1. NRA CET 2023 Notification

The notification for NRA CET 2024 will be made available online in PDF format. The announcement will include all exam-related information, such as important dates, eligibility, the selection process, the exam pattern, and the curriculum. The NRA Common Eligibility Test will be considered a tier 1 test, with subsequent rounds of selection performed by the different recruitment authorities, SSC, IBPS, and RRBs. In addition to English and Hindi, the NRA CET exam will be administered in 12 different languages. When the NRA CET Notification 2024 PDF is available, it will be linked from this website.

2. NRA CET Latest news

According to the 2022 important news about the NRA CET Exam the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) will hold the Common Eligibility Test 2022 for the recruitment of Central Government Vacancies across the country. The National Recruitment Agency is preparing to hold a computer-based online common eligibility test for non-gazetted central government positions. The government has announced the NRA CET 2022 instead of the Prelims for the exams for all major government ministries. The NRA CET 2022 score of the candidate will be valid for three years. In a press statement issued on May 23, 2022, the Special Committee on Common Eligibility Test stated that the NRA CET 2022 will be held in the third quarter (October-December) of the financial year 2022-2023.

3. What is a common Eligibility test?

The National Recruitment Agency (NRA) is a new recruitment agency that the government of India would establish on the recommendation of the Ministry of Personnel and Public Grievances. This will hold a nationwide Common Eligibility Test for recruitment in SSC, IBPS, and RRB’s numerous service departments. The major goal of the NRA plan is to shorten the lengthy and time-consuming recruitment procedures used by numerous organizations. NRA CET will shorten and streamline the exam procedure for nearly 2.5 million candidates.

4. NRA CET Exam Highlights

The exam highlights of the NRA CET Exam 2023 are given below.

Particulars Details
Exam Name NRA CET 2023
Conducting Body NRA (National Recruitment Agency)
Exam Level National
Exam Date By Year-End 2023
Exam Mode Online only
Category Recruitment
Exam Language 12 Major Indian Languages
Frequency of Exam Duration Twice a year
Score Validity 3 years
Exam Purpose Selection of candidates for various Group B and C non-technical posts
Official Website to be updated

5. NRA CET Important Dates

The important dates for NRA CET 2023 are given below.

Event Dates
NRA CET notification To be announced
Starting For Online Registrations To be announced
Deadline For Online Registrations To be announced
Admit Card Release To be announced
Online Exam To be announced

6. Exams Covered Under NRA CET 2023

Sr. No. Exam Conducting Bodies Matriculation Level Higher Secondary/ Intermediate Level Graduate Level
1 Staff Selection Commission SSC MTS, SSC selection post SSC CHSL SSC CGL and  SSC JE
2 Railways Recruitment Board RRB Group-D RRB NTPC, RRB ALP RRB NTPC, RRB JE
3 Institute of Banking Personnel Selection IBPS Clerk, IBPS PO


 6.1 NRA CET for Banking Exams

 The IBPS conducts examinations for the recruitment of various banking positions such as Clerk, Bank PO, Bank SO, and so on. The IBPS organizes a preliminary exam for all such examinations. All of these preliminary tests for banking positions will be replaced by the NRA CET. IBPS will conduct all subsequent stages of selection, such as mains, interviews, and so on.


       No prelims only the NRA exam  

SBI Clerk
BOB PO/Clerk
Other banks


6.2 NRA CET for SSC Exams

The SSC administers a variety of important tests to students from varied educational backgrounds, such as class 10, class 12, and graduate levels. These numerous tests, such as the Combined Higher Secondary Level, the Combined Graduate Level, and the Central Police Organisation Exam, are held in stages such as Tier 1, Tier 2, and so on. All of these tests with similar exam styles or syllabi for the first tier  NRA CET will take the place of all tier 1 exams.


       No prelims only the NRA exam  


7. Common Eligibility Test for Railways Exams

When it comes to government jobs, the Indian Railways is one of the country’s top employers. The RRB, too, conducts numerous examinations such as NTPC, Group D, and so on across various CBTs (Computer Based Tests). For all exams, the CBT 1 stage will be replaced with the Common Eligibility Test.


No prelims only the NRA exam  


8. NRA CET Selection process

The recruitment of 12th-grade students for various government organizations would involve a thorough selection process. The process’s specific steps are outlined below:

Examinees in class 12 will take the National Recruitment Agency Common Entrance Test (NRA CET), which serves as an entrance exam for SSC, RRB, and IBPS recruitment. There will be 100 questions in the 200-mark NRA CET.

Phase-II Exam: There are a few preliminary tests that the NRA CET for the 12th grade just replaces. The second part of the exam, which is tailored to the positions offered by the companies, will be available to candidates who meet the NRA CET cut-off. Applicants for banks, for example, must take the main exam, whilst candidates for SSC must take the Tier-II written exam.

Interview: SSC, RRB, and IBPS departments of the government will invite candidates who meet the NRA CET cut-off to a personal interview phase. A combination of technical and real-world experience will be used to evaluate candidates.

 Document Verification: After passing the NRA CET’s three phases, candidates will be contacted again for document verification. The shortlisted candidates will need to provide the following certifications:

  • Birth Certificate; Certificate of Caste (if relevant)
  • 10th-grade mark sheet
  • 12th Grade Marksheet
  • Income Certificate

9. NRA CET Score and Validity

The NRA CET 2024 score is considered acceptable for three years from the date of registration. In simple terms, if you pass, you won’t need to retake the exam to apply for other government jobs under the SSC, RRB, and IBPS for the following three years.

