April 5, 2018

TANCET MBA 2018TANCET MBA 2018: Anna University conducts the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) for admission to post graduate MBA programmes. TANCET MBA 2018 will be conducted on May 19 across 15 cities in Tamil Nadu. Registration for the exam has started from April 2, 2018. Candidates who have completed their Bachelors degree can apply for TANCET MBA 2018 till April 23. The entrance test is conducted in pen and paper mode covering five sections - Reading Comprehension, English Grammar & Usage, Analysis of Business Situation, Quantitative Ability and Data Sufficiency. Candidates have to answer 100 questions within 2 hours. Candidate’s score will be calculated out of 100 marks. TANCET score will be considered by universities, regional centres of Anna University, government, government aided and self-financing colleges. Around 20,000 candidates appear for TANCET MBA. Candidates can check below for more information on TANCET MBA eligibility, application form, important dates, exam centres, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus and cutoff.

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Facts about TANCET MBA

Exam Name
Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test
Commonly known as
Conducted by
Anna University
Exam category
Post graduate
Exam level
Duration of test
2 hours
Exam type


TANCET MBA Important Dates 2018

TANCET MBA will be conducted on May 19, 2018. TANCET MBA 2018 application form has been made available from April 2. The important dates pertaining to TANCET MBA is given below.

TANCET MBA important dates

TANCET MBA application form to be released
April 2, 2018
Last date to register for TANCET MBA April 23, 2018
TANCET MBA admit card 2018 to be issued
Third week of April 2018
TANCET MBA 2018 entrance test
May 19, 2018
TANCET MBA 2018 answer key
Fourth week of May 2018
Declaration of TANCET MBA result
Last week of May 2018
TANCET MBA counselling
June - July 2018


TANCET MBA Eligibility Criteria 2018

TANCET MBA eligibility criteria gives candidates details about age requirement, nationality and educational qualification that are required to apply for the exam. Candidate must be a graduate in any discipline as per TANCET MBA eligibility criteria. For more details, candidates can check below.

  • Candidates must have completed their graduation with 50% for general and OBC category and 45 % for reserved category.

  • Candidates should have studied under 10+2+3/10+3 years diploma +3 years pattern.

  • B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch/B.Pharma candidates can also apply for TANCET MBA 2018.

  • Candidates appearing in the final semester examination are also eligible to apply

  • Candidates from other states can appear provided they fulfill the TANCET MBA eligibility criteria.

TANCET MBA Application Form 2018

Candidates have to apply online for TANCET MBA 2018. The application form can be filled in three steps. Candidates need to register first followed by filling of the application and paying the fee. TANCET MBA application fees for general and OBC candidates is Rs 500 while that for SC, Scheduled Caste Arunthathiyar (SCA) and ST category is Rs 250. The steps to fill TANCET MBA application form is explained below.

Steps to fill TANCET MBA application form

Step 1: Registration for TANCET MBA 2018

Step 2: Filling the online application form

Step 3: Paying the application fees through electronic payment gateway

TANCET MBA Exam Centres 2018

TANCET MBA exam centres have to be filled by candidates at the time of application. TANCET MBA is likely to be conducted across 15 cities in Tamil Nadu. The examination authority will allot centres to candidates as per their preferences. In case of non-availability of seats in a particular centre, candidates will be allotted other centres. No request for change in TANCET MBA exam centres will be entertained after final submission of application. Candidates can check below TANCET MBA exam centres.

TANCET MBA exam cities



TANCET MBA Admit Card 2018

The admit card will be issued to candidates who submits their application before the last date. The admit card will be released in the third week of April. TANCET MBA admit card will be available online and candidates have to enter their user ID and password to download the same. The admit card will have details of candidates, date, time and address of test venue. The exam conducting authority will not sent the hard copy of the admit card by post. Candidates can check how to download TANCET MBA admit card.

TANCET MBA Exam Pattern 2018

TANCET MBA exam pattern has been defined by Anna University and provides details about the marking scheme, number of sections, questions and time duration. The test will be held from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. All questions as per TANCET MBA exam pattern will be objective type and are asked from Reading Comprehension, English Grammar & Usage, Analysis of Business Situation, Quantitative Ability and Data Sufficiency. TANCET MBA exam pattern is given below.

TANCET MBA Exam Pattern

No of questions
Number of alternatives
Mark for each answer
Total marks
Negative marks


TANCET MBA Syllabus 2018

TANCET MBA syllabus highlights the topics that candidates have to cover for the exam. Tough the examination authority has not prescribed any definite syllabus, candidates can study the following topics that has been suggested by the coaching institutes. The topics important for TANCET MBA are given below.

