Common Eligibility Test (CET) To Be Held From 2022: Minister Jitendra Singh

The National Recruitment Agency (NRA) is all set to conduct the Common Eligibility Test (CET) from next year. Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has confirmed that Common Eligibility Test (CET) held from early 2022. CET is a unique initiative to screen and shortlist candidates to Central Government jobs. The NRA was vested with the authority to conduct the CET for various central government vacancies. Explore all about Common Eligibility Test (CET).


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Common Eligibility Test (CET) To Be Held From 2022

Minister Jitendra Singh tweeted, "A Common Eligibility Test for job aspirants to be conducted across the country with at least one Centre in each district."

What is Common Eligibility Test (CET)?

The Common Eligibility Test (CET) is a single platform to screen job aspirants for various central governments vacancies. The CET is a computer-based online test for all non-gazetted posts (comprising Group B and C (non-technical posts) in the central government and public sector banks.

It is a multiple choice objective type question paper conducted at over 1000 centres across the country. It will be held twice a year and consists of three levels - Graduate, Higher Secondary (Class 12th) and Matriculate (Class 10th).

The CET score is valid for three years, however, the best available score during 3 years will be the current score. There is no restriction on the number of attempts. Relaxation in upper age limit given to candidates belonging to SC/ST/ OBC/ PwD etc. Candidates can schedule tests and choose the centre of their choice.

For non-technical posts, CET shall replace the Tier-1 exam conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). The final selection will be made through separate specialised Tier 2 / Tier 3 examinations conducted by the respective recruitment agency.

NRA Common Eligibility Test Advantages

  • The Common Eligibility Test will help job aspirants irrespective of their socio-economic status and background.
  • The CET will help aspirants to avoid paying of exam fee for each recruitment test.
  • NRA will also reduce the burden on candidates and respective recruitment agencies.
  • It reduces the time taken in the selection process.
  • Every district will be having at least one centre to reduce travel distances.
  • It will benefit majorly women and physically challenged candidates to avoid appearing for multiple recruitment tests and travelling to various centres.

Also Read: Top Government Jobs After Class 12

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