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Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA) is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) on behalf of Indian Railways for four years of apprenticeship. On successfully completing the same, SCRA are absorbed as a Class-1 officers in Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineering (IRSME). This programme was started in 1927 and is one of the oldest in India .
Notification Date: October, 2014
Last Date to Apply: November, 2014
SCRA Exam Date: January, 2015
A candidate must be either:-
- A citizen of India, or
- a subject of Nepal, or
- a subject of Bhutan, or
- A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India. or
- A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the SCRA examination 2014 but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.
(II) SCRA 2014 Age Limits:
A candidate must have attained the age of 17 years and must not have attained the age of 21 years on 1st January, 2014, i.e. he / she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1992 and not later than 1st January, 1996.
The upper age limit for SCRA Exam 2014 is relaxable as follows:
- Up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe.
- Up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
- Up to a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.
- Up to a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence there of :
- Up to a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs / SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st January, 2014 and have been released.
- On completion of assignment ( including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st January, 2014 ) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or
- On account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or
- On invalidment.
- Upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs / SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st January, 2014 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three month’s notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of UPSC appointment letter.
- Upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of Orthopedically Handicapped persons, OA & OL subcategories only.
Note : I
Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes who are also covered under any other clauses of para 3 (II) (b) above, viz. those coming under the category of Ex-servicemen, persons domiciled in the State of J & K, physically handicapped etc. will be eligible for grant of cumulative age-relaxation for SCRA Exam under both the categories.
The term ex-servicemen will apply to the persons who are defined as ex-servicemen in the Ex-servicemen ( Re-employment in Civil Services and Posts ) Rules, 1979, as amended from time to time.
The age concession under Para 3 (II) (b) (v) to (vi) will not be admissible to Ex-servicemen and Commissioned officers including ECOs / SSCOs, who are released on their own request.
Notwithstanding the provision of age relaxation for SCRA Exam 2014 – 15 under Para 3 (II) (b) (vii) above, a physically handicapped candidate will be considered to be eligible for appointment if he / she ( after such physical examination as the Government or appointing authority, as the Government or appointing authority, as the case may be, may prescribe ) is found to satisfy the requirements of physical and medical standards for the concerned Services / Posts to be allocated to the physically handicapped candidates by the Government.
Save as provided above the age limits prescribed can in no case be relaxed.
The date of birth accepted by the Union Public Service Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognized by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University, which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate.
These certificates are required to be submitted only after the declaration of the result of the written part of the SCRA examination.
No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and the like will be accepted.
The expression Matriculation / Higher Secondary Examination Certificate in this part of the instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned above.
Candidates should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation / Higher Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate as on the date of submission of SCRA Online 2014 applications will be accepted by the Union Public Service Commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
Candidates should also note that once a Date of Birth has been claimed by them and entered in the records of the Union Public Service Commission for the purpose of admission to an Examination for SCRA 2014, no change will be allowed subsequently ( or at any other Examination of the Union Public Service Commission ) on any grounds whatsoever.
The candidates should exercise due care while entering their date of birth.
If on verification at any subsequent stage, any variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their matriculation or equivalent Examination certificate, disciplinary action will be taken against them by the Union Public Service commission under the Rules.
SCRA Scheme of Examination 2014 -15
The Examination shall be conducted according to the following plan.
- Part I – Written Examination carrying a maximum of 600 marks in the subjects as shown below.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.
- The subjects of the Written Examination under Part I, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject/paper shall be as follows :
|Paper I||General Ability Test||2 Hours||200|
|Paper II||Physical Sciences||2 Hours||200|
|Paper III||Mathematics||2 Hours||200|
- The papers in all the subjects will consist of Objective (multiple choice answer) Type questions only. The Question Papers (Test Booklets) will be set in English only.
- In the question papers, wherever required, SI units will be used.
- Question Papers will be approximately of the Intermediate standard.
- Candidates must write the answers in their own hand. In no circumstances, will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write the answers for them. Blind candidates will, however, be allowed to write the examination with the help of a scribe.
- An extra time of 20 minutes for each paper will be permitted to the blind candidates for papers (Objective type) of duration two hours each.
- The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.
- Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.
SCRA 2014 -15 Application Fee
Special Class Railway Apprentices Examination – SCRA 2014 Application Fee
Candidates applying SCRA Exam Online 2014 ( excepting Female / SC / ST / PH candidates who are exempted from payment of fee ) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/- ( Rupees One Hundred only ) either by depositing the money in any branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur / State Bank of Hyderabad / State Bank of Mylsore / State Bank of Patiala / State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa / Master Credit / Debit Card.
