TNEA 2019: Application Form, Exam Dates, TNEA 2019 Eligibility, Counselling

TNEA 2019: Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) is conducted by Anna University. TNEA Application form will be available from the first week of May 2019. Last Date to register as new user is May, 2019. Applicants can submit their forms till June, 2019. Applicants are advised to check the details for Anna University admission beforehand to ensure a smooth experience while applying. Some seats will also be earmarked for applicants belonging to various categories under the TNEA 2019 reservation policy. Applicants can check TNEA Eligibility to make sure if they are eligible to appear for Anna University Admissions or not. TNEA or Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions is conducted for applicants wishing to pursue Engineering degree in institutes belonging to Tamil Nadu. Anna University, Chennai is the body that will be conducting the admission process. For detailed information on TNEA, applicants can also check Anna University website regularly.

TNEA 2019 Highlights

  • Name of Admission Process: Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions
  • Short Name: TNEA
  • Conducting Institute: Anna University
  • Purpose: Admission to B.E./B.Tech and B.E. (Sandwich) programmes at participating universities.
  • Number of Participating Institutes: 563
  • Admission Process: Admission will be based on marks obtained in qualifying exam. No separate entrance exam will be conducted by Anna University.
  • Reservation of Seats: According to regulations defined by Government of Tamil Nadu
  • Counselling Procedure: In-person single window counselling conducted in offline mode.
  • Courses Offered: B.E. /B.Tech – 4 academic years consisting of 8 semesters, B.E. (Sandwich) – 5 academic years made up of 10 semesters
  • Available Seats: 1.5 Lakh (Approximate)

*In case of other state candidates, candidates have to deposit an initial deposit of 5000 by Cash or DD drawn in favour of “The Director, Admissions, Anna University” payable at Chennai. The DD should be produced along with originals of other documents during counselling.

TNEA 2019 Important Dates

TNEA 2019 Application Process will begin from first week of May, 2019. Applicants can send their applications till last week of May, 2019. Applicants desirous of participating in TNEA 2019 must keep the following schedule in mind:

Important Dates of TNEA 2019

EventsTentative Dates
Online registration commences1st week of May 2019
Last date to register1st week of June 2019
Random Number assignment1st week of June 2019
Document verification starts2nd week of June 2019
Publication of Rank List4th week of June 2019
Start of online choice filling and confirmation3rd week of July 2019

Important Dates for Other State Quota Seats

Start of online registration3rd week of June 2019
Last date to register1st week of July 2019

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TNEA 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Only applicants fulfilling the specified requirements for TNEA 2019 are allowed to apply for the admission process. Therefore, applicants must check the TNEA Eligibility Criteria before filling the application form. If an applicant is found unable to meet the eligibility criteria, his application will not be accepted.

The details of TNEA 2019 Eligibility Criteria are mentioned below

  • Applicants applying for TNEA 2019 must have passed their qualifying examination before the last date of application form submission.
  • Applicants who are natives of the state of Tamil Nadu and have completed their Class 8 to Class 12 education in the state will be eligible to apply for TNEA 2019 without having to provide a nativity certificate.
  • Applicants belonging to other states but who have completed their Class 8 to Class 12 education in Tamil Nadu will also be eligible to apply for TNEA 2019 without producing a Nativity Certificate.
  • On the other hand, those natives of Tamil Nadu who have completed this education outside Tamil Nadu will have to provide a nativity certificate when applying.
  • Applicants whose parents are Central Government or Public Sector employees will be eligible to apply for TNEA 2019 regardless 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.
  • Furthermore, children of All India service Tamil Nadu cadre officers will also be eligible to apply for TNEA 2019.

Educational Qualifications:

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

For Marine Engineering:

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

For Mining Engineering:

Note to Female applicant opting for Mining Engineering course.

  • 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.
  • As per Coal Mines Regulation 1957, 86 (2) no adolescent or women shall descent or ascend a shaft in a cage or other means of conveyance unless accompanied by one or more adult males.
  • They should satisfy the academic norms of Anna University

TNEA Admit card

TNEA Admit cards will available in the month of June. Those Applicant successfully submitted their application can only download their hall ticket. Through online, official portal of authority Applicants can download their TNEA hall ticket/admit cards.

