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 is absorbed as a Class-1 officers in Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineering (IRSME).Check the SCRA Test 2016 at www.upsc.gov.in.
Uncommon Class Railway Apprentices’ (SCRA) alludes to a modest bunch of hopefuls that are chosen by the Union Public Service Commission India, after a thorough determination procedure, to the undergrad program in Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Jamalpur. This project was begun in 1927 and is one of the most established in India.
At present, Special Class Railway Apprentices follow the four-year (8-semester) Mechanical Engineering Degree Course of Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi. At the successful completion of their course they are awarded the regular BE (Mech) Degree of BIT Mesra.
The Special Class Railway Apprentices (SCRA) is a unique sandwich training scheme modeled on “Catch them Young” fundamental of professional training. Bright young candidates who have just completed their Intermediate (Plus 2) with Science are selected and trained by Indian Railways at its own cost, to be graduate mechanical engineers. On successful completion of four years of apprenticeship, during which the SCRAs study, write exams and undergo practical training, they are awarded Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering.
From that point forward, the few confirmation seats for one of the nation’s first building school have dependably been fervent, with upwards of 3 to 4 lakh competitors taking the selection test, now directed by UPSC, for around 42 seats. That interprets into an amazing proportion of 1 choice every 10,000 candidates.