National Recruitment Agency (NRA) CET


"Want to know more about the Common Entrance Test (CET) which will be conducted by National Recruitment Agency (NRA) soon? Then dive into this article to get all your doubts cleared about NRA CET."

NRA CET Key Points

  • This is only the first step screening for an appointment! Very important though.
  • Degree, Inter‌ (Class-12), 10th class pass outs can write this CET‌.
  • Each test will be different for each level depending upon the posts.
  • This test is conducted online twice a year
  • The score achieved in this exam is valid for three years.
  • Candidates can re-write the set‌ if they want to improve their score.
  • Anyone can take the test as many times as they want depending on the maximum age limit.
  • There are relaxations in the age limit for SC, ST, OBC and Divyanga candidates
  • This score will play a major role when recruitment announcements are made.
  • One test center will be set up in each district across the country. Candidates do not have to go long distances
  • Nearly 1000 examination centers will be set up across the country including districts in backward areas.
  • Candidates' applications, roll numbers, admit cards, list of marks, merit card are all online
  • This entrance test is available in all languages. Everyone has equal opportunities
  • The current reservation ‌ policy will be implemented
  • This test can be taken from any center in the country.
  • All the Common Entrance Test will be conducted in Multiple Choice Objective mode.
  • Initially, appointments made by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), Staff Selection Commission (SRC), Institute of Banking Services Personnel (IBSP) will be made through this CET.
  • All other Departments will be added in stages.
  • After the CET score, the second and third stage examinations - i.e. oral and other examinations will be conducted by the respective recruiting institutes.
  • The CET score can also be used by recruitment agencies and private companies in the states if desired.

NRA Formation

★ It will be headed by an officer at the level of Secretary

★ Its members include representatives from a number of recruiting organizations, including SSC, RRB, and IBSP.

★ 1517.57 crore has been allotted to NRA for the next three years.

What is the use of NRA CET?

  1. No more Multiple exams - Single test for Central Government jobs. 
  2. Establishment of a National Recruitment Agency
  3. At first, Railway, Banking and SSC examinations will come under one umbrella
  4. Exam will be conducted 2 times a year online and score is valid for three years
  5. One examination center in each district

There will be a joint Common Entrance Test (CET) for non-gazetted posts in the Central Government and lower posts in public sector banks. The Union Cabinet has decided to set up a National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to manage this.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced that the NRA will be set up during the budget presented on February 1 this year. The Cabinet, which met on Wednesday, discussed the modalities of the NRA and approved it. Over the years, about 20 bodies have made these appointments. All will be closed now. The test will be conducted for all Non-gazetted and Non-technical jobs under Group-B and Group-B at the same level.

Prime Minister Modi described the establishment of NRA as a boon to the unemployed youth of the country. "Billions of people will benefit from the NRA. Many tests for jobs are not written. It saves money, time and resources. It will also increase transparency in appointments, ”he tweeted. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and Jitendra Singh described the Cabinet meeting as "revolutionary".

Watch the Video on NRA CET in Telugu

Deepshikha Choudhary
Career Counsellor for Government Jobs.