NRA CET Preparation for Graduation Level Exam: Syllabus, Exam Pattern and More


Read here best tips for NRA CET graduate level exam preparation with expected NRA CET exam pattern, syllabus and more.

The NRA CET exam is expected to replace the Preliminary exams for SSC, IBPS and Railway exams. Therefore, if you are an aspirant for one or more of these competitive exams, it is important that you prepare yourself accordingly. In this article, we will discuss all information related to the NRA CET graduate level exam preparation that will help you understand how to crack the NRA CET exam in the first attempt.

Please note, the NRA CET exam will be held for 3 levels of education; Matric, Higher Secondary and Graduation. In this article, we will only discuss NRA CET Preparation for the Graduation Level Exam.

NRA CET graduate level exam preparation

Exams Covered

Before we move ahead, let us learn which exams will be covered under NRA CET Graduate level assessment:

  • SSC CGL Tier 1 exam
  • SSC Sub-Inspector CPO Tier 1 exam
  • Selection Post for SSC
  • IBPS Clerk Preliminary exam
  • IBPS PO Preliminary exam
  • RRB NTPC Tier-1 exam
  • IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims
  • IBPS RRB PO Prelims

Also See: NRA CET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

NRA CET Exam Pattern 2022

The expected NRA CET Exam Pattern 2022 is provided in the table below.

SectionTotal QuestionsMarks
General Intelligence and Reasoning5050
General Awareness5050
Quantitative Aptitude5050
English Language & Comprehension5050

Exam Pattern for Bank Exams

Please note the expected NRA CET exam pattern for bank exams may be different. The expected pattern has been depicted in the table below.

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
English Language303020 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability353520 Minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 Minutes
Total10010060 Minutes

Also read: NRA CET 2022: Best Preparation Tips for Class 12-level Exam

NRA CET Syllabus

Take a look at the expected NRA CET Syllabus 2022 in the table below.

SubjectReasoningGeneral AwarenessQuantitative AptitudeEnglish Language & Comprehension
SyllabusBlood Relation
Alphanumeric Series
Data Sufficiency
Seating Arrangement Puzzle
Current Affairs- Persons & Places
National & International News
National Symbols
Books & Authors
National Schemes
Awards & Honours
India and its Neighbours
Important Days
Number System
Simple & Compound Interest
Time and Work
Profit and Loss
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Simplification Mensuration
Data Interpretation
Sequence & Series
Permutation & Combination
Reading Comprehension
Error Detection
Synonyms & Antonyms
Direct and Indirect Speech
Para Jumbles
Fill in the blanks
Cloze Test
Sentence Correction & Completion

NRA CET Graduate Level Exam Preparation

Let us now understand how to prepare for the NRA CET exam for each subject.

General Intelligence & Reasoning

As you already know, the General Intelligence & Reasoning section is assessed to test a candidate’s problem-solving and analytical reasoning skills. At any job, especially a competitive government job, it is very important that candidates possess problem solving skills so that they can carry out their work effectively. Therefore, if you want to do well in this section, you must do the following:

  • Focus on topics like Syllogism, Ranking, Blood relations, Direction sense, Coding-Decoding, Alphanumeric Series, Embedded Figures, Puzzles, Seating Arrangement, etc.
  • Practice a variety of questions every day. The more you practice with different types of questions, the more your analytical skills will improve.
  • Practice with situation-based questions as well. You will be assessed more on situational and less concept-based questions. Therefore, the problems and their solutions will be very practical.
  • Go step-by-step. Start with easy topics and then increase the level of difficulty.

Quantitative Aptitude

This section is aimed at testing the basic mathematical aptitude of the candidates. At any government job, especially bank jobs, you will certainly need good mathematical skills to carry out your day-to-day work.

  • Some of the more important topics in this section on which you may expect more questions are
    • Number Systems
    • Ratio and Proportion
    • Data Interpretation
    • Percentages
    • Mensuration
    • Arithmetic Word Problems (Simple and Compound Interest, Time & Work, Profit & Loss, Algebra and such).  
  • When you are studying, practice 1 topic you’re already familiar with and 1 topic that is new/difficult for you. This way, you can cover more than 1 topic every day and practice as you go along.
  • Memorize tables up to 20, squares up to 40 and cubes up to 30.
  • In your practice book, make note of frequently used formulae that you can also memorize for faster question-solving.
  • When you solve questions, do your paperwork clearly and step-by-step. This way, if you do not come to the right answer, you will know exactly where you have made your mistake. Develop a habit of doing paperwork to practice instead of solving orally.
  • Time yourself when you answer each exercise or mock test.
  • Most importantly, focus on taking free mock tests.

English Language

This section will test your knowledge of vocabulary and English grammar. It will be particularly helpful as all government documentations are done mostly in English. The questions will be fairly basic so even if you have a decent command over English, you should be able to pass this section.

  • You will get questions from Reading Comprehension, Synonym & Antonym, Para Jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Sentence Correction, etc. 
  • The best way to improve your grammar is by solving grammar exercises.
  • The more you solve, the better command you will have over your language skills.
  • Further, if you want to improve your vocabulary, you must read newspapers, articles, magazines and books in English.
  • Develop a reading habit to improve your speed.
  • Solve 5 Reading Comprehension exercises every week.

General Awareness

Broadly speaking, the GA section can be divided into the current affairs and static G.K. For current affairs you must be in the know-how of the events being discussed in the news. Static G.K. will test your knowledge of important days, books, authors, basic history, geography, awards & honours and such.

Current Affairs includes the present and ongoing events of the past one year in different fields like politics, finance, banking, economy, sports, etc. If you want to stay ahead in the GA section, you must watch the news and read the newspaper daily. Please note, this is not a section that you can memorize a few days before the exam so its best if you keep up with the news as they occur.

It would be advisable to keep notes of the most important events for revision. You can also keep up with all the information in 1 place with ixamBee’s BeePedia capsules.

As for Static GK, the questions will be based on History, Geography, Civics, Elementary Science and such. Divide the subjects in your planner and cover all the topics properly. Moreover, you can take a free GA Quiz, at ixamBee completely for free!

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