TANCET 2019 – Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is conducted for admission in various Post Graduate level programmes in the state of Tamil Nadu. Admission in the academic session 2019-20 will be done on the basis of TANCET 2019. The process includes appearing for TANCET 2019 and applying for admission to the admitting authorities concerned. Thus, if candidates are aspiring to take admission in the postgraduate programmes like M.Tech and M.E., they have to apply for TANCET. The entrance test is expected to be held in the month of May 2019.

Fact: TANCET is conducted by Anna University every year. Other than M.E/M.Tech admission in various other courses is also provided on the basis of TANCET. These other programmes include – MBA, MCA, M.Arch, and M.Plan. Candidates who have GATE score need not appear in TANCET. However, candidates with qualifying marks for assistantship in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL) papers should appear for TANCET 2018 also. More details on this page below.

TANCET 2019

The application form for TANCET 2019 will be available in the online mode only. Also, all other processes will be done on the official website like the publication of Admit Card and Result of TANCET 2019. Here are all the important TANCET 2019 Dates that the candidates need to note.

TANCET 2019Important Dates
Start of Online Application1st week of Apr 2019
Last date to apply online4th week of Apr 2019
Issuance of Admit Card1st week of May 2019
TANCET 2019 Exam Date – M.Tech/M.E2nd week of May 2019
Declaration of Resultwithin few weeks of the exam

Before starting the application process it is important that you study the following 2 points first:

  1. What is the eligibility criteria for appearing in TANCET 2019?
  2. What is the admission process? — a brief outline.

Thus, read below to know the details regarding the same and then we will discuss how to fill the application form and appear in TANCET 2019.


TANCET 2019 Admission Process

Here is the brief outline of the TANCET 2019 Admission Process. With the help of this candidates will get a brief idea on how the admission is made via TANCET. The counselling of TANCET is called TANCA and is also conducted by Anna University.

TANCET 2019


TANCET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

In a nutshell, here are the eligibility criteria for TANCET 2019. Although, there are specific course wise eligibility criteria which we have mentioned below.

Candidate must be a pass in a recognised Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the relevant field.

The minimum marks should be 50 % (45 % in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the following qualifying degree examination.

  • B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. (or)
  • B.Pharm. (or)
  • Master’s Degree in the relevant branch of Science / Arts, which are prescribed.

Branch wise eligibility criteria are given below:

After knowing the prerequisites for TANCET 2019, let us check the stages of the admission process of TANCET 2019 in details. But apart from the eligibility criteria candidates must also read the red box given below.

The candidates who apply for admission to full-time M.E./M.Tech. degree programmes will be grouped as given below.
GATE Category

  • Candidates who have a valid GATE 2017, GATE 2018 and GATE 2019 score with qualifying marks for assistantship in the appropriate discipline of Engineering / Technology
  • Candidates who have a valid GATE 2017, GATE 2018 and GATE 2019 score with qualifying marks for assistantship in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL) papers should appear for TANCET 2019 also.

TANCET Category

Candidates willing to be considered under TANCET category should appear for TANCET.

SPONSORED Category

A limited number of seats (full time only) is made available for the candidates employed and sponsored by the Government organisations, Government aided educational institutions and registered professional architects with a minimum of 5 years professional experience, under sponsored category. All such candidates who intend to apply under sponsored category have to appear for TANCET 2019.


TANCET 2019 Application Form – How To Apply?

Here is how you have to apply for the entrance examination. Although these are the brief steps of the application process, you can get the details of TANCET 2019 Application Process here.

  • Register by creating candidates account — Know how.
  • Login with registered user id and password
  • Fill and submit the application form
  • Make payment online.
  • Download and save the PDF of the application form.

This was the brief TANCET 2019 application Process. The applicants must complete the process before deadline or else university will not accept their applications.

Application Fee of TANCET 2019

  • The application fee is Rs. 500/- for general category.
  • For SC /SCA /ST candidates, the fee is Rs. 250/-
  • Mode of application fee payment is Online only.

Candidate registering for more than one programme has to pay Rs. 500/- (250/- for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamilnadu) for each additional programme through online only.


TANCET 2019 Exam Pattern

It is important for the candidates to know about the examination they are going to appear. Thus, we have provided below the TANCET 2019 exam pattern for M.Tech and M.E.

