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CENTAC Puducherry Hotel Management Admissions 2022 - Dates, Eligibility, Colleges, Courses, Application and Selection

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliUpdated On: July 26, 2022 09:57 am IST | NCHMCT JEE

CENTAC application form must be submitted by the second week of August 2022. Aspirants can review all of the information about CENTAC Hotel Management Admissions 2022 to prepare for the application process.

CENTAC Puducherry Hotel Management Admissions 2022

CENTAC application form must be submitted by the second week of August 2022. A candidate must only complete the CENTAC application form in order for their candidature to be considered for the courses they have chosen or for which they are eligible. The CENTAC counselling will only fill government college seats and government quota seats in private colleges. To fill out the CENTAC hotel management application form, candidates must first meet the minimum eligibility criteria. After completing the online form, candidates must mail it to the address specified in the guidelines. Based on candidates' 10+2 results, CENTAC will create a separate merit list for hotel management courses.

Central Admissions Committee or CENTAC is an agency set up by the Government of Puducherry. CENTAC acts as a centralised body for admission to the Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses offered by all of the colleges in Puducherry. Thus, CENTAC provides a unified database of the colleges and courses offered in Puducherry, making the admission process simple. Group III at CENTAC includes Hotel Management courses. A candidate only needs to complete the common application form, and their application will be considered for all of the courses they have chosen or are eligible for. The CENTAC counselling will only fill government college seats and government quota seats in private colleges.

The following article contains all of the information about CENTAC hotel management admissions. Check out the CENTAC Hotel Management Admissions dates, colleges, courses, eligibility, application, and selection process.

CENTAC Hotel Management Admissions Important Dates 2022

The 2022 admission schedule for hotel management admissions in Puducherry has not yet been released by CENTAC. A tentative schedule has been provided in the table below. The actual dates will be updated as and when they are released by CENTAC.



Online Applications Start

Last week of July 2022

Online Applications Close

Second week of August 2022

Draft Merit List Release

August 2022

Last Date for Objections of Draft Merit List

To be Announced

Final Merit List Release

To be Announced

First Round of Counselling

To be Announced

Second Round of Counselling

To be Announced

Also Read:Hotel Management Admission Process in India

CENTAC Hotel Management Eligibility Criteria 2022

Candidates must ensure that they fill the eligibility criteria for hotel management courses before filling the application form. Applications from only eligible candidates will be accepted for the courses. The details can be found given below.

CENTAC Hotel Management Eligibility Criteria 2022
(For BSc and DIploma courses in Hotel Management)

Minimum Educational Qualification

  • Candidate must have passed 10 + 2 / Class 12th in any stream

  • Candidate must have studied English as a compulsory subject

  • Candidate must have received at least 50% marks in English

Age Limit

For BSc Degree Course: 22 years (25 Years for SC / ST candidates)

For Diploma Courses: 25 years (28 years for SC / ST candidates)

Residence / Domicile Requirements

Applicants whose parents have been residing continuously in Puducherry for a minimum of 5 years from the date of application


Applicants who have studied in Puducherry for at least five years from the date of application. Candidate must have passed the qualifying exam from a recognized institute in Puducherry

Physical Fitness

Candidates must submit a certificate issued by a Registered Medical Practitioner as proof of physical fitness

CENTAC Hotel Management Application Form 2022

The CENTAC application form for hotel management admissions will be available online in the last week of July on the official website. The application form is only available online. The deadline for completing the CENTAC 2022 application form is the last week of August. Candidates can find instructions for completing the CENTAC hotel management application form below.

CENTAC Hotel Management Application Process 2022

Mentioned below are the steps to fill the online application form for CENTAC Hotel Management. CENTAC advises all of the applicants to go through the sample filled online application form, which is attached to the information brochure.

Step 1: Visit the official website of CENTAC Puducherry (

Step 2: New User Registration; complete the New User Registration by entering the required details such as Name, Email Address, Password, Mobile Number etc.
Confirm the E-mail by entering the OTP

Step 3: By using the login ID and Password created during user registration, log in to the CENTAC application dashboard to start filling the application

Step 4: Application Form Filling 

Fill the application form by providing the following information.

