CENTAC Exam: 2020 Application, Eligibility, Syllabus & Pattern

Centralised Admission Committee JET [CENTAC]

CENTAC - Centralised Admission Committee JET

CENTAC JET is conducted by Centralised Admission Committee Joint Entrance Test of Pondicherry government for admissions to university and associated colleges. It is organized for admission into professional courses in the union territory of Puducherry for other states and other UTs candidates.

The admission into degree courses on the basis of the performance of the candidates in intermediate or equivalent board examination. 
Selected candidates are spotted for admission in approved dental, engineering and medical programmes. Eligible candidates will be getting admission in related courses in all affiliated colleges of regions such as Mahe, Yanam, Pondicherry, and Karaikal.

CENTAC Exam Date


Dates (Tentative)

Online application submission

Second week of May, 2018

Last date to submit the online application form

Third or Fourth week of May, 2018

Merit list publish Date

June, 2018

Counselling starts

July, 2018

CENTAC Eligibility criteria

B. Tech Eligibility Criteria :-

  • 12th or equivalent exam with minimum 45% marks for general and 40% for reserved categories.
  • Candidates must have Mathematics, Physics and one of the following subjects: Chemistry/Bio-Technology/ Computer Science/Biology (Botany & Zoology).

MBBS, BDS, BV.Sc. & AH and BPT Eligibility Criteria:-

  • H.Sc. or equivalent exam from any recognized board with 50% marks (for general) and 40% marks for reserved category.
  • Candidates must have passed in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Biotechnology, Botany and Zoology and English individually.

BAMS Eligibility Criteria:-

  • 12th passed with Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English subjects individually.
  • Securing minimum marks in (PCB) 50%   (for general), 45% (for OBC/BCM/MBC/EBC/OPH (General & OBC) and 40% (for SC/BT & OPH).

B.Sc Nursing Eligibility Criteria :-

  • H.Sc or equivalent exam with minimum 45% marks for general and 40% marks for reserved categories with Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English subjects.

B.Sc. (MLT)  Eligibility Criteria :-

  • H.Sc or equivalent exam with Chemistry, Biology, Physics and English subjects securing minimum 50% marks for general and 40% marks for reserved categories

B.Pharma Eligibility Criteria :-

  • 12th or equivalent exam with minimum 45% marks for general and 40% for reserved categories.
  • Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry as compulsory subjects and any one of the following: Biology, Mathematics/Bio/-Technology/Computer Science.

CENTAC Application Form & fees

CENTAC 2019 Application Form for admission will be available from the second week of May, 2019. The application form will be filled and submitted only through the online process from the official website of CENTAC.

After submitting the application online, candidates are required to send the printout of the application form along with the necessary documents to the address given below:

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

Application Fee:-

The application fee payment will be done through online process only. The application fee for different categories is listed below:


Fee (for general candidates)

Fee (for reserved categories)

One course



Two courses



Three courses



Candidates are required to attach following documents with the application form:
•Age proof (Birth Certificate or SSLC mark sheet)
•Permanent Integrated Certificate
•Nationality Certificate
•Residence Certificate
•Special Category Certificate (if applicable)
•Community Certificate (if applicable)
•10th or equivalent exam mark sheet
•12th or equivalent exam mark sheet
•Nativity Certificate (if applicable)
•Sports Certificate (if applicable)
•Copy of Online Payment.

CENTAC Syllabus & Exam Pattern

CENTAC JET has 3 papers of two hours each. All questions are multiple choices.

Paper 1 – Mathematics section has 60 questions.
Paper 2 – Physical sciences have 80 questions (40 physics set and 40 chemistry set).
Paper 3 – Biology has 100 questions (50 Zoology and 50 Botany)

At times short answers also provided in the question paper
There is negative marking for wrong questions
Validity of the score will be only for one year

The examination will be based on the 10+2 level. The questions will be from
•    Physics
•    Chemistry
•    Mathematics.


CENTAC Admit Card

  • Admit card of CENTAC JET  2018 will be provided 1 week before the date of exam.  They can Download Admit Card of CENTAC JET 2018 form the official site of exam. 
  • The permission letter of exam has the all info of the exam and student such as- name of exam, Exam duration, exam centre address, exam instruction, name of student, DOB of student, photo & sign of applicant, etc. 
  • Without call letter of exam any aspirant can’t appear in the exam

CENTAC Results & Score Card

The Result of CENTAC JET 2018 will be announced 2 week after the date of exam.

The merit list will be prepared by CENTAC for admissions on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in their qualifying examination.
Tentatively the merit list will be released in the month of June, 2018. Candidates can check the merit list through the official site of CENTAC.

CENTAC Counselling & Admission

  • CENTAC counselling 2018 will be held from June 2018.
  • Candidates will be called for counselling as per the merit list prepared Counselling for all branches of the B. Tech course will be done at the CENTAC - (LE) Office, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pillaichavady, Puducherry – 605 014.
  • Candidates are required to fill up a college /branch option form at the time of counselling. The admission is based on their merit, category and availability of vacancies.
  •  Candidates will forfeit the counselling fee of `850/- (`350 for SC/BT Candidates) only on selection of seat in the first counselling and in subsequent counselling(s) a non-refundable counselling fee of `750/- (for SC/BT candidates ` 300/-) shall be collected irrespective of selection of seat.
  • The counselling fee should be in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favour of The Convenor, CENTAC-LE payable at Puducherry. 
  • No candidate will be allowed to attend the counselling without the prescribed counselling fee

CENTAC Participating Colleges

Colleges accepting the Pondichery Centralized Admission Committee Joint Entrance Test for B. Tech (CENTAC JET B Tech) are:-

• Pondicherry Engineering College (PEC)
• Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Karaikal
• Achariya College of Engineering Technology
• Alpha College of Engineering and Technology
• Bharathiyar College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikal
• Christ College of Engineering and Technology
• Dr.S.J.S. Paul Memorial College of Engineering and Technology
• Manakula Vinayagar Institute of Technology
• Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering and Technology
• Regency Institute of Technology,Yanam
• RVS College of Engineering and Technology,Karaikal
• Sri Ganesh College of Engineering and Technology
• Sri Manakula Vinayagar College of Engineering.

CENTAC Contact Information

Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC)
Pondicherry Engineering College Campus, Pondicherry – 605014
Tel: (0413)2655281 to 2655287 (Ext. 342 / 343),
Fax: (0413)2655571
Email: centacprof@gmail.com