TNEA 2024 Eligibility Criteria, Domicile & Qualification Eligibility

TNEA 2024 EligibilityCandidates have to fulfill the complete TNEA 2024 Eligibility Criteria before last date of submission of application form in order to get admission. TNEA is the state level admission procedure to get admission in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is organized by the DTE, Chennai for providing the admissions in the B.E./B.Tech professional degree courses. The admissions is offered only by considering the intermediate (12th) class percentage. Every year number of candidates applied for admission in TN State. In this article, candidates can check the TNEA Eligibility criteria 2024 in detail.

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TNEA 2024 Eligibility Criteria

In this section, candidates can check the complete eligibility in order to be eligible for the admission in the university and its affiliated institutions.

Passing the qualifying examination or changing the religion after last date of submission of application form will not be considered.

TNEA 2024 Application Form has been released from 6th May 2024. Candidates can get the application form for TNEA 2024 through online mode. No other mode is entertained to fill the form.

Nativity Criteria:

  • The candidates those studied their VIII, IX, X , XII and XII standards from Tamil Nadu state are eligible to apply.
    • They no need to enclose the Nativity certificate.
  • The candidates those studied their VII, IX, X , XII, XII and equivalent exam from outside Tamil Nadu state are also eligible to apply.
    • Such candidates have to enclose the copy of Nativity Certificate in electronic form/digitally signed e-signed certificate.
  • Children of Central Government Employees can also apply irrespective of their nativity.
    • Their parents or guardians (if parents are not alive) have been serving in Tamil Nadu since five years at the time of submission of application.
    • In this case candidates have to enclose the certificate from the employer of the parents/guardian.
  • Children of employees in Public Sector or Government recognized Institutions working since five years in TN may also apply irrespective of their domicile.
    • In this case candidates have to enclose evidence of it such as the Income Tax Return, PF Slips, etc.
  • Sons and daughters of All India Service Tamil Nadu cadre officers are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates those studied their VIII, IX, X , XII and XII from TN state are also eligible to apply.
    • They need not enclose Nativity Certificate.

Srilankan Tamil Refugee:

  • Candidates those are Srilankan Tamil Refugee and studied from Tamil Nadu can apply and they will be considered under open competition.
    • They have to enclose the following documents:
      • Identification certificate from Head Quarters Tahsildar.
      • Those have not registered under refugee camp have to enclose copy of passport, Visa and letter registered with Police Station.

Qualifying Exam:

Candidates must fulfill the qualification eligibility given below:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates should pass the HSC (10+2) or equivalent examination from a recognized board.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidate should obtain the 45% (General category), 40% (Backward class including backward class Musilm), 40% (MBC and DNC) and 40% (SC/ST/SCA).
  • Subjects: Must pass with minimum average marks in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry together.
  • A candidate should also pass with minimum average marks in related subjects, Vocational theory and Practicals together.

Eligibility for Marine Engineering Branch:

  • A candidate should pass 10+2 or equivalent examination in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English as separate subject with an average of not less than 60% in PCM.
  • Minimum of 50% marks is required in English in 10th or 12th for all candidates.
  • Before selecting the course candidates should notice that they should be medically fit.

Other Eligibilities for Marine Engineering:

  • Maximum age to apply is 25 years.
  • The minimum height is 157 cm.
  • The minimum weight is 48 kg.
  • Normal colour vision.

If you have any query related to the TNEA 2024 Eligibility Criteria, you can ask us by leaving your queries in the comment box given below.


  1. A student studied in Kerala but his native state is tamilnadu, for student who studied other state means they need a native certificate to apply TNEA, does the certificate belong to tamilnadu address or Kerala address?

  2. A student studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Computer science without Maths with CBSE score of 93.6% is eligible for which engineering course in Anna University, Chennai

  3. Please clarify about the eligibility creteria. The nativity certificate means how many years since living in Tamil Nadu is considering. My son studying (8,9.10,11,12) in Andhra Pradesh due to I was served in Military. After Retirement I am staying in TN since 2017. is my son eligible for TNEA 2022.

  4. i did my schooling in dubai till 10th std. I completed my 11 & 12th std in Tamilnadu.Am i eligible to apply in TNEA.or should i submit nativity certificate.

  5. Can a student passed out in class XI and XII from a school situated in Tamil Nadu apply for TNEA? studied clss VIII, XI ,X outside Tamil Nadu

  6. Iam from tamilnadu …
    My daughter studied from class 1 to class 12 in qatar under cbse pattern…
    Will she be eligible to apply for the tnea counselling 2021

  7. I was born in Tamilnadu, Vellore. But all my school education is from punjab state..
    Am i eligible to apply for TNEA?

  8. My Son is born in Chennai and Studied till X std in Chennai. He did his intermediate in Andhra Pradesh. Should he provide Nativity Certificate? Does he come under Tamil Nadu local or Andhra Pradesh?
    Pls advice.

  9. Sir,
    My daughter studied until 8th standard in Madhyapradesh (Bhopal).She will be doing 9,10,11 and 12 in Tamilnadu.Does she necessary to enclose nativity certificate.

  10. Sir, my son studied untill grade 8 in abroad. He will be doing grade 9,10,11 and 12 in Tamil Nadu. Does he qualify for state domicile quota ?

  11. my date of 03-01-2003. in application the year shown upto 2002 only
    I can not enter my date of birth. so I can not apply. plz help me

  12. I was born in May 2003 and have completed my class 12th in 2020. Am I eligible for Tamil Nadu engineering counselling .

  13. Is it possible to get a seat in engineering clg by applying in TNEA by the cut-off 46% and 94 out of 200 for BC Muslim?

  14. Sir, by mistake i have give my income as less than 6 lacs.
    I cannot produce income there any issue.

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