SCRA Exam
Special Class Railway Apprentices examination is a national level recruitment exam conducted under the supreme authorization of the Union Public Service Commission. The test is conducted once a year for the recruitment of officials in the mechanical department of the Indian Railways. The SCRA exam will be conducted once every two years, as per the railway ministry new rules.
The official notification and other details are published in Rozghar Samachar and the SCRA entrance exam is held
accordingly. UPSC conducts the examination in two stages i.e. written test and personality test. The written test carries 600 marks while the interview/personality test carries 200 marks. It is vital for Sarkari Naukri seekers to clear both the rounds.
Eligibility for SCRA Examination:-
  • The candidate must be an Indian citizen.
  • The candidate must fall between the age limit of 17 and 21 years.
  • Upper age limit relaxation- SC/ST- 5 years and OBC- 3 years.
  • The aspirant must have passed 12th or any equivalent exam with first or second division from recognized Board or University.
  • For applying for SCRA exam the candidate must be physically fit.
Written Examination:-
The written examination includes three papers.
Subject
Marks
Paper
I:- General Ability
200
Paper
II:- Physical Science
200
Paper
III:- Mathematics
200
Total
600
  • The question booklet consists of objective type questions only.
  • The question paper is in English only.
  • The use of calculators and mathematical tables are not allowed.
  • Total time given for each paper is two hours.
Paper I – General Ability:-
English
General
Knowledge
Psychological
Test
Grammar
Seasons
Introduction
to psychology
Unseen
passages
Climate
Reasoning
Jumbled
sentences
Money
Methods
of psychology
Punctuation
Man
and his environment
Motivation
and emotion
Sentence
correction and paragraph completion
Solar
system and the earth
The
bases of human behavior
Passive
nouns
Weather
Language
and thought
Idiomatic
usage
India’s
foreign policy and non- alignment
Human
development
Adjectives
verbs and proverbs
History
Human
memory
Subject
and verb agreement
Politics
and society in India
Learning
Articles
direct and indirect speech
Broad
features of Indian social system
Sensory
and perceptual processes
Advertisement
and notices
Constitution
of India and its characteristic features
Invitations
and replies business or official letters
Vocabulary
Paper II – Physical Science:-
Physics
Chemistry
Length
and measurements
Atomic
structure
Radioactivity
Esters,
Polymers, Nonstructural treatment of Carbohydrates
Time
and mass
Chemical
bonding
Properties
and uses of x-rays
Carboxylic
acid
Velocity
and acceleration
Energy
changes in a chemical reaction
Production
Nitro
compounds amines
Newton’s
law of motion
Chemical
Equilibria and rates of reactions
Chemical
effects of current
Aldehydes
and ketones
Coefficient
of friction
Solutions
Magnetic
effect of current
Ethers,
Diethyl ether
Equilibrium
of bodies under action of forces
Electro-chemistry
Electric
current
Hydroxy
compounds
Mass
and weight
Oxidation
Temperature
and its measurement
Halogen
derivatives
Reflection
and refraction of light
Natural
and artificial radioactivity
General
methods of preparation
Metallurgical
Processes
Hydrogen
Tetrahedral
nature of carbon
Paper III – Mathematics:-
Algebra
Probability
Matrices
and determinants
Statistics
Trigonometry
Vectors
and its applications
Analytic
geometry
Integral
calculus and differential equations
Differential
calculus
Interview/ Personality Test:-
Shortlisted govt job aspirants will be called for the personality test/ interview. This round carries 200 marks. The questions based on general interest is asked to assess the suitability of candidates as probationary officers.