TNEA Exam (Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions) is organized to offer admissions to students in Engineering programs in the state of Tamil Nadu. After getting on merit list students can get admission in undergraduate programs like Bachelors of Technology (BTech) and Bachelors of Engineering (BE). The admission is done on the basis of marks scored by the candidates in intermediate i.e 10+2 examination and counseling rounds. Tamil Nadu is a popular state and a lot of aspiring candidates choose to study from there as it has one of the best engineering colleges. There are more than 550 engineering colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions
Once a year
Number of Applicants
Below we have mentioned a list of top participating colleges who are accepting TNEA admissions.
Name of College
Total no. of seats
PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore
College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai
Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur
Kongu Engineering College, Erode
Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore (MCET)
Velammal Engineering College, Chennai
Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai
St.Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai
Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai
Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore
The selection process of Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions begins with the declaration of merit list which is prepared on the basis of various factors. The selection is done on the basis of marks scored by the candidate and as per the merit list.
Below we have mentioned the selection procedure:
The selection of candidates for admission in B.Tech colleges is done on the basis of marks secured in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in 10+2. Further, the marks secured are reduced to 200 with mathematics as 100 and both Physics and Chemistry combined as 100 marks.
Normalization of Marks: In the normalization method the highest marks scored by the student in the relevant subject in Tamil Nadu Board Exam are equated with the highest marks scored by the candidate in the same subject in the board examination of other states. After the normalization is completed, the qualified students will be merged on a common merit list.
The distribution of seats for the admission of candidates in various engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu state is distributed in various categories. Below we have mentioned the distribution of seats.
Name of the Category
Percentage of Seats Reserved
Backward Category (Muslim)
Most Backward Class and Denotified Communities
Apart from the above-reserved category seats, there are separate seats for the special reservation category. Below we have mentioned the list of categories and the seats available.
Name of the Category
Total Number of Seats Reserved
Daughters/ Sons of Freedom Fighters
Daughters/ Sons of Ex-Servicemen
Visually Impaired/ Hearing Impaired/ Orthopedically Differently Abled Persons
3% (1% for each category)
Eminent Sports Persons
Candidates are eligible for the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions if they have cleared any of the Vocational Course mentioned below:
Name of Vocational Subject
Electrical Machines and Appliances
The counseling process for the Engineering Admissions in the state of Tamil Nadu will starts in the month of July. Before this candidate must register for the admission and pay the counseling fee. Students can start the choice of filling option in the second week of July 2020. Further TNEA will conduct four rounds for the counseling and seat allotment.
Below we have mentioned the different stages which counseling process involves:
After completing the payment the online registration form will be activated where candidates are required to fill the personal and academic details. Candidates who are filling the registration form at the facilitation center must carry the documents so the computer operator can fill all the details carefully.
After filling up all the required details, check all the entered details in the online application form before clicking the ‘Submit Button’. After submitting the form successfully take a print out of the registration form.
After filling the registration form a random number will be generated which will be mentioned in the registration form. It will be helpful during the certification verification and tie-breaking.
After completing the registration candidates must visit the nearest facilitation center for the certificate verification. After reaching the center the candidate must register with their name and the registration random number that is printed on the registration form printout. After that, the candidates will be called accordingly for the verification of documents.
After the completion of the certificate verification process, the authority will release a merit list that comprises the name of the candidates, category, rank, and normalized score.
For filling the choices the candidates must visit the official website of TNEA and fill the option entry form. The list of colleges, cutoff, opening, and closing rank will be published on the official website of TNEA and the candidates are advised to fill the options after referring to the cutoff and rank considering his/her own marks in mind.
CENTRALIZED COUNSELLING FOR M.TECH./M.ARCH./M.PLAN. ADMISSIONS
Central Universities Common Entrance Test
Diploma in Computer Application
Postgraduate Diploma In Computer Applications
Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination
Expert Computer Course (ECC)
Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions
Delhi University School of Open Learning
Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test
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