NRA CET Exam 2021 Eligibility,Selection Process & Exam Dates

NRA CET Exam 2021: At present, aspirants who are seeking governments are applying for various exams conducted by various recruitment agencies though eligibility is the same for the exams. These recruitment agencies conduct Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, and Skill test for the selection process. The Tier I exam consists of questions of Multiple Choice Type and also a computer-based online test. Every year these recruitment agencies declare notification for 1.25 lakh vacancies. Nearly 2.5 crore candidates will apply for these vacancies.

So, it is a proposal by the Govt to conduct a common eligibility test (CET) to shortlist the applicants for vacancies of certain Group ‘B’ Gazetted posts, Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted posts by conducting computer-based online test by National Recruitment Agency.

NRA CET Exam 2021

The National Recruitment Agency (NRA) will conduct a common eligibility test (CET) for recruitment to government jobs. The NRA will initially conduct the CET for three sectors-Railway Recruitment Board, the Staff selection commission, and the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. It will be held Separately for three levels Graduate, 12th pass, and 10th pass for Non-Technical posts of three agencies.

Scores will be valid for a three year period. Students can write the test multiple times and the best ones will be taken into account.

NRA CET Notification 2021

The Union Govt has announced an agency i.e National Recruitment Agency (NRA). NRA going to conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET) for three agencies SSC, IBPS, Railways in 12 different languages. In the future, it will extend to more agencies and languages. By doing this, it will eventually help the candidates and agencies financially. NRA conducts CET exams separately for three streams Matriculation, Higher Secondary, Degree. Candidates can attend as many CET’s.


NRA CET Eligibility Criteria 2021

To apply for the Common Eligibility Test (CET), Check the eligibility required in terms of education Qualification and age limit. Below we have given a detailed explanation of education Qualification and age limit. Before applying for NRA CET know the eligibility. Download Free Current Affairs PDF.

NRA CET Qualification 2021

As far as the eligibility is the same for all the exams. There is no change in the eligibility. The eligibility that you are applying for the Tier 1 exam for all SSC, Banking, and Railways is the same for CET Exam also. The NRA CET notification officially has to be released to know the eligibility. The eligibility required to apply for the CET exam is Matriculation, Graduation, Higher Secondary (Plus Two).

S.No Name of the Exam Required Qualification
1. IBPS PO Prelims Graduate
2. IBPS Clerk Prelims Graduate
3. IBPS RRB Prelims Graduate
4. RRB Grade D Matriculation
5. RRB NTPC Matriculate, Higher Secondary, and Graduate (depend on the post requirement)
6. SSC Selection Post Matriculate, Higher Secondary, and Graduate (depend on the post requirement)
7. SSC CPO Sub Inspector Graduate
8. SSC CGL Graduate (Degree in any stream)
9. SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Higher Secondary
10. SSC CHSL Higher Secondary
11. SSC Constable (Delhi) Higher Secondary (Plus Two)
12. SSC GD Constable Matriculation/SSLC
13. SSC MTS Matriculation/SSLC

NRA CET Age Limit 2021

We also expect there will no changes in the age limit. The CET will be conducted for three levels i.e Matriculation, Graduation, and 12th pass. Different posts, Different levels will differ in the age limit. The minimum age required to apply is 18 years and the maximum age is 32 years. The relaxations in age are applicable as per the reserved category candidates.

S.No Category Relaxation
1. Scheduled Tribe/Scheduled caste 05 Years
2. OBC (Other Backward Classes) 03 Years
3. Physically Handicapped candidates 10 Years
4. Divorces women, widows, the women legally separated from their husband and not married 05 Years
5. Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period January 01, 1980, to December 31, 1989 05 Years
6. Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-servicemen The actual period of service rendered in the defense forces, and 3 years subject to a maximum of 45 years.
7. The Existing employees of NIACL 5 years

NRA CET Score Validity

  • The NRA CET Score is valid for 3 years from the date of participation.
  • With the CET Scorecard, you can apply for all the SSC, Banking, and Railway Exam.
  • In the validity period, you can also attend for NRA CET exam for improvement of the score.
  • The CET Exam acts as a screening test for applying for the exams.
  • The CET exam will be replaced for the prelims exam or Tire I.
  • You have to apply separately for the participating institutions.

