Puducherry NEET Counselling 2023

Puducherry NEET Counselling is conducted by the Pondicherry Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC). Puducherry NEET Counselling for admission to MBBS and BDS programs is held in the Union Territory. Only candidates who meet the counselling authority’s eligibility criteria are considered for admission to the Puducherry MBBS & BDS program. Candidates can apply for various medical and dental courses through Pondicherry Centralised Admission Committee’s (CENTAC) official website https://www.centacpuducherry.in/

Admission to 578 MBBS and 234 BDS seats in Puducherry is based on NEET scores obtained by candidates in the NEET test and is granted by medical and dental institutes under the 85 percent state quota.

Puducherry NEET Counselling 2023 Highlights

Counselling NamePuducherry NEET Counselling
Exam conducting authorityNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Counselling bodyPondicherry Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC)
Total seats812
Official Websitehttps://www.centacpuducherry.in/

Important Dates

Round 1

Registration/ PaymentTo be announced
Choice filling/ LockingTo be announced
VerificationTo be announced
Seat allotmentTo be announced
Provisional resultTo be announced
Final resultTo be announced
Reporting to the allotted instituteTo be announced

Round 2 

Fresh Registration/ PaymentTo be announced
Choice filling/ LockingTo be announced
ResultTo be announced
Reporting to the allotted instituteTo be announced

Mop Up Round

Registration/ PaymentTo be announced
Choice filling/ LockingTo be announced
VerificationTo be announced
Seat allotmentTo be announced
ResultTo be announced
Reporting to the allotted instituteTo be announced

Stray Vacancy Round

Seat allotment processTo be announced
ResultTo be announced
Reporting to the allotted instituteTo be announced

NEET Counselling Procedure


All candidates seeking admission to the Undergraduate medical & dental courses must apply online at www.centacpuducherry.in. as a new user, the candidate must create the login information as follows:

  1. Click the “New Registration” page, the candidate has to enter a valid Mobile Number and Email ID which would be used for all future communication for admission purposes.
  2. The candidate must then create a new password (with a maximum of six characters) for online registration. This password does not have to be the same as the password used to access the candidate’s email account.
  3. The candidate must ensure that all of the information on the form is correct. This data is used throughout the admissions process. No changes or modifications are permitted.
  4. After successfully registering, the applicant must log in with their “registered email-id” and “password” to fill out the online application form.
  5. Then fill in all the details in the application form and click ‘Submit’.

Choice Filling

  • Allotment in Rounds 1 and 2 is based on the course preferences submitted by applicants before the deadline for updating course preferences. If the course preferences are left blank, no allotment will take place.
  • Before submitting their course preferences in Round 2, candidates should submit their willingness and Registration Fees (only for MBBS).
  • After the provisional allotment list is published, allotted applicants should use their Login credentials to access the Allotment Order from the dashboard.
  • If a seat is allotted during sliding in round 2, the seat allotted in the previous round will be forfeited. Sliding from one college to another is only permitted during counseling and is based on merit and reservation rules.

(Note: In the case of Offline Counselling, if a candidate is unable to attend the counseling on the specified date and time due to unforeseen circumstances, he or she may authorize a representative to attend the counseling on his or her behalf. The authorized representative must provide an undertaking and authority letter, as well as the necessary original documents, for allotment. The candidate is bound by the allocation made to the authorized representative.)

Seat Allocation Process

  • Merit list: The CENTAC official website www.centacpuducherry.in publishes the Merit list. For the Government and Management quota seats, a separate Merit list will be prepared. The merit list are published based on the NEET exam results.
  • The CENTAC may publish a draft merit list. If there are any objections, CENTAC gives them one or two days to be raised. Following that, the Final Merit list with consideration are published.
  • If there are any corrections to the Merit list, the candidate must report them within two days of the publication date.
  • After the corrections are made, CENTAC will send the Counselling date via SMS/Mail.
  • The candidate should go to the official website for the next steps, such as choice filling (unlimited).
  • If the preceding steps are completed, seat allocation will be published one week later.
  • If the candidate accepts the position, they will obtain the allotment letter from the official website.
  • After downloading the allotment letter, they must report to the college within the time frame specified.
  • Finally, submit the original documents and pay the course fees.

Report at the college

Candidates must report to the allotted college with all of their documentation after being assigned a seat.

MCC 15 % AIQ Quota

About MCC

Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The MCC is responsible for conducting online counselling for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses in India, including MBBS and BDS, through the NEET UG and NEET PG exams, respectively.

The MCC conducts centralized counselling for the All India Quota (AIQ) seats in government medical and dental colleges across India, as well as for seats in Deemed and Central Universities, ESIC, and AFMC colleges. The counselling process involves registration, choice filling, seat allotment, document verification, and admission to the allotted colleges.

