TANCET Counselling 2022: Check Dates, Fees, Registration & Procedure

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test 2022 ( TANCET )

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Updated on Jun 22, 2022 23:27 IST

TANCET counselling 2022: DTE Chennai is conducting TANCET 2022 counselling. If the counselling mode of past two sessions is to be followed, DTE will conduct the counselling in an online mode. Candidates can participate in the counselling process based on the TANCET exam scores. The counselling process for TN MBA/MCA admission is common; while counselling for other courses is conducted separately by TANCA. TANCET counselling aids the admission process for government, government-aided, self-financing, and stand-alone institutions situated in Tamil Nadu. Candidates who qualify in the TANCET 2022 exam are eligible to participate in the TN MBA counselling process.

The first step is the TANCET counselling registration followed by a rank list preparation. TANCET rank list comprises names of the candidates who are eligible for the counselling process. Eligible candidates can proceed to complete the TANCET MBA choice filling process. TANCET Read this article on TANCET counselling for details including counselling schedule, counselling process and documents required.

Latest Updates:

June 21: TANCET 2022 counselling dates are expected to release in July.

TANCET 2022 Counselling Highlights

The table below mentions the TANCET counselling highlights:



Mode of counselling registration


Conducting body

DTE Tamil Nadu

TANCET counselling fee (indicative)

INR 300 for unreserved category candidates

INR 150 for SC /SCA /ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu

Mode of payment


Eligibility for counselling

- Candidates qualified in TANCET

- Candidates holding a bachelor’s degree with at least 50 per cent aggregate

Official website


TANCET Counselling Schedule 2022

The TANCET counselling schedule will be released after Anna University declares the TANCET 2022 result. The table below for TANCET 2022 counselling dates is designed based on the dates that were followed during the previous admission cycle:


TANCET MBA Counselling Dates (Tentative)

Commencement of online registration

July 2022

Last date of TANCET counselling registration

July 2022

Commencement of uploading original certificates

July 2022

Last date of uploading original certificates

Last week of July 2022

Last date for payment of TANCET counselling registration fee

First week of August 2022

Publication of TANCET rank list

Last week of August 2022

TANCET counselling for differently-abled candidates

First week of September 2022

Payment and choice filling for TN MBA courses

Second week of September 2022

Publication of tentative allotment for TN MBA courses

Second week of September 2022

Confirmation of tentative allotment for TN MBA courses

Second week of September 2022

Publication of provisional allotment for TN MBA courses

Second week of September 2022

Supplementary counselling round

Third week of September 2022

End of Counselling (Online)

Third week of September 2022

Also Read: TANCET 2022 Dates

TANCET 2022 Counselling Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to abide by the following eligibility conditions to participate in the TANCET counselling process

  1. Nativity: Only the candidates who belong to Tamil Nadu are eligible for the TANCET counselling. Candidates need to attach Tamil Nadu Nativity Certificate while counselling registration.
  2. Qualifying Examination: Candidates must have a qualified bachelor's degree programme of a minimum of three years duration with 50 per cent aggregate (unreserved category) and 45 per cent aggregate (reserved categories).
  3. Entrance Exam: Candidates must have appeared for TANCET (MBA) 2022 conducted by Anna University.
  4. Age Limit: There is no upper or lower age limit prescribed by DTE

TANCET Counselling Process 2022

TANCET Counselling Schedule

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TANCET Counselling 2022: Online Registration

DTE, Tamil Nadu releases an online application form for TANCET MBA counselling. The stepwise procedure to complete the TANCET counselling registration is as follows.

1st Step: Candidates need to visit the official website for TANCET MBA/MCA counselling

2nd Step: Click on the tab reading ‘Register Online Application’

3rd Step: Fill in all the details marked with an asterisk (*) symbol

4th Step: Enter email ID and mobile number similar to that used while filling the TANCET application form

NOTE: DTE will send the credentials to the registered email ID and mobile number

5th Step: Enter TANCET hall ticket number and normalised score as per the TANCET scorecard

6th Step: Enter the details including demand draft number, category, religion, educational qualification, etc.

7th Step: Hit the ‘Submit’ button after entering all the details in the counselling form

8th Step: Take a printout of the application form and address label.

TANCET 2022 Counselling Fees

Candidates are required to produce a demand draft for the counselling registration fee drawn in the favour of ‘The Secretary, TN MBA/MCA Admissions – 2022, Government College of Technology.’ The demand draft shall be payable at Coimbatore. The registration fee for TANCET counselling is as follows.

Category TANCET Counselling Fee (in INR)
Unreserved Category 300
SC/SCA/ST Category 150

Note: The table above mentions the indicative fee for TANCET 2022 counselling based on the previous trends.

