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NRA CET 2022 Exam - Check Common Eligibility Test Exam Dates, Eligibility, Selection Procedure

NRA CET 2022 Exam - Check Common Eligibility Test Exam Dates, Eligibility, Selection Procedure

Edited By Ujjwal Kirti | Updated on Sep 14, 2021 10:37 AM IST
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What is NRA CET?

NRA CET 2022 will be conducted for the non-gazetted positions by the government from early 2022. In latest tweet, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that the government has decided to take NRA CET 2022 as the common test for all the major government exams. for the preliminary stage of different recruitment exams. The NRA CET 2022 score will be used to shortlist candidates for the next round of selection in IBPS, SSC AND RRB. NRA CET 2022 is scheduled to be conducted twice a year and the scores will be valid for three years. NRA CET 2022 will be beneficial for all the government job aspirants, as there will be no need to fill out separate applications for the various exams. Students have to focus only on NRA CET 2022 preparation. To know more about NRA CET 2022, read the full article below.
Latest: The Union Minister has tweeted that NRA CET will be conducted from early 2022

NRA CET 2022 : Exam Highlights



Exam Name

Common Eligibility Test



Exam Conducting Body

National Recruitment Agency

Year Started


Exam Level


Exam Type

Objective type test

Exam Language

12 languages including English and Hindi



Types of CET exam

Three types (10th class, 12th class, graduate-level)

Exam Frequency

Twice a year

Exam Purpose

Shortlist candidates for Tier-2, Tier-3 exam for Group-B and Group C non-technical posts

Number of attempts

No restrictions

Validity of CET score

Three years

Official Website

to be updated

NRA CET Important Dates 2022

The conducting authority of NRA CET 2022 will release the important dates along with the NRA CET notification 2022. Candidates must keep track of the examination notification so that they don’t miss the NRA CET 2022 important dates.

Important Dates for NRA CET 2022


Dates (Tentative)

NRA CET Official Notification

February 2022

NRA CET Application Form

To be Notified

Last Date to fill NRA CET Application Form

To be Notified

NRA CET Admit Card 2022

To be Notified


May 2022

NRA CET Result

To be Notified

NRA CET 2022: Latest Updates

According to the latest statement of Union Minister of State (independent charge) Dr Jitendra Singh. A common eligibility test (CET) exam to be organised by the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) for different government departments to fill vacant posts is expected to help at least 2.5 crore job applicants across the country.

National Recruitment Agency (NRA)

A National Recruitment Agency (NRA) is the exam agency proposed by the government to conduct one single exam for major government vacancies. The administration has agreed to hold a single computer-based preliminary exam for all non-gazetted government positions. The NRA will be in charge of the Common Eligibility Exam's operations. The administration is seeking to make the test procedure easier for over 2.5 million applicants. The government will conduct a single exam for all Category B and C positions. This would save time because applicants would not have to restudy for each preliminary examination. Due to the length and complexity of the procedure, detailed information about NRA CET 2022 will be provided soon.

NRA- Overview



Name of the agency

National Recruitment Agency

Organization type

Central-level recruiting agency




August 19, 2020


To conduct the Common Eligibility Test for the Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ (non-technical) staff for SSC, IBPS, and RRBs


New Delhi


7 functional Divisions

Official website

Will be updated

NRA CET 2022: Exams To be Merged

All Group B and C preliminary examinations will be merged into a single common eligibility test (CET). The National Recruitment Agency will initially going to replace the preliminary examinations carried out by three government agencies on Group B and C roles, namely:

  • Staff Selection Commission (SSC),

  • Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), and

  • Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).

Government Bodies

Exams to be Conducted by NRA

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

NRA CET Eligibility Criteria 2022

For NRA CET 2022, the eligibility criteria will be the same as for graduate, 12th passed, and 10th standard students now as per national recruitment agency cet. There will be three test levels, namely, undergraduate, 12th exam level, and 10th exam level. There is no improvement in test eligibility. NRA CET eligibility criteria 2022 will be the basic as per the respective exams that will be merged.

NRA CET 2022: Age Limit

As per the updates, the NRA CET 2022 age limit will be based on the exam for which candidates will apply. There will be an upper age limit for everyone. The reserved category candidates will get the reservation as per the government norms. The details will be updated once the NRA CET official notification 2022 out.

NRA CET Application Form 2022

The NRA CET 2022 application form will be available commonly for all the exams. The details will be available in the NRA CET notification 2022 released by national recruitment agency cet. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form of NRA CET. The procedure of NRA CET application form will be complete after the submission of application fee. Before filling the application form of NRA CET, candidates must be ready with their details such as personal details, academic details along with the bank details. It is important to fill the application form correctly.

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NRA CET Admit Card 2022

NRA will provide a common NRA CET admit card 2022 for the candidates. The NRA CET admit card dates and details will be revealed in the notification of NRA CET 2022. Information such as the name of the candidate, roll number, NET subject, exam centre, exam date, applicant change, exam day instructions, etc. will be included in the admit card. As per the guidelines, candidates have to carry a valid photo id proof along with the NRA CET 2022 admit card.

