Anna University conducts a single window admission process for admissions into 1,37,800 seats that are said to be available in Engineering Colleges all over Tamil Nadu.
This Year 1200 Seats have been added In Government and Government Aided Colleges which sums upto a total of 3,360 Seats.
The total number of seats in self financing engineering colleges is said to be 1,34,481 seats.
Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions - TNEA 2010 rank list is calculated based on the candidates' marks and the cut-off scores.
TNEA Random Number is a computer generated number which is similar to lots. These numbers will be allotted to different candidates few days in advance to the preparation of Rank list and would be made public.
This is generated for very rare cases where the tie for cutoff exists even after all the four out of the five points listed above fail to break the tie.
The cases where Random Number are involved are very rare and so the impact of random number on the rank list is very minimal and nothing to be feared of.
CALCULATION OF CUTOFF:
Cut-Off=(M/2+P/4+C/4) where M,P,C are marks obtained in Maths, Physics and Chemistry respectively.
The Cut-off is out of a total of 200 marks.
Criteria to Break the Tie in Cut-Off:
Since the cutoffs are in incrementals of 0.25 marks only, it is natural that many people end up getting the same cutoffs. So how are they ranked in rank list? They are ranked based on a five point criteria to break the tie.
i) The candidate who has a higher score in Mathematics will be given the first preference.
ii) If the cut off as well as Mathematics score are same, then the Physics mark will be taken into consideration.
iii) If the above step also fails to break the tie, then the candidate's fourth optional subject marks(Biology or computer science depending on the groups chosen) will be taken into account.
iv) If all these fail to break the tie, date of birth of candidate is taken into consideration, which means a candidate who is senior will be given priority.
v) As a final step, if the date of birth is also similar, then the computer picks up a Random Number(lots) and they are selected based upon this.