TANCET Exam Pattern & Syllabus


TANCET Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Anna University has released Notification for Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2019. It is a Entrance Test for MBA,MCA, M.E., M.Tech., M.Plan, and M.Arch. It is conducted by  Anna University, Chennai on behalf of Government of Tamil Nadu. Candidates can apply through online from 08.05.2019 to 25.05.2019.

Official Notification

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) Exam Pattern & Syllabus is given below go, through the topics, to have an idea of the difficult subjects. Then candidates can plan a schedule for your preparation as per the syllabus. Here is the Exam Pattern & Syllabus for Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET).

Syllabi and Evaluation Scheme

Course Duration of the Test Syllabi
M.B.A 2 hours The question paper will have sections to
i) Evaluate the candidate’s ability to identify critically the data and apply the data to business decisions from given typical business situations.
ii) Evaluate the skill of the candidate in answering questions based on the passages in the comprehension.
iii)Evaluate the skill on solving mathematical problems at graduate level including those learnt in plus two or
equivalent level.
iv) Test on determining data sufficiency for answering certain questions using the given data and the knowledge of
mathematics and use of day-to-day facts.
v) Test the knowledge on written English with questions on errors in usage, grammar, punctuation and the like.
M.C.A A 2 hours The question paper will have the following sections:
i) Quantitative ability ii) Analytical reasoning
iii) Logical reasoning iv) Computer awareness
A few questions may also be on verbal activity, basic science, etc.
M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan. 2 hours The question paper will have three parts.
Part-I and Part-II are compulsory and under Part-III the candidates have to answer the section which has been chosen at the time of registration. If a candidate appears for different section, Part – III
will not be evaluated.

Questions and Evaluation Scheme

TANCET Syllabus


ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS (Common to all Candidates)

Determinants and Matrices: Solving system of equations – Rank of the Matrix – Eigenvalues and eigenvectors – Reduction of quadratic form to canonical form.

Calculus and Differential Equations : Partial derivatives – Jacobians – Taylor’s expansion – Maxima and Minima. Linear ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients – Simultaneous first order linear equations with constant coefficients. Formation of partial differential equation (PDE) – Solution of first order PDE – Solution of linear higher order PDE with constant coefficients.

Vector Calculus: Double and triple integrations and their applications – Gradient, Divergence, Curl and Laplacian – Green’s, Gauss divergence and Stroke’s theorem.

Functions of Complex Variables and Complex Integration: Analytic functions – Conformal Mapping – Bilinear transformation – Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula – Taylor and Laurent Series – Singularities – Residues – Residue theorem and its applications.

Transforms: Laplace Transform – Inverse transforms – Application to solution of linear ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients. Fourier integral theorem – Fourier transform pair – Sine and Cosine transforms. – transform – Inverse Z–transform – Solution of difference equations using Z– transform.

Numerical Methods : Solution of linear system by direct and iterative methods – Interpolation and approximation – Numerical Differentiation and Integration – Solving Ordinary Differential Equations.

Applied Probability : Probability and Random variables – Standard Discrete and Continuous distribution – Moments – Moment generating function and their properties. Two-Dimensional Random Variables – Covariance – Correlation and Regression.


BASIC ENGINEERING & SCIENCES (Common to all Candidates)

Applied Mechanics: Law of Mechanics – Lame’s theorem – Forces, Moments and Couples – Displacement, velocity and Acceleration – Friction – Moment of Inertia.

Mechanical Engineering: Laws of thermodynamics – Open and closed systems – quation of state – Heat and Work.

Physics: Sound – Latices – Ultrasonic flaw detector – X-ray radiography – Interference Fringes – Planck’s quantum theory – Laser and Fibre Optics.

Material Science: Fracture – Magnetic and Dielectric materials – Conductor and Semi conductor materials – Ceramic and Super conductor materials.

Civil Engineering: Fluid Statics and Dynamics – Boundary Layer – Pumps and Turbines –Environmental Pollution.

