TN Lateral Entry Admission 2022: Registration, Eligibility - Embibe
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  • Last Modified 27-06-2022
  • Written By Team_Embibe
  • Last Modified 27-06-2022

TN Lateral Entry Admission 2022: Dates, Application

TN Lateral Entry Admission 2022: The Tamil Nadu Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE) will shortly begin accepting applications for direct second-year B.E/B.Tech admissions in 2022 on its official website. The TN Lateral Entry Admission 2022 (LEA-2022) registration, application form filling, payment process, and certificate uploading are all completed entirely online. After certificate verification, the TNEA Lateral entry counselling rank list will be published on the official website.

When the rank list is published, the organising body will commence the choice filling and seat assignment process. Candidates must complete the online TN lateral entry application form according to the deadlines. Candidates who complete a three-year engineering diploma after 10th grade or B.Sc. degrees after 12th grade are eligible to apply for TN lateral entry admissions through TNLEA counselling. Continue reading to know more.

TN Lateral Entry Admission 2022 – Overview

Before getting into the details, let’s have an overview of TN Lateral Entry Admission 2022 below:

Name of admissionTamil Nadu Lateral Entry Admission
Commonly known asTN Lateral Entry Admission
Conducting bodyDirectorate of Technical Education (DoTE), Tamil Nadu
Level of admissionState Level 
Mode of applicationOnline
Purpose of admissionSecond-year B.E./ B.Tech admission in Tamil Nadu

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TN Lateral Entry Admission Dates 2022

Candidates applying for TN lateral admission 2022 (B.E/B.Tech) must be aware of the pertaining events and schedule. The table given below comprises the same.

Release of application formTo be announced
Last date to submit the application formTo be announced
TN lateral entry admit card 2022 dateTo be announced
Certificate VerificationTo be announced
Ranking/Merit List ReleaseTo be announced
Counselling/Choice Filling commencementTo be announced
Final AllotmentTo be announced

TN Lateral Entry Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must satisfy the eligibility criteria before applying for TN lateral entry admission. The eligibility criteria for TN lateral entry admission 2022 (B.Tech) are as follows.

  1. Nativity – Candidates must have a domicile of Tamil Nadu
  2. Qualifying Degree/ Exam – Candidates must have completed a three-year diploma in engineering after class 10th or should hold a B.Sc degree completed after 12th. 
  3. Qualifying Marks – Candidates must score the qualifying marks as per their category mentioned in the table below

Minimum Required Score in Qualifying Exam

CategoryQualifying Score
General 45%
Backward classes40%
MBC and DNC40%
SC/ SCA/ ST40%

Additional criteria for nativity

  1. Wards of central government employees who have been serving in Tamil Nadu for the past five years are also eligible, irrespective of their nativity
  2. Candidates with a native other than Tamil Nadu who have studied class 9th, 10th and Diploma/Class 11th, 12th and B.Sc. in Tamil Nadu are also eligible.

TN Lateral Entry 2022 Eligibility Criteria for Direct Second Year Diploma Admission

Candidates must satisfy the eligibility criteria before applying for TN lateral entry admission to a second-year diploma course. The eligibility criteria for TN lateral entry admission 2022 (Diploma) are as follows.

  1. Candidates must have a domicile in Tamil Nadu.
  2. Candidates must have cleared class 12th with any of the three below-mentioned subjects:
    Physics/ Mathematics / Chemistry/ Computer Science/Electronics/Information Technology/ Biology/Informatics Practices/ Biotechnology/ Technical Vocational subject/ Agriculture/ Engineering Graphics/ Business Studies/Entrepreneurship. 
  3. Candidates must have passed Class 10th and 2 years ITI passed with the appropriate programme.    

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TN Lateral Entry Application Form 2022

The application form for TN lateral 2022 admission is available online on the official website. Candidates need to visit the official website of the university to access the same.

Details Required for Filling TN Lateral Entry Admission Form

The candidates are required to fill in the following details in TN Lateral Entry Admission Online Application.

  1. Name of the candidate
  2. E-mail ID
  3. Candidate’s Mobile number
  4. Caste Details – ST/SCA/SC/MBC(V)/MBC & DNC/MBC/ BCM/BC/Others
  5. Special Reservation Requested
    • Sons/daughters of Ex-servicemen
    • Children of Freedom fighter
    • Differently-abled persons
    • Eminent sportspersons
    • Srilankan Tamil Refuge
  6. Registration fee to be paid online
    • Credit card / Debit card / Net banking details/UPI
    • Demand Draft (DD) may be permitted only at the TFC
  7. Aadhar number (Optional)
  8. School details of IX, X, or XI, XII std.

How to fill TN Lateral Admission Online Form?

The steps to fill the application form online are mentioned below.

