UPSC SCRA Exam 2019: Result, Exam Dates, Application Process, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus and Exam Pattern


SCRA (Special Class Railway Apprentice) is an entrance exam, which is held by UPSC for giving jobs to candidates in Railway Department. It is a royal job that provides handsome remuneration and security to candidates. This article has complete information about the forthcoming UPSC SCRA Exam, including important dates, the application process, eligibility criteria, syllabus, etc. Those, who are interested in the job, should go through this article to get the required information. Some of the dates have not been officially declared, so they should till such official announcements are made.

The particular exam is no more functional. It has been discontinued since 2015.

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UPSC SCRA Exam 2019 Important Dates



Commencement of online application form


Availability of admit card


Exam date


Declaration of result


Counselling date


UPSC SCRA Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

UPSC SCRA Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

The syllabus of UPSC SCRA Exam 2019 covers the syllabi of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of 12th standard of any board.

Exam pattern

  • There will be multiple choice questions and candidates will be required to tick the right answer.
  • There will be negative marking in the exam, so candidates are advised not to answer a question in case they do not know its answer.
  • The exam will be conducted offline and candidates will be allowed to use black ball pen. Ballpoint pen is not allowed.
  • The examination will comprise two sections—written examination and physical science.
  • The written exam will be of 600 marks and the questions will be asked from English, Psychology and General knowledge. The second section will cover questions from Mathematics and Physical Science. This section will be of 200 marks.
  • The duration of these two papers will be 2 hours.

UPSC SCRA Exam 2019 Eligibility


Candidates should be a citizen of India. Apart from this, those who migrated to India from Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, Vietnam, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zaire, Zambia, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Kenya and Burma before Jan 01, 1962 with an intention of settling in India on permanent basis are also eligible for this exam.


  • In terms of age, candidates applying for the UPSC SCRA Exam 2019 should be from 17 to 21 years of age as calculated on 1st January 2019.
  • There is a relaxation of 5 years for SC and ST category candidates.
  • For OBC candidates, there will be a relaxation of 3 years.
  • There will be a relaxation of 5 years for ex-servicemen and military personnel

Education Qualification

  • With regard to educational qualification, candidates should have passed the intermediate examination from any recognized board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Candidates should have scored at least 45% in the intermediate examination
  • Those, who have passed the first year of graduation (3 year degree course) with the second division, are also eligible for this exam.
  • Candidates, who have cleared Pre-Engineering with at least II division, can also appear at SCRA 2019 examination.

Other Details

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When will the filling of online application form of UPSC SCRA Exam start?

UPSC has stopped conducting SCRA Exam after 2015 onwards.

When will the UPSC SCRA Exam start?

As of now, no official date has Recommended.

What is the educational qualification required for this exam?

Candidates should be at least 12th pass with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with at least 45% marks.

What is the syllabus of this exam?

The syllabus prescribed for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of 12th level of any board.

What happens after selection in UPSC SCRA Exam?

After selection, candidates go for mechanical engineering training at an institute MOU with BIT located in Mesra, Ranchi.


Nidhi - March 19, 2020REPLY


ankit kumar khatana - March 16, 2020REPLY

i have math,geography, history pass 12 class 2020 what i have apply this exam

Exams Planner - April 6, 2020REPLY

The exam has been discontinued.

Navneet - February 29, 2020REPLY

Sir SCRA exam discontinue kyu hai .railway clerk ke liye koi secondary option hai kya. Replayyyy

Exams Planner - March 14, 2020REPLY

UPSC conducts the ESE exam which covers the recruitments done through SCRA. For clerical posts, different recruitment is done.

Nishant kumar - February 9, 2020REPLY

Why SCRA is discontinued?

Exams Planner - March 14, 2020REPLY

Because UPSC conducts ESE exam for recruitment of engineers in Railway and other departments.

Amarish - January 13, 2020REPLY

Sir i am presently in class 12 going to give 12th board exam so i am eligible for the exam of "UPSC SCRA"

Exams Planner - March 14, 2020REPLY


Exams Planner - March 14, 2020REPLY


Exams Planner - January 29, 2020REPLY


Amarish - January 25, 2020REPLY

will the SCRA exam conduct this year.

Exams Planner - January 25, 2020REPLY

UPSC SCRA exam has been discontinued.

