NRA expected to conduct CET from September,2021 onwards

NRA CET Exam 2020 – 2021

As per the decision of the central government, a common eligibility test is going to be conducted which will replace all the prelims exams for the non-gazetted posts of government departments. NRA CET exam will come into action from the next year, i.e. 2021. The exam will be conducted in 12 different languages twice in a year with a validity of three years. The score of NRA CET  2021 can be shared with central as well as state government and union territories (UT’s). The Union Cabinet has set up the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to be responsible for conducting CET every year. Read out the article for complete information regarding CET, exam pattern, syllabus, score validity, age limit, eligibility criteria, and much more.

Common Eligibility Test

Common Eligibility Test or CET is the replacement for the tier-1 exams or prelims exams for various non-gazetted posts of the central government. The scores of NRA CET will be applicable for the selection of the candidates for Group B and Group C positions in non-technical jobs and will be shared with all central government recruitment agencies. The CET exam will be conducted by NRA for every two times in the year. The candidates can attempt for the exam until their final selection as there is no bar for the number of attempts (except if the candidate reached the maximum age limit). The aspiring candidates now have to appear in one single preliminary exam for various non-technical posts.

Common portal

Under the new NRA system, candidates will apply through a common registration portal, paying a single entrance fee. They will prepare from a common curriculum. Examination centres will be set up in each district, with the Centre committing to invest in the necessary infrastructure for 117 aspirational districts. A standardised question bank with multiple questions of similar difficulty levels will be created in a central server. An algorithm will be used to jumble and dole out different questions, so that each candidate receives a different question paper, reducing the chances of cheating and paper leakage. Scores will be generated quickly, delivered online and be valid for a three-year period. Students can write the test multiple times as long as they are within the eligible age limit, with their best score being taken into account.



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