Note : 1
Candidates should note that payment of SCRA 2014 examination fee can be made only through the modes prescribed above. Payment of fee through any other mode is neither valid nor acceptable. SCRA Exam Online Applications 2014 submitted without the prescribed fee / mode (unless remission of fee is claimed, shall be summarily rejected ).
Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other UPSC examination or selection.
For the applicants in whose case payments details have not been received from the bank, they will be treated as fictitious payment cases and their applications for SCRA 2015 will be rejected in the first instance. A list of all such applicants shall be made available on the Union Public Service Commission website within two weeks after the last day of submission of Online Application for SCRA Exam 2015. The applicants shall be required to submit the proof of their fee payment within 10 days from the date of such communication either by hand or by speed post to the Union Public Service Commission. On receipt of documentary proof, genuine fee payment cases will be considered and their SCRA applications will be revived, if they are otherwise eligible.
SCRA 2015 Application Form without prescribed fee will be summarily rejected. This does not apply to the candidates who are seeking remission of the prescribed fee under the following paragraphs.
All female candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes are not required to pay any SCRA fee.
No fee exemption is, however, available to OBC candidates and they are required to pay the full prescribed SCRA 2015 fee.
Physically handicapped persons are exempted from the payment of fee provided they are otherwise eligible for appointment to the SCRA Posts to be filled on the results of Special Class Railway Apprentices examination 2014 on the basis of the standards of medical fitness for these Posts ( including any concessions specifically extended to the physically handicapped ).
A physically handicapped candidate claiming age relaxation / fee concession will be required by the Union Public Service Commission to submit along with their Detailed SCRA Application Form, a certified copy of the certificate from a Government Hospital / Medical Board in support of his / her claim for being physically handicapped.
Notwithstanding the aforesaid provision for age relaxation / SCRA fee exemption, a physically handicapped candidate will be considered to be eligible for appointment only if he / she ( after such physical examination as the Government or the appointing authority, as the case may be, may prescribe ) is found to satisfy the requirements of physical and medical standards for the concerned Services / SCRA Posts to be allocated to Physically Handicapped candidates by the Government.
SCRA Exam Center 2014 -15
SCRA Examination Center
• Examination Center
• Center Code
• Panaji (Goa)
• Port Blair
The UPSC Exam centres and the date of holding the SCRA examination as mentioned above are liable to be changed at the discretion of the Union Public Service Commission.
Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the centre, except chennai, Delhi, Dispur, Kolkatta and Nagpur.
Allotment of SCRA Exam centres will be on the “First apply First allot” basis, and once the capacity of a particular centre is attained, the same will be frozen.
Applicants, who cannot get a centre of their choice due to ceiling, will be required to choose a centre from the remaining ones.
Applicants are, thus, advised that they may apply early so that they could get a centre of their choice.
NB : Notwithstanding the aforesaid provision, Union Public Service Commission reserve the right to change the exam centres at their discretion if the situation demands.
Candidates admitted to the Special Class Railway Apprentices 2014 -15 examination will be informed of the time table and place or places of SCRA examination. Candidates should note that no request for change of SCRA exam centre will normally be granted.
2. The approximate number of vacancies in SCRA, to be filled on the results of the SCRA examination 2014 -15 is ___.
Note : One SCRA vacancies 2014 -15 are reserved for physically challenged candidates belonging to Orthopaedically Handicapped having functional classifications OA.
The number of Special Class Railway Apprentices 2015 vacancies mentioned above is liable to alteration.
SCRA Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Physically Disabled categories in respect of SCRA vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.
A candidates will be eligible to get the benefit of community reservation only in case the particular caste to which the candidates belongs is included in the list of reserved communities issued by the Central Government.
If a candidates indicates in his / her application form for SCRA Examination that he / she belongs to General Category but subsequently writes to the Union Public Service Commission to change his / her category, to a reserved one, such request shall not be entertained by the Union Public Service Commission.
While the above principle will be followed in general there may be a few cases where there was a little gap (say 2 – 3 months) between the issuance of a Government Notification enlisting a particular community in the list of any of the reserved communities by the candidates. In such cases the request of change of community from general to reserved may be considered by the Union Public Service Commission on merit.
