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CENTAC 2024: Unveiling Exam Dates, Application Form, Merit List, Result, and More!

Sukanta Das Waytoadmissions Team
Sukanta Das

Content Curator

Updated On - Nov 24,2023

CENTAC Notification

The instructions for NEET UG BDS, BAMs, and BVs (National SS & NRI) mop-up counselling have been announced by CENTAC. The counselling session will take place on December 16, 2024. On December 2, 2024, the third round of counselling for CENTAC 2024's non-NEET courses began. The Round 3 CENTAC 2024 counselling list of open seats for non-NEET courses was made public. Candidates can view the list on the website, which is the official one. On November 19, 2024, CENTAC Mop-Up Counselling was held for Postgraduate Dental Admission under Management Quota Seats and Government Quota Seats. 

Since CENTAC provides access to a variety of courses, the requirements for admission to each course vary. Candidates should carefully read the qualifying requirements before moving forward. Register yourself to get more information Click here

  • Applicants must submit a new application for admission to law programmes through CENTAC Admission.
  • With the exception of law courses, applicants may select more than one course to enrol for on a single CENTAC Application Form.
  • Based on the candidates' merit scores, CENTAC creates a distinct merit list for admissions into various courses. 
  • The centralised counselling procedure will be used to verify documents and provide seats for CENTAC.

All About CENTAC

The Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC), the Government of Puducherry, administers the CENTAC state-level admissions procedure for enrollment in different engineering, pharmacy, and medical programs at various public and private institutions around the state. Shortlisted candidates are chosen based on their merit scores and acceptable admission test results. Counselling is used to validate admissions made by CENTAC. Merit scores and results of the approved entrance exam are used to determine admissions through CENTAC. It could be necessary for applicants from other states to have passed the NEET, JEE Main, or another approved admission test. According to the cut-off established by CENTAC for various universities and the corresponding courses they provide, seats are distributed.

CENTAC Updates

The counseling mop-up round for CENTAC 2024 is scheduled on November 19, 2024. Following is a discussion of some general topics that candidates taking part in the mop-up round should keep in mind:

  • Candidates who are interested in participating in this round must log in to their dashboard, pay the registration cost of Rs. 1000, and attach payment documentation.
  • Before Friday, November 16, 2024, at 6:00 p.m., candidates must provide evidence of fee payment via the link provided in the dashboard; otherwise, they will not be taken into consideration for allocation.
  • According to NMC Guidelines, candidates who advanced to the second round through AIQ/State Counselling are not permitted to take part in mop-up counseling.
  • Candidates are advised that the order of merit will determine who is called. They should look at the open job, consider their options, and then decide whether or not to participate in the counseling process.

CENTAC Important Dates

The following significant dates for PG Medical/Dental Admissions at CENTAC 2024 are listed.

Events Tentative Dates
CENTAC 2024 Online Application Form Releases July 8, 2024
Last date to submit the Online Application Form

July 29, 2024 (UG)

September 06, 2024 (PG)

CENTAC 2024 Counselling begins July 11, 2024
Release of Draft Merit List of Applied September 15, 2024

Facts & Figures of CENTAC

Counselling Authority Central Admission Committee (CENTAC) Puducherry
Courses offered B.Tech, B.Pharm, B.Sc Nursing, BSc (MLT), BA LLB, MBBS, and BDS (Based on NEET score)
Qualification required Should be Indian national; the Upper age limit is 21 and the lower age limit is 17
Conducted for Admission to Government institutions in Puducherry
Official address “The Convenor”
CENTAC office PEC Campus, Pillaichavady,
Puducherry – 605 014

CENTAC Eligibility Requirements

  • Various colleges that provide admission to various courses through CENTAC have established their respective CENTAC Eligibility Criteria.
  • The CENTAC eligibility requirements include age restrictions, residence requirements, and minimum credentials that applicants must meet in order to be considered.
  • Only citizens of India may register for CENTAC.
  • BAMS applicants must be at least 17 years old as of October 1, 2024.
  • As on July 1, 2024, the maximum age for B.Tech. the applicant is 21 years old. For SC candidates, there is a three-year relaxation period.

