BARC Recruitment 2021 Notification Out for Recruiting Scientific Officers & Engineers in DAE Through OCES / DGFS 2021 – Last Date 07.08.2021

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has published the BARC Recruitment 2021 Notification for recruiting Scientific Officers & Engineers in Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) & Various DAE Units Through OCES / DGFS – 2021

BARC OCES / DGFS is one of the top Government Job Opportunities available in India 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 appointment in various units of Department of Atomic Energy
  • This Orientation Course i.e. OCES will be conducted at five BARC Training Schools which are situated at Mumbai, Kalpakkam, Indore and Hyderabad.
  • During Training (OCES) selected candidates will be called as “Trainee Scientific Officer (TSO)”
  • After Successfully completion of OCES in BARC Training Schools, TSOs will be appointed as Scientific Officer in any one of 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 Government of India. 
  • However in case of appointment in NPCIL, UCIL & BHAVINI, The post will be not be a Gazetted Officer Post as these all are PSUs and appointment 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 for completing M.Tech / M.Chem. Engineering Degree.
  • Further Their Appointment in 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. 


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Organisation Name Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) – Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)
Recruitment Exam Name BARC Recruitment 2021 – OCES / DGFS
Post Name Scientific Officer – Group ‘A’ Gazetted
Recruitment Type Permanent Job After Training
Recruitment Category

Engineering Job

Salary / Pay Scale

BARC OCES TSO: Rs. 55,000/- Per Month

BARC DGFS Fellow: Rs. 55,000/- Per Month

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

Total vacancies

Vacancy Details are not yet disclosed.

Eligibility Criteria / Educational Qualification

Candidates having Engineering Degree / M.Sc / M.E. / M.Tech / Other Academic Degree as mentioned below can apply online for BARC Recruitment 2021 (OCES / OGFS 2021)

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 Degree in Nuclear Engineering / Nuclear Technology / Nuclear Science & Technology [No GATE Entry]
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 Recruitment 2021 (OCES / DGFS 2021) are provided below – 

General Category 26 Years
OBC 29 Years


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 2021 is a Two Stage Process 

I. Screening To Shortlist Candidates:

  • Screening for Selection Interviews is based on two alternative methods which are (a) Online Exam to be conducted by BARC or (b) On The Basis of GATE 2020 / 2021 Score
  • The 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 the methods i.e. He may appear in Online Exam and also use 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. 
  • Final merit list will be prepared base don Interview Marks Only. 


Application Fees

  • For applying to OCES / DGFS 2021 Through BARC Recruitment 2021, candidates are required to pay Rs. 500/- as 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 Application Fee.

Important Dates

Date of Notification 12.07.2021
Commencement of Online Application Process for OCES/DGFS-2021 12.07.2021
Last date for Registration for Online Application 07.08.2021
Last date for Submission of Online Application 09.08.2021
Online Examination Slot Booking 20.08.2021 To 25.08.2021
Online Examination 05.09.2021 To 12.09.2021
Display of List of candidates short-listed for Interview on Online Application Portal 21.09.2021
Availability based option on Online Application Portal to select Interview Slot for qualified candidates 24.09.2021 To 28.09.2021
Selection Interviews 04.10.2021 To 29.10.2021
Display of List of Candidates finally selected for OCES-2021 on Online Application Portal November 2021 – Second Week
Last Date for Selected OCES-2021 Candidates desirous of DGFS to give details of M.Tech I M.Chem. Engg. admission in a DGFS institute November – Third Week
Declaration of List of Applicants Selected for DGFS-2021 on Online Application Portal 30.11.2021

Detailed BARC Recruitment 2021 Notification & Apply Online form link for OCES / DGFS 2021 are provided below – 


Official Notification           Apply Here

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