CENTAC Counselling Puducherry

CENTAC Counselling 2018 - Counselling Schedule for BSc Courses

Last Date to Apply

18 June 2018

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CENTAC Counselling will be conducted by Govt. of Puducherry for admission to engineering, medical and Pharma colleges. CENTAC Final Merit list for B. Tech has released online. CENTAC counselling application process has been started from 7 June 2018 for various programs. The application process for Lateral entry to degree courses will start from 9 June 2018. CENTAC or Centralized Admission Committee is for admission to various UG courses in the union territory of Puducherry. Earlier the admission to the institutes in Puducherry was based on the entrance exam but from 2015 onwards, the admissions are based on uniform counselling process known as CENTAC Counselling. The admission is based on the marks secured by the student in Class 12 or equivalent examination and there is no entrance test conducted for admission. From this year, the Admission to M.B.B.S. and B.D.S. will be based on NEET.

CENTAC MBBS and BDS Counselling 2018

NEET score has to be appended to the application of candidate within 5 days from the date of release of NEET 2018 marks. The candidates will have to log in to add their NEET score.

The admission is based on the marks secured by the student in Class 12 or equivalent examination and there is no entrance test conducted for admission. From this year, the Admission to M.B.B.S. and B.D.S. will be based on NEET Scores. CENTAC Counselling is done for admission into the following programs:

  • B.Tech
  • B.A.M.S.
  • M.B.B.S.
  • B.D.S.
  • B.V.Sc. & A.H.
  • B.P.T.
  • B.Sc. (Nursing)
  • B.Sc. (M.L.T.)
  • B.Sc. (Agriculture)
  • B.Sc. (Horticulture)
  • B.Pharm.
  • B.A.
  • LLB
  • B.Tech Lateral Entry

The Online Application for candidates who wish to apply for M.B.B.S and B.D.S. will start from the last week of May 2018, and the last date to apply is in the second week of June 2018.

Latest Update - CENTAC Merit List (Final) 2018  released online.


CENTAC Counselling 2018 Dates

Given below are the dates to keep in mind related to CENTAC Counselling 2018 

Event 2018 Dates
CENTAC Counselling Application Begin 7 June
CENTAC Counselling Application Ends 16 June
B.Tech Lateral Entry Application Begin 9 June
B. Tech Lateral Entry Application Ends 18 June

CENTAC Counselling Brochure will release in the third week of May 2018, and the candidates have to fill the online application form to register for the online counselling. The counselling is expected to begin in the month of June 2018. CENTAC Counselling details will be sent through email and SMS to the candidates.

CENTAC Counselling Schedule for BSc Horti/ Agri

CENTAC Counselling BSc Agri/Horti

Admission to courses based on CENTAC

CENTAC is for admission into Government College as well as the self-financed colleges for admission to the nine courses given below

  • B.Tech
  • B.A.M.S
  • M.B.B.S. - Based on NEET Score
  • B.D.S. - Based on NEET Score
  • B.V.Sc. & A.H.
  • B.P.T
  • B.Sc. (Nursing)
  • B.Sc. (MLT)
  • B.Pharm.

CENTAC Participating Colleges

43 colleges (8 government and 35 private) will participate in the CENTAC Counselling for admission in the courses according to their preferences. 85% seats are reserved for students from Puducherry and 15% seats will be filled on All India Basis representing students of other states and union territories of India. CENTAC participating colleges list along with the number of seats is given towards the end of this page.

