Special Class Railway Apprentices (SCRA) Exam is a competitive job entrance exam, which is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for selecting and recruiting candidates as probationary railway officials of government. The entrance test takes place at various test centers throughout the country. For being recruited as railway officials of mechanical department of Indian Railways, candidates have to qualify a written exam. After qualifying the written exam, selected candidates have to appear for personality test, which is the final stage of the selection procedure.
Usually, SCRA exam is not a tough exam, but also not an easy one. Candidates may take two or more weeks of time for preparation for this exam. The exam is intended to assess the English communication skills, General Knowledge, science and mathematics knowledge of the candidates. The syllabus is also not much vast and easy to prepare, in comparison to other entrance exams. Candidates should do thorough revision of their subjects. Candidates can also opt for solving sample papers and previous years’ question papers, as it gives a clear idea about what to expect in the exam.Good text books and additional backup from a variety of sources like Journals, newspapers, topical essays, websites, etc. are always proved to be good for basic preparations.
How To Prepare for UPSC SCRA Examination
Special Class Railway Apprentices (SCRA) exam is a job entrance exam. It has two stages including a written exam and a personality test. Only after qualifying the personality test, candidates can get recruited as railway officials. Though prescribed syllabus is comparatively not that vast, but still it requires systematic preparation. For the General English Paper, candidates can practice and revise the basic rules of English grammar and vocabulary, from any standard grammar/Civil Services examination handbook. For the general knowledge paper, one has to focus on areas like geography, exploration of underground resources with special reference to flora and fauna of India, politics, history and the society in India, social planning and welfare in India, economics with special reference to India’s development under the Five Year Plans.