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Centralised Admission Committee

CENTAC Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 500
  • Exam Conducting Body:Centralised Admission Commitee (CAC)
  • Courses:B.Tech, BDS, MBBS, BSc Agri, B.PHARM
  • Streams:Engineering, Medical, Agriculture, Dental, Pharmacy

CENTAC 2023: Application form, Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

Updated On - February 15 2023 by Akriti Maurya

CENTAC 2023 Aplication form will release soon in online mode. The admission is controlled by the Centralized Admission Committee to offer various Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Diploma Programmes. There will be no entrance exam organized for offering admission in the UG course. It is a state-level exam that is used to fill a professional degree in college in the Union Territory of Puducherry. Candidates who wish to apply for admission to the participating institutes of the Centralized admission committee conduct the CENTAC once a year. This is a state-level examination. For more information candidates can read the whole article.
Latest Update: CENTAC 2022 Final Merit list has been released. Check Here.

CENTAC 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check CENTAC status from below:

Admission notificationTBA

CENTAC 2023 Important Dates

Candidates can check the important dates and events related to CENTAC 2023 in the table given below.

EventsDates (Tentative)
Application Form releasesJune 2023
Last date to submit the application form4th week of July 2023
Hard copy of application form4th week of July 2023
Merit list publicationAugust 2023
Counselling processAugust/ September 2023
Counselling for other state candidatesAugust/ September 2023

CENTAC 2023 Application Form

CENTAC 2023 Application Form will available on the official website of CENTAC. Candidates are supposed to go through the below-mentioned guidelines for a great experience in CENTAC online application Form 2023:
  • All the details asked for in the Registration/Application form are Mandatory.
  • E-mail ID and mobile number should remain the same till the admission process is completed otherwise students might not get all the important details.
  • An Email ID once used for Registration online cannot be used again.
  • Once the application form is submitted online, a request for any change in the data entered in the application form will NOT be entertained.
  • Incomplete/incorrect applications are liable to be rejected at any stage without prior information to the candidate.
  • Multiple application forms from the same candidate will result in confusion leading to the disqualification of the candidate.
Documents required for filling the application form are listed below:
  • 10th Mark sheet ( for age proof)
  • 12th Mark sheet
  • Residence Certificate
  • Nationality Certificate
  • Permanent Integrated Certificate
  • Special Category Certificate (if required)
  • Community Certificate
  • Nativity Certificate
  • Sports Certificate
  • Payment receipt
  • NEET Rank card (Xerox copy)

CENTAC 2023 Application Fee

After filling the application form candidates are required to pay an application fee to complete the registration for CENTAC 2023. Courses wise CENTAC 2023 Application Fee is mentioned in the table given below category wise:

CENTAC 2023 Registration Fee
S. No.

For Professional Courses (UG & PG)

Rs. 500/-

Rs. 1000/-


For PG Courses

Rs. 200/-

Rs. 400/-


For All Other Courses

Rs. 150/-

Rs. 300/-

Mode of Payment: Payment should be made online through Debit card/Credit card/Net Banking etc.

How to Apply for CENTAC 2023 ?

Candidates can check the steps to fill the application form given below.

  • Visit the official website of CENTAC 2023.
  • Click on Sign up button and register yourslef.
  • Then, enter all the asked details such as name, date of birth, contact number, password, etc.
  • candidates will then receive an email on the registered email id and password with the login credentials.
  • Login into account with these credentials and enter the details such as personal, educational details, etc.
  • Now,  upload the documents as per the specifications precribed by the authority
  • Pay the application fee via online mode by the following modes
    • Credit Card
    • Debit Card
    • Net banking, etc.
  • Submit the CENTAC 2023 application form and print it for future reference.

