BARC Scientific Officer 2022: Notification, Exam Date, News

BARC Scientific Officer 2022: Notification, Exam Date, News

ByRahul Ranjan  |  Updated on: Mar 24, 2022Know about BARC Scientific Officer 2022 recruitment. Check the detailed qualification, age limit, salary, selection process, notification, syllabus, books, and other important information here.
Know about BARC Scientific Officer 2022 recruitment. Check the detailed qualification, age limit, salary, selection process, notification, syllabus, books, and other important information here.
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BARC Scientific Officer recruitment notification 2022 was released by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) on the official website. The admit card for the BARC Scientific Officer recruitment has been released on 25 March 2022 on its official website. The online examination slot booking process for the BARC recruitment was started by the officials on 13 March to 19 March 2022.

The recruitment for BARC Scientific Officers will be filled for its academic programs Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates and DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates. Applicants will have to go through two steps in the selection process. Further, we have provided all the information related to the BARC Scientific Officer recruitment 2022.

BARC Scientific Officer Recruitment Notification 2022

The detailed notification pdf for BARC scientific officer recruitment 2022 is provided below. Recruitment of Scientific Officers (Scientists and Engineers) is through two major programs – OCES and DGFS, conducted by the BARC Training Schools and also through the Dr. K.S. Krishnan Research Associateship (KSKRA) program.

  • Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science is the flagship program of the BARC Training Schools for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates. The Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science program is recognized for the award of Post-Graduate Diploma and as course work for the award of M.Tech./M.Phil./Ph.D. degree of the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), an aided institution of the Department of Atomic Energy and a Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act. 
  • DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates was initiated for inducting engineers at M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. level in collaboration with eight IITs viz. Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee, BHU-Varanasi, and also NIT-Rourkela and ICT-Mumbai. The scheme also strengthens the research-education linkage with premier institutes of the country in areas of interest to DAE. The M. Tech. project work is carried out under the supervision of two guides, one from IIT and the other from DAE.
  • KSKRA program Research Associates selected under the prestigious KSKRA program are given an opportunity to work on R&D programs of national importance relevant to the DAE mandate and offer prospects of regular absorption in DAE units.

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BARC Scientific Officer Recruitment 2022 Latest Updates

The BARC Scientific Officer admit card has been released on 25 March 2022. The online examination will be conducted from 2 April 2022 to 6 April 2022. Earlier, the BARC Scientific Officer 2022 notification was released on the official website. Candidates willing to work as Scientist Officer in Bhaba Atomic Research Centre can go through the complete BARC Scientist Officer recruitment notification 2022 and apply online.

 All the details like BARC Scientific Officer 2022 eligibility criteria, exam date, selection process, and many more details are mentioned below.

BARC Scientific Officer Recruitment 2022 Highlights

Here candidates will find detailed information on the BARC Scientific Officer recruitment 2022 so that they do not have any difficulty studying for the recruitment exam. We have mentioned information such as organizing body, level of exam, application fee, etc. The highlights of the upcoming recruitment exam are listed below.

ParticularsDetails
Exam NameBARC Recruitment 2022
Organizing BodyBhabha Atomic Research Centre
DesignationMedical/Scientific Officer and Technical Officer
Level of ExamNational
Frequency of ExamAnnually
Job LocationAcross India
Salary PayscaleINR 67,700 – 56,100/-
Vacancies Released570
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Application FeesGeneral /OBC – INR 500/-
SC/ST/Female/PH – Exempted
Mode of ExamOnline
Selection ProcessScreening Test
Interview

BARC Scientific Officer Exam Date 2022

The recruitment exam will be conducted from 2 April to 6 April 2022. Further, we have provided all the important dates related to the BARC SO recruitment process. The following table enlists the BARC Scientist Officer exam dates 2022. 

