(Notification) SCRA: Special Class Railway Apprentices Examination 2011


Union Public Service Commission

Special Class Railway Apprentices Examination 2011

An examination for selection of candidates for appointment as Special Class Apprentices in Mechanical Department of Indian Railways will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 31st July, 2011 in accordance with the Rules published by the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) in the Gazette of India dated the 26th March, 2011

Exam Centres:


The centres and the date of holding the examination as mentioned above are liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission. While every effort will be made to allot the candidates to the centres of their choice for examination, the Commission may, at their discretion, allot a different centre to a candidate, when circumstances so warrant. Candidates admitted to the examination will be informed of the time table and place or places of examination.


(I) Nationality
A candidate must be either:-

(a) A citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India. or (e) 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 examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

Age Limits : (a) A candidate must have attained the age of 17 years and must not have attained the age of 21 years on 1st August, 2011, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1990 and not later than 1st August, 1994.

Physical Standards: Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Special Class Railway Apprentices, Examination, 2011 as per Regulations given in Appendix-II of the rules for the Special Class Railway Apprentices, Examination, 2011 published in Gazette of India dated 26th March, 2011.

Educational Qualifications:

Must have passed in the first or second division, the Intermediate or an equivalent Examination of a University or Board approved by the Government of India with Mathematics and at least one of the subjects Physics and Chemistry as subjects of the examination. Graduates with Mathematics and at least one of the subjects Physics and Chemistry as their degree subjects may also apply

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 the passing of which would render them eligible to appear at the examination but have not been informed of the results, may apply for admission to the examination. Candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination may also apply. Such candidates will be admitted to the examination, if otherwise eligible but their 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 applications which will be required to be submitted by the candidates who qualify on the results of the written part of the examination.


(a) Candidates applying Online (excepting Female/SC/ST/PH candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a reduced fee of Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty Only) either by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by Cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.

(b) Candidates applying Offline (through Common Application Form) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) through a single Central Recruitment Fee Stamp. Central Recruitment Fee Stamp of the requisite denomination (NOT postage stamps) must be obtained from the post office and affixed on the application form in the space provided therein. The stamp may be got cancelled from the issuing Post Office with the date stamp of the post office in such a manner that the impression of the cancellation mark partially overflows on the application form itself but within the space provided on the form.

The impression of the cancellation mark should be clear and distinct to facilitate the identification of date and the Post Office of issue. Candidates residing abroad should deposit the prescribed fee in the office of India's High Commissioner, Ambassador or representative abroad as the case may be for credit to account head "051-Public Service Commission-Examination Fees" and attach the receipt with the application.

How to Apply:

(a) Candidates may apply Online by using the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website.

(b) Candidates may also apply offline in the Common Application Form devised by the Commission for its examinations which can be processed on computerised machines.

This application form along with an Information Brochure containing general instructions for filling up the form, an acknowledgement card and an envelope for sending the application is obtainable from the designated Head Post Offices/ Post Offices throughout the country as listed in Appendix-III of Notice against cash payment of Rs. 30/- (Rupees thirty only). Form should be purchased from the designated head Post Offices Post offices only and not from any other agency. This form can be used only once and for only one examination. Candidates who wish to apply offline must use the form supplied with the Information Brochure only and they should in no case use photocopy/reproduction/ unauthori-sedly printed copy of the Form. Since this form is electronically scannable, due care should be taken to fill up the application form correctly. While filling up the application form, please refer to detailed instructions given in Appendix- II(B) of this Notice. The candidates should also fill up in the relevant places of the Acknowledgement Card, their Application Form Number and the name of the examination.

The applicants are required to affix the postage stamp of Rs. 6/- on the Acknowledgement Card and send the same along with application form to UPSC. If an applicant fails to affix the postage stamp of requisite amount his/her acknowledgement card will not be despatched and Commission will not be responsible for non-receipt of acknowledgement card by the applicant. The duly filled in application form and the acknowledgement card should then be mailed in the special envelope supplied with the Information Brochure. You should also write the name of examination viz. "Special Class Railway Apprentices' Examination, 2011" on the envelope before despatching it to "Controller of Examinations, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069".

Important : All communications to the Commission should invariably contain the following particulars.
1. Name and year of the examination.
2. Application Form Number.
3. Roll Number (if received)
4. Name of candidate (in full and in block letters)
5. Complete postal address as given in the application.

The Online Application can be filled upto 25th April, 2011 till 11.59 P.M. after which the link will be disabled.
(b) OFFLINE: (i) The completed Offline Application Form must reach the Controller of Examinations, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi 110069 on or before 25th April, 2011.

PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS : Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

FACILITATION COUNTER FOR GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES : In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC's Facilitation Counter near gate 'C' of its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/ 011- 23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.

Mobile Phone Banned
(a) Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations. (b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned item including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safekeeping can not be assured.

Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/costly items to the Examination Hall, as safe keeping of the same cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.

Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply

Courtesy: upsc.gov.in