TANCET 2022: Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, and Cut Off

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Sep 11, 2021

TANCET Exam 2022 is scheduled to be conducted in the 4th week of March 2022. TANCET Exam will be conducted by Anna University, Chennai. To appear for TANCET exam 2022, candidates must meet the eligiblity criteria as set by the University. TANCET exam registration is scheduled to start from the 4th week of January 2022. TANCET 2022 exam will have separate exam dates for MBA, MCA, and M.E / M.Tech / M.Arch / M.Plannning. Check TANCET Exam Pattern

TANCET is an entrance exam that a candidate must appear for to get admission in one of the TANCET participating colleges. TANCET exam syllabus differs based on the subject that a candidate opts for. Read TANCET Exam Syllabus

TANCET Latest Updates

  • August 16: TANCET 2021 Admission Schedule has been released, the last date to apply is August 31, 2021.

More than 200 colleges participate in TANCET exam. To get admission in the preferred college, a candidate must clear TANCET cut-off and appear for TANCET counselling process. Students from other states can also apply for this exam subject to the bifurcation of eligibility criteria and reservations.​ Over 38,000 students applied for TANCET 2021 exam out of which 21,789 students applied for MBA.  

TANCET 2022 Highlights

TANCET full form Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test
Conducting Body Anna University, Chennai
Eligibility Criteria Bachelor's Degree with at least 50%(relaxation of 5% for SC/ST candidates belonging to the state of Tamil Nadu).
Programs  M.Tech, M.E, MBA, M.Plan, M.Arch, MCA
TANCET official website tancet.annauniv.edu/
Application Fee ₹600/- for each program(₹300/- for SC/ST)
Reservation All the reservation benefits will be provided only for the students who are domicile of Tamil Nadu. However, students from other states can apply through general slots.
Admission Process Entrance Examination/Lateral Entry
TANCET Exam Dates

TANCET 2022 Exam Dates

TANCET Exam Event TANCET Exam Date 
TANCET Registration Starts 4th week of January 2022
TANCET Registration Last Date 3rd week of February 2022
TANCET Admit Card 1st week of March 2022
TANCET Exam Date 

4th week of March 2022

TANCET Answer Key 4th week of March 2022
TANCET 2022 Result Declaration 1st week of April 2022
TANCET Scorecard Release date 2nd week of April 2022
TANCET Counselling May 2022

TANCET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The minimum eligibility criteria for TANCET 2022 is to hold a bachelor's degree in the relevant discipline. Minimum marks at graduation level must be at least 50%. Candidates having a degree from a distance/weekend program are not eligible for TANCET 2021.

Course Eligibility Criteria
M.E/M.Tech (Faculty of Civil Engineering) B.E/B.Tech in Civil Engineering or Civil & Structural Engineering
M.E/M.Tech (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical/Mechatronics/Aeronautical Engineering
M.E/M.Tech (Faculty of Electrical Engineering) B.E/B.Tech in ECE/Instrumentation and Control
M.E/M.Tech(Faculty of Information and Communication Engineering) B.E/B.Tech in ECE/Biomedical/Software Engineering
M.Arch B.Arch or AIIA(Associates of the Indian Institutes of Architects)
M.Plan B.Plan/B.Arch/B.E(Civil Engg)/AIIA/M.A/M.Sc
TANCET Results

TANCET 2022 Results

TANCET 2022 result will be declared in the 1st week of April 2022. Candidates will be able to download the scorecard from the official website by entering their login credentials.TANCET rank list will be released separately for the three categories i.e. GATE category, TANCET category, and the sponsored category.  Anna university will offer the degree programs for MBA/M.Tech/M.E/MCA/M.Arch and M.Plan in the below-mentioned colleges:

  1. University departments
  2. University College of Engineering
  3. Regional campuses of Anna University
  4. Annamalai university
  5. Government universities
  6. Other Government aided universities
  7. Some private and self-financing universities also invite admission through TANCET score

TANCET 2022 Cut Off

Anna University will TANCET 2022 Cut Off on its official website after TANCET 2022 result has been declared. Candidates must note that a separate cut off will be announced for admission through GATE scores. TANCET Cut Off will be based on various factors like:

  1. the number of candidates who appeared;
  2. the difficulty level of the exam; and,
  3. the number of seats available.

