Preparation of Merit list:
A merit list will be prepared based on the marks obtained in the relevant
subjects, namely, Maths, Physics and Chemistry which will be reduced to 200 (Maths – 100, Physics – 50
and Chemistry – 50). The overall rank is prepared based on the merit list with the defined procedure for
tie-break. The overall rank and community rank will be published in the official TNEA Web portal. A week is reserved for addressing applicants’ grievances after the publication of the rank. In case of grievances, applicants can contact the office of the Secretary, TNEA at Anna University, Chennai 600 025.
Online Choice: Filling and Confirmation (Online Counselling)
The applicants will be grouped based on their rank and each group of applicants will be
allowed to participate in counselling according to their turn. TNEA 2018 will have five rounds of counselling.
The applicant has to login into the TNEA portal by using his/her user ID and Password (same as that used
at the time of registration) for performing various activities in a particular round. The procedure for each
round of counselling is as follows:
1) Publication of eligible applicants:
The list of eligible applicants for a particular round will be published in the TNEA portal.
Applicants should pay an initial deposit of Rs. 5000/- for general category and Rs. 1000/- for
SC / SCA / ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu, through online mode of payment (Net Banking /
Credit Card / Debit Card) by using the TNEA portal, according to the payment schedule of the round. Applicant can participate in the counselling only after the successful payment of the initial
deposit. Hence applicant are advised to make the payment well in advance of the scheduled
3) Adding Choices:
After successful completion of payment, those applicants in the current round can
add choices to their list (in order of preference) to be considered for allotment by using the TNEA
- ▪ Three days are provided to enter choices from the commencement of round (24 hours for first two
days and up to 5.00 P.M. on the third day).
- ▪ A choice refers to a branch in a college.
- ▪ The order of preference is the applicant’s priority of choices for allotment of seats ordered from the
most preferred to the least preferred. For example, Choice number 1 will be considered the most
preferred choice for allotment. If Choice number 1 could not be allotted based on the rank, Choice
2, 3, 4 and so on (strictly in that order) will be considered for allotment.
- ▪ The TNEA portal has provisions to add choices in multiple ways to the list in the order of
preference (for more information visit TNEA portal). Applicants are advised to save the choices
made at regular intervals.
- ▪ A format sheet for Choice Preparation is available in the TNEA portal and can be downloaded by
the applicants from the TNEA portal. Using this Sheet, they can prepare the choice list from their
respective homes. They are advised to be ready with the filled-in Choice Preparation Sheet before
logging into TNEA portal for choice entry.
- ▪ The applicant should prepare the Choice Preparation Sheet by referring to multiple sources like:
- Information about colleges which is available in the booklet provided to applicants during the
verification of original certificates at TFC.
- Checking the vacancy position from TNEA portals.
- Checking previous years’ minimum cut-off with respect to the applicant’s preferred choice
using the TNEA portal.
- Enquiring about and gathering first-hand information about the applicant’s preferred choice
from different sources.
- Various other information like NBA, NAAC, etc.
4) Locking Choices:
After adding their choices, applicants should lock their choices before 5.00 pm on
the third day from the commencement of the counselling round.
- Applicants shall verify the choice list and reorder their order of preferences, if necessary and
ensure that their choice list is in proper order before locking them. Once the choices are
locked, the applicant cannot add to / modify the list.
- Applicants’ choice list can be rearranged and modified in many ways through the TNEA portal.
(For more information, visit TNEA portal.)
- After locking the choices, a PDF document containing the list of choices locked by the
applicant will be sent to the applicant’s registered email with the generated integrity code. The
integrity code is to prevent any further modification to the applicant’s choice list that has been
- If applicants fail to lock their choices within the stipulated time, the system itself will lock the
- ◦ The applicant’s list, as available at the time of locking, will be considered for allotment on
the basis of rank and the order of applicant’s preferences.
- ◦ If no choices were added by the applicant at the time of locking, the applicant shall opt to
participate in the next round of counselling, if further round(s) of counselling has/have
been scheduled. Otherwise he/she has to quit counselling.
5) Tentative Allotment:
After the locking of choices by the applicants, the system will, tentatively, allot
the choice based on rank and the applicant’s order of preferences. The same can be viewed the
following day after locking the choices by the applicants through their login.
6) Submission of Allotment Options:
After the tentative allotment, the applicant shall either confirm
or decline or reject the allotment. The allotment option is given to get the applicant’s decision on the
tentative allotment. The different allotment options that can be exercised by the applicant are:
If the choice of an applicant is allotted tentatively, the applicant can exercise the following options:
- a) Confirm the tentatively allotted choice
- b) Confirm the tentatively allotted choice with upward movement ◦ Upward Movement: If a higher order preferred choice is available during the final
allotment, it will be allotted by rank to an applicant who had opted for upward movement
without any further confirmation.
◦ The above option is not applicable if the tentatively allotted choice happens to be the first
preferred choice of the applicant.
c) Decline the tentatively allotted choice and opt for upward movement
- ◦ If a choice is allotted in case of upward movement without any further confirmation, that
choice will be allotted to the applicant. Otherwise, the applicant becomes automatically
eligible for the next round of counselling, if there are further rounds of counselling.
