UPSC SCRA Exam 2022: Exam Dates, Application Process, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus and Pattern

Last Modified on : 08 May 2024

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 Previous Years Solved Papers

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UPSC SCRA Exam 2022 Important Dates



Commencement of online application form


Availability of admit card


Exam date


Declaration of result


Counselling date


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UPSC SCRA Exam 2022 Pattern & Syllabus

The syllabus of UPSC SCRA Exam 2019 covers the syllabi of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of the 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 a black ball pen. The 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 200 marks.
  • The duration of these two papers will be 2 hours.

UPSC SCRA Exam 2022 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 a 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.

UPSC SCRA Exam 2022 Other Details

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

UPSC has stopped conducting the 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 the 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, 2020


ankit kumar khatana , March 16, 2020

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

Exams Planner, April 6, 2020

The exam has been discontinued.

Navneet, February 29, 2020

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

Exams Planner, March 14, 2020

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

Nishant kumar, February 9, 2020

Why SCRA is discontinued?

Exams Planner, March 14, 2020

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

Amarish, January 13, 2020

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, 2020


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Exams Planner, January 29, 2020


Amarish, January 25, 2020

will the SCRA exam conduct this year.

Exams Planner, January 25, 2020

UPSC SCRA exam has been discontinued.

Aditya dubey, December 1, 2019

Sir when form of upsc scra are come in 2019

Exams Planner, January 2, 2020

SCRA exam has been discontinued.

gautam, September 12, 2019

will the SCRA exam conduct this year.

Exams Planner, September 19, 2019

No. The exam has been discontinued.

Hariom tripathi, September 11, 2019

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

Exams Planner, September 19, 2019

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

Santosh rajak, September 5, 2019

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, 2019

Yes, you are eligible.

Ankurjyoti Hatimuria, August 14, 2019

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, 2019

ab kiyo nhi hota .please reply me

Exams Planner, August 27, 2019

SCRA exam ab nahi hota.