National Recruitment Agency (NRA) To Conduct CET For Jobs In India: The Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct Common Eligibility Test for the recruitment of the candidate’s Group B & Group C Posts. Candidates need to appear for the CET exam and qualify the same and then they will have to appear for the further level of the recruitment process that will be conducted by the recruitment agencies. The CET scorecard will be valid for three years and there will be no bar in attempts.
Here in this article, we will provide complete details about the importance and the benefits of the National Recruitment Agency (NRA). Scroll down to read more about the latest updates of the National Recruitment Agency.
National Recruitment Agency
National Recruitment Agency (NRA) is a multi-agency that will conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET) to recruit candidates for the Group B and C (Non-technical) Posts. The representatives of the National Recruitment Agency are SSC, RRB, IBPS, Ministry of Railways, and Ministry of Finance/Department of Financial Services
It will be a benefit for the youth of the country seeking government job, as at the present they have to appear for separate exams conducted for various posts after they meet eligibility criteria. They have to pay the application fee to multiple recruiting agencies and also incur travelling expenses to appear in multiple exams. Thus the Common Eligibility Test can be helpful in reducing the financial burden of the candidate. IN CET, the candidates need to appear for the single exam and qualify the same and then they can apply to any recruitment agencies for the higher level of examination.
Benefits of National Recruitment Agency
You can refer to the below points to know the benefit of the NRA:
Women Candidates to benefit greatly:
Women candidates from the rural areas to benefit greatly because at present they face difficulty in appearing for various exams whose test centre is located far from their place. To appear in the exam they have to arrange transportation, places nearby the test centres, and sometimes a suitable person to accompany them. Therefore the test centres in every District would benefits applicants from rural areas in general and women candidates.
Reduce the Financial Burden:
At present, the candidates from rural background have to choose wisely the exam that they are willing to appear because of financial and other constraints. In NRA, they need to appear in the single exam and they will be able to compete for various posts. Thus it can be helpful in reducing the financial burden of the candidate.
The validity of CET Score:
The validity of the CET score shall be for a period of three years from the date of the issue of the result. The valid score will be considered the current score of the candidate. There shall be no restrictions on the number of attempts to appear in the CET subject to the upper age limit. The relaxation in the upper age limit shall be given to SC/ST/OBC and other categories as per the Government Extant Policy.
The availability of the CET exam would be in a number of multiple languages. Thus it would be helpful to the people belonging to the different parts of the country, as they will be able to get the equal opportunity to appear in the exam and get selected if qualify the exam.
The applicants would have the facility to register on the common portal and the option to choose the centres. They would be allotted the centres on the basis of the availability.
The National Recruitment Agency (NRA) shall conduct CET separately for each of the three levels of graduate, higher secondary (12th pass) and the matriculate (10th pass) candidates to recruit the candidate for Group B and C (Non-technical) Posts. At present, the recruitment is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).
On the basis of the screening done in the CET Score level, the final selection for recruitment of the candidate shall be made through separate specialised Tiers (II, III etc) of exam which shall be conducted by the respective recruitment agencies. Thus the Common Eligibility Test would reduce the burden of the candidates who are at present preparing and appearing for each of the examinations separately.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is NRA?
The National Recruitment Agency (NRA) is a multi-agency that will conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET) to recruit candidates for the Group B and C (Non-technical) Posts.
Who will be representatives of the National Recruitment Agency?
The representatives of the National Recruitment Agency are SSC, RRB, IBPS, Ministry of Railways, and Ministry of Finance/Department of Financial Services.
What is the validity period of the CET Score?
The validity of the CET score shall be for a period of three years from the date of the issue of the result.
How many numbers of attempts are allowed in Common Eligibility Test (CET)?
There shall be no restrictions on the number of attempts to be taken by the applicants to appear in the CET.
What will be the medium of language of CET?
The CET exam would be conducted in multiple languages.
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