List of Exams That Fall Under NRA CET 2021

List of SSC Exams

SSC Matriculation (Class 10) SSC Higher Secondary (Class 12) SSC (Graduate)
SSC GD Constable SSC Constable (Delhi Police) SSC CPO
SSC Stenographer (Grade C)

List of Banking Exams

Other Banking Exams LIC Assistants, LIC AAO’s, IDBI Bank, Dena Bank, Nabard Grade A, Nainital Bank, J & K Bank, IDBI Bank, and other Banking exams.
RBI RBI Assistant, RBI Grade B,

List of Railway Exams Under CET

Railway Exams NTPC, Group D & Other Railway Exams

NRA CET Syllabus 2021

The Syllabus for CET Exam is given below. It is expected syllabus only when the NRA CET 2021 Notification is released officially, we update this page with the latest exam syllabus and topics covered in the exam.

English Language

  • Sentence Arrangement etc.
  • Sentence correction
  • Fill in the blanks/ Cloze Test
  • Synonym and Antonym
  • Error Detection
  • Reading Comprehension

Quantitative Aptitude

Trigonometry etc
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Mensuration
  • Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficiency
  • Simplifications, Algebra
  • Profit, Discounts, and loss
  • Speed, Time, and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Number Systems: Basic Operations (BODMAS, LCM, HCF, etc)

General Intelligence and Logical Reasoning

Seating Arrangement (Easy) etc
  • Series: Number, Alphanumeric
  • Analogy and Classification
  • Puzzles (Easy)
  • Rank and Order
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation

General Awareness

  • General Science (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), etc.
  • Polity: Indian Constitution, Fundamental Rights, DSP, Fundamental Duties, etc
  • Static General Awareness
  • Sports and Sports Personalities
  • Books and Authors
  • Current Awareness
  • Geography of India: Rivers, Mountains, Soils, etc
  • India After Independence
  • Indian History: Ancient, Medieval and Modern Period
  • Indian Independence History

Objectives of NRA CET Exam

  • It is conducted to reduce the recruitment process.
  • You can apply to various recruitment agencies with the help of the CET Score if you meet eligibility conditions.
  • Candidates can save their traveling expenses & application fee for each exam.
  • Every district has one examination center and helps the rural area candidates to access the examination center.
  • Candidates can choose the examination center of their choice.
  • To facilitate employment generation.

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NRA CET Exam Dates 2021

The NRA CET Notification 2021 going to be declared in the month of September 2021. The CET notification Exam Dates going to be released officially next year. We update the article with exam dates when the notification will be released online.

Event Dates
Starting date for CET Online application will be updated later
Last Date for CET Online application form will be updated later
NRA CET Hall Ticket / Admit Card will be updated later
CET Exam (Railways, SSC, Banking) will be updated later
NRA CET Result Will be declared on will be updated later

NRA CET Recruitment 2021 Step by Step Process

Application Form: National Recruitment Agency accepts applications from the candidates who have done Matriculation, Plus two, Graduation for different level exams.

Admit Card: NRA CET Admit Card will be released online on the official website. Candidates can download the admit card/Hall ticket by entering the credentials.

CET Exam: Candidates have to appear for Common Eligibility Test (CET) in the prescribed examination centres.

Cut off: NRA will release the cut off marks for various exams that comes under.

Declaration of Result: CET Exam going to be declared on the official website. You can check the results with your credentials.

Appear for the Desired Exam: You can apply for the desired exam declared by the recruitment agencies such as Banking, Railways, and SSC.

NRA CET Admit Card 2021

The National Recruitment agency (NRA) will declare Common Eligibility Test (CET) admit card on the official website. The admit card can be released before 10 days of the exam. Everyone has to download the CET Admit card online only. NRA CET Admit card is not sent through post/courier to the mentioned address of the candidate. The steps are given below to download NRA CET 2021 Admit card.

  • First, Visit the official website of the National Recruitment Agency (NRA).
  • On the website find the exam you had applied for.
  • Click on it, Admit card option is displayed on the screen.
  • After clicking on it, the portal will ask for login credentials.
  • After entering the required credentials, you will access the admit card page.
  • Now download the NRA CET Admit card 2021 for appearing in the exam.

NRA CET Result 2021

The result of the NRA CET Exam is officially announced on the official website. Users who got the marks above the prescribed cut off will be declared as qualified. The NRA CET 2021 exam result will be declared after one month of completion of the exam. Below, we have given the steps to know the CET Result.

  • Aspirants, who have attempted the NRA CET exam can attend the official website.
  • Here, you can check the result section.
  • After clicking on the result link, the page is asking to enter the credentials to download the result.
  • Now click on the login button after solving the captcha.
  • Now download the NRA CET result memo or you can save it on your PC.

