What is NRA and CET?
The National Recruitment Agency (NRA) will conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET) for all candidates who wish to work in the public sector. This common exam, will be a screening test that will replace the Prelims and/or Tier 1 exam that is separately conducted as part of each recruitment exam for various central government jobs. In essence, the CET is a single, online Preliminary exam.
In this article, we will cover all the important information regarding this exam such as NRA CET eligibility, syllabus, NRA CET exam date and more.
NRA CET 2022: Exam Date
The NRA CET Exam Date 2022 is expected to be fixed for some time early in 2022. So, if you are planning to take this exam, there is no time to lose. Please take a look at all the important information concerning this Common Eligibility Test and begin your preparation right away.
NRA CET 2022: Exam Covered
Which exams are covered under NRA CET?
The NRA CET exam will cover all exams conducted by the following 3 organisations.
- Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
- Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
- Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
NRA CET 2022: Eligibility
The NRA CET can be taken at 3 stages of education.
- Matriculation, i.e., Class 10
- Higher Secondary, i.e., Class 12
Therefore, candidates who satisfy the education requirement for the exam will be eligible to take it.
NRA CET Exam Pattern 2022
The expected NRA CET Exam Pattern 2022 is provided in the table below.
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||50||50|
|English Language & Comprehension||50||50|
- There will be a negative marking of 0.25 mark for each answer.
- The exam will be conducted for a total of 120 minutes.
- The exam pattern for all 3 stages, i.e., Matriculation, Higher Secondary and Graduation, will be the same. However, the level of assessment will differ.
- The NRA CET exam will be held twice a year.
- The score earned in this exam will be valid for 3 years.
- All tests will be Computer-Based Tests (CBT) with MCQ-type questions.
- The exam will be conducted in 12 languages including Hindi and English.
- There is no official website for NRA CET at present.
NRA Syllabus 2022
Take a look at the expected NRA CET Syllabus 2022 in the table below.
|Subject||Reasoning||General Awareness||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language & Comprehension|
Seating Arrangement Puzzle
|Current Affairs- Persons & Places|
National & International News
Books & Authors
Awards & Honours
India and its Neighbours
|Number System |
Simple & Compound Interest
Time and Work
Profit and Loss
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Sequence & Series
Permutation & Combination
|Reading Comprehension |
Synonyms & Antonyms
Direct and Indirect Speech
Fill in the blanks
Sentence Correction & Completion
NRA CET: FAQs
Q: When will the NRA CET exam 2022 be held?
A: The exam is expected to be held in early 2022, perhaps in March.
Q: Will NRA CET also cover UPSC exams?
A: No, the UPSC exams will not be covered under the NRA CET.
Q: How many times is this exam conducted in a year?
A: The NRA CET exam is conducted twice a year.
Q: Where can I take this test?
A: The Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, that will oversee this venture, has decreed that each district in India will have at least one exam centre.
Q: Is there any official website for NRA CET?
A: At present, there is no official website.
Start Studying Today!
We encourage you to begin your preparation right away. You can explore a number of free online mock tests that are available on ixamBee for all government exams.
Moreover, we urge you to keep a tab on the upcoming government exams 2022-2023 to ensure you don’t miss any updates.
All the best!
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