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TNEA-2020-Application-Form online
TNEA-2020-Application-Form online

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission or TNEA will start from May 2021. Admission into various engineering institutions in the State of Tamil Nadu for B.E and B. Tech courses is made on the basis of marks of 10+2 level and counselling organized by the State Directorate of Technical Education. No separate entrance exam is conducted for Tamil Nadu B. Tech admission. For the admission, candidates are required to participate in the counselling process of TNEA. Admission is offered to the candidates who successfully get selected in the merit list released by the State. 

TNEA 2021 Important Dates
TNEA 2021 Important Dates

TNEA 2021 Important Dates

The expected dates relating to the Admission are given in the following table.

Events Dates (Tentative)
Start date of online registration First week of May, 2021
Last date to apply Last week of May, 2021
Issue of Random Number First week of June, 2021
Commencement of Certificate Verification Second week of June, 2021
Declaration of Rank List Last week of June, 2021
Special Counselling First week of July, 2021
General Counselling Second week of July, 2021
Supplementary Counselling Last week of July, 2021
TNEA 2021 Application Form
TNEA 2021 Application Form

TNEA 2021 Application Form

The notification of TNEA 2021 for release of Application Form will be released inthe First Week of May 2021. The following details may be noted.

  • TNEA 2021 Application Form can be filled by the candidates in online mode from the first week of May 2021.
  • The Online registration process of TNEA 2021 involves the following steps:
  • Registration
  •  Filling the Application form,
  • Payment of Application Fee
  • Sending application form with the required documents.
  • Only single application form is available to apply for various courses and colleges.
  • The last date for filling the application form and submission with supporting documents is the Last Week of May 2021.
  • No modifications or corrections will be allowed in the Application Form and so candidates have to fill in their details correctly.
  • The filled in application form with the required documents has to be submitted before the last date to the below mentioned address:

 The Secretary,
Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions,
Anna University, Chennai – 600025

 Documents  Needed for TNEA 2021
Documents Needed for TNEA 2021

Documents to be enclosed with the Application Form

  • Pass certificates and 10th and 12th Mark sheets.
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Permanent Community certificate
  • 12th Class Hall Ticket
  • First graduate certificate and first graduate joint declaration
  • Nativity certificate (If applicable)
  • Sri-Lankan Tamil Refugee certificate
  • Relevant documents to show proof of Army personnel

Application Fee

Candidates can pay the Application Fee as applicable by debit card/credit card or even net-banking within the given time.

  • For General candidates – Rs.500
  • For ST/SC/SCA candidates – Rs.250

TNEA 2021 Application Form

It is mandatory for all candidates to read the brochure completely and fill in the application form as instructed in the guidelines enclosed within. The registration process for TNEA can be done online by the interested candidates.

Application Forms for B.E/B. Tech begins from the 1st Week of May 2021. Candidates can easily download the application from, from the university’s website. The application form requires a registration process that needs all mandatory fields to be filled in by the relevant candidate.

Steps to Fill the Application Form

The candidates may follow the under- mentioned steps to fill the application form.

Step-1: Visit Official Website

  • Go to the official website Link and open the link in new tab.
  • Click on ‘Click Here to New User Registration for TNEA 2021’ tab under the home page of the University website.

Step-2: Registration

  • Fill in your registration details.
  • Enter your eligibility criteria, personal & special reservation information.
  • Hit the OTP and click on ‘Register’.
  • You will be getting a message in your registered email ID & mobile number.
  • Verify all your registration details & click the “OK” button.

Step-3: Payment

  • Login with your USER ID and enter password.
  • Enter the verification code and click on ‘login’ button.
  • Enter the mandatory details and click on ‘OK’ button.
  • A message stating that you can’t edit the entered data, once you have paid the fee on the website, will be sent to your email address/ mobile number.
  • Hit the ‘Confirm’ button and proceed to pay the fee.
  • Select any one of the available modes of payment.
  • Enter the payment details and click the’ Pay’ button.
  • A message saying your payment is successful and submitted will be sent to your email id/phone number.

Step-4: Fill Personal Details

  • Click on “Proceed to Personal Page” button after the fee has been paid in full.
  • Enter your personal details such as your name, father’s name, gender, category, Date of Birth, mobile number, email Id, etc.
  • Click on submit button.
  • After checking all the filled details, click on “OK” button.

Step-5: Fill Academic Details

  • Move to the ‘Proceed to Academic Page’ button after entering personal details..
  • Enter the academic details such as School of Study & Qualifying Exam information.
  • Click on ‘Submit’ button.
  • Preview all the details & click on “OK” button.

Step-6: Application View

  • Preview your filed-in application form.
  • Click on ‘Download Application’ for printing.
  • Keep print outs of the filled application form ready for later use.
  • Logout from the submit application window.
TNEA 2021 Eligibility Criteria
TNEA 2021 Eligibility Criteria

TNEA 2021 Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must go through the TNEA Eligibility Criteria before proceeding with the submission of application forms

