NEET Counselling: Tamil Nadu Registration and Other Details
The Selection Committee of the Directorate of Medical Education (Tamil Nadu) had opened registrations for Counselling for the MBBS and BDS seats of NEET 2021 on December 19th, 2021. This is meant for the seats reserved under the 85% state quota and can only be applied by students who have qualified the NEET Exam 2021.
When and Where to Register
Candidates who don’t have the necessary resources to go online, can instead go to the Tamil Nadu Engineering Facilitation Centre (TFC), the Governmental Dental College of TN, or any of the government medical colleges in the state and use their resources to register online.
However, this can only be done between December 20, 2021 to January 7th, 2021 from 10 AM to 5 PM. They’re also required to carry their original documents there. Lastly and most importantly, the websites where candidates can register for the NEET counselling include: -
Necessary Documents for the NEET UG Counselling 2021
It’s of paramount importance that candidates participating in the counselling process have the following documents in the original as well as photocopy forms. These important documents are as follows: -
- Marksheets of Class X and Class XII (both sides)
- Marksheet of Higher Secondary (both sides) or any other equivalent exam
- Transfer Certificate that was obtained after completing HSC or the equivalent exam
- NEET UG scorecard as well as Admit Card
- Birth Certificate
- Certificate proving that candidate has studied from Class VI to XII in Tamil Nadu (a bonafide certificate is important by the Chief education Officer), if s/he seeks the 7.5% reservation under this head.
- Nativity Certificate
- Permanent Community Certificate
- Parent documents of those candidates claiming nativity, which include Ration Card/Passport and Aadhaar/Driving License/Voter ID, and transfer certificate.
For candidates claiming to be “Non-Literate”, it’s compulsory to produce a First Graduate Certificate (by a competent authority of the issuing college) along with the above. For those seeking communal reservation, it’s the Community Certificate that’s important along with the above.
Candidates seeking fee exemption need to produce the income certificate by the parent.
Only the natives of Tamil Nadu are eligible to apply for the 85% state quota seats for which counselling shall be carried out by the Directorate of Medical Education. The points mentioned below make it clear regarding who is who is not a “native”.
- Natives need to have a Nativity Certificate issued by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
- It needs to be supported by a Birth Certificate/Passport/Ration Card.
- Also important is the Nativity and Community Certificates for those candidates who have studied from Class VI to Class XII in Tamil Nadu.
- These need to be supported by the Aadhaar/Driving License/Ration Card/Passport, Educational certificates or Transfer Certificate, and Community Certificate of the Parent.
- Permanent Residence Certificates cannot be used as substitutes for Nativity Certificates.
- Nativity Certificates that are sent separately from the application form won’t be accepted.
- None of these documents and privileges shall be available to domiciles of other states.
The “Community Certificate” is applicable for the SCs, STs, SCAs (Scheduled Caste Arunthathiyars), Backward Class, BCM (Backward Class Muslim), Most Backward Class, and De-notified Communities (MBC and DNC).
The Registrations for NEET 2021 Counselling for the 85% state quota seats of Tamil Nadu are open till January 7th, 2021 (till 5 PM). Receipts for the printout of online application are available before January 10th, 2021.
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