Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is SAMS?

SAMS stands for Students Academic Management System. It has two components e-Admission & e-Administration. SAMS presently supports online admission for Higher Secondary, Degree, Post-graduations, ITI, Diploma, PDIS, Teacher Education, Physical Education and correspondence institutions.

What is e-Admission?

e-Admission is nothing but online admission carried out for various courses (as answered in the ques-1) of Odisha. The detailed process of admission is explained in the Common Prospectus (CP) available separately for different courses.

Where can I see the list of colleges that come under the e-Admission process?

Various information such as college principal name, address, contact details & detailed profile of different colleges coming under the e-Admission process can be obtained from the website i.e.

How will I know when the forms are available?

The common timeline for e-Admission is published on the website

How can I get an application form from my location?

The Common Application Form (CAF) can be accessed on the website along with the CP which guides you to apply the CAF correctly.

Do I submit the CAF online only?

Yes, you need to apply online through the CAF following the guidelines of the CP, take print copies of the Applicant CAF and Keep it with you for further Process at the Time Of Admission.

How do I know about the colleges before giving my options?

You can access the Individual College Profiles available on the website and get various details such as streams available, Honours available, cut-off percentage of last years, availability of hostel & fees, admission fees, etc.

What is the maximum number of options to fill in a CAF?

An eligible applicant will have to apply ONLINE for a maximum of TWENTY options and minimum of FIVE (College + Stream+ Honours) through /

How should I choose my option?

An option is a combination of a particular Institutions + Stream + Honours. You should exercise your options in order of preference only i.e. the most preferred option to be opted first.

Will I be selected for multiple options?

No. The selection will be conducted on the basis of merit & reservations. Student will be selected against any one option only.

Then why do I need to apply multiple options in the CAF?

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.

Can I go to any SRC for getting my doubts cleared? Who should I contact/meet?

By viewing the COVID-19 situation, H E Department has stopped the validation process prior to the admission. Students are advised not to visit any place for validation/Doubts of their applications until admission. In case having and Doubts You can contact Our Helpline no’s :- 155335 / 1800-345-6770

Where can I see data on seats available of all the colleges?

You can check the vacancy report on the website

How much do I pay while submitting a filled CAF?

Option wise fees will not be collected. General candidates will pay Rs.275/- per application and SC/ ST candidates will pay Rs.175/- per application. The fees amount will be printed at the top of the College Copy as well as on the Applicant’s copy of the CAF. No refund can be claimed at a later date. The PWD and TG (Third Gender / Transgender) candidates are exempted from paying the CAF Fees.

Can I modify any information in the CAF after submission?

An applicant can modify the provided information by login to their SAMS student e-Space till online submission of the CAF. After submission of data online, applicants can modify the options only until deposit of CAF fees online. After successful payment, CAF can't be modified.

How would I know if I am selected? Will I be intimated exclusively?

The merit lists are published on the scheduled date & time at website for information of public. You will also be intimated you’re your status exclusively through SMS & Email (if mobile number & email address is provided in the CAF) about the selection status. You can also download the intimation letter from your student login by paying admission fee online.

What should I do after getting Intimation?

List of the documents required is given in the Intimation Letter. Arrange all the requisites for admission such as original certificates for verification, photo and admission fees & report to the Principal of the destination college on the scheduled date & time.