CENTAC 2024 Counselling: Dates, Merit List, Seat Allotment, Eligibility, Admission Process

Centralised Admission Committee Counselling 2024 ( CENTAC )

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Updated on Jan 16, 2024 12:10 IST

CENTAC Counselling 2024: The Central Admission Committee will conduct the CENTAC 2024 for those candidates aspiring for UG programmes in a diverse range of fields, including Engineering, Business, Pharmacy, etc. Admission to UG courses will be based on Class 12th grade scores and other national or state-level exams like JEE Main/NEET. Those candidates who are successful will secure admission to both private and government colleges in Puducherry. Read more to know all the information regarding the CENTAC Application Form 2024, including application dates, fees, eligibility criteria, application procedures, etc. The CENTAC 2024 online applications for admission to UG Lateral Entry Engineering Courses (B.Tech) will be open tentatively in June 2024. The merit list for CENTAC 2024 counselling will be prepared according to candidates' class 12 and JEE Main scores. 

 

 

 

What is CENTAC Counselling 2024?

Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC), Government of Puducherry, conducts the counselling for admission of students to various undergraduates engineering programmes (BTech). The counselling is conducted every year based on the JEE Main ranks of candidates. CENTAC also conducts admissions for first-year MBBS, BAMS, BDS, BVSc & AH, BPT, BSc (Nursing), BSc (MLT), BPharma, BA LLB, LLB, BSc (Agriculture) and BSc (Horticulture) programmes and postgraduate programmes. Given below are details for CENTAC 2024 admissions for BTech programmes. Candidates will be allotted seats in various colleges in order of merit through a centralized CENTAC 2024 counselling. To confirm admission, candidates will be required to attend the counselling in person at a specified date and time. After CENTAC 2024 counselling, the authorities will allot seats to the candidates based on merit. Read the complete article to know more about CENTAC counselling 2024.

CENTAC 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of CENTAC 2024 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

Jun '24

CENTAC Counselling 2024 Application Form

TENTATIVE

Jul '24

CENTAC Counselling 2024 Merit List Announced

TENTATIVE

Aug '24

CENTAC Counselling 2024 Round 1 Seat Allotment

TENTATIVE

Aug '24

CENTAC Counselling 2023 Final Merit List

TENTATIVE

CENTAC 2024 Counselling Highlights

Candidates can check important details related to CENTAC 2024 counselling below:

Particulars

Details

Common Name

CENTAC

Conducting Body

Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC), Puducherry

Level

Undergraduate

Mode of Selection

  • Puducherry candidates: Based on Class 12 marks
  • Other State Candidates: Based on JEE Main 2024 score

Mode of Application

Online

Number of Participating Institutes

17

Application Fees

  • General Category: Rs 1,000
  • Scheduled Caste Category: Rs 500

CENTAC Counselling 2024: Important Dates

The admission committee will announce the dates for the CENTAC Counselling 2024 for B.Tech. Candidates can check the dates for various processes related to the counselling below:

CENTAC 2024 Events

CENTAC 2024 Dates (tentative)

Online application form availability

Jun-2024

Announcement of merit list

Jul-2024

Revised draft merit list

Jul-2024

Release of final merit list

Aug-2024

Seat allotment result of the first round

Aug-2024

CENTAC Counselling 2024: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates aspiring for admission to the colleges of Puducherry through CENTAC Counselling 2024 are required to fulfil the following eligibility conditions.

Candidates who have passed in the three years Diploma Course or four years sandwich Diploma Course in Engineering / Technology with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for OBC/BCM/MBC/EBC/BT/SC/ST candidates) in aggregate in the subjects covered in 3rd to 6th Semesters

(OR)

A pass in any B.Sc. Degree ( with Mathematics as one of the subjects at Degree Level) with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for OBC/BCM/MBC/EBC/BT/SC candidates) in aggregate in subjects covered from first to last semesters except language subjects. This admission is only for the residents of Union Territory of Puducherry.
NOTE: B.Sc. candidates shall be considered for admission only for the unfilled seats after filling the available seats with Diploma Candidates.

CENTAC 2024 Reservation Criteria

Categories

Percentage of Reservation

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%

Physically Challenged (PH)

3%

Wards of Ex-Servicemen (EX)

1% and 3%

Candidates who are Meritorious in Sports (SP)

1%

CENTAC 2024 Process

Candidates aspiring to participate in CENTAC Counselling need to follow the below steps to fill the CENTAC 2024 application form:

