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  • Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test TANCET

    Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is conducted by Anna University (AU) for admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at the various AU affiliated colleges in Tamil Nadu. Apart from MBA it is also conducted each year for the students who aspire to pursue MCA, M.E, M.Tech, M.Arch, and M.Plan. Some other universities and SelfFinancing Engineering Colleges may also opt to admit the students on the basis of TANCET for their quota of seats.


    The entrance test is conducted for the following courses:
    • M Tech
    • M. Planning
    • M.Arch
    • MCA
    • ME
    • MBA

    Eligibility for TANCET

    TANCET stands for Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test. The state-level entrance test is conducted by Anna University on behalf of Government of Tamil Nadu. The scores of the entrance test are accepted by Government and Government-aided Engineering, Arts and Science Colleges along with reserved government seats in private colleges.
    Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is conducted for admission into Masters level program in Business Administration, Computer Application, Engineering, Architecture, Technology and Planning.
    For MBA
    The candidates, who possess Bachelors degree in any discipline in 10+2+3/4 pattern or 10+3 (Diploma) + 3 pattern from a recognized university, are eligible.
    For MCA
    The candidate should have completed graduation in any field with mathematics as a subject of study at 10+2 level. The candidates, who have studied Mathematics/Statistics as one of the subjects at Bachelors level, are also eligible.
    For M.E. /M. Tech/M. Arch. /M. Planning
    The candidates with Bachelors degree in their respective field that is B.E. /B. Tech/B. Arch/B. Planning are eligible.
    The candidates who are waiting for their result of the final examination or who are appearing in the final year or semester of qualifying examination can also apply.

    Examination Pattern for TANCET

    Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is conducted by Anna University for the candidates, who desire to seek admission into MBA, MCA, M.E, M. Tech, M. Arch or M. Planning programs. The scores of the state-level entrance examination are accepted by Anna University, Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Tirunelveli, Government Engineering, Arts and Science Colleges, Government Aided Engineering, Arts & Science Colleges, and Government Quota seats in self-financing Engineering and Arts & Science Colleges and by various standalone institutions.
    Examination Pattern
    Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is one of the popular competitive entrance examinations of the state. The examination pattern is different for different programs.
    The entrance examination tests the applicants knowledge in four sections- Quantitative ability, Analytical reasoning, Logical reasoning, and Computer awareness. Questions related to basic science and verbal activity could also be expected.
    M.E/M. Tech
    The exam usually includes questions from mathematics, basic engineering and science and area the aspirant desires to specialize in.
    The entrance exam includes fives sections testing the applicants English (Grammar, Punctuation etc), data interpretation, mathematics, comprehension skills.
    The question paper consists of 100 multiple-choice objective questions. Four options will be there for every question, the candidates are required to mark the single correct answer with HB pencil or ball point pen of blue or black ink only. Every correct answer will fetch the applicant with one mark and one-fourth of the total marks allotted for a question will be deducted for every wrong answer. The candidates are advised not to attempt the question if they are not sure as more than one answer marked will be considered as wrong and will fetch negative marks. No marks will be deducted for not attempting the question. The total duration of entrance examination will be of two hours.

