Sports Quota

The purpose of the sports quota is to recognize and give weight age to the sports eminence of the candidates and hence marks for sports achievements alone will be considered in ranking the candidates.

Seats available for Sports Quota

The Govt. of TamilNadu increased the Sports quota seats in TamilNadu Engineering Admissions. Previously 12 seats in Anna University , 88 seats in Govt., Govt. Aided and Private colleges, Totally 100 seats were available under sports quota. Now the total number of seats in sports quota increased to 500. 12 seats will be in Anna University and the remaining 488 seats will be in Anna University of Technologies, Govt., Govt. Aided and Private engineering colleges.

Application Procedure for Sports Quota

To apply for Sports quota, Students should attach the special reservation form for Sports with TNEA application form and a Demand draft for Rs. 100/- and copies of the relevant certificates in person to the Secretary TNEA, Chennai. Also refer Annexure II in the TNEA instruction given with application from for getting the special reseravation form.

List Of Sports Disciplines

1 Athletics 14 Cycling 27 Motor Sports 40 Table Tennis
2 Atya Patya 15 Fencing 28 Netball 41 Taek-won-do
3 Badminton 16 Football 29 Powerlifting 42 Tennikoit
4 Ball Badminton 17 Golf 30 Roller Skating 43 Tennis
5 Base Ball 18 Gymnastics 31 Rowing 44 Throwball
6 Basketball 19 Handball 32 Rugby 45 Triathon
7 Beach Volleyball 20 Hockey 33 Sailing 46 Volleyball
8 Billiards and Snookers 21 Judo 34 Sepak Takraw 47 Weightlifting
9 Body Building 22 Kabaddi 35 Shooting 48 Wrestling
10 Boxing 23 Karate – Do 36 Silambam 49 Wushu
11 Carrom 24 Kho – Kho 37 Soft Ball 50 Yachting
12 Chess 25 Korf Ball 38 Squash Rackets 51 Yogasanas
13 Cricket 26 Mallakhamb 39 Swimming    

General Conditions

  • The highest achievement of the candidate in only one annual tournament in the sports disciplines in a year will be considered for awarding marks. Selection of the candidate will be based on the marks obtained by the candidate.
  • Participation / achievements for the past 5 years, in sports / games will be taken into account. National / State Level Championships / Tournaments conducted by organizations recognized by Indian Olympic Association / Sports Development Authority of Tamilnadu (SDAT) / Tamilnadu Olympic Association (TNOA) alone will be considered for award of marks.
  • The relevant attested copies of certificates issued by the appropriate authorities as detailed below are to be submitted along with the application.
  • Open / Invitational tournaments of any kind will not be considered.
  • For Cricket, the annual official championship tournaments conducted within the country under the auspices of TNCA / BCCI at District / State / National Level alone will be taken into consideration for that year.
  • Participation / achievements of candidates with nativity in Tamil Nadu who represented Tamil Nadu alone are eligible for marks under National Category.
  • Only Tamil Nadu candidates are eligible to apply for admission under Sports Quota and only the candidates who have studied KVS / CBSE schools within Tamil Nadu will be eligible for marks.
  • A Common Committee for Engineering and Medicine constituted for this purpose will rank the candidates based on the marks assigned to the certificates enclosed along with the application. All the achievement certificates are to be supported necessarily by the relevant participation certificates and appropriate Forms. No further enclosures or certificates under any circumstances will be entertained after the last date for submission of completed application.
  • Required number of candidates will be called to appear for an interview before the Common Committee for Engineering / Medicine for verification of the originals, followed by counselling after ranking. If any candidate fails to produce the requisite Original Certificates / Forms, his / her place will be allotted to the candidate next in rank and so on.
  • Selected candidates will be counselled and allotment of branches and colleges earmarked for this quota will be based on the ranking before the start of the main Counselling.

Certificates Required

For consideration of candidates seeking admission under the category of eminent sports person, he / she should enclose attested photo copies of participation certificates and the forms issued by the relevant sports authorities, along with the application.

International Achievement

Olympics, World Cup / World Championship, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Asian Championships, Junior World Cup / World Championships, Asian Junior Championships, World University Games / Championships, World School Games, Afro Asian Games, South Asian Federation Games and Junior South Asian Federation Games are comes under category I. All other International tournaments not covered under Category I and wherein, not less than six countries had participated and events approved by IOA and cleared by SAI, Government of India comes uder category II

Competition Gold Silver Bronze Participation
International (Category – I ) 500 450 400 150
International (Category – II ) 350 300 250 125

National Tournaments

The highest achievement in only one annual tournament, officially recognised as the regular annual championship / tournament by Indian Olympic Association / SDAT / SAI / respective official National Federation will be considered (for each year) for the award of marks. Marks will not be awarded for selection trials.

