TNEA Syllabus 2021

TNEA Syllabus - Maths, Physics and Chemistry PDF Download

TNEA stands for Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions and this exam is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education. Every year, Anna University releases the admissions notification for the aspirants desiring to get enrolled in the engineering programs under the government and government-aided colleges in Tamil Nadu. If you are the one desiring to get admission into the top-ranked college of Tamil Nadu, join the Vedantu studying program and book your seat in your desired college.

At Vedantu, you will get all about the TNEA paper from its important dates to updated exam pattern, syllabus, and much more, keep scrolling the page to get all the information one-by-one. First, let’s look at the highlights of the TNEA Exam 2021:

TNEA Syllabus - Maths, Physics and Chemistry PDF Download

TNEA Important Dates 2021


Tentative Dates

TNEA notification release date

April 2021

Availability of the application form for the B.E./B.Tech Program

First week of May 2021

Last date to apply for TNEA 2021

Last week of May 2021

Last date to submit the application form

First week of June 2021

Random numbers allotment

Third week of June 2021

Rank list/Merit List release date

Last week of June 2021

Counseling commencement Date

Third week of July 2021

Now, we will go through the latest syllabus for the upcoming TNEA exam.

TNEA Syllabus 2021

TNEA Syllabus for Mathematics 2021

  • Geometry

  • Statistics

  • Algebra

  • Calculus

  • Trigonometry

TNEA Syllabus for Physics 2021

Physical World & Measurement


Laws of Motion

Work, Energy, and Power

Motion of System of

Particles and rotational motion


Properties of Bulk Matter

Heat & Thermodynamics

Behavior of Perfect Gases & 

Kinetic theory of Gases




Current Electricity

Magnetic Effects of Current & Magnetism

E.M.I and A.C.

Electromagnetic Waves


Dual nature of matter and radiation

Atoms and Nuclei

Electronic Devices

Communication Systems


TNEA Syllabus for Chemistry 2021

Some basic concepts of Chemistry

Structure of Atom

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure


Redox Reactions


S-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)

Group 1 & 2

Preparation & attributes of some important compounds

Hydrocarbons: Its classification

Environmental Chemistry

Solid State


General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

D & F-Block Elements

Haloalkanes & Haloarenes

Alcohols, Phenols & Ethers

Chemistry in Everyday Life



Surface Chemistry

States of Matter: Gases and Liquids


General Introduction of Some P-Block Elements


Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids

Some basic principles & techniques of Organic Chemistry

Chemical Kinetics

Organic Compounds comprising Nitrogen

Download TNEA Latest Syllabus 2021 Free PDF

Before starting the preparation for the TNEA exam, it is really crucial to learn the entire TNEA syllabus from where the questions will appear in the exam. This will aid you in quickly preparing well for the examination. You can download the TNEA syllabus for free in PDF format which is easily accessible here at Vedantu. These are as per the latest syllabus guidelines. For downloading the detailed syllabus, click on the link below:

TNEA Exam Pattern 2021

Subjects Name

Total Question

Total Marks

Time Allotted

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics



2 hrs 30 minutes

  • All the questions will be objective type only.

  • Questions will be asked from 12th Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

  • The time allotted for the paper will be 2 hrs and 30 minutes.

  • Question paper will be in English only.

  • One mark will be rewarded for a correct response and no negative marking provision for an incorrect response.

TNEA Application Form 2021

TNEA application form 2021 can be filled in three different following modes:

1. In-Person: Those who are filling an offline application, can acquire the TNEA 2021 form from any of the 60 centers. The candidates belonging to the General category need to make a payment of Rs.500, and the candidates who belong to SC, SCA, and ST categories need to pay an amount of Rs. 250. They also have to give proof of belonging to Tamil Nadu by producing the photocopy of the Permanent community card/ digitally signed e-Certificate or an electronic form. Candidates can pay for the application fee via DD or can opt for a cash in hand mode.


2. Via Post: If an aspirant wants to send an application via post, he/ she needs to send the DD of 700 at the suggested address (those who belong to the General category) and Rs 450/- for those who belong to SC, SCA, and ST categories by posting the photocopy of the Permanent community card or digitally signed e-Certificate or else the electronic form and an address label in the capital letter along with the application form.


3. Via Official Website: The students who wish to apply for the TNEA 2021 exam through the internet; they will get the step-by-step procedure for filling the form on the official website.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question 1: What is the Expected Cut-off for the TNEA 2021?

Answer: Below is the listed category-wise cut-off for the TNEA 2021:

  • Unreserved category - 50%

  • Backward or Muslims - 45%

  • MBC and DNC - 40%

  • SC or ST or SCA - 35%

  • Students who get merit rank in the TNEA 2021 exam will be given the first preference in the TNEA counseling 2021.

Question 2: Who Can Apply for the TNEA 2021?


  • Candidates must have passed 12th and he/she should be a native resident of Tamil Nadu,  holding a Domicile certificate. 

Candidates whose parents are central government employees and serving in Tamil Nadu from the past five years, can also apply in TNEA 2021, provided that candidates must attach the proof of their parent’s working tenure.

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