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TNEA 2020 - Application Form, Eligibility, Dates



Anna University announces Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) 2020 for B.E & B. Tech Admission


TNEA 2020 Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission - Anna University Chennai invites applications for the unified single window admission for first year B.E. /B.Tech Degree Courses to the University Depts./University Colleges, Govt. and Govt. Aided Engineering Colleges and for the seats surrendered by the Self-Financing Engineering Colleges through Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions, TNEA 2020.
Admissions to B.E./B.Tech. Degree Courses 2020-21 (For Tamil Nadu Candidates only)

About TNEA

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) is the process through which more than 1.5 lakhs Engineering aspirants get themselves enrolled into Engineering Colleges of Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions through Single Window Counselling.

Courses Offered through TNEA 2020


B. E. / B. Tech. 4 Academic years comprising of 8 Semesters


B. E. (Sandwich) 5 Academic years comprising of 10 Semesters

Allocation of Seats in Colleges


Seats in BE & B.Tech Degree Courses in University Depts. & Constituent Colleges of Anna University


Seats in B.E Degree Courses in Mechanical Engineering & Civil Engineering (Tamil Medium) in University Depts. & Constituent Colleges of Anna University

Duration of the Program


4 Academic years comprising of 8 semesters

B.E (Sandwich)

5 Academic years comprising of 10 semesters

TNEA 2020 Important Dates



Online Applications Starts

15th July 2020

Last Date for Applying

16th August 2020

Random Number of Allocation

21st August 2020

Certificate Verification

24th August & 01st Sept. 2020

Rank List

07th September 2020

Special Counseling

10th & 14th September 2020

General Council

17th & 06th October 2020

Supplementary Counseling

08th & 12th October 2020

Eligibility Criteria for TNEA 2020

For General

  1. Passing the qualifying exam after the last date of submission of application shall not be considered


  • Tamil Nadu candidates who have passed VIII, IX, X, XI and XII Std. in Tamil Nadu are eligible to apply
  • Children of Central Govt. Employees may also apply for admission, irrespective of their native, 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 submission of application
  • Sons and daughters of All India Service Tamil Nadu cadre Officers otherwise not native of Tamil Nadu are eligible
  • Children of Employees in Public Sector or Govt. Recognised Institutions who at the time of submission of application for admission employed in Tamil Nadu continuously for the past five years may also apply
  • Tamil Nadu native candidates who have passed any of the VIII, IX, X, XI and XII Std. or their equivalent exam from schools situated outside Tamil Nadu can also apply

Eligibility & Qualifying Examinations


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) 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%

 Other Requirements

Maximum Age Limit

25 years

Minimum Height

157 cm

Minimum Weight

48 kg


Normal Colour vision

TNEA 2020 Application Process

  • Candidates can register through Internet from anywhere by logging on to the official TNEA Web portals https://www.tneaonline or https://tndte.gov.in
  • The procedure for Registration is available in the web portal
  • Candidates have to submit the online application either in person or by post along with photocopies of Mark Sheet(s), Proof of Age and copies of all other relevant certificates to the Secretary, TNEA, Anna University, Chennai-600025
  • All Information, guidelines, schedule of events related to TNEA process will be made available through the above web portals only

Application Fee





Payment Mode

Registration fee shall be paid by Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking through online. Demand Draft payment shall be made only at TFCs and drawn in favour of "The Secretary, TNEA" payable at Chennai,

Selection Procedure

Admission to General Category

Selection of candidates will be based on the marks obtained in the prescribed subjects reduced to 200 (Mathematics - 100, Physics + Chemistry - 100) in the qualifying exam


Normalisation of Marks and Inter-se Merit


Admission of Vocational Stream Candidates


Admission to Sandwich Courses





  For more details and to apply online, please visit theofficial website


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