Tamil Nadu MBBS BDS Admissions 2018

Last Date to Apply

19 June 2018

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About Tamil Nadu MBBS BDS Admissions 2018

Tamil Nadu MBBS BDS Admission 2018 will be done by Directorate of Medical Education (DME), Tamil Nadu. The application form of Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS admission has been released on 11 June. Candidates can download the Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS 2018 application form for registration from the link provided below. Only candidates included in the 85% state quota seats can register online for Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS admission 2018. The last date for Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS registrations is 19 June 2018. After the receiving of the application form, Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS 2018 merit list will be released. Based on the domicile and NEET scores obtained, the merit list of Tamil MBBS/BDS 2018 will be prepared. Only aspirants included in the merit list will be called for Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS counselling 2018. During seat allotment, aspirants have to provide the preferences of colleges in which they want to get admission into. Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS counselling will be done on the basis of state merit rank, preferences of colleges and seats available. Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS 2018 admission is the basis for admission to 6400 MBBS and 1200 BDS seats offered by the government and private colleges in the state. Read more details on Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS admission 2018 dates, seats, application form, eligibility criteira, merit list, counselling on this page.

Latest Updates: Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS Application Form has been released. Link to download Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS 2018 application form is provided below.

NEET UG has been conducted on 6 May for admission to around 90,000 MBBS and BDS seats in the country. From all government colleges, 15% seats have been reserved for All India Quota candidates, which will be filled through Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). While, the remaining 85% seats will be filled by the respective state counselling authorities on the basis of NEET scores.

Candidates are required to secure the minimum qualifying marks set by CBSE for passing NEET 2018. General category candidates have to secure 50 percentile, while that for SC/ST/OBC, it is 40 percentile. Tamil Nadu MBBS admission 2018 will be granted admission to the following colleges:

  • Self -Financing Medical College for MBBS - 7
  • Self Financing Medical College for BDS - 1
  • Government Medical College for MBBS - 20
  • Tamil Nadu Government Dental College - 1

Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS Important Dates 2018

Candidates can check the important schedule of Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS 2018 from the table below in order to avoid missing the related events.


Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS admission Dates

Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS Application Begins

11 June 2018

Last date for issue of application 

18 June 2018

Last date for Submission of Application Form

19 June 2018

 Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS Merit List

28 June 2018

Allotment of seat (Phase I)

7 to 10 July 2018

Allotment of seat (Phase II)

 22 to 24 July 2018

Commencement of classes

1 August 2018

Duration of the Courses

  • M.B.B.S: 5½ years including one-year Compulsory Rotatory Resident Internship.
  • B.D.S.: 5 years including one-year Compulsory Rotatory Resident Internship.

Tamil Nadu MBBS and BDS Counselling are conducted by Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu for admission in Government and Self Financing Medical Colleges across Tamil Nadu.

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Tamil Nadu MBBS BDS Admissions 2018 Eligibility criteria

Citizenship: The candidate must be a citizen of India.

Domicile: The candidate should be a Native of Tamil Nadu. The candidates who have studied their 8 to 12 class from schools in Tamil Nadu are not required to enclose their “Nativity Certificate” But candidates who are native of Tamil Nadu but studied from Class 8 to 12 either partly or completely from schools situated outside Tamil Nadu are required to produce the “Nativity Certificate”.

Age: Candidate should have completed the age of 17 years on or before December 31, 2018.

Academic qualification: Candidates must have passed in all the subjects of the qualifying examination of the Higher Secondary Certificate Examination (Academic) conducted by the Tamil Nadu State Board /any other equivalent Board in one and the same attempt (Single Sitting ) in the following group of subjects with the minimum eligible marks.

  • Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology or
  • Physics, Chemistry, Biology with any other subject

(Only for MBBS)

Aggregate% in Biology/Botany  & Zoology (A)

Physics and  Chemistry  (Marks in Each) (B)

Weighted Aggregate% out of 200 of both (A.)&(B.) 

Other Communities




Backward Class & Backward Class  Muslims




Most Backward  Class &  Denotified  Communities




SC/ST/SC- Arunhathiyar




Orthopedically Disabled  & Physically Disabled OC/BC/BCM/MBC/DNC 




Orthopedically Disabled  & Physically Disabled SC/SCA/ST





(Only for BDS)

Aggregate% in Biology/Botany  & Zoology

Physics and  Chemistry  (Marks in Each)

Other Communities



Backward Class & Backward Class  Muslims



Most Backward  Class &  Denotified  Communities



SC/ST/SC- Arunhathiyar



Orthopedically Disabled  & Physically Disabled OC/BC/BCM/MBC/DNC 



Orthopedically Disabled  & Physically Disabled SC/SCA/ST




  • The candidates undergoing MBBS Courses are not eligible to apply.
  • The candidates undergoing BDS courses are not eligible to apply.

