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TANCET MBA 2022 Counselling Process - Dates, Eligibility, Steps, Documents

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaUpdated On: September 13, 2022 05:28 pm IST | TANCET

Are you planning to take admission through the TANCET exam? Explained here is the elaborated counselling process of TANCET MBA including the documents required, top colleges and reservation.

TANCET MBA Counselling Process

DTE Chennai is responsible for conducting TANCET 2022 counselling online. The general counselling round for MBA courses was released on September 11, 2022, with the release of provisional seat allotment list. Once the counselling concludes, students will have to download their seat allotment letter and secure their seats in the college by submitting the admission fee.

The TANCET MBA 2022 seat allotment order includes the assigned college, the course fee to be paid, and the documentation to be brought with you when you report to the assigned institute. Candidates who secure their names on the TANCET MBA merit list and successfully meet the cutoff can participate in the counselling process for the year 2022.

TANCET 2022 Rank List was released on August 25, 2022, for MBA/ MCA. The registration process for TANCET 2022 Counselling for MBA/ MCA courses started on July 11, 2022 and ended on August 5, 2022. DTE Chennai has the authority to release the list of provisional MBA seat allotments, as well as the TANCET score, rank, college code, and branch allotted.

Read this article further to know everything about TANCET MBA 2022 counselling process, including dates, eligibility, steps, required documents, and more.

TANCET MBA 2022 Counselling Process: Steps to Follow

Discussed below are a few major steps involved in the TANCET MBA 2022 Counselling Process.

Stage 1: Online Registration

DTE is responsible for releasing an online application form for TANCET MBA 2022 counselling. The following is a step-by-step process to register for TANCET counselling.

  • Go to the official website for TANCET MBA/MCA counselling.
  • Select the tab that reads 'Register Online Application'.
  • Fill in all the information denoted by the asterisk (*) sign.
  • Enter the same email address and mobile number that were used to complete the TANCET application. The credentials will be sent by DTE to the registered email address and mobile number.
  • Enter the normalized score from the TANCET scorecard and the TANCET hall ticket number.
  • Enter supplementary information, such as the demand draft number, category, religion, educational qualification, etc.
  • After filling out the TANCET counselling form completely, click on the "Submit" button.
  • Take a printout of the application form and address label for future reference.

Stage 2: Document Verification

All the uploaded documents will be cross-checked and verified. The authorities have the right to disqualify ineligible candidates.

Stage 3: TANCET Rank List

The candidate’s performance in TANCET MBA is kept in mind before curating the TANCET merit list. The rank of the applicant is mentioned alongside his/her name in the merit list.

Stage 4: TANCET Call Letter

On the basis of rank in the TANCET, aspiring candidates are sent the call letter. It is vital to login and download the call letter as it is required at the time of counselling. The TANCET MBA Call Letter includes the candidates' name, registration number etc.

Stage 5: Counselling Process

The counselling and seat allotment process of TANCET begins soon after the call letter is sent to the candidates. During the process, applicants are required to pick out the desired college from the list of TANCET MBA colleges. Various rounds of counselling are held and the colleges allotted in the last round will be considered as the final one. The seats are offered to the candidates based on their choices, rank acquired, category and vacancy.

TANCET MBA 2022 Counselling Dates

Given below are the dates highlighting the important events of the TANCET MBA Counselling Process 2022.


TANCET MBA Counselling Dates

Online Registration, filling of Applications and Certificate Uploading Commences 

July 11, 2022

Last date for Registration of Online Applications and Certificate Uploading

August 5, 2022

Publication of Rank List

August 25, 2022

Counselling for Special Reservation Categories (Differently Abled) Begins

August 29, 2022

Online Counselling Commences

Payment and Choice Filling

September 6 to 8, 2022 (5:00 PM)

Tentative Allotment Published on

September 9, 2022

Tentative Allotment Confirmed on

September 10, 2022

Provisional Allotment Published on

September 11, 2022

Supplementary Counselling (MBA)

September 14, 2022

SCA to SC Counselling (MBA/MCA)

September 15, 2022

End of Counselling Process

September 15, 2022

TANCET MBA 2022 Counselling Process Highlights

Check out a few key features of the TANCET MBA Counselling Process 2022 below.

