BARC Exam 2023 Recruitment – Exam Date, Eligibility, Application Form, Admit Card

Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) released the notification on 17th January 2023, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) invites applications through online mode for recruitment of Trainee Scientific Officer (TSO) for the 2023-2024 academic session of BARC Training School through their separate Online Examination (BARC Exam 2023) or GATE 2022/2023 score for Engineering and Science stream.

In this article, you will get the complete information about BARC Exam 2023 Recruitment including exam dates, selection process, eligibility criteria, application form, fee, BARC Exam Syllabus & Paper Pattern, admit card, & more. So, before filling out the online application form for candidates, please check the eligibility criteria for BARC Exam 2023. 

BARC Recruitment 2023 Overview:

Exam Name BARC Exam 2023
Job Profile OCES/DGFS (Scientific Officer)
Exam Level All India Level Based
Mode of Exam Online (Computer Based Test)
Conducting Authority Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC)
Question Types Objective (MCQs)
Number of Questions 100
Maximum Marks 300
Time Duration 2 Hrs

What is BARC Exam 2023?

Bhabha Atomic Research Center conducts the exam for the recruitment of Trainee Scientific Officer (OCES/DGFS) known as BARC Exam 2023. The examination is conducted in the month of September after the GATE 2023 examination with multiple shifts. 

After the BARC Exam 2023, qualified candidates should appear for the interview process. The final selection will be purely based on the performance of the interview, subjected to medical fitness. 

The final selected candidates should go for one-year training at BARC Training School as OCES/DGFS 2023. After successful completion of one-year course work at the Institute, DGFS Fellows undertake project work, which is assigned by DAE and supervised jointly by a DAE and an Institute guide.

BARC Recruitment 2023 Exam Date

Online Application Portal Release for OCES/DGFS-2023  4th February 2023
Last date for Registration for Online Application
2nd March 2023
Last date for Submission of Online Application  2nd March 2023
A download of Admit Card for Online Examination March 2023
Online Examination (BARC Exam 2023 Date) 1st to 2nd April 2023
Last date for candidates to upload their GATE 2022/2023 score 13th April 2023
Display of List of candidates short-listed for Interview on Online Application Portal (BARC Written Exam Result)
24th April 2023
Availability based option on Online Application Portal to select Interview Slot for qualified candidates 24th April to 6th May 2023
Selection Interviews 16th May to 16th June 2023
Display of List of Candidates finally selected for OCES-2023 on Online Application Portal 7th July 2023
Last Date for Selected OCES-2023 Candidates desirous of DGFS to give details of M.Tech / M.Chem.Engg. admission to a DGFS institute 10th July 2023
Declaration of List of Applicants Selected for DGFS-2023 on Online Application Portal 4th week of July 2023

BARC Exam 2023 Selection Process

It is a two-step process of screening to short-list candidates

Step 1: Examinations

(a) Based on Online Examination: Online Examination will be conducted in September 2023 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 center 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.

(b) Based on GATE Score: Applicants shortlisted for the Interview process based on a valid GATE 2021/2023 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 April 2023.

Step 2: Interviews of the short-listed candidates

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 the shortest route or actual fare whichever is less.

The probable period of Selection Interviews is during June 2023.

BARC Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria

  • B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Sc. (Engineering) / 5-year Integrated M.Tech. with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks.
  • Applicants opting to be considered based on a GATE Score must have a valid GATE-2021 or GATE-2023 Score in the same engineering discipline as the qualifying degree discipline.
  • Qualifying degree in branches like Aerospace, Automobile, Industrial Production, Reliability, Ceramics, Architecture, Geology, Mining, Bio-Medical 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, etc. is not eligible.

Eligibility Disciplines

A large number of disciplines are eligible for BARC Recruitment 2023.  The candidate who belongs to engineering or science streams is eligible from the following branches.

Engineering Streams Science Streams
Civil Engineering (CE) Physics
Computer Engineering (CSE) Chemistry
Chemical Engineering (CH) Biosciences
Electrical Engineering (EE) Radiological Safety
Electronics Engineering  (EC) Geology
Mechanical Engineering (ME) Geophysics
Metallurgical Engineering (MT)
Nuclear Engineering
Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

Age Limit for BARC 2023 Recruitment

A candidate who wants to appear for BARC Recruitment 2023 should satisfy the age limit criteria as follows:
(Age as of August 1, 2023)

Category Age Limit
General 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 01/01/1981 to 31/12/1990 (Dom Kashmir) 31 years

BARC Recruitment 2023 Application Form

Eligible candidates can fill out the online application form by visiting the BARC Official website from 6th January 2023. To fill out the BARC Recruitment application form, the candidate must follow the following steps:

Step 1: Visit BARC Official Website by Clicking Here

Step 2: Select your discipline (Engineering/Science)

Step 3: Click on Apply Online Button at the Top Right-hand side corner.

Step 4: Fill in the necessary information & complete the payment.

Step 5: Click on the Submit button to complete your application process.

Application Fee for BARC Recruitment 2023

The candidate has to pay a non-refundable application fee while filling out the online application form as per their category mentioned below:

Category Application Fee
General/OBC (male candidates) Rs. 500/-
Other Categories (Including All Female Candidates) No Fee.

