CENTAC 2021 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

Centralised Admission Committee JET [CENTAC]

CENTAC - Centralised Admission Committee JET

Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC) is a State level entrance examination for Engineering and Medical program. The admission possibilities for candidates taking up CENTAC 2021 are for varied Engineering, Management and Medical streams with their specializations. CENTAC entrance exam will be conducted by Centralized Admission Committee for all the colleges located in U.T. Pondicherry and no other individual entrance exam are considered for admission such as JEE Main, NEET and NEET PG.  

CENTAC is a Common Entrance Exam conducted by Centralized Admission Committee for various engineering and medical program like B-Tech, B.Sc. and Pharm with some of their basic specializations. This is applicable to all students in the city where the concerned colleges in Pondicherry. The institutes have its admissions open for the ones who meet the eligibility criteria and qualified to appear for CENTAC entrance test. The application procedure for CENTAC is easy and affordable with sharing of exam scores with selected institute of his/ her choice in the U.T. Pondicherry. Qualified candidates will get admissions in any of the related courses in all affiliated colleges of regions like Mahe, Yanam, Pondicherry, and Karaikal.

The CENTAC 2021 exam will be conducted in online mode and offline facility is not applicable for UG (B-Tech) Programs which is usually conducted in the beginning of July. Later once the results are out the authority will help in getting into the desired colleges by the students. 

Name of the Examination

Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC)

Exam Conducting Authority

 Centralized Admission Committee

Examination Level

State Level

Examination Mode

Online (Computer-Based)

Mode of Application


Course offered

Under Graduation

CENTAC 2021 Exam Date

CENTAC competitive exam is known for getting admissions into Undergrad engineering, management and medical courses like B-Tech, B.Sc. and B.Pharm in colleges located in U.T. Pondicherry with various specializations in the stream and the exam will be held as per the schedule released by the University authority. The students are suggested to keep a look on some of the tentative dates related to this entrance examination. Here are some of the details that the students will have to keep checking so as to get updates on the schedule of CENTAC 2021 which are mentioned below.

Important Events

Dates (Speculative)

CENTAC Application form availability

Third week of May 2021

Late Date to submit the form

Fourth week of June 2021

CENTAC  Examination

Beginning of June 2021

CENTAC result declaration

Fourth week of July 2021

CENTAC 2021 Eligibility criteria

Students preparing to appear for CENTAC 2021 should get details about the conducting committee who is responsible for taking important considerations in setting their eligibility scriteria. Understanding the standard criteria will help the aspiring students to know if they will be qualified or have the capacity to appear for the exam before filling the online application form. Here the candidates should realize that once the Centralized Admission committee senses that the particular applicant doesn’t fit to the designed criteria then the application might be discarded at any stage of admissions. 

Students applying for the admissions must par the eligibility criteria mentioned below in order to appear for the Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC) entrance test 2021:

  • Students must have completed class 12 from a recognized board in relevant  Science stream
  • Students should have obtained at least 45% aggregate in their class 12 board exams (40% for reserved category)
  • Students should have passed in some of the compulsory subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics in their intermediate board exams.
  • Any foreign resident residing in U.T. Pondicherry can apply by showing their resident certificate.

CENTAC 2021 Application Form & fees

The students willing to take part in CENTAC exam will have to follow some steps before applying for CENTAC 2021, the application/ registration process for CENTAC 2021 involves a set of stages like: Registration, CENTAC Password, getting Enrolment ID, Filling the Application and Uploading scanned Photographs and other required Documents, Online payment of fees, etc.

Candidates must have an in-depth look into the details regarding CENTAC 2021 Application Form:

Tentatively the CENTAC 2021 Application Form will be made live and accessible from the Third week of May 2021 as speculated by the Centralized Admission Committee and the last due date for the submission of application form with the late fee will be in the fourth week of June 2021. CENTAC 2021 Application form will be made available via online mode on their official website.

The application form will be released from May 2021 and students can make sure that they are registered on time for taking up the entrance test.

Step 1: Registration                                               

For Registering to CENTAC 2021, the students will have to present some of the basic details such as their name, date of birth, email-id, contact details, residence address, course specification,  choice of stream , specializations, exam details, exam center details, etc. and then press the submit button.

After the submission of form, applicants have to wait for stipulated time till they are informed about their confirmation program and stream specialization through email or SMS after which they will have to continue to complete all the other steps of application.

Step 2: Uploading Documents/ Photographs     

Students will have to digitally upload their scanned copy of recent, passport-size photograph and their signature as per the specifications asked in the form. The picture size that needs to upload should be within the specified size limit in the form.

Step 3: Application Submission                                                   

Once the other two steps are completed a confirmation banner will be displayed on the screen and the applicant should read it and click on ‘I accept the terms and conditions’.

The CENTAC 2021 application form will appear on the screen and the aspirants will have to scrutinize all the details and try to modify it if necessary and then click on ‘Save and Print’

Applicants are suggested to take a print out the application receipt after the above steps are completed. This has an ID for payment reference which will be used for transacting application fees.

Step 4: Payment of Fees

CENTAC 2021 Application fees will have to be paid through online mode by using debit card/ credit card or net banking. The application fees are INR 600 for general category and INR 300 for SC &ST category. The application fee is not refundable in any situation. Payment link for CENTAC 2021 application fees will be accessible only after the form has been submitted, and the students can proceed to pay the fees.