    Syllabus for TANCET

    Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test, which is commonly known as TANCET, is a state-level entrance test, conducted by Anna University on behalf of government of Tamil Nadu. The test is designed for the candidates, who wish to seek admission into Management, Computer Application, Engineering, Architecture, Technology and Planning programs at post graduation level.
    The syllabus is based on the study done by the applicants at graduation level.
    No specific syllabus is designed for MBA and MCA programs. Generally, questions are asked to test the reasoning ability, data interpretation, English, mathematics/computer skills. The candidates can practice grammar, correct usage of punctuations, conjunctions, etc and can enhance their vocabulary in order to attempt English section. For mathematics, the candidates can revise all the rules and applications to solve arithmetic, geometry and statistics problems of 10+2/graduation level.
    M. Tech/M. Arch/M.E. /M. Planning
    The syllabus of mathematics includes Determinants and Matrics, Calculus and ordinary Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Vector calculus, Analytic function theory, Numerical Methods. The syllabus of section testing the basic engineering and science includes Fundamental of Applied Mech., Basic Civil Engineering, Basic Mechanical Engineering, Fundamentals of Mathematics, Fundamentals of Chemistry, Fundamentals of Material Science, Basic Electrical Engineering, Fundamentals of Computers, and Fundamentals of Physics.
    M. Tech in Civil Engineering & Geo. Informatics
    The syllabus consists of the study of Concrete and Steel Structure, Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources Engineering, Surveying, Remote Sensing, Mechanics of Solids and Structural Analysis, Soil Mechanics and Geo Technical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Geographic Information Systems.
    Electrical, Electronics & Communication
    Instrumentation and Avionics, the syllabus consists of the study of DC & AC Machines, Communication Systems, Network Analysis, Transducers and Instrumentation, Circuit Theory, Control Systems, Power Electronics, Microprocessors, Computer Applications, and Avionics are included in the syllabus.
    Mechanical, Automobile and Aeronautical Engineering
    The syllabus includes Material Science and Metallurgy, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Automotive Engines, Aerodynamics, Strength of Materials, Mechanics and Machine Design, Thermo dynamics, Production Technology, Automotive Transmission and Aerospace Propulsion.
    Earth Sciences
    The syllabus includes Physical Geology and Geo Morphology, Structural Geology, Geo Physics and Engineering Geology, Remote Sensing, Petrology, Economic Geology and Hydro Geology.
    Computer Science and Engineering
    The topics included in the syllabus are Micro Processor and Hardware Systems, System Programming including Assemblers, Compilers and Operating Systems, Database Systems, Discrete Mathematical Structures, Formal Language and Automatia, Computer Organization and Architecture, Programming Methodology, Algorithms including A1 Algorithm and Data Structures, and Computer Networks.
    Production and Industrial Engineering
    One has to study Tool Engineering, Metrology and inspection, Machine tool operation, Product Design, Cost Estimate, Process Planning, Design of Jigs and Fixtures and Press Tools, Operations Management, Casting, metal forming and metal joining processes, Engineering Materials, Computer Aided Manufacturing and Processing of Plastics, Operations Research, and Quality Control Reliability and Maintenance.
    Applied Probabilities and Statistics
    The syllabus includes Measures of central tendency and Dispersion, Random variable, Sampling, sampling distribution and Estimation, Time series, Probability Introductory ideas, Standard Probability distributions and Correlation and Regression analysis.
    Leather Technology
    The syllabus of consists of following topics- Chemistry of Proteins keratin and Collagen, Technologies aspects of various leather manufacture, Leather Machinery, Analysis and Testing of Materials used in Leather as well as Leather Processing, Principles of various pre-tanning, tanning and post-tanning finishing operations, Designing and Construction of Footwear and Leather Goods, Environmental & Management in Leather Industries Animal and Tannery by-products Utilization
    Chemistry, Chemical Engineering & Ceramic Technology
    The syllabus consists of topics- Heat and Mass Transfer, Thermo dynamics and Kinetics, Fluid Flow, IR, NMR and Mass Spectrometry, Glass & Cement, Organic reactions, Chemical Process Industries, Fine Ceramics, Electro Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry and Polymerization Processes, and Refractory Materials.
    The applicant has to study the Building Materials, History of Architecture, Town Planning, Building Services, Climatology, Building Construction and Technology, Housing, Urban Design and Renewal, Landscape Architecture and Principles of Architecture.
    Textile Technology
    The syllabus includes following subjects- Textile Fibers Properties and Production, Fabric Production, Chemical Processing of Textile Materials, Spinning, Textile Physics, and Process and Quality Control in Textile Materials.
    Physics and Material Science
    The syllabus includes Electricity and Magnetism, Modern Physics, Chemical and Thermal properties of materials, Crystal Physics, Mechanical and Electronic Properties of Materials, Optics and Quantum Mechanics, and Traditional and advanced ceramics.
    Social Sciences
    The syllabus consists of Settlement Geography, Industrial locations, Information Systems, Community Development, Economic Geography, Agglomeration Economics, Industrialization Policy, Urban Sociology, Development Economics and Planning, Social Development, Regional Planning, Rural Development, Economic base of settlements, Change, Public Participation and Land Economics.

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  • All India MCA Common Entrance Test -AIMCET

    All India MCA Common Entrance Test (AIMCET) is a competitive entrance test conducted at national level. It is conducted to enroll most deserving candidates into university approved postgraduate level programme i.e. Master in Computer Application. The entrance test is conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. Final selection of the candidates is based on their performance in the entrance test. A merit list is prepared that consists of the short-listed candidates, who score qualifying marks in the entrance examination. Students, who are presently appearing for their final exam of Bachelors degree, can also apply to appear for the exam. Applicants must submit the duly filled forms with all the required documents. Application forms can be obtained from designated bank branches of Punjab National Bank. Students can also apply through online form, which is available on the official website of Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.


