BARC OCES 2023: Exam Date, Notification PDF, Latest Update

BARC OCES 2023: Exam Date, Notification PDF, Latest Update

ByRenuka Miglani  |  Updated on: Aug 7, 2022
BARC OCES DGFS 2023 Exam Date will release in notification PDF. Online application link will active on the portal. Check important details of eligibility, syllabus, pattern, apply online, preparation tips, salary, result, admit card, and more
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Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) conducts BARC OCES Exam 2023 to select candidates for OCES and DGFS courses. A lot of candidates await for notification to join one of the most prestigious organizations in the country. The exam is a gateway for Science and Engineering aspirants to work as scientific officers in BARC. The competition is very high as most educated aspirants participate in the exam. The direct link to download the BARC OCES notification PDF and apply online will be available as it is officially released.

The authorities release the BARC OCES 2023 Exam Date on the portal through the notification. Therefore, candidates preparing for the OCES exam must bookmark the page for the latest information on the exam dates and other details. The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) conducts the OCES exam for physics, chemistry, geology, radiology safety & environmental science subjects. Applicants must go through the eligibility, salary, pattern, syllabus, question papers, and details before filling out the BARC OCES DGFS 2023 Exam form.


The Bhabha Atomic Research Center publishes the BARC OCES notification and the online link on the official website. BARC offers a training scheme for ambitious candidates who want to pursue a career in the field of Nuclear Sciences, Engineering, and Technology. To get into BARC as Scientific Officers, you must qualify for the BARC Online OCES and DGFS exams with flying colors. 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).

The BARC OCES selection process consists of 2 stages are written exam and an interview. Candidates with desired qualifications and who are within the age limit can apply for the training schemes. These training schemes are an excellent opportunity for engineering graduates and Science post-graduate students to join BARC. Applicants must download and go through the detailed BARC OCES 2023 notification pdf for more details.

BARC OCES Exam Date 2023

BARC will officially announce the important dates, such as the BARC OCES exam date, result date, and other dates, for which more information is given in the table below. Stay updated with the page for all the latest information on the exam date.

BARC OCES Notification 2023To be notified
BARC OCES Application Form Date 2023To be notified
BARC OCES 2023 Apply Online Last dateTo be notified
Last date to submit the application feeTo be notified
BARC OCES DGFS Slot BookingTo be notified
BARC OCES Exam Date 2023To be notified
BARC OCES 2023 Admit CardTo be notified
Answer Key of BARC OCESTo be notified
BARC OCES Result 2023To be notified

What is BARC OCES exam?

For two fields, the BARC OCES exam, one in engineering and another in science. BARC OCES stands for Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates. BARC conducts the one-year orientation program at the training schools. Then, according to their discipline and orientation program, candidates will be given admission to any school. Candidates are offered the designation of Trainee Scientific Officer (TSO). After one year of training completion, only those candidates as the scientific officer in any of the following units BARC based on the requirement and candidate's who scored a minimum of 50% marks in the 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

DGFS stands for DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates, 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 established institutions and courses. Under this scheme, after one year of completing their classes, DGFS fellows are assigned project work by DAE under the supervision of DAE and a guide from their institution.

BARC OCES 2023 Highlights
Exam NameBARC OCES DGFS 2023
OrganizationBhabha Atomic Research Center
ProgramOCES and DGFS
Full Form
  • OCES - Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates.
  • DGFS - DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates
VacanciesTo be notified
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Application Fee
  • General/ OBC - ₹ 500/-
  • Others - 0
Mode of ExamOnline
Selection ProcessWritten Exam and Interview

BARC OCES Notification 2023

Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) releases the BARC OCES 2023 notification for the physics, geology, radiological safety & environmental science, chemistry, and engineering subjects. Candidates who are interested in the OCES exam must check the details below. Candidates selected for these training programs are appointed as a scientific officer “C” in any of the DAE units of BARC after the course completion. The list of selected candidates is released after the interview. Download the BARC OCES advertisement PDF from the link provided here. 

BARC OCES Notification (Previous Year) - Download PDF

BARC OCES 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants must go through the BARC OCES eligibility before applying online. Candidates applying for the BARC OCES program must have completed their graduation with at least 60% marks. Check the BARC OCES eligibility, which includes the age limit and qualification below.

BARC OCES Nationality

The candidate must be an Indian citizen to apply for the recruitment process. Applicants working in Central or State Governments or their Units / PSUs / Aided Institutes should produce a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from their organization at the Interview, failing which they may not get interviewed.

Age Limit for BARC OCES

Per the previous year's notification, the BARC OCES age limit is shared in the table with the category-wise age relaxation provided to the upper age limit.

