BARC OCES 2022: Exam Date, Notification PDF

BARC OCES 2022: Exam Date, Notification PDF

ByRenuka Miglani  |  Updated on: Apr 29, 2022BARC OCES DGFS 2022: Notification and Online Application Released. Know more about BARC OCES 2022 Dates, eligibility , exam pattern, selection process and more. 
BARC OCES DGFS 2022: Notification and Online Application Released. Know more about BARC OCES 2022 Dates, eligibility , exam pattern, selection process and more. 
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BARC has released the OCES & DGFS result on the official website. Candidates who had appeared for the exam in April's first week must check their results from the link provided here. This is the written exam result which will be used to call the candidates for an interview. 

BARC OCES Result 2022

BARC OCES Exam Date 2022 has been revised by the authorities. The BARC has notified that the OCES exam will be conducted from April 02 to April 06, at various centers all over the country through the notification. Candidates who are preparing for the OCES exam must check the exam dates and other details here.

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) conducts the OCES exam for physics, chemistry, geology, radiology safety & environmental science subjects. Candidates who are interested in the BARC OCES 2022 in the science stream can check the details below.

As per the portal, the BARC 2022 exam date was scheduled from April 02 to April 06, 2022.  Applicants must go through the eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, and details before filling out the form for BARC OCES Exam 2022. 

BARC OCES 2022 Notification PDF

BARC OCES 2022 notification has been published by the Bhabha Atomic Research Center on the official website along with the apply online link. BARC offers a training scheme for ambitious candidates who want to pursue a career in the field of Nuclear Sciences, Engineering, and Technology. The 2 training schemes are:

  • Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates (OCES) and
  • DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates (DGFS).

These training schemes are a great opportunity for engineering graduates and Science(physics) post-graduate students to join BARC. Applicants must download and go through the detailed BARC OCES 2022 notification pdf. 

BARC OCES Notification 2022

Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) releases the notification for the physics, geology, radiological safety & environmental science, and chemistry subjects. Candidates who are interested in the OCES course must check the details below. Candidates who will be selected for these training programs after completion will be appointed as a scientific officer “C” in any of the DAE units of BARC. For the candidates who have appeared in BARC OCES 2022, the final list of the selected candidates for interview has been released. 

BARC OCES 2022 Notification PDF

BARC OCES Latest Update

  • April 28, 2022: BARC OCES Result 2022 was declared by BARC.
  • March 2022: BARC Exam Dates 2022 was revised by BARC.

BARC OCES Exam Date 2022

BARC has announced the important dates such as exam date, result date, and other dates officially for which more information is given in the table below. 



BARC OCES Application Form Date 2022

January 17, 2022

Last date to apply for BARC OCES 2022

February 21, 2022

Last date to submit the application fee

February 22, 2022

BARC OCES Slot Booking

March 13 to 19, 2022

BARC OCES Exam Date 2022

April 02 to 06, 2022

BARC OCES Result 2022

April 28, 2022



The BARC OCES/DGFS result was declared in the form of a list of shortlisted candidates for the interview process. Candidates need to follow the given instructions to see their BARC OCES results:

  • Visit the official website of BARC.
  • On the top of the home click on the link text as OCES/DGFS. You will be redirected to a new page.
  • There will be an announcement section in which there will be a link to see the list of candidates provisionally selected for interviews.
  • Click on the link, select your discipline and check your result.

What is BARC OCES exam?

The BARC OCES exam is conducted in two fields one is engineering and another one is a science which is conducted in science fields. We have provided the details of BARC OCES science-related subjects. OCES stands for Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates. It is a one-year orientation program that will be conducted at the 5 BARC training schools. Candidates according to their discipline and orientation program will be provided admission to any of 5 schools. Candidates will be offered a designation of Trainee Scientific Officer (TSO) and after one year of training completion, any candidate who has scored a minimum of 50% marks will be posted as a scientific officer in any one of the following units BARC based on the requirement and candidates performance in OCES test.

  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai 
  • Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam
  • Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore
  • Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata
  • Heavy Water Board (HWB), Mumbai 
  • Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad 
  • Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT), Mumbai 
  • Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), Mumbai 
  • Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (BHAVINI), Kalpakkam 
  • Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL), Jaduguda 
  • Atomic Minerals Directorate of Exploration & Research (AMD), Hyderabad 
  • Directorate of Construction, Services & Estate Management (DCSEM) Mumbai

The stipend under this scheme is 55,000 per month and a one-time allowance of 18000.

DGFS stands for DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates. This is a two-year scheme in which only the candidates who have excelled in their interview and are pursuing post-graduate studies in the selected institution are selected. Under this scheme, candidates are paid a stipend and their tuition fee to pursue M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg in selected institutions and courses. Under this scheme, after one year of completion of their course, DGFS fellows are assigned project work by DAE under the supervision of DAE and a guide from their institution. 

After completion of their post-graduation, candidates are posted as Scientific Officer as Group ‘A’ Gazetted Officer of the Government of India. Candidates while under the training session will be offered a stipend of 25,000 and their tuition fees will be reimbursed. 

