**TAMILNADU COMMON ENTRANCE TES**T

The Government of Tamilnadu have authorised Anna University for conducting the Tamilnadu

Common Entrance Test (TANCET) for admission to 1) M.B.A 2) M.C.A & 3) M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Arch./M.Plan Degree Programmes offered in colleges in Tamilnadu.

Download our free civil engineering hand books for preparing exams at our download page.

**ELIGIBILITY**

1. B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. degree programme

2. Candidates appearing for the final semester / year examination

**REGISTRATION**

1. Spot Registration - 15 engineering colleges in Tamil nadu

(Carry X std marksheet, XII std mark sheet, DD/Cash-Fee Rs.500,Community Certificate(SC/ST only)

2. Internet registration visit: http://admission.annauniv.edu:9080/tancet2012

(Need DD and X std, XII std registration number)

The photo will be taken and hall ticket is generated immediately.

**Question Pattern**

1. M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch/M.Plan

Part I 30*1=30 (negative mark=1/4)

Part II 30(out of 45)*1=30 (negative mark=1/4)

Part III 40(out of 45)*1=40 (negative mark=1/4)

2.MBA

100*1=100 marks (negative mark=1/5)

3.MCA

100*1=100 marks (negative mark=1/4)

**SYLLABUS**

Can be downloaded at: http://www.annauniv.edu/tancet2012/booklet.pdf

**TANCET CE PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTIONS:**

Part-1 Maths Paper Download

Part-2 Basic Engineering Science Paper Download

Part-3 Civil Engineering Download

**List of TANCET Exam centers**

- Anna University Chennai, Chennai
- Govt. College of Technology, Coimbatore
- Annamalai University, Chidambaram
- PSNA College of Engg. & Technology, Dindigul
- Institute of Road and Transport Technology, Erode
- Alagappa College of Engg. & Technology, Karaikudi
- Thiagarajar College of Engg., Madurai
- Govt. Polytechnic College, Nagercoil
- Govt. College of Engg., Salem
- Kunthavai Naachiyaar Govt. Arts College for Women, Thanjavur
- Govt. College of Engg., Tirunelveli
- Anna University Trichy, Trichy
- Thanthai Periyar Govt. Institute of Technology, Vellore
- University College of Engg., Villupuram
- Kamaraj College of Engg., Virudhunagar

2. Structural Engineering

3. Hydrology & Water resources Engineering

4. Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg

5. Transportation Engg

6. Irrigation Water Management

7. Construction Engineering & Management

8. Remote Sensing

9. Environmental Engg

10. Geomatics

11. Integrated Water Resource Management

12. Coastal Management

13. Infrastructure Engg

14. Computer Methods & Applications in Structural Engg

15. Geotechnical Engg

16. Environmental Engg & Management

17. Environmental Science & Engg

18. Environmental Engg & Management

19. Construction Management

20. Infrastructure Engg & Management

**M.E Syllabus for Civil Engineering:**

**PART – I**

**ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS (Common to all Candidates)**

i) Determinants and Matrices : Solving system of equations – Rank of the Matrix – Eigenvalues

and eigenvectors – Reduction of quadratic form to canonical form.

ii) Calculus and Differential Equations : Partial derivatives – Jacobians – Taylor’s expansion –

Maxima and Minima. Linear ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients – Simultaneous first

order linear equations with constant coefficients. Formation of partial differential equation (PDE) –

Solution of first order PDE – Solution of linear higher order PDE with constant coefficients.

iii) Vector Calculus : Double and triple integrations and their applications – Gradient, Divergence, Curl

and Laplacian – Green’s, Gauss divergence and Stroke’s theorem.

iv) Functions of Complex Variables and Complex Integration : Analytic functions – Conformal

Mapping – Bilinear transformation – Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula – Taylor and Laurent

Series – Singularities – Residues – Residue theorem and its applications.