CategoryAge Limit
General26 yrs
OBC29 yrs
SC/ST31 yrs
Dependents of those who died in the riots of 198431 yrs
Domicile of Kashmir Division of Jammu & Kashmir State from 01/01/1980 till 31/12/198931 yrs

Education Qualification for BARC OCES Recruitment

The education qualification for engineering disciplines to apply for BARC OCES DGFS recruitment, but for your reference, it is mentioned below,

Engineering DisciplinesQualification
Mechanical EngineeringEngineering Candidates include B.E./B.Tech./ B.Sc./ 5 yr integrated M.Tech with a minimum of 60% aggregate in any of the 9 Engineering disciplines below.
Chemical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Computer Science Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Civil Engineering
Instrumentation/ Instrumentation & Controls Engineering
Fast Reactor Technology-M
Fast Reactor Technology-E
Quality Assurance and Quality Control
PhysicsM. Sc. in Physics/Applied Physics or B.E./B.Tech. In Engineering Physics
ChemistryM.Sc. in Chemistry 
BiosciencesM.Sc. in Agriculture, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Botany, Zoology, Plant Science, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Food Technology, Animal Science, Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, and Biosciences with a minimum of 60%
Radiological Safety & Environmental ScienceB.E. / B.Tech. in Nuclear Engineering / Nuclear Technology / Nuclear Science & Technology with minimum of 60%
GeologyM.Sc. or equivalent M.Tech. in Geology/ Applied Geology/ Applied Geochemistry with Geology at B.Sc. or 5-year integrated M.Tech. in Geological Technology. 

Candidates appearing based on the GATE Score must possess a valid GATE score in the same Engineering Discipline as the qualifying degree discipline. For other disciplines, the educational qualification is as follows:

BARC OCES 2023 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 for clearing the exam. Candidates must check the steps to apply for the exam online. After the official release, a direct link to apply online will be mentioned.

How to apply for BARC OCES 2023?

Follow the steps mentioned below for BARC OCES online application. These steps are provided for a smooth experience on online applications.

  • Visit the official BARC website.
  • Click "Apply Online" and fill out the form with 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 Application Fee

Aspirants must pay the application fee for BARC OCES online only. Check the category-wise application fee for the recruitment process.


Application Fee

General / OBC candidates

₹ 500/-

Other category candidates


BARC OCES Salary 2023

The salary of a BARC OCES officer is one of the most lucrative salaries in the country. It offers a basic salary of ₹ 56,100 per month, which is very much a good salary. Apart from the basic salary, there are a lot of allowances and perks which make the same month's salary around 1 lakh. Check the BARC OCES Salary in the table below.

BARC OCER Salary Structure
Basic pay₹ 56,100
One-time book allowance₹ 18000 
Pay level₹ 56,100- pay matrix 7
Allowance money₹ 38,000-39,000 
Total salary generated by an employee₹ 95,000 (approx)

The stipend under this scheme is ₹ 55,000 per month and a one-time allowance of 18000. After completion of their post-graduation, candidates are posted as Scientific Officers or Gazetted Officers of the Government of India. While under the training session, candidates will be offered a stipend of ₹ 55,000 and will reimburse their tuition fees.

BARC OCES Exam Selection Process

Candidates who wish to apply for the BARC OCES DGFS have to fill out the application form in which they have to select their choices of screening which will be done either based on 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 from this year or the previous year.
  • Interview Process: Selected candidates will have to appear for the interview process. The final selection will be based on the candidates’ performance in the interview process.

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

BARC OCES Exam Pattern

Candidates who wish to appear in the online BARC OCES 2023 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 must attempt in 2 hours. Candidates will be awarded 3 marks for every correct answer, while for every wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of 1. Check the detailed BARC OCES exam pattern below.

SubjectTotal Number of QuestionsMarks/questionNegative Marking
Written Exam100 Marks3 Marks1 Mark

BARC OCES 2023 Syllabus

After the exam pattern, candidates must go through the detailed BARC OCES syllabus, which is divided into two parts, i.e., the Engineering subject syllabus and the science subject syllabus. Here we have provided the exact topics of both streams below.

Instrumentation EngineeringAnalog electronics
Basics of circuits
Signals and systems
Industrial Instrumentation
Civil EngineeringAnalog electronics
Theory of structures
Steel structure design
Soil mechanics and Foundation Engineering
Tunneling and Hydrology
Water Resources Engineering
Electronics and Communication EngineeringAnalog communication
Network Theory
Digital Signal Processing
VLSI Design and Technology
Mechanical EngineeringTheory of Machines
Fluid Mechanics
Production Technology
Internal Combustion Engines
Machine Design
Refrigeration and air conditioning
Hydraulic machines
Heat transfer
Electrical EngineeringComputation
Ohm’s Law
Electric machine design
Synchronous motors
High voltage Engineering
High voltage Engineering
Electric transmission
Chemical EngineeringChemical reaction Engineering
Chemical process
Furnace technology
Environmental Engineering
Fertilizer technology
Mass transfer

For science stream subjects, the BARC OCES syllabus is shared below. 

BARC OCES Syllabus for PhysicsBARC OCES Syllabus for MathematicsBARC OCES Syllabus for Chemistry
OpticsCompound interestRedox reactions and Hydrogen
Principles of communicationVolume and surface areaChemical bonding and molecular structure
Dual nature of matter and radiationPermutation and combinationS-block elements and P-block elements
ElectrostaticsHeights and distanceBasic concepts of Chemistry 
Magnetism and magnetic effects of currentDecimals and fractionsAnalytical chemistry and Quantum chemistry
Solids and FluidsPartnerships and Races and gamesStructure and bonding and Bioorganic chemistry

How to prepare for BARC OCES?

