TANCET 2020 Registration(Started), Dates, Eligibility, Pattern

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET 2020) is the state level entrance examination. It is managed by the Anna University, Chennai. It is conducted to offer admissions into M.E., M. Tech, MCA, M. Arch, M. Plan, and MBA courses. Through this exam, candidates can get admission into Anna University and other affiliated colleges of the universities of Tamil Nadu.

Latest Updates:

TANCET 2020 Registration started, Check Here


Entrance NameTamil Nadu Common Entrance Test
Conducting AuthorityAnna University of Chennai
Exam ModeOffline
Exam Level State Level
Exam Duration2 hours
Courses OfferedMBA, MCA, M.Tech, M.Arch, M.E, M.Plan

TANCET 2020 Schedule:



Starting of Online application 
1st week of April 2020 
Last date to apply online application
4th week of April 2020 
Issuing of Admit card 
May 2020 
Exam date 
In the month of May 2020 

Declaration of Results 
1st week of June 2020 
Counselling begins 
July 2020 

TANCET 2020 Admit Card:

The admit card for TANCET 2020 will be released on the official website of Anna University. However, the admit cards will not be distributed by any other means like email or post.

Details Mentioned in Admit Card:

How to Download TANCET 2020 Admit Card Online?

TANCET Syllabus 2020:

The syllabus provides a general idea regarding the examination curriculum. It not only tells the aspirant about the important subjects but also the important chapters and concepts from which the questions will be derived. The Syllabus of TANCET 2020 will be published with its examination brochure on the official website of Anna University Chennai. For the MCA course, the questions will be set from topics as Quantitative ability, Analytical reasoning, Logical reasoning, Computer awareness, Verbal ability, and Basic Sciences. For MBA, the syllabus will be prepared from Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation, Quantitative Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning. For other courses, the questions will be asked to form their respective disciplines.

Verbal Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
Data Interpretation
Logical Reasoning
Synonyms & Antonyms
Bar Graph
Syllogisms and Puzzles
Idioms & Proverbs
Line Graph
Blood Relations
Pie Charts
Fill in the blanks 
Sequence & Series
Phrasal verb
Percentage based questions
Decision Making
Sentence corrections
Number System
Equivalence based questions
Binary Logic
Reading Comprehension
Probability & Statistics
Ratio based questions
Linear and Circular Arrangements
Vocabulary questions
Modern Mathematics
Computer-based questions
TANCET Syllabus for MCA
Computer Awareness
Quantitative Aptitude
Analytical and Logical Reasoning
Computer Hardware
Linear and Circular Arrangements
Controls & Memory
Binary Logic
History of Computer & Basic Terminology
Coding Decoding
Internet & Protocols
Sequence & Series
Network Basics & Shortcuts
Syllogisms and Puzzles
Computer Abbreviations & Computer Architecture
Number System
Blood Relations
Security Tools
Probability & Statistics
Direction Sense
Computer Organization & Input-Output tools
Modern Mathematics
Decision Making
Languages and Algorithms
TANCET Syllabus for M.Tech/M.E/M.Arch/M.Plan
Part 1: Engineering Mathematics
Part 2: Basic Engineering and Sciences
Part 3: Subject Related
Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering
Agriculture & Irrigation Engineering
Functions of Complex Variables and Complex Integration
Applied Mechanics
Applied Probability
Material Science
Automobile Engineering
Determinants and Matrices
Mechanical Engineering
Bio-Medical Engineering
Vector Calculus
Civil Engineering
Numerical Methods
Electrical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Differential Equations
Civil Engineering

TANCET 2020 Exam Pattern:

The TANCET exam pattern will consist of the following given below:

Offline mode.
Duration of Exam
2 hours.
Number of Questions
Maximum 100 questions
Types of Questions
Objective type multiple choice questions
Marking Scheme
1 mark will be given( for correct answers )
Negative Marking
For each incorrect answer, 1/3 marks will be deducted.

Section-wise Question Distribution:

TANCET 2020 Cut Off:

The category and program wise TANCET Cutoff is 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.