Electrical Engineering: Ohm’s law – Kirchoff’s law – A.C. circuits – D.C. machines – Transformers – Synchronous machines – Instrumentation.

Computers: Computer organization – Architecture – Arrays – Pointers – User defined function – C program.

Chemistry: Adsorption – Chromatography – Chemical kinetics – Electro chemistry – Spectroscopy – Fuels and Combustion.

PART – III (Group A)


Structural Engineering: Mechanics: Stress-Strain Relationships – Principal stresses and Principal strain in two dimension and three dimension. Composite Bars – Composite Beams – Elastic Constants. Beams and Bending – Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams – Flexural and shear Stresses. Slope and Deflection of Beams. Thin and Thick Cylinders. Torsion. Theories of Failure – Unsymmetrical Bending – Curved Beams – Theories of Columns. Combined Direct and Bending Stresses.

Structural Analysis: Static and Kinematic Indeterminancy – Energy Principles – Deflection of pin jointed plane frames – rigid frames. Classical Method of Analysis of indeterminate structures (Slope deflection and Moment Distribution) – Matrix Method. Arches and Suspension Bridges – Influence Line for Determinate and Indeterminate Structures. Plastic Analysis of Structures.

Building Materials: Cement – Concrete – properties of ingredients – Mix Design – Quality Control – Special Concrete – Concreting Methods – Brick – Brick Masonry – Stone – Timber – Steel.

Concrete Structures: Design Methods – Limit State Design for beams, slabs, columns and footings – retaining walls – water Tanks. Prestressed Concrete – Principles – Methods – Losses – Deflection – Design.

Steel Structures: Steel Sections – Connections – Design of Tension and Compression Members – Beams, Column Bases – Plate Girders and Trusses.

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: Soil Mechanics: Nature of soil – phase relationships – soil classification; Soil water – static pressure – effective stress principle; permeability – seepage; Stress distribution in soil – Consolidation (Terzaghi’s one dimension consolidation theory); Compaction shear strength of soil – Mohr – Coulomb theory – determination of shear strength by different methods; Slope stability analysis – protection measures.

Foundation Engineering: Site investigation – scope and objectives – drilling techniques – depth and spacing of boreholes – sampling techniques – penetration tests (SPT and SCPT) – plate load test– selection of foundation; Foundation types – shallow foundation – bearing capacity (Terzaghis Theory and BIS formula) – allowable bearing pressure – bearing capacity from field tests – settlement of foundation – allowable settlement – Codal provisions; Design of foundations – Isolated, combined and raft foundation; Pile foundations – static and dynamic pile driving formulae (Engineering News and Hiley method) – Pile groups – capacity and settlement – Codal provisions – pile load test – negative friction on piles; Earth pressure theories – Earth pressure on retaining walls – stability analysis of retaining wall.

Transportation Engineering: Highway Planning: Road Classification, Geometric Design of Highways, Construction of Earth, WBM, Bituminous and concrete roads, Design of flexible and rigid pavements. Drainage of roads, Maintenance of roads. Railways, Airways, Docks and Harbour.

Planning: Railway alignment components of permanent way, geometric design Airport planning, components of airport, site selection, planning for terminal building, runways. Harbour planning, components of harbour, inland water transport. Traffic Engineering: Traffic characteristics, Traffic surveys, Traffic Signals, Road markings and signs.

Water Resources Engineering: Fluid Mechanics and hydraulics: Properties of fluids. Fluid statics and relative equilibrium. Basic concepts of fluid flow – kinematics and dynamics. Concept of system and control volume application to continuity, momentum and energy equations. Dimensional analysis and model studies. Laminar and turbulent flow through pipes. Boundary layers. Steady uniform and gradually varied flow in open channels. Rapidly varied flows. Turbines and pumps and positive displacement pumps.

Hydrology and Ground Water: Hydrometeorology. Hydrologic cycle. Precipitation and its measurements. Abstractions. Runoff estimation. Hydrograph analysis. Unit Hydrograph. Hydrologic extremes floods and droughts. Rainwater harvesting. Properties of aquifer. Groundwater development. GEC norms. Well hydraulics. Steady and unsteady flows. Ground water quality.

