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Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) OCES / DGFS 2023 for Recruiting Scientific Officers & Engineers – Notification Details

Hi Everyone! Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has published the BARC OCES / DGFS 2023 Notification for recruiting Scientific Officers & Engineers in the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) & Various DAE Units.

BARC OCES / DGFS is one of India’s top Government Job Opportunities for Engineers & Science Post Graduates. 

Let’s understand the BARC OCES / DGFS Programme First – 

(A) OCES Stands for “Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates”

  • It is an orientation course for Engineering Graduates & Science Post Graduate Candidates before giving them permanent appointments in various units of the Department of Atomic Energy
  • This Orientation Course i.e. OCES will be conducted at five BARC Training Schools in Mumbai, Kalpakkam, Indore, and Hyderabad.
  • During Training (OCES) selected candidates will be called “Trainee Scientific Officer (TSO)”
  • After completing OCES in BARC Training Schools, TSOs will be appointed as Scientific Officers in any one of the DAE Units which are BARC, IGCAR, RRCAT, VECC, HWB, NFC, BRIT, NPCIL, BHAVINI, UCIL, AMD, and DCSEM.
  • Scientific Officer in DAE Units is a “Group A Gazetted Officer” Post of the Government of India. 
  • However, in case of appointment in NPCIL, UCIL & BHAVINI, The post will not be a Gazetted Officer Post as these all are PSUs, and appointments in PSU are governed by the Service Rules of Corporation. 

(B) DGFS Stands for “DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Postgraduates”

  • It is a two-year fellowship scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Post Graduates to complete M.Tech / M.Chem. Engineering Degree.
  • Further, Their Appointment in the Department of Atomic Energy is also Secured while pursuing M.Tech / M.Chem. Engineering Degree. 
  • On successful completion of M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. DGFS Fellows are posted as Scientific Officers (Group A Gazetted) in DAE.
  • DGFS Fellows will be posted in BARC Mumbai or IGCAR Kalpakkam.

Complete Details regarding BARC OCES / DGFS are provided below. 

Official Notification:

Notification Details
Organization Name
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) – Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)
Recruitment Exam Name
Post Notified
Scientific Officer – Group ‘A’ Gazetted
Recruitment Type
Permanent Job After Training
Recruitment Category
Engineering Jobs | Technical Jobs | Scientific Jobs



Stipend and Allowances during Training To OCES TSOs and DGFS Fellows: 

  • During Training OCES TSOs and DGFS Fellows will be paid a stipend of ₹ 55,000 per month. 
  • A one-time book allowance of ₹ 18,000 will also be paid to BARC OCES TSOs & DGFS Fellows.
  • DGFS Fellows have reimbursed the tuition fee for M.Tech. / M.Chem. Engg.
  • DGFS Fellows are additionally paid a one-time Contingency Grant of ₹ 40,000 to meet M.Tech. / M.Chem.Engg. project-related expenses.
  • Boarding and Lodging in DAE or DGFS Institute Hostel respectively, during Training, is mandatory.

Salary / Pay Scale for Scientific Officers After Permanent Appointment in BARC / DAE Units – 

  • Scientific Officers is a Level 10 post according to the 7th Central Pay Commission Pay Matrix
  • Initial basic pay in Level 10 for Scientific Officers will be ₹ 56,100 
  • 2-3 Additional Increment for OCES TSOs & 3-4 Additional Increment for DGFS Fellows may be given at the time of appointment as Scientific Officers in BARC / DAE Units depending upon their performance during Orientation Course.
  • Monthly payments (with three increments) at the time of joining for Scientific Officer recruited through BARC OCES / DGFS 2023 including Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, and Transport Allowance at the present Mumbai rate, will be approximate ₹ 1,10,000.
  • Further Scientific Officers will also be entitled to Leave Travel Concession by Air, Children’s Education Allowance & Professional Update Allowance.
Post Name
Salary / Pay Scale
Rs. 55,000/- Per Month
Rs. 55,000/- Per Month
Scientific Officer

Level 10 (Rs. 56,100/- + Allowances)

Gross Monthly Salary: ₹ 1,10,000/- (Approx.)



Vacancy Details:

  • Vacancy Details are not yet disclosed. 


