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TNEA 2018
conducted by Anna University

Online Registration from 03.05.2018 to 30.05.2018
All TFCs will function between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. (including Saturdays and Sundays)

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) Counselling is a process through which more than 1.5 lakhs Engineering Aspirants get themselves enrolled into Engineering Colleges of Tamil Nadu through Online Counselling. The Online Application Registration process has the following steps:
Step 1 : User Registration

Step 2 : Application Fee Payment

Step 3 : Personal Details Entry

Step 4 : Academic Details Entry

Step 5 : Application View

Sl. No. Events Proposed Dates
1. Issue of notification inviting Online Registration of applications
for Admission to B.E./B.Tech.
2. Commencement of Online Registration and filling of Applications 03.05.2018
3. Last date for Registration of Online Applications 30.05.2018
4. Commencement of Certificates verification at TFC’s First week of June 2018
5. Commencement of online choice filling & confirmation * First week of July 2018
* Depends upon Medical counselling
Original, Photocopy of the documents and signed hard copy of the registered application (PDF obtained after successful application registration through online) should be produced at the time of Certificate Verification at TNEA Facilitation Center (TFC).
  • 10th Mark Sheet
  • HSC / Equivalent Mark Sheet
  • HSC Hall Ticket
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Permanent Community Certificate Card for ST, SC, SCA, MBC & DNC, BC and BCM (Permanent card / electronic form/digitally signed e-Certificate)
  • Nativity Certificate only in electronic form/digitally signed e-Certificate – If applicable
  • First Graduate Certificate and First Graduate Joint Declaration First Graduate Certificate and First Graduate Joint Declaration (only in electronic form/digitally signed e-Certificate) – If applicable – If applicable
  • Srilankan Tamil Refugee certificate – If applicable
  • Relevant certificates for Son / Daughter of Ex-Serviceman, Differently Abled Person and Eminent Sports Persons – If applicable
Applicants must ensure that all online counselling activities like application registration, making payment, adding choices, locking choices, tentative allotment, submission of allotment option are performed at the official TNEA Web Portals (www.annauniv.edu or www.tnea.ac.in) only.

B.E. / B.Tech. 4 Academic years comprising of 8 semesters
B.E. (Sandwich) 5 Academic years comprising of 10 semesters
Candidates satisfying the eligibility conditions given below as on the last date of submission of online application are eligible to apply. Passing the qualifying examination or changing the religion after the last date of submission of online application shall not be considered.
  • Nativity
    • Tamil Nadu candidates who have passed VIII, IX, X, XI and XII Std. from schools situated in Tamil Nadu are eligible to apply. They need not produce Nativity Certificate for verification.
    • Tamil Nadu native candidates who have passed any of the VIII, IX, X, XI and XII Std. or their equivalent examination from schools situated outside Tamil Nadu can also apply. They should produce Nativity Certificate only in electronic form/digitally signed e-Certificate at the time of original certificates verification at TNEA Facilitation Centre (TFC).
    • Children of Central Government Employees may also apply for admission, irrespective of their native, provided their parents or guardians (only if both parents are not alive) have been serving in Tamil Nadu continuously for the past FIVE YEARS at the time of submission of application. This should be supported by producing a certificate from the employer of the parent or guardian, to that effect at the time of original certificates verification at TFC.
    • Children of employees in Public Sector or Government recognised Institutions who at the time of submission of application for admission employed in Tamil Nadu continuously for the past five years may also apply irrespective of their domicile. A certificate from the employer stating that the person is a Permanent Employee of the Firm or Institution concerned with evidence like Income Tax return, PF Slips, etc. and is working in Tamil Nadu continuously for the past FIVE YEARS has to be produced at the time of original certificates verification at TFC.
    • Sons and daughters of All India service Tamil Nadu cadre officers are eligible to apply. A Self declaration from the parent in this regard is to be produced at the time of original certificates verification.
    • Other State candidates who have studied VIII, IX, X, XI and XII Std. in Tamil Nadu are eligible to apply. They need not produce “Nativity Certificate”.
      • Applications without proper Nativity Certificate for Category (ii) without proper employer certificate for categories (iii) and (iv) and without self declaration from the parent for category (v) will not be considered.
      • Category (vi) need not produce employer certificate / nativity certificate.
      • Categories from (iii) to (vi) will be considered under “Open Competition”.
    Srilankan Tamil Refugee
    As per G.O. (St) No. 172 Higher Education (J2) Dept. dated: 29.06.2010 candidates who are Srilankan Tamil Refugee studied in Tamil Nadu will be considered under open competition. They have to produce the following at the time of original certificates verification at TFC:
    • Identification certificate from the Head Quarters Tahsildar.
    • Those who have not registered in the refugee camp should produce original passport, visa and letter registered with Police Station.
  • Qualifying Examinations and Eligibility
    A pass in the HSC (Academic) or its equivalent with a minimum average percentage in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together as given below.
    Sl. No. Community A Pass with
    Minimum average marks in Mathematics,
    Physics and Chemistry put together
    1. General Category 50.00 %
    2. Backward Class including Backward Class Muslim 45.00 %
    3. MBC & DNC 40.00 %
    4. SC/SCA/ST 40.00 %