Irrigation Engineering: Irrigation system. National water policy. Components of irrigation network. Design of lined and unlined channels. Waterways, head works, gravity dams and spillways. Design of weirs on permeable foundation. Soil water relations. Crop water requirements. Irrigation scheduling and methods. Duty, delta and base period. Irrigation water quality. Irrigation water management. Participatory approach.

Environmental Engineering: Water and waste water Engineering; Water requirements; water demand; quality standards; Development of water supply source, conveyance system; basic unit processes and operations for water treatment; water distribution; sewage characteristics; sewage treatment, primary and secondary treatment of sewage, sludge disposal, sewage disposal.

Air Pollution and Control: Types of Pollutants, their sources and impacts, air pollution meteorology, air pollution control, air quality standards and limits.

Noise pollution and Control: Impacts of noise, permissible limits of noise pollution, measurement of noise and control of noise pollution.

Surveying: Chain surveying, compass surveying – plane table surveying – levelling – theodolite surveying – Temporary and permanent adjustments for level and theodolite – trigonometric levelling – tacheometry – traversing – contouring – Computation of areas and volumes. Curve Setting – simple, compound and reverse curves – transition curves – vertical curves – Electromagnetic distance measurement – Total station – construction surveying – hydrographic surveying – route survey – triangulation – astronomical survey.


Applied Probability And Operations Research: Random Processes, Probability Distributions, Queuing Models and Simulation, Testing of Hypothesis, Design of Experiments.

Discrete Mathematical Structures: Formal Language and Automata – Graph Theory.

Compiler Design: Optimization – Code Generation – Implementation – Principles of Programming Languages – Programming Paradigms.

Operating Systems And System Software: Process Management, Storage Management, I/O Systems, Design and Implementation of LINUX OS, assemblers, Loaders, Linkers, Macro Processors.

Distributed Systems: Communication and Distributed Environment, Distributed Operating Systems, Distributed Shared Memory, Protocols, Fault Tolerance and Distributed File Systems, Distributed Object Based Systems.

Programming And Data Structures: Problem Solving Techniques, Trees, Hashing and Priority Queues, Sorting, Graph, Heap Search.

Algorithm Analysis And Design Techniques: Dynamic Programming, Greedy Algorithms, Advanced Algorithms, NP Completeness and Approximation Algorithms.

Microprocessors And Microcontrollers – Computer Architecture And Organization : Digital Fundamentals, Combinational Circuits, Synchronous and Asynchronous Sequential Circuits, Instruction Set Architecture(RISC,CISC,ALU Design), Instruction Level Parallelism, Processing Unit and Pipelining, Memory Organization.

Digital Signal Processing: FFT, Filter Design.

Computer Networks: Data Communication Systems, Applications.

Database Management Systems: Relational Model, Database Design, Implementation
Techniques, Distributed Databases, Object Oriented Databases, Object Relational Databases, Data Mining and Data Warehousing.

Software Engineering Methodologies : Software Product and Processes – Software
Requirements Management – Requirement Engineering, Elicitation, Analysis, Requirements Development and Validation, Requirements Testing – Object Oriented Analysis And Design – Modular Design, Architectural Design, User Interface Design, Real Time Software Design, System Design, Data acquisition System – Software Testing And Quality Assurance – SQA Fundamentals, Quality Standards, Quality Metrics, Software Testing Principles, Defects, Test Case Design Strategies, Software Quality and reusability, Software Project Management, Software Cost Estimation, Function Point Models, Software Configuration Management, Software Maintenance.

Artificial Intelligence: Intelligent Agents, Search Strategies, Knowledge Representation, Learning,Applications.

Mobile Computing: Wireless Communication Fundamentals, Telecommunication Systems, Wireless Networks.

Security In Computing : Program Security, Security in Operating Systems, Database and Network Security, Scientific Computing, Information Coding Techniques, Cryptography, Network Security.

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