CENTAC Educational Qualifications

The course-specific academic requirements that candidates must meet as part of the eligibility requirements are listed below:

For B.Tech Course
  • Qualifying Exam: Pass the 10+2 exam or an equivalent test from a recognized board to qualify.
  • Subjects: Pass the 10+2 exam with Physics, Maths, and one of the following: Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, or Computer Science.
  • Minimum Marks: Obtain a minimum of 45% (or 40% in the event of a reserved category) in the exam.
  • Application attempts: There are three for SC and only two for everyone else.
For B.Pharm Course
  • Qualifying Exam: Pass the 12th grade or an equivalent test from a board that is recognized.
  • Subjects: Pass the aforementioned test with Physics, Chemistry, and one of the following subjects- Mathematics, Biology, Biotechnology, Computer Science, or any two of those.
  • Minimum Scores: Obtain a minimum grade of 45% (40% in the event of a restricted category).
  • Attempts: No maximum is set for the number of attempts in B.Pharma.
For the BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery) Course
  • Qualifying Exam: Pass the 10+2 test from a recognized board as the qualifying exam.
  • Subjects: Pass the above test in each of the following categories- Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and English.
  • Minimum Marks: Get at least 50% (for GEN), 40% (for SC/ST/OPH), and 45% (for OBC/BCM/MBC/EBC/OPH (GEN & OBC)) of the minimum possible marks.
  • Attempts: Only one try is permitted.
For BDS and MBBS
  • Qualifying Exam: Pass the 12th grade or an equivalent test from a board that is recognized.
  • Subjects: Pass the aforementioned test with Chemistry, Physics, and Biology, or separately with Bio-Technology, Zoology, Botany, and English.
  • Minimum Marks: Score at least 50% of the possible points (or 40% in the case of the reserved category).\
  • Entrance Exam: Based on performance in the NEET 2024 entrance exam
  • Attempts: No cap is placed on the number of attempts for BDS and MBBS.
For BSc (MLT) Course
  • Qualifying Exam: Pass the 12th grade or an equivalent test from a board that is recognized.
  • Subjects: Pass the aforementioned test with at least the following scores in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and English.
  • Minimum Marks: Obtain a minimum grade of 50% (or 40% in the event of a reserved category).
  • Attempts: There is no maximum number of attempts for this course.
For BSc (Nursing) Course
  • Qualifying Exam: Pass the 12th grade or an equivalent test from a board that is recognized.
  • Subjects: Pass the test above in the following subject areas: chemistry, physics, biology, and English.
  • Minimum Marks: Minimum Scores Score at least 50% of the possible points (or 40% for the restricted category).
  • Limits on attempts: The BSc (Nursing) has no such restrictions.

CENTAC Application Procedure

The steps to filling out the CENTAC Application Form are provided below:

Step 1: CENTAC Application Form Registration
  • Visit the CENTAC website at to find the CENTAC 2024 Application online.
  • To obtain the customer ID and password needed to log in to the application form, applicants must give their name, birth date, and a working cellphone number or email address.
  • Filling out the application requires logging in with a user ID and password.
Step 2: CENTAC Application Form Filling-in
  • The relevant information must be filled out in each applicant's column.
  • Candidates must ensure that the information they provide in their rows is correct.

The information needed on the CENTAC application form is listed below:

Course Applied Mention the course they are applying for i.e. BTech, B.Pharma, etc
Name of Candidate Enter the full name in a maximum of 50 characters in capital letters
Gender Fill in the Code Number for Female Candidates
Fill in the Code Number for Male Candidates
Fill in the Code Number for Other Gender Candidates
Father’s Name Enter Father’s Name or Guardian’s name
Mother’s Name Enter the Mother’s Name
Date of Birth Mention the Date of Birth in the format Day/Month/Year along with the age of the candidate as of October 01, 2024
Educational Stream Enter Subjects studied in 10+2 and marks obtained in the final examination
Correspondence Address Enter the address in English capital letters with Pin Code, Landline Number with STD Code, and Mobile Number
Mark of Identification Mention the identification mark
Educational Qualification High School- Year of Passing, Name of Board/University, Total Marks, Marks obtained by Candidates, and Percentage obtained
Scheduled Tribe
Otherwise abled/Blind
Sportsmen (for participation at national-international level competitions)
General Category
Code of university (Preference wise)

Enter the code of university and preference as given in the form

Enclosures sent Mark the choice of the documents sent along with the CENTAC 2024 Application Form
Step 3: CENTAC Application Fee Payment
  • Application fees for CENTAC are paid electronically using the payment channel on the official website.
  • Credit cards, Debit cards, and net banking are all approved methods for making online payments.

The CENTAC Application Form's category-specific application costs are shown below:

Courses Fee (GEN category) Fee (Reserved Category)
One Course 500 250
Two Courses 750 350
Three courses 1000 500

CENTAC Required Documents

  • A few papers must be submitted with the CENTAC Application Form from the applicants.
  • Along with a printout of the properly completed CENTAC Application Form, applicants must submit a number of necessary papers. Register yourself to get more information Click here

The necessary paperwork for the CENTAC application process is shown below:

  • Copy of Online Payment
  • Nationality Certificate
  • Permanent Integrated Certificate
  • Special Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • a self-attested copy of the candidate's age certification
  • documents of degrees and grade reports from the 10+2 exam or other credentials that have been self-attested.
  • (If applicable) Reservation/Caste Certificate
  •  photocopies of the candidate's passport. Photos cannot be more than three months old as of the day the CENTAC Application Form was submitted.
  • Community Certificate (if applicable)
  • Nativity Certificate (if applicable)
  • Sports Certificate (if applicable)

CENTAC Reservation Over Seats

  • The reservation criteria for CENTAC are defined in accordance with laws and rules.
  • Seats given in different programs by each institute are subject to a reserve.

