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TAMILNADU PROFESSIONAL COURSES ENTRANCE EXAMINATION (TNPCEE) is conducted by Anna University for admission to (I) BE/BTech/BArch courses of Anna University;
(ii) BE/BTech/BE (Sandwich)/B Arch couses in the Government Government Aided and Private Engineering colleges under the purview of the Directorate of Technical Education and affiliated to the Universities of Bharathiar, Bharathidasan, Madras, Madurai Kamaraj, manonmaniam Sundaranar, Periyar (including Home State quota of Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirapalli); and (iii) BE (Agriculture) and BTech (Food Process Engineering) courses of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.

Candidates are admission to professional courses are required to

(i) appear for the entrance examination; and
(ii) apply to the respective authorrities for Admission. (Candidates are advised to look out for separate announcements for admission issued by the respective admitting authorities).

are given hereunder:

Last Date

Allocation of Seats Free Seats (Taminadu candidates) All seats in University/Government/Aided Engineering Colleges and 50% seats in private engineering colleges open to Tamil Nadu and other States candidates.

Tamil Nadu Candidates Application domiciled in Tamilnadu or candidates who have passed IX, X and HSC examination in the State of Tamilnadu. Exceptions (I) Children of employees of Central Government/Public Sector/Govt. recognised institutions serving in the State for 5 yrs.

Reservations (Govt. Colleges, RECs, Aided & Private Colleges) SC/ST/OBC/PH/Freedom Fighters, Defence personnel. Children of : Servicemen/Ex-servicemen, Civil personnel, BSF, CRPF, children born out of Inter-caste marriage, Tamil reptriates from Maynmar and Srilanka, Widows, Orphans, Physically handicapped, NCC, sports persons, Other States nominees, Candidates of Tamil origin from Andaman and Nicobar Admn, Candidates of Tamil origin from Eastern countries, Candidates from Kerala/Karnataka under reciprocal basis. Vocational Stream candidates.

(Anna University Constituent Colleges ) Defence personnel 2 seats Physically handicapped 3% Sports persons 5 seats Other States 40 seats.

Eligibility Age Below 21 yrs as on 1st July (Below 24 yrs for Tamilian Repatriates from Myanmar and Srilanka and SC/ST candidates).

Academic qualification
12 yrs HSC (Academic/Vocational) or equivalent with Phy, Chemistry and Maths/vocational subjects securing 60% marks in each subject and 70% aggregate marks. Diploma holders of State Board of Mechanical Education securing 60-70 % marks are also eligible. In case of SC/ST candidates a mere pass may be sufficient. Candidates should be medically fit.

Application Procedure Application form for TNPCEE can be obtained in person from the engineering colleges/other colleges/institutions/Head Post Offices of Tamilnadu as notified on payment of Rs.105 in cash or Rs.100 by DD in favour of the Registrar, Anna University, Chennai. Application form can also be obtained by post on payment of Rs. 130 through bank draft alongwith a self- addressed slip of 12x8 cm size from the Secretary, Tamilnadu Professional Courses Entrance Examination, Anna University, Chennai 600025. Completed should reach the Secretary, TNPCEE, Anna University by the notified date.

Selection is made on the basis of marks obtained in qualifying exam/TNPCEE. TNPCEE is conducted in Physical Sciences (Physic & Chemistry) and Maths at various centres in the State. Candidates applying for admission to B Arch course are also required to appear for an aptitude test. TNPCEE papers for last years can be obtained from Anna University on payments of Rs. 20 for each subject.

Candidates who appear in TNPCEE are required to apply separately for admission after TNPCEE result. Application form and prospectus can be obtained from the notified colleges/Anna university on payment of Rs. 100/250 or as notified. Completed applications should reach the Dean (Engineering Admission), Anna University, Chennai 600025 by the notified date.

: (i) Secretary, TNPCEE, Anna University, Chennai 600025. (ii) Director of Education, Sardar Patel Road, Chennai 600025.


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