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National Recruitment Agency (NRA) Recruitment 2022

Latest National Recruitment Agency (NRA) recruitment, career and jobs in 2022 with list of all current openings details, online application forms and eligibility criteria. The National Recruitment Agency is a central recruitment agency that conducts Common Eligibility Test (CET) for selection to non-gazetted Group B , Group C and Group D posts under government services in the central government, public sector units and government owned banks. NRA has representatives of Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance, SSC and RRB.

What is the National Recruitment Agency?

The National Recruitment Agency has been set up to bring reforms to the existing recruitment process for Central Government jobs. The agency shares the responsibility of conducting the Common Eligibility Test (CET). The agency shortlists the right candidates for Group B and Group C (non-technical) posts through a Common Eligibility Test (CET). The NRA is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

Why is the NRA needed?

Presently, aspirants have to appear in different examinations conducted by individual agencies for central government jobs. The syllabus, exam pattern, eligibility, and difficulty level differ exam-wise as of now. As the Secretary of Department of Personnel and Training, C Chandramouli has pointed out, almost 2.5 to 3 crore aspirants appear for about 1.25 lakh vacancies in different sectors of central government every year.

NRA is going to be established with the hope of organizing one common examination for all the central government jobs so that candidates do not have to prepare for different exams. As per the current structure, candidates have to prepare differently for various exams. As a result, it gets quite difficult for them to carry on preparation properly for different exams at the same time. When CET will be conducted, it will be easier for them to prepare for central government jobs. Based on the CET score candidates will be eligible to apply for a vacancy for respective agency.

What is the role of the NRA?

NRA is expected to introduce state-of-the-art technology and best practices to Central government recruitment. NRA will act as the representative of the Ministry of Finance/Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Railways, the SSC, IBPS, and RRB. NRA will make use of ICT in CET to eradicate malpractices. NRA will conduct mock tests for youth from rural regions of India.

Who will lead the NRA?

The agency will be headed by the Ministry of Finance/Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Railways, the SSC, IBPS, and RRB.

What amount will be spent on the NRA?

The government has sanctioned Rs. 1517.57 crore for a period of three years for establishing the National Recruitment Agency (NRA). Besides that, the amount is going to be spent on creating examination infrastructure in the 117 aspirational districts.

All about NRA Common Eligibility Test (CET)

NRA will conduct a common eligibility test (CET) as a uniform transformative recruitment process. As a first stage screening of eligible candidates, CET is expected to reduce the recruitment cycle. Eliminating multiple tests, CET will save valuable time as well as resources.

CET Expected Exam Pattern

Total Marks100
No of Questions100
Duration of Exam90 minutes
Question Paper TypeMCQ Type
Negative MarkingYes

CET Expected Exam Scheme

Serial No.SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Allotted
Part ACurrent Affairs/General Studies252590 Minutes
Part BGeneral Reasoning/Reasoning2525
Part CNumerical Ability2525
Part DGeneral English2525

Medium of CET

The Common Eligibility Test will be conducted in multiple languages. As per the statement of Jitendra Singh, Minister of DoPT the exam will be conducted in 12 languages that are mentioned in the 8th schedule of the Indian Constitution.

The Validity of CET Scores

The scores gained by the candidates in CET will be valid for a period of three years from the date of announcement of the result. The best of the valid scores will be deemed to be the present score of the candidates. Another important thing that you must be informed about is that no restriction has been set on the number of attempts to the upper age limit.

As per the policies of the government, the exemption in the upper age limit has been offered to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC and other categories. So far it has been decided that three major recruitment agencies will use CET scores. Other recruitment agencies of the central government are expected to adopt the same in the future.

Examination Centers for CET

The examination centers will be arranged in all districts pan India so that candidates from remote areas can easily access them. This attempt will not only ease the access to exam centers for rural candidates but also make their representations in central government jobs better.

The candidates will be allowed to register and apply through a common portal and make their choice of centers. The candidates will be allotted to centers on the basis of the availability of centers. The intension is to reach a phase wherein candidates can schedule tests at their preferred centers.

Benefits of Poor Candidates

Presently, candidates have to apply for multiple examinations conducted by various agencies across India. So, it appears to be quite problematic for poor candidates to submit exam fees and to bear all expenses for attending exams including boarding, lodging, traveling. CET intends to ease their financial strain to a greater extent. Now they have to pay only for one examination. As they can choose examination centers near their place of living, they do not have to afford the additional expenses like before.

Under NRA, candidates can apply for one examination that will open the way to join many posts. The newly registered agency will Tier-1/first level examination which will pave the way for many other selections in the central government.

Helpful for Female Candidates

The problems of female candidates in transporting to distant examination centers are going to be solved by the NRA. The CET exam by the NRA is expected to be a great solution for major problems faced by aspiring candidates. All the aspiring candidates are looking forward to the future with the hope of getting a job in the central government.