TNEA 2020: Counselling Schedule, Admission Process


Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) 2020 is conducted every year by Anna University. Candidates can take admission in Engineering courses in colleges throughout the state. Henceforth, the candidate should match the Eligibility criteria for admission in various colleges of Tamil Nadu state. The University does not conduct any Entrance Examination for Admission. Admission is totally based on the performance of class 12th Board Examination. In this article, we are providing information about TNEA 2020- Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions. Aspiring candidates should go through the article for all the information.

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About Tamil Nadu (TNEA)

Name of the Examination TNEA
Exam Conducting Body Anna University
Courses Engineering
Colleges Engineering Colleges throughout the state

TNEA 2020 Important Dates

Official dates for filling application forms will be announced by the University.

Events Dates (Tentative)
Application form available 02 May 2020
Application Form last date 31 May 2020
Allotting of random number 03 June 2020
Original Certificates verification at TFC’s 06 – 11 June 2020
Releasing of rank list 20 June 2020
Counselling for Special Reservation 20 – 22 June 2020
Commencement of Counseling 03 – 28 July 2020
Supplementary Counseling (In Person) 29 July 2020
End of counselling 30 July 2020


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TNEA 2020 Application Form

  • TNEA 2020 Application Form has been available through online mode only.
  • The candidates can get the Application form from the official website of Anna University.
  • TNEA Login Application form has been available from the 02 May 2020.
  • Candidates have to fill only 1 Application form to apply for various courses/ Universities/ Colleges.
  • Candidates must send the filled-in application form along with enclosures to the given address below:

The Secretary
Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions
Anna University
Chennai-600 025

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How to Apply for TNEA

Here we have provided a detailed procedure to fill the TNEA 2020 Application form:

  • Visit the Anna University Official website.
  • And, read the guidelines for Registration and click on the ‘Next’ button.
  • Then, click on ‘New User Registration’.
  • Enter all the mandatory Registration details and click on ‘Register’.
  • Now, enter your Email ID and Password and click on ‘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 2020′.
  • 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 Application Form

  • 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.

Application 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)

TNEA Eligibility 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.
  • 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 Cut off marks 2020

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA)-2020 cut off usually decided before the commencement of exam. For more clarity refer to the table given below:

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Reserved Category Aggregate Percentage
General or Unreserved 50%
Backwards and Muslims 45%
MBC & DNC 40%

TNEA Rank List 2020

  • 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 2020 will be released tentatively in the Fourth week of June 2020.
  • 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 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 2020

  • 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 2020 Counselling Process & Seat Allotment

  • The TNEA counselling process includes the selection of the candidate for the colleges enrolled in a specified test or admission.
  • A candidate will get a call letter for the Counselling process based on the Merit list declared by the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission 2020.
  • It will be declared only after the class 12 Board result.
  • The inception of this process will take place in the month of July only.

TNEA Counselling schedule

Rounds Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Aggregate Mark Range Up to 190 175 150 125 All Remaining Eligible Candidate
Initial Payments 21 – 24 July 2020 25 – 29 July 2020 30 July – 03 August 2020 04 – 08 August 2020 August 2020
Add & Locking of Choices
(3 days)
25 – 27 July 2020 (5 PM) 30 July to 01 August 2020 (5 PM) 04 – 06 August 2020 (5 PM) 09 – 11 August 2020 (5 PM) August 2020
Publication of Tentative Allotment 28 July 2020 02 August 2020 07 August 2020 12 August 2020 August 2020
Confirmation of Tentative Allotment 28 – 29 July 2020 (5 PM) 02 – 03 August 2020 (5 PM) 07 – 08 August 2020 (5 PM) 12 – 13 August 2020 (5 PM) August 2020
Final Allotment Publication 30 July 2020 04 August 2020 09 August 2020 14 August 2020 August 2020
Reporting for Admission 03 August 2020 08 August 2020 13 August 2020 20 August 2020 August 2020

TNEA 2020 – Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission Documents

For this the Candidate should be ready with these 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

Aspirants for the same can seek the official website as well: 

TNEA Admission 2020

TNEA Admission process will be held after the completion of the counselling round. Aspirants have to report to the institution allotted to them on the prescribed date along with the provisional admission letter.

For getting final admission, the aspirants have to carry along their original documents for verification at admission time. Students will also have to pay the fee of the course at the time of admission.

TNEA 2020 Entrance Highlights

Name of Examination

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions

Commonly Known As

Conducting Body Anna University
Examination level

University Level




Admissions in  Engineering

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