TANCET 2021 Exam will be held in May 2021. TANCET is organised by Anna University, Chennai on behalf of Govt. of Tamil Nadu. It is a state level common entrance exam which is conducted every year. Through this entrance test, candidates will be offered admission in various PG Programs like MBA, M.Arch, M.Tech, M.Plan, MCA, M.E, etc. Candidates who will qualify the entrance exam with atleast minimum marks will be eligibile for the admission. Through this exam, qualifying candidates can get admission in private as well as govt. colleges of the state. This article contains the complete details regarding the TANCET 2021 application form, exam date, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus etc.

TANCET 2021 Notification

The details regarding the notification are:

  • TANCET 2021 Notification will release from March 2021.
  • The notification PDF will include all the details regarding the exam.

TANCET 2021 Important Dates

Candidates may check the tentative TANCET exam dates in the table:

Application release dateFirst week of April 2021
Last date to applyFourth week of April 2021
Admit Card releaseMay 2021
Exam dateMay 2021
Result releaseFirst week of June 2021
CounsellingLast week of July 2021

TANCET 2021 Application Form

Candidates have to fill the application form to apply for the TANCET Exam. The details regarding the application Form are:

  • TANCET 2021 Application Form will release in April 2021.
  • The application form will release in online mode.
  • Candidates will be able to fill the application form from the official website.
  • The last date to fill the registration form will be last week of April 2021.
  • Candidates will need to a valid email id and mobile number to register themselves.
  • The uploading documents should be in the prescribed format only.
  • Moreover, candidates may keep a copy of filled application form for further use.

Application Fee

The details regarding the application fee are:

CategoryApplication Fee
General CandidatesRs. 500/-
SC/ ST/ SCA CandidatesRs. 250/-

Mode of Payment: Candidates can pay the application fee through online mode via Debit Card, Credit card or Net Banking.

Note: For every extra course, the candidate will have to pay Rs. 500/- more. (Rs. 250 for SC/ ST/ SCA candidate of Tamil Nadu state).

TANCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The details regarding the TANCET Eligibility Criteria are:

General Eligibility

  • Nationality: Candidate must be an Indian Citizen.
  • State Candidates: Candidates from other states are also eligible to apply.
  • Appearing Candidates: Candidates appaearing in their final semester exams are eligible to apply.
  • GATE Score: Candidates having a valid GATE Score can directly apply for admission without exam.

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

Qualification: Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for reserved candidates).


Qualification: Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised board or university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for reserved candidates).


Qualification: Candidate must have a bachelors degree with mathematics subject at class 12th or graduation level with minimum 50% marks (45% for reserved categories.)

TANCET 2021 Exam Pattern

The details regarding the TANCET Exam Pattern are:

  • Exam Mode: The exam will be in Offline mode i.e pen and paper mode.
  • Duration: The exam will be of 02 hours duration.
  • No. of Questions:
    • MBA & MCA: The paper will have a total of 100 Questions.
    • M.E/ M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan: The poaper will have 115 Questions.
  • Total Marks: The paper will be of a total of 100 Marks.
  • Marking Scheme:
    • For correct answer: 01 marks will be awarded.
    • For Incorrect answer: 1/3 marks will be deducted.

The details regarding the distribution of questions and marks in the given table:


CoursesNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
For MBA100100
For MCA100100

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

Section -I2020
Section -II3520
Section -III6060

TANCET 2021 Syllabus

TANCET 2021 Syllabus is different for different courses. Candidates may check the topics of the syllabus below:

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

  • Section 1: The topics will be from Engineering Mathematics. It will be related to Determinants and Matrices, Transforms, Vector Calculus, Calculus and Differential Equations, Numerical Methods and Applied Probability.
  • Section 2: The topics will be based on Basic Engineering and Sciences.
  • Section 3: The topics will be from various specialized subjects.

For MBA Programme: The questions will be from topics to evaluate the ability and skills. The questions will be asked for the following reasons:

  • To Evaluate the candidate’s skills in determining data sufficiency questions using given data and mathematics questions.
  • To Identify critically the data and apply the data to the business decision from given business situations.
  • Also, it will test the candidate’s knowledge in English with questions asked on errors in usage, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • To Evaluate the candidate’s skill in answering questions based on the passages in the comprehension.

For MCA Programme: The question will be from the following topics:

  • Analytic Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, Computer Awareness and Logical Reasoning.
  • The questions will be based on basic science, verbal activity etc.

TANCET 2021 Preparation Tips

The tips to prepare for the TANCET 2021 Exam are given below:

  • Start the preparation early to complete the syllabus on time.
  • Go through the complete syllabus and exam pattern before starting preparation.
  • Prepare a study schedule for preparation of exam.
  • Make short notes and revise them.
  • Prepare using books, internet and previous year papers.
  • Moreover, keep your mind fresh and calm till the preparation.

TANCET 2021 Admit card

The details regarding the TANCET Admit Card are:

  • TANCET Admit Card will release in May 2021.
  • The admit card will release in online mode.
  • Candidates will be able to download the admit card from the official website.
  • Candidate will need to enter the login credentials to download the admit card.
  • Without the admit card, candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

TANCET 2021 Answer Key

The details regarding the TANCET Answer key are:

  • TANCET Answer key will be released after commencement of exam.
  • The answer key will release in online mode.
  • Candidates will be able to download the answer key from the official website.
  • Through answer key, candidates can easily evaluate their performance in the TANCET exam.

TANCET 2021 Result

The details regarding the TANCET 2021 result are:

  • TANCET 2021 result will release in June 2021.
  • The result will release in online mode.
  • Candidate will be able to check the result from the official website.
  • Candidate will need to enter the login id and password to check the result.
  • The result will be prepared on the basis of candidate’s perfprmance.

TANCET 2021 Cut Off

The details regarding the TANCET 2021 Cutoff are:

  • TANCET 2021 Cutoff will release in online mode on the official website.
  • The authority will release seperate cut off list for different categories.
  • The cutoff marks are the minimum marks to qualify for admission.
  • The cut off will be generated on the basis of number of seats, previous year cut off, difficulty of exam.

TANCET 2021 Counselling

The details regarding the TANCET Counselling are:

  • TANCET 2021 Counselling process will start after the delcaration of result.
  • The shortlisted candidate’s will be called for the counselling process.
  • Candidates will receive a call letter to participate in the counselling process.
  • Candidates will need to bring the original documents for the counselling process.

Documents Required for Counselling

The documents required for the counselling process are:

  • TANCET Scorecard
  • Class 10th Mark sheet
  • Class 12th Mark sheet
  • Graduation Mark sheet
  • Caste certificate
  • Domicile certificate
  • Transfer certificate
  • Address proof
  • Requisite fee in form of DD or cash
  • Passport size photographs, etc.

TANCET 2021 Higlights

The highlights of TANCET 2021-22 exam are given below:

Full FormTamil Nadu Common Entrance Test
Organising BodyAnna University
Main BodyGovt. of Tamil nadu
Exam TypePG level
Exam LevelState level
Courses OffersM.E., M. Tech, MBA, MCA, M. Arch, M. Plan & MBA
Exam ModeOffline mode
Application ModeOnline mode
Helpline number044-2220 0303

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