TANCET 2018 Exam

Nupur Kaushik Updated On: 20 Aug, 2018 16:57 IST


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About TANCET 2018

TANCET is a state-level exam, conducted every year by Anna University on behalf of Government of Tamil Nadu. TANCET exam is held separately for MBA, MCA & M.Tech/ME programmes. Through TANCET 2018 exam, candidates can get admission in MBA / MCA / M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Plan./ M.Arch. courses offered by Engineering Colleges/ Universities in Tamil Nadu. Last year, 37,000 candidates appeared for TANCET.

Note: GATE 2018 qualified candidates need not appear for TANCET's M.Tech/ ME exam.

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TANCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

To apply for TANCET 2018 successfully, it is important that candidates meet the eligibility criteria, only then he/she will be allowed to appear for the entrance examination. 

Following is the eligibility norms for TANCET:

  • Candidates appearing for last semester are also eligible but they may need to produce all the documents within the time limit given.
  • Candidates who belong to another state can also apply but the eligibility will be determined by the respective authorities.
  • Candidates with valid GATE score with qualifying marks in relevant discipline of Engineering /Technology, they do not need to appear for TANCET 2018 exam.
  • Candidates who have a valid GATE score with qualifying marks in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL), they have to appear for TANCET 2018 exam also.
  • This Bachelors degree should be under 10+2+3/ 10+2+4/ 10+2+2+1.
  • The degree can be B.Tech/B.E/ MCA/ Sc./ B.Pharm. / B.Sc/ B Com or relevant degree from Science, Arts, Commerce.
  • Candidates with 10+2 + AMIE* (or) 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE.* are eligible to appear for the entrance examination.

Candidate should have a bachelor's degree from any institute recognised by UGC or should be registered with the Indian Government. Candidates should have scored at least 50% (45% in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination. 

MCA Candidates should pass a Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration with Mathematics at 10+2 level or at Graduate level from any recognised institute/university and obtained at least 50% (45% in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination. 
MCA Lateral Entry  Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration in BCA, B.Sc. (Computer Science / Information Technology) with Mathematics at 10+2 level or at Graduate level and obtained at least 50% (45% in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination from any recognised institute/ university
M.E. / M.Tech/ M.Arch/M.Plan  Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree or any equivalent in the relevant field and obtained at least 50 % (45 % in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination from any recognised institute/university.

Any decision on the eligibility norms for admission to colleges in Tamil Nadu, through TANCET, completely depends on authority offering the courses

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TANCET 2018 Syllabus

Candidates who have to apply for TANCET 2018 should know the syllabus for different courses, which has been mentioned below.



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

  • The question paper will contain three parts:
    • Part I will have questions from Engineering Mathematics, which will be common in all four courses.
    • Part II will include Basic Engineering and Science, which will also be common for all four courses.
    • Part III will have 2 groups which will be specialisation.


  • Identify the critical data and apply the data to business decisions from the given typical business situations.
  • Questions based on the passages in the comprehension
  • Solving mathematical problems at graduate or 10+2 level.
  • Test on determining the data sufficiency for answering the questions using given data and knowledge of maths and use of day to day facts.
  • Written English with questions on errors in usage, grammar, punctuation, etc.


  • Quantitative Ability
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Logical reasoning
  • Computer awareness
  • Questions on verbal activity or basic science may be asked.

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TANCET 2018 Exam Pattern

  • TANCET 2018 is scheduled to be conducted in the month of June 2018 in offline mode (pen and paper-based).
  • It consists of 100 MCQ (Multiple choice questions) questions.
  • The language of the paper is English.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 hours.
  • TANCET for M. Tech/ ME / M. Plan. /M. Arch, the paper will be divided into 3 parts accounting for a total of 100 questions for 100 marks while MBA and MCA have been divided into one part of 100 questions for 100 marks.
  • The candidates will be awarded 1 mark for every correct answer, while 1/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • No marks will be deducted for not attempting questions.

