OJEE to be replaced by JEE Main in Odisha

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OJEE to be replaced by JEE Main 2014 in Odisha

The state government of Odisha has decided replace the Odisha Joint Entrance Exam ( OJEE ) with the all – India Joint Entrance Examination ( JEE ) Main for the 2014 – 2015 academic session. The selection of students for admission to engineering courses in the institutes in Odisha will be done through JEE ( Mains ) 2014 only.

The Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE ) has officially announced that the all India level engineering entrance exam.

  • JEE Main 2014 ( Joint Entrance Examination ) Offline would be conducted on 6th April, 2014.
  • JEE Main 2014 ( Joint Entrance Examination ) Online would be conducted from 9th April, 201419th April, 2014.

This will be the first time that Odisha will be part of the JEE ( Mains ) system.

Other states such as Maharashtra, Nagaland and Gujarat also plan to opt for JEE Main instead of their own state level examination.

There would be two ranks for candidates who qualify in the examination. While the State rank qualifiers would be able to study in Odisha, the all – India rank would help them pursue engineering courses in any technical college in the country.

  • Candidates, who want to appear for the JEE ( Mains ), will have to fill up the application form between 15th November, 2013 and 26th December, 2013.

More than one lakh students had appeared for BTech courses through OJEE 2013 conducted on 12th May, 2013. All the students will now have to apply through JEE Mains website, online. “Only those students applying for undergraduate BTech courses will go through the JEE Mains from next year. The students had enough time to prepare as the announcements were made a year ago,” a senior State Government official said.

While implementing the transition from State – level entrance examination to a Central format, every State was allowed to tweak the format slightly to suit their needs. The State Government had suggested a few modifications for JEE Mains. Almost all the suggestions put forth were accepted by the CBSE, a senior Government official said.

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