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SCRA - Special Class Railway Apprentices Exam

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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.


#103 Baby Bhavana 2014-07-23 14:25
when are the applications r gone start for de 2015 exam :-? :eek: ;-) :-)
#102 this is horrible 200 2014-07-23 14:22
:sad: :sigh: ;-) :-)
#101 Nandini Mishra 2014-07-06 14:42
I am studying in class 12th, I want to know about the next date for applying for SCRA exam.. I know I will be eligible only after completing my 12th which will be in 2015. So please help me with 2015 applying date so that I can start preparing for the exam.
#100 tuluuuuuu 2014-06-21 20:44
Can any one say scra exam in 2014 held twice. ....or not...
#99 chandan d 2014-06-21 15:09
name of book is SCRA Special Class Railway Apprentices: Solved Papers Including Model & Practice Paper (2013 - 2000).......... .. :sad: :sad:.......upd ate me soon :sad:
#98 chandan d 2014-06-21 15:00
i am not eligible to scra ........for just five day because my dos is 6/1/1998 and eligible date is 1/1/1998 :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
#97 chandan d 2014-06-21 14:51
arihant book of scra of per-paper of 2000-13 have wrong Eligibility information.... ..Eligibility is 17to 21 years.......... ........... of age on 1st august of the of exam. :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :cry: :cry:
#96 er.ankitkumar 2014-06-20 23:49
are 12th appearing students eligible for this exam? update me soon 8)
#95 Purshotam 2014-06-15 06:32
Can i apply for SCRA. My date of birth is 4Oct 1992 and i belongs to reserve backward area (BRA). If i am eligible for SCRA so please inform me i shell be highly thankful to for this act of kindness . please inform me thorough sms
#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.

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