Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions 2023 open for B.E., B. Tech Programs

With the HSE State Board class 12 results declared by the Directorate of Government Examinations in the State, Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions 2023 open for B.E., B. Tech Programs and the registration process has commenced from May 05, 2023, by Anna University. Engineering aspirants can apply for the same and this article presents details including the registration for the application form, counselling process, eligibility criteria, and so on.

Anna University, Chennai under the Directorate of Technical Education has started the registration process for Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions 2023 for B.E., B. Tech programs. The engineering aspirants need to register on the TNEA official website to get admission into B.E. and B. Tech courses in various engineering colleges affiliated with Anna University located all over Tamil Nadu. The admission has been done based on the marks scored in plus 2 Examination conducted by the DGE of Tamil Nadu or any other stream equivalent (CBSE/ICSE/other board) through a Unified Single Window Admission System for Indian Nationals and counselling sessions organized by Anna University. The admission has been completely based on the marks scored in class 12 and the rank list (cut-off) will be published by the TNEA committee as per the marks secured by the candidates. There will be no entrance exam to be conducted for the same.

Allotment of seats includes seats in Government Engineering Colleges, Aided and self-supporting courses in Government Aided Engineering Colleges, seats allocated by Central Government Institutions like Central Electrochemical Research Institute in Karaikudi, Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology in Chennai, Indian Institute of Handloom Technology in Salem, B.E/B. Tech courses in University Departments and affiliated colleges of Anna University, B.E. degree courses in Mechanical and Civil Engineering for Tamil Medium in University Departments and affiliated colleges of Anna University, B.E/B. Tech courses at Annamalai University in Annamalai Nagar in Chidambaram, and seats reserved in Self-Financing Engineering Colleges.

A tentative schedule of events for TNEA 2023

  • Commencement of online registration, filling up of applications, uploading of original certificates: May 05, 2023
  • Last date for registration of online applications: June 4, 2023
  • Last date for uploading documents: June 9, 2023
  • Assigning random number: June 7, 2023
  • Verification of certificates at TFC centers (online): June 12, 2023-June 30, 2023
  • Publication of rank list: July 12, 2023
  • Grievances redressal: July 13-July 20, 2023
  • Online counselling for special reservation categories (differently abled, ex-servicemen, sports): August 2-August 5, 2023
  • Online general counselling (academic, vocational, government school 7.5% category): August 7, 2023-September 24, 2023
  • Online supplementary counselling: September 26-September 29, 2023
  • Online SCA and SC counselling: October 1-October 3, 2023
  • End of counselling: October 3, 2023

Eligibility Criteria for Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions 2023

The candidates will be required to meet some criteria and it is necessary to be aware of these criteria prior to applying for the same. Otherwise, the application will be rejected and hence admission will be withheld.

The applicants must fulfill any of the following nativity criteria as per the TNEA domicile eligibility norms.

Nativity Criteria

  • Candidates, natives from Tamil Nadu who have completed their education in classes 8-12 from schools located in the state of Tamil Nadu are qualified to apply and there is no need for a nativity certificate.
  • Candidates who are natives of Tamil Nadu but have completed their classes 8-12 from schools outside the State of Tamil Nadu may also apply but are required to produce Original Nativity Certificate in electronic format or a digitally signed e-Certificate.
  • Candidates, whose parents are Central Government Employees who are serving in Tamil Nadu for the past five years continuously at the time of submission of application can also apply, irrespective of their domicile. They need to produce a certificate of employment from the employer of the parent.
  • Candidates whose parents are employed in the Public Sector companies or government-recognized Institutions and serving in Tamil Nadu for the past five years continuously irrespective of their nativity. However, a certificate of employment (of the parent) from the employer as evidence, like an Income Tax return, PF slips, etc.
  • Candidates who are children of All India Service Tamil Nadu Cadre Officers are eligible to apply with a self-declaration from the parent.
  • Candidates from other States who have studied classes from 8-12 in the schools of Tamil Nadu may also apply and Nativity Certificate is not required.
  • Candidates who have been Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees and studied in the State of Tamil Nadu may also apply, but their application will be considered for open competition only. They need to submit Identification Certificate from the Head Quarters Tahsildar. In case, they are not registered from the refugee camp they are required to produce an original passport, visa, and letter registered with the police station.

