TNEA 2022: Rank List, Counselling Date, Merit List - Embibe
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  • Last Modified 16-08-2022
  • Written By Kishan_M
  • Last Modified 16-08-2022

TNEA 2022: Rank List, Counselling Process, Important Dates

TNEA 2022: The Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE), Tamil Nadu, has released the notification for the TNEA 2022. The counselling dates of TNEA are available on the official website – Candidates have to complete the registration process from June 20 to July 19, 2022. DoTE conducts 4 rounds of counselling, and after that, it conducts a supplementary (mop-up) counselling round depending on the number of seats left after the fourth round. Candidates can find the detailed TNEA schedule in this article.

TNEA counselling aids admission into B.E./ B.Tech courses offered by various TNEA participating colleges of Tamil Nadu. Candidates completing class 12th or equivalent with PCM are eligible for Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) process. Class 12th aggregate Physics, Mathematics & Chemistry score will be the basis for candidates’ TNEA counselling selection. The authorities have also released the TNEA 2022 counselling schedule online. Read on to know more about TNEA 2022.

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Latest Update:
– The government of Tamil Nadu (TN) has released the TNEA merit lists in PDFs on its official portal, Aspirants can download provisional rank lists from the PDF links added.
Renjitha K has topped the TNEA 2022 merit list.
– The TNEA 2022 application process started on June 20, 2022, at Aspirants could apply online till July 19, 2022.

TNEA 2022 Overview

Before proceeding to check the complete information on TNEA 2022, candidates must go through the table below for the key highlights of the admission process. 

TNEA Overview

Name of admissionTamil Nadu Engineering Admission 2022
Commonly known asTNEA
Conducting BodyDirectorate of Technical Education, Tamil Nadu
Level of admissionState Level 
Frequency of admission processYearly
Selection processBased on the rank list prepared using marks in the qualifying exam
Mode of applicationOnline
Application feeUp to Rs.500 (Varies across categories)
Purpose of admissionB.E./ B.Tech admission in Tamil Nadu
Participating Institutes550+
Available Seats1.5 Lakhs (Approx)

TNEA 2022 Important Dates

Anna University facilitates all the events in the TNEA admission process within a specified deadline. Candidates missing the deadlines may lead to non-consideration in the admission process. Keep track of the table below to be aware of the TNEA important dates 2022.

TNEA Important Dates 2022

EventsImportant Dates
Availability of application formJune 20, 2022
Last date to submit the application formJuly 19, 2022
Issue of Randon NumberJuly 22, 2022
Declaration of Rank List (Out)August 16, 2022
TNEA Counselling DatesAugust 25 to October 21, 2022
TNEA Supplementary CounsellingOctober 22 to 23, 2022

TNEA Random Number 2022

The authorities released the TNEA random number on July 22, 2022, on the official website. TNEA random number 2022 helps break the tie in case of a similar performance of the qualifying score. Candidates can check their random number using the login credentials, including email ID and password. TNEA authority will randomly generate a 10-digit number, which counts as the last step for breaking the tie.

TNEA random numbers are generated through a computerised process that is referred to as a unique number-generating algorithm. These 10-digit random numbers are used when two candidates score the same number in the qualifying exam, and all other means such as the date of birth have been exhausted. Candidates must note the random number for future references.

How to Check TNEA 2022 Random Number?

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to check their TNEA random number.

  • Go to the official website of TNEA at
  • Log in using your TNEA registered email id and password.
  • After successful login to the TNEA 2022 account.
  • The TNEA random number will be displayed on the screen.

TNEA 2022 Call Letter

The TNEA authority issues an e-call letter for all the candidates who completed the application process on the official website. The login credentials, including email ID and password. Candidates need to carry the e-call letter at the TNEA Facilitation Centers (TFC).

TNEA call letter mentions details including TFC address, document verification schedule and some personal information. Candidates can only download the call letter using the web portal. However, the TNEA authority intimates the candidates via email or SMS regarding the release of the TNEA call letter.

TNEA 2022 Certificate Verification

All the eligible candidates are called for a certificate verification round. Candidates found ineligible after the document verification round are to be considered for the rank list preparation. The space below mentions the list of documents required for the document verification round.

  • Hard copy of the TNEA online application form.
  • Class 10th mark sheet as proof of date of birth.
  • Class 12th/ HSC/ Equivalent Mark sheet.
  • HSC Hall Ticket.
  • Transfer Certificate/ Migration Certificate.
  • Community Certificate for ST, SC, SCA, MBC & DNC, BC and BCM.
  • Nativity Certificate in electronic form/ digitally signed e-Certificate (If applicable).
  • Income certificate.
  • Srilankan Tamil refugee certificate (If applicable).
  • Relevant certificates for Son/ Daughter of Ex-servicemen with Parent’s discharge certificate and ID card.
  • Differently-abled persons should bring a Medical Certificate obtained from the Medical Board.
  • Sports achievement certificates with relevant forms.

