Union Public Service Commission is an effective organization set up by the government to recruit candidates for various government jobs. These days, due to a large number of youth being dedicated towards government jobs, the responsibility of UPSC has increased. However, UPSC has been successful in handling the large mass of aspiring candidates that apply for such jobs and choosing only the most capable candidates. Two such challenging exams conducted by UPSC are Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA) and Civil services. These two exams encounter the maximum number of candidates and require stringent method of recruitment. The question paper for these two exams is conducted by UPSC which ensures that the best prepared and highly intellectual candidates are chosen.

SCRA exam:
* Special Class Railway Apprentice Exam (SCRA) is conducted by UPSC. It is an entry ticket to gain entry into high profile jobs in the Railway Department.
* Candidates clearing the SCRA exam are chosen for an undergraduate programme for Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
* The challenging question paper is prepared by the best team of UPSC and those who qualify the SCRA exam have to apply for the personality test. The written exam consists of subjects like Mathematics, General knowledge, physics, chemistry, etc.
* There is a huge scope for candidates who clear the SCRA exam and are chosen for the undergraduate programme. After completing the degree, they he highest level leadership program in the Railway organization.

Civil Service Exam:
* The civil service exam is a national level basis exam, conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). It is is dream job of many to clear the civil service exam and become a part of this prestigious career choice.
* Civil Service examination is conducted for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS).
* All these exams are divided into three parts, preliminary exam, Mains exam and the interview. The Preliminary examination, consists of two objective-type papers (General Studies and Aptitude Test), and the Main examination, consisting of nine papers of conventional (essay).
* It is impossible to clear any exam of the Civil Services without a thorough knowledge of the current affairs. Since the major portion of the question paper is dedicated to current affairs, it is considered the life-line of civil service exams.

Both these exams, Civil Service Exams and Special Class Railway Apprentice Exam (SCRA), conducted by UPSC are very tough. Lakes of candidates appear for these exams, however the number is refined down to quite a few who truly deserve. Months of thorough preparation are a pre-requisite to clear these examinations and bag a seat in the respective careers.

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