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TNEA Counselling 2022 (Ongoing) - Dates, Merit/ Rank List, Choice Filling, Seat Allotment, Process

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: September 30, 2022 09:31 am IST

TNEA 2022 Counselling Provisional Seat Allotment for round 2 has been out on Sep 29, while round 1 has been released on September 13. Candidates can check all the details of TNEA such as registration, merit list, choice filling, and seat allotment details here. 

TNEA Counselling

TNEA 2022 - The round 2 seat allotment list (tentative) is now available in online mode for candidates on September 29. Candidates should login and download the provisional allotment order and report to the respective colleges on or before October 10, 2022. To access the seat allotment list, candidates have to login using their email address and password. The seat allotment letter will be released on September 30. Earlier, the provisional allocation for Round 1 has been published today, September 13, 2022. As per the timetable, the allocation was made available to the students on the official website, The deadline for filling out choices was September 12, 2022. The provisional allocation for applicants who submitted TNEA Counseling applications under the Academic, Vocational, and Government Quota 7.5% categories was published on September 13, 2022.

LATEST: TNEA Round 2 Seat Allotment 2022 Releasing Today

TNEA 2022 counselling process is conducted in online mode. TNEA (Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions) is a centralized admission process for B.Tech courses in Tamil Nadu. DTE (Directorate of Technical Education) Tamil Nadu is the authority of conducting TNEA counselling 2022, and the candidates who are planning to get admission in B.Tech courses offered in various private and government engineering colleges (Including Anna University) have to participate in this counselling process. All the details about the counselling process of TNEA have been explained here. The candidates can check the important dates, choice filling procedure, seat allotment and fee deposit details pertaining to TNEA here.

TNEA 2022 Highlights

Candidates can check the key areas pertaining to TNEA 2022 from the table below.


Exam Name

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions

Admission Frequency

Once a year

Admission Mode


Test Takers


Accepting Colleges


Mode of Application


Application Fee

General- INR 500 Reserved- INR 250

Total Seats Offered

9450 (including govt. and private colleges)

Applications Per Year

1.4 lakh (approx.)

Official Website

TNEA Helpline

044-22351014 | 044-22351015

TNEA 2022 Important Dates

TNEA 2022 dates will be released soon, and the same will be updated in the table below - 



Registration start date for TNEA 2022

June 20, 2022

Registration last date for TNEA

July 19, 2022

Dates for Uploading DocumentsJuly 19, 2022
TNEA Random Number 2022July 22, 2022

TNEA Rank List 2022 release date

August 16, 2022

Certificate Verification by TFCs

July 20 to 31, 2022

Counselling for Special Categories

August 16 to 18, 2022

Counselling (All categories) - AcademicAugust 22 to October 14, 2022

Provisional Allotment

September 13, 2022 

Seat confirmation

September 13 to 14, 2022 till 5 PM

Seat acceptance and joining

September 15, 2022 

Joining dates

September 15 to 22, 2022 till 5 PM

TNEA 2022 Counselling Round 2 begins

September 25, 2022 

Choice Filling last date for Round 2September 27, 2022
Tentative allotment listSeptember 29, 2022
Release of seat allotment letterSeptember 30, 2022
Seat acceptance & joining datesSepteber 30 to October 10, 2022

Check:TNEA 2022 List of Documents & Certificate Upload: Dates, Process, Digital Formats & Sizes

TNEA Counselling Process 2022

The counselling process of TNEA is divided into various stages, and the candidates must complete the required process in all the stages to be eligible for the seat allotment. The stages involved in TNEA counselling 2022 are as follows -

Stage 1


Stage 2

Certificate Verification (Online)

Stage 3

Publication of Rank List/ Merit List

Stage 4

Payment of Initial Deposit

Stage 5

Add/ Remove Choices (Choice Filling)

Stage 6

Choice Locking

Stage 7

Tentative Seat Allotment

Stage 8

Confirmation of Tentative Seat Allotment

Stage 9

Final Seat Allotment

Stage 10


The candidates can check the detailed counselling process of TNEA for all the stages mentioned above here.

Stage 1 - Registration

The first stage in the counselling process of TNEA is registration. The candidates will have to complete the primary registration to be eligible for the counselling and seat allotment process. All the details pertaining to the registration process for TNEA 2022 have been explained in the article below. Please click on the link above for details.

The candidates must note that without registration, it is not possible to participate in the counselling process and seat allotment of TNEA.

Stage 2 - Certificate Verification

The second stage in the counselling process of TNEA is certificate verification. Unlike in 2021, the certificate verification process may be conducted offline in 2022.

