TANCET 2018 - Syllabus, Eligibility, Application form, 2018 Notification

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 Exam Summary

Exam Name Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test
Commonly Known As TANCET
Organizing Authority Anna University
Official Website
Exam Type National Level Examination
Programs Offered MBA, MCA and M.Tech /M.E/M.Arch/ M.Planning
Mode of Exam Offline- Pen and paper
Number of questions 100
Section Vary as per the course
Total Marks Vary as per the course
Type of questions MCQ
Exam duration 2 hours
Eligibility Criteria Vary as per the course
Exam Date 19th and 20th May

What is TANCET?

The Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is conducted every year by the Anna University in association with the Tamil Nadu government. This test is used for admission in MBA, MCA and M.Tech /M.E/M.Arch/ M.Planning degree programs. Using the score from this examination, one can acquire a seat for the above courses in Anna University and other Tamil Nadu Colleges.

Structure of TANCET Examination

There are three different types of exams conducted based on the degree/program one would like to be admitted into. The exam is paper-based regardless of the stream and it is only conducted only once a year. Each division has a varied examination structure and pattern. One must attempt the exam with a black ballpoint pen.

TANCET MBA EXAM

In order to get into top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu, one must appear for this test. The exam has multiple sections.

Duration of Test 2 hours
Number of Questions 100 Multiple choices with 4 options for each question. Each question has a weightage of one mark.
Marking Scheme Each correct answer is awarded 1 mark and each incorrect answer is penalized with a deduction of 1/3 mark. No marks will be awarded or deducted for unattempted answers. Multiple markings will be considered incorrect.
Medium of Paper

 

English

TANCET MCA Exam

Duration of Test 2 hours
Number of Questions 100 Multiple choices with 4 options for each question. Each question has a weightage of one mark.
Marking Scheme Each correct answer is awarded 1 mark and each incorrect answer is penalized with a deduction if 1/3 mark. No marks will be awarded or deducted for unattempted answers. Multiple markings will be considered incorrect.
Medium of Paper

 

English

TANCET Technology / M.E. / M.Arch / M.Planning

Duration of Test 2 hours
Number of Questions 100 Multiple choices with 4 options for each question. Each question has a weightage of one mark.
Marking Scheme Each correct answer is awarded 1 mark and each incorrect answer is penalized with a deduction of 1/3 mark. No marks will be awarded or deducted for unattempted answers. Multiple markings will be considered incorrect.
Medium of Paper

 

English

For this paper, normalization is done based on the formula:

Normalised marks = 40 + (10/s) (r – m)

Where,

r=raw marks, s=standard deviation, and m=mean

This gives the relative ranking of the candidates in any discipline.

TANCET Eligibility Criteria

Below is the TANCET 2018 Eligibility criterion for different courses:

Course Eligibility
MBA
  • Must be a pass out with a recognized Bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years duration and should have obtained at least 50 % (45 % in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination.
  • The Education qualification must be one of the following cases-
    • 10+2+3 years  OR
    • 10+3 years Diploma +3 years OR
    • B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch./B.Pharm OR
    • Either 10+2+AMIE or 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE
  • Final year and final semester students are also eligible to appear in the examination.
MCA
  • Must be a pass out from a recognized Bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years duration and obtained at least 50 % (45 % in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination.
  • The Education qualification must be one of the following cases

(a) 10+2+3 /4 years OR

(b) 10+3 years Diploma +3 years OR

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

  • Final year and final semester students are also eligible to appear in the examination.
MCA Lateral Entry Must be a pass out with a recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration in BCA, B.Sc. (Computer Science / Information Technology) with mathematics at 10+2 level or at Graduate level and should have obtained at least 50% (45 % in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination.

The education must be a 10+2+3 years Pattern.

M.Tech/M.E/M.Planning/M.Arch
  • Must be a pass out with a recognized Bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years duration and obtained at least 50 % (45 % in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination.
  • The Education qualification must be one of the following cases
    • B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch OR
    • B.Pharm OR
    • Master’s Degree in the relevant branch of Science / Arts, which are prescribed OR
    • 10+2+AMIE OR
    • 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE.
    • Final year and final semester students are also eligible to appear in the examination.

