The SCRA (Special Class Railway Apprentices) exam is conducted according to the following pattern:
|Part I - Written Examination carrying a maximum of 600 marks in the subjects as shown below|
|Paper||Subject||Code Number||Time Allowed||Maximum Marks|
|Paper-I||General Ability Test (English, General Knowledge and Psychological Test)||01||2 hours||200|
|Paper-II||Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry)||02||2 hours||200|
|Part II||Personality Test carrying a maximum of 200 marks in respect of only those candidates who are declared qualified on the results of written examination.|
Question Papers is approximately of the Intermediate standard.
Candidates must write the paper s in their own hand .In no circumstances are they allowed the help of a scribe to write the answers for them
The commission has discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects as the examination.
The candidates are not permitted to use calculators or mathematical or Logarithmic tables for answering objective type papers (test Booklets).
They should not, therefore bring the same inside examination hall.
Note: Question Papers will be approximately of the Intermediate standard. The papers in all the subjects will consist of Objective (multiple choice answers) Type questions only. The Question Papers (Test Booklets) will be set in English only.
Personality Test carrying a maximum of 200 marks in respect of only those candidates who are declared qualified on the results of written examination. Each candidate will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of his career both academic and extramural.
They will be asked questions on matters of general interest. Special attention will be paid to assessing their potential qualities of leadership, initiative and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities , mental and physical energy, power of practical application and integrity of character.