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OJEE 2020 Exam Dates (Postponed), Application form (Extended) Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern
OJEE 2020 has been postponed by the conducting authority which was scheduled to be held in the first week of May 2020. It is a state-level entrance examination conducted for the candidates seeking admission in various UG or PG courses by OJEE Cell. The exam is conducted every year in two modes i.e.Paper-based mode (Offline) and Computer-based mode (Online). Online fee payment for the same has been extended until further notice. In view of rescheduling of the academic session for 2020-21, the authorities have decided to conduct a special OJEE exam for admission into 1st year B.Tech courses of all Private and Government Colleges of Odisha against the vacancy seats left out after 1st phase OJEE Counselling only for those students who have not been able to appear in JEE Main 2020.
- OJEE Eligibility Criteria states that candidates must have passed 10+2 from a recognized board for undergraduate courses. In order to pursue PG courses, candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in a relevant discipline.
- As per OJEE Exam Pattern, it consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) in which 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. There is no provision for negative marking.
- Questions will be asked from various topics like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Logical Reasoning, etc, according to the courses offered by OJEEB. Candidates are advised to go through OJEE Syllabus to prepare well for the entrance examination.
OJJE Board also has a facility of Special OJEE, for candidates who do not qualify the exam in first attempt. Successfully registered candidates will be able to download OJEE 2020 admit card from the official website. Top institutes accepting OJEE score are Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Sambalpur, Gandhi Institute for Technological Advancement, Bhubaneswar, Gandhi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Gunupur, Parala Maharaja Engineering College, Berhampur, Government College of Engineering, Kalahandi, Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang, etc. Read the article to know more about OJEE Application process, result, counselling, cut off, etc.
OJEE 2020 Highlights
The table below highlights the details related to OJEE 2020 :
|Exam Name||Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE)|
|Conducting Body||OJEE Board (OJEEB)|
|Exam Level||State level|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Exam Medium||English Language only|
|Mode of Examination||Computer Based Test (CBT)|
|Courses Offered||Undergraduate, Lateral Entry and Post Graduate|
|Question Type||Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)|
|Duration of OJEE 2020|
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
|Candidates Expected to Appear||52,000|
|OJEEB Help Desk||0674-6552455|
OJEE 2020 Important Dates
OJEE 2020 Important Dates
The official dates have been changed due to COVID-19 outbreak. The table below shows the tentative dates as per the previous schedule.
|Events||Dates:Session I (Tentative)||Dates: Special Exam (Tentative)|
|Availability of OJEE 2020 Application Form||February 6, 2020 – June 07, 2020 (Extended)||May 12, 2020 -June 15, 2020(Extended)|
|Last date to pay Application fee||June 10, 2020||June 20, 2020|
|Issue of OJEE 2020 Admit Card||To be notified||To be notified|
|OJEE 2020 Exam Date||Postponed till further notice||To be notified|
|Declaration of OJEE 2020 Result||To be notified||To be notified|
|OJEE 2020 Counselling||To be notified||To be notified|
OJEE 2020 Courses Offered
Once the candidate visits the official website and proceed ahead with Application Form filling, you will have 5 links in front of you named as A, B, C, D and E. It is important to choose the right type application form and correct entrance test. Check the table below for the courses offered and application link available for them.
|Application Form||Course Applied|
|A||B. Pharm or/and Integrated MBA (5 years course)|
|B||1. Lateral Entry to B.Tech (for Diploma in Engg. students)|
2. Lateral Entry to B. Tech (for B. Sc. Students)
3. Lateral Entry to B. Pharm (for Diploma in Pharmacy students)
|D||1. M Tech, M Tech (Part-Time course for working personnel)|
2. M Arch
3. M Plan
4. M Pharm
|E||Application for combination courses|
1. MBA and MCA
2. MBA and M. Tech.
OJEE 2020 Application fee
The Application fee is different for different form links. See the table below:
|Application Form||Application Fee|
|A, B, C, D||INR 1000/-|
Charges by Bank will be charged as per the norms over and above the prescribed fee.
OJEE 2020 Eligibility
OJEE 2020 Eligibility Criteria
OJEE 2020 Eligibility criteria vary for different undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The table below lists each and every detail related to eligibility for a different course.
- For Undergraduate courses, candidate must have completed 10+2 from a recognized board.
- For admission in postgraduate courses, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in a relevant discipline.
- For Lateral entry courses, you must have completed a diploma or bachelors’ degree from a relevant stream.
How to Apply for OJEE 2020?
OJEE 2020 Application form will be available online at the official website and has to be filled in online mode only. There is no provision to submit the application form through offline mode. Below are the steps to fill the application form:
Step 1: Visit the official website ojee.nic.in/publicinfo/public/home.aspx
Step 2: Choose the Application form- A, B, C, D and E as per your course selection.