    The entrance exam is conducted for admission to the following courses:

    • MCA


    A candidate applying for AIMCET for seeking admission to the university approved PG level course i.e. Master in Computer Application (MCA) must be fulfilling the following eligibility criteria:

    • Candidates must have passed Bachelors degree with Mathematics as a subject for at least one year for annual system candidates/ at least two papers of Mathematics for semester system candidates.
    • Candidates should produce proof of having passed the qualifying degree with the minimum educational qualification as specified by the admitting institute should be submitted by 30thSeptember 2011.
    • Candidates must have secured at least 55% in qualifying exam.
    • 5% relaxation is allowed for SC/ST candidates.


    Mathematics Syllabus for AIMCET

    • Algebra, Matrices, differential calculus, differential equations, numerical analysis, probability and linear programming

    Computer Awareness Syllabus for AIMCET

    • Elements of computers, Number systems, Basic electronic gates, Boolean algebra, Flip-Flops, Algorithmic approach to solve problems and Fundamentals of C language.

    Analytical Ability Syllabus for AIMCET

    • System thinking, organizational knowledge, problem identification, problem analyzing and solving

    General Awareness Syllabus for AIMCET

    • General knowledge, current affairs, social development, politics, economy, foreign relations, Social issues, business related topics etc.

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  • Integrated Common Entrance Test, popularly known as ICET

    Integrated Common Entrance Test, popularly known as ICET, is the basis for admissions to Master of Computer Application (MCA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) courses offered by various colleges / institutes in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The test is conducted by any university of Andhra Pradesh on rotation basis, at the directives of the Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education (APSCHE), a statutory body of the Government of Andhra Pradesh.


    The candidate must have a bachelors degree of not less than three years duration in any discipline with Mathematics at 10+2 level or should have passed bachelors degree examination of not less than three years duration in any discipline with Mathematics as one of the subjects.

    Candidates appearing for the final of the qualifying examination are also eligible to appear in the entrance test. They must also satisfy the local / non-local status as required by the Government rules.


    ICET Entrance Test is designed to measure the candidates ability to think systematically, to employ the verbal and mathematical skills and to judge his/her aptitude for admission into MBA/MCA program. Candidates appearing for the entrance test have to prepare on the grounds such as Analytical Ability (Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency), Mathematical Ability (Arithmetic Ability, Algebraic & Geometrical Ability and Statistical Ability) and Communication Ability (Vocabulary, Business and Computer Technology, Functional Grammar, Reading Comprehension

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  • Joint Entrance Screening Test -JEST


    JEST 2012 is the screening test for candidates who wish to do Ph.D. Programme in Physics (including Theoretical and Observational Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics in Biology, Plasma Physics and Technology, Atmospheric and Space Sciences, Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science) / Mathematics / Theoretical Computer Science. JEST 2012 exam is usually held on February -March. Using the JEST 2012 results, considered institute will call a limited number of candidates for its further selection procedure depending on its requirements. Traveling allowance will be provided to candidates called for interviews. All selected candidates will receive Research Fellowship from the respective institutions.

    JEST 2012 Conducted By

    Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences

    Eligibility For JEST 2012

    For Ph.D. Programme Physics : M.Sc. in Physics or M.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech. in related disciplines. M.Sc. in Mathematics / Applied Physics / Applied Mathematics / Optics and Photonics / Instrumentation / Electronics will also be considered at IIA. B.E. or B.Tech will also be considered at IISc, IMSc, IUCAA, JNCASR, NCRA-TIFR RRI, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune, IISER Thiruvananthapuram and SNBNCBS. Final year B.Sc. and first year M.Sc. in Physics / Electronics / Astronomy / Applied Mathematics students may also apply to be pre-selected for research scholarship at IUCAA. MSc in Physics, Engineering Physics or Applied Physics will also be considered at IPR.

    Theoretical Computer Science : M.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech. / M.C.A. in Computer Science and related disciplines, and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science.

    Integrated M.Sc. / M.Tech - PhD Programme : At HRI, IISER-Pune, SNBNCBS, and NCRA-TIFR candidates with a Bachelor's degree will also be considered for the integrated M.Sc., Ph.D. programme in Physics. At IMSc, graduates with Bachelors degree in science/ mathematics/ /statistics /computer science/information technology/Engineering will also be considered for admission in Physics and in Theoretical Computer Science, as part of an integrated Ph.D. programme. All candidates successful in the courses work of this programme shall be awarded an M.Sc. degree. At SNBNCBS, graduates with B.Sc. (Physics) / B.E. / B.Tech. degree will be considered for the integrated Post-B.Sc-PhD. programme in subject areas mentioned above. At IIA, graduates with B.Sc. (Physics / Mathematics) / B.E. / B.Tech. in Electrical / Instrumentation / Engineering Physics / Electronics and Communications / Computer Science and Engineering / Optics and Photonics will be considered.

