Other State Quota in Anna University, TamilNadu for Engineering and Architecture Admission

Other State Quota Admission

After abolition of Tamil Nadu Professional Colleges Entrance Examination in 2007, the admission to Engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu is conducted by Anna University, Chennai. There will be a separate application form will be issued for other state quota during 2017.

Applications are invited for admission to first year B. E. / B. Tech. / B. Arch. Degree Courses for the year 2015 – 16 from the eligible Other State candidates for the seats reserved in the University Departments of Anna University.

Eligibility for B. E. / B. Tech

Minimum Qualification for Other state quota

A pass in the HSC (Academic) or its equivalent with a minimum average percentage in the relevant subjects as prescribed below or Any other equivalent qualification with relevant subjects approved by the Higher Secondary Board of Tamil Nadu.

Minimum Eligibility Marks

Reservation of Quota

TNEA fills the Govt. quota seats of all Engineering colleges. In Govt. Engineering colleges 100%, In Govt. Aided Engineering colleges 90%, In Self financing/ Private Engineering colleges 65%, In private Minority colleges 50% seats are filled by TNEA.

Category Reservation

Under category reservation the following percentage of seats are alloted for each category.

Community Minimum average marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together (%)
General Category 50.00
SC/ST 35.00

When the candidates produce grade certificates, they have to produce the actual marks also otherwise only the minimum marks applicable to the grades in the eligible subjects (Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry) will be taken into account.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Candidates who have passed International Baccalaureate Diploma after 10 years of schooling, with Mathematics as compulsory subject.

General category: candidates should have secured not less than 50% marks in aggregate in all the semesters put together. SC/ST: candidates should have secured not less than 45% marks in aggregate in all the semesters put together.


  • When the candidates produce Grade certificates, they have to produce the actual marks also otherwise only the minimum marks applicable to the grades in the eligible subjects will be taken into account.
  • For the purpose of calculation of marks in respect of sandwich Diploma candidates, the marks of all the other semesters except industrial training shall be considered.

Eligibility for B.Arch

The candidates should have passed (pass mark is 80 out of 200) the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by the Council of Architecture, New Delhi.

Other State Quota - Seats Allocation

52 seats (including 1 seat for Kashmiri Migrant) are reserved for B. E. / B. Tech. Degree Courses in University Departments of Anna University, Chennai-25.Two seats are reserved for B. Arch. Degree Course in the University Department of Anna University, Chennai-25. A candidate needs to submit only one application for all the courses mentioned above.

Regionwise Intake for B. E./B. Tech.

University / Institute Region Number of Seats
General SC/ST

Anna University, Chennai-25
Northern 9 2
Eastern 9 2
Western 9 2
Southern 12 4
Kasmiri Migrant 1 -

Northern Region : Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi (UT), Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh (UT)

Eastern Region: Andaman (UT), Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Lakshadweep (UT), Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal

Western Region: Dadra & Nagar Haveli (UT), Daman & Diu (UT), Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra.

Southern Region: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry (UT).

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Our Educational Expert Clarifications

IISc Questions
My son belongs to A.P and would like to participate in TNEA. How shall we apply and the procedure for the same? name
Prabhakar Rao Nov 22, 2012

The student cannot participate in TNEA Tamilnadu admissions, because the eligibility conditions will vary. Refer TNEA eligibility conditions . But he can apply through Other States Quota since the student studied all the way in Andhra Pradesh. Other state quota available in Anna University Constituent Colleges like College of Engineering, Guindy, Alagappa College of Technology, Guindy campus, Madras Institute of Technology, Chromepet.