CENTAC 2021: MDS Application Form(Extended), Eligibility Criteria


CENTAC 2021 admission process is conducted by the Centralized Admission Committee, Puducherry. The last date for submission of online applications for PG Dental courses under Government / All India (Management Quota seats) /  NRI is extended to 14 June 2021. This is a state-level admission procedure for admission in various professional degree courses in the colleges that comes under the Union Territory of Puducherry. Through this admission process, candidates can get admission in various engineering and pharmacy courses. There will be no Entrance Exam conducted for offering admission in UG courses. The aspirants will get admission on the basis of their performance in class 12 or equivalent. Candidates may check the whole article for complete details regarding the CENTAC 2021.

CENTAC 2021 Status

Admission Notification Announced for PG Dental
Application Form Extended

Latest Updates


CENTAC 2021 Important Dates

The tentative dates of CENTAC 2021 admission are given below:

CENTAC MDS Admission Schedule 2021
Name of Event Date
Release of Online Application Form 12 May 2021
Deadline for Submission of Online Application Form 14 June 2021
Display of Draft Merit List June 2021
Display of Final Merit List June 2021
Start of Counselling(1 Round) June 2021
Start of Counselling(2 Round) June 2021

The dates will be updated as soon as the authority releases the notification.

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CENTAC 2021 Application Form

The details regarding the CENTAC 2021 Application form are given below:

  • CENTAC 2021 Application form has been released for MDS admission
  • The application form will be made available in online mode.
  • Candidates can fill the form through the official website.
  • Candidates have to register themselves while filling the application form.
  • The application process will consist of registration, filling the details, uploading the documents, fee payment and submission.

CENTAC 2021 Application Fee

The details regarding the CENTAC application fee is given below:

No. Of Course  General Category Fee SC/ST Category Fee
For 1 course Rs. 600 Rs. 300
For 2 course Rs. 900 Rs. 450
For 3 course Rs. 1200 Rs. 600
For BA LLB Rs. 600 Rs. 300
  • Mode of Payment:
    • Candidates can pay the application fee in offline mode only via:
      • Cash
      • Demand Draft

CENTAC 2021 Application Procedure

The step-wise Application procedure of filling the CENTAC 2021 is given below.

  • Visit the CENTAC official website.
  • Click on the Apply button.
  • Then applicants must provide their valid contact number and email id.
  • candidates will receive a login id and password vial email or SMS.
  • Log in and start filling the details such as personal, academic and qualification details.
  • After entering all the details, candidates have to upload the documents in the prescribed format.
  • And, the permissible size of the photograph to be uploaded must be between 20 KB to 25 KB. And, the allowed format is JPG only.
  • Moreover, the candidates willing to fill the application form for the Law Courses should submit separate Online Application Form.
  • Finally, after successfully submitting the application form, candidates must take a printout of the submitted application form and send it to the below-mentioned address along with the required documents by post/courier.
    • “The Convenor”
    • CENTAC Office PEC Campus, Pillaichavadi,
    • Puducherry – 605014

Required Documents to be Sent Along with the Application Form

The documents to be sent along with the application form is given below:

  • Class 10 or equivalent Mark Sheet
  • Class 12 or equivalent Mark Sheet
  • Proof of Date of Birth (SSLC Mark Sheet or Birth Certificate)
  • Online Payment Copy
  • Certificate of Nationality
  • Certificate of Residence
  • Permanent Integrated Certificate
  • Special Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Community Certificate (if applicable)
  • Nativity Certificate (if applicable)
  • Sports Certificate (if applicable)

CENTAC 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for CENTAC 2021 admission process is given below.