    Integrated M.Tech - Ph.D. Programme at IIA : Graduates with M.Sc. (Physics / Applied Physics) / Post-B.Sc. (Hons) in Optics and Optoelectronics / Radio Physics and Electronics / B.E. / B.Tech. degree in subjects mentioned above will be considered.

    JEST 2012 Exam Pattern

    This is a written test of three hours.

    Contact Details For JEST 2012

    Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS) Sector-III,
    Block JD,
    Salt Lake, Kolkata - 700 098,
    West Bengal
    Phone: 033-23355705/8

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  • JAM - Joint Admission Test to M.Sc


    From the Academic Session 2004 - 05, Indian Institutes of Technology have started conducting a Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM). The objective of JAM is to provide admissions to various M.Sc., Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree and other post-bachelor degree programmes at the IITs based on the performance in a single test and to consolidate Science as a career option for bright students from across the country. In due course, JAM is also expected to become a benchmark for normalizing undergraduate level science education in the country.

    The M.Sc., Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D, M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree and other post-bachelor degree programmes at the IITs offer high quality education in their respective disciplines, comparable to the best in the world. The curricula for these programmes are designed to provide the students with opportunities to develop academic talent leading to challenging and rewarding professional life. The curricula are regularly updated at each IIT. The interdisciplinary content of the curricula equips the students with the ability to utilize scientific knowledge for practical applications. The medium of instruction in all the programmes is English.

    Joint Admission Test to M.Sc (JAM) - 2012 Eligibility Criteria:

    The candidates who qualify in JAM 2012 shall have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria for admissions in IITs.

    • At least 55% aggregate marks (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) for General/OBC category candidates and at least 50% aggregate marks (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) for SC, ST and PD category candidates in the qualifying degree.
    • For candidates with letter grades/CGPA (instead of percentage of marks), the equivalence in percentage of marks will be decided by the Admitting Institute(s).
    • (ii) Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with the minimum educational qualification as specified by the admitting institute should be submitted by 30 September 2012.

    At the time of admission, all admitted candidates will have to submit a physical fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed form. At the time of registration, the admitted candidates may also have to undergo a physical fitness test by a medical board constituted by the Admitting Institute. In case a candidate is not found physically fit to pursue his/her chosen course of study, his/her admission is liable to be cancelled.


    • It will entirely be the responsibility of the candidate to prove that he/she satisfies the minimum educational qualifications and eligibility requirements for admissions.
    • The admitting institute has the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of a candidate who is found to have been admitted to a course to which he/she is not entitled, being unqualified or ineligible in accordance with the rules and regulations in force.
    • Applicants should be full time graduate in any stream from recognised university with at least 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST and OBC applicants) and applicants should have studied mathematics in senior secondary level.
    • Applicants should have done BCA/BSc(CS)/ BSc (IT)
    • Students who are appearing in their final year of qualifying exams can also apply for GCET MCA 2012 provided they fulfil the eligibility criteria at the time of admission.

    Contact Address:

    Organizing Chairman, GATE - JAM Office
    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
    P.O. IIT Powai, MUMBAI - 400 076
    Phone:022-25767022, 25767068
    Fax :022-25722674
    e-mail :jam[at]

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  • Graduate School Admission Test -GSA


    Graduate School Admission test is the test conducted by Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) for admission to their PhD programmes in various subjects. The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research is India's premier institution for advanced research in fundamental sciences. The institute acquired the status of Deemed University in the year June 2002. The Institute runs graduate programmes leading to the award of PhD degree as well as MSc and Integrated PhD. The graduate programmes are classified into the following subjects- Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer and System Sciences and Science Education. These programmes are conducted at the Mumbai campus and at various National Centres of the institute.

