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The candidate should have passed in all subjects in Academic Stream of the qualifying examination (Higher Secondary Course) with (10+2) years of schooling under Board of Higher Secondary Education of Government of Tamil Nadu or any other examination recognised as equivalent there to and fulfilling the following subjects of study.

Higher Secondary / Equivalent – Academic Stream

Group NameSubject 1Subject 2Subject 3Subject 4
GROUP IPhysicsChemistryBiologyMaths
GROUP IIPhysicsChemistryBiologyBiochemistry or Biotechnology or Microbiology or Home Science or Computer Science
GROUP II APhysicsChemistryBotany


Minimum Qualifying Marks

CasteMerrit List
Open Competition55% aggregate of all the four subjects
Backward Class (BC)/Backward Class Christian (BCC)/Backward Class Muslin (BCM)50% aggregate of all the four subjects
Most Backward Class (MBC)/Denotified Communities (DNC)45% aggregate of all the four subjects
Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)
A pass in qualifying examination with qualifying subjects

Age Limit

  • Candidates should not have completed 21 years as on the first day of July of the admission year.
  • For Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes there is no age limit.
  • For Physically challenged age limit is relaxable up to 26 years.