TANCET 2022: Hall Ticket (Out), Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Question Papers

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test 2022 ( TANCET )

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TANCET 2022 exam has been conducted on May 14 and May 15. Test takers will be able to check the TANCET 2022 results at the official examination website hosted by Anna University. Candidates will be allowed to check the TANCET results using the login credentials on or before June 10. The scorecard and admit card shall be required at the time of admission in the TANCET participating institutes. Candidates who have misplaced the admit card or need corrections in the same can obtain the same by paying INR 100.

What is TANCET?

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test, abbreviated as TANCET, is an admission test conducted to fill PG seats, across courses, in colleges of Tamil Nadu. Anna University conducts the state-level entrance exam for various PG courses including MTech/ MArch/ MPlan/ ME, MBA and MCA programmes. More than 200 colleges situated in Tamil Nadu accept TANCET scores for admission. Every year, more than 40,000 MBA aspirants appear for the TANCET to compete for more than 15,000 seats offered by several institutes of Tamil Nadu. TANCET, conducted in an offline mode, comprises 100 objective type questions to be answered within two hours. DTE, Tamil Nadu administers the TANCET counselling for MBA admission of qualified candidates. Read this article further for more information on TANCET including the eligibility criteria, schedule, selection process, and more.

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TANCET 2022 Exam Highlights

The table below mentions the key highlights of the TANCET 2022 exam:



Exam name


TANCET full form

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test

Conducting body

Anna University

Exam level


Exam frequency

Once a year

Exam mode


Exam duration

2 hours

Exam sections (MBA)

Business Analysis, Quantitative Aptitude, Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability, Data Sufficiency and General English

Number and type of questions

100 questions in MCQ format

Exam medium


Exam fees (hiked)

- INR 800 for unreserved categories

- INR 400 for reserved categories (belonging to Tamil Nadu)

Exam purpose

Admission into SRMIST, HICAS, PSG Institute and

- 200+ MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu

- 250+ MCA colleges in Tamil Nadu

- 340+ MTech colleges in Tamil Nadu

Course offered

MBA, MCA, MTech, MArch, ME, MPlan

Number of test cities (reduced)


Seats available

MBA: Approx. 18,000

MCA: Approx. 17,000

Engineering: Approx. 20,000

Exam helpdesk number


Exam website


TANCET 2022 Exam Dates

Candidates can check the table below for TANCET 2022 exam dates:

TANCET 2022 Events TANCET 2022 Dates Salient Features
TANCET 2022 registration begins 30-Mar-2022 Anna University commenced registrations in an online mode at tancet.annauniv.edu
Last date of TANCET 2022 registration



23-Apr-2022 (4 PM)

Candidates who registered before the deadline are eligible to appear for the exam

Final status of application check


A login window helps candidates to check the application status

Issue of TANCET 2022 hall ticket


Admit card is released online and acts as the identity proof on the exam day

TANCET 2022 exam date for MBA and MCA courses


The exam will be held in a two-hour slot 

TANCET 2022 exam date for MTech/MArch/MPlan/ME courses


The exam is held in a two-hour slot

Declaration of TANCET 2022 result

On or before 10-Jun-2022

Result will be released on the official website

Last date to download TANCET 2022 scorecard

June 2022

Candidates can download the TANCET scorecard within a stipulated deadline

TANCET 2022 Counselling application begins

to be notified 

Counselling for MBA and MCA courses are held by GCT 

Also Read: TANCET 2022 Important Dates

TANCET 2022 Application Form

Anna University hosts the TANCET application form in an online mode. Candidates can complete the TANCET registration within a stipulated deadline. Space below mentions the brief steps to fill TANCET 2022 application form:

1st Step: Registration

2nd Step: Login

3rd Step: Payment of application fee

4th Step: Filling personal details

5th Step: Filling educational details

6th Step: Choosing exam city preference

7th Step: Upload of documents

Refer to the video below for the detailed application process for TANCET 2022:

TANCET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Course wise eligibility criteria to appear for TANCET 2022 is as follows:

TANCET 2022 MBA Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor's degree with a 50 per cent aggregate (45 per cent for reserved categories) marks a candidate eligible. Candidates are eligible if they have completed education in any of the following patterns:

  • 10 + 2 + 3 / 4 /5 years pattern
  • 10 + 3 years diploma + 3 years pattern
  • 10 + 2 + B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. / B.Pharm.
  • 10 + 2 + AMIE
  • 10 + 3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE

TANCET 2022 MCA Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree of a minimum of three years duration in BCA or B.Sc (IT/ CSE/ equivalent). Or, the candidate who holds a three-year bachelor's degree other than those discussed here and have studied Mathematics at 10+2 level or Graduation level are also eligible. Candidates must have obtained a minimum aggregate of 50 per cent in the qualifying exam (45 per cent for reserved category candidates). Candidates are eligible if they have completed their education in any of the following patterns:

  • 10 + 2 + 3 / 4 / 5 years pattern
  • 10 + 3 years diploma + 3 years Pattern
  • 10 + 2 + AMIE
  • 10 + 3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE

TANCET 2022 M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Arch./M.Plan. Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must pass a bachelor's degree or equivalent with 50 per cent (45 per cent for reserved category candidates). Only the candidates who have completed bachelors with any of the following degrees are eligible:

  • B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. Degree Programmes
  • B.Pharm.
  • 10 + 2 + AMIE
  • 10 + 3-year diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE

Candidates who have completed a Master’s degree programme in the relevant branch of Science / Arts are also eligible.