Questions and Evaluation Scheme for TANCET 2018:

Programmes Total Number of questions Total Number of alternative answers Mark for every correct answer Negative marks for every wrong answer Total Marks
MBA 100 4 1 1/3 100
MCA 100 4 1 1/3 100

Note: Multiple shading will be considered as the wrong answer and 1/3 mark will be reduced.

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

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

Total Number of Questions

No. of alternative answers

Mark for every correct answer

Negative Marks for every wrong answer

Total Marks


Part I






Multiple shading will be considered as wrong answer and 1/3 mark will be reduced.

Part II






*All the correct answers upto 20 will be awarded marks and all the wrong answers shall be taken into consideration for awarding negative marks. Multiple shading will be considered as wrong answer and 1/3 mark will be reduced.

Part III






Multiple shading will be considered as wrong answer and 1/3 mark will be reduced.

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How to Prepare for TANCET 2018

We have given some important tips and tricks for preparing for the TANCET exam. The following preparation tips will help you earn good marks in the examination.

  • Collection of Learning Resources: Candidates should go through study material/learning resources, which they think are appropriate and suitable for them to understand so that they can learn easily.
  • Time Management in Exam: This is the most important factor that needs to be practiced while preparing for the entrance test. Applicants must complete their paper in time with the right answers in order to secure good marks.
  • Correct Schedule: Make a correct schedule and start preparing accordingly. The schedule should have everyday activities but the first priority should be given to studies.
  • Practice: Practice is the key to perform well and practice is what is required to build confidence to face the exam.
  • Beware of Negative marks: One must attempt questions keeping in mind the negative marking in the paper. Be careful while answering any question in the paper.
  • Thorough Revision: Simply by going through previous years' papers and sample papers, you can prepare well for the exam. You can also take references from the notes that you had prepared at the time of preparation.
  • Maintain your Health: While preparing for the exam, students forget to take care of their health. You can prepare well only if you are healthy, so take nutritious diet, avoid junk foods and eat fresh vegetables and fruits. You can also do yoga and meditation to relief or relax your body. Take a sleep of at least 8 hours a day.

Important Instructions: 

  • The question book in each subject may have different versions.
  • Each question book will have a unique serial number.
  • The candidate must write and shade the question book serial number on the answer sheet in the appropriate boxes and open box respectively.
  • This is very important, as the evaluation will be based on what the candidates specified on the answer sheet.
  • Any mistake committed in this regard may result in the answer sheet being evaluated against a different set of questions and the authorities will not be responsible.


  • Candidates must produce their Hall Tickets at the time of Entrance Test and also at the time of Admission. 
  • Candidates may download the mark sheets from the website within 10 days from the date of publication of results of the entrance test. 

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TANCET 2018 Result Declared

The Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2018 Result has been released by Anna University on 7th June 2018. Candidates can view their TANCET 2018 result by providing their Email ID and Password. The rank card or mark sheet of TANCET 2018 can also be downloaded from 13th June onwards. The TANCET Result 2018 is available for MBA / MCA / M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Plan./ M.Arch. 

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TANCET Result 2018 Important Dates



TANCET 2018 Examination

19th & 20th May 2018

Announcement of TANCET 2018 Result

7th June 2018

Marksheet Downloaded Date

13th June 2018

 Check How to Download TANCET 2018 Results: 

  • Anna University publishes the results on the official website of TANCET (www.annauniv.edu/tancet2018/).
  • The official website of TANCET provides the facility to check and download the results and score of the candidates.
  • As per rules, the candidates need to use their Login credentials, i.e., Email ID and Password to check the results.
  • After entering the login details, they must click on ‘Login’.
  • TANCET 2018 results will be displayed on a new page.
  • The candidates need to download and take the printout of TANCET 2018 scorecard.
  • During the counselling process, the candidates will have to produce the TANCET 2018 scorecard to the authorities.

