TNEA 2024: Exam Date, Application Form, Pattern, Eligibility Criteria

The Directorate of Technical Education, Tamil Nadu is responsible for organizing TNEA every year. Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions abbreviated as TNEA is an online counselling window for admission to Government and Government Aided Engineering Colleges, Annamalai University, University Departments and Constituent Colleges of Anna University, and Self–Financing Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu.

TNEA counselling is a state-level Combined Single Window Admission System for the citizens of India only. It is held online in four rounds as per the official schedule. Applicants will have to participate in corresponding rounds based on their rank. Through this article, candidates can check the complete details on TNEA counselling 2024.

TNEA Important Dates

Candidates can check the tentative schedule for TNEA Counselling from the table below.

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Registration will commence fromMay 2024
Last date to apply for counsellingJune 2024
Date of assigning a random numberJune 2024
Release of rank listJune 2024
Date of online counselling for special reservation categoriesJuly 2024
Date of counselling for general categoryAugust 2024
Online supplementary counsellingAugust 2024
Online SCA to SC CounsellingSeptember 2024
Closing for counsellingSeptember 2024

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are eligible to apply for admission through TNEA if they satisfy the following conditions.

Tamil Nadu students who have passed their Class 8th to Class 12th standard in Tamil Nadu.

Children of All India Service Tamil Nadu cadre officers are eligible to apply.

Children of Central Government Employees (who had been working in their organizations for the past five years) are eligible to apply.

Candidates from other states who have studied from Class 8th to Class 12th in Tamil Nadu are eligible to apply for TNEA 2024.

Educational Qualification

Candidates who have cleared their HSC (Academic) or its equivalent with a minimum of 45% marks (40% marks for reserved category) in Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry (all put together) are eligible to apply for TNEA counselling.

TNEA Registration 2024

Candidates are advised to first check their eligibility before participating in the TNEA registration. The TNEA application form will be released online only. Candidates can register for counselling at as per the schedule. Apart from this, applicants can also visit the TNEA Facilitation Centers (TFC) situated in selected cities and fill out the TNEA application form with the help of experts there.

The online application for TNEA counselling includes the steps like Registration, Login, filling out the online application form, previewing and submitting the form, and downloading the online form.

TNEA Application Fee

CategoryFee details
General categoryRs 500/-
SC /SCA /ST category belonging to Tamil NaduRs 250/-

List of Participating Institutes

  • PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai
  • Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai
  • Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • Thiagarajan College of Engineering, Maduri
  • Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur
  • Velammal Engineering College, Chennai
  • Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore
  • Josheph’s College of Engineering, Chennai, etc.

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TNEA Rank List

The selection of applicants will be based on the scores obtained in the prescribed subjects in the qualifying examination which has been reduced to 200 marks (100 for Mathematics and 50 for Physics, and 50 for Chemistry).

It is expected that the TNEA will release the rank list in August 2024. Candidates who successfully participated in the admission process can check the rank list by entering their registered email id and password. Selected candidates will be further called for the counselling process.

TNEA Cut-off

The TNEA Cut-off will be released by the authority most likely in August 2024 through online mode. The cutoff marks are the minimum qualifying marks that applicants need to achieve to get admission to various colleges located throughout Tamil Nadu.

The authority will decide cut off after considering various factors such as availability of seats, the total number of applicants, performance of the candidate in the qualifying exam, etc.

TNEA Counselling 2024

The process of TNEA 2024 Counselling will be commenced in October 2024 (tentatively). Candidates whose names will be appeared in the rank list will be invited to the counselling process.

The counselling will be held in 4 rounds including choice filling, allotment, confirmation of allotment and reporting to the college.

The candidates should fill the choices of college and courses as per their choice. After that, they have to pay the required counselling fee. The candidates to bring all the important documents for verification at the time of counselling.

TNEA Contact Details

Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE),

53, Sardar Patel Road,

Guindy, Chennai – 600 025

Email: [email protected]

Toll Free number- 1800-425-0110



What is the last date for TNEA 2024?

The exact dates have not been announced yet. However, it is expected that the last date to apply will be June 2024.

Who is eligible for TNEA 2024?

Candidates must have cleared 12th examinations from a recognized board to be eligible to apply for the TNEA 2024.

How many seats are offered in TNEA?

Approx 151870 seats.

What is the Counselling fee for TNEA?

For the general category the counselling fee is RS 5000/- and for SC/ST category the application fee is Rs 1000/-

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