Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission 2019
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Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission 2019 - The Directorate of Medical Education (DME), Tamil Nadu is the counselling authority for Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS 2019 admission. Only candidates who will fulfill the eligibility criteria set by the state will be allowed for admission to 3,947 MBBS and 985 BDS seats offered by government and private colleges of Tamil Nadu. For admission to MBBS Tamil Nadu 2019 under 85% state quota seats, it is mandatory for aspirants to appear and qualify in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG) exam. While the remaining 15% seats from all government medical colleges will be reserved for aspirants selected under All India Quota seats. The counselling of these seats will be done by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) on the basis of marks obtained in NEET 2019.

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Aspirants willing to get MBBS and BDS admissions in the state will be required to fill the application form of Tamil Nadu MBBS 2019 which will be available in the second week of June. Only the domicile students will be eligible for Tamil Nadu MBBS & BDS registration 2019. Candidates need to download the application form and enter the personal, NEET MBBS, academic, domicile, category, communication and other details for Tamil Nadu MBBS admission 2019.

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Based on the NEET details filled in the application form, the authority will release the Tamil Nadu MBBS merit list 2019 containing the names of eligible aspirants, state merit rank, roll number, category and NEET marks scored. Candidates included in the state merit list will be called for Tamil Nadu MBBS 2019 counselling conducted in offline mode by DME, Tamil Nadu. During the seat allotment process, students have to provide their choices of colleges and courses/specialties. According to these preferences, state merit rank and availability of seats, the admission to Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS 2019 will be granted. Interested candidates can check the information on Tamil Nadu MBBS admission 2019 dates, application form, eligibility, merit list, counselling and other details from the article below.

Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission: Overview



Admission name

Tamil Nadu MBBS admission 

State counselling authority

Directorate of Medical Education, Tamil Nadu

Admission on the basis of

NEET UG scores

Examination conducted by

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Tentative seats

3947 MBBS and 985 BDS seats

Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission Criteria 2019

The criteria of admission to MBBS and BDS colleges in the state has been mentioned in the table below.

Tamil Nadu MBBS admission criteria

Tamil Nadu MBBS seats distribution

Admission criteria

15% All India Quota seats

MCC will conduct online counselling based on the scores obtained in NEET.

85% State Quota seats

Offline counselling will be organised by DME, Tamil Nadu based on state merit rank.

Private medical and dental colleges

State counselling authority will held counselling based on state merit rank derived from NEET scores.

Deemed and Central universities

Seat allotment process will be done on the basis of NEET AIR by Medical Counselling Committee.

Tamil Nadu MBBS Important Dates 2019

Candidates must keep a track on the dates related to Tamil Nadu MBBS admission 2019 to avoid missing any important event. The important dates of TN MBBS/BDS 2019 is mentioned in the table below.

Tamil Nadu MBBS admission dates




May 5, 2019

Declaration of result

June 5, 2019

Availability of application form

Second week of June 2019*

Last date to register

Third week of June 2019*

Publication of merit list

Last week of June 2019*

First round of counselling for Government Quota

First week of July 2019*

Seat allotment result

First week of July 2019*

First round of counselling for Management Quota

Last week of July 2019*

Result of seat allotment 

First week of August 2019*

Second round of counselling for Government Quota

Second week of August 2019*

Announcement of result

Second week of August 2019*

Second round of counselling for Management Quota

Last week of August 2019*

Publication of result of round two

Last week of August 2019*

*denotes that dates are tentative

Tamil Nadu MBBS Eligibility Criteria 2019

Students must read the eligibility criteria of Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS 2019 before start filling the application form to check whether they are eligible or not. Go through the basic Tamil Nadu MBBS eligibility criteria below.


  • Candidates must be a citizen of India. Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) can also apply for admission to Tamil Nadu MBBS 2019.


  • He/she should be a native of the state.

  • Students belonging to other state cannot claim for the nativity of Tamil Nadu.

  • The native of the state who have studied Class 6 to 12 in the schools located in Tamil Nadu are not required to submit the Nativity Certificate.

  • Permanent residence certificate instead of Nativity Certificate will not be accepted. 

  • Candidates who are native of Tamil Nadu but have studied Class 6 to Class 12 outside the state partly or completely in one or more states, must produce any one of the following original documents of their parents to proof their date of birth in the state and relationship with the candidate. 

  • Documents to be furnished by parents by an aspirant

  1. Birth certificate

  2. SSLC certificate/ Class 10 or Class 12 certificate/ Degree/ Diploma or Professional course

  3. Ration card/ Passport

Age Limit:

  • Candidates must have complete the age of 17 years on or before December 31, 2019. 

  • Students should not be more than 25 years old as on May 5, 2019.

Education qualification:

  • Aspirants must have passed in Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English individually.

  • General category candidates should have completed Class 12 with 50% taken together in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. While, reserved category and PH aspirants must obtained at least 40% and 45%, respectively in qualifying examination.

NEET entrance exam:

  • Aspirants must have secured NEET UG cutoff 2019 minimum qualifying percentile as mentioned by NTA.

