Published: 03rd June 2019
Tamil Nadu engineering online counselling: 1.33 lakh to be allocated random numbers to be used as tie-breaker
The 10-digit random number will serve as a tie-breaker when more than one candidate gets the same score in the ranking process
The Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) 2019 committee, on Monday, will allocate random numbers to 1.33 lakh candidates who have applied for online counselling. The total number of aspirants has come down, from nearly 1.6 lakh last year.
The random numbers will be allotted in the presence of Higher Education Minister KP Anbalagan, said a senior official from the Directorate of Technical Education. The 10-digit random number will serve as a tie-breaker when more than one candidate gets the same score in the ranking process. However, this will only be used as the last resort.
In case two students have the same rank, then the student with the higher score in mathematics will be ranked higher. A second level tie-breaker would be the physics score and the third level will be the fourth subject (biology, computer science, etc).
If the candidates are still tied over scores, then the older student would get preference. If students are still tied beyond all these, the student with the higher random number will be given preference. Certificate verification will take place at the 42 TNEA facilitation centres across the State from 9am-5pm, from June 6-11. The rank list for the counselling will be released on June 17 and the online counselling will be conducted from July 3 onwards.