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Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET)

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is conducted for admission to MBA courses in the state of Tamil Nadu. TANCET will be conducted by Anna University, Chennai, on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu. TANCET scores are accepted by University Departments, University Colleges of Engineering, Regional Centres of Anna University, Government and Government Aided Engineering Colleges, Arts & Science Colleges and Self-financing Colleges (Engineering, Arts & Science Colleges including stand-alone Institutions) in Tamil Nadu. Some universities and self- financing engineering colleges also accept TANCET scores. Last year, a total of 18451 candidates registered for TANCET MBA exam.


TANCET MBA will be a two-hour long entrance test. The exam will have 100 questions. Candidates have to attempt the following five sections:

  • 1. Analysis of Business Situations
  • 2. Reading Comprehension
  • 3. Quantitative Ability
  • 4. Data Sufficiency
  • 5. English Usage

There’s one mark for every correct answer and negative marking of 1/3 for every wrong answer. There are four alternative answers for each question.

Candidates need to choose the correct answer and shade corresponding small open box provided for that question in the answer sheet with a black ball point pen only.

Exam Centers

TANCET MBA entrance test is likely to be held at the following cities

Chennai Coimbatore Chidambaram
Dindigul Erode Karaikudi
Madurai Nagercoil Salem
Thanjavur Tirunelveli Tiruchirappalli
Vellore Villupuram Virudhunaga

Syllubus for Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test

The syllabus for TANCET MBA exam was

The question paper will have 4 sections:

Section-A: Verbal Ability
Topic 1: Synonyms
Topic 2: Antonyms
Topic 3: One Word Substitutions
Topic 4: Idioms & Phrases
Topic 5: Proverbs
Topic 6: Phrasal Verbs
Topic 7: Reading Comprehension
Topic 8: Cloze Test
Topic 9: Basic Grammar
Section-B: Quantitative Aptitude
Topic 10: Algebra
Topic 11: Arithmetic
Topic 12: Geometry
Topic 13: Trigonometry
Topic 14: Permutation & Combination
Topic 15: Statistics & Probability
Section-C: Data Interpretation
Topic 16: Bar Graph
Topic 17: Line Graph
Topic 18: Pie Chart
Topic 19: Histogram
Topic 20: Problem Based & Percentage
Topic 21: Problem Based on Equivalence
Section -B: Logical Reasoning
Topic 22: Syllogism
Topic 23: Blood Relation Analogy
Topic 24: Coding Decoding
Topic 25: Direction Sitting Arrangement
Topic 26: Series
Topic 27: Water & Mirror Images
Topic 28: Punchlines
Topic 29: Computer Based Problems

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) Notification

Here, we are updating the tentative date schedule of TANCET 2017:

Application Form AvailabilityFirst week of May 2017
Last Date to fill the Application FormThird week of May 2017
Hall Ticket Announced DateFirst week of June 2017
Date of Entrance ExamSecond week of June 2017
Result Declaration DateLast week of June 2017
Counselling StartedJuly 2017

Eligibility for Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test

Here’s the eligibility criteria for TANCET MBA:

Candidates need to have a recognised Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration and obtained at least 50% (45 % in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination.

  • 10+2+3 years pattern (or)
  • 10+3 years Diploma +3 years pattern (or)
  • BE/BTech./B.Arch./B.Pharm. (or)
  • 10+2+AMIE* (or) 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE.*

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) Application

TNCET Application Process

There’s just one application form. The form is common for all entrance tests (M.C.A. M.B.A. M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan.) If candidates want to apply to more than one programme, one needs to pay the fees (less fees for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu) for each programme.

Application Procedure Candidates can opt to register for the entrance test only through online mode:

Registration through internet

Candidates can also register through internet by logging on to the official website. The filled in downloaded application along with the required demand draft and photocopies of certificates need to be sent to The Secretary, TANCET, Centre for Entrance Examinations, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025.

Demand Drafts should be drawn in favour of ‘The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai’ payable at Chennai, obtained from any Nationalised bank.

Hall Ticket

The dates for downloading of hall ticket will be announced soon by the officials. Candidates applying for TANCET via internet can download their hall tickets from the official website, when available. The Registration Number assigned in the Hall Ticket needs to be entered at the appropriate place in the admission application form to be filed with the respective admitting authority later. If any eligible candidate does not receive the Hall Ticket, he/she can get a duplicate hall ticket from the enquiry office. If the hall ticket is lost after the test, a duplicate hall ticket can be obtained on payment of Rs 100 in the form of a Demand Draft.

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