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SCRA - Special Class Railway Apprentices Exam

SCRA 2015

Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA) is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) on behalf of Indian Railways for four years of apprenticeship. On successfully completing the same, SCRA are absorbed as a Class-1 officers in Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineering (IRSME).

UPSC - SCRA Exam Guide

UPSC - SCRA Exam Guide
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SCRA Important Dates

  • Notification Date: 11 October, 2014
  • Last Date to Apply: 7 November, 2014
  • SCRA Exam Date: 18 January, 2015

SCRA Eligibility

Educational Qualification: You must have passed in the first or second division, the Intermediate or an equivalent examination of a university or Board approved by the Government of India with Mathematics and at least one of the subjects Physics and Chemistry as subjects of the examination.

Age Limit: Your age should be between 17 to 21 years as on 1st January of the exam year. Upper age limit is relaxable for 5 years for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC.

SCRA Exam Pattern

Part I is written examination carrying a maximum of 600 marks. Part II is personality test carrying a maximum of 200 marks in respect of only those candidates who are declared qualified on the results of written examination.

SCRA Paper Subject Duration Marks
Paper I General Ability Test 2 Hours 200
Paper II Physical Sciences 2 Hours 200
Paper III Mathematics 2 Hours 200
Total 600

The papers in all the subjects consists of objective multiple-type questions. There is negative marking also.


#70 giridhar omkar 2014-09-17 20:05
Dear students ,
scra 2015 is for inter, 10+2 passed and admitted in degree 1st yr or in any year
#69 Sai Aravind 2014-09-14 12:03
Now I am studying Intermediate second year. Please inform whether I am eligible to write the exam in January 2015 or not ?
#68 vharshit 2014-09-01 14:19
i am currently studying in 12th std. and will give my boards in march 2015 so will i be eligible to give the test on 18th jan. 2015.
#67 KIRAN NAIDU 2014-08-22 18:13
sir now i was studying second year inter.i was eligible for exam or not? :-)
#66 KIRAN NAIDU 2014-08-22 11:54
now iam studing inter 2nd year,so now I elegible the exam?
#65 Dheeraaj kumar 2014-08-20 16:06
Can any one suggest me....
How to prepare for this exam...
#64 p.mandal 2014-07-29 06:35
pl send me address &name of organisation from where training ,study material, name of books for study and guidance can be got.
#63 surada prakash 2014-07-24 20:50
hi i want next scra 2015 exam date to prepar well .i want to known that. ...... :-? :roll:
#62 Baby Bhavana 2014-07-23 14:25
when are the applications r gone start for de 2015 exam :-? :eek: ;-) :-)
#61 this is horrible 200 2014-07-23 14:22
:sad: :sigh: ;-) :-)

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