TANCET 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 postgraduate management programmes at University and other Government, Government aided, and Self-financing state level institutes. TANCET MBA 2018 has been successfully conducted in a paper-pencil based mode on May 19, 2018, between 2:30 PM-4:30 PM. The officials had released the TANCET MBA 2018 application form on April 2. The last date for registration of TANCET MBA 2018 was April 25, 2018. Candidates, who have successfully completed the registration process, can download the TANCET MBA 2018 hall ticket/admit cards from May 4, 2018. 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 last week of May. 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
Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test
Commonly Known as
Post Graduate (PG)
Anna University, Chennai
TANCET 2018 Exam Date
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Mode and Start Date of Application
April 2, 2018 (Online)
End Date of Application (Concluded)
April 25, 2018
Expected Registrations for TANCET 2018
Around 37,000 candidates
Mode of Exam
Pen and Paper Based
Duration of Exam
Type and Number of Questions
120 MCQ type Questions
M.E., M.Tech, MBA, MCA, M.Arch and M.Plan
Number of Colleges
For the convenience of the test takers, the test related dates are provided in the table below:-
TANCET MBA Important Dates
Commencement of online application process
April 2, 2018
Last Date of Application
April 25, 2018
The release of Admit card (Released)
May 4, 2018
TANCET MBA 2018 Exam (Conducted)
May 19, 2018
The result declaration
The last week of May 2018 (Tentative)
June- July 2018 (Tentative)
As the test is conducted in an offline mode, the experts from different coaching institutes are likely to release 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 answer key for the students to have an estimate of the results of the test.
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.
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.
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 will be announced by the official body.
The officials had released the TANCET MBA 2018 hall ticket or admit card on May 4, 2018, to candidates who successfully completed the registration process. As mentioned in the official TANCET MBA brochure, the Hall Ticket has to be 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.
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 has the following sections:
English Grammar & Usage
Analysis of Business Situation
There might be a few questions on verbal activity, basic science, etc.
Questions and Marking Scheme
Number of Questions
Number of Options
Marks for correct answer
Marks for incorrect answer
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 measure the candidate’s 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.
The TANCET MBA syllabus will have four sections:
Fill in the Blanks
One Word Substitutions
Idioms & Phrases
Permutation & Combination
Statistics & Probability
Ratio and Proportion
Problem Based & Percentage
Problem Based on Equivalence
Ratio based problems
Blood Relation Analogy
Direction Sitting Arrangement
Water & Mirror Images
Computer Based Problems
TANCET MBA Exam Centres 2018
The TANCET MBA 2018 exam centres are distributed in the following 15 cities:
TANCET MBA test centres
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)
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 are fixed by the conducting authority or University.
Only eligible candidates could fill the application form of TANCET 2018 exam via online mode. The TANCET MBA 2018 application form should have been duly filled, the required documents should have been uploaded including the photograph, and the application fee must have been paid successfully by the aspirants to be able to obtain admit cards. Candidates in their final year of graduation could also apply for the 2018 test. The online application form was made available from April 2, 2018, and the last date of registering for the TANCET MBA 2018 exam was April 25, 2018.
TANCET MBA Application Fee - The candidates had 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 aspired to fill more than one programme in the application fee had to pay an additional Rs 500 for the respective programme.
Address: The Secretary,
Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test,
Centre for Entrance Examinations Anna University Chennai-600 025