SCRA Exam 2013-14
SCRA (Special Class Railway Apprentice) is the apprenticeship programme of four yrs duration which is administered and governed by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The apprenticeship here means that the candidates selected through the Entrance Exam and Personal Interview will have to put through under the training session. The successful end of the training session will make the candidate eligible for holding the chief positions in the department of Mechanical Engineering, Railway of India. The tentative dates of the SCRA Exam and other major details are provided here…
Important Dates of SCRA-2014 Exam:
Notification Date: 5-10-2013
Application Receiving Last Date: 04-11-2013
Exam Date: 12-01-2014
Students must have passed with 1st or 2nd division in class 12th and have studied compulsory subjects like Mathematics and the Chemistry & Physics as in the qualifying exam.
The same subject’s restriction applies on the Bachelors programme also.
Candidates who have passed the 1st or 2nd yr of graduation with minimum 55%/60% marks in the said subjects above can also apply provided that the degree programme must be recognized from the University.
Candidates holding Engineering diplomas are not eligible for the exam.
Students falling under the age bracket of 17years to 21 years are eligible to apply for the SCRA exam.
Students of the Scheduled Caste, Domicile of J&K and Scheduled Tribe have the age relaxation of five years and Other Backward Classes have the age freedom of three years.
How to Fill Application Form:
The completion of Registration process will be through online way. Candidates need to register themselves for the Exam through visiting the official website of the UPSC from dated 5th October, 2013 to 4th November, 2013. The registration process will be considered completed if he/she fills all the particulars related to personal, educational and transactional details etc provided in the form. The fee can be paid through depositing challan form/Registration Form in any State Bank of India or its associate bank’s branch. Using of SBI net banking or Visa/Master Cards can also be availed by the candidates for making payment.
Candidates of open class and OB class required to pay Rs 100 only through the specified modes of payments while rest of the categories (Girls also) are free from the charges.
The exam paper consists of the three major sections of total 600 marks. This includes GA (General Ability) test of marks 200 & time limit 120minute which comprises G.K, English and Psychological questions. The second paper is Physical Sciences of marks 200 & time limit 120minute which contains the questions related to Chemistry & Physics. The last section is Mathematics with 200 marks & time duration of 120 minutes.
Marks will be deducted for the negative answers. The paper will be in English medium and it is at the discretion of the Commission to attach the criteria of the sectional or total cutoffs marks for the subjects.
General Principles & Some Basic Concepts In Chemistry, Chemical Kinetics , Organic Compounds Containing Halogen , Processes of Isolation of Metals ,Equilibrium, Periodicity ,Classification Of Elements, Solutions ,Chemical Bonding And Molecular Structure, States Of Matter, Hydrocarbons and so on.
Basic Concepts related to English Grammar & Compositions.
Continuity and Differentiability ,Algebra, Vector Algebra, Trigonometry, Complex Numbers, Permutations and Combinations, Limit, Differential Equations , Integral Calculus, Quadratic Equations, Sets, Relations & Function and so on.
Nuclei ,Physics and Measurement ,Optics , Thermodynamics ,Atoms, Work, Energy and Power , Current Electricity ,Electrostatics, Laws of Motion ,Gravitation, Rotational Motion and so on.
The section includes latest news and events, History, Civics, Politics, and Geography, Basic solar, environmental and human beings evolution related questions.
Candidates are required to study the all the chapters of Physics, mathematics and Chemistry of Intermediate level for the exam.
Official website of the SCRA: www.upsc.gov.in