Entrance Exams In India - EXAMS 2024 , DATES, APPLICATION FORM & ALERTS

What is OJEE?

Odisha Joint Entrance Exam (OJEE) is a state-level entrance exam conducted by the OJEE Cell for admission to B.Pharm, MBA/PGDM, MCA, and M.Tech courses. The OJEE 2023 will be held in the computer-based test (CBT) mode for different papers. Based on OJEE scores, candidates can apply for admission to various programmes offered by OJEE participating colleges. OJEE is also conducted for admission to Lateral Entry B.Tech, MCA/Lateral Entry MCA courses. Biju Pattanaik Film and Television Institute of Odisha (BPFTIO), offers four years degree programme for the academic Session 2023-25 in Cinematic Art and Technology in three prime disciplines, i.e., Cinematography, Sound Recording and Sound Design and Film editing. Candidates who wish to apply for BCAT and MSc Computer Science, also have to apply through OJEE.


Latest Updates:

February 10, 2023: OJEE 2023 application forms released.

February 10, 2023: OJEE 2023 registrations: Live updates

February 9, 2023: OJEE 2023 registrations to begin tomorrow @ojee.nic.in

OJEE 2023 Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of OJEE 2023 exam

Dates Upcoming Exam Dates

10 Feb '23 - 

20 Mar '23

OJEE 2023 registrations


20 Mar '23

Last date of fee payment

Apr '23

Admit Card Release


May '23

OJEE 2023


Jun '23

OJEE 2023 Result

OJEE 2023 Highlights

OJEE is one of the most well-known state-level entrance examinations for admission to various professional and academic programmes offered in several disciplines. Some important highlights from OJEE 2023 are mentioned in the table below.

OJEE 2023 Highlights
Name Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE)
Conducting body OJEE Board (OJEEB)
Exam level State entrance examination
Exam frequency Once a year
Exam mode Online

3 hours duration – BPharm

2 hours duration – LE BTech, LE BSc/ LE, MCA/LE MCA, MBA, MTech and MArch, MSc, BCAT

1 hours duration – MPharm, Integrated MBA and LE BPharm

Syllabus Quantitative Techniques, Analytical and Logical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning and Comprehension, General Awareness and Business Fundamentals and other course-specific topics
Pattern Multiple Choice Questions, 4 marks for correct answers and -1 mark for incorrect answers
Language English
Exam fees INR 1,000. In case of applying for a combination of courses the fee is INR 1,500
Exam purpose Admission to more than 43 Colleges in India
Courses offered Undergraduate, Lateral Entry and Post Graduate
Number of test cities 34
Total no. of registrations 57,898
Candidates appeared 47,761
Candidates awarded ranks 47,729
OJEE 2023 Exam Date First and second week of May 2023
Help desk number 0674-6552455

OJEE Application Process 2023

OJEE 2023 application is an online process. The OJEE application forms 2023 are available online on the official website of OJEE (https://www.ojee.nic.in/). Students who wish to appear for the OJEE exam are required to fill out the online application form. The OJEE application process includes the following steps:

  • Creating a new user profile by filling out the OJEE registration form with details such as name, date of birth, gender, email ID and phone number, ID proof, etc.
  • Filling out the complete OJEE application form using PID number and password.
  • Paying the OJEE application fee via credit/debit card, internet banking, UPI or other banking wallets.
  • Uploading the required documents and left-hand thumb impression in the prescribed format.

OJEE Exam Overview

Here is an overview of the OJEE exam:

  • OJEE is a state-government-controlled centralized entrance exam conducted for admissions to various private and government colleges in Odisha.
  • The exam is conducted once every year in the computer-based test mode.
  • The OJEE exam is usually of moderate difficulty level and is easier than the other MBA exam such as CAT, XAT, ATMA, etc.
  • OJEE has four sections - Quantitative Techniques, Verbal Reasoning and Comprehension, Analytical and Logical Reasoning and General Awareness and Business Fundamentals.
  • OJEE exam has multiple-choice questions for all courses.
  • The duration for the BPharma exam is three hours, for LE BTech, LE BSc/ LE, MCA/LE MCA, MBA, MTech and MArch the duration is two hours and for Mpharm, Integrated MBA and LE BPharm the duration is one hour.
  • OJEE Cell also conducts Special OJEE for admissions to BTech courses for students who could not appear for JEE Main.

