Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission 2020

Tamil Nadu offers admission to its medical colleges for aspiring candidates through the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. Candidates who want to pursue the undergraduate courses of MBBS and BDS in the medical colleges of Tamil Nadu are suggested to fill the application form after NEET 2020 results. The form for TamilNadu medical admission 2020 will be available on the official websites tentatively from June first week. The merit list for counselling sessions of Tamil Nadu will be prepared by the state counselling committee keeping in view the results of NEET 2020. 

The counselling procedure for TN medical admission will be conducted by the governing body of Directorate of Medical Education after the NEET 2020 results are published. Candidates qualifying the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test cut-off percentile can apply for the counselling procedure of MBBS admission in Tamil Nadu. Both the government and private medical colleges of Tamil Nadu take part in the counselling procedure. 

The total number of seats allotted for MBBS admissions is 7400 and that for the BDS courses is 2873. The NEET TamilNadu state quota counselling committee will determine the cut-off scores, opening and closing ranks for 85% of the seats in medical and dental colleges. 

TamilNadu Medical Admission- Application Form

The NEET 2020 cut-off percentile and score will be mentioned on the scorecard of each candidate. Those candidates who will qualify the NEET 2020 cut-off may fill in the form for TamilNadu medical admission online. It is suggested that qualifying candidates should fill in the form and get all the registration procedures done well before the last date, so as to avoid any confusion or server issues. Candidates will have to take a hard copy of their application form and send it on the address mentioned on the official website. Along with the application form, some other documents are also required to be posted to the official address.

The Qualifying Candidates Will Need to Fill in the Below Details in the Application Form for MBBS Admission in Tamil Nadu.

  • Candidate’s Personal details

  • Candidate’s Communication details

  • Candidate’s Academic details

  • Candidate’s NEET 2020 details


Qualifying Candidates May Refer to the Following Steps to Get an Idea for Filling the Application Form of TN Medical Admission. 

  • Candidates will have to sign up and complete the registration process of TamilNadu medical admission on the official website.

  • After the registration process is done with, candidates will have to log in with their registered credentials and fill in the other details. 

  • They will have to provide their personal information.

  • Followed by the personal details, they will have to provide the information regarding fees.

  • Next in the line are the academic details of candidates that are to be filled in the form.

  • Candidates should keep a scanned copy of their photographs and signatures handy for uploading in the application form.

  • There will be a section in the application form wherein candidates have to fill in their NEET 2020 details.

  • Once after filling the entire form, candidates must check all the information before clicking on the submit button.

After the submission of TN medical admission application form, candidates are requested to take a printout of the same for further processing. The fee payable for MBBS admission in TamilNadu government colleges is 500 INR. The fee payable for MBBS admission in TamilNadu private colleges or for the medical seats through management quota is 1000 INR. 

Mandatory Documents for TamilNadu Medical Admission 2020

Candidates applying for the MBBS admission in Tamil Nadu should send hard copies of their application forms and the other required documents to the official address of the Directorate of Medical Education. The final deadline for sending the application form and the documents to the Directorate of Medical Education will be notified on the official website. 

The Following Documents are Mandatory to be Sent to the Directorate of Medical Education by the Final Deadline.

  • A photocopy of class 10 mark sheet.

  • A photocopy of class 11 mark sheet.

  • A photocopy of class 12 mark sheet.

  • A printout of NEET 2020 admit card.

  • A printout of NEET 2020 scorecard. 

  • Transfer certificate from the previous school.

  • Candidates who had done their schooling outside Tamil Nadu will have to provide a nativity certificate.

Any discrepancy in the above-mentioned mandatory documents will lead to the cancellation of candidature for the MBBS admission in Tamil Nadu.    

Merit List of TamilNadu Medical Admission

Candidates meeting the cut-off score of NEET 2020 may apply for the counselling process of MBBS admission in Tamil Nadu after the results. The state counselling committees will publish the merit lists for each session of TN medical admission. Candidates can check their names, All India Rank for NEET 2020, roll numbers, NEET 2020 scores, and their merit rank for the state of Tamil Nadu on the merit list. The counselling slots for MBBS admission in TamilNadu government colleges as well as private colleges will be decided based on the state merit ranks of candidates. The merit list for the first session of counselling for MBBS admission in Tamil Nadu will be tentatively published in July first week.  

Eligibility Criteria for TamilNadu Medical Admission 2020

There are 49 medical colleges and 29 dental colleges that participated in the counselling for Tamil Nadu MBBS admission 2019. Along with the eligibility criteria of NEET 2020, qualifying candidates will have to meet the eligibility criteria of TN medical admission. The eligibility criteria for TN medical admission are enlisted below.

  • Candidate has to provide Government id corroborating his/her Indian citizenship.

  • Candidates have to provide a certificate of being a bonafide citizen of Tamil Nadu.

  • Candidates have to provide an age proof stating that his or her age is within the range of 17 and 25 years. For candidates belonging to the SC, ST and OBC categories, the age limit is from 17 years to 30 years. 

  • Candidates must have taken up Physics, Chemistry, Biology as mandatory subjects in their 10+2 level. Candidates having Biotechnology in their 10+2 level will also be eligible for MBBS admission in Tamil Nadu. Also, English should be another main subject in their 10+2 exam.

Even though the candidates are required to meet the NEET 2020 cut-off score requirements, for TN medical admission, they also need to meet the criteria of 10+2 scores. The below table lists the 10+2 board exam score requirements for MBBS admission in Tamil Nadu.

Candidate’s Category

Candidate’s 10+2 score (in PCB-E)


Equal to or more than 50%

Scheduled Caste (SC)

Equal to or more than 40%

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

Equal to or more than 40%

Persons with Disability (PwD)

Equal to or more than 45%

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

Equal to or more than 40%


Apart from the merit lists for 85% of seats in the state colleges, candidates from outside the state may also apply for BDS and MBBS admission in Tamil Nadu through the open category for the 15% of All India Quota seats. Some of the best medical and dental colleges of the country are located in Tamil Nadu and aspiring candidates are likely to have good training in both academics and practical subjects of MBBS and BDS.