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TANCET MBA 2021 - Registrations (Closed), Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Results, Counselling

Simran Saini
Simran SainiPublished On: February 28, 2021

TANCET 2021 will be conducted on March 20 for admission to various state colleges in Tamil Nadu. Here are the TANCET MBA 2021 Dates, Eligibility, Application Process and other details.


Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET MBA) 2021 registration has been closed on February 16 at 5:00 pm.

As per the available schedule, the downloading of the TANCET MBA 2021 Hall Ticket will start on March 5 and the TANCET MBA 2021 exam date is March 20, 2021. TANCET MBA 2021 is a state-level MBA entrance exam conducted every year by Anna University on behalf of the Tamil Nadu government. Admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) course offered by various MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu is conducted through TANCET 2021.

Anna University has released the official notification for TANCET 2021 MBA Entrance Exam. Registrations for TANCET 2021 began on January 19 and were earlier supposed to go on till February 12 but Anna University extended the deadline to February 16 on the last day. All of the details regarding TANCET 2021 for MBA Admissions can be found in this article. Candidates can check the dates, eligibility, application process, exam pattern, syllabus, selection criteria and all of the other details given here.

Check the Direct Link for TANCET MBA 2021 Application Form

TANCET 2021 Information Brochure

TANCET MBA 2021 Dates

The schedule for TANCET MBA 2021 has been announced by Anna University and can be found given in the table below. The dates for the counselling process will be notified by the conducting body in the upcoming months.



TANCET 2021 Registration Starts

January 19, 2021

Last Date of TANCET 2021 Registration

February 12, 2021
February 16, 2021

Last Date to Check TANCET 2021 Application Status

February 17, 2021

TANCET 2021 Hall Ticket Downloading

March 5, 2021

TANCET MBA 2021 Exam Date

March 20, 2021

Declaration of TANCET 2021 Result

by April 16, 2021

TANCET 2021 Mark Sheet Release

by April 20, 2021

TANCET 2021 Counseling Commencement

May 2021

Last date of TANCET Counselling registration

To be announced

Starting of uploading original certificates

To be announced

Last date of uploading original certificates

To be announced

Original certificates verification

To be announced

Rank List 

To be announced

TANCET 2021 counselling for special reservation categories (Differently Abled)

To be announced

Online counselling

To be announced

Supplementary Counselling (online)

To be announced

SCA to SC Counselling (Online)

To be announced

End of counselling (Online)

To be announced

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TANCET MBA 2021 Eligibility Criteria

To apply forTANCET 2021 MBA, it is important for the candidates to meet the eligibility criteria for the same, it is only then the candidates will be allowed to appear in the entrance test. Listed below are the eligibility criteria for TANCET 2021.

Age Limit

  • Candidates should be at least 18 years of age to appear for the entrance test. There is no upper age limit for TANCET 2021.

Education Qualification

  • Candidates must have a bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognized university in the relevant field with a minimum of 50% (general category candidates) or 45% aggregate marks (reserved category candidates).

  • Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in one of the following categories:

  • Candidates who are in the final semester of qualifying degree may also apply for TANCET 2021.

  • Other candidates of Tamil Nadu may also appear in the exam but the eligibility criteria will be specified by the admission officers.

NOTE: The following candidates are not eligible for TANCET 2021:

  • Candidates who have obtained their BE/BTech degree through distance learning.

  • Candidates with a degree obtained without studying class 10th, 12th or a 3 years degree programme.

  • Candidates with lateral entry admissions in all courses except BTech/ BE and MCA.

  • Candidates who are in the final year of professional courses such as AMIE.

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TANCET MBA 2021 Application Process - Last Date Extended to Feb 16

The TANCET 2021 Application Form for MBA can only be filled through an online process. Anna University released the application form for TANCET MBA 2021 and registrations began on January 19, 2021, at 10:00 am. Candidates had to complete the registration for TANCET 2021 by the extended date i.e. February 16, 2021, 5:00 pm. Given below is the online application process of TANCET 2021.

Step 1: Click on the TANCET 2021 Registration Link available on the official website ( The direct link to apply for TANCET 2021 is also given below.

Click Here to Register for TANCET 2021 MBA - Direct Link (Closed)

Step 2: Complete the registration process.