Aditya dubey - December 1, 2019REPLY

Sir when form of upsc scra are come in 2019

Exams Planner - January 2, 2020REPLY

SCRA exam has been discontinued.

gautam - September 12, 2019REPLY

will the SCRA exam conduct this year.

Exams Planner - September 19, 2019REPLY

No. The exam has been discontinued.

Hariom tripathi - September 11, 2019REPLY

Sir ,what age ,weight and height should for scra exam

Exams Planner - September 19, 2019REPLY

SCRA exam is not conducted any more. You could go for UPSC IES exam.

Santosh rajak - September 5, 2019REPLY

Sir Maine 2019 me 12th complete Kiya h.Mera 75% marks h with PCM aur mai SC catogry se hi. Kya Mai railway clerk k liye eligible hu.

Exams Planner - September 10, 2019REPLY

Yes, you are eligible.

Ankurjyoti Hatimuria - August 14, 2019REPLY

sir mai abhi 2019 mai 12th pass kiya hu kiya mai railway scra exam 2020 mai de sakta hu kia. but mer % hai only 45.6 or physics theory mai sirf 18 hai+ practical milakar kul=47 huwe kiya mai iss exam kai liye applicable huu.please reply me

Ankurjyoti Hatimuria - August 27, 2019REPLY

ab kiyo nhi hota .please reply me

Exams Planner - August 27, 2019REPLY

SCRA exam ab nahi hota.

Amrit yadav - July 27, 2019REPLY

Sir any chance of exam conduct in this year

Exams Planner - August 2, 2019REPLY

No, the exam has been discontinued.

unnati - July 24, 2019REPLY

sir, my name is unnati patel .i got 81.23% in PCM , can i job in railway clerk

Exams Planner - July 26, 2019REPLY

Yes, you can apply for the clerk post in railway. For some posts, 10+2 is the eligibility requirement while for others, its graduation.

Aridaman - July 12, 2019REPLY

I would be join nd update news

Exams Planner - July 22, 2019REPLY

The exam has been discontinued.

Sana - July 7, 2019REPLY

Is only mechanical engineering can be done after scra exam

Exams Planner - July 12, 2019REPLY

The SCRA exam has been discontinued.

rohitash - June 30, 2019REPLY

is there any possibility to conduct exam nearly 2 years

Exams Planner - July 2, 2019REPLY



i think the exam will cunducted from 2020 in namo gov.

Pradip Saha - June 22, 2019REPLY

When the exam will conduct?

Govind p - June 12, 2019REPLY

When is coming exam and application form so sir plz tell me..

Exams Planner - June 18, 2019REPLY

This exam has been discontinued. You can check out other exams of UPSC.

Ankit kumar - June 11, 2019REPLY

Sir ,what age ,weight and height should for scra exam

Saikishor - June 9, 2019REPLY


Sushant Kumar - June 4, 2019REPLY

After diploma course candidate can apply

Mannoj kumar - May 29, 2019REPLY

How can i apply scra ?


above exam continue or stop

Exams Planner - May 23, 2019REPLY

The SCRA exam has been discontinued as per UPSC notification.

Bashar Ali Hyder - May 20, 2019REPLY

Plz tell me the day and date

Exams Planner - May 22, 2019REPLY

Sorry, the exam has been discontinued.

Abir Jaiswar - May 16, 2019REPLY

When will we get the official notification of scra exam. Pls notify us

Prem Kumar - May 7, 2019REPLY

When the exam of scra

Exams Planner - May 7, 2019REPLY

It has been discontinued.

Himanshi - May 6, 2019REPLY

Still I m 21years in September I m 22 so plz suggest me that I m able to apply for cra exams and also suggest me apply date and sllabous

Exams Planner - May 7, 2019REPLY

The exam has been discontinued.

Himanshi - May 6, 2019REPLY

Still I m 21 years in September 11 I m 22 can u plz suggest me I m able to apply for cra exam

Exams Planner - May 7, 2019REPLY

The exam has been discontinued.



Sk - April 24, 2019REPLY

Is any fee charge after crack ing scra during engineering

Abhi Asthana - April 22, 2019REPLY

Through scra exam we get to work in railways but if scra is not conducted now how selection in railways are done without this exam

Sourabh - March 31, 2019REPLY

Date of examination

Divyanshu - March 19, 2019REPLY

Sir in 2019 is there any chance of SCRA exam? And sir if upsc has discontinued it then who is holding it now?

Sushmita - March 15, 2019REPLY

Sir has SCRA 2019 exam canceled????

