Odisha Joint Entrance Exam (OJEE) is a state government controlled centralized examination for providing admission to many government and private engineering, medical and management institutions in Odisha. Candidates can apply for Odisha Engineering Admission only after qualifying in the JEE Main.


Due to the recent changes in the procedure adopted by All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and IIT-JEE, MBBS and B.Tech courses have been removed from OJEE and JEE Main has been adopted. The syllabus of OJEE comprises of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with each subject carrying sixty questions. Here is a lookout at the contents of the syllabus of the above mentioned subjects.

The syllabus of Physics comprises of the following chapters:

  • Measurement and Motion
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Characteristics of Materials
  • Liquids
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Wave Motion
  • Optics
  • Electronic Devices
  • Relativity and Nuclear Physics


Here is a lookout at the chapters of Chemistry:

  • General behavior of matter
    • Solid State
    • Liquid State
    • Solutions
    • Gaseous State
    • Atoms and Molecules
    • Structure of atoms and molecules
    • Chemical bonds
    • Periodic classifications

  • Chemical energetic, equilibrium and kinetics
    • Energetics
    • Equilibria
    • Kinetics
    • Types of chemical reaction
    • Non-metals
    • Electrochemistry
    • Nuclear chemistry
    • Metals and metallurgy


  • Organic chemistry
    • Introductory
    • Aliphatic compounds
    • Aromatic compounds
    • Biochemistry


  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry in the service of mankind
  • Environmental chemistry


The syllabus of mathematics comprises of the following chapters:

  • Logic
  • Algebra of sets
  • Number system
  • Determinants and matrices
  • Trigonometry
  • Co-ordinate geometry of two dimensions
  • Co-ordinate geometry of three dimensions
  • Quadratic polynomials
  • Sequence and series
  • Vectors
  • Differential calculus
  • Integral calculus
  • Differential equations
  • Probability and statistics
  • Number system


In order to be successful in cracking Odisha Joint Entrance Exam, one must follow certain books that should cover the whole syllabus of OJEE. Here is a recommendation of the list of books that should be followed for a healthy preparation in OJEE.


  • Higher Algebra – Hall & Knight
  • Problems in Calculus of One Variable – I. A. Maron
  • Vectors and 3D Geometry – Arihant Prakashan
  • Vectors – Shanti Narayan
  • Problems in Mathematics – V. Govorov, P. Dybov, N. Miroshin, S. Smirnova
  • Maths XI and XII – R. S. Aggarwal
  • A Problem Book in Mathematical Analysis – G. N. Berman
  • Calculus – J. Edward


  • Organic Chemistry – Arihant
  • Chemistry – Dinesh
  • Rudiments of Chemistry – MCQC Type
  • Higher Secondary books – Part I and Part II


  • Physics – H. C. Verma
  • Physics Part I and Part II – NCERT
  • Physics (CBSE PMT set of 3 volumes) – Anil Aggarwal
  • Higher Secondary books Part I and Part II (WBHSC)


Increase in competitions day by day all around, it is becoming tough for students to make space for themselves in exams of professional courses of engineering and medical. To be successful in these competitive examinations, hard work and full dedication is needed. Choosing the right books is essential for the proper guide in finishing the syllabus.

Apart from reading the subject books, a lot of practice of MCQs and test papers are necessary for building up proper confidence in you. Also, solving out previous year’s question papers are essential and it will prove beneficial and will help you for the right preparation.


Whenever a student is applying for the counseling process and filling up the application form, one must read out the OJEE Eligibility Criteria. Candidates those who do not satisfy the eligibility criteria will be rejected at the time document verification and will not be able to attend the examination.

Following are the eligibility criteria for the candidates:

  • It is necessary for the candidates to satisfy all the terms and conditions of the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria
  • Candidates must attempt JEE Main and obtain a valid rank in both state and All India
  • Candidates must appear Class XII or any state or central board recognized equivalent exam to become eligible
  • As per OJEE Eligibility Criteria, candidates must pass in compulsory subjects, i.e., Physics and Mathematics
  • Candidates must pass in any one optional subject, i.e., Biotechnology or Chemistry or Biology or Geology or Computer Science or Electronics or Statistics or Information Technology
  • Candidates must pass the qualifying exam with at least 45% (General) and 40% (SC/ST) aggregate
  • No upper age limits exists for candidates.


OJEE exam is held in two papers, one for B.tech courses and the other one for the Architecture courses

  • Paper 1: For Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Technology courses. The exam is held in both online and offline mode for the candidates
  • Paper 2: For Bachelor of Architecture. The exam is held in offline mode only


Since from 2014, no exam for engineering undergraduate courses in B.Tech (regular) is held, cut off mark is applied as per the JEE Main exam. Cut off mark is decided by the exam or counseling conducting body of the Odisha state. All the admissions are therefore be held on the basis of JEE Main All India rank and state rank.


Since the competitive exams are harder these days for students to perform and come up with a good rank, students must follow certain tips in order to perform a successful examination.

  • Thorough reading through the text books are necessary
  • Finishing the syllabus early for keeping ample time for revision is necessary
  • A thorough revision again and again is necessary as many times as possible
  • Practice time and time again all the MCQs and Mathematics
  • Build your confidence
  • Have a good sleep on the eve of the examination date to keep yourself fresh on the examination day and reduce fatigue
  • Do not panic before the examination


The schedule of the important dates of the previous year is mentioned below:

  • OJEE 2015 online application form and fee submission available from: June 16 to June 22, 2015
  • OJEE 2015 Admit Card release on: July 10, 2015 onwards
  • OJEE 2015: July 19, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon (reporting time 8.30 a.m.)
  • Result Publication: July 27, 2015
  • Availability of Rank Card: July 27, 2015
  • Counseling and Admissions: August 7 to August 14, 2015

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