Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET)

If any student who are willing to pursue the Master of Business Administration (MBA) education at the various affiliated colleges of Anna University (AU) in Tamil Nadu then they have to write the entrance exam ie., Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) which is organized by the Anna University (AU). If you are willing to pursue other courses apart from MBA like MCA, M.E, M.Tech, M.Arch, and M.Plan this test is eligible for the courses in Tamil Nadu. Many other institutes and universities can admit the students on the basis of TANCET for their quota seats.

Every year many students want to be pursue master's degree courses from esteemed colleges of south. TANCET is not so easy to crack and most important engineering entrance test in the south. This test contains data sufficiency, verbal ability and etc. Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is very important entrance exam test for engineering students and score is conventional by number of colleges and universities in the south. Everyone knows that preparing for any entrance tests is not an easy task. If you don’t know how to prepare for TANCET then you must join the top experienced training institutes for preparation and score well in TANCET entrance exam.

Testing Areas

The test is splited into 5 sections. Each section comprises 20 questions. Each question is an objective type multiple choice questions with 5 answer choices. The 5 sections are as given below:

  • Business situation analysis
  • Reading comprehension
  • Quantitative Section
  • Data sufficiency
  • Verbal ability

There may also be few questions on verbal activity, basic science etc.

Courses Offered
  • MBA- Master of Business Administration
  • MCA - Master of Computer Application
  • M.E- Master of Engineering
  • M.Tech - Master of Technology
  • M.Arch - Master of Architecture
  • M.Plan - Master of Planning
MBA Program

The candidate must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized university or a pass in any degree with 10 + 3 (Diploma) + 3 years pattern.

MCA Program

The candidate must have a bachelor's degree with mathematics/statistics at degree level or mathematics at 10 + 2 level or a pass in 10 + 3 (Diploma) + 3 years pattern with Mathematics at Diploma level or Mathematics / Statistics as one of the subjects at the degree level.

Examination Pattern

Examination pattern of TANCET test question papers. TANCET entrance test contain 100 questions and divided in to 5 sections. The duration of the exam is 2 hours. The exam paper is objective questions with multiple choices and each question contains 5 options (answers). Every correct answer get 1 mark and for incorrect answer leads to 0.25 mark as penalty. If you left unanswered then there is no deduction.

How to Apply for TANCET Entrance Exam
  • Get the application forms from colleges and fill the application and submit in same colleges.
  • You can apply for TANCET exam through
    • in Person (or)
    • by Post (or)
    • by Internet Registration.
  • Hall Tickets will be issued if you come in person to the Co-ordinating Centres with cash or D.D. for the required amount towards Entrance Test fee and a copy of 10th Std. Mark Sheet.

After filling the application forms then send it to below addresses or should reach

The Secretary,
Examination Centre,
Anna University Chennai,
Chennai 600 025

On or before mentioned date and time in application the application should be dispatch else if the applications received after the due date and time will not be considered at any cost.

The Entrance Test will be conducted at the following cities
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Madurai
  • Salem
  • Trichy
  • Tirunelveli
TANCET Entrance Exam Dates

Date of Entrance Examination  -  16th, 17th May 2015
Issue of Application forms begins  -  1st-20th April, 2015
Last date of issue of application forms  -  22-04-2015
Last date for receiving filled-in applications  -  22-04-2015
Date of Entrance Examination Result  -  Announced Soon

Registration for the Entrance Test



Centre for the Enquiry Office



Examination Centre, Anna University Chennai.



Government College of Technology



Annamalai University



PSNA College of Engineering & Technology



Institute of Road and Transport Technology



Alagappa College of Engineering & Tech.



Thiagarajar College of Engineering



Government Polytechnic College



Government College of Engineering



Dr. Kunthavai Nachiar Govt. Arts College for Women



Government College of Engineering



Anna University Trichy



Thanthai Periyar Government Institute of Tech.



University College of Engineering, Villupuram



Kamaraj College of Engineering

Institutes Affiliated to TANCET
  • Anna University School of Management.
  • Government College of Technology, Coimbatore.
  • Government College of Engineering, Salem.
  • Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli.
  • Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  • Periyar University, Salem.
  • Coimbatore Institute of Technology.
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