CENTAC 2022: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Admission Process

CENTAC 2022 registration process will start from 2nd week of May 2022 in online mode. Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC) Puducherry is the authority responsible for managing admission to various undergraduate courses in colleges of UT of Puducherry. Through CENTAC, candidates can get admission to various medical, engineering, and pharmacy courses. There will not be any entrance test. Candidates will either be shortlisted based on their qualifying exam performance or NEET depending upon the course. Interested candidates have to fill and submit the application form before the last date that may fall in 3rd week of May 2022. In this post, all the necessary details related to CENTAC 2022 are provided.

CENTAC 2022 Overview

Admission CENTAC 2022
Full form Centralized Admission Committee
Who conducts the exam? Centralized Admission Committee, Puducherry
Courses UG course in medical, engineering, and pharmacy
Mode of application Online
Basis of admission Qualifying exam or NEET
Official website https://www.centacpuducherry.in

CENTAC 2022 Important Dates

The tentative schedule for CENTAC 2022 is given in the table below.

Main Events Tentative Dates
Releasing of online application form 2nd week of May 2022
Last date to submit online application form 3rd week of May 2022
Release of draft merit list 4th week of May 2022
Date of merit list release 4th week of May 2022
Availability of draft merit allotment list for 1st round 4th week of May 2022
Releasing of final allotment list for 1st round 4th week of May 2022
Date of joining for 1st round 4th week of May 2022
Release of draft Allotment list for 2nd round 1st week of June 2022
Release of final Allotment list for 2nd round Yet to be announced
Joining date for 2nd round 2nd week of June 2022
Mop-up counselling Yet to be announced
Joining date for Mop up round Yet to be announced

CENTAC 2022 Eligibility Criteria

It is important for candidates to make sure that they are eligible before filling CENTAC application form. Given below are the eligibility criteria for admission to different courses through CENTAC 2022.

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Nationality Criteria

  • The candidate should be an Indian National. However, French Nationals residing in the UT of Puducherry and covered by the terms of the Treaty of Cession shall be treated on par with Indian Nationals, for the purpose of admission to all the courses.

Age Criteria

The age limits are different for various courses as given below.

Name of the course Lower Age Limit Upper Age Limit
MBBS & BDS 17 years as on 31.12.2022 Not applicable
B.A.M.S 17 years as on 01.10.2022 Not applicable
B.Sc. Nursing 17 years as on 31.12.2022 No upper age limit
B.V.Sc. & A.H. 17 years as on 31.12.2022 25 years as on 31.12.2022 (Relaxable up to 5 years for OBC/ MBC/ BCM/ EBC/ BT/ SC/ ST candidates)
B.Tech Nil 21 years as on 01.07.2022 (Relaxable up to 3 years for SC candidates)
BPT 17 years as on 31.12.2022 25 years as on 31.12.2022 (Relaxable up to 5 years for OBC/ MBC/ BCM/ EBC/ BT/ SC/ ST candidates)
B.Pharm 17 years as on 31.12.2022 Nil
B.Sc. (MLT) 17 years as on 31.12.2022 Nil
B.Sc. (MRIT) 17 years as on 31.12.2022 30 years as 31.12.2022
B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture Nil 21 years as on 01.07.2022
B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture Nil
D.G.N.M. 17 years as on 31.12.2022 30 years as on 31.12.2022
D.A.N.M.
D.M.L.T
D.C.E.C
D.D.T
D.A.P.T 17 years 35 years

UG Arts and Science Courses

  • The age of a candidate should be less than 21 years as of 1st July 2022. SC/ ST candidates will get a relaxation of 3 years in the upper age limit. PWD candidates will get an age relaxation of 5 years.

UG Performing & Fine Arts Courses

  • Candidates must not have completed the age of 23 years as of 1st July 2022. However, age relaxation of 3 years will be given to physically challenged, Scheduled Caste, and ST candidates.

Educational Qualification

The academic qualification requirement is different for various courses as given below.

MBBS and BDS

  • Candidates must have passed the H.Sc. (10+2) or an equivalent examination from a recognized board with at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Biotechnology, Botany, and Zoology. (40% marks for OBC/ BCM/ MBC/ EBC/ BT/ SC/ ST candidates)

BAMS

  • Aspirants should have cleared the H.Sc. (Academic) or an equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English individually.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of 50% marks (45% in case of OBC/ BCM/ MBC/ EBC/ OPH candidates and 40% marks for SC/ ST/ BT& OPH candidates)

B.V.Sc. & A.H.

