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Tamil Nadu MBBS 2017 Day 2 counselling

The counselling for Tamil Nadu medical admission 2017 got under way on 24 Aug 2017 for special categories. It changed gears on 25 Aug 2017 by calling 1209 candidates for day 2 counselling.

As usual, Madras Medical College, Chennai was the top attraction for medical aspirants followed by Stanley Medical College, Chennai.

This article presents some findings from Day 2 counselling.

Number of seats allotted on Day 2 of TN MBBS/ BDS counselling
Day 2 counselling saw as many as 1028 seats taken up (987 seats in state government colleges and 41 seats in self-financing colleges). The above table gives you the breakdown college wise for each category.

Ranks of admitted candidates on Day 2 of TN MBBS counsellingAll the Open Category seats in government medical colleges has been taken up. The cut-off rank for OC category in government colleges is State Rank 984. He took seat in ESIC, Coimbatore and his NEET marks is 385.

All OC, BC, BCM and MBC seats were taken up in Madras Medical College and Sta…

Expected Cut-off for Tamil Nadu MBBS admission 2017

I am getting lots of questions on the expected cut-off for Tamil Nadu MBBS admission 2017.

As you know, Supreme Court has made it clear that admissions to MBBS/ BDS can happen only with NEET marks as the criteria.

Accepting the reality, Tamil Nadu government has released two provisional merit lists; one for merit quota seats (government colleges and self-financing colleges) and another one for management quota seats.

We have, in total, 2445 2652 seats available in government medical colleges under Tamil Nadu state quota. There is an increase of about 127 seats this year, thanks to timely opening of a medical college in Pudukottai. We also have about 57 seats reverted (some reports put the number at 102) back to the state from All India Quota counselling unfilled seats.

Expected Cut-off for Tamil Nadu MBBS admission 2017 I did a quick check and few interesting facts. I have not considered the following in my estimation of cut-off ranks:

(1) Seats that are taken by special category stu…

Tamil Nadu MBBS Cut-off Ranks, 2016-17

Today, the rank list for MBBS admission in Tamil Nadu will be released.

The rank list can be downloaded from either tnhealth.org or tnmedicalselection.org.

The counselling is expected to commence from 24 Aug 2017 and might happen over the next week or so.

Here, I have compiled the cut-off ranks for the government colleges for 2016-17 session. You may use this as a reference/ guide for your decision making.

Tamil Nadu MBBS Cut-off Ranks, 2016-17 Just a small advice. Ignore the round 2 cut-offs as they may not be relevant. Last year, the gap between round 1 and round 2 was about three months. So, many candidates decided to stay with the colleges allocated in round 1 & did not bother to appear for round 2. The situation is completely different this year, as we may not even have round 2.

Every one in Tamil Nadu against NEET?

There is a general feeling that every one in Tamil Nadu is against NEET. Or, at least thats the feeling you get when you switch on the television or you open a newspaper. Is it the true feeling on ground?

Is everyone in Tamil Nadu against NEET?Just a short video on NEET and Tamil Nadu.


Applications invited for Telangana Management Quota Seats

KNR University of Health Sciences (KNRUHS), Telangana has issued a Notification for inviting applications for Admission into Management Quota seats (B- Category , C- Category/NRI) in Private Un-aided Non-Minority, Minority Medical Colleges, Private Un-aided Dental Colleges and Army Dental College for MBBS/BDS Courses for the academic year 2017-18 under KNR UHS, Warangal.


Candidates can apply on-line from 09.00 A.M. on 22-07-2017 to 28-07-2017 upto 5.00 p.m.

Online application available at: http://tspvtmedadm.tsche.in/

Total number of MBBS seats available under management quota seats (Category B): 731 seats
Total number of MBBS seats available under NRI quota seats (Category C): 319 seats

Important Dates to remember

2500 Followers on Twitter

Update on 22 Jun 2018: Glad to announce that the Twitter handle of Just Get MBBS has grown to 2500 followers.

It has taken exactly 11 months to move from 1000 followers on Twitter to 2500 followers on Twitter.