Also Read: TANCET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

TANCET 2022 Admission Process

The TANCET admission process comprises the stages depicted below:

TANCET 2022 Admission Process

Also Read: TANCET 2022 Exam Centres

TANCET Syllabus 2022

Candidates need to prepare in sync with the TANCET 2022 syllabus. Anna University prescribes the TANCET MBA syllabus. As per the TANCET 2022 syllabus, there are five sections in the exam. The table below mentions the TANCET MBA syllabus in brief:




Quantitative Aptitude

Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Mixtures & Allegations, Quadratic Equations, Linear Equations, Logarithms, Series and Progressions

Data Interpretation

Questions from DI are based on Number Systems,  Algebra, Arithmetic Topics, Pie Chart, Line Graph, Bar Graph, and Tables

Reading Comprehension

Questions based on Reading Comprehension, one-word substitution, Synonyms antonyms, Vocabulary

General English

Fill in the blanks, Grammar, Sentence Corrections, Idioms, Cloze Test, sentence arrangement, spotting errors

Business Situations Analysis

Syllogisms and Puzzles, Decision Making, Blood Relations, Binary Logic, Coding-Decoding, Linear and Circular Arrangements, Sequence & Series

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TANCET Exam Pattern 2022

TANCET MBA question paper comprises 100 MCQs that can fetch a maximum of one mark each if answered correctly. Whereas, 1/3rd mark is deducted for each incorrect response. The TANCET MBA exam pattern is as follows:

TANCET Test Structure Elements


Duration of test

2 hours

Examination mode


Number of sections

Five (5) sections, namely,

- Business Situations

- Quantitative Ability

- Reading Comprehension

- Data Sufficiency

- English Usage

Total marks


Marks assigned to each section


Negative marks

-1/3 marks for each incorrect response

Exam medium

English, and Tamil

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TANCET 2022 Preparation Tips

Nearly 40,000 candidates register for TANCET every year for admission into colleges situated in Tamil Nadu. To qualify the exam and get admission into a TANCET participating college, candidates must have a top-notch preparation strategy. The space below mentions some of the tried and tested TANCET preparation tips followed by the toppers in the previous sessions:

  1. Candidates must start with knowing the exam pattern and the syllabus in detail to avoid wasting time in studying extra topics under a section
  2. After analysing the syllabus and test structure, prepare a study plan and stick to it
  3. Go through all the topics that were studied a day or a week before so that nothing gets faded away with the preparation plans going forward
  4. Make short notes while studying each subject
  5. Solving sample papers, and preparing using the previous year's question papers and mock tests is a tried a tested technique to score better in the TANCET exam

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TANCET Admit Card 2022

Candidates filling out the TANCET application form are issued the admit card to appear for the exam. The admit card of TANCET 2022 is a mandatory document to be carried on the exam day. The TANCET admit card 2022 is downloadable from the official exam website. No other mode is available to access the hall ticket. TANCET admit card carries crucial details related to the exam and the test taker along with the TANCET exam day guidelines. Candidates failing to carry a hard copy of the TANCET admit card will face denial in entry to the exam centre. Space below mentions the steps to download the admit card of TANCET 2022 in brief:

  1. Visit the TANCET exam website
  2. Click on the tab for TANCET hall ticket download
  3. Enter email ID and password
  4. Enter the captcha code
  5. Click on the 'Login' button

Also Read: Previous Year's TANCET Exam Analysis

TANCET 2022 Answer Key

Anna University might release TANCET answer keys 2022; however, as per the previous year's trends, the answer key for the TANCET exam is not released officially. Candidates can find the answer keys for TANCET 2022 unofficially. The unofficial answer keys of TANCET 2022 shall release on several Youtube channels and by some coaching centres as well. Candidates will be able to analyse their performance in TANCET 2022 using the answer keys.

TANCET Results 2022

Anna University releases the TANCET 2022 result in an online mode. TANCET 2022 results can be checked by visiting the exam portal of TANCET 2022 available at the official website of Anna University, i.e. annauniv.edu. Candidates need to use the email ID and password to check the TANCET results. The scorecard of TANCET 2022 shall comprise details including sectional score, overall score, qualifying status and basic details of the test taker. Candidates qualifying as per the TANCET 2022 results are eligible to participate in the TANCET counselling process.

TANCET 2022 Counselling

Candidates who qualify the TANCET can participate in the counselling process. TANCET counselling is a bridge between the TANCET qualifiers and the participating colleges. DTE releases a rank list comprising the names of the candidates who are eligible to participate in the TANCET seat allotment round. The rank list is released after verification of the following certifications.

