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CENTAC 2022: Application Form, Admission Dates, Eligibility, Merit List

The Central Admission Committee conducts CENTAC for admissions to various UG & PG courses in engineering, pharmacy, and in other fields. The Central Admission Committee conducts the admission process for various private & government colleges in Puducherry and other Union Territories/states.

CENTAC conducts no entrance exam; instead, a merit list is created based on 10+2 results, and candidates are admitted to desired colleges based on their class 12 th results. This article contains information on CENTAC such as important dates, application form filling process, eligibility criteria, counseling, results, etc. Candidates are suggested to read the provided information very carefully.

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CENTAC 2022 Highlights

Exam NameCENTAC 2022
Full-FormCentralized Admission Committee 2022
Conducting AuthorityCentralized Admission Committee (CENTAC)
Exam CategoryUndergraduate
Offered CoursesEngineering & Other Courses
Exam LevelCentral-Level
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Official Email[email protected]
Helpline0413-2655571
Official Websitehttps://www.centacpuducherry.in

CENTAC 2022 Important Dates

Applicants should check the following table for important dates (tentative) of CENTAC 2022:

CENTAC 2022 EventsCENTAC 2022 Dates
CENTAC online application form filling process starts from3rd week of May 2022
Last date to apply online4th week of June 2022
Final merit list releasing date3rd week of July 2022
Commencement of Counselling1st week of August 2022
1st round of seat allotmentTo be announced soon
2nd round of seat allotmentTo be announced soon
Last date to take part in the 2nd roundTo be announced soon

CENTAC Application Form 2022

The Application Form of CENTAC 2022 will be available soon on the Centralized Admission Committee’s official website. Only online submission of the application form will be accepted. Applicants should ensure that they meet the eligibility requirements for the course before filling out the online registration/ application form. The admission process will be organized for those who are interested in fine arts, education, arts & science, hotel management, or diploma courses. Online applications are available for undergraduate and graduate students who wish to pursue diploma courses. Read the entire article to learn more about the CENTAC 2022 Application Form, including the application process, required documents, and more.

Steps to fill CENTAC 2022 Application Form

To fill out the CENTAC 2022 application form, follow the steps below:

The first step will be for applicants to complete the CENTAC 2022 registration. Applicants must provide basic information such as their name, email, and mobile number. While registering, students will also be required to create a password, which will be helpful for all future processes related to completing the online application form, in accessing the admit card, and checking the final result/ merit list, etc. After you’ve entered all of your information, click the Register button to finish the registration process.

Following registration, applicants must pay the requisite application fee via online mode by using net banking, credit/debit card. The payment receipt must be saved for all future reference.

CENTAC Application Fee

No. of courseReserved CategoryGeneral Category
For One courseRs. 300Rs. 600
For Two courseRs. 450Rs. 900
For Three courseRs. 600Rs. 1200
For BA. LLB. courseRs. 300Rs. 600

Step 3- Filling CENTAC Application Form: After making a successful payment of the application fee, applicants will be required to login into the applicant’s portal and then they have to fill out all of the required informations in the application form, including personal details, educational details, & communication details.

Step 4- Now, applicants will have to upload scanned images of recent & colored passport-size photographs as per the requirements set forth by the authorities.

CENTAC Application- Specification of Image to be uploaded

ImageSpecification
PhotographPermissible Size– 20 KB- 50 KB
Format – JPEG

Step 5- Final Submission of CENTAC Application Form: Applicants must complete the CENTAC 2022 application form in the final step. Applicants should double-check all of their filled information before final submitting the form, as changes can’t be made after it’s been submitted. After you’ve double-checked all of the information, submit the application form by clicking the “Submit” button.

There is no need to send a copy of their filled application form of CENTAC 2022 to the authorities, but they must keep a copy until the admission process is completed.