Academic Eligibility

The applicants should have completed the HSE or its equivalent from a recognized board with Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry as major subjects. The minimum percentage in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry clubbed together in plus 2 examination is 45% for the general category and 40% for other categories (backward class including backward class Muslim, MBC, DNC, SC, SCA, and ST). The same eligibility criteria are applicable to the candidates from the vocational stream.

Age Limit

As per the TNEA rules, the upper age limit is 25 years, and the lower age limit has been 18 years with age relaxation for reserved categories.

In addition to the above eligibility criteria, there have been various disability norms for candidates with visual/hearing impairment, locomotor disability, acid-attack victims, and multiple disabilities who are seeking admission to engineering courses. For further details, applicants can visit the TNEA website.

Mode of Preparation of Merit List

The candidates will be selected on the basis of the marks secured in the relevant subjects of Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. The cut-off marks will be calculated to 200 (100 in Mathematics and 100 in Physics and Chemistry put together) in their qualifying examination. As per the GO issued by the Tamil Nadu Acts No.3 of 2007, the process of the Inter-Se Merit list has been followed during the TNEA. According to the rule, the marks secured by the applicants in the relevant subjects in the qualifying examination held by various national boards (CBSE/ISCE) will be equalized to the marks scored by the State Board of Tamil Nadu. For example, If the highest mark obtained by the Tamil Nadu State Board student and the highest mark scored by the other Board student in Mathematics is 100 and 90 respectively both marks will be weighed as equal to 100. In case, a student from the other board scores 60 marks in Mathematics with the first mark in Mathematics on the same board is 90 then 60 marks will be equal to 66.66% as calculated by the following method: 60/90 multiplied by 100. The other boards will be requested to submit the highest marks in the subjects. After this Inter-Se-Merit method, the qualified applicants of other boards will be clubbed into the common merit list. If more than one scores the same marks in the common merit list, priority will be given in the order of preference to the percentage of marks in Mathematics, marks in Physics, marks in optional subject, total marks in the 12th board exam, total marks in 10th board exam, elderly candidate (date of birth), and Random Number assigned (preference of higher value). The rank list will be published on the website.

Registration for application

Registration to apply for B.E/B.Tech courses for the academic year 2023-24 offered by Anna University and engineering colleges affiliated with Anna University have already begun on May 5th, and the last date to apply has been June 4. The registration process is through the following online portal: https://www.tneaonline.org or https://www.dte.tn.gov.in.

The TNEA committee has organized TFCs in different regions of the State. If the applicants in remote areas have difficulty in online registration, they can approach these TFCs (TNEA facilitation centres) in their region and the list of TFCs is available on the above-mentioned websites. The aspirants need to select their TFC for online certificate verification during the registration process for application. They are required to register their mobile number and email through which the TNEA may contact for any clarification/verification needed.

The registration fee for applicants, who belong to OC, BC, BCM, MBC, and DNC will be INR 500 and INR 200 for SC, SCA, and ST.

Steps involved in the registration of application and counselling process

  • The candidate who is eligible for admission as per the eligibility norms given in the TNEA Information Brochure is required to register his/her name providing a username and password on the official website of the TNEA to log in for the application process.
  • The applicant needs to fill in the details in the application form. They include their mobile phone number, email ID, 10th mark sheet, plus 2 mark sheet, information about schools they have studied from class 8-12 to avail 7.5% Government Quota, community details, Aadhar number details, parent annual income, bank details for payment of registration fees, and other eligibility certificates. Prior to filling in the application form, the applicant can note down all the above details in a separate sheet and keep it ready to avoid mistakes while filling out the form.
  • Online verification of certificates should be done with their preferred TFC centers. The applicant may edit the information if required. If the given information is appropriate, then he/she can submit the application on or before the due date.
  • On successful registration of the application through the TNEA Application Processing System, a PDF document copy can be generated by the applicant for future purposes.
  • Once the verification process of all applicants is complete the TNEA will publish the merit list and admission will be done through the TNEA 2023 Counselling Process.
  • If the applicant is qualified for the merit list and eligible for counselling sessions, which will be held in four stages to select the Institute and the course based on the rank secured. Once confirmed the seat allotment, payment of the initial deposit must be done. The candidate can go through the information brochure for further details regarding the online counselling process on the TNEA website.
  • Finally, the applicant, satisfied with the seat allotment is required to download the provisional allotment order and report to the concerned institute on or before the stipulated time for admission.


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