The CENTAC MCA Entrance exam is conducted on an annual basis by the Pondicherry Engineering College. On the basis of this examination, eligible candidates are selected for taking admission in MCA programme. CENTAC MCA CET is the abbreviation of the most popular entrance exam of Pondicherry.

CENTAC MCA Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who have secured 55% of marks or above in the following are eligible for this exam- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Applications / Commerce / Corporate Secretaryship / Economics / Business Administration (with Mathematics / Business Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications as one of the subjects)


(ii) Bachelor's Degree in Science with Mathematics / Statistics as one of the subjects.
For this examination, all the candidates should have a degree in either BCA, BSc etc. from any recognized institution. It is compulsory to have Maths in standard 12. All applying candidates for this exam should be Indians. However, there is an exception for French nationals who are residing in Puducherry as long as they are covered under the Treaty of Cession.

CENTAC MCA Application Fees

From Counter
Rs. 1030 for General Category
Rs. 530 for SC/ST

Through Demand Draft
For the General Category Rs.1000 (plus Rs. 65 as postal charges has to be paid by the candidate). For candidates belonging to SC/ ST categories, Rs.500/- (plus Rs. 65 as postal charges). The same can be paid in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favor of The Convenor, CENTAC-PG (payable at Puducherry).

The candidates can also make online payment
Rs. 1000 for general category
Rs. 500 for SC/ST

Note: Application Fee may change, its a variable.

Application Form CENTAC MCA

There are 2 ways to get the application form for the CENTAC MCA. The first would be the offline mode where the candidate has the option to buy the application form from the colleges. Once purchased, they have to fill up this application form and ensure that there is no room for error. Then it has to be sent out along with DD to the provided address along with other documents. It can also be submitted at the university office. Filled-in application forms along with all necessary enclosures is to be sent to:

'The Convenor, Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC-MCA),
Office of the Dean (Examinations),
Pondicherry Engineering College,
Puducherry - 605 014

For applying via the online mode, the students have to visit the official website of CENTAC MCA i.e. www.centacpuducherry.in. Once you have filled all the requisite details, you can pay the fees through net banking or through debit and credit card.

CENTAC MCA Admit Cards

You have to make sure that you download the admit card from the CENTAC MCA website. It is available as an Admission Ticket via online mode. Download the same and keep with you for entering the examination hall. The download admit card dates are notified by test administrators well in advance and admit cards are released early. 

CENTAC MCA Important Dates

  • Date of issue of the online application form: May
  • Last Date for submission of the online application form: May
  • Date of publication of the CENTAC Merit List: June
  • CENTAC Counselling Dates: July


The CENTAC MCA-CET will comprise of 90 questions that are objective type. The candidates have only 2hours to make sure that all the topics are covered.
  • Mathematics (Ancillary level) 20 questions
  • Analytical Ability 20 questions
  • Logical Reasoning 15 questions
  • Comprehensive verbal ability 15 questions
  • General awareness in Computer Science 20 questions
Total 90 questions

Each correct answer carries 4 marks. For any incorrect answer and multiple answers there will be a negative marking of 1 mark.

9 seats in Pondicherry Engineering College and 183 seats under government quota in self-finance Engineering Colleges are vacant in MCA programme as detailed below:                     
  • Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry
  • Christ College of Engineering & Technology, Puducherry
  • Pope John Paul, Puducherry
  • Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering & Technology, Puducherry
  • Bharathiar College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikal
  • Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College, Puducherry

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