Tamilnadu Engineering Admission 2020

Online Mode, Computer Based Test

TNEA Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 500
  • Examination Modes:Online Mode, Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:Anna University (AU, Tamil Nadu)
  • Courses:B.Tech
  • Streams:Engineering

TNEA 2020: Rank List (17 Sep), Counselling, Selection Process

Updated On - September 10 2020 by Akriti Maurya

TNEA 2020 rank list will be published on 17 September 2020. It is also known as the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission will be organized by AU, Chennai. The admission process is conducted once a year at the State level. Admission into various engineering institutions situated in the state of Tamil Nadu is provided based on marks of 10+2 level and counselling organized by the University. Through TNEA, admission is offered in undergraduate programmes of B.E and B.Tech. The admission is taken based on the Single Window Admission  System. Several colleges located in Tamil Nadu accepts TNEA Scores to provide admission in the offered engineering programmes. Please go through the complete article below to know more about the TNEA 2020 exam details.

Latest Updates

  • The rank list will be displayed on 17 September 2020.

TNEA 2020 Important Dates

Candidates can check the important dates and events related to Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission 2020 below in the given table:

TNEA 2020Dates ffor both academic
& Vocational
Commencement of TNEA 2020 Online Registration05 July 2020
Last date to submit the Application Form16 August 2020
Upload of Original certificates start31 July 2020
Last date for uploading original certificates20 August 2020
TNEA 2020 Random number generation21 August 2020
Original Certificate Verification at TFCs24 August – 01 September 2020
Release of TNEA 2020 rank list
07 September 2020

17 September 2020

Counselling for special reservation categories (Differently-able, Sports, Ex-servicement)To be Announced
Online counselling for academic streamTo be Announced
Online counselling for vocational streamTo be Announced
Supplementary Counselling – onlineTo be Announced
SCA to SC Counselling – onlineTo be Announced
Last Date for the TNEA 2020 CounsellingTo be Announced

TNEA 2020 Result

The TNEA 2020 result will be declared on the official website of the conducting body. The applicants also go through the below points to know more about the same:

  • The results will be declared in the month of the third week of June 2020.
  • The admission to the course will be based on the results as well as the merit list prepared by the University.
  • Aspirants need to attend counselling to complete the process of admission to the desired course after fulfilling all the eligibility criteria.
  • The results will be hosted on the official website of the University. 

TNEA 2020 Merit List

TNEA 2020 Merit list is prepared based on the marks obtained in the relevant subjects, namely, Maths, Physics, and Chemistry which can be reduced to 200 (Maths – 100, Physics – 50 and Chemistry – 50). Then the overall rank of the candidates shall be prepared for the TNOU 2020 Merit List which is then published in the official site of TNEA. Candidates can check their Rank and name in the TNOU 2020 Merit List on the official site.

TNEA 2020 Cut-Off can be checked here

 TNEA 2020 Counseling

Aspirants who will secure their names in the merit list will be invited to attend Tamil Nadu Engineering counselling. Anna University will manage the entire counselling process. The counselling will be held most probably in July 2020. Aspirants have to report on given date and time.
  • Those who will not appear in the prescribed date and time will not get a further chance for admission.
  • The admission to any individual will be based on his/her percentage in the qualifying exam, rank in the merit list and seat availability.
  • However, the decision of the competent authority in respect of admission will be final. Aspirants need to produce the original documents to the TNEA Facilitation Center (TFC) for verification.

Documents required at the time TNEA Counselling

Here are the documents needed for verification during the TNEA 2020 counselling-

  1. 10th Mark Sheet
  2. Mark Sheet of HSC or its equivalent exam
  3. Community Certificate for ST, SC, SCA, MBC & DNC, BC and BCM (Permanent card / electronic form/digitally signed e-Certificate) as applicable
  4. HSC admit card
  5. Transfer Certificate
  6. First Graduate Certificate and First Graduate Joint Declaration (only in electronic form/digitally signed e-Certificate) as applicable
  7. Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee certificate as applicable
  8. Relevant certificates for Son / Daughter of Ex-Serviceman, Differently-Abled Person and Eminent Sports Persons as applicable
  9. Nativity Certificate only in electronic form/digitally signed e-Certificate as applicable

TNEA 2020 Reservation

TNEA provides reservation to the candidates as per the rules of the Tamil Nadu Government. Candidates can check the details of the TNOU 2020 Reservation criteria for all categories in the table given below.

