NRA CET 2022: Common Eligibility Test by National Recruitment Agency
According to the last update of July 6, 2021, Union Minister Jitendra Singh announced that the Common Eligibility Test (CET) will take place for candidates in all districts of the country from 2022: The early recruitment of CET for positions in the central government was planned before the end of 2021, but is likely to be delayed due to the ongoing pandemic.
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the proposal to create the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) on August 19, 2020.
What is the common eligibility test?
Common Eligibility Test is a national-level combined competitive exam conducted by a recently established National Recruitment Agency to shortlist primary (Tier-I) candidates for the Common Eligibility Test (CET) to qualify for group ‘B’ Non – Gazetted posts, certain positions in Group “B”, positions in Group “C” in government and equivalent positions in government agencies.
NRA takes full responsibility for taking the Level I online exam for the three major government recruitment agencies:
- Staff Selection Committee (SSC).
- Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB)
- Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Number of attempts: There is no limit to the number of attempts a candidate must make in order to appear in the CET subject to the upper age limit. Age relaxation for SC / ST and OBC candidates apply according to existing rules.
Common Eligibility Test
|Exam Name||Common Eligibility Test|
|Exam Conducting Body||National Recruitment Agency|
|Year Started||March 2022|
|Exam Type||Objective type test|
|Exam Language||12 languages including English and Hindi|
|Types of CET exam||Three types (10th class, 12th class, graduate-level)|
|Exam Frequency||Twice a year|
|Exam Purpose||Shortlist candidates for Tier-2, Tier-3 exam for Group-B and Group C non-technical posts|
|Validity of CET score||Three years|
|Official Website||to be updated|
What is the National Recruitment Agency?
The National Recruitment Agency is a recently established central body responsible for conducting a Common Eligibility test for the Level I selection of Non – Gazetted Group ‘B’ positions, certain Group ‘B’ Gazetted positions, and Group ‘C’ positions for the Staff Selection Commission, IBPS and Indian Railways.
NRA was founded on August 19, 2020. It would be registered as a company under the Company Registration Act of 1860.
Advantages for students
- There is no need to take multiple exams.
- The one-time exam fee would reduce the financial burden of multiple exams.
- Since the exams are held in all districts, the travel and accommodation costs of candidates would be significantly reduced. The exam in their own district would encourage more and more womwn candidates also to register for government jobs.
- Applicants must register on a single registration portal.
- You don’t have to worry about Conflict of the exam date.
The syllabus for the NRA will be announced in the official announcement after the establishment of the National Recruitment Agency. However, the syllabus is expected to be consistent with the current syllabus of the various tier-1 IBPS, SSC and RRB exams. In the syllabus, questions may be asked on topics such as Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Current Affairs, Static G.K and English.
|1||Awards and Recognition|
|3||Schemes and Policies|
|5||Ranking and Index|
|9||Agreement and MOUs|
|10||Portals and Apps|
|12||Days and Themes|
|13||Books and Authors|
|14||Conferences and Summit|
|S. No||Chapter Name|
|2||First in India/world|
|5||Books and Authors|
|17||Painting / Dress / Tribes|
|1||Spot the Error|
|6||Fill in the blanks|
|9||One word Substitution|
|2||Odd One Out|
|6||Statements and Conclusion|
|9||Dice and Cube|
|17||Series Non Verbal|
|18||Counting Of figures|
|21||Completion of Figure|
|2||HCF – LCM|
|5||Ratio and Proportion|
|6||Mixture and Alligation|
|8||Profit and Loss|
|12||Work and Time|
|13||Pipe and Cistern|
|14||Speed and Distance|
|15||Boat and Stream|
|20||Height and Distance|
|23||Mean, Median and Mode|