TNEA 2018: Anna University Counselling, Cut-off, Merit List, Admission

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TNEA 2018 e-call letter has been released for Supplementary counselling.TNEA exams are known as Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission. Anna University, Chennai managed TNEA exams. TNEA (Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions) main aim is organized for providing admission into engineering courses.

Soon the University will not organize any entrance exam for admission to the engineering programme in the state of Tamil Nadu for candidates. Through 10+2 examination, percentage candidates will get admission into engineering courses.

Various government and private college & institution offered undergraduate courses in engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. TNEA application form of B. Arch course will be released in Mid or Last week of June.

Here, candidates are provided detail of TNEA Exams Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Cut-Off Marks, Admit Card, Exams Dates, and Pattern etc.

TNEA 2018 Notifications: Supplementary Counselling e-call Letter Released

 TNEA 2018 e-call letter has been released for Supplementary counselling. Check here for e-call letter.

 TNEA 2018 Final Allotment (Round 5) has been released on 20th August 2018. Click here for allotment.

TNEA 2018 Tentative Allotment (Round 5) has been released. Check here for allotment details.

 TNEA 2018 Choice Filling (Round 5) has been started from 14th August 2018. Check here for choice filling.

TNEA 2018 Final Allotment (Round 2) has been released on 4th August 2018. Check here for allotment details.

TNEA 2018 Choice Filling (Round 3) has been started from 4th August 2018.Check here for choice filling details.

TNEA 2018 Counselling Fee Payment (Round 2) has been started from 25th July 2018. Check here for counselling details.

TNEA 2018 Counselling (Phase III) for Special Reservation Category has been started from 21st July 2018 through offline mode. Check here for counseling details.

TNEA 2018 Counselling for vocational stream has been started from 18th July 2018.Check here for counselling details.

  TNEA 2018 Guidance for Online Choice Entry has been released. Check here for counseling details.

TNEA 2018 Counselling (Phase II) for Special Reservation Category has been started from 16th July 2018 through offline mode. Check here for counseling details.

 TNEA 2018 Counselling Schedule for vocational stream has been released now. The counseling is starting from 18th July 2018. Check here for counseling details.

TNEA 2018 Certificate verification process is starting from 8th to 14th June 2018. Check here for certificate verification details.

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TNEA Admission Dates

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Candidates are provided detail of TNEA exams pattern. Detail such as Notification Release Date, Application form Availability Date, Form Filling Last Date and Counseling Started etc.

Below schedule is prepared for Engineering, B.Arch exams dates. Candidates are suggested to stay tuned with us for latest updates about TNEA exam.

The dates mentioned below are official. Candidates can check all the events of TNEA from here:

Events Dates 
Notification Release Date 24th April 2018
Application form Availability Date 3rd May 2018
Form Filling Last Date 2nd June 2018 (Extended)
Random number release 6th June 2018
Commencement of Certificates verification at TFC’s 8th – 14th June 2018
Rank List & Cut Off Release 28th June 2018
Fee payment Starts 21st July 2018
Commencement of online choice filling & confirmation 25th July 2018

TNEA Counselling 2018

The certificate verification will be conducted from 8th – 14th June 2018. Candidates interested to attain TNEA counseling have to download the letter of counseling from official portal. TNEA Admission process will be started after the result announced to the candidate. The Counseling will be started in the month of June. Candidates have to fill their choices of colleges for admission. According to candidates rank in the rank list will be invited for the counseling process.

For providing admission in colleges, seats will be allotted as per the candidate’s rank, availability of seats in colleges & filled choices. Candidates have to bring all required document with them for verification and registration.

Candidates whose documents found incorrect that candidate admission will be cancelled. Detail of counselling of TNEA is given below in detail.

The TNEA counselling procedure will take place in following steps:

Candidates will be called for counselling process on the basis of their merit list.

  • The certificate verification has been conducted from 8th – 14th June 2018.
  • It has been organized through online mode.
  • On the basis of merit and communal reservation, the seat will be allotted to the candidates in various colleges of Tamil Nadu.
  • In counselling process, the college/branches will be allotted to the candidates.
  • During counselling, candidates have to show their original documents for verification.
  • Candidates have to pay the initial deposit of Rs. 5000/- (Rs. 1000/- for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu) by making payment in cash or DD as a counselling fee.