CategoryReservation of Seats
Open Competition31.00 %
Backward Class26.50 %
Backward Class Muslim3.50 %
Most Backward Class & Denotified Communities20.00 %
Scheduled Caste15.00 %
Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars)3.00 %
Scheduled Tribes1.00 %

TNEA 2020 Selection Process

Applicants can check the TNEA 2020 Selection Process hearby:

  • The entire admission process of TNEA 2020 will be done through the counselling which will be based on the marks obtained by the aspirants in class 12th or equivalent.
  • The authority will publish a rank list of the aspirants selected for counselling on its official website. Then the aspirants will be sorted into groups and will go through the choice locking process to choose their preferred college and branch.
  • Seat allotment will depend on the rank and the order of preference of the choices made by the aspirants. Therefore, choosing the right choices and ordering them properly is important.
  • If an aspirant is not satisfied with the seat, he/she may choose to appear for the next round of the counselling till he/she is satisfied with the seat allotted to him/her.
  • In the last stage, aspirants must report the allotted college within the stipulated time to finish admission related formalities. Failing to report to the concerned college on time will result in cancellation of the seat allotted to that aspirants.

TNEA 2020 Application Form

The notification of TNEA 2020 is released on the official website of Anna University. Aspirants will check below the entire info of TNEA 2020 application form:
  • The Online registration method of TNEA 2020 can embody numerous steps like registration, filling the form, payment of application fee and sending of application form with the desired documents.
  • Aspirants need to apply for single form for numerous courses and faculties.
  • The last date to fill the applying form online and submit it with the desired documents is until the initial week of July 2020.
  • Aspirants should fill the applying form properly as no modification or correction within the form are going to be allowed later.
  • The filled-in form must be submitted with the desired documents before the last date to the below-mentioned address:

The Secretary,
Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions,
Anna University, Chennai – 600025

Documents to be needed with the applying form are 
  1. 10th and twelfth Mark sheets and Passing Certificates
  2. Transfer Certificate
  3. Permanent community certificate
  4. 12th Std Admit Card
  5. First graduate certificate and initial graduate joint declaration
  6. Nativity certificate (If applicable)
  7. Sri Lankan Tamil exile certificate
  8. Relevant documents showing proof of Army personnel

TNEA 2020 Application Fee

Check the application fee details for TNEA below:

TNEA Registration Fees 2020
General category aspirantsRs 500/-
Reserved category aspirantsRs 250/-

Note - For each special reservation category - Rs. 100/- (Additional) 

Mode of Payment -

Payment of application can be made through net banking, credit/debit card, e-challan and Demand Draft.

Candidates can click to apply for TNEA 2020

TNEA 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The TNEA eligibility can be checked below in the given points:

  • The aspirants should belong to the state of Tamil Nadu and ought to have completed their class XII from the state.
  • Aspirants who do not belong to the state of Tamil Nadu but have completed class XII from the state are also eligible to apply.
  • Wards of central government employees can apply for admissions irrespective of whether they are natives of the state provided their parents or guardians have been serving in the state of Tamil Nadu for the past five years continuously.
  • Such aspirants are required to submit a certificate in support of this, issued by the employer of his/her parent or guardian.
  • Tamil Nadu native aspirants who have completed their class XII from schools situated outside the state are also eligible to apply provided they have to submit a valid nativity certificate. The nativity certificate should be enclosed in the digital format only.
  • Wards of the public sector or government employees can also apply irrespective of their domicile provided their parent/guardian has been employed in the state of Tamil Nadu for the past five years continuously and they should produce a certificate of evidence to this end.
  • Admissions are also open towards all India service Tamil Nadu cadre officers.

Age Criteria

  • The age of the aspirants should not be less than 18 years & should not exceed 25 years.
  • For the reserved category aspirants, there is age relaxation as per the university rules.

Qualification Criteria

  • Passed intermediate (10+2) or equivalent examination with PCM as a compulsory subject from a recognized board.
  • Aspirants have to secure 50% marks (General Category), 45% marks (OBC Category) & 40% marks (MBC, DNC, SC, ST & SCA Category) in the above qualification.

TNEA 2020 Highlights

The highlights for TNEA 2020 are as follows:

Admission Process Name

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions

Conducting Body

Anna University


Once a year

Accepting Colleges


TNEA 2020 Official Website

About Anna University

Anna University was established in the year 1978. It is a technical university in Tamil Nadu. The main campus is in Guindy, Chennai & the satellite campus is in Chromepat, Chennai. 

Anna University has six government engineering colleges, three government-aided private institutions, and 426 self-financing colleges. 

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TNEA Important Dates

TNEA 2020 Form Date05 Jul - 16 Aug 2020

Tamilnadu Engineering Admission 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

1 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :


Negative Marking:



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Form Start Date:

05 Jul 2020

Form End Date:

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