OJEE 2023 Eligibility Criteria

OJEE eligibility criteria vary for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The minimum eligibility to apply for various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes is:

  • The candidate must have completed Class 12 or any equivalent examination from a recognised board to apply for undergraduate courses.
  • The candidate must hold a diploma or bachelor's degree from a relevant stream to apply for lateral entry courses.
  • The candidate must be a graduate in any relevant discipline from a recognised university.

OJEE 2023 eligibility criteria for undergraduate programmes

  1. B.Pharma - Candidates should have qualified Class 12 examination in science stream with a minimum of 45 per cent aggregate can apply for the OJEE 2023 exam. There is no prescribed age limit for admission to the B.Pharma programme.
  2. BHMS/BAMS - Candidates should have completed Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany & Zoology) with a minimum of 50 per cent aggregate in all three subjects taken together. The prescribed lower age limit is 17 years as of December 31, 2021.
  3. BCAT - Candidates should have passed Class 12 in the science stream from a recognised board.

Note: OJEE exam is not conducted for admission to MBBS, BDS, BE/B.Tech. The applicants will be admitted based on NEET and JEE Main respectively.

OJEE 2023 eligibility criteria for postgraduate programmes

  1. MBA - The candidate must hold a graduation degree in any relevant discipline or equivalent or bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy of four years duration with a minimum 50 per cent aggregate. Students in their final year are also eligible to apply. There is no prescribed age limit defined for MBA programmes.
  2. MTech - The candidates must have obtained a minimum of 50 per cent aggregate or above in their graduation from a relevant discipline. Students in the final year of the qualifying examination can also apply. No age limit is prescribed for admission to M.Tech programmes.
  3. MCA - Candidate should have completed their graduation of a minimum of three years duration in any discipline with a minimum of 50 per cent and should have studied Mathematics at 10+2 or undergraduate level. Final years students are also eligible to apply for MCA. There is no age bar for admission to the MCA programme.
  4. MArch - Candidates should have completed their bachelor's in Architecture with a minimum aggregate of 50 per cent to be eligible to apply for M.Arch. Candidates in the final year of the qualifying exam can also apply. No age limit is prescribed by the OJEE board for admission.
  5. MPharma - Candidates must have completed their graduation in Pharmacy with at least 50 per cent or more. No age bar is defined by the board for admission. Final year students can also apply.
  6. MSc Computer Science - Candidates should have completed a BSc degree with at least 50 per cent aggregate or more. Candidates who have passed BCA with science as the mainstream in Class 12 are also eligible to apply. Reserved category students have a relaxation of 5% aggregate.

Special OJEE 2023

Students who wish to take admission through OJEE but were not able to appear for the exam can apply through Special OJEE. Special OJEE will be conducted for admissions to BTech, LeTech (Diploma), LeTech (B.Sc), MBA, MCA, MTech, MPlan, MArch and MPharma courses under OJEE. The second/Special OJEE 2023 exam will be conducted for admission to first-year courses in all private and government colleges in Odisha against the vacant seats left after the first round of counselling of OJEE and the students belonging to states other than Odisha are not eligible for admission to government colleges, however, can opt for private colleges. Students who hold a rank in OJEE or JEE Main, do not have to appear for Special OJEE.

The application process for Special OJEE began on August 1 and the last date of registration was August 14. The fee payment window closed on August 16. 

