There is no specific syllabus provided for TANCET MBA, so obviously the question is what are the topics to prepare and from where. It is said that, “Books are a man’s best friend“. So, here we have provided a list of books which can help you in preparation for TANCET MBA 2018.

Many people have a misconception that engineering and medical are the only courses which has the highest level of competition. However, it is not true, Management entrance exams are unlike engineering and medical, since, student from any stream can apply for this. So, you can imagine the kind of competition for admission in MBA programme. But there is always a way out from difficult situation. You can find here all the information you need on TANCET MBA 2018 such as exam pattern, books, syllabus, important topics etc.


The full form of TANCET is Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test. Anna University is given responsibility for conducting the TANCET 2018. The test is held for admission to MBA, MCA & ME/ M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan Degree Programmes for the academic session 2018. It is a state level entrance exam which is scheduled to be held on May 19, 2018. Registration for exam is active until April 23, 2018. TANCET MBA tests the candidate’s ability in:

  • Analysis of Business Situation
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Data Sufficiency
  • English Usage
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Last year, approximately 24,000 students registered for TANCET. In 2016, a total of 39,929 candidates appeared for the exam. 

Exam Pattern For TANCET MBA 2018

Before we proceed to know the important books for preparation, first let us get an idea about the marking scheme and distribution of questions.

TANCET is a pen-paper based test which will consist of MCQ questions. The candidates need to complete the exam in a duration of 02 hours. There will be 100 multiple choice questions and the exam will be of total 100 marks. Candidates can cross check exam timings from TANCET MBS 2018 Admit Card / Hall Ticket.

Marking Scheme

  • For every correct answer, you will get 01 marks for correct answer.
  • There is a negative marking of 1/3 marks for every incorrect answer.
  • Multiple shading will be considered as wrong answer and 1/3 mark will be deducted.

Now, let us move on to the best books for TANCET MBA.


Books Recommended For TANCET 2018

Here is the list of books which have been recommended by the experts and toppers:

Name of the Book Author/ Publisher Buy Here Price of the book
TANCET MBA Superior Guide S. SAMBASIVAN and Dr. D. ANTONY XAVIER Click Here to buy  Rs. 370
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations R. S. Aggarwal Click Here to buy  Rs. 517
Quantitative Aptitude S.N. Jha Click Here to buy  Rs. 461
Reasoning Test (Verbal & Non-Verbal) Dr. M.B.Lal & A.K.Singh Click Here to buy  Rs. 219
Logical and Analytical Reasoning A. K. Gupta Click Here to buy  Rs. 117

Important Topics For Quantitative Aptitude

  • Arithmatic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Number System
  • Modern Mathematics
  • Higher Maths
  • Mensuration
  • Trigonometry
  • HCF & LCM
  • Arithmetic Progression, Arithmetic Mean
  • Geometric Progression
  • Geometric Mean
  • Harmonic Mean
  • Median
  • Mode
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Partnership
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Work and Time
  • Profit and Loss
  • Instalments and Payments
  • Partnership
  • Clocks
  • Work and Time
  • Pipe and Cisterns
  • Lines
  • Angles and Triangles
  • Cubes and Cones

Important Topics for English

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Contextual Usage
  • Antonyms & Synonyms
  • Syllogisms
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Analogies & Idioms
  • Different usage of same word
  • Sentence Completion
  • Jumbled Paragraphs
  • Sentence Correction
  • One word Substitution
  • Reading Comprehension

TANCET 2018 Syllabus

TANCET MBA 2018 will consist of sections which will evaluate and identify critically the data and apply the data to business decisions from given typical business situations. The syllabus as per which you should prepare for TANCET MBA 2018 entrance exam is as follows:

  • Analysis of Business Situations 

This section comprises two passages pertaining to a situation. After each passage, questions consisting of items relating to the preceding passage will be given. You will have to evaluate each item separately in terms of the respective passage and choose the right answer from the given options.

  • English
Reading Comprehension Synonyms Analogies
Grammar Word meaning Antonyms
Vocabulary Fill in the blanks Idioms
English Usage Sentence correction
  • Quantitative Ability
Number Systems LCM and HCF Percentages
Profit, Loss and Discount Time and Work Averages
Simple Interest Speed, Time and Distance Ratio and Proportion
Compound Interest Quadratic Equations Complex Numbers
Linear Equations Logarithm Progressions
Binomial Theorem Surds and Indices Inequalities
Permutation and Combination Probability Functions and Graphs
Set Theory Mixtures and Alligations Geometry
Co-ordinate Geometry Trigonometry Mensuration
  • Data Sufficiency
Number System Algebra Geometry
Mensuration Percentage Profit and Loss
Time, Speed & Distance Permutation and Combination Probability
Ratio and Mixtures

After TANCET MBA 2018 exam is over, you can check question paper, answer key, solutions

After TANCET MBA 2018 exam is conducted on May 19, 2018 from 2:30 Pm to 4:30 PM, candidates can check TANCET MBA 2018 Answer Key. Along with it, question papers and solutions are also likely to be available.

Then, on basis of performance of candidates in exam, TANCET MBA 2018 Result will be announced. Candidates can check results online at official website to know their position. Admission to participating colleges shall be on basis of entrance exam subject to fulfilment of eligibility conditions.

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