New Delhi, Aug 29 (): UPSC has uploaded exam mark sheets of SCRA 2013 of candidates qualified and unqualified in the written exam.
The Special Class Railways Apprentice (SCRA) 2013 examination was conducted by the UPSC across India in 42 cities on 20 January 2013.
Candidates can view the mark sheets on the website of UPSC at www.upsc.gov.in
SCRA 2013 key information
SCRA scheme was started in 1927 by the British in order to select the Indian candidates who were capable in assisting them in the Railway operations after getting trained in the Railway’s largest workshop such as Jamalpur Workshop as well as for one year in United Kingdom. Selected candidates were then instructed to appear in the Mechanical Engineering Degree Examination held by Engineering Council (London).
Candidates appearing for the examination were made to face heavy challenges with a total of 1 to 1.5 lakh candidates taking the entrance examination which is now conducted by the UPSC for about 10 seats which turned into a surprising ratio of 1 selection out of 10,000 applicants.
The examination includes written test in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Psychological Test (Mental Ability) as well as General Knowledge. The selected candidates are notified about the interview, after which candidates will have to go through a medical test.
Standard of syllabus is that of Class XII (CBSE equivalent). The scheme has not only drawn country’s best talent after independence but has also provided Indian Railways with its top-ranking officers in all aspects.
The UPSC will bring notice for the examination, along with form and syllabus during the month of March-April every year. As per the new rules issued by the Ministry of Railways, the exams are conducted once every two years, but the UPSC recently started conducting the exam every year.
Successful candidates will then have to undergo a four-year training programme with a stipend in Mechanical Engineering. After completing the training, candidates will be joining the Indian Railway Services of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME) Officers in Indian Railways to face a tough and satisfying job.