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By: Sunil Kushwaha

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CENTAC 2023 Mop-Up Round Allotment List for UG NON-NEET has been Released on 4th October 2023. 2nd Round Seat Allotment for NEET PG has been Released on 13th September 2023. Seat Allotment has been Released for PG Course. Merit List has Released on 6th July 2023 for Non-UG NEET Course. CENTAC is one of the famous admission processes that allows candidates to take admission into numerous undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and this admission process is organized by the Centralized Admission Committee of Puducherry every year. The process is conducted at the state level, allowing the candidates to take admission into different courses, including Engineering, Pharmacy, Medical, and several other fields.

Those candidates who undertake this exam are offered admission into several private and government colleges in Puducherry and certain other union territories and states. The admission process will be conducted through CENTAC, and candidates can also get admission depending on specific national-level exams, which include UG NEET, NEET PG, and JEE Main

This article throws light upon certain aspects related to the CENTAC admission procedure. If you are willing to participate, you must go through this article carefully and understand all the aspects of the admission procedure. Some of the essential aspects of the exam include eligibility, pattern, syllabus, result, merit list, etc. 

CENTAC 2023 Notification – Allotment Released

newicon CENTAC 2023 Mop-Up Round Allotment List for UG NON-NEET has been Released on 4th October 2023. Click to Check CENTAC Admission Details.

newicon CENTAC 2023 2nd Round Provisional Allotment List for NEET PG Medical Courses has been Released on 13th September 2023. Click to Check CENTAC Admission Details.

New CENTAC 2023 Seat Allotment List has been Released for PG Courses. Click to Check CENTAC Admission Details.

CENTAC 2023 Revised Draft Merit List for NEET UG Course has been Released on 15th August 2023. Click to Check CENTAC Admission Details.

CENTAC 2023 Final Merit List has been Released for PG-NEET. Click to Check CENTAC Admission Details.

CENTAC 2023 1st Round Seat Allotment has been Released for Non-NEET UG Course. Click to Check Admission Details.

CENTAC 2023 Merit List has been Released on 6th July 2023 for UG Non-NEET. Click to Check the CENTAC Merit List Details.

CENTAC Notification CENTAC Important Dates 
CENTAC Application Form CENTAC Merit List 
CENTAC Cut OffCENTAC Counselling
CENTAC Eligibility CriteriaCENTAC Reservation Criteria

CENTAC 2023 Highlights

Before the candidates fill out the application form, they must go through the overview of the admission process and understand the critical aspects. The tabular representation is to provide you with information regarding the crucial broad aspects of the exam. 

This tabular representation provides information regarding the name, level of the exam, full name of the exam, mode of application, and so on. You must have the basic information related to the CENTAC if you will indulge in the same. It will help you in the long run. Let us take a look at the crucial highlights of the exam. 

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ParticularsDetails
Name of the ExamCENTAC 2023
Full Name of the ExamCentralized Admission Committee
Exam Conducting AuthoritiesCentralized Admission Committee, Puducherry
Process of SelectionNEET UG, NEET PG scores
Mode of the application submissionOnline mode
Courses offeredEngineering, Pharmacy, Medical, etc.
Admission LevelState Level
Helpline number0413-2655571
Email IDcentacprof@gmail.com
Official Websitehttps://www.centacpuducherry.in

CENTAC 2023 Important Dates

These are the tentative dates for the CENTAC admission procedure. Candidates must start preparing accordingly and ensure they don’t wait for the final dates, as the procedure is expected to be conducted very soon.

These dates are subject to change under any unavoidable circumstances. The dates will be informed to all the interested and desirable candidates through our official website and also the official website of CENTAC. Let us look at specific tentative dates for the process of admission. You must note down the important dates for future reference and also for keeping the same in mind. 

EventsDates 2023 (Announced)
Release of the online application forms18th May 2023
Final date to submit the application forms6th June 2023
Last date to submit the hardcopy of the application forms6th June 2023
Release of the merit lists6th July 2023
Allotment of the seatsAugust 2023
Beginning of the counselling procedureAugust/ September 2023
Beginning of the session or classesAugust/ September 2023

CENTAC 2023 Application Form

The application forms are published on the official website. Candidates must ensure they fill out the application form correctly and do not commit silly mistakes. The application forms are expected to be released in June 2023. Candidates must go through the same carefully and proceed only to the application form. 

Before filling out the application form, keep your documents ready for scanning. You must make sure that the format and dimensions are kept in mind. Let us look at specific critical points related to the application forms. 

