Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test Details, Eligibility Criteria, Previous Year Question Papers 

Aspirants hailing from Tamil Nadu, who are planning to pursue a post-graduate degree in management, should take notice that Anna University of TN will release the notification indicating the beginning of registration process for its management courses from 7 January to 31 January 2020. AU conducts a common entrance exam called TANCET on yearly basis to contest admissions to courses such as MBA, MCA and M.E. / M. Tech. / M. Arch./ M. Plan.

This year’s TANCET will be held on 29 Feb and 1 march 2020, the University is yet to announce the exact exam schedule, however, it is certain that the exam will be organized in the offline, that is, pen and paper-based mode, while the duration of the exam will be of two hours.    

Furthermore, Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test is a university state level exam that will take place across various cities of Tamil Nadu. The registration process will be online and candidates can apply through the official university web portal, but it is advisable that students check the eligibility criteria first. The minimum requirement states that you must be a graduate to appear for the exam. For more details, click the links below:

 Eligibility Criteria  |  Exam Pattern  |  Syllabus  |  Tips and Tricks  |  Take Free Mock Tests 

Key Highlight
Registration Start & End Dates:
7 January to 31 January 2020
Admit Card:
13 February 2020
Exam Date:
MCA / MBA : 29 February 2020 ME / M.Tech : 1 March 2020
Result Date:
20 March 2020
Duration of Exam:
120 Minutes
Application Fee:
Rs. 600 for GEN / OBC Rs. 300 for SC/SCA/ST
Marking Scheme:
For Every Correct Answer : 1 mark For Every Wrong Answer : 1/3 mark will be deducted

TANCET MBA: Important Dates

  • TANCET Registration will begin from 7 January 2020
  • Last date of TANCET Registration is 31 January 2020
  • Release of TANCET Admit Card Date is 13 February 2020
  • TANCET Exam Date: 29 Feb and 1 March 2020
  • Declaration of TANCET result: 20 march 2020


TANCET MBA: Eligibility Criteria

Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3-years duration with at least 50% (45% in the case of reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination.

The pattern of education should be:

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

There is no age limit to apply for TANCET MBA.

Candidates from other states can apply for the exam, but the eligibility criteria will be decided by the University.

Those who have obtained degree without studying 10th, 12th or 3-years degree program are not eligible.

Candidates holding B.E./B.Tech degree (distance mode), are not eligible to apply for the test.

Final semester candidates of the eligible graduate degree programs can apply for the exam.

TANCET MBA: Exam Pattern

  • Type: Offline test, pen and paper based
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • No. of Questions: 100 MCQs
  • Syllabus Covered: Questions will be asked from Analysis of Business Situations, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, Data Sufficiency and English Usage
  • Marking Scheme: 1 marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

The medium of the paper is English. Question paper for M.Tech/ME/M.Arch and M.Plan are segregated into 3 sections.

TANCET MBA: Syllabus

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension:  Parts of speech, Sentence correction, Grammar, Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, fill in the blanks, Para Jumbles, Punctuation, Idioms, Sentence Completion, One Word Substitution, Contextual Usage, Reading Comprehension, Analogies etc.

General knowledge:  Current Affairs, Economics news, Current Affairs, Finance, History, Corporate News, Brand Punchlines, International Organisations, World Records, Awards and Prizes, Entertainment, Social Issues, Politics, Geography, Science, Books and Authors, Sports etc.

Quantitative Aptitude: Geometry, Algebra, HCF & LCM, Mensuration, Percentages, Commercial Maths, Partnership (Accounts), Permutation and Combination, Data Analysis, Averages, Ratio and Proportion, Profit & Loss, Number System, Work and Time, Time-Speed-Distance, In-equations Quadratic and linear equations, Geometric Progression etc.

Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency: Tables, Logical and critical reasoning, Graphs, Pie charts etc.



TANCET MBA: Tips and Tricks

  • Become smart by attempting questions that you are sure of first, then come to the questions you’re in doubt. But don’t attempt them anyway, remember negative marking is a factor here. Therefore, only attempt a question if you really know the answer to.
  • Manage your time properly; give appropriate amount of time to each section. Try to improve your time by practicing as many online tests as possible. Youth4work provides online mock tests will time limit attached to each question; this way one can learn to finish the entire exam within the time limit.
  • Studying in a stretch for hours can be tedious and hard and also not so good. Therefore, try to study at several times in regular sessions during a day. This will make learning easy and fun, also you will have enough time to brush up the already studied topics in between intervals.
  • It is very important to maintain proper health, so you don’t fall sick on the big day. Give your brain appropriate time to refresh itself. Don’t rush too much information into your head than its limit allows. Take it slow and steady. And get at least eight hours of sleep each night
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