TANCET MBA 2024: Find Latest Updates, Counselling & Syllabus

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TANCET 2024: Anna University, Chennai is all set to conduct the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) on 9 March 2024. Through this TANCET MBA entrance examination, candidates can pursue a Master in Business Administration for the academic session 2024-25 at Tamil Nadu University Departments, Annamalai University, College Branches of Anna University, and other Government Aided Colleges. All candidates wishing to take the exam have already been issued their admit cards online through the official website (tancet.annauniv.edu). Continue reading this blog to learn more about TANCET MBA.

Exam Full FormTamil Nadu Common Entrance Test Master in Business Administration
Conducting BodyAnna University, Chennai
Seats AvailableApproximately 18,000
Duration of MBA Course2 years (4 semesters)
Exam ModeOffline
Application FeeGeneral/ OBC – INR 600
SC/ST/Reserved Category – INR 300
Exam Duration2 hours (120 minutes)
Exam FrequencyAnnually
LocationTamil Nadu
Official Websitehttps://tancet.annauniv.edu/


TANCET MBA 2024 Latest Updates

In its latest notification from Anna University, the TANCET MBA 2024 entrance exam is scheduled for 9 March 2024 at various centres in Tamil Nadu.

TANCET MBA 2024 Exam Dates

Candidates who are interested in taking the TANCET MBA entrance exam must be updated with all the important dates related to the exam. Here is a table which highlights all the important dates for the TANCET 2024 MBA exam.

Activity / EventImportant Dates
Application Window OpenClosed
Last Date to Apply15 Feb 2024
Release of Admit Card21 Feb – 9 March 2024
Examination Date9 March 2024
Declaration of ResultMarch 2024 (tentative)

TANCET 2024 Participating Colleges

A detailed breakdown of the top colleges accepting TANCET 2024 scores for various programs is provided in the following table.

MBA participating collegesMCA participating colleges
KV Institute of Management and Information Studies (KVIMS)PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
Department of Management Studies, Anna UniversityKumaraguru College of Technology
PSG Institute of Management, CoimbatoreMadha Engineering College
Anna University, ChennaiMS College of Engineering

TANCET MBA 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the TANCET MBA entrance exam will depend on the candidate’s category, nativity, and disability. Check the table given below to know all the details about the eligibility criteria for the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test for MBA.

Unreserved (outside Tamil Nadu)Candidates must have completed graduation with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks from any university in India.
Reserved (outside Tamil Nadu)Candidates must have completed graduation with a minimum of 45% aggregate marks from any university in India.
Tamil Nadu NativesCandidates must have completed their schooling at any institution in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Sri Lankan Tamil RefugeesCandidates must identify their certificates from the district headquarters. Candidates should not have registered in any refugee camp and must submit a copy of their passport, visa, and a letter registered with the local Police Station (with proof of Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee).
Persons with Disabilities (PwD)Candidates with Visual disabilities, Hearing Impairedness, orthopedically, Autism, and Multiple disabilities will have to show the certificate of disability provided by the government.

*Note – candidates who have completed their graduation in B.E./ B.Tech. or any Diploma course, will be considered eligible for Lateral Entry and Part Time modes.

TANCET MBA Application Process

To complete the application form for the TANCET MBA 2024 entrance exam, interested candidates must follow the below-given instructions.

  • Visit the official website of TANCET Anna University, Chennai mentioned above.
  • Registration forms would require the students to enter their names and contact details.
  • Students will be provided with a user ID and password.
  • Login using those credentials on the university website.
  • Pay the applicable fees, which are INR 1000 for unreserved categories and INR 500 for reserved categories.
  • Enter all the required information including education qualification, contact information, etc.
  • The next step will be to choose your examination city.
  • Then upload all the required documents in the prescribed format.

*Note – The payment of applicable fees can only be made through a credit card/ debit card/ net banking. No other modes of payment will be accepted.

TANCET MBA Updated Syllabus

Candidates appearing for the TANCET MBA entrance examination must have all the details regarding the exam syllabus. Here is a table highlighting all the subjects and their topics from which questions will be asked in the TANCET MBA 2024.

