Scrapping the old state-level odisha joint entrance examinations (OJEE), odisha has now decided to be the part of the national level JEE (Mains) 2014 for the admission to the states technical colleges.
Along with the odisha, the Gujarat and the Maharashtra have also decided not to hold their state level joint entrance examinations in the engineering from 2014-2015.These three states will adopt JEE -Main score to select the students for the admissions to the tech schools. Bengal too is expected to adopt it from the 2015-2016.
While the JEE Main 2014 offline the examination is scheduled on April 6th, the online would be held on April 9th, 11, 12 and 19.According to the press release issued recently by the central board of secondary education the candidates seeking admission to institutes in the states, which are previously carried out the admissions through their own state-level exams, have been asked to fill in the JEE (Mains) 2014 application from the online.
After the Gujarat the odisha and Maharashtra have now decided to adopt JEE Main. These states will no longer conduct their own JEEs.This shows that JEE-main is gaining acceptance as the national level entrance test in engineering. A state level JEE is the huge affair that needs resources, the funds and the meticulous preparation and the safeguards. The state will be relieved of such task by joining the national entrance. The quality of the national entrance will be better also.
The step will be beneficial for the students as they have to appear for just one entrance now. State government reserve 70% seats for the students from their respective state, that quota will be protected.
CBSE will issue both the national merit list and the state merit list for JEE Main result. States have the option o give weight age to the school board score. The students why figure in the state level merit list and miss out on the national merit list will be eligible for the admission in the engineering college in the concerned state,i.e the Engineering colleges in Orissa.