 Documents Required during Counselling:

  • 10th & 12th Mark Sheet
  • 10th & 12th Passing Certificate
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Identity proof
  • Six passport size photograph

TNEA  2018 Cut off

The different college has different cut-0ff marks for courses. Every year candidates change cut-off marks. On the bases of cut-off marks, the candidate will be given admission. Merit list will be prepared according to candidates score marks in the examination.

In those bases, the deserving candidate will be given admission. Cut-0off marks will be released in online mode. TNEA exams cut-off marks depend on factors like a number of candidates, availability of seats, 10+2 performance of the candidate, etc.

Category wise cut-off marks are set Like candidates belongs to reserved categories -SC, ST, OBC, and general category have different cut-off marks. Different colleges, institution & courses have different cut-off marks.

TNEA Cut-off marks highlights, factors to calculate, previous years cut-off marks etc. are mentioned below:

Application form is available in online mode official portal. Candidates can fill application form through online as well as offline mode. Candidates have to fill application before due dates.

If candidates fill application after last week of May application will be not accepted. If the candidate can get offline application form through TNEA designated center or by post. Candidates have top fill application in correct given format.

Candidates should know terms like how to fill when to fill etc. Here, following detail of TNEA application forms is given below:

  • Candidates will get the application form through online mode or offline mode.
  • The TNEA 2018 application form has been issued from 3rd May 2018 till 30th May 2018.
  • TNEA Online Registration link will be provided on our website.
  • Candidates will get the offline application from the TNEA designated center or by post.
  • Before filling the application form, candidates must read the instruction carefully & fill the form correctly.
  • After filling the TNEA online application form 2018, candidates have to submit the form along with the relevant documents to the given address:


The Secretary
Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions
Anna University
Chennai – 600025

Application Fee 2018

Candidates can pay application form through online as well as offline mode. Online medium such as (Debit/Credit cards/ E-banking etc). Once application form fee is paid by candidates it will not be refunded back to candidates. Candidates are advised to keep printed copies of filled application form for further use.

Candidates can make payment through online and offline mode. The application fee is given below:

  • Offline Mode: Candidates have to submit Rs. 700 (For General) & Rs. 450 (For ST/SC/OBC).
  • Online Mode: Candidates have to deposit Rs. 500 (For General) & Rs. 250 (For ST/SC/OBC).

List of Documents to be Submitted with TNEA Application Form:

  • Original Special Reservation Form with DD
  • 10thMark Sheet
  • HSC/Equivalent Mark Sheet
  • Transfer Certificate
  • HSC Hall Ticket
  • Permanent Community Certificate Card for ST, SC, SCA, MBC & DNC, BC & BCM.
  • Nativity Certificate only in electronic form/digitally signed e-Certificate.
  • First Graduate Certificate and First Graduate Joint Declaration (if applicable)
  • Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee Certificate (if applicable)

TNEA Seats Reservation 2018

 The state of Tamil Nadu provides reservation of seats for various categories/category under TNEA Admission. The candidate willing to apply for reservation will have to meet all of the required criteria to be eligible. The following percentage of seats is reserved for each category.

Read following detail of TNE  Seat Reservation mentioned below:


Reservation of seats for TNEA

S.NO Category Percentage of Reservation
1 Open Competition 31%
2 Backward Class 26.50%
3 Backward Class Muslim 3.50%
4 Most Backward Class & De-notified Communities 20%
5 Scheduled Caste 15%
6 Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars) 3%
7 Scheduled Tribe 1%

Eligibility Criteria 2018

Candidate must know about eligible criteria of TNEA exams. As if candidates fail to know they may face difficulty in the admission process.  Candidate of the Indian citizen is also eligible to apply. Candidate must complete his/her 12th class from recognizing state and universities.

More detail is provided in terms of General Eligibility, Age criteria, and Qualification criteria. Candidates have to check their eligibility first and then proceed to fill the application form.

