CENTAC 2021: The Centralized Admission Committee, Puducherry offers admission to various UG (NEET and Non-NEET courses), Diploma and PG courses. The CENTAC admission is expected to start in the month of May 2021. Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can check the details here. The admission process starts with the application form followed by counselling. The university does not conduct any entrance test for admission. Hence, the university offers admission to the courses in the field of Pharmacy, Medical, Mon-Medical etc.

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So, in this article, candidates can check complete details regarding CENTAC NEET/Non-NEET Admission 2021. Therefore, go through the articles carefully.

CENTAC 2020 Overview

Let’s take a look at some details related to CENTAC you must be aware of.

Exam NameCENTAC
Conducting BodyCentralized Admission Committee (CENTAC)
Official Websitehttps://www.centacpuducherry.in
Exam TypeUG Level
Exam LevelCentral
Offered CoursesUG, PG and Diploma Courses
Application ModeOnline

Download CENTAC Information Brochure

Applicants can download the CENTAC Admission Brochure from the official website. The information brochure consists, of course, details, eligibility, merit list, etc. To download the prospectus, click on the link below to download.

UG NON-NEET Information BrochureDownload
Information Brochure (NEET-Based courses)Download
UG Non-NEET (Professional)Download
UG Non-NEET (Art, Science, Fine Arts)Download

CENTAC 2021 Important Dates

The Centralized Admission Committee releases the admission form, merit list and counselling dates in the information brochure on CENTAC. However, candidates can check out the tentative CENTAC dates below regarding the admission process.

EventDates
Online Application form release dateMay 2021
Application form submission Last Date
Release of the draft list of the applied
Last date for the objection of draft merit list
Date of the declaration of the merit list of the applied
Counselling schedule

CENTAC 2021 Application Form

The Application Form will be available to the candidates for filling in the month of May 2021. Check some key points regarding the CENTAC Registration Form.

  • CENTAC 2021 Form is released online only. Candidates can submit the CENTAC Online Form through the website, centacpuducherry.in.
  • The candidates who are looking forward to applying for L.L.B. have to fill a separate Application Form.
  • The application process will be completed in three steps– Registration, filling the application form, uploading of images and payment of application fee. Candidates will be required to fill the mandatory personal details with some other details such as Scanned images of photograph and signature. Thereafter candidates have to complete the registration by making the payment of the fee.
  • The candidate must register with the valid phone number and email id.
  • Candidate must read the Information Brochure carefully before heading to the application process. As no request for modification will be entertained after the submission of the form.

CENTAC 2021 Application Fee

There is a certain amount of application fee has to be paid to confirm admission. CENTAC 2020 Application Fee can be paid through online mode. The payment can be made through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking.

The application fee for different no of courses & categories are as follows:

No. of CoursesGeneral CategorySC/ST Category
For 1 CourseRs.600Rs.300
For 2 CoursesRs.900Rs.450
For 3 CoursesRs.1200Rs.600
For BA LLBRs.600Rs.300

Courses Offered Through CENTAC

Through CENTAC one can get admission to various courses. Check below if the course of your choice is available or not.

  • BAMS
  • BDS
  • B.V.Sc.
  • MBBS
  • A.H.
  • B.P.T.
  • B.Sc Nursing
  • B.Sc (MLT)
  • B.Tech
  • B.Pharma
  • BA. LL.B
  • LL.B.
  • B.Sc Agriculture
  • B.Sc Horticulture

CENTAC Eligibility Criteria

A certain pre-described standard of admission has been set by the committee for admission through CENTAC. The candidate must fulfil the necessary conditions set by the authorities in order to get admission. Check the various specification of eligibility below.

Nationality: The candidate applying should be the Indian National. However, French Nationals residing in the UT of Puducherry and covered by the terms of the Treaty of Cession can also apply for admission to all the courses.

Educational Criteria:

For MBBS/BDS/B.V.Sc/A.H./B.P.T.

  • Qualification: Candidates must have passed the 12th/ HSC examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu or any other recognized board.
  • Minimum Marks: The candidate must have scored a minimum of 50% marks (40% for OBC/BCM/MBC/EBC/BT/SC candidates).
  • Mandatory Subjects: The candidate must have passed the qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Biotechnology, Botany and Zoology along with English as compulsory subjects.

For B.Tech

  • Qualification: The candidates studying/passed the 12th/ HSC examination from a recognized board are eligible to apply.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates must score a minimum of 45% marks (40% in case of reserved category).
  • Mandatory Subjects: The candidate must have passed Physics & Mathematics as mandatory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/ Biology/ Bio-Technology/ Computer Science subjects.

For B.Pharma

  • Qualification: The candidate must have cleared the 10+2 from a recognized board. Appearing candidates may also apply.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates must have scored a minimum of 45% marks (40% in case of reserved category).
  • Mandatory Subjects: The candidate must have passed Physics & Chemistry are compulsory subjects along with one of the Mathematics/ Biology/ Bio-Technology/ Computer Science subjects.