Mode of Examination: Offline (OMR Sheet)

Duration of the exam: 2 Hours

Total Number of Questions: 115

Total Marks: 100

Marking Scheme: +1 for correct answers and -1/3 for wrong answers.

PartNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksNegative Marking
Part- I2020-1/3  for every wrong answer marked and multiple shading
Part- II3520Correct answers up to 20 will be awarded marks and 1/3 marks will be deducted for wrong answers
Part- III6060-1/3 for every wrong answer marked and multiple shading

TANCET 2019 Preparation

If we estimate the time left for TANCET 2019 examination then we will notice that we have more than a year if we start now. Thus, we if one starts to prepare now, they can ace the examination without much difficulty. Therefore, a preparation strategy is must to start with. Here is what we need to prepare for TANCET 2019:

  1. Syllabus
  2. Important Topics
  3. Important Books
  4. A Study Timetable
  5. Question Papers

After you have the above resources, you can plan your preparation. Also, sticking to the plan is very important. Therefore, to utilise the time wisely, candidates can start by collecting the resources as soon as possible and the start their TANCET Preparations.

TANCET 2019 Preparation Resources

Worry not, we have compiled the resources for all the aspiring candidates here!

Syllabus PDF

 Study Timetable

 Important Books for Preparation


TANCET 2019 Important Books

Here are few important books for TANCET engineering entrance exam. For a complete list of best TANCET 2019 Books, check the preparation resources above,

Book for TANCET 2018 M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.E
TANCET M.E EntranceM. PreshnaveBuy Here
TANCET (M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Arch. / M.Plan)V.V.K. Subburaj/ Sura BooksBuy Here
TANCET M.E. Computer Science and Engineering and Information Technologies – IAmit GuptaBuy Here

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TANCET 2019 Syllabus

Here is the syllabus for TANCET. For the complete and detailed syllabus of TANCET 2019, do check the Preparation Resource box above on this page.

M.Tech/ M.E/ M.Arch/ M.Plan
  • Part-I Engineering Mathematics
  • Part-II Basic Engineering & Sciences
  • Part-III As per the programme opted

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TANCET 2019 Admit Card

The university issue TANCET 2019 Admit Card only to those candidates who successfully submit their application form. The hall ticket will be available in official website of Anna University. Thus, candidates need to download the same before the last date. The university will not send the admit card by post. Therefore, before the last date candidates must log in to their registered account and download their TANCET 2019 hall Ticket.

Note – In case the candidate loses their admit card they can get a duplicate copy by paying the requisite amount in form of a DD.


TANCET 2019 Result

The university will release the TANCET 2019 Result online. No scorecard or print of the result will be sent via post. Thus, like the admit card/hall ticket candidates must download their TANCET 2019 result online. University will host the results on their website and under the candidates’ login.

To check the result candidate needs to enter the login validation details and download the result. The candidate shall retain the printout of the result. It is mandatory for admission in colleges.


TANCET 2019 Counselling

All the candidates who have qualified GATE and TANCET can apply for TANCA. It is the first step towards counselling process for the admission of M.Tech courses in Tamil Nadu Colleges.

Basically, it is an entire admission process for the admission in the engineering colleges. Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria of TANCA 2019 will be able to apply for it. Eligibility criteria for GATE and TANCET applicants are different. Applicant needs to check their eligibility before applying for the admission process.


TANCET 2019 FAQs

Q: Is GATE score mandatory for taking TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test) test?

Ans. No. It is not mandatory.

Q: I have a valid GATE score, do I need to appear in TANCET?

Ans. Candidates who have a valid GATE 2017, GATE 2018 and GATE 2019 score with qualifying marks for assistantship in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL) papers are only required to appear for TANCET 2019. Others don’t need to.

Q: Where can I get Previous Years question paper for TANCET?

A: Candidates desirous of getting previous year question booklets of TANCET may obtain the same from the Centre for Admission & Entrance Examinations, Anna University, Chennai by paying Rs.25/- for each booklet by cash or D.D. drawn in favour of “The Secretary, TANCET” payable at Chennai.

or, they can get them for free here: TANCET Previous Years Question Papers.


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