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Department of Atomic Energy (DAE being a scientific organization working in the advanced field of science and technology, DAE has followed a comprehensive policy to develop competent scientists, engineers and technical personnel to support its programmes. The recruitment of scientific and technical staff is generally carried out through well-formulated specific needs.

To cater to the need of technical staff, Graduates in science and diploma holders in engineering are recruited through a one-year Stipendiary training scheme (Category-I). They are absorbed as Scientific Assistant-B after successful completion of the training in the various activities of DAE. Similarly, candidates having qualification of HSC (science) or SSC followed by ITI certificate are also recruited under Two-years Stipendiary Training Scheme (Category-II) and they are absorbed as Technicians after successful completion of the training in the various facilities of DAE.


All recruitments are carried out finally by a Standing Selection Committee constituted by Competent Authority for various categories / posts / grades.

Reservation orders of Govt. of India in respect of candidates belonging to SC / ST / OBC / Physically handicapped as applicable to DAE are followed in recruitment

Recruitment is normally carried out through open advertisements in Employment News, local and / or national newspapers as applicable. Local employment exchanges are also approached for recruitment of personnel at the level of Scientific Assistant / Technician and equivalent posts.


Recruitment to specific posts carried out through in-house training scheme





Training Duration
Training Scheme

Age Limit
1 Scientific Assistant (B) B.Sc. or
Diploma in
One year Category-I Stipendiary
Training Scheme
24 Years
2 Technician
(B) / (C)
HSC or SSC plus ITI (2 years) Two Years Category-II Stipendiary
Training Scheme
22 Years

Selection Procedure:

  1. Scientific Assistants – Screening followed by interview for these types of categories of staff. Selection is based on the assessment by the appropriate Standing Selection Committee.

  2. Technicians - Examination will be conducted in three phases which are Preliminary Test, Advanced test & Skill test. For more details please visit Selection procedure for Technicians.

Reservation orders of Government of India in respect of candidates belonging to SC / ST / OBC /
Physically Handicapped (PH) as applicable to DAE is followed.

Age relaxation is admissible to SC / ST / OBC / PH / Ex-servicemen candidates, as per Government of India orders on the subject.

Age limit for direct recruitment

  1. Scientific Assistant (B): 30 years
  2. Technician (B): 25 years

For more details of norms for recruitments plase visit Career Digest for Recruitment and Promotion Guidelines in DAE for Scientific & Technical Personnel

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