Expected TANSET Cut-off 2020

Open Category
Backward Classes
Scheduled Caste
Scheduled Tribe
Factors Affecting Cut-off:

TANCET 2020 Application Form:

1. 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:

2. Visit the website of Anna University i.e. annauniv.edu/

3. Click on ‘TANCET 2020 Registration’

4. Enter your Name, Date of Birth, Email ID, and Password to generate id and password.

5. Re-login to fill TANCET Application Form.

6. Upload a recent coloured passport size photograph. Check the photo format size and other details.

7. Pay application fee as per category.

8. 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 Category


Rs 500/-
SC/SCA/ST(Candidates who belong to Tamil Nadu)

Rs 250/-

Fees Charged for more than one program

SC/SCA/ST(Candidates who belong to Tamil Nadu)

TANCET 2020 Counseling:

Date of TANCET 2020 Counseling- July 2020

1. Candidates who are GATE qualified can participate directly in TANCET 2020. Others have to undergo a separate application procedure for TANCET Counseling. The counseling forms are available both online and offline.

2. Offline forms will have to be filled and sent via post to “The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, and Chennai”.

3. The online form will be available on Anna University’s website and the procedure will be exactly the same as that of the application form filling during the entrance.

4. Candidates must have acquired the minimum eligible marks category-wise to be a part of the counseling procedure:

a. General : 50%

b. BC/BCM/MBC & DNC/SC/ST Candidates of Tamil Nadu: 45%

Details of TANCET Counselling round:

The counselling process for TANCET 2020 will begin in mid-July days after the declaration of results. On the basis of their performance in the entrance test, candidates will be called for the counselling round which will take place in August last week.

Step 1: Online Registration

1. Candidates need to visit the official website 

2. Click on ‘Register Online Application’ tab

3. Fill the mandatory fields marked in red

4. Select the type of course (MBA/MCA)

5. Provide your email ID and mobile number

6. The password will be sent to the registered email ID and mobile number generated after registration

7. Candidates are required to provide valid TANCET 2020 hall ticket number and TANCET 2020 normalised marks in the application form

8. Candidates are also required to enter demand draft number, category, religion, educational qualification, etc.

9. Click on ‘Submit’ tab after entering all the details in the application.

10. Take a printout of the application form and address label. 

Counselling Fees:

Candidates need to enclose a demand draft of Rs 300 (unreserved categories) and Rs 150 (SC/SCA/ST candidates of Tamil Nadu) drawn in favour of ‘The Secretary, TN MBA/MCA Admissions – 2020, Government College of Technology’ payable at Coimbatore. 

Documents to be sent to the examination authority 

After submitting TANCET counselling form, candidates need to send the printout of the application form, address label along with the relevant documents to the concerned authority. Candidates need to submit the self-attested copies of the following documents -

1. Printed online application

2. Marksheet of Class 12/ Diploma

3. Marksheets of all semesters/ years of qualifying degree examinations

4. Provisional/degree certificate

5. Permanent community certificate card for BC, BCM, MBC & DNC, ST, SC and SCA

6. Transfer Certificate

7. TANCET 2020 marksheet

8. TANCET 2020 hall ticket

9. District Medical Board Certificate (for Differently abled Candidates only)

10. Nativity Certificate only in electronic form / digitally signed e-certificate (If applicable)

11. Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee certificate (If applicable)

Contact Address

The Secretary, TN MBA / MCA Admissions - 2020Government College of Technology, Coimbatore 641013  

Step 2: Publishing of TANCET Rank List

The TANCET rank list is prepared on the basis of candidate’s performance in the exam

The TANCET 2020 rank list will contain the ranks secured by candidates who have applied for TANCET counselling 2020

On the basis of candidates’ rank, they are called for the counseling round

Step 3: Downloading of Call Letter

1. Candidates will need to carry the call letter while appearing for TANCET 2020 counselling

2. To download the call letter, candidates need to visit the official website and login with their user ID and password.

3. The call letter carry candidates' name, registration number, counselling centre and city.

Step 4: Appearing in TANCET Counselling

1. During the counselling process, candidates will be asked to choose colleges and branches in the application form.

2. Seats will be allotted to candidates as per the vacancies in the colleges

3. Candidates will be allotted seats as per their rank in the merit list

4. Candidates need to secure their seat by paying the requisite admission fee

TANCET Counselling – Points to remember

1. The rank list will be published based on the ranks acquired by candidates

2. Candidates will be able to check the status of vacant seats of each participating institutes after every round of TANCET 2020 counselling

3. If candidates are not satisfied with the allotted colleges, he/she can attend the second and third round of TANCET counselling

4. Candidates absent in the first or second phase of counselling will not be allowed to attend the subsequent stages of TANCET counselling 2020

5. Colleges allotted in the last round of counselling will be considered as final

TANCET 2020 Result:

TANCET Result 2020 will be announced by Anna University on its official website. Candidates will be able to check their results and download their scorecard from the official website by logging in with their email ID and password. TANCET 2020 result will display a candidate’s score and rank. Qualified candidates will be further called for the counseling process where they will be offered admission to MBA, MCA, ME/ MTech/ M.Arch/ MPlan courses.

