NRA CET – Eligibility, Age Limit, Syllabus and Exam Pattern by NRA

Published On : 2018-07-21

To increase the transparency in Government Jobs exam a proposal for CET (Common Eligibility Test) was been introduced in Rajya Sabha on 14 March 2018.  From 2019 CET (Common Eligibility Test) exam will be conducted and it will replace recruitment exams for SSC, Railways, Bank Group- B Posts and Below Level Posts. 

Candidates would need to apply online for NRA CET (Common Eligibility Test). CET will be conducted by  National Recruitment Agency (NRA). Currently SSC CET (Common Eligibility Test) website is being developed by National Career Services (NCS), Ministry of Employment and Labor. CET (Common Eligibility Test) will be conducted in two Tier by  National Recruitment Agency (NRA). TIER I will be a screening test and TIER II exam will be conducted by the concerned recruiting agency. 

As per the proposal CET (Common Eligibility Test) will be conducted in three levels by  National Recruitment Agency (NRA)
Level I – Matric Level – Qualification Required 10th from Recognized Board.
Level II – Higher Secondary Level - Qualification Required 10+2 or Intermediate from Recognized Board. 
Level III - Graduation Level - Qualification Required Graduation from Recognized University. 

Candidates must be minimum of 18 years and maximum of 25 years of Age. However further age relaxation is allowed as follows

SC/ST - 5 Years
Other Backward Classes-Non Creamy Layer OBC (NCL)– 3 Years
Physically Handicapped – 10 Years
Physically Handicapped + OBC – 13 Years
Physically Handicapped + SC/ST – 15 Years
Ex Servicemen- 3 Years
Ex Servicemen (OBC)- 6 Years
Ex Servicemen (SC/ST)- 8 Years
Central Government Employee (UR) –Upto 40 Years
Central Government Employee (OBC) –Upto 43 Years
Central Government Employee (SC/ST) –Upto 45 Years
Domicile of J & K (UR) – 5 Years
Domicile of J & K (OBC) – 8 Years
Domicile of J & K (SC/ST) – 10 Years

  • Combined Graduate Level Exam (CGL)
  • Constable GD
  • Combined Higher School Level (CHSL)
  • Junior Engineer Exam
  • Constable Exe in Delhi Police
  • Scientific Assistants in Indian Meteorological Department Examination
  • Lower Divisional Clerk
  • Combined Jr. Hindi Translator in Subordinate Office
  • Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’
  • Combined Jr. Hindi Translator in Subordinate
  • SI/CPO Examination
  • Junior Hindi Translator
  • CWE-PO
  • CWE-Clerk
  • CWE-SO
  • RRB Group D

Syllabus for NRA CET 
Till now Syllabus for CET has not been announced, so we can only speculate that the syllabus and exam pattern will be much similar to that of SSC TIER I. 

How to apply for NRA CET 
  1. Register Through NCS (National Career Service Portal)
  2. Pay application Fee online. Online Fee can be paid using Debit Card, Credit Card, Online Banking etc.
  3. Candidates must have a Valid and Active Email address
  4. Upload Scanned Photograph and Signatures. 
  5. Submit Application Form
  6. Candidates are Advice to print out application form for future reference.

Practice for NRA CET online test by taking chapter wise test. You will get your result instantly with no maximum limits for attempts. 

Download Rajya Sabha Report on NRA CET (Common Eligibility Test)

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