The closing date fixed for the receipt of the Online application Exam 2014 -15 will be treated as the date for determining the OBC status ( including that of creamy layer ) of the candidates.
| SCRA Educational Qualification
For admission to the SCRA examination a candidate :
Must have passed in the first or second division the Pre-Professional / Pre-Technological Examination of any Indian University or a recognised Board, with Mathematics and at least, one of the subjects Physics and Chemistry as subjects of the SCRA examination conducted one year after the Higher Secondary or Pre-University stage; or
Must have passed the first year examination under the five year Engineering Degree Course of a University Provided that before joining the Degree Course, he passed the Higher Secondary Examination or pre-University or equivalent examination in the first or second division.
Candidates who have passed the first year Examination of the five-year Engineering Degree Course in the first or second division may also apply provided the first year Examination is conducted by a University; or
Note I :
Candidates who are not awarded any specific division by the University / Board either in the intermediate or any other examination mentioned above will be considered educationally eligible provided their aggregate of marks falls within the range of marks for first or second division as prescribed by the University / Board concerned.
Note II :
Candidates who have appeared at an examination for Special Class Railway Apprentice, the passing of which would render them eligible to appear at the SCRA examination 2015 but have not been informed of the results, may apply for admission to the SCRA 2015 examination. Candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination may also apply.
Such candidates will be admitted to the SCRA examination 2014 -15, if otherwise eligible but their SCRA admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation, if they do not produce proof of having passed the requisite qualifying examination along with the detailed Special Class Railway Apprentices application form 2014-15 which will be required to be submitted by the candidates who qualify on the results of the written part of the SCRA examination 2014 -15.
Note III :
In exceptional cases, the Union Public Service Commission may treat a candidate who has not any of the SCRA Exam 2014 -15 qualifications prescribed in this rule as educationally qualified provided that he / she possesses SCRA qualifications the standard of which in the opinion of the Union Public Service Commission, justifies his / her admission to the SCRA 2014 -15 examination.
Note IV :
Diplomas in Engineering awarded by the State Boards of Technical Education are not acceptable for SCRA admission to the Special Class Railway Apprentices Examination.
SCRA Exam 2014 -15 Physical Standards :
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for SCRA admission 2014 -15 to Special Class Railway Apprentices’ Examination 2014 -15 as per Regulations given in Appendix-II of the rules for the Special Class Railway Apprentices’ Examination 2014 -15 published in Gazette of India dated 11.10.2014.
SCRA Syllabus 2014 -15
Section – II
Paper – I
II) GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
History, Politics and Society in India—Vedic, Mahavir, Budhdha, Mauryan, Sunga, Andhra, Kushan. Gupta ages (Mauryan Pillars, Stupa Caves, Sanchi, Mathura and Gandharva Schools, Temple architecture, Ajanta and Ellora). The rise of new social forces with the coming of Islam and establishment of broader contacts. Transition from feudalism to capitalism. Opening of European contacts. Establishment of British rule in India. Rise of nationalism and national struggle for freedom culminating in Independence.
Constitution of India and its characteristic features—Democracy, Secularism, Socialism, equality of opportunity and Parliamentary form of Government. Major political ideologies— Democracy, Socialism, Communism and Gandhian idea of non-violence. Indian political parties, pressure groups, public opinion and the Press, electoral system. India’s foreign policy and non-alignment-Arms race, balance of power. World organisation — political, social, economic and cultural. Important events (including sports and cultural activities) in India and abroad during the past two years.
Broad features of Indian social system — The caste system, hierarchy — recent changes and trends. Minority social institution — marriage, family, religion and acculturation. Division of labour, co-operation, conflict and competition, Social control — reward and punishment, art, law, customs, propaganda, public opinion, agencies of social control — family, religion, State educational institutions; factors of social change — economic, technological, demographic, cultural; the concept of revolution.
Social disorganisation in India — Casteism, communalism, corruption in public life, youth unrest, beggary, drugs, delinquency and crime, poverty and unemployment. Social planning and welfare in India, community development and labour welfare; welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes.
Money — Taxation, price, demographic trends, national income, economic growth. Private and Public Sectors; economic and non-economic factors in planning, balanced versus imbalanced growth, agricultural versus industrial development; inflation and price stabilization, problem of resource mobilisation. India’s Five Year Plans.
(iii) Psychological Test
Paper – II
Newton’s Laws of Motion, Momentum, impulse, work, energy and power. Coefficient of friction.
Equilibrium of bodies under action of forces. Moment of a force, couple. Newton’s Law of Gravitation. Escape velocity. Acceleration due to gravity.
