Tamil Nadu NEET Counselling 2020: Date, Procedure etc.

    Tamil Nadu NEET Counselling 2020
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    Application Form 2020

    Tamil Nadu NEET counselling 2020: Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS Counselling has been started from late this year. The Admission in MBBS/BDS courses is based on NEET Scorecard and only NEET qualified candidates can apply and participate for Tamil Nadu NEET Counselling 2020.

    The scorecard of NEET-UG will be accepted by the various government and private medical and dental institutions of Tamil Nadu. Throughout the article, you will get to know about Tamil Nadu NEET 2020 Counselling procedure, Top Medical/Dental Colleges in Tamil Nadu. Happy Reading.

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    Brief Description

    Features Specifications
    Name of Examination National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) or NEET-UG
    Conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA)
    NEET 2020 Exam Date 26th July 2020
    Level of NEET Examination National-level
    Category Undergraduate
    Mode of Exam Offline (Pen and Paper)
    Duration of Examination 3 hours
    Total Number of Questions 180 Multiple Choice Questions
    Languages available for the Examination Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada.
    Medical Institutes Exempted From NEET

    Exam Dates 

    Events Dates* 
    Application form Release 02 December 2019 X
    Application submission last date 01 January 2020 X
    (up to 11:50 pm)
    Last date to pay the fee 01 January 2020 X
    Extended Correction Window 01 April 2020 to 03 May 2020
    Admit card available July 2020
    Exam Date 26 July 2020
    Answer key Release July 2020
    Last date to submit an objection July 2020
    Announcement of result August 2020
    Counselling begins August 2020

    *Tentative dates, subject to change.

    Tamil Nadu NEET Counselling 2020


    A candidate can visit the official portal of the Health and Family Welfare Department, Govt of Tamil Nadu to get themselves registered for NEET 2020 Tamil Nadu State Counselling. Before we speak the counselling procedure let us have a look at the Tamil Nadu NEET 2020 Counselling Schedule.

    Counselling Schedule

    S.No Description Dates(Expected)
    1 Starting of application form 1st week July 2020
    2 Last Date to Submit application form 1st week July 2020
    3 First round of counselling 1st week of July 2020
    4 Second round of counselling 2nd  week of August
    5 Mop-up round 3rd  week of August

    Counselling Process (AIQ Quota)

    Candidate applying for Medical/Dental Colleges in Tamil Nadu must have to register themselves for the NEET counselling 2020. Counselling of NEET 2020 for All India Quota will be conducted in two rounds in online mode. The counselling will consist of these steps.

    1. Candidate Registration: Register to the official website.

    2. Choice Filling and Locking (Round 1): You have to choose the courses and colleges of your preference and finally lock-in the preferences in the online portal.

    3. Seat Allotment Result (Round 1): The seat allotment will be published online on the basis of available vacancies and candidate’s choices.

    4. Reporting to college: Those who will be allotted a seat in the first round, will be required to either reject the allotted seat or report to the allotted college and complete the admission formalities.

    5. New Registration (Round 2): For candidates who couldn’t register in the first round of counselling.

    6. Fresh Choice Filling and Locking (Round 2): Similar to round 1 mentioned above.

    7. Seat Allotment Result (Round 2): Similar to round 1 mentioned above.

    8. Reporting to college (Round 2): Here it is to be noted that, those who will be allotted a seat in the second round of counselling (15% AIQ Quota) will not be permitted to vacate their seats as per the orders made by the Supreme court of India.

