TNEA 2020: Application Form (Released), Important Dates, Eligibility

Anna University conducts Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) for undergraduate admissions in engineering and technology programs in the colleges of Tamil Nadu. The admission is based on the candidates 10+2 marks and the counselling organised by the university. 
Latest: TNEA Application form has been released by Directorate of Technical Education, Tamil Nadu on July 15, 2020. 
    • The official notification regarding Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission was supposed to be released in the month of April 2020. 
    • With the release of official notification, The Application form filling process has commenced. 
    • Candidates willing apply for TNEA must go through the Eligibility criteria laid down by the authority. 

    Highlights of TNEA 2020

    Counselling Name Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA)
    Conducting BodyAnna University, Chennai
    Counselling TypeState Level Counselling
    Eligibility CriteriaQualifying 10+2 Board Exam
    Mode of ApplicationOnline
    AdmissionBased on the Rank achieved in Counselling
    Contact Numbers
    044-2235 8044 044 22358-45
    044-2235 8065 044 22358-66
    044-2235 8067 044 22358-68

    TNEA 2020 Dates

    Although Anna University does not conduct any admission test for TNEA, candidates must know all the important dates related to TNEA. The important dates for TNEA 2020 are listed in the table below:
    EventDate (Tentative)
    Announcement of official notificationJuly 15, 2020
    Availability of online application formJuly 15, 2020
    Last date of submitting the application formAugust 16, 2020
    Random Number GenerationAugust 21, 2020
    Verification of CertificatesAugust 24 – September 01, 2020
    Publication date of merit/rank listSeptember 7, 2020
    Counselling for Differently Abled CandidatesSeptember 10 – 14, 2020
    Online Counselling for Academic StreamSeptember 17 – October 06
    End Date of CounsellingOctober 08 – 12, 2020
    Candidates are advised to keep checking the official website of the university to stay updated on all news related to TNEA 2020.

    TNEA 2020 Eligibility

    Before filling the TNEA 2020 application form candidates should check if they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria or not.

    Domicile Criteria

    • 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 2020.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Candidates who are the children of employees working for the central government can also apply for TNEA 2020. 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.
    • Son and daughter of All India Service Tamil Nadu Cadre officers are also eligible for TNEA 2020.

    Academic Qualifications

    • Candidates must have passed their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board.
    • Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are compulsory subjects in the qualifying examination.
    • 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.

    Age Criteria

    • The minimum age of the candidates should be 18 years.
    • The maximum age of applicants should be 25 years.
    • As per the rules of Anna University, age relaxation provision is present for the reserved category.
    Candidates who satisfy all the eligibility conditions must proceed to fill the application form. It is essential for candidates to know all the eligibility conditions before applying for TNEA 2020. 

    TNEA 2020 Application Form

    TNEA 2020 Application Form are available from July 15, 2020. The detailed steps to fill and submit the TNEA 2020 Application Form are as follows:
    1. Visit the official website for TNEA.
    2. Click on the “Online Registration” link.
    3. Candidates need to register themselves by creating a login ID and password through OTP verification. Candidates must ensure that the email ID and mobile number they are submitting are active and valid so that the university can communicate them.
    4. After successful registration, candidates can log in easily with their username and password.
    5. Candidates have to fill the personal details that are asked in the application form.
    6. Similarly, fill the academic details in the application form.
    7. After filling the application form online, candidates must verify all the details given by them in the form by using the preview button.
    8. Candidates must take a printout of the filled application form.

    Application Fee Payment

    • 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.
    Interested and eligible candidates must ensure that they provide the duly filled application form on time. Every year, lakhs of engineering aspirants apply for TNEA 2020 to get admission into the reputed engineering colleges of Tamil Nadu.Candidates must fill TNEA 2020 Application Form carefully so that they don’t face any problems during the admission procedure. The form cannot be corrected once it is submitted to the university along with the application fee. Therefore, candidates must check if all the details entered by them are accurate before they finally submit the application form.

    TNEA 2020 Admission Process

    Previously, an examination was conducted for TNEA by Anna University to offer admission to the deserving candidates. However, since the last few years, no entrance examination is conducted for TNEA. The admission pattern for TNEA 2020 is very simple. The steps are listed below:
    • Interested and eligible candidates need to register themselves and submit their application form.
    • The university itself scrutinizes the application forms.
    • The university publishes a merit/rank list after studying all the application forms.
    • Selected candidates are called for counselling by the university. They need to download their counselling call letter from the official website for TNEA 2020.
    • Through single window counselling, candidates are offered admission to the various engineering colleges of Tamil Nadu.
    Candidates who score well in their XII board examination have higher chances of getting admission in a right college through TNEA 2020.

    TNEA 2020 Counselling

    The university will publish the TNEA 2020 Rank/Merit List in the third week of June. The authority creates the rank list based on the percentage that candidates have scored in 10+2 examination.  
    • The online counselling procedure will start in the 1st week of July 2020. 
    • During the counselling process, colleges were allotted to the candidates.
    • Candidates were required to pay the initial deposit of INR 5000 (general category) and INR 1000 (SC/ST/SCA category) as the counselling fee.
    • They can make the payment in cash or DD.
    Given below is the order in which TNEA 2020 Counselling takes place:
    Step 1: Registration- The candidate needs to register themselves for the counselling process.
    Step 2: Application Scrutiny- Here, the eligible candidates are selected out of non-eligible ones. After critical examining, a random number of TNEA was allotted to all the candidates moving ahead in the admission procedure.
    Step 3: Rank List Publication- Candidates will receive the ranks based on the merit through the rank list.
    Step 4: Call Letter Availability- Selected candidates have to download the counselling call letter.
    Step 5: Single Window Counselling- Candidates have to go for single-window counselling on the prescribed date, time and venue.

    Documents Required During Counselling

    Candidates need to show their original documents during counselling for verification. The documents that are required during the process of counselling are as follows:
    • Class 10th  and class 12th Certificate and Mark sheet
    • Identity proof
    • Category certificate (if applicable)
    • Domicile certificate
    • Counselling call letter
    • Six passport size photographs
    Choice Filling: Candidates have to fill the college choices from the given institutions for B.Tech programs in order of their priority.
    Seat allotment: Based on merit, reservation and choice filling, the candidates are allotted seats. After this, the candidates must collect the allotment order. After verifying the allotted college, aspirants have to report to the college and get enrolled before the last date.

    TNEA 2020 Cutoff

    Cut off marks are the minimum marks that candidates need to obtain for getting admission in top colleges through TNEA 2020. Anna University releases TNEA Cutoff Marks once the application process is completed. The university publishes the cut off marks in the online mode. It will depend upon several factors such as availability of seats, the number of candidates applied, 10+2 performance of candidates, etc.

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