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    Special Class Railway Apprentices Examination
Exam Date :  Saturday, February 28, 2009
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Special Class Railway Apprentices Examination - SCRA Exam 2009

1. An examination for selection of candidates for appointment as Special Class Railway Apprentices in Mechanical Department of Indian Railways will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 26th July, 2009 in accordance with the Rules published by the Ministry of Railways (Railways Board) in the Gazette of India dated the 28th February, 2009.

2. The approximate number of vacancies, to be filled on the results of the examination is 44.

The number of vacancies mentioned above is liable to alteration.

Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.


1. Candidates to Ensure Their Eligibility for the Examination:


The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility condition for admission to examination.

Their admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions

Mere issue of admission certificate to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission.

Commission take up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for interview/Personality Test.

2. Application Form:

Candidates must apply in the Common application form devised by the Commission for its examinations, which can be purchased from the designated Head post Offices/Post Offices (specified in Appendix-III of the Notice) throughout the country against cash payment of Rs. 20/- (Rupees Twenty Only). Each such Form can be used only once and only for one examination.

In case of any difficulty in Application Forms from the designated HPOs/POs, the candidates should immediately contact the concerned post Master or UPSC's "Forms Supply Monitaring Cell" over

Telephone No: 011-23389366
Fax No: 011-23387310.

Candidates are advised to read carefully the "Instructions for filling up the Application form"given in Appendix of this Notice.

3. Last Date for Receipt of Applications:

All applications must reach the following address

Union Public Service Commission,
Dholpur House,
Shahjahan Road,
New Delhi - 110069.

Either by hand or by Post/Speed Post or by Courier, on or before the 30th March, 2009.

The candidate should note that applications will be received by hand, only one at a time, at the designated counter(s) and not in bulk, till 5 PM only.

However, in respect of candidates residing abroad or in certain remote localities specified in Para 6 of this Notice the last date for receipt of applications by Post/Speed Post only (not by Hand or by Courier) is 06th April, 2009.

4. 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.

5. 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 'C' gate of its campus in person or over

Telephone No: 011-23385271
Fax No: 011-23381125/011-23098543

On working days between 10.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs.

6. Mobile Phone Banned :

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

Special Class Railway Apprentices Examination - SCRA 2009 Exam