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NRA CET Exam Pattern 2021:Check expected section-wise paper pattern and marking scheme

Safalta Expert Published by: Deepesh Mehra Updated Sat, 21 Aug 2021 09:23 PM IST


Get to know NRA CET Exam Pattern here with Safalta. Also, check the expected section-wise paper pattern and marking scheme
The main purpose of setting up the National Recruitment Agency is to conduct the Common Eligibility Test. The NRA CET exam will be conducted for various non-gazetted Group B and Group C posts in the Central Government, State/UT Government, and the Public Sector Banks. This will replace various exams like SSC, Banking, and RRB for different posts with one single exam. The scores from this exam will be valid for three years and there will be no limitations regarding the number of attempts. The NRA CET Exam Mattern is a much-debated topic amongst students. The exam pattern for the exam will be declared most likely in the month of June 2021. In this space, we will discuss the likely NRA CET Exam Pattern in detail based on information we have from budget provisions and the existing structure of examination to be susumed. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, then download our app- 'Exam Taiyari App' and boost your preparation. Prepare for any competitive exam with Free Courses, E-books, and Mock-Tests on Safalta App.

NRA CET Exam Pattern 

Based on the budget speech of the Finance Minister and various new paper reports the structure of the examination is going to be like this:


NRA CET Exam Pattern Highlights

Kind of Examination Under CTET      

There will be three exams under CET - (

  1. Examination for Class 10 pass posts 
  2. Examination for Class 12 pass posts 
  3. Examination for Graduation pass posts 

Exam mode

Computer-based online exam

Proposed Language of paper

 12 Major languages including English and Hindi

Type of questions

Objective type 

The difficulty level of CET

It Will be similar to current examinations for releavnt educational qualifications.

Expected NRA CET Exam Pattern 

The expected CET exam pattern is in line with the exam pattern of IBPS, SBI exams. As per our experts, the examination will continue to be objective type. The sections in the examination will continue to be Quant, Reasoning, English, and General awareness and knowledge. The expected NRA CET Exam Pattern is illustrated below:

NRA CET Exam Sections 

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

General Intelligence & Reasoning



60 minutes

General Awareness and General Knowledge



Quantitative Aptitude



Language (English, Hindi, etc.)







The candidates are advised to keep themselves updated with the recent development. We will update our space as soon as any information regarding NRA CET is given by the government.

NRA CET Exam Syllabus 

Much like the exam pattern the syllabus too should not see a major change. The expected syllabus as per our experts is mentioned below:



Reasoning Ability

  • Logical Reasoning, 

  • Verbal and non-verbal reasoning, alphanumeric series, 

  • alphabet series, ranking, data sufficiency, 

  • coding and decoding,

  • Coded inequalities, 

  • direction test, 

  • seating arrangements, 

  • puzzles, jumbles, 

  • Syllogism,

  • input and output, 

  • blood relations, 

  • Advanced puzzles, 

  • Chinese coding, 

  • Distance and direction, 

  • figure series.

General Awareness

  • Current Events, national and international importance

  • History

  • Polity

  • Constitution

  • Sports

  • Art & Culture

  • Geography

  • Economics

  • Everyday Science

  • Scientific Research

  • National/International Organizations /Institutions etc

Numerical Ability

  • Number System

  • Simplification

  • Decimal & Fraction


  • Ratio & Proportion

  • Percentage

  • Profit & Loss

  • Discount

  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest

  • Partnership

  • Time & Work

  • Distance

  • Use of Table & Graph

  • Mensuration

English Language

  • Title of the Passage

  • Letter Writing

  • Word Knowledge

  • Use of Words

  • Antonym

  • Synonym

  • One Word Substitutions

  • Sentence Correction

  • Idioms Phrases

General Science

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Biology

To know more read here:


NRA CET Eligibility Criteria

NRA CET For 12th Pass Salary And Job Profile

 NRA CET For Graduates Salary And Job Profile 

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NRA CET Exam Pattern - FAQ

Q1 When will CET exam be conducted?

A1 The CET Exam can possibly be held in early 2022.

Q2 What is the NRA CET Selection Process?

A2 The selection process of NRA CET has preliminary Online Computer-based tests, Mains Exam, and Medical tests. 

Q3. NRA CET Exam will be conducted in how many languages?

A3. NRA CET Exam will be conducted in 12 languages.

Q4 Will, I get a job after the NRA CET exam?

A4. No, NRA CET Exam as of now will only replace the preliminary stages of various examinations.

Q5 What are the papers under NRA CET?

A5 Possibly the exams like IBPS, SSC, RRB will be under NRA CET.


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