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CENTAC MCA CET 2021 Entrance Exam

Pondicherry Engineering College invites applications from eligible candidates for admission to MCA Program is based on the candidate’s performance in the Common Entrance Test 2021 ( CET 2021) to be conducted by the Centralised Admission Committee ( CENTAC MCA ).

CENTAC MCA CET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

As a pre – requisite to admission to MCA program, candidates must have appeared in CENTAC MCA CET 2021. However, mere appearance in MCA CET 2021 will not automatically qualify a candidate for admission to MCA program and the candidate should fulfill the necessary admission requirements prescribed by appropriate authorities.

The common entrance test for MCA course ( CET 2021 ), conducted by the CENTAC MCA, is common for admission to first year MCA, as well as lateral entry MCA. The students have the option to choose either to get admitted to the first year MCA or in the II year of MCA course under lateral entry scheme ( provided they are eligible for lateral entry ), based on the marks scored by them in the said Common Entrance Test.

Minimum Academic Qualification for MCA CET

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications / Computer Science/Information Technology or Bachelor’s degree in Commerce / Corporate Secretary – ship / Economics/ Business Administration with Mathematics / Business Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications as one of the subjects (or) Bachelor’s Degree in Science with Mathematics / Statistics as one of the subjects with a minimum of 50% marks ( 45% in case of candidates belonging to reserved category )

Lateral Entry to II Year MCA

Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration in B.C.A., B.Sc. ( Information Technology / Computer Science ) with Mathematics as a course at 10+2 level or at graduate level shall be eligible for admission to lateral entry to second year M.C.A.

Candidates who have passed qualifying examinations and who are awaiting results can apply. However, all candidates shall have to produce proof of passing the examination for selection at the time of counseling.

CENTAC MCA CET 2021 Age Limit

  • There is No Age Limit prescribed for admission to MCA program.


  • A Candidate seeking admission through CENTAC MCA should be an Indian National. However, French Nationals residing in the Puducherry UT and covered by the terms of the Treaty of Cession shall be treated on par with Indian Nationals for the purpose of admission.

CENTAC MCA CET 2021 Reservation Seats


  • Reservation will be followed as per Government of UT of Puducherry orders in force from time to time.

Puducherry UT Candidates

Reservation in admission to various courses for the candidates of U.T. of Puducherry 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.

  • Candidates claiming admission under this category should belong to a caste which is recognized as Scheduled Caste under“the Constitution ( Pondicherry ) Scheduled Castes Order1964” 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.
  • 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.
  • 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-in- charge, Freedom Fighters Cell, Government of Puducherry.
  • 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.
  • The Candidates seeking admission under this category should produce a full size photograph exhibiting the deformity.
S.NoCategoryNo Of Seats
1General Category118
Horizontal Reservation
8Children / Grand Children of Freedom Fighter ( FF )8
9Physically Handicapped ( PH )10
10Wards of Ex-Serviceman ( EX )6
11Candidates who are meritorious in sports2

CENTAC MCA CET 2021 Exam Pattern

Written test with objective type (multiple choices) questions in the specific subject will be of one hour duration. A minimum of 50% (15 marks) is must for considering the candidate for admission. However, in case of SC/ST candidates, a minimum of 40% (12 marks) is must for considering the candidate for admission.

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Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.