(OCES/DGFS-2014)
FAQ
Q.1 I have applied online to the BARC OCES/DGFS 2014 programme. Should I send any documents now?
Ans If you have completed your registration and have received your Application Number, you need not send any documents to us now. However you can take a printout of your Application Form and keep it for your reference.
Q.2 Should I send the Bank Challan receipt?
Ans No. Please retain the two copies of the Bank Challans with you.
Q.3 Should I send the copies of certificates / documents regarding my qualification, caste, disability etc?
Ans No.
Q.4 Give me more details of the Online Exam
Ans Please see the link 'Important Information -> About Online Exam' for details of the Online Exam.
Q.5 At what time am I required to appear for the test?
Ans Admit card will provide the information related to your date of test, time and venue etc.
Q.6 I have ME/M.Tech qualification. Can I apply?
Ans Yes. You can apply. Mention your PG qualification under ‘Details of any other additional qualification’ when you fill in the ‘Academic background’ information of your application.
Q.7 I have Ph.D qualification. Can I apply?
Ans No.
Q.8 In my Degree Course, only CGPA / GPA / SGPA or letter grade has been awarded in place of percentage of marks. Can I enter the grade in my application?
Ans Applicants, who have been awarded CGPA / GPA / SGPA or letter grades, should convert CPI into percentage by multiplying with 10. For example, if CGPA  is 7.12, the percentage  is 71.2.
Q.9 I have appeared for my final Semester / Year Examinations and the results are yet to be announced. Am I eligible to apply?
Ans Yes. However, applicants selected and offered admission to OCES 2014 would be required to submit the final results on or before 30th November 2014. Similarly the applicants selected in DGFS 2014 would be required to submit the final results as per the requirement of the Institute in which they have secured M.Tech/M.Chem admission.
Q.10 I have submitted my application online, but have forgotten the Application Number and also did not take a print out of the application form. What do I do?
Ans

You may check your e-mail. After registration, an e-mail will be sent to each applicant along with the registration number and name.

Q.11 How can I check the status of my application?
Ans You can click "Candidatet's Login" menu and check the status of your application on this website by entering your relevant details.
Q.12 Can I send a Cheque / DD in lieu of the Bank Challan?
Ans No. Payment of application fee through Bank Challan only is acceptable.
Q.13 I am a SC/ST/OBC Applicant but don't have the caste certificate. Can I apply as a General Applicant?
Ans If you so desire, you may apply stating your category as "General", if eligible for General category. In such an event, your candidature will be considered as "GENERAL" and no change in category shall be allowed at a later date. No relaxation / concessions will be applicable to you.
Q.14 I am working in a Govt / Public Sector Company. Should I enclose an NOC from my employer at the time of applying for the Online Exam?
Ans Applicants presently employed in Central / State Govt departments, PSUs, Autonomous bodies and called for interview would be required to submit No Objection Certificate at the time of Interview.
Q.15 Will any travel expenses be paid to me for attending the Online Exam?
Ans You have to attend the Online Exam at your own expense.
Q.16 Can I change the test centre / city I have chosen for my Online Exam later on?
Ans Before submitting your application, you have to provide three choices of test centre / city in order of preference for your Online Exam. However, at a later stage of examination slot booking, subject to availability, you may be allowed to select any test venue other than your initial three options. However, this will be allowed only under special circumstances requiring so and at the discretion of the BARC Online Examination Authority.
Q.17 What is the Application Fee?
Ans A non-refundable application fee of  Rs.250/-(`Two Hundred and Fifty) is chargeable from the candidatess in General and OBC categories. The bank charges, if any is also to be borne by the applicant. Women candidates and the candidates belonging to SC/ST, Dependents of Defence Personnel Killed in Action (DODPKIA) and candidates with disability are exempted from payment of application fee.
Q.18 Can I send my photograph and scanned signature by post?
Ans No. You must upload soft copy of your photograph and scanned signature to complete the online registration of your application.
Q.19 What will be the syllabus for BARC Online Exam?
Ans The syllabus for BARC Online Exam is specific to the Engineering Discipline which you selected. See the link 'Important Information -> About Online Exam' for further details.
Q.20 I have appeared in GATE 2014. Can I update my GATE score later on, even if I have completed my Online Application?
Ans GATE-2014 score can be uploaded on the website upto March 28, 2014 although you should have previously submitted your Online Application before February 14, 2014. However, you can improve your chances of being screened in to the Selection Interview by additionally applying on the basis of Online Exam. The last date for applying on the basis of Online Exam is February 14, 2014. Please note that the cut-off GATE scores for screening into Selection Interview will be known only after the last date for applying for Online Exam.
Q.21 Do I have to complete the entire application process in one session?
Ans You can enter/modify various particulars required in the application form in single or multiple sessions. At any point of filling the application before final submission, you can save the data entered till that point and logout, to fill in more details later on. However, please ensure that you do the final submission of the application before the closing date (February 14, 2014 for Applying and March 28, 2014 for updation of GATE-2014 score by candidates who have previously applied)
Q.22 I have selected only GATE screening option. Can I change it?
Ans No, if you have already submitted the application form with only GATE option selected, you cannot change your option to Online Exam and appear for the test.
Q.23 I have selected only the Online Exam screening option. Can I change it to GATE option?
Ans No, if you have already submitted the application form with only Online Exam option selected, you cannot change your option to GATE.
Q.24 I have 59.99% marks in my qualifying examination. Am I eligible to apply?
Ans No.
Q.25 How will I know whether I have been shortlisted for interview?
Ans If you are shortlisted for interview, intimation will be sent to your e-mail id. You can also log in to the website and check your status.
Q.26 Can I apply on the basis of my GATE 2013 score which is valid this year as indicated on my score card?
Ans Yes, you can apply on the basis of a GATE-2013 or GATE-2014 score. However, candidates applying on the basis of a GATE-2013 score must ensure that they enter the GATE score valid in the academic year 2014-15.
Q.27 Can I select Delhi (Proper), Delhi NCR (Noida) and Delhi NCR (Gurgaon) as the three preferred test centres?
Ans You may choose any two of these three centres and any other centre as your three preferred centres.