OJEE which is the acronym for Odisha Joint Entrance Exam is the common entrance exam conducted by the OJEEB (Odisha Joint Entrance Examination Board). It is state level exam which will be conducted in as many as 30 cities in all over the state of Odisha. OJEE 2018 exam will be conducted on the 13th of May 2018. OJEE 2018 Results will be declared in the first week of June 2018. The Application form fee can be paid till the 31st March 2018. If the candidate qualifies the exam and gets the minimum eligibility score, they will be called for counselling and admission. Besides the minimum eligible score, candidates must also go through the basic eligibility criteria before applying for OJEE 2018.

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OJEE 2018 Minimum Eligibility Criteria For Admission

 The OJEE Committee has decided to increase the percentage of quota of seats for Persons with Disabilities from 3% to 5% in taking admissions into relevant Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) courses for the academic session 2018-19.  Read the full notice here

The Eligibility Criteria are the minimum protocol for admission. The eligibility criteria can be measured in terms of age, marks, domicile, category, gender etc. The criteria differ from one degree to another and from one study to another in the different participating institute under OJEE.

  1. Domicile Criteria: Candidates who are searching colleges in Odisha itself must be from Odisha and will have to show their Odisha residential certificate.
  2. Age Limit: For architecture courses, a candidate must be minimum of 17 years of age. There is no prescribed maximum age limit for architecture courses. For admission in marine engineering, a candidate must be at least 20 years of age. The age limit which is fixed by the Government of Odisha/ Government of India/MCI will only be applicable.
  3. Medical Fitness: Candidates claiming reservation under PWD category must show documents that proves their claim. In such a case the decision made by the Medical Board will be final and will be binding upon the candidate. The date and time of the medical test will be announced at the time of counselling. For the medical test, candidates must be physically present at the prescribed venue. If a candidate is unable to attend the medical test or provides invalid documents to prove their claim then they will not be allotted seats under PH category.
  4. Nationality: Candidates must compulsorily be an Indian citizen. Candidates who are of Indian origin and NRI’s can apply but they will be considered for admission under supernumerary reserved seats.
  5. Educational Qualification: Different course has different educational criteria. The course wise eligibility criteria are provided in the table below:
CourseOJEE Eligibility Criteria 2018
BAMS and BHMSCandidates must pass class 12 with 50% (45% in case of ST/SC) of CHSE or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as compulsory subjects.
B. PharmaCandidates must pass class 12 with minimum of 45% (40% in case of ST/SC) with Physics, chemistry and maths/Biology/Biotech/Electronics/Comp. Sc/IT/Statistics and Geology.
B.tech and B. Pharma lateral entryCandidates must hold 3 year diploma in engineering or Pharmacy respectively.
MBACandidate must hold a degree (from any stream) with 50% marks (45% in case of ST/SC).
M. Tech, MCA, M. Pharma, M. Arch, M. PlanMust hold degree in B.tech,BCA/Bsc(computer sc), B. Pharma and B. Arch respectively with 50 % marks (45% marks in case of ST/ SC).For M. Pan a candidate must hold degree either in Economics, Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Environmental Sc, Statistics or Social Work.
Integrated MBACandidate must hold 45% in qualifying exam (40% in case of ST/SC).


Check here for the OJEE 2018 Important Dates.

Eligibility Criteria Under Tuition Waiver Scheme

The eligibility criteria for candidates under TFW category are:

  1. The annual income of the candidate’s parents must be less than 6 lakhs (including all sources).
  2. Candidates must produce income certificate, duly approved by local Tahasildar.
  3. The scheme will cover only the tuition fees in both private as well government institutes. All other fees besides the tuition fees must be paid by the beneficiary.
  4. This scheme is applicable only for candidates who are natives of Odisha.
  5. Candidates can avail this scheme only if they have taken admission in UGC or AICTE approved institutes.

Eligibility Criteria For NRIs

The number of seats for NRIs will be provided in accordance with the provisions of OPEI Act of 2007 as well as in accordance with the norms set by UGC and AICTE. The eligibility criteria for NRI candidates are:

  1. Candidates must provide documents that support their NRI status.
  2. Working candidates must produce work permit.
  3. Pass certificate of class 12 or equivalent exam at the time of counselling.

Eligibility Criteria For Candidates Under Ol Category

The government of Odisha has reserved 3% seats for candidates who are natives of Odisha but have settled in the outlying areas of Odisha. The eligibility criteria to claim seats under this category are:

  1. OL reservation is not applicable in private institutes and in the following courses: MBA, MCA, Pharmacy, M. Tech, M. Pharm, M. Arch, Integrated MBA stream and lateral entry programmes.
  2. Candidates will have to pass the qualifying exam with a minimum of 40% marks.
  3. Candidates must complete 10 + 2 from outside Odisha state.
  4. Candidates must show certificates that proves that they from outside the state as prescribed in Appendix- V of the official brochure.

Apply for the Application Form of OJEE 2018- click here

Eligibility Criteria For Candidates Outside Odisha State

Candidates outside Odisha state are not eligible to apply in the government colleges under OJEE but can apply in private colleges for admission in MBA, B.Tech,  MCA, integrated MBA etc.

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