NOTE

  • Candidates that were admitted to a degree via Lateral Entry are not eligible unless they have B.Tech/B.E or MCA degree.
  • Candidates with B.Tech/B.E long distance degrees are not eligible.
  • Candidates that have obtained a degree without 10th, 12th and at least a 3-year degree education are not eligible.
  • Other state students may appear for the exam but eligibility conditions will be stipulated by authorities.

TANCET Application Forms and Submission Procedure

The application process is in online mode. The applications will open in late January and will be open until the end of February. The application procedure will consist of filling up various details and uploading images with prescribed dimensions. Once the process is complete, an acknowledgment will be generated for further reference.

In 2017 the registration process began on the 29th of January and ended on the 28th of February.

The registration fee is Rs.500 (Rs.250 for SC /SCA /ST candidates). If a candidate chooses to appear for more than one stream, they must pay the fee for each examination.  The entire payment procedure is only online and cannot be done by Demand Draft or any other offline mode.

The steps of the registration process are:

  1. Start by opening
  2. Create a username and password
  3. Log in using the above credentials and begin to fill in the basic details asked in the form.
  4. Upload all photographs and certificates necessary.

TANCET 2018 Admit Card

The Registration Number assigned in the Hall Ticket must be entered at the given slot in the admission application form to be filed with the respective admitting authority later. All the candidates shall download the hall tickets from the Anna University website.

The Admit card can be downloaded by pressing the Download TANCET 2017 Admit Card link. One must enter their username and password after which a link will be generated to download the admit card.

In case the candidate forgets the password, a new password can be generated by the ‘forgot password’ link where you must enter the date of birth. A print out of this must be taken to appear in the examination. Details such as venue, date and time of the examination, photo, registration number and reporting time will be available on the admit card.

TANCET 2018 Admission Procedure

After appearing for the TANCET, the results will be declared by the second week of April. A minimum cut off mark will also be announced for the admission procedure. The mark sheet can be downloaded from the website  within 10 days after the publication of results. The mark sheet must be produced during the counseling procedure along with the hall ticket.

One can get admission into various colleges in Tamil Nadu via the TANCET. The colleges include:

  • University Departments of Anna University, Chennai – 25, Anna University Regional Campuses and University College of Engineering.
  • The Government affiliated colleges like Government Aided Engineering Colleges, Arts and Science Colleges and for the seats surrendered by the Self-Financing Engineering Colleges, Arts and Science Colleges under the purview of Directorate of Technical Education, Chennai and Directorate of Collegiate Education, Chennai–6 including stand-alone Institutions.

TANCET Notification

The entrance exam is managed by Anna University, Chennai on the behalf of Government of Tamil Nadu, the notification is expected to be released in the first week of May 2018. The notification once released can be downloaded from the official website.

TANCET Syllabus

Following will be the syllabus of various subjects in TANCET 2018:

