TANCET 2021: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Cutoff, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is a state level entrance exam conducted by Anna University situated in Chennai, India on behalf of the Govt. of Tamil Nadu. The exam is conducted once every year, for admission in various programmes such as MTech/ MArch/ MPlan/ ME, MBA and MCA.


Over 200+ colleges in Tamil Nadu accept TANCET scores. The exam takes place in almost 15 cities of Tamil Nadu and around 17,500 MBA seats are provided through the TANCET MBA entrance exam. 


It is one of the Top-most entrance exams of Tamil Nadu, which is conducted online through computer-based mode.  



Registrations for the TANCET 2021 entrance exam began on January 19,2021 and were earlier supposed to go on till February 12 but Anna University extended the deadline to February 16 on the last day. All of the details regarding the TANCET 2021 Exam and admission procedures can be found in this article. Candidates can check the dates, eligibility, application process, exam pattern, syllabus, selection criteria and all of the other details given here.

TANCET 2021 - Highlights


Examination Name

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test

Conducting Body

Anna University

Exam Level

State Level

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

2 hours

Type of Questions

100 questions in MCQ format

Total Marks 


Test Taker

Anna University

Participating Universities

200+ Colleges 

Age Limit

No Age Limit

Official Website 


TANCET 2021 - Important Dates

TANCET 2021 Events

TANCET 2021 Dates

TANCET registration begins


Last date of registration



Final status of application check



Issue of TANCET Admit Card


TANCET 2021 exam date



Declaration of TANCET 2021 result



Download of TANCET 2021 mark sheet



Last date of downloading TANCET 2021 mark sheet


TANCET 2021 Counselling application begins 

Third week of April 2021

TANCET 2021 Counselling application process last date

Fourth week of April 2021

TANCET 2021 - Courses Offered

TANCET 2021 exam gives you the Best opportunity to pursue MBA and various post graduate management programmes from Government and Private Universities in Tamil Nadu. 


Candidates can opt for many programmes from the MBA from a very renowned college in Tamil Nadu as well as opt for updated and renowned PGDM Programmes from renowned private colleges in Tamil Nadu.

TANCET 2021 - Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for TANCET EXAM 2021, candidates have to fill details regarding age and educational qualification in order to be eligible for the exam. Verification of the eligibility criteria of the candidates will be done at the time of admission only. 

If any candidate is found to be not eligible then he/she will not be entitled for the admission. The details of eligibility criteria are given below.

To be qualified for applying for TANCET 2021, a candidate needs to fulfil qualification rules: 


  • Candidates for MBA and MCA programmes should have completed his/her graduation from a recognised institute or university in any discipline and in any related stream to that course.

  • For all other programmes, applicants should have completed their BTech/BE from a recognised institute or university in the relevant field and discipline.

  • For the candidates who have completed their 10+2+AMIE or 10+3 years diploma which has been awarded by the State Board of Technical Education and AMIE are also eligible to sit in the TANCET 2021 exam.

  • Candidate must have obtained at least 50 percent aggregate marks (open category) and 45 per cent( for other category) in the Bachelor’s degree exam

  • Candidates who are currently in their final year of their graduation are also eligible to apply in TANCET 2021.

  • There is no age constraint in the TANCET 2021.

TANCET 2021 - Application Form

The application form for TANCET 2021 for the 2021 session has already been started from January 2021. Before filling up the form the candidate must read the eligibility criteria prior to filling up the application form. The last date to apply for TANCET 2021 is 16th February, 2021.

How to Apply for IPU CET 2020

Following mentioned are the steps to fill TANCET 2021 Application Form

Step 1- Go to the official website of TANCET (https://tancet.annauniv.edu/tancet/index.html).

Step 2 – Login yourself in the portal and fill all your details accurately such as personal details and academic details.

Step 3- Candidate select there course in which he/she want to apply. Also, choose an examination centre according to your convenience.

 Step 4- Upload all necessary documents like signature, candidate’s passport size picture all in required format.

Step 5- After filling all details, candidates must have to pay the fees to complete the admission process for paying the Application fee payment Go to the Online Fee Payment tab under the TANCET Online Exam tab Portal. An application fee of INR Rs. 600/- including GST for General and INR 300 for reserved categories students. The TANCET Exam Fee includes the registration fee and application form fee must be paid using Debit or Credit card both.

Step 6- After filling check all details carefully and note down the application number that is generated after successful registration for future reference.

Step 7- Take the print out of the duly filled application form.

TANCET 2021 - Documents required

Following are the documents that candidate must present during any stage of admission process:


  • Class 12th passing certificate from recognized board.

  • Class 10th passing certificate from recognized board.

  • SSLC Register Number.

  • Nationality.

  • Nativity.

  • Community.

  • Entrance Exam Code.

  • HSC/Diploma year of passing.

NOTE: Candidates must bring above mentioned original documents during the counselling process after clearing the exam.

TANCET 2021 - Reservation Criteria

No particular reservations are there for the TANCET Exam. Only relaxation is given to the reserved category students which is 5% relaxation is given to SC/ST/PWD competitors and 50 % concession in application fee for reserved category students.

