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Pondicherry Centralised Admission Committee Entrance Exam – CENTAC 2018

CENTAC invites application for admission to the M.B.B.S, B.A.M.S., B.D.S., B.V.Sc.& A.H., B.Sc. ( Nursing ), B.P.T., B.Sc. ( MLT ),B.Tech, B.Pharm, B.A., LLB ( Five Years Integrated Course ), LLB ( Three Years Course ) & B.Sc., ( Agriculture ) & B.Sc., ( Horticulture ) Degree courses for the academic session 2018 – 2019.

CENTAC admission to the above courses offered by the Colleges run by the societies of the Government and seats offered by Other States is centralised and done by the Centralised Admission Committee – CENTAC, Government of Puducherry.

Admission to the “Government Quota Seats” in Private and Unaided Professional colleges, including the minority Colleges, will be as per the law / regulation / order of Government of India, or of the Government of Puducherry, on the subject. The details regarding the Colleges and the number of seats will be made available at the time of counseling.

Admission to the above degree courses is based on the performance of the candidates in the Higher Secondary or equivalent board examination thereto and as per NEET score for M.B.,B.S., and B.D.S. courses.

Colleges and Degree Courses for CENTAC 2018

Details of courses and number of seats against each College run by the Government / Societies of Government of Puducherry coming under the purview of CENTAC

S.NoGovernment CollegeCourseNumber of Seats
1Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, PuducherryM.B.B.S105
2Rajiv Gandhi Ayurveda Medical College,MaheB.A.M.S42
3Mahatma Gandhi Post Graduate institute of Dental Sciences, PuducherryB.D.S29
4Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research., Puducherry. ( *including NRI / Self Financing and Foreign Nationals Seats )B.V.Sc & A.H41
5Pondicherry Engineering College, PuducherryB.Tech408+60
6Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Institute of Engg., & Tech., KaraikalB.Tech153
7Mother Theresa Post Graduate & Research Institute of Health Sciences, PuducherryB.Sc ( Nursing )68
B.Pharm51
B.P.T.14
B.Sc. ( M.L.T )10
B.Sc. (MRIT)13
8Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Puducherry B.A.LL.B (5 Years) 51
LL.B (3 Years)51
9Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agriculture and
Research Institute, Karaikal
B.Sc.(Agriculture) 94
B.Sc.(Horticulture) 34

Note : Subsequent to the publication of admission notification for the academic year 2018-19, if any new college /(s), new course / (s) or change in intake to various existing course/ (s) is / are approved by the Government of Puducherry and /or other statutory bodies, for admission during the academic year 2018 – 2019, candidates who have already applied through CENTAC for admission to Engineering / Pharmacy / Biology based courses and Law courses for 2018-19 within the stipulated time, will be automatically considered for admission to those college/(s), Course/ (s) also.

Duration of the Courses

S.NoCourseDuration
1M.B.B.S.4½ years + 1 year internship
2B.A.M.S.4½ years + 1 year internship
3B.D.S.4 years + 1 year Compulsory internship
4B.V.Sc. & A.H.4½ years + 6 months internship
5B.P.T.4 years + 6 months internship
6B.Sc. ( Nursing )4 years
7B.Sc. ( MLT )3 years
8B.Tech.4 years
9B.Pharm.4 years
10B.A.LL.B5 years
11LL.B.3 years
12B.Sc.(Agriculture4 years
13B.Sc.(Horticulture)4 years

CENTAC 2018 Eligibility Criteria

CENTAC admission to any course, the candidate should fulfill the necessary admission requirements for the respective degree courses, as prescribed by the Pondicherry University or concerned deemed universities.

MBBS & BDS

Candidates seeking admission to the M.B.B.S.,B.D.S.., Degree courses must have passed H.Sc. ( Academic ) examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu or any other equivalent thereto, with a minimum of 50% marks ( 40% of marks for OBC / BCM / MBC / EBC / BT / SC candidates ) in aggregate, in the prescribed subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Biotechnology, Botany and Zoology. Further they should have studied English as one of the subjects and they must have passed the above four subjects individually

B.A.M.S.

