Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions 2022

TNEA 2022: Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions 2022 is an undergraduate entrance examination conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Tamil Nadu state.

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) is conducted once a year to select candidates in the various engineering colleges in the state. Those candidates aspiring to pursue their engineering courses in top engineering colleges of Tamil Nadu State can now easily apply for this entrance examination. Talking about the exam, TNEA is a testing mechanism used by colleges to provide admissions to eligible candidates for various engineering courses. This exam is open to all candidates who are a citizen of India. As per the records, around 1.5 to 2 lakh students appear for this exam every year.

Here are some important details regarding the TNEA 2022.

Name of the Examination

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions

Admission Frequency

Once a year

Admission Mode


Mode of Application


Application Fee

General – INR 500 Reserved – INR 250

Test Takers


Accepting Colleges

519 colleges

Total Seats Offered

9450 (including government and private colleges)

Applications Per Year

1.4 lakh (approx.)

Official Website


TNEA Helpline

044-22351014 | 044-22351015

In this article, we will talk about the exam in detail below:

Table of Contents

  • TNEA 2022 Important Dates
  • TNEA Application Form 2022
  • TNEA Eligibility Criteria 2022
  • TNEA Rank List
  • TNEA Online Counselling
  • TNEA Reservation for Sports Quota
  • TNEA 2022 Courses Offered
  • Participating Colleges of TNEA 2022
  • TNEA 2022 Fee Structure
  • Frequently Asked Questions

TNEA- Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions

TNEA – Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions examination is conducted for aspirants who want to get admitted to engineering courses at various engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu state.

Once successfully completing the examination, candidates will be eligible for admission in BE and B.Tech courses.

The admission will be given to the students based upon the examination result and the marks they have obtained in their Class 12 examination.

TNEA 2022 Important Dates

Students can find all the important dates for TNEA 2022 below.

TNEA 2022 Events

TNEA 2022 Dates

TNEA application process

Third week of July 2022

Last date to submit the application form

Third week of August 2022

Commencement of uploading original certificates

Third week of July 2022

Last date for uploading original certificates

Third week of August 2022

Assigning TNEA random number

Third week of August 2022

Publication date of TNEA Rank list

Second week of September 2022

TNEA counselling 2022 for Special Reservation categories

Third week of September 2022

Commencement of Counselling

(Academic & Vocational)

Third week of September to the first week of October 2022

Supplementary Counselling (Online)

Third week of October 2022

SCA to SC counselling (Online)

Third week of October 2022

Last date for TNEA counselling 2022

Third week of October 2022

TNEA Application Form 2022

Once the application forms are released, students can fill up the application form for this entrance examination by visiting the official website of the organisation and entering all of the essential specifications regarding their academic and personal information.

Candidates planning to write the TNEA 2022 exam must first visit the official website https://tneaonline.in/ and register themselves.

During registration, candidates have to provide details like

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Contact details like email ID and valid mobile numbers.

The Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE) Tamil Nadu will release the TNEA 2022 application form on the official website. The TNEA Application form for 2022 will be available on the official websites from the third week of July, and the last date for submission of application forms will be the third week of August 2022. Along with the filled application form, candidates are required to pay the application fee of Rs. 500 for general candidates and Rs. 250 for reserved candidates.

Once after successful registration, candidates will be allotted a random number. This random number should be kept safely till the declaration of the final result.

Students can follow the steps below to fill out the application form for TNEA 2022.

Step 1:

Visit the Official Website

Step 2:

Click on the option given – Click Here to New User Registration for TNEA 2022.

Step 3:

Enter the required details, including personal information, particular reservation information, scholarship information and other academic information.

Step 4:

Click on the OTP option.

Step 5:

Enter the OTP received and click on the Register option

Step 6:

Check for all the registration details and click on the “OK” button.

Step 7:

Now, with the TNEA login credentials, candidates can log in to the TNEA website and complete the online payment process.

Step 8:

Once the payment process is completed, download the Application form.

Step 9:

Take the printouts of the downloaded application form

Step 10:

Click on the logout button.

TNEA Eligibility Criteria 2022

Those candidates appearing for Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions should fulfil the following eligibility criteria set by the authority.

The TNEA eligibility criteria are given below:

Age criteria

As per the TNEA rules, the age criteria should be between 18 and 25 years.

Academic Qualifications

Candidates must have passed their intermediate or Class 12 from a recognised board with Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.

