TNEA 2020 (Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions) 2020
Exam Date: Exam State: State Level Last Date: 16/08/2020

Exam Details

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions 2020 (TNEA 2020) is completely online - Registration, Payments, Choice filling and confirmation. Candidates have to register their applications online,submitting all the required details and fee, have the certificates verified through TNEA FacilitationCentre (TFC), give their preferred choices online during the specified period, get their allotmentconfirmed and get the allotment order online. Candidates are required to read the instructions givenhere completely so that they will find it easy to complete all the requirements and successful completionof their counselling.

The entire Counselling procedure consists of various steps as given below:

  1. Filing of application.
  2. Random Number Generation (by TNEA Authority).
  3. Certificates Verification at Designated TNEA Facilitation Centre.
  4. Rank Publication (by TNEA Authority).
  5. Payment of Initial Deposit.
  6. Exercising the choices of institutions and Branches.
  7. Publication of Tentative Allotment on a notified date (by TNEA Authority).
  8. Confirmation of allotment option by the candidates.

Final allotment of institution and branch (by TNEA Authority)The candidates have to watch for various steps and dates and carefully act to have the completesatisfaction. The first step is filing of an application. This note explains how to file your application on thefirst part. 

Rule of Reservation:

  • Open Competition 31.00 %
  • Backward Class 26.50 %
  • Backward Class Muslim 3.50 %
  • Most Backward Class & Denotified Communities 20.00 %
  • Scheduled Caste 15.00 %
  • Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars) 3.00 %
  • Scheduled Tribes 1.00 %

TOTAL 100.00 %

Original Certificates Verification at TNEA Facilitation Centre (TFC):

1. 10th Mark Sheet

2. HSC / Equivalent Mark sheet

3. HSC Hall Ticket

4. Transfer Certificate

5. Permanent Community Certificate for ST, SC, SCA, MBC & DNC, BC and BCM (either Permanent card or electronic form / digitally signed e-Certificate)

6. Nativity Certificate (only in electronic form / digitally signed e-Certificate) - If applicable

7. Income certificate

8. First Graduate Certificate (only in electronic form / digitally signed e-Certificate) and First Graduate Joint Declaration

9. Srilankan Tamil Refugee Certificate - If applicable

10. Candidates who have applied for special reservation

(i) Relevant certificates for Son / Daughter of Ex-service men with Parent’s discharge certificate and ID card

(ii) Differently abled persons should bring Medical Certificate obtained from Medical Board (Consists of 3 Doctors)

(iii) Eminent sports persons* should bring all sports achievements certificates with necessary forms.

If certificates are not produced for verification, their rank will not be published.


A pass in the HSC (Academic) or its equivalent with a minimum average percentage in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together as given below:

  • General Category: 50%
  • BC (including Backward Class Muslim): 45%
  • MBC & DNC: 40%
  • SC/SCA/ST: 40%


Vocational Subject: A pass in any one of the HSC (Vocational Subject) as given below with any one of the Engineering related subjects namely Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry with a minimum average percentage put together as given below:

  • General Category: 50%
  • BC (including Backward Class Muslim): 45%
  • MBC &DNC: 40%
  • SC/SCA/ST: 40%

Name of the Vocational Subjects:

  • General Machinist
  • Electrical Machines and Appliances
  • Electronic Equipments
  • Draughtsman Civil
  • Auto Mechanic
  • Textile Technology

Other Requirements:

  • Maximum age limit 25 years
  • Minimum Height 157 cm
  • Minimum Weight 48 kg
  • Normal Colour vision

Before selecting the course, the candidates shall ensure that they are medically fit for the course.

Admission process

Applicants must ensure that all online counselling activities like applicationregistration, making payment, adding choices, locking choices, tentative allotment,submission of allotment option are performed at the official TNEA Web Portals( or only.

Procedure for Registration of Application:

A Candidate seeking admission to first year B.E/ B. Tech degree courses under unified Single Window Admission System [TNEA] should apply online for the registration of his candidature on the web site from anywhere.

For the convenience of candidates TNEA Facilitation Centers (TFC) have been established in selected cities. Candidates can use the facilities available in TFCs. The candidate who satisfies the eligibility conditions as given in Section 3 of Information and Instructions to Candidates has to register his/her name by providing a username and password. The candidate has to remember his/her username and password for further login and fill-up the application.

The candidates must be ready with details such as

i. Mobile phone number

ii. E-mail ID

iii. X th mark sheet

iv. +2 Hall ticket / +2 Mark sheet

v. School details where he/she has studied VIII, IX, X, XI and XII standards

vi. Community/ Caste details

vii. Aadhar card [Aadhar number details]

viii. Parent annual income details

ix. Credit card/ Debit card/ Net banking details for paying registration fee

x. The candidate should exercise their option whether he/she is applying for seats reserved under special reservation categories such as

  • Son/daughter of Ex-service men
  • Differently abled persons
  • Eminent sports person

xi. The candidate should give option whether he/she wants to avail

  • First graduation Fee concession
  • Post-matric scholarship
  • AICTE Tuition Fee Waiver

Registration Fee details

  • For General category - Rs. 500/-
  • For SC /SCA /ST category belonging to Tamil Nadu - Rs. 250/-
  • For each special reservation category - Rs. 100/- (Additional)

Apply Online

Important Dates

TNEA-2020 Dates/ Notification

The online registration process for TNEA has commenced on July 15, 2020

Last date to submit online application form for TNEA: August 16, 2020

Date to Upload Orginal Certificates: July 31 to August 20, 2020

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA)
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