• Only Online Mode of application through TNAU website
  • Application to TNAU is MANDATORY for all Candidates Applying for TNAU Counselling as well as applying for MANAGEMENT QUOTA in Private Agriculture / Horticulture Colleges Affiliated to TNAU
  • All the seats in the affiliated colleges are for academic stream candidates only

Candidates should have passed ALL the subjects in Academic stream of the Qualifying Examination with 10+2 years of schooling under Board of Higher Secondary Education of Government of Tamil Nadu / Central Board of Secondary Education / Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations / other State Government Boards / other International Boards that are recognized are eligible to apply.

Group I : Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology


Group II : Physics, Chemistry, Biology with any one of the fourth (elective) subject viz., Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Computer Science and Home Science.


Group II (A) : Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology

Note :

  • Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Course (HSC) under Vocational stream from other boards / other states are NOT ELIGIBLE for admission in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
  • Candidates who passed Higher Secondary Course (HSC) under Vocational stream are NOT ELIGIBLE for both Management Quota and counselling quota under AFFILIATED COLLEGES

Open Competition (OC)

55 % aggregate of all the four required subjects

Backward Class (BC) and Backward Class Muslim (BCM)

50 % aggregate of all the four required subjects

Most Backward Class and Denotified Communities (MBC)

45 % aggregate of all the four required subjects

Scheduled Caste (SC / SCA)

A pass in qualifying examination with four required subjects

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

A pass in qualifying examination with four required subjects

The maximum number of permissible attempts to pass in the qualifying examination is as follows

  • Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Castes-Arunthathiars / Scheduled Tribes: THREE
  • All other Communities: TWO
  • Candidates should not have completed the age of 21 years on the first day of July of the admission year
  • For Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Caste-Arunthathiars (SCA) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) there is NO AGE LIMIT
  • Candidates of Tamil Nadu Nativity only will be considered for admission
  • Candidates who have studied all 10th, 11th, 12th Standards in Tamil Nadu will be considered for admission, on producing proof of having studied 10th, 11th, 12th Standards in Schools located at Tamil Nadu
  • The candidates who have not studied all 10th, 11th, 12th standards in Tamil Nadu should produce the Certificate of Permanent Residence in Tamil Nadu in the proforma prescribed by TNAU, issued by the competent authorities. Candidates possessing community certificate issued by Government of Tamil Nadu need not submit that proforma.

A certificate regarding the physical standards prescribed shall be obtained from the Government Medical Officer and produced at the time of admission. Candidates, who aspire for Indian Forest Service (IFS) examination, please check the physical standard requirement with appropriate agency

A student at who discontinues from the degree programme is not eligible for admission again as per the TNAU admission rules

The reservations will be followed as per the orders of the Government of Tamil Nadu at the time of admission.

The medium of instruction is English and evaluation pattern in the University is “Semester Course Credit System”. All Undergraduate Programs are of eight Semesters (4 years) duration. An enrolled student in order to earn a bachelor’s degree should complete the course credits prescribed from time to time and should have earned a minimum Overall Grade Point Average (OGPA) of 6.50 out of10.00

Ragging in any form, place or time is a cognizable offence that will attract severe punishment including summarily expulsion from the institution. (Tamil Nadu Government Gazette Extraordinary dt.29.01.97, Bill No. 8 of 1997, Tamil Nadu Publication of Ragging Act.)

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Mark in each of the four subjects would be converted to 50 as Mark obtained / Maximum mark x 50.