BARC 2023 Exam Pattern

BARC Exam is following a similar examination pattern as of GATE 2023 exam. Here we list some important points related to BARC Exam Pattern.

  • BARC Exam will be conducted in an online mode
  • Online Examination contains only multiple-choice questions (objective type)
  • The 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 Exam 2023 Syllabus

Every engineering & science streams have a different BARC Exam Syllabus. for that reason, we create a separate article on BARC Exam Syllabus. Please check the below link for the paper pattern & syllabus for BARC Exam.

Must Read: BARC Exam 2023 Syllabus

BARC Exam Question Papers & Answer Keys

Bhabha Atomic Research Center conducts the BARC Exam 2023 for the recruitment of OCES/DGFS Scientific Officer 2022-23. But BARC doesn’t release the BARC Exam previous year’s Question Papers & Answer Keys. If you are searching for BARC Exam Question Papers then you are in the right place.

We create Question Papers for BARC Exam as per Pattern & Syllabus. You can refer to these papers to get an idea about the questions asked in BARC Exam. To get BARC Exam Question Papers & Answer Key click the Below link.

Discipline Model Question Paper & Answer Key
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Must Read: BARC Exam Practice Question Papers & Answer Keys

BARC Exam 2023 Admit Card

One of the most important documents to appear for the BARC Exam is BARC Exam 2023, Admit Card. The admit card will be issued only to those candidates who successfully register for BARC Exam in January by paying an application Fee.

Candidates should keep one thing in mind the BARC Exam Admit Card will issue for appearing BARC Exam, not for the GATE 2023 examination. You can download the BARC Exam admit card (hall ticket) by visiting the below link:

Must Read: BARC Exam 2023 Admit Card

BARC Exam 2023 Result

The final list of Selected candidates for OCES/DGFS–2023 (Scientific Officer) will be released in April 2023. After selection candidates should book their interview slot by logging into their account from April 2023. The selected candidates called for an interview in May 2023. To check your BARC Result 2023 follow the below link:

Must Read: BARC Result 2023 – Scientific Officer

BARC Exam 2020 Cutoff

Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) will not publish the official cutoff of OCES/DGFS Scientific Officer Recruitment. One person has done the RTI against BARC on that BARC published the 2018 recruitment information. To check BARC 2020 Cutoff then kindly check the below link.  

Must Read: BARC 2020 Cutoff

Important links for BARC Recruitment 2023

Engineering Disciplines
Online Application Apply Now
BARC Exam Notification Check Here
Science Disciplines
Online Application Apply Now
BARC Exam Notification Check Here

BARC Exam 2023 Recruitment FAQs

Will BARC conduct BARC Exam 2023 Recruitment this year?

Yes, BARC will be going to conduct BARC Exam 2023 Recruitment. Right Now, the process got delayed due to COVID Pandemic.

When does BARC release the notification for BARC Exam 2023?

BARC releases the notification by January every year. But BARC 2023 entire process got delayed due to the countrywide COVID pandemic. BARC Officials soon release the notification for recruitment for sure.

What is BARC Exam Date 2023?

The exam date for BARC 2023 is yet to be announced. Candidates can expect the exam within two months of the release of the official notification.

What is BARC Exam Pattern?

BARC Online Test will be conducted in online mode. BARC Exam will be comprised of 100 questions. The time allotted to attempt BARC Exam is 120 minutes (2 hours). The maximum marks of the BARC exam will be 300 marks.

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    1. Dear Vinay,

      You can apply with both GATE 2018/2019 as well as BARC exam.

      Best score will consider for your selection


  1. I am applying for BARC 2019 through gate as well as barc exam. Now i am not qualified in GATE exam so i did not attach our gate marks in barc. So, if i will be qualifying in barc exam then can i do interview??

    1. Dear Pragya,
      Don’t Worry, If you get a good score in the BARC exam then BARC calls you for Next Round.


  2. Sir , selected list of barc in engineering discipline is not released on Apr 11 .. Why sir? And when they release?

  3. I m general category candidate.on sep 2019 26 years of my age completed in physics stream. Am I age qualified for 2020 Dec barc form filling nd job??? Pls reply as soon as possible

    1. 1. There are 4 attempts for general category.
      2. There are 7 attempts for OBC category.
      3. And there is no limit of attempts for SC/ST candidates. But also check the age limit criteria.

  4. i am in 3rd sem of my msc in chemistry…..which form i have to fill up? is it chemical science or chemical engineering? There is only one type which is CHEMICAL….is the syllabus remaining same in both the cases?

  5. Sir, can i apply application form, my age is 26 years and 5 months, and I am a general category student

  6. I hold BE degree in Information Technology and I chose applied Discipline as Computer Science, can you please tell me which qualifying degree subject i need to chose as there is no option for Information Technology

    1. In computer science discipline only Computer Science / Computer Engineering/ Computer Science & Engineering are eligible.

      1. Sir my age is 30 yr and 2months as per official nitified date upto 2021 aug 1
        Sir am i eligible for barc this year

  7. Now I’m 26 yrs old and from general category , completed bsc chemistry in 2017..can I apply for BARC exam ? 26 yr is my running age

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