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Notification released on 05/10/2013
Number of seats: 42
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How to apply: Apply online. Visit website http://www.upsconline.nic.in
There is a negative marking
Age Criteria: 17-21 years as on 1st Jan 2014. 5 years relaxation to SC,ST and 3 years to OBC.
Educational qualifications - Must have passed 12th class with Maths as one of the subject and atleast phy or chem as another subject.
Fee - Rs 100. Sc, ST, PH and Females exempted from the fee.Fee can be paid at SBI or by netbanking . Details in the brochure and website. Before filling the application form, read the instructions properly.
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Last date for receipt of application: 04/11/2013
Exam on: 12/01/2014
Download Aryan Classes Admission Form for SCRA Correspondence Course (pdf file)
How to enroll for correspondence course: Download the form and send the form by post along with payment.
Mode of Payment: You can submit the fees (online transaction ) directly to our ICICI Bank Account. To transfer online: Click here
Correspondence Course (Distance Learning Courses):
SCRA 2014 - Interview -
It includes 5 mock interviews.
4 booklets 1 each on Physics, Chemistry, Maths and General Aptitude.
|7-10 days before the start of the interview by the UPSC
||Must have cleared the SCRA written exam
Course Study Material - Paper 1 - General Ability (GK + English) - SCRA 2014 (Expected Exam date not yet released by the UPSC)
i.e. Only Paper 1
Enrollment Open .
It includes booklets of Ancient History, Medieval History, Modern History, Geography, Civics, Economics, Basic Biology , Biology , General/Mental Ability , Current affairs of two years and English Booklets
||XII studying / Pass
SCRA 2014 Test Series
( 10 sets of papers i.e. 10 papers of paper 1, 10 papers of paper 2 and 10 papers of paper 3)
Test Series: - IIT 2014 (10 Tests)+ SCRA 2014 Test series -
Study Material - IIT 2014 + SCRA 2014 (including 3 model papers)- complete correspondence courses
1 Year Course
||XII Studying / Pass
IIT 2015 + SCRA 2015 Complete Correspondence Course
Includes 3 Full Model Papers of IIT and SCRA
2 Year Course
SCRA 2014 complete course including paper 1, paper 2 and paper 3.
It also includes test series
||XII Studying / paas
There is no classroom SCRA batch for 2014 .
The SCRA exam in past have been conducted as follows :
July, 2005 (Total 1,18,170 students applied for the exam)
July 2003 (Total 88,736 students applied for the exam)
How to fill the form for SCRA Exam: There is no fix date/month regarding SCRA notification.
Form would be online application form on website www.upsc.gov.in
Students should target score of > 40 % in written exams. If student scores > 30% marks in written exams, student would probably get the interview call. Higher the marks you score in written, more are the chances. Don't depend too much on interview.
The SCRA Exam was started in 1927 by the Britishers to manage the Indian Railways network. Selected students are given Mechanicl Engineering by IRIMEE, Jamalpur. Students complete their course at BIT Mesra and IRIMEE Jamalpur.
SCRA exam is conducted byUPSC on behalf of Railway Board / Ministry
The selected candidates undergo a four-year training programme in Mechanical Engineering, for which the Institute has a Memorandum of Understanding with BIT, Mesra, Ranchi.
The apprentices get a stipend, Dearness Allowance, medical benefits, privelege passes etc. Stipend around Rs 13,000. No charges to be paid for Engineering, Mess, Hostel etc. The service starts soon after completion of the engineering. Since their service starts immediately after competion of Engineering , they are bit ahead of IES always.
After completion of four years of training, the candidates join as Indian Railway Services of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME) Officers in Indian Railways.
Bond and Refund: As per their rule book: Conditions of Apprenticeship for Special Class Apprentices selected through the examination. - A candidate offered appointment as a Special Class Railway Apprentice shall execute an agreement in prescribed from binding himself and one surely jointly and severally, to refund, in the event of his failing to complete training as Special Class Railway Apprentice or to accept the service as an officer on probation in the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers, if offered to him to the satisfaction of the Government, any money paid to him and any other money expended by Government on him, the Government being the exclusive judge of the quantum of such expense. The apprentices will be liable to undergo practical and theoretical training of 4 years in first instance under an indenture binding them, to serve on the Indian Railways on the completion of their training, If their service are required. The continuance of apprenticeship from year to year will depend on satisfactory reports being received from the authorities under whom it apprentices may be working. If at any time during his apprenticeship, any apprentice does not satisfy the superior authorities that he is making good progress he will be liable to be discharged from the apprenticeship. - Normally there is a bond of around 3 years (or more as the case may be) after the completion of the SCRA course.
The period of probation after completing 4 years engineering will be 18 months. The services of a probationer may be terminated on three months notice on either side.
As per bond they have to work for the railways for atleast three years after they join the service
Pay will commence from the date of joining service as a probationer, Service for increments will also count from the same date.
Student will face no problem in case they get selected in IAS or IPS while on duty in railways. There are small formailities which student can easily manage.
The bond is in few lakhs and can easily be managed (6-8 lakhs). In case of IES bond is of 2 lakhs or so. The exact amount of bond can vary.
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