Step 3: Click on ‘New Registration’, go through the application process details and click on ‘Click Here to Proceed’.
Step 4: Fill your personal and contact details, set the password and enter the OTP. After this click on ‘Submit’.
Step 5: You will receive the registration number. This registration number has to be kept safely for future logins.
Step 6: Upload the scanned images of documents. The documents to be uploaded and their size is mentioned below:
|Photograph||5KB to 99KB||3.5cm x 4.5cm|
|Signature||5KB to 50KB||3.5cm x 1.5cm|
|Left-hand Thumb Impression||5KB to 50KB||3.5cm x 1.5cm|
Make sure that all the scanned images should be in JPEG/JPG format only.
Step 7: Fill the Application fee using debit card/ credit card or through e-challan by a deposit in OJEE Bank Account with State Bank of India.
Once the Application Form is submitted carefully, take a print out of the same for future reference.
OJEE 2020 Admit Card
OJEE 2020 Admit card will be relased after completion of registration process. Due to the postponement of date with COVID-19 outbreak, issuance of hall ticket has been delayed. The hall ticket contains the details like Candidate’s name and personal details, Examination Center with timings and date. Before entering the examination hall candidates have to submit a copy of self-attested admit card, so candidates are advised to carry it on the Exam day. It is also advised to reach the exam center half hour before the reporting time, so as to avoid last-minute hassle.
Details mentioned on OJEE Admit Card
Aspirants must check the details mentioned below while taking a printout of the admit card:
- Candidate’s Name
- Roll Number
- Course appeared
- Exam Date
- Exam Time
- Name and address of the centre
Steps to Download OJEE 2020 Admit Card
Step 1: Open the official website of OJEE.
Step 2: Click the link ‘OJEE 2020 Admit Card.’
Step 3: Enter your Application Number and Date of Birth and click on ‘Submit’.
Step 4: OJEE Hall Ticket will be displayed on the screen.
Step 5: Candidates must download and take a print out for further use.
OJEE 2020 Exam Centers
While filling the OJEE 2020 Application Form, candidates have to select any 3 cities in order of their preference as the exam center. Authorities will make an effort to allocate the city in order of your choice, however, due to administrative reasons a different city of the nearby area may be allotted. Once the center is allotted, no further correspondence or request shall be entertained in such a case.
List of OJEE Probable Examination center is:
OJEE 2020 Seat Reservation
OJEE also offers reservation for the reserved category. The reservation for different courses and different categories is listed down below:
|SC||ST||Green Card (GC)||PC/PwD||Ex-Servicemen (ES)||Tuition Fee Waiver (TFW)||Women||Outlying Odia (OL)|
|B. TECH||8%||12%||5%||5%||3%||5%||30%||3% (Govt. Institute only)|
|B. PLAN||8%||12%||5%||5%||3%||5%||30%||3% (Govt. Institute only)|
|B. ARCH||8%||12%||5%||5%||3%||0||30%||3% (Govt. Institute only)|
|LE TECH / LE PHARM/LE BSc.||0||0||0||0||0||5%||0||0|
OJEE 2020 Exam Pattern & Syllabus
OJEE 2020 Exam Pattern varies for all the courses. All the questions will be MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) based, and the exam will be conducted in online mode. Candidates are awarded +4 marks for every correct response, while 1 mark is deducted from the score for every wrong answer. OJEE 2020 Exam Pattern highlights are shown in the table:
|Courses||Duration||No. of Questions||Subjects|
|B. Pharm||2 hours||120||Physics|
Biology (30 questions each)
|Lateral Entry to B Tech||2 hours||120||Engg Math|
Engg Mechanics & Basic Electrical
Electronics Engg(40 questions each)
|LE Pharma||1 hour||60||D Pharm course|
|LE BSc /+3Sc||1 hour||60||Mathematics-30|
|MBA||2 hours||120||Quantitative Techniques -30|
Analytical & Logical Reasoning - 30
Verbal reasoning & Comprehension -30
General Awareness & Business Fundamentals -30
|Integrated MBA||1 hour||60||Quantitative Techniques -15|
Analytical & Logical Reasoning - 15
Verbal reasoning & Comprehension -15
General Awareness & Business Fundamentals -15
|M. Tech||2 hours||90||Branch questions-60|
Analytical & Logical reasoning-10
|M.Arch||2 hours||90||Branch questions(Architecture) - 60|
Reasoning (Verbal / Analytical / Logical) -30
|M. Plan||2 hours||90||Branch questions(Planning) -60|
Analytical & Logical reasoning-30
|M Pharm||1 hour||60||B. Pharm course|
Read detailed OJEE 2020 Exam Pattern
OJEE 2020 Result
OJEE Result will also be displayed in online mode on the official website. The result will be in the form of a scorecard declared by Joint Entrance Examination Cell, State Government of Odisha for various UG and PG programs offered by different Government and Private institutions of the state. The steps to check OJEE 2020 Result are mentioned below:
Step 1: Visit the official website of OJEE
Step 2: Click on “OJEE 2020 Result”
Step 3: Login to the portal using your Application Number and Password
Step 4: Download and take the print out of the OJEE Rank card
Details mentioned on OJEE 2020 Result
Details which are mentioned on OJEE Result and Rank card are given below:
- Name of the Candidate
- Roll Number, Application Number
- Overall marks in OJEE 2020
- Rank Obtained
- Qualifying status of OJEE 2020
How to apply for Re-Totalling?
