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Centralised Admission Committee MBA Entrance Test, Puducherry
Online | State Level Exam
Application Fee - General - Rs.1000 | SC / ST - Rs.500
Important Dates
Registration Date
Jul 15, 2017
Admit Card Date
Aug 06, 2017
Test Date
Aug 13, 2017
Result Date
Sep 03, 2017

How to Prepare for CENTAC MBA 2017

  • It is very important that you make a timetable and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.
  • It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basis and concepts before moving on.
  • It is very important to make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.
  • Candidates need to attempt each question in less than 80 seconds. Selection of questions is crucial here.
  • Aspirants should focus on core topics and theory. The chief strategy should be to attempt familiar questions and leave non-familiar/non-comfortable questions. Candidates should be able to decide this within 10 seconds.
  • Speed will be also very critical. Apart from learning to select a question, candidates should also to reject a question in less than 10 seconds.
  • Expect some calculation-heavy problems. These questions are meant to be left alone. Give it a try only if are not very close.
  • So focus on the basic quant syllabus. For Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, revise the Class 5-10 NCERT school books. Since fast calculations can save time, practice with tables, squares, cubes and decimal-fraction conversions.
  • Logical reasoning is comparatively more important than Quant and Data Interpretation in management entrance examination as many an exam has reasoning questions with double weight age. Questions in LR range from Numerical reasoning, Decision Making to Verbal Logic. Logical Reasoning can be practiced using puzzle books and other books on reasoning. You can also profit from working with books such as R S Aggarwal’s book on Reasoning available easily.
  • Language skills section usually consists of grammar, reading comprehension. So focus on basic grammar rules that you learned during your school days. Candidates need to focus on an overall strategy while preparing for verbal sections because most competitive exams have a similar syllabus.
  • However, it would be advisable for a student to work on his/her speed mathematics as some of the questions under Data Interpretation tend to be calculation intensive.

CENTAC MBA 2017 Important Instructions

  • CENTAC-PG shall have the freedom to take functional and operational decisions for the conduct of Entrance Examination within the overall framework of the various Government Orders and as modified from time to time.
  • CENTAC-PG may take decision to change the schedule, if such a necessity arises. Any change in schedule or other aspects of Entrance Examination shall be advertised in newspaper/(s) and also uploaded in the website .
  • Candidates applying for the various programmes should submit separate applications for each programme with necessary Photo copies of the certificates.
  • Candidates are asked to submit the latest/updated certificates, particularly, the Residence and Community certificates.
  • Certificates once submitted are final and further changes/modification would not be
  • entertained, under any circumstances.
  • Candidates having the Permanent Integrated Certificate (PIC) should update their certificate from the Revenue authorities at the time of submission of the filled-in applications.
  • Special categories like Freedom fighter (FF) and Wards of Ex(service man)/Physically challenged (PH) should produce the latest certificate from the concerned authorities. For example, FF from Freedom fighters cell, Ex-service man certificate from Sainik Welfare board and PH certificate
  • from the Medical Superintendent, Government of General Hospital.
  • Options once exercised with regard to Community/Nativity/special category shall not be changed under any circumstances.


1) Tell me something about Centralised Admission Committee MBA Entrance Test, Puducherry?

CENTAC MBA Entrance Exam Centralised Admission Committee Master of Business Administration Entrance Test acronym as CENTAC MBA ET is conducted for taking admission to Master of Business Administration (MBA) program for Pondicherry Engineering College (PEC) and government quota seats in the self-financing colleges in the Union Territory (UT), Puducherry.

2) How do I get the application form for admission?

  • Candidates can obtain the application form from the official website .
  • Application forms and information brochure can be obtained from PEC Credit Society, Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry-605014, in person on payment of Rs. 1000/- (for SC/ST candidates Rs. 500/-).

3) Which modes the payment can be done ?

The Application forms can also be obtained by sending a request to the Convenor, CENTAC-PG, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry-605014, by post along with two self-addressed slips (neatly typed or hand written) and a crossed Demand Draft for Rs.1000/- (Rs.1000/- towards the cost of application and Rs.65/- for postage).