Documents Required with CENTAC 2022 Application Form

Applicants will have to submit all the required documents, as well as a printed copy of the CENTAC 2022 Application Form. For the CENTAC 2022 Application Process, the following documents are required:

  • Copy of payment of online fee receipt
  • Certificate of Nationality
  • Permanent Integrated Certificate
  • Certificate for Special Category (if applicable)
  • Date of Birth Certificate
  • Marksheet/ certificate of class XIIth and other educational certificates (self-attested copies)
  • Caste Certificate for Reservation (if applicable)
  • Applicant’s recent and colored photographs
  • Photographs of the applicants should not be older than 3 months from the date of filing of the application form.
  • Certificate of Community (if applicable)
  • Sports Certificate/s (if applicable)

Note: In the applicants have any query or doubt then they write or contact to The Convenor”
CENTAC office PEC Campus, Pillaichavady,
Puducherry – 605 014


CENTAC 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must ensure that they meet the required eligibility criteria before filling the online Application form. Only those who are eligible can fill the online application form. The following are the CENTAC 2022 Eligibility Criteria for all courses & streams, applicants must have to check them to determine their eligibility:

General Eligibility:

  • Nationality: All the applicants who are Indian nationals can apply for CENTAC.
  • Domicile: Applicants who come from the Union Territory of Puducherry must have to possess a domicile certificate.
  • Age Criteria: The age limit varies from course to course. The minimum age limit for the BAMS course is 17 Years old (as of October 1, 2022). The maximum age limit for the B.Tech course is 21 years old (as of July 1, 2022). The relaxation of 3 years will be provided for SC Applicants.

Qualification Criteria

1. For B.Tech Course:

  • Qualifying Exam: Applicants should have 10+2 passed or equivalent exam from any recognized board.
  • Subjects: Applicants must have read class 10+ 2 with Physics & Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with any of Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Biology/Computer Science.
  • Minimum Marks: Applicants should secure at least 45% marks for the unreserved category applicants (40% marks for reserved category applicants).
  • Attempts: SC category applicants can apply 3 times while other category applicants can apply 2 times only for admission

2. For B.Pharm Course:

  • Qualifying Exam:  Applicants should have 10+2 passed or equivalent exam from any recognized board.
  • Subjects: Applicants must have read class 10+ 2 with Physics & Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with any of Mathematics/Bio-Technology/Biology/Computer Science.
  • Minimum Marks: Applicants should secure at least 45% marks for the unreserved category applicants (40% marks for reserved category applicants).
  • Attempts: For B.Pharma. course, there is no limit to apply.

3. For BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery) Course:

  • Qualifying Exam: Applicants should have 10+2 passed or equivalent exam from any recognized board.
  • Subjects: Applicants must have read class 10+ 2 with Physics, Biology, Chemistry & English as compulsory subjects individually.
  • Minimum Marks:  Applicants should secure at least 50% marks for the unreserved category applicants, 45% marks for BCM/OBC/EBC/MBC/OPH & 40% marks for ST/SC/OPH.
  • Attempts: Applicants can apply only once.

4. For BDS and MBBS

  • Qualifying Exam: Applicants should have 10+2 passed or equivalent exam from any recognized board.
  • Subjects: Applicants must have read class 10+ 2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-Technology/Zoology/ Botany& English as compulsory subjects individually.
  • Minimum Marks: Applicants should secure at least 50% marks for the unreserved category applicants (40% marks for reserved category applicants).
  • Entrance Exam: To apply for this course applicants must have qualified NEET 2022 and admission will be taken based on ranked secured in the entrance exam.
  • Attempts: For both courses, there is no limit to apply.

5. For B.Sc. (MLT)

  • Qualifying Exam: Applicants should have 10+2 passed or equivalent exam from any recognized board.
  • Subjects:  Applicants must have read class 10+ 2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English as compulsory subjects
  • Minimum Marks: Applicants should secure at least 50% marks for the unreserved category applicants (40% marks for reserved category applicants).
  • Attempts: For this course, there is no limit to apply.

