Tamil Nadu (TANCET) MCA Admission 2024 - Exam Date (Out), Application Form (Released), Eligibility, Pattern

Abhik Das

Updated On: March 28, 2024 03:23 pm IST | TANCET

TANCET result 2024 has been released on March 28, 2024 in the online mode by Anna University. Candidates can check all the details related to the TN MCA admission process 2024 in this article.


Tamil Nadu MCA Admission Process

TANCET MCA Admission 2024: TANCET 2024 result is declared on March 28, 2024 in the online mode by Anna University. Candidates who qualify the TANCET 2024 exam will be eligible to take part in the counselling process of TANCET 2024. The Tamil Nadu MCA admission process is an entrance-based admission process where the MCA aspirants will appear in a state-level entrance examination for admission into various reputed MCA offering colleges in the state. To be eligible for TANCET MCA admission 2024, candidates must possess a valid TANCET 2024 score. The TANCET MCA 2024 admission process 2024 includes multiple steps such as counselling registration, choice filling, document verification, and seat allotment. The TANCET 2024 counselling process will be held completely in online mode at tn-mbamca.com. 

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 2024

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 2024 

Anna University has released the TANCET MCA admission dates 2024. Candidates can check the Tamil Nadu MCA admission dates 2024 given below.  



TANCET MCA 2024 Registration commences

January 10, 2024

Last date for TANCET MCA 2024 Registration

February 7, 2024

TANCET 2024 Hall Ticket

February 21, 2024

TANCET Exam date for MCA

March 9, 2024

Declaration of TANCET Result

March 28, 2024

Beginning of of TANCET 2024 counselling registration

May 2024

Tamil Nadu (TANCET) MCA Admission Eligibility Criteria 2024

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 2024

Candidates who were interested in appearing in the TANCET 2024 exam for MCA admission had to complete the registration process. The TANCET 2024 application form has been released. The last date to apply is February 7, 2024. 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.

Follow the steps given below to fill out the TANCET application form 2024. 

Step 1: TANCET 2024 Registration 

Candidates must complete the one-time registration:

  • Visit the TANCET 2024 official exam website at tancet.annauniv.edu.
  • Click on the 'Click Here' button next to the wording 'For Online Registration'. 
  • Enter your name, email address, mobile phone number, date of birth, password, SSLC registration number, nativity, and other information.
  • Create a password and select a PG professional course based on TANCET 2024 for admission.
  • Enter the captcha code before clicking the 'Submit' button.

Step 2: TANCET Login

After finishing the registration, applicants will receive an email informing them that their one-time registration for TANCET 2024 is complete, and they may proceed to fill out the application form. TANCET login is aided by a registered email ID and password. After logging in, candidates must fill out the application form and submit the required papers.

Step 3: Filling Out Personal Information on the TANCET Application Form

Candidates can now enter their personal information. Applicant must fill gender, nationality, address, city, state, pincode.  After entering the required information, applicants must click the 'Next' option.

Step 4: Filling Out the Educational Information on the TANCET Application Form

Candidates must complete the TANCET application procedure by providing academic information. The following are the academic information that must be included while filling out the application form:

  • Class 10 SSLC registration number
  • The registration number for the year of passing SSLC/Class 10 HSC/Class 12
  • Year of HSC/Class 12 completion
  • Year of graduation from the qualifying degree
  • Name of the qualifying degree
  • Qualification degree specialization

After providing educational details, candidates must click on the 'Next' option.

NOTE: Candidates awaiting the results of their qualifying exams can also apply. Candidates must enter NA in the section for 'Year of Passing' the degree.

Step 5: Fill Examination Details

After completing the academic information, candidates must select the exam city from the list of TANCET exam centre locations. Additionally, candidates must select the course name of TANCET for admission. After completing the exam information, click the "Save & Continue" option.

tep 6: Uploading Documents 

Candidates must provide documents, including a photograph and signature at this stage of the TANCET application form. To avoid cancellation of the application, the papers must be uploaded in a specified format and guidelines The following is the procedure for uploading a photograph and signature when completing the TANCET form:

  • Select the picture file from the system.
  • If the image seems fine after the preview, click the 'Upload' button.
  • After the image has been uploaded, click the 'Next' button.

Step 7: Verify the information on the TANCET Application Form.

After the applicants have completed all of the previous procedures, the final step is to confirm all of the details. Candidates can examine all of the information they provided as well as a preview of the photographs they uploaded, at this step. Candidates must correct any wrong details if they find anything.

Step 8: TANCET Application Fee Payment

Candidates must pay an application fee based on their category after validating the data given in the TANCET application form. Candidates in the reserved category will receive a fee reduction. The application fees will not be refunded by Anna University. As a result, candidates must carefully review all of the information before paying the fees.

Tamil Nadu (TANCET) MCA Admission Syllabus 2024

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 2024 comprises three main subjects namely Analytical Reasoning & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness, and Quantitative Aptitude. The TANCET syllabus 2024 is mostly adapted from the Class 9 and Class 10 course content. Candidates studying for the TANCET 2024 exam must plan their strategy based on the prescribed curriculum.

Tamil Nadu (TANCET) MCA Admission Exam Pattern 2024 

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 exam pattern 2024 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

Tamil Nadu (TANCET) MCA Admission Hall Ticket 2024

The TANCET (TN) MCA admission hall tickets was released on February 21, March 2024 on the official website. 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 2024 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 tancet.annauniv.edu/tancet and download their admit card. 

Tamil Nadu (TANCET) MCA Admission Result 2024

Anna University will release the TANCET MCA result 2024 on March 28, 2024. The candidates can access their TANCET 2024 result from the official website with the help of their registered email address and password. Candidates who qualified the TANCET 2024 result will be eligible for the TANCET counselling process 2024. 

Tamil Nadu (TANCET) MCA Admission Counselling Process 2024

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 2024

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 2024

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 2024

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 2024

  • Community certificate 

  • Other important documents and certificates mentioned in the official brochure

Top MCA Colleges in Tamil Nadu for Direct Admission 2024

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 2024

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


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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.

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.


What is the last date of registration for TANCET 2024 for MCA?

The last date of registration for TANCET 2024 for MCA is February 7, 2024.



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 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.


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