  1. Enter Personal Information such as Nationality, Address, Category etc

  2. Enter Academic Details such as HSC (Class 12th) scores, exam boar etc

  3. Upload the supporting documents such as a photograph, certificates etc. The list of supporting documents has been provided further below

  4. Pay the application fee. The application fee details can be found further below

  5. A preview of the filled application form will be provided to the candidate. Ensure that all of the entered details are correct as CENTAC does not accept any requests for change in the entered information after the application has been submitted

  6. Submit the application

Step 5: Course Selection; login again on the application form portal. Select the courses and colleges of your choice and add priority to your selection.

Required Documents for CENTAC Hotel Management Application Form

The following supporting documents must be submitted along with the CENTAC Hotel Management application form. Candidates must submit a scanned self-attested photocopy of all of the documents.

Class 10 Marksheet and Certificate

Class 12 Marksheet and Certificate

Birth Certificate

Residence Certificate

Category Reservation Certificate

Rural Certificate

CENTAC Hotel Management Application Form Photograph and Signature

Candidates must also submit a scanned image of their recent passport-size photograph and signature along with the application form. The photograph dimensions should be as given below.

File TypeJPEG
File Size20kb - 50 kb

Also Read:How to choose a Hotel Management college after 12th?

Hotel Management Colleges and Courses in Puducherry 2022

The following hotel management courses are available in the UT of Pondicherry.



Seat Intake

Pondicherry Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (PIHMCT)

BSc in Hospitality & Hotel Administration


Diploma in Food Production


Diploma in House Keeping


Diploma in Food & Beverage Service


Also Read:List of Best Hotel Management Courses and Specializations

CENTAC Hotel Management Application Fee 2022

Candidates must pay the application fee for CENTAC hotel management before they can submit the application. The fee is applicable towards the online application form as well as the counselling for CENTAC hotel management admissions.


Application Fee


Rs. 300


Rs. 150

CENTAC Hotel Management Application Fee Payment: The CENTAC application fee must be paid online via Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking.

CENTAC Hotel Management Selection Process 2022

CENTAC will publish a merit list of candidates for admission to hotel management programmes. Candidates with their names on the merit list are invited to participate in the CENTAC counselling process. Their seats are assigned based on their rank in the merit list and their course preferences. The NCHMCT JEEexam is used to determine admission to BSc Hospitality & Hotel Administration programmes. The remaining seats are then filled by CENTAC using the criteria listed below.

For BSc Hospitality & Hotel Administration: Admissions to these courses is done through the NCHMCT JEE exam. CENTAC then fills the remaining seats as per the criteria given below.

CENTAC Hotel Management Merit List 2022

To create the merit list, CENTAC first computes the candidate's score. The merit score is determined by the candidate's performance in the Class 12 exams. The following criteria were used to calculate the merit score:

  • The candidate with the highest marks in any of the following language subjects: English / Hindi / Tamil / Malayalam / Telugu / Arabic / French
  • The best three marks from the other main papers in the board exams
  • Tie Breaking Policy: If two candidates receive the same CENTAC score, their rank is determined by their marks in English and Core Subjects (Biology/Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry/Accountancy) (in that order of priority)

CENTAC Hotel Management Counselling Process 2022

CENTAC conducts counselling for hotel management admissions in Puducherry in the online mode. Counselling is usually conducted in the following three rounds.

  • First Round

  • Second Round

  • Mop Up Round

The Second Round and Mop Up are only conducted if any vacant seats are left after the First Round of counselling. CENTAC uses SMS / Email to communicate with the candidate's about the counselling and it is the responsibility of the candidates to keep updated with the latest information issued by the agency.

CENTAC Hotel Management Seat Allotment 2022

Candidates are allocated seats as per their preference of course and college in the counselling. Candidates with a higher rank in the merit list are given a higher preference when allocating seats. A candidate who has been allocated a seat can choose one of the following options after the seat allotment

Option 1

Accept the allotted seat and not participate in any subsequent round

Option 2

Opt for an Upgradation / Sliding. The candidate can accept the seat and participate in the next round of counselling
Those who are allotted a better seat in the next round will lose their previously-allocated seat
Those who are not upgraded will be provided with the option to accept their current seat or participate in the next round

Option 3

Candidate can reject the allotted seat and participate in the next round of counselling

Option 4

Candidate can reject the seat and opt our of the counselling process

CENTAC Hotel Management Final Reporting 2022

A provisional allotment letter will be issued to the candidates who have been allotted seats in the CENTAC Hotel Management counselling. Such candidates will be required to report to their allocated college with the allotment letter. Candidates must also bring their original documents to the reporting process for verification as per the reporting dates provided by CENTAC. Only after reporting will a candidate's admission be finalised to their allocated college and course.

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