How to prepare for TANCET 2022 in 3 months

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Abhishek Dhawan
Senior Executive – Editorial
Updated on Mar 9, 2022 14:22 IST

TANCET is one of the most popular state-level exams for admissions to PG courses in Tamil Nadu. Here we are sharing a three-month preparation strategy for cracking the exam with a high score.

TANCET Preparation 2022

TANCET Preparation in 3 Months

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is an entrance exam conducted by Anna University for admissions to Master in Technology (MTech), Master in Architecture (MArch), Master of Planning (MPlan), Master of Engineering (ME), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and/or Master of Computer Science (MCA) programmes offered by around 200 colleges in the state. With hardly three months left for TANCET 2022, here we present a systematic yet crisp strategy that would help aspirants get the basic idea of the TANCET syllabus and prepare for the concepts, but also in devising a test-taking strategy as well. Three months may seem insufficient for a fool-proof preparation but if a person has his basics in place and he follows a rigorous study schedule with a precise plan of action, he surely stands a chance to clear this exam.

In this article, we will discuss a step-by-step study plan that will help you prepare for TANCET 2022 in just three months. To make the best of the remaining time, it is crucial for aspirants to plan it right. Notably, the execution part entirely depends on an individual’s dedication and perseverance. One needs to adapt to the changing circumstances according to his/her need.

Here are a few tips that will help you prepare for TANCET 2022 in three months

How to Crack TANCET in Three Months

Understanding TANCET Exam Pattern

An aspirant should first go through the exam pattern to have a basic understanding of the marking scheme, subjects, weightage to each subject being given in the exam.  There are seven courses prescribed under TANCET exam. The question paper for MTech, ME, MArch, MPlan programmes will consist of 115 questions divided into three sections while MBA and MCA & MCA (LE) courses will have 100 questions divided into five and four parts respectively. Check below for more details on the TANCET exam pattern





Mode of TANCET Exam




Duration of test

2 hours

2 hours

2 hours

Number of sections

5 (Business Situations, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, Data Sufficiency and English Usage)

4(Quantitative Ability, Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness

3(Part I-Engineering Mathematics, Part II-Basic Engg. & Sciences Part III- for different disciplines)

Sectional Weightage

20 marks allotted to each section

25 marks allotted to each section

Part I: Part II: Part III- 20:20:60

Total Marks




Negative Marks




Cover TANCET syllabus

Aspirants should go through the TANCET syllabus for their respective courses and devise a plan accordingly. Candidates can start with their weak subjects and should not lose time in getting the queries sorted. Simultaneously, one should be mindful enough to keep practising the subject which he or she considers easier. If a candidate is good at maths, it will take lesser time for him to cover the aptitude and DI sections. Similarly, if a candidate reads regularly, it would be easier for him to sail through the Reading comprehension and English Usage section.

TANCET syllabus comprises of various topics from the below-mentioned subjects

TANCET Syllabus for MBA

TANCET Syllabus for MCA and MCA (LE)

TANCET syllabus for MTech, ME, MArch, MPlan

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Basic Engineering & Sciences
  • Basic Engineering & Sciences

Take online mock tests: Practising mocks comes with its own benefit. In the initial phase, it will help an aspirant find his weak links. Once he is done with the conceptual problems and brushes up his basics, a candidate can focus on speed and accuracy. Aspirants should also solve previous year's TANCET question papers to have a better understanding of the exam pattern. By taking mocks in the stipulated time, an aspirant will also learn to handle pressure and ace time management.

Stay motivated and confident: It often happens we start our preparation with a lot of enthusiasm but after a few days, we tend to lose focus owing to lethargy or confusion but a candidate who learns to overcome these little hurdles has a better chance to make it through the exam. If you have 90 days to prepare for an exam, every single day you need to keep your motivation level high and invest your time in the best possible manner.

Keep learning tricks and shortcuts: To get a good score in TANCET 2022, it is imperative for an aspirant to learn the quickest and surest way to solve answers. In the aptitude and reasoning sections, there are various shortcut methods that would come in handy in solving problems. Additionally, an aspirant should work to increase his calculation speed, it is advisable that a candidate should keep away from using calculating devices while solving problems.

Revision:  Revision is the most important part of the preparation period. All efforts may not turn into a good score, if one fails to revise the topics s/he has toiled through the preparation period.  Even if you have been able to cover say, 2/3rd of the syllabus in 45 days, it is important to revise this part even as you continue to learn new topics. Building on your strengths while covering new ground is the best way to prepare for an exam. Here is what you can do for a thorough revision

  • Revise important concepts, theorem and topic-wise formulae
  • Focus on points that have not been practised enough
  • Never revise the entire syllabus in one go, divide time for each subject and revise accordingly

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