NRA CET FAQs | Frequently Asked Questions About NRA CET Exam

Safalta Expert Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Tue, 08 Feb 2022 12:09 AM IST

The National Recruitment Agency (NRA) is expected to conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET) for Group B, Group C, and  Group D posts in the Government of India, from early 2022. NRA was formed through the provisions of the Budget in the year 2018. The stated aim of NRA is to free students from unnecessary hassle around multiple examinations for similar posts. Currently, the exams for Group B, Group C, and D posts are conducted by agencies like IBPS, SSC, RRB, and other Departments conducting one-day exams. At present, the objective of NRA is to do away with multiple examinations at least for the screening process or prelims.

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The prima facie rules and conditions related to NRA CET appear to be friendly to students, with provisions like- Validity of scores for three years, no limitations on the number of attempts, and the best of three scores will be considered valid. NRA is a step towards revolutionizing the examination process in India and bringing it in line with the best practices followed worldwide.

Check Frequently Asked Questions about NRA CET Exam here at

What is NRA?

NRA stands for National Recruitment Agency which has been established by the Government to conduct CET Exam for various exams such as SSC, Railways and IBPS.

What is CET?

CET stands for Common Eligibility Test which will be conducted by NRA and will replace Tier I of various competitve exams conducted by SSC, IBPS and RRB.

How many levels are there in CET?

CET will be conducted for three levels- 10th pass, 12th pass and graduate level.

What is the validity of NRA CET scorecard?

The validity of NRA CET scorecard will be three years.

Can I appear for CET again after appearing for it once?

Yes, candidates can appear for CET again to improve their scores.

In how many languages will NRA CET Exam take place?

NRA CET will be conducted in 12 languages including Hindi and English. Later, more languages will be added.

CET will conducted in Online or Offline Mode?

CET will be conducted online.

What is the procedure after clearing CET Exam?

Candidates can appear for higher stages of the exams they wish to appear for after clearing CET Exam. 

Will PSUs and private sector consider NRA CET score card?

Yes, PSUs and private sector are expected to consider NRA CET score card in the future.

What is the exam pattern of NRA CET Exam?

The exam pattern of NRA CET will be the same as that of Tier I exams of SSC, Banking and Railway Exams.

How many times will NRA CET be conducted in a year?

NRA CET will be conducted twice in a year.

When is NRA CET expected to be conducted?

NRA CET is expected to be conducted in early 2022.

What is the eligibility criteria for NRA CET?

The eligibility criteria for NRA CET is expected to be the same as that for SSC, IBPS and Railways exams. The details on eligibility criteria will be announced once the official dates and notification for NRA CET is released.

What is the syllabus of NRA CET?

The syllabus for NRA CET has not been released as of now. However, it is expected to be the same as that of Tier I Exams conducted by SSC, IBPS and Railways.

For which posts, NRA CET will be conducted?

NRA CET will be conducted for non-gazetted posts.

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