TNEA 2025: Notification, Application, Dates, Eligibility, Rank List

TNEA 2025TNEA 2025 Application Form will be made available in first week of May 2025. TNEA (Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission) is a state level admission procedure organised by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Chennai. It is organised to offer admission in UG Engineering programs such as B.Tech and B.E. courses.

Candidates are offered admission on the basis of scores of 12th examination. Selected candidates will be provided admission in various government and private institutes within Tamil Nadu state. Read this article to get complete details related to TNEA 2025 including important dates, eligibility criteria, procedures and many more.

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TNEA 2025 Overview

Exam NameTNEA 2025
Full FormTamil Nadu Engineering Admission
Conducting AuthorityDTE, Chennai
Exam LevelState Level
Courses OfferedUG Engineering- B.Tech/ B.E.
Application ModeOnline Mode

TNEA 2025 Important Dates

Here, we have mentioned the important dates of TNEA 2025:

Events Dates 2025 (Tentative)
Issue of notification and release of online application1st week of May 2025
Last date for registration1st week of June 2025
Assigning random numbers1st week of June 2025
Online verification of documents at TFC’s 1st week of June 2025
Publication of Rank List4th week of June 2025
Grievance redressal4th week of June 2025
Counselling for Govt. Special Reservation Categories4th week of July 2025
Counselling for General Special Reservation Categories4th week of July 2025
General counselling4th week of July 2025
Supplementary counselling1st week of September 2025

TNEA 2025 Application Form

These are some points to be remembered while filling the TNEA Application Form 2025:

  • TNEA 2025 Application Form filling will start in first week of May 2025.
  • Candidates will have to fill the application form through online  mode.
  • Candidates will have to provide their personal, communication and qualification details for registration process.
  • Application form will be filled with details like personal and qualification details.
  • Candidates are advised to go through eligibility criteria of TNEA 2025 before filling the form.
  • Upload a scanned image of photograph and signature in the suggested format.
  • The application form must be submitted before last date i.e., first week of June 2025.
  • Lastly, do not forget to take a printout of filled application form for future references.

Application Fee:

  • Candidates will be able to submit application fee through online & offline mode.
  • The application fee will be submitted using Debit card/Credit card/Net Banking etc.
  • Application fee will be non-refundable under any circumstances, once paid.
  • The application fee for various category candidates will be:
Category Application Fee
General Category Rs. 500/- 
SC/SCA/ST categoryRs. 250/- 

How to Apply for TNEA 2025 

Follow these steps to fill the TNEA 2025 Application Form:

  • Step-1: Go to website of TNEA 2025 (link will be given above).
  • Step-2: Click on “New Registration” button.
  • Step-3: Enter a valid phone number and email ID for registration.
  • Step-4:  After successful registration, fill in application form with personal and qualification details.
  • Step-5: Upload necessary documents and images like photograph, signature etc in prescribed size.
  • Step-6: Click on “Save and Continue” button.
  • Step-7: Take the printout of application form that appeared in PDF format.

TNEA 2025 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must fulfil the following criteria to be eligible to apply for TNEA 2025:

General Criteria: 


  • Candidates who have passed 8th standard to 12th standard from schools situated within Tamil Nadu from any recognised board will be eligible.
  • Candidates who passed 8th standard to 12th standard from schools situated outside Tamil Nadu from any recognised board will have to produce their Nativity certificate only in Electronic form/digitally signed e-certificate.
  • Children of Central Government Employees whose parents or guardians will be serving in Tamil Nadu continuously for past 5 years will be eligible to apply by providing  a certificate from employer of parent or guardian.
  • Candidates who are Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee studies in Tamil Nadu will be considered under open competition.  These candidates will have to provide following documents:
  • Identification certificate from Head Quarters Tahsildar
  • Candidates not registered in refugee camps will have to produce an original passport, visa and letter registered with police station.

