TANCET MBATANCET MBA 2018 - Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test, better known as TANCET MBA is conducted by Anna University, Chennai on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu for the admissions to post graduate management programmes at University and other Government, Government aided, and Self financing state level institutes. TANCET MBA 2018 will be conducted in a paper-pencil based mode in the last week of March, 2018. The application form of TANCET MBA 2018 would be available online. After registering, candidates would be able to download the TANCET MBA 2018 hall ticket/admit cards. It is only the registered candidates who can download the admit card of TANCET 2018. The total duration of TANCET MBA exam is two hours. The result of TANCET MBA 2018 is scheduled to be declared around the month of April, 2018. Aspiring candidates can check the required details about TANCET MBA 2018 such as important dates, application form, eligibility, exam pattern, admit card, result, cutoff, answer key, counselling process, etc. in this article.


Key Highlights of TANCET MBA 2018

Exam Name

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test

Commonly Known as


Exam Category

Post Graduate (PG)

Exam Level

State Level

Conducting Body

 Anna University, Chennai

TANCET 2018 Exam Date

March 2018

Mode of Application


Expected Registrations for TANCET 2018

Around 37,000 candidates

Mode of Exam

Pen and Paper Based

Duration of Exam

Two hours

Type and Number of Questions

120 MCQ type Questions

Courses Offered

M.E., M.Tech, MBA, MCA, M.Arch and M.Plan

Number of Colleges


TANCET MBA Important Dates 2018

Fo the convenience of the test takers, the test related dates (tentative) are provided in the table below:-

TANCET MBA 2018 Important Dates (Tentative)


Important Dates

Application process begins

March, 2018

Release of Admit card

Third week of March, 2018

TANCET MBA 2018 Exam

Last week of March, 2018

The result declaration

The second week of April, 2018

Counselling session

July, 2018

TANCET MBA Eligibility Criteria 2018

According to the eligibility criteria of TANCET MBA 2018, candidates should obtain a Bachelor's degree with minimum 50 percent marks (45 percent for reserved category candidates). Anna University has prescribed the following degree qualification criteria:

  • 10+2+3 years pattern (or)

  • 10+3 years Diploma +3 years pattern (or)

  • B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch./B.Pharm. (or)

  • 10+2+AMIE (or) 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE

Candidates from other states could appear for the entrance exam, but the eligibility criteria is fixed by the conducting authority or University.


TANCET MBA Application Form 2018

Only eligible candidates will be able to fill the application form of TANCET 2018 exam via online mode. The TANCET MBA 2018 application form should be duly filled, the required documents need to be uploaded including the photograph, and the application fee needs to be paid successfully. Candidates in their final year of graduation could also apply for the 2018 test.


TANCET MBA Application Fee - The candidates will need to pay Rs 500 ( Rs 250 for SC /SCA /ST candidates) as entrance test fee for the admissions to any one of the programmes. Candidates who aspire to fill more than one programme in the application fee have to pay an additional Rs 500 for the respective programme.


TANCET MBA Exam Pattern 2018

According to the official exam pattern of TANCET MBA 2018, the test will be objective in nature and  be completed in two hours; to be conducted in a paper-pencil based mode. TANCET MBA 2018 will be conducted in English with only five sections. The question paper have the following sections:

  • Reading Comprehension

  • English Grammar & Usage

  • Analysis of Business Situation

  • Quantitative Ability

  • Data Sufficiency

  • There might be a few questions on verbal activity, basic science, etc.

Questions and Marking Scheme


Number of Questions

Number of Options

Mximum Marks

Marks for correct answer

Marks for incorrect answer

Other points







Multiple shading will be considered as wrong answer & 1/3 marks will be  deducted.

TANCET MBA Syllabus 2018

The syllabus of TANCET MBA 2018 consists of sections which measures the candidate’s ability to assess the importance of data and its application related to business decisions in the form of case study describing the different encountered business situations.

The exam will help the examiner assess the candidates’ capabilities by:

  • Assessing the skills of answering passage based question

  • Testing the skills related to mathematical problems at graduation level

  • Evaluating them on analytical reasoning and data interpretation

  • Assessing their English or verbal ability with questions related to grammar, punctuations, and vocabulary.

The TANCET MBA syllabus will have four sections:


Verbal Ability





Phrasal Verbs

Fill in the Blanks

One Word Substitutions

Reading Comprehension


Idioms & Phrases

Sentence Correction


Quantitative Aptitude





Permutation & Combination

Statistics & Probability


Ratio and Proportion

Linear Equations

Data Interpretation

Bar Graph

Line Graph

Pie Chart


Problem Based & Percentage

Problem Based on Equivalence

Ratio based problems



Logical Reasoning


Blood Relation Analogy

Coding Decoding

Direction Sitting Arrangement


Water & Mirror Images


Computer Based Problems


TANCET MBA Hall Ticket 2018

The officials will release the TANCET MBA 2018 hall ticket or admit card to candidates who will successfully complete the registration process. As mentioned in the official TANCET MBA brochure, the Hall Ticket is presented at the time of test and during the counselling process (admissions). In case a candidate loses his hall ticket, a duplicate hall ticket could be obtained on payment of Rs 100 in the form of a Demand Draft, with a written request to The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025. They mention the application or registration number along with the name of the examination centre.


TANCET MBA Exam Centres 2018

The TANCET MBA 2018 exam centres are distributed in the following 15 cities:


TANCET MBA test centres

















TANCET MBA Answer Key 2018

As the test is conducted in an offline mode, the experts from different coaching institutes are likely to relaese TANCET MBA 2018 answer key after the test has been conducted. Candidates must also note that the officials do not release TANCET MBA answer key and only experts share a tentative anwer key for the students to have an estimate of the results of the test.


TANCET MBA Result 2018

Typically, the officials announce the TANCET MBA 2018 result and mark sheet in the form of scores. Candidates can check their TANCET MBA result, mark sheet by entering their login details. Every candidate has to present the mark sheet at the time of counselling or final admissions. A duplicate mark sheet can be obtained on payment of Rs 100 in the form of a Demand Draft, with a written request to the Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025.


TANCET MBA Cutoff 2018

As such the conducting body do not release any TANCET MBA 2018 cutoff. However, each of the participating institutes will release their own cutoff of TANCET MBA 2018 admissions; most likely after the announcement of the TANCET results. It is likely that the general category cutoff will be around 33.45 scores for admissions.


TANCET MBA Counselling 2018

Firstly, candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the TANCET MBA 2018 results. The shortlisted candidates will later have to appear for the TANCET MBA 2018 counselling rounds, based on their scores and ranks. The seat allotment will be after the final counselling rounds. The dates and schedule of the counselling has been announced by the official body.


Address: The Secretary,

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test,

Centre for Entrance Examinations Anna University Chennai-600 025

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