Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions or the TNEA examination conducted by the Anna University on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu is an entry level examination for students willing to study professional courses. After the examination is completed the cut off marks are calculated for each student. These cut off marks are obtained with the 100 mark TNEA and the 200 marks of the Higher Secondary Examination (marks secured in Class 12 Board Exam of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry normalized to 100 marks, 50 marks and 50 marks respectively for B.E and B.Tech courses and instead of Mathematics Biology is taken as 100 marks for MBBS / BDS / B.Pharm / BSMS / BHMS / BPT / B.Sc Nursing/ B.Sc (Agriculture)/B.Sc (Forestry) / B.V.Sc / B.F.Sc).
For Example, Student secured the following marks in the class of 12th
Maths – 190
Physics – 180
Chemistry – 190
Calculating the cutoff marks
Maths = 190/2 = 95
Physics + Chemistry = (180+170)/4 = 92.5
Cutoff marks for TNPCEE = (95+92.5) = 187.5
The students then appear for a counseling session where they are allowed to choose their college depending on the choices given based on the cut-off marks obtained. Higher the cut-off marks better are the chances for a student to study in a good college. As the seats keep filling one by one students with lesser cut-off marks have no other choice but to settle with the mediocre colleges across Tamil Nadu.