6. For B.Sc. (Nursing)

  • Qualifying Exam: Applicants should have 10+2 passed or equivalent exam from any recognized board.
  • Subjects: Applicants must have read class 10+ 2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English as compulsory subjects
  • Minimum Marks: Applicants should secure at least 50% marks for the unreserved category applicants (40% marks for reserved category applicants).
  • Attempts: For this course, there is no limit to apply.

CENTAC Merit List 2022

Based on qualifying marks, the Centralized Admission Committee will compile a list of merit of all the qualified applicants. The CENTAC 2022 merit list will be made available online by the authorities. Students could access the CENTAC merit list via the official website. For both, applicants belonging to Puducherry and applicants belonging to other states, a separate merit list will be released by the authority. The CENTAC 2022 merit list will include a list of all those applicants who will be allowed for admission to various participating institutes for the B.Tech program. The authorities will first publish a draft of the CENTAC merit list. Applicants will have the opportunity to object to the CENTAC 2022 draft merit list. After considering the raised objections, the authorities will publish the final CENTAC merit list.

How to Check CENTAC 2022 Merit List

Applicants can follow the below process to check the CENTAC Merit list:

  • The merit list can be checked from the local newspaper in the form of a notice issued by the authority.
  • Applicants can also view the merit list on CENTAC’s official website.
  • To check/view the merit list or call letter, applicants must enter their CENTAC registration number on its official website.

CENTAC 2022 Cut-Off

For each course, the Cut-Off of CENTAC 2022 will be published separately. It will be available online and published on its official website. For admission to the various participating institutes/colleges in Puducherry, applicants must meet the minimum cut-off. The authority will set a cut-off based on the 12th grade. It will be determined by the number of candidates who fill the form, the availability of seats, and the previous year’s cut-off.

Factors Effecting CENTAC Cut Off

The following factors of Cut Off marks are listed below for applicants’ reference, and with this information, applicants will be able to understand how Cut Off marks are calculated.

  • The number of applied applicants or no. of application received. For example, if the Civil engineering stream has more applications than that of Mechanical engineering then the cutoff for the former is likely to be higher than the later.
  • Applicants will also be chosen based on the availability of seats in various colleges for various courses.
  • The merit list will be created based on the applicants’ obtained marks.

CENTAC Normalisation Procedure 2022

The “normalization procedure” is used to develop a common base for balancing the marks secured by applicants from various Examination’s Boards. By using the normalization method, the marks scored by applicants in related subjects in the qualifying exams administered by various boards will be balanced with the marks scored by applicants in the same subjects in the qualifying exams administrated by the Board of State (i.e. State Board of School Exams, Tamil Nadu).

For Example: If an applicant scored the highest mark in Physics from the State Board is 100, and another applicant scored the highest mark in the same subject from another Board (say “X”) is 90. Then highest marks in both the boards will be considered equal to 100. If some other student from another Board (i.e. say “X”) is 90, then 60 marks scored by that student will be equal as 66.667 marks as calculated below:

(100 x 60) / 90 =66.667 %.

The “normalized marks” obtained after normalization of the secured marks of qualified applicants from various Boards in relevant subjects shall be merged into a common list of merit.


CENTAC 2022 Counselling

Counseling will be done online, and the applicants will be able to fill in as much information as they want for their preferred courses & colleges. On the counseling day, applicants must arrive at the designated center on the scheduled date & time. Dates of counseling will be shared by SMS & email, and also it will be announced on its official website. CENTAC will release the provisional admission selection list. On the day of publication, applicants will be able to access the letter of allotment via the official website. All original certificates, as well as 1 set of a xerox of all documents, must be brought by the applicants.

