Anna University conducts counselling for admission to UG engineering programmes at participating institutes. Admission to engineering programmes are based on marks obtained by candidates in PCM in the qualifying examination. No separate entrance exam is held. To account for variations in difficulty level of different state boards to that of the State Board of Tamil Nadu, the marks obtained by other state candidates are normalised.

Additionally, the total marks are reduced to 200 (from 300) for preparing the merit list. Candidates who meet the cutoff of TNEA are called for counselling round. There are more than 500 participating institutes in TNEA counselling. Counselling of TNEA is in-person single window counselling conducted in offline mode.

Important Dates

  • Start of Online Registration: May, 2019
  • Last Date of Registration: June, 2019
  • Declaration of Rank List: June, 2019
  • Start of Counselling: June, 2019

Eligibility Criteria


Candidates from Tamil Nadu who have passed VIII-XII in the state can apply and needn’t enclose certificate of nativity. Candidates native to TN but who have passed VIII-XII in some other state must enclose nativity certificate. Children of Central Govenmnt Employees can also apply provided their parents have been working in Tamil Nadu for past five years.


Candidates need to have passed HSC or any equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. General category candidates require 50% marks in aggregate in PCM.

Age Limit

Candidate who are applying to Marine Engineering mustn’t be older than 25 years.

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