UPSC SCRA Exam 2021: Exam Dates, Application Process, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus and Pattern

Last Modified on : 12 Jan 2022


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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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.

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.


March 19, 2020
ankit kumar khatana
March 16, 2020
i have math,geography, history pass 12 class 2020 what i have apply this exam
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April 6, 2020
The exam has been discontinued.
February 29, 2020
Sir SCRA exam discontinue kyu hai .railway clerk ke liye koi secondary option hai kya. Replayyyy
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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?
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March 14, 2020
Because UPSC conducts ESE exam for recruitment of engineers in Railway and other departments.
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"
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March 14, 2020
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March 14, 2020
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January 29, 2020
January 25, 2020
will the SCRA exam conduct this year.
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January 25, 2020
UPSC SCRA exam has been discontinued.
Aditya dubey
December 1, 2019
Sir when form of upsc scra are come in 2019
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January 2, 2020
SCRA exam has been discontinued.
September 12, 2019
will the SCRA exam conduct this year.
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September 19, 2019
No. The exam has been discontinued.
Hariom tripathi
September 11, 2019
Sir ,what age ,weight and height should for scra exam
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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.
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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
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August 27, 2019
SCRA exam ab nahi hota.
Amrit yadav
July 27, 2019
Sir any chance of exam conduct in this year
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August 2, 2019
No, the exam has been discontinued.
July 24, 2019
sir, my name is unnati patel .i got 81.23% in PCM , can i job in railway clerk
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July 26, 2019
Yes, you can apply for the clerk post in railway. For some posts, 10+2 is the eligibility requirement while for others, its graduation.
July 12, 2019
I would be join nd update news
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July 22, 2019
The exam has been discontinued.
July 7, 2019
Is only mechanical engineering can be done after scra exam
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July 12, 2019
The SCRA exam has been discontinued.
June 30, 2019
is there any possibility to conduct exam nearly 2 years
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July 2, 2019
June 26, 2019
i think the exam will cunducted from 2020 in namo gov.
Pradip Saha
June 22, 2019
When the exam will conduct?
Govind p
June 12, 2019
When is coming exam and application form so sir plz tell me..
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June 18, 2019
This exam has been discontinued. You can check out other exams of UPSC.
Ankit kumar
June 11, 2019
Sir ,what age ,weight and height should for scra exam
June 9, 2019
Sushant Kumar
June 4, 2019
After diploma course candidate can apply
Mannoj kumar
May 29, 2019
How can i apply scra ?
May 21, 2019
above exam continue or stop
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May 23, 2019
The SCRA exam has been discontinued as per UPSC notification.
Bashar Ali Hyder
May 20, 2019
Plz tell me the day and date
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May 22, 2019
Sorry, the exam has been discontinued.
Abir Jaiswar
May 16, 2019
When will we get the official notification of scra exam. Pls notify us
Prem Kumar
May 7, 2019
When the exam of scra
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May 7, 2019
It has been discontinued.
May 6, 2019
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
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May 7, 2019
The exam has been discontinued.
May 6, 2019
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, 2019
The exam has been discontinued.
May 4, 2019
April 24, 2019
Is any fee charge after crack ing scra during engineering
Abhi Asthana
April 22, 2019
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
March 31, 2019
Date of examination
March 19, 2019
Sir in 2019 is there any chance of SCRA exam? And sir if upsc has discontinued it then who is holding it now?
March 15, 2019
Sir has SCRA 2019 exam canceled????
April 30, 2019
yr i wana qualify it may i know what should i study
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March 18, 2019
Yes the SCRA exam has been discontinued.
Kishan kumar
March 13, 2019
S c r a ka ka form kab se apply hoga
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March 13, 2019
The exam has been discontinued.
Ajeet Singh
March 11, 2019
When will SCRA exam application start
Kuldip Sarvaiya
March 17, 2019
How to apply in scra?
Nilesh Kumar
March 9, 2019
exam date when?
Nilesh Kumar
March 9, 2019
Examination date??
Himanshu kumar
March 1, 2019
Exjam date
Manish saini
February 24, 2019
Online fill form
Aryan kumar
February 22, 2019
Date of exam
February 17, 2019
biology stream side student can also fill this form
Sachin gangwar
February 17, 2019
Application form detel
Varsha kumari
February 15, 2019
Hlo sir Hindi midiam se bhi ye ho skta h kya?
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February 18, 2019
UPSC SCRA Exam has been terminated and there is no further updates regarding the exam conducted dates as per UPSC.
January 30, 2019
Will scra conducting in 2020
hanuman singh
January 24, 2019
railways engineering duration course how many years and where institution
Alok pal
January 23, 2019
saloni kumari
January 20, 2019
in this year (2019)exam is recontinue
Puneet khanna
January 20, 2019
Online form filling date
January 31, 2019
PLS TELL ME railways engineering duration course how many years and where institution
Pankhilal meena
January 19, 2019
When will be start exam
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February 18, 2019
There will be no more UPSC SCRA Exam.
January 31, 2019
Online form fill kab hoga sir SCRA
January 16, 2019
Please notify me
January 15, 2019
Online form fill kab hoga sir SCRA
Raunak sah
January 14, 2019
What is the date of release of application form?
Ashutosh Mishra
January 11, 2019
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, 2019
r/s. regards. kindly send me information about scra exam details.
January 10, 2019
Sir this exam is not gonna come again ????????????????
January 8, 2019
When will be application release date
Rishabh Kumar Gupta
January 3, 2019
How can I apply for this.
Adarsh Bind
January 12, 2019
Scra ka form kab aayega 2019
January 1, 2019
How should I apply .?
December 31, 2018
Rutwick Jetithor
December 27, 2018
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, 2018
Why upsc has stopped the exam.
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December 24, 2018
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, 2018
Plz sir give me suggestions ,, DOB-14-07-1993,h Category -ST KYA me SCRA Ka from appily kar skta Hu ,
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December 24, 2018
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, 2018
Last date application form scra 2019 ?? Pz
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December 19, 2018
SCRA exam has been already cancelled. There is no updates for upcoming exam date for SCRA Exam.
Anupam Subhash
December 18, 2018
When submitting admission application starts,I may be informed ony mobile phone.
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December 19, 2018
Sure we will keep students updated.