Special Class Railways Apprentices (SCRA) Exam is one of the competitive job entrance tests, which is being conducted on national level by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The test is conducted for the recruitment of probationary officials for the mechanical department of the Indian Railways. Selected candidates, who qualify the written exam, receive call for the personality test conducted by the UPSC for analyzing the personality of the candidates. Syllabus for the Special Class Service Commission (SCRA) exam is discussed below.
UPSC Special Class Railway Apprentices Exam Syllabus
General Ability Test:
Unseen passages, advertisement and notices, invitations and replies, business or official letters, jumbled sentences, sentence correction and paragraph completion, Idiomatic Usage, Subject and Verb agreement, Vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, passive, nouns, adjectives, verbs and proverbs, articles direct and indirect speech, Clause Correction
Man and his environment, Solar system and the earth, Seasons, Climate, Weather, History, Politics and Society in India, Constitution of India and its characteristic features, India’s foreign policy and non-alignment, Broad features of Indian social system, Social disorganization in India, Money.
Introduction to Psychology, Methods of Psychology, The Bases of Human Behavior, Human Development, Sensory and Perceptual Processes, Learning, Human Memory, Language and thought, Motivation and Emotion, Reasoning.
Length measurements, Time and Mass, velocity and acceleration, Newton's laws of motion, Coefficient of friction, Equilibrium of bodies under action of forces, Mass and Weight, Temperature and its measurement, Reflection and refraction of light, Electric current, Magnetic effect of current, Chemical effects of current, Production, properties and uses of X-rays, Radioactivity.
Atomic structure, Chemical Bonding, Energy changes in a chemical reaction, Chemical Equilibria and rates of reactions, Solutions, Electro-Chemistry, Oxidation, Natural and Artificial Radioactivity, Brief Treatment of Elements and their industrially important compounds, Hydrogen, Metallurgical Processes, Tetrahedral nature of carbon, General methods of preparation, Halogen derivatives, Hydroxy Compounds, Ethers; Diethyl ether, Aldehydes and ketones, Nitro compounds amines, Carboxylic acid, Esters, Polymers, Nonstructural treatment of Carbohydrates.
Algebra, Matrices and Determinants, Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry (two dimensions), Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus and Differential equations, Vectors and its applications, Statistics and probability.