The examinations will be held in shifts everyday. Three shifts have been planned for each day of the examination. “The shift wise complete schedule of the examination and other information will be displayed in the official website of the OJEE (www.ojee.nic.in/www.odishajee.com) by the end of September,” said OJEE chairman SK Chand.
OJEE is being conducted every year for the purpose of holding common entrance examinations for admission into undergraduate (UG)/postgraduate (PG) level professional courses including BTech, MTech, MBA, MCA, MArch, MPlan, MPharm and BPharm in the state.
Government will hold computer based test (CBT) for all courses from this year. Last year, the OJEE had conducted CBT for all PG courses only. This year, it will add both PG and UG courses for CBT. Delay in announcing the examination dates left candidates in confusion about the certainty of the entrance test.
Keeping the situation in mind, the government has also decided not to hold second OJEE test this year. But it will hold a Special OJEE for entry into BTech courses. The aspirants who failed to appear the JEE (Main) can sit for the examination.
Generally, students travel to big cities for appearing the OJEE examinations. But this year the OJEE authorities have decided to open examination centres at some more places to reduce the load on big centres and cut the travel time of the candidates. Government has opened three examination centres outside the state and 21 centres inside the state for the candidates. These centres were Ranchi in Jharkhand, Patna in Bihar and Kolkata in West Bengal. No OJEE centres were opened outside the state since 2014.