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NRA CET Exam Centre 2022

NRA CET exam centre 2022 will be provided depending on the students appearing for the test by national recruitment agency cet. There will be at least one or more centres in a district to reduce the expenses of candidates from poor backgrounds. More than 1,000 exam centres will be assigned to conduct NRA CET 2022 in every district of India

NRA CET Syllabus and Exam pattern 2022

For the NRA CET, there is no specified examination pattern and syllabus yet. The NRA CET 2022 exam pattern and syllabus will be updated after the official announcement. As per the speculation, there will be various exam patterns and syllabus for the graduate, high secondary, and senior secondary level examinations. NRA CET 2022 will have multiple-choice questions in 12 different languages. For all the updates about the CET exam pattern and Syllabus, candidates are advised to keep in contact with the website.

NRA CET Result 2022

The NRA CET 2022 result will be released in online mode on the official website within a few days after the exam. The details about NRA CET result 2022 and steps to check will be further updated by the conducting authority. NRA CET merit list 2022 is likely to be released along with the NRA CET result 2022. The result of NRA CET 2022 will be valid for three years.

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NRA CET Cut Off 2022

The NRA CET cut off 2022 exam will be the minimum qualifying marks to shortlist the candidates for the further recruitment process. The cut off marks will be released in online mode by the conducting authority. Aspirants need to secure cut off marks of NRA CET 2022 to get qualified.

NRA CET 2022: Scores Used By

The national recruiting agency CET score will be very important in gaining jobs, whether they are government, PSU, or private jobs. According to Jitendra Singh's news conference announcement, the CET score will be used to select non-serious candidates by not only the state and federal governments, but also public sector corporations (PSUs) and private organizations. The CET's main purpose is to save time, money, and speed up the recruitment process.

CET exam

Score percentile in a different session

Percentile considered for Tier-2, Tier-3

September 2022



February 2022



September 2022



February 2023



NRA CET 2022: Madhya Pradesh Became 1st State To Use CET Score.

In 2021, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri. Shivraj Singh Chauhan announced that M.P. state recruitment agencies will use the CET score to pick candidates for M.P. government jobs. Madhya Pradesh will be the first state to announce that the CET score will be used in the state recruitment process. The C.M. also asserted that the CET decision not only saves time and money, but also aids organizations in selecting the best candidates from the same pool.

Why is proposal of NRA CET 2022 has been given?

  • To ease the burden on candidates who must sit for various examinations administered by multiple authorities, all of which have comparable eligibility requirements.

  • Candidates will be able to save money on several application fees and travel expenses in order to take these exams.

  • To improve rural candidates' access to testing by establishing at least one test center in each district.

  • To make it easier for candidates to schedule examinations and select an examination center.

  • Reduce the amount of time spent on the choosing process.

  • To make it easier for employment.

NRA CET 2022: Key Points

  • For all IBPS, SSC, and RRB positions, the CET will be a single preliminary test.

  • The CET examination will be administered by the NRA, which will be an independent authority.

  • Candidates must pay a one-time fee for all CET examinations.

  • There will be one standard for the test, and a single exam will save money and time.

  • For prelims, CET will be a single online test.

  • The CET score is valid for three years.

  • The CET score will be shared with all central government recruitment bureaus.

  • Each candidate will have two further chances to improve his or her marks, with the highest scores being taken into account.

  • At least one examination center will be located in each district.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is NRA?

The National Recruitment Agency (NRA) is a multi-agency body that will be set up to recruit candidates for different positions in the central government.

2. What is NRA CET 2021?

NRA CET is the common eligibility test. The exam will be conducted for the aspirants of IBPS, SSC and RRB.

3. When was the NRA established?

NRA is not yet established. Only the proposal of establishment passed by the Union Minister.

4. When will the NRA CET be conducted?

The NRA CET 2022 exam dates are not out yet. However, as per the updates, NRA CET 2021 will be conducted tentatively from early 2022.

5. How many CETs will the NRA conduct?

As per the update, Class 10, Class 12 and graduation level CETs are proposed to be conducted depending on the NRA CET eligibility criteria.

6. What is the syllabus of NRA CET?

Once the National Recruitment Agency is set up, the NRA CET syllabus will be announced. The NRA CET syllabus 2022 will be the same as per the IBPS SSC and RRB tier-I syllabus.

7. What is the process after qualifying for the NRA CET?

Candidates need to appear for the next stages of the respective recruitment, that is SSC, RRB and IBPS, after qualifying the NRA CET.

8. For which posts or vacancies will NRA CET be conducted?

NRA CET will be conducted for posts and vacancies released under SSC, RRB and IBPS. Some of the tier-I exams that NRA will take over in the coming months include SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC GD, SSC CPO, SSC MTS, RRB Group-D, RRB NTPC, IBPS PO and IBPS Clerk.

9. Will the NRA also conduct UPSC exams?

No, NRA CET 2022 is conducted for IBPS, SSC and RRB as per the proposal.

10. When will NRA CET 2022 application form be released?

NRA CET application form will be released after the NRA CET 2021 notification gets released.

11. What is the age limit for NRA CET exam?

The minimum age limit of NRA CET 2022 will be 18 years looking at the exams that are going to be combined. However, the exact information will be released along with the notification.

12. What is syllabus of NRA CET?

As the top competitive exams are going to be combined, it is expected to have questions from four subjects-General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and Language


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