OJEE: Odisha Joint Entrance Examination


Odisha Joint Entrance Examination or OJEE is a state-level entrance exam that is managed and run by the Government of Odisha. It is considered to be the most prominent exam for those who aspire to take admission to various private and governmental Medical, Engineering & Management institutions in Odisha for graduate and postgraduate degree programs. This includes lateral entry to B.Pharm and BTech and postgraduate courses like M.Tech, BHM, M.Arch, MCA, MPlan, and MBA.

OJEE 2021 Important Dates

Application Form Released1st week of February 2021
Last Date of Application Form Submission3rd week of March 2021
Admit Card released3rd week  of April 2021
OJEE Exam Date2nd week of May 2021
Result Announcement1st week of June 2021
Counselling Starts2nd week of June 2021

Odisha Joint Entrance Exam: Highlights 2020

Exam NameOJEE(Odhisa Joint Entrance Exam)
AuthorityOdisha Government
Courses B.Tech/M.Tech/BCA/MCA/B.Pharma/M.Pharma/MBA
Exam LevelState Level
Exam FrequencyOnce in a Year
OJEE Registration FeeRs 1,000 – Rs 1,500 [Varies on the course opted]
Official Websitehttp://ojee.nic.in

OJEE Eligibility Criteria

Now that you have got an overview of this exam, let us examine the eligibility for some of the courses that you can pursue upon clearing OJEE. 

CourseEligibility Criteria
B.PharmaStudents must have passed 10 +2 Senior Secondary exam with minimum 45% marks (40% for reserved category candidates) with BiPC subjects [Biology, Physics, Chemistry]
BTech (4 years )The applicants must have passed 10+2 exams with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for reserved category candidates with Maths and Physics along with any one of the subjects like:

Information Technology
Engineering Graphics
Business Studies
Computer Science
Informatics Practises
Vocational Subject (Technical)


Must have passed Diploma [Engineering & Technology] with at least  45% aggregate marks [40% for reserved categories]
B ARCH  Applicants must have passed 10+2 or Senior Secondary exams with a minimum 50% marks (40% for reserved category candidates) with MPC Subjects [Maths, Physics, Chemistry]


Passed 10+3 Diploma having Maths as a compulsory subject with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for reserved) AND qualified NATA/other aptitude test recognised by UT/State
MBACandidates must have passed a 3 year bachelor’s degree in any stream from any recognized college or university with at least 50% and 45% marks for unreserved and reserved categories respectively. 

Note: The candidate must be a domiciled resident of Odisha to be eligible to appear for this exam. 

OJEE Application Form

  1. Visit the official website 
  2. Click on the New Registration option. 
  3. According to the preference of your course, select the category on the form.
  4. Fill in your personal details, i.e. parent’s name, date of birth, gender, contact details
  5. Submit & proceed to uploading documents
  6. Applicants have to upload a scanned copy of the signature, photograph & left-hand thumb impression
  7. Pay the required application fee to complete the application process.
  8. Applicants should take a hard copy of the application form for future reference.

OJEE Application Fee

Application fee varies depending on the course preference of the applicant. There are 6 categories of OJEE.

OJEE Application Form AB. PharmacyIntegrated MBA
OJEE Application Form BLE B TechLE BPharmaLE BSc
OJEE Application Form DMTechM.ArchMPharmMPlan
OJEE Application Form EMBA and Integrated MBAMBA and Lateral Entry MCAMBA & M.Tech/M.Pharm/M.Plan/M.Arch
OJEE Application Form FB.Tech Special Entrance Exam
Form CategoryApplication Fee Amount in ₹
Application Form A, B, C, D, F₹1000
Application Form E₹1500

Applicants can pay fees through debit/credit card or internet banking.

OJEE Admit Card 

OJEE releases its admit card online, all applicants are required to download two copies of admit card. Steps to download the admit card:

  1. Visit the official Website
  2. Click on the notification of Admit Card
  3. Login using your application number & password.
  4. Download the admit card*

*All applicants must check the details on the admit card are correct and don’t misplace the admit card. Without admit card no applicant is allowed to enter examination centres

OJEE Seat Quota

Under OJEE a certain number of seats are reserved for different categories of applicants:

CategoryReservation Percentage
SC (Schedule Caste)8%
ST (Schedule Tribe)12%
Green Card Holders5%
PwD (Person with Disabilities)5%
Ex- Serviceman3%
Tuition Fee Waiver5%

OJEE Participating Colleges

Both Government & private colleges are participating at OJEE 2021. List of some top government & private colleges. 

