CENTAC 2018 - The final merit list of CENTAC 2018 has been released by the authorities. The candidates can access the merit list category and state wise. Previously, the draft merit list was released and In case of any objections, the candidates could send an email to authorities before July 5, 2018 (5 PM). Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC) have prepared the merit list by using a normalization procedure. The shortlisted candidates will have to pay the counselling fee online and submit their preferred options. The online registrations for admissions through CENTAC 2018 have ended. The candidates who wish to pursue their studies in the participating institutes of CENTAC 2018 had to fill the application form with valid information and submit it. The submission of the application form had to be done in both online mode along with other required documents. CENTAC 2018 admissions will be done based on the 12th standard (or equivalent) examination scores for Puducherry and Tamil Nadu candidates and JEE Main 2018 scores for other state candidates. The allotted candidates will have to report at their institute to confirm their admission. There are 17 participating institutes under CENTAC 2018. Centralized Admission Committee will be the conducting authority for the entire admission process. Read the full article for more information about the admission dates, eligibility criteria, application process and counselling of CENTAC 2018.
Quick Facts about CENTAC 2018
Name of Admission Process
Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC)
Level of Examination
Number of Participating Institutes
CENTAC 2018 Admission Dates
Availability of Online Application Form of CENTAC 2018
June 6, 2018
Final Date to Submit Online Application Form
June 15, 2018
Announcement of CENTAC 2018 Merit List
July 4, 2018
Release of CENTAC 2018 Final Merit List
July 10, 2018
Round 1 of Counselling
Will be notified
Last Date for Joining for Round 1
July 12, 2018
Round 2 of Counselling
July 18, 2018
Last Date for Joining for Round 2
August 3, 2018
Subsequent Rounds of Counselling
Will be notified
CENTAC 2018 Merit List
The admission authorities have released the official final merit list of CENTAC 2018 in online mode. The merit list of CENTAC 2018 consists of those candidates who have been selected for the counselling and seat allotment process. Separate merit lists have been prepared for different categories and engineering departments. For the candidates who are from outside Gujarat, the merit list is determined based on their JEE Main scores. The draft merit list was released earlier and In case of any objections, the candidates had to send an email to [email protected] before July 5, 2018 (5 PM). The scores of 12th standard are normalized for the candidates belonging to Puducherry and a merit list is prepared. The counselling letter has to be downloaded by the candidates which provide them with their allotted counselling venue and timing.
Draft Merit List for Puducherry UT
Draft Merit List
Final Merit List
To check the General Merit List for the Other States – Click Here
CENTAC 2018 Cutoff
The cutoff of CENTAC 2018, which is the minimum score that has to be obtained for admissions, will be prepared by the concerned authorities. Separate cutoff lists will be determined for candidates belonging to the reserved categories (General, SC, ST, OBC). The candidates will have to note that the cutoff will be different for each category and course selected. While preparing the CENTAC 2018, a number of factors will be considered by the candidates. Those candidates who meet the cutoff of CENTAC 2018 will likely be more eligible for admission.
CENTAC 2018 Counselling
The selected candidates will have to download and print out their counselling letter. The venue and timings for the counselling of CENTAC 2018 will be present in the downloaded counselling letter. The same information will also be sent to the candidates through SMS and email. The candidates will be called in for CENTAC 2018 counselling according to their ranking in the merit list. Firstly, the candidates will have to pay the counselling fees of Rs. 750 (Rs. 350 for SC/BT category) through online mode (credit card/debit card/NEFT). After payment of counselling fees, the candidates will have to enter their choices of college and course for admission. Allotment of seats will be done on the basis of the ranking of the candidates and his/her selected options. The candidates will have to download their provisional allotment order and report at the allotted institute to confirm their admission. Failure to do so will lead to the cancellation of their allotment.
CENTAC Participating Institutes 2018
CENTAC 2018 Participating Institutes with Seat Intake in Government Colleges:
Other State Quota
CENTAC 2018 Participating Institutes with Seat Intake in Self Financing Colleges and Deemed Universities:
Self Financing Colleges and Deemed Universities
CENTAC 2018 Eligibility Criteria
The candidates who wish to get B.Tech admission through CENTAC 2018 have to fulfil certain conditions and requirements to be eligible. The following eligibility criteria of CENTAC 2018 have to be met by the candidates to participate in the admission procedure.