Candidates seeking admission for BAMS course must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English individually and must have obtained a minimum marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the qualifying examination with a minimum of 50% marks for General and 45% of marks for OBC / BCM / MBC / EBC / OPH ( General & OBC ) and 40% of marks for SC / BT & OPH.

The Higher Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10 +2 Higher Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of study comprising of Physics, Chemistry,  Biology and Mathematics or any other elective subjects with English at a level  not lessthan corecourse of English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training after the introduction of 10+2+3 years educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on education.

B.V.Sc. & A.H. , B.P.T.

Candidates seeking admission to the B.V.Sc., & A.H., B.PT., Degree courses must have passed H.Sc. ( Academic ) examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu or any other equivalent thereto, with a minimum of 50% marks ( 40% of marks for OBC / BCM / MBC / EBC / BT / SC candidates ) in aggregate, in the prescribed subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Botany, Zoology or { Biotechnology only for BPT },. Further they should have studied English as one of the subjects and they must have passed the above four subjects individually.

B.Sc., Degree ( Nursing )

Candidates seeking admission to the B.Sc. (Nursing) degree course must have passed H.Sc. ( Academic ) examination conducted bythe Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu or any other equivalent examination thereto, with a minimum of 45%marks ( 40% marks for OBC / BCM / MBC / EBC / BT / SC candidates ) in aggregate, in the prescribed subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Botany and Zoology. Further they should have studied English as one of the subjects.

B. Sc. Degree MLT

Candidates seeking admission of the B.Sc. ( MLT ) Degree course must have passed H.Sc. ( Academic / Vocational ) examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu, or any other equivalent examination accepted by the University thereto, with a minimum of 50%marks ( 40% marks for OBC / BCM / MBC /EBC / BT / SC-candidates ) in Part-III subjectsof Physics, Chemistry & Biology / Botany &Zoology or Physics, foundation science and medical laboratory assistance course and should have studied English as one of the subjects.

B.Sc . ( MRIT )

Candidates who have passed the CBSE or State Board Secondary School Examination with above specified minimum aggregate of 45% marks ( 40% for SC, ST, MBC, OBC Candidates ) with Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Botany & Zoology subjects and should have English as one subject.

B.Sc. ( Hons. ) Agriculture & B.Sc.( Hons. ) HorticultureDegree Courses: H.Sc / Equivalent- Academic Streams

A pass in the Higher Secondary Course ( 10+2 )or any other examination recognized as equivalent there to and fulfilling the following requirements.

Eligible subjects studied in the Qualifying ExaminationCandidates who have studied anyone of the following groups are eligible to apply

  • Group-1: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  • Group–2: Physics, Chemistry, Biology withany one of the following subjects as Fourth (elective) subject viz., Biochemistry or Biotechnology or Microbiology or Home Science or Computer Science.
  • Group–2: Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.

Candidates seeking admission to the B.Sc. ( Hons. ) Agriculture & B.Sc. ( Hons. ) Horticulture degree courses should have passed the H.Sc. ( Academic ) examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu, or any other equivalent examination thereto, with a minimum of 50%marks ( 40% marks for OBC / BCM / MBC /EBC / BT / SC- candidates ) in aggregate, of all the four subjects

B.Tech. Degree Course

Candidates seeking admission to the B.Tech. degree course should have passed the H.Sc. ( Academic ) examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu, or any other equivalent examination thereto, with a minimum of 45%marks ( 40% marks for OBC / BCM / MBC / EBC / BT / SC-candidates ) in aggregate, in the prescribed subjects, namely, Mathematics, Physics and anyone of the following optional subjects :Chemistry / Bio-Technology /Computer Science / Biology ( Botany &  Zoology )

B. Pharm. Degree Course

Candidates seeking admission to B.Pharm. degree course should have passed the H.Sc. ( Academic ) examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu or any other equivalent examination there to, with a minimum of 45% of marks ( 40% marks OBC / BCM / MBC / EBC / BT / SC- candidates ) in any one of the following combination of three subjects. Further, they should have studied English as one of the subjects. Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of thefollowing optional subjects: Biology ( Botany & Zoology ) / Mathematics / Bio-Technology / Computer Science.* ( * Subject to change by Pondicherry University )