General EnglishEnglish Grammar, Error Spotting, Cloze Test, Sentence Arrangement, Sentence Improvement, Fill in the blanks, Use of Articles, Nouns and Pronouns, Prepositions, Adjectives, Idioms and Phrases
Reading ComprehensionReading Comprehension, One-word substitution, Synonyms and Antonyms, Vocabulary
Data InterpretationNumber Systems, Algebra, Basic Arithmetics, Pie Charts, Statistics, Line Graphs, Types of Tables
Quantitative AptitudeQuadratic Equations, Linear Equations, Time and Work, Distance, Speed and Time, Simple and Compound Interest, Logarithms, Mixtures and Allegations, Profit and Loss, ProbabilityAverage
Business Situations AnalysisCoding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Binary Logic, Linear and Circular Arrangements, Sitting Arrangements, Sequence and Series, Analogy, Time and Calendar, Venn Diagram, Syllogism

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TANCET MBA 2024 Exam Pattern

The TANCET MBA written exam will consist of a total of 100 questions. For every correct response, candidates will be given 1 mark each. In case any candidate has marked the wrong option, a 1/3rd mark will be deducted from the candidate’s overall score. Other details about the TANCET MBA exam pattern are as follows.

  • The TANCET MBA exam will be conducted in an offline mode.
  • The duration of the written exam will be of 2 hours.
  • There will be only two language options available, which will be English and Tamil.
  • There will be a negative marking of a 1/3rd mark for each wrong answer.
  • There will be five different sections, and each section will contain 20 marks.

The table given below shows all the details about the subject-wise exam pattern for the TANCET MBA exam.

SectionsSubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Section AEnglish Language2020
Section BReading Comprehension2020
Section CData Interpretation2020
Section DQuantitative Aptitude2020
Section EBusiness Situations Analysis2020

TANCET MBA 2024 Admit Card

The admit card for the TANCET MBA entrance exam has been released by Anna University, Chennai, on behalf of the government of Tamil Nadu. The admit card consists of important information like the exam date and exam venue, the candidate’s name, registration number, etc.

To download the TANCET MBA 2024 admit card, follow the below-mentioned instructions.

  • Go to the official website of TANCET Anna University mentioned above.
  • Under the notification section, check for the ‘TANCET Admit Card’ option and click on it.
  • You will have to enter your username ID and password to log in on the university website.
  • A security code will appear on your screen which you have to enter.
  • After submitting the code, a new tab will open where access to the admit card for TANCET MBA 2024 will appear.
  • Check all the details mentioned in your admit card carefully and take a printout of it.

The TANCET MBA admit card is an important document. As per the guidelines of Anna University, candidates must bring their admit cards while appearing for the exam. Without the admit card, no candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall.

TANCET MBA 2024 Answer Key

The officials of Anna University will release the Answer Key for TANCET MBA 2024 after the examination is concluded. The Answer Key will consist of correct answers to the questions which were asked in the exam along with the candidate’s response. To download the Answer Key for TANCET MBA, you will have to log in to the official website of TANCET Anna University.

How to Prepare for TANCET MBA 2024

TANCET MBA is one of the popular entrance exams in Tamil Nadu state. Thousands of students every year appear for this exam to pursue courses at Tamil Nadu state colleges and universities.

Suggested Books for Preparation

To prepare efficiently for the TANCET MBA 2024 entrance exam, candidates must be aware of all the important books which will help them in their preparation for the exam. Here is a table highlighting the names of all the books and their publishers.

General EnglishObjective General EnglishS.P Bakshi
Reading ComprehensionWord Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
Data InterpretationData Interpretation and Data SufficiencyArihant Expert
Quantitative AptitudeQuantitative AptitudeR.S Aggarwal
Business Situation Analysis The SWOT AnalysisAnja B. 

Preparation Tips

 In order to secure admission, candidates must clear this entrance exam. Here are some preparation tips which will help you in preparing for the TANCET MBA entrance exam.

  • Go through all the information about the examination’s subjects and exam pattern.
  • According to this information, create a decent timetable, and work accordingly.
  • Highlight all the important topics in which you are weak and revise them daily.
  • Make notes of all the important topics and questions.
  • Try to solve mock tests and sample papers, which will give you an idea about how questions will appear in the exam.
  • During the final days of your preparation, make sure you do a thorough revision and revise all the topics which you have studied during your preparation period.

