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Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test

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TANCET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 600
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Anna University (AU, Tamil Nadu)
  • Courses:M.Tech, MCA, MBA , M.ARCH, M.PLAN
  • Streams:Engineering, Management, Computer Application, Architecture

TANCET 2023: Application form, Admit Card, Exam Dates, Exam Pattern

Updated On - October 19 2022 by Swagota Nandi

TANCET 2023 entrance exam will be conducted on 14 and 15 May 2023 by Anna University, on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The admit card has been released on 02 May 2023. TANCET or Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test offer admission in MBA, MCA, and M.E./ MTech /M. Arch /M.Plan Programmes offered by colleges affiliated with Anna University. Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test is a State-level Exam held once a year. The exam is held in pen and paper mode. GATE qualified candidates are not required to appear they can apply directly to the participating colleges at the time of counselling. Candidates must read the below-given article to know more about TANCET 2023.

TANCET 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the TANCET 2023 exam status from the below table:


Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test

Admit Card released

TANCET 2023 Important Dates

Candidates can check all the important dates related to TANCET 2023 in the table given below:

TANCET 2023 Important Dates
EventsDates 2023 
TANCET 2023 Registration Date30 March 2023
Last date23 April 2023
Release of Admit Card02 May 2023
TANCET 2023 Exam Date

14 May 2023(MCA & MBA)

15 May 2023(M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Arch. / M.Plan.)

TANCET 2023 Result Declaration May 2023

TANCET 2023 Application Form

Candidates who wish to get admitted to Tamil Nadu colleges or institutions should fill up the TANCET Application Form through online mode only.
  • Application will be available from March 2023 on TANCET official website.
  • The candidate must read all the details related to the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test before applying. Moreover, the application process for the Programmes is the same.
  • While filling the TANCET application form, care must be taken to provide correct details and also upload a recent photograph of good quality as prescribed by the authority.
  • After filling the registration form and finally submitting the information, the candidate will be asked to submit the application fee for form submission.
  • The Fee was paid only through online mode.
  • The candidate is advised to take a printout of the registration form for the admission process.

Document Required to fill TANCET 2023 Registration

  • A unique email-ID and mobile number of the applicant, which will be used for further communication.
  • 10th (S.S.L.C) Registration Number and Year of Passing.
  • 10+2 (Higher Secondary) Registration Number and Year of Passing.
  • A passport photo of good quality in jpg or png format. The photograph must have a full face, front view, with eyes open. The head should be at the centre.
  • The photograph must be in colour and of the size minimum of 2-inch x 2 inches (51 mm x 51 mm).
  • Copy of community certificate in pdf format for those who come under SC/ST/SCA categories).

TANCET 2023 Application Fee 

The details of the TANCET 2023 application fee that is required to be paid for successful submission of the application form is mentioned below:
The registration fee for TANCET 2023
CourseApplication Fee (Rs.)
General CandidatesST/ SC/ SCA of Tamil Nadu state
M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan only600/-300/-
M.B.A. & M.C.A.1200/-600/-
M.C.A. & M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan1200/-600/-
M.B.A. ,M.C.A. & M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan1800/-900/-
M.B.A. & M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan1200/-600/-
Note:  The preceding fee is for applying for one program solely.
Mode of Payment:
Candidates can use any one of the payment methods, i.e., credit card/ debit card/ net banking.

TANCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the examination candidate must satisfy the below-given eligibility for TANCET 2023.

Academic Criteria
  • Applicants who have passed or are in their final year of Graduation can also apply.
  • The candidate must have a Masters's degree in any discipline of science is additionally accepted.
  • The aspirant who has passed his 10+2 or possesses a 10+3 years credential certificate from the State Board of Technical Education are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates with a valid GATE score with qualifying marks in the relevant discipline of Engineering/ Technology, need not have to appear.
  • Applicant, who have a valid GATE score with qualifying marks in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL), need not appear.
An applicant must have passed in Bachelor’s degree of a minimum of 3 years duration and has obtained a minimum of 50 % (45 % in the case of candidates belonging to the reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination.
(a) 10+2+3/4/5 years pattern
(b) 10+3 years Diploma +3 years pattern
(c) B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch./B.Pharm.
(d) (i) 10+2+AMIE
(ii) 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE.
A candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration with mathematics at 10+2 level or Graduate level and obtained a minimum of 50 % (45 % in the case of candidates belonging to the reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination.
(a) 10+2+3/4/5 years Pattern
(b) 10+3 years Diploma + 3 years Pattern
(c) (i) 10+2+AMIE
(ii) 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE
For M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Arch./M.Plan
A candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the relevant field and obtained a minimum of  50 % (45 % in the case of candidates belonging to the reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination.
(i) B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.
(ii) B.Pharm.
(iii)  Candidate must have a Master’s Degree in the relevant branch of Science / Arts, which are prescribed.
b. (i) 10+2+AMIE
(ii) 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE.
  • The applicant who has a valid GATE 2019, GATE 2020, and GATE 2023 score with qualifying marks are exempted and aspirant who has a valid GATE 2019, GATE 2020 and GATE 2023 score with qualifying marks in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL) papers have to appear for  TANCET 2023.
  • The applicant with Section ‘A’ & ‘B’ certificates (A.M.I.E.) and other similar certificates/documents of professional bodies viz. Aeronautical Society of India etc., recognized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development(HRD), Govt. of India and enrolled before 31.5.2013 are considered to be equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. Degree holders, only with 2 years of regular full-time experience in the relevant field after successful completion of the course including project work.
  • An experience certificate has to be produced by the applicant.

