The Government of India has announced the decision to hold a Common Entrance Exam, or CET, for several non-gazetted posts from 2022. The NRA CET is the preliminary exam of the recruitment process of filling up the vacant posts in the government and other statutory bodies under the government. Read more about NRA CET Exams below.

NRACET Exam Updates

The job seekers will have to write only one preliminary exam conducted by the National Recruitment Agency rather than applying to several departments and writing several departments’ examinations. The scores that candidates receive in the CETNRA will determine their eligibility for the next level of examinations. The NRA Common Eligibility Test Score(NRA CET Score) is valid for three years. The individual departments conduct the next level of examinations for final selection.

NRA CET 2021- Important Information

Test NameNRA CET 
Conducting BodyNational Recruitment Agency
LevelNational Level  
Exam DateTentatively March 2022
Exam ModeTo be decided  
Frequency of Exam DurationTwo times a year
Score Validity3 years  
Exam PurposeSelection of Candidates for Group B and Group C Non-Technical Posts
Exam Helpdesk No.To be announced
Official WebsiteTo be announced

Latest Updates About NRA CET 2022

The Union Minister has announced that the National Recruitment Agency, or NRA, is set to conduct the Common Eligibility Test in September 2022. Various government departments expect to fill the vacant posts from over 2.5 crore candidates through the NRA’s CET exam.

Setting up the NRA

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for setting up the National Recruitment Agency, which is given the task to streamline the hiring process for various government posts and conduct the CET two times annually. The NRA will simplify the hiring process for these posts and make it more convenient for candidates preparing for the exam.

Test Centres for NRA CET 2022

To make it more convenient for candidates in remote areas and lessen the cost of various traveling and lodging expenses, the government has decided that there will be at least one exam center in each district.

The Importance of NRA CET Scores.

The NRA’s CET scores secured by candidates will determine candidates’ eligibility to appear for the Staff Selection Commission, the Railway Recruitment Board, and the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. These scores are also used to hire individuals into various state government posts, posts in the public sector undertaking, and private organizations. 

The NRA will ensure that the CET will cover topics from various aspects of education and life, which is crucial knowledge for individuals. The NRA CET score will make it easier for various departments and organizations to hire candidates.

Various organizations have announced that candidates will get direct appointments based on the CET score of the National Recruitment Agency. It is not clear whether these organizations will conduct other levels of examinations to select candidates.

MP Becomes the first to Utilise NRA CET Score for Appointments to State Government Jobs.

Shri. Shivraj Singh Chauhan, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, has declared that the MP Government will select the candidates for state government jobs based on the NRA CET Scores. This decision has made MP the first state to announce that the CET scores are used for various appointments other than those specified by the NRA.

Syllabus and Exam Pattern for NRA CET 2022

The NRA has not released any official notifications relating to the standard entrance test syllabus and exam pattern. NRA will release the details of the syllabus and the exam pattern in due course. 


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