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TANCET 2020 Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

TANCET is conducted for admitting students in MBA, MCA and M.E. /M.Tech / M.Arch /M.Planning programs offered by colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu. Candidates can apply for the exam through online mode and the tentative date for the availability of application form for exam is first week of April 2020.

  • Application Forms will be available from first to the fourth week of April 2020 (tentative dates)
  • The tentative date for the conduction of exam in May 2020
  • Candidates will be given admission based on the cutoff released by participating colleges.  Check Cutoff
  • TANCET is a 120 minutes long test conducted in an offline mode having 100 multiple-choice questions. Check TRANSIT Exam Pattern
  • Anna University releases 3 separate TANCET Rank List viz. GATE Category Rank List, TANCET Category and Sponsored Category.

TANCET 2020 Highlights 

TANCET Full NameTamil Nadu Common Entrance Test 
Conducting BodyAnna University
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamPen and Paper Based
Duration of Exam2 hours 
Courses OfferedMBA, MCA, M.E., M.Tech, M.Arch and M.Plan
Number of Colleges466+
TANCET Help Desk011 2220 0303

TANCET Application Form 2020

Application form will be available tentatively from first week of April till fourth week of April, 2020.

TANCET 2020 Application Form will available at annauniv.org and candidates can apply online. 

The application fee is INR 500 for General Category and INR 250/- for SC/ST (who belong to Tamil Nadu). Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks is essential to register. 

Candidates can register themselves at TANCET Official Website before the registration window closes. TANCET 2020 Registration can only be done in online mode by following the below steps:

  1. Visit the website of Anna University i.e. annauniv.edu/
  2. Click on ‘TANCET 2020 Registration’
  3. Enter your Name, Date of Birth, Email ID, and Password to generate id and password
  4. Re-login to fill TANCET Application Form 2020
  5. Upload a recent colored passport size photograph. 

Check TANCET 2020 Photo Size, Format and Other Details

  1. Pay application fee as per category
  2. Post submission of the form, an application number will be auto-generated by the system

TANCET 2020: Application Fee

Candidates can apply for more than one course but in such cases, they have to pay for each added course. The payment can be made in a single demand draft for more than one program. The fee structure is summed up in the table below:

Name of the CategoryFee
SC/SCA/ST (candidates who belong to Tamil Nadu)INR 250
Fees Charged for more than one program
SC/SCA/ST (candidates who belong to Tamil Nadu)INR 250

TANCET 2020 Exam Dates

All exam related events and dates are mentioned below. Make sure you do not miss upon any of these:

Event Dates
TANCET Exam Date 2020 (tentative) MCA – May, 2020
MBA – May, 2020
M.E. /M.Tech. /M.Arch. / M.Plan. – May, 2020
Declaration of TANCET 2020 Result first week of June, 2020
Commencement of TANCET MBA Counselling 2020 July, 2020
Commencement of TANCA Counselling July, 2020

Top Colleges Accepting TANCET 2020 Score

Here, the list of top 7 colleges for MBA, MCA and M.E/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Planning: 

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 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Anna University has ruled out certain eligibility conditions for candidates registering for TANCET 2020. These must be fulfilled by the candidate in order to sit for the exam. 

Academic Criteria

  • Candidates who have completed or are in their final year of Graduation from a recognized university can apply.
  • Masters in any discipline of science is also accepted.
  • Candidates who have passed 10+2 or possess a 10+3 years diploma certificate from the State Board of Technical Education are eligible. 
  • Candidates with a valid GATE Score with qualifying marks in relevant discipline of Engineering /Technology, need not appear for TANCET.
  • Candidates who have a valid GATE score with qualifying marks in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL), have to appear for TANCET 2020.

Percentage Required

The pass percentage is determined on the basis of candidate’s category. Read it below:

Name of the category Pass Percentage
General/OBC 50%

Domicile Criteria

Candidates from the other states excluding Tamil Nadu can also apply for the entrance. However, the eligibility will be determined by the respective authorities.

List of TANCET 2020 Exam Center

  • TANCET 2020 was held across 15 cities in Tamil Nadu.
  • Aspirants can choose one exam center at the time of TANCET 2020 Registration.
  • Candidates may be allotted another exam center other than the one chosen, in case there is no seats available in the preferred one.

The list of TANCET 2020 exam centers is displayed below:

Chennai Coimbatore
Chidambaram Dindigul
Erode Karaikudi
Madurai Nagercoil
Salem Thanjavur
Tirunelveli Tiruchirapalli
Vellore Villupuram

TANCET 2020 Exam Pattern

TANCET exam will be conducted in the month of May, 2020 

While the paper pattern for all courses is similar, the syllabus for MBA, ME, MCA is different. A brief about the same is listed below:

  • TANCET 2020 will be conducted in offline mode (pen and paper-based).
  • It consists of 100 MCQ questions.
  • The medium of the paper is English.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 hours.
  • Question paper for programs like M.Tech/ME/M.Arch and M.Plan are segregated into 3 sections.
  • Against every correct answer, +1 mark is allotted and for every incorrect answer, -1/3 mark is subtracted. No marks are allotted for un-attempted questions. Aspirants can score a maximum of 100 marks.