  1. Registration: The candidates must register online by entering basic information like name, email id, mobile number, etc.
  2. User Login: Login details are generated after completion of the registration process
  3. Personal Information: Enter information including personal details, academic details and communication details
  4. Special reservation: Candidates need to specify the required fields for Special reservation (if any).
  5. Academic Details: Candidates need to enter their academic details for the last five years.
  6. Upload Passport size Photo & Signature: Upload relevant documents including photograph and signature in the prescribed format. 
  7. Preview the filled Application: Once filling in all the required details, the candidate must preview the application form for any mistakes or errors.
  8. Payment of Registration fees: The payment of the TN Lateral Entry Admission Form is to be done via online mode. General category candidates have to pay Rs. 300 as a registration fee. SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu need not pay the registration fee.
  9. Uploading of Certificates: Once the application form is duly filled and payment is done successfully, candidates have to upload their relevant academic certificates.

TN Lateral Entry Admit Card 2022

The Directorate of Technical Education, the Government of Tamil Nadu, releases the admit card for the exam. Furthermore, the official release the TN Lateral Entry call letter on its official website. Candidates appearing for the exam can download the TN Lateral Entry hall ticket online at

The TN Lateral Entry admit card download 2022 contains candidates’ details, roll number, registration number, exam venue details, etc. Candidates must download and carry a printout of the TN Lateral Entry hall ticket to the exam centre.

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TN Lateral Admission 2022 Merit list

The Directorate of Technical Education will release the TN lateral entry merit list 2022 based on the qualifying score of the candidates. Candidates whose names are included in the merit list are eligible for counselling rounds. The rank of the candidates will be based on their performance in the qualifying exam and the reservation norms specified in the official notification. The candidates need to log in to their registered account to check the TN lateral entry merit list.

TN Lateral Admission 2022 Counselling

DTE, Tamil Nadu will conduct TN lateral entry counselling 2022 in an online mode. Candidates will receive a call letter to participate in the counselling process. Call letter for TNLEA counselling hosts the date, time and the counselling venue. The seat allotment will be done online on the basis of the candidates’ rank in the merit list, seat availability, preference of seat, category, etc. The candidates need to provide their preference of course and college before the allotment of a seat. 

The authority will issue the provisional allotment letter to the candidates which is to be carried at the time of reporting at the allotted institute. Those who fail to report at the given college as per the specified schedule will not be offered any other seat and the allotment letter will get cancelled.

TN Lateral Admission 2022 Reservation Criteria

Selection for TN lateral entry seats shall be made under seven different social categories as per the reservation rules issued by the Government of Tamil Nadu. The table below mentions the percentage of seats reserved for TN lateral entry admission.

Category-wise Reservation 

CategoryPercentage of Seats Reserved
Open Competition (OC)31%
Backward Class Muslims (BCM)3.5%
Backward Class (BC)26.5%
Most Backward Class (MBC) and Denotified Communities (DNC)20%
SC – Arunthathiyar (SCA) 3%
Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribes  (ST)1%

TN Lateral Entry Admission Documents

Candidates will have to appear for document verification after the issuance of the provisional allotment letter. Find below the list of documents required for the verification process.

  1. A hard copy of the application form
  2. Special Reservation certificates and forms
  3. Demand Draft of Rs.300 in favour of The Secretary Direct Second year B.E. Admission 
  4. Marksheets and degree of diploma course and other qualifying exams
  5. Transfer Certificate
  6. Permanent Community Certificate reserved category candidates
  7. Nativity Certificate, if required
  8. Srilankan Tamil Refugee certificate, if required

FAQs on TN Lateral Entry Admission 2022

Q.1 How can I apply for TN lateral entry admission B.Tech?
Ans: Candidates need to fill the online application form released by DoTE at for TN lateral entry admission to the B.E./ courses.

Q.2 Is there any age limit to apply for TN lateral entry admission?
Ans: No age limit is prescribed by the authority for TN lateral entry admission.

Q.3 Is it necessary to send the printout of the TN Lateral Entry application form to the university through the post?
Ans: No. The candidates need to fill the online application form for admission to lateral entry B.E. / B.Tech in Tamil Nadu.

Q.4 What is the mode of TN lateral entry counselling?
Ans: DoTE, Tamil Nadu conducts the TN lateral entry counselling in an online mode.

Q.5 How will DoTE prepare the merit list for Tamil Nadu Lateral Entry Admission?
Ans: The merit list will be prepared by the university on the basis of the candidates’ marks in diploma or B.Sc. along with the specified reservation policies.

Q.6 How do I get the information regarding TN lateral entry counselling schedule?
Ans: Candidates can find the TN lateral entry call letter online. The call letter hosts the date, time and venue for the counselling process.

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