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The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is one of the most prestigious organizations providing opportunities for nuclear research in India. BARC offers promising career prospects for men and women who want to set foot in the field of science and technology research. BARC is a part of the Indian Nuclear Program and has research facilities in the field of Physics, Chemistry, Biosciences, Engineering, Geology, and Geophysics.

BARC recruitment is meant for Engineering and Science Graduates and aims to provide training for them for the field of Nuclear Science. BARC is a renowned research center and the BARC exam is an excellent chance for the aspirants who want to be a part of the Indian Nuclear Research program.

BARC recruitment takes place through the online entrance exam that is conducted by BARC. Besides, BARC also recruits candidates on the basis of scores obtained in the GATE Exam and Personal Interview. Candidates who qualify for the BARC Exam will be selected to receive training from the different BARC Institutes situated in different parts of Mumbai.

BARC 2024

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HIghlights of the BARC Exam


Particulars of the Exam

Details of the Exam


Name of the exam

BARC 2024


Level of the exam

National level


Frequency of the exam

Once a year


Conducting authority

Bhabha Atomic Research Center


Mode of the exam

Online ( Computer based)


Type of questions

Objective type( MCQ)


Duration of the exams

3 hours


Total marks of the exam



Courses offered in BARC

OCES ( Orientation course for Engineering Graduates and Science Post Graduates)- 1 year

DGFS ( Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Graduates)- 2 years


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Eligibility and age limit criteria for BARC Exam:


  • Candidates must be a citizen of India.
  • Candidates must secure a valid GATE score for applying in Engineering or a relevant discipline.
  • Candidates who are serving in other Central Governments, State governments, or PSUs are also eligible to apply provided that they have a No Objection Certificate(NOC) issued by their employer at the time of interview.
  • Candidates who have appeared for the final year exams and are awaiting the results are also eligible to apply.

Age limit

  • The age limit of candidates belonging to the General category is 26 years.
  • The age limit of candidates belonging to SC/ST is 31 years.
  • The age limit of candidates belonging to OBC is 29 years.
  • The next of kin for victims of the 1984 riots is 31 years.
  • The age limit of Kashmiri Migrants( 1981 -- 1990)- 31 years.

Educational qualification for BARC Recruitment 2024 for OCES/DGFS Exam:


The Subject of the Exam

Educational Requirements



M.Sc in Physics/Applied Physics

Maths as a compulsory subject at the Graduation level


5 year integrated B.Tech/MTech in Engineering Physics


M.Sc candidates having a minimum 60% marks in Graduation


M.Sc candidates have the required GATE score.



M.Sc in Chemistry or Physics


Qualified 5 years integrated M.Sc program with a minimum aggregate of 60%

Mathematics compulsory subject in Class XII


All aspirants must have a minimum of 60% marks in Bachelor’s Degree


Applicants must have a valid GATE score



M.Sc or MTech in Geology/Geological Sciences/Applied Geochemistry or 5 years integrated MTech in Geological Technology


Post Graduate candidates must have 60% marks in M.Sc/M.Tech


Graduate candidates must have any 2 of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics


Minimum 60% marks is required for candidates who have completed Graduation


Mathematics is a compulsory subject in Class XII 



GATE qualified candidates must have the required  score 


Radiological Safety Engineering and Environmental Science

BE/BTech/Integrated MTech/B.Sc  in Nuclear Engineering or Nuclear Science and technology


Candidates must have at least 60% marks in integrated M.Sc or B.Sc


Mathematics is a compulsory subject in Higher Secondary or ancillary subject in integrated M.Sc


GATE qualified candidates must have a valid score.




M.Sc in Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Plant Breeding, Entomology, Biomedical Sciences, Animal Science, Food technology, Plant pathology

Candidates must secure at least 60% marks in Graduation or Integrated M.Sc

BTech(Food Technology) candidates must secure at least 60% marks.

Post Graduate candidates must have any of the following subjects Physics/Chemistry/Agricultural Chemistry/Biochemistry

Candidates who have qualified GATE exams must have a valid score

Please Remember:

  • Candidates who have a Ph.D. degree are not eligible. 
  • Candidates from the field of M.Sc (Research) are not eligible.
  • Candidates applying for the Biosciences discipline are not eligible if they have the following subjects as MSc specialization-Fisheries, Marine Biology, Bioinformatics, Home Science, Bioanalytical Science, Agronomy, Analytical Science.
  • Candidates with BE/BTech in BioTechnology or Biomedical Engineering are not eligible.

Steps for the BARC Recruitment Exam:

The shortlisting process for the BARC Exam is based on Online computer-based exams and also the GATE exam score of the candidate.

Check out the steps of the BARC Exam:

  • Online exams are held in the different disciplines of Science and Engineering and the candidates can choose their center for examination on the basis of the available slots. The BARC Exam is held in 40 cities and the exam slots of the candidates are allotted on basis of their application.
  • Candidates who wish to be shortlisted for the interview through their GATE score must have the proper GATE subject and a valid score. 
  • Candidates who have cleared the online exams or have a valid GATE score can appear for the Interview round. Interviews for all the disciplines are conducted in Mumbai except Geology and Geophysics which will be held in Hyderabad.
BARC recruitment details and vacancy notifications for some posts:


Name of the post

Number of vacancies

Eligibility criteria


Scientific Officer D ( Nuclear Medicine)


MS/MD in Nuclear Medicine from a recognized University with 4 years of work experience


Technical Officer D ( Nuclear medicine)


M.Sc with 60% marks

M.Sc (NMT) with 60% marks and 4 years of work experience


Scientific Officer E(Nuclear Medicine)


MS/MD in Nuclear Medicine from a recognized University with 4 years of work experience


Sub Officer B


Qualified Class 12 exams with a 50% score

Qualified the Sub Officer’s Course from National Fire Service

Total 12 years experience with 2 years experience after qualification

15 years experience as Driver cum operator with 2 years experience after qualification


Scientific Assistant C( Nuclear Medicine Technologist)


Graduation with 60% marks.

Diploma in any of the following ( Nuclear Medicine Technology/ Radioisotope techniques/Fusion image technology)

B.Sc in Nuclear Medicine Technology with 60% aggregate and 4 years of work experience


Scientific Assistant (Pathologist)


B.Sc in Medical Lab Technology with 60% marks

Post Graduate Diploma in Medical lab Technology


Pharmacist B


Qualified the Higher Secondary exams

2-year Diploma in Pharmacy and 3-year Pharmacy training

Registration in Pharmacy from a Central or State Institute


Scientific Assistant B ( Radiography)


Qualified Graduation in Radiography with 60% marks or Qualified B.Sc with 50% marks + 1-year Diploma in Radiography




Qualified Class 12 exams with Diploma in Nursing and 3-year Midwifery course

Valid Registration in Nursing from Central or State Nursing council


Scientific Assistant B (Nuclear Medicine technologist)


B.Sc in Nuclear Medicine Technology with 60% marks.

B.Sc with 60% marks + Diploma in Nuclear Medicine Technology/Fusion imaging technology/Medical Radioisotope Techniques with 50% marks.


The BARC Exam 2024 is one of the most important exams conducted by the Bhabha Atomic Research Center to recruit candidates for research in Engineering and Science. BARC offers excellent career opportunities for candidates in the field of Nuclear Research. BARC recruitment is based on the eligibility criteria and computer-based admission tests.

Candidates shortlisted for the BARC exams will get training from the designated BARC facilities. After successful completion of the 1-year training program with BARC, the candidates will get appointed for project work in the Department of Atomic Energy.

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