SCRA 2018 Entrance Exam, Application form, Exam date, Notification, Eligibility, How to Apply Online

SCRA 2018: SCRA is a class of entrance exam to directly in the Indian Railways on better posts. SCRA means Special Class Railway Apprentice. This is a golden opportunity for all the applicants to make a secure and guaranteed career with Indian railway through SCRA. This year SCRA releases only 42 posts for the 2018-19 session for SCRA 2018. So applicants have to be up to date for this examination. UPSC has all over the charge of SCRA. All the activities are to be done as per criteria are given by UPSC. The application is invited by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment of SCRA (Special Class Railway Apprentices) in Indian Railways. The online registration will begin in the month of October 2017 and the exam will be conducted in the month of January 2018.

SCRA 2018 Important Dates

The most excepted examination schedule will be given below at best of our knowledge:

Sr. No.Events and ScheduleRelated Dates
1SCRA 2018 Application form Available December, 2018
2SCRA 2018 Application form Last DateLast week of December 2018
3SCRA 2018 Admit Card will available onWill Updated soon
4 SCRA 2018 Examination dateWill Be Updated soon
5SCRA 2018 Result declarationWill Be Updated soon
6SCRA 2018 Counselling will start onWill Updated soon
All the details will be updated soon as per the further release of notification by the authority.

SCRA 2018 Eligibility Criteria 

To be eligible for appearing in SCRA 2018, every applicants has to meet the following set of eligibility criteria. Without meeting these criteria, no applicant is liable to appear in the entrance exam.

  • Applicants should have passed their Intermediate/class 12thexamination with Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry should be studied as one of their main subjects in the examination. Applicants must have secured first or second class in the exam. Or,
  • Applicants should have completed the graduation with Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry should be studied as one of their main subjects in the examination.

Age Limitation

Applicants, those are interested to appear in this examination should be aged between 17 to 21 years. Age relaxation will be completely based on the rules of UPSC.

How to Apply for SCRA 2018?

The online registration for SCRA Exam begins in the month of October. The online registration process will be done from the official website of UPSC i.e. The registration will be done in two phases; after completion of one phase only, applicants will be eligible to enter into the second phase of the registration. All the applicants excluding SC/ST/Female/PH are required to pay Rs 100 as their application fee through Debit/ Credit Cards/Internet Banking in any of the branches of State Bank of India and its associated banks.

SCRA Examination Pattern 2018

The SCRA Exam 2016 shall be in objective modes containing multiple choice type questions. Major sections are General Ability, Physical Sciences, and Mathematics respectively. The Examination will be conducted in two parts:

Part I contains –

  • Paper I: General Ability Test (GK, English & Psychological Test): The total marks will be 200.
  • Paper II: Physical Sciences (Physics & Chemistry): The total marks will be 200.
  • Paper III: Mathematics: The total marks will be 200.
  • Overall Marks: 600 Marks
  • Exam Duration: The exam duration will be 2 Hours for each paper.
  • Negative Marking:  Surely there is negative marking in SCRA 2018.
  • Mode: The mode of examination will be offline. Use of black ball pen is there, no other pen is allowed.

Part II covers a personality test of 200 marks. However, this part will be conducted only for those applicants, who have qualified their written examination.

Selection Process SCRA 2018

The selection process of applicants will be based on the three modes of examination which include: Written exam, personality test or Interview and Document Verification respectively.

Syllabus:  The syllabus for SCRA 2018 strictly follow the syllabus of the 12th standard which will include the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as the main subjects.

For more info kindly visit the official website of UPSC which is

SCRA 2018 Admit card

The admit card will be release on the desired date as per schedule provided by the SCRA authority. The admit card is the most important document. So applicant has to bring this admit card to the examination hall. The admit card will show all the related information about SCRA 2018 examination. Applicants are advised to keep the admit card throughout the examination process.

SCRA 2018 Examination

The examination day is the most important day for all the applicants who are worried about their career. Applicants have to study according to syllabus and exam pattern. All the related information will be uploaded by us as next release of notification by UPSC.

SCRA 2018 Result and Selection Procedure

After the success of SCRA 2018 examination, the result will be declared on the official portal of UPSC. Applicants have to keep the score card until the interview date.

SCRA exam has been discontinued from the last couple of years and chances of re-conducting the exam in the year 2018 is almost negligible. All the information provided here is just for reference purpose and written just to give you an overview about the exam. 


Professoridea provides all the information regarding the entrance examination after analyzing the facts related to them.  However, candidates are advised to keep in touch with the official websites for being updated with any instant changes made by the authority.  Official websites are given above in the article. 

If any applicant having query regarding SCRA 2018, then you may leave your query below in the comment box.


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