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Latest Update: TANCET 2021 Exam Date is March 20, 2021. Registration last date is February 12, 2021 with registration fee of Rs.600/-. Anna University has released previous year TANCET question paper which can be obtained from the Centre for Entrance Examinations at the cost of Rs.25/- (by DD or cash) per booklet. 


TANCET 2021 is an important exam which is conducted by Anna University Chennai for admission to MBA 2021 and other courses in the state of Tamil Nadu. The exam is of moderate difficulty level and has two hours duration


TANCET 2021 Exam Highlights
A state level entrance test for MBA and other PG courses of Tamil Nadu, following are the key highlights of TANCET 2021 Exam:

TANCET 2021 Conducting Authority
Anna University, Chennai
TANCET 2021 Exam Date
Saturday, March 20, 2021
TANCET 2021 Exam Timing
2.30 PM to 4.30 PM (2 Hours)
Anna University, Madras University; Academy of Maritime Education; SRM University; SSN School of Management & many others
TANCET 2021 Application Process
Exam Pattern
Paper-Pen Based
Maximum Marks
Number of Sections in TANCET
Type of Questions
Answer Options
Negative Marking
Yes (1/3)
Expected number of candidates in TANCET 2021
MBA Intake through TANCET
18000 Seats Appx Across Tamil Nadu

Good score in TANCET 2021 will offer admission to MBA and MCA and other PG courses in the prominent colleges affiliated to Anna University, Tamil Nadu and other MBA colleges also.


Candidates of Tamil Nadu Domicile and from other states can apply for TANCET 2021. One of the key features of TANCET entrance exam is that it leads to admission in B-schools with low fee structure.


TANCET full form is Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test. For other than MBA/MCA courses, TANCET 2021 exam will be held as a paper pen based test at exam centres to provide level playing field for the candidates coming from all the areas – urban and rural who may not have skills to appear in computer based tests.  

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TANCET 2021 Important Dates

TANCET entrance exam Application process is online. Below are the TANCET 2021 important dates.

TANCET 2021 Exam Activity
TANCET 2021 Exam Dates & Fee
TANCET 2021 Exam: Online Registration starts
January 19,2021 (10 AM)
Last date to apply for TANCET 2021
February 12, 2021 (5 PM)
TANCET 2021 Exam: Registration fee for MBA entrance exam
Rs.600/- for General category
Rs.300/- for reserved category (SC/SCA/ST)
Checking final status of TANCET 2021 Application
February 17, 2021
TANCET Admit Card 2021 Download Start Date
March 5, 2021
TANCET 2021 Exam date for MBA
March 20, 2021 (Saturday)
TANCET 2021 Exam: Time duration
2.30 PM to 4.30PM
TANCET 2021 Result Date
On or Before April 16, 2021
TANCET 2021 Mark Sheets Downloading Start
On or Before April 20, 2021
TANCET Counselling by B-schools for MBA admission 2021 Starts
May 2021 or as per the dates announced by the respective B-school

TANCET exam offers admission to more than 60 PG courses and more than 30 undergraduate courses at the University departments and affiliated colleges in Tamil Nadu


TANCET 2021 Registration and Application Process
If you are eligible to apply for TANCET 2021, you can apply and appear in TANCET 2021 entrance exam. TANCET Exam 2021 application process is online only. Candidates can apply for TANCET 2021 through filling-up the online application and uploading the same along with a good quality recently taken photograph.


Please note to retain the TANCET secret key that you have received in your mobile while applying for the exam. You need to retain it till you successfully complete the application process. Read More on TANCET 2021 Eligibility & Application process


TANCET Exam Pattern
TANCET exam structure is paper based. TANCET exam details reveal that it will have 100 MCQ type questions broadly divided into following sections:

Data Analysis
Reading comprehension passages
Quantitative Aptitude
Data sufficiency
General English

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TANCET Eligibility
For MBA admission through TANCET, applicants should possess following eligibility criteria:

  • Graduate from a recognised university with 50% marks in any discipline
  • Candidates in final year of graduation are also eligible to apply provided their graduation result is declared by the prescribed date as decided by the University/institute
  • If the provisionally admitted candidates are unable to secure minimum required score, their admission will become invalid.

