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No TANCET for hundreds as Exams begin 2013

Hundreds of students, who were to appear for the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test ( TANCET ) on 6th April, 2013, are likely to miss it because they will be writing their college final examinations on the same day.

The new exam dates, announced by colleges on 4th April, 2013 when they commenced classes, are going to hinder their career plans, say MBA aspirants.

TANCET, which will be held on 6th April, 2013 and 7th April, 2013, determines entry to MBA, MCA, ME, M. Tech and M. Arch courses in institutions across the State. Nearly 1, 10,000 students took the exam last year, and the number has been increasing by 10 – 12 per cent every year, TANCET officials said.

Many autonomous arts and sciences colleges released their new schedule of exam dates on 3rd April, 2013 morning, and most have a paper on 6th April, 2013. “Both my college exam and the test are in the morning. I can’t forego my degree paper but if I miss TANCET, I will not know what to do after I get my degree,” said Maheshwari Vijayan, a BBA student of an autonomous arts college.

“I had pinned all my hopes on TANCET. It is not easy getting through competitive examination such as CAT, which are dominated by engineering students,” she added.

Many students like Maheshwari have been preparing for MBA entrance exams for more than a year, and have spent at least ₹ 50,000 on training programmes. “Over the last three months, I have focused entirely on TANCET to get an MCA seat. Nowadays, a BCA degree alone does not help in getting a job,” said N. Manivagam, a BCA student.

Students and parents are aghast that colleges affiliated to a State university can conduct their exams on the same day as the exam of another university run by the State. “Most BBA and BCA students would appear for TANCET to get an MBA or MCA seat in a college. How can the college not consult its own students before deciding on exam dates?” asked R. Roselyn, a parent. While the University of Madras has not yet announced new exam dates for government colleges, Anna University has already clarified that there will be no change in its exam schedule. There is, however, no question of postponing TANCET as all preparations for the test have already been made and the date was fixed a long time ago, an official said.

“Colleges need to know that this exam is crucial for all graduates who aspire to pursue an MBA or MCA in the State. Since we have aspirants from other States also, we cannot delay the test,” he added.

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Date for TANCET 2013 Registration extended

The Centre for Entrance Examinations of Anna University, Chennai has extended the last date for registration in person and issue of hall tickets for the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test ( TANCET ) 2013 at various co – ordination centres.

An official statement issued on 25th February, 2013 said the test will be held on 6th April, 2013 and 7th April, 2013 for admission to MBA, MCA, ME, M.Tech, M.Arch and M.Plan degree programmes. The last date for registration and issue of hall tickets has been extended till 28th February, 2013 at the co – ordination centres of Coimbatore, Chidambaram, Dindigul, Erode, Karaikal, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Tirunelveli, Tiruchi, Vellore, Villupuram and Virudhunagar. However, the last date at Chennai is 2nd March, 2013.

Further details are available in Anna University website : www.annauniv.edu/tancet2013.

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TANCET Registration Exam Fee 2013

For candidates who register in person, a demand draft for ₹ 500/- ( ₹ 250/- for SC / SCA / ST candidates belonging to Tamilnadu ) drawn in favour of “The Director, Entrance Examinations, Anna University,” payable at Chennai, obtained from any Nationalised Bank drawn on or after Second Week of Januray, 2013 or cash, should be submitted along with the filled in application, as the entrance test fee for any one of the programs M.B.A. ( or ) M.C.A. ( or ) M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Arch. / M.Plan.

Anna University TANCET 2013 application form is common for all the three entrance tests. Candidates have to submit only one TANCET 2013 application form.

A candidate applying for more than one program has to pay ₹ 500/- ( ₹ 250/- for SC / SCA / ST candidates belonging to Tamilnadu ) for each additional program. A single demand draft is sufficient for one or more programs.

TANCET 2013 Registration

The candidates can register for the TANCET entrance test in any one of the modes given below :

a. Spot Registration :

Candidates can appear in person at the Co – ordinating Centres shown under item 8 with the following documents :

  • Copy of X Std. or equivalent mark sheet
  • Copy of XII Std. mark sheet or 3 years Diploma certificate
  • Cash ( or ) Demand Draft.
  • The SC / SCA / ST candidates belonging to Tamilnadu have to produce a copy of the permanent community certificate ( card format ) for availing fee concession.

b. Internet Registration :

Candidates can register through internet by filling up the application form, downloading it and send it to the address shown under item 10 with the following enclosed :

  • Copy of X Std. or equivalent mark sheet
  • Copy of XII Std. mark sheet or 3 years Diploma certificate
  • Demand Draft.
  • An attested copy of the permanent community certificate ( card format ) issued by the competent authority of Government of Tamilnadu ( for SC / SCA / ST candidates belonging to Tamilnadu ).

TANCET 2013 Important Dates

BELGAUMJ.N. Medical College, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum - 590 010, © 2471350.
BANGALORES.Nijalingappa College, IInd Block, Rajajinagar, Bangalore - 560 010, © 080 - 23320902.
PUNEPune Institute of Computer Technology, Sr. No. 27, Dhanakwadi, Pune - Satara Road, Pune - 411 043, © 020 - 24378063.
NEW DELHIBasava International School, Site No.1, Sector 23, Dwaraka, New Delhi - 110 075, © 011 - 28051462 / 63.

Some statistics from last year entrance exam, and the P.G Admissions by Anna University :

  • Number of Students Admitted : 12,000
  • Number of Candidates applied : 20,000
  • Number of Courses Offered for M.Tech : 20
  • TANCET 2013 : MCA / MBA
  • TANCET 2013 : M.E / M.Tech / M.Arch / M.Plan


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