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SCRA 2014: Answer key to be released

Special Class Railway Apprentice Exam (SCRA) 2014, one of the most popular exams conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) was completed successfully on January 12, 2014. The answer key for the exam is expected to be released on the UPSC official website shortly. An official answer key helps aspirants check their progress with the original source itself, instead of having to rely on a pseudo answer key. 

The written examination consisted of 3 Papers of 200 marks each: General Ability Test, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, each to be completed within a duration of 2 hours. Negative marking was applicable. After successfully clearing the SCRA written exam, short listed candidates will be called for a Personality test to be conducted by means of an interview by the Board. Candidates will be assessed on their leadership skills, initiative, intellectual curiosity and mental and physical energy. Maximum marks for the interview are 200.

The SCRA exam is used for selection of aspirants to the Mechanical Department of the Indian Railways. Selected candidates will undergo a 4-year training program during which they will also complete a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. The degree will be awarded by Birla Institute of Technology Ranchi. After successful completion of their training the aspirants will join the esteemed Indian Railway Service beginning with a probationary role as Mechanical Engineers for 18 months. UPSC has announced a total of 42 vacancies for which the SCRA scores will be considered.

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