Tamil Nadu Paramedical Admission 2021: Eligibility, Application, Counselling

Rahul Raj
Rahul RajPublished On: January 08, 2021

Interested in the Paramedical Admission admission in Tamil Nadu for 2021 academic year? Check out the important details about Tamil Nadu Paramedical Admission 2021 such as eligibility, application, counselling and other important details.

Tamil Nadu Paramedical Admission

The admission to the Paramedical Degree Courses / Diploma in Paramedical Courses in Tamil Nadu will most likely start from August 2021. The merit list of the Tamil Nadu Paramedical course will be drawn up based on the candidate's marks in the qualifying examination. Admission to paramedical courses in TN will be done on the basis of merit.

In this article, we have compiled all the information regarding Tamil Nadu Paramedical Admission 2021 including courses, dates, eligibility, application, and selection procedure.

Tamil Nadu Paramedical Important Dates 2021

Candidates who are interested in taking admission in the Paramedical courses in Tamil Nadu need to take note of all the important dates. The important dates for Tamil Nadu Paramedical admissions are as follows:


Paramedical Course Dates

Paramedical Diploma/ Certificate Course

Online Application Start Date

August 2021

August 2021

Last Date Application Date

September 2021

September 2021

 Last Date for Receipt of Print out of online application with enclosures is 


The expected date for declaration of Merit through the official website



Tentative Seat Allotment by personal appearance


Last date of admission

As mentioned on the allotment Letter

Tamil Nadu Paramedical Course List

The list of Paramedical Course offered in Tamil Nadu are listed below:-


Course Name

Eligible Candidates














Diploma in Radio Diagnosis Technology (DRDT)

Both Service and Non-Service candidates.


Diploma in Radio Therapy Technology (DRTT)


Diploma in Optometry

Only Non-service candidates


Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology

Only Non-Service candidates


Diploma in Pharmacy

Only Non-service candidates


Dental Mechanic (Male)/ Dental Hygienist (Female)

Mechanic: Only Non-Service Male candidates.

Hygienist: Only Non-Service Female candidates

Paramedical Certificate Courses


Cardio Sonography Technician

Both Service and Non-Service candidates.


Tread Mill Technician/ ECG /


Cardiac Catheterisation Lab Technician


Pump Technician


Emergency Care Technician


Respiratory Therapy Technician


Dialysis Technician


Anaesthesia Technician


Theatre Technician


Orthopaedic Technician


Audiometry Technician


Hearing Language and Speech Technician


Clinical, Therapeutic, Nutrition & Food Service Management Technician


E.E.G./E.M.G. Course Technician

Tamil Nadu Paramedical Eligibility Criteria 2021

The eligibility criteria for the Paramedical Courses in Tamil Nadu are mentioned below:-



Eligibility Criteria


Paramedical Courses

(except MultiPurpose Hospital Worker)

Candidates from both Service and Non-service can apply:

Candidates belonging to OC/ BCM/ MBC/BC/ DNC should have passed the higher secondary examination in all the subjects with not less than 40% marks.

And as for the candidates from the SC/ SCA/ ST category should have passed higher secondary education


Paramedical Diploma Courses

a) Non-Service candidates:

Candidates belonging to OC/ BC/ BCM/ MBC/ DNC should have passed their higher secondary education with Physics, Botany, Chemistry, and Zoology/ Biology/ Maths with minimum 40% marks.

As for SC/ ST/ SCA Candidates they need to pass the higher secondary examination with Physics, Botany, Chemistry and Biology/ Zoology/ Maths.

b) Service candidates:

Candidates must have passed higher secondary education. with Physics, Botany, Chemistry and Biology/ Zoology/ Maths


Paramedical Certificate Courses

a) Non-Service candidates:

Candidates belonging to OC/ BC/ BCM/ MBC/ DNC should have passed their higher secondary education with Physics, Botany, Chemistry and Biology/ Zoology/ Maths with at least 40% marks.

Candidates belonging to SC/ SCA/ST category should have passed Higher Secondary Education with Physics, Botany, Chemistry and Biology/ Zoology/ Maths.

b) Service candidates:

Candidates should have passed in their class 12th examination with Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology (or) Biology (or) Maths.


Diploma in Pharmacy

For All Candidates:-

Passed in class 12th examination with Chemistry/ Physics/ Botany/ Zoology/ Biology/ Mathematics both in theory and practical examination.

And the candidates should have an English subject which is mandatory for all categories.

