TNEA 2020: Application Form, Dates, Eligibility Criteria

TNEA 2019Anna University organizes the admission process of Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) every year. Admission into various engineering institutions situated in the state of Tamil Nadu is provided on the basis of marks of 10+2 level and counselling organized by the University. Through TNEA, Admission is offered in undergraduate programmes of B.E and B.Tech. Number of colleges located in Tamil Nadu accepts TNEA Scores to provide admission in the offered engineering programmes. Through this article we have provided complete information regarding TNEA 2020.

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TNEA 2020 Important Dates

Below we have provided tentative TNEA Dates for various activities:

EventsExpected Dates
TNEA 2020 Notification Release4th week to Last week of April 2020
Starting of Registration process1st week of May 2020
Last date to fill ApplicationLast week of May 2020
Last date of submission of filled in Application form1st week of June 2020
Allotment of Random number3rd week of June 2020
Rank list/Merit list release date4th week of June 2020
Starting of Counselling process3rd week of July 2020

TNEA 2020 Application Form

The notification of TNEA 2020 will be released in the last week of April 2020. Candidates can check below the complete information of TNEA 2020 application form:

Latest Applications Open 2020:

  • TNEA 2020 Application Form can be filled by the students through online mode from the first week of May 2020.
  • The Online registration process of TNEA 2020 will include various steps like Registration, Filling the Application form, Payment of Application Fee and sending of application form with the required documents.
  • Candidates have to apply for single application form for various courses and colleges.
  • Last date to fill the application form online and submit it with the required documents is till first week of July 2020.
  • Candidates must fill the application form correctly as no modification or correction in the form will be allowed later.
  • The filled in application form has to be submitted with the required documents before the last date to the below mentioned address:

The Secretary,
Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions,
Anna University, Chennai – 600025
Documents to be enclosed with the Application Form

  • 10th and 12th Mark sheets and Pass Certificates
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Permanent community certificate
  • 12th Class Hall Ticket
  • First graduate certificate and first graduate joint declaration
  • Nativity certificate (If applicable)
  • SriLankan Tamil Refugee certificate
  • Relevant documents showing proof of Army personnel

Application fee

Candidates have to pay the below given application fee through internet banking/debit card/credit card.

  • For General candidates – Rs.500
  • For ST/SC/SCA candidates – Rs.250

Check Here – How to Fill TNEA Application Form

TNEA 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for TNEA 2020, candidates must go through the given below TNEA eligibility criteria:

General Eligibility


  • Candidates who have passed their 10+2 level exams from schools located in Tamil Nadu can apply.
  • Candidates from outside Tamil Nadu state can also apply on the basis of showing their Nativity Certificate only in the form of digitally signed E-Certificate or Electronic Form.
  • Those who are children of Central Government Employees are also eligible for admission.
  • Candidates of other states who have completed their 10+2 level from Tamil Nadu state are also eligible.

Qualification Criteria

  • Qualifying Exam: Applying candidate must have passed their 12th level exam or its equivalent from a recognized Board or University.
  • Qualifying Marks: Candidates must have passed their HSC exam with minimum of 50% marks (For OBC – 45%; For ST/SC/DNC/MBC/SCA – 40%).
  • Qualifying Subjects: Candidates must have passed his 10+2 level with the subjects of Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.

Course Wise Eligibility

For Marine Engineering

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidate must have passed his/her 10+2 level exam or its equivalent from a Recognized Board.
  • Qualifying Subjects: He/she must have passed his 10+2 level with Mathematics,Physics, Chemistry and English as main subjects.
  • Qualifying Marks: Candidate must have passed with minimum average of 60% in PCM subjects and 50% in English subject.
  • Age Criteria: Applying candidate should be of maximum 25 years.

FAQS (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: The TNEA 2020 notification is expected to be released in the fourth to last week of April 2020.

Answer: The Registration process of TNEA 2020 will start from the first week of May 2020. You can fill the application form by online mode through the website.

Answer: No, entrance test is not conducted for TNEA.

Answer: Candidates are selected on the basis of merit list prepared by the University based on the marks of the candidates secured in 12th level exams.

Answer: The Application Fee of TNEA 2020 for the General candidates is Rs.500 and for ST/SC/SCA candidates is Rs.250.

Answer: Candidates have to submit their filled in application form by offline mode with some documents at – The Secretary, Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions,Anna University, Chennai – 600025.

Answer: Candidates at the time of sending their application form has to submit their – Class 10th&12th Pass certificate and Mark Sheet, Category Certificate, Transfer Certificate, Class 12th Hall Ticket, Demand Draft(if applicable), Nativity Certificate (if applicable).