Documents Required for TANCET 2022 Counselling

After submission of the counselling form, candidates need to upload certificates and documents for verification. Candidates must send the printout of the application form, along with the demand draft and copies of the following documents:

  • Class 10 mark sheet
  • Class 12 mark sheet / Diploma Certificate
  • Graduation mark sheets for all semesters / Years of qualifying Degree Examinations
  • Provisional / Degree Certificate
  • Permanent Community Certificate Card (to avail reservation)
  • TANCET 2022 Scorecard/ Rank Card
  • TANCET 2022 hall ticket
  • District Medical Board Certificate (for Differently abled Candidates only)
  • Nativity Certificate in electronic form / digitally signed e-certificate (If applicable)
  • Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee certificate (If applicable)

NOTE: Candidates need to upload the above-mentioned documents while TANCET MBA counselling registration.

TANCET Counselling 2022: Rank List Publication

Candidates completing the counselling registration are considered for the TANCET rank list preparation. DTE releases the rank list based on the TANCET exam result. Candidates can participate in the TANCET counselling rounds based on their position as per the TANCET rank list. The table below mentions the direct links to download the previous years TANCET rank list

Download Previous Year's TANCET Rank List PDF

TANCET Rank List 2021 Download Link
TN MBA Rank List Download PDF
TN MBA Differently Abled Rank List Download PDF
TN MCA Rank List Download PDF
TN MCA Differently Abled Rank List Download PDF

Also Read: Understanding TANCET Normalisation Process

Tie Breaking Policy for TANCET Rank List Preparation

In case two or more candidates have an identical score in TANCET 2022, the rank will be decided using the following chronology

  • Candidates with a higher average percentage of marks from first semester/year to N-1 semesters/years in the qualifying degree examination where N is the total number of semesters/years in the qualifying examination.
  • The older candidate as per the date of birth mentioned in the SSLC certificate will be given the preference.

TANCET Counselling: Downloading Call Letter (For Offline Counselling Process Only)

All the candidates completing the counselling registration and getting their documents verified will be issued the counselling call letter if the counselling process is conducted offline. Candidates need to download the TANCET counselling call letter using the credentials generated during the registration process. The call letter carries some personal details of the candidates, counselling venue and dates. Candidates must appear for the TANCET counselling as per the details in the call letter.

NOTE: DTE has conducted the TANCET counselling process entirely online in the past two sessions; thus, the counselling call letter did not release. With the upcoming session, if the counselling process is held offline, the TANCET counselling call letter will be released on the official counselling website.

TANCET Counselling 2022: Seat Allotment

After the release of the TANCET rank list, candidates are able to participate in the seat allotment process as per the schedule on the call letter. During the seat allotment process, candidates can exercise the choice filling process. Candidates will be allotted seats in the TANCET participating colleges based on the ranks and choices exercised.

Previous Year's TANCET Seat Allotment Lists

Course TANCET Allotment List (PDF)
MBA Provisional Allotment List 2021 Download Here
MCA Provisional Allotment List 2021 Download Here

NOTE: Seats allotted can be secured after the payment of the requisite admission fee for the MBA course.

TANCET Supplementary Counselling Round 2022

DTE, Tamil Nadu conducts TANCET counselling in several rounds. The counselling process for TANCET is typically active for a period of three to four months. Seats remaining vacant after the first round of TANCET counselling are filled in the supplementary counselling round.

TANCET 2022 Reservation Criteria

Selection for admission based on TANCET scores shall be made under seven different social categories. DTE, Tamil Nadu has prescribed the following reservation criteria for admission in Tamil Nadu.

TANCET Reservation Criteria


Seats Reserved (In Percentage)

Open Competition


Backward Classes


Most Backward Class and Denotified Communities


SC (Arunthathiyar)


Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribes


Backward Class Muslims


TANCET Reservation Highlights:

  • Besides the above reservation, five per cent is reserved for the candidates with disabilities
  • Candidates who have not selected any category while filling the TANCET application form are considered under the Open Competition category

TANCET Counselling 2022: Key Intakes

  • The rank list during the TANCET 2022 counselling process will be published based on the scores of the candidates in the exam.
  • Candidates will be able to check the status of vacant seats of each participating institute after every round of TANCET counselling.
  • Candidates will be allowed to attend the subsequent rounds of the TANCET 2022 counselling if they are not satisfied with the allotted college.
  • Admission during the counselling is based on several factors including rank, choice filling, and reservation criteria.
  • Candidates who are unable to attend the first round of counselling for admissions based on TANCET 2022 are marked ineligible for subsequent phases of counselling
  • Colleges allotted in the last round of counselling will be considered as final.

