Saswat Singhdeo

Bhubaneswar: The online Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) for admission into PG courses will begin from tomorrow. For the first time, OJEE will conduct the entrance examination for the PG courses online.

As many as 17,355 students have applied for admission into engineering and other professional courses including M.Tech, M.Arch, M.Pharm, M.Plan and MCA.

The examinations will be conducted in three sittings--9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

As many as 8000 students will write the examination tomorrow, while 9,355 students will write the examination for admission into MBA courses on Sunday, which will be held in two sittings. While the first sitting examination will be held between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM, second sitting examination will be conducted between 3 PM and 5 PM.

Candidates have to enter the examination hall one and a half hours before the commencement of the examination.

"Students should reach the centre one and a half hours before the beginning of the examination as there are certain processes like verification and computer system allotment," OJEE Chairman Sudeep Kumar Chand said.

The computer-based test (CBT) was scheduled to be held on May 13, however, it was postponed due to cyclone Fani.