Common Eligibility Test (CET) 2021 for SSC, RRB, and IBPS

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Common Eligibility Test

The Common Eligibility Test (CET), is an upcoming examination in India to be started from year 2021 for recruitment of non-gazetted posts in the central government, public sector banks and Indian Railways. The test will be conducted by National Recruitment Agency  which will function as a central agency of Indian Government . 

Finally, the Union Cabinet approved the Common Eligibility Test which will be conducted by the National Recruitment Agency (NRA). The decision is taken by Union cabinet under the supervision of Prime minister Narendra Modi.

The Union budget national recruitment agency has proposed the Common Eligibility Test (CET).
In future, it will be implemented on all the government exams held in the entire country.

Till now it is decided to begin over three exams Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) & Banking Sector Exams ie. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) by the department of personnel and training, government of India. These exams have three stages for the recruitment process in which the first step is prelims. Which is now going to be replaced with Common Eligibility Test (CET).

The CET exam is going to implement over non-Technical posts in upcoming years.
Aspirants will be able to apply the score of Common Eligibility Test for the higher-level exam and all other recruitment’s.

National Recruitment Agency (NRA) will conduct Common Eligibility Test (CET) on three different levels to fill up group B and Group C (Non-technical) posts.

  1. Matriculation level
  2. Higher Secondary (10+2) level &
  3. Graduation Level

What is National Recruitment Agency (NRA)?

National Recruitment Agency

A multi-agency body called the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) will conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET) to screen/shortlist candidates for the Group B and C (non-technical) posts. NRA will have representatives of the Ministry of Railways and Department of Financial Services. It is visualize that the National Recruitment Agency would be a specialist body bringing the state of art technology and best practices in the field of Central Government Exams.

Why CET is Implemented by the Government of India?

Over 3 crores of application get registered every year for any government examination. That’s an average value calculated through examinations conducted every year in the country. We all know that a large amount of money, Time, and Energy get invested every year by the Indian government for the conduction of these exams.

Why CET Implemented?

By the Implementation of Common Eligibility Test, multiple tests process for different posts will get eliminate and CET will save an ample amount of Time, Money, and Energy. Secondly, Online exams will get high consideration through it. Hence, a transparent environment will get to develop.

Here is the top government exams by which the Common Eligibility Test get replaced.

  • Staff Selection Commission (SSC),
  • Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), and
  • Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).

Candidates willing to appear in multiple examinations have to pay a separate fee for different exams, along with it candidates have to travel a long distance to visit their centre, especially women candidates seem to get affected the most while appearing in the exam by visiting a different city and attend the different exams but In Common Eligibility Test candidates need to appear only in a single examination. 

As a result, he/she has to pay an exam fee only for CET Exam and this exam will eligible for up to 3 years after one attempt. This kind of ease will not only give benefit to rural candidates while appearing in the examination but also motivate them to appear in such exams.

Here is a short video on Advantages of Common Eligibility Test (CET) by our Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh

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According to the National Recruitment Agency, once the candidate will appear in Common Eligibility Test He/She can approach in many posts, not only the government but private also. 

There will be no restriction in the number of attempts in CET. Candidates are going to see benefits, especially those who willing to appear in different exams for different posts. 

The National Recruitment Agency (NRA) is working to facilitate candidates to appear in the exam by visiting the centre places in the district of their own choice.

The primary focus of the NRA is to implement Common Eligibility Test on central government entrance exams. Further, it can be accessed by the other agencies under the private sector.

Important key Points about Common Eligibility Test (CET)

Important key points in CET
  • The government has created an autonomous body called the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct Common Eligibility Test (CET).
  • CET is an examination replacing only prelims part of the selection process.
  • CET Exam will conduct in online mode.
  • The score of CET Exam will valid up to three years starting from the result release date.
  • Before applying to the main exam candidates have to clear the Common Eligibility Test first.
  • No restriction on the number of attempts in the future.
  • The exam centre and schedule of tests can be chosen by the candidate.
  • In future CET score can be shared by all the recruitment agencies of government.
  • If a candidate can able to score high in the second attempt, then the second attempt will be considered.
  • Initially, NRA will conduct the Common Eligibility Test twice a year.
  • The Exam might be in several languages, which will be further decided by the National Recruitment Agency (NRA).
  • Initially, Common Eligibility Test (CET) is implemented on over three branches IBPS, RRB, and SSC.

Let's discuss some FAQ's people ask

Common Eligibility Test (CET) is proposed by National Recruitment Agency (NRA). Till now it is decided to begin over three exams SSC, RRB, IBPS by the department of personnel and training, Government of India. These exams have three stages for the recruitment process in which the first step is prelims. Which is now going to be replaced with Common Eligibility Test (CET).

The full form of CET is Combined Eligibility Test.

A multi-agency body called the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) will conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET) to screen/shortlist candidates for the Group B and C (non-technical) posts.

The full form of NRA is National Recruitment Agency.

The CET exam is for College Graduate Students (Degree), 12th Pass and 10th Pass students.

No restriction on the number of attempts in the future.

There is no official announcement of age limit for CET Exam. It will be notified soon by National Recruitment Agency (NRA).

  • Staff Selection Commission (SSC),
  • Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), and
  • Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).

Syllabus for CET would be announced once the NRA becomes functional. It is expected that the syllabus would be in line with the current syllabus for the preliminary examinations for various levels of examinations.

According to the curriculum, the Common Eligibility Test (CET) will apply in 2021.

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