Mass and Weight; Centre of gravity, Uniform circular motion, centripetal force, simple Harmonic motion. Simple pendulum.
Pressure in a fluid and its variation with depth. Pascal’s Law. Principle of Archimedes. Floating bodies, Atmospheric pressure and its measurement.
Temperature and its measurement. Thermal expansion, Gas laws and absolute temperature. Specific heat, latent heats and their measurement. Specific heat of gases. Mechanical equivalent of heat. Internal energy and First law of thermodynamics, Isothermal and adiabatic changes. Transmission of heat; thermal conductivity.
Wave motion; Longitudinal and transverse waves. Progressive and stationary waves, Velocity of sound in gas and its dependence on various factors. Resonance phenomena (air columns and strings).
Reflection and refraction of light. Image formation by curved mirrors and lenses, Microscopes and telescopes. Defects of vision.
Prisms, deviation and dispersion, Minimum deviation. Visible spectrum. Field due to a bar magnet, Magnetic moment, Elements of Earth’s magnetic field. Magnetometers. Dia, para and ferromagnetism.
Electric charge, electric field and potential, Coulomb’s Law.
Electric current; electric cells, e.m.f. resistance, ammeters and voltmeters. Ohm’s law; resistances in series and parallel, specific resistance and conductivity. Heating effect of current.
Wheatstone’s bridge, Potentiometer.
Magnetic effect of current; straight wire, coil and solenoid electromagnet; electric bell. Force on a current-carrying conductor in magnetic field; moving coil galvanometers; conversion to ammeter or voltmeter.
Chemical effects of current; Primary and storage cells and their functioning, Laws of electrolysis.
Electromagnetic induction; Simple A.C. and D.C. generators. Transformers, Induction coil,
Cathode rays, discovery of the electron, Bohr model of the atom. Diode and its use as a rectifier.
Production, properties and uses of X-rays.
Radioactivity; Alpha, Beta and Gamma rays.
Nuclear energy; fission and fusion, conversion of mass into energy, chain reaction.
2. Chemical Bonding, electro-valent, co-valent, coordinate covalent bonds. Bond Properties, sigma and Pie bonds, Shapes of simple molecules like water, hydrogen sulphide, methane and ammonium chloride. Molecular association and hydrogen bonding.
3. Energy changes in a chemical reaction. Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions. Application of First Law of Thermodynamics, Hess’s Law of constant heat summation.
4. Chemical Equilibria and rates of reactions. Law of Mass action. Effect of Pressure, Temperature and concentration on the rates of reaction. (Qualitative treatment based on Le Chatelier’s Principle). Molecularity; First and Second order reaction. Concept of Energy of activation. Application to manufacture of Ammonia and Sulphur trioxide.
5. Solutions : True solutions, colloidal solutions and suspensions. Colligative properties of dillute solutions and determination of Molecular weights of dissolved substances. Elevation of boiling points. Depressions of freezing point, osmotic pressure. Raoult’s Law (non-thermodynamic treatment only).
6. Electro-Chemistry : Solution of Electrolytes, Faraday’s Laws of Electrolysis, ionic equilibria, Solubility product. Strong and weak electrolytes. Acids and Bases (Lewis and Bronstead concept). pH and Buffer solutions.
7. Oxidation — Reduction; Modern, electronics concept and oxidation number.
8. Natural and Artificial Radioactivity: Nuclear Fission and Fusion. Uses of Radioactive isotopes.
Inorganic Chemistry : Brief Treatment of Elements and their industrially important compounds :
1. Hydrogen : Position in the periodic table. Isotopes of hydrogen. Electronegative and electropositive character. Water, hard and soft water, use of water in industries, Heavy water and its uses.
2. Group I Elements : Manufacture of sodium hydroxide, sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride.
3. Group II Elements : Quick and slaked lime. Gypsum, Plaster of Paris. Magnesium sulphate and Magnesia.
4. Group III Elements: Borax, Alumina and Alum.
5. Group IV Elements : Coals, Coke and solid Fuels, Silicates, Zolitis semi-conductors. Glass (Elementary treatment).
6. Group V Elements: Manufacture of ammonia and nitric acid. Rock Phosphates and safety matches.
7. Group VI Elements. Hydrogen peroxide, allotropy of sulphur, sulphuric acid. Oxides of sulphur.
8. Group VII Elements. Manufacture and uses of Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine and Iodine, Hydrochloric acid. Bleaching powder.