Common Eligibility Criteria for TN Paramedical Admission 2021

The common eligibility criteria that need to follow for the course shown above are mentioned below:-

  • The candidate should be an Indian citizen and a TamilNadu native.
  • Candidates should have passed Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology subjects or Physics, Biology, Chemistry, or Mathematics with any one of the other subjects in the class 12th exam administered by the Tamil Nadu State Board or its Equivalent Board.
  • Failure to perform an examination/reappearance / have compartment or back in any one subject will be considered as an attempt and they will not be eligible for the admission.
  • Candidates from other States can not demand Tamil Nadu's nativity
  • Candidates who are TamilNadu-born and have studied 6th to 12th standard in Tamil Nadu schools do not need to show their "Nativity Certificate."
  • Those who are Tamil Nadu natives but have studied either partial or full in one or more States from the 6th standards to 12th standard outside Tamil Nadu must send a candidate's Nativity certificate
  • For communal reservation, candidates who are alone native of Tamil Nadu will be considered.
  • Some applicants from Tamil Nadu that have studied 6th to 12th Standard in Tamil Nadu are considered as candidates for an OC (Open Competition).
  • For the admission in the BASLP applicants shall not be older than 25 years by 1st July 2021
  • The candidates should have 17 years of age on or before 31st December for B.Pharm / B.P.T/ B.O.T entry.
  • For B.Pharm/ B.P.T/ B.O.T admission the candidates should have completed the age of 17 years on or before 31st December.
  • For admission in DRDT/ DDTT, a pass certificate in H.S.C. with Physics, Botany, Chemistry and Biology/ Zoology with an additional one subject. or the candidates should have cleared their higher secondary education with Physics, Botany, Chemistry and Biology/ Zoology with an additional one subject
  • The service candidate should not have reached 50 years of age for admission to Diploma in Medical Record Science.
  • For admission in Dental Mechanic (Male)/Dental Hygienist (Female), a pass certificate in H.S.C. with Physics, Botany Chemistry and Biology/ Zoology with any one of the other subjects.
  • For admission to Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, candidates should have passed their higher secondary education with Physics, Botany, Chemistry, and Zoology/ Biology with any one of the other subjects.

Tamil Nadu Paramedical Application Process 2021

The candidates who qualify the set of eligibility criteria shown above will be eligible to apply Tamil Nadu Paramedical Application Process 2021. Here are the measures and guidelines you will need to follow to complete the application:

  • In order to fill up the application for the candidates must sign in to any of the following websites: www.tnhealth.org /www.tnmedicalselection.org

  • By uploading the information to the required fields, candidates must submit their online application form.

  • Candidates should submit their filled-in online application form by uploading the details in the required fields.

  • Under any condition, correction to any information in the online application form will not be entertained after the submission. And incomplete applications without warning will be rejected.

  • In order to apply candidates both limbs, vision and hearing should be normal including the candidates applying for Orthopaedically Physically disabled category

  • Candidates are requested to fill one application form and if any candidates submit more than one application, his/ her candidature will be cancelled.

  • At the time of filling up, the application form candidates should ensure that all details entered in the online application is right while the application form is not submitted.

  • Candidates should submit a printout of the completed online application form along with the necessary documents in A4 size envelope along with the necessary enclosures.

  • Candidates must ensure that the selection committee has obtained all information and documents such as Class 10th and 12th certificate along with its mark sheet, Transfer Certificate, Certificate proof from class 6th to 12th standard within the specified date and time.

  • Application submitted after the last date by Speed Post / Courier or any other means will not be approved, regardless of the booking date.

  • By entering their application number, candidates can track their applications on the official websites.

  • No time delay in getting the application form or a malfunction in transit etc. shall be held accountable by the Selection Committee.

  • A proposal to extend the time for the submission of the documents will not be entertained after the specified date and time.

  • Candidates seeking admission under the Special Category for Paramedical Degree Courses such as Children of Ex-Servicemen & Orthopaedic Physically Disabled shall submit the application form in the specified format along with the additional fee of Rs.100/- for each special category by any means such as Demand Draft or through the Bank Portal.

  • If the appropriate certificates are not enclosed in the envelope then the candidates will not be considered for Special Category but they will remain eligible for General Category.

  • No supporting documents/applications will be entertained after the due date.

  • Candidates AR number should be mentioned on the top of the envelope.

  • AR Number will be assigned by the Selection Committee after the submission of the application form

  • The filled-in online application form along with the necessary enclosures should reach the following address.

The Secretary, Selection Committee, 162, Periyar E.v.r. High Road, Kilpauk, Chennai- 600010.

Documents Required for Tamil Nadu Paramedical Application Process 2021

The list of documents which are needed to be enclosed in the envelope are listed below:-

  • Candidates Higher Education mark and photocopy certificate of Class 10th and 12th examination or its equivalent examination.

