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TANCET 2024: Exam Date, Registration Process, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

Updated By Falak Khan on 23 Nov, 2023 15:35

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TANCET 2024 exam is expected to be held in the third week of March 2024 to provide admission to MBA and MCA courses in Tamil Nadu colleges.TANCET application form 2024 is expected to be released in the last week of January 2024 in online mode. Candidates must make sure they fulfill the eligibility requirements or their application will be rejected. Anna University will release the TANCET 2024 admit card ten to fifteen before the exam. Applicants who are planning to appear in the exam should begin their preparation early, study the complete syllabus, do timely revision, and attempt the previous year's question papers, mock tests, etc. 

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TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test) is conducted by Anna University annually. For admission into MTech/ME/MArch and MPlan courses, Anna University will conduct CEETA PG 2024. All the important dates will be released soon by Anna University along with the official notification brochure.

Read the full post to check the details about the TANCET 2024 exam like dates, syllabus, exam pattern, registration process, eligibility criteria, etc. 

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TANCET 2024 Exam Highlights

The following table summarizes the important highlights of the TANCET 2024:

Full Form of Exam Name

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET)

Conducting Body

Anna University, Chennai

Examination Frequency

Once a Year

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor's Degree with at least 50% (5% relaxation for SC/ST applicants from Tamil Nadu).

Programs admissions for


official website

Application Fees

Each program costs Rs.1000 (500 for SC/ ST).

Admission Process

Entrance Examination/Lateral Entry


Only students from Tamil Nadu would be eligible for reservation privileges. Students from other states are also welcome to apply.

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TANCET 2024 Exam Dates

TANCET 2024 dates are expected to be announced by the Anna University in January 2024. Once the dates are released by the authorities, we will update them in the table. 


Dates 2024

Release of Official notification

Last Week of January 2024

Start of TANCET registration process

Last Week of January 2024

Application deadline

Third Week of February 2024

Admit Card Release

First Week of March 2024

TANCET 2024 Exam Date

Third Week of March 2024

Answer key Publish

First Week of April 2024

TANCET 2024 Result declaration

Second Week of April 2024
TANCET 2024 scorecardThird Week of April 2024

Counselling Process

Last Week of April 2024


TANCET is a state-level entrance exam for admission to postgraduate professional courses like as MBA and MCA and CEETA PG 2024 is conducted for ME/MTech, and MArch/MPlan. Every year, Anna University, on behalf of DTE Chennai, administers this state-level entrance exams for admission to colleges in Tamil Nadu. The TANCET 2024 exam includes up to 100 MCQs that must be answered in two hours. 

TANCET Conducting Body

The Tamil Nadu government has authorized Anna University to administer the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test. TANCET is administered by Anna University for admission to postgraduate programmes at various colleges/institutions in the state of Tamil Nadu. TANCET is a state-level entrance exam that is administered once a year for admission to M.E, M.Tech, M.Arch, and M.Plan programs.

List of Courses for Admission through TANCET 2024

 TANCET exam 2024 will be conducted for admission in the following courses -

Business Administration Master's Degree (MBA)Computer Applications Master (MCA)


Stages Involved in TANCET Exam 2024

  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 2024 Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for TANCET 2024, candidates must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements set by the authorities as a part of TANCET 2024 eligibility criteria

  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized university is required for the interested candidate.
  • A minimum of 50% in graduation (45% for those from the reserved categories).
  • The TANCET exam has no upper age limit requirement.
  • Mathematics must have been studied as a subject in 10+2 to be eligible for MCA.




Bachelor's degree in any discipline (minimum of 50% (45% for reserved categories)).


Bachelor's degree in BCA or B.Sc, or any other bachelor's degree that includes mathematics in 10+2 or graduation

M.E/ M.Tech/ M.Arch/M.Plan

A bachelor's degree in B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch or B.Pharm or a master's degree in Science/Arts is required.

TANCET Application form 2024

Anna University will release the TANCET 2024 application form in the last week of January 2024 in online mode. Interested candidates will be able to apply directly from the official website, Candidates will have to enter the details such as personal details, educational qualifications and contact details to fill out the TANCET 2024 application form. Before proceeding with the application, it is important for the aspirants to check the eligibility criteria to see if they meet all the specified criteria. 