OJEE 2023 Results

Special OJEE 2023 results were announced on September 26. OJEE results were announced on July 27, 2023. Candidates who appear for the exam can download their scorecards online using their login credentials. Given below are the steps to know how to download the OJEE result 2023:

  • Visit the website of OJEE
  • Click on the 'Download Rank Card' button or copy https://cdn.tcsion.com//EForms/configuredHtml/2344/77808/login.html
  • Login using the application number and date of birth
  • Click the submit button


  • What after OJEE 2023 results?
  • MBA colleges accepting ATMA scores

OJEE Cutoff 2023

OJEE 2023 cutoff will be released soon. The OJEE cutoff will mention the opening and closing ranks for various courses. The candidates will be allotted the seats according to the scores obtained by them in the OJEE 2023 exam. Candidates who match the cutoff will be called for the OJEE counselling procedure.  

heck the table below to know the OJEE expected cutoff:

Category Marks
General 690-450
SC 451-327
ST 451-288
OBC 457-454
PH 448-302

OJEE 2023 Admit Card

OJEE admit card is an important document which is to be carried to the exam centre. The OJEE 2023 admit cards were released on June 27, on the official website of ojee.nic.in. Candidates who have completed the OJEE 2023 registration will be able to access the admit card. Given below is the process to check and download the OJEE 2023 admit card:

  • Visit the official website of OJEE.
  • Click on the link ‘Download Admit Card – OJEE 2023.
  • Login using the login credentials, i.e. Application number and date of birth.
  • Click on the 'Download admit card' button and the same will appear on the screen.

  • Download the OJEE admit card and take a printout of the same

OJEE 2023 Exam Day Guidelines

Candidates need to follow certain guidelines on the exam day to have a hassle-free exam experience. Check out the OJEE exam day guidelines mentioned below to be followed on the exam day:

  • Make sure that you are carrying the OJEE admit card to the exam centre as candidates will not be allowed inside the exam centre without the admit card.
  • Reach the test centre at least an hour before the exam timings to check for the seating plan and complete frisking formalities at the entry gate. No candidate will be allowed entry into the exam centre at least 15 minutes before the commencement of the exam.
Exam timings Reporting time
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM 11:30 AM
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • It is also advised that the candidates should not carry any food items, as they are prohibited in the examination hall.
  • Read instructions for taking the test mentioned on the admit card of OJEE 2023. These instructions are about the OJEE 2023 admit card, signature, documents and other test formalities.
  • Carry a PWD certificate (for candidates applying under the PWD category) and any of the below-mentioned photo ID proof along with the admit card:
    PAN Card
    Driving License
    Voter ID
    Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/ Aadhaar Enrolment Number
    Ration Card
  • Carry your own pen (blue/black ballpoint) for marking answers in the OMR sheet for the PBT mode exam or even for rough work purposes, in the case of CBT mode. 
  • Do not carry any prohibited items such as mobile phones, log tables, watches/smartwatches, earphones/wireless earphones, Bluetooth devices, paper-bits, notebooks/notes, books, or any other study material.

OJEE Exam Centres

New test centres have been added last year to the list of OJEE 2023 test centres. In total, 39 cities across the state of Odisha are designated as OJEE 2023 exam centres.

OJEE test cities
Angul Jeypore Malkangiri
Balasore Jharsuguda Nabarangpur
Baripada Kendrapara Naupada
Bhawanipatna Keonjhar Subarnapur
Berhampur Phulbani Patna
Bhadrak Puri


Bhubaneswar Rayagada Kolkata
Bolangir Rourkela Jagatsinghpur
Cuttack Sambalpur Boudh
Dhenkanal Sarang Paralakhemund(GAJAPATI)
Jajpur Nayagarh Balangir
Deogarh Puri  

 OJEE Preparation 2023

Candidates appearing for the OJEE 2023 exam must begin their preparations at least six months before the exam. The first important step is to have an organised study plan which incorporates each topic of the syllabus and at the same time gives you enough time for revision and practice. Begin the OJEE preparations with important topics and understanding the fundamentals and basic concepts. You can start with the tougher topics and then move on to the easier ones. Once you have covered the syllabus, try your hands on the sample and practice papers. 