  1. TANCET scorecard
  2. TANCET Counselling call letter
  3. Documents depicting past academic records
  4. TANCET admit card
  5. Tamil Nadu domicile certificate
  6. Other documents specified in the counselling brochure

Top MBA Colleges Accepting TANCET Score

The table below mentions few MBA colleges accepting TANCET score

Anna University

KV Institute of Management and Information Studies (KVIMIS)

PU-Periyar University

Bharathiar University

University of Madras - UNOM

Department of Management Studies, Anna University

SSN School of Management

PSG Institute Of Management - PSGIM

Andhra Loyola College (ALC, Vijayawada)

Nehru Institute Of Technology - NIT Coimbatore

Check TANCET Cutoffs and predict calls from colleges accepting TANCET scores for admission. Check Fees, Placement Reviews, Admission, Shortlist Criteria and Eligibility of all TANCET participating colleges by clicking the link below:

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Q. What is the mode of conducting TANCET 2022?

A. TANCET 2022 will be conducted in an offline mode, i.e. in a paper-pencil based way. Candidates have to shade the correct answer option on the OMR sheet.

Q: Who conducts the TANCET exam?

A: Anna University conducts the TANCET exam for professional PG programmes on behalf of the Tamil Nadu government.

Q: When will Anna University release the TANCET 2022 application form?

A: Anna University is facilitating the TANCET 2022 registration window from March 30. Candidates will be able to apply for the exam until April 23.

Q. Is there any negative marking for TANCET?

A. There is a negative marking scheme in TANCET. For each wrong answer, 1/3 mark of the total marks is deducted.

Q. What is the number of seats offered based on TANCET scores?

A. Anna University conducts TANCET to fill approximately 18,000 seats offered for MBA admission in the top b-schools in Tamil Nadu.

Q. Can a candidate who does not belong to Tamil Nadu get admission based on TANCET 2022?

A. Candidates from other states are also eligible for TANCET subject to fulfilment of eligibility requirements laid down by the participating colleges/institutes for MBA admission.

Q: What is the validity of the TANCET score?

A: TANCET score is valid for one admission session only. Candidates with a TANCET 2022 scorecard can only participate in the TANCET counselling process 2022. To participate in admission for the 2023-25 batch, aspirants need to appear for the TANCET 2023 exam.

Q: Can I pursue a distance course with admission based on the TANCET score?

A: Yes, candidates can also get admission into distance programmes based on the TANCET scores.

Q: What is TANCA?

A: TANCA Stands for Tamil Nadu Common Admissions. TANCA is conducted for M.Tech/M.E. or M.Arch admissions. Anna University holds the responsibility to release the TANCA rank list based on the marks secured in the GATE and TANCET exams respectively.

Q: Is there any age limit to appear for TANCET?

A: No. Anna University has not specified any age limit for admission based on TANCET. However, candidates must meet all other eligibility conditions specified in the information bulletin along with the eligibility conditions defined by the participating colleges.

Q: What is the TANCET 2022 application fee?

A: The application fee for the TANCET 2022 exam is hiked to INR 800 for the unreserved categories and INR 400 for candidates belonging to the reserved (SC/SCA/ST) category from Tamil Nadu. In the previous exam sessions the application fees were INR 600 and INR 300 for unreserved and reserved categories respectively.

Q: What is the minimum qualifying criteria to appear for the TANCET MBA exam?

A: To apply for the TANCET MBA exam, candidates must hold a bachelor's degree with a minimum aggregate of 50 per cent marks for open category candidates and 45 per cent for reserved category candidates.

Q: What is the duration of the TANCET exam?

A: The TANCET exam is conducted for a duration of two hours. Candidates can answer questions from any section during this two hour period. There is no sectional time limit in TANCET.

Q: How many colleges participate in TANCET counselling?

A: More than 242 colleges situated in Tamil Nadu offer MBA admission based on TANCET scores. These include govt-aided and self-financing colleges.

TANCET 2022 Contact Information

Centre for Entrance Examination
Anna University,
Chennai 600025

Phone Number: +91-44-22358314 (10.00 AM to 6.00 PM)

Email ID: tancetaugmail.com

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What is the stripen giving college for M.Arch through TANCET exam in Tamilnadu?

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Pranav Raj

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Hii Sowmya, There is no such thing like stipend for clearing TANCET as far as I known. But you can see the difference in fee structure. Fee payment in colleges through TANCET will be comparatively low when compared with National level exams. Since past few years, TANCET is really competitive.

I registered for TANCET M.Tech exam. After paying the fees it shows that the payment is not been proceeded.

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Ishan Aditya

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Don't worry may be it is due to Server Error. It will get resolved within 24 hrs.

When TANCET exam will start?

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AdiAditya Pandey

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

TANCET is a very popular exam its registration is going on and will end on 18th April 2022. The exams are likely to be conducted in the month of may most probably in mid of may month. So keep preparing and don't take to the last moment.

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