CENTAC 2024: Application Form, Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The Centralized Admission Committee, Puducherry is the respective authority that organizes CENTAC every year. It is state level admission process conducted for admission to various UG and PG courses such as B. Tech, BAMS, MBA, MBBS, M.Tech, etc.

Selection is based on the marks obtained in the 12th-level qualifying examination and reservation criteria of the Government of Puducherry. Candidates having a valid score in different national-level exams such as NEET PG, JEE Main, UG NEET, etc. are eligible for CENTAC admission.

Candidates seeking admission in Engineering, Medical, and Pharmacy fields at various private and government colleges in the state of Puducherry and other Union Territories through CENTAC must submit their application form as per the prescribed schedule. Aspirants can check complete details regarding CENTAC Admission 2024 from the article below.

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CENTAC 2024 Highlights

CENTAC full formCentralized Admission Committee
Organized byCentralized Admission Committee, Puducherry
Courses offeredUG & PG (Engineering, Medical, and Pharmacy)
Admission LevelState-level
Application modeOnline

CENTAC 2024 Important Dates (tentative)

The tentative schedule regarding CENTAC 2024 is mentioned below.

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EventsDates (tentative)
Application forms will be available fromJune 2024
Last date to submit the application formJuly 2024
Announcement of merit listAugust 2024
Commencement of counselling processAugust 2024
Seat allotmentSeptember 2024

CENTAC Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for CENTAC admission process. The details regarding eligibility criteria are as follows.

CoursesEligibility Criteria
For B.Tech coursesThe applicants must pass 12th level or equivalent with no less than 45% aggregate marks (40% marks reserved categories) from the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu or equivalent. Candidates must pass the qualifying exam with Mathematics and Physics as mandatory subjects with one of the Computer Science, Chemistry, or Informatics Practices.
For MBBS /BDS CoursesThe applicants must pass the 12th level or equivalent with no less than 50% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category) from a recognized board. They must pass the qualifying examination with Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Biology, and Zoology.

CENTAC Application Form 2024

The authority will release the application form in June 2024 (tentatively) through online mode only. Candidates should read the important instruction and eligibility criteria before applying for CENTAC Puducherry Admission process.

Candidates can fill out the application form by visiting the official website of CENTAC.

First, Applicants need to generate the login details by entering their contact number and Email ID.

After creating the registration number and password, candidates will be able to fill the application form with details like personal, academic, and address details.

Upload the documents as per the specified format.

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Make the payment of the application fee using online mode.

Don’t forget to take the printout of the application form for future use.

CENTAC Application Fee

Candidates have to pay the application fee through online mode using a Debit card, credit card, and net banking.

Application fees for different Undergraduate courses are as follows:

CoursesFor categoryReserved category
For the UG Non-NEET programmeRs. 1000/-Rs 500/-
For UG Science, Arts, and Commerce programmesRs 300/-Rs 150/-
For all UG Non-NEET courses -NRI/ NRI SponsoredRs 5000/- 

CENTAC Merit List 2024

The authority will release the CENTAC Admission Merit List tentatively in August 2024 through online mode. The merit will be prepared based on the qualifying marks in which the reservation policy of U.T. of Puducherry will be applied to all selected applicants.  

The merit list consists of the name of qualified candidates along with their merit rank. The Centralized Admission Committee will first announce the provisional merit list. In case of an issue with the merit list, candidates will be allowed to object to the provisional merit list. After considering all the objections, the final CENTAC merit list will be published by the authority.

CENTAC Cutoff 2024

The board will release the CENTAC cut-off for each course separately. The cut-off marks will be published online after the announcement of the merit list. The CENTAC cutoff is the minimum qualifying mark that candidates need to score to be eligible for CENTAC admission process.

The cut-off will differ for various institutes. It will be decided after considering various factors such as number of applicants, availability of seats, previous qualifying scores, etc.

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CENTAC Counselling 2024

The shortlisted candidates will be called to attend the counselling process based on their merit rank. It is expected that the process of counselling will start in August 2024 through online mode. The counselling will be conducted in two rounds.

For Round 1, seat allotment will be done based on the applicant’s course choice, availability of seats, reservation, and national exam scores. For Round 2, the applicants will pay the admission fee to confirm their seats.

CENTAC Admission Process 2024

After the seat allotment candidates will have to report to the allotted colleges/institutes with all required original documents. Verification of documents will be done before the final seat allotment. The admission will be based on 12th qualifying exam scores and other national/state-level entrance exams.

For MBBS and BDS courses, seats will be offered based on NEET 2024 scores. For engineering courses, seats will be allotted based on JEE Main 2024 scores.

List of CENTAC Participating institutes

Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences

Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Puducherry

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary and Research

Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College & Hospital

Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Science

Sri Venkateshwara Medical College & Research Institute

Sri Venkateshwara Dental College

Mahe Institute of Dental Sciences

Rajiv Gandhi Ayurveda Medical College


When CENTAC admission process will start for 2024?

It is expected that the application form will be available in May 2024.

What is the application fee for CENTAC Puducherry 2024?

For the General Category, the application fee is Rs. 1000/- and Rs 500/- for candidates belonging to the scheduled Caste.

What is the application mode for CENTAC Admission?

The application form will be available in online mode only.

Is there any entrance exam for CENTAC 2024?

No, there will be no separate entrance exam for CENTAC Puducherry admission.

Will there be any correction facility for CENTAC application form?

No correction facility will be provided by the authority after application form submission.

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