Documents for CENTAC 2022 Counselling:

  1. Certificate of Permanent Residence
  2. Class XII marksheet
  3. Class Xth marksheet (for proof of DoB)
  4. Attested copies of Class XII mark sheet
  5. Category/Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  6. CENTAC 2022 Call letter
  7. A hard copy of the CENTAC application form

A list of seat allotment will be released by conducting authority within seven days of completion of the process of counseling. Applicants must have to download the allotment letter (provisional) from the official website & then applicants have to attend the allotment procedure at the allotted center with all necessary documents within a specified time frame. The seats will be canceled for those applicants who fail in doing so.


CENTAC Participating Institutes 2022

Students can find a list of all CENTAC 2022 participating institutes below to take an idea of the offered courses & all institutes that accept CENATC scores for admission.

Government Colleges

S.No.Government CollegesSeat IntakeOther State Quota
1Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Institute of Engg. & Tech., Karaikal15327
2Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry38246

Self Financing Colleges and Deemed Universities

Self Financing Colleges and Deemed UniversitiesSeat Intake
RVS College of Engineering & Technology, Karaikal120
Avvaiyar College of Engineering & Technology, Puducherry120
Prist University (Off-Campus), Puducherry150
Shri Krishnaa College of Engineering & Technology, Puducherry150
Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering & Technology, Puducherry150
RAAK College of Engineering & Technology, Puducherry150
Alpha College of Engineering & Technology210
Bharathiyar College of Engineering & Technology, Karaikal210
Sri Ganesh College of Engineering & Technology, Puducherry210
Achariya College of Engineering & Technology, Puducherry240
Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering & Technology, Puducherry300
Manakula Vinayagar Institute of Technology, Puducherry330
Christ Institute of Technology, Puducherry330
Christ College of Engineering & Technology, Puducherry360
Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College, Puducherry600

CENTAC 2022 Reservation Criteria

As per the norm of the Puducherry Government, the reservation of offered seats is decided by institutes itself for various courses offered by them. Applicants can check the seat distribution in the table below.

CategoriesReservation (%)
Vertical Reservation 
General50
Most Backward Classes (MBC)18
Scheduled Caste (ST)16
Other Backward Classes (OBC)11
Backward Classes Muslims (BCM)2
Extreme Backward Classes (EBC)2
Backward Tribes1
Horizontal Reservation 
A candidate who is Meritorious in Sports (SP)1
Wards of Ex-Servicemen1 or 3**
Physically Challenged3
Children/Grand Children of Freedom (Fighter (FF)4

About CENTAC

The CENTAC (Centralized Admission Committee) works under the Government of Puducherry. It serves as a comment centralized admissions platform for all universities in the UT (Union Territory) of Puducherry. It offers a wide range of UG, PG, and diploma programs. Applicants can attend both private & government colleges through CENTAC. Applicants will be assigned to colleges based on their position on the CENTAC’s merit list. It holds various counseling sessions for the purpose of assigning seats to applicants.


CENTAC HelpDesk:

Centralized Committee  Admission (CENTAC)
The campus of Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry-605014
Email address: [email protected],
Fax: (0413)2655571
Tel: (0413)2655281-2655287 (Ext. 342/343)
Website.centacprof.net.in.


CENTAC 2022 FAQ’S

Is there any entrance test conducted for admission in Undergraduate courses?

No entrance exam will be there for UG programs. Applicants will be admitted based on their performance in the 10+2 qualifying exam.

Do we have to submit original documents at the time of filling the application form?

Yes, at the time of filling application form, applicants will have to upload original documents.

Is it necessary to send any hard copy of the filled-in application form?

Yes, applicants will have to send a hard copy of the filled CENTAC application form to the office of conducting authority.

In case any candidate has filled duplicate application forms, will the application get rejected?

The authority will accept only one application form from one applicant so the duplicate application form will be rejected.

Is the application fee will be refundable?

No. Under any circumstances, the application fee will be non-refundable.

Can I change my course or specialization during my course of study?

After choosing the particular course/ specialization, any kind of change in course/ specialization will not be tolerated.

I will be in 12th level in year 2021, will I be eligible for the examination?

Yes, definitely you can apply as you will be appearing in the qualifying examination.

 

 

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