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NRA CET Selection Process 2021: Know detailed recruitment process here

Safalta Expert Published by: Silky Joshi Updated Fri, 23 Jul 2021 08:32 PM IST


Get to know the NRA CET Syllabus and Exam Pattern. Check the Marking Scheme, Duration, the subject asked in the NRA CET entrance examination.

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 best score among these will be considered valid. As of now, the selection process has not been announced by the concerned authorities however the candidates can check out the expected paper pattern from the space below :

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NRA CET Selection Process

The expected selection process as announced by the government has been summarised in the space below:

  • The candidates have to fill an Application Form after the announcement made by the officials.

  • Download the Admit Card for the NRA CET Exam 2021, which will be released a few days prior to the Exam.

  • The next step will be candidates appearing for NRA CET Examination 2021. This exam will be in the Online mode and only MCQ questions will be asked.

  • A few days after the examination is performed, candidates can check the result on the specified date announced by the officials. The declared result will be in the form of a final merit list, which will give applicants a green signal to proceed to the next round of the selection process.

  • The selected candidates will advance to the next tier or selection process to be carried out by the respective government authorities like SSC, RRB and IBPS.


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


NRA CET Selection Process FAQs

Q1 What is the NRA CET Selection Process?

A1 The selection process of NRA CET has preliminary Online Computer-based tests, Mains Exam, and Medical tests. 

Q2 Is there any negative marking in the NRA CET Exam?

A2 Yes, there could be a negative marking of 0.25 marks in the NRA CET Exam

Q3 How many Subjects are asked in the NRA CET Exam?

A3 A total of 4 subjects can be asked in the NRA CET exam namely Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, General Awareness and English Comprehension.

Q4 What is the duration of the NRA CET Exam?

A4 The duration of the NRA CET Exam is 120 minutes.

Q5 What is the marking scheme of the NRA CET Exam?

A5 The marking scheme of the NRA CET has 1 mark for a correct answer while there could be a negative marking of 0.25 marks.

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