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Odisha Joint Entrance Examination 2024 ( OJEE )

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Updated on Jul 11, 2024 17:00 IST

OJEE dates: Special OJEE registration 2024 was extended to June 13, 2024. OJEE result 2024 was announced on June 3, 2024. The OJEE admit card was released on April 27, 2024. The OJEE 2024 exam date was May 6, 2024, to May 10, 2024. The OJEE application forms 2024 were released on January 25, 2024. OJEE exam is held every year in Computer-based mode (CBT). The last date to fill the OJEE exam application form was March 22, 2024. Read below to know the complete OJEE exam dates 2024.

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Q:   How many times can I apply for OJEE in a year?

The Odisha Joint Entrance Examination OJEE is conducted once a year, usually in the month of May. The exam is conducted for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the state of Odisha. As per the official notification of OJEE a candidate can only appear for the exam once in a year. There is no provision for multiple attempts in the same year. Therefore, if you want to appear for OJEE you can do so only once in a year. However, if you are not satisfied with your performance in the first attempt, you can apply for the exam in the following year please upvote if it was helpful.

Q:   What is the OJEE exam duration? Can I change my exam slot?

The OJEE exam is a computer-based test for all courses. However, the OJEE exam pattern differs according to the programme you are applying for. The course-wise OJEE exam duration is as follows: 1. For MBA, LE B.Tech, LE B.Sc/ LE, MCA/LE MCA M.Tech and MArch courses is 120 minutes (2 hours). 2. For the B.Pharma course is three hours or 180 minutes. 3. For the M.Pharma Integrated MBA and LE B.Pharma courses, the exam duration is one hour or 60 minutes. This means, candidates will have approximately one minute per question to solve it. Candidates must take care of saving their answers at every step as the moment sectional time limit will get over, the screen will automatically move to the next section. The OJEE exam is conducted in three slots for most courses. The OJEE exam slot will be mentioned on their admit cards and there is no provision of changing the exam slot. Candidates must reach the OJEE exam centre at least and hour before their slot timings.

Q:   Will the OJEE exam be conducted in the paper-based mode this year?


No, OJEE exam will only be conducted in computer-based test mode. Earlier, OJEE was held in two modes computer-based test mode or online and paper-based test mode or offline, but 2019 onwards OJEE exam is being held in online mode only. There is also no provision of offline fee payment either. Candidates must note that OJEE registration is also an online process. The students need to visit the OJEE exam centre in order to take the OJEE exam. Candidates will be required to mark the correct answer by choosing the radio bullet against the right option given on the screen. Candidates will be given four options for each question and they will be required to choose the right one on the screen. 


OJEE Important Dates 2024

Check the table below to know the important dates and events for OJEE 2024 exam

OJEE 2024 date: OJEE Cell conducted the OJEE 2024 exam from May 6, 2024, to May 10, 2024. The application process for OJEE 2024 began on January 25, 2024, and was open for about a month. The registration window closed on March 22, 2024. The OJEE 2024 exam will be conducted in the computer-based test mode across various exam centres. 

The Special Entrance Exam 2024 or second OJEE was conducted for vacant seats of BTech, MBA, MCA, as well as Lateral Entry BTech and MCA. The Special OJEE 2024 application window opened on June 4, 2024. Candidates appearing for OJEE 2024 can check here dates and events for the state-level joint entrance exam including application, admit card, result and counselling. Moreover, if there is any change or announcement regarding OJEE, the same will be updated here for the convenience of the test takers. 

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Q:   What is the syllabus of the OJEE Exam?

The syllabus of the OJEE mentions topics based on the subjects for which you are applying. For instance, the OJEE MBA syllabus differs from the OJEE B.Pharma syllabus. The general syllabus of OJEE is as follows: 1. Quantitative Techniques: It includes topics like geometry, average, percentage, quadratic equations, and Trigonometry. 2. Reasoning: This includes topics like codes, data interpretation, series, blood relations, statements, and conclusions. 3. Verbal ability: It includes topics like Passages, Sentence Completion, Grammar, Word puzzles, Action, cause and effect 4. General Awareness: Questions on Current Affairs sports, international events, awards, and related events are asked in this section. For the syllabus of B.Pharma and other subjects, you may visit this page: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/ojee-exam-syllabus.

Q:   What are the books for the OJEE exam?

