Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

SAMS stands for Students Academic Management System. It has two components e-Admission & e-Administration. SAMS presently supports online admission for +2, +3, PG, SCERT, Govt. ITIs, Sports education, PDIT and Diploma in Polytechnic. It is an online program used to manage the admission, administration, registration, form fill-up etc. processes of the Higher Secondary Schools of the state.
e-Admission is nothing but online admission carried out in all +2, +3, PG, SCERT, Sports education, PDIT, Diploma in Polytechnic and Government ITIs of Odisha. The detailed process of admission is explained in the Common Prospectus (CP) available separately for applicants.
Various information such as name, address, contact details & detailed profile of different HSS/colleges coming under the e-Admission process can be obtained from the website i.e.
The common timeline for e-Admission is published on the website
The Common Application Form (CAF) can be accessed on the website in along with the CP which guides you to apply the CAF correctly.
You need to apply online through the CAF following the guidelines of the CP, take print copies of the HSS/College/Institute Copy & Applicant Copy and submit at selected HSS during the time of admission along with the photo copies of the documents as mentioned in the CP/Intimation letter.
An SRC (SAMS Resource Centre) is a HSS/Institution which has dedicated computers with Internet Facility and Helpdesk within the College premises. The Helpdesk is to support students/parents understand the system of e-Admission, apply for admission through CAF and key dates related to e-Admission. Various information such as name, address, contact details & detailed profile of colleges declared as SRC can be obtained from the website
You can access the Individual College Profiles available on the website and get various details such as streams available, cut-off percentage of last three years, availability of hostel & fees, admission fees, etc.
For +2 Junior applicants it is ten (10) - For +3 Degree applicants it is twenty (20) - For ITI applicants it is up to maximum combination of ITI + Trade available
An option is a combination of a particular Institutions& Stream/Trade. You should exercise your options in order of preference only i.e. the most preferred option to be opted first.
No. The selection will be conducted on the basis of merit & reservations. Student will be selected against any one option only.
Open and for lower options is closed. For example, if you apply with five options and you get selected against the 3rd option, then your status for 1st & 2nd option is open for the sliding up in subsequent rounds In case of vacancy arises due to non-joining of selected candidates.
Yes, you can visit any of the nearest SRC to get your doubts cleared. You should contact the ‘Helpdesk-in-Charge’ of the SRC for this.
For +2 & +3 general candidate CAF will be Rs. 200/- and ST&SC candidate Rs. 100/- only irrespective of number of option opted in the CAF. For ITI it is Rs. 10/- per Institute.
No. Once the CAF is submitted online and payment has been completed, no modifications can be made. However, If you have applied by giving some wrong information, then you can apply another CAF by using a different phone number.
The Index Number is otherwise known as Money Receipt-cum-Index Number (MRIN). Your MRIN is unique and the only gateway to know about your application status till the admissions is completed. You can check your application status & that of others through MRIN only.

The merit lists are published on the scheduled date & time. You can check your selection status by logging in to student e-space portal

You will also be intimated exclusively through SMS & Email (if mobile number & email address is provided in the CAF). You can also download the intimation letter from the website at the link 'Know Your CAF Status'. No postal intimation shall be sent for any selection.
You will get the complete status of your application by logging in to your own student e-Space portal
List of the documents required is given in the Intimation Letter. Arrange all the requisites for admission such as original certificates for verification, CAF print-out copy, passport size photo, admission fees & report to the Principal of the destination college on the scheduled date & time.

Yours could be one of the following three cases only

Case-1: You had applied only one option

You must take admission on the scheduled date & time or else your name will be completely removed from the system for this particular academic session.

Case-2: You had applied multiple options and selected against first option

You are selected for first option denotes that your application status for lower options have automatically been closed and you must take admission on the scheduled date & time or else your name will be completely removed from the system for this particular academic session.

Case-3: You had applied multiple options and selected against a lower option

You are selected against any of the lower options and don’t want to take admission in that College/HSS. In such a case, you need to take admission there. And apply for the slide-up. If in case of vacancy arises in HSS/colleges of higher choice, you will be slided up.

Admission will be completed in three steps: i.e. First Selection, Second Selection & Spot Admission for the applicants who have applied online. After second selection, the seats will be de-reserved for the spot admission.
"Slide-up Request" of CP i.e. option for the applicants who get selected against their lower option and want to slide up to higher options in the subsequent selection. If you submit the request Form by selecting ‘Yes’ it means that you wish to move up for your higher preference HSS, if in case of vacancy arises.
No postal intimation to the selected applicants will be sent. If you have given your mobile number and/or email address you would have definitely received sms/email if selected. You can call toll free on 1800-34567-70/155335 during 06:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. to know your selection status and the process for getting the Intimation Letter. You can also download the intimation letter from the website ( by logging in to your own student dashboard.
Yes, your entire admission fees will be returned to you by the previous college except for Rs. 100/- as processing. The CLC will be issued with Intimation Letter. Principal signature on computer generated CLC is not required.
You can call toll free on 1800-34567-70 / 155335 (Sanjog Helpline) between 06:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on all Government working days and get assistance at any juncture from the Call Centre Executives. You can also visit the SRC nearby your area and get the information from the In charge of the SAMS Help desk.