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Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test [TANCET] 2019

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About TANCET 2017:
The Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test is commonly abbreviated as TANCET.
Anna University conducts this entrance exam for students across India. It is the exam of choice for candidates willing to gain admission into the M.Tech/M.E and few other courses at Anna University. The Candidate who has a valid GATE score too can apply to Anna University for the mentioned courses. They will be exempt from appearing in TANCET.

The technology and related courses available at Anna University via TANCET are-
Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
Master of Engineering (ME)
Master of Technology (M.Tech)
Master of Architecture (M.Arch)
Master of Planning (M.Plan)

Date of Examination 19 May 2019
Time of Examination 9:00 AM
Examination Fees Rs.Genarel - 500 sc/st - 250

The eligibility criteria for the TANCET 2017 examination is as follows:


Applicant must hold Bachelor’s degree with 50% of marks for General category & 45% of marks for reserved Category

(a) 10+2+3 years pattern


(b) 10+3 years diploma+ 3 years pattern


(c) B.E./B.Tech /B.Arch/B.Pharm

(d) 10+2+ AMIE

(OR )

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


Candidate must hold Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University of at least 3 years duration with mathematics as a major subject at class 12 level or graduate level

For General Category minimum percentage marks criteria is 50% and for reserved category 45% in the qualifying degree examination.

(a) 10+2+3/4 years Pattern


(b) 10+3 years diploma + 3 years Pattern

(c) (i) 10+2+AMIE*


(ii) 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE

MCA(Lateral Entry)

Candidate must hold Bachelor’s degree in BCA/B.Sc(Computer science/Information Technology) from a recognized University with mathematics as major subject in class 12 or at graduate level

For General Category minimum percentage marks criteria is 50% and for reserved category 45% in the qualifying degree examination.

  1. 10+2+3/4 years Pattern

a). Candidate must hold Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the relevant field from a recognized category

For General Category minimum percentage marks criteria is 50% and for reserved category 45% in the qualifying degree examination.

(i) B.E / B.Tech. / B.Arch.


(ii) B.Pharm. / B.Sc (Agri. / Forestry / Horticulture / Fishery) degree programme.


(iii) Master’s Degree in the relevant branch of Science / Arts, which are prescribed.


(iv) M.Sc. (5 years) Integrated


(v) B.Sc. 3 years (Computer Science / Information Technology) and M.Sc. 2 years (Computer Science/ Information Technology

(vi) MCA (3 years) after 10+2+3 years bachelor’s degree.

(vii) MCA Lateral Entry (2 years) after 10+2+3 years degree in BCA or B.Sc. (Computer Science / Information Technology)

b).(i) 10+2+AMIE*


(ii) 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE*

Note:- Students from outside Tamil Nadu can also apply.

The total number of seats available for admissions in MBA, MCA, and engineering courses are expected to be around 18000, 17000 and 20,000 respectively, to be filled under government quota through a single window counseling. 

total of 69 % percent seats are reserved for SC/ST/SCA candidates while the rest 31% will be open for open category students i.e candidates from other states. 

Open Seats
31.00 %
Backward Class
26.50 %
Backward Class(minority)
03.50 %
Most Backward Class & Denotified Communities
20.00 %
Scheduled Caste
15.00 %
Scheduled Caste (Aruthathiyars)
03.00 %
Scheduled Tribes
01.00 %

Starting date of registration 01 March 2019
Last date of registration 02 April 2019
Syllabus for TANCET 2017 exam:

The TANCET exam question paper comprises of three parts:

Part I: Engineering Mathematics
Part II: Basic Engineering and Science
Part III: It is meant for different specialized disciplines

