SCRA Detail Syllabus for year 2013-2014

Special Class Railway Apprentices (SCRA) - 2013-2014 

+Sanjay Prasad 


Paper I General Ability Test 2 Hours 200
Paper II Physical Sciences 2 Hours 200
Paper III Mathematics 2 Hours 200


General Knowledge 

For General Knowledge read books of SCHAND, UPKAR, TATA .

Constitution of India and its characteristic features:
Democracy, Secularism, Socialism, equality of opportunity and Parliamentary form of Government. Major political ideologies - Democracy, Socialism, Communism and Gandhian idea of non-violence. Indian political parties, pressure groups, public opinion and the Press, electoral system.
India’s foreign policy and non-alignment, Arms race, balance of power. World organisation - political, social, economic and cultural. Important events (including sports and cultural activities) in India and abroad during the past two years.
Broad features of Indian social system: The caste system, hierarchy, recent changes and trends. Minority social institution - marriage, family, religion and acculturation. Division of labour, co-operation, conflict and competition, Social control - reward and punishment, art, law, customs, propaganda, public opinion, agencies of social control - family, religion, State educational institutions; factors of social change -  economic, technological, demographic, cultural; the concept of revolution.
Social disorganisation in India: Casteism, communalism, corruption in public life, youth unrest, beggary, drugs, delinquency and crime, poverty and unemployment. Social planning and welfare in India, community development and labour welfare; welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes.
Money: Taxation, price, demographic trends, national income, economic growth. Private and Public Sectors; economic and non-economic factors in planning, balanced versus imbalanced growth, agricultural versus industrial development; inflation and price stabilization, problem of resource mobilisation. India’s Five Year Plans.
Geography : Solar system and the earth. Seasons, Climate, Weather, Soil - its formation, erosion. Forests and their uses. Natural calamities cyclones, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions. Mountains and rivers and their role in irrigation in India. Distribution of natural resources and industries in India. Exploration of underground minerals including Oil. Conservation of natural resources with particular reference to the flora and fauna of India.
Science : Knowledge of the human body, nutrition, balanced diet, substitute foods, public health and sanitation including control of epidemics and common diseases. Environmental pollution and its control. Food adulteration, proper storage and preservation of food grains and finished products, population explosion, population control. Production of food and raw materials. Breeding of animals and plants, artificial insemination, manures and fertilizers, crop protection measures, high yielding varieties and green revolution, main cereal and cash crops of India.Evolution of life, plants and animals, heredity and environment-Genetics, cells, chromosomes, genes.

This is test understanding and command of the language of candidates. Use SCHAND English book.

complex number
Matrices and Determinants
Permutation and Combination
profit and loss
quadratic equation

Addition and subtraction formulae, multiple and sub-multiple angles. Product and factoring formulae. Inverse trigonometric functions - Domains, Ranges and Graphs. DeMoivre's theorem, expansion of Sin n0 and Cos n0 in a series of multiples of Sines and Cosines. Solution of simple trigonometric equations. Applications: Heights and Distance. 

Rectangular Cartesian. Coordinate system, distance between two points, equation of a straight line in various forms, angle between two lines, distance of a point from a line. Transformation of axes. Pair of straight lines, general equation of second degree in x and y - condition to represent a pair of straight lines, point of intersection, angle between two lines. Equation of a circle in standard and in general form, equations of tangent and normal at a point, orthogonality of two cricles. Standard equations of parabola, ellipse and hyperbola - parametric equations, equations of tangent and normal at a point in both cartesian and parametric forms. 

Integral Calculus and Differential equations
Vectors and its applications 

Frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution - examples. Graphical representation - Histogram, frequency polygon - examples. Measure of central tendency - mean, median and mode. Variance and standard deviation - determination and comparison. Correlation and regression. 

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