tancet 2017TANCET 2017 – Anna University has conducted TANCET 2017 on March 26 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2017 was held in 15 exam centres across the state of Tamil Nadu. Through TANCET 2017, the candidates will be admitted to various M.Tech courses at approximately 300 government or government aided, private and self-financing engineering colleges in the state. The candidates will be selected based on the scores obtained in TANCET 2017. However, GATE qualified candidates need not appear in TANCET 2017 provided their GATE paper is no XE or XL. Such candidates have to appear in TANCET 2017. The result of TANCET 2017 has been announced on April 11. The cutoff of TANCET 2017 will be prepared based on the TANCET scores To get all detailed information about TANCET 2017 important dates, result, answer key, counselling and more read the article below.

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TANCET 2017 Salient Features

  • Exam Name: Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET)
  • Conducting Body: Anna University
  • Level of Exam: State
  • Courses Offered: M.Tech/M.E/M.Arch/M.Plan

TANCET 2017 Important Dates

The important dates of Tamil Nadu CET 2017 can be checked and tracked from the table below.

Events Dates
Registration starts January 29, 2017
Registration ends February 28, 2017
Admit card issued March 14, 2017
TANCET 2017 to be held March 26, 2017
Announcement of result April 11, 2017
Beginning of counselling 2nd week of July 2017

TANCET 2017 Result

The result of TANCET 2017 has been announced online. The candidates can check it from this page, by entering the E-mail Id and Password. Through the result, the rank of the candidate in TANCET will be announced and on the basis of it, admission will be granted. 

Score and Rank of TANCET 2017

The Result of TANCET can be checked by entering the User Name and Password. The score and the rank of the candidates will be announced through the result. The candidates will be able to download their mark sheet, 10 days after the announcement of the result.

The final marks of the candidates will be normalised. For this, the below-mentioned formula will be used. Candidates should note that the rank will be determined after the normalisation of the scores.

Normalized Score = 40 + (10/s) (r-m)

Note: The marks sheet will be required during the final admission. Hence, candidates will have to secure it. Yet, if required, the duplicate marks sheet can be acquired by sending a letter and Demand Draft for Rs. 100, at the address below:

The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025.

TANCET 2017 Counselling

The counselling of TANCET is called as TANCA. It is also organised by the Anna University and the seats to the candidates are allocated on the basis of TANCET or GATE score. However, the preference of the students is also considered during allocation of seat.

TANCET 2017 Participating Institutes

There are 300+ participating institutes of TANCET 2017. Some of the institutes have been listed below. However, to check the complete list of TANCET Participating Institutes – Click Here

S No Institute
1 A.C College of Engineering and Technology
2 Bannari Amman Institute of Technology
3 C M C College of Engineering and Technology
4 D M I College of Engineering
5 E.G.S. Pillay Engineering College
6 Fatima Michael College of Engineering and Technology
7 G.G.R. College of Engineering
8 Hindustan College of Engineering and Technology
9 Idhaya Engineering College for Women
10 J C T College of Engineering and Technology

TANCET 2017 Application Form

The application form for TANCET 2017 was available online from January 29 to February 28, 2017. The application fee for the exam was Rs. 500 but the candidates belonging to SC, ST, and SCA category just needed to remit Rs. 250 as TANCET Application Fee. 

The process to submit TANCET 2017 Application Form is as below:

  • Click on the link provided above.
  • In the displayed window, click on the ‘New User? Register’ button.

Registration: After this, the candidates will be required to register by entering Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Email ID, and Password. When sure that the details entered are correct, click on the ‘Register’ button.  

Login: On successful registration, the candidates will be directed to the Login page. There the candidates will have to access the portal by entering the User Id (same as registered e-mail id) and Password. 

Filling the Application Form: Next, the candidates will have to read all the instructions and click on ‘Proceed’ button to fill the Application Form of TANCET 2017. In the application form, candidates will be required to enter Personal Details, Course Details, Address, Upload Photograph. The photograph to be uploaded should be a recent one and the size of it must be 20 KB to 30 Kb. The candidates must ensure that it should be in JPG/JPEG format only. 

Fee Payment: On filling the details successfully, the candidates will be asked to submit the application fee. The amount for TANCET is as mentioned above. However, it should be noted that the fee relaxation is only applicable for SC/ST/SCA candidates of Tamil Nadu. Also, if the candidates will apply for more than one course they need to remit additional Rs. 500 or Rs. 250, as applicable.

