TANCET MArch/MPlan 2023: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Results

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test 2023 ( TANCET )

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Counselling: 1 Jun '23 - 25 Jun '23

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TANCET 2023: DTE Chennai has started the TANCET counselling registration 2023. The counselling registration will end on June 25. The direct link for TN MBA counselling registration is given on this page below. The TANCET rank list will be out on July 14. MBA counselling will then start on July 29 and MCA counselling on July 23. DTE, Chennai is conducting TANCET counselling in an online mode. Therefore, candidates need to upload their documents online. No physical document verification will be conducted for TN general counselling process. Commencing 2023 exam session, the ME/MTech/MArch/Mplan courses received a new name, CEETA PG, conducted on March 26. Read more about TANCET 2023, including the participating institutes, counselling process, cutoff, etc.

What is TANCET?

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test, abbreviated as TANCET, is an admission test conducted to fill PG seats across courses in Tamil Nadu colleges. 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 offline, comprises 100 objective-type questions to be answered within two hours. DTE, Chennai, administers the TANCET counselling for MBA admission of qualified candidates.

TANCET 2023 results have been released on April 14; scorecard download window closed on May 20. Candidates who are not satisfied with the results can start preparing for TANCET 2024 Now.

Check Details on TANCET 2024

Latest Updates & Articles:

June 2: TANCET 2023 counselling registration starts, apply here

April 22: TANCET 2023 Scorecard released; Check Marksheet and Pass Marks Here!

April 14: TANCET 2023 Toppers (Out Soon): Check Ranks vs Marks, List of Toppers

March 27: Top 10 MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu under TANCET

TANCET 2023 Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of TANCET 2023 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

1 Jun '23 -

25 Jun '23

TN MBA Admission: Certification Verification


1 Jun '23 -

25 Jun '23

TANCET 2023 Counselling Registration


14 Jul '23

TANCET 2023 Rank List Publication

15 Jul '23 -

18 Jul '23

Grivience Reressal for TANCET rank list

21 Jul '23

TANCET Counselling for Special Reservation categories

23 Jul '23 -

25 Jul '23

Payment and choice filling for TN MCA courses

26 Jul '23

Publication of tentative allotment for MCA courses

DatesPast Exam Dates

22 Apr '23 -

20 May '23

Download TANCET 2023 Scorecard (Postponed)

14 Apr '23

TANCET 2023 Result Declaration Date

10 Apr '23

Publication of TANCET 2023 Final Answer Key

TANCET 2023 Exam Highlights

The table below mentions the key highlights of the TANCET 2023 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 1,000 for unreserved categories

- INR 500 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


MTech, ME, MArch, and MPlan to be conducted based on CEETA PG 

TANCET 2023 exam dates

March 25, 2023 (for MBA and MCA)

Number of test cities


Seats available

MBA: Approx. 18,000

MCA: Approx. 17,000

Engineering: Approx. 20,000

Exam helpdesk number


Exam website


TANCET Results 2023

Anna University will release the TANCET 2023 results in online mode. TANCET 2023 results can be checked by visiting the exam portal available at the official website of TANCET Anna University, i.e. tancet.annauniv.edu. Candidates need to use their email ID and password to check the TANCET 2023 result. The scorecard of TANCET 2023 comprises details, including sectional score, overall score, qualifying status and basic details of the test taker. Candidates qualifying as per the TANCET 2023 results are eligible to participate in the TANCET counselling process.

Also Check: TANCET 2023 Results

TANCET 2023 Answer Key Download

Anna University has released TANCET answer keys 2023. In the previous sessions, answer keys for the TANCET exam were not released. Candidates can download the TANCET MBA answer keys using the login portal available on the official exam website, tancet.annauniv.edu. Login credentials, including the email ID and password aids the login process to download the TANCET answer keys. Soon after the exam was conducted, the unofficial answer keys of TANCET 2023 were released on several Youtube channels and by some coaching centres. Candidates can analyse their performance in TANCET 2023 using the answer keys.

Also Read: TANCET 2023 Answer Key (Out): Get PDF Download Link Here

TANCET 2023 Answer Key Download

TANCET 2023 Answer Keys Released; Download PDF Here

TANCET Admit Card 2023

Candidates who filled the TANCET application form have been issued the admit card to appear for the exam. Anna University TANCET hall ticket is a mandatory document to be carried on exam day. The TANCET admit card 2023 will be downloadable from the official exam website, tancet.annauniv.edu. 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. The space below mentions the steps to download the admit card of TANCET 2023 in brief:

  1. Visit the TANCET exam website, tancet.annauniv.edu
  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 2023 Application Form

Anna University hosted the TANCET application form online. Candidates were able to complete the TANCET registration within a stipulated deadline. The space below mentions the brief steps to fill TANCET 2023 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 application video below to know the application process for the TANCET 2023 exam:

TANCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Course-wise eligibility criteria to appear for TANCET 2023 is as follows:

TANCET 2023 MBA Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor's degree with a 50 per cent aggregate (45 per cent for reserved categories) marks a candidate eligible for the exam. 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Eligibility Criteria

TANCET 2023 Admission Process

The TANCET admission process comprises the stages depicted below:

  1. Application form fillup
  2. Downloading hall ticket
  3. Appear for exam
  4. Download scorecard
  5. Participate in TANCET counselling process
TANCET 2022 Admission Process

Also Read: TANCET 2023 Exam Centres

TANCET Syllabus 2023

Candidates need to prepare in sync with the TANCET 2023 syllabus. Anna University prescribes the TANCET MBA syllabus. As per the TANCET 2023 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 2023

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 2023 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 2023 Counselling

Candidates who qualify the TANCET can participate in the counselling process. TANCET counselling is a bridge between the qualifiers and the participating colleges. DTE releases a rank list comprising the names of candidates 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

Also Read: TANCET Colleges List for 99+ Percentile

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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TANCET 2023 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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