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BARC Recruitment 2021 - Exam Date, Eligibility, Application Form, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Results

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Jan 12, 2021

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BARC Recruitment 2021 Exam is a golden opportunity for Engineering and Science graduates. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre is a highly reputed research centre that provides excellent career opportunities in Nuclear Science and Engineering & Technology.

Both men and women are eligible to apply for this exam. The candidates will be selected on the basis of an Interview for BARC Medical/ Scientific Officer and Technical Officer.

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The performance of the aspirants in the GATE Exam will also be considered while shortlisting them. Shortlisted candidates will be trained at different schools of BARC situated in different locations.

Before knowing the detailed information about BARC 2021 exam, check the important dates of BARC 2020.

Latest updates:

  • 105 JRF vacancies notified on the official website. Read more 
  • 160 vacancies for BARC Stipendiary Trainee recruitment 2020 has been announced. Read more
  • UCIL Recruitment exam 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19. Check details here

BARC Recruitment 2020-21 Important Dates

Events Tentative Dates
Application Form Release date January 6, 2020
Last date to apply for BARC February 5, 2020
BARC 2020 Admit Card Release Date February 24, 2020
Commencement of exam March 14, 2020
Conclusion of exam March 18, 2020
Results of Online Test To be Announced soon
Interview Rounds Commencement To be Announced soon
Declaration of Final Result To be Announced soon

BARC Recruitment 2021 Highlights

Name of Exam BARC Recruitment 2021
The Conducting Body Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
Posts Medical/Scientific Officer and Technical Officer
Exam Level National
Frequency Annually
Job Location Across India
Payscale INR 67,700 - 56,100/-
Vacancies 570(Expected)
Application Mode Online
Application Fees General /OBC - INR 500/-
SC/ST/Female/PH - Exempted
Exam Mode Online
Selection Process
  1. Screening Test
  2. Interview
Official Website
BARC Recruitment Important Dates

BARC Recruitment 2021 Eligibility Criteria

BARC Recruitment Eligibility

All candidates who are applying for BARC 2020 must be citizens of India. There are other eligibility criteria as well which will be specified by the authorities as follows:

Educational Qualification

  1. To qualify as a Medical/ Scientific Officer-D, candidates must hold an MD / M.S./ DNB, M.D.S. degree for the post of Medical/ Scientific Officer-D as per the discipline for which they are applying for.
  2. To qualify as a Medical /Scientific Officer-C, MBBS with one-year institutional experience where the mandatory internship will not be counted as experience.
  3. To qualify as a Technical Officer-C, M.Sc, B.E., B. E. / B. Tech. with ≥ 60% marks or equivalent CGPA from a recognized University.
  4. To apply for Quality Assurance & Quality Control (QA & QC, code 32), the candidate must have successfully completed B.E./B.Tech./B.Sc. (Engineering)/5-year Integrated M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering or Metallurgical Engineering with at least 60% aggregate marks in the qualifying degree.
  5. If you are interested in Fast Reactor Technology-E (FRT-E, code 31) then you must hold degree B.E. /B.Tech./B.Sc. (Engineering)/5-year Integrated M.Tech. in Electrical Engineering or Electronics Engineering with at least 60%* aggregate marks in the qualifying degree.
  6. Those who apply for Fast Reactor Technology-M (FRT-M, code 30) must have done B.E./B.Tech./B.Sc.(Engineering)/5-year Integrated M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering with at least 60% aggregate marks in the qualifying degree.

Age Limit

  1. Medical/ Scientific Officer/D: Minimum 18 Years and Maximum 40 Years.
  2. Medical /Scientific Officer-C: Minimum 18 Years and Maximum 35 Years.
  3. Technical Officer-C: Minimum 18 Years and Maximum NA

Note - Age Relaxation will be applicable as per Govt. norms.

BARC Recruitment Application Process

BARC Recruitment 2021 Online Application Process

The steps to apply for BARC Group A Recruitment 2020 is given below:

Part I: Registration

  • The candidates are to first click on the link that is given below.
  • Enter the details asked for.
  • A provisional registration number and password will be sent on the registered Email ID and Mobile number.

