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Special Class Railway Apprentices Examination

Tell me Something about SCRA

Special Class Railway Apprentices' (SCRA) refers to a handful of candidates that are selected by the Union Public Service Commission India, after a rigorous selection process, to the undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Tell me Something about SCRA Examination

The SCRA Examinations are conducted by the UPSC where only about 50 candidates selected out of more than 50,000 that appear ever year.

Why people consider joining SCRA?

SCRA is considered better based on the certain reasons. Among them some are as follows 1. Caters to the interest by providing opportunities in the core engineering career with school level entry 2. The scope and breadth of decision making in the service 3. Facilities that go with the service as perks 4. Chances for interacting with other departments than the parent dept 5. Stability of career

How the services are allocated to the candidate?

The services are allocated based on the final Rank the candidate had secured, Preferences of services executed by the candidate, Category of the candidate and Vacancy of the Post.

What are the Minimum Educational Qualifications required for appearing in the exam?

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.

What is the prescribed age limit for the examination?

A candidate must have attained the age of 17 years and must not have attained the age of 21 years on 1st August 1. General Category, the upper age limit is 21 years 2. Other Backward Classes, it is 24 years 3. SC/ST category, upper age limit is 26 years.

What is the prescribed age limit for the examination?

A candidate must have attained the age of 17 years and must not have attained the age of 21 years on 1st August 1. General Category, the upper age limit is 21 years 2. Other Backward Classes, it is 24 years 3. SC/ST category, upper age limit is 26 years.

What is the prescribed age limit for the examination?

A candidate must have attained the age of 17 years and must not have attained the age of 21 years on 1st August 1. General Category, the upper age limit is 21 years 2. Other Backward Classes, it is 24 years 3. SC/ST category, upper age limit is 26 years.

What is the Plan of the Examination?

The Examination consists of the following 3 papers (Conventional type) and Personality Test Paper I: General Ability Test (English, General Knowledge and Psychological Test) Paper II: Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) Paper III: Mathematics Each paper carries 200 marks. Personality Test carrying a maximum of 200 marks in respect of only those candidates who are declared qualified on the results of written examination.

What does the General English and General Knowledge consists of?

In General English, the questions will be designed to test the candidates' understanding and command of the language. In General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on Indian Polity including the political system and the Constitution of India, History of India and Geography of a nature which the candidate should be able to answer without special study.