10. NRA CET Eligibility 2023

Candidates must confirm their eligibility before applying to the NRA CET 2023. The eligibility criteria are determined by a candidate’s education and age.  

10.1 NRA CET Qualification

Educational requirements: The NRA CET will be taken at three levels: Class 10, Class 12, and Graduation. Candidates who have completed Class 10, Class 12, and Graduation are eligible to apply.

10.2 NRA CET Age limit

Age limit: The exam will have an upper age limit. The age limit will vary depending on the position for which the individual is applying. The upper age restriction would be relaxed for candidates belonging to reserved groups such as Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Class (OBC), Persons with Disability (PwD), and so on.

Number of attempts: There is no restriction to the number of times one can take the exam, subject to the statutory maximum age limit.

11. NRA CET 2023 Online Application and Exam Fee

A candidate must register for the NRA CET and pay a specified amount of money. Depending on the categories a candidate falls within, the application fee may change. Online payment of the NRA CET is required for the 12th pass application. Several options are available for making the payment, including e-wallets, credit cards, and online banking. As soon as we receive any new information on the application, we will notify our readers.

12. NRA CET Exam Pattern

There has been no official announcement regarding the NRA CET Exam 2024 Exam Pattern. We will post any additional information as soon as the officials provide it. However, the NRA will administer the Common Eligibility Test at three levels to potential applicants.

The NRA CET 2024 Exam Pattern would most likely be divided into four portions, each of which will comprise 100 questions. The exam will be 60 minutes long and each question will be worth two points.

  • Matriculation Level (10th class)
  • Higher Secondary School (12th pass)
  • Graduation level

The NRA CET will be administered in English, Hindi, and 12 additional Indian languages.

The NRA CET question paper will only comprise objective-type multiple-choice questions.

The NRA CRET syllabus and level of difficulty will be uniform and consistent with a candidate’s еduсаtiоn — class 10, Class 12, оr grаduаtiоn.

13. NRA CET Syllabus

There is no official information available about the NRA CET Exam Syllabus 2024. In contrast, the Common Eligibility Test is planned to include questions from four subjects: general reasoning and intelligence, general awareness, numerical aptitude, and language (English, Hindi, and so on). The NRA CET Exam 2024 will be held across India in 12 distinct languages, with results valid for three years. The whole NRA CET Syllabus for the forthcoming September Exams is available here.

The written test will comprise questions from the following sections:

  • Intelligence and general reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness
  • Language

14. NRA CET Test Center 2023

List of NRA Exam centers for Common Eligibility Test Sep 2023

State NRA CET Exam centres
Andhra Pradesh NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Arunachal Pradesh
Assam NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Assam
Bihar NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Bihar
Chhattisgarh NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Chhattisgarh
Goa NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Goa
Gujarat NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Gujarat
Haryana NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Haryana
Himachal Pradesh NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Jharkhand
Karnataka NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Karnataka
Kerala NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Kerala
Madhya Pradesh NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Maharashtra
Manipur NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Manipur
Meghalaya NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Meghalaya
Mizoram NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Mizoram
Nagaland NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Nagaland
Odisha NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Odisha
Punjab NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Punjab
Rajasthan NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Rajasthan
Sikkim NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Sikkim
Tamil Nadu NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Tamil Nadu
Telangana NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Telangana
Tripura NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Tripura
Uttar Pradesh NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand NRA CET Exam centres in districts of Uttarakhand
West Bengal NRA CET Exam centres in districts of West Bengal

15. NRA CET Admit Card 2023

After candidates have completed the application form, the next step is to download the admit card, which is made available around one month after the application form’s release date. The NRA CET admit card contains vital information such as the exam date, place, and time.

16. NRA CET Result 2023

The NRA CET result is released shortly after the NRA CET notification is released. It will be available on the recruitment organization’s official website. Candidates with an aggregate score of greater than 65% will be qualified to sit in the exam.

17. FAQ's

1. When will the NRA CET take place?

Ans: The NRA has yet to release the dates for the NRA CET exam. Previously, Union Minister Jitendra Singh stated that the NRA CET would be held by the end of the year, in October-December 2024. However, it was not carried out by the official body. According to media sources, the NRA is in the final stages of developing the computer-based test.

2. Is the NRA CET better than the present system?

Ans: Yes, NRA CET is preferable since it saves SSC, RRB, and IBPS candidates a significant amount of time and money. Candidates will be able to apply for a variety of jobs through a single online exam. The exam will also aid in the recruitment of SSC, IBPS, and RRB agencies.

3. NRA CET will be held for which positions/vacancies?

Ans: The NRA CET will be held for all SS, RRB, and IBSC posts and vacancies. SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC GD, SSC MTS, RRB Group-D, RRB NTPC, IBPS PO, and IBPS Clerk are some of the tier-I exams that NRA CET will conduct in the coming months.

4. What happens next after clearing the NRA CET?

Аns. After clearing the NRA CET, you must apply for the next phases of your prospective recruiting examinations, which are held by your prospective recruitment agencies. – SSC, RRB, аnd IBP.

5. How many times does the NRA CET exam take place each year?

Ans: The NRA has yet to announce the NRA CET exam dates and the NRA CET exam will take place twice a year eligible candidates can apply for it.

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