TANCET Exam Details: Important Points

  • The TANCET 2021 exam will be conducted on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu.
  • The TANCET 2021 Syllabus for MBA is different from the MCA syllabus and the TANCET Exam structure for MBA exam also has different components.
  • TANCET 2021 cut off for MBA admission will not be very high in the TANCET Accepting Colleges
  • Some of the top MBA colleges accepting score of TANCET exam 2021 are 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.


How to Prepare for TANCET 2021?
TANCET is comparatively an easier entrance exam than other MBA entrance tests. TANCET 2021 Preparation guide how to start TANCET preparation at home as per the revised TANCET pattern, is focused on following points:

  • TANCET 2021 Test Pattern: You must be aware about the Changed TANCET 2021 exam pattern
  • TANCET 2021 Syllabus: Important topics & Changes
  • Choose the best Books for TANCET preparation
  • Plan and divide your TANCET Preparation Time section wise
  • How to prepare for TANCET 2021 at home without coaching and with self study?
  • How to prepare for TANCET in one month?
  • TANCET Preparation with Coaching-Key benefits
  • Previous test papers and Mocks for TANCET 2021 – Solve and Analyse the level of difficulty
  • You can obtain previous year TANCET Question Booklet from the Centre for Entrance Examinations at the cost of Rs.25/- (by DD or cash) per booklet

Admission Opportunity through TANCET Exam 2021
The TANCET exam 2021  will offer admission opportunity to MBA and M.C.A. The subsequent TANCET 2021, also to be held on March 21, 2021 should be taken for admission to ME/MTech/MArch./M.Plan courses.


According to the TANCET 2021 notification “Applications for Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2020 conducted by Anna University, Chennai on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu from candidates who seek admission to M.B.A., M.C.A. and M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Arch. / M.Plan. Degree Programmes for the academic year 2021-2022 offered at University Departments, University Colleges of Engineering, Regional Campuses of Anna University, Annamalai University, Government and Government Aided Colleges (Engineering, Arts & Science Colleges) and Self-financing Colleges (Engineering, Arts & Science Colleges including stand-alone Institutions) in Tamil Nadu can be registered only through Online. Some Universities and Self-Financing Engineering Colleges may also opt to admit the candidates on the basis of marks obtained in TANCET 2021. Other State candidates can appear for the entrance test, but the eligibility conditions will be stipulated by the admitting authority / University.”


Some Universities and Self-Financing Engineering Colleges may also opt to admit the candidates on the basis of marks obtained in TANCET 2021. 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 2021-22 through TANCET exam 2021 consists of 2 steps:

  1. Appearing for the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test – TANCET exam 2021
  2. Applying for admission to the admitting authorities concerned after declaration of result of TANCET 2021 exam.

A;ong with submitting application and appearing in TANCET 2021, students are advised to look for separate advertisements as released by the admitting authorities –B Schools and Universities

Register for TANCET exam updates

Exam dates and schedule

  • Registration – Online: 19-01-2021 10:00 AM to 12-02-2021 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 05-03-2021 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 14:30 to 16:30 (Confirm)
    Result: 16-04-2021 10:00 AM (Confirm)

TANCET Eligibility Criteria 2020

TANCET Eligibility 2020 for MBA is similar to other State level MBA entrance exams. Apart from the TANCET MBA eligibility, the TANCET eligibility criteria 2020 have been announced for admission to other courses.


TANCET 2020 is the MBA entrance test for the MBA admission 2020 in the colleges of Tamil Nadu State. The TANCET 2020 exam date is February 29, 2020 from 2.30PM to 4.30PM. TANCET eligibility criteria 2020 is determined by Anna University Chennai which conducts TANCET every year.


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AUCET 2019

AUCET 2019 has been merged into TANCET 2019. The TANCET 2019 exam date is June 22, 2019 and the exam will again be conducted by Anna University Channai. Accordingly, the AUCET 2019, which was announced by Anna University as its own separate MBA/MCA entrance test has been cancelled. Announcing the cancellation of AUCET, Anna University has notified, "Earlier advertisement No.DIPR/388/DISPLAY/2019, dated: 28.04.2019 issued by Anna University for AUCET 2019 stands cancelled.”