B.A.LL.B. ( Five years Integrated Regular Course )

Candidates seeking admission to B.A.LL.B degree course should have passed the H.Sc. Examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu or any other equivalent examination thereto, with a minimum of 45% of marks in aggregate for General / OBC / MBC / BCM / EBC / BT –Candidates ( 40% of marks in aggregate for SC / ST-candidates ).

Note : Candidates who have obtained ( 10+2 ) through Open University systems directly without any basic qualification ( passing X Standard in regular stream ) are not eligible for admission.

LL.B. ( Three years Regular Course )

Candidates seeking admission to LL.B. degree course should have passed any bachelor degree of any university or its equivalent examination thereto, with a minimum of 45% of marks inaggregate for General / OBC / MBC / BCM /EBC / BT – Candidates ( 40% of marks inaggregate for SC / ST- candidates ).

Note : Candidates who have obtained graduation / post graduation through Open University systems directly without any basic qualification are not eligible for admission

Nationality Criteria

A candidate seeking admission through CENTAC should be an Indian National. 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 purpose of admission to all the courses.

Age Limit

Degree Lower Age LimitUpper Age Limit
M.B.B.S.
B.D.S. B.V.Sc. & A.H.
B.Sc. ( Nursing )
*17 Years ( as on 31st December, 2018 )Nil
B.A.M.S17 Years ( as on 1st October, 2018 )
B.V.Sc.& A.H17 years ( on or before 31st December, 2018)25 years as on 31st December, 2018 ( Relaxable up to five years for OBC / MBC / BCM / EBC / BT / SC ) candidates ).
B.Tech.Nil21 years as on 01st July, 2018 ( Relaxable up to three years for SC candidates ).
B.P.T17 years ( as on 31st December, 2018 )25 years as on 01st July, 2018 ( Relaxable up to three years for OBC / BCM / MBC / EBC / BT candidates and five years for SC candidates ).
B.Pharm.
B.Sc.( MLT )
NilNil
B.Sc. ( Agriculture )
B.Sc. ( Horticulture )
Nil21 years as on 01st July, 2018 ( Relaxable upto 4 years for SC / ST candidates and candidates B.Sc.( Hons. ) seeking admission under NRI scheme )
B.A.LL.B. (5 Years) NilNil
LL.B (3 Years) NilNil

Domicile Criteria ( Applicable for Govt. Seats )

An applicant is considered to be a Puducherry resident if he/she is an Indian National and satisfies at least one of the following criteria

The applicant or his/her parents should have resided continuously in the Union Territory at least for the last five years as on 01-06-2018.

Those candidates who have passed the Matric / S.S.L.C. or any other public examination and for that purpose had undergone academic studies continuously for five successive classes preceding the qualifying examination in a recognized educational institution located in this Union Territory, with continuous residence in this Union Territory during the said 5 years.

Children of natives of U.T. of Puducherry who have declared any place in U.T. of Puducherry as their home town and so certified by their respective Heads of Office. Nativity Certificate in the prescribed format has to be enclosed.

a) Children whose parents are Central / State Government Servants / Defense Personnel / Central Paramilitary Forces / Employees of Public Sector Undertakings wholly or substantially owned either by the Central Government or by the Puducherry Administration posted and serving in U.T. of Puducherry for at least a minimum continuous period of threeyears immediately prior to the last date of submission of application.

b) Children of the above said employees should have studied HSC / S.S.L.C. ( 9th and 10thStandard ) of two years in any of the schools in the U.T. of Puducherry and should have passed the qualifying examinations ( HSC / S.S.L.C .) from the same school. ( G.O. Ms. No. 04, Puducherry dated 09.02.2016 of the Chief Secretariat ( Hr. & Tech. Edn. ), Puducherry.