CENTAC 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling up the Application form candidates must ensure that they fulfill the required eligibility criteria. Only eligible candidates will be able to fill the application form. CENTAC 2023 Eligibility criteria are mentioned below for all the courses and streams which must be checked by respective candidates to know their eligibility:

Age Criteria
S.NoName of CoursesLower Age LimitUpper Age Limit
1M.V.Sc-The candidate should not have completed 35
years as on 31 December 2020 (Relaxable up to five
years for SC/ST candidates)
2P.G Arts and Science--
3MBBS & BDS17 years as on
4BAMS17 years as on
5B.Sc Nursing17 years as on
6B.V.Sc & AH 17 years as on

25 years as on 31.12.2020
(Relaxable up to five years for



21 years as on 01.07.2020
(Relaxable up to three years for SC


8B.P.T17 years as on
25 years as on 01.07.2020
(Relaxable up to three years for
OBC/BCM/MBC/EBC/BT candidates and
five years for SC/ST candidates).
10B.Sc (M.L.T)--
11B.Sc(MRIT)17 years as on
30 years as on 31.12.2020
12B.Sc (Hons) Agriculture-21 years as of 01.07.2020 (Relaxable up to 4
years for SC / ST candidates and candidates
B.Sc seeking admission under NRI scheme)
13B.Sc (Hons) Horticulture-21 years as of 01.07.2020 (Relaxable up to 4
years for SC / ST candidates and candidates
B.Sc seeking admission under NRI scheme)
14BA LLB--
16D.G.N.M17 years as
30 years as on 31.12.2020
17D.A.N.M17 years as on
30 years as on 31.12.2020
18D.M.L.T17 years as on
30 years as on 31.12.2020
19D.C.E.C17 years as on
30 years as on 31.12.2020
20D.D.T17 years as on
30 years as on 31.12.2020
21D.A.P.T17 years35 years
22U.G. Arts and Science CoursesThe candidate should not have completed 21 years of age as of 1st July
2020. However, age relaxation by three years for SC / ST candidates,
five years for PWDs and five years in the case of Nuns belonging to
various Religious congregations and Widows are applicable.
23U.G. Performing & Fine Arts CoursesThe candidate should not have completed 23 years of age as of 1st July
2020. However, age relaxation by three years applies to
Physically Challenged and Scheduled Caste and Tribe candidates.
Apart from the above-said candidates, no age relaxation will be given to
any candidate under any circumstances.
24Hotel Management CoursesB.Sc.

22 years as of 01.07.2020 for Open Category relaxable up to three years

for SC/ST candidates as on 01.07.2020


25 years as of 01.07.2020 for Open Category relaxable up to three years

for SC/ST candidates

Nationality Criteria
A candidate seeking admission through CENTAC 2023 should be an Indian National. However, French Nationals residing in the UT of Puducherry and covered by the terms of the Treaty of Cession shall be treated on par with Indian Nationals, for admission to all the courses.
Residence Criteria(Applicable for Seats in Govt. Colleges and
Govt. Quota Seats in Private Colleges)
  • The candidate or whose parent or Guardian has been residing continuously in this Union
    Territory for at least five years preceding the date of application.
  • Children of natives of U.T. of Puducherry who has declared any place in U.T. of
    Puducherry as their hometown and so certified by their respective Heads of Office. Nativity
    A certificate in the prescribed format has to be enclosed.
  • Children of Defence Personnel who were killed or disabled in action and children of Central
    Government Servants/ Pondicherry UT Government Servants/Defence Personnel/
    Employees of Public Sector Undertaking wholly or substantially run either by the Central
    Government or by the Puducherry UT Administration who died while in the service in the
    Puducherry UT.
  • Those who have passed the SSLC / HSC or any other public examination and for that
    purpose had undergone academic studies continuously for 5 successive classes
    immediately preceding the qualifying examination in a recognized educational institution located in Pondicherry UT and having their residence in Pondicherry UT for 5 years continuously during that period. Mere stay in places such as residential hostel would not amount to the residence.
Candidates can download the CENTAC 2023 PG Information Bulletin Pdf.

Number of Seats for Different Courses offered by CENTAC 2023

Candidates can check the expected details of the seats for the CENTAC 2023 below.

