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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).

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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 (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.

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#110 ashok p 2015-06-10 15:01
Sir ,which timings of three papers on the same day or not?(18-1-15).
#109 anupriya30 2015-05-20 22:01
Respected Sir, I will complete my 17 years in june 2016.Am I eligible to appear in scra 2016.
#108 Devendra Shukla 2015-05-19 11:50
my son is studing in 12.he preparing for scra exam.I m from nepal.plz suggest me.what should I do ?
#107 reshma rad 2015-05-11 14:47
Quoting VikramKumar:
Dear Sir, I am 22yrs old and completed my degree in first division. Can i apply for this exam SCRA??? please do reply.....

no because scra is for 17 to21 year old
#106 rajesh ray 2015-04-28 09:11
sir, I am a student. can I apply for scra exam.
#105 ashish patial 2015-04-18 15:54
result scra 2015
#104 Anupam sharma 2015-04-17 12:59
I m in 12th.
#103 gopi Siva sai 2015-04-16 20:17
I want to get job in ir
#102 gopi Siva sai 2015-04-16 20:16
#101 PREM MANDAL 2015-03-27 13:14
Sir, l want job in NDA (national defence academy)

For crack this exam what should I do?

I am now preparing 12th from JAC.

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