Ranjini Basu, 15 Jan 2019, #TANCET

TANCET MBA 2019 - Anna University will conduct the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test, also known as TANCET 2019 on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu. This exam is administered to grant admission to aspirants for the postgraduate management programmes at Anna University and other Government, Government aided, and Self-financing state level institutes. TANCET will be conducted tentatively around the third week of May, 2019, in the offline mode. After the announcement of the TANCET results 2019, each of the participating institutes will release their own cutoff pertaining to TANCET 2019 MBA admissions. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the TANCET MBA results 2019 and will have to appear for the TANCET MBA 2019 counselling rounds, based on their obtained scores and ranks. Careers360, in this article, provides details about TANCET MBA 2019, including important dates, application form, eligibility, exam pattern, admit card, result, cutoff, answer key, counselling process, etc.

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Highlights of TANCET MBA 2019

Name of Exam

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test

Popular As


Exam Category

Post Graduate (PG)

Level of Examination

State Level Examination

Conducting Body

Anna University, Chennai

TANCET 2019 Exam Date

May, 2019 (tentative)

Expected Registrations for TANCET 2019

Around 40,000 applicants

Mode of Exam

Pen and Paper Based (Offline)

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

More than 400 approximately

TANCET MBA Important Dates 2019
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Dates (tentative)

Online application process start date

April, 2019

Last date to submit application form

April, 2019

Release of TANCET admit card

May, 2019

TANCET 2019 MBA examination

May, 2019

Result declaration 

June, 2019

Counselling session

June - July, 2019

TANCET MBA Eligibility Criteria 2019

The eligibility criteria of TANCET MBA 2019 states that applicants should obtain a Bachelor's degree with minimum 50 percent aggregate score (45 percent in case of reserved category candidates). Anna University has prescribed the following criteria of degree qualification-

  • 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 in their final year of graduation can also apply for the examination

Please note - Candidates from other states within India can appear for TANCET 2019 MBA exam, but the eligibility criteria will be prescribed by the conducting authority, i.e. Anna University.

TANCET MBA Application Form 2019

It is only the eligible candidates who would be permitted to fill the application form of TANCET 2019 exam in online mode. The TANCET MBA 2019 application form should be duly filled, the required documents like the candidate’s photograph should be carefully uploaded, and the application fee must be paid successfully by the aspirants to be able to obtain admit cards. The online application form will be made available from around the month of April, 2019, and the last date of registering for the TANCET MBA 2019 exam will be around the last week of April, 2019.

What is the application fee of TANCET MBA 2019?

TANCET MBA Application Fee - The candidates will have to pay Rs 500 (Rs 250 for SC/SCA/ST candidates) as application fee for TANCET MBA 2019 exam (if applying to anyone programme). Applicants who aspire to apply to more than one programme will need to pay an additional Rs 500 for each programme.

TANCET MBA Exam Centres 2019

The TANCET MBA 2019 test centres are distributed in the following 15 cities located in India-

TANCET MBA test centres 2019
















TANCET MBA Exam Pattern 2019

As per the official exam pattern of TANCET MBA 2019, the two-hour exam is objective in nature; to be conducted in a paper-pencil based mode. TANCET MBA 2019 will be conducted in English with only five sections. Apart from the sections, there might be a few questions on verbal activity, basic science as well. The TANCET 2019 question paper will comprise the following sections-

  • Reading Comprehension

  • English Grammar & Usage

  • Analysis of Business Situation

  • Quantitative Ability

  • Data Sufficiency

Questions and Marking Scheme

Programme Name

Number of Questions

Number of Options

Maximum Marks

Marks for the correct answer

Marks for the incorrect answer

Points to Remember







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

TANCET MBA Syllabus 2019

The TANCET MBA syllabus 2019 is composed of sections which measure the candidates’ ability to assess the importance of data and its application related to business decisions in the form of a ‘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.

Detailed TANCET 2019 MBA Syllabus

Verbal Ability

Sentence Correction

Idioms & Phrases



One Word Substitution

Fill in the Blanks

Phrasal Verbs




                                           Reading Comprehension

Quantitative Aptitude

Ratio and Proportion


Linear Equations

Permutation & Combination


Statistics & Probability




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 2019

The officials of Anna University will release the TANCET MBA 2019 admit card tentatively in the month of May, 2019, to candidates who will successfully complete the application process. The TANCET 2019 hall ticket/admit card has to be presented at the time of test and during the counselling process (admission procedure). The TANCET MBA admit card 2019 will have the application or registration number along with the name of the TANCET 2019 examination centre. 

