TANCET MBA 2017TANCET MBA 2017 – Anna University conducted Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2017 for MBA on March 25, 2017. The exam was held in pen-paper mode across 15 cities of Tamil Nadu state. The result of TANCET MBA 2017 has been announced in the April 11, 2017. Also, the mark sheet has been released along with result. Candidates can click on the link given below to check their TANCET MBA 2017 result, which is available online only. Candidates qualifying this entrance test will be considered for granting admission to MBA and postgraduate management programmes offered by various Institutes (both government and private) of the state. The counselling rounds of TANCET MBA 2017 qualifiers are likely to commence from the last week of April 2017. Go through this article for complete details on the TANCET MBA 2017, answer key, cutoff, result, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, result, counselling, etc.
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General Facts – TANCET MBA 2017

  1. Name of the exam – Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test 
  2. Commonly called as – TANCET MBA
  3. Conducting authority – Anna University
  4. Exam mode – Offline
  5. Exam type – State level
  6. Courses offered – MBA
  7. Exam level – Post Graduate

TANCET MBA Important Dates 2017

The candidates can refer to the table below for keeping the track of all important dates and events related to TANCET MBA 2017. 

S. No.EventDate
1Online Registration started from29 January 2017
2Last date to fill and submit online application form28 February 2017 till 5.30 PM
3Admit Card issued onMarch 14, 2017
4Exam Date – TANCET MBA 201725 March 2017 (02.30 to 04.30 PM)
5Result declared on11 April 2017
6Counselling to commence inApril – May 2017

TANCET MBA Result 2017

The result of TANCET MBA 2017 has been declared on April 11, 2017. The candidates can check the TANCET MBA 2017 result and download the mark sheet by logging in using their respective email id and password. Along with result declaration, the mark sheet has also been released for the candidates. The TANCET MBA 2017 mark sheet should be produced at the time of admission. In case the mark sheet gets misplaced, the candidates can get a duplicate mark sheet issued on payment of Rs. 100. This payment must be made in the form of a DD. This DD along a written request for issuance of duplicate mark sheet must send to the Anna University.

TANCET MBA Answer Key 2017

The candidates look for the answer key, after giving the exam. The answer key has been made available in online mode in .pdf format and candidates can download the same. It lists the answers to the questions which have been asked in the exam.

  • Official TANCET MBA answer key is not released by Anna University but various private coaching Institutes may release the unofficial keys. The candidates can click on the caption-head here to get the links to download the TANCET MBA 2017 answer key.
  • By using these answer keys, the candidates will be able to match their attempted answers and also estimate their score.  

TANCET MBA Admit Card 2017

All the candidates will be required to produce a valid admit card in order get entry into the exam centre and permission for writing the exam. The TANCET MBA 2017 admit card is expected to be issued in the second week of March, 2017. No particular date has been announced for the release of the admit card. 

  • Only the duly registered candidates will be able to view and download the admit card. 
  • No candidate will be allowed to take the exam, if they will fail to produce a valid admit card on the date of the exam.
  • The hall ticket of TANCET MBA 2017 will be made available in online mode only for downloading. It will not be sent to any of the candidates via post or email.
  • The details such as Name of the candidate, complete address of the candidate, details of exam centre allotted, category, roll number, signature & photograph etc. will be all mentioned on the admit card.  
  • The candidates should keep the admit card safe until the admission process concludes. In case, it is lost, the candidates can obtain a duplicate admit card of TANCET MBA 2017 on payment of Rs. 100/-. 

TANCET MBA Eligibility Criteria 2017

The candidates before applying for the test must ensure that the following eligibility criterion is met by them.

  1. There is no age limit to appear for TANCET MBA.
  2. The candidates from the states other than Tamil Nadu can apply for it subject to they meeting the eligibility norms prescribed by the colleges accepting TANCET score for MBA admission. 
  3. They must have a recognised Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration passed with an aggregate score of 50% (45% for SC/ST candidates).
  4. The candidates with degree obtained without studying 10th, 12th Std. or 3 years degree programme are not eligible. Also, candidates who obtained B.E./B.Tech degree through distance mode cannot apply for the test.
  5. Candidates appearing for their final year exams of the said qualifying degree course except courses offered by Professional Institution’s (like AMIE) in April/May 2017 can also apply for TANCET MBA 2017.

Click on the caption-head here for complete details on TANCET MBA 2017 eligibility norms. 

TANCET MBA Application Form 2017

The candidates interested in applying for TANCET MBA 2017 were required to fill and submit an online application form. The TANCET MBA application procedure ended on February 28, 2017.

  • The application form cannot be obtained in offline mode. It is available in online mode only. 
  • To apply for the test, the candidates will have to create their individual user account by entering certain personal details, email id & password. 
  • On successful registration, the candidates will get login credentials. Using these, they will have to login and access the application form.
  • In the application form, the candidates are required to fill their personal, course & exam city options, educational, upload photograph and communication details.
  • No opportunity to make corrections in the submitted form will be given, so the candidates are advised to fill all the details in the form very carefully. 
  • To complete the application process, an application fee will be required to be paid. 
  • On submission of the application form, print the confirmation page. No need of sending this copy via post to Anna University but keep it safe for future use.

TANCET MBA Application Fee 2017 

The candidates will have to pay a non-refundable application fee in order to complete the application process. This fee can be paid in online mode only using Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking. The amount of the fee is as follow – 

CategoryAmount of Fee
Other non-reserved category candidates Rs. 500/-
SC/SCA/ST candidates Rs. 250/-

Click on the caption-head here to know the TANCET MBA 2017 Application Process in detail. 

