TNEA Counselling 2021: Important Dates, Fees & Counselling Process

Tamil Nadu engineering and missions are done through the entrance examination which is conducted by the official Government agency. The students who are interested in taking admission for various engineering colleges present in the prestigious colleges and universities in Tamil Nadu will first have to pass the entrance examination conducted by the Anna University of the state. After you have successfully given the written examination you will be called for the counselling procedure. Given below are the details regarding the TNEA counselling 2021. We will also share with you all the important dates, counselling fees and the step-by-step counselling procedure that you need to undertake. 

TNEA Counselling

TNEA Counselling 2021

TNEA counselling is done after the candidates have successfully passed the written examination for entrance in various engineering courses in the prestigious universities and colleges of Tamil Nadu State. The candidates will have to go through the counselling round after they have successfully submitted the counselling fees. In the counselling round, the candidates are asked questions related to their educational background and their personal details. The documents that the candidates need to produce are also verified in the counselling procedure taken up by the authorities of the organisation responsible for admissions. 

Details Of TNEA Counselling

Exam NameTamil Nadu Engineering Admission
Academic Year2021
Examination LevelState Level 
Exam CategoryUndergraduate
Conducting AuthorityAnna University
Official WebsiteClick Here
Also Check :- TNEA 2021

TNEA Exam Dates

EventsDate (Tentative)
Release of Official NotificationJul 15, 2021
Release of TNEA Application FormJul 15, 2021
Last Date to Submit Application FormAug 16, 2021
Process of Random Number GenerationTo be announced
Rank/Merit List GenerationSep 28, 2021
Counselling (for Differently-abled)To be announced
Counselling (Vocational)To be announced
Counselling (Academic)To be announced
Online Counselling (Vocational and Academic) SCA to SC counsellingTo be announced
Conclusion of CounsellingTo be announced
Commencement of Supplementary Counselling RoundTo be announced
Last date to register for the Supplementary Counselling RoundTo be announced

TNEA Counselling Schedule

The counselling schedule for the entrance examination in the year 2021 is given in the table below:-

RoundAggregate RankInitial PaymentsChoice LockingPublication of Tentative AllotmentConfirmation of Tentative AllotmentPublication of Provisional Allotment
For Academic Persons
Round 11- 12263October 8, 2021 to October 11, 2021October 12, 2021 to October 13, 2021October 14, 2021October 14, 2021 to October 15, 2021October 16, 2021
Round 212264- 35167October 12, 2021 to October 15, 2021October 16, 2021 to October 17, 2021October 18, 2021October 18, 2021 to October 19, 2021October 20, 2021
Round 335168- 70300October 16, 2021 to October 19, 2021October 20, 2021 to October 21, 2021October 22, 2021October 22, 2021 to October 23, 2021October 24, 2021
Round 430301- 110873October 20, 2021 to October 23, 2021October 24, 2021 to October 25, 2021October 26, 2021October 26, 2021 to October 27, 2021October 28, 2021
For Vocational Persons
Round 11- 1355October 8, 2021 to October 11, 2021October 12, 2021, to October 13, 2021October 14, 2021October 14, 2021 to October 15, 2021October 16, 2021

For Supplementary Round

EventDates (Tentative)
Counselling RegistrationsNovember 3, 2021
Document VerificationNovember 3, 2021, to November 7, 2021
Initial Deposit and Choice FillingNovember 18, 2021, to November 20, 2021 
Publication of Tentative AllotmentNovember 21, 2021
Acceptance of Tentative AllotmentNovember 22, 2021
Publication of Provisional AllotmentNovember 23, 2021

Rank Wise TimeTable 

Given below is the rank wise time table for counselling available for various rounds for all of the candidates:-

RoundsMarks RangeRanksDates For Initial PaymentChoice FillingTentative Allotment of SeatsConfirming tentative seat allotmentPublication of Provisional seat allotment
Round 1199.667175112263To be notifiedTo be notifiedTo be notifiedTo be notifiedTo be notified
Round 2174.75145.51226435167To be notifiedTo be notifiedTo be notifiedTo be notifiedTo be notified
Round 3145111.753516870300To be notifiedTo be notifiedTo be notifiedTo be notifiedTo be notified
Round 4111.577.570301 110873110873To be notifiedTo be notifiedTo be notifiedTo be notifiedTo be notified
Read More: TNEA Cut-Off 2021 

Special Reservation Counselling Schedule

Given below is a table indicating the reservation counselling schedule for the special candidates belonging to certain caste and categories:-

