Important Information - Eligibility Criteria

A. Qualifying Degrees and Other Academic Requirements for OCES/DGFS-2017:

a. For Physics Discipline (code PH):

  1. M.Sc. in Physics / Applied Physics with Physics and Mathematics at B.Sc. or at subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of 5-year integrated M.Sc. or B.E./B.Tech. in Engineering Physics with a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in the qualifying degree
  2. M. Sc. 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.
  3. Physics postgraduate applicants opting to be considered on the basis of a GATE Score should have a valid GATE-2016 or GATE-2017 Score in ‘Physics’.
  4. Applicants having B.E ./ B.Tech. in ‘Engineering Physics’ as qualifying degree can apply on the basis of a valid GATE-2016 or GATE-2017 Score either in ‘Physics’ or in 'Engineering Sciences'

b. For Chemistry Discipline (code CY):

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of a GATE Score should have a valid GATE-2016 or GATE-2017 Score in ‘Chemistry’.

c. For Biosciences Discipline (code BS):

  1. 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 and Biosciences with a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in M.Sc. as well as in B.Sc. (except for 5-year integrated M.Sc.).; or B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Sc. (Tech) only in Food Technology with minimum of 60%* aggregate marks.
  2. M.Sc. applicants should have studied one out of Physics or Chemistry or Biochemistry or Agriculture Chemistry as a subject at the B.Sc. stage or at subsidiary and / or ancillary level in case of 5- year integrated M.Sc.
  3. Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of a GATE Score should have a valid GATE-2016 or GATE-2017 Score in ‘Life Sciences’ or in ‘Biotechnology’.
  4. Those having M.Sc. with specialization in subjects like Fisheries, Horticulture, Forestry, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Marine Biology, Bioanalytical Sciences, Bioinformatics and Home Science etc and B.E. / B.Tech. / M.Tech. in Biotechnology / Genetic Engineering / Biomedical Engineering are not eligible

d. For Radiological Safety Engineering (code RSE):

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

e. For Geology Discipline (Code GE):

  1. M.Sc. or equivalent M.Tech. in Geology / Applied Geology / Applied Geochemistry with Geology at B. Sc. or at subsidiary and / or ancillary level in case of 5-year integrated M.Sc., or 5-year integrated M.Tech. in Geological Technology.
  2. Eligible candidates must have two subjects out of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry up to B.Sc. or at subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of 5-year integrated M.Sc./5-year integrated M.Tech., with a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in M.Sc./M.Tech.
  3. All eligible candidates (other than those applying with a 5-year integrated M.Sc. / M.Tech. degree) must have a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in B. Sc. also.
  4. Additionally, eligible candidates must have passed Mathematics in Std. XII.
  5. All applicants opting to be considered on the basis of a GATE Score should have a valid GATE-2016 or GATE-2017 Score in ‘Geology and Geophysics’.

f. For Geophysics Discipline (Code GP):

  1. M.Sc. in Geophysics/Applied Geophysics or 5-year integrated M.Tech. in Geophysical Technology.
  2. Eligible candidates must have Mathematics up to B.Sc. or at subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of 5-year integrated M.Sc./M.Tech., with a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in M.Sc./M.Tech.
  3. All eligible candidates (other than those applying with a 5-year integrated M.Sc./M.Tech. degree) must have a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in B. Sc.
  4. iv. Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of a GATE Score should have a valid GATE-2016 or GATE-2017 Score in ‘Geology and Geophysics’.

g. Those having M.Sc. (by research) or Ph.D. are not eligible.

*A minimum of 60% marks means the marks as per the ordinances of the respective university.

B. Admission to DGFS:

  1. 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 Table-3.
  2. Confirmation of M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. admission should be communicated by July 4, 2017.
  3. 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):

  1. General Category - 26 years,
  2. OBC-29 years,
  3. SC/ST–31 years,
  4. Dependents of those who died in the riots of 1984 (Dep1984) -31 years,
  5. 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:

  1. A non-refundable Application Fee of ₹ 500 is chargeable from the male applicants belonging to General and OBC categories.
  2. 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.
  3. All candidates who have paid Application Fee at a branch of State Bank of India must produce original challan at the time of Selection Interview.

Candidates awaiting final results and/or due to appear for GATE-2017, may also apply
If 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.