TNEA 2022 Rank List

DoTE released the TNEA rank list 2022 online on August 16, 2022. Candidates can visit the official website to access the TNEA merit list (rank list). TNEA authority will consider marks obtained by the candidates in the qualifying Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry exam to prepare the TNEA rank list. The score in the qualifying subjects is reduced to 200, with 50% weightage for Mathematics and 50% for Physics and Chemistry combined. 

Marks in the qualifying board exams will be normalised considering the highest score in the subject of a particular board. After normalising the scores, DoTE will publish the overall and community-wise rank lists separately. All the candidates who can take it to the rank list are eligible to participate in the TNEA counselling.

TNEA Tie-Breaking Criteria

TNEA authority will break the tie with the help of five stages to be followed in the chronology, as mentioned below.

  1. Initially, the officials will consider the marks of candidates in Mathematics to break the tie.
  2. If marks in mathematics are similar, the percentage of marks in Physics will be considered.
  3. If the tie still prevails, the authority will consider the percentage of marks in the fourth optional subject to break the tie.
  4. TNEA authorities will consider the Date of Birth if the tie still prevails. Older candidates will be given a preference in the merit preparation.
  5. Finally, if the tie still prevails, the random number assigned to the candidates will aid in breaking the tie.

TNEA 2022 Reservation Policy

DoTE, TN provides reservations depending upon the candidates’ category. The space below mentions the reservation policy to be followed for TNEA 2022.

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TNEA Reservation Policy

CategoryReservation of Seats
Open Competition31%
Backward Class26.50 %
Backward Class Muslim3.50 %
Most Backward Class & Denotified Communities20%
Scheduled Caste15%
Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars)3%
Scheduled Tribes1%

Apart from the reservation mentioned in the table above, the TNEA authority provides a special reservation to specific candidates. To avail of the reservation under the special category, candidates must pay Rs.100 for each special reservation. The following categories can benefit from the directorate the special reservation for Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission.

  1. Wards of Ex-Servicemen.
  2. Persons with benchmark disabilities.
  3. Deaf and hard hearing.
  4. Blindness and low vision.
  5. Autism, specific learning disability, intellectual disability, and mental illness.
  6. Locomotor disabilities include leprosy cured, cerebral palsy, acid attack victims, dwarfism, and muscular dystrophy.

TNEA 2022 Counselling

Candidates whose names appear in the TNEA rank list are eligible for the online counselling process of TNEA 2022 from August 25 to October 21, 2022. TNEA will have four to five online counselling rounds depending on the number of seats available for admission. Candidates can log in using their user ID and password to participate in the TNEA counselling process 2022. Each round of TNEA counselling includes the following chronology.

  • 1st Stage – Publication of merit list/ rank list.
  • 2nd Stage – Payment of counselling fee*.
  • 3rd Stage – Choice filling and locking.
  • 4th Stage – Tentative allotment.
  • 5th Stage – Submission of allotment options.
  • 6th Stage – Final allotment.

TNEA Counselling Fee

CategoryCounselling Fee
General/ UnreservedRs.5,000
SC / SCA / STRs.1,000

Mode of Counselling Fee Payment – Candidates need to pay the counselling fee in any of the following modes

  • Credit Card
  • Net Banking
  • Debit Card
  • Demand Draft

TNEA 2022 Seat Allotment

After the choice filling, DoTE will allot seats to the candidates based on several factors such as choices, reservation criteria, available seats, and more. Initially, DoTE will allot the seats tentatively; candidates need to either decline, confirm, or reject the allotment. After exercising the options, the authority will make the final allotment based on the ranks and the applicant’s allotment options that have been submitted. Candidates can view and download the final allotment order at the login portal.

After the TNEA final allotment, the candidate must visit the assigned college for admission
on or before the last date specified in the TNEA provisional allotment letter. If the candidate fails to join before the last date specified, they have to lose the seat and cannot claim the seat later.

TNEA Participating Institutes 2022

More than 550 colleges accept TNEA counselling for admission into B.E./B.Tech courses in Tamil Nadu. Some of the participating institutes for TNEA are as follows.

TNEA 2022 Participating Institutes

S.No.Name of the College/Institute
1Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur
2Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore
3College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai
4Kongu Engineering College, Erode
5Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore
6Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai
7PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
8St.Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai
9Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai
10Velammal Engineering College, Chennai

TNEA Facilitation Centers 2022

The authorities have set up TNEA Facilitation Centers (TFC) in selected cities for the convenience of candidates. Candidates can use the facilities available in TFCs. The 46 TNEA Facilitation Centers have been established in 7 zones, including Chennai, Vellore, Salem, Coimbatore, Karaikudi, Bodi, and Tirunelveli.

