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Find Tamil Nadu State Quota MBBS Admission NEET counselling information such as Cut off, Seat Matrix, Tuition Fees, Eligibility, Medical Counselling Procedure, etc here.

MBBS Admission Counselling for Tamil Nadu State Quota is conducted by The Selection Committee, Directorate of Medical Education which comes under the State Government of Tamil Nadu. 85% of MBBS seats in all government colleges located in the state of Tamil Nadu are allotted to students who are native to the Tamil Nadu state. Apart from government colleges, management quota seats, as well as NRI Quota seats in private medical colleges, are allotted by Tamil Nadu State Medical Counselling Authority.

Table of Contents

1. Quick Summary
2. Counselling Procedure
3. Counselling Registration
4. Allotment Process
5. Eligibility
6. Nativity & Domicile Rules
7. Seat Reservations
8. Seat Matrix
9. Required Documents
10. NEET Cutoff

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Quick Summary

Mode of Counselling Online + Offline
Conducting Authority The Selection Committee, Directorate of Medical Education
Total Medical College Participating 25 Govt Colleges, 1 Govt Aided, 12 Self-Financing Colleges
Total MBBS Seats Govt Govt Quota – 2744
Total MBBS Seats Private Govt Quota – 1165, Mgmt – 520, NRI – 220
Tuition Fees Govt Quota in Govt College – Rs 13610/Year,
Govt Quota in Private College – Rs 3.85 Lakhs/Year,
Mgmt Quota – Rs 12.5 Lakhs/Year,
NRI – Rs 23.5 Lakhs/Year
Registration Date Ist Week of June
Registration Fees Rs 500 (For SC and ST category – Free)

Rs 1000(for Mgmt and NRI Quota)

Registration Website www.tnmedicalselection.net
Phone Helpline 044-28361674,  044-29862045, 044-28360675

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Tamil Nadu State Medical Counselling Procedure

Tamil Nadu State Quota Counselling conducted by Directorate of Medical Education includes MBBS Seats in government and private medical colleges located in the state of Tamil Nadu. MBBS Management Quota Seats in self-financing college are open for students from any state of India.

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Counselling Registration:

Registration for Tamil Nadu State quota counselling is conducted online. Candidate should fill the following particulars in the online application form:

  1. Name
  2. Permanent Address
  3. Gender
  4. Date of Birth
  5. Nationality and Nativity
  6. Community and Caste
  7. Religion
  8. Aadhaar Number
  9. Qualifying Examination
  10. Name of School Education Board
  11. State, District,  Year of Passing for Class X, XI & XII
  12. Statement of Marks of Class XII
  13. NEET Register Number and NEET Score
  14. Total annual Income
  15. Parents Occupation
  16. Parents Educational Qualification
  17. Special Category Details

Candidate should upload scanned images of their latest photograph (10 kb to 50 kb file size) and signature (4 kb to 20 kb file size) in JPEG format only during the application form filling.  Candidate need to pay the registration fees online by using Credit Card/Debit Card/ Netbanking. Candidates are requested to download and keep the application form for future reference.

After filling the online application, candidates who apply for special reservation should download their filled in the application form and sent it to Selection Committee @ below address if they apply for special reservation such as Ex-Serviceman or Sports or Physically Disabled Quota.

The Secretary, Selection Committee,
162, Periyar EVR High Road,
Kilpauk, Chennai-600 010.

The list of documents which needs to enclosed along with the application form is given in the documents section of this webpage.

Allotment Process

For all applied candidates, AR Number (Application Registration Number) will be assigned by the Selection Committee after receiving the filled-in application form.

State Rank List:

After receiving applications, the selection committee will publish the Tamil Nadu State Rank List based on the NEET score. The state merit list contains Name along with NEET score, Tamil nadu state Rank and Community Rank. For 7.5% reservation for Govt School students, a separate merit list will be released.

As other state candidates are allowed to participate in Management Quota Seats in self-financing medical colleges, separate rank list will be generated for Management Quota Candidates.

After the publication of state rank, Selection committee will release the counselling schedule for the first phase of counselling. Candidate should come to Omandurar Medical college(venue for in-person counselling) along with one of the Parent/Guardian. Only one person will be allowed in the counselling hall along with the candidate.