Steps to Download TANCET Result:

Details Mentioned in Scorecard:

1. Candidates name

2. Application number

3. Nationality

4. Category

5. Roll number

6. TANCET rank

7. Total marks

8. Normalized score

TANCET 2020 Answer Key:

The answer key for TANCET 2020 will be released by Anna University soon after the commencement of the exam. The students can evaluate their performance and result as per the answer key released by the exam conducting authorities. However, the answer key for TANCET has not been released in past years. In case of any changes, the details will be updated here soon.

Steps to Download Answer Key:

Steps to Challenge Answer Key

TANCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria for appearing in the TANCET 2020 are given below.
General Eligibility:

1. Candidates those appearing in the final year/semester of the qualifying exam during April/May 2020 are also eligible to apply.

2. Candidates of another state can apply but the eligibility will be determined by the respective authorities.

3. Candidates with valid GATE score do not need to appear for TANCET 2020 exam.

4. Candidates those have a valid GATE score in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL), they have to appear for TANCET exam

Qualification Requirement:
For M. Tech/M. Arch/M.E./M. Plan:

1. Qualifying Exam: Candidates should have Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the respective disciplines

2. Minimum Marks: One should qualify the qualifying degree with at least 50% aggregate (45% for the candidates belong to SC/ST categories).

3. GATE Score: Candidates those have valid GATE scorecard from 2017, 2018, 2019 can also apply.

For MBA:

1. Qualifying Exam: Candidate should possess a minimum of 3 years Bachelor’s degree.

2. Minimum Marks: Must pass with 50% marks (45% for reserved category candidates) in the qualifying degree examination.

For MCA:

1. Qualifying Exam: Must have the Bachelor’s degree with mathematics at 10+2 and graduation level.

2. Minimum Marks: Should secure at least 50% marks (45% marks for reserved category candidates).

For MCA (Lateral Entry):

1. Qualifying Exam: Must have a Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration in BCA, B.Sc. (Computer Science/Information Technology) with mathematics at 10+2 level or at Graduate level. Minimum Marks: Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 50% marks and 45% marks SC/ST.

2. Qualifying Exam: Must have a Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration in BCA, B.Sc. (Computer Science/Information Technology) with mathematics at 10+2 level or at Graduate level.

3. Minimum Marks: Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 50% marks and 45% marks SC/ST.

TANCET Academic Eligibility:

1. Candidates who have completed/ are in their final year of Graduation can apply.

2. Masters in any discipline of science is also accepted.

3. Candidates who have passed 10+2 or possess a 10+3 years diploma certificate from the State Board of Technical Education are eligible. 

4. Candidates with a valid GATE Score with qualifying marks in relevant discipline of Engineering /Technology need not appear for TANCET.

5. Candidates, who have a valid GATE score with qualifying marks in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL), have to appear for TANCET 2020.


Q. Can I apply for more than one program in TANCET?
A-Yes, you are allowed to do so. However, you must pay INR 500 (INR 250 for reserved category candidates) for each program.

Q.I have a valid GATE Score. Do I need to appear for TANCET as well?
A- No, GATE qualifiers are exempted from appearing in TANCET. They just need to ply with the other eligibility conditions.

Q. Is there any stipend for TANCET?
A- Yes, only GATE qualified students are eligible for the stipend. There is no mention of TANCET for the same.

Q: What are the courses offered through TANCET 2020?
A: The offered courses are MBA, MCA, M.E., M.Tech, M.Arch, and M.Plan etc.

Q: What is the mode of the exam?
A: The exam will be conducted in pen & paper-based mode.

Q: What is the duration of the TANCET 2020 entrance exam?
A: The exam will be conducted for 2 hours.

Q: Who is the conducting body for TANCET 2020?
A: Anna University is the conducting body of TANCET 2020.

Q: What are the marking schemes for TANCET 2020?
A: 1 mark for each correct answer and -1/3 mark is subtracted for each wrong answer.

Q:  How many colleges in Tamil Nadu accept TANCET scores?
A: Around 442 engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu use the TANCET scores for offering admissions to their postgraduate courses.

Q: What are the sectional details in TANCET 2020?
A: Following is the sectional details of the TANCET 2020 exam for the MBA course:

1. Verbal Ability: 20 questions

2. Data Interpretation: 20 questions

3. Mathematics: 20 questions

4. English Language: 20 questions

5. Analysis of Business Situations 20 questions



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