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Eligibility Rules

General

Candidates satisfying the eligibility conditions given below as on the last date of submission of online application are eligible to apply. Passing the qualifying examination or changing the religion after the last date of submission of online application shall not be considered.

Nativity

i) Tamil Nadu candidates who have passed VIII, IX, X, XI and XII Std. from schools situated in Tamil Nadu are eligible to apply. They need not produce Nativity Certificate for verification.

ii) Tamil Nadu native candidates who have passed any of the VIII, IX, X, XI and XII Std. or their equivalent examination from schools situated outside Tamil Nadu can also apply. They should produce Nativity Certificate only in electronic form/digitally signed e-Certificate at the time of original certificates verification at TNEA Facilitation Centre (TFC).

iii) Children of Central Government Employees may also apply for admission, irrespective of their native, provided their parents or guardians (only if both parents are not alive) have been serving in Tamil Nadu continuously for the past FIVE YEARS at the time of submission of application. This should be supported by producing a certificate from the employer of the parent or guardian, to that effect at the time of original certificates verification at TFC.

iv) Children of employees in Public Sector or Government recognised Institutions who at the time of submission of application for admission employed in Tamil Nadu continuously for the past five years may also apply irrespective of their domicile. A certificate from the employer stating that the person is a Permanent Employee of the Firm or Institution concerned with evidence like Income Tax return, PF Slips, etc. and is working in Tamil Nadu continuously for the past FIVE YEARS has to be produced at the time of original certificates verification at TFC.

v) Sons and daughters of All India service Tamil Nadu cadre officers are eligible to apply. A Self declaration from the parent in this regard is to be produced at the time of original certificates verification.

vi) Other State candidates who have studied VIII, IX, X, XI and XII Std. in Tamil Nadu are eligible to apply. They need not produce “Nativity Certificate”.

Note:

1. Applications without proper Nativity Certificate for Category (ii) without proper employer certificate for categories (iii) and (iv) and without self declaration from the parent for category (v) will not be considered.

2. Category (vi) need not produce employer certificate / nativity certificate.

3. Categories from (iii) to (vi) will be considered under “Open Competition”.

Srilankan Tamil Refugee

As per G.O. (St) No. 172 Higher Education (J2) Dept. dated: 29.06.2010 candidates who are Srilankan Tamil Refugee studied in Tamil Nadu will be considered under open competition. They have to produce the following at the time of original certificates verification at TFC:

(i) Identification certificate from the Head Quarters Tahsildar.

(ii) Those who have not registered in the refugee camp should produce original passport, visa and letter registered with Police Station.

Qualifying Examinations and Eligibility

A pass in the HSC (Academic) or its equivalent with a minimum average percentage in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together as given below.

  Sl. No.   Community A Pass with Minimum average marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together
1. General Category 45.00 %
  2. Backward  Class  including Backward Class Muslim  40.00 %
3. MBC & DNC 40.00 %
4. SC/SCA/ST 40.00 %