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MBBS College Predictor for Tamilnadu MBBS Seats:

After the NEET results are announced by NTA, you will get your All India Rank and NEET Score. After state merit list is released by Tamilnadu state counselling authority, you will get your State Rank as well as your State Category Rank. Using these ranks, you can predict which tamilnadu medical college you have chance to get using college predictor facility available in MBBSCouncil Android app. You can install this app from google playstore or by clicking link below.


After installing the app, you can enter your all India rank / state rank / state category rank in the college predictor tool to find out the list of medical colleges, you have chance to get based on previous year cut off trend of all Tamil Nadu medical colleges. Using All India Rank gives better prediction compared to NEET score cutoff.  Similarly using State Rank gives better prediction than All India Rank and category rank provides best prediction compared to State Rank.

You can predict your chances to get a particular tamilnadu medical college in 2nd round or 3rd round based on the previous year trends using MBBSCouncil app and by knowing the seat vacancy matrix of the respective round in Tamil Nadu State Counselling.

First Round of Counselling:

The candidates should appear in person along with original documents and downloaded call letter to the counselling venue as per the counselling schedule released on the website. Candidates who fail to appear for the first phase of counselling will not be allowed to participate in the second round of counselling. Due to unavoidable situation, if a candidate cannot attend the counselling, he/she can authorize a parent to participate in counselling on their behalf by issuing authorisation letter.

The candidates should pay counselling processing fee of the amount of Rs.500/ on the scheduled date of counselling. Students after selecting the college will be given allotment order. If the candidate does not join the allotted college on or before the date mentioned in the allotment order, he/she becomes ineligible to participate in the second round of counselling.

Second Round of Counselling:

Candidates who are wait-listed in first round / looking for re-allotment need not pay processing fee again. Rest of the candidates who participate directly in second round need to pay Rs 500 on the scheduled date of IInd round counselling. Even though all candidates are called in for second counselling, students who are satisfied with the allotment in the first round can choose not to participate in the second round of counselling. If the candidate does not participate in second round counselling, he/she becomes ineligible to participate in further rounds of counselling.

Any unfilled seats of All India Quota Counselling after the second round will be added to the state Quota seats during the second round counselling.

Mop-Up Round Counselling:

Candidates who have joined during the first or second round but willing for re-allotment and wait-listed students from the first and second phase of counselling are eligible to participate in the mop-up counselling. If Candidates who are allotted seats during the mop-up counselling fails to join the respective medical college before the specified date, he/she needs to pay the penalty of up to Rs 10,00,000 as they will be considered as a discontinued student.

Allotment Procedure:

Following three medical colleges are considered as Government Aided Medical Colleges.

  • Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
  • I.R.T Medical College, Perundurai, Erode.
  • ESIC Medical College and PGIMSR, K.K.Nagar, Chennai.

(i) When seats are available in Govt Medical Colleges, if the candidate chooses seats in Govt Quota Seats in Self-financing Medical Colleges, then he/she cannot claim the seat in Govt Medical Colleges in subsequent phases of counselling.

Tuition Fees Payment:

All allotted Candidates should pay tuition fees by means of Demand Draft drawn in favour of “The Secretary, Selection Committee, Directorate of Medical Education, Kilpauk, Chennai-10” payable at Chennai before receiving the allotment order. The tuition fees for various reservation categories are given below.

Govt College – OC / BC / BCM / MBC – Rs 13610

Govt College – SC / SCA / ST / PH – Rs 9610

Govt Quota in Private College – OC / BC / BCM / MBC – Rs 25000

Govt Quota in Private College – SC/ SCA / ST (income > Rs 2.5 Lakhs/Year) – Rs 25000

Govt Quota in Private College – SC/ SCA / ST (income < Rs 2.5 Lakhs/Year) – Rs 500

Mgmt/Minority Quota in Private College – All – Rs 1,00,000

NRI Quota in Private College – All – Rs 5,00,000

Bond Execution:

After completion, of course, the candidate should serve in rural areas as mentioned by the State Government of Tamil Nadu for the period of not less than five years. If candidates fail to comply, they have to pay a penalty of Rs 5 lakhs. The above clause will be mentioned in the bond which needs to be signed by the candidate before getting the admission.

