Special Class Railway Apprentices’ (SCRA) refers to a handful of candidates that are selected by the Union Public Service Commission India, after a rigorous selection process, to the undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Jamalpur.
SCRA (Special Class Railway Apprentice) is a very big organization of Indian railway recruitment board. The exam of SCRA is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) for 4 years apprentice in Indian railway. Every Year near about 100000 students are appeared in SCRA.This program was started in 1927.
The selected candidates undergo a four-year rigorous training programme in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Jamalpur.
IRIMEE has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi for the training.
SCRAs get a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering after successful completion of four years of training. This degree is recognised by the All India Council for Technical Education.
- On successful completion of the course they are posted as Assistant Mechanical Engineer (AME) in Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers.
- As they are posted directly as Group A officer they rapidly goes higher up in the ladder to become senior administrators of Indian Railways.Scheme of exam
Paper Subject Time Maximum Marks Paper-I General Ability Test (English, General Knowledge and Psychological Test) 2 hours 200 Paper-II Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) 2 hours 200 Paper-III Mathematics 2 hours 200 Total 600 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.