TANCET MBA Exam Pattern 2019
Ranjini Basu, 20 Dec 2018, #TANCET

TANCET MBA Exam Pattern 2019 - Anna University, the Chennai-based university prescribes the TANCET MBA 2019 exam pattern. The offline state-level entrance exam will be conducted in the third week of May, 2019 tentatively. Aspirants looking forward to pursue management course in one of the TANCET MBA participating institutes in Tamil Nadu should be aware of the TANCET MBA exam pattern 2019. TANCET MBA is an offline (paper-pencil) based exam of two hours duration to be scheduled from 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM. The total number of questions is 100; each correct answer will be awarded with one score and for an incorrect response 1/3 mark will be deducted. Careers360, in this article, brings all the related information pertaining to exam pattern of TANCET MBA 2019 including pattern of question paper, scoring scheme, syllabus, important dates,etc.

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Key Highlights of TANCET MBA Exam Pattern 2019

The exam pattern of TANCET MBA 2019 is composed of five sections each carrying 20 questions. The sections and the descriptions as mentioned by the conducting officials are mentioned underneath - 

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TANCET MBA Exam Pattern 2019



Mode of Exam

Offline (paper-based exam)

Total Number of Questions


Number of Sections

Five (20 questions from each section)

Total Marks


Marks per question

One (1)

Number of answer options

Four (4)

Negative Marking

Yes. For every wrong answer, ⅓ mark would be deducted

Total exam duration

120 minutes / two hours

Other features

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

  • Marks will not be deducted for the questions left unanswered.

TANCET MBA Exam Pattern 2019 - Syllabus



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 will check 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.

How to use the OMR Sheet in TANCET MBA?

TANCET MBA 2019 is a paper pencil based test and candidates will require to mark the correct answers in OMR sheets provided by the conducting authority. Candidates must know how to mark their answers in the response sheet. If candidates do not imply to the regulations     prescribed by Anna University answers may get cancelled and the test takers will end up losing scores through the scheme of negative marking. The TANCET MBA 2019 exam pattern includes the OMR sheet-filling procedure, so applicants should follow the norms mentioned below-

  • 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 and will call for negative marking.

  • Using pencil or any other colour ink will lead to cancellation of the TANCET MBA 2019 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 will be conducted across 15 cities of Tamil Nadu. The application form of TANCET MBA 2019 will be tentatively released in the first week of April, 2019 and will continue until the last week of April, 2019. The TANCET MBA 2019 hall ticket will be available for download from the first week of May, 2019 and the link will remain active until the day of examination. The result of TANCET MBA 2019 will tentatively be declared in the first week of June, 2019.

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