TANCET 2017 was conducted on 25 th March, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00
p.m. Every year, Anna University conducts this exam on behalf of the
Government of Tamilnadu. The exam has 100 questions to be answered in
120 minutes. These 100 questions were from areas – Quantitative Aptitude,
Computers and Reasoning.

**Snapshot of the Exam**

Number of Questions | 100 |

Number of Sections | 5 |

Marking Scheme | 1 Mark for every correct answer |

Negative Marking | 1/3 Mark for every wrong answer |

Number of Choices | 4 |

Duration | 120 Minutes |

TANCET MCA 2017 was a surprise to the test takers as it had questions only from three areas – Quantitative Aptitude, Computers and Reasoning. Usually, English used to be one of the test areas. There is no fixed number of questions from each area in the MCA paper. Last year, almost half of the paper had Reasoning-based questions while this year it was Quantitative Aptitude that had about 50 questions. Among the remaining, there were equal number of questions from Computers and Reasoning. Most importantly, at least half of the questions from Quantitiative Aptitude can be put under moderate or difficult category. On the whole, the paper can be considered as moderate and a score of 54+ can be considered excellent.

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Quantitative Aptitude
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This year, the Quantitative Aptitude part not only had the highest number of questions but also had more number of concepts whose difficulty level was on par with national level exams like CAT, NIMCET, etc. Apart from these, there was one set of questions on data interpretation that was based on tabular form of data and a set of 4 questions on data sufficiency. It was also observed that some of the questions had traps. So, one had to be careful while answering the questions. As in TANCET MBA 2017, even in MCA test paper, there were questions from Numbers which dominated the paper. Besides these, there were questions on Simple Equations, Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Geometry & Mensuration, etc.

The following table gives the topic-wise classification of questions in the Quantitative Aptitude part of the exam.