TANCET 2024 Exam Pattern - Marking Scheme, Mode & Duration

Updated By Aman Agarwal on 11 Jun, 2024 13:15

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TANCET 2024 Exam Pattern

Anna University, Chennai has released the TANCET 2024 exam pattern along with the information brochure at tancet.annauniv.edu. TANCET 2024 will be administered as an offline pen-and-paper exam. Anna University on behalf of the Tamil Nadu government will hold the TANCET 2024 exam for the M.C.A. and M.B.A. programme and CEETA PG 2024 separately for M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Arch. / M.Plan. To view the exam pattern of TANCET 2024, candidates must go to the official website.

The TANCET question paper 2024 will be divided into three portions, the first two of which will be the same for all candidates, while the third will differ depending on the subject chosen by the candidate. The other aspects of the TANCET 2024 exam pattern such as marking scheme, type of questions, number of questions, mark distribution have been mentioned in detail on this page. Along with the TANCET 2024 exam pattern, experts also advise the test takers to know the syllabus of TANCET 2024 as this will help in building a strong preparation strategy.

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    Name of the Course

    Expected Rank Range (including all categories)


    41,000 - 1,60,000

    Chemical Engineering

    29,000 - 66,000

    Civil Engineering

    32,000 - 88,000

    Computer Science

    3,900 - 4,500

Highlights of TANCET 2024 Exam Pattern

Before appearing in the exam, candidates should check the TANCET 2024 exam pattern and prepare accordingly. The table below can be checked by candidates to have insights about the exam pattern of TANCET 2024 (According to previous year trends).



Mode of Exam

Offline (Pen-pencil based)

Duration of TANCET exam

2 hours

Medium of Exam


Type of Questions

Multiple choice questions

Sections in the exam

  • MCA- 4 Sections ( Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, and Computer Awareness)
  • MBA- 5 Sections 5 ( Reading Comprehension, Business Situations, Quantitative Ability, Data Sufficiency and English Usage)
  • M.Tech/M.E./M.Plan/M.Arch- 3 Sections ( Engineering Mathematics, Basic Engg. and Sciences and Section 3 will include questions from course selected by the candidates)

Maximum Marks

100 marks

TANCET Marking Scheme

For every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded

For each incorrect answer, 1/3 mark will be deducted

TANCET 2024 Exam Pattern for MCA

TANCET 2024 MCA paper will be divided into four sections: Quantitative Aptitude, Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and General Computer Awareness. The exam will be conducted for 100 marks and will include MCQ-type questions. 

Check the sectional-wise details for the TANCET MCA course given below.

Section Name

Number of Questions

Quantitative Ability


Logical Reasoning


Analytical Reasoning


Computer Awareness


Total Number of Questions


TANCET 2024 Exam Pattern for MBA

The TANCET exam 2024 for the MBA course will be held for 100 marks. Check the sectional-wise details for the MBA course given below. 

Section Name

Number of Questions

Business Situation Analysis


Data Sufficiency


English Usage


Reading Comprehension


Quantitative Ability


Total Number of Questions


TANCET Exam Pattern 2024 for ME/M.Tech/M.Plan/M.Arch

TANCET 2024 question paper for ME, M. Plan, M.Tech, and M.Arch is divided into three sections. 

  • Parts I and II will be the same for all the candidates.
  • Part III should be chosen by the candidate during registration as per their interest.

The table below summarizes the TANCET 2024 exam pattern for M.tech/M.E/M.Arch and M.Plan course : 

Section Name

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Basic Engineering and Sciences



Engineering Mathematics



Part III (as per specialization)



Total Number of Questions



TANCET 2024 Marking Scheme

ProgrammesTotal Number of questionsTotal Number of alternative answersMark for every correct answerNegative marks for every wrong answerTotal Marks

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

TANCET 2024 Exam Patter for 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 the wrong answer and the 1/3 mark will be reduced.

Part II






*All the correct answers up to 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 the wrong answer and the 1/3 mark will be reduced.

Part III






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

TANCET Syllabus 2024

Candidates should go through the TANCET syllabus 2024 along with the TANCET 2024 exam pattern. Candidates will be able to strategize their preparation with the help of TANCET 2024 Syllabus. The curriculum varies according to the subjects, hence candidates should be aware of the subjects and topics related to their chosen subject. TANCET has a separate syllabus for MBA, MCA, and M.E/ M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan courses. Applicants should include all the topics of the syllabus in their study schedule. 

Also read, How to prepare TANCET 2024 MCA quantitative aptitude?

TANCET 2024 Preparation Strategy

Before beginning TANCET exam preparation, applicants should become acquainted with the TANCET exam pattern 2024 and syllabus. A detailed grasp of section-wise mark distribution and question difficulty level will assist applicants in developing a better strategy for the exam. As TANCET includes negative marking, applicants should be cautious while answering questions. We have compiled a list of links that may be useful in your TANCET 2024 preparation strategy:

The following are the basic elements in TANCET preparation strategy:

  • Understand the TANCET exam pattern 2024.
  • Create a proper study plan.
  • Select the appropriate books and study resources.
  • Study the complete syllabus by understanding the concepts and memorizing formulas, and equations. 
  • Attempt TANCET mock tests and previous year papers to understand the exam pattern well, improve time accuracy, and evaluate your preparation.
  • Do revision frequently so that everything is fresh in your mind.

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FAQs about TANCET Exam Pattern

The TANCET 2024 exam will be held in which mode?

The TANCET exam 2024 will be held in offline; pen and paper mode.

Will there be a negative marking in the TANCET 2024 exam?

Yes, there will be a negative marking of ⅓ mark for every wrong answer in the TANCET 2024 exam.


How many sections will be included in the TANCET MCA paper?

TANCET MCA paper will include 4 sections namely Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, and Computer Awareness.


Is it necessary to use the black ballpoint only?

Yes. You may use Blue Ballpoint pen also.

What is the examination pattern of TANCET (M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Arch./M.Plan.)?

There are 3 parts to be answered in the question paper. Part 1 and Part 2 are mandatory; Part 3 allows a choice to the candidate to choose from the allotted 13 subjects.

Will there be any breaks during the exam?

No, there will be no scheduled breaks during the test but candidates are allowed to go to the restroom by raising their hand to inform the test centre administrator.

Will I get sheets/papers for rough work/calculations etc. for TANCET?

Yes, but no electronic devices are allowed in the examination hall/room.

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