SCRA 2015 Exam Dates | Application Form

SCRA 2015 is a four year programme for mechanical students, who want to create a career in the Indian Railways. This exam is popularly known as Special Class Railway Apprentice which is officially conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). According to the official notification SCRA 2015 exam will be held on 18th January, 2015. The candidates who are interested to appear for this exam please note that the last date of online application is 7th November, 2015.

SCRA 2015 Eligibility Criteria

Following we have provided SCRA 2015 eligibility criteria:

Educational Qualifications

Candidate must have passed an intermediate or an equivalent exam with 1st or 2nd division.

Candidate must have passed in pre-degree examination of a recognized university or board approved by the Government of India with Mathematics and at least one of the subjects Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects of the examination.


Candidate must be fulfill atleast one of the following nationality criteria:

• An Indian citizen.
• A subject of Nepal.
• A subject of Bhutan.
• A Tibetan refugee who came over India 1st January, 1962 (for permanent resisdence).

Age Criteria

  • Age Limitation of the Candidate appearing for SCRA 2015 should not be below 17 years and must not above 21 years as on 01st January 2015.
  • The candidate must not have born earlier than 2nd January, 1994  and not later than 1st January, 1998.

Age Relaxation:

  • For SC/ST candidates: 5 years
  • For OBC candidates: 3 years
  • Age relaxable for 3 years in case of defence services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or disturbed area.
  • 5 years Age relaxable for Ex-service men including commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs
  • Age relaxation in the case of ECOs /SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of 5 years of military service: 5 years
  • Age relaxation for blind, deaf, deaf, mute and orthopaedically handicapped candidates: 10 years
  • Age relaxation if a candidate had ordinaly been domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from the 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989: 5 years.

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SCRA 2015 Syllabus

Following are the subjects covered in SCRA 2015 Syllabus:-

SCRA Chemistry Syllabus:
  • General Principles and Some Basic Concepts In Chemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Organic Compounds Containing Halogen
  • Processes of Isolation of Metals
  • Equilibrium, Periodicity
  • Classification Of Elements
  • Chemical Bonding And Molecular Structure,
  • States Of Matter
  • Hydrocarbons and so on.

SCRA English Syllabus:
  • Basic Concepts related to English Grammar and Compositions

SCRA Mathematics Syllabus:
  • Continuity and Differentiability
  • Algebra
  • Vector Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Complex Numbers
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Limit
  • Differential Equations
  • Integral Calculus
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Sets
  • Relations and Function and so on.

SCRA Physics Syllabus:
  • Nuclei
  • Physics and Measurement
  • Optics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Atoms
  • Work
  • Energy and Power
  • Current Electricity
  • Electrostatics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Gravitation
  • Rotational Motion and so on.

SCRA General Knowledge Syllabus:
  • The section includes latest news and events
  • History
  • Civics
  • Politics and Geography
  • Basic solar
  • Environmental and human beings evolution related questions.

SCRA 2015 Exam Dates

Exam EventsImportant Dates
Date of Notification11th October, 2014
Last date of receipt of online application7th November, 2015
Date of Commencement of SCRA 2015 Exam18th January, 2015
Duration of SCRA 2015 Exam1 Day

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