TANCET Counselling 2020

TANCET Counselling is extremely important for every aspiring student. Counselling sessions are like interviews that test the candidates and also give a snippet view of the list of colleges they can choose. You are advised to consult their seniors and teachers before attending the sessions. 

Counselling sessions for TANCET are conducted by TANCA or Tamil Nadu Common Admission. You would need to register for the counselling session and visit your allotted center for further process. 

These sessions don’t ask about your academic qualifications or subject-oriented questions. Since you have already cleared the exam, you are presented with a set of choices for colleges according to seat allocation and merit list. 


Who Are Eligible to Participate in Counselling?

Every year counselling is conducted to determine the eligibility of candidates. You should possess:

  1. Bachelors degree with at least 50% marks

  2. Your TANCET score

  3. GATE qualified scores in your discipline

  4. GATE score in Engineering branches

Let’s take a look at the TANCET Counselling dates with the help of a table:

Schedule for TANCA Counselling 2020

TANCET Events

Registration Dates (Tentative)

TANCA Registration 2020

End of July

Last Date to Register

Mid-week of August

Declaration of list

The third week of August

Counselling for GATE 

Last week of August

Counselling for TANCET

Last week of August


Anna University has announced that the dates are subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Students will be notified in due course about the upcoming schedule. 


How to Register for TANCET Counselling

You would need to register for appearing in the TANCET Counselling rounds. Below are the steps that you need to follow:

  • Visit the official website of Anna university

  • Enter your email id and mobile number. All communications will be done through these two channels

  • Enter your academic details like Marksheet, Board, Passing Year and category in the specific sections

  • Upload your scanned photograph and signature in JPEG format

  • After entering the details click on the save/submit icon

  • Review the application form and edit if required

The registration fees for TANCA is Rs 500 for General Category and Rs 250 for SC/ST and differently-abled persons. 


What Are The Documents Required During Counselling Session?

Here is a complete list of documents that you would need to carry at the counselling venue:

  1. All Marksheets starting from Class X to Bachelors

  2. Any other professional mark sheets, degrees or certificates

  3. Transfer and migration certificates

  4. Admit Card in physical form

  5. Caste Category and Community Category Certificates

  6. Sri Lankan Tamil domicile certificate if applicable

  7. Certificates for Differently Abled Categories

  8. Experience Certificate if any

  9. Identity certificate from local police station or Councillor 

  10. Nativity Certificate is applicable.


Counselling Rules for TANCA

There is also a basic guideline for attending the TANCET Counselling. These are:

  • Seats for colleges would be allocated through counselling only

  • GATE candidates are required to appear with a valid scorecard

  • Candidates should download the admit cards only from the Anna University website against their registration number

  • You will have to attend the session at your own expense, and nothing would be remitted

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What is the cut off marks for TANCET?

Cut the number of seats determines off Marks, the number of candidates, and average marks scored during that particular year. You should always aim to score the maximum marks as only a fraction less can through you out of the competition.

2. What if you forget to bring the admit card?

Anna University has specifically mentioned that students who forget to bring their admit cards will not be allowed to sit for the exam. So, it is advisable to keep your hall ticket in a safe place and inside your folder before going for the exam.

3. Can you choose more than one center for TANCET?

At the time registration, you are not allowed to choose more than one center for TANCET. So, choose your exam center wisely as you have only one chance.

4. How many sessions are there in TANCET?

TANCET examination is conducted in three sessions. One session each is allotted for MBA, MCA and MTech Courses. The exams are of two hours duration and continue for two days.