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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    BARC Stipendiary Trainee
  • Mode of Conduction
  • Exam Duration
    Written: 1 hour Prelims: 1 hour Advanced: 2 hours
  • Official Website
  • Total No. of Questions
    Written test: 40 Prelims: 50 Advanced: 50
  • Medium of the exam
Eligibilty Criteria

BARC Stipendiary Trainee Age Limits

To be eligible for the BARC Stipendiary Trainee Recruitment exam the candidate should have a minimum age of 18 and the maximum age of 25 years (22 years for Category-II). There are age relaxations provided. These are mentioned in the table below:

Category Age Relaxation Sanctioned by UPSC
Scheduled Caste (SC) 5 years
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years

Nationality and Gender

To apply for the BARC Stipendiary Trainee Recruitment, both the Category I and Category II exams the candidate needs to have Indian citizenship. Both female and male candidates can apply for the exam.

BARC Stipendiary Trainee Educational and Physical Qualifications

To be eligible for the BARC Stipendiary Trainee Recruitment 2022, the aspirant should be the holder of an Engineering Diploma in either of these fields from an authorized institution:

  • Mechanical
  • Civil
  • Electrical

The physical standards that a candidate needs to meet for applying for the Stipendiary Trainee post are:

Medical Standard Set Requirement for eligibility
Standard Minimum Height 160 cm
Standard Minimum Weight 45.5 kgs
Exam Pattern

The BARC Stipendiary Trainee Recruitment is conducted in two categories i.e., Category I and Category II. Both the categories have different stages in themselves.

Stages for BARC Stipendiary Trainee Category I

Written Test

This test consists of negative marking. The pattern of this test is:

Subject No. Of Questions Time Duration
Questions Related to Subjects in Diploma/B.Sc 40 1 hour

BARC Stipendiary Trainee Category I: Interview

This step follows just after the written exam is qualified for Category I.

 BARC Stipendiary Trainee Category II: Preliminary Test

Subject No. Of Questions Time Duration
Mathematics 20 1 hour
Science 20
General Awareness 10
Total 50

BARC Stipendiary Trainee Category II Advanced Test

Subject No. Of Questions Time Duration
Questions (Belonging to respective trades) 50 1 hour

BARC Stipendiary Trainee Category II: Skill Test

It is the last step and the qualifying one for BARC Stipendiary Trainee Recruitment (Category II).

The objective type paper will include negative marking for every wrong answer. Therefore the candidates need to be well prepared for the negative marking. They should practice the mock tests available. For more information on the exam pattern refer to the official website.


The table below will show you a detailed syllabus for different subjects:

Subject Syllabus (Topics)
  • Error Detection.
  • Synonyms.
  • Grammar.
  • Phrases
  • Comprehension.
  • Fill in the Blanks.
  • Antonyms.
  • Translation of Sentences.
  • Vocabulary
  • Plural Forms etc.
General Knowledge
  • Sports.
  • Budget and Five Year Plans.
  • General Science.
  • Current Affairs – National & International.
  • Important Days.
  • Countries & Capitals.
  • Indian History.
  • International & National Organizations.
  • Abbreviations.
  • Science & Technology.
  • Science – Inventions & Discoveries.
  • Indian National Movement.
  • Awards and Honors.
  • Indian Economy.
  • General Polity.
  • Books and Authors.
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Average.
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ratio and Proportions.
  • Time and Distance.
  • HCF & LCM
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Number System.
  • Decimal & Fractions.
  • Problems on Ages.
  • Percentages.
  • Simplification.
  • Time and Work.
  • Profit and Loss.
  • Simple & Compound Interest.
  • Decision Making.
  • Blood Relations
  • Clocks & Calendars.
  • Mirror Images.
  • Cubes and Dice.
  • Embedded Figures
  • Number Series.
  • Non-Verbal Series.
  • Coding-Decoding.
  • Directions.
  • Number Ranking.
  • Alphabet Series.
  • Arithmetical Reasoning.
  • Analogy.

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