CENTAC MBBS and BDS Counselling

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CENTAC Eligibility criteria


  • The candidate applying to CENTAC should be an Indian national.
  • French Nationals residing in the UT of Puducherry and covered by the terms of the Treaty of Cession shall be treated at par with Indian Nationals, for the purpose of admission to all the courses.
    • French Nationals will not be required to produce residence certificate instead they should produce a certificate of registration issued for this purpose from the French Consulate at Puducherry

Domicile Criteria

A candidate is considered to belong to the UT of Puducherry if he/she satisfies, at least, one of the following domicile criteria

  • A native of Puducherry: The candidates or whose parent (either mother or father or both) or Guardian (in the case of children who have lost both the parents) has been residing continuously in Puducherry for at least five years immediately preceding the date of application.
  • Academic Studies in UT for 5 years- Those who have passed 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 (including the year of the qualifying examination) in recognized education institutions (s) located in Puducherry Union Territory and having their residence in the Puducherry Union Territory for 5 years continuously during that period.
  • PSU Employees posted in UT- Children of Central/State Government Servants/Defense Personnel /Central Paramilitary Forces/Employees of Public Sector Undertakings wholly or substantially run either by the Central Government or by the Puducherry UT administration posted and serving in the Puducherry UT for at least a minimum period of one year prior to the last date of submission of application.
  • Govt. Employees Natives of UT: Children of Natives of UT of Puducherrywhohave declared any place in the UT of Puducherry as their hometown (Father & Mother) and so certified by their respective Heads of Office. (Applicable only for Government employees).
    • They have to produce Nativity Certificate in the prescribed format and should be enclosed along with the admission application.
  • Children of Defense Personnel who were killed or disabled in action and children of Central Government Servants/Puducherry UT Government Servants/Defense Personnel/Employees of Public Sector undertaking as referred in the category who died while in service in the Puducherry UT.

Academic Qualification


Academic Qualification and Minimum Marks


MBBS, BDS, BVSc. & AH, BPT Degree


  • Passed Qualifying Exam with 50% marks for general and 40% marks for OBC/BCM/MBC/EBC/BT/SC in the prescribed subjects of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Biotechnology, Botany and Zoology and they should have passed the above four subjects individually.
  • They should have studied English as one of the subjects.

Lower age limit: 17 years as on 31 December 2018

For BPT- Upper age limit of 25 years as on 1 July 2018

B.Sc. Nursing Degrees

Passed Qualifying Exam 45% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Botany and Zoology; 40% marks for OBC/BCM/MBC/EBC/BT/SC

Passed the qualifying Exam and scored minimum aggregate of 50% (40% marks for OBC/BCM/MBC/EBC/BT/SC)  in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English)

17 years as on 1 October 2018

 B.Sc. (MLT)

Passed the Qualifying Exam with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Biology/Botany & Zoology or Physics and 40% marks for OBC/BCM/MBC/EBC/BT/SC


 B.Tech Degree 

Passed the Qualifying Exam with 45% marks in Mathematics, Physics and in any optional subject like Biotechnology, computer science, and biology; 40% marks for OBC/BCM/MBC/EBC/BT/SC

Upper age limit of 21 years as on 1 July 2018


Passed the Qualifying Exam with 45% Marks in English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Computer Science



*Relaxable up to three years for SC candidates.

** Relaxable up to three years for OBC/BCM/MBC/EBC/BT candidates and five years for SC candidates.

Permitted Number of Attempts in Qualifying Exam

CENTAC Number of Attempts

Candidates (failed in the first appearance) who have passed their qualifying examination in the supplementary examination should submit their mark sheet of the qualifying examination to CENTAC, within 7 days from the date of publication of results.

Eligibility of Programmes for Other States & UTs Candidates

  • MBBS & BDS seats to be filled based on All India NEET score/rank.
  • Designated B.Tech, seats in Government colleges to be filled based on JEE (Main)score/ All India Rank.
  • Designated B.Sc. (Nursing), B.P.T. B.Pharm., & B.Sc., (MLT) seats in Government colleges based on merit in qualifying examination.

CENTAC Application form and Admit Card

CENTAC online application form is now available and the candidates can register for the UG Counselling by following the link given below. The registration can be done online only and there is no offline application process. The candidates are suggested to ensure their eligibility before registering for counselling.

