Important Dates for TNEA 2019

Start Date End Date Remark
Application Form Date 15-Apr-2019 28-May-2019 Application Coming Up
Examination Date N/A N/A
Result Date 22-Jun-2019 N/A

TNEA 2018 Anna University Application and Counseling

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) is organizeed by Anna University. TNEA Application form will be available from the first week of May  2017. Last Date to register as a new user is May 31, 2017. Aspirants can submit their forms till June 3, 2017. Aspirants are advised to check the details for Anna University admission beforehand to ensure a smooth experience while applying. Participants can check TNEA Eligibility to make sure if they are applicable to appear for Anna University Admissions or not.  Some seats will also be earmarked for aspirants belonging to different categories under the TNEA 2017 reservation policy.

Latest Update on May 3, 3017 – TNEA 2017 Registration started. Register Now

TNEA or Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions is organizeed for aspirants wishing to pursue Engineering degree in institutes belonging to Tamil Nadu. For detailed information on TNEA, aspirants can also check Anna University website regularly.  Anna University, Chennai is the body that will be organizing the admission procedure.

Important Dates of TNEA 2018

TNEA 2017 Application Procedure will begin from the first week of May 2017. Aspirants desirous of participating in TNEA 2017 must keep the following schedule in mind: Participants can send their applications till last week of May 2017.

Start of registration procedureFirst week of May 2017
End of registration procedureMay 31, 2017
Last date for submitting finished online application formJune 3, 2017
Counseling will commence fromFirst week of July, 2017

Eligibility Criteria of TNEA 2018

Only aspirants fulfilling the specified requirements for TNEA 2017 are allowed to apply for the admission procedure. Therefore, aspirants must check the TNEA Eligibility Criteria before filling the application form. If an aspirant is established unable to meet the eligibility criteria, his application will not be accepted.

The details of TNEA 2017 Eligibility Criteria are mentioned below

  • Aspirants who are natives of the state of Tamil Nadu and have finished their Class 8 to Class 12 education in the state will be applicable to apply for TNEA 2017 without having to offer a nativity certificate.
  • On the other hand, those natives of Tamil Nadu who have finished this education outside Tamil Nadu will have to offer a nativity certificate when applying.
  • Aspirants applying for TNEA 2017 must have passed their qualifying examination before the last date of application form submission.
  • Furthermore, children of All India service Tamil Nadu cadre officers will also be applicable to apply for TNEA 2017.
  • Aspirants belonging to other states but who have finished their Class 8 to Class 12 education in Tamil Nadu will also be applicable to apply for TNEA 2017 without producing a Nativity Certificate.
  • Aspirants whose parents are Central Government or Public Sector employees will be applicable to apply for TNEA 2017regardless of their nativity, given that their parents have been serving in Tamil Nadu continuously for the past 5 years, at the time of application submission.

Educational Qualifications:

Aspirants (General) must have secured minimum 50% marks in 12th class aggregately in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Aspirants of OBC category (including Backward Class Muslims) should have secured 45% marks. While aspirants of SC/ST/MBC/DNC/SCA category must secure at least 40% marks.

For Marine Engineering:

  • Aspirants opting for Marine engineering must have Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English as a subject in Class 12th.
  • Aspirant should not be more than 25 years of age
  • Medical Fitness also needs.
  • Aspirants must have 50% marks in English and 60% aggregate marks in PCM. 
  • Aspirant’s weight must be 48kg
  • Aspirant must have normal colour vision
  • Aspirant’s height must be at least 157 cm

For Mining Engineering:

Note to Female aspirant opting for Mining Engineering course.

  • They should satisfy the academic norms of Anna University
  • As per Coal Mines Regulation 1957, 86 (2) no adolescent or women shall descend or ascend a shaft in a cage or other means of conveyance unless accompanied by one or more adult males.
  • As per Mines Act 1952, 46 (1) no woman shall, notwithstanding anything contained in any other law, be employed – (a) in any part of a mine which is below ground; (b) in any mine above ground except between the hours of 6 A.M. and 7 P.M.

Read About Anna University Admissions 2017

Registration of TNEA 2018

Aspirants wishing to pursue an undergraduate engineering degree in the state of Tamil Nadu must possess full knowledge of the TNEA 2017 Registration. The application form will be made available online on the official website of Anna University, expectedly in the first week of May 2017.

TNEA 2017 Registration Procedure

The aspirants will have to visit the official website i.e. Find the tab for TNEA 2017 registration procedure. Aspirants must follow the instructions given in order to correctly register themselves for the admission process.

Procedure Steps:

Register – Aspirants have to register themselves on the website by providing Login ID and Password with OTP verification.

Individual Information –  Aspirants have to offer the Individual Information like name, address, DOB, Phone number, etc.

Fee Payment – Aspirants have to pay the registration Fee via online method only.

Academic Details – Aspirants have to enter all their academic details.

Review – After filling the form, aspirants must review their forms.

Submit and Generate PDF – After reviewing aspirants can submit their correctly filled application form. After submitting they can generate the PDF of the form and take the print out of it.

Send Application Form – After taking print out aspirants have to submit the application form either in person or by post along with other need documents. 

TNEA 2017 Payment Method

The payment for TNEA  Application Form can be done either via online options or by the means of a Demand Draft (DD). The DD should be drawn in favour of “The Secretary (TNEA), Anna University” and must be payable at Chennai.