The following detail regarding TNEA eligibility criteria are given here:

General Eligibility:

  • Candidates, those belong to the Tamil Nadu state & complete their 10+2 education from the state is eligible.
  • Candidates, those don’t belong to the Tamil Nadu state, but pass their 10+2 education from the state can apply.
  • Native candidate of Tamil Nadu who passes their 10+2 examination from another state can also apply but they have to submit a valid nativity certificate.
  • Children of central government employees can also apply for the admission process. They have to show their parents/guardians native certificates who have been serving in Tamil Nadu for last five years continuously.
  • Daughters & Son of All India Service Tamil Nadu Cadre Officers can also apply for this exam.

Age Criteria:

  • Age Limit: Candidate’s age should be not less than 18 years & not exceed 25 years.
  • Relaxation: There is an age relaxation for the reserved category as per the university rules.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates have to complete their 10+2 or equivalent examination with PCM as a compulsory subject from a recognized board.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates have to score 50% marks (General Category), 45% marks (OBC Category) & 40% marks (MBC, DNC, SC, ST & SCA Category).


TNEA Exam Pattern 2018

Candidates appearing TNEA examination will give 2 an hour’s to complete their paper. No extra time will be given to any candidates as per board rules and regulation. In exam question will be asked from topics physics, chemistry, Biology/ Mathematics. Form this topics multiple choice question will be asked.

Each question will be given 1marks in exams paper. TNEA Exam Paper will contain 150 Question. Exam paper language mode will be English. Exams pattern terms like complete detail, Important point etc in understanding manner is mention below.

TNEA Exam Pattern – Complete Details

Here, following complete detail of TNEA exams pattern given:

  • TNEA comprises of multiple choice questions.
  • Paper Pattern of TNEA question paper will have 150 questions.
  • While each question will contain 1 mark for each.
  • Total time duration of exam paper will be 2 hours and 30 mins.
  • Note, probably no negative marking scheme for the wrong answer attempted.

TNEA Exam Pattern – Important Points

Below is given points of TNEA important point of exams pattern:

  • While each question carries four option out of which only one option is correct.
  • Total marking scheme for all subjects is 150 marks.
  • Questions are mainly based on topics of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Mathematics.
  • Because each subject carries 50 marks with total 50 questions.
  • You must prepare as per intermediate level.
  • The mode of question paper will be English.

TNEA Participating Institutes

 Tamil Nadu offers admission to eligible candidates in around 563 engineering institutes of the state. The top 10 participating institutes under TNEA are listed below along with the total seat matrix for interested applicants.

For the full list, check TNEA Participating Institutes provided below:


Participating Institutes of TNEA

S.No List of Participating Institutes Number of Seats
1 Thiagarajar College of Engineering 860
2 PSG Institute of Technology 1320
3 University Departments of Anna University – CEG Campus 1290
4 University Department of Anna University – MIT Campus 900
5 Kumaraguru College of Technology 1200
6 Coimbatore Institute of Technology 700
7 K.S Rangasamy College of Technology 1200
8 Bannari Amman Institute of Technology 1740
9 University College of Engineering, Tiruchirappalli 1080
10 Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Kancheepuram 1620

TNEA Admit card 2018

TNEA Admit cards will available in the month of June. That candidate successfully submitted their application can only download their hall ticket. Through online, official portal of authority candidates can download their TNEA hall ticket/admit cards.

Hall ticket is mandatory document keep it safe till the completion of exams. TNEA Hall ticket is a valuable documents for applies to enter into the examination center. Hall ticket contains candidate’s related detail like candidates name, roll number, address, center and birth of date etc. If candidates fail to bring hall ticket candidates will not be allowed to write paper in examination hall.

Instruction to Download TNEA Admit Card:

The candidates, who are searching for TNEA Admit Card, are suggested to follow below mentioned steps in order to access required Admit Card.

  1. Visit the official web portal.
  2. Click on the link Download TNEA Admit Card
  3. Now, enter all the required details and click on submit.
  4. Admit card will appear on the screen.
  5. Take print out of the admit card and keep it safe for future reference.