Starting DateEnding DateCounselling ProcessSpecial Reservation Category
To be notifiedTo be notifiedInitial Payment (Rs. 5000/- for OC/BC/BCM/MBC and Rs. 1000/- for SC/SCA/ST)Eminent Sports Person (Rank 1 to 1409)
Ex-servicemen – Academic (Rank from 1 to 853)
Ex-servicemen -Vocational (Rank from 1 to 2)
Differently Abled Person -Academic (Rank from 1 to 148)
Differently Abled Person -Vocational (Rank 1 )
To be notifiedTo be notifiedChoice Filling
To be notifiedTo be notifiedTentative Allotment & Confirmation of Tentative Allotment
To be notifiedProvisional allotment

Counselling Fee

Before successfully taking the counselling, you will need to submit the following counselling fees:-

CategoryCounselling Fee
General CandidatesRs 5000
SC / SCA / ST candidates belonging to Tamil NaduRs 1000

TNEA 2021 Counselling Procedure

The counselling will be done by the authorities taking into consideration a detailed counselling procedure given below in the following list:-

  • First of all, the aspirants have to register for TNEA 2021. 
  • Applicants who do not have an internet connection can use the TFCs which will help them register for the exam. 
  • The candidates have to enter all their basic details such as name, date of birth, mobile number and email address among others in the application form to register for the exam.
  • The candidates who have successfully registered for the exam, have to pay the counselling fee as per their category. 
  • Now the candidates will have to fill in their basic details such as details of the nativity, nationality, category, marks of qualifying examination and board name within a given period of time.
  • The candidates will have to successfully submit the duly filled application form to their concerned organisation or institution.
  • All the registered candidates will be allotted a 10 digit random number. 
  • The purpose of the random number of TNEA 2021 is to help break the deadlock between candidates if there is a tie even after exhausting all tie-breaking rules.
  • The candidates will now be required to go to the TFCs with their application, original certificates and their photocopies. 
  • Students will be given a week’s time to choose the closest TFC which can be in any district across the state. 
  • During this time, students will also be handed out a booklet with information on all colleges, seats and courses. This handbook will also be available online. Besides this, a video too will be displayed at the TFCs instructing the process to guide students. 
  • The candidates will have to carry important documents including-
    • High school marksheet
    • Intermediate marksheet
    • Photo identity proof like Aadhaar card, election ID card, driving licence
    • Transfer certificate from the last school attended
    • Nativity certificate (in case applicable)
    • Category certificate (applicable category
  • Now, the real counselling procedure will commence.
    • The counselling will comprise four to five rounds. 
    • Each round will be held over 5 days where candidates will have three days to enter their tentative option (college/course). They may take the next two days to confirm the allotment given to them. 
    • Students will have the option to carry this process online but they can also approach the TFCs for the same. 
    • At this stage, aspirants will be required to pay a sum of Rs. 5,000 (1,000 for SC/SCA/ST) as initial deposit for college admissions.
    • During each stage, SMS, as well as an email alert, will be sent to candidates. 
    • The TNEA cutoff will also be released for all rounds of counselling.
    • Separate cut off marks will be released by the authorities according to the round of counselling.
    • The authority will release the first list of TNEA 2021 seat allotments. The list of candidates will be prepared solely on the basis of the merit list prepared by the authority, choices filled and category of the candidate. 
    • Candidates have to log in to their TNEA account to see the result of the seat allotment. Candidates can either accept the seat or surrender the seat to participate in the next round of seat allotment. After confirming the seat, candidates have to report to their respective institute/college of Tamil Nadu.

Registration Statistics

Given below is the detail regarding the registration statistics of the people who are registering themselves for TNEA counselling:-

Eligible application1,12,406
Other Genders3
Academic General1,10,873
Vocational General1,533
Vocational disabled1
Vocational Ex-serviceman2
Sports quota including academic and vocational1,409
Total seat vacant as per the application current situation50,748

Factors Affecting The Rank List

There are a lot of different factors which will be affecting the construction of the rank list in the TNEA Exam. Given below is the list of factors affecting the rank list of the exam:-

  • Percentage of marks in Mathematics
  • Percentage of marks in Physics
  • Percentage of marks in Chemistry
  • Percentage of marks in the 4th optional subject
  • Date of Birth (elder candidates are given preference)
  • TNEA rank list is published depending on the overall rank, community-wise and region-wise.

TNEA 2021 Result Download

After successfully giving the examination the candidates will be selected by the authorities however if you want to check the result then you will have to follow the simple step-by-step procedure given below:-

  • The candidates will first have to visit the official website of the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission
  • The homepage of the organisation will be displayed on your screen.
TNEA 2021 Result
  • You will have to go to the latest updates section.
  • The latest updates regarding the TNEA 2021 Result will be displayed on your screen.
  • You will have to click on the result link.
  • A new page will be displayed on your screen.
  • You will have to enter the details related to your personal information.
  • You will have to enter your roll number and your name.
  • The result will be displayed on your screen.
  • The candidate will have to download the result by clicking on the download button.
  • The candidates can also take a printout of the result for future use.