TANCET 2025: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern

TANCET 2025TANCET 2025 Exam will be conducted in second week of March 2025 through offline mode. TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test) is an entrance exam conducted at state level. The Government of Tamil Nadu has authorised Anna University, Chennai to conduct TANCET Exam every year. This exam is conducted to provide admission to Postgraduate professional courses i.e., MBA and MCA. Through this exam candidates will be offered admission at various private and government colleges/ institutes within the Tamil Nadu state. In this article we have mentioned complete details related to TANCET 2025 including exam dates, eligibility norms, procedures, syllabus, preparation tips and many more.

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TANCET 2025 Overview

Exam NameTANCET 2025
Full FormTamil Nadu Common Entrance Test  
Conducting AuthorityAnna University
Courses OfferedMBA & MCA
Level of ExamState Level 
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOffline
Website tancet.annauniv.edu 

TANCET 2025 Exam Dates

In the below table, we have mentioned TANCET Exam Dates 2025:

Events Dates 2025 (Tentative)
Release of online application 2nd week of January 2025
Last date to fill application form2nd week of February 2025
Availability of admit card1st week of March 2025
TANCET 2025 exam date2nd week of March 2025
Publication of Answer Key 2nd week of March 2025
Last date to Challenge3rd week of March 2025
Declaration of result1st week of April 2025
Counselling process beginsApril/ May 2025 

TANCET 2025 Application Form

Candidates must follow the instructions to fill TANCET Application Form 2025:

  • The application form of TANCET 2025 will be released in second week of January 2025.
  • Candidates will be able to fill registration form through online mode, no offline facility will be provided.
  • Candidates must fulfil eligibility norms to apply for TANCET 2025.
  • The registration form will be filled with details such as personal, communication and qualification.
  • It will be mandatory to upload a scanned image of candidates photograph and signature in prescribed size.
  • The application form must be submitted before second week of February 2025.
  • Lastly, candidates must keep a printout of filled application form which will be required at the time of examination and admission.

Application Fee:

  • The application fee will be submitted through online mode only.
  • Fee will be paid via debit card/ credit card/ net banking payment gateways.

The application fee for different categories are as given:

Programme SC/SCA/STOthers
MCA/ MBARs. 500/- Rs. 1000/- 

How to Apply for TANCET 2025 

Follow the given steps to apply for TANCET 2025:

  • Step-1: Visit the website of TANCET (link will be given above).
  • Step-2: Press on “click here” link for online registration.
  • Step-3: Enter details like name, email ID, mobile number, date of birth for registration.
  • Step-4: Generate a login credential and choose a course for admission.
  • Step-5: Now, fill in application form with details like personal and qualification details.
  • Step-6: Upload photograph and signature of candidates in prescribed size and format. 
  • Step-7: Confirm all details and proceed to payment option.
  • Step-8: Candidates will have to pay for an online application based on their category.
  • Step-9: After successful payment candidates must take a printout of of fee receipt and filled application form.

TANCET 2025 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must fulfil following TANCET Eligibility Criteria 2025 before filling the application form:

For MBA Course:

  • Qualification: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration from any recognised college.
    1. 10+2+3/4/5 years pattern, or
    2. 10+3 years Diploma + 3 years Pattern, or
    3. B.E/B.Tech/B. Pharm/B. Arch, or
    4. 10+2+ AMIE, or 
    5. 10+3 year diploma (awarded by SBTE) + AMIE
  • Marks: Candidates must obtain a minimum of 50% marks (40% marks for reserved category) in qualifying degree. 
  • Appearing: Candidates appearing in their final years of bachelor’s degree will be eligible to apply.

For MCA Courses:

  • Qualification: Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree from any recognised board.
  1. 10+2+3/4/5 years pattern, or
  2. 10+3 years Diploma + 3 years Pattern, or
  3. B.E/B.Tech/B. Pharm/B. Arch, or
  4. 10+2+ AMIE, or 
  5. 10+3 year diploma (awarded by SBTE) + AMIE
  • Marks: Applying candidates must have secured 50% marks (45% marks for reserved category) in qualifying degree.
  • Appearing: Candidates must have mathematics as a mandatory subject in their 12th standard. 

TANCET 2025 Exam Pattern

Check the below section for TANCET Exam Pattern 2025:

  • Exam Mode: The exam will be conducted through offline mode.
  • Exam Duration: A duration of 2 hours will be given to solve exam.
  • No. of Questions: A total of 100 questions will be there in both MCA & MBA courses.
  • Total Marks: The paper will be of 100 marks.
  • Medium: The exam will be in English and Tamil Languages.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper will consist Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • Marking Scheme: 1 marks will be awarded for each correct response and ⅓ marks will be deducted for incorrect answers.

TANCET 2025 Syllabus

TANCET Syllabus will have various sections to evaluate the following:

For MBA:

  • Evaluation of candidate’s ability to identify critical data and apply data to business decisions from given typically business situations.
  • Skill of answering questions based on passages in comprehension.
  • Skill on solving mathematical problems at graduate level and 12th or equivalent level.
  • Determining data sufficiency for answering certain questions using given data and knowledge of mathematics and use of day-to-day facts.
  • Knowledge on written English with questions on errors in usage of grammar, punctuation etc.