TANCET Counselling Process 2022 Particulars

TANCET Counselling Process 2022 Details

Conducting Body

DTE Tamil Nadu

Counselling Registration Mode


Counselling Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must qualify for the TANCET written exam.
  • Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree with at least 50% aggregate.

Counselling Fee for Unreserved Category candidates

Rs. 300/-

Counselling Fee for Reserved Categories (SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu)

Rs. 150/-

Payment Mode


Official website

TANCET Counselling Eligibility Criteria 2022

Candidates need to qualify for the following eligibility conditions to participate in the TANCET counselling process 2022.

  • Nativity: Only candidates who are natives of Tamil Nadu are qualified for TANCET counselling. Candidates must submit a copy of their Tamil Nadu nativity certificate when registering for counselling. Applicants need to furnish valid and legitimate documents as any misleading or invalid documents would directly lead to the disqualification of the applicant. 
  • Qualifying Examination: Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree with at least three years of coursework and a minimum of 50% aggregate (unreserved category). Reserved category candidates are granted 5% relaxation and they are required to possess a minimum aggregate of 45%.
  • Entrance Exam: Candidates must have taken the TANCET (MBA) 2022 entrance exam administered by Anna University and obtain the qualifying scores. 
  • Age Restrictions: DTE has not set a maximum or minimum age requirement.

TANCET MBA General Counselling 2022

Authorities conduct  the TANCET counselling process for individuals who have enrolled for general TANCET MBA counselling once "Special Reservation Categories" have been completed. It is important to download the call letter before attending the TANCET General Counseling round. It involves the following steps:

  • Candidates' initial payment deposit
  • Exercising institutional choice
  • A tentative allotment will be published for the MBA programme.
  • The allotment option will be confirmed.
  • Institution's final allocation
  • Reporting to the designated institute

TANCET 2022 Counselling: Downloading the Call Letter 

If the counselling process is carried out offline, the counselling call letter will be provided to all candidates who complete the counselling registration and have their documents verified. Candidates must use the login credentials created during the registration process to download the TANCET counselling call letter. It includes the details of the venue and dates for counselling as well as some personal information about the candidates. Applicants must show up for the TANCET counselling in accordance with the information in the call letter. The call letter is only valid for the offline counselling process.

Note: For the past two sessions, DTE handled the TANCET counselling procedure completely online; as a result, the counselling call letter was not released. If the counselling session is conducted offline, the call letter for the upcoming session will be published on the official website.

Documents Required for TANCET MBA 2022 Counselling Process

Here is the entire list of documents that an individual needs to upload to participate in the counselling process of TANCET MBA.

  • Class 10th Marksheet
  • Class 12th Marksheet or Diploma Certificate of 3 years
  • Qualifying Degree Certificate, mark sheets of all semesters, provisional certificate or Consolidated mark sheet (3 years)
  • Transfer certificate from the institute last attended
  • TANCET 2022 Admit Card
  • Certificate of Disability for Differently Abled Person (if applicable)
  • Permanent Community Certificate
  • Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee Certificate (If applicable)
  • District Medical Board Certificate (for differently-abled candidates)
  • Nativity Certificate in digital/ electronic format (if applicable)
  • Experience Certificate (if applicable)

TANCET 2022 Counselling Fees

To pay the TANCET 2022 counselling fees, candidates are required to produce a demand draft drawn in the favour of ‘The Secretary, TN MBA/MCA Admissions – 2022, Government College of Technology, payable at Coimbatore. The category-wise registration fees for TANCET 2022 counselling are provided in the table below:


TANCET Counselling Fee (in INR)

Unreserved Category


SC/SCA/ST Category


What Happens If Two or More Candidates Have the Same TANCET Score?

If two or more applicants have the same TANCET score, the higher rank will be offered to the individual with a better score in the qualifying degree exam. The counselling preference will be given to the candidates with a higher rank on the merit list.