For B.A.M.S.

  • Qualification: The candidate must have passed the 12th standard examination from a recognized board. Appearing candidates can also apply.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates must have scored a minimum of 45% marks (40% for reserved category).
  • Subject: The candidate must have passed Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology/ English ad necessary subjects.

For Undergraduate Art & Science course– B.A./ B.COM./ B.Sc./ B.B.A./ B.C.A

CourseSpecializationEligibility
B.A
HistoryH.Sc./ 12 or its equivalent
B.A
EconomicsH.Sc./ 12 or its equivalent
B.A
PhilosophyH.Sc./ 12 or its equivalent
B.A
TamilH.Sc./ 12 or its equivalent
B.A
EnglishH.Sc.​/ 12 or its equivalent
B.A
FrenchH.Sc./ 12 or its equivalent
B.A
Social WorkH.Sc./ 12 or its equivalent
B.A
SociologyH.Sc./ 12 or its equivalent
B.Sc.
Bio-TechnologyH.Sc./ 12 or its equivalent with Biology/ Botany/ Zoology as one of the subjects
B.Sc.
Applied MicrobiologyH.Sc.,(+2) or equivalent with Biology / Botany / Zoology as one of the subjects
B.Sc.
Clinical Nutrition and
Dietetics
H.Sc./ 12 or its equivalent with Chemistry &n Biology/ Foundation Science/ Nutrition &
Dietetics/ Food Preservation as one of the subjects with minimum 50% marks in English
B.Com
GeneralH.Sc./ 12 or equivalent with Accountancy/ Commerce as one of the subjects
B.Com
Co-operative
Management
H.Sc./ 12 or its equivalent with Accountancy /
Commerce as one of the subjects
B.Com
Corporate
Secretaryship
H.Sc./ 12 or its equivalent with Accountancy/
Commerce as one of the subjects
B.Com
Foreign TradeH.Sc./ 12 or its equivalent with Accountancy/
Commerce as one of the subjects
B.B.A.
TourismH.Sc./ 12 of any board or equivalent recognized by the Pondicherry University
B.B.A.
GeneralH.Sc./ 12 or its equivalent with Mathematics/ Business Mathematics/ Commerce as one of
the subjects
B.Sc
MathematicsH.Sc./ 12 or equivalent with Mathematics (NOT Business Mathematics) as one of the subject
B.Sc
PhysicsH.Sc./ 12 or equivalent with Physics,
Mathematics and Chemistry
B.Sc
ChemistryH.Sc./ 12 or its equivalent with Chemistry /
Foundation Science / MLT
B.Sc
BotanyH.Sc./ 12 or its equivalent with
Botany / Biology
B.Sc
ZoologyH.Sc./ 12 or its equivalent with Biology
/Pure Science
B.Sc
Computer ScienceH.Sc./ 12 or its equivalent with Mathematics/ Business Mathematics/ Computer Science/ Computer Applications as one of the subjects
B.C.A.
Computer ApplicationsH.Sc./ 12 or its equivalent with Mathematics/ Business Mathematics/ Computer Science/ Computer Applications as one of the subjects
B.Sc
StatisticsH.Sc./ 12 or equivalent with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subject
B.Sc
PsychologyH.Sc./ 12 or its equivalent
B.A
HindiH.Sc./ 12 or its equivalent
B.A
MalayalamH.Sc./ 12 or its equivalent
B.Sc
Home ScienceH.Sc. or equivalent (12) with Biology/
Chemistry/ Home Science as one of the
subject.

For Undergraduate Art & Science courses – B.A./ B.COM./ B.Sc./ B.B.A./ B.C.A- lateral entry

CourseEligibility
B.Com., B.Com (Co-operative Management)
B.Com (Corporate Secretaryship) and B.Com. (Foreign Trade)
Candidates must have passed the
Diploma in Commerce or Diploma in Modern
Office Practice (Three Years Course) awarded
by the Directorate of Technical Education, Govt.
of Tamil Nadu or other states.
B.C.A. and B.Sc. Computer ScienceCandidates must have passed the
Diploma in Computer Science/Information
Technology/Computer Technology/Computer
Application in First Class (10+3 years of study).
B.B.A. (Tourism)Candidates must have passed the
Diploma course in any field(10+3 years of study).

For Undergraduate Performing Arts & Fine Arts Courses – B.P.A. / B.V.A.

