Tamil Nadu NEET Counselling 2023

Tamil Nadu NEET Counselling is conducted by the Directorate of Medical Education (DME), Tamil Nadu for admission to various medical and dental courses. Candidates can apply for various medical courses by visiting the official website of e Directorate of Medical Education (DME), Tamil Nadu https://tnhealth.tn.gov.in/ or https://tnmedicalselection.net/   

NEET is a national-level medical entrance examination administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS and BDS programs. Tamil Nadu NEET  counselling will be conducted online for places in government and private colleges under the 85 percent and 100 percent state quotas, respectively.

Candidates who pass the NEET exam are required to engage in the counselling procedure in order to be considered for admission. The MCC (Medical Council Committee) conducts counselling for the 15% of AIQ seats. The state authorities administer the counselling for the remaining 85 percent of the state quota.

Tamil Nadu NEET Counselling

Tamil Nadu NEET Counselling 2023 Highlights

Counselling NameTamil Nadu NEET Counselling
Exam conducting authorityNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Counselling bodyDirectorate of Medical Education (DME), Tamil Nadu
Official Websitehttps://tnhealth.tn.gov.in/ Or https://tnmedicalselection.net/

Important Dates

Round 1

Registration/ PaymentTo be announced
Choice filling/ LockingTo be announced
VerificationTo be announced
Seat allotmentTo be announced
Provisional resultTo be announced
Final resultTo be announced
Reporting to the allotted instituteTo be announced

Round 2 

Fresh Registration/ PaymentTo be announced
Choice filling/ LockingTo be announced
ResultTo be announced
Reporting to the allotted instituteTo be announced

Mop Up Round

Registration/ PaymentTo be announced
Choice filling/ LockingTo be announced
VerificationTo be announced
Seat allotmentTo be announced
ResultTo be announced
Reporting to the allotted instituteTo be announced

Stray Vacancy Round

Seat allotment processTo be announced
ResultTo be announced
Reporting to the allotted instituteTo be announced

NEET Counselling Process


  • The candidate should visit any of the Tamil Nadu Official websites www.tnhealth.tn.gov.in Or www.tnmedicalselection.org
  • Candidates must submit their completed online application form by uploading the required information in the required fields.
  • Changes to any details in the online Application will not be considered under any circumstances after submission.
  • Applications that are incomplete will be rejected.
  • Candidates should only submit one Application Form. A candidate’s application will be canceled if he or she submits more than one Application Form.
  • Candidates must ensure that all information entered in the online application is correct before submitting the application form online.
  • Candidates must submit a printout of their completed online application form (Hard Copy) along with any required enclosures.
  • Service Candidates must submit a printout of their completed online application forms, as well as their Service particulars (duly certified by the Forwarding Authority with date and seal) and any necessary enclosures.
  • After submitting the filled in online application, the candidates are instructed to download their filled in online application form for future reference. 

Method of Payment for Fees

 i. Mode of payment using debit Card/Net or net banking: necessary facilities have been provided for paying through nationalized banks via bank payment portal while utilizing net banking.

ii. Candidates should be aware that a simple fee deduction from a bank account does not constitute proof of fee payment.

iii. Verify the debit card’s validity and bank balance before going on to the website to submit an application. The candidate needs to fill out the required information and pay with a debit card.

iv. It is preferable to maintain a bank account for the same because the security deposit will only be repaid to the account from which it was begun.

 Choice Filling and Locking

  • Applicants are required to submit their choices during this stage. Candidates should complete the selections while keeping their scores in mind because admission is based on merit, the NEET score and preferences presented during the counseling phase.
  • Individuals can choose as many selections as you’d like while looking at the list of colleges on the screen.
  • Enter your password after that, then click “Lock Choices.”
  • Once a candidate’s choices have been locked, they cannot change them.
  • After locking, users have the option to print a copy of the locked choices, which also contains the locking time and date, the IP address of the computer, and a randomly generated unique number.

