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Tamil Nadu (TANCET) MCA Admission 2023 - Counselling (Ongoing), Documents Required, Colleges

Abhik Das
Abhik DasUpdated On: July 21, 2023 04:00 pm IST | TANCET

TANCET counselling 2023 has commenced in online mode. Get details related to the TN MCA admission process 2023 in this article.


Tamil Nadu MCA Admission Process 2023

TANCET MCA Admission 2023: The Tamil Nadu MCA admission process is an entrance-based admission process where the MCA aspirants who have appeared in a state-level entrance examination for admission into various reputed MCA offering colleges in the state. To be eligible  for TANCET MCA admission 2023, candidates must possess a valid TANCET 2023 score. 

The TANCET MCA 2023 admission process 2023 includes multiple steps such as counselling registration, choice filling, document verification and seat allotment. The TANCET 2023 counselling process will be held completely in online mode at The time period for the TANCET choice filling process 2023 from July 23 to 25, 2023. The release date of TANCET tentative seat allotment result 2023 is July 26, 2023.

TANCET is a state-level entrance test held once a year by Anna University for admission to post-graduate MCA and MBA programmes given by over 200 colleges in Tamil Nadu. TANCET is administered on behalf of DTE Chennai by Anna University. TANCET is held for admission to master's level courses at Anna University, Annamalai University, government and government-aided institutions, and a number of self-financed colleges in Chennai.

In this article, we will discuss all the important aspects regarding the MCA admission process in the state of Tamil Nadu like the dates, eligibility criteria, application process, selection process, participating colleges etc. 

Highlights of Tamil Nadu (TANCET) MCA Admission 2023

Some important facts and details regarding the Tamil Nadu MCA admission process have been provided in the following table - 



Name of the Admission Process

Tamil Nadu (TANCET) MCA Admission Process

Officiating Body

Anna University, Chennai

Application Process


Admission Test


Duration of MCA Exam

2 Hours

Total Questions


Medium of Instruction


Exam Centres


Types of Participating Colleges

Government, Government-Aided and Self-Financing MCA Colleges

Tamil Nadu (TANCET) MCA Admission Dates 2023 

Anna University has released the TANCET MCA admission dates 2023. Candidates can check the Tamil Nadu MCA admission dates 2023 given below.  



TANCET MCA 2023 Registration commences

February 1, 2023

Last date for TANCET MCA 2023 Registration

February 28, 2023

TANCET 2023 Hall Ticket

March 11, 2023

TANCET Exam date for MCA

March 25, 2023 (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

Declaration of TANCET Result

April 14, 2023

Beginning of of TANCET 2023 counselling registrationJune 1, 2023
Deadline to apply for TANCET counselling 2023June 25, 2023
Release of TANCET rank list 2023July 14, 2023
Beginning of TANCET counselling 2023 for differently-abled candidatesJuly 21, 2023
Payment and choice fillingJuly 23 to 25, 2023
Release of TANCET tentative seat allotment 2023July 26, 2023
Confirmation of tentative allotment July 27, 2023
Publication of TANCET provisional allotment result 2023July 28, 2023
Supplementary counselling roundAugust 7, 2023
SCA to SC counsellingAugust 10, 2023

Tamil Nadu (TANCET) MCA Admission Eligibility Criteria 2023

The detailed and latest eligibility criteria to apply for MCA admission in the state of Tamil Nadu through the TANCET exam are as follows - 

  • Applicants with a B.Sc (CS/IT) or BCA degree from a recognized university with at least 50% aggregate marks can apply OR

  • Any bachelor’s degree holder (3-year minimum) who have studied mathematics at the +2 level or graduation level with an overall aggregate score of 50% can apply

  • Reserved category applicants with either of the following qualifications can apply with an aggregate score of 45%

Candidates with a qualifying degree in any of the following patterns can apply for MCA admission in Tamil Nadu through TANCET - 

1. 10 + 2 + 3 / 4 / 5 years Pattern 

2. 10 + 3 years Diploma + 3 years Pattern 

3. (i) 10 + 2 + AMIE (or) 10 + 3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE

Tamil Nadu (TANCET) MCA Admission Application Form 2023

Candidates who were interested in appearing in TANCET 2023 exam for MCA admission had to complete the registration process. The TANCET 2023 application process commenced on February 1, 2023 and the last date to apply was February 28, 2023. To complete the registration process candidate had to keep certain documents like a passport-size photograph, adhar card, mark sheets, category certificate, etc handy. The application fee for MCA admission in Tamil Nadu is INR 800/- for general candidates and INR 400/- for reserved category candidates.

Candidates can find out all the details regarding the TANCET MCA admission application process 2023 by clicking on the link given below- 

TN MCA (TANCET) Admission 2023

Tamil Nadu (TANCET) MCA Admission Syllabus 2023

The Tamil Nadu MCA admission syllabus is released by Anna University Chennai every year on its official website.Students must be aware of the detailed and latest syllabus for the MCA admission entrance exam of Tamil Nadu. The TANCET MCA syllabus 2023 comprises three main subjects namely Analytical Reasoning & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness, and Quantitative Aptitude. 

Tamil Nadu (TANCET) MCA Admission Exam Pattern 2023 

The Tamil Nadu MCA exam pattern is also released by Anna University, Chennai on its official website. The latest exam pattern contains all the latest details regarding the duration of the exam, sectional marks division, total marks of the paper, etc. Check the TANCET MCA 2023 exam pattern given below. 



