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Updated By Diksha Sharma on 23 Jul, 2021 13:00

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About TANCET 2022

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 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 2022 Important Dates

The important dates for TANCET 2022 are as follows - 

Beginning of Registration for TANCET 2022To be Notified
Conclusion of TANCET 2022 Registration ProcessTo be Notified
Availability of TANCET 2022 Hall TicketTo be Notified
TANCET 2022 Exam Date
  • MBA - To be Notified
  • MCA - To be Notified
  • M.E/ M.Tech - To be Notified
Declaration of TANCET 2022 ResultTo be Notified
TANCET 2022 Marksheet Release DateTo be Notified
TANCET 2022 Counselling BeginsTo be Notified

List of Courses for Admission through TANCET 2022

TANCET 2022 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 2022 Exam Highlights

Some of the major highlights of the TANCET 2022 exam are as follows - 

Conducting BodyAnna University, Chennai
Exam DateTo be Notified
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

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Which MBA colleges can I get with 78.64% percentile in TANCET?

-Jayakumar Updated on August 26, 2021 05:39 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.

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i scored 55.826 (percentile score) in TANCET 2020 which college can i get the seat for MCA?

-DineshUpdated on August 19, 2021 01:54 PM
  • 6 Answers
Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

Dear Student, 

With 55.826 percentile score in TANCET 2020, you can take admission to MCA at the following colleges:

If you want to learn more on which colleges you can get with your TANCET score, do not forget to check the TANCET Participating Colleges 2020 and TANCET Cut-off 2020.

You can also fill the Common Application Form on our website for admission-related assistance. You can also reach us through our IVRS Number ...


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

-Puneet PatnaikUpdated on June 08, 2021 03:20 PM
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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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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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