Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA)

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions Exam 2018(TNEA)

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) was established on 4th September 1978 to promote higher education in fields like Engineering, Technology and allied science.  TNEA 2018 exam is a well-renowned engineering entrance examination which is conducted by Anna University for students who seek admission in different undergraduate engineering courses that are offered by various colleges of the state of Tamil Nadu. The entrance test is conducted every year in the month of May or June.

TNEA Important Dates 2018



Dates (Tentative)


Online Registration Start Date

First week of May 2018


Online Registration End Date

Last week of May 2018


Final Date for Submission of Filled in Online Applications

First week of June 2018


Issuance of Random Number

Third week of June 2018


Declaration of Rank List

Fourth week of June 2018


Commencement of Counselling

July-August 2018


Start of Academic Session


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TNEA 2018 Important Dates

01/05/2018 to 31/05/2018

Application Dates (Online)

23/07/2018 to 11/08/2018

Councelling Dates (Online)

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TNEA 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants from the state of Tamil Nadu should pass their 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as a compulsory subject from a recognized board.The candidates who pass their 10+2 education from the state are eligible to apply. Candidates belonging to other state, who completed their 10+2 education from the Tamil Nadu state, can also apply. Applicants belonging to Tamil Nadu, who completes their 10+2 examination from another state, can also apply provided they need to submit a valid domicile certificate.The minimum age limit is 18 years. The upper age limit is 25 years. There is also an age relaxation for the candidates from reserved category as per the university rules. They must have secured minimum of 50% marks (45% marks for OBC Category & 40% marks for candidates from DNC, MBC, SC, and ST & SCA Category).

TNEA 2018 Application Process

The application form for the Tamilnadu Engineering Admission will be available probably from April 2018. Candidates can fill the application form either in offline or online mode. In case of offline mode, candidates can obtain the application from TNEA designated center or through post. For online application candidates need to read first all the instructions carefully. The students needs fill all the important details in the form very carefully and accurately.After completing the online application fill in process, candidates need to submit the same along with the important documents at the given address: 

“The Secretary

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions

Anna University

Chennai – 600025”

TNEA 2018 Fee Details

The fee structure for TNEA application differs according to the mode of application. The application fee for both mode are given below: 

Application mode

Fee for General category

Fee for ST/SC/OBC candidates

Offline mode

Rs. 700/-

Rs. 450/-

Online mode

Rs. 500/-

Rs. 250/-

TNEA 2018 Reservation Details

The total number of seats available for the admission into engineering through TNEA is 1.5 Lakh (Approximate). The reservation for the seats are fixed according to regulations defined by Government of Tamil Nadu. 


Percentage of seats reserved

Open Competition (OC)


Backward Class (BC)


Backward Class Muslim (BCM)


Most Backward Class & Denotified Communities (MBC & DNC


Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars)


Scheduled Tribes


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