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Reservation System in Tamil Nadu Medical Admission - Explained

How does the reservation system works in Tamil Nadu, particularly with reference to medical college admissions?

Many candidates don't understand the logic behind the admission and get confused (me too, until I spent time to understand the intricacies of it).

First, let us look at what really confuses candidates and parents.

Vacancy Status at the end of Day 1 CounselingHere is the vacancy status that is published by Selection Committee, Directorate of Medical Education, Tamil Nadu as at the end of 1st July 2018 (after the allotment of 40 seats under special category).


If you look at the above matrix, there are 757 seats under Open Category (OC), which is 31% of the total seats available. You also can notice, each college has the same kind of distribution of seats using the following reservation system:

Open Category (OC)- 31%Backward Community (BC)- 26.5%Backward Community-Muslim (BCM) - 3.5%Most Backward Community (MBC) - 20%Scheduled Caste (SC) -15%Scheduled Caste Arundathiyar (SCA…