Exam Pattern and Reference Books for TANCET (MBA)


Graduates from any of the recognized Universities with a minimum of 50% marks can appear for TANCET (MBA). The test will have questions from areas like English Comprehension, Numerical Ability, and Data Sufficiency. Reference books such as Reasoning Test (Verbal & Non-Verbal) by Dr. M.B.Lal & A.K.Singh, Compendium General English by Dr.B.B.Jain, etc and those published by T.I.M.E/Upkar, can be used for exam preparation.

Exam Pattern of TANCET (MBA)

This written test comprises a total of 100 questions, each having 5 alternative answers. Candidate should select the right one among these alternative choices. Each correct answer is awarded with 1 mark to make a total of 100 marks. Total time allotted for the completion of the test is 2 hours.

The test contains questions to evaluate candidate’s ability in identifying critical data and to apply the same in typical business situations. There will be questions based on passages given in English language comprehension. Numerical ability of the candidate is measured via graduate level mathematical problems. Other than this, the test covers questions on data sufficiency, English grammar, verbal ability, as well.

Reference Books for TANCET (MBA)

  • TANCET MBA (Anna University) by V V K Subburaj
  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning for the CAT and Other MBA Entrance Exams from T.I.M.E
  • A Comprehensive Study of Data Interpretation Analysis and Sufficiency by Ashok Gupta
  • A Fresh Approach to Reasoning Tests by Dr. Lal and Maurya
  • Upkar’s ‘Correct your Common errors in English’
  • All about Reasoning (Verbal) by Anjani A Gupta
  • Compendium General English by Dr.B.B.Jain
  • Concise General Knowledge with Current Affairs by Prakash, Kant, Suman
  • English Grammar & Composition by S.C.Gupta
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT and Other MBA Entrance Exams from T.I.M.E
  • Upkar’s High Speed System of Basic Arithmetic
  • English Language Student Book by Alison Ross
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R. S. Aggarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude by S.N. Jha
  • Quicker Numerical Test by Dr. M.B. Lal & Jain
  • Reasoning Test (Verbal & Non-Verbal) by Dr. M.B.Lal & A.K.Singh
  • Test of Non Verbal Reasoning by Anjani A Gupta
  • Upkar’s The Technique of Comprehension & Precis Writing
  • Descriptive General English (Language Comprehension Communication Skill Writing Ability) by S. P. Bakshi
  • New Pattern Tests of Objective English by Dr.R.N.Singh
  • Non Verbal Reasoning by B. S. Sijwali & Indu Sijwali
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning by A. K. Gupta
  • Upkar’s Mental Ability Test

Other than reference books, candidate can visit various education related portals for collecting relevant information. Question papers of previous year’s TANCET (MBA) can also be used for exam preparation.



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2 Responses to “Exam Pattern and Reference Books for TANCET (MBA)”

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    vishnu prathap:

    Dear sir/madam,
    I have applied for Tancet 2014 exam,So which book should i refer for the exam.Please kindly tell me what i do.
    Thank you.

    Vishnu Prathap R

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    sathish kumar:

    pls give some model QUESTIONS for mba trncet exam