TNEA Application Form 2021 Registration Dates Eligibility Procedure

TNEA Application Form 2021 Dates: TNEA 2021 official notification has not been released yet. The admission notification will be published only for the students of Tamil Nadu state. TNEA 2021 registration is expected to start in August 2021. More details about this are given below.

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) 2021 is a single window admission system through which candidates will be granted admission to B.Tech/B.E at various departments and constituent colleges of Anna University, Govt. & Govt. aided engineering colleges, and self-financing colleges at Tamil Nadu State.

TNEA Application Form 2021

As per Hindustan NEWS, there are approximately 159631 students who will be seeking admission for around 249625 seats in 501 engineering colleges and institutes of the state this year. All these candidates can register for TNEA 2021. No admission test will be conducted for the preparation of merit and rank list of the applicants. Selection will be based on the merit of the candidates in the qualifying exams and counselling process

TNEA 2021 is managed by the Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE). Earlier it was the responsibility of Anna University to conduct this single window admission program.

TNEA 2021 Admission- Quick Overview

Admission process Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission 2021
Article category Application details
Exam type State-level entrance exam
Conducting Authority Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE)
State Tamil Nadu
Academic session 2021-22
Course B.Tech./ B.E
Total Engineering colleges 501
Application date Available Soon
Application status NA
Mode of application Online
Admission Brochure Available Soon
TNEA 2021 portal
TNEA Application Form

Official notice-

For admission to B.Tech/B.Arch. program, Directorate will soon release the official notification.

TNEA Application Form 2021

  • Eligible applicants can apply for TNEA Admissions within the scheduled dates.
  • Application can be made only through the online mode. No offline application forms will be available.
  • Applicants have to apply through the official TNEA 2021 portal before the last date.
  • Applicants must hold a valid mobile No. and an email Id before filling the online application form and both should be retained till the completion of counseling process.
  • They must thoroughly read the information brochure before registration.
  • Candidates should fill the application forms as early as possible. They should not wait for the last date.
  • All the details in the TNEA application form should be filled with utmost care as applicants will not be given chance for a correction once the application finally submitted.
  • Candidates are advised to keep all the documents handy while filling the application so that they refer them and avoid mistakes.
  • They must take multiple printouts of the filled-in application form.

TNEA Application Form Important Dates 2021

Candidates can have a look at tentative schedule of TNEA 2021-

Activity/Events Dates
Commencement of online registration
Last date for online registration
Beginning of uploading of original certificates
Last date for uploading certificates
Assignment of Random Numbers
Verification of original certificates at TFC’s
Publication of rank list
Counselling of reserved category (Differently-abled, Ex.servicemen & Sports)
Commencement of counselling procedure
Supplementary Counseling
SCA to SC counseling
End of counselling

TNEA Application Form 2021 Eligibility

It is always compulsory for all the applicants to read the eligibility requirements before filling application. They should apply only if they have ensured that they satisfy all the eligibility conditions required for the application.

Similarly, for TNEA 2021, only eligible candidates should apply. In case a candidate is found ineligible at any stage of the admission process his/her candidature will be canceled. They must go through the eligibility criteria prescribed by the authority for the admission process.

If you are interested in participating in this admission process, then you should know TNEA 2021 eligibility requirements. The complete eligibility criterion is given below-

Nativity Criteria

  • Candidates should be a resident of Tamil Nadu and must possess a domicile certificate issued by the competent authority.

Education Qualification Criteria

  • Candidates must have qualified 10+2 or equivalent with PCM group from a recognized Board.
  • Applicants should have scored 50% (general), 45% (OBC) and 40% (other reserved category) aggregate marks in the qualifying exam.

Age Criteria-

  • Applicants should not be more than the age of 25 years on notified dates.

For more details about the eligibility requirements, you can refer the detailed TNEA 2021 admission brochure

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TNEA Application Fee 2021

  • For general candidates, application fee will be Rs.500/- and for SC/ST/SCA candidates it will be Rs.250/-
  • Applicants can make payment of application fee either through online mode (credit/debit card/ internet banking) or offline mode (demand draft).
  • Payment through demand draft should be made at TFCs and should be drawn in the favor of “The Secretary, TNEA” payable at Chennai. Applicants must note that DD should not be dated earlier than the prescribed dates.

TNEA 2021 Verification of Documents

Once the registration procedure will be completed, applicants have to appear for the document verifications at the designated TNEA 2021 Facilitation Centres (TFCs).

