Exam Pattern and Application Procedure for UPSC SCRA


Candidates need to pass UPSC written examination for SCRA post. UPSC official site publishes important details about SCRA exam. Questions from subjects such as General Knowledge, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics etc will be covered in this exam. Candidates who clear written exam need to undergo a Personality test.

Scheme of Examination for UPSC SCRA

The selection test by UPSC for the post of Special Class Railway Apprentices (SCRA) mainly consist of two different levels –

Level – I – The first level involves a written examination which consists of multiple choice questions. Candidates will be asked questions relating to the subjects studied at the Intermediate level. The written examination is sub divided in to three main parts which are as follows –

Part 1 - General Ability Test (English, Psychological test and General Knowledge)

  • Time frame – 2 hours
  • Maximum Marks – 200 marks

Part 2 – Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry)

  • Time frame – 2 hours
  • Maximum Marks – 200 marks

Part 3 - Mathematics

  • Time frame – 2 hours
  • Maximum Marks – 200 marks

Level II – This level will generally include a personality test. Candidates will be awarded a total of 200 marks in this level of examination. It is mandatory for candidates to qualify Level I of written exam to attempt the personality test.

Syllabus for Level I

Part 1 - General Ability Test

  • General Knowledge
  • English Language
  • Psychological test – Basic intelligence and mechanical aptitude

Part 2 – Physical Sciences

  • Length measurements
  • Mass and Weight
  • Laws of Motion
  • Temperature and its measurement
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Radioactivity
  • Nuclear energy
  • Fission and Fusion
  • Wave motion
  • Solution of Electrolytes
  • Natural and Artificial Radioactivity
  • Oxidation
  • Energy changes in a chemical reaction
  • Electro-Chemistry
  • Chemical Equilibrium and rates of reactions
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Atomic structure
  • Acids and Bases
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Metallurgical Processes
  • General Methods of extraction of metals
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Nonstructural treatment of Carbohydrates
  • Amino acids and Proteins
  • Hydroxy Compounds
  • Halogen derivatives
  • Fats and Lipids
  • Aldehydes and ketones

Part 3 – Mathematics

  • Vectors and its applications
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Integral Calculus
  • Differential equations
  • Differential Calculus
  • Analytic Geometry (two dimensions)
  • Algebra

Application Procedure for UPSC SCRA

Candidates need to submit applications online by logging in to the official site of UPSC - www.upsconline.nic.in. All the important details about completing the application form which candidates should be careful about are provided in the website. After submission of application form candidates will get a RID (Registration ID).  The application fee for this exam is Rs 100/- (no fee payment is essential for SC/ST/PH and female candidates). The fee needs to be paid at an SBI bank only. Mode of payment needs to be either cash or via internet banking.



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3 Responses to “Exam Pattern and Application Procedure for UPSC SCRA”

  1. 3

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  2. 2
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  3. 1
    Jitendra kumar patel:

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