Anna University, Chennai will conduct Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2017 on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The exam will offer admission opprotunity MBA; M.C.A; and ME/MTech/MArch./M.Plan. Degree Programmes for the year 2017 – 2018 offered at University Departments, University Colleges of Engineering, Regional Campuses of Anna University, Government and Government Aided Engineering Colleges, Arts & Science Colleges and Self-financing Colleges (Engineering, Arts & Science Colleges including standalone Institutions) in Tamil Nadu.

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Some Universities and Self-Financing Engineering Colleges may also opt to admit the candidates on the basis of marks obtained in TANCET 2017. Other State candidates can appear for the entrance test, but the eligibility conditions will be fixed by the admitting authority/University.

The procedure for seeking admission to MBA, MCA and M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan. Degree programmes for the academic year 2017-2018 consists of 2 steps:

1. Appearing for the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2017 in March 2017.
2. Applying for admission to the admitting authorities concerned.

Students are advised to look for separate advertisements to be released by the admitting authorities for admission.

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Exam dates and schedule

  • Registration – Online: 29-01-2017 10:00 AM to 20-02-2017 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 14:30 to 16:30 (Confirm)
    Result: 11-04-2017 10:00 AM (Confirm)

TANCET Eligibility & Application Process

A pass in a recognised Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration and obtained at least 50 % (45 % in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination.

Candidates appearing for the final semester / year of examination of the said qualifying degree course except courses offered by Professional Institution’s (like AMIE) during April/May 2017 may also apply for TANCET 2017.

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Admit Card & Exam Cities

Issue of Admit Card (Hall Ticket)

Admit card (Hall tickets) should be downloaded from the Anna University website. The Registration Number assigned in the Hall Ticket should be entered at the appropriate place in the admission application form to be filed with the respective admitting authority later.

Hall Ticket should be produced at the time of Entrance Test and also at the time of Admission.

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TANCET Exam Pattern & Mock Test

TANCET 2017 will be a paper pen based exam. The test for admission to MBA programmes will consist of 100 questions in MCQ format with maximum score of 100 marks. The test paper has to be solved in 2 hours from 2.30PM to 4.30 PM. Each question will be followed by 4 alternate answer options. Each correct answer will be awarded 1 mark and each wrong answer will carry 1/3 negative marking.

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TANCET Exam Syllabus

TANCET MBA question paper will have sections to


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TANCET Exam Analysis

TANCET is designed to analyze the Quantitative, Qualitative and analytical ability along with Reasoning, Verbal Ability and candidate’s aptitude. The Paper consists of 100 questions. There are total 100 questions from different sections to check candidates’ ability in 5 sections on Data analysis; Data sufficiency; Reading Comprehension; Quantitative Aptitude; General English.

The duration of the exam is 2 hrs. Each question carries 1 mark. Questions on following topics were prominently asked in last year TANCET.

Broad sectional analysis-

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TANCET Exam Result

TANCET 2017 result is proposed to be declared in the month of May/June 2017. The result will be released online on the Anna University website. A direct link ‘Check the TANCET 2017 result’ will be enabled. To check TANCET 2017 result, candidate will need to login with their registered id & password/date of birth at the link.

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