Documents to be Produced for TNEA Certificate Verification 2022

The following documents must be produced for the TNEA certificate verification -

Class 10 Certificate/ Mark Sheet

Class 12 Certificate or Mark Sheet

Class 12 Hall Ticket

TC (Transfer Certificate)

Community Certificate (only for SC/ ST/ SCA/ BCM/ BC/ MBC & DNC)

Nativity Certificate (if required)

Income Certificate (if applicable)

First Graduate Certificate

Special Reservation Certificate (If applicable)

TNEA Application/ Registration Form

Stage 3 - Publication of Merit/ Rank List

The most important stage in the counselling process of TNEA is the publication of the merit list. The candidates must note that the merit list/ rank list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.

Weightage for Each Subject in TNEA Rank List

The weightage given for each subject while preparing the rank list of TNEA is as follows -

Name of the Subject








How to Check TNEA Merit/ Rank List?

The candidates must note that the merit list will be published as per the date specified by TNEA. A direct link to check the rank list of TNEA will be updated here as and when DTE Tamil Nadu releases the same. Also, the candidates can visit the official website, i.e., to check the rank list.

Only the candidates who feature in the rank list of TNEA will be eligible for further rounds of the counselling process. If the candidates find any discrepancy in the merit or rank list published by DTE, they can raise the objection. Such candidates need to contact the Office of the Secretary - TNEA, Directorate of Technical Education (Chennai).

After the publication of the merit list, the candidates will have one week to raise objections.

Stage 4 - Initial Payment

An official schedule for payment, choice filling and seat allotment will be published after the confirmation of merit list. As per the schedule, the candidates will have to complete the initial payment. The detailed process for the same can be checked below.

What is TNEA Initial Payment?

The candidates will have to deposit a precautionary amount to participate in the choice filling. If the candidates do not get a seat in any of the four rounds of counselling, their payment will be refunded. The fee details are as follows -

Name of the Category

Initial Deposit


Rs. 5,000


Rs. 1,000

How to Pay TNEA Initial Fee?

There are two methods to complete the initial fee payment. The candidates can either pay the fee through the online payment gateway through the official website or by DD (Demand Draft).

Online Fee Payment

The candidates planning to pay the fee online will have to follow the below guidelines -

Step 1

The candidates will have to log in on the official website by using their e-mail ID and password.

Step 2

The personal details of the candidates will be displayed on the screen. Please crosscheck these details.

Step 3

After checking the personal details, click on ‘Next’

Step 4

You will be Payment Gateway 1, 2, 3, 4 on the screen. Click on any option to complete the payment.

Step 5

An E-Receipt will be displayed on the screen confirming the fee payment.

Offline Fee Payment

For offline fee payment, the candidates will have to follow the below guidelines -

Step 1

The candidates will have to draw a DD (Demand Draft) of Rs. 5000/ 1000 in favour of ‘The Secretary, TNEA’ payable at Chennai.

Step 2

The candidates will have to visit the Facilitation Centre.

Step 3

Submit the DD at the Facilitation Centre and get the confirmation receipt from the authority.

TNEA Choice Filling 2022

The next stage in the TNEA counselling process is choice filling. The candidates will have to exercise his/ her choices, i.e., he/ she should select the list of colleges in which they are aspiring for admission. The choice filling will begin from August 25 and end on August 27. The detailed process for the same can be checked below.

Step 1

The candidates will have to log in on the official website of TNEA.

Step 2

Click on the option that indicates ‘Add Choices’

Step 3

You will a list of colleges & courses along with their location and the total number of seats. Click on ‘Add’ if you want to choose any college.

Step 4

You can also select the district, branch through the dropbox on the screen. You can also search the college name in the search section and add the same as preference.

Step 5

Now, you can see all your choices under ‘My Choices’ section. You can change/ shuffle the choices (if required.

How to Choose the Relevant Choices in TNEA Counselling?

The candidates must be smart while filling choices in TNEA counselling 2022. The candidates must consider the following factors before filling choices -

Factor 1

Location Preference

Factor 2

College Reputation

Factor 3

Previous Year TNEA Cutoff of the Respective College

Factor 4

Total No. Of Seats Reserved for Each Category

Factor 5

Merit Position or Rank in TNEA

Stage 6 - Choice Locking

The next stage is Choice Locking. The candidates will have to lock his/ her choice once the filling is completed. The candidates are advised to crosscheck the filled choices before locking the same. The candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to lock the choices -

Step 1

First, the candidates need to click on My Choices and crosscheck the filled preferences

Step 2

Click on ‘Next’

Step 3

Tick the box that says ‘I have completed adding my preferential choices and hence lock my choices’.

Step 4

You will receive an OTP on your mobile via SMS

Step 5

Enter the OTP and click on ‘Lock Choices’.

