Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) 2020 will be conducted in the first week of May. Though dates and schedule of the OJEE 2020 are yet to be announced, the examination will be conducted in Computer-Based Test (CBT) mode for all courses, informed OJEE Chairman, Sudip Kumar Chand on Friday.

According to Chand, a decision to conduct the OJEE 2020 in CBT mode was taken at the Apex Committee Meeting held today.

For the first time the OJEE was conducted in CBT mode in 2019 for all post graduate courses including MCA, MBA, M.Tech, M.Pharma, M.Plan, M. Arch and lateral entry MCA.

For the rest of the courses, the entrance examination was pen- paper based.

'It is proposed to conduct OJEE 2020 only by CBT for all courses including B Pharma, lateral entry to B. Pharma, Int. MBA, lateral entry to B.Tech ( for diploma qualified students), lateral entry to B.Tech (for Bsc qualified students), MCA, lateral entry to MCA, MBA, M.Tech, M.Arch, M.Plan, and M.Pharma courses,' the official notification read.

“This year, OJEE will be conducted in CBT mode for all courses and the dates will be announced soon,” said Chand.

Chand further informed that as all the students these days are well-versed with computers and mobiles, it won’t be a problem.

Moreover, the decision will prove beneficial for the students and at the same time be helpful in early publication of results and maintaining transparency as well.

“Special provision of mock test will be made for the students on the official website as well,” Chand added.