The centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC) conducts CENTAC 2021. The final and allotment merit and admission schedule for Non-NEET Courses will release on the official website. The candidates can check the CENTAC Merit List 2020-21 on the official website i.e. centacpuducherry. in. The list releases for both regular courses as well as lateral entry courses. CENTAC provided admission to various Undergraduate, Postgraduate and diploma courses in government and private colleges of Puducherry. The candidates who are willing to study in the Union Territory of Puducherry have to make it to the merit list. Thereafter, all the selected candidates are required to appear for CENTAC 2021 counselling rounds for the admission procedure. Read the article further to check the CENTAC 2021 Merit List Release Date, Criteria and more.

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CENTAC Merit List Dates

The University will separately release the merit list for all the courses on the CENTAC website. The dates of the merit list release will be provided by the university in the CENTAC 2021 information brochure. CENTAC may publish the MERIT LIST as a Draft giving the candidates one or two days’ time to raise objections if any. The Final Merit List will release soon after the submission of the objections. Other than that, we recommend you to keep visiting the site for the latest updates. Additionally, we will keep updating you right on this page with the latest information on the exact dates and more. Until then you can have an idea with these tentative dates given below.

CoursesRelease of Draft Merit ListTime for Objections for the Draft Merit ListRelease of Final Merit List
Diploma Courses in Polytechnic Colleges
UG Arts & Science Courses
& Diplomas with HSC
PG Medical

CENTAC 2021 Merit List For Lateral Entry Courses

The authorities will release a separate list for Lateral Entry Courses. Check the tentative dates of the same below.

Courses Release of Draft Merit ListTime for Objections for the Draft Merit ListRelease of Final Merit List
UG Arts & Science Courses & Diplomas with HSC Qualification
Diploma Courses in Polytechnic Colleges

How To Check the CENTAC Puducherry Merit list?

The committee will release the CENTAC NEET 2021 Rank List. Candidates can check as well as download the merit list. In other words, the merit list will only be available online. No offline copy or hard copy will be provided. Follow the procedure given below to download the merit list with simple steps.

  • Visit the CENTAC official website i.e,
  • Search CENTAC merit list 2021 link and click on it
  • Click on the Merit List link. A new page with a login box will appear.
  • Enter the email address/ application number and password in the space available. Thereafter, click on Submit.
  • Look for your Name and Roll Number in the pdf file.
  • For easy access, use the shortcut keys i.e, “Ctrl+F” and type the roll number or name.
  • You can now also download the pdf file needed. The candidates can take the print out of the merit list for future reference.

Preparation Of CENTAC Merit List 2020-21

The criteria for preparing the Merit List will vary from Course to Course. Merit List will be prepared based on the marks secured in the qualifying examination or the exams like NEET or JEE. To put it differently, the different procedures of preparation of the merit list will be adopted for different courses. Some courses accepting entrance exams as the criteria while other courses take a percentage in a previous degree or HSC for consideration. Check the different methods of preparation of the CENTAC Rank List.

  • Merit List for CENTAC 2021 shall be prepared depending upon the marks scored by the candidates in qualifying examinations. Such as NEET 2021 / JEE 2021 or percentage in Higher Secondary Certificate or 10+2. With this in mind, the NEET/ JEE Score only of the current year will be valid.
  • For some courses, it can also be based on the marks scored by the candidates in the entrance test conducted by CENTAC.
  • The committee may publish a draft merit list for objection raising if any. To put it another way, candidates will get a time period of one to two days for objection raising if any. Thereupon, after considering the objections, the final CENTAC merit list will be released. It’s important to realize that candidates cannot raise any objections in the final merit list.

Note: If the application form link is active again, then the merit list will release on the basis of the latest updates/changes. 

Preparation Of CENTAC Lateral Entry Merit List

A separate CENTAC Merit List 2021 for Lateral Entry will release. Check the method to obtain a merit list for various courses below.

  • For diploma courses in Government Polytechnic Courses: The total marks or percentage in the concerned qualifying exam will be taken into consideration for the merit list. The qualifying exam acceptable is HSC (Academic Stream) or HSC (Vocational Stream) or the ITI in its respective specialization. In the case of grades, the lowest marks assigned to that particular grade will be taken into account. After applying the tie-breaking scheme (if applicable), the final merit list will be prepared.
  • For UG Arts and Science: The merit list will be prepared based on the marks obtained in the 2nd and 3rd-year examination of the respective diploma courses. Again the final merit list will be prepared only after making it go through the tie-breaking criteria.
  • For B.Tech, B.Pharma, and P.B.B.Sc. (Nursing): For B.Tech the percentage or marks scored by the candidate in the last two semesters are taken for consideration for the merit list.
  • In B.Pharma the aggregate marks obtained in the qualifying exam i.e, the diploma in Pharmacy will be considered.                                                                                                                                      For P.B.B.Sc (Nursing) the aggregate marks achieved in the DGNM will be taken into consideration.

CENTAC 2021 Lateral Entry- Tie Breaking Methodology

If there is a tie between two candidates, in other words, if two or more candidates have the same marks in the qualifying exam then the role of the tiebreaker comes into play to make the final merit list. The tie-breaking criteria completely depend on the nature of the qualifying exam and on the type of the course. Check the tie-breaking criteria for different courses below.

For diploma courses in Government Polytechnic Courses: Date of Birth will be the basis of tie-breaker here. The candidate’s older in age get preference. Further, the tiebreaker will be based on a lucky draw if the date of birth of the two candidates is also the same.

For UG Arts and Science: The tiebreaker for this will be based on three different factors in the order of priority mentioned below.

  • The aggregate percentage of the diploma.
  • In case the percentage is the same then the total percentage of marks in HSC or SSC will be considered.
  • If all of the above is also the same then the preference will be given to the older candidate.

For B.Tech, B.Pharma, and P.B.B.Sc. (Nursing): For B.Tech the tie-breaking criteria are followed in the given order of priority.

  • The aggregate percentage obtained in the diploma or degree examination
  • If the tie remains the same, then the candidate scoring more marks in 10 or 10+2 or equivalent examination will get priority.
  • If still, the tie remains the same, then the student older in age will get a higher rank.

CENTAC 2021 Seat Reservation

A separate Merit List will release for government and management quota seats. For this purpose, candidates must be aware of the CENTAC Reservation Criteria. Therefore, Category wise seat details for the candidates of the U.T. of Puducherry are as follows-

CategoriesReservation Percentage
Vertical Reservation
Other Backward Classes (OBC)11%
Backward Classes Muslim (BCM)2%
Most Backward Classes (MBC)18%
Extreme Backward Classes (EBC)2%
Backward Tribes (BT)1%
Scheduled Castes (SC)16%
Horizontal Reservation
Children/Grand Children of Freedom Fighter (FF)4%
Wards of Ex-Serviceman (EX)1% for MBBS & 3% for all other courses
Person With Disabilities (PWD)3%
Candidates who are Meritorious in Sports (SP)1%

CENTAC Colleges and Seat Matrix

CollegeNumber of Seats
Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute127
Rajiv Gandhi Ayurveda Medical College, MAHE42
Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences29
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research30
Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry382
Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Institute of Engg and Technology153
Mother Theresa Post Graduate & Research Institute of Health Sciences, PuducherryBSc (68), B.Pharm (51), BPT (14), BSc (MLT) 10 seats


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