Important Dates (All Dates are Tentative and Applicants must visit the Online Application Portal regularly for updates)

Publishing Print media Advertisement in Newspaper

18 January 2022

Commencement of Online Application Process

17 January 2022

Last date for Registration for Online Application

21 February 2022

Last date for Submission of Online Application

22 February 2022

Online Examination Slot Booking

13 March 2022 to 19 March 2022

Online Examination

2 April 2022 to 6 April 2022

Display of List of candidates short-listed for Interview on Online Application Portal

28 April 2022

Availability based option on Online Application Portal to select Interview Slot for qualified candidates

30 April 2022- 4 May 2022

Selection Interviews

14 June 14 to 31 July 2022

Display of List of Candidates finally selected

18 August 2022

Last Date for Selected Candidates to give details of M. Tech I M.Chem. Engineering admission to a DGFS institute

20 August 2022

Declaration of List of Applicants Selected

2nd week of September 2022

What is BARC Scientific Officer Recruitment?

BARC or Bhabha Atomic Research Centre conducts recruitment of scientific officers, Group-A Post of Government of India, every year to select dynamic and ambitious candidates for the nation's development in science and technology. Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates can register for BARC recruitment for scientific officer posts. The candidates are initially enrolled in the Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates and DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates.

Upon completion of the BARC Scientific Officer course, they will be recruited as Scientific Officers in one of the DAE units or Atomic Energy Regulatory Board Officers. The candidates are offered attractive packages that helped their career to progress up to the highest echelons.

How to Apply Online for BARC Scientific Officer 2022 Exam?

The application form for BARC scientific officer 2022 exam process is given below here. The procedure to apply for BARC Scientific Officer comprises 7 steps as discussed below:

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Application Fee for BARC Scientific Officer Recruitment 2022

The application fee for BARC Scientific Officers can be done via online mode only as per the category of the candidates. We have provided the category-wise application fee for the recruitment process.

Category

Application Fee

General / OBC (Male) candidates

Rs. 500/-

Other category candidates

Exempted

BARC Scientific Officer Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before filling out the application form for the BARC Scientific Officer recruitment 2022. The BARC Scientific Officer eligibility criteria include fulfillment of the educational qualifications and age limit as explained below. 

BARC Scientific Officer Age Limit

The upper age limit for BARC scientific officers is given below in the table as per the category of the candidates. 

Category

Age limit

General

26 years

OBC 

29 years

SC/ST

31 years

Dependents of people who died in the riots of 1984

31 years

Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of erstwhile Jammu & Kashmir State from 01/01/1980 to 31/12/1989

31 years

Physically Challenged persons of all categories

Up to 10 years

BARC Scientific Officer Educational Qualification

The BARC Scientific Officer educational qualification was released by the conducting authority. Candidates must meet the following educational qualification eligibility conditions set forth by the conducting body in order to apply for the exam. It varies as per the degree obtained by the candidates and the GATE discipline.

  • B. E./ B. Tech/ B. Sc (Engineering) or 5 years integrated M. Tech course with at least 60% aggregate marks is required.
  • Candidates who are awaiting their final year results are also eligible to apply. 
  • GATE 2020 and GATE 2022 scores will be accepted if you opt to appear through GATE.

Discipline to be Selected in Online Application Form with code

Eligible Subject/Discipline in B.E./B.Tech./B.Sc. (Engineering)/5-Year Integrated M. Tech. as awarded by University / Institute

GATE Subject

Mechanical Engineering (21)

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Chemical Engineering (22)

Chemical Engineering 

Chemical Engineering 

Metallurgy Engineering (23)

Metallurgy / Metallurgy & Materials Engineering / Metallurgy & Materials Science / Metallurgical Engineering / Metallurgical & Materials Engineering / Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science / Materials Science & Engineering

Metallurgy Engineering

Electrical Engineering (24)

Electrical Engineering / Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electronics Engineering (25) 

Electrical Engineering / Electronics Engineering / Electronics & Communication Engineering / Electronics & Controls Engineering / Electrical & Electronics Engineering / Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering/

Electronics & Communication Engineering

Computer Sc / Computer Engg / Computer Sc & Engg (26)

Computer Science / Computer Engineering/ Computer Science & Engineering

Computer Science (CS)/Informational Technology (IT)

Instrumentation/Instrumentation & Controls Engineering (27)

