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Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test

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TANCET 2023 Exam Pattern: Question Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme

Updated On - March 26 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

TANCET 2023 Exam Pattern will be released by Anna University, on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu. TANCET or Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test offers 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. Applicants must go through the below article which consists of all the essential information regarding the TANCET 2023 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus and Preparation Tips.

TANCET 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates must check the information to know about the question paper pattern, marking scheme, time duration and other details. Check below the TANCET 2023 Exam Pattern:

  • The entrance exam will be held in offline mode i.e., Pen and Paper Mode.
  • Candidates have a total of 120 Minutes(02 Hours) to solve the question paper.
  • The question paper has 100 questions for MBA/MCA and 115 questions for ME/M.Tech/M.March/M.Plan.
  • The question paper consists of a Multiple Choice Question(MCQ) in which applicants have to choose the right answer from four different options.
  • All questions will be in the English language only.
  • Authority will award a +1 mark for each correct response and a 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

TANCET 2023 Marking Scheme

Applicants can check course wise TANCET 2023 Marking Scheme which is mentioned below in a table:

For MBA/MCA Programmes:
CourseNo. of QuestionsNo. of Alternative AnswersMaximum Marks
CourseNo. of QuestionsNo. of Alternative AnswersMaximum Marks

TANCET 2023 Syllabus

Candidates are advised to cover the following topics of the TANCET syllabus as most of the questions asked are based on these.


Quantitative Ability

Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry & Mensuration, Calculus, Differential Equation, Probability and Statistics

Reading Comprehension

Passages followed by a set of questions

English Usage

Synonyms, Antonyms, Fill in the blanks, Grammar, Vocabulary, Sentence Corrections, Idioms, Cloze Test, One Word Substitution

Data Sufficiency

Number systems, Data Interpretation (Pie Chart, Line Graph, Bar Graph and Tables), questions in the form of Statements

TANCET 2023 Preparation Tips

The basic steps for TANCET preparation are as follows:

  • Know the exam pattern and select the important topics that should not be left out
  • Clear the basic concepts by referring to the right books and study materials
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses
  • Take regular mock tests and solve previous years' questions manner in a time-bound manner
  • Devise exam-taking strategy

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