TNEA 2021: Application, Dates, Eligibility, Counseling, Cutoff & Result

Have you passed 12th standard? Do you want to pursue a job oriented engineering course in Tamil Nadu? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, we will have an in-depth analysis of TNEA 2021 admission process.

TNEA 2021

In this post, readers will find the following details – TNEA 2021 schedule and dates, eligibility criteria, application process, counseling and admission process. In short, this post contains all the important details that you need to know about this counseling process.

 

TNEA stands for Tamil Nadu Engineering admission. Come, let us take a closer look at TNEA-overview:

Name of the entrance exam: TNEA (Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission)
Conducted by: Anna University
Mode of application: Online
Level: State (Tamil Nadu)
Frequency: Conducted once in a year
Purpose: Admission into UG engineering programs
Mode of examination: No exam (just counseling)

 

TNEA deals with state level engineering admission process. Anna University conducts TNEA each year. The main aim of this test is to facilitate UG level engineering admission (B.E. or B.Tech.) of eligible candidates into state colleges in TN state.

 

Unlike regular engineering entrance exams, TNEA has no ‘entrance test’! It is just a counseling process. Eligible candidates may apply for TNEA admission. They will be subjected to counseling rounds. Based on their performance in the qualifying exam, seats will be distributed among deserving candidates.

 

Our TNEA guide has been crafted keeping the needs of 12th passed candidates in mind. It consists of the following sections –

  1. Section 1: TNEA schedule and important dates
  2. Section 2: Eligibility criteria
  3. Section 3: Application process
  4. Section 4: Counseling & admission process

 

Let us check out section 1 –

 

TNEA 2021 Schedule & Important Dates

Event Date
Application form to be made available on 1st or 2nd week of May, 2021
Last date to submit the application form 4th week of May, 2021
Random number to be generated on 1st week of June, 2021
Merit list to be published on 3rd or 4th week of June, 2021
Counseling process to start on 4th week of July, 2021

 

Am I eligible to take part in TNEA counseling process, some of you may ask. Let us clear your doubts in the next section –

 

TNEA 2021 Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered eligible for TNEA counseling, one must satisfy certain conditions. These conditions are both academic and non-academic in nature. Academic requirements include – educational qualification and minimum aggregate marks required. Non-academic requirements include – age limit, nationality and domicile certificate.

 

Let us take a closer look at these factors –

 

Age limit

  • A candidate should be at least 18 years of age at the time of counseling.
  • Upper age limit is 25 years.
  • Upper age limit has been relaxed for reserved category candidates.

 

Nationality and domicile

  • Indian nationals are eligible to take part in counseling process.
  • Candidates who belong to Tamil Nadu state are eligible to take part in counseling process.
  • Candidates who don’t belong to Tamil Nadu state, but have completed 12th standard in Tamil Nadu are eligible to take part in TNEA counseling process.
  • Candidates who belong to Tamil Nadu, but completed 12th standard outside Tamil Nadu are eligible to apply. However, they must provide nativity certificate though.
  • Children of All India Service personnel (belonging to Tamil Nadu) cadre are eligible to apply.

 

Educational qualification

  • Minimum educational qualification required is – completed 12th Science with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects from a recognized board.
  • Minimum aggregate marks required is – 50% marks (for general candidates), 45% (for OBC candidates) and 40% (SC/ST candidates).

 

Educational qualification for marine engineering

  • Minimum educational qualification required is – completed 12th Science with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects. Candidates must also have had English as one of the subjects in 12th class.
  • Minimum aggregate marks required is – 60% (PCM subjects combined) and 50% (in English subject).
  • Minimum height required – candidate must be at least 157 cm tall.
  • Minimum weight required – candidate should have a minimum weight of 48 kg.
  • Candidate must have normal vision.

 

Let us check out section 3 now –

 

TNEA 2021 Application Process

Candidates may apply for TNEA online. Here are important dates related to the application process –

Event Date
Application form to be made available on 1st or 2nd week of May, 2021
Last date to submit the application form 4th week of May, 2021

 

What is the registration process like, some of you may ask. TNEA application form consists the following stages –

  • Registration (online)
  • Form-filling
  • Payment of application fee

 

Step by step registration process

  1. Visit the official website of TNEA.
  2. Search for TNEA registration link and click on it.
  3. Register by providing basic details such as – name, email id, mobile number etc.
  4. After registration, you may open the application form and fill it up.
  5. Fill up your application form by entering details such as – personal details, academic details, catgory details etc.
  6. Pay application fee.
  7. Submit your application form and take printout.

 

Obtaining random number

After submitting your TNEA application form, you will obtain TNEA random number. What is TNEA random number, some of you may ask. TNEA random number is a system generated (random) number. The main purpose of this number is to break the deadlock when rank of two or more candidates remain tied.

 

How to check my TNEA random number, some of you may ask. Just log into the official website of TNEA and you will be able to find your random number!

 

TNEA 2021 Rank List

Each year, hundreds of thousands of candidates apply for TNEA counseling. Application forms are scrutinized by authorities conducting this process. They normalize the score of candidates and create a merit list. Merit list is created on the basis of marks scored by students in PCM subjects.

 

Tie breaking

Sometimes, it may happen that two or more candidates have the same rank! In the event of rank getting tied, tie breaking takes place.

 

For breaking this tie, authorities rely on the following aspects – Marks scored by the candidate in Mathematics, marks scored in physics, marks scored in chemistry or marks scored in optional subject. If it still doesn’t work, age of the candidate is taken into consideration (preference is given to the older candidate).

 

If nothing can break the tie, random number comes handy. As a last resort, random numbers will be used to break the tie!

 

TNEA 2021 Counseling and Admission

The counseling process is carried out online. It is carried out over multiple rounds. Seats will be distributed among deserving candidates on the basis of their rank in the rank list. If a candidate wants to secure allotted seat, he/she must pay the initial fee requested.

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