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TANCET Syllabus 2025: Anna University releases the TANCET syllabus along with the exam notification. The syllabus of TANCET 2025 exam comprises the topics and sub-topics for each section of the exam. No change has been encountered in TANCET syllabus this year. The TANCET MBA syllabus comprises five sections, namely Business Analysis, Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Sufficiency, and General English. TANCET syllabus PDF comprises topics primarily from the Class 9 and Class 10 level course curriculum. Candidates preparing for the TANCET 2025 must strategise based on the topics included in the TANCET syllabus for MBA 2025.

The difficulty level of the TANCET exam remains moderate to tough every year. It is expected that the TANCET syllabus 2025 and difficulty level will remain unchanged based on the past trends. Scroll down for more details on the TANCET 2025 syllabus, including section-wise breakdown, recommended books, and preparation strategy.

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Overview of TANCET Syllabus 2025

Find an overview of TANCET syllabus 2025 for MBA below:

  • Questions in the ‘Analysis of Business Situations’ part of TANCET are framed to evaluate a candidate’s ability to comprehend the data and apply the same to take business decisions
  • The Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability assess a candidate’s skill in filtering and assessing information from a given passage, as well as knowledge of grammar, punctuation, vocabulary,  etc.
  • Quantitative Aptitude topics are Class 10 and Class 12 level and the broad topics include Mathematics, Geometry, Algebra, Higher Maths, etc. 
  • Data Sufficiency questions test a candidate's mathematical skills as well as their knowledge of interpreting a given set of data

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Q:   What is the syllabus & exam pattern of TANCET?

A:

TANCET exam is conducted for MBA and MCA admission. More than 25,000 candidates take the TANCET exam for MBA admission. The sections vary for MBA and MCA exams. The space below mention the TANCET MBA exam pattern:

  • Mode of TANCET exam: Offline, OMR based
  • Type of questions: Objective type
  • Number of questions: 100
  • Number of sections: 5
  • Exam duration: 120 minutes
  • Maximum marks: 100
  • Marks for correct response: 1 mark
  • Mark down for incorrect response: 1/4 mark
  • Exam medium: English

The TANCET MBA syllabus is based on five sections. The sections for TANCET MBA exam include:

  • Business Situations
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Data Sufficiency
  • English Usage

All sections in the TANCET exam have equal weightage.

 

Q:   Is the syllabus for CAT and TANCET same? Can I prepare for TANCET exam using CAT study material such as mock tests and question papers?

A:

CAT is a national level exam for MBA admission, while TANCET is a state level exam for MBA admission. Syllabus for both CAT and TANCET are on a similar lies with slight changes in the sections. TANCET exam includes an additional section for Business Situation analysis. Candidates who have prepared for CAT exams section, including DILR, VARC, and QA, need a minimal study plan to prepare for TANCET. Candidates who took the CAT exam must drive deeper into the section for analysis of business situations. Study material, including books, question type remains similar for CAT and TANCET exam.

Practising mock tests for CAT and TANCET must be done individual as the difficult standards, exam duration, number of questions and other elements of test pattern will vary. Mock test will provide a better understanding of taking TANCET and CAT exam.

 

Q:   Is it easy to get high scores in TANCET exam?

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Yes, it is easy to get high scores in TANCET exam to meet the cutoff scores. All what needs to be done is hard work. Every exam is easy or tough based on the overall preparation. The TANCET question pattern is simple if compared with other MBA entrance exams including, CAT XAT CMAT etc. TANCET MBA has five sections with 20 marks for each section. Additionally, all the sections have equal number of questions. The sections appearing in TANCET MBA exam include:

  • Section 1 - Business Situations
  • Section 2 - Reading Comprehension
  • Section 3 - Quantitative Ability
  • Section 4 - Data Sufficiency
  • Section 5 English Usage

Candidates preparing as per the TANCET exam pattern and syllabus will not face any issues to meet the TANCET cutoff rank/scores.

