TNAU Category-wise Reservation & Special Reservation

The reservation categories are mutually exclusive and a candidate can opt for only one reservation category though the candidate may be eligible under more than one category.

Category-wise Reservation

Open competition (OC) 31.0% Most backward/Denotified (MBC) 20.0%
Backward Classes (BC) 26.5% Schedule Caste (SC) 18.0%
Backward class Muslims (BCM) 03.5% Scheduled Tribe (ST) 01.0%

Special Reservations

A separate certificate with necessary details issued by the competent authority concerned has to be attached along with application for claiming each of these reservations.

They should also enclose a DD for Rs. 100/- for each special reservation along with appropriate certificates. If appropriate certificates or supporting documents for special reservation claim are not enclosed with the Special Reservation Form, their claim under such categories will not be considered.

Differenly Abled

  • Three percent (3%) of the seats in the B. Sc. (Agriculture) degree program are reserved for differently abled candidates. (1% - ENT; 1%  - Ortho  and 1% visually impaired).  
  • The applicant should fulfil all qualifying requirements and maximum age limit is relaxble to 26 years
  • A separate TNAU Medical Team  will examine the candidates with reference to their certificates before counselling. Candidates have to attach special application for this purpose (Appendix V)  and enclose   DD for Rs.100/


  • Six seats in B. Sc. (Ag.) and one seat each in B. Sc. (Horti.) and B. Tech. (Agrl. Engg.) degree programs are reserved for the son / daughter of Ex-servicemen.
  • Candidates called for special counselling should produce Ex-serviceman ID cards of their parents
  • Candidates have to attach special application for this purpose (Appendix III) and enclose DD for Rs.100/.

Freedom Fighter

  • One Seat is reserved in B. Sc. (Ag.) for the descendents of freedom fighters. The applicant should fulfill all qualifying requirements.
  • Candidates have to attach special application for this purpose (Appendix IV) and enclose DD for Rs.100/.

Eminent Sports Person

  • Four seats in B. Sc. (Ag.) and one seat in B. Sc. (Hort.) are reserved under sports quota for eminent sports persons.
  • Certificates obtained at National / State / District / Division level alone will be considered on the order of merit and hence copies of all relevant certificates should be attached. Candidate should also enclose a list of certificates attached singned by candidate and parent.
  • Candidates have to attach special application for this purpose (Appendix VI) and enclose DD for Rs.100/.

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (AIEEE - ICAR), New Delhi

  • Fifteen percent (15%) seats are reserved for candidates selected by Indian Council of Agricultural Research,
    New Delhi through the National Level Entrance Examination for B. Sc. (Agriculture), B. Sc. (Horticulture),
    B. Sc. (Forestry), B. Sc. (Home Science) and B. Tech. (Agricultural Engineering).

Industry Sponsorship / Non Resident Indian (NRIs)

  • Five Seats each in the undergraduate programs are allotted for the Industry sposorship and Non-Resident Indian quota on merit basis.
  • A separate Application (Appendix II) for this quota along with DD for Rs.100/- should be enclosed with the Main Application.

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Our Educational Expert Clarifications

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Is application available in tirupur and what is the date of issue ? name
Rubigha Apr 26, 2013

Printed applications for TNAU will not be issued this year, only online applications are available. The student has to visit the TNAU website to fillup the application.

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When will be the Coimbatore Agriculture university application will be given? name
Dinesh kumar Apr 25, 2013

TamilNadu Agricultural Universtiy Application will be opened online from 6th May 2013.

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How do I get applications to join B.Sc (Agriculture) in TNAU for the academic year 2013-2014 ? name
Swetha Apr 27, 2013

TamilNadu Agricultural Universtiy Application forms are available online from May 06, 2013. You can fill up the application and take the print out of the application. Post the printed application with required certificates, pasted photo and signature and payment slip.

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Where can I pay the application fee for TNAU counselling application in Namakkal ? name
Ragulkannan Apr 27, 2013

The Application fees can be paid at the nearest State Bank of India branch. After filling the TNAU online application, pay the fee by TNAU-SBI POWER JYOTI challan.