Indian Railway Special Class Railway Apprentice

In Indian Railway, Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA) exam is offered by Union Public Service Commission.  The registration of SCRA Exam starts in October month and exam is conducted in January month. This exam is very important for those candidates who want to make their carrier in Indian Railways Jobs. The candidate who wants to go in Indian Railway after completing the 10+2 exam can read following details and apply online for SCRA exam.

Short Information

SCRA Examination

Event Start Date

End Date


October month
Application Form First week of October month

First week of November month

Admit Card / Hall Ticket

Admit card released before 10 days of examination
Exam Date

January months first week


In the month of July

Eligibility Criteria of SCRA Exam

Educational Qualification:

  • Candidate must passed the examination of 10+2 exam with mathematics and physics in First and Second division respectively.
  • Candidate should be passed the graduation exam with mathematics and Physics as a subject in the examination.

Age Limit:

  • Age limit for SCRA is 17 to 21 year.
  • Age relaxation is based on the official rules.

Examination fee of SCRA:

Application fee of SCRA is 100 rupee for all candidates the fee will be collected through online mode via Net Banking Credit Card Debit Card and other online mode.

Selection Procedure of SCRA Exam

SCRA Exam is conducted through UPSC. Thousands of candidates take the examination of SCRA. There are two stages in SCRA exam. Stage first is written exam that will be held in offline mode. The written exam contains 600 marks. There are three papers in written exam including General Ability Test Physical Science and Mathematics. Written examination of SCRA is based on objective multiple choice question type. Candidates are called for personality test after written examination which is organized by the UPSC.  The candidates who qualify the written exam with minimum qualifying marks are eligible for Stage second Personality Test which contains 200 marks.

Stage- 1

Subject No of questions Maximum marks
1. General Ability Test 100



Physical Science 120 200
3. Mathematics 120



Stage- 2

Subject Maximum marks
1. Personality Development Test


Admit Card of SCRA

The UPSC released the Admit Card of SCRA. SCRA admit card published in online mode. Candidate can download their admit card by filling registration number and other details respectively.

Answer Key of SCRA

The answer key of SCRA will be published after written examination. SCRA answer key is published by UPSC via online mode. Candidate can check their answer key by officially in PDF format. SCRA answer key published within one week after written exam. SCRA answer key contains all questions answer asked in the examination of SCRA. The answer key of SCRA helps the candidates to check their rough score.

SCRA Cut Off

Special Class Railway Apprentice cut off will be published officially. SCRA cut off released after publishing the SCRA Answer key. SCRA Cut Off marks are published by online mode via PDF format. Cut-Off marks help candidates appearing in Personality Development Test. UPSC call then whose marks between or equal to minimum Cut Off. SCRA Cut-Off marks depend on the number of vacancies.

SCRA Cut Off 2015:

Serial NO

Category Marks out of 600 Minimum qualifying % marks
1 General 329



OBC 279 25%
3 SC 226



ST 180 25%





Serial No.

Category Marks out of 800
1 General



OBC 422
3 SC



ST 310




SCRA Cut Off 2014:

Serial No

Category Marks out of 600 Minimum qualifying % marks
1 General 347 (57.8%)



SC 290 (48.3%) 30%
3 ST 222 (37%)



OBC 180 (305%) 20%
5 PH 187 (31%)


Final Cut Off of 2014:

Serial No.

Category Marks out of 800
1 General



OBC 432
3 SC





SCRA Exam Result

Special Class Railway Apprentice exam is organized by the Union Public Service Commission. UPSC publishes the SCRA result in online mode via PDF format. The commission relishes SCRA Result in two parts first for written exam and second for Personality Test. SCRA final result comes out after the Personality Development Test. The final result of SCRA will decided the candidate who joins the Railway department.

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