    A pass in any one of the HSC (Vocational Subject) as given below with any one of the Engineering related subjects namely Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry with a minimum average percentage put together as given below.
    Sl. No. Community A Pass with
    Minimum average marks in Related Subjects,
    Vocational Theory and Practicals put together
    1. General Category 50.00 %
    2. Backward Class including Backward Class Muslim 45.00 %
    3. MBC & DNC 40.00 %
    4. SC/SCA/ST 40.00 %

    Vocational Courses prescribed for B.E. / B. Tech. Degree Admission

    Group Code Name of the Vocational Subjects
    421 General Machinist
    422 Electrical Machines and Appliances
    423 Electronic Equipments
    424 Draughtsman Civil
    425 Auto Mechanic
    426 Textile Technology

    • When the candidates produce grade certificates, they have to produce the actual marks also otherwise only the minimum marks applicable to the grades in the eligible subjects (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Fourth Optional Subject) will be taken into account.
    • For minimum eligibility rounding of marks and normalised marks will not be considered.
  • Improvement Marks
    As per the G.O. No. 184 HE (J2) Dept. dt: 09.06.2005 and G.O. (st) No. 143 HE (J2) Dept. dt: 06.05.2008 improvement marks obtained by the candidates including Other State candidates from 2006 onwards will not be considered.
  • Marine Engineering Branch
    The Director General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India, vide Notification No. II. TR (21) 97 dated: 03.10.2002 have issued notification stating that, for Marine Engineering Degree Programme the candidate should pass in 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics (P), Chemistry (C), Mathematics (M) and English as separate subject with an average of not less than 60 % in PCM. Further a minimum of 50 % in English either at 10th or 12th standard is required for all the candidates.

    Other Requirements:
    • Maximum age limit 25 years.
    • Minimum Height 157 cm.
    • Minimum Weight 48 kg.
    • Normal Colour vision
    Before selecting the course the candidate shall ensure that they are medically fit for the course.
    The candidates will be admitted only on production of physical fitness certificate obtained from the Medical Officer authorised by the Director General of Shipping, failing which they will lose the admission.
  • Mining Engineering Branch
    Note to Female candidates 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 descend 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.
A Candidate seeking admission to first year B.E/ B. Tech degree courses under unified Single Window Admission System [TNEA 2018] should apply online for the registration of his candidature on the web site www.annauniv.edu/tnea2018 from anywhere. For the convenience of candidates TNEA Facilitation Centers (TFC) have been established in selected cities. Candidates can use the facilities available in TFCs. The candidate who satisfies the eligibility conditions as given in Section 3 of Information and Instructions to Candidates has to register his/her name by providing a username and password. The candidate has to remember his/her username and password for further login and fill-up the application. The candidates must be ready with details such as
  • Mobile phone number
  • E-mail ID
  • Xth mark sheet
  • +2 Hall ticket / +2 Mark sheet
  • School details where he/she has studied VIII, IX, X, XI and XII standards
  • Community / Caste details
  • Aadhar card [Aadhar number details]
  • Parent annual income details
  • Credit card/ Debit card/ Net banking details for paying registration fee
  • The candidate should exercise their option whether he/she is applying for seats reserved under special reservation categories such as
    • Son/daughter of Ex-service men
    • Differently abled persons
    • Eminent sports person
  • The candidate should give option whether he/she wants to avail
    • First graduation Fee concession
    • Post-matric scholarship
    • AICTE Tuition Fee Waiver
The candidate has to fill up the details in the application form. The candidate can give their preference of TFC for Certificates Verification. If a particular TFC is overloaded the nearest TFC will be allotted. The entered details can be viewed using the login information. The applicant can edit his/her information if necessary. Verify the entries made and if all the details are found correct then submit the on-line application on or before the last date. Applicants will be provided with a PDF document on successful registration of application through TNEA Application Processing System. The applicants should take a printout of the same and has to be submitted with recent passport size photo affixed at the place printed during original Certificates Verification at the TFC on the specified date. An E-call letter which contains the date, time and address of the TFC for original Certificate Verification will be generated and shall be made available in TNEA portal. An E-mail and SMS will also be sent to the registered candidate.

Registration Fee details

  • For General category - Rs. 500/-
  • For SC /SCA /ST category belonging to Tamil Nadu - Rs. 250/-
  • For each special reservation category - Rs. 100 (Additional)
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