What is the Common Eligibility Test- CET 2020?

It’s a piece of great news for all the students aspiring for a government job. The cabinet has approved the National Recruitment Agency establishment, which will conduct the Common Eligibility Test 2020

It is a progressive approach the Government will implement for the recruitment in the Government Jobs such as RRB Recruitment,  SSC Recruitment, and IBPS Recruitment. The Finance Minister Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman announced the establishment of the NRA in February 2020.  

Common eligibility test highlights 

The NRA will conduct the CET 2020– Common Eligibility Test, a standard prelim Examination to select Group B and Group C posts ( Non-Technical). The buzz around CET is inevitable. The NRA- National Recruitment Agency formation will bring some radical changes in the entrance test system for shortlisting candidates for Group B and Group C posts. NRA will be responsible for holding the Common Eligibility Test, which will be the Preliminary Exam. Read on to know more about the CET Exam 2020-the Common eligibility test, CET eligibility, and the candidates’ stand to gain from it.

The Agency will conduct the Common Eligibility Test 2020 to select candidates for the non-gazetted posts in the Central Government and the Public Sector Banks. There will be no multiple entrance examinations, thus, there will be a single entrance examination for all non-gazetted posts – Group B and Group C.

There will be centers in all the districts, and the candidates would be able to take the exam easily without traveling to different cities or states. It is an excellent advantage for the economically-weaker section of the society who do not have the resources to travel long distances to appear for exams in different centers.

Candidates who qualify for the Common Entrance Test can apply to the respective recruitment agencies for higher-level or main examinations.

List of Exams That will be Conducted by the NRA- 

  • Staff Selection Exam: the for SSC Exams, CHSL, CHL, Steno Group C, D, JHT, etc.
  • Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) -the government body conducts the Clerk, PO exams.
  • Railway Recruitment Board (RRB).

    What is the NRA CET Recruitment Process 2020-21
  • Fill NRA CET application form- The students have to fill the NRA CET application form in online mode on the Agency’s CET official website.
  • Download NRA CET admit card-The candidates can download the NRA CET admit cards on the exam’s official website. 
  • Appear for NRA CET paper-The candidates will take NRA CET online.
  • Check NRA CET result-The Agency will declare NRA CET result on the CET official website, and the candidates can quickly check their results online.
  • Appear for next-level exams: The students have to appear for the next levels of their respective recruitment exams, such as the SSC ExamsRRB exams, and the IBPS Exams they want to take. 

What are the Benefits of the Common Eligibility Test for the students?

  • The students will get clarity in preparing for a single preliminary exam. Now students can qualify for one exam that would be a prelim one.
  • The validity of the CET scores will be valid for three years, and thus the successful candidates can use the score for a longer duration.
  • The candidates will be eligible to apply for different posts after clearing the one preliminary exam.  
  • Now, students will not have to buy multiple forms and travel from one place to another for appearing for the entrance exams in different centers in different states. It will save them money, time, and energy of the candidates as they appear for a single preliminary exam.  
  • With the introduction of the CET 2020, the Government has streamlined the process of conducting exams and efficiently managing the exam process.

FAQs  

  • What is CET? 

The CET is an acronym for Common Eligibility Test that the NRA will conduct for shortlisting candidates.

  • What is the NRA?

NRA -National Recruitment Agency will conduct the Common Eligibility Test 2020.

  • What is the CET Application Process?

The National Recruitment Agency will create a Common Portal for the students. Candidates will apply for the Preliminary Exam on this portal and pay a single-time fee and not pay for different Exams.

What is the syllabus of CET? 

Different levels of CET will have different syllabus and exam pattern. The Eligibility criteria are also will be different levels of CET.

  • What are the Exams Covered in CET?

The CET will include the SSB, RRB, and IBPS exams.

  • What are the Educational Qualification for CET 2020?

 The NRA will conduct the CET at three different levels;-Class 10, Class 12, and Graduation.

  • What is the validity of the scores?

The scores of the Common Eligibility Tests will be valid for up to three years. Therefore, during this tenure, the candidate can apply for jobs in different sectors such as Banking, Railways, etc.

  • What are the languages in which the candidates can take CET? 

NRA will conduct the CET in 12 major Indian languages, including English and Hindi.