The allocation of seats through CENTAC is listed below:

Categories Reservation (%)
Vertical Reservation
General 50
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 11
Backward Classes Muslims (BCM) 2
Most Backward Classes (MBC) 18
Extreme Backward Classes (EBC) 2
Backward Tribes 1
Scheduled Caste (ST) 16
Horizontal Reservation
Children/Grand Children of Freedom (Fighter (FF) 4
Physically Challenged 3
Wards of Ex-Servicemen 1 or 3**
Candidates who are Meritorious in Sports (SP) 1

CENTAC Merit List

For admittance into other courses, the CENTAC Merit List is made available individually. The websites of the three institutions post the CENTAC Merit List for chosen applicants.

CENTAC Merit List Downloading Process

  • On the CENTAC website, applicants may check their merit status online.
  • Open the webpage and choose the CENTAC Results link.
  • Fill out the box that displays the registered enrollment number.
  • When you click "Submit," the outcome will be shown.
  • The cut-off scores and call letter will be shown in the CENTAC Result Window.

CENTAC Cut off

The score that candidates must get in order to be taken into consideration for admission to various undergraduate programs is known as the CENTAC cutoff.

  • Each institution will have a different CENTAC threshold.
  • The course and group of students who were shortlisted based on CENTAC rankings will also affect the cut-off.
  • The CENTAC threshold is flexible and might change from year to year.

CENTAC Cutoffs Determining Factors

It relies on a number of variables:

  1. seats open in the program for which admission is being sought
  2. The historical cutoff patterns
  3. Perform well on the 10+2 exam (more successful applicants will raise the cutoff score and vice versa)

CENTAC Counselling

Candidates who achieved the CENTAC threshold scores were added to the committee's Merit List.

  • Based on the marks earned in line with their ranks, the CENTAC Merit List is created.
  • According to their ranks and seat allocation based on the CENTAC Merit List, applicants are contacted for counseling. Letters of counseling are sent out separately.
  • Online counseling is offered by CENTAC. Visitors to the conducting body's official website can register for counseling.
  • The qualifying candidates must show up in person for counseling and must present the necessary documentation for validation.
  • A seat allotment list is made public by the conducting authority following the end of the CENTAC Counselling procedure within a week.
  • Candidates must print their provisional allocation letters from the Internet and then report to the center they have been assigned to within the specified time frame with all necessary documentation. Register yourself to get more information Click here
  • Candidates' tickets are forfeited or taken away if they don't show up at the scheduled time.

CENTAC Counselling Required Documents

The papers needed for CENTAC Counselling are listed below:

  1. Permanent Residence Certificate
  2. Mark Sheet of Class 12
  3. Marksheet of Class 10 (Birth date proof)
  4. Attested copies of the mark sheet of Class 12 have to be submitted
  5. Category certificate (if applicable)
  6. Qualifying exam degree/mark sheet
  7. Call letter of CENTAC
  8. A copy of the CENTAC Application Form

CENTAC Overview FAQs

Ques. What number of rounds are there in the counseling process for CENTAC?

The counseling sessions at CENTAC would last for a total of four rounds. For CENTAC, the counseling procedure is carried out online.

Ques. Who will organize CENTAC this year?

The Centralised Admission Committee, Government of Puducherry, administers CENTAC. For admittance to the state's engineering, pharmacy, and medical programs, CENTAC is held.

Ques. When is the deadline for submitting the CENTAC Application Form?

By July 29, 2024 (UG) and September 6, 2024 (PG), applicants must submit a completed copy of the CENTAC 2024 Application Form. On the official website, candidates may finish the application forms online. 

Ques. Is there a deadline for form corrections for the CENTAC Exam?

No, the CENTAC Exam does not include a form correction window. It is suggested that applicants correctly complete their application forms.

Ques. Is there an examination for admission to CENTAC?

No, admission examinations are not administered as part of CENTAC Admissions. Applicants are chosen based on several standards established for the course they have chosen.

Ques. Do I need to take the NEET to be admitted to MBBS programs through CENTAC?

Yes, in order to be taken into consideration for admission to CENTAC, applicants must have current NEET exam results. On the official website, candidates can register for CENTAC Application Forms. 

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