NRA CET Exam 2021: Get details on common eligibility test here!

Safalta Expert Published by: Silky Joshi Updated Mon, 03 Jan 2022 07:22 AM IST


NRA CET 2021 Expected soon for Group B and C posts! Check the NRA CET Application Dates, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria and Application Form Steps on this page.

The National Recruitment Agency will conduct the CET(Common Eligibility Test) soon for the Group B and Group C posts. The government has notified that a CET will replace the existing exam pattern of the government job. As per the same, this CET score will be applicable to the major exams like Banking, SSC and Railways. The eligible candidates have to appear for a single preliminary examination. With that score, they can opt to appear for the Mains exam of any institution of their choice. The NRA CET 2021 has not yet been announced and the candidates need to keep a tab on this page for more insight regarding the same.  The candidates who are eligible must go through this article to have a brief analysis regarding the Recruitment process of  NRA CET 2021.  If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our daily FREE Current Affairs.  

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NRA CET Overview

The candidates can check out the overview of the NRA CET 2021 in the table mentioned below:

Full-Form of NRA 

National Recruitment Agency

Full-Form of CET 

Common Eligibility Test


Twice a year

Score Validity

3 years

Number Of Attempts

To be Announced soon

Applicable Posts

Group B (Gazetted and non-Gazetted)

Group C

Mode of Exam

Computer-Based Online


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NRA CET Eligibility Criteria

The candidates can check out the basic eligibility criteria for the upcoming NRA CET 2021 in the space below:

NRA CET Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit

  • The minimum age limit to apply for the NRA CET is not yet specified by the concerned authorities. 

  • The age relaxation applicable for the candidates who belong to SC/ST/OBC category or are physically disabled will be specified once the official notification is released. 

  • Candidates who seek age relaxation can be asked to provide the necessary certificates at any stage of the recruitment process. 

NRA CET Eligibility Criteria: Educational Qualification

The candidates must have a minimum qualification of Graduation recognized by the Government to apply for the post of NRA CET.

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NRA CET Exam Pattern

  • The exam will be held online with multiple choice based questions of a total of 200 questions. Although the exam pattern has not yet been specified as per the expected exam pattern, there will be four subjects i.e.  Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, General Awareness and English Comprehension.

  • The exam will have a composite timing where 120 minutes will be allotted for all the sections. 

  • Each correct answer will fetch a candidate with 1 mark and no mark will be deducted for the incorrect answer.


Maximum  Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

Quantitative Aptitude



120 minutes

Reasoning Ability




General Awareness




English Comprehension







120 minutes


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NRA CET Syllabus


NRA CET Important Books

The candidates can find the IBPS Clerk Best Books on the space below for all the subjects asked in the exam:

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Agarwal 

  • Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma 

  • Objective Mathematics by Tarun Goyal 

General Awareness

English Language

  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin 

  • Objective General English by Arihant Publications 

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis 

Reasoning Ability

  • Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning  by R.S. Agarwal 

  • Analytical Reasoning by M. K. Pandey 

  • A New Approach to Reasoning, Verbal and Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwali, Indu Sijwali