  • Nationality Criteria
  1. The applicants must be of Indian Nationality.
  • Age Criteria
  1. Firstly, for B.A.M.S. course, the applicants must be at least 17 Years (as on 1 October 2020).
  2. But, for B. Tech. course, the applicants must be at most 21 Years (as on 1 July 2020). However, the candidates from the Scheduled Castes category will be given a relaxation of 3 Years.
  • Qualification Criteria
CENTAC 2021 Qualification Criteria
Course Qualifying Examination Subjects Minimum Marks Attempts
B. Tech. 10 + 2 or equivalent from a recognized board or university Physics and Mathematics along with Chemistry / Biology / Biotechnology / Computer Science Minimum 45% marks (40% for reserved category) 2 attempts (3 attempts for SC)
B. Pharm. 10 + 2 or equivalent from a recognized board or university Physics and Chemistry along with Mathematics / Biology / Biotechnology / Computer Science Minimum 45% marks (40% for reserved category) No Limit
B.A.M.S. 10 + 2 or equivalent from a recognized board or university Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and English Minimum 50% marks (UR), 45% marks (OBC / MBC / EBC / OPH (UR & OBC)), 40% marks (SC / ST / OPH) 1 attempt

CENTAC 2021 Seat Reservation

The details regarding the CENTAC seat reservation is given below:

CENTAC 2021 Seat 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)



The candidate who are Meritorious in Sports (SP)


CENTAC 2021 Merit List

The details regarding the CENTAC 2021 Merit list is given below:

  • The CENTAC merit is will be released in online mode.
  • CENTAC Merit List will be released on the basis of class 12 marks and reservation criteria.
  • Admission in all the courses except MBBS and BDS will be done on the basis of merit list prepared by the CENTAC.
  • CENTAC Separate rank will be provided to the candidates by adopting the normalisation method.
  • For all Biology-based Degree courses, the admission will be offered on the basis of marks obtained by the candidate in the prescribed subjects in the previous examination.

CENTAC 2021 Admission Procedure

The details regarding the CENTAC admission procedure are given below:

  • Admission in the MBBS & BDS seats will be offered only on the basis of 2021 NEET scorecard.
  • Admission in engineering courses will be on the basis of JEE Mains 2021.
  • The authority will publish the seat allotment result after completion of the first round of counselling.
  • After each round of the counselling, the authority will release the vacant seat matrix on their official site.
  • Candidates have to download the allotment letter and report to the allotted college for admission within the prescribed time period of admission.
  • If candidates don’t get admission on prescribed date and time, their admission will be cancelled and they will not be allowed to participate in the subsequent counselling.

CENTAC 2021 Counselling

The details regarding the CENTAC counselling 2021 is given below:

  • The counselling will be conducted through online mode in which candidates can fill for their choice of colleges and courses as much as they can.
  •  The candidates have to attend the counselling on the prescribed date and time on the day of counselling.
  • The dates for the counselling will be sent through SMS, E-mail and will also be published on the official website.
  • The CENTAC will publish the selection list for provisional admission.
  • The candidates can download the allotment letter on the same day of publication from the website.
  • Candidates have to bring all the original certificates along with one set of photocopies of all the documents.

NOTE: Applicants will also have to submit the counselling fee in the form of Demand Draft of Rs. 750/- for General (Rs. 350 for SC/BT) drawn in favour of, The Convenor, CENTAC and payable at Puducherry.

CENTAC 2021 Important Links

Apply here for CENTAC MDS Admission 2021

CENTAC 2021 Highlights

Candidates can check CENTAC 2021 highlights from the table given below:

Exam Name CENTAC 2021
Conducting Body Centralized Admission Committee
Exam Level State Level
Course Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes
CENTAC Official website www.centacpuducherry.in
Exam Purpose


Is there any separate Application form to be filled for LLB Course ?

Yes, the candidates applying for LLB course has to fill the separate Application form.

What is the level of exam?

This exam is conducted for undergraduate level.

What is the mode of selection?

The candidates from Pondicherry state are selected on the basis of Class 12th marks and candidates from other states are selected on the basis of JEE Main 2020 Score

How to apply for Counselling?

Counselling will be conducted through online mode in which candidates can select their choice of colleges and courses.

How will I came to know about counselling?

The Centralised Admission Committee will send the notification regarding the counselling date and time on the registered mobile number.

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