 

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Section-wise TANCET MBA Syllabus 2025

Sections TANCET Syllabus 

Analysis of Business Situations

Candidates will be given to analye business situations in the form of a paragraph. This will be followed by some questions  

Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension, Synonyms, Antonyms, Fill in the blanks, Grammar, Vocabulary, Sentence Corrections, Idioms, Cloze Test, One Word Substitution

Quantitative Aptitude

Number System, HCF LCM, Percentages, Ratios, Averages, Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Mixtures & Allegations, Quadratic Equations, Linear Equations, Logarithms, Series and Progressions, Binomial Theorem, Surds & Indices, Functions, Inequalities, Modulus, Geometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry, Co-ordinate Geometry, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Set Theory

Data Sufficiency

Questions will be based on Number Systems, Arithmetic Topics, Algebra, Data Interpretation (Pie Chart, Line Graph, Bar Graph, and Tables). Candidates will also get questions in the form of statements labelled as I and II. They have to determine whether the statements either I or II or both I and II are sufficient to solve the problem

General English

This section tests the candidate's knowledge of General English with questions on errors in usage, grammar, punctuation, etc.

DILR Question-Answers for Practice Quantitative Aptitude Question-Answers for Practice VARC Question-Answers for Practice

Q:   Which are the most important topics to focus for TANCET preparation?

A:

Hi, TANCET sections include Questions from Business situations, Comprehension Passage, Graduate level Mathematics, Determining Data Sufficiency, English Language. The important topics to focus while preparing for TANCET are same as CMAT. Here are few tips which you should consider while preparing for TANCET. 

1) Try preparing all the topics listed in the official syllabus. Leaving any topic will risk your chances of obtaining a high score. However, at the last minute, avoid picking up a new topic.

2) Candidates should choose or select the appropriate study material so that they can easily understand it and it will help them to understand the structure of the exam. Negative marking is applicable in the test.

3) Therefore, another TANCET MBA preparation tip is to avoid guesswork. Mark the answers which you are sure of else leave them unanswered. The candidates must concentrate on enhancing their vocabulary as they will have to answer different questions in this section of the exam. Read the newspaper on a daily basis, it will help you prepare for the further rounds of admission. Hope it helps.

 

Q:   How can I perform well in English section of TANCET exam?

A:

TANCET exam's English Proficiency section is further divided into two sub-sections. These sub-sections include Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability followed by General English which evaluates the grammatical skills of the candidate. Candidates should develop a habit of reading newspapers, magazines and books to have a better understanding of English Knowledge. They can also refer to High School Grammar by Wren and Martin for developing a strong foundation. Basic Grammar forms the base of this examination and a candidate should be good in basic grammar such as Articles, Parts of Speech, Tense, etc. A candidate needs to read the basic grammar books and can also learn the rules of grammar online by practicing more. Following areas require candidate's attention to score well in the TANCET English section:

  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • One word Substitutions
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Spotting Errors
 

Q:   How to improve Reading Comprehension skills for TANCET MBA exam?

A:

Here are some tips on how to improve reading comprehension skills for MBA exam preparation:

  1. Read regularly
  2. Summarize what you read
  3. Reach out mentors for help
  4. Practice using sample papers and mock tests
  5. Pay attention to the author's purpose
  6. Identify the main idea of each paragraph
  7. Look for clues to the author's tone.
  8. Is the author being serious, humorous, or sarcastic?
  9. Read between the lines. What is the author not saying? What are they implying?

By following the above mentioned tips, one can improve their reading comprehension skills and increase their chances of success on the MBA exam.

 

Section Wise TANCET MCA Syllabus 2025

The table below mentions the TANCET syllabus for MCA courses in detail:

Sections

TANCET syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude

Number System, HCF LCM, Percentages, Ratios, Averages, Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Mixtures & Allegations, Quadratic Equations, Linear Equations, Logarithms, Series and Progressions, Binomial Theorem, Surds & Indices, Functions, Inequalities, Modulus, Geometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry, Co-ordinate Geometry, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Set Theory

Analytical Reasoning

Number Sequence (series), Input-Output, Coded-inequality, Blood Relations, Conditional Statements, Odd one out, Inequalities, Syllogism, Venn Diagram, Sitting Arrangement – Linear, Circular; Directions & Ranking, Sets based on games

Logical Reasoning

Alphanumeric series, Artificial Language, Blood Relations, Reasoning Analogies, Calendars, Cause and Effect, Coding-Decoding, Critical path, Clocks, Cubes and cuboids, Deductive Reasoning/Statement Analysis, Data Sufficiency, Decision Making, Dices, Directions, Embedded Images, Mirror and Water Images, Picture Series and sequences, Paper Folding, Puzzles, Order & Ranking, Seating Arrangements, Pattern Series and Sequences, Shape Construction, Statement and Conclusions, Statement and Assumptions, among other topics.

