Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions

Mode of ExamOffline
Level of ExamUniversity Level

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) is conducted to offer admissions to candidates in various engineering colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu. TNEA counselling 2021 is a single-window process and admissions in Tamil Nadu engineering colleges are offered through such a process because authorities believe that such an initiative facilitates transparency. TNEA rank list is used to offer admissions to candidates in undergraduate programmes like Bachelors of Engineering (BE) and Bachelors of Technology (B Tech) in colleges of Tamil Nadu.



Full Name

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions

Commonly Known As


Conducting Body

Anna University, Chennai

Exam Mode



Important Dates



Availability of online application form

1st week of May 2021

Last date of submitting the application form

4th week of May 2021

Random Number Generation

1st week of June 2021

Publication date of merit/rank list

3rd week of June 2021

Application Fee

  • If candidates choose the online mode to pay the fee, they will have to pay INR 500 (general category) and INR 250 (reserved category).
  • Candidates can make the payment through credit card/debit card/net banking.

Eligibility Criteria

Domicile Criteria

  1. Candidates who belong to the state of Tamil Nadu and have completed their 10+2 from the state of Tamil Nadu are eligible to apply for TNEA 2021.
  2. Those who do not belong to the state of Tamil Nadu, but have completed their 10+2 education from the state of Tamil Nadu can also apply.
  3. Candidates who belong to the state of Tamil Nadu, but have completed their 10+2 education from another state are also eligible; they need to submit a nativity certificate to the conducting authority.
  4. Candidates who are the children of employees working for the central government can also apply for TNEA 2021. However, they need to show the nativity certificate of their parents or guardians who have been serving the state of Tamil Nadu continuously from the last five years.
  5. Son and daughter of All India Service Tamil Nadu Cadre officers are also eligible for TNEA 2021.

Academic Qualifications

  1. Candidates must have passed their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board.
  2. Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are compulsory subjects in the qualifying examination.
  3. Candidates must have scored a minimum of 50% marks (General category), 45% marks (OBC category) and 40% marks (SC, ST, SCA, MBC, DNC category) in PCM.
Application Start Date :

26th July 2021

Application End Date :

24th August 2021

Exam Date :

14th September 2021

Result Date :

14th September 2021

Conducted By :

Anna University Chennai

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