NRA CET: With the approval of the Central Government for NRA to conduct a single Common Entrance Test for various government exams for Group B and Group C non gazetted posts, now the list of exams that will be included in NRA CET 2021 initially has been released. The Common Eligibility Test will be replacing the screening test or Phase-1 exams for IBPS, RRB, and SSC. The rest of the selection procedure for phase-2 & 3 will be the same as before. The exam is supposed to be conducted in 12 different languages at the initial stage twice a year and the exam scores will be valid for 3 years. candidates can appear in the exam numerous times as there is no bar on the attempts. Check more details about NRA CET with just a click on the below link.
List of Exams under NRA CET
The Common Eligibility test conducted by National Recruitment Agency will be held for Group-B and Group-C non gazetted posts and will replace the Phase-1 exam for the following exams conducting government organizations.
The candidates will be shortlisted for the next phase for all exams that were previously conducted by these examination bodies. There would be three different CET exams for different levels of candidates i.e. 10th, 12th, and Graduate candidates. As per the government approval, the scores of CET can be used by the state government, PSUs also for their recruitment process, however, officially this exam will be conducted for SSC, IBPS, and RRB Phase-1 exam. Check the overview of exams included in NRA CET 2020-2021 below.
SSC Exams to be covered by NRA CET 2021
Every year SCC conducts exams for various levels posts for the selection of lakhs of candidates of matriculating, secondary, and graduate students. NRA CET will be introduced next year for selecting candidates at Tier-1 and the CET scores will be valid for the selection of Tier-2 exams. Any further information if announced by NRA regarding the exam will be updated here.
|SSC Exams to be replaced||Levels of candidates|
||Matriculate (10th pass)|
||Higher Secondary (12th pass)|
Railway Exams to be covered by NRA CET 2021
NRA CET will be conducted for the non-technical posts in Railways. The test will be applicable for Group B and C exams for various posts in the Railway department. The candidates will be eligible for Tier-2 and Tier-3 exams for Group B & Group C posts in Railways only after qualifying NRA CET. The exams that are to be covered under NRA CET 2021 are RRB NTPC & RRB Group D. Do remember this exam will replace only the stage-1 exam, the rest of the criteria will be the same as per RRB.
|Railway Exams to be replaced||Posts under exams|
|RRB NTPC Tier-1 (10th/12th/Graduate as per post applying for)||Junior Clerk cum Typist, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Traffic Assistant, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Commercial Apprentice, Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk, Senior Time Keeper, Senior Clerk cum Typist, and Station Master|
|RRB Grade-D Tier-1 (10th pass)||Helper, Hospital Attendant, Pointsman, Porter, Assistant Porter, Track Maintainer, Gateman|
Banking Exams to be covered by NRA CET 2021
Institute of Personnel Selection is one of the largest organization bodies that conduct various banking recruitment every year providing jobs to eligible candidates. The basic selection process for banking recruitment includes a Preliminary Test as the first step to select limited and eligible candidates for the Mains exam. As per the government rules, NRA CET will be replacing the preliminary test for IBPS and there would be only one test for all banking profiles. The candidates will have to choose their desired post after qualifying CET as the scores in CET will be considered as Prelims marks.
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|Bank Exams to be replaced||Level of Candidates|
|IBPS PO Prelims||Graduate|
|IBPS Clerk Prelims||Graduate|
|IBPS RRB PO & Clerk Prelims||Graduate|
|Other banking exams||Graduate|