All you need to know about TANCET 2018

All you need to know about TANCET 2018

TANCET is the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test which is conducted by the Anna University for the admissions of aspirants into the courses like M.Tech/M.Arch/M.plan/M.E/MBA/MCA in the various different colleges affiliated to Tamil Nadu. The examination is conducted every year in the month of June. The government of Tamil Nadu has authorized Anna University for conducting the examination. It is one of the most prestigious engineering entrance exams in southern India.  The registration process for the examination begins in the month of March or April.


The eligibility criterion for examination needs to be followed for appearing in the examination for the upcoming year.

  • The candidates should have a recognized Bachelor’s degree or any other equivalent degree in the relevant field with at least 50 % for the general categories and 45 % in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category in the qualifying degree examination.
  • It is necessary for the appearing candidates to have either of the Bachelor’s degree – B.arch/B.pharm.
  • The candidates, who have a Master’s Degree in the relevant branch of Science / Arts, can also apply for the TANCET examination.
  • The students who have the 10+2 + AMIE* (or) 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE can also apply for the examination.
  • The candidates who are in their final semester or year of any of the said qualifiying degree except for the professional courses offered by the professional institutes can also apply for the examination.
  • The decision regarding the eligibility criteria is for the colleges in Tamil Nadu and it completely depends upon the authority which is offering all the courses.

Anna University

TANCET Exam 2018 Process

  • The candidates need to apply for the examination through the online mode by filling up the registration form which is available on the official website of the Anna University.
  • The candidates need to visit the official website by registering online by filling up the correct details on the application form.
  • The files to be uploaded in the application form should be as per the specifications mentioned in the advertisement of the examination. The details regarding the notification should be read carefully before applying for the examination.
  • The online application form will be available in between the first week of may to the third week of may 2018. The offline applications are not available. No one can apply through the offline mode. No posts will be sent to the candidates and any posts will also not be entertained from candidate’s side. The printout of the application form should be kept for future reference to avoid any scenes of discrepancies.

Payment of fee

The fee details must be read carefully before applying for the examination. Some of the details are given below-

  • The candidates need to pay 500INR, if they fall under the general category and 250INR in case of the ST/SC/SCA category candidates as the entrance fee for the programmes like E/ M.Tech. / M.Arch. / M.Plan.
  • If applying for more than one programme, then it is necessary for the candidates to pay the same fee for each programme separately.
  • The payment can be done online using the net banking facility or the credit or debit cards. The payment must be made towards the centre for entrance examination i.e. Anna University.
  • In case the candidates loose the admit card or the hall ticket, the duplicate one will be available at 100INR in the form of a demand draft along with a written request.

Pattern of the examination

  • The mode of applying for the exam is online; whereas the mode of appearing in the examination is pen and paper based i.e. it will be conducted offline. The duration of the examination is two hours. There are around 120 multiple choice questions in the examination. The courses offered under this examination are as follows –
  • Masters of computer applications
  • Masters of Engineering
  • Masters of technology
  • Masters of Planning
  • Masters of architecture
  • The examination has been designed to analyze the skills of the candidates in various fields like quantitative, qualitative, analytical ability and reasoning. The aptitude, proficiency and the candidate is judged on this basis to select the most able and competent students.
  • The paper consists of 100 questions from five different sections. The five sections are – Data sufficiency, Quantitative aptitude, Reading comprehension and English language. The duration of the examination is two hours. Every question will carry one mark for the evaluation.
  • The topics which must be covered under the verbal ability are – One word substitutions, proverbs, phrasal verbs, cloze tests, reading comprehensions and grammar problems.
  • The data interpretation parts will cover topics such as bar graphs, line graphs, pie charts, histograms, problem based equivalence sums and so on.
  • The quantitative aptitude section will contain topics such as algebra, arithmetic, geometry, trigonometry, permutation, combination, stastics and probability.
  • The logical reasoning will contain sections such as syllogism, blood relation analogy, coding, decoding, and sitting arrangements, series, punch lines and mirror images.

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