CENTAC 2020 : Application Form, Eligibility, Admission Dates & Process

CENTAC 2020  It is a Centralized Admission Committee which is formed to fill the professional degree seats in the colleges that comes under the UT of Puducherry. The admission procedure will be managed by the Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC), Government of Puducherry.  Through admission process, candidates can get admission in the engineering and various medical courses. Candidates first need to fill the application form for the same and then merit list will be released for the candidates. Candidates can get the complete details of CENTAC 2019-2020 in this article.
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CENTAC 2020 Notifications

new icon The Application form for CENTAC 2020 will be released in May, 2020.

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CENTAC 2019 Final Merit list has been released for UG courses.

new iconCENTAC 2019 Draft Merit list has been released for engineering courses (other state candidates) on the basis of JEE Main marks.

new iconCENTAC 2019 Application Form has been released for all courses admission.

CENTAC 2020 Important Dates

Candidates can check following events & their tentative dates of CENTAC 2020:

EventsDates (Tentative)
Application form release3rd week of May 2020
Application form submissionLast week of June 2020
Submission of application form (hard copy)3rd week of June 2020
Publication of Merit List3rd week of July 2020
Counselling startsAugust 2020
Counselling for other state candidates4th week of August 2020
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CENTAC 2020 Application Form

Candidates can check the following details regarding CENTAC 2020 Application Form:

  • CENTAC 2020 Application Form can be applied by the candidates through online mode.
  • Candidates who want to apply for LL.B course will have to fill separate application form.
  • No request to modify the details of application form will entertained by the board after submission of form.
  • The application process will consist of steps – Online registration, filling the application form, uploading of images and payment of application fee.
  • Candidates are advised to register through valid Phone number and email ID to get login credentials.
  • After completing the application process, keep one or more print out of the application form for future purpose.
  • Candidates have to send their filled application form to the below address:
    The Coordinate, CENTAC,
    Pondicherry Engineering College,
    Puducherry – 605014.

CENTAC 2020 – UG & Diploma Non-Professional Courses

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

Admission to Arts and Science Colleges is made in two modes as below:

  1. Regular Mode – Direct Entry based on H.Sc.(+2) or its equivalent Qualification with additional eligibility conditions where applicable (3 years)
  2. Lateral Entry Mode – to 2nd Year based on Diploma in Polytechnic as Qualification with additional eligibility conditions where applicable (2 years).

Eligibility Criteria – Regular Stream

Candidates can check the Courses and their respective eligibility from the table given below

B.AHistoryH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent
B.AEconomicsH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent
B.APhilosophyH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent
B.ATamilH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent
B.AEnglishH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent
B.AFrenchH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent
B.ASocial WorkH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent
B.ASociologyH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent
B.Sc.Bio-TechnologyH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent with
Biology / Botany / Zoology as
one of the subjects
B.Sc.Applied MicrobiologyH.Sc.,(+2) or its equivalent with
Biology / Botany / Zoology as
one of the subjects
B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition and
H.Sc. (+2) or its equivalent with
Chemistry & Biology /
Foundation Science / Nutrition &
Dietetics / Food Preservation as
one of the subjects
with 50% marks in English
B.ComGeneralH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent with
Accountancy /
Commerce as one of the subjects
H.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent with
Accountancy /
Commerce as one of the subjects
H.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent with
Accountancy /
Commerce as one of the subjects
B.ComForeign TradeH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent with
Accountancy /
Commerce as one of the subjects
B.B.A.TourismH.Sc., (+2) of any board or equivalent
recognized by the
Pondicherry University
B.B.A.GeneralH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent with
Mathematics /
Business Mathematics / Commerce as one of
the subjects
B.ScMathematicsH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent with
Mathematics (NOT Business
Mathematics) as one of the subject
B.ScPhysicsH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent with Physics,
Mathematics and Chemistry
B.ScChemistryH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent with Chemistry /
Foundation Science / MLT
B.ScBotanyH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent with
Botany / Biology
B.ScZoologyH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent with Biology
/Pure Science
B.ScComputer ScienceH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent with
Mathematics / Business Mathematics /
Computer Science / Computer Applications
as one of the subjects
B.C.A.Computer ApplicationsH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent with
Mathematics / Business Mathematics /
Computer Science / Computer Applications
as one of the subjects
B.ScStatisticsH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent with
Mathematics / Statistics as one of the subject
B.ScPsychologyH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent
B.AHindiH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent
B.AMalayalamH.Sc., (+2) or its equivalent
B.ScHome ScienceH.Sc. or equivalent (10+2) with Biology/
Chemistry/ Home Science as one of the

Lateral Entry Stream

  • B.Com., B.Com (Co-operative Management), B.Com (Corporate Secretaryship) and B.Com. (ForeignTrade):  Candidates who have passed 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 Science: Candidates who have passed Diploma in Computer Science / Information Technology / Computer Technology / Computer Application in First Class (10+3 years of study) as mentioned in the Degree / Provisional certificate.
  • B.B.A. (Tourism): Candidates who have passed Diploma in any field of study II class (10+3 years of study).

