NEET 2017: Tamil Nadu reserves 85 per cent seats for state board candidates

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 24, 2017 5:47 pm
neet 2017, cbse, neet tamil nadu, tamil nadu medical seats, medical seats, education news, indian express, ICSE, NEET 2017: State Health Minister C Vijayabaskar on Saturday announced that a government order on June 22 had apportioned only 15 per cent of the seats for CBSE, ISCE and other recognised boards.

Tamil Nadu will reserve 85 per cent of the medical seats for aspirants who have pursued their higher education under the state board. State Health Minister C Vijayabaskar on Saturday announced that a government order on June 22 had apportioned only 15 per cent of the seats for CBSE, ISCE and other recognised boards.

This was done to protect the interests of 4.2 lakh medical aspirants from Tamil Nadu, who made up about 90 per cent of the total number of class 12 students in the state with only 4,685 students were from the CBSE stream. The admission to state medical college will be done on the basis of the results of the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on May 7 this year. Read | Pune boy Abhishek Dogra secures 5th rank in NEET, click here

Vijayabaskar said that two bills are still awaiting assent by the state government which, once approved, would allow allow the state to admit students to its medical colleges based on the class 12 state board marks.

The CBSE had released the results for NEET 2017 on Friday and a total of 6,11,539 candidates qualified the exam. Navdeep Singh, Archit Gupta and Manish Mulchandani bagged the top three ranks this year.

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  1. M
    Jun 30, 2017 at 6:24 pm
    what is the application number we must enter in the tamil nadu 2017 application form?? plzzz reply
    1. S
      Jun 30, 2017 at 7:57 pm
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      Suraj Patel
      Jun 26, 2017 at 8:57 pm
      'NEET 2017...Grave Injustice by CBSE...... Only about 2000 Gujarati medium students qualified in NEET out of about 47000 students means only 4.20 percentage students from 47000 students are qualified from Gujarati medium students for MBBS and BDS....while about 80 percentages students qualified in NEET from an English medium.....Very very grave injustice has been done by CBSE to the Gujarati medium students by administering a very tough Gujarati medium NEET paper.....NEET 2017 must be reconducted again for the all Gujarat students or a seperate merit list of Gujarati medium students must be prepared for the Gujarati medium students...... Ref...Gujarat Sammachar Editorial..''
      1. V
        Jun 26, 2017 at 11:21 am
        While the intention of the government is understandable and required until the students of TN can compete under NEET at national level, this model will not stand court scrutiny. In this model the CBSE students of Tamilnadu are the worst affected. Unlike the way it is justified, it is not 4,685 TN CBSE students who will be completing for 15 of the TN seats, it is the entire NEET aspirants of all other boards across India including other state boards who will compete for the 15 seats. Politicians are also using this to play their card questioning why 10 CBSE students have been given 15 quota. In this drama, the victims are the students who are affected by the frequent change in policy. It think it is right time to bring education under central subject and ensure consistency of policy. Education cannot be used as a vote garnering tool of politicians.
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          G SIVA KUMAR
          Jun 25, 2017 at 6:30 am
          this is ridiculous.
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            Rajendran Hema
            Jun 25, 2017 at 1:26 am
            Tamilnadu MBBS seat allocation 85 (TN state students) and 15 (all India students) Out of 85 of TN students, 85 TN state board students and 15 TN CBSE students is it correct or not pls reply
            1. V
              Jun 26, 2017 at 10:22 am
              It can be any board, CBSE, IGCE, Andra, Kerala,....basically all students other than those who attended Tamilnadu state board
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