TANCET Exam 2022:  Key Highlights, Important Dates, Exam Pattern, Top MBA colleges

Latest Update: 

  • TANCET 2022 Exam is delayed
  • Expected TANCET Exam Date 2022 is March 27, 2022
  • TANCET 2022 Registration is likely to open on January 24, 2022
  • Registration fee is Rs.600/-

What is TANCET?
TANCET 2022 is an important exam which is conducted by Anna University Chennai for admission to MBA 2022 and other courses in the state of Tamil Nadu. The TANCET exam is of moderate difficulty level and has two hours duration. For all the important details, dates and other queries on what is TANCET, please read below to get your queries answered.

TANCET 2022 exam notification release is delayed leading to the delay in TANCET exam date which is now expected to be held on March 27, 2022 or after. Usually the TANCET exam notification is released in the month of December. 

TANCET 2022 Exam Highlights
A state level entrance test for MBA and other PG courses of Tamil Nadu, following are the important TANCET 2022 Exam Highlights  

TANCET 2022 Conducting AuthorityAnna University, Chennai
TANCET 2022 Exam DatesSunday, March 27, 2022
TANCET 2022 Exam Timing2.30 PM to 4.30 PM (2 Hours)
Top MBA Colleges under TANCET 2022Anna University, Madras University; Academy of Maritime Education; SRM University; SSN School of Management & many others
TANCET 2022 Application ProcessOnline
TANCET Exam PatternPaper-Pen Based
Maximum Marks100
Number of Sections in TANCET5
Type of QuestionsMCQs
Answer Options4
Negative MarkingYes (1/3)
Expected number of candidates in TANCET 202240000
MBA Intake through TANCET18000 Seats Appx Across Tamil Nadu

Good score in TANCET 2022 will offer admission to MBA and MCA and other PG courses in the prominent colleges affiliated to Anna University, Tamil Nadu and other MBA colleges also. Candidates of Tamil Nadu Domicile and from other states can apply for TANCET 2022. One of the key features of TANCET entrance exam is that it leads to admission in B-schools with low fee structure.

TANCET full form is Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test. For other than MBA/MCA courses, TANCET 2022 exam will be held as a paper pen based test at exam centres to provide level playing field for the candidates coming from all the areas – urban and rural who may not have skills to appear in computer based tests.

TANCET 2022 Important Dates
TANCET entrance exam Application process is online. Below are the TANCET 2022 important dates.

TANCET 2022 Exam ActivityTANCET 2022 Exam Dates & Fee
TANCET 2022 Exam: Online Registration startsJanuary 24, 2022 (10 AM)
Last date to apply for TANCET 2022February 17, 2022 (5 PM)
TANCET 2022 Exam: Registration fee for MBA entrance examRs.600/- for General categoryRs.300/- for reserved category (SC/SCA/ST)
Checking final status of TANCET 2022 ApplicationFebruary 22, 2022
TANCET 2022 Admit Card Download Start DateMarch 10, 2022
Last date to download TANCET 2022 Admit CardMarch 27, 2022
TANCET Exam Date 2022 for MBAMarch 27, 2022 (Sunday)
TANCET 2022 Exam: Time duration2.30 PM to 4.30PM
TANCET 2022 Answer key ReleaseApril 2, 2022
TANCET 2022 Result DateOn or Before April 20, 2022
TANCET 2021 Mark Sheets Downloading StartOn or Before April 27, 2022
TANCET Counselling by B-schools for MBA admission 2022 StartsMay 2022 or as per the dates announced by the respective B-school

TANCET exam offers admission to more than 60 PG courses and more than 30 undergraduate courses at the University departments and affiliated colleges in Tamil Nadu

TANCET 2022 Registration and Application Process
If you are eligible to apply for TANCET 2022, you can apply and appear in TANCET 2022 entrance exam. TANCET Exam 2022 application process is online only. Candidates can apply for TANCET 2022 through filling-up the online application and uploading the same along with a good quality recently taken photograph.