Step 5: Confirmation of CENTAC 2021 Application

After the payment transaction of CENTAC application fee is completed, students will get an online receipt to their mobile number which shows the completion of registration process.

They will also get a mail on their registered email ID where the students will get a file of the complete Application Form of CENTAC 2021 clipped and later they can access their registered accounts and get a hard copy of the application form.

CENTAC 2021 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

To appear for CENTAC 2021 competitive entrance exam the students must be understand if there are any changes in the exam Pattern. This will be helpful for them to know about the details like what is the mode of examination, marking criteria, important sections to concentrate on, if there is any negative marking, type of questions, total number of questions and sections, duration of exam etc. and will help them to have better focus on the entrance test.

CENTAC 2021 is a 3 hours or 180 minutes of exam which is accessible in online (computer-based test) mode exam for joining foe B-Tech, B.Sc. and B.Pharm. Courses in state level. Here the students will have to attend 240 questions for total of 360 marks with each question carrying 3 marks. The exam paper has 3 sections to attend with subjects like Physics & Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. The Physics & Chemistry section has 40 questions each and Mathematics section has 60 questions and Biology has 100 questions (Zoology and Botany). Here a new type of question pattern has been added in CENTAC 2021 i.e. Multiple Select Question, MSQ and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

CENTAC 2021 Exam Pattern


Exam Mode


Exam Medium


Type of questions


No of Questions


Total Marks


Exam Duration

180 mins

Negative marking

-0.25 mark for each wrong answer

CENTAC 2021 Admit Card

 For CENTAC 2021 admit card/ hall ticket will be issued to the candidates who have registered themselves for the CENTAC 2021 exam and have paid the application fees along with it. The admit cards will be released on the official website of the conducting body by the second week of April 2021.

Firstly, the student must log in to CENTAC website and click on the ‘Admit card’ link and enter their login details and download the admit card/ hall ticket. The applicants must carefully check the information mentioned on the admit card such as the name of the applicant, exam date, venue, time and contact details. Students must also carry a valid photo ID proof issued by the Government of India to the exam centre. They must pin in a recent passport size photograph on the hall ticket as they uploaded in the CENTAC application form. It is also a mandatory thing for all applied candidates to carry their admit card at the examination center, if not the applicant will not be allowed to appear for the examination without the hall ticket along with any one considerable ID proof.

Documents Required with CENTAC 2021 Admit Card

In addition to CENTAC 2021 admit card/ hall ticket the candidate shall also carry one more valid Photo Id proof to prove their identity such as: 

  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • PAN Card
  • Voter ID
  • Aadhaar ID

CENTAC 2021 Results & Score Card

CENTAC results 2021 are tentatively to be announced by the first week of May 2021. The result as well as the rank list will be released on the official website of CENTAC 2021.The CENTAC rank list can be viewed using the login credentials.

CENTAC 2021 results and rank list includes details such as student’s name, student’s CENTAC registration number, roll number of the applicant, section-wise scores and overall scores. The results with rank/ merit will be available on the website until one month after the announcement. The marks secured in CENTAC 2021 will be valid for the academic year from 2021-24.

Steps to Download CENTAC 2021 Results

  • Visit the CENTAC official website
  • Click on ‘CENTAC scorecard’ tab
  • Enter your login credentials such as CENTAC 2021 user ID and password
  • Lastly, Download and save the CENTAC 2021 result and lastly take a print out

CENTAC 2021 Counselling & Admission

One of the important factors for an aspirant to know is about CENTAC 2021 qualifying and Admission cut off:

CENTAC 2021 cut off predictor will be announced on the based on the student’s staging in the entrance test and their results that will get released via online on the official website of the University. Cut-off/ margin percentage is based on varied reasons and it is mandatory for applicants to outreach the margin criteria to qualify the examination & to further participation in various processes.

CENTAC 2021 Admission Cut Off:                         

For increasing the chances to get admissions in the institutes located in the U.T. Pondicherry the students should cross or reach the cut-off margin set by the University authorities. Students who clear the CENTAC 2021 exam and equate the cutoff margin announced by the Institute will later be called for the final round of selection. The cutoff might vary for different campus in Pondicherry and the specialization depending upon different criteria.

CENTAC 2021 will have Cut-Off standard score that the students will have to secure in order to qualify for the examination. Cut-off margin usually depends on the count of students taking up the exam, seats availability, level of difficulty in the exam and also considers the previous year margin.  Cut-off will be announced by the committee and the applicants should carefully evaluate all these standards and then appear for the entrance exam for their interested stream in that Course.

CENTAC 2021 Counseling

CENTAC 2021 counseling will be organized by Centralized Admission Committee once they declare the result of the entrance test. The Committee will begin its process of counseling from the month of July 2021. This counseling process will include various steps such as document verification, seat allotment and fees payment etc.

Firstly the students will have to register themselves for the counseling process by paying the applicable fees for it. Later, they are advised to provide their original documents for the verification process and finally the seats will be allotted individually based on the CENTAC 2021 score.

List of CENTAC 2021 examination centres

While filling the application for CENTAC 2021 the students should select their choice of exam centers (city) in U.T. Pondicherry for taking up the examination. CENTAC 2021 exam center allotment for each registered candidate will be done based on choice of the candidate and the availability of seats. Place of test details will be published on the admit card/ hall ticket along with other details.

CENTAC 2021 will be held in the Centralized Admission Committee campuses located in Pondicherry cities of the country and few of them are:                                                                                                                    





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