TNMA Ranking - Tamil Nadu Medical/ Dental Admission

Ranking Priorities

Ranking will be made on merit on the basis of marks obtained by the eligible candidates in the prescribed science subjects in the qualifying examinations reduced to the base of 200 marks. The marks obtained through different boards will be taken into account after Normalization.

In cases, where two or more candidates obtain equal aggregate marks for 200, the rank of such candidates shall be determined on the basis of the following order

Order of Ranking Priorities

  • Percentage in Biology or Botany and Zoology taken together in +2 examination.
  • Percentage in Chemistry in +2 examination.
  • Percentage in Fourth optional subject in +2 examination.
  • Date of birth – weight age given to seniority in age.
  • Computerized random number assigned. Higher value of random number will be taken into consideration.

Medical Ranking Example

Name Phy mark Chem mark Bio mark Math mark Phy cutoff Chem cutoff Bio cutoff Cutoff Marks
Meera 198 200 200 199 49.50 50.00 100 199.5
Premkumar 198 200 200 194 49.50 50.00 100 199.5
Lakshmi 199 199 200 200 49.75 49.75 100 199.5
Preethi 199 199 200 198 49.75 49.75 100 199.5
Sowbharnika 199 199 200 197 49.75 49.75 100 199.5
Shanmugam 199 199 200 195 49.75 49.75 100 199.5
Jerold 200 198 200 200 50.00 49.50 100 199.5
Subhashini 200 198 200 199 50.00 49.50 100 199.5

All the eight students have got the same cut-off marks of 199.50. All of them got centum in Biology. While we consider the Chemistry marks, the first 2 students got 200 hence they will be considered first. Among these 2 students, if we consider the Maths marks, Meera got greater marks comparing to the first 2 students.

If the 4th subject marks also same, then they consider the Date of Birth and giving preference to the one who born earlier. Even if it is similar, then they consider the higher Random number assigned by the Directorate of Medical Education, Tamil Nadu.

By this way, the ranking and merit list will be prepared on overall ranking and community based ranking for all those whoever applied for Medical Admission.

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Our Educational Expert Clarifications

TNMA Clarification
What is the difference between General Merit list and Community Rank list? name
Suja Mar 10, 2012

The General Merit list is prepared from the Higher secondary results based on the ranking priorities for all students. Whereas the Community Rank list is taken from the General rank list, for whoever applied for a particular community, Separate rank list is prepared for that community based on the General rank. Category reservation is provided from this community rank list.