Merit List

The merit list will be compiled based on the results of the qualifying exam and the NEET  exam. The Tamil Nadu NEET  rank list will be posted on DME’s official website.

Counselling Reporting Schedule 

On its official website, DME publishes the date sheet and cutoff for the first round of Tamil Nadu counseling. Candidates who meet the cut-off must report to the counseling location on the specified date and time. Such candidates must obtain their call letters from the DME’s official website. Aside from the call letter, candidates must bring the documents indicated below to the counseling location.

MCC 15 % AIQ Quota

About MCC

Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The MCC is responsible for conducting online counselling for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses in India, including MBBS and BDS, through the NEET UG and NEET PG exams, respectively.

The MCC conducts centralized counselling for the All India Quota (AIQ) seats in government medical and dental colleges across India, as well as for seats in Deemed and Central Universities, ESIC, and AFMC colleges. The counselling process involves registration, choice filling, seat allotment, document verification, and admission to the allotted colleges.

MCC NEET Counselling Registration

MCC holds four rounds of NEET-UG counseling for AIQ, including a mop-up round and a stray vacancy round. Following the completion of Round 2, the MCC will fill the remaining seats in a mop-up round and a stray vacancy round. The following steps must be taken:

  • Visit the official website: Visit the official website of MCC (https://mcc.nic.in/) and click on the “UG Medical Counseling” tab.
  • New registration: Click on “New Registration” and fill in all the required details such as personal details, contact details, NEET exam details, and security pin. After filling in all the details, click on the “Submit” button.
  • Login credentials: After successful registration, a new page will appear with your login credentials. Use these credentials to log in and fill in your choices of colleges and courses.
  • Choice filling: Fill in your preferred colleges and courses in order of priority. You can choose as many choices as you want.
  • Locking of choices: After you have filled in your choices, you need to lock them by clicking on the “Lock Choices” button. Once the choices are locked, you cannot make any changes.
  • Seat allotment: The MCC conducts the seat allotment process based on your rank, category, and the choices filled by you. You will be able to see your seat allotment result on the official website.
  • Reporting to the allotted college: If you are satisfied with the seat allotted to you, you need to report to the allotted college within the specified time with all the required documents and pay the admission fee.

MCC NEET Counselling Fees

15% AIQ/ Central UniversitiesNon Refundable FeeRefundable Fee
URINR 1,000INR 10,000
Deemed Universities
All CategoriesINR 5,000INR 2,00,000

Eligibility Criteria

Qualify Exam NEET conducted By  NTA
NationalityApplicants must be Indian citizens.NRI candidates with Indian passports are also eligible to apply. Under the NRI category, overseas citizens of India (OCI) and persons of Indian origin (PIO) are eligible to apply.
Age Limit17 years old (as of December 31). In addition, the candidate’s maximum age should be 25 years.
QualificationThe candidate must have a Class 12 credential or equivalent from a recognized board or institution. In addition, the qualifying test should include biology, chemistry, English, and physics as core subjects.A minimum of 50% is required for the general category, 40% for SC/ST, and 45% for physically disabled candidates.


CategoryQualifying MarksPercentile Criteria
General/EWS715-11750th Percentile
SC/BC116-9340th Percentile
General/EWS & PH Category116-10545th Percentile
SC/BC & PH Category104-9340th Percentile

