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Special Odisha JEE to be held on July 22

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Bhubaneswar:  The State government today decided to conduct the second (or special) Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) on July 22 to fill up seats falling vacant in private technical institutions, official sources said.

The results would be announced on July 25.

Students who are willing to appear for the test have been asked to apply between June 25 and July 13.

Notably, the decision to institutionalise the special OJEE came after the second such entrances were held for four consecutive years from 2014 following the orders of the Orissa High Court as private engineering colleges approached the HC to deal with rising vacancies.

The OJEE was held on May 13 at 81 centres in 20 towns and cities amd the results of which were declared on May 25.

Total 42,288 students had appeared for the examination and around 42,283 were allotted ranks.

The counselling for qualifying students has begun on Monday.