TANCET MBA 2022 Seat Reservation Policy

There are a total of 7 categories under which the selection of candidates is done through the TANCET Counselling Process. Provided below is the category-wise division of seats that is considered before offering admission to any candidate.


Reserved Seats

Open Competition


Backward Class


Most Backward Class and Denotified Communities


Backward Class Muslims (BCM)


Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribes (ST)


SC Arunthathiyar (SCA)




Points to Remember:

  1. Only Tamil Nadu native candidates will be considered for native reservation.
  2. Under the selection of open competitions, reserved categories are also included in addition to the seats reserved for them.
  3. Low vision and blindness, intellectual disability, autism, specific learning disability and mental illness, locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, deaf/ hard hearing, leprosy cured, acid attack victims, dwarfism and muscular dystrophy, multiple disabilities including deaf-blindness come under the PwD category and each disability category gets 1% of the reservation.

Important Instructions for TANCET MBA Counselling Process 2022

Enlisted below are a few important instructions for the TANCET MBA counselling process 2022. 

  • If an individual is not satisfied with the allotted institute, he/she can participate in the next round of the counselling process.
  • After every round of counselling, a list of total vacancies is released by every participating institute of TANCET.
  • Applicants who fail to attend the first/second stages of counselling will be not allowed to be a part of subsequent counselling rounds.
  • The conducting body of TANCET issues the date and time of counselling, and an individual cannot alter them.
  • Those who have applied for both, MBA and MCA are required to register separately.
  • The allotted seat will be considered as confirmed only if an individual pays the confirmation fee of Rs. 5,300/- for General and Rs. 1,150/- for SC/SCA/ST applicants. This amount will be adjusted in the tuition fee after admission.

Colleges Participating in TANCET MBA Counselling Process 2022

Provided below is a list of colleges that offer MBA admissions through TANCET Counselling Process 2022.

Name of the College


Anna University

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Thiagarajar School of Management

Thirupparankundram, Tamil Nadu

SSN School of Management

Kalavakkam, Tamil Nadu

Kumaraguru College of Technology

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Mepco Schlenk Engineering College

Sivaski, Tamil Nadu

Kongu Engineering College

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

PSG Institute of Management

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

KV Institute of Management & Information Studies

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Easwari Engineering College

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

SRM University

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

TANCET 2022 Cutoffs

DTE does not formally publish the cutoff score. The TANCET seat allotment list makes the last rank for admission available. The last ranks for some of the colleges that accept TANCET results are shown in the table below.

Name of College

TANCET Last Rank 

PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore


University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai


St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, OMR, Chennai


M.A.M B-School


Velammal Engineering College, Chennai


Vel Tech High Tech Dr Rangarajan Dr Sakunthala Engineering College, Chennai


Kumaraguru College of Technology, Chinnavedampatti Post, Coimbatore


University Departments of Anna University - CEG, Chennai


Thiagarajar School of Management(Co-Ed), Madurai


Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Kancheepuram


There are over 242 TANCET participating institutes in India. To explore more college options, feel free to dial the toll-free number 1800-572-9877 or fill up the Common Application Form. Our admission experts will be glad to help you out. You can also drop your queries in the QnA zone. Stay tuned to CollegeDekho for more updates on TANCET


Can I opt for another college after the last TANCET MBA Counselling round?

No, the college offered through the last round of TANCET MBA Counselling is the final one.

What factors are considered before allotting a college through TANCET MBA Counselling?

Before offering a college to an individual through TANCET MBA Counselling, factors such as preference, rank and vacancies are considered.

What if I do not want the allotted college in the first round of TANCET MBA Counselling?

If an individual does not want admission in the allotted college through the first round of TANCET MBA Counselling, he/she can wait and participate in the subsequent rounds.

Am I allowed to make changes in the allotted TANCET MBA Counselling time?

No, the allotted day, date and time for TANCET MBA counselling is the final decision of the authorities. A candidate can not alter it.

Through which mode is TANCET MBA Counselling conducted?

TANCET MBA Counselling is generally conducted through an offline mode. However, in 2021, due to the spread of coronavirus, the counselling will be held through an online platform.


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