Download the app to find the best colleges for you
Download now

MBA Admissions in Tamil Nadu 2023: Dates, Eligibility, Entrance Exams, Selection Process

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: July 20, 2023 05:31 pm IST | TANCET

Seeking MBA admission in Tamil Nadu 2023? Check all the important details here related to Tamil Nadu MBA admission, including dates, eligibility, entrance exams, selection process, and more!

MBA Admission in Tamil Nadu 2023

MBA admissions in Tamil Nadu 2023 are ongoing and being administered by Anna University. Students interested in taking MBA admissions 2023 in Tamil Nadu have to qualify for the entrance exams and participate in the counselling process. TANCET counselling process is ongoing and candidates who completed the counselling registration and got their certificates verified were added to the TANCET rank list. TANCET counselling details are available at the official counselling portal,

Most of the MBA colleges in the state accept scores of TANCET, a state-level exam conducted by Anna University. A few colleges in Tamil Nadu like IIM Trichy, IIT Madras, and NIT Trichy only accept the scores of CAT. Other top colleges like Amrita School of Business and SRM University conduct their own entrance exams for MBA admissions in Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu is one of the popular states in South India for pursuing an MBA course. Every year, thousands of students from different states take MBA admission in Tamil Nadu. MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu are popular for quality education, campus placements, etc.

To be eligible to seek Tamil Nadu MBA admissions 2023, candidates must have a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for reserved categories). Along with this, they must qualify for entrance tests and meet the required cutoff accepted by their desired college. If you are seeking MBA admission in Tamil Nadu 2023, then read below for all the important details.

Also ReadMBA Admission 2023

Tamil Nadu MBA Admission Important Dates 2023

MBA aspirants seeking admission in Tamil Nadu must be aware of all the dates so that they don't miss out on any crucial events. Check out the important dates related to MBA admissions in Tamil Nadu 2023.

TANCET MBA 2023 Event

TANCET MBA 2023 Date

TANCET 2023 Counselling Registration

June 1 to June 25, 2023

Certification Verification

June 1 to June 25, 2023

TANCET 2023 Rank List Publication

July 14, 2023

Grievance Redressal for TANCET Rank List

July 15 to July 18, 2023

TANCET Counselling for Special Reservation Categories

July 21, 2023

Payment and Choice Filling

July 29 to August 1, 2023

Publication of Tentative Allotment

August 2, 2023

Confirmation of Tentative Allotment

August 3, 2023

Publication of Provisional Allotment

August 4, 2023

Supplementary Counselling Round

August 8, 2023

End of TANCET Counselling

August 10, 2023

SCA to SC Counselling

August 10, 2023

Click on the links below for the dates of other entrance exams conducted for MBA admissions in Tamil Nadu 2023.

MAT Important Dates

CMAT Important Dates

CAT Important Dates

XAT Important Dates

Also Read: Direct MBA Admission Without Entrance Exam

Entrance Exams Accepted by Tamil Nadu MBA Colleges

Anna University is responsible for conducting state-level MBA admissions in Tamil Nadu. The varsity conducts TANCET MBA for state-level MBA admissions. However, some of the private MBA colleges admit students based on national-level MBA entrance exams. Deemed universities across the state also conduct their own entrance exam for MBA courses. The list of some of the entrance exams applicable to take MBA admission in Tamil Nadu is as follows.

Entrance Exam

Full Form

Conducting Body



Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test

Anna University, Chennai

Once a year


SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination

SRM University

Multiple times a year


Amrita MBA Entrance Test

Amrita School of Business

Once a year


Common Management Admission Test

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Once a year


Common Admission Test

Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)

Once a year


Xavier Aptitude Test

XLRI, Jamshedpur

Once a year


Management Aptitude Test

All India Management Association (AIMA)

Multiple times a year


Graduate Management Aptitude Test

Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

All around the year

Also Read: Distance MBA vs Online MBA vs Regular MBA

Eligibility Criteria for MBA Admissions in Tamil Nadu

To be able to seek MBA admissions in Tamil Nadu 2023, candidates need to fulfil the eligibility criteria determined by the colleges they are applying to. It must be noted that every college has a different set of requirements for admission; however, the basic ones have been mentioned below.

Basic Requirements

Similar to other states, the basic qualification required to join an MBA course in Tamil Nadu is a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 50% of marks. Candidates belonging to reserved categories will have up to 5% relaxation in the overall qualifying marks. Candidates with arrears in Bachelor’s degrees are not eligible to apply for an MBA course in Tamil Nadu.

Entrance Exam Score

TANCET MBA is an important entrance exam to take MBA admission in Tamil Nadu. Only a limited number of institutes consider CAT/ XAT/ MAT/ GMAT/ CMAT scores for MBA admission. Therefore, candidates must note that it is mandatory to appear for the TANCET MBA exam so that they can get admission under the state quota or concession quota. Deemed universities like SRM, SASTRA, and others conduct their own entrance exam for MBA courses for the candidates who do not have a valid score in national or state-level MBA entrance exams.

