TANCET Syllabus and Pattern 2018    

Anna University will conduct the TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test) 2018 for admission into M.E/M.Tech/M.Plan/M.Arch degree courses for the academic session 2018-19. Admission to PG Engineering/Architecture courses will be done on the basis of TANCET 2018 exam and TANCET merit list. The TANCET 2018 engineering exam will be held in the month of March 2018 at various examination cities across Tamil Nadu State. Applicants appearing for the TANCET entrance exam have to know about TANCET Syllabus and Pattern 2018. The exam conducting university, Anna University will provide the TANCET 2018 syllabus and pattern at its official website of Anna University. Moreover, the TANCET engineering exam pattern and TANCET engineering syllabus will help the exam takers prepare well for the TANCET entrance examination. Therefore, interested applicants must check the exam pattern of TANCET 2018 and syllabus of TANCET 2018 which is given below.

TANCET 2018 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

TANCET Engineering Entrance exam is a university level entrance test, organized by Anna University. Through TANCET engineering exam, the applicants will be selected on the basis of marks secured in Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test the applicants will get admission into Postgraduate engineering/architecture programmes in Tamil Nadu state. Those applicants who want to take admission in engineering have to fill & submit the TANCET application form 2018.  Applicants can also check the TANCET Syllabus and Pattern 2018 from official site of Anna University (www.annauniv.edu).

TANCET Syllabus and Pattern 2018   

Anna University provide the TANCET paper pattern and TANCET syllabus 2018. The exam pattern for TANCET 2018 includes the type of questions, no. of questions, TANCET marking scheme, duration of test, etc. The syllabus for TANCET 2018 contains the subjects & topics that must be studied by the applicants appearing for the TANCET examination.

TANCET Exam Pattern 2018

  • The entrance exam of TANCET 2018 will be organized in offline mode.
  • TANCET entrance examination will be objective type (multiple choice questions) questions.
  • There will be mainly three parts/sections in the TANCET paper.
  • The section/part I and part II will be compulsory.
  • The section/part III will be based on the programmes selected by the exam takers.
  • Part III will be conducted in 23 papers/discipline.
  • The part I contain 20 questions from engineering mathematics.
  • Part II includes 35 questions from basic engineering and sciences.
  • The part III contain 60 questions from programmes selected by the test takers.
  • One mark will be allocated for each right response in each section/part.
  • 1/3 marks is deducted for each incorrect response in each section/part.
  • The duration of TANCET 2018 will be of 2 hours.

Exam Pattern for TANCET 2018 for M.E/M.Tech/M.Plan/M.Arch


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TANCET 2018 Syllabus for M.E/M.Tech/M.Plan/M.Arch

Applicants who will apply for the TANCET 2018 exam must know about the TANCET syllabus 2018 for different courses. Aspirants can check and download here TANCET syllabus 2018 for all papers to use for the preparation for the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test. The Syllabus of TANCET 2018 provides separately for all the discipline. Moreover, the engineering mathematics & basic engineering & science papers are the common part in the entrance examination.

TANCET 2018 Part I:-

TANCET Syllabus for Engineering Mathematics

  • Determinants & Matrices
  • Calculus & Differential Equations
  • Functions of complex variables & complex integration
  • Transforms
  • Applied Probability
  • Numerical Methods

TANCET 2018 Part II:-

TANCET Syllabus for Basic Engineering and Sciences

  • Applied Mechanics
  • Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Material Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computers

TANCET 2018 Part III:-

TANCET Exam Syllabus for Civil Engineering

  • Structural Engineering
  • Building Materials
  • Structural Analysis
  • Concrete Structures
  • Soil Mechanics & foundation engineering
  • Steel structures
  • Foundation engineering
  • Water resources engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Hydrology & Ground water
  • Environmental engineering
  • Surveying
  • Noise pollution & control

TANCET Syllabus for Computer Science & Information Technology

  • Applied probability & operations research
  • Discrete Mathematical structures
  • Compiler design
  • Distributed systems
  • Operating systems & system software
  • Algorithms analysis & design techniques
  • Programming & data structures
  • Digital signal processing
  • Microprocessors & microcontrollers
  • Computer networks
  • Database management systems
  • Software engineering methodologies
  • Mobile computing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Security in computing

TANCET Syllabus for Electrical & Electronics Engineering

  • Electrical circuits & fields
  • Electrical Machines
  • Control systems
  • Power systems
  • Power electronics & drives
  • Microprocessor & Microcontrollers
  • Digital signal processing
  • Electric energy
  • High voltage engineering

TANCET Syllabus 2018 for Electronics & Communication Engineering

  • Electronics Devices
  • Circuit Analysis
  • Electronics Circuits
  • Instrumentation
  • Microprocessor & its applications
  • Electromagnetic fields
  • Optical communication
  • Communication theory & systems
  • Signals & systems

TANCET Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechanics, Kinetics & Dynamics
  • Strength of materials & design
  • Materials Science & metallurgy
  • Production Technology
  • Metrology & Measurements
  • Heat & Mass transfer
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid mechanics

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