PG Programmes

  • Entrance
  • Eligibility
  • Syllabus and Marks
  • Category
  • Seat Distribution


The Government of Tamilnadu have authorized Anna University for conducting the Tamilnadu Common Entrance  Test  (TANCET)  for  admission  to  1)  M.B.A  2)  M.C.A  &  3)  M.E./  M.Tech./  M.Arch./  M.Plan.  Degree Programmes  offered  in  colleges  in  Tamilnadu.  [G.O.  (Rt)  No.  166,  Higher  Education  (J2)  Department  Dated: 27.11.2012]

REGISTRATION FOR ENTRANCE TEST The candidates can register for the entrance test in any one of the modes given below.

a.  Registration in Person

Candidates  can  appear  in  person  at  the  Coordinating  Centres  shown  under  item  5  with the following documents:

i)  Copy of X Std. or equivalent mark sheet ii)  Copy of XII Std. mark sheet or 3 years Diploma certificate iii)  Entrance Test Fee in the form of cash (or) Demand Draft iv)  SC/SCA/ST  candidates  belonging  to  Tamilnadu  have  to  produce  a  copy  of  the permanent community certificate (card format) for availing fee concession.

b.   Internet Registration Candidates  can  register  through  internet  by  filling-up  the  application  form,  downloading  it and send it to the address shown under item 10 with the following documents:

i)  Copy of X Std. or equivalent mark sheet ii)  Copy of XII Std. mark sheet or 3 years Diploma certificate iii)  Entrance Test Fee in the form of Demand Draft iv)  An attested copy of the permanent community certificate (card format) issued by the competent  authority  of  Government  of  Tamilnadu  (for  SC/SCA/ST  candidates belonging to Tamilnadu).


For  candidates  who  register  in  person,  cash  or  a  demand  draft  for   500/-  ( 250/- for SC/SCA/ST  candidates  belonging  to  Tamilnadu)  drawn  in  favour  of  “The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University.,”  payable  at  Chennai,  obtained  from  any  Nationalized  Bank, should be submitted along with the filled-in application, towards the entrance test fee for any one of the programmes M.B.A. (or) M.C.A. (or) M.E/M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan.

The application form is common for all the three entrance tests.  Candidates have to submit only one application form.

A candidate applying for more than one programme has to pay  `  500/-  (`  250/-  for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamilnadu)  for each additional programme. A single demand draft is sufficient for one or more programmes.


The Registration Number assigned in the Hall Ticket should be entered  at  the appropriate place in the admission application form to be filed with the respective admitting authority later. Hall ticket for the entrance test will be dispatched (for Internet registration only) to all the eligible candidates who have applied.  If any eligible candidate does not receive the Hall Ticket, he/she can get   a duplicate hall ticket from the enquiry office at the following Centres:

City Centre for the Enquiry Office
Centre for Entrance Examinations , Anna University, Chennai. Chennai
Annamalai University Chidambaram
Government College of Technology Coimbatore
University College of Engineering, Dindigul Dindigul
Institute of Road and Transport Technology Erode
Alagappa College of Engineering & Technology Karaikudi
Anna University Regional Centre – Madurai Madurai
University College of Engineering, Nagercoil Nagercoil
Government College of Engineering Salem
Kunthavai Nacchiyaar Govt. Arts College for women Thanjavur
Government College of Engineering Tirunelveli
Anna University Regional Centre – Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli
Thanthai Periyar Government Institute of Technology Vellore
University College of Engineering Villupuram
Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology Virudhunagar

For obtaining a duplicate hall ticket before the entrance test, the candidate has to produce an attested copy of a recent passport size photograph and any evidence for having applied for the entrance test like application number / acknowledgement card, etc. The candidate, if eligible for TANCET [YEAR] after verification will be issued a duplicate hall ticket.


1. Hall  Ticket  should  be  produced  at  the  time  of  Entrance  Test  and  also  at  the  time  of Admission.  If  the  hall  ticket  is  lost  after  the  test,  a  duplicate  hall  ticket  can  be  obtained  on payment  of      100/-  in  the  form  of  a  Demand  Draft,  with  a  written  request  to “The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai.”, indicating  the  Registration  No.  /  Application No. and the name of the Examination Centre.

2. Mark  sheets  will  be  dispatched  to  the  candidates  within  10  days  from  the  date  of publication of results of the entrance test to the address given in the application. The mark sheet  should  be  produced  at  the  time  of  admission.  If  the  mark  sheet  is  lost,  a  duplicate mark  sheet  can  be  obtained  on  payment  of        in  the  form  of  a  Demand  Draft,  with  a written request to “The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai–600 025.”.

