TANCET – Exam Pattern
Since there are three different programmes offered to students, the test pattern of these three papers also differs in some respects. The exam pattern for TANCET is as mentioned below.
TANCET Exam pattern for MBA
The paper is of objective types including 100 questions and the duration is of two hours. Every question has five options, of which one is the correct answer. Each correct response carries one mark. There is negative marking for wrong answers. Each incorrect response carries 1/5 negative mark. However, there is no deduction in the marks if questions are left unsolved. It must be noted that multiple shadings are considered as incorrect and 1/5 mark will be deducted.
The exam paper is designed with the purpose of assessing the candidates’ ability to:
- Identify critical data and apply it to Business decisions from given business conditions
- Answer the questions based on the passages in the comprehension.
- Solve Mathematical problems at 10+2+3 level
- Determine data sufficiency for answering particular questions with the help of given data, the knowledge of Mathematics and the use of daily facts.
In addition to it, the test also aims to assess candidates’ written English which comprises questions like errors in usage, punctuation, grammar, etc.
TANCET Exam pattern for MCA
The paper is of objective type including 100 questions. Some questions are based on verbal activity, basic science, etc. each question has four alternate answers of which one is correct. Every correct response bears 1 mark and there is negative marking for wrong answers. There is deduction of ¼ marks for every wrong answer. It is to be noted that multiple shadings is considered as incorrect answer and ¼ marks will be deducted. However, marks will not be deducted if the questions are left unsolved.
The question paper comprises of following sections:
- Quantitative Ability
- Analytical Reasoning
- Logical Reasoning
- Computer Awareness
TANCET Exam pattern for M.Tech./M.Arch./M.E./M.Plan
The question paper comprises three parts and is of two hours duration. In this paper, the first and second part is compulsory whereas the candidates are allowed to choose one section in third part. The third part includes 14 sections of which the candidates have to choose one based on his/her specialization.
Part – I Engineering Mathematics
This part comprises 30 objective type questions which are compulsory to answer. The candidates must answer all the questions.
Part – II Basic Engineering & Sciences
This part consists of 45 objective type questions and candidates should answer a minimum of 30 questions. Each correct response bears 1 mark and there is negative marking for wrong answers. There is deduction of ¼ marks for each wrong answer.
Part – III Specialization
This part comprises 14 sections such as Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, etc. There are 40 to 45 objective type questions in each section and the candidates are required to choose any one section depending on his/her specialization. The candidates must answer at lest 40 questions. Each correct response bears 1 mark and there is negative marking for wrong answers. There is deduction of ¼ marks for wrong answer.
Each question has four alternative answers, of which one is correct. There is deduction of ¼ mark for multiple shadings as it is considered as wrong answer. Nonetheless, no marks will be deducted if the questions are left unsolved. Questions of this test will be set at the undergraduate level.
There is normalization of marks for M.Arch./M.Plan/M.E./M.Tech. The candidates who are appearing for the test as mentioned above will have two common parts. The first part is Engineering Mathematics and the second part is Basic Engineering and Sciences and the third part is meant for different disciplines. Under part – III, standard deviation (s) and mean (m) mark can vary from discipline to discipline. By using the following formula, normalized marks can be obtained.
Normalized marks = 50 + (10/s) (raw mark - m). This formula gives applicable ranking of the candidate in any discipline.