Part II: Log In

  • On receiving the registration no. and password, log in to complete the application procedure.
  • Fill up the personal, academic details, and communication details correctly.
  • Upload the photograph & signature.
  • Upload the required documents in the correct format.
  • Verify the details entered in the form before paying the application fee.
  • After verification, pay the required application fee.
  • The Application form will be accepted provisionally after you have paid the application fee.
  • Save and take a print out of the application form for future purposes.
BARC Recruitment Admit Card

BARC Recruitment 2021 Admit Card

BARC 2021 Admit Card will be released on the official website of the Bhabha Atomic Research Center 10 -15 days before the exam date. The BARC Exam 2020 is specially conducted for the recruitment of Medical/Scientific Officer and Technical Officer.

Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) invites application through online mode for recruitment of Trainee Scientific Officer (TSO) for the 2020-21 academic session of BARC Training School through their separate Online Examination or GATE 2020/2019 score for Engineering and Science stream.

Along with the Admit card, candidates are required to bring other documents such as 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 for the screening test and Interview.

BARC Recruitment Exam Pattern

BARC Recruitment 2021 Exam Pattern

BARC Exam will follow a similar examination pattern as of GATE 2020 exam. Here we list some important points related to the BARC Exam Pattern.

  • BARC Exam will be conducted in online mode
  • Online Examination contains only multiple-choice questions (objective type)
  • Paper consists of a total of 100 Questions
  • The total duration of the exam is 2 Hours
  • Each question carries 3 marks
  • 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer (Negative Marking)
  • Physical calculators are not allowed in the BARC exam, however, virtual calculators will be available on your terminal.
BARC Recruitment Selection Process

BARC Recruitment 2021 Selection Process

  • Based on Online Examination

Online Examination will be conducted in March 2020 in each of the nine Engineering disciplines and five Science disciplines in more than forty cities spread across India.

Travel Allowance is not paid for appearing in it.

Candidates who register for the Online Examination will be able to choose their examination centres as well as the date and time of the session in which they wish to appear for the Online Examination, subject to availability. Allocation of the slot to candidates for taking the Online Examination will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Based on the GATE Score:

Applicants shortlisted for the Interview process based on a valid GATE 2020 score in the applicable GATE subject. Applicants with a degree in ‘Nuclear Engineering’ will be screened only based on Online Examination to be conducted in March 2020.

  • Interview

Selection Interviews of short-listed candidates will be conducted in Mumbai (in all disciplines except Geology and Geophysics) and Hyderabad (in Geology and Geophysics). Outstation applicants will be paid two-way second-class sleeper train fare, from their registered residential address, by shortest route or actual fare whichever is less. Probable period of Selection Interviews is during May-June, 2020. The Final selection will be based on the performance in the Interview.

BARC Recruitment Results

BARC Recruitment 2021 Results

The candidates who will be shortlisted after the screening test will be called for the Interview. After selection candidates should book their interview slot by logging to their account. The selected candidates called for an interview at the board specified location. The final list of Selected candidates for OCES/DGFS – 2021 (Scientific Officer) will be released shortly after the online screening test and interview.

Thousands of candidates appeared for the BARC exam but some of them are shortlisted for the interview process based on BARC Scientific Officer Cutoff. The results will be declared in the form of a merit list. Candidates can also see their scorecards by logging into their accounts.

BARC Recruitment 2021 Salary & Payscale

The candidates who will be appointed to join the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre as a Medical/Scientific Officer and Technical Officer will be given the following salary depending upon the post.

Name of the Post Pay Level Salary
Medical/ Scientific Officer-D 11 INR 67700 + NPA
Medical /Scientific Officer-C 10 INR 56100 + NPA
Technical Officer-C 10 INR 56100/-

With the handsome amount of salary, the appointed officers are entitled to other perks of the posts such as enthusiastic working atmosphere, promotion for technical/scientific higher grades which are covered under the Merit Promotion Scheme of DAE, healthcare benefits, attractive performance-related incentive and attractive professional update allowance. Therefore, if you are a BARC 2021 aspirant, start your preparation today.