CourseSpecializationEligibility
Bachelor Of Visual ArtsVisual Art12 of Any State Board or equivalent & must have obtained at least 45% of marks (40% of marks in case of the candidate belonging to the reserved category) in the qualifying examination
Bachelor of Performing ArtsMusic12 of Any State Board or equivalent
Bachelor of Performing ArtsDance12 of Any State Board or equivalent

For undergraduate Performing Arts & Fine Arts Courses – B.P.A. / B.V.A.- lateral entry

CourseEligibility
BVA Degree CourseCandidates must score 60% in the General Knowledge on History of Arts test and 40% in the qualifying examination.
BPA Degree Courses (Music)Candidates must score 60% in the Vocal, Veena, Violin and Mrudhangam test and 40% in the qualifying examination.
BPA Degree Courses (Dance)Candidates must score 60% in the Bharathanatiyam test and 40% in the qualifying examination.

For Hotel Management & Catering Courses – B.Sc

  • Candidates must have passed the 12th examination with 10+2 pattern in any stream with English as a mandatory subject
  • The candidate must have 50% marks in English.
  • Candidates must be of 25 years in age (28 years in case of SC/ST category candidates).

Postgraduate Medical courses

  • Candidates should have a valid NEET-PG or NEET-MDS scorecard of the same year.
  • Candidates must have a registration certificate of MBBS qualification issued by the Medical Council of India or State Medical Council.
  • The candidate must have completed one year of internship or likely to complete the internship on or before the last week of March 2021.

Note: The result of NEET-PG 2021 and NEET-MDS 2021 shall only be valid for the current admission session i.e. Session 2021.

CENTAC 2021 Merit List

The authorities will prepare the CENTAC 2021 Merit list of the students who have applied and got selected. Merit list is issued for admission to all the courses except MBBS & BDS. The merit is prepared on the basis of the marks scored by the candidates in the respective qualifying examination. To put it differently, the admission of the candidate totally depends on marks obtained by him/ her in a 10+2 level examination. In case of a tie between two candidates, an inter-se-merit list is prepared in the order of priority.

The students will also have an option to raise objections. The duration to raise the objections will be one or two days. Henceforth, a final merit list will be released after the consideration of the objection raised. A Separate merit list is made for Government Quota & Management Quota Seats.

CENTAC Cut-Off List

The CENTAC Cut-Off is the minimum qualifying marks that a candidate has to score in order to participate in the admission process. The cutoff marks will vary from Institute to Institute. The cut-off marks will depend on the course and category. Students will be selected as per their CENTAC Ranks.

CENTAC UG/PG Seat Reservation 2021

Candidates must be aware of the CENTAC Reservation Criteria. Therefore, Category wise seat details for the candidates of U.T. of Puducherry are given below.

CategoriesReservation Percentage
Vertical Reservation
General50%
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 2021 Result

CENTAC Result will release for the entrance examination that will take place. The result will carry marks secured by the students in the entrance test. The candidates must print a copy of the result as it will be used at the time of the admission. The candidates who have appeared can check and download the result from the official website. It accessed by using the previously used CENTAC Logins.

CENTAC Counselling 2021

After the declaration of the CENTAC Merit List Result, the counselling will take place. Candidates have to appear for the Online CENTAC Counselling 2020. In other words, the CENTAC Counselling will be done in the online mode. For this purpose, the selected students are will be required to register at the CENTAC website only. By paying the admission fees through online payment, including Debit cards, Credit cards, and NEFT. At the time of counselling, one has to fill the choices according to preference.

Counselling Process may be done in one or more rounds depending upon the necessity. Generally, counselling may consist of FIRST Round, SECOND Round, and Mop UP Round. However, CENTAC reserves the right to do more number of rounds in order to fill up the seats. Additionally, CENTAC also reserves the right to do Physical (manual) counselling in any round including the mop-up round. There will be no mock allotment unless notified separately. To put it differently, Mock allotments will be done only for the courses for which the selected candidate have been notified separately.

CENTAC 2021 Admissions

CENTAC Admissions will be done on the basis of the scores of the 12th or equivalent qualifying examination. With attention to MBBS / BDS courses, the NEET score will be considered. Candidates will be allotted seats on a provisional basis. Consequently, a Provisional Allotment Order will be issued. Thereupon, candidates must download the Provisional Allotment Order for future reference. It’s important to realize that one has to report to the venue in the provided time. Failing which will lead to automatic cancellation of the provisional allotment.

CENTAC Admission 2021 – FAQs

Question- Does the CENTAC University conduct any entrance test?
Ans- No, entrance is conducted for admission. The admission takes place on the basis of the qualifying marks.
Question- Do I have to fill a separate form for LLB Course?
Ans- Yes, you will have to fill a separate form for the LLB Course Program. 
Question- How will get to know the details of the counselling?
Ans- You will receive an SMS on your registered number regarding the counselling schedule. 
Question- Can appear students participate in CENTAC Admission 2020-21?
Ans- Yes, appearing students can also apply for the admission process. 
Question- How much time does the CENTAC admission process take place?
Ans- The CENTAC Admission Process takes around 20 to 30 days. However, the admission time depends on the number of qualifying students. 

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