Who Can Not Apply for TANCET 2023?

The conducting body has specified that candidates from the following categories are not eligible for TANCET 2023.

  1. Candidates with Lateral Entry in degree courses can not apply except for B.E. / B.Tech and MCA degree courses.
  2. Candidate with B.E. / B.Tech degree from distance/weekend mode program is not eligible.
  3. Candidates who have a degree without studying Class 10th, 12th, or 3 years Diploma and 3/4/5 years degree program are not eligible to apply for TANCET.
Percentage Required
The passing percentage is determined based on the applicant's category.
Name of the category
Pass Percentage
Domicile Criteria
  • Candidates from the opposite states excluding Tamil Nadu can also apply for the TANCET 2023. However, the eligibility will be determined by the respective authorities/board.

TANCET 2023 Admit Card

 Candidates can download TANCET 2023 Admit Card from the official website and it will contain the following information:
  1. Name of Candidate
  2. Registration Number of the Candidate
  3. Photograph of the Candidate
  4. Examination Center
On the day of the TANCET exam, candidates have to carry their Hall Ticket along with Photo Identity proof to the Test Centre. An acceptable photo identity proof from the following:
  1. Passport
  2. Driving license
  3. Voter ID Card
  4. Pan Card
  5. Aadhar Card (UID)
  • In case Admit Card/Hall Ticket is found with incorrect details will lead to the debarring of the applicant from appearing for the entrance exam.

TANCET 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidate must know the TANCET 2023 Exam Pattern before starting the preparation for the entrance exam. Given the following details:
Exam Pattern for TANCET 2023
Mode of Examination
Offline (Pen & Paper)
Duration of Examination
120 minutes (2 hours)
No. of Questions asked
MBA/MCA - 100
ME/MTech/M.Arch/M.Plan- 115
Type of Questions
MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) 
Marking Scheme
+1 for Correct answer and -1/3 for Incorrect
Medium of examination
Total Marks 
ME/MTech/March/Milan -3
MBA (100 questions); MCA (100 questions)
For M.E./M. Tech/M. Plan/M. Arch
Section -I
20 (Total questions)
Section -II
35 (Total questions)
Section -III
60 (Total questions)

TANCET 2023 Syllabus

Candidates can check the course wise TANCET 2023 syllabus Pdf from the points given below.
TANCET 2023 Syllabus for MBA Programme
  • Questions asked in an MBA paper are from numerous topics which check the candidate’s ability and skills.
  • Identify crucial knowledge and apply the information to a business call from given business things.
  • Evaluate the candidate’s ability in respondent queries supported the passages in English comprehension.
  • Evaluate the candidate’s ability in determinative knowledge potency queries victimization the given knowledge and arithmetic queries.
  • Also, it will test the candidate’s knowledge in English with questions asked on errors in usage, grammar, punctuation, etc.
TANCET Syllabus for MCA Programme
The questions in the paper will be asked from various Topics/Subjects:
  • Analytic Reasoning
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Computer Awareness
  • Logical Reasoning
  • verbal activity,
  • basic science etc.
TANCET syllabus for M.E./M.Arch./Plan/M.Tech
Section 1 will consist of topics in Engineering Mathematics. The Questions will be based on:
  • Calculus and Differential Equations
  • Transforms
  • Numerical Methods
  • Vector Calculus
  • Determinants and Matrices 
  • Applied Probability.
Section 2 will consist of topics based on Basic Engineering and Sciences.
Section 3 will consist of various topics from various specialized subjects.

TANCET 2023 Preparation Tips

Candidates appearing for TANCET 2023 must get themselves prepared for the fast-approaching examination and look for the TANCET 2023 preparation tips given below.

  • Candidates must start taking mock tests and also note down their strong topics and weak ones.
  • Once done with the syllabus completion, they can focus on their weak topics and start preparing for them.
  • Approaching the lecturers and teaching faculty to clear the doubts will land the candidate in an advantageous position.
  • Moreover, applicants must understand the exam pattern and get hold of every topic they wish to attempt.
  • As the exams are just a few months away, reading is also important.
  • The candidate must make the habit of reading solved questions and answer and also understand how numerals are to be solved.
  • Also, solve it using the techniques learned and reach the correct answer.
  • The aspirant must remember that solving Mock tests in the last few weeks of the exam is not going to benefit much. 
  • Try to focus more on reading previous years solved papers and revise what has already been done instead of getting up for new topics.
  • Candidates are advised not to take the stress and just stay calm.

