Tamilnadu Engineering Admission

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 2023: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

Updated On - August 14 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

TNEA 2023 also known as the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission 2023 will be organised by Anna University, 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 programs 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 to the offered engineering programs. Please go through the complete article below to know more about the TNEA 2023 exam details.
TNEA Counselling 2023 Round 2 Allotment Result: The Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE), Tamil Nadu, has declared the provisional allotment result for the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA 2023) round 2.

Tamil Nadu TNEA 2023 Rank List Released: Important Points to Know

  1. The Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE) has issued the rank list for Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) 2023.
  2. Candidates can access the TNEA rank list by logging in to the official website,, using their registered email addresses and passwords.
  3. The TNEA 2023 rank list is categorized into General, Physically Challenged, and Reserved categories.
  4. Candidates who have any queries or grievances regarding their TNEA 2023 ranks can contact the TFC (TNEA Facilitation Centre) until June 30 (4 pm).
  5. The TNEA exam is conducted for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes (BTech courses) in various institutes across Tamil Nadu.

Note: The specific details and guidelines for raising grievances against the TNEA 2023 rank list should be referred to on the official website.

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission 2023 Latest Updates

  • The Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA 2023) registration process has started. Aspiring candidates can register themselves on the official website of TNEA,
  • The registration process commenced on May 5, the same day as last year when TN 12th results were announced.
  • The eligibility criteria for BTech counselling requires general category candidates to score a minimum of 45% in Class 12, while OBC, SC, ST, and others must secure a minimum of 40% from a recognized board.
  • Approximately 1.5 lakh engineering seats will be offered by a total of 440 engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu.
  • The TNEA cut-off 2023 will be determined based on the number of available seats, past trends, and the performance of students in the Class 12 exams conducted by Tamil Nadu DGE.
  • Those candidates who are eligible based on the cut-off marks will be called for TNEA counselling 2023.
  • The registration process will have two steps, where the first step involves registration based on marks secured in the Tamil Nadu DGE Class 12th 2023 exams.

TNEA 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the information related to the TNEA 2023 exam which is mentioned below:

Exam StatusNotification soon

TNEA 2023 Exam Dates

Candidates can check the important dates and events related to Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission 2023 below in the given table:

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission Dates
Column AColumn B
TNEA 2023 Registration BeginsMay 5, 2023
Tamil Nadu 12th Result 2023 AnnouncementMay 8, 2023
Eligibility Criteria for TNEA 2023-
TNEA 2023 Application Process BeginsMay 5, 2023
TNEA 2023 Cut-off Release-
TNEA 2023 Counselling Registration Begins-

TNEA 2023 Application Form

Candidates can fill TNEA 2023 Application Form from July to August on the official website only. Must go through the below details careful which is related to the TNEA registration process 2023:

  • TNEA application form will be available online on the official website of the authority.
  • Do not submit the multiple application, the authority will reject the form.
  • Candidates must provide a valid email address and mobile number as the authority will send any email related to the application.
  • Candidates have to upload the scanned clear passport photograph in JPG/JPEG format file size should be as per the brochure.
  • If there is any issue while filling the form contact the department immediately via mail or contact number.
  • Applicants must be careful while filling in information because there is no correction window facility avaialble.
  • Must take the print out of the filling the registration form for future reference.

TNEA 2023 Application Fees

Applicants can check the category wise TNEA 2023 registration fees which are mentioned below:

Category Registration Fees
General categoryRs. 500/-
SC /SCA /ST category belonging to Tamil NaduRs. 250/-
For each special reservation categoryRs. 100/-(Additional)
Mode of Payment: Candidates can make payment through the online mode as well as offline mode via using Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card /UPI or Demand Draft.

TNEA 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are advised to check their TNEA Eligibility Criteria before applying for the entrance exam. Must check the below-mentioned information regarding the eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants who clear their 8,9,10,11 and 12 examinations from any Tamil Nadu situated school are eligible.
  • Those who have passed any of the 8,9,10,11 and 12 class or their equivalent examination from schools situated outside Tamil Nadu can also apply, but they need to submit the original nativity Certificate.
  • If candidates parents are in the All India service Tamil Nadu cadre officers are eligible to apply.
  • For admission in Marine Engineering, candidates need to secure at least 60% marks in PCM in 10+2 or any equivalent exam.
Reservation Criteria:

Given below are the category wise reservation list:

Open Competition  31.00 %
Backward Class 26.50 %
Backward Class Muslim3.50 %
Most Backward Class & Denotified Communities20.00 %
Scheduled Caste15.00 %
Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars) 3.00 %
Scheduled Tribes1.00 %

TNEA 2023 Result

The TNEA 2023 Results 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 2023.
  • 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 2023 Merit List

TNEA 2023 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 2023 Merit List which is then published on the official site of TNEA. Candidates can check their Rank and name in the TNOU 2023 Merit List on the official site.

 TNEA 2023 Counselling

Aspirants who will secure their names in the merit list will be invited to attend Tamil Nadu Engineering counselling 2023. Anna University will manage the entire counselling process. Aspirants have to report on a given date and time.
  • Those who will not appear on 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 2023 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 2023 Reservation

TNEA provides reservation to the candidates as per the rules of the Tamil Nadu Government. Candidates can check the details of the TNOU 2023 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 2023 Selection Process

Applicants can check the TNEA 2023 Selection Process hereby:

  • The entire admission process of TNEA 2023 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 to the allotted college within the stipulated time to finish admission related formalities. Failing to report to the concerned college on time will result in the cancellation of the seat allotted to that aspirants.

TNEA 2023 Highlights

The highlights for TNEA 2023 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 2023 Form Date05 Jun - 31 Jul 2023 (Tentative)

Tamilnadu Engineering Admission Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

1 hours 30 minutes

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Form Start Date:

05 Jun 2023

Form End Date:

31 Jul 2023

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