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National Recruitment Agency Common Eligibility Test 2024 ( NRA CET )

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Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Mar 27, 2024 17:24 IST

NRA CET dates highlight the important events pertaining to the exam such as the release of the application form, admit card, declaration of result, etc. 

NRA exam will be conducted to replace the preliminary papers of SSC, RRB and IBPS exams. The Union Cabinet has already approved the creation of NRA that will conduct CET to screen candidates for Group-B and C (non-technical) posts.

Will CET be conducted in 2024?

NRA CET will be conducted twice a year. Candidates can apply every year to improve their scores. NRA CET score of a candidate will be valid for three years. The best available NRA CET score of three years will be considered for selection.

Important Events Related to NRA CET

Few important events related to NRA CET exam are given below:

Release of notification: NRA CET notification is released online in PDF form. The notification contain details related to the exam such as exam dates, selection process, exam pattern, syllabus, etc. 

Release of applicatin form: NRA CET application form is released online. Candidates need to fill the application form within the deadline prescribed by the examination authority.

Appearing in the exam: NRA CET is conducted online. The scores of the NRA CET are used to select candidates for the further selection rounds. Separate CETs are conducted for three levels of eligibility- graduation, Class 10 and 12.  

Declaration of result: NRA CET is announced online. To check the result, candidates need to enter the required login details.

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Important NRA CET Exam Date 2024 FAQs

Candidates can check below NRA CET dates.

Q:   When will the NRA CET be conducted?

A:

NRA CET exam dates are yet to be announced by the NRA. Last year, the Minister of State, Jitendra Singh said that the exam will be conducted in May-June this year. However, there is no any update yet regarding the exam dates. According to the media reports, NRA is in the final stage of designing the computer based test. NRA CET exam will be conducted in more than 1000 exam centres in 117 districts spread throughout the country. NRA CET score will be valid for three years and it will be conducted every year. Besides, Central and State Government departments, public and private sectors enterprises will accept the score of CET. 

 

Q:   What is meant by NRA?

A:

NRA or National Recruitment Agency is a multi-agency body that has been set up for the recruitment of candidates for various central government jobs. The formation of NRA was announced in 2020-21 Union Budget. NRA will conduct NRA Common Eligibility Test The exam will be conducted to screen/shortlist certain categories of posts in Central Government, the recruitment is currently carried out by Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).

 

Q:   Is NRA already established?

A:

NRA has been established and the officers/officials posted in it include Chairman, Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations, Director and Deputy Secretary, etc. However, NRA is in the verge of finalising the exam pattern and syllabus of the exam.

 

Q:   What is NRA CET exam?

A:

NRA CET is a common eligibility test that will be conducted by National Recruitment Agency to screen candidates at the first level of various SSC, RRB and IBPS recruitment exams. The NRA CET exam will be conducted to recruit candidates for various Group B and C non-technical and non-gazetted posts.

 

Q:   For which posts or vacancies will NRA CET be conducted?

A:

NRA CET will be conducted for posts and vacancies released under SSC, RRB and IBPS. Some of the tier-I exams that NRA will take over 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.

 

Q:   How many CETs will NRA conduct?

A:

NRA will conduct three CETs as per the eligibility of candidates-Class 10, Class 12 and graduation. On the basis of CET scores, candidates are considered for the further rounds of selection. The final selection is done through separate exams, to be conducted by the respective recruitment agencies.

 

Q:   What is the syllabus of NRA CET?

A:

NRA CET syllabus will be announced once the National Recruitment Agency is set up. However, the syllabus is expected to be in line with the current syllabus of the various tier-I IBPS, SSC and RRB exams. NRA CET syllabus is given below:

Reasoning Ability

  1. Seating arrangements
  2. Puzzles
  3. Inequalities
  4. Syllogism
  5. Input and output
  6. Data sufficiency
  7. Blood relations
  8. Order and ranking
  9. Alphanumeric series
  10. Distance and direction
  11. Verbal reasoning
  12. Classification
  13. Analogy
  14. Coding and decoding
  15. Clock and calendar
  16. Non-verbal reasoning

General Awareness

  1. Current affairs
  2. Banking awareness
  3. General knowledge
  4. World currency
  5. Important locations
  6. Books and authors
  7. Awards
  8. Headquarters
  9. Prime minister schemes
  10. Significant days
  11. Computer knowledge
  12. General science

Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Number series
  2. Data interpretation
  3. Simplification and approximation
  4. Quadratic equation
  5. Data sufficiency
  6. Mensuration
  7. Average
  8. Profit and loss
  9. Ration and proportion
  10. Work, time and energy
  11. Time and distance
  12. Probability
  13. Relations
  14. Simple and compound interest
  15. Permutation and combination
  16. Algebra
  17. Trigonometry
  18. Geometry

English Language

  1. Cloze test
  2. Reading comprehension
  3. Spotting errors
  4. Sentence improvement
  5. Sentence correction
  6. Jumbled paragraphs
  7. Fill in the blanks
  8. Para completion
  9. Sentence completion
  10. Spellings
  11. One word substitution
  12. Phrases and idioms
  13. Active and passive voice
  14. Narrations
 

Q:   Will NRA also conduct UPSC exams?

A:

No, NRA will not conduct any UPSC exam. It will conduct exams only for SSC, RRB and IBPS. The recruitment by NRA CET will be done for various Group B and C posts. Besides, Central and State Government departments, public and private sectors enterprises will accept the score of CET. NRA CET score will be valid for three years and it will be conducted every year.

 

Q:   What is the process after qualifying NRA CET?

A:

After qualifying NRA CET, you have to appear for the next stages of your respective recruitment exams conducted by your respective recruitment agencies such as SSC, RRB and IBPS. Through NRA CET candidates are screened/shortlisted for certain categories of posts in Central Government for which the recruitment is carried out through Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). On the basis of CET scores, candidates are considered for the further rounds of selection. The final selection is done through separate exams, to be conducted by the respective recruitment agencies.

 

Q:   Would IBPS, RRB and SSC stop working if there will be NRA CET exam?

A:

No, SSC, RRB and IBPS will continue conducting recruitment exams as per the vacancies posted by the government. They will only stop conducting the first-level screening exam for recruitment.

 

Q:   Is NRA CET better than the current system?

A:

Yes, NRA CET is better than it will save a lot of time and money of SSC, RRB and IBPS candidates. Through one online exam, candidates will be eligible to apply for a wide range of posts. The exam will also help in expediting the recruitment process of SSC, IBPS and RRB agencies.

 

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Answered 2 months ago

At the time of downloading NRA CET admit card, candidates may face the following problems. In that case, candidates must not panic and try to download the admit card within certain interval of time.

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Anangsha Patra

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Answered 2 months ago

The following details are mentioned in the NRA CET admit card:

Candidate’s name

Roll number

Registration number

Login password

Details of exam centre

Stage of exam

Exam time

Reporting time

Scanned photograph

Scanned signature

Space for invigilator’s signature

Exam day guidelines

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Anangsha Patra

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Answered 2 months ago

The steps to download NRA CET admit card are given below:

  • Visit the official website of NTA
  • Click the 'NRA CET admit card' link
  • Enter the required credentials in the login page
  • NRA CET admit card appears on the screen
  • Download the admit card and take its printout

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