CENTAC 2019 - The Centralized Admission Committee, Pondicherry will be conducting the CENTAC 2019 for the admission of candidates to the undergraduate engineering programme. Candidates who wish to apply for the admission to the participating institutes of CENTAC 2019 can fill the application form which will commence tentatively from the first week of June in an online mode. The last date of application will be in the second week of June. Candidates will be offered admission on the basis of marks secured in Class 12th for candidates belonging to Puducherry and Tamil Nadu state. While candidates belonging to other state will be offered admission on the basis of JEE Main 2019 score. The admission authority will prepare the merit list by normalizing the scores of Class 12th of the candidates belonging to the Puducherry & Tamil Nadu. Based on the merit list prepared, candidates will be invited to attend the counselling process. The final merit list of CENTAC 2019 will be released tentatively in the second week of July and thereafter, the mock allotment of seats will be released by the admission authority. The selected candidates must report to the allotted counselling venue for the counselling process and to confirm their admission. Currently, there are 17 participating institutes of CENTAC 2019 offering admission. Candidates can go through this article for the complete information regarding admission dates, eligibility criteria, application process, counselling of CENTAC 2019.
CENTAC 2019 - Exam Overview
Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC), Pondicherry
Level of Examination
Mode of Selection
Mode of Application
Number of Participating Institutes
CENTAC Admission Dates 2019
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The admission dates of CENTAC 2019 will be released by the admission authority. Candidates applying for the admission through CENTAC 2019 must note down the important dates from the admission point of view to know when what is scheduled. With the help of CENTAC 2019 admission dates, candidates will be updated with the schedule of the admission process. Below in the table is mentioned the important dates of the admission process.
CENTAC Admission Dates
Availability of Online Application Form of CENTAC 2019
First Week of June, 2019
Final Date to Submit Online Application Form
Second Week of June, 2019
Announcement of CENTAC 2019 Merit List
First Week of July, 2019
Release of CENTAC 2019 Final Merit List
Second Week of July, 2019
Fourth Week of July, 2019
First Week of August, 2019
CENTAC Eligibility Criteria 2019
The candidates who wish to take admission in undergraduate engineering programme through CENTAC 2019 must meet the eligibility criteria. The candidates who fulfill the CENTAC 2019 eligibility criteria will only be offered the admission in the participating colleges. The candidates who will not fulfill the criteria or standards as set by the admission authority, the candidature of such candidates will be rejected.
CENTAC Eligibility Criteria 2019
Nationality: Candidates must be Indian National. The French nationals residing in the UT of Puducherry and covered by the terms of Treaty of Cession are also eligible to take admission through CENTAC 2019.
Age: Candidates must be 21 years of age as on July 1, 2019. Relaxation of 3 years will be given to the candidates belonging to SC category.
Educational Qualifications: Candidates must have qualified their Class 12th examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu or any other equivalent examination. Candidates will be required at least 45% marks in the qualifying examination. Candidates must have studied Physics, Mathematics as compulsory and an optional from Chemistry/Biology/BioTechnology/Computer Science. Relaxation of 5% will be given to OBC/BCM/MBC/EBC/BT/SC candidates.
Selection Criteria: The seat will be allotted to the candidates belonging to the UT of Puducherry on the basis of marks secured in Class 12th. CENTAC 2019 admissions will be offered to the candidates from other states on the basis of JEE Main 2019 scores.
Attempts at Qualifying Examinations: Candidates can appear for the qualifying examination twice. Attempts for the SC candidates is of 3 years.
CENTAC Reservation Criteria 2019
The admission authority has reserved some seats for the candidates belonging to the reserved category. CENTAC 2019 reservation criteria provides vertical and horizontal reservation to many categories.
CENTAC Reservation Criteria
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 Application Form 2019
The admission authority will release the application form of CENTAC 2019 tentatively in the first week of June and candidates will have time till the second week of June to fill the applications. Candidates who wish to apply for the same must fill the CENTAC 2019 application form completely with all the valid information. Candidates can go through the below mentioned steps to know how to fill the CENTAC application form 2019.