BARC OCES 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants must go through the BARC OCES 2022 eligibility before applying online. Candidates applying for the BARC OCES 2022 program must have completed their graduation with at least 60% marks. Candidates who are applying on the basis of a GATE score must have a valid score of the present year or previous year only.

Only the candidates who have completed their graduation in the following discipline will be eligible for the scheme:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biosciences
  • Radiological Sciences
  • Geology

DGFS: Candidates who wish to apply for DGFS need to have secure admission in to any of the institutes mentioned by the committee. 

BARC OCES Age Limit: Candidates should not be older than 26 years. 

BARC OCES Nationality: Candidates should be a citizen of India.

BARC OCES 2022 Application Form

The BARC will release the online application for the BARC OCES exam on the official website soon. Application is the first and foremost step to getting a JRF through the BARC. The application fee for BARC OCES is 500 for the general and OBC category candidates while no application is required from SC/ST, defense personnel, or physically challenged candidates. 

How to apply for BARC OCES 2022?

Follow the steps mentioned below for BARC OCES online application 2022

  • Visit the official BARC website - barconlineexam. in
  • Click "Apply Online" and fill out the form with information such as your name, father's name, date of birth, email address, and desired login id.
  • Candidates can then activate their account using one of two methods: an OTP issued to their registered telephone number or an Activation link sent to their registered email address.
  • Once the account has been activated, the candidate can use the BARC log in using the "candidate's Login: link" to complete the online application form.
  • Fill up all relevant fields according to the information on your official documents.
  •  Upload Image and Signature
  • Pay the Application Fee

BARC OCES Exam Selection Process

Candidates who wish to apply for the BARC OCES or DGFS have to fill out the application form in which they have to select their choices of screening which will be done either on the basis of an Online test conducted by BARC or the GATE score.

  • Online Test: This test will be conducted in nine different engineering disciplines and four science disciplines. 
  • GATE score: A valid GATE scorecard is required from candidates either from this year or the previous year. 

For nuclear engineering, the only screening method is the online test. Candidates are advised to choose both modes of screening to maximize their chances of selection. Candidates who clear the screening process will have to appear for the interview process. 

  • Interview Process: Selected candidates will have to appear for the interview process. The final selection will be totally on the basis of candidates’ performance in the interview process. 

BARC OCES 2022 Exam Pattern

Candidates who wish to appear in the online BARC OCES 2022 test must know about the exam pattern of the online test. The BARC OCES exam will consist of 100 multiple choice questions which the candidates need to attempt in 2 hours. For every correct answer, candidates will be awarded 3 marks while for every wrong answer there will be a negative marking of 1 mark. 

StreamsSubjectTotal Number of QuestionsMarks/questionNegative Marking
Engineering StreamCivil Engineering100 Marks3 Marks1 Mark
Computer Science Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Instrumentation Engineering

Chemical Engineering
Science Stream Chemistry




How to prepare for BARC OCES/DGFS?

Candidates who wish to apply on the basis of their GATE score can prepare for the GATE exam and click here to know how to prepare for GATE. For candidates who wish to appear for the online test, some of the preparation tips are listed below which can be helpful for them:

  • Know the syllabus: The BARC OCES Syllabus is wide and differs according to the discipline of the candidates. Candidates can start by making a list of all the topics in their graduation and separate those topics into easy and difficult. Easy are the ones in which the candidate is good while difficult are the ones in which the candidate is weak and more practice is required.
  • Finish the easy topics first: Candidates can start their preparation by completing the easy topics first and afterward if any time is left then proceed to cover difficult topics.
  • Previous Years Paper: These are the roots to excel in any competition. Through previous years’ papers, candidates can know the level of difficulty and type of question asked in the paper.
  • Make a schedule: Candidates need to make a schedule in which they devote a minimum number of hours towards their preparation and try to cover the maximum number of topics in the minimum time possible.
  • Time management: Time management refers to the capability of the candidates to attempt a maximum number of questions in a given time. 

BARC OCES Admit Card 2022

Candidates who have successfully completed the application process and have been selected to appear for the online test will be receiving their BARC OCES/DGFS admit card within 1 month before the examination. Candidates can follow the given instructions to download the BARC Admit Card:

  • Visit the official website of BARC
  • If the admit card has been released, there will be a notification related to it with the link to download the admit card. 
  • Click on the link and you will be asked to log in with your application number and password. 
  • The admit card will appear on the screen in PDF format. Download the admit card and take a printout.

Details mentioned in BARC Admit Card 2022 for OCES

  • Candidates name and Roll number.
  • Exam centre and exam timings.
  • Special instructions are to be followed by the candidates on the exam day.

BARC OCES Cutoff Marks

Candidates who have appeared in the BARC OCES exam need to secure minimum marks in order to clear the test and appear for the interview process. These minimums are the cutoff marks. Cutoff marks depend on the given factors:

  • Number of candidates who appeared in the exam
  • A number of seats are available.
  • The difficulty level of the exam.


  • The BARC OCES Exam 2022 is conducted to select the candidates for the research work in the 6 centers of Bhabha Atomic Research Center. The exam has two divisions one is science subject and the other is engineering subjects. Candidates who are eligible can fill out the BARC Online application and appear for the exam. Check all the important details of BARC OCES 2022 here.