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DTE Tamil Nadu B.Tech Lateral Entry Admission 2022: Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Documents Required, Counselling Process

Falak Khan
Falak KhanUpdated On: July 28, 2022 12:20 pm IST

DTE Tamil Nadu B.Tech Lateral Entry Admission 2022 allows candidates to take admission directly in the 2nd year engineering programs. Get the eligibility criteria, counseling process & important dates from this post. 

DTE Tamil Nadu B.Tech Lateral Entry Admission 2022

Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE), Tamil Nadu will commence the direct admission to B Tech 2nd year 2022 soon. DTA Tamil Nadu  B Tech Lateral Entry allows candidates to take admission directly to the 2nd year engineering programs offered by the various Tamil Nadu colleges and universities. Candidates should check the eligibility criteria before filling out the online application form. Candidates who have completed a three-year engineering diploma after completing class 10th or B.Sc. programs after completing class 12th are eligible for TN lateral entry admissions through TNLEA counseling. 

Read the following article to get a complete understanding of the DTE Tamil Nadu B Tech Lateral Entry Admission 2022. 

DTE Tamil Nadu B Tech Lateral Entry Admission Dates 2022

The application process for the DTA Tamil Nadu B Tech 2nd year 2022 will commence soon.  Candidates are advised to keep checking our site to get any latest updates regarding the starting of the admission process. 

DTE Tamil Nadu B Tech Lateral Entry 2022 Admission Dates



Starting of DTE Tamil Nadu B Tech Lateral Entry Registration 2022

To be notified

Last date to submit the DTE Tamil Nadu B Tech Lateral Entry application form 2022

To be notified

Certificate Verification

To be notified

Ranking/Merit List Release 2022

To be notified

DTE Tamil Nadu B Tech Lateral Entry Counselling/Choice Filling commencement 2022

To be notified

Final Allotment

To be notified

Note- We will update all the important dates for the DTE Lateral Entry for B Tech course 2022 once the authorities will made any official announcement regarding it. 

TN BTech Lateral Entry Admission Process 2022

The application form for the DTE Tamil Nadu B Tech 2nd year admission 2022 will be filled out online. Follow the detailed instructions given below to fill out the Tamil Nadu B Tech Lateral Entry Application Form 2022.

How to fill the TN B Tech Lateral Entry Admission Form 2022? 
Step ProcessDetailed Description

Step 1 


Applicants must register online by providing basic information such as their name, email address, and cell phone number. 

Step 2

User Login

After completing the registration procedure, login information is generated. 

Step 3

Personal Details

Enter information such as personal information, academic information, and contact information.

Step 4

Reservation Details 

Candidates must fill all the appropriate fields for Special reservations (if any). 

Step 5

Educational Qualification Details

Candidates must provide their academic information for the previous five years. 

Step 6

Upload Documentations

Upload all the important documents like passport size photographs and your official signatures in the specified format step step

Step 7

Pay the Registration Fees

Registration fees for the TN Lateral Entry Admission Form must be paid online. Candidates from the general category must pay a registration fee of Rs.300. Tamil Nadu SC/SCA/ST applicants are exempted from paying the registration fee. 

Step 8

Academic Certificates 

Once the application form has been completed and the registration fee has been paid, applicants must submit their necessary academic certificates. 

Step 9

Preview the application form 

check all the details mentioned in the application form and submit it. 

Documents Required to Fill TN Lateral Admission form 2022

The following documents will be required to fill out the TN Lateral Admission form 2022. 

  • 10th Mark Sheet
  • Diploma/B Sc Mark Sheet
  • First Graduate Certificate and First Graduate Joint Declaration (If applicable).
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Permanent Community Certificate Card for SCA, ST, SC, MBC & DNC, BC, and BCM 
  • Nativity Certificate (If applicable)
  • Srilankan Tamil Refugee certificate  (If applicable).
  • Relevant certificates for Son / Daughter of Ex-Serviceman, Differently Abled Person, and Eminent Sports Persons  (If applicable). 

Note- The caste certificate, nativity certificate, first graduation certificate, if required to be uploaded must be in the Permanent card or electronic form or digitally signed e-Certificate format. 

DTE Tamil Nadu B.Tech Lateral Entry Eligibility Criteria 2022

Before filling out the application form, candidates must go through the DTE TN B.Tech Lateral Entry eligibility criteria 2022 and make sure they completed all the necessary fields like the nativity, educational qualification, etc. 

  1. Domicile

Candidates must be Tamil Nadu residents.


  • Wards of federal government officials who have served in Tamil Nadu over the previous five years, regardless of nationality, are also eligible.
  • Candidates having a native other than Tamil Nadu who have studied in Tamil Nadu for class 9th, 10th, Diploma/class 11th, 12th, and B.Sc. are also eligible.
  • Children of employees in the public sector or in government-recognized institutions who have been consistently employed in Tamil Nadu for the previous five years at the time of application for admission may also apply, regardless of their domicile.
  • Sons and daughters of officers from the Tamil Nadu cadre of the All India Service are eligible. In this case, a self-declaration from the parent must be submitted at the time of original certificate verification.
  1. Qualification

Candidates must have passed a three-year diploma in engineering after 10th grade or a BSc degree after 12th grade.

  1. Qualifying Marks 

Candidates must achieve the qualifying marks listed in the table below for their category to take DTE Lateral Entry for the B.Tech course.

Category Wise Minimum Qualifying Marks Required 


Qualifying Score







Backward classes


  1. Eligibility Criteria for Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee

Candidates who are Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees and have studied in Tamil Nadu will be considered in the open competition. At the time of original certificate verification, they must present the following to apply for the DTE Tamil Nadu B Tech Lateral Entry Admission 2022. 

  • Identification certificate from the Tahsildar of the Head Quarters.
  • Those who have not registered in the refugee camp must present their original passport, visa, and letter registered with the Police Station.

Counselling Process for DTE Tamil Nadu B Tech Lateral Entry Admission 2022

DTE, Tamil Nadu, will hold TN lateral entrance counseling 2022 online. Candidates will be invited to participate in the counseling process via an online call letter. Seats will be assigned online based on the candidates' position in the merit list, seat availability, seat preference, category, and other factors. 

  • Before a seat is assigned, applicants must indicate their course and college preferences.
  • The administration will give the candidates a temporary allocation letter, which they must have with them when they report to the designated institute.
  • Those who do not report to the selected college on time will not be provided another seat, and the allocation letter will be terminated. 

Seat Allocation

Selection will be done under nine categories, namely OC, BC, BCM (BC Muslim), MBC(V), MBC & DNC, MBC, SC, SCA, and ST, by the Government of Tamil Nadu's reservation policy, as outlined below.

Seat Allocation for DTE Tamil Nadu B Tech Lateral Entry Admission 2022



Backward Class

26.50 %

Backward Class Muslim 

3.50 %

Open Competition 


Most Backward Class & Denotified


7.00 %






15.00 %

Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars)

3.00 %


1.00 % 



Note- The above-mentioned details regarding category-wise seat allocation reservation are as per the previous year's notification. Candidates should wait for the release of the 2022 official notification to get  TN B Tech Lateral Entry Admission seat allocation 2022 details

We hope you find this post informative. For more updates stay tuned to CollegeDekho.


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