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    How to Apply

    • Step I: Candidate must visit the Official website. 
    • Step 2: Click on the “New Registration” Option.
    • Step 3 (Personal Information): After the successful registration and activating account, candidates need to fill his/her personal information. Make sure all the information are correct while filling the application form.
    • Step 4 (Upload Photo and Signature): After entering the personal information the candidate should upload his / her passport size photograph of high contrast (Photo must be snapped with placard containing candidate’s name and snapping date), and full signature in Hindi and English (Not in capital letter) after duly scanning the same. After uploading a photo and signature click on “Save & Continue” button.
    • Step 5 (Educational Information): After uploading the scanned photo and signature the candidate should enter his / her educational information on the computer screen and click on “Save & Continue” button.
    • Step 6 (Payment of Counselling Fee): After filling all the required details candidates need to proceed with payment of Counselling Fee. Counselling Fee will not be refunded.
      There are following two modes for payment of Counselling Fee:
      a. Payment by Bank Challan: If the candidate wants to Pay Counselling Fee through Bank Challan, he/she should select offline / NEFT Challan option from Payment mode appearing on computer screen and download the Challan and get the print and
      visiting any Bank up to scheduled last date, the Counselling Fee may be paid through NEFT mode.
      b. Online Payment: If the candidate wants to pay Counselling Fee through Online mode e.g. Credit Card / Debit Card / Net banking, he/she should select an online option from payment mode appearing on the computer screen and “Make the Payment”
      should be made through Credit Card / Debit Card / Net banking. The candidate has to pay processing charge additional to Counselling Fee for payment through online mode.
    • Counselling Fee: Counselling fee to be paid through the above modes is Rs. 1200/- (One Thousand Two Hundred) only for Unreserved/ BC / EBC candidates and Rs. 600/- (Six Hundred) only for SC / ST / DQ candidates.

    Document Required

    • NEET 2020 Admit Card
    • NEET 2020 Rank Card
    • Allotment Letter
    • 10th Mark Sheet (both sides of Mark Sheet should be
      photocopied)
    • 12th Mark Sheet (both sides of Mark Sheet should be
      photocopied)
    • Certificate for proof of study from VI Std. to XII std
    • Copy of Photo Id
    • Caste Certificate
    • Domicile Certificate
    • PH Certificate
    • 4 Passport Size Photographs
    • Printout of Registration Form

    NEET Counselling Eligibility Criteria

    • The applying seekers should have qualified the NEET Entrance Examination.
    • Aspirants must have the domicile of Tamil Nadu.
    • The applying seekers must have completed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Biotechnology and English are the compulsory subjects with minimum 50% marks, 40% marks are required for SC/ST category candidates and 45% marks are for Physically Handicap candidates.

    Selection Procedure

    1. The Exam conducting authority will make the merit list of the selected candidates for the admission after the NEET State counselling.

    2. Admission Seekers will be selected on the basis of their rank obtained and choice filled during counselling.

    3. Admission Seekers will have to report to the allotted college for the admission along with all required documents.

    4. If any student fails to report to the allotted college in any circumstances within the given time, the seat of this candidate will be forfeited.

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    Seats Reservation

    Category Seats (%)
    Open Competition 31%
    Backward Class 30 %
    Most Backwards Class 20 %
    Scheduled Caste 18 %
    Scheduled Tribe 1%

    Counselling Participating College

    Here is the updated list of all Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu officially made by the Medical Council of India. To know the detailed info. about Fees Structure, Course offered, Admission Procedure, Placement Stats, Cut-off, Facilities available and complete college review, click the college link.

    Tamil Nadu Medical College

    Name of Medical College/Medical Institution  Affiliated with Aid Status Intake
    Christian Medical College, Vellore Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University Trust 100
    Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai Sri Ramachandra University (Deemed) Chennai Private 250
    Sri Muthukumaran Medical College Chennai Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University Private 150
    ESI-PGIMSR, ESI Hospital, K.K Nagar, Chennai Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University Government 100
    Kanyakumari Government Medical College Asaripallam Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University Government 100
    Vinayaka Missions Kirupananda Variyar Medical College Salem Vinayaka Missions University Private 100
    Rajah Muthiah Medical College Annamalainagar Annamalai University Govt 150
    Coimbatore Medical College Coimbatore Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University Govt 150
    IRT Perundurai Medical College Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University Government 100
    Tagore Medical College and Hospital Chennai Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University Private 150
    Chennai Medical College Hospital and research centre, Irungalur, Trichy Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University Private 150
    Shri Satya Sai Medical College and Research Institute Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (Deemed University) Private 150
    Melmaruvathur Adiparasakthi Instt. Medical Sciencesand Research Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University Private 150
    Government Dharmapuri Medical College, Dharmapuri Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University Government 100
    Saveetha Medical College and Hospital Kanchipuram Saveetha University Trust 150
    Government Vellore Medical College Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University Government 100

