TANCET 2022 - Counselling(Started), Result (Out), Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

Last Modified on : 21 Nov 2022

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is conducted for admission to PG courses in Tamil Nadu. The exam is conducted by the Anna University, Chennai for admission to M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan./ M.E./ MCA/ MBA programmes. The TANCET score is accepted by more than 200 colleges in the state. Those who qualify for the exam are eligible for admission into various government and non-government colleges. The article covers complete information for TANCET 2022 related to eligibility, pattern, syllabus, application process, and more. Interested candidates must check out the complete article.

TANCET Latest Update

- The Counselling for MBA/MCA has begun on 11th July 2022. 

- The Result for the TANCET 2022 was declared on 9th June 2022.

TANCET 2022 - Highlights

Exam Name

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET)

Exam Conducting Authority

Anna University, Chennai

Official Website


Exam Level

State Level

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Language


Exam Mode


Application Mode


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TANCET Previous Years Solved Papers

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TANCET 2022 Important Dates

Tentative dates for TANCET 2022 based on last year’s schedule are as under:

TANCET 2022 Events

Important Dates

Application process begins

30th March 2022

Application process ends

23rd April 2022

Checking application status

April 2022

Downloading admit card

2nd May 2022

TANCET 2022 exam date

14th and 15th May 2022

Result declaration

9th June 2022

Scorecard availability

15th to 30th June 2022


11th July 2022 (MCA/MBA)

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Counselling Schedule for MBA / MCA

TANCET 2022 Counselling Events

Important Dates

Online registration and filling of application

11th July 2022

Last of online registration & certificate uploading

5th August 2022

Publication of rank list

25th August 2022

Counselling for special reservation

30th August 2022

TANCET 2022 exam date

14th and 15th May 2022

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Starting of Counselling MBA / MCA

TANCET 2022 Counselling Events



Payment & Choice filling

6th to 8th September 2022

1st & 2nd September 2022

Release of tentative allotment

9th September 2022

3rd September 2022

Confirmation of tentative allotment

10th September 2022

4th September 2022

Release of provisional allotment

11th September 2022

5th September 2022

Supplementary Counselling

14th September 2022 

13th September 2022 

SCA to SC Counselling (MCA/ MBA)

15th September 2022

15th September 2022

End of Counselling

15th September 2022

15th September 2022

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TANCET 2022 Pattern & Syllabus

TANCET Exam Pattern

The TANCET 2022 exam will be held in Pen and Paper based mode. The exam will be of 2 hours. Each question will be of 1 mark, and there will be a negative marking of 1/3rd marks for each incorrect response. The distribution of questions is as under:


Number of Questions

Maximum Marks







For M.Tech/ M.E./ M.Plan/ M.Arch










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TANCET Syllabus (Latest)

For M.Tech.

Questions will be asked from the respective branch of the B.Tech course. M.Tech is offered in the following disciplines -

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Basic Engineering and Science
  • Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering
  • Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Biotechnology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering/ Information Technology Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Earth Sciences
  • Geo Informatics
  • Instrumentation, Electronics and Control Engineering
  • Material Science and Ceramic Technology
  • Leather Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Printing Technology
  • Production and Industrial Engineering


  • Quantitative Ability
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Computer Awareness
  • Logical Reasoning


  • Data Analysis
  • Mathematical Problem
  • Data Sufficiency
  • English - Comprehension, Errors in Usage, Grammar, Punctuation.

For M.Arch.

Questions will be asked from the relevant branches of B.Tech programmes.

TANCET 2022 Eligibility

TANCET Eligibility criteria vary as per courses. Therefore, candidates are advised to check the conditions as per the courses they are applying for. Here are the details:

Age Limit

The minimum age of the applicants must be 18 years, and there is no maximum age limit.

Educational Qualification

For M.Tech.

Candidates must have any of the following degrees:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant branch with at least 50% (45% for reserved categories) marks or
    • B.Tech./ B.E./ B.Arch. or
    • B.Pharm. Or
    • Master’s degree in relevant branch of Science/ Arts
  • 10+3 years of Diploma and Associate Member of Institution of Engineers (AMIE) or 10+2 and AMIE degree

For M.Tech./ ME/ M.Arch./ M.Plan. - GATE Qualified

  • Candidates must have a valid GATE score of 2020, 2021, or 2022 with qualifying marks for an assistantship.
  • Those who have qualified GATE are required to apply for TANCET but do not need to write the entrance exam.
  • However, GATE Engineer Science (XE) and Life Science (XL) qualified candidates have to appear for the TANCET entrance exam.


Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% (45% for reserved categories) marks in one of the following categories:

  • 10+3 years diploma +3 years
  • 10+2+3/4/5 years
  • B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch./ B.Pharm
  • 10+3 years Diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE
  • 10+2+AMIE


  • Bachelor’s degree with Mathematics in class 12th or graduation with minimum 50% (45% for reserved category) marks.


  • 10+3 years diploma and a certificate from Associate Member of Institution of Engineers (AMIE).
  • Those applying for TANCET MCA lateral entry must have a Bachelor’s degree in B.Sc. (Computer Science/ Information Technology) or BCA with Mathematics in class 12th or graduation. Candidates must have secured 50% marks in the exam.

For M.Arch.

Candidates must have any of the following degrees:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant branch of Science or
    • B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch
    • B.Pharm
  • 10+3 years of diploma and Associate Member of Institution of Engineers (AMIE)
  • 10+2+AMIE

TANCET 2022 Application Process

TANCET 2022 application forms will be released online on the official website. Candidates must fill their applications well in time. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria carefully before applying for the exam. The application schedule will be announced once the official notification is released.

Documents Required for Filling the Application Form

It is advised to keep the following documents/ information ready before moving ahead with the application process. This will make the process smooth.

  • Valid email ID
  • Active mobile number
  • 12th class registration number/ roll number and year of passing
  • Diploma registration number/ roll number and year of passing
  • Scanned image of Passport size photograph in jpg format (20 to 30 KB)
  • Scanned image of signature in jpg format
  • Community certificate in pdf format (if applicable)
  • Details of Credit card/ debit card or net banking

Steps for filling the TANCET 2022 Application Form

  • Visit the official website and click the link for TANCET registration.
  • Complete the registration process by providing details such as name, gender, email ID, date of birth, and password.
  • After the registration process is complete, log in using your credentials and fill in the remaining application form with details such as personal information, address, academic details, etc.
  • Upload the scanned image of the photograph and signature.
  • Make the application fee payment through your preferred mode.
  • Verify the information carefully.
  • Finally, submit the application form and take a print for future reference.

Application Fee

The application fee can be paid only through the online mode using a credit card/ debit card/ net banking. Category-wise fee details are as under:




OBC, General

Male, Female, Transgender

₹ 600


Male, Female, Transgender

₹ 300

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TANCET 2022 Other Details

TANCET Exam Centers

The exam will be conducted in Tamil Nadu in the following cities:

  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Chidambaram
  • Dindigul
  • Erode
  • Karaikudi
  • Madurai
  • Nagercoil
  • Salem
  • Thanjavur
  • Tirunelveli
  • Tiruchirappalli
  • Vellore
  • Viluppuram
  • Virudhunagar

TANCET 2022 Admit Card

TANCET 2022 hall tickets/ admit cards will be released via online mode at the official website. The admit cards will be available in pdf format which can be downloaded using the login credentials. No candidate will be allowed to sit for the exam without an admit card. Along with the admit card, candidates must carry a valid photo ID proof to the examination center. The address of the examination center is mentioned on the hall ticket along with exam timing, registration number, and other details.

If you find any mistakes in the admit card, report the same to the authorities. And, in case the admit card is lost, candidates can get the duplicate one on payment of ₹ 100 via Demand Draft with a written request to:

The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai - 600 025

The DD is to be made for the same address mentioned above indicating the name, application number, and course opted for.

TANCET 2022 Result

The TANCET 2022 result will be released on the official website. Candidates can check their results using their login credentials. After the result is announced, the TANCET 2022 scorecard will be uploaded to the official website. Candidates can know their marks, sectional marks, percentile score, rank, etc. through the scorecard.


TANCET cut-off will be released on the official website. Separate cut-offs will be released for different courses and categories. Those who score the qualifying cut-off will be eligible for admission. For those who are eligible for admission through the GATE score, a separate cut-off will be released.

TANCET 2022 Counselling

After the release of scorecards, candidates will be called for the counselling process. The call letter for participation in the counselling process will be uploaded. Candidates are required to participate in the counselling process as per the prescribed schedule. Candidates are required to carry the following documents for the counselling:

  • Passport size photographs
  • TANCET scorecard
  • Class 10th mark sheet
  • Class 12th mark sheet
  • Graduation mark sheet
  • Address proof
  • Requisite fee (cash or DD)
  • Domicile certificate
  • Caste certificate
  • Transfer certificate

TANCET Frequently Asked Questions

The TANCET MBA exam is easy as compared to other management entrance tests viz. CAT, MAT, MAH CET, CMAT.

The application form was released on 30th March 2022.

The admit card can be downloaded from the official website using the login credentials.

No. Any candidate meeting the eligibility conditions can appear for the entrance test.

No. Any type of electronic device is not allowed inside the exam center.