TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test) Preparation Tips for Engineering Mathematics 2018

Last Updated - April 04 2018

Engineering Mathematics help aspirants to get admission into different M.E./ M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan degree programs. It is the compulsory subject for the aspirants to complete for getting admission in the desired courses.

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TANCET 2018 Exam Format

The difficulty level of Engineering Mathematics in TANCET was easy to moderate this time. Based on the Engineering Mathematics subjects, the paper includes of 20 questions. Participants are advised to prepare all the topics cautiously to complete the examination with good marks. But, Numerical Methods and Vector Calculus were comparatively difficult than the other major topics.

Important topics of TANCET Preparation Tips for Engineering Mathematics 2018

It is always recommended to the aspirants that they must go via the TANCET Syllabus before appearing for the exam. With the help of the syllabus, aspirants will come to know about the important topics asked in the exam.

The following table shows the important topics that aspirants required to prepare for Engineering Mathematics:

TopicsSub Topics
Calculus and Differential EquationsPartial Derivatives, Jacobians, Taylor’s Expansion, Maxima Minima, Patterning of partial differential equations, Solution of first-order partial differential equation, a solution of the linear higher order of partial differential equation with constant coefficients, Linear ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients, Simultaneous first order linear equations with constant coefficients,
TransformsFourier Integral Theorem, Fourier Transform Pair, Sine and Cosine Transforms, Inverse Z Transform, Solution to various equations using Z Transform, Inverse Transform, Laplace Transform, Application to the solution of Linear Ordinary Differential Equations with Constant Coefficients,
Functions of Complex Variables and Complex IntegrationAnalytic Functions, Conformal Mapping, Bilinear Transformation, Cauchy’s Integral Theorem and Integral Formula, Taylor and Laurent Series, Singularities, Residues, Residue Theorem & its Applications
Applied ProbabilityProbability and Random Variables, Standard Discrete & Continuous Distribution, Moments, Moment generating functions and their properties, Two-dimensional random variables, Co-variance, Correlation and Regression.
Determinants and MatricesSolving system of equations, Rank of Matrix, Eigenvalues & Eigenvectors, Reduction of Quadratic form into a Canonical form
Vector CalculusDouble and Triple integrations and their applications, Gauss Divergence and Stroke’s Theorem
Numerical MethodsSolution of linear systems by direct and iterative methods, Interpolation and Approximation, Numerical Differentiation and Integration, Solving Ordinary Differential Equations

Tips to prepare Important Topics for Engineering Mathematics 

Better preparation tips help aspirants to prepare for the exam in a better way. Following are some important tips and tricks for the preparation of TANCET exam:

Time Management

Better time management plays an important role in the exam preparation. Aspirants should divide time in such a way that they should clear all the topics on time. Participants required to prepare proper timetable that it covers all the topics.

For better results, aspirants must master on the complex topics if they have enough time till the date of exam. Otherwise, it is suggested to focus on the areas they are confident about and if the time permits, new topics can be covered accordingly.

Better Study Material

Better study material helps aspirants for good examination preparation so that they can score well in the examination. Aspirants are advised to choose best study materials to crack the exam. By solving question papers, aspirants will come to know about the exam format and weight-age of the questions.

Here, best study material comprises the basics and their applications. The material having a balance between the basics and its applications is what is the need.

Solve Earlier Year Question Paper

Aspirants are advised to solve sample papers and attempt exercise tests vigorously. Check TANCET Question Papers Question Paper helps aspirants to increase their accuracy of solving questions and makes the aspirants confident about the exam. It gives a hint to the present format, important questions and topics. Mock tests are available on the internet.

Solve as many question papers as you can. It’ll surely help.


Revision is the most important part of going for the examination as it helps to recall many important things. Aspirants must clear their syllabus on time so that they will get enough time for revision.

While going via the syllabus, mark the important points and questions. In the end, it’ll cater to be the best revision material where aspirants can cover simple and complex topics in a limited period.

Preparation Books for Engineering Mathematics Section

Books play an important role in the preparation of the examination. It will help aspirants to complete their doubts regarding any topic. Aspirants must select TANCET preparation books very cautiously as they also contain the questions from past years which help aspirants to achieve good marks.

The following table shows the books advisable for the preparation of Engineering Mathematics:

Books NameAuthors Name
TANCET M.E/M.Tech Exam BookC.S.Hariram Kumar, Janani, P.Vigneshwari
TANCET (M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Arch. / M.Plan) [Paperback]V.V.K. Subburaj/ Sura Books
TANCET M.E. Computer Science and Engineering and Information Technologies – I[Paperback]Amit Gupta
Advanced Engineering Mathematics (Third Edition)Merle C. Potter, J. L. Goldberg, and Edward Aboufadel

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