TNEA Eligibility Criteria 2022 - Check Age Limit, Nationality, Aggregate Marks

TNEA Eligibility Criteria 2022 - Check Age Limit, Nationality, Aggregate Marks

TNEA Eligibility Criteria 2022 - The Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE), Tamil Nadu has released the TNEA 2022 eligibility criteria at the official website. Candidates interested in engineering admissions in Anna University, Chennai have to comply with the TNEA eligibility criteria 2022.

Under the TNEA eligibility criteria, there are various conditions of nativity, education qualifications with the particular subjects along with programme specific requisites for Marine engineering branch. Thus, candidates interested in Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) should be aware of TNEA eligibility criteria 2022 before they fill the application form in online mode. Candidates may check out complete information on TNEA 2022 eligibility criteria in the article below and find all the basic requirements they have to comply with for admissions.

TNEA 2022 Eligibility Criteria

There are various conditions of eligibility for TNEA as announced by the Directorate of Technical Education, Tamil Nadu. State and non-state candidates are eligible provided that they follow the additional conditions explained in the table below.

TNEA 2022 Eligibility - Nativity


Supporting Documents

Candidates who have passed class 8, 9, 10 11 and 12 from Tamil Nadu

Such candidates do not need to submit any nativity proof to the authorities

Candidates who have passed any of class 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 or other equivalent examination from schools situated outside Tamil Nadu

Such candidates have to submit a Nativity Certificate (only in electronic form or digitally signed e-certificate)

Children or wards of Central Government Employees serving continuously in Tamil Nadu for the past 5 years

Certificate from the employer of such parent or guardian (if both parents have passed away) regarding such employment in Tamil Nadu.

Children of people employed in Public sector or Government recognized institutes continuously for past 5 years

Certificate from the employer stating such person (Applicant’s parent) is a permanent employee along with any one of Income Tax return, PF Slips, etc. and 5 year or more work tenure.

Children of All India service Tamil Nadu cadre officers

Proof of employment

Srilankan Tamil Refugee studied in Tamil Nadu

Identification certificate from the Head Quarters Tahsildar or otherwise a cop of passport, visa and letter registered with the police station

TNEA Eligibility Criteria 2022 - Qualifying Examination



Qualifying Examination

Higher Secondary Certificate Examination (Academic or Vocational Subject)

Mandatory Subjects under Qualifying Examination

Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (Any one of these subjects for vocational studies)

Minimum Marks in Mandatory Subjects

General - 45%

Backward Classes including Backward Class Muslim - 40%

MBC & DNC - 40%

SC/SCA/ST - 40%

Vocational Subjects prescribed under Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) eligibility criteria

  • General Machinist

  • Electrical Machines and Appliances

  • Electronic Equipments

  • Draughtsman Civil

  • Auto Mechanic

  • Textile Technology

*Candidates have to produce original grade certificates to prove their scores or otherwise they shall be considered to have complied with the minimum score only. Also, rounding of marks shall not be considered for calculating the minimum marks as per TNEA 2022 eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria for TNEA 2022 for Marine Engineering Branch


TNEA Eligibility Criteria

Qualifying Examination

Candidates should have passed class 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized institute

Mandatory Subjects

They should have Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English in qualifying examination

Minimum Score

There has to be a minimum score of 60% in PCM

Also, score of at least 50% in English either at 10 or 10+2 level

Additional Requirements

  • Maximum age - 25 years

  • Minimum Height - 157 cm

  • Minimum Weight - 48 kg

  • Colour vision - Normal

*In addition to the conditions mentioned above, candidates have to comply with the physical fitness norms by producing a certificate obtained from an authorized medical officer.