The Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test, also known as TANCET, is a state-level admission exam aimed at populating postgraduate (PG) seats in colleges across Tamil Nadu. This comprehensive test is conducted by Anna University and encompasses numerous PG studies, such as MTech, MArch, MPlan, ME, MBA, and MCA programs.
The TANCET is widely recognized, with over 200 colleges across Tamil Nadu accepting test scores for entrance consideration. The exam offers more than 15,000 seats to successful candidates, attracting over 40,000 MBA hopefuls each year.
The TANCET is a written exam, consisting of 100 objective-type questions, and must be completed within a two-hour timeframe. Upon completion, the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) in Chennai oversees the counseling process for MBA admissions for those who pass the test.
The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Chennai, has announced the commencement of the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) counseling registration. Candidates are now able to verify their seat allotment status for MBA admissions.
In addition, DTE has disclosed the details pertaining to TANCET supplementary counseling and SCA to SC counseling. Those candidates who weren't successful in securing an allotment have the opportunity to engage in the TANCET supplementary counseling, which is conducted offline.
Name of Exam
|TANCET full form||Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test|
|Authorities Body||Anna University|
|Level of Exam||State-level|
|Frequency of |Exam||Once a year|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Duration of Exam||2 hours|
|Exam sections (MBA)||Business Analysis, Quantitative Aptitude, Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, Data Sufficiency, and General English|
|Number and type of questions||100 questions in MCQ format|
|Medium of Exam||English|
|Exam fees (hiked)||- INR 1,000 for unreserved categories|
|- INR 500 for reserved categories (belonging to Tamil Nadu)|
|Exam purpose||Admission into SRMIST, HICAS, PSG Institute|
|Course offered||MBA and MCA|
|MTech, ME, March, and MPlan are to be conducted based on CEETA PG|
|Number of test cities||14|
|Seats available||MBA: Approx. 18,000|
|MCA: Approx. 17,000|
|Engineering: Approx. 20,000|
Candidates aiming to sit for the TANCET MBA Examination are required to possess a bachelor's degree with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks. For applicants from reserved categories, the required aggregate is 45%.
Candidates can be deemed eligible based on their education completion pattern which can include any of the following:
TANCET MCA Eligibility Guidelines
Candidates should possess a minimum three-year bachelor's degree either in BCA or B.Sc (IT/ CSE/ equivalent). Alternatively, a candidate with a similar duration bachelor's degree in subjects not listed here may also apply, provided they have studied Mathematics at either the 10+2 or Graduation level.
Candidates are required to have secured a minimum aggregate of 50 percent in their qualifying exams (this is relaxed to 45 percent for candidates from reserved categories).
Eligibility also extends to individuals who have completed their education following one of these patterns:
Eligibility Requirements for TANCET M.E./M. Tech./ M.Arch./M.Plan.
To qualify for TANCET M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch./M. Plan, candidates should fulfill the following criteria:
Candidates should align their preparation with the specific contents of the TANCET syllabus. It's noteworthy that Anna University is responsible for determining the syllabus for the TANCET MBA program. According to the existing TANCET syllabus, a total of five sections make up the exam. For better comprehension.
The TANCET MBA examination is structured with a question paper that includes 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Answering correctly to each of these MCQs will grant the candidate a maximum of one mark each. However, it's important to note that 1/3rd of the total marks will be deducted for every incorrect response provided. Here's a quick outline of the TANCET MBA exam format.
TANCET Test Structure Elements
|Duration of Test||2 hours|
|Mode of Examination||Offline|
|Number of sections||Five (5) sections, namely,|
|- Business Situations|
|- Quantitative Ability|
|- Reading Comprehension|
|- Data Sufficiency|
|- English Usage|
|Total Number marks||100|
|Marks assigned to each section||20|
|Negative marks||-1/3 marks for each incorrect response|
|Medium of Exam||English, and Tamil|
Applicants are required to familiarize themselves with the aspects of the question paper. These include the pattern, marking scheme, timeline, and various other specifications as given below in the TANCET Examination Pattern:
Each year, approximately 40,000 individuals apply for the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) to gain admission into colleges across Tamil Nadu. To excel in this exam and secure a seat in a participating institution, a robust preparation plan is indispensable. Here are some proven TANCET preparation techniques that have been employed by past achievers:
Starting Date of registration for TANCET
|Last date to apply online for TANCET||February|
|TANCET Exam Date||March(MCA, MBA)|
|March (M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan.)|
|Hall Ticket Release||Ten days before the exam|
The registration process for TANCET has concluded. The TANCET application form is due for release. Candidates had the opportunity to complete the TANCET application form by accessing the official website.
The application procedure entailed several elements - registration, provision of all mandatory details, specification of the course applied to, photograph upload, and fee payment.
Prior to application, candidates were required to verify their eligibility in order to prevent late-stage rejection. It is crucial that candidates preview their form prior to final submission, as any changes are not permissible post-submission.
The online platform for the TANCET application form was made accessible by Anna University. Applicants successfully managed to finalize their TANCET registration within the specified time limit. Below are the summarized process steps for filling out the TANCET application form:
Ques. Who is the organizer of the TANCET examination?
Ans. Anna University annually conducts the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) to facilitate admissions into MBA and MCA courses. Candidates sitting for TANCET can aim for more than 250 MBA colleges within Tamil Nadu. University Departments, Constituent colleges of Anna University, Annamalai University, Government and Government Aided Colleges, as well as Self-Financing Colleges within Tamil Nadu, acknowledge TANCET scores as valid criteria for admission into their MBA and MCA programs.
Ques. In the event that you misplace your TANCET 2023 hall ticket, what actions are recommended?
Ans. If an applicant misplaces their TANCET hall ticket, they are required to send a written request to the officials. This request should include a Demand Draft (DD) of Rs 100, payable to The Secretary (TANCET), Anna University, situated in Chennai – 600 025. Upon receiving the request, the officials will subsequently issue a duplicate hall ticket.
Ques. What is the cost of the application fee for the TANCET examination?
Ans. For General & OBC category candidates, the fee is Rs. 600/-.
For SC/ST category candidates, the fee is Rs. 300/-.
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