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TNEA Eligibility Criteria 2023-24

Last updated date: 18th Apr 2024
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What is the TNEA Eligibility Criteria for Admission to Courses

Each year Anna University conducts the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions. Through TNEA, admission is offered in undergraduate programs of B.E and B.Tech. Several colleges located in Tamil Nadu accept TNEA Scores to provide admission to the offered engineering programs. 

This year, however, the admission dates have been deferred due to the Coronavirus crisis. The country is going through a lockdown and authorities have pushed back the dates. Directorate of Technical Education (Tamil Nadu) is responsible for conducting a centralized and online counselling process for B. Tech in Tamil Nadu. 

About TNEA Admissions

The application process for TNEA begins in the 1st week of July (subjected to change due to the coronavirus outbreak) . The directorate releases the application list after the results of Class XII are announced. The TNEA process involves several stages and the counselling process is conducted online. The University releases a list of facilitation centers where the counselling is conducted. 

Basic Eligibility Conditions for B.Tech Admissions

Let’s check the basic conditions for TNEA Eligibility Criteria. 



Domicile Rules

Tamil Nadu residents who passed Class XII exams are eligible to apply. They will have a right over government reservation policies and scholarships

Non-domiciled students can also participate in the admission process. They have to enclose the Nativity certificate of their domicile status along with the application

Academic Qualification

Students willing to apply for their BTech admissions must have passed Class 12 with Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry as the main subjects

Students with Biology/ Biotechnology can also apply for specific courses in B. Tech like Biotechnology etc.

Qualifying Marks

The minimum qualifying marks for B. Tech admissions are: 50% for general category, 40% marks for SC/ST, 45% marks for BC and 40% marks for DNC and MBC students

Documents required for Admission to TNEA

Apart from fulfilling the TNEA Eligibility Criteria, you will need to keep some important documents ready for admission. These documents are listed below:

  • Marksheets for Class 10 and 12

  • Transfer or Migration Certificates of the candidates

  • Caste category certificate (if applicable)

  • Nativity certificate for non-domiciled candidates

  • Address Proof like Aadhar card, pan card, voter id, passport or driving license

Publish of Rank List for TNEA Admissions

Each year the directorate releases the rank link of TNEA. All the candidates who featured in the TNEA rank list are eligible for admission in the B. E/ B. Tech course in Tamil Nadu. The TNEA rank list is usually released in the 2nd week of September (subjected to change due to the current scenario) . The rank list of TNEA can be downloaded through the official website of TNEA.

TNEA Seat Allotment Process

This is an important step for students after the counselling process is over. It’s released on the official website of TNEA. Candidates must log in and check the seat allotment. The candidates will see the name of the course and course allotted on the screen. There are three options for candidates to choose from:

  1. Agree & confirm the current allotment

  2. Decline the current allotment and move to the next round

  3. Decline the current allotment and quit the counselling process

FAQs on TNEA Eligibility Criteria 2023-24

1. Is There an Entrance Examination for TNEA?

Earlier there used to be an exam conducted for TNEA. But it has been scrapped by the authorities. Now, the selection is based on the merit list prepared from class XII board exams result. It is followed by counselling session, random number generation, and seat allotment according to availability.

2. What are the TNEA Facilitation Centres?

TNEA Facilitation centers will be opened across the 32 districts of Tamil Nadu to assist the students in attending TNEA 2022 online counselling, get the application form, and remission of fees. The conducting authority will open TNEA facilitation centers along with the release of the TNEA 2022 Application form.

3. How can You Recover the Lost Password and ID?

If you have forgotten your user id, you need to contact the admission center for resetting the user id. If you have forgotten the password click, he forgot the password option on the login page to reset the password. You need to enter the email id, date of birth, mobile number, and verification code. 

4. What are Cut-off Marks for Counselling?

There is no specific cut-off list for admissions to the TNEA exam. The list changes every year according to seat availability, no. of candidates applied, and aggregate marks generated for that particular year.