Instrumentation Engineering / Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering/ Instrumentation & Controls

Instrumentation Engineering

Civil Engineering (28)

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Nuclear Engineering (29)

Nuclear Engineering / Nuclear Technology / Nuclear Science & Technology

Not eligible through GATE

Fast Reactor Technology-M

(30)

B.E./B.Tech./B.Sc.(Engineering)/5-year integrated M. Tech. in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering

Mechanical or Chemical Engineering

Fast Reactor Technology- E

(31)

Electrical Engineering / Electronics Engineering / Electronics & Communication Engineering / Electronics & Controls Engineering / Electrical & Electronics Engineering / Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering 

Electrical or Electronics Engineering

Quality Assurance & Quality Control (32)

Mechanical or Metallurgy / Metallurgy & Materials Engineering / Metallurgy & Materials Science / Metallurgical Engineering / Metallurgical & Materials Engineering / Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science / Materials Science & Engineering

Mechanical or Metallurgical Engineering

Physics (41)

M. Sc. in Physics/Applied Physics or B.E./B.Tech. In Engineering Physics

Physics / Engineering Sciences

Chemistry (42)

M. Sc. in Chemistry 

Chemistry

BioSciences (43)

Masters 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 

Life Sciences / Biotechnology 

Radiological Safety & Environmental Science(RSES) (44)

B.E./B.Tech./B.Sc.(Engineering)/5-year Integrated M. Tech. in Nuclear Engineering/ Nuclear Technology/ Nuclear Science & Technology or

M.Sc. In Physics / Applied Physics/Chemistry

Physics/Chemistry

Geology (45)

M.Sc. or equivalent M.Tech. in Geology / Applied Geology / Applied Geochemistry or 5- year integrated M.Tech. in Geological Technology.

Geology & Geophysics

List of ineligible subjects for BARC Scientific Officer

There are certain subjects that do not fall under the BARC Scientific Officer eligibility criteria such as Aerospace, Ceramics, Mining, etc. Here we have provided a list of subjects that are unacceptable for the BARC scientific officer recruitment exam. 

M.Sc. or Ph.D.

Aerospace

Automotive

Automobile

Aeronautical Engineering

Industrial Production

Reliability

Ceramics

Architecture

Mining

Biomedical Electronics/ Instruments

Communication

Information Technology

Master of Computer Applications

Dyes & Dye Intermediates

Electrochemical

Energy Systems

Oils & Fats

Paints & Varnishes

Petrochemicals

Plastics

Paper

Sugar Technology

Textiles

Mechatronics

Power Engineering

Power Plant Engineering

Control Engineering

Software Engineering

Electronics and Computer Engineering

BARC Scientific Officer Salary 2022

Once all the candidates are appointed to the post of scientific officers, they will be given a salary in the level 10 pay matrix with basic pay being Rs. 56,100. Apart from the BARC Scientific Officer salary 2022, the candidates will also be entitled to receive other perks and benefits such as HRA, DA, medical allowance, transport allowance, etc.

The selected candidates will have to sign an agreement and Personal indemnity bond to serve DAE for at least 3 years after completion of the training period. The Indemnity Bond is ₹ 6,78,000 for OCES TSOs and ₹ 13,58,000 for DGFS Fellows.

BARC Scientific Officer Salary

The appointment in all the units will be as a Scientific Officer 'C' (SO/C) in Level 10 - ₹ 56,100 of the 7th Central Pay Commission Pay Matrix. Here, we have provided the BARC Scientific Officer Salary. 

The appointment will be at the beginning of the pay scale with OCES TSOs getting two or three increments depending on their performance during the program and the DGFS Fellows getting three or four increments depending on their performance in M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. and four-month Orientation Course for DGFS Fellows (OCDF). However, the fellows whose performance in the M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. and OCDF programs that are below a specified threshold will get zero increments.