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
Registration: Candidates at first will have to register for the application form by entering details such as name, date of birth, Class 12th roll number, email id and mobile number. Candidates will be required to create a password for all future logins to the account. The activation will be sent to the registered email, which the candidate needs to verify.
Payment of Application Fees: Candidates must make the payment of application fees after the registration step. The candidates can make to payment in an online mode only through Credit Card or Debit Card or Net Banking. Without the payment of application fees, candidates will not be able to fill up the application form.
Filling the Application Form: Candidates must fill the application form of CENTAC 2019 with all the necessary and valid details. Candidates have to fill their personal, academic details and contact information. If the details entered in the application form is invalid, the application forms of the candidates will be rejected. Thus, candidates must enter all the valid information corresponding to the original documents.
Uploading the Scanned Images: The candidates after entering all the necessary details in the application form will have to upload the scanned images of the relevant documents. Candidates must scan their recent passport size photograph in JPG format of about 25 kb size. Other documents which needs to be uploaded are:
Printed application form of CENTAC 2019
Birth Certificate or Class 10th Mark Sheet
Class 12th Pass Certificate
Class 10th Mark sheet
Permanent Integrated Certificate
Certificate of Special Category (if applicable)
Community Certificate (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)
Submission of Online Application Form: Candidates must check all the relevant information before finally submitting the application form. The application form must be submitted before the last date of submission.
CENTAC Cutoff 2019
The cutoff of CENTAC 2019 is the minimum score which the candidate must secure to be eligible to get admission in the participating colleges. The authority will determine the CENTAC 2019 cutoff separately for the candidates belonging to different (reserved) category. The authorities consider various factors while preparing cutoff list such as total number of candidates applying, total number of seats, previous year cutoff trends, etc. Candidates who meet the cutoff criteria will only be eligible to get admission in the college/institute through CENTAC.
CENTAC 2019 Merit List
The admission authority will release the merit list of CENTAC 2019 tentatively in the first week of July in an online mode. CENTAC 2019 merit list will comprise of the list of candidates who have made it for the counselling. These candidates will be invited to attend the counselling and seat allotment process at scheduled date and venue. The authorities will prepare the merit list of CENTAC 2019 separately for all the reserved candidates and different engineering department. For the candidates from outside Puducherry, the merit list will be prepared on the basis of JEE Main 2019 score. At first the draft merit list will be released by the admission authority and in case of any objections, final merit list will be released. For the Candidates belonging to Puducherry, merit list will be prepared by normalizing the Class 12th marks. Candidates must download the provisional letter from the website, which needs to be presented at the time of counselling.
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 Counselling 2019
The qualified candidates will invited to attend the counselling of CENTAC 2019 on the basis of ranks as mentioned in the merit list. Candidates must be present at the scheduled counselling venue in person to attend the counselling process to confirm their admission. The candidates will have to pay the counselling fees of Rs. 750 (Rs. 350 for SC/BT category) through the online mode (Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking). After the successful payment of CENTAC 2019 counselling fees, candidates can choose their preferred college and subject/course for the admission. Thereafter, candidates will be able to download their provisional seat allotment letter and had to report to the counselling venue. The seats will be allotted to the candidates on the basis of merit list and choice filled. Candidates who fails to report at the scheduled time and date will not be allotted the seat under any circumstances.
CENTAC Participating Institutes 2019
Candidates applying for the admission must have a look at the participating institutes of CENTAC 2019 to have an idea of which college or institute to choose at the time of choice filling. With the help of CENTAC 2019 participating college, candidates can atleast make their preferred choices as in which college fits the best for their course. Candidates can go through the below mentioned table for the list of participating college of CENTAC 2019.
CENTAC 2019 Participating Institutes with Seat Intake in Government Colleges:
Other State Quota
CENTAC 2019 Participating Institutes with Seat Intake in Self Financing Colleges and Deemed Universities:
Self Financing Colleges and Deemed Universities
Centralized Admission Committee
Pondicherry Engineering College
Puducherry – 605014
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