Candidates can apply for re-totaling within seven days of declaration of OJEE 2020 Result. For this, you have to send a written request with a demand draft of INR 500 in favor of OJEE-2020 drawn on any nationalized bank in Bhubaneswar. Re-evaluation of answer script is not permissible. A committee will verify the results and its decision will be final and binding on the applicant.
OJEE 2020 Cutoff
Based on the minimum marks acquired by a candidate, they will be allotted seats in their choice of institution. Those who score more than the sectional and total cutoff score, they are qualified for admission to the particular course of their interest and are called for the OJEE Counselling Process.
The category-wise opening and closing ranks will bed published in the cutoff list. Separate cutoff lists would be published for all courses. Here is the expected OJEE 2020 Cut off for your reference:
|Other Backward Caste||457-454||14058-14909|
|Scheduled Caste||451-327||14240- 61231|
OJEE 2020 Counselling
Candidates shortlisted on the basis of merit list are eligible to appear for OJEE Counselling and Seat allotment process. Counselling is done via online mode where candidates have to first register themselves for it. Steps involved in the Counselling Procedure are:
Step 1: Registration
You have to first register by entering your personal details like address, mobile no., email id and also bank details. Post this create a password. Then a registration slip will appear, it is recommended to take a print out of it for future reference.
Step 2: Payment of counselling Fee
Now you have to pay INR 450 as the counselling fee. The fee has to be paid online only.
Step 3: Choice Filling
In this step candidates have to lock their choices of courses and institutes. Candidates are advised to lock maximum number of choices in order to increase the chances of getting a seat.Then click on ‘Save’ button.
Step 4: Seat Allotment
OJEE will release the result of seat allotment.
Step 5: Payment of University Registration Fee
Candidates satisfied with the allotted seat, will have to pay the University fee of INR 10,000 (for General category) or INR 5,000/- (for Reserved category). The fee again has to be paid online only.
Step 6: Document Verification
Candidates will have to report to the nodal centres for document verification.
Check OJEE Seat Matrix
Documents Required During Counselling
The Documents required for the verification are enlisted below:
- Mark sheet of 10th and 12th class
- Qualifying examination mark sheet
- Candidate passport size photograph
- OJEE 2020 Admit Card
- Category certificate (if applicable)
- Medical certificate (if applicable)
- Scorecard of OJEE 2020
- Scorecard of JEE Mains 2020 (if applicable)
Colleges Accepting OJEE Score
The participating colleges of OJEE 2020 are the institutes in Odisha which admit candidates to various programmes as per merit. Candidates can use the given list of OJEE Participating Institutes 2020 for filling in the choices as per their preference of colleges and courses.
Here is the list of the top participating colleges:
Check all OJEE Participating Institutes
OJEE Scholarships 2020
The government of Odisha offers a scholarship of INR 10,000/ year to meritorious students, to encourage them further. This scholarship scheme is open for students pursuing professional education (degree course) in the field of Engineering, MBBS and BDS. Candidates who fulfill the below eligibility can apply:
- Qualifying examination from an Educational Institution located within the State of Orissa
- Parental income (income of both father and mother) does not exceed INR 2,50,000/- from all sources in the year preceding the year of admission (ending on 31st March of the year). The distribution of scholarship awards is as follow:
|Course||No. of Scholarships|
Students pursuing (degree course) in Engineering, Medical and BDS in National Institutes of repute, i.e. IIT, IISc., AIIMS, NIT, JIPMER, Pondicherry and AFMC, Pune etc
Students of General Area
Students of T.A.S.P. Area
Read more about OJEE Scholarship
OJEE 2020 FAQs
Ques. I want to pursue B.Tech and have already applied for JEE Main. Do I need to apply for OJEE 2020 separately?
Ans. Yes, candidates with valid JEE Main scorecard have to apply for OJEE Counselling for admission to undergraduate 1st year Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Planning / Pharmacy courses.
Ques. I want to pursue my masters, what are the courses I can apply for through OJEE?
Ans. A candidate can apply for following courses through OJEE:
Ques. Which is the last date to apply for OJEE 2020?