Also Check: TANCET Program Wise Cut off

TANCET Counselling

TANCET 2022 Counselling

TANCET 2022 Counselling process will commence as soon as TANCET result is declared by Anna University. There will be 4 Stages in TANCET 2022 Counselling:

  1. Online Registration: Candidates need to register on the official portal for Counselling. Counselling fee for general candidates will be ₹300/-. For SC/ST Candidates the fee will be ₹150/-.
  2. Release of Rank List: A Rank List will be prepared on the basis of TANCET 2022 Score. Candidates will be called for the counselling round on the basis of the rank obtained by them on TANCET 2022 Rank List.
  3. Call Letter: A call letter will be issued to successfully registered candidates. It will include important details of the candidate like Name, Counselling city & center, and registration number.
  4. Final Counselling: Candidates will have to appear for final counselling in the respective colleges of their choice. They need to confirm their seat by payment of the admission fee.

Check TANCET Counselling Process, Fees, Schedule

TANCET 2022 Application Form

TANCET 2022 application forms will be available from the 4th week of January 2022 in online mode on the official website of TANCET. The application fee would be ₹600/- for general and ₹300/- for reserved category candidates. Those who will be appearing for more than one program would be required to pay ₹600/- for each program. The reservation criteria are not applicable to candidates from other states.

Before filling the application form candidates are required to register themselves by providing the basic details. Steps to register online are mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of TANCET. Under TANCET 2022 button click on ‘New User Registration
  • Enter the name, valid email address, phone number, and password and save it as it will be required every time when you log in.
  • Click on ‘register’.

After registration, a unique user id/registration number will be generated and sent to the registered email address. Candidates are required to log in with the stated credentials. The steps to fill TANCET 2022 Application form are as follows:

TANCET Admit Card

TANCET 2022 Admit Card

TANCET 2022 admit card will be released on 1st week of March 2022. Candidates will be able to download the admit card from the official website by entering their user id and password. TANCET admit card will contain the information regarding the center and schedule of examination. If any candidate is unable to download the admit card or finds any discrepancy then it shall be reported immediately to the authority. The helpline numbers are mentioned below:

  • Call at +91-44-22358314
  • E-mail- directorentrance@gmail.com

TANCET Exam Day Instructions

  • Wear a mask and sanitize your hands at the exam center. Candidates should maintain social distance at the exam center till they leave the hall.
  • Candidates who enter the exam hall half an hour after the commencement of the exam will not be allowed. Candidates must also stay inside the exam hall even if they have completed the paper till 15 minutes before the exam ends.
  • Candidates may not carry Bluetooth devices, calculators, smartphones, log sheets to the exam hall.
  • Candidates found to be using any unfair means of writing the paper will be disqualified from taking the exam.
  • An OMR sheet will be provided which must be filed in carefully as no extra sheet will be given if wring information is entered.
  • Only black and blue inked pens are allowed to fill the instruction of the IMR sheet and options. The OMR sheet along with the question booklet must be returned after the exam.
  • Candidates who are not carrying a valid id card or id documents will not be allowed to take the exam.
TANCET Exam Pattern

TANCET 2022 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

TANCET 2022 Exam Pattern will consist of 100 multiple choice questions with four options for each question. Each question carries one mark and ⅓ mark will be deducted as a penalty for every incorrect answer. The examination shall be conducted in English and Tamil language only.

  • The total time allotted for each paper will be 120 minutes
  • Question paper of TANCET 2022 for MBA and MCA program consists of five and four sections respectively
  • There will be 20 questions in each section for the MBA program and 25 questions in each section for the MCA program
  • ME/M.Tech and M.Arch paper will consist of three sections in which two sections will be common and the third section will be optional
  • The total number of questions in M.E/M.Tech/M. Arch and M.Plan will be 105.
  • In M.E/M.Tech/M. Arch and M.Plan entrance exam the candidates will be allowed to choose the optional paper for the third section at the time of registration
TANCET Syllabus

TANCET 2022 Syllabus

TANCET 2022 syllabus will be released by Anna University online and it can be downloaded from the official website. Every program has a different syllabus based on the qualifying exam and course preferred.