  • Visit the official website of TANCET 2024  -
  • Fill out the one-time registration form with personal details
  • Login into the TANCET 2024 portal using the one-time credentials that were generated
  • Fill the form with your personal information such as Name, Father’s Name, Date of Birth etc
  • Input all the necessary education qualification details.
  • Select the preferred exam centre from the drop-down menu
  • Upload the required documents in the specified format
  • Review all the details filled in the TANCET application form 2024
  • Proceed to submit the form and save the reference number for future 

TANCET Admit card 2024

TANCET 2024 admit card is expected to be released in the second week of March 2024 by Anna University, Chennai. Candidates will be able to download their hall ticket from the Anna University official website using their user ID and password. The hall ticket will provide information about the exam center and the exam schedule. Any errors in downloading TANCET 2024 Hall Ticket should be reported promptly to the examination authorities. 

TANCET Exam pattern 2024

The exam pattern of TANCET 2024 will be released along with the information brochure. TANCET Exam Pattern 2024 varies depending on the subject you want to take. According to the TANCET MBA Exam Pattern, the exam consists of 100 questions divided into five sections: reading comprehension, quantitative aptitude, business analysis, data sufficiency, and English use.



Duration of exam

2 hours (120 minutes)

Number of questions

  • MBA and MCA: 100;
  • M.E./M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan: 115

Total marks of exam

100 marks

Medium of paper


Number of answer choices in MCQ


Mode of Examination

Pen & Paper based (Offline)

Marking Scheme

  • Correct response is awarded 1 marks
  • Incorrect response deducts ⅓ marks

TANCET 2024 Syllabus

The syllabus of TANCET 2024 and CEETA PG 2024 is listed in the table below.


Topics Covered

M.Tech/ M.E./ M.Arch/ M.Plan

Numerical Methods, Applied Probability, Determinants and Matrices, Calculus and Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Functions of Complex Variables, and Complex Integration Transforms are all topics in engineering mathematics.

Physics, Material Science, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Computers, and Chemistry are examples of fundamental engineering and sciences.

Group A (Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering): Structural Engineering, Structural Analysis, Building Materials, Concrete Structures, Steel Structures, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Algorithm Analysis and Design Techniques, Microprocessors and Microcontrollers, Digital Signal Processing, Computer Networks, Microprocessor and Microcontroller and Microcontroller and Microcontroller and Microcontroller and Micro

Group B consists of Architecture, Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering, Biotechnology, Automobile Engineering, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Earth Sciences, Geo-Informatics, Instrumentation, Electronics, and Control Engineering, Mathematics, and other related fields.


Quantitative Aptitude: Percentages, Ratios, Averages, Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Mixtures & Allegations, Quadratic Equations, Linear Equations, Logarithms, Series and Progressions, Binomial Theorem, Surds & Indices, and so on.

Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Synonyms, Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks, Vocabulary, Sentence Corrections, Idioms, Cloze Test, and Other Verbal Ability Tests Number Systems, Arithmetic Topics, and Algebra are examples of data sufficiency. Data interpretation, for example.

Business Intelligence

Sufficient Data

How to prepare for TANCET 2024?

TANCET is one of the leading state-level examinations. A total number of 36,710 had registered and appeared for the previous year TANCET. Hence we can say that the level of competition is high and an appropriate preparation plan will help the candidates to ace the examination. The following are some effective tips on how to prepare for TANCET 2024

  • Analyse the whole TANCET syllabus and exam pattern
  • Create a study schedule and adhere to it religiously
  • Avoid distractions and stay focused on your study
  • Maintain a consistent exam practice schedule and continue to solve prior exams
  • Take online sample examinations and evaluate your preparedness
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle and refrain from indulging in any activities that will put a strain on your performance

TANCET Previous year question papers

Candidates should attempt the TANCET previous year question papers to boost their exam preparation. Solving the previous year's paper is highly recommended by teachers and toppers. Attempting the question paper will give you an idea about your exam preparation. TANCET question papers are based on the actual TANCET exam pattern, hence candidates should practice as many papers as possible. Practicing TANCET's previous year's question papers would help improve applicants' speed and time management abilities.  

TANCET Answer key 2024

Anna University will be releasing the TANCET 2024 answer key in the first week of April 2024. Authorities release the answer key so that candidates may compare their answers and see if any are erroneous. In the event of a disagreement, applicants may challenge the TANCET 2024 answer key within the time frame specified. The board will provide the final TANCET answer key on its official website after considering the inputs.

TANCET 2024 Result

Anna University will be publishing theTANCET 2024 result in the second week of April 2024. The TANCET scorecard 2024 will be released separately in the third week of April 2024. Candidates can check their scores and rank in TANCET 2024 by downloading the result and mark sheet using their login details. All shortlisted applicants will have to provide this mark sheet throughout the TANCET 2024 admissions procedure.

How to Check the TANCET 2024 Score:

Candidates may verify their TANCET 2024 results by following the exact processes outlined below.

