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tamilnadu common entrance test (TANCET - MBA)

Tamilnadu Common Entrance Test is the test that has to be taken for seeking admission into MBA programmes offered by Anna University and colleges affiliated to Anna University, The Government College of Technology Coimbatore, The Government Colleges of Engineering at Salem and Tirunelveli and to other Government aided and unaided Colleges. The list of schools accepting the scores of TANCET will be released by the Directorate of Technical Education, Tamilnadu.

The test usually has 100 questions split onto 5 parts and the duration of the test is 2 hours. 5 answer choices are given for each question. Every correct answer fetches 1 mark while every incorrect answer results in ¼ of a mark being deducted as penalty.

What is the structure of the TANCET MBA Test

The test is split into 5 sections. Each section comprises 20 questions. Each question is an objective type multiple choice question with a question followed by 5 answer choices. Each question has exactly one correct answer. The 5 sections are as given below

Business situation analysis 
Data has to be identified from a typical business situation and this data has to be used to evaluate business decisions.
A passage containing a business situation will be given and this will be followed by various decision items based on the passage. 5 types of classifying the decisions will also be listed. Classification of the decision items under one of the five categories has to be done. This classification has to be relevant to the passage.
Reading Comprehension

Passages followed by questions will be given. Based on the passage the answers have to be chosen. This is similar to the Reading Comprehension passages and questions given in CAT.
Quantitative section
Mathematical problems of graduate level including those learnt at plus two level will be given in this section. Calculus, Theoretical Geometry, Shares and Debentures are some of the areas tested in this section.
Data Sufficiency
A question followed by two pieces of information will be given. The answer has to be based on whether the information given is sufficient to answer the question. This is similar to Data sufficiency questions given in CAT.
Verbal ability
Questions based on English usage, grammar, errors in usage, punctuation will be asked. Spotting the error in a given sentence is the type of question given under this section.

Eligibility for TANCET

 A pass in any Degree with 10 + 2 + 3/4 years pattern or a pass in any Degree with 10 + 3 (Diploma) + 3 years pattern.  Details of the eligibility conditions are available in the website:

Those who are appearing for final year / semester examination of the above qualifying degree in April / May can also apply for TANCET Exam.

TANCET 201 Examination Centres:

CHENNAI                  COIMBATORE                     CHIDAMBARAM                 DINDIGUAL

ERODE                      KARAIKUDI                          MADURAI                             NAGERCOIL
SALEM                      THANJAVUR                       TIRUNELVELI                     TRICHY         
VELLORE                 VILLUPURAM                      VIRUDHUNAGAR

  • Anna University Department of Management Studies, Chennai 
  • PSG Institute Of Management, Coimbatore 
  • Thiagarajar School Of Management, Madurai 
  • Bharathiar School of Management & Entre. Dev., Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 
  • Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Department Of Management Studies, Sivakasi 
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