  • Application forms are expected to be released in June 2023, CENTAC. 
  • All the aspirants must ensure they meet the eligibility conditions before proceeding with the application forms for a particular program to which they wish to apply. 
  • The application forms will be published online mode only. No other mode of application submission is available. Candidates must make sure that they fill out the application form online mode. 
  • All the aspirants will be required to fill out the application form using their personal information, which includes the name of the candidates, their parent’s name, valid and working email ID, and phone number apart from the educational qualification. 
  • Note that the candidates will not be provided with any correction facility. So, they must fill out the application form carefully and ensure they do not commit any errors. 
  • After reviewing the dimensions and format mentioned in the official notification, the candidates must scan their photographs and signatures. 
  • As per the latest information, the last date to submit the application forms will be the last week of July 2023. 
  • Finally, the candidates must take the printout of the application form for any future references and the payment receipt. 

How to fill out the Application Form?

As mentioned above briefly, the application form for the CENTAC must be filled out correctly. Considering those factors, you must fill out the application form by following these steps only. These steps have been written to help you with the application form. Ensure you have a safe and workable internet connection to complete the application form. Let us take a look at the steps. 

  • First, the candidates must go to the official website of CENTAC 2023 and then click on the home dashboard. 
  • Now, click on the signup button for the registration process. 
  • Moving on, enter all the necessary information required for the registration process, including your name, date of birth, contact information, password, and so on. 
  • Now, the email from the authorities’ side will be sent to the candidates with the registered email ID and password. Now, you must log in to your account using those credentials. 
  • The aspirants must enter the information to complete their application form, including personal and educational details. 
  • Finally, upload all the necessary documents after scanning them according to the format and dimensions mentioned. 
  • The candidates must pay the required application fee online, including credit cards, debit cards, internet banking, etc. 
  • Finally, please submit the application forms, take the printout, and keep them safe for future use. 

CENTAC 2023 Form Correction

The official authorities will not provide the facility for form correction. Hence, you must ensure you do not make any mistakes in the application form. The form, once filled and submitted, cannot be edited. So, candidates must ensure they put complete effort into completing the application form. There is no facility for the correction of the application forms. 

CENTAC 2023 Application Fee

Submitting the application fee with the application form is imperative if you want it accepted. The application forms submitted without the payment of the application fee will not be accepted, and the candidates will not be allowed to participate in the admission process ultimately. 

  • The application fee must be paid through a safe internet connection only. Make sure to put in the details carefully. Some of the critical points related to the application fee are as follows. 
  • The application fee for the CENTAC can be submitted using an online mode only. No other mode of application fee submission is available. 
  • The application fee can be paid using credit cards, debit cards, internet banking, and so on. 
  • The application fee, once paid, will not be refunded or transferred under any circumstances. 

The tabular representation for the application fee the different categories must pay is below. Let us take a look at the same. 

CoursesApplication fee for General CategoryApplication fee for Reserved Category
For Professional courses of  Undergraduate level  for non-NEET in case of residents of Puducherry and another stateRs. 1000/-Rs. 500/-
For UG arts, science & commerce courses, in the case of 

 

Residents of Puducherry & other states

Rs. 300/-Rs. 150/-
Undergraduate level non-NEET courses in case of NRI/ NRI sponsored FN/ OCI/ PIO.Rs. 5000/

CENTAC 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility conditions must be taken into consideration before proceeding to apply for any particular application form. These eligibility conditions differ for different courses, and candidates must go through the eligibility conditions according to their course. Sadly, if the candidates do not meet the eligibility criteria, they won’t be allowed to participate in the admission process. 

Ensure you meet all the eligibility criteria and only apply for the particular course. Let us look at some of the eligibility conditions mentioned for specific courses. 

Nationality of the Candidate: Those of Indian origin or who possess the OCI can apply for CENTAC. 

Domicile: If the candidate belongs to Puducherry, they must possess the domicile certificate. 

MBBS, BDS, BVSc., A. H, BPT courses

  • Educational Qualification: All aspirants willing to apply for this course must have passed their class 12th or intermediate from a recognized board or university. 
  • Subjects Required: The aspirants need to have passed Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology, and also English as compulsory subjects. 
  • Marks Required: Candidates must have scored a minimum of 50% marks if they are general and 40% if they belong to the reserved category to be eligible for that particular exam. 
  • Entrance Exam Marks: Aspirants need to possess the scorecard of NEET 2023
  • Appearing Candidates: Those who are in the final year of their qualifying exam are also welcome to apply for the exam. 

