Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: As many as 49, 267 students have been allotted ranks in the Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) 2020 examinations, the results of which were announced on Friday.

This year, for the first time, the examination was conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode for all the courses.

As per official sources, a record number of 79, 754 students had registered for the OJEE 2020. Of the total applicants, 49, 267 had appeared the examination and all the students have been allotted ranks, the OJEE authorities said in a statement.

As many as 12 students have topped in the OJEE 2020 in different courses. Sovit Patel has secured rank one in B.Tech, Soumya Ranjan Parhi in LE. Tech (Diploma) and Subrat Kumar Sahoo has topped in LE. Tech (BSc).

The other toppers include- Soumya Ranjan Routray (B. Pharm), Subhakant Sahoo (MBA), Joydeep Dey (MCA), Rajat Kumar Dalai (INT.MBA) and Shyam Sundar Patel (M.Tech).

The entrance examination was held for various technical/ professional couses such as B.Tech, MBA, LE.Tech and other 11 specialisations in different government and private institutes and universities of the State for the academic year 2020-21.

Usually the OJEE is held in the month of May. But due to COVID-19 pandemic, the examination was postponed and conducted between October 12 and 22 this year.

OJEE 2020 was conducted at 54 test centres in 21 cities of the State and in 5 centres in Kolkata, Ranchi and Patna.

The candidates can download their rank cards from the OJEE websites- and

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)