Total numbers of MBBS and BDS seats in Tamil Nadu are 7400 and 2873 respectively. The Directorate of Medical Education (DME), Tamil Nadu handles the admission process for Tamil Nadu. The merit list for 2020 was released by DME on 16th November 2020. The admission rank list has been released for 2020 admissions, based on which the students will be called for the counseling process.
Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS Admission – Highlights
Tamil Nadu MBBS admission
Basis of Admission
National Eligibility Entrance Test scores
Exam Conducting Body
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Directorate of Medical Education
Total Seat Offered
7400 MBBS and 2873 BDS seats
Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must have completed at least 10+2 level of education with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as compulsory subjects with English.
The minimum score requirement may vary but General candidates must have scored at least 50% marks in the Intermediate examination.
For candidates belonging to the reserved category, the minimum percentage required is 40%.
The lower age limit to apply for BDS programme is 17 years and the upper age limit is 25 years.
Candidates must also have qualified in National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam (NEET) for the MBBS admission in Tamilnadu.
Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission – Documents Required
Printout of NEET 2020 admit card of the candidate
Score card of NEET
Class 10 mark sheet (printout of both sides) of the candidate
Both sides printout of Class 11 mark sheet of the candidate
Mark sheet of class 12 with both sides printout of the candidates
Transfer certificate of school last attended by the candidate
Certificate of proof of study from Class 6 to 12 by the aspiring candidate
Nativity certificate for candidates who have studied Class 6 to 12 outside the state if applicable
Parent’s certificate as mentioned above for those who are the domicile of the state
Permanent community certificate, if applicable for the candidate
First graduate certificate, if required by the institution
Special category form with an additional form of Rs. 100 via Bank payment portal or through Demand Draft in favour of The Secretary, Selection Committee, Kilpauk, Chennai – 600 010, payable at Chennai by the candidate.
Tamil Nadu MBBS Application Process and Counseling
Step 1: Students have to qualify 10+2 as per the eligibility criteria.
Step 2: Students have to register for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam (NEET) within the stipulated date and time.
Step 3: Application form has to be submitted with all other requisites and fee has to be paid online.
Step 4: Candidates have to attend the exam and qualify in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam (NEET) as per their category with the required cut off.
Step 5: NEET-UG results will be released with the merit lists of all candidates in the order of merit.
Step 6: Aspirants can opt for AIQ and/or State Quota.
Step 7: Based on their selection, they have to register with the concerned committee website.
Step 8: Based on the aspirant’s marks and merit, they will be called for the counselling process by the respective committee.
Step 9: Once the students lock their seats in the counselling process, they can confirm their seats visiting the respective college and by completing the admission procedure.
Step 10: Students who couldn’t find suitable college for them in the counselling process can opt for the direct admission procedure.