TNEA Application Procedure

TNEA 2017 Important Documents:

The aspirant needs to enclose the photocopies of the following documents along with the online application form:

  • Class XII Hall Ticket
  • Aspirant’s Class 12th Mark Sheet
  • Nativity Certificate, if eligible(in electronic form/digitally signed e-Certificate)
  • Relevant certificates for children of Ex-Serviceman / Freedom Fighter
  • Demand draft, if eligible
  • Aspirant’s Class 10th Mark Sheet
  • Variously Abled Person like Ortho/Hearing/Visual etc and Eminent Sports Persons, if eligible
  • Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee certificate, if eligible
  • Aspirant’s Transfer Certificate, allowed by the school
  • Permanent Community Certificate Card for aspirants belonging to ST, SC, SCA, MBC & DNC, BC and BCM
  • First Graduate Certificate and First Graduate Joint Declaration, if eligible

Address to send the form to

The aspirants must fill the online application form correctly and send it along with the requisite certificates, through the post of Secretary, TNEA, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025. This must be done within ten days of the declaration of the Class XII results.

Read TNEA 2017 Registration

Reservation of TNEA 2018

Anna University has reservation policy for the aspirants apply for TNEA 2017. Below table depicts the distribution of seats on the basis of reservation.  Aspirants those who seek to apply for the reservation must satisfy the eligibility criteria.

S.NOCategoryPercentage of Reservation
1Open Competition31%
2Backward Class26.50%
3Backward Class Muslim3.50%
4Most Backward Class & De-notified Communities20%
5Scheduled Caste15%
6Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars)3%
7Scheduled Tribe1%

TNEA 2018 Selection Process

The TNEA Selection Procedure for varies aspirants belonging to various categories. The details of the selection process are given below:

General Category Aspirants

The selection of such aspirants will be done on the basis of marks obtained by the aspirant in the following subject in Class XII exam: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. The overall secured marks will be reduced to 200, with Mathematics accounting for 100 and Physics and Chemistry together accounting for the remaining half.

Normalization of marks and Inter-se-merit

Normalization will be adopted to equate marks obtained in qualifying exam of various Boards with the marks obtained in the qualifying exam of the State Board of Tamil Nadu. After this has been done, a common merit list will be prepared to consist of the names of all shortlisted aspirants.

TNEA 2018 Counseling

TNEA counseling will start from June 27, 2017. It will be held in offline mode. Seats will be issued on the basis of the aspirants’ rank and the preference filled. Aspirants whose names have been comprised in the TNEA 2017 merit list will be applicable for taking part in the counseling procedure. Participants need to pay the counseling fee after the seat allocation and document verification. If in case aspirant can’t be current at the counsellling then he can authorize his parents to participate on behalf of him. These aspirants will be called in order of their ranks for counseling and will need to choose college or stream that is available at that time.

if the aspirant is not able to attend the counseling then he is allowed to the current in another slot. Offered that if would agree for the seat allocation from the remaining vacant seats only.  Also if aspirant’s ranks and marks change after re-evaluation then he is able to seat in the counseling slot on the basis of rank. 

TNEA Counseling Fee

The aspirant has to pay TNEA counseling fee after the seat allocation and document verification procedure. Aspirants of the general category need to pay Rs. 5000/- and SC/ST/SCA Category students have to pay Rs. 1000/-. 

TNEA Participating Colleges

TNEA offers admission to around 563 colleges in Tamil Nadu. We are listing the top 10 engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu with their seat intake in the below-given table:

List of Participating InstitutesNumber of Seats
Thiagarajar College of Engineering860
PSG Institute of Technology1320
University Departments of Anna University – CEG Campus1290
University Department of Anna University – MIT Campus900
Kumaraguru College of Technology1200
Coimbatore Institute of Technology700
K.S Rangasamy College of Technology1200
Bannari Ammam Institute of Technology1740
University College of Engineering, Tiruchirappalli1080
Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Kancheepuram1620

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TNEA 2019 Fee Structure

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BIST Bhopal - Bansal Institute of Science and Technology

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M. Kumarasamy College of Engineering (Autonomous), Karur

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VKSCET Karur - VKS College of Engineering and Technology

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MNSK College of Engineering, Pattukkottai

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VISIT Tadepalligudem - Sri Venkateswara Institute of Science and Information Technology

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Odaiyappa College of Engineering and Technology, Theni

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Jayalakshmi Institute of Technology, Dharmapuri

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VSBEC Karur - VSB Engineering College

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TKSCTE Theni - Theni Kammavar Sangam College of Technology

Theni, Tamil Nadu

Chenduran College of Engineering and Technology, Pattukkottai

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BVC Institute of Technology & Science, East Godavari

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Nadar Saraswathi College of Engineering and Technology, Theni

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Indira Gandhi College of Engineering and Technology for Women, Chengalpattu

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RIT Rajapalayam - Ramco Institute of Technology

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UCEV Viluppuram - University College of Engineering, Anna University

Viluppuram, Tamil Nadu

KCE Karur - Karur College of Engineering

Karur, Tamil Nadu

ACE Karur - Arulmurugan College of Engineering

Karur, Tamil Nadu

Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi

Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu

KIT & KIM Karaikudi - Karaikudi Institute of Technology and Management

Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu

N.S.N College of Engineering and Technology, Karur

Karur, Tamil Nadu

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