  • Determinants and Matrices
  • Calculus and Differential Equations
  • Vector Calculus
  • Functions of Complex Variables and Complex Integration
  • Transforms
  • Numerical Methods
  • Applied Probability
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Material Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics:
  • Structural Analysis :
  • Building Materials:
  • Concrete Structures :
  • Steel Structures:
  • Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Highway Planning
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
  • Hydrology and Ground Water
  • Irrigation Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water and Waste water Engineering
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Noise Pollution and Control
  • Surveying And Remote Sensing
  • Surveying
  • Remote Sensing
  • GIS and Cartography
  • Physical Geology and Geomorphology
  • Mineralogy, Petrology, Stratigraphy, Paleontology and Structural Geology
  • Economic Geology, Ore Geology, Geochemistry
  • Remote Sensing, Geophysics and Hydrogeology
  • Engineering Geology, Environment Geology and Marine Geology
  • Mechanics
  • Strength of Materials and Design
  • Material Science and Metallurgy
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Production Technology
  • Automotive Engines
  • Automotive Transmission and Pollution
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aerospace Propulsion
  • Electrical Circuits and Fields
  • Electrical machines
  • Power Systems
  • Control systems
  • Power Electronics and Drives
  • Digital Electronics
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Computer Control of Processes, Networks
  • Communication Engineering
  • Measurements, Instrumentation and Transducers
  • Industrial Instrumentation
  • Analytical Instrumentation
  • Circuit Analysis
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Communication Theory and Systems
  • Signals and Systems
  • Basic Mechanisms and Elements of Design
  • Casting, metal forming and metal joining processes
  • Tool Engineering, Machine tool operation, Metrology and Inspection
  • Engineering Materials, and Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Product and Process Design, Design of Jigs and Fixtures and Press Tools
  • Operations Research
  • Operations Management
  • Quality Control Reliability and Maintenance
  • Applied Probability And Operations Research
  • Discrete Mathematical Structures
  • Compiler Design
  • Operating Systems And System Software
  • Distributed Systems
  • Programming And Data Structures
  • Algorithm Analysis And Design Techniques
  • Microprocessors And Microcontrollers - Computer Architecture And Organisation
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks
  • Database Management Systems
  • Software Engineering Methodologies
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mobile Computing
  • Security In Computing
  • Fluid Mechanics and Particle Technology
  • Chemical Technology and Process Calculations
  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  • Process Control and Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering
  • Organic and Surface Chemistry
  • Electro, Polymer and Corrosion Chemistry
  • Environmental Pollution and Control
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Cell and Molecular biology
  • Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Immunology
  • Bioinformatics
  • White wares, ceramic processing, and fine ceramics
  • Glass, Cement, Refractory and Ceramic coatings
  • Fibre Science and Technology
  • Yarn Engineering
  • Fabric Engineering
  • Chemical Processing
  • Quality Evaluation
  • Pre-Tanning Operations
  • Tanning Operations
  • Post Tanning and Finishing Operations
  • Leathers & Leather Products
Mode of application
Application process for TANCET 2017:

Steps to apply for the TANCET 2017 examination:

Once the candidate is eligible to apply for TANCET 2017, he/she can access the Online form on the TANCET official website for all information about the form availability. The release date for TANCET examination will be around April 2017.
Once the form is up on the site, begin by mentioning all basic details about your identity, academic qualifications and contact details.
Candidates will then receive a password and login ID via SMS and email registered on the site.
Once done, fill in details of Course.
Make sure you upload a recent passport sized photograph and the candidate's digital signature with the form after it is filled. Save all the data and proceed to Submit.
Make payment via a demand draft. Mention details of the DD on the website. The DD must be drawn in favor of the Secretary, Anna Univeristy, TANCET 2017; from any nationalized bank. It must be payable at Chennai.

For candidates willing to apply via the offline mode, you need to visit any center of coordination for Anna University and submit a copy of your 10th Board exam or 10+2 Board exam at the same.Obtain the form against a cash payment. You may choose to pay via DD too. Mention your contact details on the reverse side of the DD. Send the completed form to the coordinating center or to the address given below:

Office of the Controller of Examinations,

Anna University,Sarder Patel Road, Old Highways Building, Guindy, Chennai - 600 025
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