Participating Colleges

Name of the instituteTotal seat intakeAnnual Fees
Chennai Medical College(SRM), Trichy (Management)150
Karpagam Vinayaka Institute Of Medical Sciences, Chinnakolambakkam, Kancheepuram (Management)100Rs. 12.50 Lacs
Tagore Medical College & Hospital, Chennai (Management)150Rs. 3,85,000/-
Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College & Hospital, Perambalur (Management)150Rs. 4,00,000/-
Karpaga Vinayaka Institute Of Dental Sciences, Chinnakolambakkam, Kanchipuram (Government)100Rs. 3,85,000/-
Sri Moogambigai Institute Of Medical Science, Kulasekaram (Management)100
Velammal Medical College Hospital, Madurai (Management)150Rs.4,15,000/-
Annapoorna Medical College, Salem (Management)150Rs.12,50,000/-
Tiruvannamalai Medical College, Tiruvannamalai (Government)100Rs.13,610/-
Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Salem (Government)100Rs.13,610/-
Sivagangai Medical College, Sivagangai (Government)100Rs.13,610/-
Madras Medical College, Chennai (Government)250Rs.13,610/-
Govt. Medical College, Omandurar Estate, Chennai (Government)100Rs.13,610/-
Kanyakumari Medical College, Kanyakumari (Government)100Rs.13,610/-
Madurai Medical College, Madurai (Government)150Rs.13,610/-
Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore (Government)150Rs.13,610/-
Chengalpattu Medical College, Chengalpattu (Government)100Rs.13,610/-
Karpaga Vinayaka Institute Of Medical Sciences, Kancheepuram (Management)100
Sri Ramakrishna Dental College, Coimbatore (Management)100
CSI College Of Dental Science & Research, Madurai (Management)100
Sree Mookambika Institute Of Dental Sciences, Kanniyakumari (Management)60
Best Dental College, Madurai (Management)100
Karpaga Vinayaka Institute Of Dental Sciences, Kanchipuram (Management)100
Rajas Dental College & Hospital, Tirunelveli (Management)100
JKK Natarajah Dental College, Kumarapalayam (Management)100
Sri Moogambigai Institute Of Medical Science, Kulasekaram (Management)60
Ragas Dental College, Chennai (Management)100
Tamil Nadu Government Dental College & Hospital (Government)100Rs. 11,610/-

Required Documents

  • NEET-UG Admissions card and score card. 
  • Class X Mark Sheet 
  • Class XI Mark Sheet
  • H.S.C. Mark sheet or any other equivalent exam. 
  • Transfer certificate
  • Graduation Certificate (if required)
  • Permanent Community Certificate Card.
  • Income Certificate for the candidates claiming fee exemption.
  • Nativity certificate and supporting documentation are required for applicants who have studied from Standard VI to Standard XII in a state other than Tamil Nadu.
  • The candidate who is a Tamil Nadu native and has studied from VI to XII standard in Tamil Nadu schools should also present supporting documentation of the parent’s certificates.
  • Special Category Form with an additional fee of Rs.100/- via Bank payment portal with 
  • relevant certificates for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities, Eminent Sports Person and Ex-Servicemen, as applicable, along with the online application form should be uploaded.


Q. Which Authority conducts the Tamil Nadu NEET counseling?

A. Directorate of Medical Education (DME), Tamil Nadu conducts Tamil NEET Counselling for admission to various medical and dental courses.

Q. What is the expected NEET cut-off for MBBS in TamilNadu ?

A. The expected cut-off for MBBS seats via state quota counselling is about AIR 6,000.

Q. Which Tamil Nadu medical college has the highest cut-off?

A. Tamil Nadu NEET counselling, Madras Medical College and Stanley Medical College typically have the highest cut-off.

Q. What is the official website for Tamil Nadu NEET counselling ?

A. The official website for Tamil Nadu MBBS counselling is http://tnmedicalselection.net. 

Q. What are the fees for the MBBS course in a government college in Tamil Nadu?

A. The average annual course fee for MBBS in a government college in Tamil Nadu is around Rs 13,000.

Q. What are the fees for the BDS course in a government college in Tamil Nadu?

A. The average annual course fee for BDS in a government college in Tamil Nadu is around Rs 11,000.

Q. How many government seats are available through Tamil Nadu NEET counselling ?

A. The Tamil Nadu MBBS counselling will provide almost 1,200 government seats.

Q. When will candidates be notified if they are selected to attend the Tamil Nadu NEET Counselling session?

A. The call letter published by the responsible authorities on the official website will inform all applicants of the timing of Tamil Nadu NEET Counselling. It is mandatory for candidates to download it.

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