TANCET 2018 Cut-Off:

  • TANCET cut-off is published on the university's official website post exam result.
  • The cut-off marks will decide if a candidate is eligible for admission or not.
  • The cut-off is given as per the category and programme selected.
  • The result or rank list will be prepared on the basis of cut-off marks declared by the university.

Following factors determine the cut-off:

  • Difficulty level of exam
  • Previous year cut-off
  • Number of candidates appeared for the exam
  • Marking pattern
  • Categories and reservation

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TANCET 2018 Counselling Process

TANCET 2018 Counselling Process will be conducted by Anna University for the aspirants of courses like ME/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan, MCA & MBA. The counselling process will start from 31st July, 2018. TANCET 2018 was conducted in the month of May this year and TANCET 2018 result was declared on 7th June, 2018. Candidates who successfully qualified TANCET 2018 can apply for the counselling session through online mode.

For this, candidates must visit the official website of Anna University to fill in the application form for the counselling process. The registration process must end on or before 15th July, 2018. Send in correct and asked document along with the Demand Draft to the specified address mentioned by the examination conducting body of TANCET 2018.

Rest all the information related to the TANCET 2018 Counselling Process, has been dealt with in detail. Information about the complete counselling procedure, seat allotment method, documents submission and verification, TANCET 2018 counselling schedule, etc are mentioned below for the counselling aspirants of TANCET 2018. Read the entire article for a clear and better understanding on TANCET 2018 Counselling Process.

Highlights of the TANCET 2018 Counselling Process

  • Counseling will be held at Anna University, Chennai.
  • Candidates should attend the counselling with all the original certificates.
  • TANCET Counselling Fee: Rs 5,300 (Rs 1,150/- for SC / SCA / ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu) Payment Mode: DD or Cash, inclusive of a non-refundable counseling fee of Rs 300 (Rs 150/- for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu.
  • Candidates who are GATE qualified can participate directly in TANCET 2018 Counselling.

Note: The Demand Draft should be drawn in favor of “The Secretary, TANCA, Anna University” payable at Chennai.

TANCET 2018 Counselling Schedule for MCA/ MBA



TANCET 2018 Result Date

7th June 2018

TANCET 2018 Online Application Registration Starts from

13th June to 12th July, 2018

Last date to submit filled application 

16th July, 2018

Commencement of Classes

August 2018

Online Registration to Participate in the Counselling

  • If the candidates are eligible to participate in the counselling, then they must register online only. No other mode is available for the registration. They must register on or before 5.00 PM on 15th July, 2018. A log-in account will be created on successful completion of the registration.

Note – There is a common application form for taking admission in Government, Government Aided Engineering and Arts & Science Colleges and for the seats in University Departments/Regional Centres, seats surrendered by the self-Financing Engineering Colleges, Arts & Science Colleges including Stand Alone Institutions under the Unified Single Window Admission System for Indian Nationals.

  • Candidates need to send the respective attachments and authorisation to the printout of the online submission application with DD.
  • Candidates should be sent by post or dropped in a box at the office of the “The Secretary, TN MBA / MCA/M.e/M.tech Admissions, Government College of Technology, Coimbatore 641013” before the last date.
  • Candidates should only use an A4 Size cover and duly affix the printed copy of address label on it.

Online Choice Filling:

  • Now, the candidates will be allowed to exercise their choices of the college & course online. Candidates can select as many choices as they like from the list of seats that are available, in the order of their preference.

Reporting at the nodal center for document verification:

  • After that, candidates will have to complete their registration process and choice filling and report to one of the designated Nodal Centers for the verification of their documents and payment of the Counselling & University registration fee and the locking of their final choices. Post verification of the documents, candidates should have locked their final choices at the designated nodal center.