BARC OCES 2023 preparation tips are a must for candidates who wish to appear for the online test, some of the preparation strategies are listed below which can be helpful for the targeted BARC OCES preparation for the exam.

  • Know the syllabus: The 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 the 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.

Note: Candidates who wish to apply on the basis of their GATE score can prepare for the GATE exam click here to know how to prepare for GATE.

BARC OCES 2023 Books

Check the best books for the BARC OCES DGFS exam recommended by the experts for a long time. Candidates must check the best study material to boost their preparation. Suggest BARC OCES books for all the subjects is in the table.

Books Writers
Mechanical Engineering For CompetitionsR.K Jain
Artificial Intelligence: A Modern ApproachPeter Norvig
Objective Electrical TechnologyRohit Mehta
Introduction To Physical MetallurgySidney H. Avner
Engineering Materials & MetallurgyR.K. Rajput
Introduction to Measurements and InstrumentationArun K. Ghosh
A Handbook for Electronics EngineeringMade Easy Team

BARC OCES Admit Card 2023

Candidates who have successfully completed the application process and have been selected to appear for the online test will be receiving their BARC OCES 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 2023 for OCES

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


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.

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 BARC OCES 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 2023 is conducted to select the candidates for the research work in the 6 Bhabha Atomic Research Center centers. The exam has two divisions one is science subject, and the other is engineering subjects. Eligible candidates can fill out the BARC Online application and appear for the exam. Check all the essential details of BARC OCES 2023.

  • The Bhabha Atomic Research Center will release the BARC OCES DGFS exam date in the notification on the official website soon. Candidates must bookmark this page for the latest update on the exam date and date sheet.

  • The BARC OCES Notification for the next exam cycles will release on the portal soon. Candidates can download the notification for the exam from the direct link provided here after the official release. Download the previous year's notification.

  • Candidates must check the BARC OCES 2023 eligibility before applying for the exam. To be eligible for the exam candidate must not meet the age limit i.e., 26 years, and have completed B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Sc. (Engineering/ 5-year integrated M.Tech. with a minimum of 60% marks. Check detailed BARC OCES eligibility here.

  • To download the BARC OCES admit card candidates need to log in to the official website using their login credentials provided during the application process. The candidate must carry the BARC OCES admit card on the exam day to appear for the exam.

  • To register for the BARC OCES exam candidates must visit the official website or click on the direct link share here after the official release. Click on the link given to register for the exam. Enter your correct details given in the certificates. Pay the application fee after the successful application form.

  • The BARC OCES syllabus is divided into two parts, i.e., the engineer subject syllabus and science subject syllabus. The engineering syllabus is further divided into ME, ECE, EE, CE, CSE, etc., and the science subject syllabus is divided into chemistry, geology, physics, bioscience, radiological safety and environmental science subjects. Check the detailed BARC OCES Syllabus for more clarity.

  • For the BARC OCES DGFS 2023 preparation, candidates must go through the detailed exam pattern, syllabus, and questions from previous years. Prepare for the exam with the best study material to score high. Attempt mock tests and questions to practice exam-level questions for the best BARC OCES preparation.

  • The age limit for the BARC OCES exam is 26 years for General candidates. The age relaxation is applicable as per the government norms. The reserved category candidates can appear for the exam till 31 years of age.

  • The purpose of both exams is altogether different. The BARC OCES exam is conducted to select OCES and DGFS officers who are posted in the BARC labs across the country. ICMR JRF Exam is an eligibility exam that decides the eligibility of a candidate for the junior research fellowship in PGIMER, Chandigarh.

  • The application form is incomplete without the BARC OCES application fee if applicable. the Fee for the general and obc category candidates is ₹ 500/- and for other categories, the application fee is 0.

  • The full form of BARC is Bhabha Atomic Research Center. OCES stands for Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates and DGFS is DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates.

  • The exam pattern of the BARC OCES is very simple. The exam is contains 100 questions of 3 marks each. There is a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer. According to latest BARC OCES exam pattern, candidates get 2 hours to complete the exam.

  • The selected candidates will get ₹ 95,000 salary as a BARC OCES scientific officer. During the training, time candidates will get a ₹ 55,000 stipend per month. Check the detailed BARC OCES Salary for more clarity about the job profile.

  • There is no limit on the number of attempts for the BARC OCES exam. Candidates can attempt the exam as many times as they want if they are otherwise eligible for the exam. Candidates must not be over age for the exam.

  • Yes, if you are not overage you are eligible for the BARC OCES exam. You have to mention the MTech qualification in the other supplementary qualifications.

  • Yes, the final year candidates can apply for the BARC OCES 2023 exam. Candidates need to submit the required documents at the time of the date mentioned by the BARC in the notification.