About 44,471 students appeared this year’s Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) which began at 78 centres in 19 towns and cities in the state this morning.
The exams began at 9 am and will be conducted in three sittings – 9 am to 11 am, noon to 1 pm and 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. The results will be announced in the first week of June, while counselling for admission would be completed by July-end.
OJEE is mandatory to get admission to most professional and technical courses at various colleges in the state. Those are Pharmacy, Ayurvedic, Homoeopathic, Lateral Entry B Tech, MBA, MCA, MCA Lateral Entry, M Plan, M Arch and M Tech streams.
While about 18,000 have applied for Lateral Entry Engineering, 7585 have applied for MBA, 3100 for MCA and MCA Lateral Entry, 11,500 for Pharmacy, Ayurveda and Homoeopathy and 3700 for M. Tech.
The students will get four marks for each correct questions. However, there would be no minus marking from this year.