Selecting the right books is of utmost importance to clearing the OJEE exam. Here is a list of important books for OJEE: 1. Verbal Reasoning: A Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning, written by Nishit K. Sinha 2. Comprehension: How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension ( for CAT written by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay 3. Grammar: High School English Grammar and Composition of Wren and Martin 4. Quantitative Techniques: Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations written by Abhijit Guha 5. Reasoning: A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by famous author R. S. Aggarwal 6. Core topics: NCERT for Science-related topics in UG courses and graduate textbooks for PG courses.

Q:   What is the exam pattern for OJEE?

The OJEE exam is a computer-based test for all courses. However, the OJEE exam pattern differs according to the course you are applying for. The generic OJEE exam pattern is as follows: 1. The exam will only be conducted in the computer-based test mode. Earlier, the exam was also conducted in the paper-based test mode but from 2019 onwards, the PBT mode has been scrapped. 2. The duration of the exam for the MBA, LE B.Tech, LE B.Sc/ LE, MCA/LE MCA M.Tech and MArch courses is 120 minutes (2 hours). The duration for the B.Pharma course is three hours and for MPHARM Integrated MBA and LE B.Pharma courses, the exam duration is one hour or 60 minutes. 3. There will only be multiple-choice questions in the OJEE question paper 4. Four marks will be awarded for the correct answer and one mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. No marks will be awarded or deducted for questions which have not been attempted. Here is a detailed OJEE MBA exam pattern: 1. The total marks for the exam are 480. 2. Total number of questions is 120. 3. There are four sections, I. e. Quantitative Techniques, Verbal reasoning and Comprehension, Analytical and Logical Reasoning, General Awareness and Business Fundamentals 4. Each section carries 30 questions.

OJEE 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of OJEE 2024 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

24 Jun '24 -

26 Jun '24

Special OJEE 2024

04 Jun '24 -

13 Jun '24

Special OJEE registrations 2024

03 Jun '24

OJEE result 2024

OJEE 2024: Important Events

Check below to know the details about the OJEE 2024 important events:

  • OJEE 2024 registration dates: OJEE registration is an online process. The OJEE exam schedule was released and registrations for the OJEE 2024 exam began on January 25, 2024. The OJEE application form is available online. 
  • OJEE application fee payment: The candidates will be able to pay the OJEE application fee online using their credit card, debit card or Internet banking. They can also use UPI or other banking wallets to pay the application fee. 
  • OJEE 2024 form correction: Candidates who successfully fill out the application form and pay the application fee will have the option of making corrections in the OJEE application form if in case there is an error. The form correction window will be opened for a few days after the last date of application. 
  • OJEE admit card release: OJEE admit cards will be issued to candidates who completed the OJEE application process. The admit cards will be available online and can be downloaded till the exam day. 
  • OJEE 2024 exam date: OJEE exam will be conducted in computer-based test mode. The exam was conducted from May 6, 2023, to May 10, 2024, in three/four shifts for different courses. 
  • OJEE result date: The OJEE result date will likely be in the second week of June 2024. The result cum scorecard will be available online and the test takers can check their OJEE exam result using their login credentials. 

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Q:   When should I start preparing for OJEE?


Aspirants should start preparing for the OJEE exam at least six months before the test date.  This duration will be enough to complete the OJEE syllabus thoroughly and practice ample number of mock tests. The OJEE exam is similar to other MBA entrance exams so if a candidate has appeared for any other MBA exam before OJEE, they need to only do exam based preparation and focus on exam-specific mock tests. OJEE 2025 exam will likely be conducted in the second week of May 2025.


Q:   Which are the top MBA colleges accepting OJEE in Odisha?


The OJEE exam is conducted by OJEE Cell for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses such as MBA, MCA, M.Tech, B.Tech, etc. OJEE scores are accepted by over 40 top B-schools in Odisha. Few of these colleges are 

  • Utkal University
  • IMIT Cuttack - Institute of Management and Information Technology
  • RCM Bhubaneswar - Regional College of Management
  • FM University Balasore - Fakir Mohan University
  • CV Raman Global University, Bhubaneswar
  • IIPM Rourkela - Indian Institute for Production Management
  • Gandhi Institute of Management Studies, Gunupur
  • Srusti Academy of Management, Bhubaneswar
  • Trident Academy of Technology, Bhubaneswar
  • BIITM Bhubaneswar - Biju Patnaik Institute of IT and Management Studies
  • North Orissa University, Baripada
  • RIMS Rourkela - Rourkela Institute of Management Studies
  • PJ College of Management and Technology, Bhubaneswar
  • NIST Berhampur - National Institute of Science and Technology
  • GITA Bhubaneswar - Gandhi Institute for Technological Advancement

Q:   What is the eligibility for OJEE MBA exam? Is there an age limit to appear for OJEE?