3. Payment  for  duplicate  Hall  Ticket/Mark  Sheet  should  be  made  in  the  form  of  a  Demand  Draft obtained  from  any  Nationalized  Bank  drawn  in  favour  of “The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai–600 025.”, payable at Chennai.

(a). A pass in a recognized Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the relevant field and obtained at-least 50 % (45 % in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination.

(i) B.E / B.Tech. / B.Arch. degree programme.


(ii) B.Pharm. / B.Sc (Agri. / Forestry / Horticulture / Fishery) degree programme.


(iii) Master’s Degree in the relevant branch of Science / Arts, which are prescribed.


(iv) M.Sc. (5 years) Integrated Degree Programme.


(v) B.Sc. 3 years (Computer Science / Information Technology) and M.Sc. 2 years (Computer Science / Information Technology).

(vi) MCA (3 years) after 10+2+3 years bachelor’s degree.

(vii) MCA Lateral Entry (2 years) after 10+2+3 years degree in BCA or B.Sc. (Computer Science / Information Technology)

(b). (i) 10+2+AMIE*


(ii) 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE*.

*Candidates with section ‘A’ & ‘B’ certificates and other similar certificate of professional bodies or societies (e.g. A.M.I.E.) recognized by the Ministry of Human Resource  Development, Govt. of India are considered to be equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. Degree  holders only with 2 years regular full time Teaching / Industrial experience in the relevant  field after successful completion of the course including project work. An experience  certificate is to be produced by the candidates.


1.  Candidates admitted through Lateral Entry in degree courses are not eligible except, B.E. / B.Tech. and MCA degree courses.

2.  Candidates  with  B.E./B.Tech.  degree  obtained  through  Distance  /  Weekend  mode  are  not eligible.

3.  Candidates  with  degree  obtained  without  studying  10 th,  12 th Std.  or  3  years  degree programme are not eligible.

Degrees: M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan.

Duration : 2 hours

Question Pattern :

The question paper will have three parts.

Part-5and Part-II are compulsory and under Part-III the candidates have  to  choose  any  one  section  out  of  14  based  on  his/her specialization.

Part No. of questions No. of alternative answers Mark for every correct answer Max. marks Negative marks for every wrong answer Other Points
Part-I 30 4 1 30 1/4 Multiple  shading  will  be considered  as  wrong  answer and 1/4 mark will be reduced
Part-II 45 4 1 30 1/4 *All the correct answers upto 30 will  be  awarded  marks  and  all the  wrong   answers  shall  be taken  into   consideration  for awarding negative marks.Multiple  shading  will  be considered  as  wrong  answer and 1/4 mark will be reduced.
Part-III 40/45 4 1 40 1/4 *All the correct answers up-to 40 will  be  awarded  marks  and  all the  wrong  answers  shall  be taken  into consideration  for awarding negative marks.Multiple  shading  will  be considered  as  wrong  answer and 1/4 mark will be reduced.

NORMALIZATION OF MARKS for M.E./ M.Tech. / M.Arch. / M.Plan.

The  entrance  test  question  paper  for  M.E./  M.Tech.  /  M.Arch.  /  M.Plan.  will  have  two  common parts  namely,  Part  –  I  Engineering  Mathematics  and  Part  –  II  Basic   Engg.  &  Sciences  and  Part  –  III meant  for  different  disciplines.  On  evaluation,  the  mean  (m)  mark  and  the  standard  deviation  (s)  of  raw marks  (r)  may  vary  from  discipline  to  discipline  under  Part  –  III.  Marks  will  be  normalized  using  the formula

Normalized marks = 40 + (10/s) (r – m)

This gives the relative ranking of the candidates in any discipline.


The candidates who apply for admission to full time M.E./M.Tech./ M.Arch. / M.Plan.  degree programmes in Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Planning will be grouped as given below.


(i) Candidates who have a valid GATE [YEAR] score with qualifying marks for assistant-ship in the appropriate discipline of Engineering / Technology

(ii) Candidates who have a valid GATE [YEAR] score with qualifying marks for assistant-ship in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL) papers should appear for TANCET [YEAR] also.


Candidates willing to be considered under Non-GATE category should appear for TANCET [YEAR].


A limited number of seats is made available for the candidates employed and sponsored by the Government organizations, Government aided educational institutions and registered professional architects with a minimum of 5 years professional experience, under sponsored category. All such candidates who intend to apply under sponsored category have to appear for TANCET [YEAR].

Course Seats Intake
M.E  Applied Electronics 18
M.E Communication and Networking 18
M.E Communication Systems 18
M.E Computer Science and Engineering 18
M.E Energy engineering 18
M.E Power Electronics and Drives 24
M.E Structural engineering 24
*Subject to change with respect to Anna University norms