    Graduate School Admission Test (GSA) - Eligibility Criteria:

    Educational qualification for appearing for GSA 2012 Mathematics - M.Sc./ B.E./ B.Tech./ M.Tech./ M.A./ B.A./ B.Sc. degree holders or final year students with a consistently good academic record. Physics/ Chemistry - M.Sc./ B.E./ B.Tech./ M.Tech. degree holders. Fresh B.Sc. graduates with consistently good academic record and knowledge of advanced topics may also apply. Biology - (For PhD Programme) - M.Sc. in any basic science discipline, B.Tech., B.E., MBBS, B.V.Sc., BDS, B.Pharm. & M.Pharm. (For MSc and Integrated PhD Programme) - BSc in any basic science discipline. (For MSc in Wildlife Biology & Conservation) - Degree in any discipline with a strong interest in Wild Life Biology. Computer & Systems Sciences - B.E/ B.Tech/ M.E/ M.Tech/ M.Sc (all relevant disciplines) degree holders/ final year students with consistently strong academic record. Science Education - B.E/ B.Tech/ M.B.B.S or equivalent or MSc in natural sciences/ mathematics/ statistics/ computer and information sciences/ pharmaceutical sciences / allied disciplines. or M.A/M.S.W in social/ behavioural science/ psychology/ linguistics/ sociology/ economics/ anthropology/ allied disciplines.

    Pattern for Graduate School Admission Test (GSA)

    The admission procedure for all subjects excluding Science Education consists of written test (usually having objective type questions) followed by interviews. The written tests are held at the centres specified by the institute. The Biology written test is held on a specific Sunday in December each year at centres all over India. The test consists of multiple choice questions covering basics in physics, chemistry, maths and biology. For Computer and Systems Sciences there are two streams-one in the area of Computer Science and the other in the area of Systems Science. The question paper is composed of three parts-A,B and C. Part A is common for all and tests the general mathematical aptitude of the candidate, and the students need to attempt only one of the parts B or C .The syllabi for test in mathematics covers topics dealt with during a normal BSc course in Mathematics.

    Contact Address:
    Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Homi Bhabha Road,
    Mumbai 400 005, India
    Phone : +91-22-2278-2000
    Website :

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  • Competence in Software Technology Exam (NCST)


    Competence in Software Technology Exam (NCST) 2012 will be conducted by C-Dac Mumbai, as an entrance exam for students for taking admission to MCA course in leading colleges of our country. There is large number of students that compete for CST Exam every year for pursuing post graduate courses in computer applications. This exam has been started recently and it comprises of 3 separate levels.

    Competence in Software Technology Exam (NCST) 2012 Eligibility Criteria:

    • Bachelors degree in any stream with knowledge of computers.
    • Diploma in Engineering with at least three years of formal education after the secondary or senior secondary level (Diploma should be recognised by central or state government).
    • Bachelors degree in computer application or Information Technology

    Structure for Competence in Software Technology Exam (NCST) 2012:

    CST 2012 comprises of Multiple Choice Objective type questions that includes four options for every question. The time allotted for the exam is one hour.

    • For every correct answer, 3 marks are given and for incorrect answer 1 mark is deducted.
    • Questions cover the topics from following subjects.
      • General Aptitude
      • Computer Organization
      • Operating Systems
      • Data Structures and Algorithms

    How to apply for Competence in Software Technology Exam (NCST) 2012:

    There are two types of forms available for the candidates including Form A-1 and Form A-2.

    Form A-1 : It is for those candidates who are appearing for CST exam for first time or who seek improvement in previous CST scores.

    Form A-2 : It is filled by those candidates who would like take admission in other courses based on their CST-2010 score.

    Online Application:

    • Applicants can apply online by logging to the official website at
    • Applicants can also apply online by visiting the C DAC locations at Kharghar-Navi Mumbai, Juhu-Mumbai, and Electronics City-Bengaluru.
    • After the online submission of the form, the system assigns the registration number to each applicant. Applicants need to send DD for the exam fees along with three latest identical passport-size photographs to the C DAC Mumbai, office.
    • Applicant should write his/her name, level of examination, and the registration number on the back of the Demand Draft. It is mandatory for the applicants to mention their name on the back of the photograph.
    • The DD should be drawn in favour of C DAC Mumbai, payable at Mumbai.

    Offline Application:

    • Applicants who cannot apply online via website, they can download the form, get its printout and fill the form manually. The duly filled form should be submitted along with Demand Draft and 3 Photographs at C-DAC, Juhu, Mumbai.

    Contact Address:
    Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC),
    Gulmohar Cross Road No. 9,
    Juhu, Mumbai-400049, India
    Telephone Number: 022-26703251, 26201606, 26201488,
    22024641, 22836924, 27565303/04/05, 27560013
    Fax: 26232195
    Website URL:

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