9. Group O. (Noble gases) Helium and its uses.
10. Metallurgical Processes : General Methods of extraction of metals with specific reference to copper, iron, aluminium, silver, gold, zinc and lead. Common alloys of these metals; Nickel and manganese steels.
1. Tetrahedral nature of carbon, Hybridisation and sigma pie bonds and their relative strength. Single and multiple bonds. Shapes of molecules. Geometrical and optical isomerism.
2. General methods of preparation, properties and reaction of alkanes, alkenes and alkynes, Petroleum and its refining. Its uses as fuel. Aromatic hydrocarbons : Resonance and aromaticity. Benzene and Naphthalene and their analogues. Aromatic substitution reactions.
3. Halogen derivatives : Chloroform, Carbon Tetrachloride, Chlorobenzene, D.D.T. and Gammexane.
4. Hydroxy Compounds : Preparation, properties and uses of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary alcohols, Methanol, Ethanol, Glycerol and Phenol, Substitution reaction at aliphatic carbon atom.
5. Ethers; Diethyl ether.
6. Aldehydes and ketones : Formaldehyde, Acetaldehyde, Benzaldehyde, acetone, acetophenone.
7. Nitro compounds amines: Nitrobenzene TNT, Anlline, Diazonium Compounds, Azodyes.
8. Carboxylic acid : Formic, acetic, denezoic and salicylic acids, acetyl salicylic acid.
9. Esters : Ethylacerate, Methyl salicylates, ethylbenzoate.
10. Polymers : Polythene, Teflon, Perpex, Artificial Rubber, Nylon and Polyester fibers.
11. Nonstructural treatment of Carbohydrates, Fats and Lipids, amino acids and proteins – Vitamins and hormones.
Paper – III
1. Algebra :
Matrices and Determinants: Types of matrices, equality, matrix addition and scalar multiplication – properties. Matrix multiplication — non-commutative and distributive property over addition. Transpose of a matrix, Determinant of a matrix. Minors and Cofactors. Properties of determinants. Singular and non-singular matrices. Adjoint and Inverse of a square-matrix, Solution of a system of linear equations in two and three variables-elimination method, Cramers rule and Matrix inversion method (Matrices with m rows and n columns where m, n < to 3 are to be considered). Idea of a Group, Order of a Group, Abelian Group. Identitiy and inverse elements- Illustration by simple examples.
2. Trigonometry :
3. Analytic Geometry (two dimensions):
4. Differential Calculus:
5. Integral Calculus and Differential equations :
Integral Calculus :
Differential equations :
6. Vectors and its applications :
7. Statistics and probability :
Statistics : Frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution – examples. Graphical representation – Histogram, frequency polygon – examples. Measure of central tendency – mean, median and mode. Variance and standard deviation – determination and comparison. Correlation and regression.
SCRA Application Procedure 2014 -15
Special Class Railway Apprentices Examination – SCRA 2014 -15 Exam Date
UPSC SCRA 2014 Exam Date : 12.01.2015
UPSC SCRA 2014 Application Issue Date : 11.10.2014
UPSC SCRA 2014 Application Last Date : 07.11.2014
Note : One vacancy in SCRA 2015 are reserved for physically challenged candidates belonging to Orthopaedically Handicapped having functional classifications OA. The number of SCRA vacancies 2014 mentioned above is liable to alteration. Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Physically Disabled categories in respect of vacancies in SCRA as may be fixed by the Government.
A candidate will be eligible to get the benefit of community reservation only in case the particular caste to which the candidates belongs is included in the list of reserved communities issued by the Central Government. If a candidate indicates in his / her application form for SCRA Examination that he / she belongs to General Category but subsequently writes to the Union Public Service Commission to change his / her catergory, to a reserved one, such request shall not be entertained by the Union Public Service Commission. While the above principle will be followed in general there may be a few cases where there was a little gap ( say 2 – 3 months ) between the issuance of a Government Notification enlisting a particular community in the list of any of the reserved communities and the date of Online submission of the SCRA 2014 application by the candidate. In such cases the request of change of community from general to reserved may be considered by the Union Public Service Commission on merit.The closing date fixed for the receipt of the application for SCRA Exam 2014 will be treated as the date for determining the OBC status ( including that of creamy layer ) of the candidates.
Important Notes of SCRA Online Exam 2014 -15 :
All the applicants are required to provide valid & active e-mail i.d., while filling up Online application form for SCRA Exam as the Union Public Service Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them.