MCC NEET Counselling Registration

MCC holds four rounds of NEET-UG counseling for AIQ, including a mop-up round and a stray vacancy round. Following the completion of Round 2, the MCC will fill the remaining seats in a mop-up round and a stray vacancy round. The following steps must be taken:

  • Visit the official website: Visit the official website of MCC (https://mcc.nic.in/) and click on the “UG Medical Counseling” tab.
  • New registration: Click on “New Registration” and fill in all the required details such as personal details, contact details, NEET exam details, and security pin. After filling in all the details, click on the “Submit” button.
  • Login credentials: After successful registration, a new page will appear with your login credentials. Use these credentials to log in and fill in your choices of colleges and courses.
  • Choice filling: Fill in your preferred colleges and courses in order of priority. You can choose as many choices as you want.
  • Locking of choices: After you have filled in your choices, you need to lock them by clicking on the “Lock Choices” button. Once the choices are locked, you cannot make any changes.
  • Seat allotment: The MCC conducts the seat allotment process based on your rank, category, and the choices filled by you. You will be able to see your seat allotment result on the official website.
  • Reporting to the allotted college: If you are satisfied with the seat allotted to you, you need to report to the allotted college within the specified time with all the required documents and pay the admission fee.

MCC Counselling Fees 

15% AIQ/ Central UniversitiesNon Refundable FeeRefundable Fee
URINR 1,000INR 10,000
Deemed Universities
All CategoriesINR 5,000INR 2,00,000

Eligibility Criteria

Qualify Exam NEET conducted By  NTA
NationalityApplicants must be Indian citizens.NRI candidates with Indian passports are also eligible to apply. Under the NRI Category, overseas citizens of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian origin (PIO) are eligible to apply.
Age Limit17 years old (as on December 31). In addition, the candidate’s maximum age should be 25 years.
QualificationThe candidate must have passed from a recognized board/institute with a Class 12 credential or equivalent. In addition, the qualifying test should include Biology, Chemistry, English, and Physics as core subjects.A minimum of 50% is required for the general category, 40% for SC/ST, and 45% for Physically Disabled candidates.Candidates must have studied English as one of their subjects and have passed the four subjects listed above individually.


CategoryQualifying MarksPercentile Criteria
General/EWS715-11750th Percentile
SC/BC116-9340th Percentile
General/EWS & PH Category116-10545th Percentile
SC/BC & PH Category104-9340th Percentile

Participating Colleges

Name of CollegeType of collegeSeat IntakeAnnual Fees
Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research InstituteGovt180
Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (Christian)Pvt1503,35,000
Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College & HospitalPvt1503,13,000
Sri Venkateshwara Medical College & Research Institute (Telugu)Pvt1503,13,000
Name of CollegeType of collegeSeat IntakeAnnual Fees
Mahatma Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Dental SciencesGovt40
Mahe Institute of Dental SciencesPvt1002,50,000 
Sri Venkateshwara Dental College Pvt10079,000 

Required Documents

  • 10+2 mark sheet and Certificate of passing
  • Birth certificate / 10th mark sheet
  • Nativity Certificate
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Character certificate
  • Proof of Identity (Aadhaar, PAN Card, Driving license)
  • Allotment Letters
  • Payment receipt of application fee
  • A printed copy of the filled-in online application form
  • Photographs (passport size)
  • Demand Draft (DD) receipt
  • NEET Rank Card and Admit Card


Q. Which authority is in charge of conducting NEET counseling in Puducherry?

A: The Puducherry Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC) is the competent authority in charge of conducting common counseling for NEET  admissions in Puducherry.

Q. How many MBBS/BDS seats would be available as a result of the NEET admissions in Puducherry?

A. Puducherry has offered admission to 578 MBBS and 234 BDS seats based on candidates’ NEET test scores.

Q. What is the total score on the NEET Exam?

A.  The NEET exam’s maximum score is 720.

Q. What is the official website of Pondicherry NEET Counseling ?

A. The official website of Pondicherry NEET Counseling is https://www.centacpuducherry.in.

Q. How many NEET marks are needed for MBBS in a private college?

A. Student must achieve a minimum of 50% in the UR category and 40% in the SC/ST/OBC category to qualify for NEET. To get into a good private medical college, you must score at least 350 on the NEET UG exam.

Q. On the basis of Puducherry NEET admission, how many MBBS/BDS seats would be granted?

A: The Puducherry government has granted admission to 578 MBBS and 234 BDS seats based on candidates’ NEET test scores.

Q. What are the NEET state counseling registration fees?

A.  A non-refundable registration fee of INR 1,000 will be charged to all Unreserved candidates (INR 500 in case of SC/ST/OBC/PH candidates) to participate in All India Quota counseling and Central University counseling.

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