BARC Scientific Officer Salary 2021 - Job Profile, Grade & Pay Scale, Career Growth

BARC Scientific Officer Salary 2021 - Job Profile, Grade & Pay Scale, Career Growth

ByRahul Ranjan  |  Updated on: Aug 31, 2021BARC Scientific Officer result released! Check the detailed qualification, age limit, salary, selection process, notification, syllabus, books, and other important information here.
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BARC Scientific Officer Salary 2021

BARC Scientific Officer Salary 2021 - Recruitment of Scientific Officers (Scientists and Engineers) in BARC is through two major programs which are OCES and DGFS, conducted by the BARC Training Schools. BARC Scientific officer salary and Job Profile includes OCES the flagship program of the BARC Training Schools for Engineering Graduates and after completion of this program Trainee, Scientific Officers ( TSO ) are placed as Scientific Officers.
  • BARC OCES Additional perks and Benefits include perks like Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowance, etc.
  • BARC OCES In-hand Salary in all the units shall be as a Scientific Officer 'C' (SO/C) in the Level 10 - ₹ 56,100 of the 7th Central Pay Commission Pay Matrix.
  • BARC OCES Probationary Period is two or one years depending upon the course. 

Direct recruitment of Scientific/Technical Officers is also done through open advertisements in leading newspapers for the post of Technical Officer (C).

Check the eligibility criteria for BARC OCES and Scientific Officers.

Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Post Graduates (OCES)

OCES is the flagship program of the BARC Training Schools for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates all over the country. Candidates from a different engineering backgrounds can apply through the BARC OCES program. Once the candidates complete the OCES training session, only then they will be employed as BARC SCientif Officer in the required department

Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Post Graduates (OCES)

DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme (DGFS)

Two-year DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates, Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates who have excelled in the Selection Interviews for the BARC Training Schools programs.Institutes and specializations as listed are paid stipends and tuition fees to pursue an M.Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. degree while retaining their employment in DAE.

DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme (DGFS)

BARC OCES Scientific Officer Training 

The Training Program aims to ensure that the Trainee Scientific Officers (TSOs) are provided with the necessary facilities and opportunities to acquire knowledge and develop skills that comprise foundation, core, advanced and elective courses. The course work consisting of classroom lectures, practical training and project work, is organized into three trimesters and is completed in one year. The OCES 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. 

BARC OCES Scientific Officer Training Schools 

  • BARC Training School at Mumbai    
  • BARC Training School at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam
  • BARC Training School at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology(RRCAT), Indore
  • BARC Training School at Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad
  • Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), Hyderabad

BARC OCES Scientific Officer Placement

A TSO who scores a minimum of 50% aggregate marks on completion of the OCES Program is successful TSOs will be posted as Scientific Officer 'C'.Posting of a successful OCES TSO to a DAE unit is done on the basis of the requirements of DAE and the TSOs merit.

BARC OCES Scientific Officer Grade and Pay Scale

Appointment in all the units shall be as a Scientific Officer in the Level 10 - ₹ 56,100 of the 7th Central Pay Commission Pay Matrix.


Pay Level

Pay matrix- 7 ( Rs. 56,100)

Basic pay

Rs. 56,100

Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance, etc.

Rs. 39,000/- (approx.)

Total Monthyl Emoluement

Rs. 95,000

Adding up these perks and allowances, the total salary of the BARC OCES officers will be approximately ₹ 95,000 per month. 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 OCES program.

BARC OCES Additional perks and Benefits 2021

  • Monthly emoluments at the time of joining including
  • Dearness Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Transport Allowance at the present Mumbai rate,
  • In addition, other Allowances such as Leave Travel Concession by air, every year up to first eight years (subject to conditions) and once in two years 
  • Children's Education Allowance and Professional Update Allowance are also payable.
  • A comprehensive Contributory Health Service Scheme or equivalent for employees and their dependent family members is also available at all DAE Units

BARC OCES Additional Opportunities

Candidates applying for OCES/DGFS will be governed by stipendiary norms of ECIL and the terms and service conditions of ECIL on absorption. A merit list created out of the Selection Interview Marks may also be used to offer admission to M.Sc. (Engg.) / PhD or Diploma in Radiological Physics programs of BARC under the aegis of HBNI in the academic year.

BARC OCES Job Profile

BARC is one of the most heavily funded research organizations in the country which has a good share of India's GDP channelled for its research work.

If you want to know the job profile of working in BARC I will highlight all the points below :

1. The full medical expenses are covered by BARC during service and only a nominal amount is cut from your salary each month for that.

2. Scientists directly join as Gazetted officers.

3. There is good career progress but you have to sit for promotion interviews. 

4. The main BARC township has all the facilities you and your family would need, include full-fledged sports activities, cultural clubs, trekking clubs etc. 

5. Work hours maybe 8 - 8.5 hrs of work with 5 days working a week and Sat and Sunday is off.

6. Apart from all these, the other facilities like LTC, EL and CL are all applicable just like any other central government job.

7. You can get your while on the job itself, so within two years of joining you would have your masters degree.

8. All have gone through a tough BARC interview before getting into BARC and that reflects in their work.

9. Your working place would be most probably in Mumbai.

So this is how a life of a BARC scientific officer looks like this Be sure you crack the one-hour BARC OCES/DGFS interview to get in.

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  • The salary of BARC goes to INR 80 - 95 k per month, after all, perks with basic pay INR 56100 per month without perks. Maharatna companies salary varies from 55000 per month to 1.1 lakh per month depending on the job location and job profile but you will get more perks in Maharatna than BARC. 

  • BARC is one of the best research institutions in the country. Candidates they select for the post of Scientific Officer come after facing a very tough technical interview will enjoy all facilities of gazetted A officer. So life is undoubtedly very good. 

  • A scientific officer in BARC does not undergo periodic transfers similar to defence personnel but there is a clause in the service conditions that says they can be transferred to any of the DAE 

  • There are two ways you can migrate from BARC to ISRO. You can either apply for Deputation after 20 years of service which will be for a fixed and limited period of time or you can apply for or Transfer.

  • During the training period, you will get 55000 as a stipend and after successful completion of training, one may get 2 or 3 increments according to their performance in training .