Hall ticket is mandatory document keep it safe till the completion of exams. TNEA Hall ticket is a valuable documents for applies to enter into the examination center. Hall ticket contains Applicant’s related detail like Applicants name, roll number, address, center and birth of date etc. If Applicants fail to bring hall ticket Applicants will not be allowed to write paper in examination hall.

Instruction to Download TNEA Admit Card:

The Applicants, who are searching for TNEA Admit Card, are suggested to follow below-mentioned steps in order to access required Admit Card.

  • Visit the official web portal.
  • Click on the link Download TNEA Admit Card
  • Now, enter all the required details and click on submit.
  • Admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Take print out of the admit card and keep it safe for future reference.

TNEA Exam Pattern

Applicants appearing TNEA examination will give 2 an hour’s to complete there paper. No extra time will be given to any Applicants as per board rules and regulation. In exam question will be asked from topics physics, chemistry, Biology/ Mathematics. Form this topics multiple choice question will be asked.

Each question will be given 1 marks in exams paper. TNEA Exam Paper will contain 150 Question. Exam paper language mode will be English. Exams pattern terms like complete detail, Important point etc in understanding manner is mention below.

TNEA Exam Pattern – Complete Details

Here, following complete detail of TNEA exams pattern given:

  • TNEA comprises of multiple choice questions.
  • Paper Pattern of TNEA question paper will have 150 questions.
  • While each question will contain 1 mark for each.
  • Total time duration of exam paper will be 2 hours and 30 mins.
  • Note, probably no negative marking scheme for the wrong answer attempted.

TNEA Exam Pattern – Important Points

Below is given points of TNEA important point of exams pattern:

  • While each question carries four option out of which only one option is correct.
  • Total marking scheme for all subjects is 150 marks.
  • Questions are mainly based on topics of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Mathematics.
  • Because each subject carries 50 marks with total 50 questions.
  • You must prepare as per intermediate level.
  • The mode of question paper will be English.

TNEA 2019 Registration

Applicants wishing to pursue an under graduate engineering degree in the state of Tamil Nadu must possess full knowledge of the TNEA 2019 Registration. The application form will be made available online on the official website of Anna University, expectedly in the first week of May, 2019.

TNEA 2019 Registration Process

The applicants will have to visit the official website i.e. Find the tab for TNEA 2019 registration process. Applicants must follow the instructions given in order to correctly register themselves for the admission procedure.

Process Steps:

  • Register– Applicants have to register themselves on the website by providing Login ID and Password with OTP verification.
  • Personal Information– Applicants have to provide the Personal Information like name, address, DOB, Phone number, etc.
  • Fee Payment– Applicants have to pay the registration Fee through online mode only.
  • Academic Details– Applicants have to enter all their academic details.
  • Review– After filling the form, applicants must review their forms.
  • Submit and Generate PDF – After reviewing applicants 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 applicants have to sumit the application form either in person or by post along with other required documents.

TNEA 2019 Payment Method

The payment for TNEA Application Form can be done either through 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 2019 Important Documents:

The applicant is required to enclose the photocopies of the following documents along with the online application form:

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

Address to send the form to

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

TNEA 2019 Reservation

Anna University has reservation policy for the applicants apply for TNEA 2019. Applicants those who want to apply for reservation must satisy the eligibility criteria. Below table depicts the distribution of seats on the basis of reservation.

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 2019 Selection Procedure

The TNEA Selection Process for varies applicants belonging to different categories. The details of the selection procedure are given below:

  • General Category Applicants: The selection of such applicants will be done on the basis of marks obtained by the applicant 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 different Boards with the marks obtained in qualifying exam of the State Board of Tamil Nadu. After this has been done, a common merit list will be prepared consisting of the names of all shortlisted applicants.

TNEA Syllabus

Applicants will be asked the question from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in exams. A lot of Applicants score good marks because they prefer  TNEA textbook rather than digest, unique, reliable etc book. Most of the question is asked from the textbook.

Applicants are suggested to stay tuned for latest updates about TNEA exam syllabus, exams pattern and dates etc. Below is given Syllabus and Preparation tips of TNEA exams.

