domicile certificate
  • Tamil Nadu Native candidates who have completed class 12 from a school situated outside the state with the Authenticate Domicile Certificate (in digital format) are also eligible to apply.
Government Employees
  • The students whose parents are Central Government employees, Tamil Nadu cadre officer or even in the public sector can also apply for the same.
  • But must be serving the State for past five years incessantly with the genuine documents supporting this.
Marine Engineering Branch
  • Applicant must have passed class 10+2 or equivalent in physics, chemistry, mathematics and English as a separate subject.
  • The candidate must have passed the qualifying exam with an average of 60% in PCM.
  • Minimum of 50% marks is required in English in 10th or 12th for all candidates.
  • Maximum age to apply for TNEA is 25 years.

TNEA Rank List 2021

The details regarding the TNEA rank list is given below:

  • A common merit list will be prepared by the University.
  • On the basis of the Merit List, Counselling will be conducted.
  • Candidates can check the Rank list form the website.
  • TNEA rank list 2021 will be released tentatively in the Fourth week of June 2021.
  • The Merit List will be prepared after receiving the Application form from the candidates.
  • On the basis of the marks submitted by the candidates, the merit list will be prepared by the Authority.
  • A unique random number will be allotted to the candidates to participate in the counselling.

TNEA Cut off 2021

The details regarding the cutoff marks for TNEA 2021 are given below:

TNEA 2021 Cut off Marks
Reserved Category Aggregate Percentage
General or Unreserved 50%
Backwards and Muslims 45%
MBC & DNC 40%

TNEA 2021 Counselling

The details regarding the TNEA counselling is given below:

  • TNEA 2020 counselling process will start in the third week of July 2021.
  • Anna university engineering counselling 2021 will be conducted in offline mode.
  • On the basis of Merit, candidates will be called for the counselling process.
  • Candidates must download their call letter before the commencement of the counselling process.
  • The Anna university engineering counselling 2021 process will be conducted in five rounds.
  • During the process, candidates have to choose their preferred course and college.
  • Candidates have to pay the Tamilnadu engineering counselling 2021 fee through cash or demand draft.
  • Candidates have to bring the original documents and the photocopies for the Tamilnadu engineering counselling 2021.

TNEA Counselling Procedure

The procedure in which the TNEA counselling takes place is given below:

  • Registration:
    • Firstly, the candidate needs to register themselves for the TNEA counselling.
  • Application Shortlisting:
    • The eligible candidates are selected out of the non-eligible ones.
    • After complete examining, a random number of TNEA was allotted to all the candidates moving ahead in the admission procedure.
  • Rank List:
    • Candidates will receive their ranks based on the TNEA merit list.
  • E-Call Letter:
    • Selected candidates will have to download the counselling call letter from the official website.
  • Single Window Counselling:
    • At last, selected Candidates have to go for the single-window counselling process on the prescribed date, time and venue.

Documents Required For TNEA Counselling 2021

For this the Candidate should be ready with the following required documents:

  1. Class 10 mark sheet and respective certificate(i.e., passing out certificate)
  2. Class 12 mark sheet and respective certificate(i.e., passing out certificate)
  3. Domicile Certificate
  4. Identity Proof (like Aadhar card, voter id, pan card, driving license passport etc)
  5. Category Certificate (if applicable)
  6. Six passport size photographs

TNEA Random Number

  • This is a very unique feature of TNEA.
  • After the Registration Procedure ends, all the candidates must get their random numbers from the official TNEA 2020 portal.
  • This random number will be used while preparing the merit list.
  • This is very helpful for a tie-break.
  • If a tie exists, the highest value of the Random No. will be used to break the tie.

E-Call Letter 2021

An e-call letter contains the date, time & Address of the TFC for original document verification and is available in TNEA Portal.

  • Candidates will also receive Mail and SMS to keep a track for their call letter.
  • Candidates must visit the TFC’s as scheduled on the call letter.

TNEA 2021 Participating Colleges

Anna University has released the list of participating colleges in TNEA 2021 exam.

  • There are 500 colleges under Anna University.
  • Candidates can choose their choice of colleges during the TNEA 2021 counselling.
  • Allotment will be done on the basis of criteria like merit list, category and preferences.

TNEA 2021 Highlights

The overview of TNEA exam is given in the table below:

TNEA 2021 Basic Details

Name of Examination

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions

Commonly Known As

Conducting Body Anna University
Examination level

University Level



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