What Is Common Eligibility Test(CET), NRA Complete Details

Common Eligibility Test (CET) for RRB Railways, SSC & Banking Exams.

PM of India Narendra Modi has given its approval for the creation of the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET) in place of prelims level tests of central government recruitment for Non-Technical Posts. The National Recruitment Agency (NRA) will be a nodal agency to conduct CET every year.

CET to be conducted for three levels examinations like Graduate, Higher Secondary (12th Pass), and 10th Pass for those Non-Technical Posts.

It brings a big transformation reform in the recruitment process for central government jobs. It will eliminate multiple tests/examinations and save precious time as well as resources.

It was then proposed that a National recruitment Agency (NRA) will be set up to conduct CET for the recruitment of Non-Gazetted Posts.

CET conducted by the National Recruitment Agency (NRA).

In our country various government competitive examination conducted by different government bodies like Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC), Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and National Testing Agency (NTA). Candidates have to pay a fee to multiple recruiting agencies and also have to travel long distances for appearing in various exams.

But now the government is going to take a common prelims exam for the non-gazetted posts in the central government through the National Recruitment Agency (NRA). The government has decided to conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET) in place of prelims exams for all the government departments. The score of the exam is used to select the candidates for the higher level of examination by the different organizations for select candidates for the posts. The test scores will be valid for a period of 3 years and will be conducted twice a year. This is going to help all the government aspirants, as there will be no need to fill different applications for the different exams and they have to prepare for a single exam now.

Key points of Common Eligibility Test (CET):

  • CET conducted by National Recruitment Agency (NRA) for Non-Technical Posts.
  • It a single online prelims exam that will be held for all RRB, IBPS, & SSC posts.
  • The exam will be conducted in 12 languages.
  • The CET score is valid for three years.
  • The exam will be conducted twice a year.
  • Candidates need to pay a one-time fee for all the CET exam.
  • A single exam will save money as well as time.
  • Each candidate will have two additional chances to improve his or her scores and the best scores will be taken into consideration.
  • Every district will have at least one examination center.
  • There will be separate CET for graduate, higher secondary, and secondary level students.
  • There will be a separate syllabus for CET based on the qualification.
  • The score of successful candidates of CET can be utilized by State Governments also.

What is the National Recruitment Agency (NRA)?

National Recruitment Agency (NRA) is a proposed nodal agency approved by the PM Narendra Modi which conducts a single computer-based preliminary examination for all the non-gazetted GroupĀ  B and C posts government posts. This will reduce the time and also candidates don’t have to prepare for each preliminary exam again and again.

The National Recruitment Agency (NRA) will initially aim at replacing the preliminary exams of Group B and C posts conducted by three government agencies namely: Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), and Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).

Syllabus and Exam pattern CET

Till now there is no defined exam pattern and syllabus for the CET. The exam pattern and syllabus of CET will be updated as soon as it is released by NTA. There will be different exam pattern and syllabus for the Graduate, Higher Secondary (12th Pass) and 10th Pass level exams. Candidates are advised to keep in touch with the website for all the updates regarding the CET exam pattern and Syllabus.

CET FAQs

Q1. What is CET?

Common Eligibility Test (CET) in place of prelims level tests of central government recruitment for Non-Technical Posts of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC), Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and National Testing Agency (NTA), etc.

Q. What is the eligibility for CET?

Any Graduates (Degree), 12th Class (Higher Secondary) Pass/intermediate, and 10th Pass candidates are eligible for CET.

Q. Which all exams would CET cover?

CET would cover all India recruitment examinations for Railway Recruitment Board (NTPC, Group D, JE, etc), Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS RRB and IBPS Clerk, PO & SO) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC CHSL, CGL, JE, Steno Group C, D, JHT, etc.).

Q. What is the full form of CET?

The full form of CET is the Common Eligibility Test.

Q. What is the full form of NRA?

The full form of NRA is the National Recruitment Agency.

Q. the CET test score is valid for how many year?

The CET test score is valid for three(3) years.

Q. CET exam will be conducted for which posts?

The National Recruitment Agency CET exam will be conducted for non-gazetted posts.

Q. The CET exam will be conducted in how many languages?

The exam will be conducted in 12 languages.

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