About Tamil Nadu Professional Courses Entrance Examinations

The test consists of six papers of questions. The engineering candidates have to attend two papers for the exam. The exam includes objective type questions. The first paper consists of 120 questions and the second paper consists of 90 questions. The test comprises of questions to analyze the candidates basic knowledge in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and mathematics. The total marks awarded for the test is 100.
Study Level
Under Graduate
Mode of Test
Conducting Authority
Anna University

Test Format

0 Min

Duration of Test


Frequency per year

0 - 100

Score Range

1 Year

Test Score Validity


Candidates should have passed the HSC or qualifying examination with certain minimum percentage of marks as specified in specific course. For MBBS/BDS/B.Pharm/BSMS/BHMS/BPT/B.Sc Nursing/B.Sc (Agriculture)/B.Sc (Forestry)/B.V.Sc/B.F.Sc courses candidates must have secured 60% in Biology or Botany and Zoology taken together and 60% in Physics and Chemistry taken together and aggregate of 140/200 in all the above subjects taken together. Candidates should meet the nativity/domicile requirements of Tamil Nadu as laid down by the respective Admitting Authorities for admission to their professional courses. Other State candidates are not permitted to some of the professional courses under TNPCEE. Those who are appearing in the HSC or qualifying examination in the current year are also eligible.


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Application Process

  • The students needs to collect the application form and prospectus from the Admission office, Anna University or Registrar, Anna University in Chennai.
  • They can also collect the form from Engineering Colleges/Institutions/Head Post offices of Tamil Nadu as notified by Anna University after the payment of the requisite amount.
  • The Completed forms with the required documents needs to reach the Secretary of TNPCEE of Anna University by the notified date.


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Preparation Tips

Tamil Nadu Professional Courses entrance examinations is competitive. Securing a good score in the examination is very important in order to secure admission.To secure a good rank in the entrance test it is very important to prepare accordingly. It is recommended that students obtain complete clarity on the examination pattern and then make a clear preparation plan.