Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 19 Jan, 2021 12:16

Registration Starts On January 19, 2021

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About TANCET 2021 (Registrations Open)

TANCET 2021 official notification & exam date have been released. The entrance exam for MBA & MCA will be conducted on March 20, 2021, while the exam for M.E/ M.Tech will be conducted on March 21, 2021. The online registration for TANCET 2021 began on January 19.

TANCET 2021 Information Brochure

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.

TANCET 2021 Latest Updates

  • Jan 19, 2021 12:20 PM: The online registration for TANCET 2021 has commenced.

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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 March 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 2021 Important Dates

The important dates for TANCET 2021 are as follows - 

Beginning of Registration for TANCET 2021January 2021
Conclusion of TANCET 2020 Registration ProcessFebruary 12, 2021
Availability of TANCET 2020 Admit CardMarch 05, 2021
TANCET 2020 Exam Date
  • MBA - March 20, 2021
  • MCA - March 20, 2021
  • M.E/ M.Tech - March 21, 2021
Declaration of TANCET 2021 Resultby April 16, 2021
TANCET 2020 Marksheet Release Dateby April 20, 2021
TANCET 2020 Counselling BeginsMay 2021

List of Courses for Admission through TANCET 2021

TANCET 2021 is conducted for admission in the following courses -

M.E/ M.TechM.Plan



TANCET Exam Centres

The list of TANCET exam centres is listed below: -

  • Candidates can choose one exam centre at the time of TANCET 2021 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.  

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 2021 Exam Highlights

Some of the major highlights of the TANCET 2021 exam are as follows - 

Conducting BodyAnna University, Chennai
Exam DateMarch 20 & 21, 2021
Application ProcessOnline
Mode of TANCET TestOffline (Pen-and-Paper Based)
Medium of InstructionEnglish
Time Duration of TANCET Exam2 Hours
Question Paper FormatObjective
Negative MarkingYes
Frequency of ExamOnce a year
Maximum Marks100

Important Dates

TANCET 2021 Important EventsDates
Registration Date 19 Jan to 12 Feb, 2021
Admit Card Date 05 Mar, 2021
Exam Date 20 Mar to 21 Mar, 2021
Declaration of Result Date 16 Apr, 2021

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When will they announce TANCET MBA RANK LIST? i have visited the website but there is no rank list.

-LanusenlaJamirUpdated on October 29, 2020 07:45 PM
  • 1 Answer
Yash Dhamija, Student / Alumni

Dear Student

The rank list of TANCET MBA was released on October 8, 2020. The counselling process of TANCET MBA was concluded on October 22. You are advised to contact the examination authority of TANCET if you are facing issues while downloading the merit list of TANCET MBA. Apart from this, you can visit the links provided below to know more about the TANCET MBA exam. 

TANCET MBA Exam 2020 - Result, Dates, Application Form, Syllabus, Pattern, Counseling

List of MBA Colleges Accepting TANCET Rank/ Score - Fees, Seat Matrix

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I have scored 77.4 (percentile score ) and 24( raw score) in tancet mba 2020 .what is my normalised score ?in which colleges i have eligibility to get a seat?

-AishwaryaUpdated on October 18, 2020 03:34 PM
  • 1 Answer
Yash Dhamija, Student / Alumni

Dear Student

You can apply to many MBA colleges with 77.4 percentile scores in TANCET MBA exam. Some of the colleges that you can consider are SSN School of Management, ChennaiPSG College of Technology, CoimbatoreKumaraguru College of TechnologyThiagarajar School of Management and Vel Tech High Tech Dr.Rangarajan Dr.Sakunthala Engineering College. You can apply to these colleges by filling our Common Application Form. Besides this, you can also call on our toll free number 1800-572-9877 to get free admission counselling.

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Can I get into any good Architecture College for M.Arch without clearing any Entrance?

-AnonymousUpdated on October 14, 2020 08:27 PM
  • 1 Answer
Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student, 

To get admission in an M.Arch course, you are either required to qualify a national level entrance exam such as GATECEED, TANCET etc. or sit for institute level entrance exam. Go through the list of Top Private Colleges for M.Arch Admission and M.Arch Admissions 2020 in India to explore some options.

You can also either dial the helpline number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill the Common Application Form to talk to our admission experts. For the queries related to any course or college, write back in the QnA zone. 


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When will TANCET 2021 be conducted?

TANCET 2021 will be conducted on March 20 (MBA/ MCA) and March 21 (M.Tech/M.E/M.Plan). 

Is TANCET score valid for admission in all M.Tech colleges across Tamil Nadu?

TANCET score is valid for M.Tech admission in Government Colleges, Private Colleges, Anna University & its constituent colleges and Annamalai University. 

Which courses can I get admission through TANCET?

TANCET is conducted for admission in M.E/ M.Tech, M.Plan, MBA and MCA. 

Are candidates with a valid GATE score exempted from TANCET?

Candidates with a valid GATE score are exempted from TANCET.

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