Educational Qualification:

Paper Code & Discipline
Educational Qualification & GATE Paper (GATE Paper is Required Only If Candidate Apply for GATE Entry)
ME(21) – Mechanical
Degree in Mechanical Engineering [GATE Paper Mechanical Engineering]
CH(22) – Chemical
Degree in Chemical Engineering [GATE Paper Chemical Engineering]
MT (23) – Metallurgical
Degree in Metallurgy / Metallurgy & Materials Engineering / Metallurgy & Materials Science / Metallurgical Engineering / Metallurgical & Materials Engineering / Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science / Materials Science & Engineering [GATE Paper – Metallurgical Engineering]
EE (24) – Electrical
Electrical Engineering / Electrical & Electronics Engineering [GATE Paper Electrical Engineering]
EC(25) – Electronics
Degree in Electrical / Electronics / Electronics & Communication / Electronics & Controls / Electrical & Electronics / Electronics & Instrumentation [GATE Paper – Electronics & Communication Engineering]
CS(26) – Computer Science
Degree in Computer Science / Computer Engineering/ Computer Science & Engineering [GATE Paper Computer Science & Information Technology
IN(27) – Instrumentation
Degree in Instrumentation / Electronics & Instrumentation / Instrumentation & Controls [GATE Paper Instrumentation Engineering]
CE(28) – Civil
Civil Engineering [GATE Paper – Civil Engineering]
NE(29) – Nuclear Engineering
NE(29) – Nuclear Engineering
FRT-M(30) – Fast Reactor Technology-M
Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering [GATE Paper – Mechanical / Chemical Engineering]
FRT-E(31) – Fast Reactor Technology-E
Degree in Electrical Engg. / Electronics Engg. / Electronics & Communication Engg. / Electronics & Controls Engg. / Electrical & Electronics Engg. / Electronics & Instrumentation Engg. [GATE Paper – Electrical / Electronics Engineering]
QA&QC(32) – Quality Assurance & Quality Control
Degree in Mechanical or Metallurgy / Metallurgy & Materials Engineering / Metallurgy & Materials Science / Metallurgical Engineering / Metallurgical & Materials Engineering / Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science / Materials Science & Engineering [GATE Paper – Mechanical or Metallurgical Engineering]
PH(41) – Physics
M. Sc. In Physics / Applied Physics [GATE Physics] OR B.E./B.Tech. In Engineering Physics [GATE Physics / Engineering Sciences]
CY(42) – Chemistry
M. Sc. In Chemistry [GATE Paper – Chemistry]
BS(43) – Bioscience
M.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 OR B.E./B.Tech./B.Sc.(Tech.) in Food Technology [GATE Paper Life Science / Biotechnology]
RSES(44) – Radiological Safety & Environmental Science

B.E./B.Tech./B.Sc.(Engg.)/5-year integrated M. Tech. in Nuclear Engg./ Nuclear Technology/ Nuclear Science & Technology [NO GATE Entry]


M.Sc. In Physics / Applied Physics [GATE Paper – Physics]


M.Sc. In Chemistry [GATE Papper – Chemistry]

GE(45) – Geology
M.Sc. or equivalent M.Tech. in Geology / Applied Geology / Applied Geochemistry or 5- year integrated M.Tech. in Geological Technology [ GATE Paper – Geology & Geophysics]


Age Limit:

Category Wise  Upper Age Limit Details for BARC OCES / DGFS 2023 are provided below – 

  • General Category Candidates: 26 years
  • OBC: 29 years
  • SC/ST: 31 years
  • Dependents of those who died in the riots of 1984 (Dep1984): 31 years
  • Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of Jammu & Kashmir State from 01/01/1980 to 31/12/1989 (Domicile of Kashmir): 31 years.

Physically Challenged persons of all categories are eligible for age relaxation of 10 years


Selection Process:

Selection of Candidates for BARC OCES / DGFS 2023 is a Two-Stage Process 

I. Screening To Shortlist Candidates:

  • Screening for Selection Interviews is based on two alternative methods which are (a) an Online Exam to be conducted by BARC or (b) On The Basis of the GATE 2022 / 2023 Score
  • Candidate can either opt to appear in an online exam or can use his GATE Score through GATE Entry. If any candidate wants, he can use both methods i.e. He may appear in Online Exam and also usne his GATE Score for GATE Entry to increase his chances. 

II. Final Interview of Shortlisted Candidates. 

  • Through The First Method, Candidates will only be shortlisted for Interviews. 
  • The final merit list will be prepared based on Interview Marks Only. 


Application Fees:

  • To apply to BARC OCES / DGFS 2023, candidates must pay Rs. 500/- as an application fee.
  • However, Woman candidates, candidates belonging to SC/ST, Dependents of Defence Personnel Killed in Action (DODPKIA), and Physically Challenged candidates are exempted from payment of the Application Fees.


Important Dates for BARC OCES / DGFS 2023:

Notification Date
Commencement of Online Application Process for OCES/DGFS-2023
Last date for Registration for Online Application
Online Examination
01.04.2023 To 02.04.2023
Display of List of candidates short-listed for Interviews on Online Application Portal
Availability-based option on Online Application Portal to select Interview Slots for qualified candidates
24.04.2023 To 06.05.2023
Selection Interviews
16.05.2023 to 16.06.2023
Display of List of Candidates finally selected for OCES-2023 on Online Application Portal
Last Date for Selected OCES-2023 Candidates desirous of DGFS to give details of M.Tech / M.Chem. Engg. admission in a DGFS institute
Declaration of List of Applicants Selected for DGFS-2023 on Online Application Portal
Commencement of OCES-2023


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