Eligibility to Participating the Tamil Nadu State Medical Counselling

  • Candidates should complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of that year.
  • Citizens of India are eligible to apply for Management Quota as well as NRI Quota seats in Private Medical Colleges.
  • Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) candidates are eligible to apply but they will be considered as Open category as they cannot claim any kind of reservation.
  • Non-Resident of India (N.R.I) and Persons of Indian Origin (P.I.O) are also eligible for admission in Self-financing Medical Colleges.
  • Candidate should secure 50th percentile in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test during the academic year. For OBC/SC/ST – 40% and for PH-45%
  • The candidates who claim Linguistic/Religious Minority seats(Malayalam or Telugu) should produce the Study Certificate issued by the Last studied Institution or certificate issued by the revenue authority.
  • Candidates currently studying MBBS course in India/Abroad are not eligible to apply for counselling once again. If the candidate is studying BDS and want to join MBBS, it is allowed.

To Claiming the Nativity & Domicile

Candidate should be native of Tamil Nadu to be eligible for Government Quota seats in Government Colleges as well as Government quota seats in Private Colleges.

Candidates who studied Standard VI to Standard XII in schools of Tamil Nadu and belong to Tamil Nadu need not submit “Nativity Certificate” but they have to submit birth certificate of the parent, ration card, and SSLC/HSC/Degree certificate. If the parent is not literate, then-No Graduation Certificate for parents should be obtained from the Revenue Authority to prove the nativity.

Candidates who apply for a communal reservation should submit true copies of community certificate of Parent to claim the reservation. If community certificate is not submitted, he/she will be considered only for the Open Category.

Other State candidates who have studied from Standard VI to XII in Tamil Nadu will be considered under Open Category.

Candidates who belong to Tamil Nadu, but studied outside Tamil Nadu should produce the true copies of the birth certificate of the parent, Ration Card, SSLC / HSC / Degree certificate, Community Certificate. In case of illiterate parents, No Graduation Certificate for parents should be obtained from the Revenue Authority.

For management Quota and NRI Quota seats, nativity does not apply.

Category Seat Reservations

From last year, the Tamilnadu state government implemented 7.5 percent reservation for Tamil Nadu students who studied in government schools. If candidates studied from 6th to 12th in tamilnadu government schools, they are eligible to claim 7.5 percent reservation. Those candidates who claim these seats, should submit bonafide certificate signed by the head of the institution last studied and the chief educational officer of the district covering all govt schools in which the candidate studied.

  • Open Competition(OC) – 31%
  • Backward Class (BC) – 30%
    • Muslim (BCM) – 3.5%
  • Most Backward Class (MBC) – 20%
  • Scheduled Castes(SC) – 18%
    • Scheduled Caste Arunthathiyar (SCA) – 16% of 18% earmarked
  • Scheduled Tribes(ST) – 1%

Apart from the communal reservation, all reservation categories are also eligible for open competition as per rank.

For BC/BCM/MBC, community certificate should be obtained from Headquarters Deputy Tahsildar / Zonal Deputy Tahsildar / Deputy Tahsildar.

For SC/SCA, community certificate should be obtained from Tahsildar of Native Taluk of the applicant.

For ST, it should be obtained from Revenue Divisional Officer of the applicant’s place or Sub-Collector of their Districts (for Chennai, it should be P.A General to Collector of Chennai).

Special Reservations:

  • Ex-serviceman – 10 seats
  • Eminent Sportsperson – 7 seats
  • Bench Mark Disabilities  – 5% of Seats in government medical colleges are reserved. As per 2019, there are 122 MBBS seats reserved for PH candidates. – Eligible Candidates disability should be between 40-80%.

MBBS Seat Matrix – Tamil Nadu State

Tamil Nadu State has 23 medical colleges run by state government, 3 government aided colleges (namely IRT Perundurai, Raja Muthiah Medical College and ESI Chennai Medical College) and 12 self-financed private medical colleges.

The Government Quota Seat Distribution in self-financing medical colleges are 65:35 in case of non minority institution and 50:50 in case of minority institution. 15% of the MBBS Seats in self-financing colleges are reserved for NRI candidates.

Proposed Medical Colleges and Increase of MBBS seats for 2020:

Kanyakumari will have additional 50 seats. Coimbatore medical college had asked permission to MCI to increase 100 seats .The state has given No Objection Certificate to 3 self-financing medical colleges namely Priyadarshini Medical College, Bharath Medical College and Panimalar Medical college with 150 seats each. Panimalar medical college has been approved by MCI and the other two private medical colleges are in the process of getting the approval. MBBS Seats in two deemed universities namely Saveetha and Meenakshi has got permission from MCI to increase seats from 150 to 250 for 2020 admission season.

