Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test [TANCET]


Exam Date : 25th March 2018 To 26th March 2018
Result Date : 10th April 2018

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Application Form, Dates, Syllabus and Pattern of TANCET 2018:

Overview of the TANCET exam:

  • The Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test is commonly abbreviated as TANCET 2018 and is conducted by Anna University.
  • The aspiring candidates who are eligible as per the criteria set by Anna University can apply for the exam through the application form on the official website.
  • Candidates who clear TANCET can gain admission into the M.Tech/M.E and few other courses at Anna University.
  • The Candidate who has a valid GATE score can also apply to Anna University for the courses mentioned below.
  • Candidates with a valid GATE score can skip TANCET and appear for the counseling process.
  • The candidates appearing for TANCET 2018 should pay Rs. 500 (General category)/Rs. 250 (Reserved category) as the exam fee.
  • The candidates have to register themselves on the official website and log in to complete the application form .
  • TANCET 2018 is an Offline exam which is conducted for a duration of 2 hours.
  • The TANCET 2018 exam date will be held on 25th March 2018.

TANCET 2018:

  • Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2018 is a state level qualification examination to get admission in MBA, MCA, M.E/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan at various Government & Non-Government in Tamil Nadu.
  • The conducting authority of TANCET 2018 is Anna University, Chennai.

TANCET 2018 Exam Dates:

  • The schedule of TANCET 2018 is given detailed in the important dates section.
  • The Hall ticket for TANCET 2018 will be issued from 25th March 2018.
  • TANCET 2018 examination for will be held on 25th March 2018.
  • Candidates who are appearing for TANCET 2018 are allowed to write the examination only if He/She has the Hall ticket along with them.

TANCET 2018 Eligibility:

  • Candidates who are interested to apply for TANCET 2018 should be an Indian National.
  • Candidates who are in their final year of the UG course are also eligible to apply for TANCET 2018.
  • Candidates have to possess the minimum pass percentage to qualify for the corresponding courses mentioned in the eligibility criteria.

TANCET 2018 Application Form:

  • The application for TANCET 2018 will be available between 29th January 2018 to 26th February 2018.
  • Candidates have to submit the application only through online.
  • Candidates have to fill the application for all the three entrance examinations.
  • Candidates are informed to take a hardcopy of the filled Application for the future use.
  • The Application fee of TANCET 2018 will be Rs.250 for the candidates who belongs to SCA/ST/SC.
  • For other candidates, the application charge will be Rs.500.
  • Candidates have to pay the APPLICATION fee for TANCET 2018 through online.

TANCET 2018 Admit card:

  • The TANCET 2018 admit card/ Hall ticket issues on 14th March 2018 by Anna University. 
  • The admit card is generated to the candidates whose application is processed successfully.
  • The admit card contains all the necessary information like register number, exam centres etc.,

TANCET 2018 Syllabus:

  • TANCET 2018 examination is framed in a way that it has five sections: Analysis of Business Situations, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative ability, Data Sufficiency, and English Usage.
  • The books you can refer for TANCET 2018 syllabus are Arihant's Publishers MBA, Tata McGraw Hills TACET 2018 etc.,
  • The syllabus pdf attached can be downloaded to provide flexibility for the candidates.

TANCET 2018 Exam Pattern:

  • TANCET 2018 will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type as per the exam pattern.
  • TANCET 2018 examination will have 100 questions in total.
  • The time given for each candidate of TANCET 2018 is 2 hours (120 minutes).
  • Candidates will get 1 mark for every correct answer and lose 1/3 of the score for every incorrect answer.

TANCET 2018 Result:

  • The result for TANCET 2018 will announce on 10th April 2018 by Anna University, Chennai which is the conducting authority of TANCET 2018.
  • The TANCET 2018 Counseling will be based on the TANCET 2018 results.
  • Candidates are advised to take a printout of the result for the future purpose.

TANCET 2018 Counseling:

  • Candidates who get qualifies in TANCET 2018 are eligible to attend TANCET 2018 Counseling.
  • The TANCET 2018 counselling starts from 25th March 2018.
  • The counselling dates allocated for each candidate depends upon the score they got in TANCET 2018.
  • Candidates are informed to submit the original documents while He/She appearing for TANCET 2018 Counseling.
  • The Documents which are necessary to TANCET 2018 are mentioned in the Counseling section in detail.

