TANCET 2020 Exam

Shreya SareenUpdated On: 12 Mar, 2020 11:09 IST

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Every year Anna University, on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu conducts Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) through which aspirants seeking admission into MBA, MCA, M.Arch, M.E, M.Tech and M.Planning courses offered by various colleges in the Tamil Nadu state, fulfil their dream. TANCET is conducted in an offline mode where thousands of students from different societal and economic backgrounds compete against each other for the limited number of seats in the TANCET participating colleges. 

TANCET is a state-level entrance exam which is usually conducted in the month of June every year. The TANCET application process usually begins in the month of May and official notification regarding the same is also released on the official Anna University website. A Technical University in the Tamil Nadu state, Anna University is the only authorized body to conduct the TANCET examination in multiple shifts, mostly over the duration of two days.  

The TANCET exam is a 120-minute long exam which consists of 100 questions in the objective format. There are more than 400 colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu which accepts TANCET scores for filling up their vacant MBA, MCA, M.Arch, M.E, M.Tech and M.Planning programmes seats. 

The TANCET participating colleges also accepts GATE scores for offering admission into the M.E or M.Tech programmes. Such candidates will be exempted from appearing in the TANCET entrance examination.

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TANCET Conducting Body

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is a state-level examination. The exam is usually conducted in the month of June every year. The Government of Tamil Nadu has authorized Anna University to conduct the exam on its behalf. Anna University is a technical university in Tamil Nadu, India. The online registration for TANCET commonly starts in May.

The main university campus is located in Guindy, Chennai. It was named after C N Annadurai, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 4 September 1978. It became an affiliating university in 2001, absorbing all engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. In 2007, it was split into six constituent universities namely Chennai (Campus), Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, and Tirunelveli.

TANCET 2020 Important Dates



Beginning of Registration for TANCET 2020

January 7, 2020

Conclusion of TANCET 2020 Registration Process 

January 31, 2020

Availability of TANCET 2020 Admit Card

February 13, 2020

TANCET 2020 Exam Date 

(M.C.A) February 29, 2020 (10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon)

(M.B.A) February 29, 2020 (2.30 PM To 4.30 PM)

M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Arch. / M.Plan March 1, 2020 (10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon)

Declaration of TANCET 2020 Result

March 11, 2020 (Released)

TANCET 2020 Marksheet Release Date

March 23, 2020

TANCET 2020 Counselling Begins

May/June 2020

TANCET Exam Centres

  • Candidates can choose one exam centre at the time of TANCET 2020 Registration.

  • Details of the exam centre will be mentioned on the admit cards such as the address and the location of the centre.

  • Candidates can be allotted another exam centre other than the one chosen if there is no vacancy in the preferred one.

  • TANCET 2020 will be organised at 15 locations in Tamil Nadu. 

The list of TANCET exam centres is listed below:

















Advantages of Appearing in TANCET

Listed below are a few advantages of appearing in TANCET:

  • Chance to secure a seat in one of the top-rated College/Institution in Tamil Nadu

  • Chance of securing a scholarship in Institutes like SRM University, Sona College of Technology, Sri Nandhanam Group of Institutions, Sankara Institute of Management etc using TANCET scores

  • Candidates securing admission into M.E/M. Tech courses through TANCET scores will be devoid of job dissatisfaction

Stages Involved in TANCET Exam

  1. Registration Process

  2. Release of Admit Card

  3. Conduct of TANCET exam

  4. Release of Answer Key

  5. TANCET Result and Cutoff Declaration

  6. TANCET Counselling and Seat Allotment Process

TANCET Exam Highlights

Conducting Body

Anna University, Chennai

Application Process


Mode of TANCET Test

Offline (Pen-and-Paper Based)

Medium of Instruction


Time Duration of TANCET Exam

2 Hours

Question Paper Format


Negative Marking


Frequency of Exam 

Once a year

Maximum Marks


Important Dates

TANCET 2020 Important EventsDates
Registration Date 07 Jan to 31 Jan, 2020
Admit Card Date 13 Jan, 2020
Exam Date 29 Feb to 20 Feb, 2020
Declaration of Result Date 20 Mar, 2020

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