CENTAC Polytechnic 2020
CENTAC Polytechnic 2020 - The Centralized Admission Committee, Pondicherry will conduct CENTAC Polytechnic 2020 for admission to diploma engineering courses in various polytechnics in the UT of Puducherry. The application process of CENTAC Polytechnic 2020 will start tentatively in the first week of May. Candidates will be able to access the application form of CENTAC Polytechnic 2020 in online mode. It should be noted that no entrance test will be conducted for CENTAC Polytechnic and the admission will be purely on the basis of marks secured by the candidates in the qualifying exam i.e. Class 12th. However, the admission of candidates from outside Puducherry will be done on the basis of JEE Main scores. The authorities will publish the merit list of CENTAC Polytechnic 2020 on the official website after the application process. Candidates shortlisted on the basis of CENTAC Polytechnic merit list 2020 will be called to participate in the counselling and seat allotment process. Read the full article to know more about CENTAC Polytechnic 2020.
CENTAC Polytechnic 2020 Quick Facts
Name of Admission Process
Exam Conducting Body
Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC), Pondicherry
Level of Admission
Mode of Application
CENTAC Polytechnic 2020 Important Dates
Candidates must be aware of the important dates of CENTAC Polytechnic 2020 so that they don’t miss any important deadline. Candidates can refer the given table to know about the important application and admission events of CENTAC Polytechnic 2020.
Important Dates of CENTAC Polytechnic 2020
Submission of Online of Application Form
First to second week of May 2020
Publication of Draft Merit List
Third week of May 2020
Last Date to Submit Objections to Draft Merit List
Fourth week of May 2020
Publication of Final Merit List
Last week of May 2020
First Round of Counselling / Allotment
Last week of May 2020
Last Date for Joining for First Round
Last week of May 2020
Second Round of Counselling / Allotment
First week of June 2020
Last Date for Joining for Second Round
Second week of June 2020
Subsequent Rounds of Counselling / Allotment
Third week of June 2020
CENTAC Polytechnic Eligibility Criteria 2020
Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of CENTAC Polytechnic 2020 before filling out the application form. It should be noted that no candidate will be eligible for the final allotment if he/she does not fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria of CENTAC Polytechnic 2020. Candidates can refer the given table to know about CENTAC Polytechnic eligibility criteria 2020.
CENTAC Polytechnic 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must be Indian Nationals.
However, French Nationals residing in the UT of Puducherry and covered by the terms of the Treaty of Cession shall be treated on par with Indian Nationals for the admission procedure.
There is no age limit for the admission process.
Candidates must have passed Class 12th examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu or any other equivalent examination with at least 45% marks. Other than this, candidates must have studied Physics, Mathematics as compulsory and an optional subject from Chemistry/Biology/Bio-Technology/Computer Science in Class 12th.
CENTAC Polytechnic Reservation Criteria 2020
The authorities will provide reservation to candidates belonging to the reserved category. Students can refer the given table to know about the horizontal and vertical reservation provided to various categories under CENTAC Polytechnic 2020.
Reservation Criteria of CENTAC Polytechnic 2020
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 Polytechnic Application Form 2020
The authorities will release the application form of CENTAC Polytechnic in online mode. Candidates will be able to access the application form through the official website. The process of application will involve steps like registration, entering personal details, academic details, uploading documents, payment of fee, etc. Candidates can refer the given steps to fill CENTAC Polytechnic 2020 application form.
Steps to fill CENTAC Polytechnic Application Form 2020
Step 1: Registration- In the first step, candidates will have to register themselves by entering basic details like name of the candidate, father’s name, mobile number, email Id, etc. Candidates will also have to set a password during the process. Once the candidate has entered all the details, an OTP will be sent to the registered email of the candidate and candidates will have to enter it in the space provided and verify it.
Step 2: Login & Personal Details Entry- After registration, candidates will have to login to the application portal with their email Id and the password set while registration. After login, candidates will have to enter personal details like date of birth, gender, contact information and reservation claim. After entering the details, candidates will have to click on “Submit”.
Step 3: Academic Details Entry- After submitting the personal details, candidates will have to enter the academic details like registration number of qualified exam, board and HSC marks entry. After entering the details, candidates have to click on “Submit” button.
Step 4: Uploading of Documents- In the next step, candidates will have to upload the scanned images of various documents like photograph, signature, SSLC certificate, HSC certificate, birth certificate, etc. as per the specifications prescribed by the authorities. Photograph has to be uploaded in JPEG format and the size should be between 20KB to 50 KB.
Step 5: Payment of Fee- After uploading documents, candidates will have to pay the application fee of CENTAC Polytechnic 2020 which can be paid either through online mode or Demand Draft (DD). For payment through DD, candidates will have to submit the fee through DD drawn in the name of the institution. Candidates will be required to enter DD No, DD date and bank name while filling the form. Online payment can be done through credit/debit card or internet banking.
Application Fee of CENTAC Polytechnic 2020
Step 6: Preview and Submission of Form- After payment, a preview of the application form is generated. Candidates will have to check all their details in the preview form and finally submit the application form.
CENTAC Polytechnic Cut-off 2020
The cut-off of CENTAC Polytechnic is the minimum score that a candidate needs to secure in order to get admission in the participating institutes. CENTAC Polytechnic cutoff will be different for JEE Main candidates and for candidates applying on the basis of qualifying exam. The authorities will determine the cut off on the basis of CENTAC Polytechnic 2020 on the basis of various factors like number of applicants, number of seats, previous year cutoff trends, etc.
CENTAC Polytechnic Merit List 2020
The authorities will release the merit list of CENTAC Polytechnic merit list 2020 for different courses. The merit list will vary from course to course while there will be separate merit list based on JEE Main scores and qualifying exam. The authorities will first publish the merit list draft giving time to candidates to raise objections in one or two days. After this, the authorities will publish the final merit list considering objections, if any.
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 Polytechnic Counselling 2020
Candidates shortlisted on the basis of merit list of CENTAC Polytechnic 2020 will be eligible to participate in the counselling process. The web-based counselling of CENTAC Polytechnic 2020 will be done in one or two rounds depending on the necessity and availability of seats. Candidates will be able to participate in CENTAC 2020 counselling by logging in to the account created while application. After login, Candidates will be able to fill and lock their choices of institutes and courses. Candidates are advised to select maximum choices within the stipulated time so as to increase chances of admission. After the choice locking is completed, the authorities will release the result of seat allotment. Candidates satisfied with their seats will have to report the allotted institute and those who want to opt for seat upgradation will have to wait for the next round of counselling.
CENTAC Polytechnic Participating Institutes 2020
Candidates are advised to check the participating institutes of CENTAC Polytechnic 2020 before filling counselling so as to have an idea before choice list. Candidates can refer the given table to know about the participating Institutes of CENTAC Polytechnic 2020.
CENTAC 2020 Participating Institutes with Seat Intake in Government Colleges
Other State Quota
CENTAC 2020 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
All the information in this article is based on previous year’s notification and brochure. The latest information will be updated here as soon as it is available on the official website.