For MCA:

  • Quantitative ability
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Computer Awareness
  • Few questions from verbal ability, basic science etc.

TANCET 2025 Preparation Tips

Follow these TANCET Preparation Tips to perform better in exams:

  • Start with knowing exam pattern and syllabus in detail.
  • Avoid wasting time on extra topics.
  • Construct a study schedule and stick to it.
  • Mark down all important topics and prepare your own notes side by side.
  • Solving sample papers, mock tests and previous year’s questions will be an effective method.


Candidates must take help of following books to prepare better for TANCET 2025:

Books Authors
Quantitative Aptitude R.S. Aggarwal
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Gautam Puri
Analytical Reasoning MK Pandey
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis

TANCET 2025 Exam Centre

TANCET Exam Centres 2025 will be held in various cities of Tamil Nadu which includes Chennai, Coimbatore, Chidambaram, Dindigul, Madurai, Karaikudi, Bargur, Vellore, Nagercoil, Erode, Salem, Villupuram, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli and Tirunelveli.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Answer: TANCET 2025 exam will be conducted in English and Tamil languages.

Answer: There will be a total of 100 questions in each MCA and MBA course exam.

Answer: TANCET 2025 Exam will be conducted in second week of March 2025.

Answer: Yes, for each incorrect response ⅓ marks will be deducted.

Answer: The application form for TANCET 2025 will be released in second week of January 2025.

Answer: No, there will be no specific age limit to appear for TANCET 2025

Answer: Yes, candidates residing in other states will be able to apply but they need to fulfil eligibility criteria.

Answer: The TANCET 2025 exam will be of 2 hours.

Answer: Candidates must fill their application form of TANCET 2025 till second week of February 2025.

Answer: Those candidates who hold a bachelor degree with 50% marks or appearing in their final year/semester in the year of admission will be eligible to apply for TANCET 2025.

TANCET 2025 Admit Card

The hall ticket of TANCET 2025 will be released by authority through online mode. Candidates will be able to check TANCET Admit Card 2025 in first week of March 2025. It will be accessed from website of authority through login process.

The admit card will comprise details i.e. name, registration number, photograph, signature, date and time of exam, exam venue and some general instructions to be followed. The hall ticket will be produced at the time of entrance exam and also during counselling and admission process.

TANCET 2025 Answer Key

TANCET Answer Key 2025 will be released by authority in second week of March 2025. Candidates will be able to view the answer key through online mode. The answer key will be helpful to candidates to determine probable scores before the declaration of result. 

The answer key of TANCET 2025 will be released in two phases. The authority will firstly release a preliminary answer key on which objects will be raised by candidates. In second phase, all challenges will be examined by subject expertise based on which final answer key will be released. 

TANCET 2025 Result

The result of TANCET 2025 will be released through online mode. Candidates will have to go through website to check their result. The result/ scorecard of TANCET 2025 will be declared in first week of April 2025 through login details.

TANCET Result 2025 will be checked by candidates by entering their login credentials like email ID and password on website. The scorecard of TANCET will consist of details including, sectional scores, qualifying status, overall scores etc.

TANCET 2025 Cut Off

The authority will set a minimum qualifying cut off marks and rank in order to shortlisted eligible candidates for admission into various participating colleges. A separate category-wise TANCET Cut Off 2025 will be prepared by various colleges.

Those candidates who will obtain minimum cut off marks and rank will be considered for admission. The authority will prepare a rank list based on cut-off of TANCET 2025 which will be released through online mode.

TANCET 2025 Reservation Criteria

Checkout the following TANCET Reservation Criteria 2025:

Category Reservations 
Open Competition31%
Backward Class 26%
Backward Class-Muslim 3.5%
Most Backward Class & Denotified Communication 20%
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Caste-Arunthathiyar 3%
Scheduled Tribes1%

TANCET 2025 Counselling

The TANCET 2025 counselling process will be organised in month of April/ May 2025. Those candidates who will qualify entrance examination by scoring minimum cut off marks will be shortlisted for participating in counselling rounds.

Candidates will be informed for TANCET Counselling 2025 through a counselling call letter which will be released via online mode. There will be various rounds of counselling organised on the basis of vacancy of seats after every round. Candidates will have to produce their original documents at the time of TANCET 2025 counselling.

Documents to be carried during counselling:

  • 10th Marksheet & Passing Certificate
  • 12th Marksheet & Passing Certificate
  • Graduation marksheet
  • Migration Certificate
  • TANCET 2025 Scorecard
  • TANCET 2025 Admit Card
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Caste certificate
  • Passport size photographs
  • Address proof

TANCET 2025 Participating Colleges

Check the list of TANCET Participating Colleges 2025:

  • College of Engineering, Guindy
  • Sri Sai Ram Engineering College, Chennai
  • Hindustan College of Engineering and Technology
  • Galaxy Institute of Management, Chennai
  • Jaya Group of Institutions, Chennai
  • SRM University, Ramapuram, 
  • Joseph’s Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli
  • TJ Institute of Technology, Chennai
  • CT Business School, Coimbatore
  • GRC School of Management Studies, Coimbatore

In case, candidates have any other queries related to TANCET 2025, then they can feel free to ask us by leaving the queries in comment box below.

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