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TANCET Registration 2020 and Application Form

Latest Update: Last date to apply for TANCET 2020 was closed on January 31, 2020. Exam date is February 29, 2020. Five important documents were required to register and apply online for TANCET 2020.


TANCET is the MBA entrance test for the MBA colleges of Tamil Nadu State. The TANCET 2020 exam date is February 29, 2020. The TANCET Online Registration 2020 link is available at Anna University, Chennai TANCET 2020 exam website.


This article by MBAUniverse.com shares key dates about the TANCET 2020 registration process, key changes and how to apply for the exam. Applicants need to complete their TANCET 2020 Online Registration and simultaneously fill up the TANCET application form 2020.


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TANCET Syllabus 2020

TANCET 2020 MBA question paper will have 5 sections to evaluate the knowledge and skills of the test takers. Section wise syllabus for TANCET 2020 is detailed below:


Section-1: Data Analysis Syllabus

  • Number of Questions: 20
  • Questions are in sets
  • All MCQs
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Syllabus Highlights: TANCET 2020 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.


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TANCET Exam Pattern 2020

TANCET 2020 exam date is February 29, 2020. The exam pattern for MBA admission is paper pen based test. TANCET 2020 exam difficulty level is moderate. TANCET is the MBA entrance test for the MBA colleges of Tamil Nadu State.  Anna University, Chennai is conducting TANCET exam 2020.


TANCET pattern for MBA was released by Anna University alongwith the exam notification. TANCET exam pattern can also be well understood by taking as many TANCET Mock tests and previous TANCET papers as possible to get familiar with the TANCET 2020 exam pattern. Besides, TANCET question pattern is easy to understand with the help of TANCET model papers which are also available online as well as in the printed form. 


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TANCET 2019 Exam Centres

TAN CET 2019 will be conducted at 15 cities in the State of Tamil Nadu. TANCET 2019 exam date is June 22, 2019 and the exam is conducted by Anna University. There is no TANCET exam city outside the Tamil Nadu State although the exam is open for the candidates who belong to Tamil Nadu or to other states in India.


TANCET 2019 exam is the common entrance test for MBA admission 2019 in the MBA colleges located in the Tamil Nadu state. Besides TANCET 2019 will also lead to admission to MCA/ME/M tech. admission 2019.


Anna University Chennai which had earlier announced to conduct its separate common entrance test – AUCET 2019 has now merged this exam into TANCET 2019 and will accept TANCET 2019 exam scores for MBA/MCA/ME/M Tech admission 2019.


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TANCET Admit Card 2020

The TANCET 2020 hall ticket has been released on February 13, 2020. The last date to download TANCET Admit card is February 29, 2020. TANCET 2020 exam will be held on February 29, 2020 from 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM as paper based test.


TANCET admit card 2020 was made live on official TANCET website. Anna University Hall ticket 2020 download has started immediately after it is made live on the university exam website. Only those candidates who have successfully registered and have paid the application fee for TANCET 2020 exam, can download TANCET admit card till February 29.


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TANCET Exam Analysis 2020

An easier than last year TANCET 2020 exam got over on February 29, 2020 at 4.30 PM for MBA admission 2020 in University Departments, University Colleges Management,  Regional Campuses of Anna University, Annamalai University, Government and Government Aided Colleges and Self-financing Colleges in the State of Tamil Nadu. Other State candidates also appeared for TANCET 2020.


Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2020 was conducted by Anna University, Chennai as paper based test in 15 cities of Tamil Nadu. The exam was designed to analyze the Quantitative, Qualitative and analytical ability along with Reasoning, Verbal Ability and candidate’s aptitude.


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TANCET 2020 result has been declared on March 12, 2020 by Anna University. The TANCET mark-sheet download starts from March 23, 2020. The TANCET result has been released online on the Anna University website. A direct link ‘Result’ has been enabled at TANCET exam website. To check TANCET 2020 result, candidates need to login with their Email id & password at the link. Earlier Anna University had announced the TANCET result date as March 20, 2020.


How to Check TANCET 2020 Result?

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