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 Higher Secondary, Degree, Post-graduations, ITI, Diploma, PDIS, Teacher Education, Physical Education, correspondence and Music, Dance & Drama Education institutions
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.
Various information such as HSSs name, Principal, Admission I/C & DEO contact details & detailed profile of different HSSs 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 through "New Student Login" module available in the website in along with the CP which guides you to apply the CAF correctly.
Yes, you need to apply online through the CAF following the guidelines of the CP, take print copy of the Applicant CAF and keep it with you for further process at the time of admission.
You can check the HSS information available on the website and get various details such as availability of streams, strength & contact details of HSSs.
An applicant has to choose minimum three (03) & maximum ten (10) nos. of higher secondary school (HSS) as preferences of choice in her/his CAF.
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.
Yes, you can visit any of the nearest H.S.Schools to get your doubts cleared. You should contact the Principal, Admission (I/C) or DEO of the H.S.Schools for this.

•₹300/- per CAF for General category applicants

•₹200/- per CAF for ST/SC applicants (provide authentic documents for verification & validation during the time of admission at HSS). If the ST/SC applicants fail to show the authentic documents, they will have to make payment of ₹300/- in their admission HSS.

•₹0.0/- per CAF for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) of more than 40% disability, Transgender and Orphan applicants (Authentic document has to be submitted at the time of admission).

•No refunds can be claimed at a later date.

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 mobile number.
The merit lists will be published in due course of the scheduled date & time, which will available in the SAMS Portal i.e.  for information of public. You will also be intimated exclusively through SMS & Email (if mobile number & email address is provided in the CAF) about the selection status of an applicant. You can also download the intimation letter from your student's login.
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.
Admission will be completed in one selection cycle.
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.
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 HSS nearby your area and get the information from the In charge of the SAMS Help desk.