The selection committee DME (Directorate of Medical Education) will conduct Counselling for Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS NEET 2021. The admission for MBBS/BDS shall be made on the basis of NEET UG 2021. The selection and admission criteria to MBBS/BDS seats in any Recognised and affiliated Medical Institutions are subject to fulfilling the admission criteria, eligibility, rank in the merit list, and other such criteria.
- Directorate of Medical Education (DME) will conduct Counselling for
- 85% of seats in Government Medical/ Dental Colleges
- Government seats in Self Financing Private Colleges (Colleges affiliated to Dr MGR Medical University)
- Rajah Muthiah Medical (College affiliated with Annamalai University)
- ESIC Medical College and PGIMSR, K.K.Nagar, Chennai
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Rounds of Counselling
First round of Counselling
- The candidates should pay a non-refundable amount of Rs.500/- (or) by means of Demand Draft payable at Chennai on the
scheduled date of counselling.
- The candidates can download the call letter from the official Website, take a printout of the call letter and report in person with all the required certificates to the venue as per the schedule.
- The candidates who have been selected in the first round of counselling after certificate verification should receive the provisional allotment Letter, and join the college before the date mentioned in the allotment letter.
- The candidates who have been allotted seats and failed to join the college within the given time are not eligible to attend the subsequent rounds of counselling for the year 2021-22. (This shall be applicable for all phases of counselling).
- The candidates who have failed to report in person for the first round of counselling are assumed to have been opted out from the counselling process and that individual will not be allowed to take part in the subsequent rounds of counselling for the year 2021-22
Second round of Counselling
- When a candidate is scheduled to attend the second round of counselling, then the candidate has to pay the processing fee of Rs.500/-. (The candidates who are waitlisted/allotted need not pay the processing fee.)
- Re-allotment/allotment for the vacancies arising due to not joining of the candidates allotted under State Quota and the unfilled seats from the All India Quota in Government Medical Colleges and newly created seats, if any will be done on the basis of the rank following the rule of reservation.
- During the second round of counselling, candidates will be permitted to opt the course/college as per rank and by following the rule of reservation from rank one.
- The candidates who have failed to appear in person for the second round of counselling are assumed to have been opted out from the processes of counselling and that individual will not be allowed to take part in the subsequent rounds of counselling for the year 2021-22. The candidates can download the call letter and attend the counselling.
- The candidates who have been selected in the second round of counselling after certificate verification should receive the provisional allotment letter. The candidates should join the college on or before the date mentioned in the provisional allotmentvletter.
- If a candidate fails to join the College within the given time, he/she will not be permitted to participate in the further rounds of counselling.
Mop-Up round of Counselling
- Finally, the Mop-up counselling will be done. The candidates will be permitted to opt for the college as per rank by following rule of reservation from rank one subject to the availability of sufficient time before the cut-off date as prescribed by the National Medical Commission (erstwhile Medical Council of India / Dental Council of India.
- The candidates who have joined/waitlisted from the first and second rounds of counselling and as per the mop-up counselling schedule are eligible to participate in the mop-up counselling.
- The candidates who have selected seats in the mop-up counselling and have received their provisional allotment letter should report in person before the respective Medical / Dental College on or before the given date and time mentioned in their provisional allotment letter.
- If he/she fails to join in the specified time and date in the respective college, it will be considered as discontinued and the candidate should pay the penalty as per Clause18 (a).
- If it is found that a candidate has been involved in impersonation/suppression or misrepresentation of facts and production of falsified / bogus certificates by the candidates, his/her provisional allotment order will be cancelled and legal proceedings/criminal action will be initiated.
The eligibility criteria are as follows:
|Category||NEET 2021 Cut Off Percentile||NEET 2021 Cut Off Score|
|General/Unreserved (UR)||50th percentile||720-138|
|PwD (General/UR)||45th percentile||137-122|
|PwD (Reserved)||40th percentile||121-108|
- The minimum age of the candidate applying must be 17 years as on December 31, 2021.
- The candidates belonging to other states who have qualified their class 6 to class 12 from the Tamil Nadu state will be eligible for admission under the open category.
- Aspirants must have completed their class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology and, English as the compulsory subjects with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks (45% for PwD candidates and 40% for SC/ST/OBC candidates).
- The candidate should be a citizen of India
- Overseas Citizens of India(OCI) are allowed but there is no reservation for them. They can apply ion open Category.
- Candidates who have studied Class 6 to 12 from schools situated in Tamil Nadu or partly or completely from other states will be required to submit their parent’s birth certificate, ration card, and class 10 or 12 certificates as proof of domicile
- Candidates who do not belong to the Tamil Nadu domicile but have completed Class 6 to 12 from the state can apply for Tamil Nadu NEET 2021 admission under the open category.
The selection process will be made based on NEET – UG 2020 score and by Single Window counselling following the rule of reservation by the Government of Tamil Nadu as follows:-
Within the 30% reservation for Backward Classes, 3.5% will be provided for Muslims and
16% of seats out of the 18% quota earmarked to Scheduled Caste shall be allocated to the
|Most Backward Class||20%|
- NEET- UG 2020 Admit card and Scorecard.
- Class X Mark Sheet (both sides of Mark Sheet).
- Class XI Mark Sheet (both sides of Mark Sheet).
- H.S.C. Mark sheet (both sides of Mark Sheet) or any other equivalent examination.
- Transfer certificate obtained after the completion of H.S.C. or equivalent courses.
- Certificate for proof of study from VI Std. to XII Std for the candidates who have studied completely in Tamil Nadu.
- Nativity certificate for the candidates who have partly or completely studied outside Tamil Nadu from Standard VI to Standard XII along with supporting documents as mentioned in Clause 4(h).
- The candidate who is native of Tamil Nadu and have studied from VIstandard to XII standard in schools of Tamil Nadu also should submit supporting documents of the parent’s certificates as mentioned in Clause 4(g).
- Permanent Community Certificate Card.
- Aadhar card
- First Graduate Certificate (if applicable) as in Annexure XIII (a) and (b).
- The candidate who claims the benefit of a First Graduate should submit their certificate issued by the competent authority to their respective Colleges on securing the admission.
- Income Certificate for the candidates claiming fee exemption.
- Eligibility Certificate obtained from the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Guindy, Chennai for the candidates of other Universities / Boards (except State Board).
Documents of Parents
- TC/SSLC/10th/12th Marksheet.
- First graduate certificate/No graduate certificate.
- Community certificate.
- Income certificate(if applicable).