Just wanted to share this milestone. The twitter handle of justgetMBBS has 1000 followers as on 22 July 2017.


I started tweeting from June 2016. The journey started with myself seeking information on MBBS admission. But, it moved on and it has become a primary platform for exchange of information, forum for active discussions & a place where several queries get resolved.

I thank all the 1000+ members on this community. I will continue to provide genuine information, my honest opinions and wild guesses, in some cases.

I do NOT know everything I want to clarify that I do NOT know everything about medical admissions. So, when I say "I don't know", don't ask me "why you don't know". I know something and I always share what I know. If I do not kn…

You are Killing Me: An Open Letter to Tamil Nadu

This article is written by Harini Parthiban, a medical aspirant from the state of Tamil Nadu (TN)A devastated TN NEET Aspirant talking to her state. No offense to any political parties. I'm just talking to my state which I thought have been protecting and caring me. Can I be any wrong?

You are trying your best to quash NEET saying your state students' MBBS dreams will be shattered. Ain't I belong to your state? I have been born, grown up, fed by you. Ain't my dream is being shattered by exempting TN from NEET?

When you have had 12th state board exams and admitted students solely based on the rote memorization and cut offs, you think your economically oppressed children have had fair chance to get admitted in MBBS? Oh, dear TN, you fail to acknowledge that you were just letting thousands of corporate and private schools to get the most benefit, unmindful of those rural students' pathetic situation. That's fair but bringing NEET in TN is unfair since those rural st…

Who should we blame for the NEET debacle?

I witnessed a long discussion in Twitter today (and it was going on still). The topic was around why the state board students did not prepare for the NEET exam? Why did they believe the government/ the politicians? Why they did not think that Supreme Court has already mandated NEET and already the Central government has amended the Indian Medical Act to include NEET? Why they did not understand that the ordinance passed by central government in 2016 was valid for only one year?


This article makes an attempt to answer the above questions. I know many would not agree with my views and will have different opinions. You are welcome to post your comments here, or come over to my Twitter handle or Facebook page to have a healthy and constructive discussion.

Why Tamil Nadu state board students believed that their state will be exempted from NEET? The fact here is TN state board students were made to believe that they will be exempted from NEET permanently. When it seemed that is not happeni…

FAQ for All India Quota/ Deemed Universities Counselling

All India Quota counselling or State Quota Counselling? If I get a seat in all India quota round 1, should I join it? If I don't report to the college, what will happen? Can I participate in both All India Quota counselling and state quota counselling? Is it true that I cannot quit if I participate in second round counselling? and on and on and on ....

I am getting hundreds of questions regarding the counselling. Everyone comes out with different scenarios. It gets complicated with several if, else if, else if, ... conditions applied. I have answered them on my twitter handle. But, I thought it would be better to put them all together here as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

All India Quota/Deemed Universities Round 1I thought through the various scenarios that could come up in round 1 counselling. I put them all together in a flow chart for easy understanding. The idea is to give you a visual image of the various decision trees of All India quota or deemed universities round 1 co…

Seat Matrix for Private Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu

In the last article, we gave you the seat matrix for deemed universities/ central universities. Following this article, I got a few requests to write an article on the seat matrix for private colleges in Tamil Nadu. The last article was easy as the seat matrix for deemed universities/ central universities was provided by Medical Counseling Committee; all I have to do was to present in an easy-to-read format. However, the seat matrix for private colleges in Tamil Nadu is yet to be released by Tamil Nadu government.

Seat Matrix for Private Colleges in Tamil NaduI have to collect information from MCI information desk. I compared it with the colleges listed in Tamil Nadu prospectus for 2017-18 admission. I have to make some assumptions where clear information is not available, particularly on the distribution of seats between merit and management quota.

I have assumed that seats in all private colleges are split into 65% merit quota seats and 35% management quota seats. I have also assumed…

Seat Matrix for Deemed Universities/ Central Universities

Today, the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) has released the seat matrix for deemed universities/ central universities. I have taken the data from MCC web site and presenting here in an easy to read format.

