OJEE Entrance Exam: An Overview
A state government controlled centralized test for admission to a number of government and private management, medical and engineering institutions in Odisha. This test is taken after the XII grade, diploma, postgraduate or graduate degree to the lateral entry in B.Tech or BDS, B.Pharm or B.Arch. This entrance exam is taken only by those who study Science subjects in XII level.
Eligibility for the Course:
Candidates need to be Indian. NRIs are considered only for the supernumerary seats. The candidates should be 10+2 and should have 45% marks in aggregate. SC and ST candidates should have 40% in aggregate. The aspirants should have Physics, Mathematics and a Language paper as compulsory subjects and should have any of these as an optional subject:
- Computer Science
- Technical Vocational Subjects
Cut off Marks:
OJEE cut off is generated to know about the institutions that will offer admission to the aspirants. On the basis of cut off marks the candidates take admission to the Undergraduate, lateral entry and post graduate programs. Here is a brief idea taking into consideration the past records.
- Unreserved: 690-450
- OBCs: 457-454
- Scheduled Castes: 451-327
- Scheduled Tribes: 451-288
- PH-OBC: 448-345
- PH-SC: 321-323
- PH-ST: 315-302
Preparation for the Exam:
Start the preparation as early as you can. Since it is an objective exam, you need to keep practicing the previous year question papers on a regular basis. Identify your strengths and your weak points. You can take online mock tests and practice previous years question papers to identify the problem areas. Note down the important points and keep them in mind.
All the questions will be multiple choice and you will be given 60 questions to answer per hour. There is a provision for negative marking. For the correct answers, you would be awarded four marks and for incorrect answer one mark would be deducted as a penalty. The test would be of 2 hours duration and the candidates would be given 120 multiple choice questions.
There will be three papers for those appearing for OJEE. An intermediate level Mathematics comprising of Calculus, Coordinate Geometry, Algebra and Statistics is the first paper followed by English which contains questions on sentence construction and comprehension. The language paper is followed by logical reasoning test. The test is held in May every year. Those who want to apply online can do so by logging into the official website of OJEE.
Top participating institutes in OJEE Exam:
- Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar
- CV Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneshwar
- Gandhi Institute for technological advancement, Bhubaneswar
- Gandhi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Gunupur
- Government College of Engineering, Kalahandi
- Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang
- Orissa School of Mining Engineering, Keonjhar
- Parala Maharaja Engineering College, Berhampur
- Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar
- Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Sambalpur
(Data gathered from Internet Medias & individual observations)