 Documents required for filling the application form are listed below:

    • 10th Mark sheet ( for age proof)
    • 12th Mark sheet
    • Residence Certificate
    • Nationality Certificate
    • Permanent Integrated Certificate
    • Special Category Certificate (if Required)
    • Community Certificate
    • Nativity Certificate
    • Sports Certificate
    • Payment receipt
    • NEET Rank card (Xerox copy)

Mode of Payment: CENTAC 2020 Application Fee can be paid through online mode. The mode of payment will be 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

CENTAC 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the following CENTAC 2020 Eligibility Criteria to know if they are eligible:

General Eligibility:

  • Nationality: Candidates seeking admission must be Indian National. Also, the French nationals residing in UT of Puducherry will be treated on par with Indian Nationals and are eligible to apply for all courses.
  • Domicile: Candidates belonging to the UT of Puducherry, must possess domicile certificate.

MBBS/BDS/B.V.Sc. /A.H. /B.P.T Programme:

  • Qualification: Candidates must have passed 12th /HSC examination conducted by higher secondary examination of Tamil Nadu or any other recognized board.
  • Percentage: Candidates must have scored minimum of 50% marks (40% for OBC/BCM/MBC/EBC/BT/SC candidates) in the qualifying exam.
  • Mandatory Subjects: Candidates must have passed the qualifying examination with PhysicsChemistryBiology or Biotechnology, Botany or Zoology along with English as mandatory subject.

B.Tech Programme:

  • Qualification: Candidates must have passed HSC/ 12th examination from any recognized board.
  • Percentage: Candidates must have scored minimum of 45% marks (40% marks for reserved category candidates)
  • Mandatory Subjects: Candidate must have passed with Physics and Chemistry as the mandatory subjects along with any one from Chemistry/ Biology/ Bio-technology/ Computer Science Subjects.
  • Appearing: Candidates appearing in the last year of qualifying exam are also eligible.

B.Pharm Programme:

  • Qualification: Candidates must have passed 12th class examination from recognized board.
  • Appearing: Candidates appearing in the 12th level are also eligible.
  • Percentage: Candidates must have secured minimum 45% marks (40% marks for reserved categories) in the qualifying exam.
  • Mandatory Subject: Physics and Chemistry are the mandatory subjects along with any one from Mathematics/ Bio-Technology/ Biology/ Computer Science Subjects in the 12th level to be eligible.

CENTAC 2020 Counselling

CENTAC  Counselling will be done through online mode. CENTAC will have all the right to do physical counselling in any round (if needed) including the mop up round. All details of counselling will be sent to candidates through SMS, E-mail. Students during counselling rounds have to show certificates for document verification.


CENTAC 2020 Admission

CENTAC 2020 Admission will be done on the basis of scores of NEET in MBBS / BDS courses and 12th level scores for other courses. Candidates will be allotted seats on provisional basis. After the provisional allotment will be done, candidates will have to download Provisional Allotment Order. If candidates will not report within the given time, provisional allotment will be automatically cancelled.

What is meant by Centac?

CENTAC means Centralised Admission Committee is the responsible for admission in various Post Graduate, Graduate and Diploma and part-time courses in the UT of Puducherry. The admission will be conducted in government and private colleges (government quota seats) under a single platform and counselling process.

What is mop up round of Counselling?

NEET Mop Up Round Counselling 2018
In order to fill up the vacant seats, the Mop Up Round is conducted. The Mop Up Round is conducted to fill up the seats left vacant in Central and Deemed Universities.

How can I apply for engineering college in Pondicherry?

Pondicherry Engineering College – [PEC], Pondicherry – Application Process 2019
Visit the official website to apply for the entrance exam.
Duly fill in the necessary details in the application form.
Pay the requisite application fee for sitting in the entrance examination.

Is Pondicherry Engineering a good college?

That place is Pondicherry engineering College. You can have a good learning experience irrespective of the department. Hostel life is very good. Everything is good about PEC.

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