 TNEA Answer Key

After the exams, Candidate has to wait nearly one month until the declaration of result. Through answer key candidates can get to know their approximate marks and rank in advance, it will help the students in the selection of their course and college. TNEA Answer key will be released in set and section.

Set of question paper such as A, B, C, D and there will be three sections physics, chemistry & math. Separately TNEA answer key will be issued for different sets and sections in websites. Candidates have to download TNEA answer key according to set and section wise. Otherwise, calculation of marks or ranks will be wrong.

Through this candidate can roughly check their marks and estimate written in an examination. This will help candidates to prepare for further admission steps.

TNEA Result

Candidates can download their result from official portal. Authority will released TNEA result in online mode in the month of May or June. Candidates are advised to keep printed copies of TNEA result for further use and admission process. No authority will be send TNEA result to candidates’ residential address.

To check the TNEA result candidates have to enter his/her name registration ID, Date of birth and the security code displayed on the screen. If candidates type incorrect detail screen will show error for correct detail candidates have to enter correct detail in it.

How to Download the Result

The following steps are given to download the TNEA result:

  • The candidates have to visit the official website of the board.
  • The candidates have to search for the link related to “Download the TNEA Result 2018-19” and click on that link.
  • The candidates should enter the required details like roll number, registration number and submit that page.
  • After submitting the page, the result will appear on the screen.
  • Now, candidates can download the result and keep some extra printouts for further use.

 Candidates can apply for admissions through TNEA through the below-mentioned modes:

  • In person: Through 50 TNEA Admission centers
  • Postal: Only from Anna University, the Centre for Entrance Examinations and Admissions Internet: Though Anna University official website
  • Candidates have to submit their duly filled TNEA 2017 application form either in-person or by post along with photocopies of their mark sheets, age proof and copes of all relevant certificates at the address mentioned here before the due date: Secretary, TNEA, Anna University, Chennai.


TNEA  Selection Process

After normalising marks scored by candidates (across all boards), the final merit list followed by TNEA rank list is prepared on the following factors:

  • Percentage of marks in Mathematics
  • Percentage of marks in Physics
  • Percentage of marks in Chemistry
  • Percentage of marks in the 4th optional subject
  • Date of Birth (elder candidates are given preference)

TNEA rank list is published depending on the overall rank, community-wise and region-wise.

Highlights of TNEA Cut off

Below is given some important details related TNEA highlighted cut-off marks:

  • The cutoff of TNEA to be published online by Anna University, Tamil Nadu.
  • TNEA cutoff is the minimum score that candidates must obtain for admission into the various B.Tech programmes offered the Participating Institutes of TNEA
  • Around 50 member institutes will individually set the cutoff for each of the Branches offered by them.
  • Every member institute will declare the cutoff in the form of opening and closing marks
  • The cutoff marks of TNEA 2017 will be used to filter candidates for the preparation of the rank list.
  • The merit list of TNEA 2017 will be drawn on the basis of the minimum cutoff which will be prepared based on the scores obtained by candidates in class 12 Boards in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subject.
  • On the basis of the TNEA Cutoff, the university will shortlist candidates for participating in the counselling of TNEA.
  • Candidates will be granted admission on the basis of cutoff and rank list provided they fulfil the eligibility criteria of TNEA.

Factors to calculate TNEA Cutoff

Some important details related to factors to calculate TNEA Cutoff is as given below:

  • The total number of candidates who have applied for TNEA Admission.
  • The total number of seats available in each Branch of the undergraduate engineering colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu.
  • The cutoff score declared by the institutes in the previous year.
  • The Reservation Criteria of TNEAfor candidates belonging to the different category
  • The overall performance of candidates in class XII or any other equivalent examination.

Previous Year’s TNEA Cutoff

Soon Candidates can check Anna University cut-off marks. After that, they can check out updates of TNEA exams. Branch wise aspirants can check TNEA cut-off marks.

Below is given the table of Colleges opening and closing marks of Engineering, PSG, SSN, BIT CAMPUS, Alagappa, etc colleges.

