BARC Online Exam OCES & DGFS 2023 - 2024 Announced - Check Details

BARC Online Exam OCES & DGFS 2023 – 2024 Announced

BARC Online Exam OCES & DGFS 2023– Chemistry Candidates Apply. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Invite postgraduate Msc Chemistry candidates for the post of Scientific Officer. Msc Chemistry jobs @ Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Training Schools. Check out all the details


1. One Year Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates for the year 2023-2024 (OCES-2023) conducted at the BARC Training Schools. Table-1 lists Eligible Disciplines. Table-2 lists the Eligible Disciplines and orientation of the Training Programme at each of the Training Schools. A Trainee Scientific Officer (TSO), who scores a minimum of 50% aggregate marks on completion of the Training Programme, is declared to have completed the course successfully. Successful TSOs will be posted as Scientific Officers in one of the following DAE units:

a) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai*,

b) Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam,

c) Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore,

d) Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata,

e) Heavy Water Board (HWB), Mumbai*,

f) Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad*,

g) Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT), Mumbai*,

h) Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd

(NPCIL), Mumbai*,

i) Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (BHAVINI), Kalpakkam*,

j) Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration & Research (AMD), Hyderabad*,

k) Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL), Jaduguda*,

l) Directorate of Construction, Services and Estate Management (DCS&EM), Mumbai*

*These units have their Head Office at the indicated locations. Placement can be at the
Head Office or at other facilities of these units located in different parts of India.

Allocation of a successful OCES TSO to a DAE unit is carried out based on the
needs of DAE’s programmes and the TSO’s performance in the OCES programme.
DAE reserves the right to place TSOs in any of its other units also or the Atomic
Energy Regulatory Board (AERB).

Performance above a specified threshold in course work at the Training School will entitle
TSOs to a Post-Graduate Diploma or could earn them credits towards M.Tech./Ph.D.
programmes of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed to be University.

2. Two-Year DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates for the
years 2023-2025 (DGFS-2023). Under this scheme, Engineering Graduates who
have excelled in the Selection Interviews for the BARC Training Schools’ programme
and who have independently secured admission for M.Tech. in DGFS Institutes and
specializations as listed in Table-3, are paid stipend and tuition fee to pursue M.Tech.
degree while retaining their employment in DAE. After successful completion of one-year
course work at the DGFS Institute, Fellows undertake project work, which is assigned
by DAE and supervised jointly by a DAE guide and the Institute guide. On successful
completion of M.Tech. they are posted as Scientific Officers in DAE. On joining, they
are required to first undertake a four-month Orientation Course for DGFS Fellows
(OCDF) at the BARC Training School, Mumbai. Their Placement will be at BARC**
and IGCAR. Allocation of a DGFS Fellow to a DAE unit is done at the beginning of the
M.Tech. programme.

**Placement can be at any of the BARC facilities located in different parts of India.
Selected candidates are required to execute an agreement and a personal Indemnity
Bond to serve DAE for at least three years after completion of Training. Indemnity
Bond is for ₹ 6,78,000/- for OCES TSOs and ₹ 14,40,000/-#
for DGFS Fellows pursuing

M.Tech. at IIT Bombay & ₹ 13,40,000/-#
for DGFS Fellows pursuing M.Tech. at IIT
Madras. No third party surety is required.

#The Bond Amount mentioned are indicative and actual amount for DGFS Fellows pursuing M.Tech. at certain DGFS Institute may be different, depending on the tuition fee
at the concerned Institute.

