Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission 2020: Provisional List and Counselling Call Letter have released. 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. Directorate of Medical Education (DME) Tamil Nadu will be conducting around 85% of Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission for the academic session of 2020-21. Candidates who are interested in pursuing their medical under graduation from the state of Tamil Nadu will have to apply for the Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission 2020 from the official website of DME Tamil Nadu. The applications will be 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 2020

The admission process will be carried out on the basis of merit. Wherein, candidates need to ensure that they apply and submit the forms on time. The forms submitted after the given date will get rejected. Candidates can check the tentative dates available here. The authorities haven’t announced the event dates yet. It is important for the applicants to know the schedule of the TN MBBS/ BDS Admission Procedure as officials may not send notifications regarding the procedure.

S. No.EventsDates
1Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission Online Registration03rd November 2020
2Registration Deadline12th November 2020
3The Release of the Rank List16th November 2020
4Special Category and Ward Counselling for I.R.T Employees– To be Announced –
5First Phase counselling– To be Announced –
6Second Phase Counselling– To be Announced –
7Mop-Up Round Counselling– To be Announced –
8Commencement of Courses15th December 2020
9Admission Closes31st December 2020

Check – Official Notification of Tamil Nadu 2019 MBBS Admission

TN MBBS Admission Procedure Details

  • Tamil Nadu 2020 MBBS Admissions will be taken care of Directorate of Medical Education (DME) Tamil Nadu.
  • MBBS and BDS admissions in Tamil Nadu’s governmental and privatized colleges/institutions will be done on the basis of the NEET score secured by candidates.
  • There will be around 4600 seats offered for both MBBS and BDS programmes in around 40 government and private medical and dental colleges/institutes/universities.
  • Directorate of Medical Education (DME) will be responsible for the admissions for about 85% of total applicants. The rest 15% will be 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, 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 will be considered eligible.

Candidates who are not a domicile of Tamil Nadu are only eligible for private management quota.

Age Factor
The minimum age required to apply for Tamil Nadu MBBS 2020 admissions is 17th years.

The age limit will be 25 years for candidates belonging to General and OBC categories.

There will be 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 will be 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 will be considered desirable.

Qualifying Marks/Percentage
Candidates must have cleared 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 2020

Once the eligibility criterion is met, the next step would be to fill the application form and submit them before the registration window closes. Candidates who are interested in applying under the state quota will 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 post titled as ‘Application for MBBS/BDS Course – 2020 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 amount will be INR 500 for all candidates. Note that the forms of candidates who will not submit the fee on time will get rejected. Therefore, make sure that you submit the form and application fee timely.

Tamil Nadu MBBS 2020 Merit List

The Tamil Nadu MBBS Merit List will be 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 will be based on the ranks secured by candidates in the Merit List. Merit list of Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission will 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 the admission.

Tamil Nadu MBBS Counselling

Candidates who clear the NEET examination and who meet the relevant requirements will be considered for the preparation of the Merit List. Candidates considered in the merit list will be able to participate in the Tamil Nadu MBBS Counselling process. The counselling will be conducted from the first week of July 2020. While applying for the Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission 2020, candidates will have to select their preferences of colleges for pursuing their medical under graduation. Candidates will be notified regarding the counselling time and venue via mail by the counselling conducting body. Students will 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 2020 Result Copy
  • NEET 2020 Admit Card
  • counselling letter of DME Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS Admission 2020
  • 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 2020 Fee transaction slip and Application form.



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