SCRA (Special Class Railway Apprentice) 2018.

What is the syllabus (section wise) for all the three exam papers that SCRA will conduct ?

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  • Syllabus for Examination SCRA 2018-19

    Paper 1

    English: Questions will test the candidates on their command over the language including grammar.

    General Knowledge: Questions on environment, evolution of life, cell structure, genes, plants, animals, human body functions, food chain, food, food adulteration, production of food and raw materials etc
    Solar system, climate change, stars, planets, geography, astrology and structure of earth.
    History, politics and social reforms of India. Constitution of India. Money.

    Physiological: Questions will test candidates on their basic human intelligence.

    Paper 2

    Physics: Newton’s laws, coefficient of friction, velocity acceleration, measurement of time and mass, escape velocity, centripetal force, harmonic motion, etc.
    Pascal’s laws, Archimedes principles, wave motion, magnetic waves, magnetic fields, ferromagnetism, etc.
    Electric charge, electric field and potential Colombo’s laws.
    Electric current, Wheatstone’s bridge, chemical effects in current, electromagnetic induction, cathode rays, radioactivity, nuclear energy.


    Physical chemistry: atomic structure, chemical bonding, energy changes in chemical reactions, chemical equilibria, molecularity, Raoult’s law, electro-chemistry, oxidation, etc.

    Inorganic chemistry: hydrogen, group 1 elements, group 2 elements, group 3 elements, group 4 elements, group 5 elements, group 6 elements, group 7 elements, group 8 elements, noble gases, metallurgy, etc.
    Organic chemistry: carbon, general methods of preparation,  aromatic hydrocarbons, halogen derivatives, hydroxy compounds, ethers, aldehydes and ketones, nitro compounds amines, carboxylic acid, esters, polymers, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, etc.

    Paper 3

    Mathematics: Algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus, deferential equation, vectors, statistics, probability, etc.

  • The syllabus of UPSC SCRA Exam 2019 covers the syllabi of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of 12thstandard of any board.
    Exam pattern
    There will be multiple choice questions and candidates will be required to tick the right answer.
    There will be negative marking in the exam, so candidates are advised not to answer a question in case they do not know its answer.
    The exam will be conducted offline and candidates will be allowed to use black ball pen. Ballpoint pen is not allowed.
    The examination will comprise two sections—written examination and physical science.
    The written exam will be of 600 marks and the questions will be asked from English, Psychology and General knowledge. The second section will cover questions from Mathematics and Physical Science. This section will be of 200 marks.
    The duration of these two papers will be 2 hours.

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