By Dr. Matru Prasad Dash

DHENKANAL: Consequent upon the provisions of the Odisha Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fee) Act,2007, the Odisha Joint Entrance Examination committee is formed on recommendation of Policy Planning Body with due approval by the Government ( Skill Development and Technical Education Department) following the resolution no: I-TTE-45/2013-3842/ETET dated 04.07.2013 for the purpose of holding Common Entrance Examinations for admission to the Undergraduate/Postgraduate Level Professional Courses in the State of Odisha.

The endeavour of the OJEE committee has always been directed towards conducting of Entrance Examinations and provide a fair, transparent and single window admission process for various professional Undergraduate and Postgraduate level courses in the State adopting effective state-of-the-art technology.

Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) is a state-government controlled centralised test for admission to many private and governmental medical, engineering & management institutions in Odisha. The test is taken after the 12th grade, diploma, graduate degree, postgraguate degree for admission to graduation of lateral entry in B.Tech , lateral entry in B.Arch , B.Pharm , BDS, (also known as Bachelors), MBA, MCA, PDCM, PGDM, M.Pharm, and M.Tech courses.

MBBS and B.Tech courses have been removed from OJEE after the announcement of All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) and JEE (Main).

The Committee is also responsible to conduct the Counselling cum Admission process for Medicine, Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy, Homeopathic, Ayurvedic and Architecture in Universities, Govt. Colleges and Self-Financed Institutes in the State in a transparent manner.

HOW TO APPLY

The candidates are required to apply only online as per the procedure detailed below. i) Candidates can apply for OJEE only through “Online”.

ii) Information Brochure, Syllabus and list of colleges can be downloaded from the website www.ojee.nic.in.

iii) Online submission of Application Form may be made from the website www.odishajee.com.

iv) Instructions for Online submission of Application Form are available in Information Brochure and on the website www.ojee.nic.in/ www.odishajee.com.

v) Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as given in the Information Brochure available on the website (www.ojee.nic.in/ www.odishajee.com.,www.ojee.nic.in/www.odishajee.com

OJEE Tentative dates

Availability of OJEE
Application Form
January 4th – March 3rd OJEE Registration in
Last week of January
Issue of OJEE Admit Card April 3rd – 4th week Download admit card online
OJEE Exam Date May 2nd week
(Tentative 13th May)
Check all courses and codes
Declaration of OJEE Result 1st week of June Check OJEE Result on
odishajee.com
Commencement of OJEE
Counselling
Last week of June Read about OJEE Online
Counselling

Important dates for counselling

S.No. Event Important Dates
1 Start of Registration, Counselling
Fee Payment, Choice Filling
June 3rd week
2 Mock Allotment June 4th week
3 Activation of Choice Locking June 4th week
4 End of Registration June 4th week
5 Display of Seat Allotment – Round I July 1 st week
6 Payment of Admission Fees and
Reporting at Nodal Centre for
Document Verification
July 1 st -2 nd week
7 Withdrawal of Seats at Nodal Centres July 2nd – 3rd week
8 Display of Seat Allotment – Round II Display of Seat
Allotment – Round II
9 Payment of Admission Fees and
Reporting at Nodal Centre for
Document Verification
July 3 rd week
10 Withdrawal of Seat at Nodal Centres July 3rd week
11 Final Allotment July 3rd to 4th week

OJEE Counselling Process

The OJEE Counselling Process has started from 3 rd week June for admission in First year Bachelor’s Degree courses in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Planning / Pharmacy / Integrated MBA / MCA and First year Master&;#39;s degree courses in Business Administration (MBA) / M.Tech / M.Arch / M.Plan / M.Pharm and second-year courses (third semester) in Engineering / Technology / Pharmacy / Master Degree in Computer Application (MCA) under Lateral Entry and Integrated Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics.

Candidates who have successfully qualified in the JEE Main can apply for OJEE counselling. To enroll in the counselling process candidates must first check their JEE Main Result and OJEE Result, and then proceed with the counselling procedure.

JEE Main rankers can participate in counselling for courses like B.Tech, B.Plan, B.Pharm.

Scorecard of exams like NEET, CAT, MAT, XAT, ATMA, GATE, GPAT, NIMCET etc. will also serve as entry card for the OJEE 2018 counselling process.

Special OJEE Important Dates for Special admission

Events Dates
Start of online application 4th week of June
Issue of admit card 3rd week of July
Entrance exam 4th week of July
Declaration of result 4th week of July
Publication of rank card and
start of online registration
choice filling
4th week of July
First allotment Last week of July
Verification of document
at nodal centre
First week of August
Seat allotment First week of August

Meanwhile, the state government of Odisha will conduct a special Joint Entrance Exam (OJEE) every year to fill up vacant seats in MCA, MBA and B.Tech courses in various colleges across the state.Candidates who had already received a rank in OJEE or JEE Main for lateral entry to B.Tech or MBA or MCA need not appear for special OJEE.

OJEE Eligibility Criteria

For admission to Pharmacy courses

  • 10+2 science exam of CHSE, Odisha or equivalent with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the subjects from Mathematics /Biotechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational Subject. Candidate should have passed individual subject and must have obtained at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidate belonging to SC/ST category) in the above subjects taken together.

  • There is no age limit to appear at OJEE for admission into Pharmacy courses.

For admission to Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) and Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) courses

10+2 science examination of CHSE, Odisha or equivalent, with Physics, Chemistry & Biology (Botany and Zoology) with at least 50% marks in aggregate (Physics, Chemistry & Biology taken together) for general category candidates and 40% marks in aggregate for SC/ST candidates.

For admission to M.Tech/M.Tech(PT)/M.Pharm/M. Arch M.Tech (Regular):

  • Bachelor’s Degree of examination (B.Tech)/ MSc in the relevant field from any University of Odisha or from an AICTE approved Institute or from a recognised University as defined by UGC.

  • Candidate should have obtained at least 50% marks (45% in case of candidate belonging to SC/ST category) at the qualifying examination.

  • There is no age limit to for admission to M.Tech (Regular) course. For admission to M.Tech (Part-Time):

  • Candidates must have passed the Bachelor’s Degree of examination in the relevant discipline/field/program from any University of Odisha or from an AICTE approved Institute or from a recognised University as defined by UGC.

  • Minimum of Two years full-time work experience in a registered firm / Company /Industry /Educational and / Government, Autonomous Organizations in the relevant field in which admission is sought.

  • There is no age limit to for admission to M.Tech (Part-Time) course.

For admission to M.Arch:

  • Bachelor’s degree of examination in the relevant field of Architecture from any University of Odisha or from an AICTE approved Institute or from a recognized University as defined by UGC.

  • Candidate should have obtained at least 50% marks (45% in case of candidate belonging to SC/ST category) at the qualifying examination.

  • There is no age limit to for admission to M.Arch course.

For admission to M.Plan:

  • Must have a recognised Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Planning, Civil Engineering or Master’s Degree in Economics, Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Environmental Science, Statistics, Social works with specialisation in Community Development and Rural Development.

  • Obtained at least 50% (45% in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination. For admission to Integrated MBA:

  • 10+2 examination of CHSE, Odisha or equivalent. The candidate should have passed all the individual subject and must have obtained at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidate belonging to SC/ST category) in all the subjects taken together.

  • There is no age limit to appear at OJEE-2018 for admission into Integrated MBA courses.

For admission to MBA:

  • Bachelor’s degree examination of minimum three years duration from any University of Odisha or from a recognised University as defined by UGC/AICTE.

OR

  • Passed or appearing in 2018, for the Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy examination of minimum four/five years duration in any discipline from any University of Odisha or from a recognised University as defined by UGC/AICTE.

  • Candidate should have obtained at least 50% marks (45% in case of candidate belonging to SC/ST category) at the qualifying examination.

  • There is no age limit to for admission to MBA course. For admission to Master&;#39;s degree in Computer Applications:

  • Bachelor’s degree examination of minimum three years duration in any discipline from any University of Odisha or from a recognised University as defined by UGC and must have passed in Mathematics at 10+2 level or at Graduate Level.

  • Business Mathematics at +2 level is not permitted.

  • Candidate should have obtained at least 50% (45% in case of candidate belonging to SC/ST category) at the qualifying Examination.

  • Candidate must have passed BCA/BSc (IT/CS/IST/ITM) with mathematics as a subject, he/she may appear the entrance test without Mathematics at 10+2 level.

There is no age limit for admission to MCA course.

For admission to Master in Computer Applications under Lateral Entry to 2nd year:

  • Bachelor’s degree examination of minimum three years duration in BCA, B. Sc. (IT/Computer Science/IST/ITM) from any University of Odisha or from a recognized University as defined by UGC and must have passed in Mathematics as a course at 10+2 level or at Graduate Level. Business Mathematics at +2 level is not permitted.

  • Candidate should have obtained at least 50% (45% in case of candidate belonging to SC/ST category) at the qualifying Examination.

  • Candidates who have prosecuted Graduation in BCA, B. Sc. (IT/ Computer Science/IST/ITM) with mathematics as a subject at 10+2 or graduation level in approved institutes of other states are allowed to take admission in Private colleges as per their OJEE rank.

  • There is no age limit for admission into 2nd year MCA under Lateral Entry course. For admission to 2nd year Degree courses in Engineering/ Technology under Lateral Entry for B. Sc./ +3 Sc. students:

  • Bachelor’s degree examination of three years duration in science from any University of Odisha or from a recognized University as defined by UGC, with at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to ST/SC category) and must have passed XII standard with Mathematics as a subject.

For admission to 2nd year Degree courses in Engineering/ Technology under Lateral Entry for B. Sc./ +3 Sc. students:

  • Bachelor’s degree examination of three years duration in science from any University of Odisha or from a recognized University as defined by UGC, with at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to ST/SC category) and must have passed XII standard with Mathematics as a subject.

OJEE Syllabus

Courses Topics
Pharmacy/Bachelor of Homoeopathic
Medicine and Surgery (BHMS)/
Bachelor of Ayurvedic
Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Physics, Chemistry,
Mathematics, Botany,
Zoology
Lateral Entry Stream (Diploma) Basic Electrical Engineering,
Mathematics,
Engineering Mechanics
Lateral Entry Stream (+3 Sc./Bsc) Mathematics, +3Sc./Bsc
Physics, +3Sc./Bsc
Chemistry
Lateral Entry (Pharmacy) Paper for Pharmacy
MCA Stream Mathematics, Computer
Awareness
MBA Section A: Verbal Reasoning,
Section B: Analytical Reasoning,
Section C: General Knowledge,
Section D: Comprehension,
Section E: Computer &;
Business Fundamentals
Integrated MBA (5 years) Verbal reasoning,
Analytical reasoning,
General Knowledge,
Comprehension
MCA (Lateral Entry) Mathematics and Computer
Awareness
Architecture (AR) City planning, Housing,
Landscape Design, Computer
Aided Design, Environmental
Studies in Building Science,
Visual and Urban, Design,
History of Architecture,
Development of Contemporary,
Architecture, Building Services,
Building Construction and
Management, Materials and
Structural Systems, Planning
Theory, Techniques of Planning,
Traffic and Transportation
Planning, Infrastructure,
Services and Amenities,
Development Administration
and Management
Chemical Engineering (CHE) Process Calculations and
Thermodynamics, Fluid
Mechanics and, Mechanical
Operations, Heat Transfer,
Mass Transfer, Chemical
Reaction, Engineering,
Instrumentation and
Process Control, Plant
Design and, Economics,
Chemical Technology

Question Pattern:

Question Paper Name Questions Time
Physics and Chemistry 120 questions (60+60) 2 hours
Biology 60 questions (30 Botany and 30 Zoology) 1 hour
Mathematics 60 questions 1 hour
Lateral Entry to B.Tech 120 questions, (Engineering Mathematics,
Engineering, Mechanics and Basic Electrical
Engineering, 40 each)
2 hours
LE Pharma 60 questions from D.Pharm course 1 hour
LE B.Sc /+3Sc 60 questions, (Mathematics-30,
Physics-15 and Chemistry-15 questions)
1 hour
MCA 120-questions (60-Mathematics and
60-Computer Awareness)
2 hours
LEMCA 120 questions (60-Mathematics and
60-Computer Awareness)
2 hours
MBA 120 questions (Verbal Reasoning-40,
Analytical Reasoning-40, General
Knowledge-10, Comprehension-20,
Comp and business fundamentals-10)
2 hours
Integrated MBA 60 questions (Verbal Reasoning -15,
Analytical Reasoning – 15, General
Knowledge -15, Comprehension – 15)
1 hour
M.Tech, M.Arch 90 questions (60 branch questions,
20 Engineering Mathematics and
10 Arithmetic and Logical Reasoning)
2 hours
M.Pharm 60 questions of BPharm course 1 hour

*** This pattern may change as per Govt Instruction

How to Prepare for OJEE:

1) It has been observed quite often that many students spend more time on planning rather than actually executing those plans. Therefore, candidates should not just focus on creating a study plan but they should also look at the effective ways of executing such plans as well as following them religiously.

2) Apart from making preparation strategy for an exam, one must also focus on making an exam-taking strategy before actually appearing for the exam. A candidate can achieve and excel in this area by practicing questions on a regular basis.

3) Solving Sample papers/Previous year papers regularly can improve candidates&;#39; time management skills, enhance their problem-solving skills, improve their test-taking speed as well as boost their confidence.

4) Revision plays an important role when it comes to memorizing facts and formulas. You might have studied the topics and syllabus long back, but memory deteriorates with time, so without revision, the process of learning remains incomplete.

5) It is important for the candidates preparing for the entrance examination, to formulate time management strategy for themselves. The art of time management can only be learnt through thorough practice on a regular basis.

6) Solving Sample papers/Previous year papers regularly can improve candidates&;#39; time management skills, enhance their problem-solving skills, improve their test-taking speed as well as boost their confidence.

7) Revision plays an important role when it comes to memorizing facts and formulas. You might have studied the topics and syllabus long back, but memory deteriorates with time, so without revision, the process of learning remains incomplete.

8) It is important for the candidates preparing for the entrance examination, to formulate time management strategy for themselves. The art of time management can only be learnt through thorough practice on a regular basis.

Dr. Matru Prasad Dash is based at Dhenkanal and working as an Asst Professor in Physics with the Synergy Group of Institutions.

(The views expressed in this article are those of the author)



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