TANCET Eligibility Criteria 2021

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TANCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for TANCET 2021 successfully, it is important that candidates meet the eligibility criteria, only then he/she will be allowed to appear for the entrance examination. Candidates must note that TANCET 2021 eligibility criteria is different for each course. However, the common eligibility criteria to apply is, candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a relevant field of study. It is mandatory for all the candidates to fulfil the TANCET 2021 eligibility requirements that are specified by the exam conducting authority. If the candidates fail to satisfy the eligibility criteria, his/her application is liable to be rejected. Candidates must, therefore, carefully read the course-wise eligibility norms beforehand.

Detailed Eligibility Criteria for TANCET 2021

Following is the eligibility norms for 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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. 

MCACandidates 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 the authority offering the courses

TANCET 2021 Reservation Criteria

According to the TANCET 2021 reservation policy, out of the total number of seats in the TANCET 2021 participating colleges, a certain percentage of seats will be reserved for candidates belonging to SC/ST/SCA categories. Roughly 69% of the total seats will be reserved for candidates belonging to SC/ST/SCA categories while the remaining 31% of seats will be available for the admission of open category students as well as candidates belonging to other India states.

Provided below is the category-wise distribution of seats:


Percentage of Seats Reserved

Unreserved Category


Backward Class


SC( including Aruthathiyars)




Candidates applying for admission in any of the TANCET 2021 participating colleges against any of the above-mentioned quota should keep the following pointers in mind:

  • Only native Tamil Nadu candidates will be considered for communal reservations according to the rules and regulations laid down by the Government of Tamil Nadu

  • All the candidates seeking admission against the above-mentioned categories must attach a photocopy of the social status certificate issued by the concerned authority along with the application form

  • ST candidates must make sure that the community certificate which they need to produce must be issued by the Regional Division Officer only

  • Candidates in possession of a community certificate issued by a competent authority from other states will not be considered for communal reservation

  • It is mandatory for the candidates to obtain their community certificates from their respective districts

  • Those candidates will be considered for Open Category admission who will fail to produce the permanent community card certificate

Note: Most Backward Class, Backward Class (Minority) and Denotified Communities candidates who have migrated to other districts of Tamil Nadu must produce their community certificates issued by a competent authority of the migrated district. 

What After Fulfilling TANCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria?

Candidates will be required to fill and submit the TANCET 2021 application form in order to get themselves registered for the entrance examination. They will have to fill in their personal, academic and contact details as a part of the application form filling process. Once the candidates successfully fill and submit the application form, he/she will receive the admit card of TANCET 2020 in online mode displaying all the examination related details.

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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. 

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

-AnonymousUpdated on October 14, 2020 08:27 PM
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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.

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