  • Transfer certificate

  • Candidates Nativity certificate

  • Permanent Community Certificate Card( if applicable )

  • Candidates seeking Admission against Special Category seats should submit necessary certificates obtained from appropriate authorities in the prescribed form and submit them along with the application to the Selection Committee.

  • Certificate for proof of study from 6TH standard to 12TH standard.

  • H.S.C Hall Ticket

  • The candidates of the Scheduled Tribe will need to produce a certificate from a competent authority

Tamil Nadu Paramedical Selection Process 2021

The candidates will be selected on the basis of merit. On the basis of the entrance test result, the Board must draw up a list of eligible students for admission to the Paramedical program. At the time of selection, there are a number of seats reserved for certain categories. The reservation of seats will be in accordance as per the reservation of the Government of Tamil Nadu are as follows:-

Reservation of Seats:-


Reservation Percentage

Open Competition


Backward Class


Most Backward /Denotified Community


Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe


At the time of selection, 30% of the reservation will be for BC category, under the BC category BC Muslims will be given 3.5% reservation and 16% of seats out of 18% quota earmarked to SC shall be allotted to the Arunthathiyar community. For more information refer to the pdf mentioned below:-

Tamil Nadu Paramedical Seat Reserved and Fee Details

Tamil Nadu Paramedical Counselling 2021

The Counselling Procedure of Tamil Nadu Paramedical Counselling 2021 are listed below:-

  • Counselling schedule will be only available on the official website. Candidates who have not received the call letter in time may also attend the counselling session with call letters downloaded from the websites, as per the schedule and according to their merit.

  • Admission to Paramedical Degree courses shall be made by counselling on the basis of merit applying the rule of reservation for the Special Categories (Ex-Servicemen & Persons with Disability) will be done before the General Category. There will be no re-allocation / change of college for special category

  • One of the parents can take part in the counselling sessions

  • Once the counselling option has been exercised, it will be final and can not be reversed.

  • Candidates who fail to attend the counselling on the date and time stated will forfeit their right of admission and their name will not be considered for any future counselling process later.

  • For unexpected reasons, if an applicant is unable to attend the counselling on the date and time stated, they will approve their parent on their behalf, and the decision of the parent will be binding for the candidate. The authorisation letter shall be in the prescribed format.

  • The candidates can choose the course and college of their own preferences on a merit basis at the time of counselling.

  • If a candidate chooses a government quota seat in the category of Self-Financing College when seats are available in Government Colleges, they must give a declaration that they will not demand the govt. Seats subsequently during reallotment.

  • Once all the paramedical seats in the Government Colleges are filled, if a candidate opts for a self-financing college course, the name and rank of the candidate will only be waitlisted in the Government College for that particular course.

  • No Re-allotment for any course within Self-financing colleges.

  • Individual requests for the transfer of course and college will not be granted.

  • A call letter for the counselling does not guarantee admission of any candidates.

  • Due to incorrect/incomplete addresses written by the applicant in the envelope, the Selection Committee will not be responsible for non-receiving the call letters.

  • All candidates attending the counselling will have to remit a non-refundable amount of Rs. 250/- by means of Demand Draft drawn in favour of “The Secretary, Selection Committee, Kilpauk, Chennai-10” payable at Chennai as processing fee.

Tamil Nadu Paramedical Seat Distribution 2021

Tamil Nadu Paramedical Seat Distribution as allocated by the Selection Committee is as follows:

Name of the CollegeNo. of Seats
Govt. Seats- Para Medical Courses  B.P.T.50
Govt. Quota Seats in Self Financing Colleges- Para Medical Courses  B.P.T.649
Govt. Quota Seats in Self Financing Colleges-B.O.T.33
Govt. Seats BASLP25
Govt. Seats B.Sc RD60
Govt. Seats B.Sc RT20
Govt Seats. DMLT1450
Govt Seats DMRD90
Govt Seats. DMRT45
Govt Seats Diploma in Optometry30

Top Paramedical Colleges in Tamil Nadu 2021

Here is a list of top colleges in Tamil Nadu offering Paramedical courses. You can get admission in these colleges without stepping out of your house by simply filling out our Common Application Form (CAF) and our education experts will offer you their assistance throughout the admission process. You can also try our TOLLFREE number 1800-572-9877.

Top Paramedical Colleges in Tamil Nadu 2021:-

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS) - Deemed to be University in Chennai Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology (AVIT), Chennai

Dr M.G.R. Educational And Research Institute (DRMGRERI), Chennai

Anna School of Science & Management, Madurai

Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VELS University), Chennai Vels Institute of Science

Madras Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (MIHMCT), Chennai

Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Chengalpattu

Remo International College of Aviation (RICA), Chennai

Kongunadu Arts & Science College (KASC), Coimbatore

Adithya Institute of Technology (AIT), Coimbatore

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