Exam Mode



120 minutes

Questions Type


Sectional Duration

40 minutes


MCA: 4 Sections i.e, Quantitative Ability, Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness respectively

No. of Questions

100 Questions

Marks Awarded for Correct Answer


Negative Marking



English, Tamil

Quick Link: TANCET Exam Pattern 2023

Tamil Nadu (TANCET) MCA Admission Hall Ticket 2023

The TANCET (TN) MCA admission hall tickets was released on the official website of TANCET on March 11, 2023. The TANCET hall ticket is an important document that candidates should carry themselves to the exam hall, or they will not be allowed to appear for the exam. The TANCET 2023 hall ticket includes details like registration number, exam date, exam timing, exam centre location, etc. Candidates must download the hall ticket by visiting the official website of Anna University at and download their admit card. 

Quick Link: TANCET MCA Admission Hall Ticket/Admit Card 2023

Tamil Nadu (TANCET) MCA Admission Result 2023

Anna University released the TANCET MCA result 2023 on April 14, 2023 since the exam for the academic year 2023 was conducted. The candidates can access their TANCET 2023 result from the official website with the help of their registered email address and password. Later, the officials released the TANCET rank list 2023 on July 14, 2023. Candidates who qualified the TANCET 2023 result are eligible for the TANCET counselling process 2023. 

Tamil Nadu (TANCET) MCA Admission Counselling Process 2023

The Tamil Nadu MCA admission counselling process is also known as the Tamil Nadu Common Admission Process or TANCA through which the TANCET qualified MCA aspirants are allocated seats in various participating universities and institutions situated in the state. The TANCET qualified candidates must register separately for the TN MCA counselling process by paying a separate registration fee. The sections below contain all the detailed information regarding the TN MCA admission counselling process - 

TN MCA Counselling Process 2023

The step by step Tamil Nadu MCA admission counselling process has been discussed in the following table - 


Eligible candidates must register themselves for the TANCET MCA counselling process through the official website of TANCET where they have to provide some of their basic personal details like name, date of birth info, parents’ name etc

Upload Documents

Candidates must upload all their relevant documents and certificates as per the format prescribed on the form

Deposit Counselling Fee

Candidates must pay the TANCET MCA counselling fee through any of the available online/offline methods of payment


Candidates must check all the details they have mentioned before the final submission. Once satisfied, they must click on the “Submit” button to conclude the counselling registration process

Tamil Nadu (TANCET) MCA Choice Filling and Seat Allocation 2023

Candidates must log in with their registration details and enter their college choices in an order of decreasing preference as and when the choice filling process for TN MCA admission begins. There is no maximum limit to the number of choices that the candidates can provide. Based on the candidates’ performance in their respective entrance exams, preference of colleges and availability of seats, the seat allotment process is carried out. After the seat allotment process concludes, the candidates must visit their respective allocated institutions or universities with their original documents and certificates and a pair of copies of the same. 

Documents Required for Tamil Nadu (TANCET) MCA Counselling 2023

The candidates must have the following documents during the TN MCA admission counselling and final admission process - 

  • Class Xth marksheet

  • Class XIIth marksheet

  • Qualifying degree marksheet

  • TANCET admit card/hall ticket

  • Transfer certificate from the institute last attended

  • TANCET scorecard 2023

  • Community certificate 

  • Other important documents and certificates mentioned in the official brochure

Top MCA Colleges in Tamil Nadu for Direct Admission 2023

Interested candidates for MCA admission in Tamil Nadu can also check out the following colleges that offer admission directly based on merit. Candidates can apply for admission in these institutions through our Common Application Form directly - 

Institute/University Name

Average Course Fee (In INR)

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS), Chennai

103k per annum

Sri Venkateswara Institute of Information Technology and Management, Coimbatore

80k per annum

Sona College of Technology, Salem

40k per annum

Nandha Engineering College, Erode


Mahendra Group of Institutions, Namakkal


Nehru College of Management, Coimbatore

103k per annum

Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore

60k per annum

Gnanamani Educational Institutions, Namakkal

40k per annum

Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai

40k to 80k per annum

VelTech University, Chennai

35k per annum

City Wise MCA Colleges in Tamil Nadu 2023

Here is the list of city-wise Tamil Nadu MCA colleges - 

DG Vaishnav College, Chennai

Virudhunagar Hindu Nadars’ Senthikumara Nadar College, Virudhunagar

Kodaikanal Christian College

Mohamed Sathak College of Arts and Science, Chennai

CSI Bishop Appasamy College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore



What is the TANCET MCA passing mark?

The cutoff is the lowest score that a candidate must achieve in order to be admitted to a participating institute. For general category candidates, the TANCET cut off for top universities/ colleges/ institutes is expected to be between 35 and 70.


Is TANCET required for MCA?

To be eligible for admission to reputed institutions in Tamil Nadu, MCA aspirants must have a valid TANCET MCA exam score.

What is the last date of registration for TANCET 2023 for MCA?

The last date of registration for TANCET 2023 for MCA is February 28, 2023.



Can I enroll in MCA without taking the TANCET exam?

As per the eligibility requirements for MCA colleges graduate students in their final year of study are eligible to apply for MCA courses. A minimum of 50% of total scores are required.


Is the MCA programme at Anna University two or three years long?

The TANCET MCA entrance exam 2023 has been scheduled to be conducted on Mar 25. At the Postgraduate level, Anna University offers a two-year full-time MCA programme.

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