Children of Defense Personnel who were killed or disabled in action and children and who have declared Puducherry as their home town.

French nationals in U.T. of Puducherry and covered by the terms of the “Treaty of Cession of the French Establishments of Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam” shall be treated on par with candidates who produce the prescribed Puducherry State Residence Certificate. Such French Nationals will not be required to produce Residence Certificate but instead should produce a “Certificate of Registration” issued for this purpose by the French Consulate at Puducherry.

All the above certificates will be scrutinized first by a committee appointed by the Secretary ( Revenue ), before final merit list is prepared. Tahsildars of various Taluks and Revenue Officers will be the Members of this Committee.

Note

  • Candidates seeking admission under U.T of Puducherry resident quota must furnish Permanent Integrated Certificate as per G.O. Ms. No 13, Dt 24/02/2007 of Department of Revenue & Disaster Management, Puducherry and renewed from time to time.
  • Children of French Nationals under clause above, shall not be considered for admission under the quota of non-residents.

CENTAC 2018 Reservation of Seats

UT of Puducherry Candidates in Colleges run by the Societies of Government of Puducherry

Reservations in admission to various degree courses offered by colleges run by the societies of Government of Puducherry for Puducherry UT candidates belonging to different categories are given below. Further SC / BT / EBC / MBC / BCM / OBC candidates are also eligible for selection under Open competition / General category in addition to the reservations made to them.

S.No.CategoriesPercentage of Reservation
A.Vertical Reservation
1General Category50
2Other Backward Classes ( OBC )11
3Backward Classes Muslims ( BCM )2
4Most Backward Classes ( MBC )18
5Extreme Backward Classes ( EBC )2
6Backward Tribes ( BT )1
7Scheduled Caste ( SC )16
B.Horizontal Reservation *
1Children / Grand Children of Freedom Fighter ( FF )4
2Physically Challenged ( PH )3
3Wards of Ex-Servicemen ( EX )1 and 3 **
4Candidate who are Meritorious in Sports ( SP )1

** MBBS 1% and for all the other courses 3% of seats are reserved.

*Horizontal Reservation : Seats reserved / allocated under these categories will become operational, only if the minimum numbers of seats earmarked for each of these categories are not filled up under normal process of selection in any category. Such arrived number of seats against vertical and horizontal reservation.

Scheduled Casts Candidates ( SC )

Candidates claiming admission under this category should belong to a caste which is recognized as Scheduled Caste under “the Constitution ( Pondicherry ) Scheduled Castes Order 1964” dated 05.03.1964, read with “The Constitution ( Scheduled Caste ) orders ( Second Amendment ) Act 2002 ( Central Act 61 of 2002 ) and should enclose the required certificate issued by an Officer of the Department of Revenue & Disaster Management, Puducherry, not below the rank of Deputy Tahsildars

Other Backward Classes ( OBC ) & Most Backward Classes ( MBC ) Candidates

Candidates claiming admission under these categories should enclose the recent OBC / MBC certificate issued by an Officer of the Department of Revenue and Disaster Management, not below the rank of Deputy Tahsildar

Extreme Backward Classes ( EBC ) & Backward Classes Muslims ( BCM ) and Backward Tribes ( BT ) Candidates

Candidates claiming admission under these categories should enclose the recent EBC / BCM / BT  certificate issued by an Officer of the Department of Revenue and Disaster Management, not below the rank of Deputy Tahsildar.

Freedom Fighter Category ( FF )

Candidates claiming admission under this category should be Children / Grand Children of Freedom Fighters and they should enclose the necessary certificate issued by the Officer-incharge, Freedom Fighters Cell, Government of Puducherry.

Wards of Ex-service Men

Those who are registered as Ex-servicemen in the Department of Sainik Welfare (DSW), Government of Puducherry and have got an Ex-servicemen / Widow of Ex-servicemen identity card from DSW should enclose the necessary certificate issued by the Director, DSW, Puducherry

7. Physically Challenged Category ( PH – Differently Abled )

The Candidates seeking admission under this category should produce a full size photograph exhibiting the deformity.