What is Common Eligibility Test approved for govt.jobs by Cabinet?


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Know all about the common eligibility test approved by the Cabinet to ensure a govt job for all seekers twice a year. Rs 1517.57 crore has been sanctioned by Center for funding the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to set up, the whole expenditure will be borne in three years with additional cost incurred for setting up examination infrastructure in almost 117 districts.

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Aspiring candidates have to appear for multiple exams held by multiple agencies, apart from examination fees, candidates have to also bear the traveling , lodging and food expenses.

India will appoint a body National Recruitment Agency (NRA) as a multi-agency body which will conduct Common Eligibility Test, CET, for screening Grade B and C, all non technical posts for Central Government Jobs. The NRA will have representatives from the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance and Department of Financial Services, the SSC, RRB and IBPS.

NRA will be created as a specialist agency which will introduce state-of-art technology to the field of Central Government Recruitment.

“The Union Cabinet led by PM @narendramodi ji today took a revolutionary decision for the youth of New India. A ‘National Recruitment Agency’ for conducting a Common Eligibility Test (CET) has been approved. The historic move will benefit nearly 2.5 crore aspirants every year!!” Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar tweeted on Wednesday.

Fund sanctioned by Center of Rs 1517.57 crore in installments over three years to set up NRA and all other expenses incurring for building infrastructure in nearly 117 districts of India.

Everything to know about NRA rules by Govt. :

  1. Examination centers in rural areas/ districts will help students living far-off areas cutting off their expenses which otherwise occur due to traveling to reach to assigned examination centers putting lots of effort and risk.
  2. Rural area students will get encouragement to participate in examinations increasing chances of getting selected, improving their generation standards.
  3. Currently aspiring candidates have to appear in multiple examination centers which brings lot of hustle for them pouring money out of pockets for traveling to reach assigned exam centers, lodging if traveling out of station and fooding. Which be cut off instantly with CET.
  4. Women Candidature will get lots of motivation if exams will be held in their own districts. As lot of hardships goes behind the scene for women category.
  5. CET ( Common Eligibility Test) will be held twice a year and score will be valid for three years straight. The score deemed to be the best will be valid for current score of the candidate in running year.
  6. There is no limit on number of attempts for appearing CET.
  7. Relaxation in the upper age limit shall be given to candidates of SC/ST/OBC and other categories according to the existing policy of the government.
  8. National Recruitment Agency will conduct the CET exams in three levels for graduation, higher secondary and the class X board examinations for candidates for non technical posts which now Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) used to hold.
  9. Based on score obtained in CET, a final selection, will be done, through separate specialized examination tiers (II, III) etc. by respective recruitment agencies.
  10. The curriculum of CET would be common as a standard.
  11. Candidates would be able to register in portal and select their choice of center, based in availability center will be assigned.
  12. NRA will also work towards the cause where a candidate will be able to reschedule their test on based on his or her own choice at an examination center.


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