Table-1: Eligible Engineering Disciplines and their Codes
- B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Sc. (Engineering) / 5-year Integrated
M.Tech. with a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in one of the
engineering disciplines mentioned in Table-1.
- It is to be noted that there is no Training discipline
called ‘Nuclear Engineering’ and applicants with a degree in ‘Nuclear
Engineering’ will be allotted RSE at the the BARC Training School,
Mumbai or ME or CH at the BARC Training Schools at Mumbai, Kalpakkam or
NFC-Hyderabad, as their Training Scheme.
- Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of a GATE Score must have a valid GATE-2016 or GATE-2017 Score
in the same engineering discipline as the qualifying degree discipline.
The applicable GATE subjects are listed in Table-1.
- Those having 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.
b. For Radiological Safety Engineering (code RSE):
- B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Sc.(Engg.) / 5-year Integrated M.Tech.
in Nuclear Engineering / Nuclear Technology / Nuclear Science &
Technology with minimum of 60%* aggregate marks or M.Sc. in Physics or
Chemistry with a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks with Physics and
Chemistry up to B.Sc. or at subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of
5-year integrated M.Sc.
- Eligible M.Sc. candidates must have passed in Mathematics
at Std. XII or at B.Sc. or at subsidiary and / or ancillary level in
case of 5-year integrated M.Sc.
- All science postgraduate candidates (other than those
applying with a five-year integrated M.Sc. degree) must additionally
have a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in B. Sc.
* A minimum of 60% marks means the marks as per the ordinances of the respective university.
B. Admission to DGFS:
- Candidates having a qualifying degree in the Engineering
disciplines (ME, CH, MT, EE, EC, CS, IN & CE) or in Physics (PH)
and who meet the corresponding eligibility criteria listed above are
eligible to apply for DGFS provided they are selected for OCES-2017 and
additionally secure admission for M.Tech./ M.Chem.Engg. starting in the
academic year 2017 in select Institutes and in specializations listed in
- Confirmation of M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. admission should be communicated by July 4, 2017.
- Securing admission in one of the valid M. Tech.
specializations at one of the DGFS Institutes along with Selection for
OCES, does not guarantee the award of a DGFS Fellowship as DGFS is
offered as per the needs of DAE’s programs and only to the most
meritorious candidates as per Selection Interview performance.
C. Age Limit (Age as on August 1, 2017):
- 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 01/01/1980 to 31/12/1989 (Dom Kashmir) –31 years,
Physically Challenged persons of all categories are eligible for age relaxation of 10 years.
D. Nationality: Applicant must be a citizen of India.
E. Applicants working in Central
or State Governments or their Units / PSUs / Aided Institutes should
produce a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from their organization at the
time of Selection Interview, failing which they may not be interviewed.
F. Application Fee:
- 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
- All candidates who have paid Application Fee at a branch of
State Bank of India must produce original challan at the time of
Candidates awaiting final results and/or due to appear for GATE-2017, may also apply
selected, candidates who are eligible in all other respects but are
awaiting final results will be allowed to commence course work. However,
retention of these candidates in the OCES or DGFS programs is subject
to the mark-sheet of their final result, which meets the eligibility
requirements of the OCES/ DGFS-2017 program, being submitted by Nov 30,
2017 in case of OCES TSOs and as per the requirement of the concerned
DGFS Institutes in the case of DGFS Fellows.
Selection to OCES / DGFS – 2017 is a two-step process: Screening to short-list candidates followed by Selection Interviews of the short-listed candidates.
There is a separate Selection Process for each of the disciplines listed in Table-1 except
for Radiological Safety Engineering (RSE) which is not a separate
discipline but an additional Training Scheme option for applicants in
Nuclear Engineering, Physics and Chemistry disciplines.There is
no separate Training Scheme called ‘Nuclear Engineering’ and selected
candidates belonging to ‘Nuclear Engineering’ ( NE ) will be allotted
RSE or Mechanical or Chemical as their Training Scheme.
(a) On the basis of Online Examination:
- Online Examination will be conducted in March, 2017 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 centre as well as date and time of the
session in which they wish to appear for the Online Examination, subject
to availability. Allocation of slot to candidates for taking the Online
Examination will be done on a first come, first served basis.
