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OJEE MBA 2016 Paper Analysis

Last Updated - April 06, 2017

OJEE (Odisha Joint Entrance Exam) for 2016 was held on May 8 at 81 centers across the state. The exam is held every year for admissions in various management and engineering courses in several Odisha colleges.

According to reports, more than 46,000 students appeared for the written test which was conducted in three sittings in 20 cities of the state. MBA question paper consisted of 120 questions from verbal and analytical reasoning, general knowledge, comprehension and computer and business fundamentals.

Both government as well private B-Schools of Odisha accept the scores of OJEE MBA. The total number of seats on offer are 5489 for the two-year management programmes offered at the post-graduate level. On the basis of the cutoff of OJEE MBA 2017 and the overall document verification procedure, candidates were offered admission to the B-Schools.

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This article focuses upon analysis of the OJEE MBA sectional difficulty, number of questions asked as per topics sections, expected cutoff. Last year, English section and Reasoning section was considered to be a tough one. However, the Quantitative Aptitude section remained to be moderate in nature.

OJEE MBA 2016 Answer Key

The examination of Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) held in May by the Odisha Department. This exam conducts for the candidates who are looking for to take admission in the Undergraduates and post graduate programs in the various colleges of Odisha. The candidates applied for the examination according to their interest.  After coming from the examination hall all students start looking for the OJEE 2016 Answer Key Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3 to know the solutions of the examination paper. The answer key was released according to the paper for which the candidates were applied. Therefore, candidates can easily download the answer key from the official website.

Steps to Download OJEE 2016 Answer Key:

The candidates can download the OJEE Answer Key by follow these following steps.

  1. Visit the official website i.e.
  2. Then go on Home Page and search the link of OJEE Answer Key
  3. Now fill the examination details such as examination date, paper and sets and submit it.
  4. Now you will see the answer key will display on the screen as pdf file format.
  5. You can download it and then can match your answers.

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OJEE MBA 2016 Sectional Analysis

The section wise analysis of OJEE MBA is discussed below. Read the section wise analysis to get an idea of difficulty level of all the sections and questions asked. 

OJEE MBA Analytical Reasoning

Most of the questions in this section comprised Arithmetic, Percentages, Time & Work, Average, Percentage and Profit & Loss. The difficulty level of Mathematical Skills was reported moderate to easy. Rather than the above-mentioned topics, questions were also asked on Venn Diagrams, Ratio & Proportion and Variation, Geometry & Mensuration, Permutation and Combinations & Probability. In the following table, detailed analysis for Mathematical Skills OJEE analysis was mentioned:

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Speed, Distance & Time7Easy
Time & Work5Moderate to Difficult
SI & CI4Moderate
Mixtures and Allegation4Difficult
Percentages4Easy to Moderate
Profit and Loss5Moderate to Difficult
Geometry2Easy to Moderate
H.C.F and L.C.M2Easy to Moderate

OJEE MBA Verbal Reasoning

Most of the questions were based on following topics such as Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Correction, Reading Comprehension etc. The level of this section was easy. Reading Comprehension was simple and easier to score than other questions. As per the candidates, Sentence Correction questions were quite hard to attempt. It needed good comprehension and understanding of basic grammar. Any score more than 17 marks will be a good one. Candidates can go through the following table to know the total number of questions asked in Verbal Ability.

TopicsNumber of questions asked
Reading Comprehension8
Vocabulary (Synonyms and Antonyms)4
Sentence Correction3

Also include, Comprehension section basically aims to test a candidate’s understanding of the paragraph shared for reading. Reading comprehension was riddled with challenging text and Para jumbles required precise logic for accurate application. On an average, it took 20-23 minutes in solving this section as per majority of test takers.

OJEE MBA Computer

For MBA Programme, the computer awareness section was the most important section in OJEE. Candidates passed out from non-computer background found it difficult. However, the level of the difficulty of this section was moderate to difficult. Over the last years, the questions were based on programming, flowchart electronics, hardware related areas to simple terminology. In OJEE 2017, the questions were asked from computers mainly focused on operating systems, Computer Organization, Networks, Software Engineering, DBMS, Hardware and Binary logic etc.

OJEE MBA General Knowledge

The bulk part of OJEE General Awareness section was covered by Current & Static Knowledge. The total number of question in this section was 10 which consisted of 10 marks. Each correct response carried 1 marks.

The difficulty level of this section was Easy. The highest number of questions came from Science & Technology which was moderate in nature. The topics which asked majorly were from history, economy & finance, geography, politics & civics, and computer which were easy to moderate in nature. Whereas the minimum number of question came from abbreviations which was of easy level.

TopicsLevel of Difficulty
Science & TechnologyModerate
Static GKModerate
Politics & CivicsEasy
Current affairsEasy – moderate
Economy & financeModerate
MiscellaneousEasy – moderate

OJEE MBA Cutoff 2016

There are 10 government colleges and 57 private colleges which will accept the scores of OJEE MBA. The intake of 10 government colleges is 650 and that of the private colleges is 4,839 seats.

OJEE 2016 Cutoff prepared on the basis of difficulty level of the exam, availability of seats, average marks scored by candidates in the test and total test population. Candidates belonging to different categories have to satisfy OJEE Cut off as per their category. The general category candidates have the highest OJEE cutoff. Mentioned below was the category wise OJEE 2016 Cutoff:

Unreserved Category (UR)690 – 4501 – 14059
Other Backward Class (OBC)457 – 45414058 – 14909
Scheduled Caste (SC)451 – 32714240 – 61231
Scheduled Tribe (ST)451 – 28814481 – 83162
Physically Handicapped- Unreserved (UR-PH)448 – 34515167 – 61456
Physically Handicapped- OBC (OBC-PH)321 – 32362233 – 67799
Physically Handicapped- SC (SC-PH)315 – 30266314 – 73737



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