Ans. The last date to apply for OJEE 2020 was July 10, 2020. However, fees can be filled up to July 10, 2020. Candidates can visit ojee.nic.in and fill the application form.
Ques. From where I can download the OJEE Admit Card?
Ans. OJEE 2020 Admit Card is released on the official website on July 15, 2020. Candidates can download it by entering Registration Number and Date of Birth.
Ques. What is the registration fee to apply for MCA through OJEE 2020?
Ans. The registration fee is INR 1000 to apply for MCA programme through OJEE 2020.
Ques. What is the eligibility criteria to apply for BTech through Lateral Entry?
Ans. Candidates must hold a 3 years diploma degree in respective branch of Engineering/Technology with minimum 45% marks (Relaxation of 5% for the reserved category)
Ques. Is negative marking applicable in OJEE 2020?
Ans. Yes 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong attempt and 4 marks will be awarded for a correct answer
Ques. I have applied for MBA through OJEE. Can I know how many sections I have to attempt?
Ans. MBA aspirants have to attempt following 5 sections in OJEE exam:-
|Computer and Business Fundamentals||10|
Ques. I belong to SC category; I want to know the eligibility criteria to apply for MBA through OJEE?
Ans. The minimum eligibility criteria are that the candidate must be a Graduated from a recognised University with 45% marks.
Ques. What is the exam date and timing for the OJEE MCA Exam?
Ans. OJEE 2020 for MCA programme was conducted on July 21, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ques. When will be the result for OJEE 2020 declared?
Ans. The OJEE result is declared on July 25, 2020.
Ques. How many seats are reserved for women in B.Tech programme?
Ans. As per the Government policies, 30% of seats are reserved for women candidates in B.E/B. Tech and B.Arch programmes.
Ques. Is there any seat reservation for SC category in MCA lateral entry?
Ans. No, there is no seat reservation for SC students in MCA through lateral entry.
Ques. What is the seat intake of B.Pharma in University Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utkal University?
Ans. University Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utkal University is a government college and has a seat intake of 45
Ques. I want to apply for a combination of papers (MBA and M.Tech). What is the registration fee?
Ans. The registration for a combination of papers is INR 1500/-
Ques. Do I need to send a copy of my filled in application to the higher authority?
Ans. No, a candidate only needs to fill the online application form by July 13, 2020.
Ques. I want to know the number of exam centres for OJEE?
Ans. A candidate can choose a maximum of 3 exam centres while filling up the registration form. OJEE 2020 will be conducted in around 30 test cities.
Ques. I want to pursue M.Tech through OJEE. Is there any age limit for that?
Ans. No, for any Masters programmes there is no age limit to apply for OJEE 2020
Ques. I want to pursue B.Tech in Marine Engineering through OJEE. Is there any upper age limit criteria applicable?
Ans. Yes, The maximum age limit to apply for B.Tech in Marine Engineering is 22.
Ques. From where I can check MBA Cut off for OJEE?
Ans. The streamwise cut off for of the courses will be declared along with the result in the last week of July on the official website.
Ques. What is the exam pattern for MCA stream?
Ans. The exam pattern for OJEE varies streamwise. For MCA stream, the exam pattern will be as follows:-
- Question will be of MCQ type
- There will be 2 sections- Mathematics and Computer Awareness
- Total number of questions will be 120
Ques. What is the registration fee for the Integrated MBA?
Ans. The registration fee for Integrated MBA is INR 1000/-
Ques. Can you please tell me the photograph specifications to be uploaded in the application form?
Ans. The file size should be 5 KB to 50 KB and must be in JPG/JPEG format.
Ques. For MBBS and BDS Admissions in Orissa, Should I apply for NEET or OJEE?
Ans. All the MBBS and BDS Admissions in the state will be made through NEET 2020.
Ques. I want to remit the fee through e-challan. From which bank I can do that?
Ans. You can use e-Challan mode for remitting the fee in State Bank of India. After the online application form is filled, the e-challan form option will be available for download. Print the challan, then go to any branch of State Bank of India branch to pay the fee
Ques. What is language option I can choose to appear for OJEE exam?
Ans. Candidates can take OJEE exam only in English medium
Ques. How many test takers are there for OJEE?
Ans. Every year around 52,560 candidates applies for OJEE Exam.
Ques. What is the registration fee for M.Pharma through OJEE 2020?
Ans. The registration fee for OJEE 2020 is INR 1000/-. Candidates have to apply on the official website, i.e. ojee.nic.in
Ques. Is OJEE 2020 registration fee refundable?
Ans. No, the application fee is non-refundable. Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
Ques. I am a student from Bihar. Can I apply for OJEE?
Ans. It is mandatory to hold the domicile of Orissa state to apply for OJEE 2020.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College