Students who aspire for a career in engineering and are focusing on preparing for a multitude of entrance examinations can also consider TNEA 2020. Anna University conducts the Tamil Nadu engineering admissions or TNEA for short for admission into B.E and B.Tech courses in colleges across the state. The admission procedure is held based on the merit list prepared according to marks secured by a student in their Class 12 or equivalent examination. If you are planning on applying under TNEA, you should know about the vital components of this examination such as counseling procedure, documents required etc.
However, unlike other state universities of India, candidates need not sit for any entrance examination. Consequently, candidates need to keep track of the important dates related to the TNEA 2020 admission process.
The following TNEA eligibility criteria 2020 needs to be met to apply for admission under TNEA –
Candidates applying for TNEA should have had Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as main subjects in their Class 12.
Candidates belonging to general category need to secure an aggregate of 50% marks and above in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics in their 10+2 or any other equivalent examination.
Members of the reserved category need to maintain an aggregate score of 40% in the above mentioned subjects.
Applicants from the below-mentioned classes need to secure a total of 45% in their 10+2 –
Most backward class(MBC)
SC, ST, SCA
Before the counselling procedure, candidates will be segregated into different groups based on their ranks. The TNEA Rank List 2020 of eligible applicants will be declared before each round of counselling starts.
The ranks will be awarded to candidates based on the following criteria –
Date of birth of candidates
Category to which a candidate belongs
Marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics in 10+2 level examination
The counselling procedure will take place online after the announcement of TNEA Rank List 2020.
The pointer mentioned below will guide you through the counselling procedure
To participate in the TNEA 2020 counselling procedure, you need to complete the registration process and fill in the application form. The steps to complete the registration process has been listed below –
Go to the official website of TNEA and click on the link to access the application form.
Enter your name, contact information, Class 12 registration number, year of passing, date of birth.
After putting in the above information, you will receive an OTP on your registered phone number.
Applicants will receive their User ID after completing the registration process.
You can log in with the User ID to access the application form for TNEA. In the application form, you have to provide you –
Details regarding your academic qualification
Scholarship information (if any)
Income details of parents
A random number will be allotted to candidates who submit their application form for TNEA 2020 counselling. In case two candidates secure the same rank in the merit list, this random number will be used by the authorities to resolve the tie situation.
Eligible applicants for TNEA 2020 who wish to take part in the counselling procedure need to make the fee payment fist. The fee can be paid via any online payment methods. You can also pay the fee offline by writing out a demand draft and submitting it at any TNEA Facilitation Centres (TFC).
Candidates who fail to pay the requisite fee will not be allowed to participate in the admission procedure. Accordingly, they must complete the payment procedure before the due date.
Entering and Locking Choices
You can enter your preferences of colleges and specialisations by logging in to the TNEA portal after completing the payment process. You need to close your options by the third day of commencement of counselling round. Once you lock in your choices of colleges and courses, you will not be able to make any modifications to it. Hence be diligent while entering your preferences. The system will automatically lock in the choices for those candidates who fail to do it by the due date.
After locking in their choices, a tentative list for TNEA Seat Allotment 2020 will be announced. Based on this list, candidates have to select their option which includes –
Accept the allotment
Confirm the allotment but opt for upward movement
Decline the allocation and opt for upward movement
Quit TNEA counselling
Based on the candidates’ choices, TNEA authorities will release a final seat allotment list.
Candidates who have been chosen in TNEA Seat Allotment 2020 need to report to the concerned institution for submission of admission fees and document verification and submission.
You need to carry the following documents during the verification process –
Mark sheet of Class 10 and 12th standard
Admit card or hall ticket of Class 12 board examination
Counselling call letter
Passport size photographs
Candidates from reserved category need to provide permanent community certificate
Taking into account the fact that there are no entrance examinations for TNEA 2020, candidates should put their whole focus on their Class 12 board examination. Besides, covering all topics thoroughly and taking regular mock tests, you can also look into essential aspects of this exam – counselling procedure, rank list and the like. It will help you gain an idea about opening and closing ranks asked by engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu so that you can frame your preparation accordingly.