TANCET MTech/ME 2023: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Results

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test 2023 ( TANCET )

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Registration: 1 Feb '23 - 22 Feb '23

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Updated on Feb 6, 2023 17:27 IST

TANCET 2023: Anna University has commenced the TANCET 2023 registration on February 1. Candidates aspiring for MBA or MCA admission must apply for TANCET 2023 online on the official website (tancet.annauniv.edu). Anna University has also released the TANCET 2023 exam dates. MBA and MCA exams will be conducted on March 25 in the morning and afternoon shift, respectively. The ME/MTech/MArch/Mplan courses will be conducted on March 26 with a new name as CEETA PG. Earlier, the exam was to be conducted on February 25 and 26. With the new exam dates, change in name and release of the registration process, Anna University has also hiked TANCET application fee. Reserved category candidates have to pay INR 500, whereas UR category candidates have to pay INR 1,000 as the application fee. Candidates holding a bachelor's degree will be allowed to apply for the TANCET MBA exam. 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 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 offline, comprises 100 objective-type questions to be answered within two hours. DTE, Chennai, 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.

Latest Updates:

February 1: TANCET 2023 Application Form Released; Apply Now

February 1: TANCET 2023 Registration Live Updates; Check Official Link, Application Fees, Documents Required

January 27: TANCET 2023 Exam Dates Released; Exam on March 25

January 18: TANCET 2022 Question Paper PDF: Download for All Courses

TANCET 2023 Dates

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

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

1 Feb '23 -

22 Feb '23

TANCET 2023 Registration Dates


11 Mar '23 -

25 Mar '23

TANCET 2023 Admit Card Download

25 Mar '23

TANCET 2023 Exam Date for MBA & MCA

26 Mar '23

CEETA 2023 Exam Date for M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Arch. / M.Plan.

Apr '23

TANCET 2023 Result Declaration Date


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 2023 Application Form

Anna University hosts the TANCET application form online. Candidates can 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. 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:

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 Admit Card 2023

Candidates filling out the TANCET application form are issued the admit card to appear for the exam. Anna University TANCET admit card 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
  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 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 Answer Key

Anna University might release TANCET answer keys 2023; 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 2023 unofficially. The unofficial answer keys of TANCET 2023 will be released on several Youtube channels and by some coaching centres. Candidates will be able to analyse their performance in TANCET 2023 using the answer keys.

TANCET Results 2023

Anna University released 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 results. The scorecard of TANCET 2023 shall comprise 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.

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

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 2023?

A. TANCET 2023 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 2023 application form?

A: Anna University will facilitate the TANCET 2023 registration window from February 1 to 22.

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 2023?

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 2023 scorecard can only participate in the TANCET counselling process 2023. To participate in admission for the 2024-26 batch, aspirants need to appear for the TANCET 2024 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 2023 application fee?

A: The application fee for the TANCET 2023 exam has been hiked to INR 1000 for unreserved categories and INR 800 for reserved category candidates.

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.

Q: What is the TANCET 2023 exam dates?

A: Anna University released the TANCET exam dates after it concluded the previous exam session. However, latest changes on the official website suggests postponement of the TANCET 2023 exam. As per the previously informed schedule, TANCET 2023 exam was scheduled to be conducted on February 25 and 26.

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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What are the top 10 MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu via TANCET?

Khushoo Kohar

Contributor-Level 7

3 hours ago

Here are the top 10 MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu based on the TANCET exam:1-PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore, 2-Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai, 3-Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore, 4-Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, 5-Vellore Institute of Technology (VI...Here are the top 10 MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu based on the TANCET exam:
1-PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore,
2-Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai,
3-Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore,
4-Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai,
5-Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore,
6-Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad (IMT-G) Chennai Campus,
7-PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul,
8-Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy,
9-Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore,
10-PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research, Coimbatore, This list is based on the reputation of the colleges, placement records, faculty, infrastructure, and other factors. However, the actual ranking may vary depending on various sources. It is advisable to do thorough research and visit the colleges before making a final decision.


Sapna kumari

Beginner-Level 5

21 hours ago

Department of Management Studies - Anna University, Chengalpattu. Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Kancheepuram. Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Erode. SSN School of Management, Chennai.


How much should I score on the TANCET to get into the best colleges?


Sapna kumari

Beginner-Level 5

21 hours ago

The seat allotment lists comprise the last ranks for admission to all government and non-government colleges in the state accepting TANCET for admission. The cut-off score for top universities/ colleges/ institutes usually ranges between 34 and 64 for the open category.


What is the syllabus for the TANCET MCA?


Sapna kumari

Beginner-Level 5

21 hours ago

TANCET 2022 Exam Pattern for MCA courses consists of four different sections namely Quantitative Aptitude Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and General Computer Awareness. There are only multiple-choice questions that make up the maximum marks of 100.


Can I get a stipend for clearing TANCET?


Sapna kumari

Beginner-Level 5

21 hours ago

Students you qualify TANCET are not eligible for stipend. But based on you TANCET exam marks you are offered scholarships. Students who score above 70 marks are offered fee waivers. Hope this helps you.


Is it mandatory to appear for TANCET even with a valid GATE score?


Sapna kumari

Beginner-Level 5

21 hours ago

Candidates with valid GATE score will also be required to appear for TANCET/CEETA-PG 2023.


Is degree completion necessary to apply for TANCET exam?


Nakshatra Omprakash

Beginner-Level 2

a week ago

Yes, it is necessary to have a degree. TANCET is for higher studies.


I have 9276 rank in TANCET. Which colleges can I get?


Bharath Pendyala

Beginner-Level 3

a month ago

You will get a nice reputation college and the best demand course in the present market, but I suggest you take only the CSE department no need of going for specializations in my view. And congratulations.


I got 87.975 percentile score for ME in TANCET exam. Which colleges will I get to study ME?


Shaili Gajera

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

You should try for IIT Bombay, MIT manipal, VIT Vellore. This are the best college for the education and there placements are also great.

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M.Tech. in Food Technology
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  • 2 years
  • |
  • Full Time
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SSN College of Engineering

Old Mahabalipuram Road, Chennai

Admissions 2023

M.E. in Computer Science and Engineering
  • 4.8





    Faculty & Course Curriculum


    Crowd & Campus Life


    Value for Money

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  • Total Fees: ₹ 50,000
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