Please note to retain the TANCET secret key that you have received in your mobile while applying for the exam. You need to retain it till you successfully complete the application process Read More on TANCET 2022 Eligibility & Application process

TANCET Exam Pattern
TANCET exam structure is paper based. TANCET exam details reveal that it will have 100 MCQ type questions broadly divided into following sections:

Data AnalysisReading comprehension passagesQuantitative Aptitude
Data sufficiencyGeneral English 


TANCET Eligibility Criteria
TANCET 2022 MBA eligibility criteria through TANCET, applicants should possess following qualification:

  • Graduate from a recognised university with 50% marks in any discipline
  • Candidates in final year of graduation are also eligible to apply provided their graduation result is declared by the prescribed date as decided by the University/institute
  • If the provisionally admitted candidates are unable to secure minimum required score, their admission will become invalid.

TANCET Exam Details: Important Points

  • The TANCET 2022 exam will be conducted on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu.
  • The TANCET 2022 Syllabus for MBA is different from the MCA syllabus and the TANCET Exam structure for MBA exam also has different components.
  • TANCET 2022 cut off for MBA admission will not be very high in the TANCET Accepting Colleges
  • Some of the top MBA colleges accepting score of TANCET exam 2022 are SRM University, SSN School of Management Chennai, Hallmark Business School Trichy, St Josephs School of Management, Trichy, PSGIM Coimbatore, KCT Business School Coimbatore, GRG School of Management Studies Coimbatore.

How to Prepare? TANCET 2022 Preparation Tips
TANCET is comparatively an easier entrance exam than other MBA entrance tests. TANCET 2022 Preparation tips on how to start TANCET preparation at home as per the revised TANCET pattern, are focused on following points:

  • TANCET 2022 Test Pattern: You must be aware about the Changed TANCET 2022 exam pattern
  • TANCET 2022 Syllabus: Important topics & Changes
  • Choose the best Books for TANCET preparation
  • Plan and divide your TANCET Preparation Time section wise
  • How to prepare for TANCET 2022 at home without coaching and with self study?
  • How to prepare for TANCET in one month?
  • TANCET Preparation with Coaching-Key benefits

TANCET 2022 Previous Papers and Mocks Tests
Anna University will release previous year TANCET question paper which can be obtained from the Centre for Entrance Examinations at the cost of Rs.25/- (by DD or cash) per booklet.  Previous test papers and Mocks for TANCET 2022 will help to Analyse the level of difficulty.

TANCET 2022 MBA Admission Process
The TANCET 2022 MBA admission process through TANCET exam will be based on TANCET 2022 counselling after the TANCET result 2022 is declared. TANCET 2022 will offer admission opportunity to university affiliated MBA and M.C.A programmes. The subsequent TANCET 2022, also to be held after the TANCET for MBA admission, should be taken for admission to ME/MTech/MArch./M.Plan courses.

According to the Anna University “Applications for Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2022 conducted by Anna University, Chennai on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu from candidates who seek admission to M.B.A., M.C.A. and M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Arch. / M.Plan. Degree Programmes for the academic year 2022-2023 offered at University Departments, University Colleges of Engineering, Regional Campuses of Anna University, Annamalai University, Government and Government Aided Colleges (Engineering, Arts & Science Colleges) and Self-financing Colleges (Engineering, Arts & Science Colleges including stand-alone Institutions) in Tamil Nadu can be registered only through Online. Some Universities and Self-Financing Engineering Colleges may also opt to admit the candidates on the basis of marks obtained in TANCET 2022. Other State candidates can appear for the entrance test, but the eligibility conditions will be stipulated by the admitting authority / University.”

Some Universities and Self-Financing Engineering Colleges may also opt to admit the candidates on the basis of marks obtained in TANCET 2022. Other State candidates can appear for the entrance test, but the eligibility conditions will be fixed by the admitting authority/University.

The procedure for TANCET 2022 MBA admission process through TANCET 2022 Counselling, seeking admission to MBA, MCA and M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan Degree programmes for the academic year 2022-24 consists of 2 steps:

  1. Appearing for the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test – TANCET exam 2022
  2. Applying for admission to the admitting authorities concerned after declaration of result of TANCET 2022 exam.

Along with submitting application and appearing in TANCET 2022, students are advised to look for separate advertisements as released by the admitting authorities –B Schools and Universities and appear in TANCET 2022 counselling conducted by the B-schools

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