Reservation of Seats under State Categories
The reservation of seats in different colleges under various categories will be as per the policy of the Government of Orissa.


8% and 12% of the seats in all Government colleges, and state quota seats of all private Colleges are reserved respectively for candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe by birth (not by marriage or adoption). The percentage may change by Government Order.
Separate merit lists will be drawn up for them. If eligible candidates belonging to one Scheduled category are not available, seats can be filled up by the candidates belonging to the other.
Candidates applying for SC/ST reserved category shall furnish SC/ST certificate from the Tahasildar of the place of birth in Orissa at the time of counselling in the format given in the Information Brochure in Appendix - III.


Scheduled caste/ Scheduled tribe persons who have migrated from their state of origin to another state for the purpose of seeking education, employment etc., will be deemed to be scheduled caste/ tribe of the state of their origin and will be entitled to derive benefits from the state of origin and not from the state to which they have migrated. (Vide Govt. India Letter No. BC/160 14.1.82 SC & BCD/ dated 22nd Feb,1985). Thus, SC/ST candidates from Orissa who are staying outside the State have to produce SC/ST certificate from the competent authority of Orissa State during counselling.

2. 5% of total seats in all Government colleges, and State quota seats in all private colleges are reserved for children of Green Card holders. Candidates applying for this category shall furnish the Green card issued by Family Welfare Department, Government of Orissa, in original at the time of counselling.
3. 3% of total seats in each government engineering college in each discipline are reserved for person with 40% disabilities in consonance with section-39 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full participation) Act, 1995. 3% of total MBBS seats of three medical colleges of the state and BDS stream in SCB Medical College are reserved for persons with disabilities and they have to meet the medical standard of Locomotory disability of lower limbs between 50% to 70% by a medical board specifically constituted with Senior Professors of the premier medical college and hospital: SCB Medical College, Cuttack, and Chairman JEE-2005 or his representative under the Chairmanship of Principal, SCB Medical College, that they are eligible to be categorized as physically handicapped candidates and capable of undergoing each part of the requirements for Engineering/Architecture/Medical studies. The decision of this Board will be final. They should NOT therefore, submit along with the application form any medical certificate to the effect that they are physically handicapped.
Further, for MBBS / BDS stream, the candidates claiming locomotary disabilities are only eligible for consideration. Visually handicapped and hearing disabled candidates are not eligible as stipulated by Medical Council of India.
4. 2% of total seats in each government engineering college and State quota seats in all private engineering colleges and 3% seats in Government Medical colleges in MBBS/BDS stream are reserved for children/widows of personnel of Armed/Paramilitary Forces who are natives of Orissa. Candidates applying for this reserved category shall furnish a certificate in the prescribed format provided in the Information Brochure as Appendix-IV at the time of counselling.
The following prioritisation will be followed for filling up the seats reserved under military category as per DO. No.3547 AS(R)94 dated 03.06.1994 issued by Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India.
Priority - I : Widows/wards of Defence personnel killed in action.
Priority - II : Wards of serving personnel and Ex-Servicemen disabled in action.
Priority - III : Widows/Wards of Defence personnel who died in peace time with death attributable to military service.
Priority - IV : Wards of Defence personnel disabled in peace time with disability attributable to military service.
Priority - V : Wards of Ex-Servicemen personnel and serving personnel who are in receipt of Gallantry Awards.
  (i) Param Vir Chakra
  (ii) Ashok Chakra
  (iii) Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal
  (iv) Maha Vir Chakra
  (v) Krti Chakra
  (vi) Uttam Yudh Seva Medal
  (vii) Vir Chakra
  (viii) Shaurya Chakra
  (ix) Yudh Seva Medal
  (x) Sena, Nau Sena, Vayusena Medal
  (xi) Mention-in-Des
Priority - VI : Wards of Ex-Servicemen.
Priority - VII : Wards of serving personnel.
Priority - VIII : Wards of Paramilitary personnel
  (i) Deceased in action.
  (ii) Permanently disabled in action.
  (iii) Serving.

On the day of counseling, a list will be drawn under each priority category and allotment will be made as per the priority category mentioned above.

5. 30% of the seats in all the categories are reserved for women candidates in all Govt. engineering colleges of Orissa and State quota seats in all private engineering colleges only.
6. 12.5% of seats in B.Arch. course are reserved for diploma holders in Architecture in CET, Bhubaneswar and State quota seats in private college offering such course. Such students should have passed +2(Science) securing minimum 50% marks in aggregate with Mathematics as one of the subjects.



All reservations shall apply to the permanent residents / native of Orissa state only.


Seats available under General Category in any course are those available after deduction of the number of seats pertaining to all the Reserved Categories from the total number of seats available for that particular course.


For Engineering Stream a candidates belonging to categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 can also compete under general category provided they satisfy all conditions of eligibility for the same. At the time of counselling for admission, a candidate figuring in the merit list for both Reserved and General Categories may first exercise his/her option for the college and discipline for admission under reserve category. A candidate who forgoes his/her option under reserved categories is entitled to exercise his/her option subsequently for the college and discipline for admission according to his/her merit position under general category.


For Medical / BDS stream, candidates belonging to aforesaid categories can compete with General category candidates if they satisfy the eligibility candition. At the time of counselling, a candidate figuring in both General and Reserved category merit list will first exercise his/her option for General category seats. A candidate who foregoes his/her option for General category seat is entitled to excercise option for Reserved category as per his/ her merit rank.


If a candidate does not report during scheduled hour of counselling, he/she will be treated as absentee and no seat will be kept reserved for him/her. A candidate failing to report for counselling will not be permitted to participate in the counselling subsequently under any circumstances.


Seats, if any, remaining vacant in the ST reserved category can be filled in by candidates belonging to SC reserved category. If all the seats belonging to SC reserved category are not filled up due to non-availability of candidates belonging to SC category, such vacant seats may be filled up by candidates belonging to General category for the benefit of students / institutions.


Seats reserved under all other category will be filled up by general category candidates in case the same are not filled up. In case of any change in the percentage of reservation of seats/reservation criteria mentioned in the clause above on the basis of guidelines from MHRD / AICTE / Government of Orissa, it will be intimated through the counselling brochure to all the merit listed candidates. It will also be published in our website and in the notice board at the counselling venue.