TANCET MBA syllabus


Reading Comprehension, Synonyms, Grammar,Word meaning, Vocabulary, English Usage, Sentence correction

Quantitative Ability

Number Systems, Time and Work, Speed, Time and Distance, Permutation and Combination, Profit, Loss and Discount, Compound Interest

Data Sufficiency

Number System, Mensuration, Percentage, Time, Speed & Distance, Algebra and Geometry


TANCET MBA Sample Papers 2018

Sample papers are the best resource to prepare for the exam. Candidates preparing for TANCET MBA 2018 should practice with the sample papers to understand the pattern of the test. TANCET MBA sample papers are available online at Entrance Corner. TANCET MBA sample papers are practice papers that are similar to the actual question papers and delve into the exam pattern and syllabus. Experts and toppers suggest candidates to solve as many sample papers as they can to increase speed, develop time-management skills and questions solving ability.

TANCET MBA Questions Papers 2018

TANCET MBA question papers will be released by the examination authority after the completion of the test. We have provided the question papers of last 11 years. Candidates can download TANCET MBA question papers to get an idea of the questions asked in the exam. Moreover, practicing TANCET MBA question papers will boost the confidence of candidates during the exam.

TANCET MBA Answer Key 2018

TANCET MBA answer key will be released by Anna University in the fourth week of May for all sets. The answer key will be available online in PDF file. Candidates can access the link to be provided here after it is released to download TANCET MBA answer key. Cross-verifying the answers with the answer key will help candidates to calculate their probable score based on incorrect and correct response. Besides, the coaching institutes also releases TANCET MBA answer key after the completion of the test. Candidates can check the answer keys released by the coaching institutes before the release of official answer key.

TANCET MBA Result 2018

Anna University will declare TANCET MBA result in the last week of May. The rank list will be released after the declaration of result. The marksheet will be made available along with TANCET MBA result. Candidates have to check the result online and can be downloaded by entering user ID and password. TANCET MBA result will display candidates scores and qualifying status. Based on a candidate’s rank in the merit list, they will be called for counselling.The marks of the candidates will be normalised to declare the rank list.

TANCET MBA Cutoff 2018

TANCET MBA cutoff will be released by Anna University after completion of counselling rounds. The cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates have to score to be eligible for the counselling rounds. Candidates securing equal to or more than the TANCET MBA cutoff will be called for the further process. TANCET MBA cutoff 2017 of top management institutes are given below.

TANCET MBA cutoff 2017

S. No.
Name of Management Institutes accepting TANCET MBA 2017 Score
TANCET MBA 2017 Cutoff
Velammal Engineering College, Chennai
More than 30
Vel Tech High Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr. Sakunthala Engineering College, Chennai
More than 34
Measi Institute of Management, Royapettah
More than 35
Gnanam School of Business, Sengipatti
More than 32
PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore
Equal to or more than 30
Thiagarajar School of Management, Thirupparankundram
More than 35
Galaxy Institute of Management, Chennai
More than 33
Coimbatore Institute of Management and Technology, Coimbatore
More than 35
PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul
More than 32
JJ College of Engineering and Technology, Tiruchirappalli
More than 33
Sona School of Management, Salem
More than 32


TANCET MBA Counselling 2018

TANCET MBA counselling will be conducted between June and July. The examination authority will release the counselling scheduled as per the ranks of candidates. Last year, 4700 candidates were called for counselling. The steps of TANCET MBA counselling is explained below.

TANCET MBA Counselling process

Step 1 - Online Registration to participate in counselling

Step 2 -Online choice filling

Step 4 - Allotment of Seats

Step 5 - Reporting to the allocated College

TANCET MBA Participating Institutes 2018

More than 100 business schools in Tamil Nadu accepts the scores of TANCET MBA for granting admission to MBA and other post graduate management programmes. TANCET MBA participating institutes will be released after the declaration of result. Candidates can check below the list of universities that accepts the score of TANCET MBA.

TANCET MBA Participating Institutes

  • University Departments of Anna University, Chennai – 25, Anna University Regional Campuses and University Colleges of Engineering.

  • Government & Government Aided Engineering Colleges and Arts & Science Colleges.

  • Self-financing Colleges (Engineering, Arts & Science Colleges / including stand-alone Institutions) under Government Quota and seats voluntarily surrendered by the Self-financing Colleges in Tamilnadu for admission through Single-Window System.

  • Other Universities functioning under the state Act in Tamilnadu and self-financing colleges (Engineering Colleges, Arts & Science Colleges / including stand-alone Institutions)

Analysis of TANCET MBA 2017

TANCET MBA 2017 ABS (Analysis of Business Situations), Quantitative Aptitude and Data sufficiency, Reading Comprehension sections were easy. While, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Sufficiency sections were simple and direct. Candidates can check below the analysis of TANCET MBA 2017.

Overall Analysis of TANCET MBA

No. of Questions
Difficulty Level
Moderate to Difficult
Quantitative Aptitude
Data Sufficiency
Easy to Moderate
Analysis of Business Situations
Easy to Moderate
Reading Comprehension
Moderate (Time Consuming)

Colleges accepting Admission

K L University
K L University
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Vels University School of Management
Vels University School of Management
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AIMS Institutes
AIMS Institutes
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Alliance School of Business
Alliance School of Business
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SGT Faculty of Commerce and Management
SGT Faculty of Commerce and Management
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