Once the choices are locked, the candidates will not be allowed to edit the same. If the candidates do not receive the OTP, click on the ‘Resend OTP’ option. It is advisable to wait for at least two minutes for the OTP.

Stage 7 - Tentative Seat Allotment

Based on choices filled by the candidates, tentative seat allotment is published. The seat allotment will be made as per the following three factors -

  • The first choice in the preference list will be allocated
  • If the first choice is not allocated, lower choice is allocated as per the community and rank of the candidates
  • If the seat allotment is not possible as per the above two factors, the choice that is not filled by the candidates in the preference list will be allocated based on rank and community.

Stage 8 - Confirmation of Tentative Seat Allotment

After checking the seat allotment, the candidates will see three options -

Option 1

I Accept and Confirm the Choice Allot to me

Candidates choosing this option can accept the allotment and join the college/ wait for a better allotment in the next round. The allotted seat will remain until the candidates get a better allotment. This option is only for those candidates who have been allotted seats as per lower preference/ choice.

Option 2

I decline the current seat allotment and proceed to the next round.

Candidates choosing this choice will have no right on the seat allotted in the respective round and he/ she can participate in the next round for better seat allotment.

Option 3

I decline the current allotment and quit counselling

Candidates choosing this option will not be eligible for the further rounds of the TNEA counselling process.

After choosing any of the above options, the candidates will have to click on ‘Submit’ and ‘Confirm’.

Stage 9 - Final Seat Allotment

Once the candidates confirm the tentative seat allotment, the final seat allotment of TNEA will be published on the official website.. The candidates will have to download the seat allotment order. It will have the details such as Candidate’s Name, Rank, Overall/ Community Rank, College Name and Branch Name. Take the printout of the seat allotment order.

Stage 10 - Reporting

Reporting is the last stage in the counselling process of TNEA. The candidates who have been allotted admission in TNEA counselling will have to report to the respective college within the specified date. The candidates will have to carry the TNEA seat allotment order and the list of documents specified on the allotment order. Candidates who fail to report within the specified date must note that his/ her admission will stand cancelled.

If you are looking for direct B.Tech admission in Tamil Nadu, you can fill the Common Application Form on CollegeDekho.

Participating Colleges of TNEA 2022

 There are 519 colleges in Tamil Nadu that accepts TNEA admission for BTech admission. Below is the list of top institutes which are accepting TNEA:

List of few top institutes accepting TNEA

Total no. of seats

PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore


College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai


Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore (MCET) 


Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai


Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madhurai


Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore


Kongu Engineering College, Erode


Velammal Engineering College, Chennai


St.Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai


Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore


Check:TNEA 2022 Registration & Application Form: Dates, Fees, Documents, Process

Related Links

You can click on the links below for more details about B.Tech admissions and colleges -

Direct B.Tech Admission Process (without Entrance Exam)

B.Tech Colleges in Tamil Nadu

B.Tech Admission Process in Tamil Nadu

B.Tech Course Details

Tamil Nadu B.Sc Agriculture Admissions

Top 25 Private Engineering Colleges for Direct Admission in B.Tech

Stay tuned to CollegeDekho for the latest TNEA news and updates.


When will be the TNEA Counselling 2021 conducted?

The TNEA Counselling 2021 is scheduled to be conducted in May/ June.

How much fee do I have to pay for TNEA choice filling?

For TNEA choice filling, the general candidates will have to pay INR 5,000 and reserved candidates will have to pay INR 1,000.

What is the TNEA Initial fee?

TNEA Initial fee is a precautionary amount which the candidates will have to pay to participate in the choice filling.

How can I check the TNEA rank list?

You can check the TNEA rank list by visiting the official website.

What weightage will each subject hold for the TNEA rank list?

For TNEA rank list, Mathematics will hold 100 marks, Physics 50 marks and Chemistry 50 marks as weightage.

How will the merit list be prepared for TNEA Counselling?

The merit list for TNEA Counselling will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.

What are the various documents to be produced for TNEA Counselling?

The various documents to be produced for TNEA Counselling include qualifying degree mark sheets, TNEA application form, hall ticket, transfer certificate and reservation certificate.

Is it compulsory to register for TNEA Counselling?

Yes, without registration, no candidates will be allowed to appear for the TNEA Counselling process.

What are the different stages of the TNEA Counselling process?

The different stages of TNEA Counselling process include Registration, Certificate Verification, Publication of Rank List/ Merit List, Payment of Initial Deposit, Choice Filling, Choice Lock, Tentative Seat Allotment, Confirmation of Tentative Seat Allotment, Final Seat Allotment and reporting.

Who conducts TNEA Counselling?

DTE (Directorate of Technical Education) Tamil Nadu conducts TNEA Counselling.

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