TANCET Exam Analysis 2020

Updated on
February 29, 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.


TANCET question paper consisted of 100 questions. There were total 100 questions from different sections to check candidates’ ability in 5 sections on Data analysis; Data sufficiency; Reading Comprehension; Quantitative Aptitude; General English.


Here is TANCET overall and sectional analysis for the exam:


TANCET 2020 Analysis: Key Highlights
Following were the key changes and highlights of TANCET 2020 exam:

  • TANCET 2020 test paper was of moderate difficulty level as compared to last year
  • Cut offs are expected to remain  at 34-37 marks
  • TANCET 2020 remained a paper based test
  • TANCET exam 2020 consisted of 100 questions in MCQ format with maximum score of 100 marks.
  • TANCET Exam was held in a single session from 2.30PM to 4.30 PM.
  • Each question in TANCET was followed by 4 alternate answer options.
  • Each correct answer in TANCET 2020 is awarded +1 mark and each wrong answer  carries 1/3 negative marking.
  • Candidates were required to choose the correct answer and shade the corresponding small open box provided for that question in the answer sheet with a black ball point pen 
  • In case more than one open box was shaded for any question, it will be treated as wrong answer and 1/3 mark will be deducted as negative marking.

TANCET Pattern For MBA: Test sections
In accordance with the revised TANCET 2020 exam structure, the TANCET question paper consisted of 5 sections with a total of 100 questions. Following was the overall structure of TANCET Exam 2020 with sectional division of questions:

Number of Questions
Difficulty Level
Business Analysis
Reading comprehension passages
 Easy to Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude
Data sufficiency & Reasoning
 Moderate to Difficult
General English
 Easy to Moderate

TANCET 2020 Sectional Analysis
Below is shared the TANCET analysis section wise:


TANCET 2020 Analysis for Business Analysis Section 

  • Number of Questions: 20
  • Questions were in sets
  • All MCQs
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Business situations in paragraph form were given followed by questions
  • Problem Based & Percentage, Equivalence & others  

TANCET 2020 Analysis for Reading Comprehension

  • Number of Questions: 20
  • One RC Passage is followed by multiple questions
  • All MCQs
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • RC passages were of moderate difficulty level followed by set of questions

TANCET 2020 Pattern on Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number of Questions: 20
  • Covers all topics in Mathematics
  • All MCQs
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Questions were based broadly on following topics

  • Algebra
  • arithmetic
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Permutation and combination
  • Statistics & Probability

TANCET 2020 Analysis on Data Sufficiency & Reasoning

  • Number of Questions: 20
  • Includes Data Interpretation also
  • All questions are MCQ type
  • Difficulty level: Moderate

Questions were broadly based on following topics:

  • Histogram
  • Bar Graph
  •  Line Graph
  • Pie Chart 
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relation Analogy
  • Coding Decoding
  • Direction Sitting Arrangement
  • Series
  • Water and mirror images
  • Punch lines

TANCET 2020 Pattern on General English

  • Number of questions:20
  • Grammar, Vocabulary, Usage major areas
  • All MCQs
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate  

Questions were broadly based on following topics:

  • Synonyms/Antonyms
  • One word Substitutions
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Proverbs
  • Phrasal words
  • Error correction in Grammar and sentences

TANCET Cut Offs 2020
Keeping in view the moderate difficulty level of TANCET 2020, it is expected that TANCET cut offs will be slightly higher than last year and will be between 34-37 marks out of 100.


Candidates who have written the TANCET 2020 will be notified with actual marks and percentile score they have obtained, at the time of publishing result. However, to avoid projecting negative scoring, the final score card will contain only the percentile score. The percentile score is calculated using the formula: Percentile Score =(Y/N)* 100. where Y is number of students scored lesser mark than the candidate in that examination and N is the total number of students appeared for the examination.

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