Government Institution

  1. Central Institute Of Plastic Engineering And Technology, Patia, Bhubaneswar
  2. Indira Gandhi Institute Of Technology, Sarang
  3. SUIIT, Sambalpur
  4. Government College Of Engineering, Keonjhar
  5. Government College Of Engineering, Keonjhar

Private Institution

  1. Adarsha College Of Engineering, Saradhapur
  2. Balasore College Of Engineering & Technology, Sergarh Balasore
  3. Apex Institute Of Technology & Management, Pahal
  4. Bhubaneswar Institute Of Technology,  Bhubaneswar
  5. Capital Engineering College, Khordha

MBA Institution 

  1. KIIT School of Rural Management, Bhubaneswar
  2. Sri Sri University, Cuttack
  3. GIET University, Gunupur
  4. Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
  5. Gandhi Institute for Technological Advancement, Bhubaneswar

OJEE Contact Details

  • Address – JEE Cell, Gandamunda, Khandagiri,
    DIST – Khordha. Bhubaneswar – 751030
    Website: odishajee.com, ojee.nic.in
  • Contact No. – +0674- 2382101, 2382108
  • Email Id – odishaojee@gmail.com

OJEE: Exam Pattern 

Odisha Joint Entrance Exam offers a range of graduate degree and postgraduate degree courses for admission to prestigious colleges in the state. However, we have tabulated the exam pattern of some of the most opted courses below.

BTech Lateral Entry

To take admission in BTech Lateral Entry program, the candidates have to solve 120 objective type questions in a duration of 2 hours. The section-wise distribution of questions has been tabulated below. 

Subject AreaQuestions
Basic Electrical Engineering40
Engineering Mechanics40


Candidates who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Pharmacy through OJEE have to attempt a total of 120 multiple-choice questions (MCQ). One can either choose PCM (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) or PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) subjects. The listwise distribution of questions in every section is tabulated below.


Lateral Entry (BSc) Stream

For L.E BSc, candidates have to solve 60 multiple choice questions (MCQ) within one hour.  The questions will be asked from Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics. Check the table below for more details.

Subject Questions

MBA Stream 

To pursue an MBA through OJEE, a candidate has to solve 120 MCQs which are bifurcated into 4 sections namely, Verbal Reasoning and Comprehension, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Business Fundamentals, and General Knowledge. In each section, there will be 30 questions. 

OJEE Syllabus

As discussed, OJEE is a gateway to pursue a wide range of degree programs from reputed academic institutions in the state of Odisha. Due to this, the syllabus varies as per the programme chosen. To give an overview, we have tabulated the subjects on which questions are framed for different courses. 

Courses OfferedSubjects
BPharma/Lateral Entry BPharmaMathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
MCAComputer Fundamentals and Mathematics
Lateral Entry BTech (Diploma Students)Engineering Mathematics, Electrical And Electronics Engineering Basics, and Engineering Mechanics
Lateral Entry BTech (BSc Students)Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry
MArchVerbal, Analytical, and Logical Reasoning along with Architecture subjects. 
MTechEngineering Mathematics, Verbal and Logical Reasoning along with syllabus of one of the chosen branches like Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Water Resources Engineering, etc.

Note: We have listed the subjects which constitute the syllabus of every course. However, to know the list of topics covered in every subject, you can refer to the official website of OJEE. 

Best Books for OJEE

Some of the books an applicant can refer to during the preparation of OJEE.

Section / SubjectsBook Name
Verbal Reasoning and Comprehension The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning by Nishit K. Sinha
Analytical and Logical Reasoning SectionA Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
General Awareness and Business Fundamentals SectionGeneral Knowledge by Arihant Publication
MathematicsMaths XI & XII by R. S. Aggarwal
Chemistry Arihant Organic Chemistry
PhysicsHC Verma for Physics

Preparation Tips for OJEE

  1. Practicing previous year question paper & sample paper is the best way to develop your exam strategy , identify your area of weakness and expertise.
  2. Regular revision is crucial and helps in keeping facts & important points on fingertips.
  3.  Before you start preparing go through the syllabus and analyze the topics.
  4. It is important to focus on studies but don’t forget to take breaks in between otherwise it may cause confusion & stress.
  5. It is always a good idea to make notes of important points & topics. This will also increase your speed in revision.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any negative marking in the exam?

Yes, One mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

Applicants in the final year of his/her graduation are eligible to apply for OJEE?

Applicants in the final year of graduation are eligible and apply for OJEE.

What is the medium and type of question at the OJEE exam?

The language medium is English and questions are objective type i.e. Multiple choice Questions.

What is the duration of the exam of BPharm?

The duration of the exam is 3 hours.

How many sections are there in OJEE?

The question paper consists of 4 sections.

Is there any need to send the hardcopy of the application form to the conducting authority?

There is no requirement to send a hardcopy of application form to the exam authority. 

The Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) is a golden opportunity for those who wish to pursue higher education in the state. However, if you are planning to study abroad after the 12th but are not sure which university to study in, then reach out to our experts at Leverage Edu. Apart from helping you choose the right academic institution, the team of experts will also provide assistance in completing the admission process and writing an SOP that highlights your candidature from others!

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