Mock Tests

While preparing for the TANCET MBA 2024 entrance exam, all the candidates are suggested to give mock tests to make their preparations stronger. Mock tests help in a number of ways to prepare for examinations. Below are listed all the benefits of solving mock tests for TANCET MBA 2024.

  • Mock tests provide an overview of the exam.
  • Candidates can avoid repeating the mistakes of which have become aware from solving mock tests.
  • You will understand how and what types of questions will be asked in the exam.
  • Mock tests are prepared in the same way as the actual exam and are even considered a very close second to the feeling of actually giving the exam.
Source: YouTube – TANCET EXAM

TANCET MBA 2024 Result

After the TANCET MBA written exam is over, Anna University will declare the results online on the official website of TANCET Anna University. Candidates who will score the minimum required marks will have their names and roll number on the result sheet. The result sheet of the TANCET MBA will consist of the candidate’s sectional score, final score, and basic information. Candidates who will appear in the TANCET MBA entrance exam can check their results by logging in on the official website of TANCET Anna University.

TANCET MBA 2024 Selection Process

Candidates’ selection for the TANCET MBA will be determined by the marks candidates have secured in the TANCET MBA entrance examination. All the selection processes are discussed below.

  • Candidates will have to appear in the TANCET MBA entrance examination.
  • There will be a minimum qualification for candidates belonging to different categories.
  • Candidates’ ranks will be calculated on the basis of the average percentage of marks in their first semester/ years in their qualifying degree exam.
  • Elder candidates will be given more preference than younger candidates (according to proof of date of birth).
  • If any candidate fails to provide proof of clearing their graduation, their selection will be rejected.
  • Candidates must know that the allotment of seats, which will be given in the counselling process, is only provisional.

*Note – As per the rules set up by Anna University, if any candidate is found ineligible during the verification of their certificates by the officials of the university / Directorate of Technical Education, candidates will not be allowed to claim any right for admission, regardless at whatever selection stage they may be at.

TANCET MBA 2024 Counselling

Candidates who will crack the TANCET MBA entrance exam will be called for the counselling session. The counselling session will consist of a panel of officials from Anna University. The Directorate of Technical Education will release the rank list, which will determine the seat allotment criteria for which TANCET MBA 2024 admission. For the counselling, session candidates will be called at their respective centres.

TANCET MBA 2024 Cut-Off

The cut-off scorecard for the TANCET MBA 2024 will be released on the TANCET Anna University by the official of Anna University. Candidates who will appear in the TANCET MBA 2024 entrance exam can check the cut-off marks by following the below-mentioned instructions.

  • Go to the official counselling website at www.tn-mbamca.com.
  • Under the notification section, look for ‘TANCET MBA 2024 Cut-off’ and click on it.
  • The entire cut-off list will be displayed on your screen.
  • Check all the details carefully and download them.
  • The cut-off scorecard will mention all the minimum qualification marks and category-wise seat allotment.
  • You can take a printout of the cut-off scorecard for future reference.

TANCET MBA 2024 Seat Allotment

To know all about TANCET MBA Seat Allotment, check the table given below.

CategoriesReservation Percentage (%)
Open Competition31.00%
Backward Class26.50%
Backward Muslim Class3.50%
Most Backward Class and Denotified Communities20.00%
Scheduled Castes15.00%
Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyar)3.00%
Scheduled Tribes1.00%


What is the full form of TANCET?

TANCET stands for Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test. TANCET is conducted by Anna University, Chennai, on behalf of the State Government of Kerala.

What is the required eligibility for the TANCET MBA exam?

To become eligible for the TANCET exam, candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks for unreserved candidates and 45% for reserved candidates.

What is the syllabus for the TANCET MBA exam?

The TANCET MBA exam syllabus will cover the following subjects: General English, Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation, Business Situations Analysis, and Quantitative Aptitude.

This exam is conducted to offer admission into MBA courses at Tamil Nadu State Universities and Colleges. This exam is organised by Anna University on behalf of the Tamil Nadu State Government. Candidates who are interested in this exam can apply on the website of Anna University.

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