TANCET Participating Institutes

More than 200 colleges across India accept TANCET scores for MBA admission. Here is a list of top colleges accepting TANCET scores for admission.

Also Read: MBA Colleges Accepting TANCET Scores

Check TANCET Cutoffs and predicts 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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TANCET 2022 Cutoffs

DTE does not formally release the cutoff score; however, the last rank for admission is available via the TANCET seat allotment list. The table below mentions the last ranks for some of the colleges accepting TANCET scores.

TANCET MBA Last Ranks 2021 (General Category)

Name of College TANCET Last Rank 2022
M.A.M B-School 5473

PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore


University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai


Vel Tech High Tech Dr Rangarajan Dr Sakunthala Engineering College, Chennai


Velammal Engineering College, Chennai


University Departments of Anna University - CEG, Chennai


Thiagarajar School of Management(Co-Ed), Madurai


Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Kancheepuram


Kumaraguru College of Technology, Chinnavedampatti Post, Coimbatore


St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, OMR, Chennai


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TANCET Counselling FAQs

Q: Can I change the date and time of TANCET 2022 counselling?

A: No, candidates are not allowed to change the date and time of TANCET counselling. The date, time and venue of TANCET counselling mentioned in the counselling call letter will be deemed as final.

Q: When should I reach the counselling venue?

A: Schedule to reach the counselling venue will be mentioned in the call letter. However, the TANCET 2022 counselling process is expected to be conducted in an online mode only.

Q: Is it necessary to have a provisional certificate during TANCET counselling?

A: No. Candidates need not carry provisional certificates of class 10, 12 and bachelor's degrees at the counselling venue. However, these documents will be verified after the candidates join the allotted college.

Q: What if I am unable to download the TANCET counselling 2022 call letter?

A: Candidates must try recovering the login credentials to download the TANCET counselling call letter. In case the issue still prevails, candidates can contact the counselling authority to avail resolution of the issue.

Q: Can I choose colleges in my own city during TANCET counselling?

A: Allotment of the college will depend upon the availability of seats in the college opted during the TANCET choice filling process.

Q: Can I access my application form after submission of the same?

A: Yes, candidates can access their application form after submission. They can do so by entering their TANCET number and password.

Q: What if I do not receive an email or SMS with login details, what should I do?

A: If candidates did not receive their email or SMS, then they can click on the link reading 'forgot password' to retrieve the password by providing the necessary details.

Q: Do I need to submit different applications for MBA and MCA admission?

A: Yes, the candidates are required to register for MBA and MCA separately.

Q: What are the steps involved in the TANCET counselling process?

A: The TANCET counselling process involves several steps including completing counselling registration, checking the rank list, downloading call letters followed by attending the seat allotment process. In the case of the online counselling for TANCET 2022, DTE will not issue a call letter, candidates with their names on the rank list will be able to participate in the choice filling process.

Q: How are TANCET rank lists prepared?

A: The rank lists are prepared based on candidates' normalised scores on the TANCET exam.

Q: How many colleges participate in TANCET counselling?

A: There are more than 242 participating colleges in Tamil Nadu offering MBA admission based on TANCET scores. These include govt-aided and self-financing colleges.

Q: Will candidates who failed to participate in the first round of counselling be allowed to attend subsequent rounds?

A: No, candidates who fail to attend the first counselling round will not be allowed to attend the subsequent rounds.

Q: How much amount do I need to pay after confirmation of the seat?

A: After seat allotment, candidates from the General category have to pay INR 5,000 and the candidates from SC/SCA/ST category are required to pay INR 1,000. This amount will be adjusted in the tuition fee at the time of admission.

Q: Is the seat allotment fee paid in online mode?

A: No, candidates are required to submit a demand draft drawn in favour of “The Secretary, TANCA, Anna University” payable at Chennai.

Q: What If I am not satisfied with the allotment of seats in the first counselling round?

A: Candidates will have the option to wait for second and third counselling rounds in order to get the college of their choice.

Q: How will the rank of the candidates be decided, if two or more candidates get a similar score?

A: If two or more candidates get a similar score in the TANCET exam, the one with a higher score in the qualifying degree examination will be placed in a higher rank in the rank list.

Q: When will TANCET 2022 counselling start?

A: The exact schedule cannot be predicted due to shift in the session in the past two sessions owing to the COVID-19. With the deadline for TANCET scorecard download as June 30. Candidates can expect the release of the TANCET counselling details along with the schedule in the month of July.

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Pranav Raj

Contributor-Level 10

2 months 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.


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