BARC Exam Pattern Details You Might Want to Know

BARC Exam Pattern:

The Bhabha Atomic Research Center or BARC as it popularly known as is a prestigious center for research and higher learning for science and engineering graduates. BARC offers some excellent opportunities to eligible candidates in the field of Nuclear Science and Engineering and technology. BARC conducts recruitments to its various posts through the BARC exam. The BARC exam pattern helps candidates to prepare methodically for the exam.

The BARC exam is conducted primarily for 2 courses, i.e. as follows:

  • Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Post Graduates (OGES) – The duration of the course is 1 year.
  • DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Graduates (DGFS) – The duration of the course is 2 years and is especially for M.Tech and M.Chem.Engg.

On successful completion of the OGES and the DGFS course, candidates are appointed as scientific officers in any DAE unit / atomic energy regulatory board.

Date of release of application form: 26th December 2019

Last date to submit completed application: 31st January 2020

Date of BARC exam: 7th March to 13th March 2020

Declaration of result for the online exam: 30th April 2020

Start of interview round: June 2020

Declaration of final result: July 2020

Eligibility criteria:

  • All the candidates applying for the BARC exam must be citizens of India.
  • Age limit:
Category Age (as on August 1, 2020)
General 26 years
OBC 29 years
SC/ST 31 years
Dependents of those who died in 1984 riots 31 years
Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of J&K 31 years

BARC exam pattern is as follows:

  • The BARC exam is a computer based online examination.
  • The exam has multiple choice questions.
  • The paper comprises of 100 questions.
  • The maximum marks are 300 marks.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 hours/ 120 minutes.
  • Marking scheme:

Correct answer: 3 marks

Incorrect answer: 1 marks will be deducted

For unattempted questions: o marks

  • Physical calculators are not allowed. Virtual calculators available on the terminal can be used.

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