CENTAC 2024: Application (Extended), Dates, Eligibility Criteria

CENTAC 2024CENTAC 2024 Application Form has been extended till 10th June 2024. CENTAC is organised by Centralised Admission Committee, Puducherry every year. The CENTAC is conducted to provide admission in Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree courses such as B. Tech, MBBS, BAMS, M.Tech, MBA etc. Admission is offered based on 12th level qualifying exam scores and reservation criteria of Government of Puducherry. The candidates can also take admission in CENTAC by having valid scores in various National level exam such as JEE Main, NEET PG, UG NEET, etc. Qualified candidates will get admission in many government and private colleges in Puducherry and other states as well. In this article we have provided detailed information about CENTAC 2024 such as application form, dates, eligibility criteria etc.

CENTAC 2024 Notifications – Application Extended

newiconCENTAC 2024 Application Form has been extended till 10th June 2024 for UG NON-NEET courses. Check here for application details.

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CENTAC 2024 Overview

NameCENTAC 2024
Conducting AuthorityCentralized Admission Committee
Courses offeredEngineering, Medical, Management etc.
CategoryUndergraduate and Postgraduate
Admission levelState level
Application modeOnline mode

CENTAC 2024 Admission Dates

Check the official admission dates for CENTAC 2024 mentioned below:

Events  Dates 2024
Application Form starts8th May 2024
Last date to apply10th June 2024
Release of Merit List2nd week of August 2024
Counselling process4th week of August 2024
Release of seat allotmentSeptember 2024

CENTAC 2024 Application Form

Here are details about CENTAC 2024 Application Form with some key instructions below:

  • CENTAC 2024 application form is made available through online mode for admission.
  • Candidates must fulfill the eligibility requirements before filling the application form.
  • Fill the application form with details such as personal, academic qualification, address, etc.
  • CENTAC 2024 application form has been released from 8th May 2024.
  • Upload the scanned photograph and signature in prescribe size and format.
  • The last date to submit the application form till 10th June 2024.
  • Once the application form is filled take the printout of the application form for future reference.

Application Fee:

  • CENTAC 2024 application fee can be paid through online mode.
  • Candidates can pay the fee using Debit Card, Credit Card, and Net Banking.
  • The application fee is non-refundable once paid.

Application fee for different UG courses are as follows:

Courses General CategoryReserved Category
For UG Non-NEET coursesRs. 1000/-Rs. 500/-
For UG Arts, Science and Commerce coursesRs. 300/-Rs. 150/-
For all UG Non-NEET courses -NRI/ NRI SponsoredRs. 5000/-

How to Apply for CENTAC 2024

Following are the steps given to fill the CENTAC 2024 application form:

  • Step-1: Visit the website (link is given above).
  • Step-2: First candidate has to create the login details by entering valid mobile number and Email ID.
  • Step-3: Then candidates shall create a new password for online registration purpose.
  • Step-4: Fill the application form with details such as personal, educational qualification, contact details, etc.
  • Step-5: Upload the scanned passport size photograph (20 to 50 KB) and signature (20 KB to 50 KB) and other documents.
  • Step-6: Click on “Make Payment” and candidates can pay the fee using online mode.
  • Step-7: Take the printout of the application form for further use.

CENTAC 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for CENTAC 2024 is provided below:

For B. Tech Course:

  • Qualification: The candidates must pass 12th level or equivalent conducted by Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu or equivalent from any recognized board.
  • Subject: In qualifying exam candidates must pass in Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subject with one of the Chemistry, Computer Science, Informatics Practices.
  • Marks: The minimum marks candidates must score at least 45% aggregate marks (40% marks for OBC/ SC/ ST).

For MBBS/ BDS Courses:

  • Qualification: Candidates must qualify H.Sc./ 12th class exam conducted by Board of Higher Secondary exam of Tamil Nadu or any other equivalent.
  • Marks: In qualifying exam, candidates must score 50% marks (40% marks for SC/ ST/ OBC/ EBC) for admission.
  • Subject: The candidates must pass in subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, Botany and Zoology.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

Answer: CENTAC 2024 will be conducted by Centralized Admission Committee, Puducherry.

