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TNEA EXAM 2021 : Eligibilty, Dates, Application Form, Fee

TNEA EXAM 2021 Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission 2021 abbreviated  with a centralized counselling process through which interested candidates can get admission to B.E/ B.Tech/ and B.Arch. degree courses. The TNEA 2021 counselling process will be organized by Anna University. The application form will be released online in the month of May 2021 tentatively. The admission will be provided in various government-aided and government engineering colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu.


TNEA 2021 Important Dates

Important Events Tentative Dates
Starting of online application form submission 1st week of May 2021
Release of official notification May 2021
Starting of choice filling
Last to submit application form Last week of May 2021
Starting of Document verification

TNEA 2021 Application Form

The Application form for TNEA 2021 exam will be available only in online mode through the official website. In order to access the application form, the candidates need to register themselves online by providing some of the basic details like name, email id and mobile number etc. After registration, the candidates need to login and fill the application form very carefully. After submitting the application form, the applicant should take print out of submitted application form and affix a recent passport size photograph on the prescribed place and submit it during document verification process at TNEA Facilitation center (TFC).

Application Fee

For SC/ SCA/ ST category candidates: Rs. 250/-                                                                                                                        General Candidates:   500/-
For any special reservation category: Rs. 100/- (additional)
Mode of Payment
The candidate needs to pay the application fee online via credit card/ debit card or net banking.

TNEA 2021 Eligibility Criteria


  • The candidate must be a native of the state of Tamil Nadu.
  • Children of central government employee working in the state of Tamil Nadu from the last 5 years can also apply.
  • The aspirants who have passed class 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th from the state of Tamil Nadu need not to show the nativity certificate. 
        Educational Qualification
  • The candidate must have passed HSC (Academic) or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for BC candidates and 40% marks for MBC & DNC and SC/ SCA/ ST candidates).
  • Sri lankan Tamil Refugee studied in Tamil Nadu can apply under open competition.
  • The aspirant having passed HSC (Vocational subjects) with any of the Engineering related subjects i.e. Physics , chemistry and Mathematics with at least 50% marks (45% for BC candidates and 40% marks for MBC & DNC and SC/ SCA/ ST candidates) can also apply.Eligibility Criteria for Marine Engineering
  • The eligibility criteria for marine engineering are a little bit different as given below.
  • The candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with PCM and English subjects.
  • The applicant should have at least 60% marks in PCM and 50% in English either in 10th and 12th
    In addition to this, the candidate should fulfill some other physical standards as well.
    Maximum Age – 25 Year
    Minimum Height – 157 cm
    Minimum Weight – 48 Kg
    Normal color vision

TNEA Counselling 2021
The candidates will be called to participate in the TNEA 2021 counseling process as per their merit score or rank. In order to participate in the counselling process, the candidates have to pay an initial amount of Rs. 5000/- (Rs. 1000/- for the SC/ SCA/ ST candidates of Tamil Nadu).  successful payment, the candidates can enter their choice of colleges and branch in which they want to study. After the locking of choices by the candidates, the system will allot the seats for the candidates on the basis of rank and order of preference filled by the applicants.
The candidate needs to confirm their seat allotment after logging into the portal at official website. After the final allotment, the candidates need to visit the respective college institution on the prescribed date with provisional allotment letter.

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