TANCET Syllabus for MCA

Quantitative Ability
Algebra Fundamentals operations in Algebra, Expansion, Factorization, Simultaneous linear/quadratic equations, Indices, Logarithms, Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic Progression, Binomial Theorem, Permutations and Combinations, Surds, Matrices and Determinants, Application to the solution of simultaneous linear equations.
Coordinate Geometry Rectangular Cartesian Coordinates, Equations of a line, Midpoint, Intersections etc, Equations of a Circle, Distance Formulae, Pair of Straight Lines, Parabola, Ellipse and Hyperbola, Simple Geometric Transformation (Translation, Rotation, Scaling).
Calculus Limit of functions, Continuous Functions, Differentiation of Function, Tangents and Normal, Maxima and Minima, Integration of function by parts, substitution and partial fraction, definite integral application to volumes and surfaces of frustums of a sphere, cone, cylinder, and Taylor series.
Differential Equations Differential Equations of First Order and their Solutions, Linear Differential Equations with Constant Coefficients, Homogeneous Linear Differential Equations
Vector Position Vector, Addition and Subtraction of Vectors, Scalar and Vector Products and their applications to simple geometrical and problems and mechanics
Trigonometry Simple Identities, Trigonometric Equations, Properties of triangles, Solution of triangles, Height and distance, inverse function
Probability and Statistics Basic concepts of probability theory, Averages, Dependent and independent events, Frequency distribution and measures of dispersions, Skewness and Kurtosis, Random variable and distribution functions, Mathematical expectations, Binomial, Poisson, and normal distribution, Curve fitting and principles of least squares, correlation, and regression
Linear Programming Formulation of simple linear problems, Basic concepts of graphical and simplex methods
Analytical and Logical Reasoning
Logical reasoning, Quantitative reasoning, Visuospatial reasoning
Computer Awareness
Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Structure of instructions in CPU, input/output devices, computer memory,

memory organization, backup devices

Representation of characters, integers, and fractions, binary and hexadecimal representations, Binary Arithmetic: Addition, subtraction, division,

multiplication, single arithmetic and two complement arithmetic, floating point representation of numbers, normalized floating point representation, Boolean

algebra, truth tables, Venn diagrams

Computer Architecture: Block structure of computers, communication between processor and I / O devices, interrupts

Computer Language: Assembly language and high-level language, Multiprogramming and time-sharing operating systems, Computer Programming in C.

Flowchart and Algorithms

TANCET Syllabus for MBA

English
Reading Comprehension Synonyms
Analogies Grammar
Word Meaning Antonyms
Vocabulary Fill in the blanks
Idioms English Usage
Sentence Correction
Quantitative Ability
Number Systems LCM and HCF Percentages Profit, Loss and Discount
Time and Work Averages Simple Interest Speed, Time and Distance
Ratio and Proportion Compound Interest Quadratic Equations Complex Numbers
Linear Equations Logarithm Progressions Binomial Theorem
Surds and Indices Inequalities Permutation and Combination Probability
Function and Graphs Set Theory Mixtures and Alligations Geometry
Coordinate Geometry Trigonometry Mensuration
Analytical and Logical Reasoning
Logical reasoning, Quantitative reasoning, Visuospatial reasoning

TANCET Syllabus for ME/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan

Engineering Mathematics
Determinants and Matrices

 

Calculus and Differential Equations

 

Vector Calculus

 

Functions of Complex Variables and Complex Integration

 

Transforms

 

Numerical Methods

 

Applied Probability
Basic Engineering and Sciences
Applied Mechanics Mechanical Engineering Physics
Material Science Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering Chemistry

Chosen Subject:

CIVIL ENGINEERING & GEOINFORMATICS
Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Building Materials
  • Concrete Structures
  • Steel Structures
Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Foundation Engineering
Transportation Engineering
  • Highway Planning
  • Traffic Engineering
Water Resources Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
  • Hydrology and Ground Water
  • Irrigation Engineering
Environmental Engineering
  • Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Noise Pollution and Control
Surveying And Remote Sensing Surveying

Remote Sensing

GIS and Cartography

Earth Sciences
Physical Geology and Geomorphology Economic Geology, Ore Geology, Geochemistry Engineering Geology, Environment Geology and Marine Geology
Mineralogy, Petrology, Stratigraphy, Paleontology and Structural Geology Remote Sensing, Geophysics and Hydrogeology
MECHANICAL, AUTOMOBILE & AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING
Mechanics Heat Transfer Aerodynamics
Strength of Materials and Design Production Technology Aerospace Propulsion
Material Science and Metallurgy Automotive Engines
Thermodynamics Automotive Transmission and Pollution
ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING AND INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERING
Electrical Circuits and Fields

Electrical machines

Power Systems

Control systems

Power Electronics and Drives

Digital Electronics

Digital Signal Processing

Computer Control of Processes, Networks

Communication Engineering

Measurements, Instrumentation and Transducers

Industrial Instrumentation

Analytical Instrumentation

 

ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING
Circuit Analysis

Electromagnetic Fields

 

Signals and Systems

Communication Theory and Systems

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Applied Probability And Operations Research

Discrete Mathematical Structures

Compiler Design

Operating Systems And System Software

Distributed Systems

Programming And Data Structures

Algorithm Analysis And Design Techniques

Microprocessors And Microcontrollers – Computer Architecture And Organisation

Digital Signal Processing

Computer Networks

Database Management Systems

Software Engineering Methodologies

Artificial Intelligence

Mobile Computing

Security In Computing

 

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, CERAMIC TECHNOLOGY, AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
Fluid Mechanics and Particle Technology

Chemical Technology and Process Calculations

Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Process Control and

 

Environmental Pollution and Control

Bioprocess Engineering

Cell and Molecular biology

Biochemistry and Microbiology

Genetic Engineering

Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering

 

Immunology

Bioinformatics

Whitewares, ceramic processing, and fine ceramics

Glass, Cement, Refractory and Ceramic coatings

Organic and Surface Chemistry

Electro, Polymer and Corrosion Chemistry

TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY
  • Fibre Science and Technology
  • Yarn Engineering
  • Fabric Engineering
  • Chemical Processing
  • Quality Evaluation

 

LEATHER TECHNOLOGY
Pre Tanning Operations

Tanning Operations

 

Leathers & Leather Products

Post Tanning and Finishing Operations

TANCET exam 2018 Important Dates

Candidates must go through the following table carefully as it gives away information about the important dates related to TANCET 2018.

Activity Dates
Commencement of Registration 1st week of May 2018
Last Date of Registration 3rd week of May 2018
Downloading of Hall Ticket 2nd week of June 2018
Date of Examination 2nd week of June 2018
Result Declaration The last week of June 2018
Commencement of Counselling Process July 2018

List of TANCET Examination Centres

TANCET 2018 is expected to be held in the second week of June. Following is the list of examination centers where TANCET will be conducted. Candidates are advised to select the center as early as possible and according to convenience.

Chennai Thanjavur Chidambaram
Coimbatore Tirunelveli Dindigul
Vellore Salem Nagercoil
Madurai Villupuram Karaikudi
Virudhunagar Tiruchirappalli

Contact Details

Any type of communication regarding TANCET 2018 shall be addressed to the University Office at the address given below:

The Secretary

TANCET Centre for Entrance Examinations

Anna University

Chennai – 600 025.

India.

Official Website: https://www.annauniv.edu/others.php

Phone Number: 22350291

Candidates are advised to thoroughly go through the FAQ section given on the official website before contacting the board for clarification of any doubt.

List of colleges accepting TANCET 2018 scores

Following is the list of the institutions in which students can seek admission after qualifying TANCET.