It is important for the candidates to attempt at least 20-25 OJEE mock tests which will help them in improving speed and accuracy. It will also help them understand the concepts thoroughly and memorize the formulae easily. Consult the recommended books and study material to prepare better for the OJEE exam. 

Take a look at some of the OJEE preparation articles below: 

OJEE 2023: Six-month preparation tips How to prepare for OJEE in three months
Best books to read for OJEE 2023 Last-minute preparation tips for OJEE

OJEE 2023 Admission Process

Candidates can check below the sequence of the entire admission process for OJEE 2023, starting from OJEE registration and application form filling until seat allotment and reporting at the allotted institutes.

Step 1: OJEE Registrations

The first step in the OJEE application process is the OJEE registration. Candidates need to visit the official website of OJEE and register themselves for the exam by filling the OJEE 2023 application form with the required details. Candidates need to complete the OJEE application process by paying the OJEE application fee of INR 1,000. In case, candidates are applying for a combination of papers such as M.Tech and MBA or MBA and MCA, then the fee will be INR 1,500. Candidates can pay the fee through Netbanking, Debit/credit card or Offline via SBI challan.

Step 2: Download OJEE Admit Card

Download OJEE 2023 admit cards from the official website and read the instructions on the admit card carefully. If there is an error on the admit card, immediately report to the OJEE Cell.

Step 3: Appear for OJEE 2023 exam

OJEE 2023 was conducted in computer-based test mode. Candidates had to appear for the exam and reach the exam centre at least one hour before the commencement of the exam. 

Step 4: Download OJEE 2023 answer key published by the OJEE Cell

OJEE Cell released the answer keys for OJEE 2023 question paper on the official website. Candidates can also download the scorecard from the official website itself. 

Step 5: Register for OJEE 2023 counselling process

Candidates who have cleared the OJEE exam will have to register for the OJEE counselling process. The list of selected candidates through Web Counselling and Institute level will be released by the authorities.

Course-specific syllabus for OJEE 2023 GDPI Guide
OJEE exam pattern OJEE preparation tips
OJEE test centres OJEE cutoff

Important FAQs for OJEE

Q. When will OJEE registrations start?

Q. How to get admission to the B.Tech program in Odisha state colleges?Is there a centralised counselling process after JEE Main?

Q. Can students from any part of the country apply for OJEE 2023?

Q. What is the marking scheme for OJEE 2023 (MBA)?

Q. What is the seat reservation policy in OJEE 2023?

Q. What is the registration fee for OJEE 2023? What will be the fee in case of a combination of papers?

Q. What is Special OJEE 2023?

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

Q. Can I pay the OJEE application fee offline?

Q. What should I do if there is an error in my OJEE admit card?

Q. Can I get an exam center for OJEE in cities other than Odisha?

Q. Is there any reservation for female candidates?

Q. Can I make corrections in OJEE application form after submission?

Q. Can I appear for OJEE more than once?

Latest Update for OJEE
Application Date : 14-03-2022
Exam Date :
Result Date :
Application Fee : 00/-

OJEE Application Process 2022

OJEE 2022 application is an online process. The OJEE application forms 2022 are available online on the official website of OJEE (https://www.ojee.nic.in/). Students who wish to appear for the OJEE

OJEE Application Process 2022

OJEE 2022 application is an online process. The OJEE application forms 2022 are available online on the official website of OJEE (https://www.ojee.nic.in/). Students who wish to appear for the OJEE

OJEE Application Process 2022

OJEE 2022 application is an online process. The OJEE application forms 2022 are available online on the official website of OJEE (https://www.ojee.nic.in/). Students who wish to appear for the OJEE

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