CENTAC 2014 Selection Procedure for Puducherry UT Candidates

1. Ranking of Candidates

Selection of Candidates for admission to all the Degree courses will be based on the Merit lists prepared by CENTAC, based on the marks arrived at by adopting the ‘method of normalization’, as detailed in para 5.2 below. Ranking of the candidates will be done based on the ‘normalized marks’ (rounded-off to three decimal places) arrived at, to a base of 200.

1.1. All Biology-based Degree courses

  • For all Biology-based Degree courses, i.e. for M.B.B.S./ B.A.M.S / B.D.S./ B.V.Sc & A.H./ B.P.T.,/ B.Sc.(Nursing) / B.Sc. (MLT), admission is based on the marks secured by the candidates in the prescribed subjects in the qualifying examination (i.e. Biology / Botany & Zoology, Physics and Chemistry, including practical’s), and ‘normalizing’ them by the prescribed procedure.
  • Equal weightage will be given to all the above three prescribed subjects. In case a candidate has appeared in more than one of the prescribed optional subjects, the subject in which the candidate has obtained the highest marks will be taken into consideration for ‘normalization’ and for calculating the actual total marks, in the prescribed subjects.
  • Wherever separate marks for practical’s are awarded, the same will be considered along with the respective subjects, for arriving at the total actual marks and hence the ‘normalized marks’.
  • B.Sc (MLT) Course: H.Sc. Vocational Stream Admission is based on the marks secured by the candidates in the prescribed subjects in the qualifying examination i.e. for H.Sc. Vocational: Physics, Foundation Science and Medical Laboratory Assistant Course (including practical’s) and ‘normalizing them by the prescribed procedure. Equal weightage will be given to all the above three prescribed subjects. In case a candidate has appeared in more than one of the prescribed optional subjects, the subject in which the candidate has obtained the highest mark will be taken into consideration for ‘normalization’ and for calculating the actual total marks, in the prescribed subjects. Wherever separate marks for practical’s are awarded, the same will be considered along with the respective subjects, for arriving at the total actual marks and hence the ‘normalized marks’.

1.2. B.Tech. Degree Course

Admission is based on the marks secured by the candidates in the prescribed subjects of the qualifying examination [i.e. for H.Sc. Academic: Mathematics, Physics and any one of the optional subjects (Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Computer Science / Biology / Botany & Zoology) & for H.Sc. Vocational: Vocational Subject Theory, Vocational Subject Practical and a related Subject] and ‘normalizing’ them by the prescribed procedure. Equal weightage will be given to all the three prescribed subjects. In case a candidate has appeared in more than any one of the above prescribed optional subjects, the subject in which the candidate has obtained the highest marks will be taken into consideration for ‘Normalization” and for calculating the actual total marks in the prescribed subjects. Wherever separate marks for practical’s are awarded, the same will be considered along with the respective subjects, for arriving at the total actual marks and hence the ‘normalized marks’.

1.3. B.Pharm. Degree Course

Admission is based on the marks secured by the candidates in the prescribed subjects in the qualifying examination i.e. for H.Sc. Academic: Physics, Chemistry and one of the following optional subjects (Mathematics / Bio-Technology / Computer Science / Biology / Botany & Zoology) in which the candidate has scored the highest marks (including practical’s) and ‘normalizing’ them by the prescribed procedure.

Equal weightage will be given to all the above three prescribed subjects. In case a candidate has appeared in more than one of the prescribed optional subjects, the subject in which the candidate has obtained the highest mark will be taken into consideration for ‘normalization’ and for calculating the actual total marks, in the prescribed subjects. Wherever separate marks for practical’s are awarded, the same will be considered along with the respective subjects, for arriving at the total actual marks and hence the ‘normalized marks’.

2. Normalization Procedure

In order to evolve a common base for comparing the marks obtained by the candidates from various Boards of Examinations (Refer Annexure II), ‘normalization procedure’ as outlined below will be followed.

  1. The marks obtained by the students in the relevant subjects in the qualifying examination conducted by the various Boards or Authority, shall be equated with the marks obtained by the students in the same subjects in the qualifying examination, conducted by the State Board (i.e. State Board of School Examinations, Tamil Nadu), by adopting the method of normalization.
    Explanation: Under the method of normalization, the highest mark obtained by the students of various Boards in each subject, shall be equated to the highest mark obtained by the students of the State Board in that subject, and the relative marks of other students in that subject, shall be determined accordingly.
    Illustration: If the highest marks secured by a student of the State Board, in Physics is 100 and the highest mark secured by a student of any other Board (say ‘X’), in the same subject is 90, then, both the highest marks will be considered to be equal to 100. If any other student of the other Board (i.e “X”) secures 60 marks in Physics, when the first mark in Physics in the same Board (i.e “X”), is 90, then, 60 marks secured by such a student will be considered to be equal to 66.667 marks as arrived at and given below: (100 x 60)/90 = 66.667
  2. After normalization of marks of the eligible students of different Boards, in the relevant subjects, the ‘normalized marks’ obtained shall be merged into a ‘common merit list’.
  3. In cases, where more than one student have got the same marks in the ‘common merit list’, the ‘inter-se merit’ among such students shall be determined in the manner prescribed as in para 5.3 below.
  4. For the purpose of normalization of marks of candidates from ‘Other States’, except for the B.Tech course, for all other such courses, wherever such quota is available, maximum marks obtained in the respective subjects, from among the various Boards under which the above candidates have actually studied and applied for a particular course, will only be considered.
    Illustration: For B.Pharm course, if candidates from Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra alone have applied against “All India quota”, then, the above Boards and their maximum marks only will be considered, for the purpose of ‘normalization’ of marks.
  5. The Director, School Education, Government of Puducherry, will be the ‘designated authority’, to furnish the ‘maximum marks’ in each of the ‘prescribed subjects’ for the various courses, of the various Boards of Examinations, and furnish it to CENTAC. For the ‘normalization Procedure’ only the above officially furnished data will be used and will form the basis for preparing the ‘common merit list’ for the various courses, coming under the purview of CENTAC.
  6. Candidates who have qualified in examination conducted by Boards other than the Boards notified in Annexure-II of the Information Bulletin (including Lycee Francais) should produce the equivalent certificate obtained from the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi

3. Procedure for Breaking the “Tie” in the Merit Marks

When more than one candidate have got the same marks in the common merit list (i.e. the merit list prepared after merging the normalized marks of candidates from various Boards), the ‘inter-se merit’ among such candidates, for each course will be determined “in the order of priority” as specified in Table-I

Table – I: Order of priority for breaking the ‘tie’ in the ‘normalized marks’ for various courses

Sl. No. Course Order of priority specified   for the course
1 B.Tech (i)  Percentage of actual marks in Mathematics(ii) Percentage of actual marks in Physics(iii)Percentage of actual marks in third optional (specified) Subject(iv)-(a)  ‘Total normalized marks’ of all eligible subjects prescribed for the course
(OR)(b)   Total marks of all eligible subjects prescribed for the course (This priority is applicable  only for candidates of  ‘Other States’) (v)  Date of Birth ( Earlier born) (vi) Random number assigned
2 All         Biology- based courses (i)  Percentage of actual marks in Biology/Botany & Zoology(ii) Percentage of actual marks in Physics(iii)Percentage of actual marks in Chemistry(iv), (v) & (vi) as specified  for B.Tech course (taken  in that order)
3 B.Pharm. (i)   Percentage of actual marks in Physics(ii)  Percentage of actual marks in Chemistry(iii) Percentage of actual marks in third optional(specified)  subject(iv), (v) & (vi) as specified  for B.Tech course (taken  in that order)

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