Step 3: Upload the Community Certificate. This is necessary for candidates that require a concession in the application fee. Candidates who do not have a Community Certificate will have to pay the complete amount.

Step 4: After completing the application form, candidates will be redirected to the payments page. Candidates must make the payment online through the payment portal.

Step 5: Once the payment has been completed, candidates must fill all of the required details in the application form. Before submitting the form, candidates are asked to confirm that the information they entered is correct.

Step 6: Take a print out of the application form. The option to take a print out is only available for candidates with successful registrations. If you are unable to take a print out, check the status of your application and follow the instructions given.

TANCET MBA 2021 Entrance Test Fee

Candidates applying for TANCET 2021 have to pay an entrance test fee before they can submit their application. The fee payment can only be made through an online process. The application fee payment portal for TANCET 2021 opens after a candidate has complete the registration process. Given below is the entrance test fee for TANCET MBA 2021.



SC/ SCA/ ST candidates from Tamil Nadu

Rs. 300


Rs. 600

Reserved category candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu are given a 50% concession in the application fee. Candidates have to submit a valid community certificate before fee payment if they wish to avail the concession. Otherwise, the complete fee must be paid by the candidate.

Documents Required To Fill TANCET MBA 2021 Application Form

The following documents and details will be required to complete the TANCET MBA 2021 registration process. Keep the following at hand while registering.

A valid email ID and phone no. that are currently in use

Registration No. or Roll No. and Year of Passing Class 10th and Class 12th

Registration No. or Roll No. and Year of Passing Diploma course

Community Certificate (for SC/ SCA/ ST candidates only) - PDF format

Scanned/ Photographed copy of candidate's signature - JPG format

Good quality passport size photograph - JPG format

Payment information


Given below are some acceptable and unacceptable photo samples for TANCET MBA 2021 provided by Anna University.

TANCET MBA 2021 Photo Samples

TANCET 2021 MBA Exam Pattern

TANCET 2021 MBA is an offline entrance exam conducted in the pen-and-paper-based mode. There are a total of 100 questions in the exam with each carrying 1 mark, and the total exam duration is 2 hours. Candidates have to mark their answers in the provided answer sheet and submit it at the end of the examination. All of the details regarding the exam pattern of TANCET MBA 2021 have been provided here.

TANCET 2021 MBA Exam Pattern Highlights

An overview of the TANCET exam pattern is given below.

Course Name


Type of Exam

Entrance Test

Mode of Exam


No. of Questions


Total Marks


Exam Duration

2 hours

Negative Marking


TANCET MBA 2021 Section-Wise Exam Pattern

TANCET MBA 2021 will have the following sections to evaluate candidates.


No. of Questions


Business Situations


To check a candidate’s ability to critically identify the data and apply it to decisions in typical business situations.



To check the ability of a candidate to solve questions based on observation and logic.

Quantitative Aptitude


To evaluate a candidate’s skill in solving Class X, Class XII and Graduate-level mathematical problems.

Reading Comprehension


To check the ability of a candidate to quickly and accurately grasp the information given in passages in English and answer questions based upon it.

Reading Grammar and Usage

20To test a candidate’s competency in written English with the use of grammar-usage, punctuation and error-based questions.

TANCET MBA 2021 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme for TANCET 2021 MBA exam will be as follows.

Marks for a correct answer


Negative marking for an incorrect answer


Marks for unanswered questions


NOTE: Multiple shading in the TANCET MBA exam will be considered as a wrong answer.

TANCET 2021 MBA Syllabus

Candidates preparing for the TANCET 2021 MBA exam must ensure that they study the following subjects during preparation:



English Grammar

Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Cloze Test, One-word Substitutions, Fill In The Blanks, Error Spotting (Sentence Correction)

Quantitative Aptitude

Number System, Modulus, Average and Questions based on Ages, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Time & Work, Simple & Compound Interest, HCF and LCM, Profit & Loss, Time Speed & Distance, Mixtures & Allegations, Permutation & Combination, Quadratic Equations, Linear Equations, Logarithms, Series and Progressions, Binomial Theorem, Inequalities, Geometry and Mensuration, Trigonometry, Probability, Set Theory

Reading Comprehension

Answering Questions Based on a Passage: Involves Speed Reading, Identifying Critical Attributes such as Mood, Tone etc., understanding certain Phrases and Context of Words used in the passage

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TANCET MBA 2021 Hall Ticket

The hall ticket of TANCET MBA 2021 is an essential document that must be carried by the candidate to the examination centre as well as to the selection process. Candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam or selections without the admit card. The downloading of TANCET MBA 2021 hall ticket will start on March 5, 2021. The direct link to download the hall ticket will be updated here once it is released by the exam conducting authorities.