Confirmation: The payment of fee is the last step for TANCET 2017 Registration. The system will generate an Application Number when the form will be submitted properly. The candidates are required to secure the application properly. It is advised that candidates produce a copy of the application confirmation page. It is not be sent to Anna University. However, it might be required in counselling and admission process.

TANCET 2017 Category of Candidates

GATE Category – Those who withhold GATE 2017, 2016, and 2015 scorecard and have scored the minimum qualifying marks for the assistantship, in the respective discipline. These candidates are exempted from appearing for TANCET 2017.

However, it should be noted that the candidates who secured qualifying marks in GATE Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL) will have to apply for TANCET as well.

TANCET Category – Those who will apply and appear for TANCET 2017.

Sponsored Category – These are the candidates, who will be sponsored by the Government aided educational institutes and organisations. The candidates will be required to apply for TANCET 2017.  

 Other State Candidates – These are those candidates, who do not belong to the state of Tamil Nadu. Since last year, other state candidates can apply for TANCET. However, the eligibility criteria for them is yet to be announced.

TANCET 2017 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of TANCET 2017 is as below:

Non-GATE candidates

  • A candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch, from a recognised institute. However, the aggregate score of the candidates should not be less than 50% (45% for reserved category candidates).
  • Candidates should have a master’s degree, from a recognised institute. It should be in a relevant branch of Science/Arts. Along with it, candidates must have also cleared 10+2 and AMIE.
  • Candidates with 10+3 years diploma may also apply. However, the diploma must have awarded by State Board of Technical Education and with it, AMIE certificate is also required.     

GATE Qualifiers

  • GATE 2017 qualifiers are exempted from the examination.
  • However, candidates who qualified Engineering Science (XE) or Life Science (XL) paper of GATE 2017 must appear for the TANCET.

Note: The other state candidates can also apply for the exam. However, during the admissions, the eligibility criteria of the institute is also to be fulfilled.

TANCET 2017 Exam Centres

The exam centres of TANCET 2017 will be established in Tamil Nadu and the area nearby. Some of the centres will have listed below but to check the complete list – Click Here.

S No Exam Centres
1 Chennai
2 Coimbatore
3 Chidambaram
4 Dindigul
5 Erode
6 Karaikudi
7 Nagercoil
8 Salem
9 Thanjavur
10 Tirunelveli

TANCET 2017 Admit Card

The TANCET Admit Card has been released by the Anna University on March 14, 2017, in the online mode. To download the admit card, candidates have to enter their user ID and password in the login page. TANCET 2017 Hall Ticket is a very important document. It will be required at the exam hall, for receiving the permission to enter exam hall, and during the admission. At the time of admission, candidates will have to submit an Admission Application Form. In it, candidates will have to mention the Registration Number, which will be allocated through the TANCET Admit Card.

It is advised that the candidates secure their TANCET Hall Ticket 2017 properly. However, if it is lost or damaged then the candidates may acquire a duplicate hall ticket by writing a letter to the address below. Along with the letter, candidates will also have to remit Rs. 100 through the Demand Draft. The candidates must mention their Name, Registration Number, and Exam Centre in the letter.

The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025

TANCET 2017 Syllabus

The syllabus of TANCET 2017 has been given separately for all the disciplines. The candidates must check it to know the important and non-so-important topics. For details syllabus, click on the heading of this paragraph.

TANCET 2017 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for TANCET 2017 has been explained below:

  • The exam will be held in offline mode.
  • It will be a 2 hour paper.
  • There will be three sections in the examination.
  • Question paper will be divided into three sections.
  • Section I will mandatory
  • The total number of questions in the examination will be 115.
  • All the questions will be of multiple choice type, for which 4 answers choices will be given.
  • Total marks of the exam will be 100 and for each incorrect answer, negative marking of 1/3 marks will be done.

The table below will help candidates in understanding the TANCET Exam Pattern

Course Section Total Questions Total Marks Negative Marking
M.E/M.Tech/M.Plan/M.Arch I 20 20 1/3
  II 35 20 1/3
  III 60 60 1/3
Total 115 MCQs 100 marks  

TANCET 2017 Sample Papers

The sample paper of TANCET can be download from the web or purchased from the vendor. Candidates must practice from it as it will enhance the understanding regarding the paper pattern and the difficulty level of the examination.


TANCET Contact Details:

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