  • This amount is Rs.565/- for SC/ST Candidates – (Rs.500/- towards the cost of application and Rs.65/- for postage)], drawn in favour of the Convenor, CENTAC-PG payable at Pondicherry Payment by postal orders, cheques and money orders will not be accepted.
  • The application forms can also be downloaded and can be submitted along with crossed Demand Draft for Rs.1000/- (Rs.500- for SC/ST candidates), which must be drawn in favour of the Convenor, CENTAC-PG payable at Pondicherry
  • All filled-in application forms must be sent in the prescribed envelope, along with all necessary enclosures to “The Convenor, Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC-MBA), Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry-605014″, so as to reach latest by the 3rd of July 2015 before 05.00 pm.
  • The candidates willing to submit their filled-in applications in person are requested to submit the same to the CENTAC-MBA Cell (Department of Mechanical Engineering), Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry 605014.

4) Can I fill out the application with my initial or nickname ?

  • You need to register your names and/or initials as mentioned in your graduation certificate only. No other names/initials would be accepted.
  • Any other names/initials differing from graduation certificates should be accompanied by gazette notification for name change.

Those applying to the Bachelor’s course should ensure that they register their names and/or initials as mentioned in +2 or equivalent educational certificate.

5) What are the documents required ?

Here’s a list of documents you will need to submit:

  • Scanned copy of all academic marks card and certificates**

a. 10th

b. 12th (10+2) marks sheet

c. Graduation or Diploma or Lateral entry to Engineering, etc*

  • (File size for each certificate NOT to exceed 4MB)
  • A digital signature. Sign on a blank white sheet, scan and upload scanned copy. (File size NOT to exceed 1MB)
  • One colour passport-size (2 inch x 2 inch or 51mm x 51mm) photograph scanned (Maximum file size – 1MB). DO NOT sign across the photograph. Please ensure that it is a recent, high resolution photograph of you.
  • ID proof (any of the following) — Passport/PAN Card/ Aadhaar Card/ Driving License/Voter ID. (File size NOT to exceed 4MB).
  • Note: File format – .jpeg.
  • Foreign Degree holders refer to this question
  • Not applicable for students applying for Under Graduate programmes Online application form help details, can also be found here.

6) Is it necessary for me to apply online?

Yes, applying online is mandatory and the first step towards your enrollment. You are required to fill out all the fields in the application form. In case, any compulsory field is Not Applicable to you, please type out N/A in that field.

7) Do I need to print out the online application form and certificates ?

No, you do not need to print out the online application or scanned copy of your mark sheets/certificates/ID-proofs . You need to upload the required documents, these will be cross-checked at our end. A hard-copy will be maintained at the University Office.
Note: Incomplete/Not Eligible applications will be rejected, in such an event, the admissions team will inform you about the rejection. Admission is subject to submitting all the required documents as per the defined eligibility criteria.

8) Can I make a payment online ?

No, you cannot make a payment online.

9) When will I get my Admit Card ?

Admit card will be available for view and print in Second week of July(onwards). You will have to log onto the CENTAC website with your registered User ID. You will be eligible for an Admit Card only upon submission of online application form. You will receive an automated email confirmation upon successful submission from website.

10) How can I check if my online application has been received ?

You can find out whether the online components of your application have been received by visiting the Dashboard of the online application center. This page will indicate the status of your application. An email notification will also be sent to you within two weeks of submitting your application (or earlier if your application is sent at least one week before the application deadline). It will inform you as to whether your file is complete or if any components of your application are missing. It is therefore important that you check your email account regularly after the application deadline. Due to European Data Protection laws and our own confidentiality policy, our MBA Office is regrettably unable to give out any information over the phone about applications.

11) Does the exam take place online or do I need to go to an exam center ?

Exam takes place at a University designated exam center around the country. You can find the current list of exam centers. We offer different streams in Online MBA here. The format of the exam is subjective.

12) Can I switch exam center?

You are required to select an exam center at the time of filling out the online application. Switching Exam Centers is generally not permitted. Special cases are considered only on genuine grounds, but before the Exam Wing finalizes the Exam Centers lists. Thereafter no change would be permitted whatsoever. However, should you decide to change the exam center after you have submitted the online application, you need to place a special request with you can reach out to our student support team, who will guide you with the exam center switch process, if permitted by the Exam Wing.

13) What is the mode of conduction of Centralised Admission Committee MBA Entrance Test, Puducherry ?

Online or Computer based exam.

14) What are the eligibility criteria for MBA admission ?

  • Aspiring candidates should possess a bachelor's degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks (45% for candidates belonging to the reserved category) in the same.
  • Candidates who have appeared for their final semester graduation exams and awaiting results can also apply for the programme.

