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A brief on OJEE 2018:

Odisha Joint Entrance Examination Board (OJEEB) conducts OJEE 2018 for admission to B.Tech programmes in private and government engineering colleges in Odisha. OJEEB will conduct OJEE 2018 counselling registration for JEE Main qualifed candidates tentatively in 2nd week of June 2018. The registration cum counselling process for OJEE 2018 includes choice filling and payment of counselling fee. It is advisable to fill as many choices one can to have maximum chances of admission or being offered a preffered seat. After filling of choices, a mock seat allotment result will be announced, based on which candidates can make changes before locking them. Temporary allotment of seats for JEE Main candidates will start tentatively in the first week of July. Post temporary allotment candidates need to report at nodal centre of OJEE for document verification and payment of admission fee. However, it is only after final seat allotment that candidates need to report at the alloted institute. In case of candidates who don’t have JEE Main scores, they have to take the special OJEE 2018 entrance examination. The application form for special OJEE 2018 is expected to be available around the first week of August, 2018. The special OJEE 2018 exam will be held tentatively in the second week of August.

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OJEE Eligibility Criteria 2018

Only such candidates who fulfill eligibility criteria of OJEE 2018 as prescribed by the admission committee will be considered for B.Tech admission. The important OJEE 2018 eligibility criteria are listed below:

  1. Candidates need to have passed 10+2 examination of CHSE or equivalent exam with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and any one of Chemistry / Biology / Biotechnology / Technical Vocational Subject / Computer science / Electronics / Geology / Information Technology / Statistics.
  2. The minimum aggregate requirement is 45% marks ( 40% in case of SC/ST candidates). For admission to Architecture courses, minimum aggregate requirement is 50% in PCM. Marine Engineering aspirants need minimum 60% in PCM.

Age Limit: There is no age limit for admission to architecture courses. For admission to Marine Engineering 4-year courses, age limit is 20 years as on the date of commencement of course.

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The registration of OJEE 2018 for JEE Main candidates will open tentatively around the second week of June in online mode. In case of special OJEE candidates, registration will open tentatively in the second week of August 2018. OJEE 2018 registration includes the following steps:/p>

  1. The candidate will have to click on the “New Registration” link and select the relevant course and enter his/her Special OJEE/ JEE Main Roll Number and date of birth. Click on the “Submit” button to continue registration process.
  2. On clicking “Submit” buttion, a screen will open displaying information entered by the candidate in the application form and some new fields that will have to be filled by the candidate, like contact address, mobile number, etc. The candidate will have to then choose an appropriate password.
  3. In this step, the candidate must check that all the information entered is correct, or else the candidate must click on “Edit Registration” to make the corrections. Finally, if all information is correct, the candidate has to click on the confirmation button to complete the process.
  4. Payment of OJEE 2018 Counselling Fee
  5. Upon successful registration, the candidate needs to log-in to the newly created account to deposit the counselling fee through online mode.

    OJEE 2018 Counselling Registration Fee  Rs.450
  6. Choice Filling and Locking

    Candidates need to select as many choices they can, in the order of preference, to have better chances of admission and getting a preferred seat. After the candidate has filled the choices, a mock seat allotment would be announced. The candidate can take cue from the mock seat allotment and make changes to the options before finally locking the choices. Once choices are locked no changes are allowed.

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The application form of special OJEE will be available in online mode tentatively in the first week of August 2018. The special OJEE application form has fields like personal and academic section. The candidate has to fill in all the mandatory fields with authentic information, or else the application form will be rejected. The candidate will then have to upload the relevant images, including scanned photograph, signature and left-hand thumb impression in the prescribed format. Finally the candidate have to pay the application fee and submit the special OJEE application form 2018.

Special OJEE Application Fee:Candidates have to pay an application fee of Rs. 1000 through net banking/ credit card/ debit card.

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The admit card of special OJEE 2018 will be available around the the second week of August 2018 in online mode; candidates can download the admit card by logging in using their application number and password. The special OJEE 2018 admit card will contain the name of the candidate, roll number, and exam details. The candidate must ensure that the details displayed on the OJEE admit card 2018 is correct; in case of any discrepancy, it should be bought to the notice of concerned authorities immediately. The OJEE 2018 admit card is required to not only take the exam but to complete other admission formalities; so candidates need to keep it safe.


The mock seat allotment of OJEE 2018 will be announced on the 4th week of June. Based on the mock seat allotment, the candidate may fine tune his/her choices to have a better chance of admission. The candidate will have to finally lock his choices post mock seat allotment of OJEE 2018, before expiry of choice locking deadline. Post choice locking, no changes can be made to the choices exercised by the candidate. The admission committee will consider the choices entered by the candidate and also thier JEE Main scores for announcing temporary seat allotment of OJEE for Round I tentatively on 1st week of July. Candidates who have been alloted seats will have to report at specificed Nodal centres for document verification. Post document verification, candidates will have to pay the admission fee for confirmtion of seats.


The cutoff of OJEE 2018 is the minimum score candidate needs to score in JEE Main 2018 or special OJEE 2018 to be in contention for a B.Tech seat. The cutoff of OJEE 2018 will be determined by admission authorities based on a number of factors like number of applications received for admission, number of seats available and previous years’ cutoff trends. All the participating institutes of OJEE 2018 will have their own individual cutoffs, which will be determined branch-wise and category-wise. Candidates who score the OJEE 2018 cutoff will be invited for counselling as per their merit rank.


The exam pattern of OJEE 2018 will give candidates details about the entrance exam like type of questions asked and test time, which makes preparation for the examination easier.

Exam Pattern of OJEE 2018

  1. The duration of the exam will be 1 hour
  2. A total of 60 MCQs will be asked
  3. he syllabus of special OJEE 2018 will be as per JEE Main 2018
How to Prepare for OJEE 2018?
S.No Events Tentative Dates
1 Start of Registration, Counselling Fee Payment, Choice Fillingn Second week of June 2018
2 Mock Allotment Fourth week of June 2018
3 Activation of Choice Locking Fourth week of June 2018
4 Registration, Payment of Counselling Fee and Choice Locking Closes Fourth week of June 2018
5 Display of Temporary Seat Allotment – Round I First week of July 2018
6 Payment of Admission Fees and Reporting at Nodal Centre for Document Verification First-to-second week of July 2018
7 Display of Temporary Seat Allotment – Round II Second week of July 2018
8 Payment of Admission Fees and Reporting at Nodal Centre for Document Verification Third week of July 2018
9 Withdrawal of Seat at Nodal Centres First-to-third week of July 2018
10 Final Allotment and Reporting to Final Allotted Institute Fourth week of July 2018
11 Payment of Admission Fees and Reporting at Nodal Centre for Document Verification (by newly alloted candidates) Fourth week of July 2018

The special OJEE will be held after end of OJEE 2018 counselling for JEE Main 2018 candidates. The important dates related to special OJEE 2018 are given in the table below:

S.No Events Dates
1 Registration and Payment of Application Fee First week of August 2018
2 Download of Special OJEE 2018 Admit Card Second week of August 2018
3 Special OJEE 2018 Exam Second week of August 2018
4 Declaration of Special OJEE 2018 Result Second week of August 2018
5 Download of rank card and choice filling Second week of August 2018
6 Allotment of Seat Second week of August 2018

The participating institutes of OJEE 2018 include colleges and institutes in the state of Odisha that offer admission to undergraduate engineering couses based on JEE Main and special OJEE scores. There are 50,000 seats on offer that are offered by more than 100 participating institutes of OJEE 2018.

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