Also Check: TANCET Exam Analysis

The Quantitative Ability section will be common in the question paper for MBA and MCA programs. In the MCA program, the question paper will consist of a mathematical ability section. The questions in the mathematical ability section will be framed on the basis of the syllabus of class 12 syllabus. A brief paper wise syllabus is discussed below:


Business Situation Analysis In this section, there are no prescribed topics. The questions will be based on business operations, situations, dilemmas, and business ethics, etc. There will also be some sections of the marketing plan and one-year strategy of a business. 
Reading Comprehension Reading comprehension will include questions based on precise writing and unseen passages. It will also include synonyms, antonyms, vocabulary, and one-word substitution.
Quantitative Ability In this section, the questions will be based on mathematics. Important topics are profit & loss, percentage, time & work, Average, Simple & Compound Interest, Binomial Theorem, Quadratic Equation, Mixture & Allegations, etc
Data Sufficiency Data Sufficiency will include topics like number systems, algebra, and some arithmetic problems. There will be questions from Data Interpretation like a bar graph, line graph, and pie chart
English Usage This will include the questions of grammar and punctuation, one-word substitution, conventional usage of words and phrases, writings of the speech community, etc.


TANCET Syllabus for MCA has 3 main topics:

Quantitative Ability The quantitative ability section will be covering the topic similar to the question paper of the MBA program. Students are required to study the mathematics of class 10 and 12 levels. Some important topics are average, percentage, profit, and loss, etc.
Logical and Analytical Reasoning In this section, there will be questions based on linear and circular arrangements, selections, coding and decoding, directions, critical thinking, Intuition, blood relations, decision making, inductive reasoning, binary logic, syllogism, and puzzles.
Computer Awareness This section will test the basic awareness and information in the field of computer and technology. The questions will cover the topics like the use of applications in computers, hardware, and software, artificial intelligence, generations of computers, data security, shortcut keys, and computer accessories, components of computers, other computing devices, etc.

TANCET M.E and M.Tech Syllabus

TANCET 2022 Syllabus includes topics from undergraduate courses. Each stream has a separate syllabus for the exam. M.E and M.Tech syllabus will be based upon the specific program selected by the candidate. There will be two common papers in all the programs and one optional paper marked by the candidate at the time of registration. The syllabus for the first two sections is discussed below:

Engineering Mathematics Calculus and differential equations, transforms, functions of complex and variables and complex integration, applied probability, matrices and determinants, vector calculus, numerical methods
Basic Engineering and Sciences Physics, chemistry, applied mechanics, material science, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, computers.

TANCET Preparation Tips

  1. Plan Your Exam: As the syllabus of TANCET 2022 is quite long, it is not possible for candidates to prepare for each and every topic. Considering your ability and weightage of topics in past years, work up a plan to which chapters or topics you will attempt and which ones you will avoid. 
  2. Revision is Your Saviour: There is no better way to brush up on the topics you have learned than to revise over and over. Revising not just helps with improving strong and weak areas, it also helps candidates to avoid forgetting.
  3. Mock Tests and Sample Papers: Apart from revising familiar topics, solving mock test papers and previous year's questions of TANCET aids in your preparation. This is also another way of revising. Taking mock tests will increase your confidence and help candidates familiarize themselves with the question pattern, important topics, difficulty level, and help them analyze strong and weak areas. 
  4. Strategize your Paper: While practicing mock papers and regular practice, candidates will familiarize themselves with TANCET exam pattern and sections of the paper. So it will be helpful to decide what strategy you might want to use to attempt each section and question. Candidates are advised to practice accordingly.
  5. Brush Up Tricks & Formulas: Every competitive exam that includes topics such as quant or reasoning can be solved faster by using shortcut methods, formulas, and tricks. Knowing these will help you attempt more questions in less time. Take help from blogs, youtube videos, and books to learn these tricks if you haven't already.
  6. Focus on Time and Accuracy: As TANCET is a lengthy paper, it is imperative for candidates to solve as many questions as possible in the given time limit while solving them correctly. How can this be achieved? First, try to improve your speed by using shortcut methods and formulas. Second, find out your weak areas as you solve practice questions, and work on those. Third, clear your basic concepts. 
  7. Work on Weak Topics: For some people, maths might be easier and verbal harder, while for others, the opposite might be true. Very few people are excellent at both. But for most, it is important to find out which topics are they are facing most issues with. 
  8. Avoid Stress: We know this is easier said than done, but nevertheless is a very important part of faring well in your exam. Take adequate rest the day before your test, keep everything ready, and remember that worrying will not just hamper your mental health, but also your exam.  Be confident in what you have learned, and keep calm!