15) What is maximum Age Eligibility Criteria ?

There is no upper or lower age limit.

16) Will there be any negative marking?

Yes, 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

17) Am I allowed to carry a calculator or mobile into the test venue?

No ,you are not allowed to carry a calculator or mobile into the test venue.

18) When are Centralised Admission Committee MBA Entrance Test, Puducherry Results Out?

10 working days after the test.

19) When will I get the Score card ?

The candidates will receive the score card in last week of July.

20) For how long is the Centralised Admission Committee MBA Entrance Test, Puducherry score valid?

The Centralised Admission Committee MBA Entrance Test, Puducherry score is valid for just one year.

21) Will the results be available online?

Yes, result will be available online from official website.

22) What is the fee structure and/or are there any installments?

The number of questions in each section are as follow –

The fee for a 2-year MBA programme is Rs. 45,500.
The fee can be paid semester-wise, below is the fee payment schedule:

  • Semester 1: Rs. 15,500 (including 5,500 towards Books and admission fee)
  • Semester 2- Rs. 10,000
  • Semester 3- Rs. 10,000
  • Semester 4- Rs. 10,000

The fee for a 1-year PGD programme is Rs. 23,500.
The fee can be paid semester-wise, below is the fee payment schedule:

  • Semester 1: Rs. 13,500 (inclusive of registration fee, tuition fee and books)
  • Semester 2- Rs. 10,000

23) Is there any scholarship or discount?

No special scholarships or discounts are available to students.

24) I am not sure which specialization is best for me.

Our admission team has experienced counselors on board and they’d be happy to assist you in selecting a programme best suited to your professional needs. Reach out to us at 080 4545 3102 or drop us an email at

25) Can we apply for a government sector job ?

Yes, you can apply to any public/private sector job post successful completion of the programme.

26) Want to go abroad, is this certificate valid out of the country?

While the degree is globally-recognised, we strongly recommend you check with the recipient institution/university/organisation as well. Should you need any specific assistance, feel free to reach out to our admissions office at 080- 45453102 or write in with your queries to

27) Is this programme approved by the Government? Is this a recognized course?

Pondicherry University is a central Government University. All programmes offered are approved by University Grant’s Commission (UGC), Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and Distance Education Council (DEC).

28) What is the difference between PGD and MBA ?

A Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) is a 1-year course, it comprises 2 semesters, whereas Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) is a 2-year course comprising 4 semesters.
Note: The maximum duration to complete a PGD is 2 years and an MBA is 4 years.

29) I am a Foreign Degree holder. Can I apply ?

Foreign Degree holders need to provide an Association of Indian Universities (AIU) Equivalence Certificate. This certificate facilitates students, with foreign degree, to get admission in Indian Universities.

30) If I have doubts, how can I clarify them?

Before Enrolment: While you consider enrolling with Pondicherry University’s online programmes and have doubts and need help clarifying your doubts, you are welcome to reach out to us on call at 080- 4545 3102 Monday to Sunday between 9am to 6pm. You can also drop in an email to and our admission team will respond to your queries.
Post Enrollment: Once enrolled, if you have queries, questions related to the course-ware, faculty, LIVE sessions, accessing our Learning Management System (LMS), you can reach out to our student support team. You can also post your queries and/or doubts on the online platform (ATP) and our academic team will respond within 24 hours.
Moreover, during each semester we conduct 10 hours of LIVE mentoring sessions, cumulatively. You can use these sessions to clear subject related doubts and orient yourself to the examination.

31) How is the course delivered ?

Anytime, anywhere, any device – as long as you have an internet connection. You can also access all material on your android phone through an app.

You will receive books (hard copy) for each semester at the address of communication provided by you.
Apart from this a login ID and password will be provided, giving you access to all of the below:

I. You will receive an e-book link, so you can access books (soft copy) anytime.
II. You will get access to an e-library with 12,000+ titles
III. Prerecorded audio and video sessions
IV. You can post any doubts and/or queries 24x7 and the faculty will respond to you within 24 hours. Doubts are also cleared during live mentoring sessions; where previous year’s question papers are discussed.
V. You can see how much of which course you have completed and also take self-assessments to judge for yourself how well you have covered and understood a topic.
VI. Guru Talks are organised – Industry/Renowned personalities address the students through the virtual classroom. That is one of the benefits of Distance MBA Courses.