Answer: Application Form for CENTAC 2024 has been released from 8th May 2024.
Answer: Application Form submission procedure will be regulated till 10th June 2024.
Answer: No, application form can only be submitted through online mode.
Answer: No, there will be no correction facility provided to the candidates after submitting the form.
Answer: No, there is no need to send any hardcopy of the application by post. However, attested & required photocopies of documents will be needed at the time of admission.
Answer: The only mode for submission of application fee will be online mode.
Answer: No, there will no entrance exam for CENTAC 2024 Admission Procedure.

CENTAC 2024 Merit List

The CENTAC 2024 Merit List will be published in second week of August 2024 through online mode. Merit list will be made available based on qualifying rank in which reservation policy of U.T. of Puducherry will be applied for all qualified candidates. The merit list will include a list of all those candidates who will be allowed for admission to various participating institutes for B.Tech courses.

The Centralised Admission Committee will first publish the draft merit list and candidates will have an opportunity to object the draft merit list. After solving the raised objections, the authority will publish the final CENTAC merit list.

CENTAC 2024 Cut Off

For each course CENTAC cut off will be released separately. It will be the minimum score that candidates require to be eligible for admission in various UG and PG courses. The cut off will vary from institute to institute.

The authority will prepare the cut off based on qualifying exam. It will be determined by number of candidates, availability of seats, and the previous year’s cut off.

Factors Determining CENTAC 2024 Cut Off:

The authority will prepare the CENTAC 2024 Cut off based on various factors:

  • Number of seats available
  • Number of candidates applied for admission
  • Total applicants who have selected in the merit list
  • Performance in 12th level scores
  • Performance in national level test scores, etc.

CENTAC 2024 Reservation Criteria

As per the norms of Puducherry Government, the reservation of offered seats will be decided by institutes itself for various courses offered by them. For reserved category, candidates are will also be eligible for selection under Open General category.

Here are reservation policy given for various category below:

Vertical Reservation:

CategoryReservation Percentage
Open general50%
Other Backward Classes (OBC)11%
Schedule Caste (SC)16%
Schedule Tribe (ST)0.5%
Backward Classes Muslims (BCM)2%
Most Backward Classes (MBC)18%
Extreme Backward Classes (EBC)2%

Horizontal Reservation:

CategoryReservation Criteria
Children/ Grand Children of Freedom Fighter (FF)4%
Person with Disabilities (PwD)5%
Wards of Ex-Servicemen (ESM)1%
Candidates who are Meritorious in Sports (MSP)1%

CENTAC 2024 Counselling

The CENTAC Counselling will commence from fourth week of August 2024. The online allotment will be done in two rounds. For Round 1, allotment will be based on candidate’s course preference, category of seats, reservation, and NEET rank. For Round 2, candidates will submit their willingness and registration fee.

The counselling will be organised through online mode. After publishing the provisional allotment list, candidates can download the allotment order from dashboard using their login credentials. The candidates who will be allotted seats will be instructed to report to colleges with all required original certificate.

CENTAC 2024 Admission

The CENTAC 2024 Admission will be given on the basis of 12th qualifying exam scores and other national and state level entrance exam. For MBBS and BDS course, seats will be given on the basis of NEET scores. For engineering courses, seats will be allotted on the basis of JEE Main scores.

The candidates should report to the allotted college/ institutes with their original documents and registration fee. Documents will be verified before offering final admission to the candidates.

Documents Required for CENTAC 2024:

  • Class 10th mark sheet/ certificate
  • Class 12th mark sheet/ certificate
  • Certificate of Category
  • Qualifying degree of exam
  • CENTAC 2024 Call Letter
  • Photo ID Proof, etc.

CENTAC Participating Institutes

Candidates can find the list of all CENTAC 2024 participating institutes below that accepts CENTAC scores for admission:

  • Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Puducherry
  • Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College & Hospital
  • Sri Venkateshwara Medical College & Research Institute
  • Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Science
  • Mahe Institute of Dental Sciences
  • Sri Venkateshwara Dental College
  • Rajiv Gandhi Ayurveda Medical College
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary and Research, etc.

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