TANCET Eligibility Criteria 2020

TANCET is an important entrance exam for admission to the various courses of MCA, MBA, MTech, M.Arch, and M.Plan in top colleges of Tamil Nadu. Anna University conducts the exam for the Government of Tamil Nadu. 

Candidates are always advised to check the TANCET Eligibility Criteria before filling out application forms. There are various criteria specified for different categories of subjects, so it's necessary to take a good look at each. In the next section, you will be looking at the eligibility criteria for this exam. 

Basic Eligibility Criteria for TANCET 2020

Go through this table to check the basic eligibility criteria that are common to all subjects. These are the primary conditions that you must fulfill to appear for this coveted exam. 

Basic Eligibility Criteria for TANCET

Basic Condition



Candidates should be a resident of Tamil Nadu and citizen of India. However, students from other parts of India can also apply.


There is no age restriction for appearing in TANCET

Passing Exam

Candidates should have passed 10+2+3 pattern from any recognized University or board


General category candidates need to have scored 50% marks, and SC/ST students should have 45% marks


GATE qualified candidates can also sit for the TANCET examination

Specific Admission Criteria for MCA, M.Arch, and MPharma

Apart from these general criteria, you should fulfill the following admission qualification:

  • B.Pharm. qualification for pursuing M.Pharma

  • B.SC or BCA qualified for MCA with mathematics as one of the main subjects

  • Degree in architecture or design planning

Categories for Admission to M.E/M.Tech/M.Plan/M.Arch

The TANCET Eligibility Criteria also list out three categories for granting admission:

  1. GATE Category – Candidates who have a valid GATE score can sit for the exam. Moreover, certain specific papers are also exempted during the exam for GATE qualified candidates

  2. TANCET Category – This category is specific to the students who are taking the examination. All the above-mentioned eligibility conditions are specific to this category of students 

  3. Sponsored Category – Some seats are reserved for employees of government, semi-government, PSU, and government-run education institutes. Also, government-sponsored architecture institutes and professional architects with a 5-year experience falls under these categories

MCA Lateral Entry Admission Criteria

You can also seek admission to TANCET if you are a professional AMIE (Associate Member of Institution of Engineers) engineer. But students should have A & B certificates recognized by the Human Resource Department, Government of India. These degrees are considered equivalent to B.E/B.Tech degrees with 2 years of relevant teaching/industrial experience. You should produce a certificate guaranteeing the same. 

Benefits of Taking TANCET 2020

Once you have fulfilled the basic TANCET Eligibility Criteria, you are all set to fill up your form and appear for the exam. Like any other competitive exam, TANCET has outstanding benefits like:

  • It is a prestigious exam recognized by most universities

  • Makes you alert and disciplined

  • Paves the way for a bright and rewarding career

  • Opens the door for more opportunities and prepares you for appearing in other competitive exams and clearing them with ease.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Is TANCET Held in Online Mode?

The application process for TANCET is held in online mode. From registration to submission of fees, everything is done online. However, the exam is conducted in the offline mode only with MCQ type questions. Candidates need to bring their pen, pencil, and eraser for TANCET 2020. 

2. Is TANCET Score Applicable for Distant Modes?

The TANCET score is valid for distant modes as well. Candidates who have cleared the examination can seek admission to the various distance learning programs in Anna University and other colleges that accept the score.

3. Is TANCET a Difficult Exam?

Like all other competitive exams, TANCET is quite tough to crack. But if you have the will to succeed, it won't be tough. You need to take mock tests and regular classes for clearing out the concepts. Speed and accuracy are the most important aspects of scoring good marks in the exam.

4. How Can You Check Your TANCET Result?

Visit the official website of Anna University annauniv.edu. Click the link for TANCET 2020. Log in with your credentials and know your marks by entering your registration number.