UPSC Special Class Railway Apprentice Examination 2014-2015

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released various notifications regarding the current need of Special Class Railway Apprentices who will fill up vacancies under Mechanical Engineering Department of Indian Railways.  Candidates must join the UPSC Special Class Railway Apprentice Examination 2015 to be deemed eligible for the said post.  Qualifications and thorough information are provided below for the willing aspirants:



Organization Name        : Union Public Service Commission

Department                       : Mechanical Engineering

Job Position                       : Special Class Railway Apprentice

No. of Vacancies              : 42 posts

Mode of Application      : Online

Outline of Eligibility and Requirements

  • Must have achieved and passed the following educational qualifications:
  • Intermediate or an equivalent Examination (with Mathematics and Physics / Chemistry subjects)
  • Higher Secondary 10+ 2 (with Mathematics and Physics / Chemistry subjects)
  • 1st Year Examination under 3-year University degree course; or the first examination of the 3-year diploma course in Rural Service of the National Council for Rural Higher education or any of its equivalents.
  • 1st or 2nd Division of Pre-Engineering Examination of a university or credited board
  • 1st or 2nd Division of Pre-Professional/ Pre-Technological Exam of any university or credited board (with Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry subjects
  • 1st year examination under the 5-year Engineering Degree Course of a university
  • 1st or 2nd Division of Pre- Degree Examination of the Universities of Kerala and Calicut (with Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry subjects)
  • Must be 17 to 21 years old as on January 1, 2015.
  • Must pay the application fee of Rs. 100 thru the following:
  • Deposit in any Branch of SBI by cash or net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur/ State Bank of Hyderabad/ State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore
  • Using Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit Card
    (Note: Female and SC/ST/PH candidates are free from this obligation.)


Mechanics of the Examination

  • The Examination shall be conducted according to the following plan.
  • Part I:General Ability Test (English, General Knowledge and Psychological Test) – Given Time: 2 Hours
  • Paper-II : Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry)– Given Time: 2 Hours
  • Paper-III: MathematicsGiven Time: 2 Hours

(Note: There shall be negative markings or penalty for wrong answers.)


Noteworthy Dates:

  • Opening date of online registration : October 11,2014
  • Closing date of online registration : November 7, 2014
  • Date of written examination : January 18, 2014