NRA CET Graduate Level - Full Course

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NRA CET 2021 Vacancies

NRA CET will be conducted for posts and vacancies released under SSC, RRB, and IBPS. Some of the Tier-I exams that NRA will conduct in the coming months include SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC GD, SSC CPO, SSC MTS, RRB Group-D, RRB NTPC, IBPS PO, and IBPS Clerk.

NRA CET Graduate Level Selection Process

NRA CET is all set to replace the Tier 1/preliminary exams for SSC, RRB, and IBPS government jobs. The first-ever NRA CET Exam is expected to be held in September 2021. 

The selection process of the various government posts through the Common Eligibility Test for Graduates is as follows:

  • Firstly, you need to qualify the NRA CET exam for graduates to get shortlisted for the next round of the recruitment process.
  • After qualifying for the exam, you will have to appear for the next round of the selection process conducted by SSC, IBPS, and RRB.

NRA CET recruitment process will contain the following steps

Step 1: Fill NRA CET application form

As the first step, candidates will have to fill out the NRA CET application form online on the official website of the agency. The NRA CET application fee is expected to be nominal and in line with the fee of other SSC/RRB/IBPS recruitment exams.

Candidates might also have the option of scheduling the test and selecting the test center of their choice at this stage of the recruitment process.

Step 2: Download NRA CET admit card

NRA CET admit cards will be released by the National Recruitment Agency on the official website of the exam. It will be mandatory for candidates to carry the NRA CET admit card to the allotted exam center.

Step 3: Appear for NRA CET paper

Next, candidates will have to appear for their respective NRA CET paper online. The NRA CET paper will contain MCQs containing four answer choices with one correct option.

Step 4: Check NRA CET result

NRA CET results will be declared by the agency on the official website of the exam as per the prescribed schedule. The result is likely to be declared in the form of the merit list. The NRA CET score of a candidate will be valid for three years.

Step 5: Appear for the next stages of respective recruitment exams

All shortlisted candidates will then have to appear for the next stages/tiers of their respective recruitment exams. Further, all the tiers will be conducted by the respective recruitment agencies – SSC, RRB, and IBPS.   

NRA CET Graduate Level Syllabus

NRA CET Syllabus will be based on the syllabus of existing IBPS, SSC & RRB Exams. Based on this understanding, we have listed down the topics which can be asked under each section.

Reasoning AbilityQuantitative AptitudeEnglish LanguageGeneral Awareness
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading ComprehensionGeneral Knowledge
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit & LossCloze TestCurrent Affairs
Alphabet Test
Mixtures & AlligationsPara jumblesGeneral Science
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound Interest &
Surds & Indices
Multiple Meaning / Error SpottingHistory
Coded InequalitiesWork & TimeFill in the blanksGeography
Seating-ArrangementTime & DistanceMiscellaneousPolitical Science
PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph CompletionDates and Events

This is an expected NRA CET Syllabus and is not the exact syllabus. Once the syllabus is officially released by the NRA it will be updated


Expected NRA CET Graduate Level Exam Pattern

After considering the existing Tier-I test patterns of SSC, RRB, and IBPS exams, it is expected that NRA CET 2021 exam pattern will be similar to what is mentioned below:

NRA CET SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning255060 minutes
General Awareness and General Knowledge2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
Language (English, Hindi, etc.)2550

Note: The NRA CET exam pattern given in the table above will be updated as soon as the official test pattern is released.

NRA CET Graduate Level Eligibility Criteria

 The tentative eligibility criteria for graduate-level NRA CET is judged based on four parameters:

  • Education Qualification – Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
  • Age Limit – 18 to 30/32 years
  • Nationality – The candidate must be a citizen of India.

How to Apply For NRA CET

 NRA CET Recruitment process will probably contain the following steps:

           Step 1: Fill NRA CET Application Form

           Step 2: Download NRA CET admit card

           Step 3: Appear for NRA CET Paper

           Step 4: Check NRA CET Result

           Step 5: Appear for the next stages of respective recruitment exams



Q1. When will the NRA CET for Graduates Notification 2021 be released?

Ans: The recruitment notification of NRA CET for Graduates 2021 is expected to be released soon.

Q2. What is the eligibility criteria for the NRA CET for Graduates Recruitment 2021?

Ans: Indian applicants of a minimum age of 18 to 32 years with a university degree or equivalent can apply for this exam. (tentative)

Q3. In which mode will the NRA CET for Graduates examination be conducted for the applicants?

Ans: The NRA CET for Graduates examination will be conducted in online mode.

Q4. What is the selection process for the NRA CET for Graduates Recruitment 2021?

Ans: After qualifying the CET, the shortlisted candidates will go through the next rounds of selection of the respective organizations.

Q5. Will there be negative markings for the examination?

Ans: Tentatively there will be a negative marking for every wrong answer.

Q6. Can the NRA CET score be used by the public sector undertakings (PSUs)?

Ans: Yes, the NRA CET score can be used by the public sector undertakings (PSUs) for hiring eligible candidates.