Six New medical colleges are planned to be setup in Dindigul, Namakkal, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, the Nilgiris and Tiruppur districts. Apart from the above, Tamilnadu State government applied for seeking permission to establish 3 more medical colleges in Krishnagiri, Nagapattinam and Tiruvallur districts.

List of Medical Colleges Type Total Seats
Madras Medical College Govt 250
Stanley Medical College Govt 250
Kilpauk Medical College Govt 150
Madurai Medical College Govt 250
Thanjavur Medical College Govt 150
Chengalpattu Medical College Govt 100
Tirunelveli Medical College Govt 250
Coimbatore Medical College Govt 150
Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Govt 100
KAP Viswanatham Medical College Govt 150
Thoothukudi Medical College Govt 150
Kanyakumari Medical College Govt 100
Theni Medical College Govt 100
Vellore Medical College Govt 100
Dharmapuri Medical College Govt 100
Villupuram Medical College Govt 100
Thiruvarur Medical College Govt 100
Sivagangai Medical College Govt 100
Thiruvannamalai Medical College Govt 100
Omandurar Medical College Govt 100
ESIC Medical College Coimbatore Govt 100
Pudukottai Medical College Govt 150
Karur Medical College Govt 150
Tagore Medical College (NM) Private 150
Karpagam Faculty of Medical Sciences Private 150
PSG Institute of Medical Sciences (NM) Private 150
Karpaga Vinayaga Medical College (NM) Private 100
Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences (NM) Private 150
Sri Mookambikai Institute of Medical Sciences Private 100
Velammal Medical College (NM) Private 150
Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College Private 150
Annapoorna Medical College Private 150
Trichy SRM Medical College Private 150
Christian Medical College Private 100
KMCH Medical College Private 150
Raja Muthiah Medical College Aided 150
IRT Perundurai Aided 100

Tamil Nadu Medical College Ranking

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Required Documents for Medical Counselling

The candidates should upload scanned copies of the following certificates during registration. You need to carry original certificates for verification during the counselling to the counselling venue.

  • NEET Admit card and Score card
  • SSLC Mark sheet(both sides)
  • Class XI Mark Sheet (both sides)
  • H.S.C / CBSE Mark sheet (both sides)
  • Transfer certificate
  • Certificate for proof of study from VI std. to XII std.
  • Nativity certificate for the candidates who have partly studied outside Tamil Nadu
  • Permanent Community Certificate Card.
  • First Graduate Certificate (if applicable).
  • Special Reservation Category Form ( Additional fee of Rs.100) with relevant certificates for Ex-servicemen, Eminent Sports Person or Persons with Benchmark Disabilities(if applicable).

You need to carry original certificate when you visit the counselling venue for first or second phase of counselling.

If candidate studied in CBSE or any other board other than Tamilnadu state board, then the candidates need to get an eligibility certificate from MGR Medical University Chennai. If you need more details about the eligibility certificate, kindly check the video courses menu in mbbscouncil app. There is a separate video available on how to get an eligibility certificate and procedure to get this certificate.

Candidates who are looking for “NRI” quota should submit additional documents listed below along with all other certificates.

  • Valid Indian Passport of the NRI supporter
  • NRI status of the sponsor should be issued by the Indian Embassy
  • Relationship Certificate between the NRI sponsor and the candidate
  • Non Resident External (NRE) Bank Account Pass Book of the sponsor

List of TFC centers for filling the on-line application

All government medical colleges in Tamil Nadu will help students to fill the online application form. You need to carry all the original documents and visit the nearest TFC center ( TNEA Facilitation Center )to apply for the Tamil Nadu state MBBS/BDS Counselling.

Last Year Cutoff for Tamil Nadu State

NEET Score, All India Rank, State Rank and Community rank of last Tamil Nadu state student who got MBBS Seat last year through Tamilnadu State Quota for Government as well as private Medical Colleges can be found by clicking Tamilnadu NEET Cut off

If you want to know more information about NEET score cut off for any particular medical college in Tamil Nadu State Quota/Management Quota along with the Tuition Fees details, you can download the MBBSCouncil Android App.