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Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA) Exam

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  • Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts every year entrance exam for selecting Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA) to Indian Railways.
  • This program was started in 1927.

Training

  • The selected candidates undergo a four-year rigorous training programme in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Jamalpur.
  • IRIMEE has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi for the training.

Degree Awarded

  • SCRAs get a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering after successful completion of four years of training. This degree is recognised by the All India Council for Technical Education.

Career

  • On successful completion of the course they are posted as Assistant Mechanical Engineer (AME) in Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers.
  • As they are posted directly as Group A officer they rapidly goes higher up in the ladder to become senior administrators of Indian Railways.

Stipend and other Benefits

  • Not only that SCRA Apprentices are trained at Railways expense, they are paid stipend at the following rates along with DA applicable:

Year

Stipend per month

First

Rs. 9100

Second

Rs. 9100

Third

Rs. 9400

Fourth

[First six months]

Rs. 9400

[Last six months]

Rs. 9700

  • Special Class Apprentice moving from one headquarter to another in connection with their training will be eligible for daily allowance for the period covered by the journey.
  • During their stay at the Railway Staff College, Baroda, Special Class Apprentices will be granted daily allowance at full rates for the entire period of their training at the college.
  • Leave: Special Class Railway Apprentices may be granted leave on full stipend for a period not exceeding one month in any year of apprenticeship.
  • Medical facilities : Special Class Apprentices shall be entitled to free medical attendance and treatment at railway hospitals and dispensaries on the same scale as applicable to railway servants
  • Travelling facilities: 2 sets of Pass and 6 sets of Privilege Ticket Orders(PTO) are admissible per year valid from anywhere to anywhere on Indian Railways

SCRA exam

  • SCRA exam is conducted by UPSC and is one of the toughest exams in the country as each year there are only around 10 vacancies.
  • For Admission to the examination a candidate 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

Scheme of exam

 

Paper

Subject

Time

Maximum  Marks

Paper-I

General Ability Test (English, General Knowledge and Psychological Test)

2 hours

200

Paper-II

Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry)

2 hours

200

Paper-III

Mathematics

2 hours

200

 

 

Total

600

Part II

Personality Test carrying a maximum of 200 marks in respect of only those candidates who are declared qualified on the results of written examination.

 

Comments

CAN I NOW WHAT IS THE AGE

CAN I NOW WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT TO GIVE THIS EXAM? WHICH BOOK SHOULD BE REFERRED  FOR THIS EXAM. PLEASE LET ME KNOW THIS INFORMATION AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.

THANK YOU

 

SIR I AM MUKESH PAWAR B.E.

SIR I AM MUKESH PAWAR B.E. MECHANICAL PASS OUT JUNE-2013 I WANT TO KNOW EXAME FORM DATE OF RAILWAY APPRENTICE (SCRA) FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PASS OUT IN THIS YEAR.

 

Next SCRA Exam held in 12th

Next SCRA Exam held in 12th JAN 2014.

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