BARC Recruitment FAQs


Ques. What is the BARC exam for?

Ans. BARC Exam is one of the biggest opportunities for candidates aspiring for a job in the public sector as well as related to the research field offered by the Central Government of India.

Ques. Is GATE compulsory for the BARC 2021 Exam?

Ans. A valid GATE score is required by the organization in the same engineering discipline as the qualifying degree discipline. Candidates whose final results are awaited are also eligible to apply.

Ques. Does the BARC recruit every year?

Ans. The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre recruits graduate engineers every year however the number of vacancies may differ.

Ques. Has the BARC 2020 Exam been postponed?

Ans. The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has postponed BARC OCES/DGFS 2020 Exam Result due to coronavirus outbreak without any further notification.

Ques. What is the difference between OCES and DGFS?

Ans. OCES stands for ‘Orientation Course for Engineers and Scientists’. All the selected candidates, who wish to join various units of ‘Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)’ through ‘BARC Training Schools’ selection process, will have to successfully complete this training programme.

On the other hand, DGFS stands for ‘DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme’. All the selected candidates, who secure M.Tech. admission in select institutes on their own (based on valid GATE score) in specializations as specified in the advertisement and also secure admission for the OCES courses stand qualified for the DGFS fellowship.

Ques. I am an engineering discipline candidate. I do not have the GATE score. Can I apply?

Ans. Yes, you can apply for the written examination. Please do not enter any GATE parameter in the online application form.

Ques, What is the GATE score?

Ans. GATE is one of the most famous entrance exams in India for getting admission into PG programs at IITs, NITs and IIITs. GATE Score refers to the score which is calculated on the basis of the normalisation process. If the different papers for GATE have a different level of difficulties, the final score is derived using the normalisation process. In this process, the score is calculated out of 1000 as the total marks. Finally, based on the normalization formula, the final score is calculated for all the papers.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


tanisha jain
Can 2021 graduates apply?
abdul nazir

Hi Tanisha, Yes 2021 graduates can also apply and the required academic qualification varies with the post as well. Minimum required aggregate to apply is 60% from a recignised board. There are other criterias of application as well including that of nationality and age. Find other details at BARC recruitment 2021.

vinisha choudhary
When application form started because barc official site not mentioned please tell me
abdul nazir

Hi Vinisha, Few recruitment notifications have been updated on the official website of BARC that includes the following:

  • Online applications can be filled for stipendiary trainees category 1 and 2 for training in NRB till 31st January 2021
  • Application for Junior Research Fellowships can be filled till 31st march 2021

New vacancies will be updated on the official website or visit BARC recruitment 2021 for details.

vinisha choudhary
How to apply for this post
abdul nazir

Hi Vinisha, Recruitment notifications will be uploaded on the official website and for different posts eligibility will also be different. You need to satisfy these conditions and apply in online mode whenever the link activates. To  know details visit BARC recruitment.

jismol johnson p
I have completed my msc in physics and my results are not yet published, I dont have GATE score, can I apply for BARC exam??
abdul nazir

Hi Jismol, Different posts have different academic requirements. As you have completed M.Sc degree, you will be eligible for the post of Technical Officer-C on condition that you secure a minimum of 60% in the course. GATE score is not mandatory for online registration and there is no upper age limit criteria. To know more details visit BARC recruitment.

a d gunasekar
When the barc exam 2021 application is going to release?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Application form released on January 6, 2021. The applications are open till February 5, 2021. you can apply by visiting the official website of the paper.

arpitha r v
I am a life science candidate and i have GATE score can i apply?
abdul nazir

Hi Arpitha, Yes you are eligible for few posts under BARC recruitment with a degree in life science. There are other guidleines including that of age that needs to be followed. Eligibility norms vary according to the posts. To know more details visit BARC recruitment.

a d gunasekar
Can btech final year students apply?

