TNEA 2016 Aplication Form | Exam Dates | Syllabus

TNEA 2016 is a State Engineering Entrance Examination, which is conducted by Anna University. It is the University that releases the TNEA notifications. TNEA is the key through which more than 1.5 lakh Engineering students get enrolled into the engineering colleges of Tamil Nadu. Their admission happens through a single window counselling. The courses offered through TNEA are B.Tech and B.E. These courses occur for 4 academic years, which constitutes of 8 semesters. There is also a Sandwich course, B.E., which occurs for 5 academic years. It constitutes of 10 semesters.

The common application form of TNEA seeks admission to the University Departments and the Constituent Colleges of Anna University, Government and Government Aided Engineering Colleges and for the seats surrendered by Self–Financing Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu under Unified Single Window Admission System for Indian Nationals.

TNEA 2016 Exam Dates

Name of Exam Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission
Commonly known as TNEA 2016
Exam Level State Level
Conducting Authority Anna University
Exam Stream Engineering Entrance Exam

TNEA 2016 Application Form

  • The TNEA 2016 Application Form is accessible in 3 modes – in person, through postal and through Internet.
  • The applicant can collect the Form in person from any of the 60 centres of TNEA. If s/he wants to apply for the postal mode, the Form will be available only from the Centre for Entrance Examinations & Admissions, Anna University, Chennai – 25. For the online mode, please visit the official website of Anna University:

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  • The applicants have to submit the filled-in application either in person or by post along with the photocopies of Mark Sheet(s), Proof of Age and copies of all other relevant certificates to the Secretary, TNEA, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025. All the Demand Drafts should be drawn in favour of “The Secretary (TNEA), Anna University”, payable at Chennai.
  • The Application Fee is INR 500/- for the General Category and INR 250/- for the SC/SCA/ST Categories.
  • The privileged applicants belonging to Tamil Nadu who wish to avail the Registration fee concession, should submit a photocopy of the Permanent Community Certificate Card or electronic form / digitally signed e-Certificate. Application Forms obtained at concessional rates, if submitted by the applicants who does not belong to SC/SCA/ST will be denied.

TNEA 2016 Eligibility Criteria

  • TNEA 2016The applicants who have cleared their 12th grades in the institutes of Tamil Nadu need not submit any nativity certificates. However, those who have cleared their 12th grades from outside this state, must attach a Nativity Certificate only in electronic form/digitally signed e-Certificate.
  • All the applicants must have passed the 10+2 Examination, however, their minimum required percentages are different. Those applying against the General Quota must have secured 50%. Those applying against the Backward Class Quota must have secured 45%. Those applying against the MBC, DNC, SC/SCA/ST Quotas must have secured 40%.
  • If the applicants have failed to satisfy these conditions, they should have passedin Related Subjects, Vocational Theory and Practical put together. For B.E./B.Tech. applicants, the vocational subjects are General Machinist, Electrical Machines and Appliances, Electronic Equipment, Draughtsman Civil, Auto Mechanic and Textile Technology. Rounding of marks and normalised marks will not be considered for eligibility.

TNEA 2016 Exam Pattern

The TNEA 2016 results will be declared online, on their official website. The Examination of TNEA will be followed by the Counselling procedure. The Counselling might take place for multiple days, and it will be divided hour-wise on the basis of the marks scored in the Examination.

TNEA 2016 Exam Dates

TNEA Exam Events Important Dates
Issue of notification inviting application for Admission to B.E./B. Tech. May 2016
Issue of TNEA 2016 application forms May 2016

Last date for issue of TNEA 2016 application form May 2016
Last date for submission of filled-in applications May 2016
Assigning Random Number To Be Announced Later
Publication of Rank List
Commencement of Counselling June 2016


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