Government CollegesCoursesNumber of seats
Indira Gandhi Medical College
and Research Institute, Puducherry
M.B.B.SGovt quota – 106
NRI/Foreign – 22
Rajiv Gandhi Ayurveda Medical College, MaheB.A.M.SGovt quota – 42
NRI/Foreign – 07
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and ResearchB.V.Sc. and A.H.Govt quota – 42
NRI/Foreign – 07

CENTAC 2023 Merit List

CENTAC 2023 Merit List will be as it is given below:

  • The criteria for preparing the Merit List vary from course to course.
  • CENTAC MERIT LIST will be prepared based on the marks scored in the qualifying exams like NEET, JEE, or based on the marks obtained in the qualifying exam. Contact Pondicherry may publish the MERIT LIST as a Draft giving the candidates one or two days to raise objections if any. The Final Merit List will be published after considering the objections if any.
  • A separate CENTAC Merit List will be prepared for Government Quota Seats & Management Quota Seats. The students should refer to the CENTAC website www. centacpuducherry. for the merit list of all the courses.
  • In case the CENTAC ONLINE application is reopened for any Course, then the Merit List will be updated with all the new applications received in the due course. This may alter the existing Merit List as well.
Details of the CENTAC 2023 Merit List

Candidates can check the list of the details of the CENTAC 2023 merit list below.

  • Merit Rank of the candidate
  • Application Number
  • Name of the candidate
  • Date of Birth
  • Merit Marks
  • Marks scored in Biology
  • Marks scored in Physics
  • Marks scored in Chemistry

CENTAC 2023 Counselling

After the declaration of the CENTAC 2023 merit list, all the selected candidates of CENTAC 2023 are required to appear for the online counseling round.

  • CENTAC 2023 counseling process can be done in one or more rounds as per the necessity of the course selected by the candidates.
  • Counseling will be done through a computer module based on the preferences entered by the Candidates.
  • Generally, the CENTAC 2023 counseling consists of round 1, round 2, and mop-up round. CENTAC has the right to conduct as many counseling rounds as per the necessity or requirement of seats for any concerned course.
  • Mock allotments shall be done only for the courses for which the selected candidate has been notified separately.

CENTAC 2023 Seat Matrix

CENTAC 2023 Seat Matrix is given below:

Vertical Reservation:
  • Open General 50 %
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC) 11 %
  • Backward Classes Muslims (BCM) 2 %
  • Most Backward Classes (MBC) 18 %
  • Extreme Backward Classes (EBC) 2 %
  • Backward Tribes (BT) 0.5 %
  • Scheduled Caste (SC) 16 %
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST) 0.5 %
Horizontal Reservation:
  • Children/Grand Children of Freedom (Fighter) (FF) 4 %
  • A person with Disabilities (PwD) 5 %
  • Wards of Ex-Servicemen (ESM) 1 % and 3 % **
  • The candidate who are Meritorious in Sports (MSP) 1 %

** It is 1% for MBBS and 3% for all the other courses.

Number of Seats for Different Courses offered by CENTAC 2023

S.NoCourseNumber of Seats
1P.G. Professional Courses987
2P.G. Arts and Science Courses813
3U.G. Professional Courses5604
4U.G. Arts and Science Courses4718
5U.G. Performing Arts and Fine Arts Courses90
6Education Courses300
7Hotel Management Courses90
8Diploma Courses in Polytechnic Colleges1342
9Lateral Entry Admission to Various Courses1574
10Part-time Polytechnic Diploma Courses135

CENTAC 2023 Highlights

Candidates can check CENTAC 2023 highlights from the table given below:

Exam Name


Conducting Body

Centralized Admission Committee

Exam Level

State Level


Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes

CENTAC Official website


Application Link

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Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose

To offer admission in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes


Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC) works under the Govt. of Puducherry. It is a common admission platform for all the colleges of the Union Territory of Puducherry. It offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, and diploma courses. CENTAC provides both government and private colleges to the candidates. Candidates will get the colleges as per their rank in the merit list released by the CENTAC. It conducts various counseling rounds for the allotment of seats to the candidates.

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CENTAC Important Dates

CENTAC 2023 Form Date23 May - 28 Jun 2023 (Tentative)

Centralised Admission Committee Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions, Objective

Negative Marking:



Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

23 May 2023

Form End Date:

28 Jun 2023

The last date to submit the form was on 28 Jun 2023
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