CET (Common Eligibility Test) 2021 - 2022: Exam Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Bank/SSC Exam Preparation

CET (Common Eligibility Test) 2021 - 2022: Exam Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Bank/SSC Exam Preparation

ByNeha Dhyani  |  Updated on: Sep 16, 2021CET (Common Eligibility Test) 2021: Check out NRA CET Exam Date 2021, Apply Online Link, Notification PDF, Exam Pattern, and other details inside! Know the Common Eligibility Test 2021 latest updates for the CET Bank, SSC & Railways exam. Stay tuned to get all the CET 2021 updates and news!
CET (Common Eligibility Test) 2021: Check out NRA CET Exam Date 2021, Apply Online Link, Notification PDF, Exam Pattern, and other details inside! Know the Common Eligibility Test 2021 latest updates for the CET Bank, SSC & Railways exam. Stay tuned to get all the CET 2021 updates and news!
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NRA CET Latest News

NRA (National Recruitment Agency) is a recruiting body that will conduct the preliminary round of examination. Through the NRA CET (Common Eligibility Test) prelims round, a bulk of candidates will be screened out. On the basis of the CET score in the prelims, the final selection will be made on the scores secured by you in tier 2 or tier 3 exam that will be conducted by the respective exam conducting body i.e. IBPS, SSC, and RRB.

NRA CET Press Release 2021

NRA CET Latest News

The major highlights of NRA CET 2021-2022 (Common Eligibility Test) are as follows:

  • Common Eligibility Test (CET) will be conducted across the country from early 2022 and Ladakh will have two centers at Leh and Kargil
  • Central Government has announced that the NRA Common Eligibility Test (CET) will be conducted across the country from early 2022 
  • Union Minister stated that the initiative from the Centre will be undertaken with the personal intervention of Prime Minister 
  • NRA is likely to conduct CET from 2022, Union Minister, in reply to questions, stated
  • PM Narendra Modi has announced that NRA CET 2021-2022 will start from the year 2022 in a 'School Education in the 21st Century’ conclave

About CET (Common Eligibility Test) 2022

NRA CET 2022

NRA CET Full Form

National Recruitment Agency,  Common Eligibility Test

Frequency of NRA CET

Twice a year

Exam Language

12 Major Indian Languages

Purpose of NRA CET 2021-2022

To select candidates for Group B and C non-technical posts

Score Validity of CET

3 years

Number Of Attempts

No bar on attempts subject upper age limit

Exam Centres

Every district to have at least one exam centre

Mode of Exam

Computer-Based Online

Exams Covered

  • Staff Service Commission (SSC)
  • Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
  • Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

CET (Common Eligibility Test) Exam Date 2022

CET (Common Eligibility Test) exam will commence from early 2022 as per the announcement made by Union Minister Jitendra Singh in the Lok Sabha. The exact date of receiving online applications for NRA CET will be notified shortly.

NRA CET Event

Dates

Starting Date For Online Registrations of NRA CET

To be announced

Last date For Online Registrations of NRA CET

To be announced

CET Admit Card Release

To be announced

CET Exam Date

Early 2022

Apply Online For CET 2021

The online application link for NRA CET (Common Eligibility Test) will be released in 2021. The link to apply online for CET will be made available when it is released officially by the National Recruitment Agency. 

SSC, Railways & Bank Exams To Be Replaced By NRA CET

The following exams are to be replaced through CET (Common Eligibility Test) at 10th, 12th, and Graduation levels. At present, the exams that are conducted at the central level are to be replaced by NRA CET 2022. We have listed below the following exams that will be replaced through CET (Common Eligibility Test) at various levels.

Exam Conducting Bodies

Matriculation Level

Higher Secondary/ Intermediate Level

Graduate Level and above

Staff Selection Commission, SSC

  • SSC MTS,
  • SSC Selection Post
  • SSC Constable Delhi Police
  • SSC CHSL
  • SSC Stenographer Grade C and D

Railways Recruitment Board, RRB

RRB Group D

  • RRB NTPC
  • RRB ALP
  • RRB NTPC
  • RRB JE

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, IBPS

NA

NA

  • IBPS Clerk,
  • IBPS PO
  • IBPS RRB PO
  • IBPS RRB Clerk
  • IBPS SO

CET (Common Eligibility Test) Exam Pattern

The NRA CET Exam Pattern will be disclosed shortly. However, the Common Eligibility Test (CET) Exam Pattern will be based on the following three types as per the eligibility criteria. The level of difficulty of the questions is likely to vary as per the following levels.

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

The expected exam pattern for CET is as follows:

Section

Total Questions

Marks

Duration

General Intelligence and Reasoning

50

50

 

 

 

120 Minutes

General Awareness and General Knowledge

50

50

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

English Language and Comprehension

50

50

Total

200

200

The CET Exam Pattern will be different for Tier 1 and further stages of the exam to be conducted by the SSC, IBPS, and RRB. Thus, the recruitment process will be in two phases i.e. NRA CET (Common Eligibility Test) and further stages to be conducted by the respective organizations.

NRA CET 2021 Important Exam Details

Important Points To Note For NRA CET 2021-2022

  • The official exam pattern and syllabus for NRA CET 2022 are yet to be released.
  • Three levels of exam will be conducted namely at graduation level, 12th level, and 10th level.
  • Age relaxation is applicable as per govt. Norms.
  • CET is the preliminary exam after which further process will be carried out by the respective agencies.
  • CET scores can be shared with PSUs, private sector, central government, state government, Union Territories.
  • CET will be conducted in over 1000 exam centres with at least one exam centre in each district.
  • CET scores are to be valid for a period of three years from the date of publication of the result.
  • The exam will be conducted in 12 languages.

NRA CET Books For Preparations

NRA CET Books For Preparations
NRA CET Books for Quantitative Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Topic-wise Solved Papers by Kiran Prakashan
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha
NRA CET Books for General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Reasoning Book for Competitive Examinations by Nishant K Sinha
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey
NRA CET Books for English
  • High School English Grammar and Comprehension by Wren Martin
  • Objective General English by RS Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
NRA CET Books for General Awareness
  • General Knowledge Manual by Edgar Thorpe & Showick Thorpe
  • Manorama

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  • NRA CET will be conducted in early 2022.

  • NRA CET will be conducted twice in a year.

  • NRA CET 2021 will replace the exams that are conducted by the following organizations:

    • Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, IBPS
    • Railways Recruitment Board, RRB
    • Staff Service Commission, SSC
  • The NRA CET Exam Pattern is not yet released officially. However, you can expect the following sections in CET:

    • General Intelligence and Reasoning
    • General Awareness and General Knowledge
    • Quantitative Aptitude
    • English Language and Comprehension
  • NRA CET scores will be valid for a period of three years from the date of publication of the result.

  • No, the syllabus will be different for all the following levels of examination:

    • Matriculation Level (10th class)
    • Higher Secondary Level (12th pass)
    • Graduation Level 
  • No, NRA CET 2021-2022 will not be bilingual but it will be conducted in 12 different languages throughout the country.

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