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    Tamil Nadu Dental College

    College Name Est.Year Type Course Intake
    Adhiparasakthi Dental College & Hospital, Melmaruvathur 2005-06 Private BDS 100
    Asan Memorial Dental College & Hospital, Kancheepuram 2011-12 Private BDS 100
    Best Dental Science College, Madurai 2007-08 Private BDS 100
    Chettinad Dental College & Research Institute, Kancheepuram 2007-08 Private BDS 100
    CSI College of Dental Sciences & Research, Madurai 2007-08 Private BDS 100
    Faculty of Dentistry, Rajah Muthiah Dental College & Hospital, Annamalai Nagar 1980-81 Govt. BDS 100
    JKK Natrajah Dental College & Hospital, Komarapalayam 1987-88 Private BDS 100
    K.S.R. Institute of Dental Science & Research, Tiruchengode 2004-05 Private BDS 100
    Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental Sciences, Kanchipuram 2007-08 Private BDS 100
    Madha Dental College & Hospital, Kundrathur 2007-08 Private BDS 100
    Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & Hospital, Chennai 1990-91 Private BDS 100
    Priyadarshini Dental College & Hospital, Pandur 2007-08 Private BDS 100
    R.V.S. Dental College & Hospital, Sulur 2008-09 Private BDS 100
    Ragas Dental College & Hospital, Chennai 1988-89 Private BDS 100
    Rajas Dental College & Hospital, Kavalkinaru Jn 1987-88 Private BDS 100
    S.R.M. Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai 1996-97 Private BDS 100
    Sathyabama University Dental College and Hospital, Chennai 2009-10 Private BDS 100
    Saveetha Dental College & Hospital, Chennai 1988-89 Private BDS 100
    Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital, Narayanpuram 1989-90 Private BDS 100
    Sree Mookambika Institute of Dental Sciences, Kulasekharam 1999-00 Private BDS 60
    Sri Ramachandra Dental College & Hospital, Porur 1995-96 Private BDS 100
    Sri Ramakrishna Dental College & Hospital, Coimbatore 2000-01 Private BDS 100
    Sri Venkateswara Dental College & Hospital, Kancheepuram 2007-08 Private BDS 100
    SRM Kattankulathur Dental College & Hospital, Kanchipuram 2007-08 Private BDS 100
    Tagore Dental College & Hospital, Chennai 2007-08 Private BDS 100
    Tamil Nadu Government Dental College & Hospital, Chennai 1952-53 Govt. BDS 100
    Thai Moogambigai Dental College & Hospital, Chennai 1991-92 Private BDS 100
    Vinayaka Mission’s Sankarachariyar Dental College, Salem 1986-87 Private BDS 100
    Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Elayampalayam 2007-08 Private BDS 100

    Seat Allotment Process


    The Tamil Nadu NEET Counselling will be conducted in two rounds. The seat allotment and mop-up round process will be done separately for each round. the Seat allotment will be completely based on the merit rank and choices entered by candidates.

    The Tamil Nadu MBBS and BDS 2020 seat allotment result for Round I counselling will be announced tentatively in the first week of July. The Result of seat allotment would be published online on the official website of Directorate Of Medical Education, Govt of Tamil Nadu.

    Applying seekers who have been allotted seats in Round I will also be able to opt for up-gradation in Second Round. And in case the candidate gets an upgraded seat in seconds Round, the seat allotted in first Round will stand cancelled.

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    Cutoff (Expected)


    • Aspirants are required to obtain minimum qualifying percentile marks in NEET 2020 entrance examination in order to qualify for further admission process.
    • Candidates who belong to SC/ ST/ OBC are required to obtain marks equivalent to at least 40thpercentile to be considered for AIQ and state counselling process.
    • Aspirants who belong to UR category are required to score equivalent to at least 50thpercentile

    NEET 2020 Qualifying Percentile

    Category Qualifying Percentile Cutoff scores
    UR 50th Percentile 701-137
    OBC/SC/ST 40th Percentile 136-110
    UR-PH 45th Percentile 136-122
    OBC/SC/ST 40th Percentile 121-110

    Previous Year Cut-off


    The NEET 2020 will be based on various parameters like numbers of appearing candidates, total numbers of seats, the difficulty level of the examination, and the last year admission record. Check out the NEET Cutoff.

