TNEA Admission 2024, Check Notification and Apply Online at

The Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) for the year 2024 has been announced by the Directorate of Technical Education, Tamil Nadu. The admission process is open for those students who want to apply for the first year of B.E./B.Tech. Degree courses through a common application process.

TNEA admission does not involve any entrance exam and relies solely on the 12th-grade marks of applicants to formulate a rank list. The application process for TNEA started on May 6, 2024, and will remain open till June 6, 2024.

This process helps students in gaining admission into public, government-supported, and certain private engineering colleges, including university departments and colleges under Anna University and Annamalai University.

TNEA 2024 Notification

TNEA 2024 Application forms Out

State Concerned Tamil Nadu
Conducting Authority Directorate of Technical Education, Tamil Nadu
Courses Name Various B.E/ B.Tech Degree Courses
Application Mode Online
Last Date to apply 06 June 2024
Official Website

TNEA 2024 Educational Criteria

Eligibility through Academic Stream
  • Complete the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Academic courses for both years (+1 and +2) or its equivalent.
  • Achieve a minimum average percentage in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry combined at the +2 level, as detailed below:
S.No. Community Minimum Average Marks
1 General Category 45.00%
2 Backward Class including Backward Class Muslim 40.00%
3 MBC & DNC 40.00%
4 SC/SCA/ST 40.00%
Eligibility through Vocational Stream:
  • Pass the HSC Vocational subjects for both years (+1 and +2) with one of the Engineering related subjects: Mathematics, Physics, or Chemistry.
  • Meet the minimum average percentage in the related subjects, Vocational Theory, and Practicals combined at the +2 level, as follows:
S.No. Community Minimum Average Marks
1 General Category 45.00%
2 Backward Class, including Backward Class Muslim 40.00%
3 MBC & DNC 40.00%
4 SC/SCA/ST 40.00%
Age Limits

The exam authority does not require a minimum age limit. However, the maximum age to apply for engineering courses in Tamil Nadu is 25 years.

Tamil Nadu EA Application Fee

The application fee for the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) 2024 varies based on the category of the applicant. Candidates belonging to the OC, BC, BCM, and MBC&DNC categories are required to pay a fee of Rs. 500. In contrast, those from the SC, SCA, and ST categories have a reduced fee of Rs. 250.

Several payment methods are available. Applicants can choose to pay the fee using a credit card, debit card, net banking, UPI, or even through a demand draft, which should be made payable in favour of “The Secretary, TNEA” and submitted at Chennai.

Application Dates

  • Notification Release: 06-05-2024
  • Registration Opens: 06-05-2024
  • Last Date to Register: 06-06-2024
  • Document Upload Deadline: 12-06-2024
  • Certificate Verification: 13-06-2024 to 30-06-2024

Tamil Nadu Engineering Courses Admission Process

The TNEA admission process starts with online registration, where candidates fill out an application form and pay the registration fee using multiple payment options. Following payment, candidates must upload and verify documents like mark sheets and community certificates to confirm their eligibility.

After document verification, a rank list is published based on marks obtained in the 12th standard board exams. This rank determines the order in which candidates will be called for counselling. During counselling, students select from available engineering colleges and courses based on their ranking and seat availability.

Seats are allotted based on merit and preference. Candidates must confirm their admission by accepting the seat and completing the remaining formalities. Finally, candidates can join the allotted college on the prescribed dates, marking the culmination of the TNEA admission process.

TNEA Reservation Details 2024

Students looking to enrol in Engineering or Architecture courses in Tamil Nadu for the year 2024 should check the reservation percentages for the different categories listed below:

Category Reservation Percentage
Open Competition 31.00%
Backward Class 26.50%
Backward Class Muslim 3.50%
Most Backward Class 20.00%
Denotified Communities 20.00%
Scheduled Caste 15.00%
Scheduled Caste Arunthathiyars 3.00%
Scheduled Tribes 1.00%

How to Apply for Tamil Nade Engineering Admission 2024?

Applying for TNEA 2024 involves several steps. Let me guide you through the process:

  1. Go to the official TNEA website: TNEA Online.
  2. Click on the “Click here for B.E/B.Tech Registration” link.
  3. Fill in the necessary details, including your name, email ID, mobile number, country, etc.
  4. An application number will be sent to your registered email address and mobile number.
  5. Log in using your user ID and password.
  6. Proceed to pay the application fee.
  7. After fee payment, click on the “Proceed to Personal Page” button.
  8. Enter your personal information. Make sure to use the same name as in your 10th/+2 mark sheet.
  9. Click on the “Proceed to Academic Page” button.
  10. Provide your academic information.
  11. Review your application details and submit the completed application form.

Important Links

Official Website
Application Link (B.Tech) Apply Here
B. Arch Apply here
Detailed Notification Read Here

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