Scholarship Examination in India

The admissions into the engineering colleges affiliated to the Anna University is going to be held through Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA 2019) counselling Procedure, also popularly known as Anna University Counselling. The registration process for the engineering admissions will be held through an online process and Anna University will be responsible for the smooth conduct of the TNEA counselling process. A total of 563 engineering institutions are going to participate in the counselling process, with around 1.5 lakh seats available for the 2019 version of the TNEA counselling process. No separate entrance exam will be conducted and only the marks obtained by the candidate in his or her high school qualifying examination will be taken for determining the cutoff and the shortlist. There are a series of measures set in case two candidates who have secured equal marks in their TNEA cutoff, which may even include the use of random number generated during the application process. The article will cover the important dates, eligibility criteria, the application process and counselling process of the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions 2019.

Important Dates

Candidates who are planning to apply and participate for the TNEA 2019 must keep the following dates in mind:

Important Events Respective Dates
 Registration Process starts on  May 3rd, 2019
 Final Date for Registration  May 30th, 2019
 Assigning of Random Number  June (1st week) 2019
 Verification of Documents  June (2nd week) 2019
 Rank List Publication  June (4th week) 2019
 Filling and confirmation of choices  July (3rd week) 2019

Eligibility Criteria

All the candidates who wish to participate in the counselling process must look into the following eligibility criteria. Only the applications which satisfy the eligibility criteria will be allowed to participate in the counselling rounds.

  • The candidates must be a citizen of India
  • Candidates who have studied in the state of Tamil Nadu from class VIIIth to class XIIth are eligible to apply for the examination.
  • Applicants must be students of science stream, that is, students must have taken Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as three of the optional subjects in their 11th and 12th standards.
  • Candidates who belong to the Tamil Nadu state but have completed their education elsewhere in India are also eligible to apply for the TNEA 2019 counselling process. They are requested to submit their nativity certificate in order to do so.
  • Students must have completed their high school education from a government recognised board.
  • Applicants must be students of science stream, that is, students must have taken Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as three of the optional subjects in their 11th and 12th standards.
  • Candidates who belong to the Tamil Nadu state but have completed their education elsewhere in India are also eligible to apply for the TNEA 2019 counselling process. They are requested to submit their nativity certificate in order to do so.
  • Students must have completed their high school education from a government recognised board.
  • Candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% in their high school board examination. The minimum required score is reduced to 45% for OBC category and 40% of SC and ST candidates.
  • The upper age limit for candidates applying for marine engineering courses is 25 years. There are other physical criteria set for marine engineering aspirants.

How to apply for TNEA 2019

The application process for the home quota will most likely begin from the first week of may. The application process schedule for the state quota seats will commence for the 3rd week of June. Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria and wish to apply for the counselling process must take the following steps:

  1. Candidate must register themselves in the application portal before the commencement of the application process. To register for the TNEA 2019 counselling process the candidate must provide a valid email address and phone number.
  2. Other details regarding the nativity, language of communication, religion etc have to be provided in this round.
  3. Before proceeding to the application process, the candidate must pay an application fee of ₹500. The application fee for SC, ST and other candidates are ₹250. The fees can be paid through any of the offline or online payment methods such as Demand Draft, Mobile wallets, Online banking etc.
  4. After paying the application fees, the candidate has to enter all the details in the provided fields correctly and completely. Only the completed applications will be considered for the counselling process.
  5. Once the student is satisfied with the application process, they can press the SUBMIT button to complete the application process.

Rank List and Selection Criteria

All the candidates who have completed the application process successfully will receive a random number. The random number provided is one of the criteria to break a tie if all the other details and marks obtained by the candidate are the same. A document verification process will be held at a later stage where students are supposed to bring all the original copies as well as photocopies of the required documents. The verification process is conducted to check the validity of the application. In case of any false information provided, the applications will be summarily dismissed.

A merit or rank list will be formed from the marks obtained by the candidates in their Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects of their 12th standard qualifying board examination. The normalised marks will be of 200 marks and will be calculated as such: Mathematics – 100 marks, Physics – 50 marks and Chemistry – 50 marks. Other determining factors in the formation of the rank list will be (in descending order of importance):

  1. Marks obtained in the mathematics subject in the 12th standard qualifying examination taken individually.
  2. Marks obtained in the Physics subject in the qualifying examination taken individually.
  3. Percentage of marks scored in the optional subject in their qualifying examination.
  4. Age of the candidate with the older age given much higher preference.
  5. The random number generated during the application process will act as the last measure to break the tie.

TNEA 2019 Counselling Procedure

After the formation of the rank list. Interested candidates must select their choices through the official online portal. The cutoff required for all the colleges and their respective seats will be announced after the determination of the rank list. The cutoffs are calculated by the number of applications received and the number of seats available. Category of the student will also play a major role in determining the cutoff of the candidate. The cutoffs are the least required score, so the candidate has to score more than that to have a fair chance of gaining admission in it. There is no limit for the choice selection, so candidates are requested to fill with as many choices as possible in order of their preference to have a better chance at obtaining a seat at the best possible college.

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