TANCET is conducted by Anna University, Chennai on behalf of the Government of Tamilnadu for candidates who seek admission to  M.B.A., M.C.A. , M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Arch. / M.Plan Degree Programmes offered at University Departments / University Colleges of Anna University, Government and Government Aided Engineering Colleges and Arts & Science Colleges and Self-financing Colleges (Engineering, Arts & Science Colleges including stand-alone Institutions) in Tamilnadu.


M.E. / M.Tech:


B.E. / B.Tech. in the relevant field with a minimum of 50% (45% in case of SC/ST)

Candidates with certificates of professional bodies or societies (e.g. A.M.I.E.) recognised by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India as equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech.


Degree holders only with 2 Years regular full time experience in the relevant field after successful completion of the course including project work.

An experience certificate is to be produced by the candidates with the following qualifications:


10+3 Years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE.


Usually this exam is conducted for 2 hours and has 100 questions which are multiple choices (MCQ). Each question has five answers, out of which one answer will be correct, for every wrong answer 0.25 marks will be detected 

The syllabus for the exam is

1. Quantitative
2. Test of Reasoning both logical and analytical
3. Computer awareness
4. English language usage

Application Procedure

Interested candidates can register for TANCET 2014 in two ways: Registration in Person (Directly): Candidates can appear in person (directly) at any of the co-ordinating centres by showing the following documents: Copy of the class 10th / SSLC marks card. Copy of the class 12th marks card / three years diploma certificates. Entrance test fee in the form of cash / DD. Candidates belonging to the SC / SCA / ST of Tamil Nadu have to produce a copy of the permanent community certificate for availing fee concession. Online Registration: Candidates can register through internet by filling the application form available in the website. Candidates are advised to get all the required documents and test fee before filling the application form. Read the instructions and rules & regulations of the entrance test. Candidates have to note down the application number for further future reference. After taking the print out of the application form, candidates have to paste passport size photograph of the candidate. The filled application form, along with DD and required documents should reach the below address.  The Secretary, TANCET,  Examination Centre,  Anna University,  Chennai - 600025.



Anna University (AU), formerly Perarignar Anna University of Technology (PAUT), is a technical university in Tamil Nadu, India. It's been ranked 7th best university in India. The university encompasses within it one of the oldest technical institutes in the world and has a history spanning 218 years (As of 2012). It was renamed 'Anna University' on 4 September 1978 as a unitary university, named after C. N. Annadurai. It became an affiliating university in 2001, absorbing about 250 engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. Between 2007 and 2010, it was split into six universities, namely, Anna University, Chennai, Anna University, Chennai - Taramani Campus, Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Tiruchirappalli, Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Coimbatore, Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Tirunelveli, and Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Madurai. On September 14, 2011, a bill was passed to merge back the universities. Anna University has once again become a single affiliating university for engineering colleges all over Tamil Nadu from August 1, 2012.

Exam Date

20 March, 2014

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