CENTAC PG Admissions 2018-19 – CENTAC is also known as Centralised Admission Committee – Post Graduate (CENTAC-PG). It is an entrance examination conducted at the university level that helps determine admissions to Postgraduate programmes like- M.Tech., M.Sc., M.Phil., MCA and MBA Post Graduate Degree Programmes for the academic year 2018-2019. these are offered by the Pondicherry Engineering College and “Government Quota Seats” in the Unaided Private Professional Institutions, including the minority Colleges, functioning in the U.T. of Pondicherry, Government of Puducherry. Possible dates of exam are July 2018.

Applications are to start in July 2018. The entire application process has been explained in detail in the application form post. There can be around 8 steps in the application form completion. Step-1 Candidate Sign Up, Step-2 Candidate Login, Step-3 Payment, Step-4 CENTAC 2018 Application Form Filling, Step-5 Details of SSLC/Matriculation Examination, Step-6 Education Qualification Details, Step-7 Subject – Wise Marks / Grade in the Qualification Examination, and Step-8 Declaration By The Applicant, Parent/Guardian. You may have to pay around Rs. 550/- to Rs. 1100/- to complete your form.

CENTAC PG Admissions 2018-19

Candidates will have to appear for a 2 hour written exam which shall have 90 objective type questions. There shall be 4 marks for positively marked answers and 1 minus marks for negative responses marked by the candidates.

CENTAC PG Admissions 2018-19 Important dates

According to the expected dates, the application beginning in July will be functional for the entire month after which admit cards will be sent through registered post to candidates by 7 days before the exam. The entrance exam can take place in the end of July 2018. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for counseling. Individuals may have to pay counseling fee separately.

Event Date (Expected)
Online application submission begins 1st week of Jul 2018
Last date for Online submission of application 3rd week of Jul 2018
Last date of receiving application by post 3rd week of Jul 2018
Admit card issue dates 3rd week of Jul 2018
Entrance exam dates 4th week of Jul 2018
Result declaration Within a week

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Eligibility Criteria for CENTAC PG 2018

  • Academic requirement- a candidate must have completed a Bachelor’s in his/ her respective discipline. The degree must have been obtained from an AICTE approved institution.
  • Minimum marks requirement- 55% or equivalent CGPA
  • Nationality- candidate must 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 a par with Indian Nationals, for the purpose of admission.
  • Age criteria- there is no age limit for M. Tech., M.Sc., M.Phil, MCA and MBA Programmes.

CENTAC PG Admissions 2018-19 Application form procedure

The application form for CENTAC PG 2018 shall have to be filled online by visiting the official website at pec.edu. Expected dates for form availability is May 2018 till June 2018. Candidates will need to complete multiple levels of particulars and later on sent to the convenor (most probably). There can be around 8 steps in the process-

Step-1 Candidate Sign Up

Step-2 Candidate Login

Step-3 Payment

Step-4 CENTAC 2018 Application Form Filling

Step-5 Details of SSLC/Matriculation Examination

Step-6 Education Qualification Details

Step-7 Subject – Wise Marks / Grade in the Qualification Examination

Step-8 Declaration By The Applicant, Parent/Guardian

Documents to be sent by post with the application form

The complete filled form has to be downloaded, attached with the following checklist of documents and sent to the convenor.

  1. Online application printout – Other Biology Courses Application
  2. Age proof
  3. Nationality Certificate
  4. Residence Certificate
  5. Community Certificate
  6. Statement of Mark of SSLC
  7. Statement of Mark of H.Sc
  8. 2 self-addressed stamp size envelop and a dd of prescribed amount around Rs. 500/- to Rs. 1000/-

Admit card of CENTAC PG Admissions

The CENTAC PG-2018 Admit Card will be dispatched to the candidates around a week before the examination through post-medium. All the candidates should positively and responsibly bring the admit card for verification purpose. If you do not receive your admit card till a day before the exam, then you would have to contact the CENTAC PG enquiry office personally or write to them to get a duplicate copy of the hall ticket. On your admit card, Registration number, designated venue, exam date and time will be mentioned.

CENTAC PG Admissions 2018-19 Exam pattern

There will be a separate entrance test for each programme M.Tech., M.Sc., MCA and MBA. Each will have

  • Total number of questions- 90
  • Type of questions- Objective
  • Duration- 2 hours
  • Marks for right response- 4 marks
  • Negative marks- 1 mark
Master of Computer Applications (MCA) Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Topics Questions Topics Questions
Mathematics (Ancillary Level) 20 English 15
Analytical Ability 20 Logical Reasoning 30
Logical Reasoning 15 Mathematical Aptitude 30
Comprehensive verbal ability 15 General knowledge 15
General awareness in Computer Science 20

In M.Sc- questions will be from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry taught at undergraduate level


The admissions shall be determined based on the merit obtained by the candidates and also as per the seat availability at the time of counseling. All admissions will be provisional unless approved by Pondicherry University. You will be intimated through call letter about the counseling in newspapers and also on the website at pec.edu. In the counseling, all your original documents will be cross-checked. The candidates may have to pay counseling fees of around Rs. 1100/- (Rs. 550/- for SC/ST) by DD mode.

 Expected Seat Matrix for CENTAC PG 2018 Admissions

The table below is a tentative seat distribution according to the colleges in different programmes. These figures are subject to change in the coming future as the CENTAC PG events unfold. Stay with us for exact updates.

College name Course Number of seats
Total PY QS
Pondicherry Engineering College

(An Autonomous Institution of Govt. of


M.Tech. 241 168 73
MCA (I Year) 30 23 07
MCA (Lateral

Entry – II Year)

06 06 0
M.Sc. 10 07 03
M.Phil. 04 03 01
1.Bharathiyar College of Engineering & Technology, Karaikal

2. Christ College of Engineering &

Technology, Puducherry

3. Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering & Technology, Puducherry

4.Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College, Puducherry

M.Tech. Govt. Quota seats
MCA (I Year)
MCA (Lateral

Entry – II Year)

Christ Institute of Technology, Puducherry M.Tech. Govt. Quota seats
Manakula Vinayagar Institute of Technology, Puducherry M.Tech. Govt. Quota seats

Insofar, official details of CENTAC PG 2018 have not been announced. Information on this page is as per last year brochure and for reference purpose only. As soon as CENTAC releases CENTAC PG 2018 information brochure, details will be updated here.

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