Any graduate candidate with a 50 percent aggregate can apply for OJEE. The applicant must also be a citizen of India. There is no age bar for the candidates appearing for the exam. However, candidates appearing for BTech Marine Engineering exam must not be more than 22 years of age. Candidates in the final year of graduation or awaiting their result can also apply provisionally. They will be required to present their marksheets at the time of admissions.


FAQs Related to OJEE 2024 Dates

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Q:   Who is eligible for the OJEE exam?


OJEE eligibility criteria are the requirements for appearing for the OJEE exam. OJEE scores are accepted in over 40 top B-schools in the country. The OJEE eligibility criteria are prescribed by the OJEE Cell, which is the OJEE exam conducting authority. The minimum requirement or eligibility criteria for appearing for OJEE is graduation. The basic OJEE eligibility criteria include:

  • Age Limit: There is no age bar for the candidates appearing for postgraduate courses, however, candidates appearing for BAMS/BHMS or Pharma must be at least 17 years of age as of December 31
  • Nationality: Candidates appearing for OJEE must be a citizen of India. If they wish to take admissions to government colleges in Odisha then the candidates must be a native of Odisha. 
  • Minimum Educational Qualification: For undergraduate courses, the candidate must have cleared Class 12 or equivalent from a recognized board. As for postgraduate courses, the candidate must hold aDiplomaorBachelorsdegree from a recognized university or institute from a relevant stream.
  • Work experience: OJEE exam eligibility criteria do not include work experience. Both working and non-working candidates can apply for the exam

Q:   What are the OJEE registration dates?


OJEE application process 2025 will likely commence in the last week of January 2025. The registration window will be opened for approximately two months and close in the second week of March 2025, tentatively. Special OJEE/2nd OJEE registrations will also begin in the first week of June 2025, online. The schedule of every course of the OJEE 2025 exam will be announced at the same time and will be available online. 

The application schedule is announced on the official website of OJEE. The OJEE application process starts with the OJEE registration and application fee payment. Candidates have to submit their OJEE application form before the deadline. Candidates are required to choose their preferred institutes they wish to apply for MBA, and other course admissions through OJEE score. Candidates will be eligible for admission to only those institutes that they select in the OJEE application form.

OJEE previous session: OJEE registration 2024 started on January 25, 2025. The last date to fill the OJEE application form was March 22, 2025. Earlier, the last date of registration was March 15, 2025. 


Q:   When will the OJEE exam be conducted?


OJEE Cell announced the OJEE and Special OJEE dates. The OJEE exam was conducted from May 6, 2024, to May 10, 2024. The registrations for OJEE 2024 started on January 25, 2024. The registration window was open for two months approximately and closed on March 15, 2024. The OJEE admission process was completely online and the schedule was also announced online on the official website. The OJEE 2024 exam was conducted in three-four shifts like every year. The schedule along with the exam timings and duration was announced along with the OJEE exam date. 


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Answered 3 weeks ago

No, admission to the MCA programme at Gangadhar Meher University typically requires a valid OJEE (Odisha Joint Entrance Examination) score.


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Answered 3 weeks ago

Yes, the courses offered through OJEE are recognised by the Government of Odisha and affiliated institutes. OJEE is a state level entrance exam conducted for admission to various postgraduate and some undergraduate courses in disciplines such as management, engineering, pharmacy, computer applicatio


Saumya Jain

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Answered 3 weeks ago

The OJEE counselling process is online. Candidates have to register online by filling the OJEE counselling form and pay the counselling fee. Once the candidates have registered, they can lock their choices during the choice-locking window. The authorities will release a temporary seat allotment base


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Answered a month ago

Srusti Academy of Management offers various programmes at UG and PG levels in the streams of IT & Software, and Business and Management. It is affiliated with the Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Rourkela, and offers courses approved by the AICTE. To be eligible for the MCA programme at



Anya Singh

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Answered 2 months ago

No, you cannot take admission in the MCA programme at Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar without qualifying in the Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE). The eligibility criteria explicitly require candidates to have passed the OJEE for admission into the MCA course


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To pursue a B.Tech in Textile Technology through OJEE, you must acquire a specified rank in the OJEE exam. The cutoff ranks can fluctuate each year depending on criteria such as the number of candidates, difficulty level of the exam, and available seats:
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