Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC)

Conducted By

The Government of Pondicherry.

Centralized Admission Committee Exam 2018(CENTAC)

CENTAC which stands for Centralized Admission Committee is an examination which is framed to enroll students for the Professional Degree seats in the colleges that comes under UT of Pondicherry. This entrance test is  authorized by Government of Pondicherry

Admission to the first year M.B.,B.S., B.A.M.S., B.D.S., B.V.Sc. & A.H., B.P.T., B.Sc. (Nursing)., B.Sc. (MLT)., B.Tech., B.Pharm.,B.A. LL.B., LLB., B.Sc.,(Agriculture) & B.Sc.,(Horticulture) Degree courses offered by the Colleges run by the Government/Societies of the Government and seats offered by Other States are done by the Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC), Government of Puducherry.


Keeping in mind previous year's schedule a tentative date sheet for CENTAC 2018 exam is prepared, kindly check out the table given below for more info:

S. No




Availability of online application form starts from

Second week of May, 2018


Last date to apply online

3rd or 4th week of May,2018


Merit list will declared on

June, 2018


Counselling starts from

July 2018

Source:- https://www.centaconline.in/

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CENTAC 2018 Important Dates

15/05/2018 to 10/06/2018

Application Dates (Online)

08/08/2018 to 14/08/2018

Councelling Dates (Online)

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CENTAC Eligibility Criteria :

The basic criteria for eligibility for the B.tech applicants in the CENTAC 2018 is as follows:
Exam takers should have qualified 12th examination or equivalent exam organized by Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu, or any other recognized board, by obtaining at least 45% for general (40% marks for OBC/ MBC/ BCM/ BT/ EBC/SC category), in the prescribed subjects of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or Bio-Technology or Computer Science or Biology (Botany & Zoology).

  • Candidates must have passed in 10+2 examination conducted by Tamil Nadu Board or any equivalent exam with minimum 45% aggregate marks in INDIA.
  • 40% in case of candidates belonging to OBC/BCM/MBC/EBC/BT/SC categories.
  • The age limit is 21 years as on 1st July 2018. This limit is relaxable by up to three years for SC candidates.
  • In addition to Indian nationals, French nationals residing in the UT of Puducherry and conforming to the Treaty of Cession can take CENTAC 2018.

CENTAC Application Process :

  • It is imperative that the candidates must keep the required images and documents before filling the CENTAC application form. 
  • This is to ensure that candidates don’t have to stop while filling the form and can fill the application form of CENTAC 2018 uninterrupted. 
  • Candidates must keep their latest photograph in colour scanned and saved in a file size of 20 KB to 25 KB in JPG format only.

How to fill CENTAC Application Form 2018 :

  • The steps to fill the CENTAC 2018 application form is given below. 
  • The candidates will be required to submit all of their information in the online application form. 
  • The application will be considered only if it reaches the CENTAC office by June 6, 2018 along with the specified documents.

To fill CENTAC Application Form 2018 :

  • Name of the candidate
  • Date of Birth
  • Email ID
  • Mobile Number
  • Password
  • Security Code
  • An email will be sent to the registered email id with the link for the activate the created account. 
  • The candidates will have to click on the provided link. 
  • The candidates will have to log in to their accounts using their registered email id, date of birth and password. 
  • Selection of the state and course has to be done by the candidates.

CENTAC 2018 Application Fees :

  • The candidates will have to pay the online application fee through Debit/Credit cards using online gateway payment or Net banking.
  • General : 600
  • SC : 300

CENTAC 2018 Entrance Exam Admission Process

Students who wish to seek admission in various engineering specialization in the state must undergo the CENTAC 2018 Students must ensure that they satisfy each rule of eligibility as set by the conducting authority and fill the form. Students who get shortlisted after the examination get to appear for the counselling and the interview round which will finalize their seat in various participating colleges of the state.

CENTAC Reservation Details :



Percentage of Reservation

Vertical Reservation


Open General



Other Backward Classes (OBC)



Backward Classes Muslims (BCM)



Most Backward Classes (MBC)



Extreme Backward Classes (EBC)



Backward Tribes (BT)



Scheduled Caste (SC)


Horizontal Reservation


Children/Grand Children of Freedom (Fighter) (FF)



Physically Challenged (PH)



Wards of Ex-Servicemen (EX)

1% and 3**


Candidate who are Meritorious in Sports (SP)


Source:- https://www.centaconline.in/

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