OJEE is a state-level entrance exam conducted by the OJEE Cell for admission to B.Pharm, MBA/PGDM, MCA, and M.Tech courses. The exam is held in two modes – Paper-based test and Computer-based test modes for different papers. Based on OJEE 2020 scores, candidates can apply for admission to various programs offered by OJEE participating colleges.
OJEE or Odisha Joint Entrance Exam is also conducted for admission to Lateral Entry B.Tech, MBA, MCA/Lateral Entry MCA courses.
OJEE Eligibility Criteria 2020 varies for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The minimum eligibility to apply for various undergraduate and postgraduate programs is:
OJEE 2020 Highlights
OJEE is one of the most well-known state level entrance examination for admission to various professional and academic programs offered in several disciplines. Some important highlights from OJEE 2020 are mentioned in the table below.
|OJEE 2020 Highlights|
|Name||Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE)|
|Conducting Body||OJEE Board (OJEEB)|
|Exam Level||State Entrance Examination|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
3 hours duration – BPharm
2 hours duration – LE BTech, LE BSc/ LE, MCA/LE MCA, MBA, MTech and MArch
1 hours duration – Mpharm, Integrated MBA and LE BPharm
|Exam Syllabus||Verbal Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, General Knowledge, Reading Comprehension, Computer and business fomulae and other course specific topics|
|Exam Pattern||Multiple Choice Questions, 4 marks for correct answers and -1 mark for incorrect answers|
|Exam Fees||Rs 1000. In case of applying for a combination of courses the fee is Rs 1500|
|Exam Purpose||Admission to more than 43 Colleges in India|
|Courses Offered||Undergraduate, Lateral Entry and Post Graduate|
|Number of Test Cities||21|
OJEE 2020: Important Dates and Events
Check out all the important dates in the table below.
|OJEE 2020 Events||OJEE Dates 2020*||Salient Features|
|Last date of filling OJEE application forms||First week of April 2020||Candidates can apply for OJEE online on the official website|
|Last date of payment of application||Second week of April 2020||Application fee for OJEE can be paid in online mode only|
|OJEE admit Cards for PBT mode exams||Last week of April 2020||Admit cards will be available for download on the official OJEE website|
|OJEE 2020 PBT mode exam||Third week of May 2020||OJEE exam will be held in the pen-paper based mode (offline)|
|Filing objections on OJEE 2020 answer key||Third week of May 2020||If an incorrect answer is marked for a correct option against any question, then you can file an objection for the same by mailing to the OJEE cell|
|OJEE 2020 admit card for CBT exam||Last week of May 2020||Admit cards will be available for download on the official OJEE website|
|OJEE 2020 CBT exam dates||Second week of June 2020||OJEE 2020 exam will be conducted in computer-based test mode (Online)|
|OJEE 2020 results||Third week of June 2020||Results and scorecards will be released on OJEE official website|
|OJEE counseling 2020 – Choice Filling and choice locking||Last week of June 2020||Candidates can choose from the list of participating colleges for their selected courses and specialisation after the fee payment|
*The dates mentioned above are tentative and are subject to change.
OJEE is conducted for admission to the following academic and professional programmes offered by various participating colleges. The exam pattern and syllabus would vary for OJEE exam according to the course for which the candidate is applying.
|Course Level||Entry Year||Courses|
|Undergraduate||First Year||B.Pharm, Five-year Integrated MBA|
|Undergraduate||Second Year/Lateral Entry (Third Semester)||B.Tech, B.Pharm|
|Postgraduate||First Year||MCA, MBA, M.Tech, M.Pharm, M.Arch, M.Arch (Exe.)|
|Postgraduate||Second Year/Lateral Entry (Third Semester)||MCA|
OJEE is a state level entrance exam and the scores are used for admission to both government and private institutes in the state of Odisha. Last year, 89 institutes offered admission to B.Tech courses based on OJEE scores while 63 institutes offered admission to MBA courses.
OJEE Board will publish a list of all the participating government and private colleges along with their respective seat intake. Here is the list of top participating institutes in OJEE for B.Tech and MBA.
|Top OJEE Participating Colleges for B.Tech||Top OJEE Participating Colleges for MBA|
|Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Dhenkanal||Biju Patnaik Institute of Information Technology and Management Studies, Bhubaneswar|
|Silicon Institute of Technology||Utkal University, Bhubaneswar|
|C.V. Raman College of Engineering||GITA – Gandhi Institute for Technological Advancement, Bhubaneswar|
|Aryan Institute of Engineering and Technology||CUTM – Centurion University of Technology and Management, Bhubaneswar|
|Srinix College of Engineering||RCM – Regional College of Management, Bhubaneswar|
|Temple City Institute of Technology & Engineering||United School of Business Management, Bhubaneswar|
|Gurukula Institute of Technology||Global Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar|
|Indus College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar|
|Adarsha College of Engineering||Gandhi Institute for Technology, Bhubaneswar|
|Bhadrak Engineering School & Technology||TAT – Trident Academy of Technology, Bhubaneswar|
Candidates can check below the sequence of the entire admission process for OJEE 2020, starting from OJEE 2020 registration and application form filling until seat allotment and reporting at the allotted institutes.
