TNEA Counselling 2018

Last Updated - February 15 2018

TNEA Counselling 2018

TNEA (Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions) Results will be released by Anna University for admissions in colleges across Tamil Nadu. Once the results are released, the aspirants will have to download the application form from the university website and fill it with all necessary details. Aspirants will have to apply online to the university using their class 12 marks. The university organizes counseling for all its affiliated colleges and University.

  • The university will allow a random number to the aspirants and a rank list will be prepared based on the marks obtained by the aspirant.
  • Aspirants with the highest marks and age will be provideed the first slot in the counseling.
  • Once the vacancies in top colleges are depleted, the other seats are opened.
  • Aspirants have the liberty to choose the college of their choice based on their availability.
  • Once the rank list is prepared, aspirants will be called for counseling. The counseling will take place at Anna University.
  • Marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry are taken into consideration for engineering admission.

TNEA 2018 Counseling will begin between June 2018 and July 2018. Correspondence regarding further proceedings shall be intimated through registered email id. Interested aspirants must apply on the official website within the stipulated time period.

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Highlights of TNEA 2018

TNEA Results is a single window admission for aspirants across Tamil Nadu for admission to engineering colleges. Over 2.5 lakhs students aspire to be engineers every year and admissions are provideed in over 600 colleges

Class 12 result declarationMay 2018
TNEA Rank list and Counseling Dates ReleasementJune 2018
TNEA CounselingJune 2018 – July 2018
Website for
Ranks Released in TNEA 2018 ResultCut Off-wise Rank, Category wise Rank

Important Dates for TNEA 2018

Anna University does not organize any qualifying exam for TNEA. The dates for TNEA 2018 are as follows: The aspirants are ranked on basis of the marks secured in 10+2 exam.

 TNEA Application Form May 2018 (Post releasement of class 12 result)
 TNEA rank list and counseling exam releasement June 2018
 TNEA counseling June 2018 – July 2018

Application Fee of TNEA 2018

TNEA 2018 Application Form can be filled through online as well as offline mode. The application fee details are as follows: The payment can also be made in banks via the challan offered at the time of application on the official website. TNEA 2018 Application Fee can be remitted via Debit/Credit Card and Net Banking.

  • General Category – INR 500
  • SC/ST – INR250

Rank List of TNEA 2018

TNEA 2018 Rank list is prepared by Anna University. The university announces a single rank list for all aspirants. The ranking is done based on three criteria

  • Date of Birth
  • Scores secured in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
  • Category of the aspirant

The total marks taken into consideration for ranking is 200. The rank list is prepared based on the highest marks obtained by the aspirant in the year. The rest is shared by Physics and chemistry. The majority of the marks is contributed by mathematics. Once the cut-off marks are obtained, the marks are then arranged from highest to lowest.

In some cases, the same marks are secured by more than one aspirant, and then the ranking is given by age hierarchy. The number will be arranged in the ascending order and the ranks are allotted on the basis of the number. The rank allotted by the university is final. In cases where the marks and date of birth are the same, then the rank is allotted by random or lot system. The category plays a major role in it as all colleges have a specific percentage allotted to various categories. The aspirants who have secured equal marks will be allotted a random number.

Cut Off of TNEA 2018

Cut Off for TNEA 2018 will be calculated on the basis of the marks obtained by the aspirant in 10+2 exam. The following subjects are taken into consideration for cut off

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

The marks obtained in mathematics are divided by 2 and the marks obtained in physics and chemistry is divided by 4. The sum total of all marks is the cut off marks. The formula for TNEA cut off is as follows:

Mathematics + Physics + Chemistry = Cut – off mark

Counseling Letter of TNEA 2018

TNEA counseling letter will be sent to the aspirant through the post to the address given at the time of application. The letter will also contain detailed instruction on the do’s and don’ts of the counseling and the documents to carry. The counseling letter will contain details like name of the aspirant, random number, rank secured, counseling date. counseling time and venue details.

Counseling of TNEA 2018

TNEA counseling will be organizeed at Anna University, Chennai. Aspirants will be allotted various slots based on the rank list. Given below are a few key points to be noted:

  • Aspirants should make a thorough analysis of the course and college they wish to select
  • Carry the original documents and two photocopies for verification and submission
  • The details of the vacant colleges and courses will be updated on Anna University’s official website on a regular basis
  • Aspirants are asked to have more than 5 choices on hand as there are chances of the desired seats being filled before the counseling time
  • An adult will be permitted to accompany aspirant to the counseling hall.
  • Access the venue two hours before the allotted time

During counseling, aspirants will have to stay in a waiting hall till the counseling call where screens displaying live updates of the seat availability will be installed. The counseling will happen for over 30 students at the same time. The procedure will involve these stages:

  • The category also plays a role in it, as seats are allotted as per the category
  • Once confirmed, the seat is allotted to the applicable aspirant.
  • The system will check for availability and ask for confirmation
  • This is a crucial part of the college and course allotted at this time will not alter for any reason
  • Once verified, aspirants and the accompanying parent/guardian will be asked to go the counseling hall
  • Participant will be asked to select three courses and three colleges of their choice based on their availability
  • Aspirants will be called for document verification
  • The desk will also display the number for identification purposes
  • The random number allotted will be called to the available desk.

Once the course and college are allotted, the system generates a hall ticket. This is a compulsory and important document as the aspirant will have to produce the letter at the time of admission.

Aspirants might have to pay an admission fee confirming the selection. The admission letter will contain details like: A signed copy of the letter will be sent to the college for documentation.

  • Counseling Date and Time
  • Date of Joining
  • College Address
  • Signature of Issuing Authority
  • College Name
  • Aspirant Name

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