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SCRA - Special Class Railway Apprentices Exam

UPSC - SCRA Exam Guide

UPSC - SCRA Exam Guide
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SCRA 2014

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 Important Dates

  • Notification Date: 5 October, 2013
  • Last Date to Apply: 4 November, 2013
  • SCRA Exam Date: 12 January, 2014

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.


#94 Mohan Lal Sharma 2014-03-14 19:19

When would be the result of SCRA-2014 out. Please also clarify that SCRA is conducted twice in a year or just one examination is held every year.
#93 kirti gupta 2014-02-18 06:02
hmne 12 jan 2014 ko exam diya .scra ka..result kb ayega.??? plz ask me :sad:
#92 ms 2014-02-16 20:29
about when will scra result be out .can u give a tentative date.. :sigh:
#91 dio 2014-02-15 22:24
:-x ;-) 8) :-| :-* :oops: :cry: :-? :P :sigh: :eek: :o
#90 rashmi gaud 2014-02-07 11:22
#89 rashmi gaud 2014-02-07 11:21
Quoting aditya91:
am i eligible for scra. my dob is 28/12/1993

plz update me for this

yes if you are from sc/ st/ or obc
#88 yogi verma 2014-01-27 16:19
Sir when SCRA Exam result will be declared.
#87 s mukesh raj 2013-11-16 20:43
want to know the syllabus :cry:
#86 rashid 2013-11-05 19:27
how can I know the centre for scra exam 2014
#85 Pradeep Sridhar 2013-10-28 20:35
can a 1997 dob student take part in this..? reply as soon as possible..... :-)

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