Computer Awareness

Computer Hardware, Controls, Basic Terminology, Internet & Protocols, Network Basics, Computer Abbreviations, Security Tools, Shortcuts, History of Computer, Memory, Computer Organization, Input-Output tools, Computer Architecture, Languages and Algorithms.

Also Read: TANCET 2025 Preparation Plan for Analytical Reasoning

TANCET Syllabus 2025: Sectional Overview

Candidates can find the question weightage along with the difficulty level as per the TANCET syllabus for MBA and TANCET exam pattern: 

TANCET Sections Total Questions Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

20

Moderate

English Grammar & Usage

20

Moderate

Analysis of Business Situation

20

Moderate to difficult

Quantitative Ability

20

Moderate to difficult

Data Sufficiency

20

Moderate to difficult

The space below mentions the section-wise question weightage in TANCET MCA exam:

Sections Total Questions Difficulty Level

Quantitative Ability

25

Moderate to difficult

Logical  Reasoning

25

Moderate to difficult

Analytical Reasoning

25

Moderate to difficult

Computer Awareness

25

Moderate to difficult

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Q:   Which section of the TANCET exam has the highest weightage?

A:

The TANCET exam has five sections, namely,

  1. Business Situations 
  2. Reading Comprehension
  3. Quantitative Ability
  4. Data Sufficiency
  5. English Usage

As per the TANCET exam pattern, a total of 100 questions are asked collectively from all sections of the TANCET exam. All five section of TANCET MBA exam have equal weightage. Therefore, candidates have to answer a total of 20 questions, irrespective of the section. Since all sections of the TANCET exam have equal weightage, candidates must take all sections seriously. Each section of TANCET exam holds identical importance.

 

Q:   Which is the easiest section of the TANCET exam? Do I need any specific books for the preparation of the same?

A:
All sections of the TANCET exam have equal weightage. However, candidates find the English Proficiency section of TANCET MBA exam as the easiest. Besides the English Proficiency section, candidates find the Reading Comprehension easy if compared with other sections. Since most of the candidates have been studying English Language during the graduation or during the school. English is found the easiest among other sections. Although candidates find the English section easy, candidates must not take the same lightly. A good score in the English section can work as an advantage while evaluation process.
 

Q:   What is the section wise weightage in TANCET exam?

A:

TANCET exam for MBA admission have five sections. Each section of the TANCET exam have an equal weightage. Anna University provides 20 per cent weightage to all five sections of the exam. Eacg section has 20 questions, collectively taking the question count to 100. The sections in the TANCET MBA exam include:

  • Business Situations
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Data Sufficiency
  • English Usage

Since all the sections of the TANCET exam have equal weightage, candidates provide equal importance to all five sections. Any of the section may lead to act as an advantage in pulling the overall score of the candidate.

 

Books recommended for TANCET Preparation 2025

  • TANCET MBA Superior Guide by S. SAMBASIVAN and Dr D. ANTONY XAVIER
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R. S. Aggarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude by S.N Jha
  • Reasoning Test (Verbal & Non-Verbal) by Dr M.B.Lal & A.K.Singh
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning by A. K. Gupta
  • Compendium General English by Dr BB Jain
  • New Pattern Tests of Objective English by Dr R.N. Singh

TANCET Exam Preparation 2025

TANCET exam preparation usually takes around three to four months. Candidates need to chalk out a preparation plan, to begin with. They should simultaneously cover the key topics in the TANCET syllabus and practice mocks. It is important that these sessions should be result-driven. Candidates should set aside separate time for solving conceptual problems. MBA aspirants preparing for other MBA entrance exams, with a similar syllabus as that of TANCET, will not find it difficult to prepare for TANCET. The following articles may be useful for TANCET exam preparation:

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Q:   Is it necessary to join coaching classes for TANCET preparation?

