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The Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test is an eligibility examination for studying post graduate courses like M.E., M.Tech., M.Arch., M.Plan., M.B.A. and M.C.A. in colleges of Tamil Nadu, India. This examination is conducted by Anna University, Chennai, on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu. Anna University was established on 4 September 1978 as a unitary type of University. It offers higher education in Engineering, Technology and allied Sciences relevant to the current and projected needs of the society.Besides promoting research and disseminating knowledge gained therefrom, it fosters cooperation between the academic and industrial communities.The University was formed by bringing together and integrating two well-known technical institutions in the city of Madras.
TANCET Eligibility
Anna University has ruled out certain eligibility conditions for candidates registering for TANCET. These must be fulfilled by the candidate in order to sit for the exam.

Academic Criteria
Candidates who have completed/ are in their final year of Graduation can apply.

Masters in any discipline of science is also accepted.

Candidates who have passed 10+2 or possess a 10+3 years diploma certificate from the State Board of Technical Education are eligible.

Candidates with a valid GATE Score with qualifying marks in relevant discipline of Engineering /Technology, need not appear for TANCET.

Candidates who have a valid GATE score with qualifying marks in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL), have to appear for TANCET 2019.

Percentage Required
The pass percentage is determined on the basis of candidates category. Read it below:

TANCET Exam Pattern
Exam Mode Offline
Language English
Number of Sections 03
Type of Questions Objective Type Question Based
Time Duration 120 Minutes
Total No. Of Questions 100
Marking scheme 01 Mark is Awarded For Each Correct Answer
Negative Marking 1/5 Mark is Deducted For Each Incorrect Answer
TANCET Important Dates
Availability of Application Form April 02, 2019
Last date to fill Application form Last Week Of April, 2019
Exam Date May 19, 2019
Announcement of Result June 08, 2019
Commencement of 2019 Counseling July, 2019
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