BARC Scientific Officer Selection Process 2022

The selection process includes a written examination which will be conducted online. The candidates who will clear the written exam will be called for a personal interview. The BARC Scientific Officer selection process 2022 comprises two stages as given below:

  • Stage1: Online written exam or GATE score
  • Stage 2: Interviews of the shortlisted candidates

BARC Recruitment Through Written Exam

The candidates will have to appear for an online written exam for the BARC Scientific officer selection process. The candidates will be selected through a cut-off score as per the subject wise. 

BARC Recruitment Through GATE Score

The alternative to the online exam is selection through the GATE score of 2020 or 2022. Candidates have the option to choose either selection through an online test or GATE score or both as per your eligibility criteria discussed above. 

BARC Scientific Officer Interview 

The candidates who will clear the written exam and get the required cut-off marks in the written exam or GATE score will be called to appear for the interview. Candidates must note that the interview will play an important role in their selection process for the BARC Scientific Officer recruitment 2022. 

BARC Scientific Officer Exam Pattern 2022

The examination pattern for the BARC exam is similar to that of the GATE 2022 exam. Understanding the exam pattern is necessary for the preparation for the exam. Here, we’ve compiled a list of key points about the BARC Scientific Officer exam pattern provided below. 

  • The BARC Exam will be conducted entirely online.
  • The exam will consist full of Objective Type questions only.
  • There are a total of 100 questions on the paper.
  • The exam will last 2 hours in total.
  • Each question is worth three points.
  • For each incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted (Negative Marking)
  • The BARC exam does not allow physical calculators, but virtual calculators will be available on your terminal.

BARC Scientific Officer Syllabus 2022

BARC Scientific Officer syllabus 2022 has been released by officials on their website. The exam is conducted for various subjects- ME, ECE, EE, CE, and CSE. In order to strategize the preparation, candidates are advised to refer to the syllabus provided below.

BARC Scientific Officer CE Syllabus 2022

The Civil Engineering students must refer to the BARC CE syllabus to start their preparation. It includes various topics namely- Structural Analysis, Environmental Engineering, Strength of Materials, Surveying, Soil Engineering, Construction Materials & Concrete Structures, Fluid Mechanics, Design of Steel Structures, Transportation Engineering, Hydrology & Irrigation, and Engineering Mathematics.

BARC Scientific Officer CSE Syllabus 2022 

For Computer Science graduates, the BARC CSE Scientific Officer syllabus is crucial. It covers topics like Engineering Mathematics, Databases, Operating Systems, etc. Below-mentioned is the topics included in the syllabus.

Algorithms

Discrete Mathematics

Computer Organization and Architecture

Theory of Computation & Compiler Design

Software Engineering

Programming and Data Structures

Operating System

Digital Logic

Engineering Mathematics

Computer Networks

Databases

 

BARC Scientific Officer Electrical Engineering Syllabus 2022 

The BARC Scientific Officer Electrical Engineering syllabus 2022 comprises the following topics- Electromagnetics, Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics, Measurement & Instrumentation, Control Systems, Power systems, Network Theory, Electrical Machines, Power Electronics, Signals & systems, and Engineering Mathematics.

BARC Scientific Officer ECE Syllabus 2022 

Candidates having an Electronics and Communication Engineering background can refer to the BARC Scientific Officer ECE syllabus 2022. The course covers topics such as networks, digital electronics, control systems, and other important topics. Let's discuss these topics included in the syllabus.

Analog Electronics

Signals & Systems

Digital Electronics

Communication

Electronic Devices and Circuits

Electromagnetics

Networks

Control Systems

Computer Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Measurements and Instrumentation

 

BARC Scientific Officer Mechanical Engineering Syllabus 2022

The BARC Scientific Officer Electrical Engineering syllabus 2022 comprises the following topics- Strength of Materials, Thermodynamics, Machine Design, Fluid Mechanics, Production, Theory of Machines, Heat transfer, Engineering Mechanics, Industrial Engineering, Engineering Materials, and Engineering Mathematics.

BARC Scientific Officer Admit Card 2022

The BARC Scientific Officer admit card has been released on 23 March 2022 on its official website. The exam is being held specifically for the OCES/DGFS 2022 recruitment. The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) invited applications for Trainee Scientific Officer (TSO) positions at the BARC training school for the academic year 2022-23. Applicants must pass a separate online examination or have a GATE 2022/ 2021 score in the Engineering and Science stream.

