Exam Date


Application Date

2021-01-19 to 2021-02-16

Result Date

Exam Description

TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test)


TANCET refers to Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) which is organized by Anna University, Chennai on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu for admission to various postgraduate courses in Tamil Nadu like MBA, M.Tech., M.Arch, MCA, M.Plan, etc. programs


Entrance Exam Highlights


Exam Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET)
Organized by Anna University
Category State Level Exam
Frequency Once a year
Official Website tancet.annauniv.edu/tancet
Mode of Registration Online
Exam Mode Offline
Total Questions 100 Questions
Negative marking yes
Languages English, Tamil
Exam pattern Based on 5 Sections:
Business Analysis 
Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability 
Quantitative Aptitude
Data Sufficiency
General English
No. of Participating Colleges 535
Score Validity One year


Important Dates For TANCET 2021:


TANCET 2021 Events TANCET 2021 Dates
TANCET registration begins 19th January 2021
Last date of registration 16th February 2021
Issue of TANCET hall ticket 5th March  2021
TANCET 2021 exam date:  
MCA 20th March 2021
MBA 20th March 2021
M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M. Plan 21st March 2021
Declaration of TANCET 2021 result 1st April 2021
Download of TANCET marksheet 8th April 2021


Eligibility Criteria for TANCET 2021:


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


TANCET 2021 Application Process:


Mode of Application : Online


Step-1:  Online registration- Applicants had to complete the initial registration process by using their basic details, such as name, gender, date of birth, email ID and password.

Step-2:  Fill online application form- In this step, applicants had to include details such as the entrance exam, personal information , address, and academic information.

Step-3: Upload Photograph- The scanned photograph was uploaded by the applicants (20 kb to 30 kb).

Step-4: Fee payment- The Application fee to be charged online through net banking or debit/credit card only.

For General/OBC- Rs.600

SC/ST/SCA- Rs.300

Step-5:  Submit online application form- Candidates have to verify the information filled on the TANCET 2020 application form.


TANCET  Exam Pattern (MBA)


TANCET Exam Pattern Details
Duration of test 2 hours
Mode Offline
Number of sections Divided in 5 Sections: (Business Situations, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, Data Sufficiency and English Usage)
Total marks 100
Marks assigned to each section 20
Negative marks 1/3
Language of Paper English, Tamil


TANCET Syllabus  (MBA)


Section Topics
Quantitative Aptitude Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Mixtures & Allegations, Quadratic Equations, Linear Equations, Logarithms, Series and Progressions
Data Interpretation Question would be on the basis of Number Systems, Arithmetic subjects, Algebra, Data Interpretation (Pie Chart, Line Graph, Bar Graph, and Tables)
Reading Comprehension Questions based on RC, antonyms or synonyms, one word replacement, vocabulary
General English Fill in the blanks, Grammar, , Sentence Corrections, Idioms, Cloze Test, sentence arrangement, spotting errors
Business Situations Analysis Syllogisms and Puzzles, Blood Relations, Decision Making, Binary Logic, Linear and Circular Arrangements, Coding Decoding, Sequence & Series


TANCET Exam Centres


Exam Centers Exam Centers Exam Centers
Chennai Karaikudi Tirunelveli
Coimbatore Madurai Tiruchirappalli
Chidambaram Nagercoil Vellore
Dindigul Salem Villupuram
Erode Thanjavur Virudhunagar


MBA Colleges In Tamil Nadu are accepting TANCET Score


  • Department of Management Studies, Guindy, Anna University.
  • PSG College of Management, Coimbatore.
  • SSN (Sri Siva Subramanya Nadar) College of Management, Chennai.
  • Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technolony, Coimbatore.
  • Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai.
  • Kongu College of Management, Erode.
  • Kumaraguru College of Management, Coimbatore.
  • Sona School of Management, Salem.
  • Velammal College of Mgt, Chennai.
  • Panimalar College of Engineering, Chennai.