The minimum mark required for TNEA admissions is 50% in intermediate or Class 12.

Domicile Criteria

  • Candidates should be native of Tamil Nadu state and have completed their intermediate or Class 12 from the state of Tamil Nadu.
  • Candidates from the state of Tamil Nadu who have completed their Class 12 or intermediate education from another state are also eligible to apply for TNEA 2022. These candidates must submit a native certificate as proof to the conducting authority.
  • Candidates who are the children of employees working for the central government or whose parents are All India Service Tamil Nadu Cadre Officers can also apply for TNEA 2022 by submitting the parent’s native certificate as proof of who has been serving the state of Tamil Nadu constantly for the last five years.

TNEA Rank List

The TNEA rank list will be released by the Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE), Tamil Nadu, by the second week of September 2022 at the official website- tneaonline.org. The TNEA rank list is used to determine the eligibility of the candidates for the TNEA counselling process.

Those candidates who appeared for TNEA 2022 should use the TNEA login credentials to check their TNEA 2022 rank list.

TNEA Online Counselling

The TNEA 2022 counselling process will also be done in online mode.

Candidates need to use the TNEA login portal for the online counselling sessions.

As mentioned above, the TNEA counselling process will commence from the third week of September to the first week of October 2022.

TNEA Reservation for Sports Quota

Sports Quota Reservation is a special category reservation reserved for all sportspersons. As per the rules, a two per cent seat is allowed for admission.

Sports candidates in the Tamil Nadu state can get the Sports Quota Reservation by submitting all sports achievements certificates with the necessary forms.

Listed below are the names of some available sports to get admission through the sports quota in this examination for the engineering courses.












Table Tennis

Kho Kho

Yoga Asanas


Billiards and Snooker

TNEA 2022 Courses Offered

Through TNEA, candidates will be offered various undergraduate courses in engineering like BE and BTech in different specialisations. Listed below are a few specialisation courses.

Food Technology

Civil Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Automobile Engineering

Information Technology

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Biotechnology Engineering

Computer Science Engineering

Electronics & Communication Engineering

Vocational Courses

The following list of courses is available for the candidates to choose from as their vocational subject:

Group Code

Name of Vocational Subject


General Machinist


Electrical Machines and Appliances


Electronic Equipment


Draughtsman Civil


Auto Mechanic


Textile Technology

Participating Colleges of TNEA 2022

Altogether, around 510 to 520 colleges in Tamil Nadu accept TNEA admission for BTech admission. Given below is the list of the top 10 participating Colleges of TNEA.

List of Few Top Institutes Accepting TNEA

Number of Seats Available

St.Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai


Velammal Engineering College, Chennai


Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore


Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai


Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai


Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore (MCET)


Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore


College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai


Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur


Kongu Engineering College, Erode


TNEA 2022 Fee Structure

Given below is the fee structure for TNEA 2022



Total Fees

Rs. 9180 – General

Rs. 7180 – SC/ST

Rs. 7180 – First Graduate General

Amount to be paid at the time of counselling

Rs. 5000 – General

Rs. 1000 – SC/ST

Rs. 5000 – First Graduate General

Balance amount to be paid at the time of admission

Rs. 6180 – General

Rs. 4180 – SC/ST

Rs. 2180 – First Graduate General

Frequently Asked Questions on Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions 2022

What is the official website of TNEA?

The official website of TNEA is https://www.tneaonline.org/.

What are the credentials required for TNEA Login?

The candidate’s credentials required to log in to the TNEA window are email address and password.

On what basis the TNEA 2022 rank list will be published?

The rank list of TNEA 2022 will be prepared based on the total marks of 200.

When will the TNEA 2022 supplementary counselling date be released?

TNEA 2022 supplementary counselling dates will be released after the general counselling is over.

What is the admission process for TNEA 2022?

The admissions for TNEA 2022 are based on the score or rank achieved by the candidates in the exam. There are also centralised counselling sessions conducted for candidates during which they can understand the colleges and finalise their choice.

When will the counselling process for TNEA 2022 begin?

As per the new dates released by the Directorate of Technical Education, Tamil Nadu, the counselling process for TNEA 2022 begins once the result or the rank list of TNEA 2022 is declared. The counselling process for TNEA 2022 will be held in the second week of September 2022.

Stay tuned with BYJU’S for detailed information about the TNEA 2022 important dates, syllabus, counselling procedure, eligibility criteria, application form, required documents, etc.

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