What is CETNRA?
The Government of India has established a new recruitment agency, National Recruitment Agency (NRA), to conduct the recruiting process of various Government departments and autonomous bodies. The National Recruitment Agency, or NRA, will conduct the Common eligibility test (CET) for Group B & C Category Non-Gazetted Posts, Group B Gazetted Posts, and equivalent posts out of the purview of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
Objective of NRA
The prime objective of setting up the National Recruitment Agency is to provide job seekers the same and the nearest platform in their district to ensure equal opportunities for all applicants from all parts of the country, especially candidates from the rural areas.
NRA will function as an independent and self-reliant agency and conduct the Common Eligibility Tests known as NRACET or CET NRA. The CET conducted by the NRA will shortlist the candidates to fill up the Group C and B Posts in various departments in Central Government, Public Sector undertakings, Railway Board, and various autonomous bodies under the control of the Government.
NRA will conduct a different level of CET for graduate, higher secondary, and matriculate levels which the Staff Selection commission presently conducts (SSC) Commission (SSC), Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs), and the Institute of Bank Personnel Selection (IBPS).
NRA will conduct the CET for all three levels bi-annually and increase the frequency of the tests in a planned way to reach a stage where the NRA will be able to permit the take the test at the time and date requested by the candidates.
Age Limit & Number of Attempts
As secured conditions are required to prevent possible malpractices and fraud during the NRA CET, The CET will be conducted in centers with a robust infrastructure located across the country. NRA will hold the in a fast, efficient, uniform, and transparent manner. There will be no limit on how many attempts can be made by an individual.
The upper age limit may be relaxed for candidates from SC/ST/OBC or other categories, as per the current policy of the Government of India.
Final Selection Method
A qualifying score in the NRA CET will not secure a job for the applicant. The candidate will have to clear the final round of tests conducted by the department where the vacancies exist. The final selection of the applicant will be made based on the last stage tests conducted by the recruitment board of the respective departments.
CET NRA Centers
The NRA will establish six regional centers in the Northern, Southern, Eastern, Central, Western and North East regions of the Country.