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in Biology/ Botany/ Zoology, Physics and Chemistry (40% in case of OBC/ BCM/ MBC/ EBC/ BT/ SC/ ST candidates)

Other UG courses in Arts and Science

  • B.A. (History): 10+2 or equivalent exam passed
  • B.A. (Economics): 10+2 or equivalent exam passed
  • B.A. (Philosophy): 10+2 or equivalent exam passed
  • B.A. (Tamil): 10+2 or equivalent exam passed
  • B.A. (English): 10+2 or equivalent exam passed
  • B.A. (French): 10+2 or equivalent exam passed
  • B.A. (Social Work): 10+2 or equivalent exam passed
  • B.A. (Sociology): 10+2 or equivalent exam passed
  • B.Sc. (Physics): 10+2 or equivalent exam passed with physics, mathematics, and chemistry.
  • B.Sc. (Chemistry): 10+2 or equivalent exam passed with chemistry/ Foundation Science/ MLT
  • B.Sc. (Botany): 10+2 or equivalent exam passed with Botany/ Biology
  • B.Sc. (Zoology): 10+2 or equivalent exam passed with Biology/ Pure Science
  • B.Sc. (Computer Science): 10+2 or equivalent exam passed Mathematics / Business Mathematics / Computer Science / Computer Applications as one of the subjects
  • BCA: 10+2 or its equivalent exam passed Mathematics / Business Mathematics / Computer Science / Computer Applications as one of the subjects
  • B.Sc. (Statistics): 10+2 or its equivalent exam passed with Mathematics / Statistics as one of the subjects.
  • B.Sc. (Psychology): 10+2 or equivalent exam passed
  • BVA: Should have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam with at least  45% of marks (40% of marks in case the candidate belonging to Reservation category) in the qualifying examination
  • BPA (Music): Must have passed 10+2 or any equivalent exam.
  • BPA (Dance): Should have cleared 10+2 or any equivalent exam.

Note: Candidates may refer to the official notification to know about eligibility criteria for the rest of the courses.

CENTAC 2022 Application Form

CENTAC 2022 application form will release in online mode only. Those interested candidates who are looking to apply need to fill and submit the application form through the official website of Centralized Admission Committee, Puducherry. Complete details related to CENTAC application process are as follows.

  • To start the application process, candidates have to visit the official website of CENTAC Puducherry https://www.centacpuducherry.in and sign up.
  • At the time of signing up, aspirants will be asked to provide their basic details like name, date of birth, contact details, password, etc.
  • Candidates will be able to log in after registration and access the main application form.
  • In the main application form, aspirants need to provide their complete educational, personal, and contact details.
    • Personal Details: Gender, Date of birth, Nationality, Mother tongue, etc.
    • Qualification Details: Qualifying exam passed, marks secured, subjects studied in the qualifying examination, etc.
  • It is also necessary to upload the scanned images of their photograph and signature.
  • Additionally, candidates are also required to upload self-attested copies of the following documents.
    • Mark Sheets of the Qualifying Examination.
    • Residence Certificate (For Govt. Quota Seats) as per the format of the Revenue Department.
    • Certificate in support of the claim for reservation under different categories, viz., Community / Persons with Disability / Freedom Fighter / Ex-serviceman/ Meritorious Sports Persons. (For Claiming Reservation benefit)
    • Rural Certificate (only Rural Government Colleges will be considered). (Applicable only for Undergraduate Arts, Science, Commerce Courses)
    • Regional Reservation Certificate (Applicable only for Professional under Graduate).
  • An application form will not be considered valid until a candidate pays the application fee.
  • It is advised to take a printout of the application form submitted and fee receipt for future references.

Application Fee

The application fees for candidates of different categories are as follows.

  • For one course: Rs.600/- (Rs.300/- for reserved category)
  • For two course: Rs.900/- (Rs.450/- for reserved category)
  • For three course: Rs. 1200/- (Rs.450/- for reserved category)

Mode of payment: Application fees can be paid online using a credit card, debit card, or internet banking.

CENTAC 2022 Selection Process

Here is quick overview of CENTAC 2022 selection process:

  • The selection of candidates into all the courses except MBBS & BDS is based on 10+2 merit.
  • For medical courses like MBBS and BDS, the selection of candidates will be on the basis of NEET scores.
  • Candidates selected based on merit lists have to participate in the counselling process to confirm their admission.

CENTAC 2022 Merit List

  • Once the application form submission process gets over, CENTAC will release the merit list of candidates selected for admission.
  • At first, provisional merit lists will be released so that candidates can raise an objection if they want.
  • Final merit lists will be prepared after considering all objections submitted.
  • Aspirants should note that there will be different merit lists for Government Quota Seats & Management Quota Seats.
  • No objections will be accepted after the release of the final merit list.

CENTAC 2022 Counselling

  • Only those candidates will be allowed to participate in CENTAC 2022 counselling process who get their names on the merit list.
  • The counselling will be held in online mode through the official website. However, CENTAC reserves the right to conduct counselling in offline mode.
  • Complete details related to the counselling process will also be sent to candidates through Email, SMS, etc.
  • During the counselling process, candidates have to carry their original documents for verification.
  • The counselling process may take place in multiple rounds depending upon the availability of seats.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question – 1: Will there be an entrance exam in order to select candidates for admission to any course?

Answer: No, there will not be any entrance examination to select candidates for admission.

Question – 2: Can I get the application fee back in case I am not selected for admission?

Answer: No, the application fee is non-refundable.

Question – 3: Will I get information about my selection through any selection letter?

Answer: No, no individual communication will be sent to any of the students/ candidates apart from SMS / Email.

Question – 4: Is it possible to submit the CENTAC 2022 application form in offline mode?

Answer: No, the application form will be accepted in online mode only.

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