B.Tech Courses

  • Educational Qualification: The aspirants who wish to apply for this course must have passed their class 12th or any equivalent exam from a recognized board or university. 
  • Subjects Required: Those who wish to apply for this exam must have qualified their class 12th with Physics and Mathematics as mandatory subjects along with one other subject, which includes Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, and Computer Science. 
  • Marks Required: The candidates who have scored a minimum of 45% marks if they are general and 40% marks if reserved are eligible to apply for the course. 
  • Appearing Candidates: Those candidates in the final year of their qualifying exam are also eligible to apply for the exam. 
  • Scores Acquired: The candidates must have qualified JEE Mains and secured a rank there. 

CENTAC 2023 Cut Off

The cut-offs for 2023 refer to the minimum marks that the candidate must acquire if they wish to be eligible for admission in several courses. The cut-off marks are different as per the different institutes. Candidates can check the cut-off marks according to the institutes and apply if they meet the same. 

Note that the cut-off marks also depend upon the course and type of grade of the candidates that they secured according to the ranks. Numerous factors result in the variation of the cut-off marks, such as the availability of the seats in a particular course in which an aspirant wishes to take admission. It depends on the performance of the candidates in the qualifying exam. 

CENTAC 2023 Merit List

The official authorities form the merit list for CENTAC, and separate merit lists will be published for different courses. The qualification list will be published on the university’s official website, consisting of the candidates selected for admission. The merit list is expected to be released in August 2023. 

The merit list of CENTAC will have the names of the aspirants who will clear the exam and be shortlisted for the admission process. To check the merit list, the aspirants must provide their registration number. 

CENTAC 2023 Reservation

The aspirants who belong to the Union Territory of Puducherry will be given the seats per the scores and ranks acquired in their qualifying exam. Those who wish to be admitted to engineering courses need to have attempted JEE Mains, and in the case of the undergraduate level medical courses, they need to attempt NEET scores. 

The criteria for reservation as per the rules and regulations of the universities are described below. Candidates must make sure that they keep in mind these reservation rules before applying for particular courses. 

Vertical Reservation

CategoryReservation Percentage
Open General50%
Other Backward Classes (OBC)11%
Backward Classes Muslim (BCM)2%
Most Backward Classes (MBC)18%
Extreme Backward Classes (EBC)2%
Backward Tribes (BT)1%
Scheduled Castes (SC)16%

Horizontal Reservation

CategoryReservation Percentage
Children/ Grand Children of Freedom Fighters (FF)4%
Wards of Ex-serviceman (EX)1% for MBBS

 

3% for all courses

The person with Disabilities (PwD)3%
Meritorious in Sports (SP)1%

CENTAC 2023 Counseling Procedure

The procedure of counselling will be done online method only. All candidates who wish to participate in the counselling process must choose the colleges’ preferences and the courses they wish to study. As per the latest information, the counselling process for CENTAC will begin in August or September 2023. 

The available seats are allocated per the ranks and performance of the candidates in the CENTAC 2023 merit list. The process of verification of the documents will also be conducted at the time of the counselling. As a result, the candidates need to bring the original documents when they report to finalize the counselling process. Once the seat is allotted, the candidates must report to the particular college to complete the admission formalities. 

CENTAC 2023 Admission Procedure

As discussed above briefly, the process of admission for CENTAC will be done as per the different national, state level, and entrance exam level scores. The allocation of seats in the courses such as MBBS and BDS will be done as per the scores of the candidates in the NEET exam.

 In the case of engineering, the candidates will be provided admission as per the JEE Main scores. Anyone wishing to apply directly to any university for any course according to their 12th mark can do so. 

The admission will be confirmed after verifying the documents required to be brought by the candidates at the time of admission. Some of the documents that must be carried are as follows. 

  • 10th Mark sheet & passing certificate
  • 12th Mark sheet & passing certificate
  • Residence certificate
  • Counselling call letter
  • CENTAC 2023 Application form
  • Category certificate
  • Photo ID Proof
  • JEE Main/ NEET UG/ NEET PG scorecard, etc.

Some Important FAQs

Question- When the application forms are expected to be released?

Ans- The application forms are expected to be released in June 2023. 

Question- What is the level of admission?

Ans- The admission will be provided at the level of the state. 

Question- What is the mode of application?

Ans- The mode of application submission is online. 

Question- What is the complete form of CENTAC?

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Ans- The complete form of the CENTAC is the Centralized Admission Committee.

If you have other choirs about CENTAC 2023, you can leave your question below in the comment box.

Sunil Kushwaha

As a dedicated Biology Science graduate, I'm passionate about sharing the latest updates in national and state entrance exams through my blog. I aim to keep aspiring students informed about exam trends, important dates, and changes in syllabi. With a keen interest in education, I strive to offer valuable insights for students navigating the competitive landscape of entrance examinations and admission tests. Stay updated with me.

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