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TANCET MBA Syllabus 2021: Check Section-wise Syllabus for MBA, Important Topics

Yash Dhamija
Yash DhamijaPublished On: March 22, 2021 | TANCET

TANCET MBA 2021 exam was conducted on March 20, 2021. This article contains all the important topics that will be covered in the TANCET MBA exam. 

TANCET MBA Syllabus 2021: Check Section-wise Syllabus for MBA, Important Topics

TANCET is a state-level entrance exam conducted by Anna University. The university conducts the examination on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu. Candidates who are appearing for the exam are advised to check the syllabus of the exam before starting the preparation. Collegedekho has provided the detailed syllabus of the TANCET MBA exam in this article. Those who are seeking admission in the MBA program may check the syllabus of TANCET MBA provided here to know the topics that will be covered in the TANCET MBA exam. 

TANCET MBA 2021 Overview

Check the important highlights of the TANCET MBA entrance exam provided in the table below.



TANCET Full Form

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test



Conducting Body

Anna University, Chennai

Common Name


Level of Exam


Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Total Sections


Duration of exam

120 minutes(2 Hours)

Total Questions


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TANCET MBA Syllabus 2021

The syllabus of the TANCET MBA exam is provided in the table below. Candidates are advised to check the section-wise syllabus of the TANCET MBA exam to know the important topics from which they can expect questions in the exam.



Analysis of Business Situation

  • This section will assess the business perspective of the candidates

  • Passages of 300 words each will be asked and will include 20-30 questions based on business

Problem Solving

  • Binomial Theorem

  • Compound Interest

  • Mensuration

  • Complex Numbers

  • Logarithm

  • LCM and HCF 

  • Linear Equations

  • Speed, Time and Distance

  • Percentages

  • Simple Interest

  • Quadratic Equations

  • Functions and Graphs

  • Progression

  • Surds and Indices

  • Averages

  • Inequalities

  • Ratio and Proportion

  • Time and Work

  • Number Systems

  • Probability

  • Discount

  • Mixtures

  • Permutation and Combination

  • Alligations

  • Trigonometry

  • Profit and Loss

  • Geometry(focus on Triangles)Set Theory

Verbal Ability

  • Error correction

  • Sentence correction

  • Exceptions in English grammar

  • Parts of speech

  • Synonyms and Antonyms

Reading Comprehension

  • Business

  • Environment

  • Medicine

  • History

  • Politics

  • Technology

  • Sports

  • Geography

  • Economics

Data Sufficiency

  • Basic mathematics will be asked and it is data-centric

  • It includes the questions with two statements, in which students will have to derive the conclusion based on the set of options provided

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TANCET MBA Exam Pattern

The question paper of TANCET MBA will be divided into five sections namely Reading Comprehension, Data Sufficiency, Quantitative Ability, Analysis of Business Situation and Verbal Ability. All the sections of the exam will contain 20 questions. Candidates will have to complete the exam within 120 minutes as no extra time will be provided to any candidate. One mark will be awarded to the candidate for each correct answer while ⅓ marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer. The detailed exam pattern of TANCET is provided below.

Important topics of tancet MBA


No of Questions

Time Allotted

Reading Comprehension


120 minutes (2 Hours)

Data Sufficiency


Quantitative Ability


Business Situation


Verbal Ability


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TANCET MBA Best Books 2021

Candidates who are preparing for the TANCET MBA exam are advised to choose the books that comprise sample papers. There are many TANCET MBA preparation books available in the market, some of them are provided below.



Quantitative Ability

  • Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal

  • Class IX and X books(NCERT)

  • Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT

Data Sufficiency

  • Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency by Ananta Ashisha

  • Data Interpretation Simplified by Jagan Saneja

Business Situation 

  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

  • Reasoning Book for Competitive Examinations by Pearson

Verbal Ability

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

  • High School English Grammer and Composition by Wren & Martin

  • A new approach to Reasoning By B.S. Sijwali & S. Sijwali Arihant

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What is the total duration of TANCET MBA exam?

The total duration of TANCET MBA exam is 120 minutes. No extra time will be provided to the candidates.

What type of questions will be asked in the Reading Comprehension section of the TANCET MBA exam?

The Reading Comprehension section will consist of 4-5 questions with each RC. Candidates will have to answer those questions using the data provided in the reading comprehension only.

What are the important topics of TANCET MBA?

Some of the important topics of TANCET MBA are Logarithm, Linear Equations, Sentence correction, Reading Comprehension, Data Sufficiency, Profit and Loss and Logarithm.

How many sections are there in the TANCET MBA exam?

A total of five sections are there in the TANCET MBA exam. All the sections of TANCET MBA contain 40 questions.

What is the syllabus of TANCET MBA?

The syllabus of TANCET MBA contains all the important topics that will be covered in the TANCET MBA exam. The syllabus of TANCET MBA is provided on this page.


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