TANCET MBA Exam Pattern 2018

TANCET MBA Exam PatternTANCET MBA Exam Pattern 2018 - Anna University, the Chennai-based university decides the TANCET MBA 2018 exam pattern. The offline state-level entrance exam was held on May 19, 2018. Aspirants, keen to fetch admissions to one of the participating institutes in Tamil Nadu, must be aware of the TANCET MBA exam pattern 2018 thoroughly. TANCET MBA is a paper pencil based exam of two hours duration scheduled from 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM. In a nutshell, the total number of questions asked is 100; each correct answer will be awarded with one score and for an incorrect answer 1/3 mark will be deducted. Careers360, in this article, brings all the information related to the exam pattern of TANCET MBA 2018 such as pattern of question paper, marking scheme, syllabus, etc.

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Key highlights of TANCET MBA Exam Pattern 2018


The exam pattern of TANCET MBA 2018 remains unchanged. There will be five sections in the TANCET MBA 2018 question paper, each carrying 20 questions. The sections and the descriptions as mentioned by the conducting officials are as the following:


TANCET MBA 2018 Exam Pattern

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Analysis of Business Situations

This section will evaluate candidates’ ability to identify critical data and apply them to take business decisions for typical business situations given in the questions

Reading Comprehension

Test conducting authorities will evaluate candidates’ ability to comprehend information from given passages

Quantitative Ability

Evaluators willcheck mathematical skills of the test takers of 10+2 and graduate level.

Data Sufficiency

This section will test candidates’ ability of data sufficiency for answering certain questions using the given data and the knowledge of mathematics and use of day-to-day facts.

English Grammar and Usage

Candidates’ knowledge of written English, finding errors in usage, grammar, punctuation etc. is tested in this section.

The following table projects the structure of the TANCET MBA exam pattern 2018 -


TANCET MBA 2018 Exam Pattern

No. of Questions


No. of Sections

Five (20 questions from each section)

Number of answer options


Maximum marks


Exam Duration

Two hours

Marks per question


Negative Marking for wrong answer


Other Points

Multiple shading will be considered as wrong response and 1/3 mark will be reduced.

Please note: Marks will not be deducted for the questions left unanswered.


Exam Writing Tips: How to Answer Exam Questions?


TANCET MBA 2018 is a paper pencil based test, so the prospective test takers will require to mark the correct answers in OMR sheets. Candidates must know the correct way to mark the answers as in case it does not match the guidelines issued by Anna University, the test conducting body, answers may get cancelled and the test takers will end up losing marks through the scheme of negative marking. The guidelines are provided underneath:

  • Candidates have to shade the boxes/circles placed corresponding to the correct option in black ball point pen only.

  • Multiple shading for a single question will be considered as an incorrect answer

  • Using pencil or any other colour ink will lead to cancellation of the entire paper

  • The shaded answer option box is scanned and the details are transferred to computer for evaluation. According to Anna University, even a small stray of a pen mark on the sheet will be captured by the scanner which may result in wrong evaluation.

  • The box or circle should be completely and consistently shaded by black ball point pen so that the number written inside is not visible.

  • Improper or light shading may get missed by the computer scanner, hence, may lead to improper evaluation.

The TANCET MBA exam has been conducted across 15 cities of Tamil Nadu. The application form of TANCET MBA 2018 had been released on April 2, 2018 and continued until April 25, 2018. The TANCET MBA 2018 hall ticket was available for download from May 4, 2018. The result of TANCET MBA 2018 was declared on June 8, 2018.

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I got 47.33 normalised mark in tancet mba 2018 ( bcm category) can any one weather I can get mba seat in ceg or university of Madras??

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When will the TANCET MBA 2018 Rank list be out?

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Am got 28 marks in TANCET mba exam which is the best college for this mark in tamilnadu?


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Hi ... I have secured 45.000 in TANCET MBA (BC category). Can you please suggest which colleges I will get ?

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