TNEA 2016 opening and closing marks of the top 6 participating institutes given below:

Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai


S.No. Name of Course Opening Marks Closing Marks
1. Aeronautical Engineering 189.5 199.25
2. Computer Science Engineering 176.5 199.25
3. Electronics and Communication Engineering 185.75 198.5
4. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 176.25 199.75
5. Rubber Technology 159.75 195.75


College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai


S.No. Name of Course Opening Marks Closing Marks
1. Civil Engineering 179 199.25
2. Computer Science Engineering 183 200
3. Electronics and Communication Engineering 194.75 200
4. Electrical and Electronics Engineering 189.5 199.67
5. Geoinformatics 181 197.25
6. Industrial Engineering 171.5 197.25
7. Mechanical Engineering 194.25 200
8. Mining Engineering 185.25 198.25
9. Manufacturing Engineering 175.25 197
10. Printing Technology 138.5 194.25


PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore


S.No. Name of Course Opening Marks Closing Marks
1. Civil Engineering 189.25 198.75
2. Electronics and Communication Engineering 191.5 199.25
3. Electrical and Electronics Engineering 183.75 199.75
4. Mechanical Engineering 194.75 199.5
5. Metallurgical Engineering 175.75 197.5
6. Production Engineering 152.75 197.75
7. Textile Technology 163.75 196.25


SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam


S.No. Name of Course Opening Marks Closing Marks
1. Biomedical Engineering 165.25 196.25
2. Civil Engineering 172.25 196.75
3. Chemical Engineering 152.5 195.75
4. Computer Science Engineering 166 199
5. Electronics and Communication Engineering 172 198.75
6. Electrical and Electronics Engineering 163.5 197.25
7. Information Technology 159 196.25


Anna University Tiruchirappalli, BIT Campus


S.No. Name of Course Opening Marks Closing Marks
1. Automobile Engineering 140 191.5
2. Biotechnology Engineering 143 193.25
3. Civil Engineering 147.25 194.5
4. Computer Science Engineering 152.25 195
5. Electronics and Communication Engineering 167.5 195.75
6. Electrical and Electronics Engineering 168.25 195.75
7. Information Technology 132.75 192.25
8. Mechanical Engineering 138 195.5
9. Petrochemical Engineering 143.5 193
10. Pharmaceutical Technology 146.25 194.75
11. Civil Engineering 77.75 178
12. Mechanical Engineering 87.75 177.25


Alagappa College of Technology, Chennai


S.No. Name of Course Opening Marks Closing Marks
1. Chemical Engineering 176 198.75
2. Ceramic Engineering 149 193
3. Industrial Biotechnology 172.25 199.25
4. Textile Technology 139.75 193.75


TNEA Syllabus

Candidates will be asked the question from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in exams. A lot of candidates score good marks because they prefer  TNEA textbook rather than digest, unique, reliable etc book. Most of the question is asked from the textbook.

Candidates are suggested to stay tuned for latest updates about TNEA exam syllabus, exams pattern and dates etc. Below is given Syllabus and Preparation tips of TNEA exams.


Tamil Nadu Engineering Syllabus



  • Physical World & measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Motion of System of Particles and Rigid body
  • Gravitation
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optics
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices



  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Structure of Atom
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • States of Matter : Gases and Liquids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox Reactions
  • Hydrogen
  • S-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
  • Some p-Block Elements
  • Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Solid State
  • Solutions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  • P- Block Elements
  • d and f Block Elements
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  • Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  • Biomolecules
  • Polymers
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life



  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Calculus


TNEA Preparation Tips

TNEA Preparation tips are given below this will help candidates to prepare for exams:

  • Firstly, gather all the details about the officially prescribed TNEA syllabus for the examination.
  • Make a proper timetable for your preparations.
  • Consider the good preparation books and study materials.
  • Practice mock test& previous year question papers.
  • Stay stress-free & healthy while preparing for exams.
  • Don’t try to include new topics at the end of preparations.


Documents Required during Counselling:

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  • 10th & 12th Mark Sheet
  • 10th & 12th Passing Certificate
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Identity proof
  • Six passport sixe photograph
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  1. Ramkumar (RK) says:

    My cut off is 171.50. I want chemical engineering seat in chennai or coimbatore

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