ANUP DUBEY - April 30, 2019REPLY

yr i wana qualify it may i know what should i study

Exams Planner - March 18, 2019REPLY

Yes the SCRA exam has been discontinued.

Kishan kumar - March 13, 2019REPLY

S c r a ka ka form kab se apply hoga

Exams Planner - March 13, 2019REPLY

The exam has been discontinued.

Ajeet Singh - March 11, 2019REPLY

When will SCRA exam application start

Kuldip Sarvaiya - March 17, 2019REPLY

How to apply in scra?

Nilesh Kumar - March 9, 2019REPLY

exam date when?

Nilesh Kumar - March 9, 2019REPLY

Examination date??

Himanshu kumar - March 1, 2019REPLY

Exjam date

Manish saini - February 24, 2019REPLY

Online fill form

Aryan kumar - February 22, 2019REPLY

Date of exam

Abhishek - February 17, 2019REPLY

biology stream side student can also fill this form

Sachin gangwar - February 17, 2019REPLY

Application form detel

Varsha kumari - February 15, 2019REPLY

Hlo sir Hindi midiam se bhi ye ho skta h kya?

Exams Planner - February 18, 2019REPLY

UPSC SCRA Exam has been terminated and there is no further updates regarding the exam conducted dates as per UPSC.

Akanksha - January 30, 2019REPLY

Will scra conducting in 2020

hanuman singh - January 24, 2019REPLY

railways engineering duration course how many years and where institution

Alok pal - January 23, 2019REPLY


saloni kumari - January 20, 2019REPLY

in this year (2019)exam is recontinue

Puneet khanna - January 20, 2019REPLY

Online form filling date

PRASHANT - January 31, 2019REPLY

PLS TELL ME railways engineering duration course how many years and where institution

Pankhilal meena - January 19, 2019REPLY

When will be start exam

Exams Planner - February 18, 2019REPLY

There will be no more UPSC SCRA Exam.

M P SINGH - January 31, 2019REPLY

Online form fill kab hoga sir SCRA

RISHU RAJ - January 16, 2019REPLY

Please notify me

shreetam - January 15, 2019REPLY

Online form fill kab hoga sir SCRA

Raunak sah - January 14, 2019REPLY

What is the date of release of application form?

Ashutosh Mishra - January 11, 2019REPLY

After the training at MOU .is there any another entrance will occure or the candidatets directly posted to job as an engineer

param prakash verma - January 10, 2019REPLY

r/s. regards. kindly send me information about scra exam details.

Shiva - January 10, 2019REPLY

Sir this exam is not gonna come again ????????????????

Shashank - January 8, 2019REPLY

When will be application release date

Rishabh Kumar Gupta - January 3, 2019REPLY

How can I apply for this.

Adarsh Bind - January 12, 2019REPLY

Scra ka form kab aayega 2019

Rishitha - January 1, 2019REPLY

How should I apply .?

BADARINATH - December 31, 2018REPLY


Rutwick Jetithor - December 27, 2018REPLY

Hello i m rutwick I m under graduation of mechanical engineering student in second year . Do we will need to again apply for 1st year after qualifying the scra exam in same mechanical engineering ?

Rahul Barik - December 24, 2018REPLY

Why upsc has stopped the exam.

Exams Planner - December 24, 2018REPLY

The SCRA exam was discontinued as the Commission already holds the Engineering Services Examination for recruitment in the Indian Railway Services, it was of the thought that conducting a separate exam (SCRA) only for selecting 30 candidates was a ?disproportionate effort?. The Ministry of Railway agreed on this.

Uday Singh meena - December 23, 2018REPLY

Plz sir give me suggestions ,, DOB-14-07-1993,h Category -ST KYA me SCRA Ka from appily kar skta Hu ,

Exams Planner - December 24, 2018REPLY

Dear, UPSC has already stopped conducting the SCRA exam already. There is not further news for another SCRA exam in near future.

Rakesh Vashisht - December 19, 2018REPLY

Last date application form scra 2019 ?? Pz

Exams Planner - December 19, 2018REPLY

SCRA exam has been already cancelled. There is no updates for upcoming exam date for SCRA Exam.

Anupam Subhash - December 18, 2018REPLY

When submitting admission application starts,I may be informed ony mobile phone.

Exams Planner - December 19, 2018REPLY

Sure we will keep students updated.