TNAU Exam 2022: Tamil Nadu Agriculture Entrance Exam

BSc agriculture in Tamil Nadu is a full-time 4 years (eight semesters) undergraduate course provided by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) affiliated with Madras University. There are more than 18 constituent colleges (college and institution established and maintained by TNAU) and 29 affiliated colleges under the umbrella of TNAU that provides BSc (Hons) Agriculture and BSc (Hons) Horticulture courses in Tamil Nadu. TNAU has been ranked number one by the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), an autonomous body that coordinates and oversees agricultural education and research in India.

TNAU Exam 2022: Tamil Nadu Agriculture Entrance Exam

BSc agriculture admission 2022 in Tamil Nadu

BSc agriculture admission 2022 in Tamil Nadu’s constituent and affiliated colleges is done through Tamil Nadu Agriculture Entrance Test (counselling session) conducted by TNAU. Nearly sixty-five percent of seats in the affiliated colleges are filled in through the counselling session while the rest of the thirty-five percent seats are filled in through the management quota of the respective college. However, in the case of minority institutions, fifty percent of seats are filled in through TNAU counselling sessions and the rest of fifty percent seats are filled in through the management quota of that respective college. In both cases, whether seeking admission through TNAU’s online session or the management quota, applicants must have applied through TNAU’s online admission process.

Mode of selection for BSc agriculture course

Candidates are selected on the basis of their performance at the counselling session. Candidates can choose the course and the college of their choice based on their ranking at the counselling session.

Eligibility criteria for BSc agriculture admission 2022 in Tamil Nadu

The applicant needs to satisfy the following eligibility criteria in order to take admission to the university/college of Tamil Nadu

  • Educational Qualification: Candidates must have passed the qualifying 10+2 exam from a recognised board in Tamil Nadu. Candidates who have passed HSC (Higher Secondary Exam) under vocational stream exam from boards outside the state are not eligible for admission to any of the University of Tamil Nadu. Candidates who have completed their HSC under the vocational stream are ineligible for both the management and counselling quotas of TNAU affiliated colleges.
  • Minimum qualifying marks: All candidates in the general category need to secure a minimum of 55% in HSC (qualifying exam) while candidates belonging to SC/ST/SCA needs only 35% or just pass in HSC exam with four required subjects. Most backward needs 45% aggregate while candidates belonging to backward class and backward class Muslim students need 50% aggregate of all the four required subjects.
  • The number of attempts: The maximum number of permissible attempts to pass in last qualifying exam for SC/ST/SCA students is three while for other category students it is two.
  • Age limits: The candidate should be younger than 21 years of age at the time of admission i.e. in the month of July. However, for SC/ST/SCA there are no such age restrictions. For candidates with disabilities, 5 years of age relaxation is given.
  • Nativity: Only residents of Tamil Nadu will be considered for the general counselling session. However, candidates who have passed their 10th, 11th and 12th-grade exams from Tamil Nadu will be considered for admission if they give the testimony of having passed their 10th, 11th and 12th grades examination from schools located in Tamil Nadu.
  • Physical fitness: All candidates need to produce a physical fitness certificate at the time of admission obtained from the Government Medical Officer

TNAU Entrance Exam 2022 cum counselling session’s important dates and events

Candidates who are looking for admission in different agricultural colleges of Tamil Nadu through the agriculture entrance exam 2022 cum counselling session should note down the following dates and events

Events Tentative dates
Start date for the online application form August 2022
Last date for submitting an application October 2022
Correction window appears September 2022
Correction window closes October 2022
Document verification October 2022
Initial stage of online counselling To be announced
Initial stage of Certificate Verification To be announced
Seat allotment-First stage To be announced
Second stage of online counselling To be announced
Seat allotment second stage To be announced
Commencement of class To be announced

Tamil Nadu BSc agriculture admission 2022 form

To apply for the TNAU entrance exam 2022 (counselling session) follow the given steps

  • Visit the official website of TNAU and register yourself for the counselling session
  • Now activate your account by clicking on activating link received on your email id
  • Now enter login details and fill out the application form
  • Preview and submit the application form
  • Make the requisite payment

TNAU admission 2022 counselling session

Candidates who secure eligible rank will be informed through SMS or e-mail. Normally, the ratio of “number of vacant seats (seats to be filled)” to “number of candidates called for a counselling session” is 1: 5. Kindly note that calling for an online counselling session does not guarantee a seat in the university/college.

All shortlisted candidates called for a counselling session will have to pay a non-refundable counselling fee of Rs. 3000/-(Rs. 1500 for candidates belonging to SC/ST/STA categories) through online mode. Those failing to pay the counselling fee will not be allowed to attend the counselling session.

Reservations in BSc agriculture admissions 2022

As per the orders of the Tamil Nadu government, the category-wise break-up of reservations at the time of admission is as follows

Category Percentage of seats allotted
Open competition (OC) 31%
Backward Class (BC) 26.5%
Backward Class Muslim(BCM) 3.5%
Most Backward Class (Vanniyar) 10.5%
Most backward Class and de-notified communities (MBC) 7%
Most Backward Class 2.5%
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Schedules Caste - Arunthathiyars (SCA) 3%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 1.0%

Special Reservations

In addition to the above-mentioned categories, certain number of seats are reserved for differently-abled students, sons and daughters of ex-servicemen, eminent sportspersons, students from state government schools, candidates selected by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), non-resident Indian (NRI) and Industry sponsored candidates under special reservations categories as prescribed by Government of Tamil Nadu. Candidates seeking reservation under this category have to upload relevant certificates issued by a competent authority.

Some scholarships available for pursuing a BSc agriculture in Tamil Nadu are:

  • Adi Dravidar welfare scholarship
  • Central Government scholarship
  • State Government scholarship
  • Periyar endowment scholarship
  • ICAR scholarship

MSc Agriculture admission in Tamil Nadu

MSc agriculture in Tamil Nadu is a full-time two-year (four semesters) course. Admission to this course is done either on the basis of the MSc Agriculture Entrance Test or on the basis of marks scored by the candidate at the qualifying UG Exam.

Eligibility criteria for MSc agriculture admission in Tamil Nadu

  • The applicant must have cleared the qualifying BSc degree in agriculture from a recognised university
  • The applicant must have scored 50% marks in the qualifying exam
  • The applicant must be an Indian citizen
  • The applicant must not have exceeded the maximum age limit i.e. 45 years at the time of admission.