Tamil Nadu GNM Merit List 2020: The Directorate of Medical Education, Tamil Nadu will be releasing the merit list result. They will release it in online mode. Thus, the candidates would have to visit the official website to check out their results. General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) is a 3-year diploma course in nursing. GNM course trains nurses who can effectively work as a part of the medical community. Also, nursing provides expertise in dealing with maternity and sick people.

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GNM Tamil Nadu functions under the aegis of Tamil Nadu Nurses and Midwives Council. This council is responsible for the admission into GNM course. Tamil Nadu GNM Merit List 2020 comes after the application form closes. Because there is no entrance test, the merit list is very important. However, after the merit list, there is also counselling round. This article briefly describes the preparation of the GNM rank list. In order to understand what comes after the merit list, read the article to get all the details.

Tamil Nadu GNM Selection Procedure

There is no entrance exam for the admission into Tamil Nadu Nursing course. However, the authorities release a consolidated merit list for selecting the candidates. The criteria for selection is not on the basis of entrance test marks. But the selection committee prepares the Nursing Admission List on the basis of marks scored in the High School Certificate (HSC) exams. In other words, the marks scored in class 10th and 12th.

Important EventsDates
Application form available on the website– September 2020 –
Last Date for the Application form Submission– October First Week –
First Merit List– October 2020 –
Second Merit List– October 2020 –
Third Merit List– October 2020 –
Commencement of Classes– October 2020 –

Tamil Nadu Nursing Course Eligibility

In order to get admission in the GNM Nursing program, one should meet certain eligibility criteria. The Nursing Council of Tamil Nadulays a few eligibility criteria. So, the candidates must meet the parameters in order to take admission in the nursing course. For more detailed information on Tamil Nadu GNM Eligibility one can visit the official website of Tamil Nadu Council of Nurses and Midwifery. If a candidate meets the eligibility criteria, they can apply for the course by filling the TN GNM Application Form 2020. Moreover, the TN Nursing Eligibility Criteria is as follows:

  • The candidate should have cleared the HSC Exam from a recognized board. In addition, the general category students should have scored 40% marks in the HSC exam. Wherein, a reserved category student requires 35% marks for being eligible.
  • Moreover, students applying for the offered course should have completed the ANM course from a known institute.
  • Candidate needs to be above the age of 17 years.

GNM Merit List Criteria

The GNM Admission List is prepared on the basis of previous qualifying exams. A candidate has to fill the application form very carefully. There should be no discrepancies in the column of marks because it is the basis of deciding the merit list. The marks scored in previous qualifying exams should be carefully written in the GNM application form. The GNM Selection List is further based on the qualifying marks of the candidate.

How to Check Tamil Nadu GNM Merit List

Once the GNM Counselling List is released one can visit the Official Website of Tamil Nadu Nursing and Midwifery Council. There will be the latest notification regarding the merit list 2020. After that, the candidate can download the merit list. After downloading the list, the candidate has to check their names along with their application number. The merit list is the final call for the admission in the applied course. If the candidate locates his/her name on the list, they can further go for completing the admission process.

How to download Tamil Nadu GNM Merit List 2020

Candidates need to follow these steps in order to download the GNM Counselling List 2020 :

  • Visit the Official Website of Tamil Nadu Nurses and Midwives Council.
  • Enter your User ID, Password, and Captcha Code
  • Click on the submit button
  • The details will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download and take the printout and submit the letter along with the documents that are listed in the notification.

What Includes in the Merit List?

Once the application process is over, the officials release the GNM Selection List. This list consists of the name of all selected candidates. Moreover, the counselling process is carried out on the basis of this list. There will be a specified date on which the officials will release this merit list. Candidates need to regularly visit the official website of Tamil Nadu GNM 2020. Along with the name of the candidate the GNM merit list also contains the application number, fathers’ name, and the aggregate marks of the candidate.

Candidates who have applied for the Tamil Nadu GNM nursing course can check their names in the merit list. This list will be available in the PDF Format and candidates will be able to download it from the official website. It is available in an easily downloadable format so that candidates won’t have to suffer. This merit list will then allow the eligible candidates to sit for the counseling round.

Details mentioned in Tamil Nadu GNM Nursing List 2020
  • Name of the Candidate
  • Category of the Candidate
  • Status of the Applicant
  • Merit Point
  • Percentage of English Including Best Three Subjects
  • Physically Handicapped Status of the Applicant

What if two candidates have the same marks in the qualifying exam?

The merit list is made on the basis of the candidate’s marks in the past qualifying examinations. For example, in class 10th and 12th. However, there might be a chance that two candidates have exactly the same marks in qualifying examination. How will the officials rank these two candidates? In such cases, they apply the Tie-Breaking Criteria. 

The Tie-Breaking Criteria comprises of the following-

  • Applicants with higher marks in Biology will get a higher rank.
  • If the tie still exists, then the candidate with less number of wrong answers will get a higher rank.
  • Even after that, the tie still exists, then the candidate older in age will get a higher rank.
  • If the tie still persists, then the applicant with more marks in aggregate will receive a higher rank.

Download Previous Years’ Merit List

How the GNM Nursing List is Made?

The GNM Nursing Rank List 2020 is given on the basis of marks in class 12th in the subjects of PCB/PCM. The merit list will be available online in the PDF Format. Candidates can download it easily from the official website or from the link provided in this article. Many candidates wonder how the officials prepare the Nursing List. Read this article further to know about the methodology used in preparing the rank list for the GNM course.

Also, the rank list is of two types. There will be an overall merit list of the candidates as well as, a separate category-wise GNM rank list 2020. Candidates have to check the overall merit list and if they belong to any reserved category then their names appear in the category-wise merit list. It is very important to have authentic category certificates issued by a recognized authority, in order to avail the reservation of seats.

How the Calculation of Marks is Done?

It is extremely important to know about the calculation of marks for Tamil Nadu GNM Merit List 2020. In order to decide the rank of the candidate, the officials use the aggregate marks of class 12th or any Higher Secondary exam. The rank will be calculated on the basis of marks in the compulsory subjects.

Here is the methodology to calculate the total aggregate marks:

  •  Total Marks = Language Subjects + Best 3 Subjects 

What to do After the Merit List?

Once the Nursing Counseling List comes on the official website, candidates should download it for future reference. The next step after the merit list would be the TN Nursing Counselling of the candidates. If the applicant is eligible and her name appears in the merit list then she needs to go for the counselling round. Counselling is important for document verification of the candidates. If there is any forgery in the original documents, then the admission of the candidate will be invalid. She will also be liable for a criminal offense if any. Therefore, it is very important to submit only the authentic documents during the admission process.

Candidates need to arrive at the scheduled time at the counselling venue. They need to carry all the original documents mentioned in the Tamil Nadu GNM Prospectus 2020. Finally, after successful verification, the candidate is eligible to pay the fees and take the admission slip. They are given admission to the GNM Nursing course after paying the fees.


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