NRA CET Exam Centres 2021

Every district has one examination center. This will helpful for rural candidates to access the examination center. Govt is planning to conduct NRA CET Exam across 117 districts in the nation. It saves time, money, travel distance, and benefits the candidates. Apart from accessing the examination centers, the rural peoples also get motivates on participating in the exams and serve in the central government sectors.

NRA CET Cut off Marks

National Recruitment Agency (NRA) declares the cut off marks on the official portal. Candidates have to secure minimum qualifying marks to qualify. If you did not qualify for the CET, you can attempt as many attempts conducted by the NRA. Those who qualified in the NRA CET can apply for the desired exam conducted by the Railways, Bankings, and SSC.

NRA CET Mock Test 2021

National Recruitment Agency will also conduct a mock test for the rural area candidates. It is easy for every rural candidate to access the NRA Mock test. The process of applying for a mock test is not mentioned. When the official CET Notification 2021 gets declared, we will get detailed information on the mock test.

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NRA CET Model Papers

NRA has not conducted the CET exam in the past. This is the first time, Govt has approved to conduct the Common Eligibility test for shorting the recruitment cycle. We are also expecting the NRA CET Model papers will be uploaded shortly on the official website. The NRA CET model papers help the candidates what type of pattern of questions are asked in the exam, the structure of the exam, the difficulty of the paper. Though it is an objective type question paper, it gives an idea of the overall of the CET EXAM.

NRA CET Exam Pattern 2021

NRA CET Exam pattern is same as prelims exam conducted by SSC, Banking, and Railways. The exam pattern is also different for different level exams. Below we have given the exam pattern for different level exams. But NRA has to announce the exam pattern officially. We are expecting the NRA Exam Pattern is also the same as the preliminary exam.


Subject Maximum Questions No of Marks Duration of the exam
English Comprehension 25 50 Total of 60 minutes
Quantitative aptitude 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Reasoning and General Intelligence 25 50
Total 100 200

NRA CET Banking Exam Pattern

Name of the test Total Marks Total Questions Duration
Reasoning ability 35 marks 35 questions 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 marks 35 questions 20 minutes
English 30 marks 30 questions 20 minutes
Total 100 Marks 100 Questions 60 minutes

NRA CET Railways Exam Pattern

Section Name Marks No of Questions Exam Duration
General Awareness 40 40 90 minutes
Reasoning & General Intelligence 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Total 100 100

Advantages of Conducting NRA CET Exam 2021

  • In the future, the National Recruitment agency will replace 20 agencies.
  • It is a good relief to the economically weaker candidates who are unable to pay the application fee for each exam separately.
  • NRA CET will be conducted in 12 regional languages and you can take the exam in your regional language.
  • You can attempt the exams as many times you want and also the score will be valid for three years.
  • Conducting the single CET for all the competitive exams helps to reduce the stress of the candidates and can concentrate on improving their aptitude skills.
  • The rural candidates can access the examination center as there is at least one exam center in one district.
  • The NRA CET Exam will be conducted twice a year. There is a chance to score well in the CET exam and also they can improve their CET Score by attending the next CET exam.
  • Since it is a Single CET Exam for all the competitive exams such as Railways, Banking, SSC. There will no clashes in exam dates to attend the exam as the candidates faced difficulty in the past.


Q) What is the Full Form of NRA CET?

A) NRA CET full form is National Recruitment Agency Common Eligibility Test.

Q) What is the mode of CET Online?

A) The CET exam will be conducted online.

Q) What is the Validity of the NRA CET Exam Score?

A) The NRA CET Score validity is three years.

Q) Will UPSC Exams come under NRA CET?

A) At present, UPSC exams will not come under NRA, in the future, we can't expect anything.

Q) Is the CET Exam known as the Final Recruitment process?

A) No, CET acts only like a screening test. You have to participate in other Tier II exam of different level exam conducted by Banking, Railways, and SSC.

Q) In How many NRA CET Exam going to be conducted?

A) Overall the CET exam going to be conducted in 12 different languages. In the future, govt has a plan to extend this.

Q) In How many centers NRA CET Exam are going to be held?

A) Every district has one examination center. Govt is planning to conduct NRA CET Exam across 117 districts in the nation.

Q) When will be the CET Notification 2021 going to be declared?

A) The Common Eligibility Test (CET) notification going to be released in the month of September 2021.

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