    NEET 2019 Qualifying Percentile

    Category Qualifying Percentile Cutoff scores
    UR 50th Percentile 701-134
    OBC/SC/ST 40th Percentile 133-107
    UR-PH 45th Percentile 133-120
    OBC/SC/ST 40th Percentile 119-107

    NEET Cut off 2018

    Category NEET Qualification Percentile NEET Qualifying Score (out of 720) Qualified Candidates
    (By Obtaining NEET Cut off)
    UR 50th Percentile 119 2,68,316
    OBC 40th Percentile 96 3,27,575
    SC 40th Percentile 96 87,311
    ST 40th Percentile 96 31,360

    NEET Cut off 2017

    Category Minimum Qualifying Percentile Marks Range No. of Candidates Qualified
    Unreserved (UR) 50th Percentile 697-131 5,43,473*
    Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH) 45th Percentile 130-118 67
    Scheduled Caste (SC) 40th Percentile 130-107 14599
    Scheduled Tribe (ST) 40th Percentile 130-107 6018
    Other Backward Classes (OBC) 40th Percentile 130-107 47382
    SC-PH 40th Percentile 130-107 38
    ST-PH 40th Percentile 130-107 10
    OBC-PH 40th Percentile 130-107 152

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Q: Is there any chance of medical seat with NEET score of 450 in this college?

    A: The availability of seats into the college solely depends upon the NEET Cutoff score. Depending upon the number of candidates applied for the test and the observation of the results, it can be said that scoring 450 will create a great chance for the college.

    Q: What does Free Exit for NEET counselling round one mean?

    A: The Free exit in NEET Counselling 2020 means that if a candidate is allotted a seat in the round 1 of NEET 2020 counselling but do not report/join the allotted college then s/he will not be penalized and will be eligible to participate in the next round of counselling.

    Q: What are freeze, Float, and withdrawal choices shown in NEET counselling 2020 form?

    A: Freeze (lock): A candidate, who is satisfied with the presently allotted seat to him and does not want to be considered for upgradations of the seat in any subsequent rounds of counselling is required to opt for the FREEZE/LOCK option.
    Float: A candidate, who wants to confirm the seat presently allotted to him and also at the same time wants to be considered for upgradations of the seat in next Round of counselling on the basis of his/her already filled choices, is required to opt for the FLOAT option.
    Withdraw: A candidate, who is not satisfied with the presently allotted seat to him/her and does not want to be considered for allotment in any subsequent rounds of counselling, should opt for the WITHDRAW option.

    Q: When will the NEET counselling process start?

    A: The schedule of NEET counselling has not been released yet. However, it is likely to start in the 1st week of July 2020.

    Q: If a candidate is allotted a seat in round one but does not join the college then will s/he be considered eligible for the next round?

    A: If a candidate is allotted a seat in the round one of NEET counselling 2020 then s/he will be given a choice to join the allotted college or not. Candidates who will not report or join the allotted college will also be considered eligible for round two.

    Q: Difference between percentage & percentile in NEET?

    A: Basically your percentage is irrelevant of how the other students have fared in the same exam and it is just a reflection of how well you did individually.
    Percentage = (your marks/total marks) x 100
    Percentile is a little different as it is relative. Here the scores of the other students in the same exam are very important to how we calculate a person’s percentile as it gives you the idea of how good/bad you did in an exam.
    Percentile = (number of people behind you/total number of people) x 100

    Q: 50% Means, How many marks in NEET?

    A: 50 percentage is 360 marks out of 720. NEET scores are not based on percentages but rather based on percentiles which means that it really depends on how many students score better than you.

    Q: Is there any chances to get selected in government medical college with neet score of 500 marks?

    A: The current situation is that if you score below 500 there is no chance in getting anything through the central counselling whatsoever. Few chances through the state quota are also very meek!
    If it ranges between 520 to 550 you will get a govt seat through the centralized all India counselling conducted by MCI online, for sure to get a govt seat through your state quota!

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