Sharmili Mallick

The Directorate of Higher Secondary Education (DSE) on Monday announced the first cut off list for students seeking admission into various streams of Plus II courses in different colleges and institutions across Odisha for 2021-22 academic session.

Students can check the merit list on the official website of Student Academic Management System (SAMS) portal-

Ravenshaw Higher Secondary School, Cuttack remained the most sought after school by the students this year in all the three streams- Science, Arts and Commerce.

As per the cut off marks uploaded on the Student Academic Management System (SAMS) portal, Ravenshaw has topped the list of science stream with 91.33 per cent for general category followed by BJB Higher Secondary School, (90.67 per cent) and Saraswati Vidya Mandir Higher Secondary School in Berhampur (86.67 per cent).

The most sought after schools in arts are- Ravenshaw with 79.3 per cent followed by BJB at 78 per cent and Government Higher Secondary School, Rourkela at 75 per cent.

In commerce stream, Ravenshaw has posted the highest cut off marks of 82 per cent followed Government Higher Secondary School, Rourkela at 80.83 per cent and Shailabala Women’s Higher Secondary School, Cuttack at 77.67 per cent, as per SAMS Odisha portal.

The admission for the shortlisted candidates will be commenced between September 14 and 21. The second phase of the merit list will be out on September 27 while the selected students will get admission between September 29 and October 1.

The spot-selection list will be out on October 4. Selected candidates can register themselves for admission by October 5. The spot admission will be conducted on October 7.

As many as 4,35,092 students have applied online for admission into Plus II courses this year. Out of which 3,86,464 have been selected in the first phase - 2.47 lakh students in Arts stream, 24,560 in Commerce steam and 1.07 lakh students in Science stream.

At least 3,84,279 students had applied last year out of which 3,47,629 were selected for admission.