  • The first step towards CENTAC 2024 application process is to register on the official website by filling in details like name, contact number, date of birth, etc.
  • Once registered, they need to fill in their details, academic details, payment details
  • Next, candidates need to select their category and the courses/s they wish to apply to.
  • It’s a must for aspirants belonging to other states to enter JEE Main details while filling up academic details in the CENTAC online application form.
  • Once the CENTAC application form is submitted successfully, an application number will be generated. This must be saved for all future references.
  • Your application form will not be considered valid until and unless the printout of the online filled-in CENTAC application form along with other required documents reaches the office of CENTAC authorities.
  • Aspirants are required to mention the generated Application Number on the top right corner of all the enclosed documents with the print out of the online CENTAC application form.
  • It’s important to note that aspirants need not submit their original documents. Only photocopies of all the documents are required. 
  • Aspirants who have passed HSC or equivalent examination will be eligible to apply for CENTAC but based on JEE Main scores.
  • Such candidates need to fill up the online CENTAC application form using their JEE Main marks (scorecard) before the last date.
  • Besides the downloaded copy of the online filled in CENTAC application form, candidates also need to enclose the given below documents which should be attested.
  • All the documents need to be sent to the Convenor CENTAC office, PEC Campus, Pillaichavady, Puducherry – 605 014 through Courier/Post.

CENTAC Counselling 2024 - Tie Breaking Rules

  • Percentage of actual marks in Mathematics
  • Percentage of actual marks in Physics
  • Percentage of actual marks in third optional (specified) subject
  • Total marks of all eligible subjects prescribed for the course
  • Date of Birth (Earlier born)
  • Computer Generated LOT assigned

FAQs related to CENTAC 2024

Q. Who conducts CENTAC admissions?

A. Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC), Government of Puducherry conducts CENTAC 2024 counselling for admission to BTech/BArch courses.

Q. How many participating institutes are there for admission through CENTAC 2024 admissions?

A. There are around 17 institutes that offers admissions to various BTech/BE and BArch courses.

Q. On what basis CENTAC offers admission to the eligible candidates?

A. The authority conducts CENTAC admissions 2024 on the basis of the JEE Main 2024 All India Rank.

Q. Who releases the application form for CENTAC 2024?

A. The application form of CENTAC 2024 will be released by the authority.

Q. How many rounds of CENTAC counselling will be conducted by the authority?

A. There will be four rounds of CENTAC counselling 2024 including one spot round and two special rounds for all the eligible candidates.

Q. What is the qualifying examination required to appear in the CENTAC counselling 2024?

A. Candidates must pass their class 12 exam from a recognised board - Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi/Council for Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi or any other examination recognized as equivalent to the Senior School Certificate Examination of CBSE.

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Some of the top colleges for CENTAC NEET UG counselling include Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Sri Venkateshwaraa Dental College, Puducherry, Rajiv Gandhi Ayurvedic Medical College, Mahe and Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research (RIVER), among others.

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Candidates participating in the CENTAC NEET UG counselling process will have to upload documents such as NEET scorecard, NEET  admit card, category certificates and candidates from Puducherry domicile will have to submit Affidavit for residence, the format of which will be available in CENTAC websit

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The CENTAC NEET UG counselling process is conducted in online mode only. Candidates will have to register and fill choices in online mode. The counselling authorities will also release the seat allotment result in online mode. However, the last round of the counselling, which is the institute report

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The undergraduate medical courses offered through CENTAC NEET UG counselling are MBBS, BDS, BAMS and BVSc & AH.

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The application fee for CENTAC NEET UG counselling varies for each category and quota. The application fee is in the range of INR 500 to INR 2,000. The following table brings the application fee for CENTAC NEET counselling.

Quota

Application Fee in INR for Unreserved Category

Application Fee in INR for SC/ST/PWD Category

Government

1,000

500

Government & Management Quota

2,000

1,000

Other States (Management Quota only eligible)

2,000

1,000

NRI/NRI-SP/OCI/PIO

5,000

NA

Candidates must note that the amounts mentioned in the above table are of las

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14 Institutes accepting CENTAC

B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering
  • 3.9

    Placements

    3.8

    Infrastructure

    3.6

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    4.2

    Crowd & Campus Life

    3.9

    Value for Money

    3.7

    Learning Experience

    0.0

    Course Support

    0.0
    (35)
  • |
  • Total Fees: ₹ 1.95 Lakh
  • |
  • 4 years
  • |
  • Full Time
B.Tech. in Biomedical Engineering
  • Total Fees: ₹ 1.53 Lakh
  • |
  • 4 years
  • |
  • Full Time
B.Tech. in Artificial intelligence and Data Science
  • 4.1

    Placements

    4.0

    Infrastructure

    3.5

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    4.5

    Crowd & Campus Life

    4.0

    Value for Money

    4.5

    Learning Experience

    0.0

    Course Support

    0.0
    (3)
  • |
  • Total Fees: ₹ 1.70 Lakh
  • |
  • 4 years
  • |
  • Full Time
B.Tech. in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • 4.2

    Placements

    4.0

    Infrastructure

    4.0

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    4.0

    Crowd & Campus Life

    4.0

    Value for Money

    5.0

    Learning Experience

    0.0

    Course Support

    0.0
    (2)
  • |
  • Total Fees: ₹ 1.70 Lakh
  • |
  • 4 years
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  • Full Time

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