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TNEA Application Form 2018

The application form of TNEA 2018 will be available only in online mode. After filling in the online registration of TNEA application form 2018, the candidate will have to send printout of the completed online application in person or by post to:

Secretary, TNEA, Anna University,
Chennai – 600 025

The application form must be accompanied by photocopies of relevant certificates and photographs and must reach the above mentioned address on or before the last date. The registration fee must be paid only online. Candidates must pay the registration fee as per the category they belong to, or else their applications will be rejected.

When filling the application form of TNEA 2018, care must be taken to enter only genuine information. The TNEA application form 2018 will include fields like education details and personal details. Also, when uploading any documents, the candidate must conform to the prescribed format.

TNEA Participating Institutes 2018

Candidates who get selected during counselling round will be allotted seats at one of the participating institutes of TNEA 2018. There are 563 institutes that are expected to participate in TNEA 2018 offering some 1.5 lakh seats. The top 5 participating institutes of TNEA 2018 are listed in the table below.

S.No

Participating Institute

1

College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai

2

PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

3

Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai

4

Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur

5

Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore

TNEA Reservation of Seats 2018

Allotment of undergraduate engineering seats through TNEA 2018 will be done under seven categories. These seven categories and the percentage of seats reserved per category are outlined in the table below:

Reservation of Seats TNEA 2018

Category

Percentage of seats reserved

Open Competition (OC)

31

Backward Class (BC)

26

Backward Class Muslim (BCM)

3.5

Most Backward Class & Denotified Communities (MBC & DNC

20

Scheduled Caste

15

Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars)

3

Scheduled Tribes

1

TNEA Rank List 2018 and Random Number

The rank list of TNEA 2018 will be available tentatively in the third week of June for those candidates who have successfully completed the online registration process. For preparing the rank or merit list of TNEA 2018, the marks obtained in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry in the qualifying examination would be considered. The rank list of TNEA 2018 preparation process includes nomralizing marks obtained by candidates of other boards in the qualifying examination. This is done to factor in differences in difficulty level between different boards and the State Board of Tamil Nadu.

Also, rank list of TNEA 2018 would be prepared based on total marks of 200 (Mathematics – 100, Physics + Chemistry – 100). In case two or more candidates score the same marks in the common merit list, the inter-se-merit of the the candidates would be decided in a following order of priority:

  • Percentage of marks obtained in Mathematics
  • Percentage of marks in Physics
  • Percentage of marks in the fourth optional subject
  • Age of the candidate (the older candidate will be given prefernce)
  • Random number assigned (higher number will be placed higher in merit list of TNEA 2018)

The common merit list would include the name and ranking of the shorlisted candidates. To check their random numbers, the candidate will have to log in using their registered email ID and password.

In case of Other State candidates, the 4th condition (age the candidate) will be the last condition for deciding inter-se merit. Also, the rank list will include the overall rank, region wise rank and community-wise rank of the candidate.

TNEA Cutoff 2018

The TNEA 2018 cutoff is the minimum rank a candidate needs to score to be in eligible for seat allotment. The cutoff of TNEA 2018 would be available for the specific college, community code (SC, ST, OC, etc.), and branch. The check the TNEA cutoff 2018, the candidate will have to go to the cutoff portal and select the relevant fields. The candidate, typically, would be required to enter three mandatory – district, college name, and branch, and one non-mandatory field – community code. Candidates who score the cutoff of TNEA 2018 will have to counselling round. When preparing the cutoff of TNEA 2018 factors like the number of candidates applying for admisison, previous years’ cutoff trends, and marks obtained by the candidates in qualifying exams will be taken into consideration.

TNEA Counselling 2018

The counselling of TNEA 2018 will be carried out according to merit and category-wise reservation of seats. Higher ranked candidates will be called for counselling of TNEA 2018 first and have more options to choose from. Candidates can pick their choices of branches and colleges from the available options at the time of counselling. Counselling will be held in offline mode and the candidate has to be present in person. If the candidate is unable to attend counselling for some unavoidable reasons, the parent of the candidate is allowed to attend counselling on behalf of the candidate.

 Candidates who get shortlisted for counselling of TNEA 2018 have to pay the counselling fee either through Cash or DD. On the day of counselling, the candidate must also bring along originals of all relevant documents.

 TNEA Seat Allotment 2018

The allotment of seats for TNEA 2018 will conducted in the order of merit. Also, when allotting seats category-wise rank of the candidate will be considered for filling seats reserved for candidates belonging to the state of Tamil Nadu. The choices entered by the candidate during counselling will also be taken into account. Once a candidate is allotted a seat, the candidate can go ahead and pay the remaining tuition fee.

For allocation of seats under other-state quota, the table showing the number of seats reserved for different regions will be followed.

TNEA 2018 seat allocation for other state candidates

University/Institute

Region

Number of Seats

General

SC/ST

Anna University, Chennai-25

Northern

9

2

Eastern

9

2

Western

9

2

Southern

12

4

Kashmiri Migrant

1

-

If there are no applicant under Kashmiri Migrant quota, it will be reverted to Northern Region quota.