NEET cutoff


Qualifying percentile

General category

50 percentile

SC/ST/OBC category

40 percentile

General - PH category

45 percentile

SC/ST/OBC - PH category

40 percentile

Tamil Nadu MBBS Application Form 2019

The application form of Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS 2019 will be released in the second week of June by Directorate of Medical Education. The eligible applicants can fill the Tamil Nadu MBBS 2019 application form in offline mode. A link to download the admission form will be provided on this page, as soon as it will be released. Once the registration form is downloaded, aspirants need to enter their personal, NEET UG 2019 details, domicile details, category details, academic, parent’s, communication and other asked details in the Tamil Nadu MBBS application form 2019. Also, the passport size photograph must be affixed and the signature must be done on the space provided. 

Thereafter, the list of following documents along with the Demand Draft of Rs. 500 must be send to the address mentioned below in an envelope measuring 24X12 cm superscribed as “Application for MBBS/BDS courses 2019-20 session”.

Address: The Secretary,

Selection Committee,

162, E.V.R. Periyar Salai,

Kilpauk, Chennai - 600 010

Documents to be send along with the TN MBBS application form

Only the photocopies of the following documents are required to be sent at the above-mentioned address.

  • NEET UG admit card 2019

  • Class 10 mark sheet (both sides)

  • NEET 2019 result

  • Class 12 or equivalent examination mark sheet (both sides)

  • Transfer certificate

  • Nativity certificate (if applicable)

  • Permanent community certificate

  • First Graduate certificate (if applicable)

  • Demand Draft of Rs. 500 as application fee drawn in the favor of ‘The Secretary, Selection Committee, Kilpauk’ payable at Chennai

  • PH certificate, if applicable

Tamil Nadu MBBS Merit List 2019

The state counselling authority will release the merit list of Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS 2019 in the last week of June. TN MBBS 2019 rank list will be published in the online mode in the form of PDF. Using the marks scored in NEET entrance exam, the authority will prepare the state merit list. Candidates whose applications will be submitted and accepted on or before the last date will be included in the Tamil Nadu MBBS merit list 2019. The state rank list will comprise of the candidate’s name, category, admission number, NEET scores, state merit rank and registration number. Students included in the Tamil Nadu state merit list will be called for counselling process for admission to MBBS and BDS courses.

Tamil Nadu MBBS Counselling 2019

DME, Tamil Nadu will conduct the Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS 2019 counselling in offline mode. Aspirants included in the merit list will be called for counselling of TN MBBS 2019. The seat allotment process will be done in two rounds. In order to participate in the counselling procedure, aspirants need to report at the specified venue according to the date and time. During the Tamil  Nadu MBBS counselling 2019, students have to provide their choices of colleges and courses, in which they wish to get admission into. Based on these choices, Tamil Nadu MBBS merit rank and number of seats available, the admission will be granted.

The first round of Tamil Nadu MBBS 2019 counselling for Government quota seats will be conducted in the first week of July. Aspirants who will be allotted seats must report at the  designated institute for admission to government and private medical as well as dental colleges located in Tamil Nadu. They should carry the relevant documents for verification and completion of admission process.

Once the first round is over, the counselling committee will conduct the second round of counselling for Tamil Nadu MBBS admission 2019 to fill the remaining vacant seats. Candidates who were not allotted seats in the first round are eligible to appear for second round of counselling. Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS counselling 2019 for round two will be conducted in the second week of August 2019.

Tamil Nadu MBBS Seats Reservation 2019

The reservation of seats in Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS admission is only for the state quota seats in government colleges. The private medical and dental colleges have equally divided the seats between the state and management quota. Following is the Tamil Nadu MBBS 2019 seats reservation in the table.

Seats reservation of Tamil Nadu MBBS 2019


Seat Reservation

Backward Class


Most Backward Class


Scheduled Caste


Arunthatiyar Community

16% of Scheduled Caste

Scheduled tribe


Physically handicapped

4% horizontal reservation across all categories

Tamil Nadu MBBS Participating Institutes 2019

Candidates can check the list of medical and dental colleges located in the state along with the number of seats offered.

Government medical colleges

Name of College

Total Seats

State Quota

Madras Medical College, Chennai



Stanley Medical College, Chennai



Madurai Medical College, Madurai



Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur



Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai



Chengalpattu Medical College, Chengalpattu



Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli



Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore



Govt. Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Salem



K.A.P. Viswanatham Govt. Medical College, Trichy



Thoothukudi Medical College, Thoothukudi



Govt. Kanyakumari Medical College, Kanyakumari



Govt. Vellore Medical College, Vellore



Govt. Theni Medical College, Theni



Govt. Dharmapuri Medical College, Dharmapuri



Govt. Villupuram Medical College, Villupuram



Govt. Thiruvarur Medical College, Thiruvarur



Govt. Sivagangai Medical College, Sivagangai



Thiruvannamalai Medical College, Thiruvannamalai



Govt. Omandurar Medial College Omandurar Estate Chennai



Govt. Medical College & Esic Hospital, Coimbatore



Govt. Pudukottai Medical College & Hospital, Pudukottai






Government dental colleges

Name of College

Total Seats

State Quota

Tamil Nadu Government Dental College, Chennai



Private medical colleges

Private dental colleges

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