Tamil Nadu MBBS BDS Admissions 2018 Application form and Admit Card

The candidates need to fill the Application Form to apply for the admission into Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS Course. Candidates are required to download the application form of Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS 2018 and enter the details carefully.

Download Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS Application Form 

Payment of Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS Application Fee

Demand Draft of Rs 1000 towards the cost of application form drawn in favour of “The Secretary, Selection Committee, 162, Periyar E.V.R High Road, Kilpauk, Chennai-10 and payable at Chennai.

  • The name of the candidate and the name of the course (MBBS/ BDS) should be written on back side of the Demand Draft.
  • The candidates seeking admission under special category such as Orthopedically Physically disabled & Children of Ex-Servicemen except Sports Quota shall submit the separate Special Category Form I along with the main application in the prescribed format available along with the Prospectus with an additional fee of Rs 100 by way of a Demand Draft for each Special Category enclosing the relevant certificates.  
  • Candidates seeking admissions under Sports Quota are directed to submit their main application as well as the special category form II prescribed for Sports along with the Certificates and the additional fee of Rs.100 by way of a Demand Draft only in person on or before the due date.

List of documents (photocopies) to be enclosed with Application Form:

  • Duly Filled the Application form and OMR Sheet/ Scrutiny Form.
  • Mark sheet of Class 12 (Academic) examination (both sides of mark sheet should be photocopied) or any other equivalent examination of the first appearance.
  • Class 10 and 12 Hall Ticket
  • Class 10 standard Mark Sheet (both sides should be photocopied).
  • Certificate for proof of study from class 8 to 12.
  • Permanent Community Certificate Card.
  • Transfer certificate obtained after the completion of Class 12 or equivalent courses.
  • Nativity certificate with supporting documents (if applicable).
  • Acknowledgement Card
  • Special category forms I & II: Special category form(s) relevant certificates (if applicable) 
  • If the certificates are not enclosed, the candidates will not be considered under that category without any intimation to the candidate.
  • Income Certificate (only if applicable)
  • One large sized Self-addressed and sufficiently stamped acknowledgment card 38cm X 28cm superscribed ‘APPLICATION FOR MBBS / BDS COURSE 2018 - 2019 SESSION’.
  • Three self-addressed envelopes measuring 24 x 12 cms and sent in a large sized cover.

Submission of Tamil Nadu MBBS BDS Application form

Submission of application is totally an offline process. Candidates have to send duly filled application form along with the demand draft, required documents (listed below) to the following address on or before the due date, by 5.00 p.m. Filled in downloaded application form along with the necessary documents must be send in an envelope measuring 24 X 12 cm with written as "Application for MBBS/BDS Courses 2018-19 Session". The template with requisite details available for download should be printed and pasted on the cover:

The Secretary,
Selection Committee,
162, E.V.R. Periyar Salai, Kilpauk,
Chennai – 600 010

The candidates have to ensure that all the enclosures are available and bear the same serial number which will be unique for each application as per checklist:

Serial Number





Common Application Form


Acknowledgement Card


Large Envelope cover for dispatch of candidate


Two Self Addressed envelopes


Special category forms I & II


OMR Sheet

 Tracking the application form: The candidates can even track the status of their application on the websites. To track the Application form you will require Application number or the Plus Two/Equivalent Examination Register number of the first appearance with the year

Tamil Nadu MBBS BDS Admissions 2018 Fees

Application Fee: Rs 1000(SC/SCA and ST candidates who are Natives of Tamil Nadu are exempted from payment of the cost of the Application Form).

Tamil Nadu MBBS and BDS Annual Fees

Tamil Nadu MBBS and BDS Annual fees are given below. The candidates are informed that the fees structure is based on previous year data, it will be updated once the new information will be released. 

Govt. Colleges Fee Structure





University Fee

Rs 6050

Rs 6050

Tuition Fee

Rs 4000

Rs 2000

Special Fee (Including Medical Exam)

Rs 950

Rs 950

Library Fee

Rs 1000

Rs 1000

Caution Deposit

Rs 1000

Rs 1000

LIC(Gp Insurance)

Rs 300

RS 300

Red Cross

Rs 100

Rs 100

Flag  Day

Rs 100

Rs 100


Rs 100

Rs 100


Rs 13,600

Rs 11,600


Self Financing Colleges MBBS Fee Structure 




IRT, Perundurai Medical College, Perundurai.

