TANCA 2017


TANCA 2017TANCA 2017 – The M.Tech/M.E/M.Arch/M.Plan seats in the colleges and universities of Tamil Nadu are filled through TANCA. It is Tamil Nadu Common Admission process which is carried out by the Anna University. It is a single window counselling process which enables candidates to apply for various colleges through a common application form. Both GATE and TANCET qualifiers will be allowed to participate in TANCA Counselling 2017. The application form for TANCA 2017 will be available in the month of May 2017 and the counselling will be held in the month of June 2017. Candidates may check more details about TANCA 2017 from the article below.


TANCA 2017 Important Dates

The dates for TANCA 2017 has not been announced yet. However, candidates may check the tentative dates from below.

S.No Events Dates
1. TANCA online registration will start from May 2017
2. Last date to register for TANCET 2017 Counselling May 2017
3. Merit list for GATE and TANCET candidates will release in May 2017
4. The counselling will be held in June 2017



Participating Institutes of TANCA 2017

There are 300 plus college and universities which participate in TANCA. The complete list of it can be checked by clicking on the header of this section. The types of colleges participating in TANCA are as below:

  • University Departments/Constituent Colleges
  • Government Aided Engineering Colleges
  • Self-financing Engineering Colleges

TANCA 2017 Eligibility Criteria

GATE qualifiers were required to satisfy GATE Eligibility Criteria and TANCET qualifiers needed to fulfil TANCET Eligibility Requirement. However, candidates belonging to both the categories will also be required to meet TANCA Eligibility Criteria 2017. Only then the admission will be granted.

The Eligibility Criteria of TANCA 2017 are as follows:

Education Qualification – Candidates must have qualified Bachelor’s degree program (B.Tech/B.E/10+3 Diploma) with a minimum of 50% marks. Relaxation is applicable for reserved category candidates and they need to secure 45% marks only.

Candidates must have valid TANCET 2017 or should possess a valid GATE Scorecard for the year 2017 or 2016. However, GATE qualifiers in XE and XL papers will only be considered eligible if TANCET is also cleared by them.

Note: Candidates in final year of their diploma course may also apply.

Nativity Requirement – As per the nativity, the following candidates are eligible to apply for TANCA 2017.

  • Candidates who have studied in Tamil Nadu for 5 continuous years, class XII onwards.
  • A resident of Tamil Nadu, who studied outside the state. These candidates will be required to upload scanned copy of Certificate of Nativity.
  • Candidates belonging to other states may also apply, under open category.
  • Sri Lankan Refugees, who possessed qualifying degree from an institute in Tamil Nadu.

TANCA 2017 Reservation of Seats

The rule of reservation, mentioned below, will be applicable while allocating the seats.

S.No Category Reservation
1. Open 31%
2. Backward Class 26.5%
3. Backward Class Muslims 3.5%
4. Most Backward Class and Denotified Communities 20%
5. Schedule Caste (SC) 15%
6. Schedule Caste (Arunthiyars) 3%
7. Schedule Tribes 1%

TANCA 2017 Application Form

Despite registering for the entrance examinations, the candidates will have to submit TANCA 2017 Application Form. The application form for TANCA 2017 will be available online. Candidates will be able to access it from this page. To submit the form, candidates will first have to register by submitting the Name, e-mail id, mobile number, date of birth and few other details. Once the candidates are registered, they will be able to enter details in the application form.

In the application form, candidates will have submit details about themselves, education background, and even details of the exam through which they are applying.

TANCA 2017 Merit List

The Merit List of TANCA will be prepared separately for GATE and TANCET qualifiers. It will be prepared on the basis of score in the respective examination. Candidates may check the details about it from below.

TANCA Merit List for GATE Qualifiers – For the candidates applying through GATE, the score of 2016 and 2017 will be considered. Only those candidates will be considered for merit allocation whose score will be more than the minimum qualifying marks. The merit shall be prepared discipline-wise.

Merit List of TANCA for GATE Qualifiers (Exclusively XE and XL) – For merit preparation of candidates belonging to this category, the score of TANCET and GATE will be considered. 70% weightage will be given to GATE score, whereas, the remaining 30% will be for TANCET 2017 scores.

TANCA 2017 Merit List for TANCET Qualifiers – The marks secured by the candidates in CET will be the base for the merit preparation.

TANCA 2017 Counselling

Receiving a call letter for TANCA Counselling does not ensure admission of the candidates. A number of candidates called for the counselling is always more than the number of seats. The allocation of seats will be done on the basis of merit secured by the candidates.

The process of counselling of TANCA 2017 is as below:

  • Candidates will have to be present physically for the counselling, where document verification will be done.
  • Candidates will have to carry original documents.
  • Once the verification is done successfully, the candidates will be called to state the choices for the course and college.
  • As per the merit, the seats will be allotted.
  • To confirm the allotment, candidates will have to remit the counselling fee. The amount of fee is Rs. 1150 for SC/SCA/ST candidates. However, the candidates belonging to other categories need to remit Rs. 5300.
  • Lastly, the provisional seat allotment letter will be given, which will be converted into final allotment when candidates will report at the allotted institute.

Note: The TANCA 2017 counselling fee can be paid through Demand Draft, prepared in favor of “The Secretary, TANCA, Anna University” payable at Chennai.

TANCA Contact Details
Address: The Secretary,
Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET),
Centre for Entrance Examinations,
Anna University, Chennai – 600 025

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