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Best Books to Prepare for BARC Scientific Officer

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre is going to conduct the recruitment process for BARC Scientific Officer 2021. Candidates who have filled out the application form can book their exam slots. Taking a look at the number of vacancies and the expected number of candidates who will apply for the post we can say that the competition will be quite high. Thus candidates need to be one step ahead in their preparation for which candidates should have the right study material with them.

Here we will be discussing some of the best books or the right study material that candidates should take in order to prepare for BARC scientific officer. Check out the list of different books branch-wise you need to have while preparing for the examination.

BARC Scientific Officer Highlight

Exam name BARC Scientific Officer
Conducting body Bhabha Atomic Research Center
Notification Released July 12th, 2021
BARC Scientific Officer Application form released from July 12th, 2021
Last date to fill out BARC Application form August 9, 2021
BARC Scientific Officer exam slot booking date August 20 to 25th 2021
BARC Scientific Officer exam date 2021 September 21-27th 2021

BARC Scientific officer 2021 Syllabus

Candidates before starting their preparation should have an idea about the syllabus and exam pattern of the BARC scientific officer 2021. The syllabus for the BARC Scientific officer is nearly similar to the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. The topics in different streams from which the questions are likely to be asked are listed below streamwise:

Mechanical Engineering

Different topics to prepare for the examination are listed below

  • Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Strength of Material
  • Machine Design
  • Theory of Machine
  • Engineering Mathematics: Calculus, Laplace, Probability, Linear Algebra

Candidates who are preparing for the examination can refer to the books which they studied during the course of their engineering. Also while preparing, candidates can refer to previous years’ papers. The main objective while preparing is to have complete knowledge of the syllabus. Thus if you have the right books, there is no issue in achieving that task. Also, candidates can also refer to a question bank containing questions topic-wise. Some of the books which we recommend are listed below subject wise:

Subject Recommended Book
Thermodynamics Engineering Thermodynamics by PK Nag
Machine Design Elements of Machine Design by VB Bhandari
Strength of Materials Mechanics of Material by BC Purnia
Fluid Mechanics RK Bansal
Theory of Machines SS Ratan
Engineering Mechanics RK Rajput, Beer and Johnston

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Various topics to prepare for are listed below:

  • Analog Electronics
  • Digital electronics
  • Control System
  • Signal and Systems
  • Communication
  • Electromagnetics
  • Measurement and Instrumentation

Candidates preparing for the examination can refer to the study material of their college and if possible can also refer to the study material provided by various coaching institutes. Previous year papers of GATE and BARC scientific officers will be helpful while preparing. Various books that candidates can refer to while preparing are listed below:

Subjects Books/Author Name
Signals and Systems Tarun Kumar Rawat
Network Theory Engineering Circuit Analysis by Jack Kemmerer, Network Theory by Sadiku
Communication Systems BP Lathi
Electromagnetic Theory Hayt
Analog Systems Sadra Smith
Digital Circuits Morris Mano’s Digital logic


Civil Engineering

Some of the important topics to prepare for the BARC Scientific Officer CE exam are listed below:

  • Structure
  • Strength of Materials
  • Soil Engineering
  • Construction and Concrete structure
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Design of steel structures
  • Hydrology and Irrigation
  • Surveying
  • Environmental Engineering

Candidates for this part can refer to study material from any coaching institute if possible along with previous years’ papers of both GATE and BARC Scientific Officer. Some of the books can refer to while preparing for the examination are listed below:

Subjects Books/Author Name
Structure CS Reddy
Design of steel structures SK Duggal
Environmental Engineering SK Duggal
Soil Mechanics and Foundation engineering Goal Rao, ASR Rao
Surveying BS Purnia
Irrigation Engineering SK Garg

BARC Syllabus for Computer Science Engineering

Candidates preparing for BARC Scientific Officer Computer Science can go through the given topics in order to prepare for the examination:

  • Algorithms
  • Computer Network
  • Databases
  • Operating Systems
  • Digital Logic
  • Computation and Compiler Design
  • Software Engineering
  • Programming and Data Structures

Candidates can refer below-mentioned books to which they can go through in order to prepare for the examination:

Subjects Books/Author Name
Algorithms Introduction to Algorithm by Thomas H. Cormen
Computer Networks Computer Networks by Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Databases Database System Concepts by Henry Corth
Operating System Operating Systems concepts by Galvin
Computation and Compiler Design Peter Linz

Preparation Tips and Strategies for BARC Scientific officer 2021

  • Candidates preparing for the examination should refer to any coaching material if possible and previous years’ papers are mandatory.
  • As this is the high time for preparation and it can be assumed that the majority of the students are preparing for more than 6 months, thus it can be advisable to go through their class notes and try to cover up the topics in the minimum time possible.
  • It can be considered as mandatory to solve previous year papers and mocks also if possible as through students can become familiar with the type and difficulty level of the question, analyze their performance and prepare accordingly.
  • The above-mentioned books are for assistance only and not mandatory, candidates will be able to learn most from the self-notes they have prepared during the course of their studies. Thus there is no need to worry about which are the best books to prepare for any examination. you

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