Nationality and Age Nativity Qualification
Indian Nationals Tamil Nadu Candidates who have passed their 10+2 level exams from schools located in Tamil Nadu can apply.   Candidates must have passed their 10th and 12th level exam or its equivalent from a recognized Board or University.  
Candidates who apply should be of maximum 25 years in age. Candidates who are from other states (i.e. not from Tamil Nadu) can apply by showing their Nativity Certificate only in the form of digitally signed E-Certificate or Electronic Form.   Candidates must have passed their HSC exam with a minimum of 50% marks (For OBC–45% and For ST/SC/DNC/MBC/SCA– 40%).  
  Children of Central Government Employees and Children of employees in the Public Sector or Government recognised institutions whose parents or guardians had been working in their organisations for the past five years at the times of TNEA 2020 application form submission. Candidates must have passed his 10+2 level with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry and English as the main subjects.  
  Candidates from other States who have completed their 10+2 level from Tamil Nadu state are eligible. Tamil Nadu native candidates who have passed any of the VIII, IX, X, XI and XII standards or their equivalent examinations from schools situated outside Tamil Nadu can also apply for TNEA. Candidate must pass his/her 10+2 level exam or its equivalent from a Recognized Board for undergoing Marine Engineering courses
  Tamil Nadu native candidates who have passed any of the VIII, IX, X, XI and XII standards or their equivalent examinations from schools situated outside Tamil Nadu   Candidates who are appearing their final year 10th and 12th are eligible. The candidates must pass the Physic, Chemistry and Mathematics with a minimum average of 60% and 50% in English.
TNEA 2021 Admit Card
TNEA 2021 Admit Card

TNEA 2021 Admit Card

The admit card will be available online. None of the candidates will receive any admit card through offline mode via post or courier.

Candidates have to enter their login details like application number and password to download the Admit Card.

The admit card should contain the following:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Address details
  • Category
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Photograph of the candidate
  • Signature of the candidate
  • Date of exam
  • Important instructions
  • Venue of the examination hall
  • Reporting time

Admit card from Anna University will be released in Second Week of June 2021. Without this Admit Card, the student cannot enter the examination hall.

Download the Admit Card

 A step by step procedure for checking your Admit Card is illustrated below:

  • Visit the official website. 
  • Select the ‘Click Here’ tab on the Home page.
  • A notice with instructions would appear on your screen for viewing.
  • Click the ‘Click here for Admit card’ link.
  • Hit the ‘Submit’ button, after submitting all details.
  • Take printouts of the Admit card in PDF format for the future.

Documents to be produced in the Exam Centre:

Candidates have to bring one of the photo identification as proof along with the downloaded Anna University Admit card 2021:

  • PAN Card
  • Voter ID Card
  • Driving License
  • Aadhaar Card
  • School/ College Identity Card.

Instructions for Students

  • Student Admit Card should contain details such as candidates name, photograph, roll number, exam date & time, exam centre and many more.
  • Candidates should reach the examination hall at least half an hour before the exam begins.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam hall without proper Admit card and a Valid Id-Proof.
  • Candidates should take care that they do not bring any unnecessary item in the exam hall.
  • Candidates should not carry mobile phone, electronic wrist watch, study material, electronic gadget, calculator, log tables, etc. to the exam hall.
  • No courier or post or any other offline source will be used to send the Admit Card.
  • It is a recommended practice to follow the instructions laid out on the Admit Card.
  • Candidates should follow the instructions as laid out in the admit card.
 TNEA 2021  Syllabus
TNEA 2021 Syllabus

TNEA 2021 Cut-Off

The University releases the cut-off for TNEA once the registration process gets over. There would be separate cut off marks for different programmes and different colleges. Candidates must qualify with minimum cut off marks to get admitted to various courses.

TNEA 2021 Merit List

Merit List for TNEA 2021 is based on the marks obtained in the relevant
subjects, namely, Maths, Physics, and Chemistry will be released in fourth week of June 2021. Applicants can view their overall rank and community rank from the official website.

Counselling is purely conducted on the base of merit list prepared by the relevant University. Shortlisted candidates who have qualified through merit ranks are eligible for the counselling process.

TNEA 2021 Counselling
TNEA 2021 Counselling

TNEA 2021 Counselling

Counselling for TNEA 2021 is organised in the third week of July 2021.  Candidates can participate in the counselling process on the basis of ranks only. Call Letter must be downloaded before entering the counselling hall.

Four or five rounds of Counselling are conducted to select the most eligible candidate. All qualified candidates must carry their supporting documents for the verification step.

TNEA 2021 Counselling Process

Department of Technical Education, Tamil Nadu will release the TNEA 2021 Counselling schedule. B. Tech aspirants need to check for counselling process listed by the department. Ranks and aggregate marks decide the chances of the candidates in the counselling process.

Events Dates
Commencement of TNEA counselling registration To be notified
Last date of online registration To be notified
Issue of TNEA Random Number To be notified
Commencement of Certificate Verification at all other TFC’s for sports quota To be notified
Declaration of Rank List To be notified
In-Person Counseling for special reservations and vocational stream candidates To be notified
Commencement of General Counseling To be notified
Supplementary Counseling To be notified
TNEA 2021 Entrance Exam
TNEA 2021 Entrance Exam

TNEA 2021 Entrance Exam Preparation Tips

Applicants should divide time for covering each topic and or syllabus in full. A time table is necessary to learn part by part for the exam.

Ensure that the subjects you prepare are as indicated in the exam syllabus. Allot more time to the subjects you are weak at.

Learn from study books and materials prepared by reputed authors to score well in any exam. Crack the terms with a go get will attitude.

Try being a book worm at the study time and learn to be prepared at all times for any type of exam you apply for. Get familiarized with previous years question papers and exam patterns.

Solving last year’s question papers can acquaint you with answering questions within a definite time limit. It is advised to practice mock tests and practice papers to make concepts clearer and memorable.

Complete your study of syllabus on time for revising the topics of the exam.

Be prepared with two-day revision process ahead of the exam. This helps you prepare for important topics included in the syllabus.

Eat healthy food and go for a stroll each day to keep our mind fresh and alert. Eat a balanced diet with enough nutrients, fruits and vegetables for sharper mind and improved concentration.

Practice yoga and sleep for at least 8 hours a day for being healthy and wise.


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