A valid photo ID proof (e.g. Passport, Driving License, Aadhar, Voter ID Card, ID Card issued by the candidate’s college), original 10th mark sheet (or equivalent), and category certificate of the relevant categories are required to be brought along with the BARC Scientific Officer admit card 2022 for the screening test and Interview.

BARC Scientific Officer Result 2022

The BARC Scientific Officer result for the written exam will be released on 28 April 2022. After the screening test, the candidates who have been shortlisted will be invited to an interview. Candidates should book their interview slots after being selected by logging into their accounts. The chosen candidates will be invited to an interview at the location specified by the board. 

The list of applicants selected after the written exam and interview will be released on 18 August 2022 on the official website. Thousands of people apply for the BARC exam, but only a few will be chosen for an interview based on the BARC Scientific Officer cutoff. A merit list will be used to announce the results. By logging into their accounts, candidates can also view their scorecards.

Best Books for BARC Scientific Officer Exam

With the increasing competitiveness and difficulty level, it is important for candidates to seek assistance from the most reliable and best books available for preparation. We have provided candidates with the most recommended books for the BARC Scientific Officer recruitment 2022. These books will be helpful for the candidates to brush up on their knowledge of a particular subject.

Book Name

Writer/Publisher

Mechanical Engineering for competitions

R. K Jain

A Handbook for Electronics Engineering

Made Easy Team

Objective Electronics & Telecommunication

M. P Sinha

Mechanical Engineering (Conventional)

R.S. Khurmi

Introduction

to chemical engineering thermodynamics

Joe Mauk Smith

Artificial

Intelligence: A Modern Approach

Peter Norvig

Handbook on Computer Science & IT

ME Team

Introduction to Measurements and Instrumentation

Arun K. Ghosh

Civil Engineering: Conventional and Objective Type

J.K. Gupta

Nuclear

Engineering Handbook

Kenneth D. Kok

Engineering

Materials & Metallurgy

2006

R.K. Rajput,

Introduction

to Physical Metallurgy 1964

Sidney H. Avner

Objective

Electrical Technology

2008

Rohit Mehta

 

BARC Scientific Officer Exam FAQs

  • The date for the commencement of the BARC Scientific Officer recruitment exam 2022 is 2 April to 6 April 2022. The recruitment exam will be conducted online. The admit cards for the exam were released on 23 March 2022.

  • The selection process for BARC Scientific Officer is through an online written test/ GATE score. The shortlisted candidates will then be called for a personal interview. The final selection depends on the scores of the written exam and interview.

  • Candidates who have B. E/B. Tech/B. Sc (Engineering) or 5 years integrated M. Tech course with at least 60% aggregate marks or have valid GATE 2022/2021 score and are up to 26 years (General candidates) can apply for BARC scientific officer recruitment 2022.

  • BARC Scientific Officer will be given a salary in Level 10 - ₹ 56,100 of the 7th Central Pay Commission Pay Matrix. Thus, the in-hand salary of the BARC scientific officer at present in Mumbai rate will be approximately ₹ 95,000.

  • All the General and male candidates (OBC) have to pay Rs. 500 as an application fee for BARC Scientific Officer recruitment 2022. While the candidates from other categories are exempted from fee payment. 

  • No, there are no restrictions on how many times you can take the BARC Scientific Officer recruitment exam. Candidates can apply for the exam as many times as they want as long as they meet the eligibility requirements. Candidates must, however, maintain track of their age when taking the exam.

  • Engineers can apply for admission to the DAE Doctoral Fellowship Scheme (DDFS), which is for pursuing a Ph.D. under the administration of the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI). Candidates may be absorbed as a scientific officer D or higher after entering through this fellowship.

  • The best books to prepare the BARC SO syllabus are mentioned below.

    • Civil Engineering: Conventional and Objective Type- J. K. Gupta
    • Engineering Materials & Metallurgy 2006- R. K. Rajput
    • Mechanical Engineering for competitions- R. K. Jain

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