HI Gunasekar

Yes B.Tech Student can apply for this. For more information visit on our official website of BARC Eligibility to check your eligibility criteria for the exam.

ananya pandey
how to prepare for barc oces/dgfs exam?
kavita rani

Hi Ananya. Selection to OCES/DGFS is a two-step process which include screening to short-list potential candidates followed by interview of the short-listed candidates. So you need to prepare well for both these stages to crack the exam.
More details are here.

ananya pandey
how to prepare for barc exam electrical?
kavita rani

Hi Ananya. Just prepare for the GATE Exam thoroughly. In case you have done well in GATE, BARC will become one of the options among many, GATE score is going to offer you. But also focus on the latest syllabus. More details are here.

ananya pandey
how to upload gate score in barc exam?
kavita rani

Hi Ananya. A valid GATE Score is needed by the organization in the same engineering discipline as the qualifying degree discipline. Candidates can submit the GATE score while applying online.

how to book slot for barc online exam?
kavita rani

Hi Prahasti. Slot booking will be done on First Come First Serve basis. Once the exam slot is booked, candidate can download their Admit card immediately. More details are mentioned here.

how to prepare for barc oces exam?
kavita rani

Hi Prahasti. Candidates must focus on all the subjects that are asked in the exam. Also, for the interview round, start by choosing 3–4 subjects of your choice, but do include a few important subjects of your branch. Study the best recommended books.
Refer here for more details.

Is there any vacancy for Electronics Engineer ITI

Dear Gauri

Greetings from Collegedunia. We are sorry to inform you that you can’t apply for BARC Recruitment 2020 because you have to pass B.E./B.Tech. or M.Sc. in IT with 60% marks from any recognized University. The age limit for technical Officer is a minimum of 18 years and a maximum no limit. For more details, kindly go through this link – BARC Recruitment 2020 Eligibility Criteria

chaitanya rajadnya
How is the BARC recruitment online exam in general for life science?How do I prepare and what is the syllabus?

HI Chaitanya

Yoou can visit on the official website of our of BARC Exam Pattern and Syllabus to check the syllabus of the exam you will also get the exam preparation tips.

When can i apply for barc 2021 under technical officer department?

Hello Aarti,

You can apply for the post on the official website of BARC. From the home screen, navigate to the ‘Career’ section and you’ll find the recruitment section there. For more details, visit- BARC Recruitment

k v
I am qualified in msc(Physics), may i give the exam? And is GATE exam is compulsory for barc exam?
abdul nazir

Hi KV, Educational qualification varies according to the posts and with M.Sc. you can apply for Technical Officer post on condition that you have secured a minimum of 60% in the exam. No GATE is not mandatory for BARC but if you have qualified GATE, it will be an added advantage  as applicants are shortlisted on the basis of GATE score as well. For more details on BARC recruitment process click here.

kunal thakrar
Does BARC recruit scientists/engineers solely on the basis of an interview like ISRO, or do entrance exam marks also matter?
kavita rani

Hi Kunal. Written Test is not the only parameter based on which the candidates get selected. The candidates' performance in the Personal Interview round is also considered while selecting them. So prepare harder not only to clear the entrance exam, but to crack the Interview round as well.

vanshika chandra
What is the last issuing date for an OBC certificate in the BARC 2020 recruitment exam?
kavita rani

Hi Vanshika. Regarding the last issuing date for an OBC certificate in the BARC 2020 recruitment exam, candidates are advised to refer to the official website and look for the recent notifications section.

Can a 3rd-year BTech student attend the ICRB and BARC recruitment exams again next year if he/she failed this year?
kavita rani

Hi Sameer. Candidates studying in the final year of their qualifying degree can apply, only in case their results are out by July 31 and they obtain at least 65% marks.

vishal sharma
How is the BARC recruitment online exam in general for mechanical engineering? How do I prepare and what is the syllabus?
kavita rani

Hi Vishal. BARC Exam is taken in an online mode and include only multiple-choice questions (objective type). The online exam is conducted in each of the nine Engineering disciplines and five Science disciplines. For more details, refer here.