Courses available at Anna University (via TANCET SCORES):

Master of Computer Applications (MCA)   Master of Engineering (ME) Master of Technology (M.Tech) 
Master of Architecture (M.Arch) Master of Planning (M.Plan) -

 Important Exam Dates for TANCET 2018 





25th March 2018 

10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon


25th March 2018 

02.30 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.



26th March 2018 

10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon

TANCET 2018 will be held in the following cities of Tamil Nadu:

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


Application form fees details

Candidates have to pay the application form fees through online mode. 


Application Fees

General Merit

Rs 500/-


Rs 250/-

Exam Pattern for TANCET 2018 

Sl No


Number of Questions

Number of alternative answers

Maximum Marks

Negative marks for each answer















M.E/ M Tech/ M.Arch/ M. Plan    


Part I





Part II





Part III





Summary of TANCET 2018:

Level of exam



Anna University

Examination Stream

M.Tech, MCA, ME, M.Arch, M.Plan

TANCET 2018 Important Dates

Important Dates summary for TANCET 2018:

  • The Registration process for TANCET 2018 starts from 29th January 2018.
  • The application for TANCET 2018 must be submitted before  26th February 2018
  • Candidates have to apply for TANCET 2018 only through online.
  • The TANCET 2018 examination commences from 25th March 2018.
  • The Result for TANCET 2018 announces on 10th April 2018.
  • The Admit card for the qualified candidates will be available on 14th March 2018.
  • The TANCET 2018 Counseling starts from 2nd May 2018

TANCET 2018 Eligibility

Eligibility summary for TANCET 2018:

  • Candidates are requested to follow the obligatory norms before applying for the exam and they should also check whether they fall under the pre-set terms and conditions
  • Eligibility Criteria for MBA: Candidate must be a holder of Bachelor's degree with 50% marks for General category and 45% marks for reserved category. Their previous study pattern can be 10+2+3/10+3 years diploma+3 years/ B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch/B.Pharm/10+2+AIME/10+3 year diploma(state board)+AIME
  • Eligibility Criteria for MCA: Candidate must be a holder of Bachelor's degree with mathematics as major. The pass percentage of their UG must be 45% for reserved category and 50% for general category. The previous study pattern can be 10+2+3/4 / 10+3 +3 / 10+2+AIME / 10+3(state board) +AIME.
  • Eligibility Criteria for MCA (Lateral): Candidate must be a holder of Bachelor's degree in BCA / B.SC (CS/IT) with mathematics as major. Candidates must have a pass percentage of 45% for reserved category and 50% for general category. The previous study pattern of a candidate can be the 10+2+3/4 year.
  • Eligibility Criteria for M.E/M.Tech/M.Arch/M/Plan: Candidate must be a holder of Bachelor's degree in B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch / B.Pharm/B.Sc(Agri/Forestry/Horticulture/Fishery) / Master's in Science/Arts /M.Sc(Integrated) /B.Sc(CS/IT)+M.Sc /MCA /10+2+AIME / 10+3(state board)+AIME with a pass percentage of 50% for general category and 45% for reserved category.
  • Candidates have to fulfil the eligibility criteria mentioned in TANCET 2018 official website.

TANCET 2018 Application Process

Application process summary for TANCET 2018:

  • Candidates have to check the eligibility criteria in the official website of TANCET 2018. If the candidate is eligible to apply He/She has to check the availability of the application form.
  • Candidates have to create a new user account in the official website of TANCET 2018. Candidates are informed to provide information in the original documents.
  • After submitting the appropriate data the candidate will be registered officially to attend TANCET 2018.
  • The payment for the TANCET 2018 application should be paid through DD and the candidates have to mention their details on the back side of DD.
  • If the candidate has to apply for TANCET 2018 in offline mode then He/She has to visit any centre of coordination for Anna University, Chennai and submit a copy of their 10th and 12th board exam.
  • The candidate will get all the updates regarding TANCET 2018 through their account in the official website of TANCET 2018.