List of Documents Required for Verification:

Candidate should attach self-attested copies of the following documents with the application

  • Marksheet of Class 10th & 12th
  • Original TANCET MBA/MCA/M.E/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan 2018 Rank card
  • Online registration slip
  • Nativity certificate
  • Original SC/ST certificate (in case of SC/ST candidates)
  • Certificate from District Medical Board for Differently Abled candidates (if Applicable).
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope for counselling call letter
  • Self-addressed stamped acknowledgment card

Seat Allotment at TANCET Participating Institutes

  • According to the choices submitted by candidates, seats will be allotted in order of their rank. The seat allotment result will be declared online and will be published on the official website of Anna University.
  • In case, a candidate is not satisfied with the allotted seat, they can wait for the next round of the TANCET 2018 Counselling. But if the candidate is satisfied with the allotted seat, then they should pay the amount for securing the seat allotment.

Reporting to the Allocated College:

  • Candidate should download their final allotment letters and report to the allotted institute as per the schedule. Candidate should pay the academic fee and join the programme.

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TANCET 2018 Admit Card

TANCET 2018 admit card was issued on 4th May, 2018. Anna University, which is the conducting authority of the entrance exam, released the TANCET 2018 hall ticket/ admit card for the registered candidates. The admit card of TANCET 2018 was available in online mode. In order to download the TANCET hall ticket 2018, candidates were required to go to the official website of TANCET 2018.

The TANCET admit card/hall ticket 2018 is a mandatory document that must be carried to the exam centre. Without carrying a valid admit card and a photo ID proof, candidates do not get entry into the exam hall. Before downloading the admit card, candidates are advised to check all the details mentioned on the admit card, and keep the hall ticket of TANCET 2018 safe for future purposes.

TANCET Hall Ticket 2018 – Important Dates



Availability of TANCET Hall ticket 2018

May 4, 2018

TANCET 2018 Exam

May 19 & 20, 2018

How to Download TANCET Hall Ticket 2018

By following the below-mentioned steps, candidates can download and print their TANCET 2018 admit card/hall ticket:

  • Visit the official website of TANCET 2018.

  • Now, click on the link 'Download Hall Ticket'.

  • A new page will open where you will have to enter TANCET 2018 User ID and Password.

  • TANCET 2018 hall ticket will be displayed on the screen.

  • Download and print the admit card for further use.

Important Instructions Regarding TANCET Hall Ticket 2018

  • Candidates who come to the exam centre without the TANCET 2018 admit card will not be permitted to enter the exam hall.

  • On the day of the examination, candidates have to bring their photo ID proofs along with the admit card.

  • Candidates must ensure that the TANCET 2018 hall ticket is not folded/distorted.

  • Before downloading the admit card, candidates must cross-check all the details mentioned on the TANCET 2018 admit card.

  • Candidates must keep the TANCET 2018 admit card safe for future reference.

Details Mentioned on TANCET Hall Ticket 2018

The following details will be mentioned on TANCET admit card 2018:

  • Candidate’s name

  • Gender

  • Date of Birth of the candidate

  • Test centre address

  • Category

  • Registration number

  • Exam time

ID Documents Required with TANCET Hall Ticket 2018

Candidates will be required to bring any one of the below mentioned valid photo identity proofs (in original) along with TANCET 2018 admit card/ hall ticket.

  • PAN card

  • Passport

  • Voter identity card

  • Aadhaar card

  • Driving license

FAQs on TANCET Hall Ticket 2018

1. What should I do in case I forget my TANCET Password?

In case a candidate forgets his/her ID/ Password, then he/she will have to click on the ‘Forgot Password’ tab available on the admit card login page to retrieve it.

2. Can I obtain TANCET admit card in offline mode?

No, candidates have to download the TANCET 2018 admit card in online mode only.

3. How do I download the TANCET hall ticket 2018?

To download the TANCET admit card 2018, candidates have to click on the link available for accessing the hall ticket, and login with their TANCET 2018 User ID and Password.

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How to Apply for TANCET 2018

Candidates can register online only by filling up the application and uploading the same along with a good quality recently taken photograph. The forms will not be available in offline mode.