TANCET MBA Test Cities 2017

Like last year, this year also, TANCET MBA will be held at 15 cities of the Tamil Nadu state. Some of these cities have been listed here below. To obtain the complete list of TANCET MBA 2017 exam centres, click on the sub-heading.

  1. Chennai
  2. Coimbatore
  3. Dindigul
  4. Erode
  5. Madurai
  6. Tirunelveli 
  7. Virudhunagar

TANCET MBA Exam Pattern 2017

The table below provides the brief details of the TANCET MBA 2017 test pattern. 

Particulars         Details
Duration2 hours (02.30 to 04.30 PM)
ModePen-Paper Mode; Answers to be marked in OMR sheet
SectionsQuestions will be asked from 5 sections – 

  1. Analysis of Business Situation
  2. Reading Comprehension
  3. English Grammar & Usage
  4. Quantitative Ability
  5. Data Sufficiency
Questions100 MCQ’s and each question will have 4 choices
  • Total Marks – 100
  • 1 mark each will be awarded for marking a correct answer
  • No marks will be deducted for leaving a question unanswered
Negative Marking1/3 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer

TANCET MBA Counselling 2017

The counselling process for admission to MBA in colleges of Tamil Nadu will be conducted by Directorate of Technical Education and Directorate of Collegiate Education. On the basis of TANCET MBA 2017 result, the candidates will be awarded rank and according to this rank, they will be required to participate in the counselling. The eligible candidates will be required to register online. The registration process will most likely commence in April or May 2017. Venue of the counselling will be the university itself. 


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  1. Can you please share the link to register for TANCET 2016 online? I didnot find any notification in anna university website.

  2. i just want to know right now i am in final year of school of open learning delhi and my exams will be held on may and result will be declared on november so ..what should i do whether i can elgible to give entrance exams on this year are next year.. i want to apply for MBA regular..

    • Hi,

      Since the notification is not out yet, we can’t really say that candidates not belonging to Tamil Nadu can write TANCET or not. But if we go by some of the previous year’s nativity criteria, the Indian Nationals w ho have studied 5 years continuously (from XI Standard onw ards) in Tamil Nadu will be considered as Tamil Nadu candidates and can apply for the test. Candidates who are Native of Tamil Nadu but have studied XI, XII or and Degree out side Tamil Nadu will be required to produce a Nativity Certificate from the Tehsildar of their Native Taluka/District of Tamil Nadu for considering them as Tamil Nadu Candidate. Other State candidates who have studied 5 years continuously in Tamil Nadu (who have Studied XI and XII (H.S.C) and degree course) will be considered under open category and can apply for TANCET.

      Ps. – We are again saying the criteria stated here is old. It may remain same this year too or can change. Wait for the official brochure and notification to be out to know the fee structure and all.

      Hope this will help. Comment further in case of any more doubts.

  3. I am doing my final year M.Sc. software engineering (5 years) Integrated Degree Programme,at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University affiliated college,whether I am eligible to attend TANCET entrance exam,to do ME programme.

  4. Anyone please tell me about the tancet application date,because it’s almost April 1st week I didn’t find any notification about application,please anyone share the link to register for tancet.

    • Hi

      Neither the notification nor the link for TANCET 2016 registration has been released. We agree it should have been released by now but don’t panic, we will update the link and all the official information here on this page as and when it will be available.

    • Hi Naveen,

      We know all of the TANCET aspirants are eagerly waiting for the release of application form but there are news doing round that due to upcoming assembly elections in TN, the form release has been delayed. Keep visiting this page for all the updated information regarding the exam and the registration link.

  5. We can directly able to register in online or else we want buy the application from the university and thn want to register pls clarify my doubts

  6. Comment: Could anyone please tell me how dd fees should pay through online application.please update information about the release of application form, registration. I am afraid by thinking the application through internet date going to get over. if application through online is over where we can apply for tancet MBA 2016

    • Hi Suganya

      The application form has not yet been released. Don’t panic, we will provide the registration link as and when it will be available.

  7. Tancet 2016-2017 online registration will begin from 2.5.16 to 17.2.16 and the exam is on 11.6.16(MBA,MCA) and on 12.6.16(M.E,M.Tech,M.Arch,M.Plan)

  8. I am from kerala nd i didmy studies in kerala can i attend TANCET examz? Heard that only students of Tamilnadu Can appear for this exam?

    • Hi,

      Yes, you can appear for TANCET 2016. But since you are not having domicile of Tamil Nadu state, take a note that admission in the TN state colleges will be granted solely on the discretion of its authorities. They may or may not allow admission to other state students that too on fulfillment of certain eligibility conditions. They may give preference to TN state candidates over other state candidates but you must give it a try. There will be many colleges which will welcome candidates belonging to other states. Hurry up, last date to apply for TANCET is 21 May.

  9. Sir,
    I am from kovai

    My TANCET MBA 2016 Normalised score is 44.000, Cat : SC

    Could you please guide me what are the colleges I can anticipate to get admission

    If possible pl provide last year MBA Rank list


  10. Sir,
    I applied MBA, My TANCET marks will be Normalized Mark =26 and Actual Mark=-3.00 … How i can apply for counselling…. What procedure ?? …. Or I eligible or Not …

    Thanks & Regards
    Jagadeesan .S

  11. in online registration process there is a column for community code but for oc there is no community code can any one help me in completing the registration process without code i cannot complete it

  12. Hi my tancet normalized score is 30.000
    If i eligible for counsling or not i am confused
    Plz anyone answer me

  13. I failed to submit provisional certificate along with the documents, will problem arise while attending the counselling.

  14. Hi, I got 367th rank in Anna University DEET 2016. I just want to know the average rank to get the COE,Guindy as the study center for MBA HR. Can anyone help me with it..? And do I need to bring the 1st semester fees DD during the counselling itself..?