Seat Matrix for Deemed Universities/ Central Universities
In total, there are 6350 seats available in deemed universities and central universities for 2017-18 counselling. Interestingly, three-fourths of these colleges come from three major states, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Maharashtra has the most number of seats (1796 seats), followed by Tamil Nadu (1500 seats) and Karnataka (1353 seats).

Though NRI seats are not clearly mentioned in the seat matrix given by MCC, I have assumed 15% of seats in most colleges are allocated for NRIs. There are 823 NRI seats. The general practice is if the colleges cannot find adequate NRIs to fill these seats, then they will convert these seats to local residents.

Two colleges have seats for minority. Yenepoya Medical College in Karnat…

Why I think AIQ cutoff will not be as high as 585+ marks?

NEET 2017 results were published today. Several candidates were surprised and disappointed with the huge drop in ranks compared to predictions based on previous years. For example, if a candidate with 520 marks got a rank of say 5000 in 2016, the same 520 marks fetched a rank close to 20,000 in 2017. Students should have expected this as the number of candidates in 2017 is much larger than the number of candidates appeared in the years before.

However, this also led to the thought that the cutoff for all seats will sky rocket. For example, candidates were predicting 585+ marks as cutoff for All India Quota. There were also predictions that state quota seats cannot be obtained with scores less than 530-540 in NEET. I am personally of the opinion that these forecasts are done with the shock, explained in above paragraph, in mind. Let us calm down and let the dust settle. I do not think AIQ cutoff will be as high as 585+ marks. Let me explain why.

Why I think AIQ cutoff will not be as hig…

Will CBSE release NEET results today?

Since the time Supreme Court lifted the stay order and allowed CBSE to continue with the process of NEET, there is an air of excitement around the date when CBSE will release the NEET results. Students, parents, teachers, schools, coaching centres, media, web sites and several interested parties are waiting anxiously for any announcement from CBSE on the release of NEET results.


CBSE likely to announce NEET 2017 results today? Several articles in the media and scrolling text in Television channels claimed that CBSE will release NEET results today, that is 19 June 2017. I even got information this evening that NEET results were already published; however, a quick check on the CBSE's NEET web site proved that its a fake news.

To put it straight, CBSE has not given any official announcement that results are expected today. So, all reports in the media are stones thrown at dark by some blind people. Guess works are reported as factual information, unfortunately.

CBSE, usually, mainta…

Important Dates for MBBS Admission 2017

In this article, we have listed the important dates for MBBS admissions 2017. There are three major entrance examination for the year 2017, namely AIIMS entrance examination, NEET (UG) entrance examination and JIPMER entrance examination. In addition, CMC Vellore and Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) conducts aptitude tests and interview after filtering candidates through NEET examination. Some of the important dates are provided here for your easy reference.


All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)01 08 May 2017 - Hosting / Uploading the Admit Cards on AIIMS website
28 May 2017 - AIIMS Entrance Examination
14 Jun 2017 - Expected date of result for AIIMS entrance examination
03 Jul 2017 - First counselling
03 Aug 2017 - Second counselling
04 Sep 2017 - Third counselling
27 Sep 2017 - Open counselling

NEET (UG)15 22 Apr 2017 - Tentative date for uploading of Admit Cards on website
07 May 2017 - NEET Entrance Examination
08 Jun 2017 - Declaration of NEET entrance examination …

Is NEET the only yardstick to rank candidates?

Guest article written by Dr. Shrikanth, Vellore.
Fellow citizens,

Let us not become emotional about self-proclaimed opinions regarding better or poorer standards in the state board or central board schools, state-level entrance exams versus national-level entrance exams (NEET), English medium education versus regional languages, city versus town, town versus rural, ..

We are now facing the issue of how to select candidates for medical curriculum. Because the eligible candidates, by nature and law, are from different boards, different medium of instruction, different states and different socio-economic backgrounds,it becomes necessary to have a common yardstick to merit rank among them for further selection.

Common yardstick to merit rankThere are two well-known and recognized methods for this purpose. Leave alone the personal interview methods to assess and measure the merit cum attitude/aptitude. They are:
Objective type of entrance exams - erstwhile CETs of different states, institutio…