Educational Qualification:

  • Candidates must have completed their 11th or 12th class or equivalent from any recognised board. 
  • It is mandatory to pass with subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics to be eligible for admission.
  • The minimum marks required to apply for TNEA 2025 will be as given:
Category Marks 
General Category45%
Backward class including Backward Class Muslim40%
MBA & DNC40%

Marine Engineering Course:

  • Age Limit: The upper age limit of candidates will be 25 years.
  • Qualification: Candidates must pass 12th intermediate or equivalent from any recognised board.
  • Marks: A minimum score of 60% in PCM and 50% in English.
  • Subject: Candidates must pass the qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Answer: No, there will be no exam conducted for admission. The admission will be offered to candidates on the basis of 12th scores.

Answer: Candidates must complete their 12th standard examination from any recognised board to apply for TNEA 2025.

Answer: The  DTE, Chennai will organise the TNEA 2025.

Answer: There is no age limit for admission to various courses of TNEA 2025 other than Marine Engineering course. The maximum age of candidates applying for Marine Engineering will be 25 years.

Answer: The filling of online applications will be started in first week of May 2025.

Answer: There will be approx 1.5 Lakh seats available in TNEA 2025.

Answer: The registration and submission of application will be done till first week of June 2025.

Answer: No, other state candidates  who have completed their class 8th to 9th from schools outside Tamil Nadu will also be eligible to apply.

Answer: No, Application form will be submitted through online mode only. Applications submitted through any other mode will be rejected.

Answer: No, there will be no correction facility provided to candidates.

TNEA 2025 Rank List

TNEA Rank List 2025 will be released in fourth week of June 2025 through online mode. Candidates will be able to check the rank list by entering their login credentials like email ID and password. The authority will prepare a merit list on the basis of candidate’s marks in qualifying examination. 

Those candidates who secure the minimum qualifying marks will be listed in TNEA 2025 rank list. Candidates selected in the rank list will be invited to participate in counselling rounds for admission in various affiliated institutes.

TNEA 2025 Cut Off

The cut off TNEA 2025 will be published through online mode on the website of authority. TNEA Cut Off 2025 will consist of minimum passing marks required to shortlist candidates for admission.

The authority will release the cut off which will be prepared based on number of candidates applied, availability of seats, performance in qualifying exam etc. Candidates seeking admission in top affiliated colleges will have to achieve the minimum prescribed marks in order to get admission.

TNEA 2025 Reservation Criteria

The reservation criteria of TNEA 2025 as per the policy of Govt. of Tamil Nadu are as follow: 

Category Reservation of Seats
Open Competition31
Backward Class26
Backward Class Muslim3.5
Most Backward Class and Denotified Communities20
Schedule Caste 15
Schedule Caste Arunthathiyars3
Schedule Tribes1

TNEA 2025 Counselling

The authority will organise an online counselling procedure for admission to various engineering courses. TNEA Counselling 2025 will consist of 4 rounds and candidates will be able to participate in each round based on their rank. Each round of counselling will include choice filling, allotment, seats confirmation,  and reporting at allotted college. 

Once the seat is allotted to candidates, they will have to confirm their seats by selecting various options like accept and join, accept and upward, decline etc. Candidates will need to bring various documents which will be verified at the time of reporting.

Documents to be carried during counselling rounds:

  • 10th standard marksheet and passing certificate
  • 12th standard marksheet and passing certificate
  • 12th standard Hall Ticket
  • Permanent community certificate
  • Nativity certificate
  • Income certificate
  • Graduation certificate
  • First graduate certificate and first graduate joint declaration
  • Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Valid Documents as a Proof of Army Personnel

TNEA 2025 Participating Institutes

Candidates can check  the TNEA Participating Institute 2025 below:

  • Government Polytechnic College, Ariaylur
  • Institute of Chemical Technology, Tharamani
  • Dr. Dharmambal Government Polytechnic College For Women, Tharamani
  • Namakkal Kavignar Government Arts College For Women, Namakkal
  • Thiagarajar Polytechnic College, Salem
  • Government Arts And Science College, Kadayanallur 
  • AMK Technological Polytechnic College, Chennai
  • Bharathiyar Centenary Memorial Women’s Polytechnic College, Ettayapuram
  • Government Polytechnic College, Jolarpet, Thirupathur
  • University College of Engineering Tindivanam
  • P.A.C. Ramasamy Raja Polytechnic College 
  • Thanthai Periyar Government Institute of Technology, Vellore

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