Steps to Fill TANCET 2018 Application form:

  • Apply online by logging on to the official website of TANCET.
  • Click on 'Register' and fill your basic details such as Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Email Id & Password. Submit these details to procure your login credentials.
  • Now, using your User ID & Password, log in as an existing user to access the application form.
  • In the TANCET Application Form 2018, the candidates are required to fill their academic details and upload their recent photograph in the specified size and format.
  • Fill in correct and valid details in the form and review the same before submitting.
  • Now, pay the application fee (Only through Online) for 
    • M.B.A. (or)  M.C.A. (or) M.E/M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan. degree programmes.
  • A candidate applying for more than one programme has to pay Rs 500/- (Rs 250/- for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu) for each additional programme through online only.
  • Print the confirmation page on the conclusion of TANCET 2018 Registration.

TANCET 2018 Registration Fee:

Candidates can apply for more than one course but in such cases, they have to pay for each added course. The payments can be made in a demand draft for more than one programme. The summary of the fee structure is in the table below:

Name of the Category


General Candidates

INR 500

SC/SCA/ST (candidates who belong to Tamil Nadu)

INR 250

Fees Charged for more than one program

General Candidates

INR 500

SC/SCA/ST (candidates who belong to Tamil Nadu)

INR 250

How to Retrieve the Password?

To retrieve the password, candidates have to click on ‘forgot password’. Then, they have to enter registered email ID and date of birth. A mail will be sent to candidate’s registered ID with the registration number and new password.

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TANCET 2018 Answer Key

Anna University is not likely to publish the TANCET answer key 2018. However, some of the coaching/ private institutes may release an unofficial answer key of TANCET 2018. If the answer key of TANCET 2018 is released, then, candidates can calculate their probable marks and can get a fair idea whether they have qualified or not.

Since the TANCET 2018 official answer key is usually not available, candidates may check the answer key released by some of the coaching institutes. The TANCET answer key 2018 mentions the correct answers of all the questions asked in the entrance exam, and candidates can verify the answers from the TANCET answer key 2018 to estimate their chances of getting admission.

Important Dates of TANCET 2018 Answer Key



TANCET 2018 Exam Date

May 19, 2018

TANCET 2018 Answer Key

To Be Released

Announcement of TANCET 2018 Result

Last week of May 2018

Steps to Download TANCET 2018 Answer Key

To download the answer key of TANCET 2018, candidates can follow the steps given below:

  • Candidates will have to click on the link provided on this page once the TANCET answer key is released.

  • To view the answer key, candidates will have to click on the link that displays ‘TANCET Answer Key 2018’.

  • After clicking on the link, ‘TANCET 2018 Answer Key’ will appear on the screen.

  • Download the answer key and print the same for future use.

Marking Scheme of TANCET 2018 Answer Key

To calculate the probable marks scored in the entrance exam, it is indeed important for the candidates to know the marking scheme of TANCET 2018 answer key. Below is the marking scheme of TANCET 2018 answer key:

  • 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer.

  • For every incorrect response, 1/3 marks will be deducted.

  • No marks are given for unanswered questions.

Type of Answer


For Correct Answer

+1 Mark

For Wrong Answer

-1/3 Mark

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TANCET 2018 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 authorised 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 started 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 2018 Important Dates

Events Dates
TANCET 2018 Registration Start Date 2nd April, 2018
TANCET 2018 Registration End Date 25th April, 2018
Availability of TANCET 2018 Admit card 4th May, 2018
TANCET 2018 Exam date 19th & 20th May, 2018
Announcement of TANCET 2018 Result  7th June, 2018


TANCET 2018 Exam Centres

  • Candidates can choose one exam centre at the time of TANCET 2018 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 2018 will be organised at 15 locations in Tamil Nadu. 
  • The list of TANCET exam centres is listed below:

















Contact Details

The Secretary

Tamil Nadu Common Admissions (TANCA)

Anna University

Chennai - 600 025.

Phone no: 044 2235 7004

Important Dates

Prepare Exam
TANCET 2018 Important Events Dates
Registration 02 Apr to 25 Apr, 2018
Exam Date 19 May to 20 May, 2018
Declaration of Result 07 Jun, 2018

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