Name of the Institution
SRM University, Chennai PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai Anna University, Chennai
SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam SRM University, Ramapuram Campus Government College of Technology, Coimbatore Veltech Dr RR and Dr SR University, Chennai
Bharath University, Chennai Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore SRM University, Vadapalani Campus University of Madras, Chennai
Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi Vel Tech Multi Tech Dr Rangarajan Dr Sakunthala Engineering College, Chennai RMK Engineering College, Thiruvallur Sona College of Technology, Salem
Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Erode Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul SNS College of Engineering, Coimbatore
AMET University, Kanathur SA Engineering College, Chennai Sethu Institute of Technology, Kariapatti Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology, Coimbatore
Sri Sai Ram Institute of Technology, Chennai Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Kancheepuram SNS College of Technology, Coimbatore Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli
Alpha College of Engineering, Chennai Valliammai Engineering College, Kancheepuram SreeSastha Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chennai Park College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore
DhanalakshmiSrinivasan College of Engineering and Technology, Chennai Thangavelu Engineering College, Chennai Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore VSB Engineering College, Karur
IFET College of Engineering, Villupuram Jaya Engineering College, Chennai JCT College of Engineering and Technology, Pichanur JEPPIAAR SRR Engineering College, Chennai
Muthayammal Engineering College, Namakkal Prince Shri VenkateshwaraPadmavathy Engineering College, Chennai Sri Muthukumaran Institute of Technology, Chennai GRT Institute of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvallur
National College of Engineering, Tirunelveli Nehru Institute of Technology, Coimbatore C Abdul Hakeem College of Engineering and Technology, Melvisharam GanadipathyTulsi’s Jain Engineering College, Vellore
Mohamed Sathak AJ College of Engineering, Chennai Raja College of Engineering and Technology, Madurai Ranippettai Engineering College, Vellore Arasu Engineering College, Kumbakonam
Bharathidasan Engineering College, Natarampalli DhanalakshmiSrinivasan College of Engineering, Perambalur DhanalakshmiSrinivasan Engineering College, Perambalur DhanalakshmiSrinivasan Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
KLN College of Information Technology, Pottapalayam Mailam Engineering College, Villupuram RVS College of Engineering, Dindigul Shree MotilalKanhaiyalalFomra Institute of Technology, Chennai
CAPE Institute of Technology, Tirunelveli Kathir College of Engineering, Coimbatore Loyola Institute of Technology and Science, Kanyakumari Mahendra Institute of Technology, Tiruchengode
Priyadarshini Engineering College, Vellore PSR Engineering College, Sivakasi PTR College of Engineering and Technology, Madurai S VeerasamyChettiar College of Engineering and Technology, Tirunelveli

TANCET 2018 Results

The results of TANCET 2018 will be declared in the last week of June 2018. Candidates will be able to check their results and download their scorecard from the official website. After the conduction of the examination, candidates are expected to regularly visit the official website for updates regarding declaration of results and counselling process.

TANCET 2018 Cut-Off

Students can have an idea of the cut-off of TANCET 2018 by having a look at the previous year cut-off. Only those candidates who will come to a minimum acceptable level will be considered for counselling process and others will be disqualified.

TANCET Score Validity

The validity of the examination score stands for the particular academic year only. Hence, the validity of TANCET 2018 score will be for the academic year 2018-19 only. A candidate can appear for test for a particular course only once. One can apply for multiple courses; however, the onus lies on the candidate to ensure eligibility for the respective courses. Request for multiple attempts in any scenario will not be entertained by the exam conducting body.

Reservation/Seat Distribution for TANCET

The specified reservation criteria will be followed while allotting seats to the candidates during counselling procedure. Following table conveys the information regarding the same.

Category    Reservation of seats for 2018
OBC (Non-creamy layer) 27%
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
PwD (40% or more disability) 3%

Counselling Schedule after TANCET 2018 result

Candidates will be able to view their scores as soon as the results will be uploaded on the official website. This score will be the only basis of their selection in TANCET.

After the successful conduction of TANCET, the results will be declared around the last week of June 2018. Those candidates who will be scoring above the cut off mark will be shortlisted for counselling according to the order of merit. Based on the merit list, candidates will be issued counselling dates and scorecard for attending the counselling process. It is expected that there will be three rounds of counselling for allotment of seats.Those candidates who will not get seats in the first round of counselling can expect admission in subsequent rounds.

Candidates attending the counselling process have to ensure that they are in possession of all the required documents like:

  • 10th class mark sheet and passing certificate
  • 12th class mark sheet and passing certificate
  • Graduation mark sheet and Degree
  • Hall Ticket
  • Score Card
  • Admit Card
  • Counselling Letter

Hall ticket, Score Card, and Admit Card must be preserved until the final process of counselling and seat allotment is over. The admission will only be granted on payment of the admission fees at the institution.

TANCET Sample Paper

The sample papers and previous year question papers of TANCET are available online. Candidates can visit the given link and can download the previous year papers of TANCET and also the sample papers related to the same. They are advised to attempt these papers before taking the actual test. This will help them to get accustomed to the level of the questions asked in the examination. This way the chances of scoring high in the examination will be quite good.

 

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