  • What is the pattern of the CET 2020?

The CET 2020 question paper will have objective type multiple-choice questions (MCQs).

  • What is the Age limit for the CET:

 There will be an upper age limit for the CET exam. However, it will differ according to the post for which the students are applying. There will be relaxations also in the upper age limit for candidates from reserved categories such as :

  • SC- Scheduled Caste,
  • ST- Scheduled Tribe (ST), 
  • OBC- Other Backward Class (OBC), etc.
  • What will be the CET level? 

The NRA CET syllabus and difficulty level will be according to the educational qualification – Class 10, Class 12, and Graduation. There should be no confusion in the SSC CET exam or RRB exam, IBPS exam, and the CET exam

  • What will be the NRA CET Exam Centres 2020-21?

There will be the formation of 1000 centers in 117 districts. It will be a massive advantage for the candidates residing in the rural areas and for, women and disadvantaged candidates

  • How many times will the NRA conduct the CET?

The NRA will conduct the CET twice a year.

  • What is the limit set on the number of Attempts for CET 2020?

The Government has not set any particular limit on the number of attempts to take CET. However, there’s a restriction on the age limit. Suppose you have had multiple shots for the CET, the best respective government body will consider only the best scores.

  • What is the CET 2020 Language?

The NRA will conduct CET in 12 languages. Now the candidates will have the option to choose from the 12 languages they are comfortable in and take the exam.

  • What is the CET Score Usage?

The CET score will be shared with the Central Government recruiting agencies. According to the PIB, the State Governments will use the CET score.

  • What is the limit set on the number of Attempts for CET 2020?

The Government has not set any particular limit on the number of attempts to take CET. But there’s a restriction on the age limit. Suppose you have had multiple shots for the CET, the best respective government body will consider only the best scores.

  • What is the list of the Exams conducted by CET? 

Staff Selection Commission- SSC Exam

  • SSC CGL
  • SSC CHSL
  • SSC GD
  • SSC CPO
  • SSC Stenographer
  • SSC JHT
  • SSC MTS
  • SSC Selection Post Exam

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB Recruitment)

  • RRB Group-D
  • RRB NTPC

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS Recruitment)

  • IBPS PO
  • IBPS Clerk
  • What about the 2nd Tier of Exams?

 The successful candidates who clear the CET will appear for the subsequent stages of their exams SSC Exams, RRB Exams, and IBPS. Exam -The concerned government body will conduct the next tier of the respective exams.

  • What is the Exam Mode?

        NRA will conduct the CET online.

  • What is the frequency of CET Exams?

The NRA will conduct the CET twice a year.

  • What is the NRA CET Application fee?

We expect that the NRA CET application fee will also be nominal as other exams, – the SSC/RRB/IBPS recruitment exams.  

  • What will be the format of the CET?

The CET paper will contain MCQs containing four answer choices with one correct option

  • Has the Government set up the NRA?

The Government is yet to establish the NRA. Currently, the cabinet has provided approval for the creation of the National Recruitment Agency.

  • When will NRA conduct the first CET ?

The NRA will conduct the first CET in 2021.

  • How many CETs will the NRA conduct?

NRA will conduct three CETs -Class 10, Class 12, and Graduation.

  • What is the syllabus of NRA CET?

After coming into existence, the Agency will announce the syllabus of the CET Syllabus. Everyone expects that the syllabus will be along with the current syllabus of the first screening that will shortlist candidates will IBPS, SSC Exam, and RRB exams. So, if you are wondering what about the SSC Recruitment or the RRB Exam or perhaps the IBPS exam, then you’ll have to study for the next tier of exams conducted by the respective government bodies. 

  • Will the Government bodies IBPS, RRB, and SSC cease to exist?

The Government bodies – SSC, RRB, and IBPS, will conduct the recruitment exams according to the vacancies. Only, the NRA will conduct the preliminary exams screening exam for the recruitment.

  • Will the NRA Conduct the UPSC exam? 

The NRA will not conduct the UPSC -the Union Public Service Commission, which manages the Group A and Group B posts exams. The Government has kept these exams out of the regulation of the National Recruitment Agency.

  • Will the NRA conduct the Teaching Eligibility Tests (TETs)?

The NRA will not conduct the Teaching Eligibility Tests (TETs).

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