TANCET 2018 Application Form Details

Application form details for TANCET 2018:

  • Candidates who satisfy eligibility criteria mentioned in the official website of TANCET 2018 can do the following steps.
  • Goto official website of TANCET 2018 and create a new user account.
  • Fill the application with the appropriate information given in the original documents in TANCET 2018.
  • After filling the application upload all the scanned documents. The size of the documents must be between 20-30KB.
  • The application fee of TANCET 2018 should be paid through DD and the cost of the application is Rs.500 for general category and Rs.250 for reserved category.
  • Once the application fee is paid, the candidate will get the confirmation of hall ticket to attend TANCET 2018. 

TANCET 2018 Admit Card

Admit Card summary for TANCET 2018:

  • Candidates who completed the application process completely are eligible to get the TANCET 2018 admit card.
  • Candidates can go to the official website of TANCET 2018 and have to log into their respective accounts.
  • They TANCET 2018 Admit card section on the display. Select the admit card section and the candidates will get their TANCET 2018 admit cards.
  • The TANCET 2018 Admit card is necessary for every candidate because only if the candidate possesses the admit card He/She is allowed to write TANCET 2018.
  • TANCET 2018 Admit card is necessary till the TANCET 2018 counselling process. It is the verification measure in TANCET 2018.
  • Candidates are informed to take a printout of the admit card in the process of examination and in the process of Counseling.

TANCET 2018 Exam Pattern

Exam pattern summary for TANCET 2018:

  • Candidates of TANCET 2018 has to complete the TANCET 2018 within 2 hours(120 Minutes).
  • Candidates will get a score of 1 for every correct answer and will lose a score of 1/3 for every incorrect answer.
  • TANCET 2018 examination will be held on different dates for different majors.
  • The TANCET 2018 will be based on Multiple Choice Questions(MCQ) type.
  • Candidates have to complete all the three parts in TANCET 2018 examination within the given time.
  • The first two parts of the TANCET 2018 examination is similar to all the courses and the third part depends on the nature of each course.

TANCET 2018 Syllabus

Syllabus summary for TANCET 2018:

  • Candidates who successfully got the admit card from the official site of TANCET 2018 has to prepare for TANCET 2018 in the following syllabus.
  • TANCET 2018 syllabus differs based on the nature of course of the candidates.
  • Some portions in the syllabus are common to all the candidates.
  • TANCET 2018 Syllabus for MathematicsDeterminants and Matrices, Calculus and Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Functions of Complex Variables and Complex Integration, Transforms, Numerical Methods, Applied Probability.
  • TANCET 2018 Syllabus for Basic Engineering & ScienceApplied Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Material Science, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Chemistry.
  • TANCET 2018 Syllabus for each respected courses based on which the course related questions will be framed on TANCET 2018 are given in a detailed manner in the Syllabus section.

TANCET 2018 Results

Results summary for TANCET 2018:

  • The result for TANCET 2018 announces on 10th April 2018 by the Anna University, Chennai.
  • Candidates can check their result through their respected accounts on the official website of TANCET 2018.
  • All important notifications after the result will be conveyed through the account of the candidate in the official website of TANCET 2018.
  • Candidates who qualify TANCET 2018 are informed to take a printout of the result fo the future use.
  • The result is calculated based on the pattern of marks allocated in each part of TANCET 2018 examination.
  • The Cut-Off for TANCET 2018 differs for each course and category. Candidates can check the Cut-Off expectation at Result Section.

TANCET 2018 Counselling

Counselling summary for TANCET 2018:

  • The TANCET 2018 Counseling starts from 2nd May 2018.
  • Candidates qualify in TANCET 2018 examination will be allocated a particular date in the Tancet 2018 Schedule.
  • The Tancet 2018 counselling date for the candidate depends upon their scores in TANCET 2018 Examination.
  • Candidates can check their TANCET 2018 Counseling date through their account in the TANCET 2018 official site.
  • Candidates with TANCET 2018 Admit Cards only allowed to attend TANCET 2018 Counseling.
  • Candidates are informed to bring all their original documents for verification process in TANCET 2018.

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