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A very bad news for the contenders, who wish to make their career in the engineering job in railways with the help of SCRA 2017, no further notification related to SCRA 2017 is going to publish. The Union Public Service Commission who conducts the Special Class Railway Apprentice Examination (SCRA) has decided to close the examination.

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As per the latest news union public service commission has close the SCRA as per the decision taken on 28th September, 2015. Below given segment is specially made to provide all the information about the SCRA 2017.

SCRA 2017

SCRA Notification 2017

UPSC which is also known as union public service commission has conducted the Special Class Railway Apprentice Examination (SCRA) every year. This examination was started in the year 1927. This exam was conducted twice a years to select the 30 students across the country  for the under graduation programme  in Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (IRIMEE) at Jabalpur.

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Reason to not Conduct SCRA

UPSC said that the SCRA exam conduction especially for the selection of the engineering students for railways is meaningless since the organization is also conduct the Indian Engineering Exam every year. UPSC said that the ministry of railway has to justify why to organize a separate examination for the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (IRIMEE) at Jabalpur when a same level of exam is already conducted. UPSC said that the SRCA is not going to conduct by them until the ministry of railway didn’t get the proper justification for the conduction of the Special Class Railway Apprentice Examination (SCRA).

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UPSC Secretary Ashim Khurana said “The Commission may not be inclined to continue with the examination unless full and proper justification is forthcoming from the Railway Ministry for such continuance,” in a letter to Railway Board Member (Staff) Pradeep Kumar. This letter is send by Ashim Khurana to Pradeep Kumar in the month of July this year.

UPSC not only conduct the SCRA for various post in Railways but it also conduct the exam like Indian Railway Services in Electrical Engineering, Indian Railways Services in Engineers, Indian Railways Services in Signal Engineering and Indian Railways Services in Stores and many other for various post across the country.

Decision Taken by the Ministry

After taking this matter in concern, ministry of railway has decide to select the engineers for the service in the Indian Railways from the engineering service examination conducted by the Union public service commission instead of conducting Special Class Railway Apprentice Examination (SCRA). Pardeep Kumar the member of railway board has released the notice to the UPSC regarding the selection of the contenders from the engineering services exam.

But inspite of all this matter railway also clearly said that the despite of all fact the Railway also clarified that the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (IRIMEE) Jabalpur will not closed. IRIMEE Jabalpur is continue as a centralize college training institute for Mechanical engineers and other officers at Indian Railway.

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This decision of the ministry of railway and Union public service commission is highly affected; SCRA is not going to conduct further. But it is not too bad news it is also a good chance. Those contenders who qualify the engineering services exam will now even get selected for the railway jobs also. And it might b a very good scope for the engineering students. To grab this chance and for more information applicants are advised to visit the official site of the UPSC.

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