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posted on : Sat Apr 17 2021
The Union Government has approved to set up a National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct the Common Eligibility Test (CET) as a first stage screening for the recruitment to the non gazetted posts in SSC, IBPS, and RRB.
NRA CET 2021 Exam Dates
The important dates for CET 2021 are as follows:
|Activity||CET 2021 Exam Dates|
|CET Notification Release||Yet to be announced|
|Online Application Start||Yet to be announced|
|Online Application End||Yet to be announced|
|Pre-exam Training||Yet to be announced|
|CET Pre Exam Admit Card Release||Yet to be announced|
|CET Pre Exam Date||Yet to be announced|
|CET Pre Exam Result||Yet to be announced|
|CET Mains Exam Date||Yet to be announced|
|CET Mains Result Date||Yet to be announced|
|Conduct of Interview||Yet to be announced|
|CET Provisional Allotment||April 2022|
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 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:
NRA CET Graduate Level Syllabus
The detailed NRA CET exam pattern, subjects, marking scheme, and exam duration has not been released yet. It is expected that the Common Eligibility Test will include four sections namely:
Based on these exams the aptitude of a candidate will be judged. It is assumed that the Common Entrance Test exam pattern would also be similar to other exams and would not be too far-fetched.
NRA CET Graduate Level Eligibility Criteria
The tentative eligibility criteria for graduate-level CET is judged based on four parameters:
The 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 agency's official website. 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 admits 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 2021 Vacancy
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.
Expected NRA CET Graduate Level Exam Pattern 2021
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 Subjects||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Duration|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||25||50||60 minutes|
|General Awareness and General Knowledge||25||50|
|Language (English, Hindi, etc.)||25||50|
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 Exam Centers 2021
NRA CET exam infrastructure will be conducted in about aspirational 117 districts at over 1,000 exam centers. It is expected to be conducted in every district of India ensuring ease of access for rural youth, women, and disadvantaged candidates
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 are 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.