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Application Form For Special Class Railway Apprentices Examination – 2013
Part-II Registration – http://www.upsconline.nic.in/upload1.php
About Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA):
Special Class Railway Apprentice is a competitive Exam, managed/ conducted by UPSC, on the behalf of Ministry of Indian Railways (Railway Board) for the appointment of personnel in the Indian Railways Mechanical Department.
Special Class Railway Apprentice must pass within this period the Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (Ranchi). The apprentices will be granted a stipend of Rs. 9100/- per month during the 1st and 2nd years and Rs 9400/- per month during the 3rd year and first six months of 4th year and Rs 9700 for last six months of 4th year During the apprenticeship, the candidates will be required to undergo both theoretical and practical training. There will be in all Eight Semester Examinations passing each of which is compulsory. If unsuccessful at any of these examinations, they will be depending on their performance, be asked to sit for and pass in supplementary examination or reverted to the next lower batch or removed from apprenticeship.
The period of probation will be Sixteen months. The appointment and pay as probationers will commence from the date of completion of four years of the apprenticeship or the actual date of completion of training whichever is later.
Successful candidates in SCRA exam will undergo a four year Apprenticeship Training program, before they will be appointed as probationers in the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers.