TNEA (Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission)

Registrations:  1st week of July

TNEA (Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission) Overview

The full form of TNEA is Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions. This exam is conducted by the Anna University for admission into technology and engineering courses in Tamil Nadu state, every year. To get admission through this exam, you don’t need to appear in the entrance exam because the authority offers admission based on the Merit list on the intermediate exam. For admission, applicants need to attend the counseling process of TNEA.

Before applying for this exam, applicants need to first understand eligibility criteria, application form date, and other related information.

TNEA Exam Highlights

Exam Name


Full form of TNEA

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission

Conducted By

Anna University, Chennai

Level of the exam


Mode of Application form

Through Online

Mode of TNEA exam

Selection based on the 12th Merit list

Total number of Seats


Frequency of the exam

Once in a year

Official Website of TNEA

TNEA Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have to fulfill the eligibility criteria before applying for the TNEA exam:
  • Applicants who completed their intermediate degree from Tamil Nadu state can apply for TNEA
  • Applicants outside of Tamil Nadu need to submit their Nativity certificate is digitally signed E- Certificate
  • Candidates must secure at least 50% marks in their intermediate exam, 45% for OBC and 40% for DNC/ MBC/ SCA/ ST/ SC
  • Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry are mandatory subjects

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TNEA Important Dates

Starting date of TNEA online registration

1st week of the July

Last date to fillthe form

Last week of the July

Issue of the Random Number

1st week of the August

Commencement of the Certificate Verification

2nd week of the August

Declaration ofTNEA Rank List

Last week of the August

Special Counselling will start from

1st week of the September

General Counselling will start from

2nd week of the September

TNEA Exam Center

  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Biotechnology Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering

TNEA Application Form

  • Aspiring candidates can fill their application form for TNEA from the first week of July. To apply for the exam successfully, applicants need to go to the official website.
  • The TNEA application process consists of multiple steps such as Registration, fill the application form, pay the application fee and upload documents
  • Candidates can apply for TNEA online with all necessary documents
  • For registration, applicants must have to enter basic details
  • After filling in all necessary information they need to pay the TNEA application fee
  • It is advisable that applicants need to fill in complete details carefully because the authority will not provide a correction facility
  • Applicants can fill single application form for multiple courses and colleges

TNEA Application Fees

Candidates can pay their TNEA application fee through online mode via debit/ credit/ internet banking

  • For General applicants, the application fee will be Rupees 500
  • For reserved categories, the application fee will be Rupees 250

TNEA Exam Merit List

The TNEA merit list was released by authority and it contains the applicant’s name and eligible student’s name for the counseling process.

Applicants can check their merit list from the official website

TNEA Cut Off

The Anna University will be released the TNEA cutoff once completed the entire process of application. For all applicants, the cut-off will be released through online mode.

Applicants can check the TNEA cut-off from the official website and it may vary from campus to campus. Sometimes students get the same score and number in this case the random numbering will be allotted which helps to get admission based on obtained marks.

Counseling process of TNEA Exam

  • Now counseling process is ongoing, applicants will be called for the counseling process based on their merit list. The seat allotment will be done in the counseling process.
  • Applicants must have to download their counseling call letter to participate in the counseling process of TNEA
  • There will be 5 counseling rounds conducted by the authority, so students can choose their college and courses
  • Applicants also need to submit counseling fees through DD or cash
  • It is mandatory to participate in the counseling process to take admission into the various top-ranking college of Tamil Nadu state. Once the counseling process is completed then applicants need to report to the allotted college.

Documents required for counseling

  • TNEA Counselling letter
  • Class 10th and class 12th certificate and mark sheet
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Proof of identity
  • Consultation paper
  • domicile certificate
  • Six passport size photos

Participating Institute of TNEA Exam

The Anna University has been released the list of participating colleges of TNEA. There are more than 500 institutes under the Anna University.

  • Annamalai University, Chidambaram
  • Chandigarh University, Chandigarh
  • P.S. G College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai
  • College of Engineering Anna University, Chennai
  • Anna University, Chennai
  • Parul University, Vadodara
  • Lexicon Mile- Management Institute of Leadership and Excellence, Pune
  • Tolani Maritime Institute, Pune
  • Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore
  • Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishankovil
  • Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • VEL TECH, Chennai
  • Wingsss College of Aviation Technology, Pune
  • Kongu Engineering College, Erode
  • Government College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • SRI Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore
  • Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai
  • PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul
  • RMK Engineering College, Thiruvallur
  • SRI Sairam Institute of Technology, Chennai
  • National Engineering College, Thoothkkudi
  • Velammal Engineering College, Chennai
  • Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore


Ques. For the General Category what will be the basis of admission?

Ans :- Applicants for any category will be selected based on their intermediate score and obtained marks in the prescribed subjects (Physics+ Chemistry- 100, Mathematics- 100) reduced to 200 in their qualifying exam.

Ques. Can a candidate buy the application form of TNEA from its participating colleges?

Ans :- No, aspiring candidates only have to fill their application form and apply for TNEA from the official website through online mode only.

Ques. On what basis the TNEA merit list will be prepared?

Ans :- The TNEA merit list will be prepared based on total obtained marks of 200 and also based on intermediate scored marks.

Ques. What will be the counseling fee for TNEA?

Ans :- Applicants must have to pay Rupees 5000 counseling fees for ST/ SCA/ SC applicants who belong to Tamil Nadu.

Ques. What are the TNEA Facilitation Centers?

Ans :- The TNEA facilitation centers will be opened approx. 32 districts of Tamil Nadu where applicants can attend their online TNEAL counseling.

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