TANCET Syllabus 2020

TANCET 2020 Syllabus is different for all the 3 papers. Candidates must be through with basic verbal and logical reasoning questions. Arithmetic questions will be based on 10+2 syllabus. The details are elaborated underneath:

TANCET Syllabus for MBA 2020

Verbal AbilityQuantitative AptitudeData InterpretationLogical Reasoning
Synonyms & AntonymsAlgebraBar GraphSyllogisms and Puzzles
Idioms & ProverbsArithmeticLine GraphBlood Relations
GrammarGeometryPie ChartsCoding Decoding
Fill in the blanksTrigonometryHistogramSequence & Series
Phrasal verbMensurationPercentage based questionsDecision Making
Sentence correctionsNumber SystemEquivalence based questionsBinary Logic
Reading ComprehensionProbability & StatisticsRatio based questionsLinear and Circular Arrangements
Vocabulary questionsModern MathematicsAnalogiesComputer based questions

TANCET Syllabus for MCA

Computer AwarenessQuantitative AptitudeAnalytical and Logical Reasoning
Computer HardwareAlgebraLinear and Circular Arrangements
Controls & MemoryArithmeticBinary Logic
History of Computer & Basic TerminologyGeometryCoding Decoding
Internet & ProtocolsTrigonometrySequence & Series
Network Basics & ShortcutsMensurationSyllogisms and Puzzles
Computer Abbreviations & Computer ArchitectureNumber SystemBlood Relations
Security ToolsProbability & StatisticsDirection Sense
Computer Organization & Input Output toolsModern MathematicsDecision Making
Languages and AlgorithmsTSD & TWAnalogies

TANCET Syllabus for M.Tech/M.E/M.Arch/M.Plan 2020

Part 1: Engineering MathematicsPart 2: Basic Engineering and SciencesPart 3: Subject Related
CalculusPhysicsAeronautical & Aerospace Engineering
TransformsChemistryAgriculture & Irrigation Engineering
Functions of Complex Variables and Complex IntegrationApplied MechanicsArchitecture
Applied ProbabilityMaterial ScienceAutomobile Engineering
Determinants and MatricesMechanical EngineeringBio-Medical Engineering
Vector CalculusCivil EngineeringBiotechnology
Numerical MethodsElectrical EngineeringChemical Engineering
Differential EquationsComputersCivil Engineering

Best Books Recommended for TANCET 2020

Aspirants are suggested to follow the below-mentioned books besides reference books and online study material for boosting up their preparation for TANCET 2020:

Name of the Program Name of the Book Author/Publisher ISBN
Engineering and Science Stream TANCET (M.Tech/M.E/M.Arch/M.Plan) V.V.K.Subburaj 978-8172543693


TANCET MCA Superior Guide Sakthi Publishing House 978-9385078231
TANCET MCA (Anna University) V.V.K.Subburaj 978-8172542399
MBA TANCET MBA (Anna University) S.Chand (G/L) & Company Limited 978-8172543020
TANCET MBA Superior Guide
Sakthi Publishing House

TANCET Sample Papers 2020

Candidates are suggested to solve as many sample & practice papers as possible. This will help in getting themselves accustomed to the exam pattern and repetitive questions. Here are few sample papers for candidates to refer to:

Subject Download Link
TANCET MBADownload Here
Civil Engineering Download Here
Engineering Mathematics Download Here
Computer Science & Engineering Download Here
Basic Engineering & Sciences Download Here
TANCET MCA  Download Here

TANCET 2020 Admit Card

TANCET admit card will be tentatively released in the month of May, 2020.

Candidates can download TANCET 2020 Hall Ticket from the official website of Anna University. No admit cards are sent via email or post.

How to Download TANCET Admit Card?

  1. Visit the official website i.e.annauniv.edu
  2. Click the link ‘Download TANCET 2020 Hall Ticket
  3. Enter User ID and Password
  4. Download TANCET Admit Card for further reference

The discrepancy in TANCET 2020 Hall Ticket

In case of any misinformation mentioned on TANCET 2020 Admit Card, you may contact the officials at

                                    The Secretary,
                                 Anna University,
                               Number- 2220 0303

TANCET Admit Card 2020 Los

If the hall ticket is lost after the test, a duplicate hall ticket can be obtained on payment of INR 100/- in the form of a Demand Draft, with a written request to The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai – 600025, indicating the Registration No. / Application No. and the name of the Examination Centre.

TANCET 2020 Result

Tentative Date of declaration of result is first week of June, 2020

  • TANCET 2020 Result will be declared at the official website.
  • TANCET 2020 Scorecard should be downloaded within ten days post declaration of the result. 

How to Check TANCET Result 2020?

Aspirants should go through the steps given below to download the result:

  1. Visit the website annauniv.edu
  2. Click on ‘TANCET 2020 Result
  3. Login option will automatically appear on your computer screen
  4. Enter the e-mail ID and password
  5. Click on the log in tab

The category and program wise TANCET 2020 Cut off will be published on the university website post exam result. The cut off marks will decide if an aspirant is eligible for admission or not. The result or rank list will be prepared on the cut off marks declared by the university.

Check the expected TANCET 2020 cut off marks below:

Open Category 37.5
Backward Classes 35.25
Scheduled Caste 25.5
Scheduled Tribe 22.5

TANCET 2020 Counselling

Tentative Date of TANCET 2020 MBA Counselling- July, 2020 

Tentative Date of TANCA 2020 Counselling- July, 2020

 Candidates have to download the call letters and physically visit the center as per their rank.  

GATE qualified can participate directly in TANCA 2020 Counselling. The counselling forms will be available at tanca.annauniv.edu. Candidates must have acquired the minimum eligible marks category-wise to be a part of the counselling procedure:

CategoryMinimum Eligible Marks
General 50%
BC/BCM/MBC&DNC/SC/SCA/ST candidates of Tamil Nadu45%
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