Click Here to Register for UG Counselling

Candidates applying for more than one course have to submit the respective APPLICATION FORMS (namely Biology, Engineering, and Pharmacy). The candidates have to submit a separate application form for each stream.

Claiming Seats Under Sports Quota: The Candidates are instructed to fill up the Sports proforma which can be downloaded from CENTAC website and should be sent with the application form.

Payment of Application Fees: Application fee can be paid online only through NEFT or Debit or Credit card. There is no other way to pay the application fee.

Documents to be sent with the application form

CENTAC Online Application Form will be considered only if the candidates send the necessary documents on time. The candidate should not send any original document with the CENTAC application form, they have to send the photocopies only.

  • Printout of online application form
  • Necessary attested copies of certificates
  • Class 12 mark sheet- In case the candidate has not received the class 12 mark sheet then they can enclose the printed version of the online mark statement duly attested by the Head/ authorized person.
  • Online payment receipt of the Application Form
  • Passport Size Photograph to be posted in the space provided

Application Submission

The candidates can apply for CONTAC counselling process only through online mode on the official website. The application form along with the other necessary documents should be sent by post/courier or can be submitted in person to

The Convenor” CENTAC office PEC Campus,
Pillaichavady, Puducherry – 605 014 

Correction in Application Form

If there are any corrections in the Name, Date of Birth, Marks in the concerned subjects, Categories, Special categories, Regional Claim or the merit marks then candidates should report to the CENTAC office within two days with all original certificates.


Categories of Courses

  1. Engineering
  2. Biology Based
  3. Pharmacy


Unreserved Category Fee

Reserved Category
Fee (SC/BT)

Application Fee for One Course 

 Rs.600  Rs.300

Application Fee for Two Courses

 Rs.900  Rs.450

For Three Courses

 Rs. 1200  Rs.600


 Rs. 600 Rs. 300

CENTAC MBBS/ BDS Colleges Fee Structure 2018


College Name

Fee Structure fixed per year

Fee Structure for Management Quota

Fee Structure for NRI Quota

Pondicherry Institute Of Medical Sciences

Rs 3,35,000

Rs 12,00,000

Rs 20,00,000

Sri Manakula Vinayakar Medical College & Hospital

Rs 3,13,000

Rs 12,00,000

Rs 20,00,000

Sri Venkateswara Medical College Hospital & Research Centre

Rs 2,99,000

Rs 12,00,000

Rs 20,00,000

Mahe Institute Of Dental Sciences 

Rs 79,000

Rs 3,00,000

Rs 6,00,000

Shri Venkateswara Dental College 

Rs 79,000

Rs 3,00,000

Rs 6,00,000


CENTAC BSc Nursing Fee Structure 2018


College Name

Fee Structure

Sri Manakula Vinayagar Nursing College, Puducherry

Rs 33,000

Indirani College Of Nursing, Puducherry

Rs 33,000

College of Nursing - PIMS

Rs 33,000

Sabari College Of Nursing, Puducherry

Rs 33,000

East Coast Institute Of Medical Sciences, Puducherry

Rs 37,000

Raak Nursing & Paramedical College, Puducherry

Rs 37,000

 A.G. Padmavathi College Of Nursing, Puducherry

Rs 37,000

CENTAC Result and Counselling

For B.Tech

Normalization Procedures

Basis of evaluation

  • The marks obtained in the qualifying examination on the other board would be coincided with the marks obtained by the state board and subsequently, the evaluation would proceed.
  • Highest marks obtained by the candidate in the other board would be assessed by the marks that are obtained by the students in Puducherry and they will be evaluated accordingly.
  • If the highest marks secured by a student of the State Board, in Physics, is 100 and the highest mark secured by a student of any other Board (say “X”),on the same subject is 90, then, both the highest marks will be considered to be equal to 100. It is based on that the evaluation and normalization will proceed.
  • The common merit list across all board would be drafted by normalizing the score of all the boards. The basic rule would be similar to pointer three mentioned above. The rule doesn’t apply for B.Tech courses, separate arrangements would be made as per the stipulated guidelines of the university.
  • For B.Pharm course, the candidates applying from Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra against the “All India Quota”, the maximum marks in the respective subjects will only be considered at the time of normalization.

