The agency's license is granted by the Constitution of India. Articles 315 to 323 of Part XIV of the constitution, titled as Services under the Union and the States, provide for a Public Service Commission for the Union and for each state. The examination is one of the toughest examinations in India with success rate of 0.1%-0.3%.
Special Class Railway Apprentices' (SCRA) refers to a handful of candidates that are selected by the Union Public Service Commission India, after a rigorous selection process, to the undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Jamalpur. This programme was started in 1927 and is one of the oldest in India.
The notice for the SCRA entrance examination, along with form and syllabus, is brought out by the UPSC around the months of June–July. According to the new rules issued by the Ministry of Railways, the exam is now conducted once two time in a years.
According to news the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be releasing the Special Class Railway Apprentice Exam (SCRA) 2016 result before long. Special Class Railway Apprentice Exam (SCRA) 2016 was held on January 12 in the year of 2016.
The written examination of the union public service commission (UPSC), special class railway apprentice exam (SCRA) consisted of 3 Papers of two hundreds marks each: General Ability Test, Physical Sciences and Mathematics. The time given for each of these papers is 2 hours. Negative marking was applicable in the special class apprentice exam (SCRA) by union public service commission (UPSC).
After successfully clearing the special class railway apprentice exam (SCRA) by the union public service commission (UPSC) written exam, short listed candidates will be called for a Personality test to be conducted by the means of an interview conducted by the Board as arranged by the union public service commission (UPSC). Candidates who are appearing in the interview will be assessed on their leadership skills, inventiveness, intellectual inquisitiveness and mental and physical energy. The Maximum marks for the interview are two hundreds.
The special class railway apprentice exam (SCRA) by the union public service commission (UPSC) exam is basically conducted for selection of aspirants to the Mechanical Department of the Indian Railways. Selected candidates will undergo a 4-year training program. During the 4-year training program they will also complete a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. The degree will be awarded by Birla Institute of Technology Ranchi. After successful completion of their training the aspirants will join the well-regarded Indian Railway Service beginning with a experimental role as Mechanical Engineers for 18 months. The union public service commission (UPSC) has announced a total of 42 vacancies for which the special class railway apprentice exam (SCRA) scores will be considered.