Steps to Download TANCET MBA 2021 Hall Ticket

  • Candidates can download the TANCET admit card by visiting the official website of the Anna University or use the direct link given below.

Direct Link to Download TANCET MBA 2021 Hall Ticket - to be updated

  • Candidates are required to enter the registered email ID as well as password to download the admit card.

  • Take a print out of the admit card and keep it safe at least till admission is confirmed in your desired college.

Details Mentioned on TANCET MBA 2021 Hall Ticket

TANCET Admit Card will contain the following:

  • Name of the candidate

  • Roll number of candidate

  • Exam venue, Time and Date

Important Instructions Regarding TANCET MBA 2021 Hall Ticket

Candidates must also note the following important information regarding TANCET MBA Admit Card:

  • In case there is an error in the admit card of the candidate, they must contact the conducting body immediately for correction.

  • If the admit card is found lost after the test, a duplicate hall ticket can be obtained only on payment of Rs. 100/- Demand Draft, with a written request to The Secretary, TANCET Exam, Anna University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)– 600 025, indicating the Registration No. or the Application No. along with the Name of the Examination Centre.

  • TANCET admit card is an important document and it is mandatory to carry it to the exam hall. The appearing candidates will not be allowed in the entrance examination without the admit card copy.

  • The Registration Number mentioned in the Hall Ticket will be needed to be entered at the appropriate place in the admission application form to be filled with the respective admitting authority later.

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TANCET MBA 2021 Result

The results of TANCET 2021 will be declared by April 16 and the mark sheets will be available to download by April 20, 2021. Candidates can check their scores and download the scorecard by using their respective email ID as well as password.

Steps to Check TANCET MBA 2021 Result

  • To download the TANCET scorecard, log on to the official website of TANCET.

  • Click on the result tab and your email ID and password.

  • Click on the Download tab and download the same for future reference.

NOTE The scorecards will be available for download for a limited period.

TANCET MBA 2021 Mark SHeet

  • The TANCET mark sheet will contain all the necessary information about the student such as name, roll number, sectional and overall scores.

  • The candidates will be shortlisted for counselling on the basis of marks scored in TANCET 2019 and the final selection will be done on the basis of the combined score of written test and counselling.

TANCET MBA 2021 Counseling Process

After the declaration ofTANCET MBA 2021 result, a merit list of qualified candidates will be released on the basis of which, counselling will be held. The TANCET 2021 counselling will begin in May 2021. However, counselling dates may vary from college to college. The exact dates for TANCET MBA 2021 Counselling Process will be announced after the result declaration.

To participate in the TANCET Counselling process, candidates will be required to carry the following documents:

  • TANCET 2021 Score Card

  • TANCET 2021 Hall Ticket

  • Class 10th & 12th Mark Sheet

  • Identity Proof (Aadhar Card/ Voter ID/ Driving License/ Passport or any other ID proof issued by the GoI)

  • Domicile Certificate (If Applicable)

  • Address Proof

  • Caste/ Community Certificate (If Applicable)

  • Recent Passport Size Photographs

TANCET MBA 2021 Exam Centres

TANCET MBA 2021 will be conducted in 15 major cities of Tamil Nadu. A candidate will be given their preferred test centre based on availability. In case the preferred test centre of a candidate is not available, a different centre will be allocated. Given below is a list of the entrance test cities where TANCET MBA 2021 will be held.















Top MBA Colleges Accepting TANCET MBA 2021 Score

Here are some of the top colleges that accept TANCET MBA 2021 scores for admission.

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TANCET is an exam that gives you the chance to gain admission into 400+ management colleges in Tamil Nadu. However, if you wish to get a good score, you should start preparing early. Remember that practice is a key factor in increasing speed and accuracy. Also, these exams are not always about solving each and every question, one must also know which question to leave or come back to if there is time left at the end. So, plan well and aim for the best!

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