Anna University, Chennai will conduct Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test - TANCET 2019 for MBA admission 2019 and other PG courses. TANCET Exam will be held in the third week of May 2019 for admission to MBA and MCA courses affiliated to Anna University, Tamilnadu. For other courses TANCET exam will be held after the MBA/MCA exam date. TANCET Exam Application process is online and starts in the first week of April and the last date to apply for TANCET Exam will be in the third week of April 2019.


The TANCET 2019 exam will be conducted on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The TANCET Exam Syllabus for MBA is different from the MCA syllabus and the TANCET Exam Pattern for MBA exam also has different components.


TANCET cut off for MBA admission will not be very high in the TANCET Accepting Colleges like SRM University, SSN School of Management Chennai, Hallmark Business School Trichy, St Josephs School of Management, Trichy, PSGIM Coimbatore, KCT Business School Coimbatore, GRG School of Management Studies Coimbatore.


The TANCET exam in May 2019 will offer admission opportunity  to MBA and M.C.A while the subsequent TANCET Exam, also in May 2019, should be taken for admission to ME/ MTech/ MArch./ M.Plan courses. According to the TANCET notification “Applications for Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2019 conducted by Anna University, Chennai on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu from candidates who seek admission to 1. M.B.A., 2. M.C.A. and 3. M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Arch. / M.Plan. Degree Programmes for the year 2019 – 2021 offered at University Departments, University Colleges of Engineering, Regional Campuses of Anna University, Government and Government Aided Engineering Colleges and Arts & Science Colleges and Self-financing Colleges (Engineering, Arts & Science Colleges including stand-alone Institutions) in Tamil Nadu can be registered only through Online.”


TANCET 2019 Important Dates

TANCET 2019 Activity
TANCET Exam online Registration starts
1st week April, 2019
Last date for TANCET Registration
3rd week April, 2019
TANCET Registration fee
TANCET  Exam date for MBA
3rd week May 2019
TANCET  exam time
2.30 PM to 4.30PM
TANCET Result date
To be announced

Some Universities and Self-Financing Engineering Colleges may also opt to admit the candidates on the basis of marks obtained in TANCET 2019. 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 2019 consists of 2 steps:

  1. Appearing for the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2019
  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

Register for TANCET exam updates

Exam dates and schedule

  • Registration – Online: 02-04-2019 10:00 AM to 23-04-2019 05:00 PM (Tentative)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 14:30 to 16:30 (Tentative)
    Result: 15-06-2019 10:00 AM (Tentative)

TANCET 2019 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 2018 may also apply for TANCET 2019.


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Admit Card & Exam Cities

The TANCET 2019 hall ticket 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. Anna University has advised, “The hall tickets and mark sheets should be downloaded from the above Webportal.”


The TANCET Admit Card or Hall Ticket should be produced at the time of Entrance Test and also at the time of Admission.


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TANCET 2019 Exam Pattern & Mock Test

TANCET Exam pattern is released by Anna University. It can also be well understood by taking as many TANCET Mock tests as possible to get familiar with the exam TANCET 2019 exam pattern. Besides, TANCET model papers are also available online as well as in the printed form. Following are the key features of TANCET exam pattern:

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TANCET 2019 Exam Syllabus

TANCET 2019 MBA question paper will have 5 sections to evaluate the knowledge and skills of the test takers:


Data Analysis
TANCET 2019 syllabus for Data Analysis will have questions to evaluate the candidate’s ability to identify critically the data and apply the data to business decisions from given typical business situations.


The questions will be in sets and individual ones also. Major topics in this section are Table, Pie charts, graphs, comparative data among others.


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TANCET Exam Analysis 2019

TANCET 2019 will be designed to analyze the Quantitative, Qualitative and analytical ability along with Reasoning, Verbal Ability and candidate’s aptitude. TANCET question 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 hours from 2.30PM to 4.30PM. Each question carries 1 mark. Questions on following topics were prominently asked in last year TANCET


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TANCET Exam Result

TANCET 2019 result is proposed to be declared in the month of June/July 2019. The result will be released online on the Anna University website. A direct link ‘Check the TANCET 2019 result’ will be enabled. To check TANCET 2019 result, candidate will need to login with their registered id & password/date of birth at the link.


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