Rs 2.80 Lakh

PSG Medical College, Coimbatore

Rs 3.00 Lakh

Karpaga Vinayaga Medical College,
Chinnakolambakkam, Madurantakam, Kanchipuram

Rs 3.00 Lakh

Velammal Medical College, Madurai

Rs 2.50 Lakh

Tagore Medical College, Chennai

Rs 3.00 Lakh

Chennai Medical College Hospital & Research

Centre (SRM) ,Trichy

Rs 3.00 Lakh

ESIC Medical College, Chennai

Rs 24,000

Note: All self-Financing colleges providing BDS course have same fees of Rs 1.30 Lakh.

Tamil Nadu MBBS BDS Admissions 2018 Result and Counselling

Tamil Nadu MBBS BDS Result will be declared in the form of a Merit List, no entrance exam will be conducted for the same. The Secretary, Selection Committee will publish the tentative merit list in these websites www.tnhealth.org and www.tn.gov.in. Results of the candidate will not be informed individually.

Tamil Nadu MBBS BDS Result

Tamil Nadu MBBS BDS Counselling 2018

 Individual intimation will be sent for regular counseling through call letters registered post or speed post or courier service or by e-Post whichever is feasible. Counseling Schedule will be available on the website. Counseling procedure will commence from dates given below candidate will be called for counseling as per their merit and they may exercise their option as per their eligibility norms.

Tamil Nadu MBBS BDS Counselling Schedule


Counseling Round

Date of Counselling

Phase I

Special Category- June 2018
Others- June 2018 (last week)

Phase 2

July 2018

Note: The candidates have to produce their original documents at the time of counseling.

MBBS and BDS Counselling Process: The candidates who fail to receive their call letters also have an option to download the same from tnhealth.org. The downloaded call letter can be used to attend the counseling session. The candidate will require his/her unique AR No (allotted by the Selection Committee) and their Date of Birth. Their certain rules for the counseling process every candidate must know:

  • Counseling for the Special Categories will be done before the General Category.
  • There will be no reallotment /change of college allotted for the Special Category.
  • A candidate who is absent during the 1st phase of counseling for which he/she is called cannot attend the 2nd phase of Counselling.
  • Due to any reason, if a candidate cannot attend the counseling on the provided date then they can authorize their single guardian/parent to attend the counseling procedure, the decision of parents/guardian will be marked final.
  • Re-allotment will be made only for those who have joined the course within the stipulated time.
  • Re-allotment is not a matter of right of the candidate. Re-allotment will be done only through counseling on merit basis following the communal reservation if vacancies are available. If sufficient time is not available vacancies will be filled up with the candidates from the waiting list on merit basis only.
  • The vacancies due to not joined seats in State Quota or surrender of All India quota seats or newly sanctioned seats arising after the first phase of counseling will be filled by re-allotment as per merit and communal reservation for the already allotted and joined candidates.

Note: Candidates are advised to remain in touch with the board’s official website for regular updates and schedule timings.

Tamil Nadu MBBS and BDS Selection Process

Tamil Nadu MBBS and BDS admissions will be done on the basis marks secured by the candidate in Class 12. Ranking will be made on merit on the basis of marks obtained by the eligible candidates in the science subjects in the qualifying examinations reduced to the base of 200 marks. The marks obtained through different Boards will be taken into account after Normalisation, the ranking will be decided accordingly.

Note: The marks obtained by the students in the relevant subjects in the qualifying examination conducted by the various Boards or Authority shall be equated with the marks obtained by the students in the same subjects in the qualifying examination conducted by the State Board of Tamil Nadu by adopting the method of normalization.


Weighted Total Marks                                                       


Percentage in Biology (after normalization)      


Percentage in Physics and Chemistry
(after normalization)                                


Percentage in Botany and Zoology taken together
(after normalization)                                    


Weighted total marks for a maximum of 200                                                                

Or (Z+X)

The percentage and the weighted total should be accurate to two decimals. Only the Marks obtained in the science subjects in the H.S.C. qualifying examination as a whole in the first appearance will alone be taken into consideration for the allotment of seats to the candidates.

In Case of a tie: In cases, where two or more candidates obtain equal aggregate marks for 200, the rank of such candidates will be determined on the basis of the following order.

  • Percentage in Biology or Botany and Zoology taken together in +2 examination
  • Percentage in Chemistry in +2 examination
  • Percentage in a Fourth optional subject in +2 examination
  • Date of birth – weightage will be given to seniority in age.
  • The computerized random number assigned. A Higher value of random number will be taken into consideration.

Tamil Nadu MBBS BDS Admissions 2018 Contact

Selection Committee 
Directorate of Medical Education 162,
Periyar E.V.R High Road, 
Kilpauk, Chennai – 600 010.

Phone No: 044-28361674

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