Domicile Rules

Only Tamil Nadu residents are eligible to appear for the TANCET MBA entrance exam. However, domicile rules do not apply to institutes that accept the score of national-level MBA entrance exams apart from TANCET MBA.

Also ReadTop IIM Colleges - List of the Best IIMs in India 2023

Tamil Nadu MBA Selection Process

The admission process of colleges that accept the TANCET MBA score is different from the admission procedure of colleges that consider the score of national-level entrance exams. Also, the Tamil Nadu MBA selection process based on TANCET MBA 2023 and national-level entrance exams is different. Therefore, it is important to understand the selection process based on different entrance exams individually.

TANCET 2023 Selection Process

After the announcement of the TANCET MBA 2023 results, Anna University begins the registration for the counselling process. Candidates with a valid TANCET MBA 2023 score must register for counselling through the official website of Anna University or TANCET. Later, Anna University will release the TANCET MBA 2023 rank and TANCET MBA 2023 normalised score of the candidates. Candidates must exercise the options during the counselling process and seats will be allocated accordingly.

Selection Process based on Other Entrance Exams

Candidates who have a valid score in national-level MBA entrance exams can apply for the institutes that accept these exam scores individually. However, the confirmation of admission will be based on the merit of the candidates, i.e., performance in the national-level MBA entrance exam, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview. Deemed Universities across the state also follow similar admission processes depending on the number of applications received seeking MBA admission.

Direct MBA Admission/ Management Quota Admission

Candidates without a valid score on any of the MBA entrance exams need not worry as they can take direct admission through the management quota of the institute. The fee charged under the management quota is higher than the state quota or concession quota fees. Private MBA colleges across Tamil Nadu reserve at least 20% of seats under the management quota.

Also ReadList of Non-IIM MBA Colleges to Apply to Before and After CAT Exam

Tamil Nadu MBA Admission Reservation Policy

Anna University follows reservation policies strictly for MBA admissions through TANCET MBA 2023. The seat allocation will be based on merit and reservation policies of the Tamil Nadu state government. Colleges that accept the score of national-level MBA entrance exams follow their own reservation policies. It is up to the college management to decide the reservation of seats based on different categories.

Documents Required for MBA Admission in Tamil Nadu

Candidates attending TANCET 2023 counselling or seeking admission in any MBA colleges based on national-level entrance test scores must carry the following documents with them.

  • Tamil Nadu Domicile Certificate (only for those seeking admission through TANCET MBA)

  • Class 12 and Class 10 Certificate or Mark Sheet

  • Income Certificate (if applicable)

  • TC (Transfer Certificate)

  • Score Card of Entrance Exam

  • Caste/ Category Certificate (if applicable)

  • UG Provisional Certificate/ Mark Sheet

  • Passport Size Photographs (at least 3)

  • Admit Card of Entrance Exam

You can apply to MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu easily through the Common Application Form (CAF). If you have any queries regarding admissions, please call our helpline number 18005729877.

Related Articles:

MBA Fees in India

MBA Admissions in Maharashtra 2023

Best MBA Specializations in India

Distance MBA in India

DU MBA Admission 2023

JNU MBA Admission 2023

View All Questions

Related Questions

College reopening date for mba students 2023-2024 at Dr. M.G.R. Educational And Research Institute

-SandhiyaUpdated on September 19, 2023 01:05 AM
  • 1 Answer
Triparna Choudhury, Student / Alumni

Dear candidate, for information related to the reopening date for MBA students for the academic year 2023-24 at Dr. MGR Educational And Research Institute, it is advised to contact the institute directly. You can contact the college at 44 2378 2176/2186/2085. You can also visit the college directly. The address is Periyar E.V.R. High Road, (NH 4 Highway), Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600 095. To mail them, write your query and send it to


1)I got seat Allotment in musarambagh branch but I want to get admission in Barkathpura Branch Please share the details on how to change it2)I am Job holder so I want to do MBA irregular Please share details for that also

-BhavanaUpdated on September 18, 2023 11:50 AM
  • 1 Answer
Nidhi Priya, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Avanthi Degree & PG College, Barkatpura does not offer MBA programme. It offers only two PG courses which are M.Sc in Microbiology and M.Sc in Organic Chemistry. Since it is not offering any MBA course you cannot change the campus. 

Coming to the second part of your question, Avanthi Degree & PG College Moosarambagh offers only a regular MBA programme in the following specialisation - Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, Systems. So you cannot pursue the course from Avanthi Degree & PG College Barkatpura along with your job as you need to be present at the campus during …


admission criteria : what does it takes to get admission in fms delhi?

-AdminUpdated on September 15, 2023 08:41 PM
  • 1 Answer
KIRAN, Student / Alumni

I'm a B.Com student...I want to take admission in FMS but I didn't registered for CAT exam help me then


Do you have a question? Ask us.

  • Typical response between 24-48 hours

  • Get personalized response

  • Free of Cost

  • Access to community

Recent Articles

Recent News

Subscribe to CollegeDekho News

By proceeding ahead you expressly agree to the CollegeDekho terms of use and privacy policy
Apply Now

Management Related News

Top 10 Management Colleges in India

View All