v) Transforms : Laplace Transform – Inverse transforms – Application to solution of linear ordinary

differential equations with constant coefficients. Fourier integral theorem – Fourier transform pair – Sine

and Cosine transforms. -transform – Inverse Z–transform – Solution of difference equations using Z–

transform.

vi) Numerical Methods : Solution of linear system by direct and iterative methods – Interpolation and

approximation – Numerical Differentiation and Integration – Solving Ordinary Differential Equations.

vii) Applied Probability : Probability and Random variables – Standard Discrete and Continuous

distribution – Moments – Moment generating function and their properties. Two-Dimensional Random

Variables – Covariance – Correlation and Regression.

**PART – II**

BASIC ENGINEERING & SCIENCES (Common to all Candidates)

BASIC ENGINEERING & SCIENCES (Common to all Candidates)

i) Applied Mechanics : Law of Mechanics – Lame’s theorem – Forces, Moments and Couples –

Displacement, velocity and Acceleration – Friction – Moment of Inertia.

ii) Mechanical Engineering : Laws of thermodynamics – Open and closed systems – Equation of state

– Heat and Work.

iii) Physics : Sound – Latices – Ultrasonic flaw detector – X-ray radiography – Interference Fringes –

Planck’s quantum theory – Laser and Fibre Optics.

iv) Material Science : Fracture – Magnetic and Dielectric materials – Conductor and Semi conductor

materials – Ceramic and Super conductor materials.

v) Civil Engineering : Fluid Statics and Dynamics – Boundary Layer – Pumps and Turbines –

Environmental Pollution.

vi) Electrical Engineering : Ohm’s law – Kirchoff’s law – A.C. circuits – D.C. machines – Transformers

– Synchronous machines – Instrumentation.

vii) Computers : Computer organisation – Architecture – Arrays – Pointers – User defined function –

C program.

viii) Chemistry : Adsorption – Chromatography – Chemical kinetics – Electrochemistry – Spectroscopy –

Fuels and Combustion.

**PART - III**

CIVIL ENGINEERING & GEO INFORMATICS

CIVIL ENGINEERING & GEO INFORMATICS

i) Structural Engineering : Mechanics: Stress-Strain Relationships – Principal stresses and Principal

strain in two dimension and three dimension. Composite Bars – Composite Beams – Elastic Constants.

Beams and Bending – Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams – Flexural and Shear Stresses. Slope

and Deflection of Beams. Thin and Thick Cylinders. Torsion. Theories of Failure – Unsymmetrical Bending

– Curved Beams – Theories of Columns. Combined Direct and Bending Stresses.

Structural Analysis: Static and Kinematic Indeterminancy – Energy Principles – Deflection of pin jointed

plane frames – rigid frames. Classical Method of Analysis of indeterminate structures (Slope deflection

and Moment Distribution) – Matrix Method. Arches and Suspension Bridges – Influence Line for

Determinate and Indeterminate Structures. Plastic Analysis of Structures.

Building Materials: Cement - Concrete – properties of ingredients- Mix Design- Quality Control- Special

Concrete – Concreting Methods- Brick – Brick Masonry – Stone – Timber – Steel.

Concrete Structures: Design Methods – Limit State Design for beams, slabs, columns and footings –

retaining walls – Water Tanks. Prestressed Concrete – Principles – Methods – Losses – Deflection –

Design.

Steel Structures: Steel Sections – Connections – Design of Tension and Compression Members – Beams,

Column Bases – Plate Girders and Trusses.

ii) Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering : Soil Mechanics: Nature of soil – phase relationships

– Soil classification; Soil water – static pressure – effective stress principle; permeability – seepage;

Stress distribution in soil – Consolidation (Terzaghi’s one dimension consolidation theory); Compaction

shear strength of soil – Mohr – Coulomb theory – determination of shear strength by different methods;

Slope stability analysis – protection measures.