Answer: The Merit list/Rank list of TNEA 2020 will be released in the fourth week of June 2020.

TNEA 2020 Cut off

After the successful registration process, Anna University will release the cut off of TNEA 2020. The cut off marks will be released by online mode on the website for various programmes. Candidates must qualify the minimum cut off marks to get admission into the University.

The cut off marks will vary for various campuses. To break the tie candidates will be issued random numbers in case two or more candidates attain the same scores. Candidates will get their random numbers from the website.

TNEA 2020 Merit List/Rank List

The University will prepare a common merit list on the basis of which the counseling will be conducted. The merit list/rank list will be released on the website in the fourth week of June 2020. The board will publish overall rank and community rank on the website.

The merit list will be prepared by the board on the basis of marks submitted by the candidates at the time of registration. Those who will successfully get shortlisted in the merit/rank list will be eligible for counselling process.

TNEA 2020 Counselling

TNEA 2020 Counselling Process will be organized in the third week of July 2020. In the order of merit, candidates will be called for counselling process. As per therank and communal category of the candidate, seats will be allotted to the candidates.

Before participating in counselling process candidate must download their call letter. The counselling process will be organized in five rounds. Candidates will have to choose their course of preference and colleges.

Also counselling fee has to be submitted by the candidate by cash or demand draft. Candidates have to bring their original and photocopies of their required documents/testimonials for the document verification process.

TNEA 2020 Admission

After the successful completion of TNEA 2020 Counselling Process, admission will be provided to the qualified candidates. Candidates are required to report at the allotted college with the provisional admission letter within the prescribed date and time.

Also candidates have to submit their required documents and pay the admission fee at the respective institution.

If you have any query related to TNEA 2020, you can ask your query in the comments section provided below.

Displaying 15 Comments
  1. Subodh says:

    I am from uttar pradesh passed 12th from rajsthan cbse board. Am I eligible for tnea.

  2. Sarthak Maheshwari says:

    Can other states students can also fill the form of TNEA? And get admissions in anna university?

  3. Sai says:

    CBSE students can apply? When to apply for 2020 admission

  4. John says:

    I am a HSC student from Mumba and I wish to pursue B.E.(mechanical) from Chennai. Which is the best college?
    What are the requirements?

  5. Nithya says:

    My son is going to complete diploma after that what is the procedure to apply for counclling for lateral entry for b.tec

  6. Dhakshina says:

    Is there NRI quota in the TNEA Engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu?

  7. Deepa Venkateswaran says:

    Our native is tamilnadu. My son birth place is tamilnadu. my husband office is in Bangalore so my son studied in Bangalore till 10th (CBSE). We stay in Sarjapura which is border of tamilnadu. Now if he is joining a school (Cbse) in hosur for 11th and 12th grade in which category he will be eligible for TNEA. School is in hosur(Tamil Nadu). We stay in Sarjapura(Banglore) which is border of tamilnadu and Karnataka. Our native is Chennai. And we belong to BC caste. Pls guide us

  8. satyahimavanth tripurari says:

    i belongs to Andhra Pradesh completing 12 standard in the month of March2020, My parents are working in Central Government Service am I eligible for applying TENA2020 to study in Engineering Through TENA2020

  9. Manshi Kumari says:

    If my place of birth is not tamil nadu neither my place of giving 12th board is …still will i get a chance to get admission in ceg be geoinformatics

  10. Rahul says:

    Whether the counselling will be offline or online and from where

  11. Narayanan says:

    I am 12th passed out in 2019 and I appeared for tnea counselling 2019. I opted for college and didnt join. Can I appear with same cutoff in 2020 tnea counselling?

  12. subramaniam says:

    My son is studying Karnataka satate PU board ( PU2 this year). He has been studying in karnataka since primary school time. Is he eligible to apply for TNEA colleges.

    my native is Tamil Nadu, have ration card for the entire family

  13. T Rajashekar says:

    I am serving in Defence in IAF.
    My son is now studying in Rajasthan. It is mentioned above that central government employees children can apply for TNEA.
    Is it true. Because we are not from Tamil Nadu nor we are presently in Tamil Nadu.
    Please confirm that my son will be eligible for applying in TNEA .

  14. Murali says:

    “Candidates who have passed their 10+2 level exams from schools located in Tamil Nadu can apply…..”

    What does “10+2 level exams” mean? Does it mean both 10th and 12th? or only 12th.

    Please clarify.

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