(b) On the basis of GATE Score:
Candidates will be screened in for Selection Interview on the
basis of a valid GATE-2016 or GATE-2017 score in the applicable GATE
subject. Applicants with a degree in ‘Nuclear Engineering’ will
be screened in only on the basis of Online Examination to be conducted
in March, 2017.
- At the time of application, candidates can choose any one or both
of the above screening options. As the cutoff GATE scores for screening
in to Selection Interviews will be finalized only after the conclusion
of the Online Examination, candidates are advised to maximize their
chance of being screened in to the Selection Interview by availing both the Screening Channels (GATE score as well as Online Examination) detailed above
- Candidates who opt for screening through Online Examination
should book an examination slot of their choice, subject to
availability, by visiting this website. Alerts by email as well as SMS
will be sent to all candidates who have opted for the Online Examination
on their registered email addresses and mobile numbers as well as
announced on this website, prior to commencement of the slot booking
process. Examination slots will be allocated on first come, first served
basis, subject to availability. Candidates are advised to visit this website regularly for updates regarding this.
- The candidates who have opted for screening only on the basis of a GATE Score will not be permitted to book an examination slot for the Online Examination
Students from UM-DAE CBS and NISER: Students
graduating with a Masters Degree from University of Mumbai –
Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences
(UM-DAE CBS) and National Institute of Science Education and Research
(NISER), Bhubaneswar, and whose Cumulative Grade Performance Average
(CGPA) is greater than or equal to 7.5 on a scale of 10 will directly be
screened in to the Selection Interview stage, provided they meet all
other eligibility requirements of the OCES/DGFS-2017 programs. Such
candidates should first submit their application for the OCES/DGFS-2017
programs on the Online Application Portal and subsequently forward their
details through the Directors of their Institutes. As the final
CGPA is not known till the end of the tenth semester, students from
UM-DAE CBS and NISER are advised to appear for the Online Examination
and / or upload a valid GATE-2016 or GATE-2017 score, to maximize their
chances of being screened in to the Selection Interview stage.
B. Selection Interviews:
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, 2017. Short-listed candidates will be able to choose an
Interview slot based on availability in April, 2017. Alerts by email as
well as SMS will be sent to all candidates who have been short-listed
for Selection Interview on their registered email addresses and mobile
numbers. as well as announced on this website, prior to commencement of
the Interview slot booking process. Candidates are advised to visit this website regularly for updates regarding this.
Final Selection for the OCES/DGFS-2017
programs will be based solely on performance in Selection Interview,
subject to medical fitness. A list of provisionally (subject to medical
fitness) selected candidates will be displayed on this website in the
last week of June, 2017. The selected candidates will also be informed
about their Selection by email and SMS
Candidates selected for OCES-2017, who have obtained admission
for applicable M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. programs in DGFS Institutes
and who wish to be considered for DGFS, must provide details of their M.
Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. admission by July 4, 2017.
Grade And Pay Scale
Appointment in all the units shall be as a Scientific Officer ‘C’ (SO/C) in the Level 10 – Rs. 56,100 of the 7th Central Pay Commission Pay Matrix
Appointment will be at the beginning of the pay scale with
OCES TSOs getting two or three increments (under consideration for
revision) depending on their performance during the OCES program and the
DGFS Fellows# getting three or four increments
(under consideration for revision) depending on their performance in M.
Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. and four-month Orientation Course for DGFS
# DGFS Fellows whose performance in the
M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. and OCDF programs is below a specified threshold
will get zero increments.
Monthly emoluments (with three increments) at the time of joining including Dearness Allowance, at the present Mumbai rate, will be approximately Rs. 63,000 plus House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance as per 7th Central Pay Commission.
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 Professional Update Allowance are also payable.
A comprehensive Contributory Health Service Scheme or equivalent for employees and their dependent family members is also available at all DAE Units.
of Online Application Portal for OCES/DGFS-2017
date for Online Application
of Options for Online Examination Slot
22nd – 28th
of Admit Card for Online Examination
18th – 26th
date for candidates to upload their GATE score
of List of candidates short-listed for Interview on Online Application Portal
based option on Online Application Portal to select Interview Slot for
17th – 20th
17th May –
16th June, 2017
of List of Candidates finally selected for OCES-2017 on Online Application
of June, 2017
Date for Selected OCES-2017 Candidates desirous of DGFS to give details of
M.Tech/ M.Chem.Engg. admission in a DGFS institute
of List of Persons Selected for DGFS-2017 on Online Application Portal
2nd week of