Tamil Nadu Engineering Syllabus


  • Physical World & measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Motion of System of Particles and Rigid body
  • Gravitation
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optics
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices


  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Structure of Atom
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • States of Matter : Gases and Liquids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox Reactions
  • Hydrogen
  • S-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
  • Some p-Block Elements
  • Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Solid State
  • Solutions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  • P- Block Elements
  • d and f Block Elements
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  • Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  • Biomolecules
  • Polymers
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life


  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Calculus

TNEA Answer Key

After the exams, Applicant has to wait nearly one month until the declaration of result. Through answer key Applicants can get to know their approximate marks and rank in advance, it will help the students in the selection of their course and college. TNEA Answer key will be released in set and section.

Set of question paper such as A, B, C, D and there will be three sections physics, chemistry & math. Separately TNEA answer key will be issued for different sets and sections in websites. Applicants have to download TNEA answer key according to set and section wise. Otherwise, calculation of marks or ranks will be wrong.

Through this Applicant can roughly check their marks and estimate written in an examination. This will help Applicants to prepare for further admission steps.

TNEA 2019 Result

Applicants can download their result from official portal. Authority will released TNEA result in online mode in the month of May or June. Applicants are advised to keep printed copies of TNEA result for further use and admission process. No authority will be send TNEA result to Applicants’ residential address.

To check the TNEA result Applicants have to enter his/her name registration ID, Date of birth and the security code displayed on the screen. If Applicants type incorrect detail screen will show error for correct detail Applicants have to enter correct detail in it.

How to Download the Result

The following steps are given to download the TNEA result:

  • The Applicants have to visit the official website of the board.
  • The Applicants have to search for the link related to “Download the TNEA Result 2019-19” and click on that link.
  • The Applicants should enter the required details like roll number, registration number and submit that page.
  • After submitting the page, the result will appear on the screen.
  • Now, Applicants can download the result and keep some extra printouts for further use.

TNEA Cut-Off 2019

The cut-off is the minimum mark which is required by the Applicant for admission into different colleges. The conducting authority will release the cut-off after the completion of the application process. The cut-off will be published through online mode. TNEA 2019 Cut-off will be depend on the various factors such as the number of Applicants, availability of seats, 10+2 performance of the Applicant, etc.

Factors to calculate TNEA Cutoff

Some important details related to factors to calculate TNEA Cutoff is as given below:

  • The total number of Applicants who have applied for TNEA Admission.
  • The total number of seats available in each Branch of the undergraduate engineering colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu.
  • The cutoff score declared by the institutes in the previous year.
  • The Reservation Criteria of TNEA for Applicants belonging to different category
  • The overall performance of Applicants in class XII or any other equivalent examination.

Previous Year’s TNEA Cutoff

Soon Applicants can check Anna University cut-off marks. After that, they can check out updates of TNEA exams. Branch wise aspirants can check TNEA cut-off marks.

Below is given the table of Colleges opening and closing marks of Engineering, PSG, SSN, BIT CAMPUS, Alagappa, etc colleges.

TNEA 2016 opening and closing marks of the top 6 participating institutes given below:

Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai
S.No.Name of CourseOpening MarksClosing Marks
1.Aeronautical Engineering189.5199.25
2.Computer Science Engineering176.5199.25
3.Electronics and Communication Engineering185.75198.5
4.Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering176.25199.75
5.Rubber Technology159.75195.75
College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai
S.No.Name of CourseOpening MarksClosing Marks
1.Civil Engineering179199.25
2.Computer Science Engineering183200
3.Electronics and Communication Engineering194.75200
4.Electrical and Electronics Engineering189.5199.67
5.Geo informatics181197.25
6.Industrial Engineering171.5197.25
7.Mechanical Engineering194.25200
8.Mining Engineering185.25198.25
9.Manufacturing Engineering175.25197
10.Printing Technology138.5194.25
PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
S.No.Name of CourseOpening MarksClosing Marks
1.Civil Engineering189.25198.75
2.Electronics and Communication Engineering191.5199.25
3.Electrical and Electronics Engineering183.75199.75
4.Mechanical Engineering194.75199.5
5.Metallurgical Engineering175.75197.5
6.Production Engineering152.75197.75
7.Textile Technology163.75196.25
SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam
S.No.Name of CourseOpening MarksClosing Marks
1.Biomedical Engineering165.25196.25
2.Civil Engineering172.25196.75
3.Chemical Engineering152.5195.75
4.Computer Science Engineering166199
5.Electronics and Communication Engineering172198.75
6.Electrical and Electronics Engineering163.5197.25
7.Information Technology159196.25
Anna University Tiruchirappalli, BIT Campus
S.No.Name of CourseOpening MarksClosing Marks
1.Automobile Engineering140191.5
2.Biotechnology Engineering143193.25
3.Civil Engineering147.25194.5
4.Computer Science Engineering152.25195
5.Electronics and Communication Engineering167.5195.75
6.Electrical and Electronics Engineering168.25195.75
7.Information Technology132.75192.25
8.Mechanical Engineering138195.5
9.Petrochemical Engineering143.5193
10.Pharmaceutical Technology146.25194.75
11.Civil Engineering77.75178
12.Mechanical Engineering87.75177.25
Alagappa College of Technology, Chennai
S.No.Name of CourseOpening MarksClosing Marks
1.Chemical Engineering176198.75
2.Ceramic Engineering149193
3.Industrial Biotechnology172.25199.25
4.Textile Technology139.75193.75

TNEA Rank List 2019

The admission into engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu will be based on class 12th Percentage. Applicants, those scores good marks in 10+2 examination, the priority will be given to them. On the basis of 12th percentage, the authority will release rank list. The TNEA Results/rank list will be published in the 4th week of June 2019. Applicants will get admission in the engineering Institution on the basis of the merit list.

TNEA 2019 Counselling

TNEA counselling will start from June, 2019. It will be held in offline mode. Applicants whose names have been included in the TNEA 2019 merit list will be eligible for taking part in the counselling process. If in case applicant can’t be present at the counselling then he can authorized his parents to participate on behalf of him. These applicants will be called in order of their ranks for counselling and will be required to choose college or stream that is available at that time. Seats will be allotted on the basis of the applicants’ rank and the preference filled. Applicants are required to pay the counselling fee after the seat allotment and document verification.

if applicant is not able to attend the counselling then he is allowed to present in another slot. Provided that if would agree for the seat allotment from the remaining vacant seats only.  Also if applicant’s ranks and marks changes after re-evaluation then he is able to seat in the counselling slot on the basis of rank.

TNEA Counselling Fee

Applicant has to pay TNEA counselling fee after the seat allotment and document verification process. Applicants of general category are required to pay Rs. 5000/- and SC/ST/SCA Category students have to pay Rs. 1000/-.

Documents Required during Counselling:

  • 10th & 12th Mark Sheet
  • 10th & 12th Passing Certificate
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Identity proof
  • Six passport sixe photograph

TNEA Admission 2019

The TNEA admission process will take place after the successful commencement of the TNEA 2019 counselling. Applicants have to bring their allotment letter & documents during the admission process. Applicants have to report in the allotted Institution & pay the course fee and also complete the admission formalities.

TNEA Participating Institutes

Tamil Nadu offers admission to eligible Applicants in around 563 engineering institutes of the state. The top 10 participating institutes under TNEA are listed below along with the total seat matrix for interested applicants.

For the full list, check TNEA Participating Institutes provided below:

Participating Institutes of TNEA

S.NoList of Participating InstitutesNumber of Seats
1Thiagarajar College of Engineering860
2PSG Institute of Technology1320
3University Departments of Anna University – CEG Campus1290
4University Department of Anna University – MIT Campus900
5Kumaraguru College of Technology1200
6Coimbatore Institute of Technology700
7K.S Rangasamy College of Technology1200
8Bannari Ammam Institute of Technology1740
9University College of Engineering, Tiruchirappali1080
10Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Kancheepuram1620

TNEA 2019 Preparation Tips

TNEA Preparation tips are given below this will help candidates to prepare for exams:

  • Firstly, gather all the details about the officially prescribed TNEA syllabus for the examination.
  • Make a proper timetable for your preparations.
  • Consider the good preparation books and study materials.
  • Practice mock test & previous year question papers.
  • Stay stress-free & healthy while preparing for exams.
  • Don’t try to include new topics at the end of preparations.

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