CENTAC 2020: Application Form, Eligibility, Dates, Pattern

The CENTAC 2020 is a state-level entrance test through which students can get admission in various engineering & pharmacy courses. The admission regarding the same is going to be conducted by the Centralized Admission Committee, Puducherry. The students who will qualify this examination will get the opportunity to fill the professional degree seats in the notable colleges that come under the UT of Puducherry. With the help of this article, interested candidates can check several details CENTAC 2020 Exam such as important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, etc.

CENTAC 2020: Application Form

The CENTAC 2020 Application Form has been available at the official site from 22nd July 2020. Interested candidates can apply and complete the registration process through online mode. One must take note that those candidates who are interested in applying for LL.B course would have to fill a separate application form for this. There will be no modification of details in the application form after you submit it, therefore, candidates must be careful while filling the form and should provide correct details.

The application procedure is going to involve several steps such as online registration, filling the application form, uploading required documents, images & signature and at last payment of application fee. In the registration process, candidates are advised to provide their valid Phone number and email ID in order to get the login credentials.

CENTAC 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for CENTAC 2020 is different for several courses, however, some general requirements are: Candidates must belong to the UT of Puducherry and should possess domicile certificate. Applying candidate must be Indian National, however, the French nationals who are residing in UT of Puducherry will also be eligible to apply for all the offered courses.

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For the MBBS/BDS/B.V.Sc. /A.H. /B.P.T Programme, Candidates should have passed 12th /HSC exam which has been conducted by higher secondary examination of Tamil Nadu or from any other recognized board. The minimum score achieved in the qualifying exam should be 50 per cent marks and 40 per cent for the candidates from OBC/BCM/MBC/EBC/BT/SC categories.

For the B.Tech Programme, in the qualifying exam HSC/ 12th examination, the candidates must have scored a minimum of 45 per cent marks. However, for reserved category candidates, it would be 40 per cent marks.

For the B.Pharm Programme, candidates appearing in the 12th level or have passed 12th standard from a recognized board would be eligible for applying. In the qualifying exam, the applicant should have secured minimum 45 per cent marks and 40 per cent marks for reserved categories.

Exam Dates

Here is the list of important dates of CENTAC 2020 that applying candidates must know.

Events Dates
Application form release date 22nd July 2020
Submission of Application Form 5th August 2020
Submission of hard copy of application form August 2020
Merit List Publication August 2020
Counselling Begins September 2020
Counselling for other state candidates Begins September 2020

Preparation Tips

It is very important for the candidates to understand the marking scheme, syllabus, pattern of the exam, therefore, they must try to solve question paper from previous years and sample papers within the prescribed time same as the examination. This will also help them out to speed up in question-solving. Prepare a time table for each topic from the syllabus and attend a mock test to improve your preparation level.

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Answer Key

The answer key of CENTAC 2020 is going to be released online so the candidates can check it out at the time of its announcement. The candidates will get a probable estimate about their scores that they might get in the result as answer key involve all the correct answers of the questions that are asked in the examination.

Cut-Off Marks

The cut-off marks of CENTAC 2020 is the minimum score that is very essential for a candidate to obtain in the examination if they want to clear this entrance test and to get admission to various undergraduate programs. One must take note that CENTAC 2020 cutoff is going to vary from institute to institute and will depend on the course as well as the category of the students who have been shortlisted based on the CENTAC ranks.

Application Fee

The application fee of CENTAC 2020 varies for different courses and categories. Candidates are asked to pay the fee through online mode via Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking. Here is the detailed information regarding the CENTAC 2020 application fee.

No. of Courses General Category SC/ST Category
For One Course Rs.600 Rs.300
For Two Courses Rs.900 Rs.450
For Three Courses Rs.1200 Rs.600
For BA LLB Rs.600 Rs.300

Admit Card

The CENTAC 2020 admit card will get uploaded on the official online portal a few days before the examination. Candidates should download and take a hard copy of it as well. It is an important document that every candidate appearing for the exam should carry on the exam day. Without admit card entry is not allowed at the exam hall, also bring your ID proof along with the hall ticket.

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Result Announcement

The result of CENTAC 2020 will be announced by the authorities on its official website. Candidates can see their result by login into the official website using their credentials such as Email ID and Password. The CENTAC 2020 result will include the score and the rank that you have scored in the examination, based on which you will either move forward for the admission process or you might not qualify the entrance test. Take a print out of it as it will be required at the counselling process.

Merit List

CENTAC is going to prepare a separate merit lists for getting the admission into various courses. The merit lists will include the name of the selected candidates and it will be published online at the official site of the three universities.

Counselling Process

The CENTAC 2020 counselling process is all set to be held through online mode. The details of counselling will be sent to the candidates via SMS or E-mail. There is also an amount of fee that the candidate should pay at the time of the counselling process. The fee will be of Rs.750 (For ST/SC – Rs.350) and it should be paid through DD drawn in favour of – The Convenor, CENTAC payable at Puducherry. At the end of the counselling process, the documents of each selected candidate are going to be checked and verified thoroughly.

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