Eligibility Criteria of CENTAC 2018
Nationality: The candidates have to be of Indian nationality. However, French nationals residing in the UT of Puducherry and covered by the terms of the Treaty of Cession will also be eligible to participate in CENTAC 2018.
Age: All candidates should be maximum 21 years old as on July 1, 2018. Relaxation of 3 years will be given to SC candidates.
Educational Qualification: For CENTAC 2018 admissions, the candidates should have qualified H.Sc (Academic) examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu or any other equivalent examination. An aggregate of minimum 45% marks (40% marks for OBC/ BCM/ MBC/ EBC/ BT/ SC candidates) should have been secured in Mathematics, Physics or any one of the following optional subjects: Chemistry/ Bio-Technology/ Computer Science/ Biology (Botany and Zoology).
Selection Criteria: Candidates belonging to the Union Territory of Puducherry will be allotted seats based on their performance in 12th standard (or equivalent) examination. CENTAC 2018 admissions to the candidates from other states and Union Territories will be done based on their JEE Main 2018 scores.
Attempts at Qualifying Examination: The candidates can appear for the qualifying examination maximum two times. Scheduled Caste category candidates will be allowed to appear for the qualifying examination maximum three times.
CENTAC 2018 Reservation Criteria
There are certain percentage of seats reserved for candidates belonging to a particular category. CENTAC 2018 reservation criteria provide vertical and horizontal reservation to many categories.
Reservation of Seats under CENTAC 2018
Percentage of Reservation
Other Backward Classes (OBC)
Backward Classes Muslims (BCM)
Most Backward Classes (MBC)
Extreme Backward Classes (EBC)
Backward Tribes (BT)
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Children/ Grand Children of Freedom Fighter (FF)
Physically Challenged (PH)
Wards of Ex-Servicemen (EX)
Candidate who are Meritorious in Sports (SP)
CENTAC 2018 Application Form
The online application form of CENTAC 2018 was available for all eligible candidates till June 15 in online mode. It was important for all candidates to fill and submit the application form successfully to participate in the admission process. Valid information had to be provided by the candidates. The given steps could be followed by the candidates to fill the online application form of CENTAC 2018.
Step 1 – Registration
Step 2 – Payment of Application Fees
Step 3 – Filling of Application Form
Step 4 – Uploading of Scanned Images
Step 5 – Submission of Online Application Form
Step 1 – Registration: Firstly, the candidates had to register themselves by submitting their name, date of birth, HSC Register Number, email id and mobile number. A password also had to be created by the candidates for future login. The link to activate the created account was sent to the registered email id of the candidates.
Step 2 - Payment of Application Fees: After successfully registering themselves, the candidates had to pay the required application fees. The payment had to be done using online method i.e., credit card/ debit card or net banking.
Application Fees of CENTAC 2018
General Category – Rs. 1000
Scheduled Caste Category – Rs. 500
Step 3 - Filling of Application Form: The candidates had to fill the application form of CENTAC 2018 with the required information. Details related to the personal, academic and contact information about the candidates had to be submitted. All information should have been corresponding to the documents possessed by the candidates.
Step 4 – Uploading of Scanned Images: The candidates had to scan their recent colour photograph and upload it. The scanned photograph should have been in JPG format and between 20 KB to 25 KB.
Print out of CENTAC 2018 application form
Birth certificate or SSLC/ Matriculation Mark Sheet
SSLC Mark Sheet (State Board/ Matriculation/ CBSE/ Equivalent)
H.Sc Mark Sheet (Academic/ Vocational/ Equivalent)
Permanent Integrated Certificate
Community Certificate (if applicable)
Certificate for Special Category (if applicable)
Nativity Certificate (if applicable)
Certificate of Registration for French Nationals of Indian Origin (if applicable)
Filled in Proforma along with attested copies of Sports Certificate (if applicable)
Step 5 – Submission of Online Application Form: After rechecking all of the details submitted, the candidates had to submit the filled CENTAC 2018 application form before the final date.
Centralized Admission Committee
Pondicherry Engineering College
Puducherry – 605014