TANCET 2021 - Admit card

TANCET 2021 entrance exam has been released by the conducting body. Admit card on its official website almost one week before the exam. The candidates need to download admit using the login credentials which is already provided during the Application process. If in any case the admit card gets lost, the candidate can apply for the duplicate admit card by paying INR 100 through demand draft in Anna university

In the TANCET admit card candidate must check all details of the exam like exam centre, exam timings and the exam date to avoid any future issue.

Steps to download TANCET 2021 Admit Card:

STEP 1: Visit the official website.

STEP 2: Go to the candidate login tab from the home page.

STEP 3: Candidates can download the admit card by selecting the date of the exam and entering the Application number.

STEP 4: Login using ID and password.

STEP 5: Download Admit Card for TANCET 2021 Exam.

TANCET 2021 – Syllabus

Syllabus of TANCET 2021 is provided in this section Before you start your readiness, it is totally required that you are altogether mindful of the prospectus. We will give you an intensive comprehension of the syllabus as per the different sections. The TANCET 2021 exam paper is planned on the basis of the given and provided syllabus. Note that the syllabus varies for different courses. 

Anna University has mentioned the TANCET MBA syllabus, which as follows. 


The below provided table highlights the important topics from the five sections of TANCET – Business Analysis, Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Sufficiency and General English.

Books for TANCET 2021 Preparation


Name of the Book


TANCET ME- Civil Engineering Book






TANCET book for Mechanical Engineering


TANCET ME, M.Arch, M.Tech, M.Plan – Anna University


TANCET 2021 - Exam Centres

The TANCET exam is conducted in almost 15 cities throughout the Tamil Nadu. Candidates have to choose their test centre as per their choice or preference while filling the TANCET application form 2021. Below we have mentioned the test centres where the exam will be conducted and the candidate can select anyone of them while filling the application form:

















Note: It is to be noted and understood that any of the above mentioned test centres may be cancelled, combined, added or changed depending on the number of candidates in a specific centre. 

TANCET 2021 - Exam Pattern

The question paper is in the form of MCQ (Multiple choice questions).




Mode of Examination


Total Questions


Sections in Question Paper

5 (Business Situations, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, Data Sufficiency and English Usage)

Duration of Exam

2 hours

Language of paper

English, Tamil

Negative Marking


Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

TANCET 2021 – Result

Anna University announced the TANCET 2021 results on its official website on April 1, 2021. Candidates who took the exam can check and download their results on TANCET’s official website. Candidates will get their TANCET scorecards by going to Anna University’s official website and entering their login credentials. 

Candidates must now take a hard copy of their TANCET mark sheet after the TANCET 2021 result is announced, as it will be requested during TANCET counselling, and keep it until the admission process is completed. 


The TANCET 2021 mark sheet will be available for download starting April 8 and will last until April 22. Candidates who meet the qualifications would be required to engage in the TANCET counselling process.

TANCET 2021 - Cut-Offs

Each participating institute will announce their cut off marks separately after the result. Usually, all institutes have some or the other additional processes involved after they shortlist students through TANCET. 

There are many factors that affect while determining cut-off such as Number of seats available, Number of candidates registered for TANCET, Total number of test-takers and Difficulty level of the exam. In general, the cut off score for good institutes is within the range of 40 and 42 for MBA.

TANCET 2021 - Top Accepting Colleges




PSG Institute of Management 


Galaxy Institute of Management 


Thiagarajar School of Management 


Kumaraguru College of Technology


St. Joseph College of Engineering 


Nehru College of Management (NCM)


Velammal Engineering College


Sona School of Management 


Kongu Engineering College 


Bannari Amman Institute of Technology 


MEPCO Schlenk Engineering College 


Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textile Management


Erode Builder Educational Trust’s Group of Institutions


Sri Sairam Engineering College


Sri Krishna Institute of Management Centre for Excellence in Management Education 


PSNA College of Engineering and Technology 


Coimbatore Institute of Management and Technology 


Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women University 


MOP Vaishnav College for Women 


SSN School of Management and Computer Application 


KCT Business School  (KCTBS)


Francis Xavier Engineering College (FXEC) 


Easwari Engineering College (EEC)


JJ College of Engineering and Technology 


GRG School of Management 


Vinayaka Mission’s Kirupananda Variyar Engineering College 


Guruvayurappan Institute of Management


KS Rangasamy College of Technology 


RVS College of Engineering and Technology 


KV Institute of Management and Information Studies 


Important FAQs Related to TANCET 2021

Ans 2. The TANCET registration fee is non-refundable.

Ans 3. Candidates are required to produce an experience certificate after completion of 2 years regular full-time experience in the relevant field including project work.

Ans 4. No, compared to all other management entrance exams like CAT, XAT, SNAP, GMAT, TANCET is very easy.

Ans 5. Approximately 18,000 MBA seats are offered through the TANCET MBA entrance exam. Around 40,000 MBA aspirants appear for the exam every year. It is one of the top and most sought-after state-level MBA entrance exams.

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