- ◦ The above option is not applicable if the tentatively allotted choice happens to be the first
preferred choice of the applicant.
d) Decline the tentatively allotted choice and opt to participate in the next round of counselling as
per the next round’s vacancy position ◦ The above option is not applicable if no further rounds of counselling are available.
e) Quit Counselling If none of the applicant’s choice could be tentatively allotted on the basis of rank, the applicant can
exercise the following options:
a) Opt for upward movement ◦ if a choice is allotted in upward movement, it will be allotted to the applicant without any
further confirmation. Otherwise, the applicant becomes automatically eligible for the next
round of counselling, if there are further rounds of counselling.
b) Opt to participate in the next round of counselling as per the next round’s vacancy position ◦ The above option is not applicable if there are no further rounds of counselling.
c) Quit Counselling ▪ Applicants who fail to submit the allotment option within the stipulated time have to forgo the
tentatively allotted seat if any seat has been allotted tentatively. Such applicants’ tentatively
allotted choices will be subsequently allotted to those applicants who appear for that particular
round on the basis of rank. The applicants who fail to submit their allotment option are eligible to
participate in the next round of counselling. But if there are no further rounds of counselling, the
applicant has to quit the counselling.
7) Final Allotment:
After submission of allotment options, the final allotment will be done by the system
based on rank and the applicant’s allotment options that have been submitted. The final allotment
order can be viewed and downloaded by the applicants through their login in the TNEA Web portal.
Ask your Tamil Nadu Engineering Counselling 2018 Doubts
Our Educational Expert Clarifications on TNEA
When will the TENA rank list published on website ? What is the use of rank list or merit list?
Seakar Jun 11, 2013
Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) rank list wil be released on 12th June 2013. Based on the ranking priorities and selection procedure of TNEA the rank list wil be prepared from +2 results. From this rank order only the students will be called for counselling.
I want to know my random number announced by anna university?
Karthi Jun 05, 2013
Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) Random numbers has been released. YOu can check the random number and application status on Anna University website.
When will the Random Nubers be given for TNEA 2013 ?
Darren Jun 05, 2013
TNEA 2013 Random numbers has been released on 5th June 2013.
Where the engineering counselling application issued in salem district ?
Vignesh Dhurai May 10, 2013
In salem district the engineering counseling application forms are issued in Government College of Engineering, Government Arts College for Women, Arignar Anna Government Arts College, Athur.
When Tamil Nadu Engineering Counselling will be started, provide the dates of TNEA admissions and counselling ?
Karna May 09, 2013
Tamil Nadu Engineering Counselling may be started at June 19, 2013 for special reservation quota, The general counselling may be started after 20, June 2013.
When the counselling application will be issued for engineering and medical after HSC result from where can I buy ?
Harichithra Apr 11, 2013
The TNEA counselling applications will be issued from May 4th, 2013.
I finished my +2 examination in year 2012, Am I eligible for 2013 counselling?
Arjun May 05, 2013
Yes you are eligible for the 2013 TNEA conselling. You can apply for TNEA.
Will the counselling be conducted only in Chennai or in any other cities ?
Padmanabhan May 04, 2012
The Tamil Nadu engineering counseling is conducted only in Chennai. You have to come to Anna University, Chennai for attending the counseling. The govt. is giving concession in the Bus fare for student and one person with him.
When will the counselling application forms will be available in anna university?
Jayapriya May 04, 2012
The application forms for Tamil Nadu Engineering counseling will be available at the time of HSC results. The counseling application from dates may be announced after May 7th, 2012.
Can I know the likely date of issue of counselling form for admissions to various colleges in Tamil Nadu?
kannan May 04, 2012
The TNEA counseling applications will be issued after the +2 Results normally. The counseling application form dates will be announced after May 7, 2012.
In which location the TN engineering counseling will be held? My preferred location is coimbatore ?
Archana Feb 24, 2012
Tamil Nadu engineering counselling will be conducted only in Anna University, Chennai. Before 2007 years it was conducted in 4 locations Chennai, Tiruchi, Coimbatore and Madurai.
How to apply for TNEA counselling ? How to attend the Tamil Nadu Engineering Counselling ?
Anbazhagan Feb 09, 2012
Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) application will be issued after the Tamil Nadu +2 results. you can buy the forms in Anna University and Govt. Engineering colleges for apply TNEA 2012.
In which month TNEA application form for B.Tech come? Is there any reservation for SC canditates of other state than TN?
Vivek Feb 05, 2012
TNEA application will be issued immediately after the Tamil Nadu +2 results.
Yes. There will be a separate reservation for SC candidates from other States. Reservation policy are as applicable to Tamil Nadu students. SC reservation in Tamil Nadu will be 19%
I am now in 12th std, Need to know how and when to apply for the Tamil Nadu Engineering (TNEA) counselling, Need to know good courses in engineering, and Entrance exams which I can apply now and the procedure for the same ?
Sushmitha Feb 04, 2012
You can apply for TNEA in May 2012. The application forms will be issued by Anna University and Govt. Engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. Apart from Tamil Nadu admission many All India Institutions admissions are going on now, There are more the 60 Entrance Exams conducted all over India. You can get all those exams alerts with complete admission information online as well as by post and SMS by enrolling our premium membership. Logon to your free membership account if you have already registerd, for more details.
How can I get application for attending the counselling of engineering college in Tamil Nadu in 2012?
Kishore Jan 25, 2012
The TNEA application forms will be issued in All Government colleges in Tamil Nadu including Anna University Chennai after your 12th results. You can apply for TNEA counselling in May 2012.