During Training:

(i) Stipend and Allowances: OCES TSOs and DGFS Fellows are paid a stipend of ₹ 55,000/- per month during the period of their Training. Additionally, the OCES TSOs are paid a one-time book allowance of ₹ 18,000/-. (ii) DGFS Fellows are reimbursed the tuition fee for M.Tech. programme and are additionally paid a one-time Contingency Grant of ₹ 40,000/- per annum for two years to meet M.Tech. project related expenses. (iii) Boarding and Lodging in DAE or DGFS Institute Hostel respectively, during Training, is mandatory


  • Appointment in all the units shall be as a Scientific Officer in a Group-A Post of the
    Government of India in the Level 10 –₹ 56,100/- of 7th CPC Pay Matrix. Appointment
    will be at the beginning of the pay scale with OCES TSOs getting two or three increments depending on their performance during the OCES programme and the DGFS
    Fellows getting three or four increments*** depending on their performance in M.Tech.
    and the four-month OCDF. Total Monthly Emoluments (with three increments) at the
    time of joining including Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance and Transport
  • Allowance at the present Mumbai rate will be approximately ₹ 1,10,000/-.In addition, other Allowances such as Leave Travel Concession by air, every year up to first eight years (subject to conditions) and once in two years thereafter, Children’s Education Allowance and an annual Professional Update Allowance are also payable. A comprehensive Contributory Health Service Scheme for employees and their dependent family members is also available.
  • ***DGFS Candidates whose performance in the M.Tech. and OCDF programmes is
    below a specified threshold will get zero increments


For Chemistry Discipline (code 42): M.Sc. in Chemistry with Physics up to B.Sc. or
at subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of 5-year integrated M.Sc. and Mathematics
at Std. XII or at B.Sc. or at subsidiary and / or ancillary level in case of 5-year integrated
M.Sc. with a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in M.Sc. All candidates (other than
those applying with a 5-year integrated M.Sc. degree) must additionally have a minimum
of 60%* aggregate marks in B.Sc. Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of a
GATE Score should have a valid GATE-2022 or GATE-2023 Score in ‘Chemistry’. Those
having M.Sc. with specialization in subjects like Industrial Chemistry, Textile
Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Petroleum Chemistry,
Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry etc. are NOT eligible


Selection to OCES/DGFS-2023 is a two-step process: Screening to short-list candidates
followed by Selection Interview of the short-listed candidates.

OCES-2023: One-Year Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates & Science Postgraduates starting in August, 2023 will be conducted at BARC Training Schools situated at: BARC, Mumbai; IGCAR, Kalpakkam; NFC, Hyderabad; RRCAT, Indore & AMD, Hyderabad. On successful completion of the OCES programme, Trainee Scientific Officers (TSOs) will be appointed as Scientific Officers in one of the DAE units or Atomic Energy Regulatory Board.

DGFS-2023: Two-Year DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering
Graduates for joining M.Tech., starting in July 2023, in DGFS Institutes and
specializations (Table-3). On successful completion of DGFS programme, placement of DGFS fellows will be at BARC and IGCAR.

The OCES & DGFS programs offer attractive career progression opportunities
up to the highest echelons. Performance of OCES TSOs above a certain threshold at
the BARC Training School will entitle them to a Post-Graduate Diploma of Homi Bhabha
National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed to be University and could also earn them credits
towards M.Tech. / Ph.D. programmes of HBNI. DGFS Fellows will get opportunities, some
time in their career, to pursue Ph.D. through HBNI after joining DAE. DAE strives to have a workforce that reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply

Important Dates (All Dates are Tentative and Applicants must visit Online Application Portal regularly for updates)
Launching of Online Application Portal for OCES/DGFS-2023 01st February 2023 

4th February 2023

Last date for Online Application 02nd March 2023
Online Test 1st April – 2nd April 2023
Last date for candidates to upload their GATE-2023 score 24th March 2023
Display of List of candidates short-listed for Interview on Online Application Portal 24th April 2023
Availability based option on Online Application Portal to select Interview Slot for screened in candidates 24th April – 6th May 2023
Selection Interviews 16th May- 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. admission in a DGFS institute 10th July 2023
Declaration of List of Applicants Selected for DGFS-2023 on Online Application Portal 4th week of July 2023
Commencement of OCES-2023 7th August 2023


Portal To Register Online Will Open on 4th February Stay Tuned!

 Click Here To Apply Online

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