TANCET 2023 Exam Centre

TANCET 2023 will be conducted in various cities of Tamil Nadu. Tentative list of all the examination centre for the exam are given below:


Stay connected for more updates regarding TANCET 2023

Top Colleges Accepting TANCET 2023 Score

Given below are the list of top colleges for MBA, MCA, and M.E/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Planning: 

TANCET Top Colleges
For MBAFor MCAFor Engineering and Technology
Anna University, ChennaiS Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College, TalukSRM University, Chennai
PSG Institute of Management, CoimbatoreM.S. College of Engineering, AvadiThiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai
Thiagarajar School of Management, ThirupparankundramMadha Engineering College, KancheepuramPSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
Sona School of Management, SalemPSG College of Technology, CoimbatoreSSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam
Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, ErodeThiagarajar College of Engineering, MaduraiKumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore
MOP Vaishnav College for Women, ChennaiSree Narayana Guru College, CoimbatoreRMK Engineering College, Tiruvallur
Builders Engineering College, TirupurKumaraguru College of Technology, SaravanampattyMepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi

TANCET 2023 Result

TANCET 2023 Result will be released in the month of April 2023. Check details below:
  • TANCET Scorecard must be downloaded within ten days post declaration of the result.
  • Anna University releases three separate TANCET Rank List viz.GATE Category Rank List, TANCET Category, and Sponsored Category.
  • The candidate is advised to take the printout of the TANCET Result for further process.

How to Check TANCET Result?

Aspirants must go through the steps given below to download the result:
  • Visit the official website.
  • Then Click on ‘TANCET 2023 Result
  • The login option will automatically display on the computer screen.
  • Enter the e-mail ID and password
  • Click on the login tab
What is the Percentile Score in TANCET 2023 result? The percentile score of a candidate is obtained by applying the process of normalization by which the relative ranking of the candidates in any discipline can be obtained. The percentile score is calculated by using the formula as mentioned below –

Percentile Score = (Y/N)* 100

Where Y is the number of students who have scored less than the candidate and N is the total number of students who appeared for the exam.

TANCET 2023 Cut-Off

The candidates can check TANCET 2023 cut off points in the given list below:
  • The cutoff is the minimum marks needed to get admission to the various colleges/institute/university of Tamil Nadu. 
  • Candidates who will score equal to or more than the cutoff marks will be given preference and they will be eligible for the Counselling.

The Cut-off list is given in the table below:

TANCET 2023 Cut-off List
Open Category37.5
Backward Classes35.25
Scheduled Caste25.5
Scheduled Tribe22.5

TANCET 2023 Counselling 

TANCET 2023 Counselling will start as soon as the results are announced. Candidates are requested to bring the below mentioned set of documents when they appear for the TANCET Counselling at Anna University, Chennai failing to which their candidature might get cancelled:

Valid Government ID Proof that candidates have to show while TANCET counselling.

  •  Admit Card
  •  Scorecard
  • 10th standard mark sheet
  • 12th standard mark sheet
  • Character Certificate
  • Community Certificate (SC/ST/OBC)
  • Photograph 
Candidates must have acquired minimum eligible marks category-wise to be a part of the TANCET counselling process for getting admission: 
TANCET counselling eligibility
Minimum Eligible Marks
BC/BCM/MBC & DNC/SC/SCA/ST Candidates of Tamil Nadu


TANCET 2023 Highlights

Given below the major points of TANCET 2023.

Exam Name


Conducting Body
Anna University, Chennai

State Level


MBA, M.Tech, MCA, M.Arch, M.Plan, M.E, etc.

TANCET 2023 Official website

Application LInk
Exam Mode

Offline (pen-paper based)

Exam Purpose

To offer admission into various PG courses like MBA, M.Tech, MCA, M.Arch, M.Plan, M.E, etc. 

Stay connected for more updates about  Anna University TANCET 2023.

Anna University, Chennai

Anna University was established on 4th September 1978 as a unitary type of University. This University was named after Late Dr C.N.Annadurai, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. It offers higher education in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, and Applied Sciences relevant to the current and projected needs of society. Besides promoting research and disseminating knowledge gained therefrom, it fosters cooperation between the academic and industrial communities. The University was formed by bringing together and integrating four well known technical institutions in the city of Madras (now Chennai) namely:

  • College of Engineering (CEG) (Established in 1794)
  • Alagappa College of Technology (ACT) (Established in 1944)
  • Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) (Established in 1949)
  • School of Architecture & Planning (SAP) (Established in 1957)

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TANCET Important Dates

TANCET 2022 Form Date30 Mar - 21 Apr 2022
Release of Admit Card02 May 2022
TANCET 2022 Exam Date14 May, 15 May 2022

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


NOTE:1/3 Mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

30 Mar 2022

Form End Date:

21 Apr 2022

The last date to submit the form was on 21 Apr 2022
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