A:
It's entirely a candidate's call how he/she wishes to prepare for the TANCET exam. If aspirants have a strong foundation, they can rely on self-study. However, if the candidate wishes to make the best of available resources, he/she can certainly opt for an online course or join a coaching institute. Joining a coaching institute is not necessary for TANCET exam preparation. However, it can be helpful for some aspirants. Coaching institutes can provide access to experienced teachers, practice questions, and study materials. They can also help candidates develop a study plan and stay motivated. When deciding on coaching institutes, it is crucial to choose a reputable and has a good track record of success. You should also make sure that the institute offers the type of instruction that you are looking for. The best way to prepare for TANCET is to find a method that works for you and stick with it. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to exam preparation. The most important thing is to start early and give yourself plenty of time to study.
 

Q:   How can I prepare for TANCET MBA by self-study? What are the materials I have to use?

A:

Tips and tricks to clear TANCET exam include

  1. Clearing your concepts and basics
  2. Taking mock tests
  3. Practicing previous year's question papers/sample papers
  4. Focus on improving speed and accuracy
  5. Time Management using techniques such as the Pomodoro technique
  6. Revision using short notes
  7. Avoid starting any new topics in the last phase of TANCET preparation
  8. Prepare a clear and defined exam day strategy
  9. Know your strength and weaknesses

Coming to the second part of the question, some of the recommended books to prepare for TANCET exam include:

  • TANCET MBA Superior Guide by S. SAMBASIVAN and Dr. D. ANTONY XAVIER
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R. S. Aggarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude by S. N. Jha
  • Reasoning Test (Verbal & Non-Verbal) by Dr. M. B. Lal & A. K. Singh.
 

Q:   How can I crack TANCET in 6 months?

A:
TANCET is conducted by Anna University Chennai on behalf of Government of Tamil Nadu and is accepted by many good colleges across India. Make your plan according to the time you can give for the preparation on a daily basis. Work on your plan and identify your weakness and strength. Try to plan and identify above stated things within a week. Set your plan agile and keep buffer time for revision and solving mock test papers. Start with your verbal and quantitative practice in parallel. Six months can make or change the game, time management is very important at every single point of time till the final day and even on the day. Keep positive! Solve questions in a specified time frame this will help you in doing questions in time. Maintain a good balance between your accuracy and solving time. Be focused and calm. For the last month keep all the formulas and tricks handy and revise on a daily basis. Remember not to be emotional while solving or appearing for exam. Manage your time wisely.
 

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To determine your chances at KVIMIS, Coimbatore for MBA with 60 marks in TANCET, we would ideally look at previous year cutoffs. Typically, admission cutoffs vary each year based on the number of applicants and their scores. As of recent data, KVIMIS has admitted candidates with scores ranging from

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Yes, TANCET exam is required for admission to M.Tech at Sona College of Technology. Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test which is mandatory for admission to MTech. Applicants seeking admission to M.Tech are required to apply and appear for TANCET to be eligible for admission.

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NO, candidates cannot apply for PG programme at Sona College of Technology without TANCET exam. Further, if candidates seeking admission to BTech Lateral entry, they can apply without TNEA Counselling.

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yes you are able to apply to the CMS Institute of Management Studies MBA programme without taking the TANCET. The institute accepts the CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT and ATMA among other national entrance exams for MBA admissions. To be eligible applicants must have a valid score from any of these tests. Cand

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Yes, TANCET score is accepted for MBA admission at HVBS. The eligibility criteria set by the college is Graduation with 50% aggregate. THVBS courses' admissions are based on entrance exam scores. Candidates looking for admission should have valid state-based entrance exam scores that is TANCE/CET fo

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The MBA closing cutoff of Happy Valley Business School in 2023 was 7065. The admission concluded after round 1. In 2022 and 2021, the closing cutoff were 6193 and 4491 ranks respectively for the general category of students. 

 

 

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Indeed, you can enroll in CMS Institute of Management Studies' MBA programme without taking the TANCET. The following other entrance exam results are also accepted by the institute: The Indian Institutes of Management administers the Common Admission Test (IIMs). The All India Management Association

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A pass in a recognised Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration and obtained atleast 50% (45% in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination.

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The TANCET cutoff for CMS Institute of Management Studies 2023 is 80. CMS Institute of Management Studies [CMSIMS], Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu is a premium business school that operates under the CMS educational and charitable trust. It is a self-financing institution that strives to foster students' in

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SKCT admissions are made based on TANCET score including other accepted exams. Students seeking admission must register and appear for TANCET counselling process. As per the available schedule, the TANCET Counselling registration process will be closed on July 4, 2024. However, it is subject to cha

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