Competition Gold Silver Bronze Participation
National Championships Organised by National Federations 190 160 130 50
School Games Federation of India (SGFI) Meet (National Level) 190 160 130 50
All India Rural Sports Meet (National Level) 190 160 130 50
National Sports Festival for Women (National Level) 190 160 130 50
National Inter School Competition (National Level) 190 160 130 50
South Zone Tournaments Meets organised by State Associations &Federations/td> 120 110 100 20

State Tournaments

The highest achievement in only one annual tournament, officially recognised as the regular annual championship / tournament by SDAT / SAI / respective official State Association will be considered (for each year) for the award of marks.

Competition Gold Silver Bronze Participation
State Championship Representing Revenue District – Organised by State Associations 95 80 65 15
Bharathiar Day Sports Meet (State Level) 80 65 50 10
Republic Day Sports Meet (State Level) 80 65 50 10
State Inter School Competition (State Level) 80 65 50 10
KVS / CBSE National Sports Meet (State Level) 80 65 50 10
PYKKA (Panchayat Yuva Krida Aurkhel Abhiyan) State Rural Competition 80 65 50 10

Divisional Level Achievements

Competition Gold Silver Bronze Participation
Bharathiar Day Sports Meet (Divisional Level) 45 30 15 5
Republic Day Sports Meet (Divisional Level) 45 30 15 5
District Inter School Competition(Divisional Level) 45 30 15 5
KVS Regional / CBSE South Zone Meet (Divisional Level) 45 30 15 5
PYKKA District Rural Competition (Divisional Level) 45 30 15 5

TNEA Sports Counselling

Sports quota Counselling will be conducted separately with sports rank.

Sports Quota Certificate Verification

Students applied for sports quota and called for counselling should come for certificate verification to Anna University Chennai.

Totally 500 seats are available under sports quota. 700 students have been called fo first day and 300 students have been called for second day of counselling. Students are advised to bring 10th, 12th Marksheets, community cerificate, nativity cerificate, income cerificate and counselling call letter for counselling.

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Our Educational Expert Clarifications on TNEA

IISc Questions
When I have to submit the application under sports quota to TNEA and how? name
Priyadharshini Apr 19, 2013

After the issue of TNEA application form you have to buy a TNEA form, there will be a special reservation form for Sports quota. You have to fill the special reservation form and get attestation from concerned sports authorities. You have to submit the forms in person (by coming to Anna University) to Secretary TNEA, Chennai.

IISc Questions
I got 320 marks in sports certificates but engg cut off is 110.5, Will I get seat under sports quota? name
Kiran May 30, 2012

You apply for sports quota as per the instructions, let the committee will decide yr marks and counseling.

IISc Questions
B.Tech application for sports quota should be submitted directly or we can send through post? name
Sree May 16, 2012

Sports quota application has to be submitted directly to the Secretary TNEA, Chennai. The student has to submit the TNEA application, sports quota application, Rs. 100 extra DD for sports quota with supporting documents.

IISc Questions
What is meant by highest achievement in one annual tournament. I won 2 gold and 2 silver medals in kvs national meet this year and also 3 gold medals in kvs regional level, Can I apply with both these certificates ? name
Raji May 16, 2012

You have got Gold and silvers in this year, So Gold only will be considered this year. Also the you have played in National and regional level, the highest is the national, so the national achievement will be considered. Let you apply with all your certificates in person, The committee will give you the points as per the rules.

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I have participated nationals in gymnastics. I have got 150 cut off. Can I get the sports quota seat in coimbatore ? name
Madhan May 16, 2012

you are eligible to apply under sports quota. But for participation in national level games you will get 50 points. We can not predict how many students have greater points than you.

IISc Questions
Can I know the likely date of issue of counselling form for admissions to various colleges in Tamil Nadu? name
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.

IISc Questions
I am gold medalist in Judo national championship , Am I eligible for the sports quota in anna university ? name
Shuvam kumar May 02, 2012

Yes you are eligible for Sports quota in Anna University. For National championship seperate marks will be awared. But Sports quota is only available for TamilNadu students.

IISc Questions
I have 2 certificates of runner and participation in football from Football Federation of India and TamilNadu Football Association. I have national certificates for CRICKET. Am I eligible for sports quota? name
Mohanraj Apr 27, 2012

Yes you are eligible. In a year the highest achivement for example in football the runner will be considered. Also the certificates of Last 5 year only will be considered. Your Cricket will be counted.

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I have won state level hand ball champion and got 175 cut off of mark, can i get sport quota engineering seat? name
Praveen Mar 30, 2012

Sure you can apply for sports quota for Handball state championship. The admission will be based on the number of students applied for sports quota and their achievements.