  • Go to the official website.
  • Select the result link.
  • Log in using your registered email address/username and password.
  • The outcome of a successful login will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download it for future reference

TANCET Counselling 2024

TANCET 2024 counselling process will commence in the last week of April 2024 in online mode. Candidates who successfully complete the TANCET registration and certificate verification process will be eligible for the rank list. DTE performs centralized counseling for TN MBA/MCA admission, whereas TANCA conducts separate counseling for other degrees. TANCET counselling assists government, government-aided, self-financing, and stand-alone colleges in Tamil Nadu with admissions. Candidates who pass the TANCET 2024 test will be eligible for the TN MBA counseling procedure.

TANCET 2024 Seat Allotment

Candidates will be able to participate in the TANCET seat allotment 2024 after the release of the rank list. Candidates will be assigned places at TANCET participating colleges depending on their ranks and preferences. TANCET counselling will be held in one round at DTE, Chennai. Following that, DTE begins the additional counselling phase. TANCET supplemental counselling will be held to replace the unfilled seats left over after general counselling.

TANCET Cutoff Marks

TANCET cutoff 2024 refers to the minimum qualifying marks/ranks that students must obtain in the test in order to be admitted to TANCET participating institutes. TANCET cutoff is not publicly released by Anna University; nevertheless, candidates can consult the previous year's seat allotment list to learn the TANCET MBA last ranks. The seat allotment lists include the final ranks for admission to all government and non-government colleges in the state that accept TANCET. For the open category, the cut-off score for elite universities/colleges/institutes often ranges between 34 and 64.

TANCET Merit list 2024

DTE Chennai will release the TANCET Merit List 2024 for MBA/MCA during the counselling process. The merit list will include the names of the candidates who will be eligible to take part in the next round of counselling. TANCET merit list for the respective courses will be as per the candidate’s category and performance in the TANCET 2024 exam. Anna University will announce the TANCA 2024 Merit List for M.Tech/ M.E/ M.Arch/ M.Plan for both TANCET and GATE applicants.

TANCET Participating Institutes 2024

Colleges accepting TANCET scores for providing admission are referred as TANCET 2024 participating institutes. For the year 2024, the list of participating colleges of TANCET 2024 is likely to be around 200. TANCET colleges offer a total of six programs. MBA, MCA, ME/ MTech/ MArch/ MPlan programs are available. Some of the top colleges/institutes are-

Important Dates

TANCET 2024 Important EventsDates
Registration Date 30 Jan to 17 Feb, 2024 (*Tentative)
Admit Card Date 02 Mar, 2024 (*Tentative)
Exam Date 14 Mar to 15 Mar, 2024 (*Tentative)
Declaration of Result Date 11 Apr, 2024 (*Tentative)

Want to know more about TANCET


Are candidates with a valid GATE score exempted from TANCET?

Candidates with a valid GATE score are exempted from TANCET.

Which courses can I get admission through TANCET?

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

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. 

When will TANCET 2024 exam notification be out?

TANCET 2024 notification is expected to be released in the last week of January 2024.



Is TANCET 2024 exam date released?

No, the TANCET 2024 exam date has not yet been announced by Anna University. However, it is expected that the TANCET exam 2024 will be held in the third week of March 2024. 

Why is TANCET conducted?

TANCET is a state-level entrance exam that is conducted with the intention to offer candidates admission to various postgraduate programmes in the top government and private colleges across Tamil Nadu.

When will the TANCET result 2024 be released?

The TANCET 2024 result is expected to be released in the second week of April 2024.

When was the difficulty level of the TANCET 2024 exam?

We can't predict the difficulty level of the TANCET 2024 exam. Candidates who prepare well for the exam find it easy to attempt the paper. And, candidates who didn't study well find the paper to be difficult. However, as per various candidate's reactions the previous year's TANCET paper was moderately difficult.

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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 July 22, 2023 03:51 PM
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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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Which MBA colleges can I get with 78.64% percentile in TANCET?

-Jayakumar Updated on July 07, 2023 04:13 PM
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Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Some of the well known MBA colleges where you can apply for admission with a 78.64% percentile in Tancet MBA 2021 are PSG College of Technology (Autonomous), CoimbatoreVelammal Engineering College, ChennaiNehru Institute of Engineering & Technology, CoimbatoreM.O.P. Vaishnav College For Women, Chennai and SSN School of Management, Chennai. You are advised to visit the official website of these colleges to check their cutoff before applying for admission. Besides this, if you want to know the admission process of any college accepting TANCET MBA scores, you can get back to us. …


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

-LanusenlaJamirUpdated on June 02, 2023 03:14 PM
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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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