Ques. When can I fill the application form for TANCET 2022?

Ans. TANCET 2022 application form will be available online on the official website of TANCET exam from the 4th week of January 2022. You can fill TANCET application anytime before the 3rd week of February 2022.

Ques. What is TANCET 2022 application fee?

Ans. The application fee is ₹600/- for general candidates and ₹300/- for candidates of reserved category(SC/ST/OBC). However, the discounted application fee for reserved classes does not apply to any candidate belonging to the state other than Tamil Nadu.

Ques. I am from Maharashtra. Can I apply for TANCET 2022?

Ans. Candidates from any state can apply for TANCET 2022. The candidates are suggested to check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. No relaxation of fee or any other reservation facility has been provided to the candidates from outside Tamil Nadu.

Ques. What is the minimum mark required to clear the cut off?

Ans. The minimum cut off marks usually range between 35-40 marks as per the previous year's analysis. For the reserved category, the cut off falls between 22-35 marks.

Ques. Can I apply for the MBA program at Anna University through CAT score?

Ans. Any candidate seeking admission in any program is required to take TANCET. No other exams will be considered for admissions.

Ques. How many colleges accept TANCET scores?

Ans. As per the previous trend, more than 200 colleges participate in TANCET exam. All the government and government-aided universities along with some private colleges in Tamil Nadu accept TANCET scores.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


Will I get some previous year question papers
aniket ranjan

Yes, Pervious year Questions papers are available here. Practising previous year Question Paper and sample papers can prove to be the best resources for you. To get Pervious year Questions papers and sample paper visit:- TANCET SAMPLE PAPERS

rinki mahapatra
Are there any colleges located in Madurai that accept TANCET scores for admission?
shivangi srivastava

TANCET is conducted by Anna University, Chennai to grant admission to students in various courses. A total of 434 colleges participate in the respective examination wherein around 14 colleges are located in Madurai. A list of these top colleges is mentioned here for a general reference: Top TANCET Colleges in Madurai.

uma goenka
Provide me a list of government colleges participating in TANCET.
shivangi srivastava

TANCET is conducted by Anna University to offer admission to aspirants in various courses like M.Tech, M.E, MBA, M.Plan, M.Arch, MCA, etc. Many private and government colleges participate in the same, where a total of 56 government colleges offer these courses to students. A list of these colleges is linked here: Top TANCET Government Colleges.

sourajit mukherjee
How many colleges offer 1 year course through TANCET?
shivangi srivastava

The colleges that participate in the respective examination of TANCET offer multiple courses of different time duration to candidates. These courses may range from 1 year, 2 years, 3 years and 5 years as per the choice of course or college. At least 13 TANCET colleges offer 1 year courses, a list of which is linked here: Top 1 Year TANCET Colleges.

dharshini rajendran
Are there any colleges affiliated to University of Madras?
shivangi srivastava

Yes, the multiple reputed colleges participating in TANCET to provide admission to candidates are affiliated to top well known universities/ colleges. These may include University of Madras as well. A total of 16 colleges are affiliated to University of Madras Chennai and a list of the same is linked here for your analysis: Top TANCET University Of Madras Colleges.

md hussain ansari
Does TANCET also offer Diploma course? Which colleges provide the same?
shivangi srivastava

Yes, TANCET offers admission in many courses at Degree, Diploma and Certification levels. There are about 16 colleges participating in TANCET that offer Diploma courses as per your query. A list of these reputed colleges is mentioned in the following link for your reference: Top TANCET Diploma Colleges.

shubham sharma
Can I pursue distance learning through TANCET? How many colleges provide the same?
shivangi srivastava