OJEE 2020 Admission Process
Step 1: OJEE Registrations
Step 2: Download Admit Card
Step 3: Appear for OJEE 2020 Exam
OJEE 2020 will be conducted in two modes, online and offline. Candidates have to appear for the exam and reach the exam center at least one hour before the commencement of the exam.
Step 4: Download OJEE 2020 Answer Keys published by the OJEE Cell
OJEE Cell will release the answer keys for OJEE 2020 question paper on the official website. Candidates can also download the scorecard from the official website itself.
Step 5: Register for OJEE 2020 Counselling Process
The list of selected candidates through Web Counselling and Institute level has been released. Check them in the links below.
There is no change in the total number of exam centers or any of the individual test cities for OJEE 2020 from its previous edition. In total, 21 cities across the state of Odisha are designated as OJEE 2020 Exam Centres.
|OJEE Test City||City Code||OJEE Test City||City Code|
|Exam Timings||Reporting Time|
|9 am to 12 pm||7:30 am to 8 am|
|2 pm to 4 pm||12:30 pm|
A. All the candidates need to appear in JEE Main for admission to B.Tech courses at any of the Odisha state colleges. OJEE Cell will conduct a centralized admission process for admission to B.Tech courses across all the participating institutes.
Last year, 8 government and 81 private engineering institutes participated in the counseling process. The cell will release the seat matrix for admission to the 2019-20 session before the start of the counseling process. Candidates need to take part in the counseling process and apply for admission to the allotted colleges.
Q. Can students from any part of the country apply for OJEE 2019?
A. No, applicants must be a domicile of the state of Odisha to be eligible to apply for OJEE 2019.
However, there is a 3 percent reservation under OL (Outlying Odia) category. This applies to all the Odia speaking candidates residing outside the state of Odisha and is applicable to all the government engineering colleges in the state. Such candidates will apply with their JEE Main Rank under the outside state category.
Q. What is the marking scheme for OJEE 2020 (MBA)?
A. For MBA, a total of 120 questions will be asked from five sections and the total duration of the exam will be two hours. Here is the section-wise distribution of questions in OJEE 2019 for MBA:
|Computer and Business Fundamentals||10|
Q. What is the seat reservation policy in OJEE 2020?
A. There is a five percent relaxation in the minimum aggregate marks required for candidates from SC/ST categories for all the courses offered through OJEE. Also, candidates falling under the various reserved categories are entitled to seat reservations in various colleges. There is a 30 percent reservation for female candidates inB.Tech/B.Plan/B.Arch/MBA/MCA/Integrated MBA.
– SC/ST: Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe – GC: Green Card
– PwD: Persons with Disability – ES: Ex-Serviceman – TFW: Tuition Fee Waiver
Q. What is the registration fee for OJEE 2020? What will be the fee in case of a combination of papers?
A. OJEE 2020 registration fee is Rs 1000. In case, candidates are applying for a combination of papers such as M.Tech and MBA or MBA and MCA then the fee will be Rs 1500.
The fee can be remitted via Debit/Credit Card/Netbanking in case of online mode of payment and through e-challan of SBI in case of offline mode. No application form will be successfully submitted without fee payment.
Q. What is Special OJEE 2020?
A. Special OJEE is organised for all the candidates who missed the OJEE 2020 Phase I exam and for filling-up all the vacant seats in engineering, management, and pharmacy college.
Q. How many times can I apply for OJEE in a year?
A. OJEE is a popular state level entrance exam which is organised once a year for admission into various undergraduate and post-graduate courses in the state of Odisha.
Q. Can I pay the OJEE application fee offline?
A. No, the OJEE 2020 application fee can only be paid online through Net Banking, debit card or credit card.
Q. What should I do if there is error in my OJEE admit card?
A. OJEE admit card is an important document that has to be carried to the exam center. Candidates will not be allowed in the exam center without the admit card. Hence, if there is any error in the admit card it must be immediately reported to the OJEE Cell.
Q. Can I get an exam center for OJEE in cities other than Odisha?
A. No, OJEE is a state-level examination that is held only in the state of Odisha.