TNEA 2023, Rank list, Counselling, Seat Allotment

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The Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) is conducted by Directorate of Technical Education, Tamil Nadu to offer admissions to candidates in various engineering colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu. TNEA counselling 2020 is a single-window process and admissions in Tamil Nadu engineering colleges are offered through such a process because authorities believe that such an initiative facilitates transparency. TNEA rank list is used to offer admissions to candidates in undergraduate programmes like Bachelors of Engineering (BE) and Bachelors of Technology (BTech) in colleges of Tamil Nadu. Check top list of Tamil Nadu colleges accepting TNEA scores. Candidates must note that TNEA written exam has been scrapped and so seats are allotted in TNEA through merit list. The merit list for this entrance exam is based on Class 12 score scaled to 200.

TNEA 2020 Highlights

Exam NameTamil Nadu Engineering Admissions
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam ModeOnline
Test Takers1,41,077
Accepting Colleges512 colleges

Important Dates

TNEA 2020 EventsTNEA 2020 Tentative Dates (Academic & Vocational)
Application process15-Jul-2020
Last date to fill and submit the application form16-Aug-2020
Commencement of uploading original certificates 31-Jul-2020
Last date for uploading original certificates24-Aug-2020
Assigning TNEA random number26-Aug-2020 (Released)
Verification of documents at TFCsTo be announced soon
TNEA Rank list publication date07-Sep-2020
Counselling for Special Reservation categories10-Sep-2020 to 14-Sep-2020
Commencement of Counseling (Academic)17-Sep-2020 to 06-Oct-2020
Commencement of Counseling (Vocational)10-Sep-2020 to 14-Sep-2020
Supplementary Counselling08-Oct-2020 to 12-Oct-2020
Last date for TNEA counselling15-Oct-2020

TNEA Eligibility Criteria 2020

TNEA 2020 eligibility criteria reflect that candidates will be eligible for admissions if they fulfil the below-mentioned eligibility criteria:


Candidates are eligible to apply for admission through TNEA if they are:

  • Tamil Nadu candidates who have passed their Class VIII to Class XII standard in Tamil Nadu.
  • Children of Central Government Employees, irrespective of their nativity, provided their parents or guardians (only if both parents are not alive) have been serving in Tamil Nadu continuously for the past five years at the time of TNEA application form submission.
  • Sons/daughters of All India Service Tamil Nadu cadre officers.
  • Children of employees in the Public Sector or Government recognised institutions who at the times of TNEA 2020 application form submission had been working in their organisations for the past five years are also eligible to apply, irrespective of their domicile.
  • Other state candidates who have studied from Class VIII to Class XII in Tamil Nadu can also apply for TNEA 2020.
  • Tamil Nadu native candidates who have passed any of the VIII, IX, X, XI and XII standards or their equivalent examinations from schools situated outside Tamil Nadu can also apply for TNEA.

TNEA 2020 Eligibility Criteria: Qualifying Exams

Candidates are eligible to apply for TNEA if they have cleared their HSC (Academic) or its equivalent with a minimum average percentage in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together as mentioned below:

CommunityPass Percentage
General Category45%
Backward Class including Backward Class Muslim40%
MBC and DNC40%

Apart from the above-mentioned eligibility criteria, candidates will also be eligible for admissions if they have cleared any one of the HSC (Vocational Subject) as mentioned below with one of the Engineering related subjects namely Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry with a minimum average percentage put together as mentioned below:

CommunityPass Percentage
General Category45%
Backward Class including Backward Class Muslim40%
MBC and DNC40%

Vocational courses prescribed for BE/BTech degree admission

Group CodeName of Vocational Subject
421General Machinist
422Electrical Machines and Appliances
423Electronic Equipment
424Draughtsman Civil
425Auto Mechanic
426Textile Technology

Participating Colleges of TNEA 2020

 Below is the list of top institutes which are accepting TNEA admissions:

List of few top institutes accepting TNEATotal no. of seats
PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore300
College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai1290
Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore (MCET) 1110
Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai900
Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madhurai860
Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore1200
Kongu Engineering College, Erode1680
Velammal Engineering College, Chennai600
St.Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai540
Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore700
Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur1380

TNEA 2020 Facilitation Centres for Certificate Verification

A total of 52 TNEA facilitation centres were set up to conduct TNEA counselling for the process of document verification and seat allotment. Take a look below at few of TNEA 2020 TFCs declared by DoTE Chennai below.

TFC NoDistrictTFC Name and Address
1ChennaiTamilnadu Science and Technology, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Chennai – 600 025
2ChennaiAnna Centenary Library, Kotturpuram, Chennai – 600 085
3ChennaiCentral Polytechnic College,( Integrated Workshop), Tharamani, Chennai – 600 113
4ChennaiCentral Polytechnic College, ( Auditorium), Tharamani, Chennai – 600 113
5ChennaiGovernment Polytecnic College, R.K.Nagar, Chennai – 600 081
6ChennaiGovernment Polytecnic College, Purasawakam, Chennai – 600 012
7ChengalpattuIRT Polytechnic College, Bharathamadha Street, Bharathipuram, Chromepet, Chennai, Chengalpattu District – 600 044
8KanchipuramPachaiyappas Womens College, Ramasamy Kulam, Chinna Kanchipuram, Kanchipuram District – 631 501
9ThiruvallurMurugappa Polytechnic College, Avadi, Chennai, Thiruvallur District – 600 062
10ThiruvallurLoganatha Narayanasamy Government College (Autonomous), Ponneri
11RanipetArignar Anna Government Arts College for women, Walajapet – 632513
12VelloreThanthai Periyar Government Institute of Technology, Bagayam, Vellore District – 632 002
13TirupathurGovernment Polytecnic College, Jolarpet, Thirupathur Dt – 635 651
14ThiruvannamalaiGoverment Polytechnic College, Cheyyar – 604 407, Thiruvannamalai District.
15KallakurichiGovernment Polytechnic College Sankarapuram, Kallakurichi District– 606 401
16CuddaloreThiru Kolanjiappar Government Arts College. Virudhachalam, Cuddalore District – 606 001
17CuddaloreFaculty of Engineering and Technology Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Cuddalore District -608 001
18VillupuramGovernment Polytechnic College, No.27, Kandachipuram Main Road, Arakandanallur (po), Tirukoilur (Tk), Villupuram District – 605 752
19SalemGovernment College of Engineering, Karuppur, Omalur, Salem District – 636 011
20ErodeGobi Arts & Science College (Autonomous), Gobichettipalayam, Erode District – 638 453
21ErodeGovernment Polytechnic College, Perundurai,    Erode District– 638 053
22CoimbatoreGovernment College of Technology(GCT), Thadagam Road, Coimbatore District–641013
23CoimbatoreGovt. Polytechnic College for Women, Bharathiyar Road, New Siddhapudur (po), Coimbatore District– 641 044
24CoimbatoreCoimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore District – 641 014

Click here to check the complete list of TFCs for Certificate Verification

TNEA 2020 Fee Structure

ParticularsAmount in Rs.
Total FeesRs. 9180– General Rs. 7180– SC/ST Rs. 7180 – First Graduate General
Amount to be paid at the time of counsellingRs. 5000– General Rs. 1000 – SC/ST Rs. 5000 – First Graduate General
Balance amount to be paid at the time of admissionRs. 6180 – General Rs. 4180 – SC/ST Rs. 2180 –  First Graduate General


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