The National Recruitment Agency India, commonly referred to as NRA, is an agency of the Indian government formed to manage the recruitment process of Government, Public Sector Undertaking, and Public sector Banks. The NRA will conduct the Common Eligibility Test (CETNRA) for non-gazetted and non-technical posts for specific departments under the Government, Public sector undertakings, and Public sector banks. The CETNRA will act as the preliminary exam for the recruitment of posts under the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), and the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). Learn more about the NRA CET Syllabus in this article.

CETNRA Syllabus 2022– Expected

The announcement of the NRACET 2022 has led candidates to speculate about what the syllabus for the examination will be like. The NRA CET syllabus is not released yet, but it is expected to be in line with the existing syllabus of SSC and IBPS, etc. Candidates can expect an official recruitment notification detailing the syllabus to be released in the next few months. However, as the examination is for posts under the SSC, RRB, and IBPS, the syllabus will contain specific topics under Reasoning, English, Mathematics, and General Studies. The tentative CETNRA Syllabus is as follows:

Candidates must note that the syllabus detailed above is the speculated syllabus. The NRA will release the actual syllabus for the Common Eligibility Test at a later date.

CETNRA Exam Pattern 2022

As for the NRA CET Exam Pattern, candidates can expect that it will consist of the following:

  • The exam will have four different sections.
  • The speculated total mark of the exam is 200.
  • The exam pattern will depend on the candidate’s qualifications, i.e., whether candidates are 10th pass, 12th pass, Diploma, or college graduates.
  • It is expected that incorrect answers will result in a 0.25 deduction.
  • Each question is a multiple-choice question carrying 1-2 marks each.
  • The exam duration is 2 hours.

The details of the expected exam pattern for NRA CET 2022 are:

SectionNumber of questions Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning5050
General Awareness5050
Quantitative Aptitude5050
English Comprehension5050

NRA will also release the details of the Test pattern on their official website. The NRA CET will be conducted in English, Hindi, and other major Indian languages. The questions in the CET are all objective-type questions in the multiple-choice question format. NRA CET’s difficulty level is based on the post the candidate has applied for and the educational qualifications required for that post.


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