Candidates will be allotted Facilitation Centres as per choice filled by them at the time of online registration. The date and time for verification will be initiated to the candidates through their registered mobile no. and email addresses.

They have to carry all the necessary documents/ certificates in original (plus photocopy of each) at TFCs on the date and time specified to them. The list of all the documents that TNEA applicants must carry atTFCs is given below-

  1. A printed copy of registered application i.e. filled-in application form.
  2. High School/SSC/ Class X marksheet
  3. HSC marksheet and HSC hall ticket
  4. Transfer Certificate (TC)
  5. Caste/ Community certificate (if claiming for reservation under a particular category)
  6. Nativity certificate
  7. Income certificate
  8. First Graduate Certificate & first graduate joint declaration
  9. Srilankan Tamil Refugee Certificate (if applicable)
  10. Other required documents

TNEA Admission Reservation of Seats

Category-wise seat reservation as per the government policy for TNEA 2021 is provided as under- 

Category Reservation provided
Open Competition (OC) 31%
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars) 3%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 1%
Backward Class (BC) 26%
Backward Class Muslim (BCM) 3.5%
Most Backward Class &Denotified Communities (MBC & DNC 20%

TNEA 2021 Random Number

Random Number for TNEA 2021 candidates will be generated after registration and successful verification of original documents at the Facilitation Centres. It is basically a 10-digit unique number distributed to registered candidates.

It is used as a tool for breaking the ties between the marks of two candidates. In case all the other tie-breaking criteria have failed and exhausted, then this 10-digit random number is used as a tie-breaker. Candidate having the smaller random number will be given preference.

Candidates shall be intimated about the generation of random number through email/ SMS/ official portal. Once it will be allotted, they have to check it by logging in online.

TNEA Rank List 2021

After the scrutiny of applications made by the applicants, TNEA authority will publish the rank list of the candidates. TNEA Rank List will be prepared on the basis of marks of candidates in class 12th. No separate examination will be conducted.

You can check the rank list at the TNEA 2021 portal. It will be published in the month of September.

TNEA 2021 Counselling

TNEA 2021 counseling is scheduled to be started from September 2021. TNEA Counseling will be conducted only in online mode. Candidates who would verify their original documents at the TFCs and receive the receipts will have to apply for online counseling.

Under this procedure, they are required to fill and lock their choice for their preferred college and trade. On the basis of their choice, rank, availability of seats and various other factors TNEA authority will publish the seat allotment lists and finally, seats will be allotted to the candidates. DoTE, Tamil Nadu will conduct various seat allotment rounds until all the seats in participating colleges get filled.

How to Do Registration for TNEA 2021?

In this section, you will get information about you can submit online application for TNEA 2021. You just have to follow the steps given below-

  1. Visit the official portal for TNEA 2021 (
  2. Click on the registration link if not registered.
  3. After successful registration, click on login button.
  4. Login with the email id and password. TNEA-2020-login
  5. Now, application form will appear and start by filling all the personal details carefully in the application form. how-to-apply-for-TNEA-2020
  6. After filling personal information, move to special reservation.
  7. Now, proceed to scholarship info.
  8. Fill school of study and academic information.
  9. Now, preview all the details.
  10. Fill payment details.
  11. After successful submission, download the application for references.

Important Links

TNEA 2021 Notification PdfAvailable Soon
TNEA Registration LinkAvailable Soon
TNEA 2021 Rank ListAvailable Soon
TNEA 2021 Cut OffAvailable Soon

TNEA 2021- FAQs

What is selection criteria for this admission process?

Selection will be made on the basis of academic merit of the candidates.

I do not have any access to internet, how can I apply for TNEA 2021?

You can visit your nearby TNEA Facilitation Centre to get assistance related to admission process and to submit your online application.

I am from Kerala (outside Tamil Nadu), can I apply?

No, you are not eligible. Only the native of Tamil Nadu can apply.

Is it compulsory for visit Facilitation center for document verification?

Yes, without verification of documents, you will not be allowed to apply for counseling.

Is there any other mode/medium available for registration/ application?

No, you can only register through the online mode.

I am going to register under Eminent Sports Quota, which TFC should I visit?

If will register under this particular category, you should verify your original documents/ certificates at TFC Chennai only.

What is a Random Number and how it is generated?

It is a 10-digit unique number used as a tie-breaker. It is generated automatically at TNEA portal. You can get by logging with your valid login details.

Where can do I have to visit for verification of original documents?

You have to visit the TFC of your district that you have selected at the time of online application.
Helpline No- 044-22351014/1015

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