Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission 2021 Counselling registration and choice filling started. Directorate of Medical Education, Tamil Nadu carries out the admission process for seats reserved under 85% state quota. The whole admissions procedure majorly includes application form submission, the release of merit list, selection of college preference, counselling, and seat allotment, and admission fee payment. Candidates who are interested in pursuing their medical under graduation from the state of Tamil Nadu have to apply for the Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission 2021 from the official website of DME, Tamil Nadu. The application form is released on the official website of DME. This article further includes a complete exam schedule, registration procedure, merit list details, counselling and seat allotment details, etc.

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Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission 2021

The admission process is carried out on the basis of merit. Wherein, candidates need to ensure that they apply and submit the forms on time. Hence, for that, the aspirants need to be well acquainted with the admission activities schedule. The TN MBBS Admission dates are announced with the release of the information brochure. The brochure consists of all the details of the admission process. Further, candidates can go through the TN MBBS 2020 Information Brochure for reference.

TN MBBS/ BDS Admission – Important Dates

Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission Online Registration19th December 2021
Registration Deadline7th January 2024
The Release of the Merit list– To be Announced –
Round 1 Counselling (From GR 001 to GR 10456)
Registration/ Payment30th January to 1st February 2024
Choice Filling & Locking2nd to 5th February 2024
List of Candidates called for Certificate Verification2nd February 2024
Certificate Verification8th to 10th February 2024
First Round result15th February 2024
Downloading the Provisional Allotment Order16th February 2024
Reporting Time17th to 22nd February 2024

Check – Official Notification of Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission

TN MBBS Admission Procedure Details

  • Tamil Nadu 2021 MBBS Admission is taken care of Directorate of Medical Education (DME) Tamil Nadu.
  • MBBS and BDS admissions in Tamil Nadu’s governmental and privatized colleges/ institutions are done on the basis of the NEET score secured by candidates.
  • There are around 4600 seats offered for both MBBS and BDS programmes in around 40 government and private medical and dental colleges/ institutes/ universities.
  • The Directorate of Medical Education (DME) is responsible for the admissions for about 85% of total applicants. The rest 15% is taken care of by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).
  • Programmes offered include Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS).

Tamil Nadu MBBS Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who meet the relevant requirements based on the guidelines set forth by the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) can consider filing the application form. Eligibility Criteria are set forth in order to screen out candidates who do not meet certain basic standards. Given below are the general Eligibility guidelines for candidates.

S. No.FactorEligibility Criteria
  • Candidates must be a citizen of India.
  • Other than that, a candidate who holds an Overseas Citizen of India Card can also apply.
Domicile Factor
  • Candidates seeking admissions for the medical programmes must satisfy the domicile criteria of Tamil Nadu, i.e. students with either roots in Tamil Nadu, who have spent a considerable amount of years in the state of Tamil Nadu, and has done their schooling from Tamil Nadu are considered eligible.
  • Candidates who are not a domicile of Tamil Nadu are only eligible for the private management quota.
Age Factor
  • The minimum age required to apply for Tamil Nadu MBBS 2021 admissions is 17 years.
  • The age limit is 25 years for candidates belonging to the General and OBC categories.
  • There is an age relaxation of 5 years for SC/ ST categories, i.e. SC/ ST candidates can apply till 30 years of age.
Qualifying Examination
  • The qualifying examination is the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) according to the new notifications released by MHRD and Tamil Nadu state government.
  • Other than that, candidates must have passed 10+2 from the State Board of Tamil Nadu or equivalent.
Qualifying Subjects
  • Candidates who have studied 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/ Biotechnology are eligible to seek admission.
  • Other than that, proficiency in English is considered desirable.
Qualifying Marks/Percentage
  • Candidates must have cleared the 10+2 examination with a combined aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • A relaxation of 5% is available for the PWD Candidates. Similarly, a 10% Relaxation is available for the Reserved Categories.

Registration Process of Tamil Nadu NEET Admission 2021

Once the eligibility criterion is met, the next step is to fill the application form and submit them before the registration window closes. Candidates who are interested in applying under the state quota have to fill the Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS Application Form. Candidates can make relevant changes before making the final submission. They can simply click on the ‘previous page’ button.

Further, to successfully get registered, candidates are required to download the application form from the official website of the Directorate of Medical Education (DME). After downloading the form, candidates must fill up the relevant information which is being asked. The completed application is to be posted to the selection committee at 162, Periyar EVR High Road. The applications are to be sent along with 3 recent passport size photographs and a post titled ‘Application for MBBS/BDS Course – 2021 Session’. After filling the form, application fee payment is to be made in favor of the following address.

The Secretary
Selection Committee
Kilpauk, Chennai-10

Tamil Nadu MBBS Application Fee

  • Candidates have to make the payment of the application form through Demand Draft.
  • The application fee is INR 500 for all candidates.
  • Note that the forms of candidates who do not submit the fee on time are considered invalid. Therefore, make sure that you submit the form and application fee timely.

Tamil Nadu MBBS 2021 Merit List

The Tamil Nadu MBBS Merit List is prepared and released by the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) for admission to undergraduate MBBS/ BDS programmes in the medical colleges/ institutions of the state of Tamil Nadu. Seat allotment is based on the ranks secured by candidates in the Merit List. The merit list of Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission shall be available in online mode in PDF format. However, the Merit list is prepared considering various factors such as the number of candidates that have applied for admission, NEET score, and seat intake. Merit List contains the names of the candidates who are eligible for admission.

Tamil Nadu MBBS Counselling

Candidates who clear the NEET examination and who meet the relevant requirements are considered for the preparation of the Merit List. Candidates considered in the merit list can participate in the Tamil Nadu MBBS Counselling process. While applying for the Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission 2021, candidates have to select their preferences of colleges for pursuing their medical under graduation. Candidates shall be notified regarding the counselling time and venue via mail by the counselling conducting body. Students have to reach on time at the said venue with all the relevant documents.

Candidates have to submit the following documents at the time of Final Admission

  • Domicile certificate for state quota in government colleges
  • NEET 2021 Result Copy
  • NEET 2021 Admit Card
  • counselling letter of DME Tamil Nadu MBBS/ BDS Admission 2021
  • Class XII mark sheet and passing certificate.
  • Class X mark sheet and passing certificate
  • Age Proof (Birth Certificate/ Class 10 admit card).
  • ID Proof such as a copy of Voter card/ Aadhar card/ Passport.
  • Caste Certificate and category certificate (if applicable).
  • Copy of Tamil Nadu MBBS 2021 Fee transaction slip and Application form.



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