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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.

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#111 shradddha 2015-07-29 15:11
sir i m from SC category..i m doing Civil diploma after 12th..
n my age is 22..can i appear for SCRA exam
#110 shweta naik 2015-07-28 21:00
hello sir, i am a student. so can i apply for SCRA exam ??
#109 Prabhat Kumar 2015-07-28 12:45
Dear Sir,
My date of birth is 22/04/1999.Then ,I can appear scra exam 2016. Please reply on my e-mail.
#108 sruthi sruthi 2015-07-26 23:57
am a cricket player is their any reservation in these exam
#107 sriram pk 2015-07-23 19:08
sir iam studying btech first year can suggest me some tips
#106 prathamesh mandge 2015-07-23 17:25
suggest the tips for study of scra exam im in engg first year
#105 ashok p 2015-06-10 15:01
Sir ,which timings of three papers on the same day or not?(18-1-15).
#104 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.
#103 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 ?
#102 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

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