TNEA 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to fulfil the eligibility conditions before filling out the application form for TNEA 2022. Applicants found ineligible in later stages of the admission process would cancel the candidature, irrespective of their performance in the qualifying exam. The space below mentions TNEA eligibility criteria 2022.

TNEA Eligibility Conditions for Nativity

  1. Tamil Nadu candidates who have passed classes VIII, IX, X, XI and XII from schools situated in the state are eligible to apply. Such candidates need not provide a nativity certificate.
  2. Candidates whose classes VIII, IX, X, XI and XII were completed outside Tamil Nadu are eligible for the production of a nativity certificate.
  3. Children of Central Government employees who have been serving in Tamil Nadu can also apply for admission, irrespective of the nativity.
  4. Sons and daughters of Tamil Nadu cadre officers under All India Services are eligible to apply.
  5. Other state candidates completing their schooling in Tamil Nadu are also eligible to apply.

TNEA Eligibility Conditions for Srilankan Tamil Refugee

  1. Srilankan Tamil Refugees who have studied in Tamil Nadu are eligible to apply. However, such candidates will only be considered for seats under the open category
  2. Such candidates must produce the following documents to mark themselves eligible
    1. Identification certificate from the HeadQuarters Tahsildar
    2. Original passport, visa and letter registered with the Police Station for all those candidates who have not registered in the refugee camp.

TNEA Eligibility Conditions for Qualifying Exams

Candidates passing class 12th are eligible for TNEA. However, depending on their category, they must score a minimum of the following marks.

Category Wise Qualifying Score for TNEA Eligibility

CommunityPass Percentage
General Category45%
Backward Class, including Backward Class Muslim40%
MBC and DNC40%

TNEA Eligibility Criteria for Marine Engineering Programme

  1. Qualifying Exam – Candidates must have passed the class 12th level exam or its equivalent from a recognised board.
  2. Qualifying Subjects – Candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English as compulsory subjects.
  3. Qualifying Marks – Candidates should have obtained a minimum of 60% marks in PCM subject groups along with obtaining a minimum of 50% in English.
  4. Age Criteria – Candidates aspiring for Marine Engineering admission will have an upper age limit of 25 years.
  5. Other Requirements – Candidates should satisfy the following conditions to be eligible for Marine Engineering.
    1. Minimum Height – 157 cm
    2. Minimum Weight – 48 kg
    3. Vision – Candidates should have a normal colour vision

TNEA 2022 Application Form

All the eligible candidates can proceed to fill out the TNEA application form online. Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions’ official website will host the online application form. Knowing the stepwise procedure mentioned below will help in a hassle-free submission of the application form.

  • 1st Step – Visit the official website of TNEA, i.e.
  • 2nd Step – Enter details, including mobile number, email ID, date of birth, etc. and generate a password.
  • 3rd Step – Enter the OTP received at the registered mobile number for verification.
  • 4th Step – Fill in personal details and special reservation details in the TNEA online application form.
  • 5th Step – Pay the TNEA application fee in the desired mode of payment.
  • 6th Step – Fill in the following information in the online application form.
  1. Scholarship information
  2. Name of the school studied in
  3. Academic Details
  4. Additional Information such as the medium of instruction, mother tongue, parent’s occupation, etc.
  • 7th Step – Review all the details in the TNEA application form and click on the “Submit” button.
  • 8th Step – Print the confirmation page for future references.

TNEA Application Fee 2022

Candidates are required to pay an amount as the application fee during the TNEA application process. Application fee varies across categories. The table below mentions the TNEA application fee. 

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TNEA Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
General CategoryRs.500
SC/ST/SCA Category Candidates belonging to Tamil NaduRs.250
Special Reservation Category (for each category)Rs.100 for each reservation selected

Frequently Asked Questions on TNEA 2022

Candidates may have several queries regarding the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission. The space below mentions some frequently asked questions regarding TNEA to help resolve common queries.

Q: Who conducts Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission?
Anna University, on behalf of the Directorate of Technical Education, Tamil Nadu, is responsible for conducting TNEA 2022.

Q: What is the admission process under TNEA 2022?
Candidates will get admission based on their Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics scores in the qualifying exam. The weightage of the required 200 marks is distributed as 50% for Mathematics (100 marks), and 50% for Physics and Chemistry combined (50 marks each).

Q: Do I need to appear for any entrance exam for Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission 2022?
No, candidates need not appear for any entrance exam for TNEA 2022. The counselling will be based on the qualifying exam scores.

Q: Is the nativity certificate of Tamil Nadu required for TNEA 2022?
No, candidates who have completed their schooling from class VIII to class XII from Tamil Nadu are eligible, irrespective of their nativity.

Q: What is the application fee for TNEA 2022?
Notification for TNEA 2022 has been released; the unreserved category candidates have to pay Rs.500/-; in contrast, candidates belonging to reserved categories need to pay Rs.250/- as the application fee. 

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