TNEA Rank List 2020 (Out) Merit list, Counselling Call Letter

TNEA Rank List 2020 @ Rank list preparation process is complete and concerned authority has published the rank list on the official websites. TNEA rank list was earlier scheduled to be released on 7th September 2020 but then rescheduled for 17th September and got postponed again. Finally, a revised date was announced and according to which TNEA Rank List released on 28th Sep. If you are also waiting for the rank list, you have to check the same by using your login details. On the basis of ranks, candidates will be invited for counselling.

Latest: TNEA Rank list has been published on 28th September 2020 for engineering. Check link below.

TNEA (Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission) is a single-window admission system for the admission of suitable candidates to B.Tech./ B.E at the Government, Government Aided Engineering Colleges, University Departments & Constituent Colleges of Anna University, Annamalai University, and various other Self–Financing Engineering Colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu.  

TNEA Rank List 2020

Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE), Government of Tamil Nadu is the authority responsible for organizing TNEA every year. Allotment of seats is purely based on the merit of the candidates in the qualifying exam. No separate entrance test is conducted for admission. On the basis of marks in qualifying exam, merit and rank list will be prepared. Along with overall rank list, TNEA will also prepare a community rank list.

TNEA Rank List  2020
TNEA Rank List 2020

This article contains all the important details related to TNEA rank list for the year 2020 such as schedule for publication of rank list, procedure to check rank list, admission, and counseling, etc.   

Admission Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA)
Article category TNEA 2020 Rank List
Conducting authority Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE)
State Tamil Nadu   
Academic year 2020-2021
Course offered B.Tech./ B.E
Publication of rank list    28th September 2020
Mode of publication of rank list Online  
Official website  

TNEA Rank list Important Dates 2020

Check the rank list publication and counseling dates given in the table below-  


 Dates (Technical)

Dates (Vocational)

Certificate verification at TFCs

24.08.2020 to 01.09.2020

24.08.2020 to 01.09.2020

Publication of rank list


25th September 2020

28th September 2020


25th September 2020

Counselling for Special Reservation categories (in person)

Differently Abled



 10.09.2020 To 14.09.2020 

10.09.2020 To 14.09.2020


 10.09.2020 To 14.09.2020 

10.09.2020 To 14.09.2020


 10.09.2020 To 14.09.2020 

10.09.2020 To 14.09.2020

Commencement of Counseling  

17.09.2020 To 06.10.2020

10.09.2020 To 14.09.2020

End of counselling



TNEA 2020- Top Three Rank Holders

Check the names of top three rank holders given as under with the respective cut-off-

Rank Names of the Rank HoldersCut-off marks
IM.S Susmitha 199.66
IIR Navneetha Krishnan 199.66
IIIR. Kavya 199.5

How to download TNEA Rank list 2020?

You can access TNEA rank list online by following the given steps-

  • Go to the official websites of TNEA (mentioned above)
  • Click on the relevant link provided for TNEA rank list.
  • Rank card login page will display.
  • Enter the user ID and password and other login details (if required).
  • Click on submit button.
  • Rank list will appear.
  • Check the allotted rank.
  • Download and take a print out of the rank list and keep it safe for future purpose.

Click Here to Check TNEA Rank List 2020 Here

TNEA 2020 Rank list Details

TNEA rank list is expected to indicate following details-

  • Name of the candidate
  • Application number 
  • Date of birth
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Candidate’s address
  • Gender
  • Category 
  • Marks obtained
  • Result status
  • Rank obtained
  • Other result details

TNEA Merit list 2020

Ranks will be allotted to all the registered candidates on the basis of merit in the qualifying exam. Basically, TNEA merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the prescribed subjects viz. Maths, Physics, and Chemistry which is reduced to 200 (i.e. Mathematics- 100, Physics- 50 & Chemistry-50).


If two candidates secure equal marks, then the inter-se-merit among the candidates will be determined in the order of priority as given below-

  • Marks percentage in Mathematics,
  • Marks percentage in Physics
  • Marks percentage in fourth optional subject
  • Date of birth- older candidate will be considered
  • Random number assigned to candidates (higher number will be given priority)

TNEA Normalization of Marks

The merit list be prepared on the basis of normalization of marks. Normalization process is used because applicants belong different Boards of education and may result in advantage to disadvantage to candidates.

The adopting the method of normalization of marks, marks obtained by the candidates in the respective subjects in qualifying exam of various boards are equated with the marks obtained by the candidates of Tamil Nadu state board.    

After the normalization of marks, the qualified candidates will be listed in the common merit list.

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission Rank list- Grievances Redressal

After the publication of rank list, a week is reserved for redressing the queries and grievances of the candidates related to the ranks allotted. In case of any issues related to TNEA rank list, candidates can contact to the Office of the Secretary, TNEA at Directorate of Technical Education, Chennai 600 025.      


After the publication of rank list, DTE, Tamil Nadu will conduct counseling for the allotment of seats and admission. TNEA counseling will be conducted in online mode. On the basis of rank list, candidates will be invited for counseling.     

Counseling process will consist of logging in, payment of counseling fee, filling of choices, locking of choices, tentative allotment, confirmation of tentative allotment, final allotment, and admission.

The final seat allotment and admission will be done on the basis overall rank, community rank, availability of seats, choices filled by the candidates and reservation applicable. 

Rules of Reservation

Seat allocation will be done for various categories of the candidates as per the reservation rule. Have a look at the category-wise reservation provided as per the discretion of state government-

Category Reservation percentage
Open Competition 31%
Backward Classes (BC) 26.50 %
Backward Class Medium 3.50%
Most Backward Class & Denotified  Communities 20%
Schedule Caste (SC) 15%
Schedule Caste (Arunthathiyars) 3%
Schedule Tribes (ST) 1%
Total 100%

TNEA Rank List 2020- Key points

  • Tamil Nadu engineering admission tentative rank list has published on 25th September 2020 28th September 2020.
  • Overall rank list and community rank list is hosted online and no separate announcement will be published on newspaper.
  • No hard copy of rank list is generated. 
  • Candidates can use their user ID and password to check the rank list.
  • Ranks will be allotted to the candidates on the basis of merit list.
  • To the prepare, the merit list, process of normalization of marks is adopted.    
  • On the basis of ranks, candidates will be shortlisted for counseling and will be allotted seats and branches as per their choices.
  • In case of grievances related to TNEA rank list, candidates can contact at the address mentioned above in this article.

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