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Last minute checklist for TNEA counselling

by TNEAhelp team


An extensive checklist/ to-do items to ensure than a student takes part in a smooth TNEA 2015 counselling process.

We hardly get 5 minutes to choose our college. And these 5 minutes will decide our future. So simply follow the steps to choose the best.


  1. The counselling will be held at the Examination Centre, Anna University Chennai, Chennai - 600025.

  2. Candidates will be called for counselling in the order of their merit. Based on the merit and communal reservation, allotment of the branch/college chosen by the candidate will be made. Candidates have to opt for colleges and branches that are available at the time of counselling.

  3. Candidates have to pay an initial deposit of Rs. 5000/- (Rs. 1000/- for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamilnadu) by Cash or DD and produce all their original certificates when they attend counselling.

  4. If a candidate has deposited all the certificates in an Institution where he/she has already been admitted, a letter from the Head of the Institution should be produced to that effect. In such case only, attested photocopies of certificates from the Head of the Institution will be accepted for verification. However, the provisional allotment order will be withheld and it will be released only on production of all the original certificates.

  5. Eligible candidates who have applied may appear for counselling according to their cut-off mark, two hours before the counselling session along with their original certificates for verification, irrespective of receipt of individual communication.

  6. Due to unforeseen and unavoidable reasons, if a candidate is unable to attend the counselling on the specified date and time, he/she can authorise his/her parent on his/her behalf and the parent's decision will be binding on the candidate.

  7. Due to unforeseen reasons, if a candidate could not attend the counselling on the specified date and time, he/she can attend on a subsequent time/date, during the counselling period. But the candidate can only opt for the seats available at that time and cannot claim any seat as per original rank.

  8. If the ranking of a candidate is changed due to re-totalling/revaluation of mark, he/she can attend counselling as per the new mark and rank, though the call letter specifies a different date (as per original mark).

  9. Once allotted a seat, the amount Rs. 5,000/- (Rs. 1,000/- in the case of SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamilnadu) already paid at the time of counselling will be adjusted in the tuition fee. If a candidate does not join after allotment and seeks refund, only 80 % of the initial deposit amount paid at the time of counselling will be refunded. In such cases original allotment order with acknowledgement for the receipt of payment should be surrendered on or before 31.12.2015. The refund will be processed only through TNEA 2015 refund processing system available online in TNEA website. All admissions made through single window system are provisional. CHOICE ONCE MADE IS FINAL AND CANNOT BE CHANGED


  1. Be ready to enter the hall one hour before the appointed time.

  2. Outstation candidates are advised to reach well in advance to avoid unnecessary delays like traffic. You can avail 50% concession in bus tickets if you are using government buses. Check here to know more. Chennai being one of the busiest cities, traffic is quite high always.

  3. You could make user of Uber service which gives you free rides from any place in Chennai to the counselling venue and vice versa. You can check more details on how to avail the free Uber cab services here via website.

  4. Make use of the facilities provided at counselling venue.

  5. Approach bank counter to get DD

  6. College wise course wise community wise vacancy position will be displayed. Keep checking it.

  7. You can also check our TNEAhelp mobile app. This will give you details of the finishing cut-off marks based on the previous year details.

  8. Each session will have 400 students attending the counselling.

  9. Register your name and you will be asked to arrange the certificates in particular order.

  10. Then verification takes place. If there is any discrepancy the candidate is turned away. So make sure all the details are correct.

  11. In counselling hall, there will be 60 terminals each with a counsellor to guide the students through the process.

  12. The person with the highest rank gets the first chance. Based on the vacancy position, candidate will be asked to fill his three choices. In most of the cases, he/she will get either of the three. Or else fresh choices will be asked.

  13. Once he/she gets the course and college of his choice, an admission order is made out in his name.

  14. Once the candidate signs the order, admission will be finalised.


  1. Choose your college preference and choice of department.

  2. Note down their counselling code

  3. Read the instructions carefully and make sure that you carry all the required documents


  1. Do not confuse between colleges of similar name. For example, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering & Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering and technology are different.

  2. Many colleges advertise themselves in the venue of counselling. Do not fall for these advertisers. Be sure of your college of choice.

  3. Do not panic. If you did not get your first preference of college/department, choose the next option. Time is very limited.

Do you still have doubts? Did you face any difficulties in availing concessions? Please drop a note in the TNEAhelp discussion forum

Best Wishes,
TNEAhelp Team

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Disclaimer: All information presented herewith are predictions based on earlier TNEA statistics. Users are adviced to verify the same with other sources.