BARC Exam 2020 Notification, Eligibility, Exam Dates for Scientific Officer

BARC Exam 2020 notification will be released in December, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) invites application through online mode for recruitment of Trainee Scientific Officer (TSO) for the 2020-2021 academic session of BARC Training School through their separate Online Examination or GATE 2020/2019 score for Engineering and Science stream.

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. Bhabha Atomic Research Center will conduct the BARC Online Examination from 9th March – 13th March 2020 in Multiple shifts. 

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BARC Exam 2020 Overview:

Exam NameBARC Exam 2020 
Exam LevelAll India Level Based
Mode of ExamOnline (Computer Based Test)
Conducting AuthorityBhaba Atomic Research Center (BARC)
Question TypesObjective (MCQs)
Number of Questions100
Maximum Marks300
Time Duration2Hrs

BARC Exam 2020 Important Dates (Tentative)

Launching of Online Application Portal for OCES/DGFS-201926th December 2019
Last date for Registration for Online Application
4th February 2020
Last date for Submission of Online Application 5th February 2020
A download of Admit Card for Online Examination15th February 2020
Online Examination9th March- 13th March 2020
Last date for candidates to upload their GATE score27th March 2020
Display of List of candidates short-listed for Interview on Online Application Portal (BARC Written Exam Result)
11th April 2020
Availability based option on Online Application Portal to select Interview Slot for qualified candidates22nd – 26th April 2020
Selection Interviews13th May – 14th June 2020
Display of List of Candidates finally selected for OCES-2020 on Online Application PortalLast week of June 2020
Last Date for Selected OCES-2020 Candidates desirous of DGFS to give details of M.Tech / M.Chem.Engg. admission to a DGFS institute4th July 2020
Declaration of List of Applicants Selected for DGFS-2018 on Online Application Portal2nd week of July 2020

Must Read: BARC Exam 2020 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

BARC Exam 2020 Eligibility Disciplines

Engineering StreamsScience Streams
Civil EngineeringPhysics
Computer Science EngineeringChemistry
Chemical EngineeringBiosciences
Electrical EngineeringRadiological Safety
Electronics EngineeringGeology
Mechanical EngineeringGeophysics
Metallurgical Engineering 
Nuclear Engineering 
Instrumentation Engineering

BARC Exam 2020 Selection Process

It is a two-step process Screening to short-list candidates

(a) 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 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 2020 score in the applicable GATE subject. Applicants with a degree in ‘Nuclear Engineering’ will be screened in only based on Online Examination to be conducted in March 202.

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 shortest route or actual fare whichever is less.

Probable period of Selection Interviews is during May-June, 2020.

Must Read: Important Topics for BARC Exam in PDF

BARC Exam 2020 Educational Qualification

  • 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-2019 or GATE-2020 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. are not eligible.

Age Limit for BARC Exam 2020

(Age as of August 1, 2020)

  • General Category – 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,

Application Fee for BARC Exam 2020

  • A non-refundable Application Fee of ₹ 500 is chargeable from the male applicants belonging to General and OBC categories.
  • Woman candidates, candidates belonging to SC/ST, Dependents of Defence Personnel Killed in Action (DODPKIA) and Physically Challenged candidates are exempted from payment of Application Fee.

Important Links for BARC Exam 2020

Engineering Disciplines
Online ApplicationApply Now
BARC Exam NotificationCheck Here
Science Disciplines
Online ApplicationApply Now
BARC Exam NotificationCheck Here

Must Read: BARC Scientific Officer Cutoff

BARC Exam 2020 Admit Card

One of the important documents to appear for the BARC Examination in March is BARC Exam 2020 Admit Card. This Admit card is available for those candidates who successfully registered for BARC Exam in January by paying an application fee. Candidate can download they admit card (Hall Ticket) from below link:

Must Read: BARC Exam 2020 Admit Card

BARC Exam 2020 Result

The final list of Selected candidates for OCES/DGFS – 2020 (Scientific Officer) will be released on 11th April 2020. After selection candidates should book their interview slot by logging to their account from 22nd to 26th April 2020. The selected candidates called for interview from 13th May. To check your BARC Result 2020 the follow the below link.

Must Read: BARC Result 2020 – Scientific Officer

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29 Thoughts to “BARC Exam 2020 Notification, Eligibility, Exam Dates for Scientific Officer”

  1. Uvaraj

    I am interested to write a RSO exam can you update me regards the same

  2. VINAY we should attend both gate as well as exam conducted by the BARC ?

    1. admin

      Dear Vinay,

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

      Best score will consider for your selection


  3. VINAY


  4. KEVIN


    1. admin

      Dear Kevin,

      You need to submit GATE 2018/2019 Score card to apply for BARC through GATE.

      otherwise you need to appear for BARC Exam.
      Please check cutoff list for BARC:

  5. Sushma Sri ahirwar

    Is gate is must…

    1. admin

      No. You can apply through BARC Exam. Last date to apply 31st January 2019




    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. admin

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


  8. Lavaj

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

    1. admin

      BARC Result will be Declared on 16th April 2019

  9. Shubham

    Sir i am Physics passed out students..what will be the chance after qualify exam of barc is there be any job

  10. Sujat hussain

    Sir i take admission in barc after completing the what processes?


    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. admin

      Please wait for Official BARC Notification in December 2019.

  12. Reeta

    Sir, I am Msc. Zoology passed out, can i apply for 2020 barc examination?

    1. admin

      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.

  13. Reeta

    Sir, I am Msc. Zoology passed out, can i apply for 2020 barc examination? Please reply.

    1. admin

      yes you can apply for BARC 2020

  14. Suchit

    Hello sir,
    I’m in last/final year of my engineering I’ll finish my engineering in may 2020
    Can I eligible for barc 2020 exam…

    1. admin

      yes, final year students are eligible for BARC 2020. You can also apply through GATE 2020.


    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?

  16. Ashok

    Sir, I’m MSc Physics pass out student my percentage 59.2 so I’m eligible for barc 2020 exam??

  17. Divya

    Kya bio science vale gate ke base pr interview nikalne pr job pa skte hai .

  18. Durgadevi

    Is gate score necessary to apply for bar?

    1. admin

      No. You can also apply through BARC exam

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