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SCRA - Special Class Railway Apprentices Exam

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).

SCRA 2016

SCRA Important Dates

  • Notification Date: October, 2015
  • Last Date to Apply: November, 2015
  • SCRA Exam Date: January, 2016

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 (Physics & Chemistry) 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. The question papers are set in English only.

SCRA Cutoff

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#141 JATIN KUMAR BAJAJ 2015-10-03 21:50
In some websites they mention the upper limit of age 21 For gen category? I m 22 kindly tell me m i eligible or not ?
#140 Amita Sinha 2015-10-03 21:13

When will procedure of online application form will begun
#139 Amita Sinha 2015-10-03 21:09
Sir ,Kindly inform about when will be the procedure of online application is going to begun.
#138 Satpute Rushikesh 2015-10-03 20:23
sir according to the information scra forms should be out today,but they aren't there...sir plz would you give me the website where it is found.....
#137 varsha28v 2015-10-03 20:03
scra exam forms should have been out by today but they are no where found so kindly give the correct and updated information
#136 अभय 2015-10-03 16:46
Today is October 3,2015, the date announced for the notice of SCRA 2016, wich is not available on the website.
Kindly inform about when the procedure of online application is going to begin.
#135 Subodh Kumar Das 2015-10-02 13:52
Sir 12th appearing students set in scra exam
#134 Dipesh Shandilya 2015-09-29 14:54
i m in class 12

my date of birth is 30.07.1999

m i eligible for d examination
#133 akshata sonkamble 2015-09-29 14:03
i have passed in 12th science with PCMB regular in 2014.. am I eligible for SCRA 2016?? please inform me.
#132 akanksha uchariya 2015-09-28 16:37
how many seats are in SCRA ?????

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