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.
The application process for TNEA begins in the 3rd week of May (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.
Let’s check the basic conditions for TNEA Eligibility Criteria.
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
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 last week of June (subjected to change due to the current scenario) . The rank list of TNEA can be downloaded through the official website of TNEA.
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:
Agree & confirm the current allotment
Decline the current allotment and move to the next round
Decline the current allotment and quit the counselling process
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 2020 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 2020 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.