In case a candidate loses his/her hall ticket, a duplicate hall ticket can be issued on payment of Rs 100 in the form of a Demand Draft, with a written request to -

 The Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai – 600025. 

TANCET MBA Answer Key 2019

The experts from different coaching institutes are likely to release the TANCET MBA 2019 answer key after the exam is conducted. Candidates must note that the officials will not release TANCET MBA answer key 2019 and it is only the experts who share the tentative answer key for the test takers to get an estimate of their scores.

TANCET MBA Result 2019

Anna University will announce the TANCET MBA 2019 result in the form of scores. TANCET MBA 2019 test takers will be able to check their TANCET MBA result 2019 by entering their login details. Each candidate has to present the mark sheet at the time of counselling or final admissions. A duplicate mark sheet can be obtained on an additional payment of Rs 100 in the form of a Demand Draft, with a written request to the Secretary, TANCET, Anna University, Chennai – 600025.

TANCET MBA Cutoff 2019

Anna University, the conducting body of TANCET MBA 2019 will not release TANCET MBA cutoff 2019. However, each of the participating institutes will decide and release their own cutoff of TANCET MBA 2019. The cutoff scores will most likely be released after the announcement of the TANCET 2019 results.

TANCET MBA Counselling 2019

Anna University will publish the counselling schedule along with the rank list tentatively around the month of June, 2019. Candidates who will successfully submit the online counselling registration form will be able to attend the TANCET MBA 2019 counselling session. Prospective students should visit the official web account, login using their credentials (ID and Password) and take a print of the call letter. One needs to carry his/her call letter while appearing for the counselling session. The venue for counselling is "Government College of Technology (Auditorium), Thadagam Road, Coimbatore-13."

The online application registration process for counselling will commence in June, 2019 and will continue until July, 2019 (tentative). The last date for submitting the filled application form will be in July, 2019. The seat allotment will be done after the final counselling rounds. The counselling schedule and the rank list will be released by Anna University, the conducting body of TANCET MBA 2019.

Contact Address

The Secretary,
Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test,
Centre for Entrance Examinations Anna University Chennai-600025

TANCET MBA 2019 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q> What is the examination pattern of TANCET MBA 2019?

A> TANCET MBA is an offline examination of two hours. The exam will be conducted in English with five sections. There might be a few questions on verbal activity, basic science. The TANCET 2019 question paper will composed of sections, namely, Reading Comprehension, English Grammar & Usage, Analysis of Business Situation, Quantitative Ability, and Data Sufficiency.

Q> What is the scoring pattern of TANCET 2019 exam?

A> The paper will consist of 100 multiple choice questions. Each question will have four options, out of which one would be the correct answer. Each correct response is awarded one mark. Each incorrect response carries a deduction of 1/3 marks.

Q> What is the eligibility criteria for TANCET MBA 2019?

A> Applicants need to obtain a recognised degree with 10 + 2 + 3 years’ pattern. Candidates who have passed the qualifying degree course/ appearing for the final semester/ year examination of the qualifying degree course during April/ May 2019 may appear for TANCET 2019.

Q> What is the mode of TANCET 2019 application?

A> The application process of TANCET MBA 2019 is completely online. Candidates need to visit the official website to fill the application form.

Q> Which colleges will accept the TANCET score 2019?

A> The top colleges covered under TANCET MBA 2019 are-

  • Government College of Engineering, Chennai (Anna University)

  • PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

  • Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai (Anna University)

  • Government College of Engineering, Coimbatore

  • Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore

  • Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai

  • Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Kanchipuram

  • Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering, Kanchipuram

  • A.C. College of Technology, Chennai (Anna University)

  • Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore

Q> Which are the coordinating centres for TANCET MBA 2019?

A> Some of the coordinating centres are as the following-

  • Coimbatore Government College of Technology

  • Chidambaram Annamalai University

  • Thanjavur Kundavai Nachiyar Govt. Arts College for Women

  • Tiruchirappalli Anna University Regional Centre - Tiruchirappalli

  • Chennai Examination Centre, Anna University, Chennai

  • Madurai Anna University Regional Centre - Madurai

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