CENTAC Online Counselling

CENTAC will publish selection list  after a week’s gap on the website and provisional allotment will be posted on the CENTAC website and the same may be downloaded from the CENTAC website

Provisional Allotment Order: The candidates have to download the CENTAC provisional allotment order and report to the allotted college on the specified date and failure to do so will lead to the cancellation of the admission.

Counselling Fee

General Category Rs 850
SC/BT Rs 350


  • Candidates will forfeit the fee of Rs. 850 (Rs. 350 for SC/BT candidates) only on selection of the seat in the first counselling.
  • However in subsequent counselling(s) a non-refundable fee of  Rs.750 (for SC/BT candidate Rs. 300) shall be collected irrespective of selection of seat.

Submission of Counselling Fee

The counselling fee should be in sent in Demand Draft drawn in favour  of " The Convenor, CENTAC", payable at Puducherry,

It is to be noted that:

  • Payment by cheques, postal orders, money orders and Cash will not be accepted.
  • No candidate will be allowed to attend the counselling without the prescribed counselling fee.

CENTAC Counselling Biology Based Second Phase Schedule 2018

CENTAC Counselling for Biology based group second phase schedule for candidates of Puducherry, Other states and candidates of UTs has been released. The counselling details for the same are given below.

The selected candidates who are called for the counselling and have not received counselling letters must attend the counselling on the respective dates and time, with all the original certificates and one set of photocopies of all documents and a Demand Draft of Rs. 850(for Puducherry candidates)or Rs 750(for other state candidates) and Rs 350 for SC/BT(Puducherry) or Rs 300 (for Other State candidates). The DD must be drawn in favour of The Convenor, CENTAC, payable at Puducherry.

The Counselling schedule for Puducherry candidates are given below:

CENTAC Biology Group second phase

 The schedule for Other States and UT's candidates are given below:

counselling schedule for other states and UT candidates

CENTAC Counselling Letter 2018 (Common to all Courses)

Candidates can download CENTAC Counselling letter from www.centaconline.in. The eligible candidates, who do not receive the counselling call letters but fall within the above category/merit marks are also requested to attend the counselling as per schedule.

Candidates have to carry all the original certificates and one set of Photo copies of all the documents and a Demand Draft for 750 (350 for SC/BT) drawn in favor of The Convenor, CENTAC and payable at Puducherry.

CENTAC Counselling for B.Tech Other States Candidates

Counselling schedule for the other state candidates for the B.Tech course will commence from the last week of July 2018. The schedule for the same is given below:

Centac Btech counselling schedule

CENTAC Information Brochure

CENTAC Important details

CENTAC Participating College & Seats

The following table shows the seat details or the total number of seat in UG courses in the various colleges who come under CENTAC:


Total Seats

RAAK Nursing & Paramedical College College


College of Nursing


Kasturba College of Nursing 


A.G. Padmavati College of Nursing


Sri Venkateswara College of Paramedical Science


Sabari College of Nursing


College of Nursing


Indirani College of Nursing


Government Colleges and Seat in CENTAC (Last year)

CENTAC Government Colleges and seats

Centac Self Financing college seats

CENTAC Branch and Seats

CENTAC Counselling for Other State and UTs Quota Candidates will be conducted in the last week of July 2018. Branch and category wise number of vacant seats for the counselling are given below:

CENTAC Counselling

CENTAC MBBS and BDS Counselling 2018

CENTAC Contact

Government of Puducherry
Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC)
Pondicherry Engineering College Campus Puducherry – 605 014

Phone Number: (0413) 2655281 to 2655287 (Ext.342/343), +91-8940400935
Telefax: (0413) 2655571

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