Foundation Engineering: Site investigation – scope and objectives – drilling techniques – depth and

spacing of boreholes – sampling Techniques – penetration tests (SPT and SCPT) – plate load test –

selection of foundation; Foundation types – shallow foundation – bearing capacity (Terzaghis Theory and

BIS formula) – allowable bearing pressure – bearing capacity from field tests – settlement of foundation –

allowable settlement – Codal provisions; Design of foundations – Isolated, combined and raft foundation;

Pile foundations – static and dynamic pile driving formulae (Engineering News and Hiley method) – Pile

groups – capacity and settlement – Codal provisions – pile load test – negative friction on piles; Earth

pressure theories – Earth pressure on retaining walls – stability analysis of retaining wall.

iii) Transportation Engineering : Highway Planning: Road Classification, Geometric Design of

Highways, Construction of Earth, WBM, Bituminous and concrete roads, Design of flexible and rigid

pavements. Drainage of roads, maintenance of roads.

Railways, Airways, Docks and Harbour Planning: Railway alignment, components of permanent way,

geometric design Airport planning, components of airport, site selection, planning for terminal building,

runways. Harbour planning, components of harbour, inland water transport.

Traffic Engineering: Traffic characteristics, Traffic surveys, Traffic Signals, Road markings and signs.

iv) Water Resources Engineering : Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics: Properties of fluids. Fluid statics

and relative equilibrium. Basic concepts of fluid flow - kinematics and dynamics. Concept of system and

control volume application to continuity, momentum and energy equations. Dimensional analysis and

model studies. Laminar and turbulent flow through pipes. Boundary layers. Steady uniform and gradually

varied flow in open channels. Rapidly varied flows. Turbines and pumps and positive displacement

pumps.

Hydrology and Ground Water: Hydrometeorology. Hydrologic cycle. Precipitation and its measurements.

Abstractions. Runoff estimation. Hydrograph analysis. Unit Hydrograph. Hydrologic extremes floods and

droughts. Rainwater harvesting. Properties of aquifer. Groundwater development. GEC norms. Well

hydraulics. Steady and unsteady flows. Ground water quality.

Irrigation Engineering: Irrigation system. National water policy. Components of irrigation network. Design

of lined and unlined channels. Waterways, head works, gravity dams and spillways. Design of weirs on

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permeable foundation. Soil water relations. Crop water requirements. Irrigation scheduling and methods.

Duty, delta and base period. Irrigation water quality. Irrigation water management. Participatory

approach.

v) Environmental Engineering : Water and Waste water Engineering: Water requirements; water

demand, quality standards; Development of water supply source, conveyance system; basic unit

processes and operations for water treatment; water distribution; sewage characteristics; sewage

treatment, primary and secondary treatment of sewage, sludge disposal, sewage disposal.

Air Pollution and Control: Types of pollutants, their sources and impacts, air pollution meteorology, air

pollution control, air quality standards and limits.

Noise Pollution and Control: Impacts of noise, permissible limits of noise pollution, measurement of noise

and control of noise pollution.

vi) Surveying And Remote Sensing : Surveying: Chain survey-traversing-plotting: compasses-

bearings -plane table-leveling-bench marks-temporary and permanent adjustments-reduction: contouring

and volumes-theodolites - Gale’s table-lay out - setting out works-curve ranging-mine surveying-

techeometric survey-triangulation-base line-corrections-trigonometric leveling - errors and sources-

classification of errors-equation-level nets-astronomical survey-practical astronomy-photogrammetry-

EDM-hydrographic survey-river.

Electronic survey- infrared EDM-microwave system-modern positioning systems - trilateration.

Remote Sensing: Satellite system- EMR interaction with each feature, spectral signature - image

characters -interpretation keys- Image enhancement, filters, classification.-accuracy assessment-thematic

maps.

GIS and Cartography: Cartography-map projection-map design-map compilation-generalisation-map

production- software and hardware GIS-data types-data base types-raster and vector-topology-data

input-data analysis-DEM and TIN-data output-applications.

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