TANCET – Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test 2018

Applications for Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test ( TANCET ) 2018 conducted by Anna University, Chennai on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu from candidates who seek admission to M.B.A Degree Programmes for the year 2018 – 2019 offered at University Departments, University Colleges of Engineering, Regional Campuses of Anna University, Government and Government Aided Engineering Colleges, Arts & Science Colleges and Self-financing Colleges ( Engineering, Arts & Science Colleges including standalone 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 2018.

Participating Institutes

Name of the Institution offering the courses

  • University Departments of Anna University, Chennai – 25, Anna University Regional Campuses and University College of Engineering.
  • Government, Government Aided Engineering Colleges, Arts and Science Colleges and for the seats surrendered by the Self-Financing Engineering Colleges, Arts and Science Colleges under the purview of Directorate of Technical Education , Chennai and Directorate of Collegiate Education, Chennai–6 including stand-alone Institutions

Name and address of admitting authority

  • Common notification issued by the Directorate of Technical Education, Chennai-25 and Directorate of Collegiate Education, Chennai – 6.

TANCET 2018 Eligibility

A pass in a recognised Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration and obtained at least 50 % ( 45 % in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category ) in the qualifying degree examination.

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

TANCET Exam Pattern 2018

CourseNo. of questionsNo. of alternative answersMark for every correct answerMax.marks Negative marks for every wrong answerOther Points
MBA100411001/3Multiple shading will be considered as wrong answer and 1/3 mark will be reduced.

TANCET 2018 Syllabus

The question paper will have sections to

  • evaluate the candidate’s ability to identify critically the data and apply the data to business decisions from given typical business situations.
  • evaluate the skill of the candidate in answering questions based on the passages in the comprehension.
  • evaluate the skill on solving mathematical problems at graduate level including those learnt in plus two or equivalent level.
  • test on determining data sufficiency for answering certain questions using the given data and the knowledge of mathematics and use of day-to-day facts.
  • test the knowledge on written English with questions on errors in usage, grammar, punctuation and the like.

TANCET Application form 2018

The candidates can register only through online by logging on to www.annauniv.edu. The procedure for registration is available in Anna University web portal. The hall tickets and mark sheets should be downloaded from the above website.

Application fee

The Candidates have to pay Rs. 500/- ( Rs. 250/- for SC /SCA /ST candidates) towards the entrance test fee for any one of the programmes either M.B.A. degree programmes.  A candidate applying for more than one programme has to pay Rs. 500/- ( Rs. 250/- for SC / SCA / ST candidates belonging to Tamilnadu ) for each additional programme through online only.

TANCET Exam Centres 2018

The entrance test will be held at the following cities :


Every effort will be taken to comply with the candidate’s choice for the entrance test centre. However, any other centre may be allotted to few candidates due to reasons like non-availability of space. In any case, a centre once allotted cannot be changed for any reasons.

TANCET 2018 Hall tickets

The Registration Number assigned in the Hall Ticket should be entered at the appropriate place in the admission application form to be filed with the respective admitting authority later. All the candidates shall download the hall tickets from the Anna University website. Hall Ticket should be produced at the time of Entrance Test and also at the time of Admission. If the hall ticket is lost after the test, a duplicate hall ticket can be obtained on payment of Rs. 100/- in the form of a Demand Draft, with a written request to The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025, indicating the Registration No. / Application No. and the name of the Examination Centre.

  • City – Chennai
  • Centre for the Enquiry Office – Centre for Entrance Examinations, Anna University, Chennai – 25.

Mark sheets shall be downloaded from the website by the candidates within 10 days from the date of publication of results of the entrance test. The mark sheet should be produced at the time of admission. If the mark sheet is lost, a duplicate mark sheet can be obtained on payment of Rs. 100/- in the form of a Demand Draft, with a written request to The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025.

Payment for duplicate Hall Ticket / Mark Sheet should be made in the form of a Demand Draft obtained from any Nationalised Bank drawn in favour of The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai, payable at Chennai.

TANCET 2018 Important dates

1Commencement of Registration of application ( online only )February, 2018
2Last date for Registration of applicationMarch, 2018
3TANCET MBA Exam dateMarch, 2018
at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM


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