The 434 colleges that participate in TANCET to provide admission to students offer various courses in full time, part time and distance learning mode respectively. Therefore, candidates can even pursue distance courses through TANCET. A list of these colleges is mentioned in the link for further help: Top TANCET Distance Colleges.

ananya pandey
I wish to take admission in MArch. Provide me a list of colleges.
shivangi srivastava

TANCET offers admission to candidates in various streams like: Engineering, Architecture, Management and Computer Applications. Under Architecture, TANCET offers the course of M.Arch wherein around 6 colleges participate to grant admission. These colleges are linked here for further analysis: Top TANCET M.Arch Colleges.

fauzia shahid
How many TANCET colleges offer MCA course to students?
shivangi srivastava

TANCET offers many courses to aspiring candidates including M.E. / M/Tech, MBA/ PGDM, MCA and M.Arch. A total of 116 colleges out of 434 offer MCA course through the examination- TANCET. A list of these reputed colleges is mentioned in the following link so you may analyze the same in detail: Top TANCET MCA Colleges.

shivkumar dama
Are there any TANCET colleges located in Telangana?
shivangi srivastava

TANCET participating colleges are located in multiple states like: Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Delhi NCR, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Around 2 reputed colleges are located in Telangana as per your query. A list of these colleges is linked here for you to analyze thereby: Top TANCET Colleges in Telangana.


What is the tancet curoff?

nikita saha

In the last exam cycle, around 17699 applicants registered for TANCET 2021. Because there are so many students taking the exam, it becomes extremely competitive, and the cutoffs are exceptionally high. You can check the category wise, institute wise and expected cutoffs here: TANCET Cutoffs.


I have not downloaded my score card. Is their any method to download it now?

nikita saha

You can download it by the following steps:
Visit the official website > tap on ‘result’ > login into your account > download your score card.
To learn more, visit: TANCET Results.

subarna shri devi rajasekar

When will the exam start?

nikita saha

Registration for TANCET 2022 will commence from the 4th week of January 2022. The exams will start around the 4th week of march, 2022. Exact dates are yet to be announced. Keep a check on the official website for more information.


What about the counseling date?

nikita saha

The counselling for TANCET 2021 has started on 22 August, 2021. If you want details for TANCET 2022 Counselling dates, it will be occurring around May 2022. For more updates, keep a check on the official website.

dharshini rajendran
Can I get detailed syllabus of MBA paper?
sinbad chongtham

In the TANCET MBA paper, there are five sections. They are English Usage, Reading Comprehension, Business Situation Analysis, Quantitative Ability, and Data Sufficiency. You can check the detailed syllabus for each section from TANCET MBA Syllabus

sourajit mukherjee
Can we leave the examination hall after completing the paper or do we have to wait till the time ends?
sinbad chongtham

You can leave the examination hall once you have finished answering the questions. However, it is not recommended to leave the examination hall before the allotted time. Candidates are advised to check the answers they have written in order to avoid errors. 

uma goenka
Is there any way to contact the helpline of TANCET in case of a query?
sinbad chongtham

For any queries regarding the TANCET examination, you can contact the helpline number +91-44-22358314. You can also contact the helpdesk via email at directorentrance@gmail.com.

rinki mahapatra
What are the stages of selection after release of rank list?
sinbad chongtham

Once the TANCET examination results have been declared, the counseling session will commence. There are four steps in the counseling process. They are Online Registration, Release of Rank List, Call Letter and Final Counseling. Read more on TANCET Counseling. 

ankur jain
Which type of colleges participate in TANCET to provide admission?
sinbad chongtham

All the Government and Government aided Colleges and Universities of Tamil Nadu accept TANCET for admission. Besides this, there are also some private colleges that accept TANCET scores for admission. Check TANCET Participating Institutes. 

jatin sharma
What qualification should a candidate possess to apply for MTech?
aniket ranjan

The educational qualification required to apply for M.Tech program is a bachelor's degree in the relevant stream with a minimum 50% of marks in total. If you have  passed your B.E/ B.Tech degree program through Distance/ Weekend mode then also you can apply for the entrance test of TANCET.