NRA CET Syllabus 2021: Detailed Syllabus for SSC, Bank & Railways Exams

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Nov 17, 2021, 0:16

NRA CET Syllabus 2021-2022: With the approval to set up NRA to conduct standardized CET exam for Banking, SSC & Railways for Group B & C posts, most of the students must be looking for the official NRA CET syllabus to kickstart their exam preparation. As per the latest news, the NRA will release the Topic-wise NRA CET exam syllabus 2021-22 for all the subjects as soon as it is established.

While it is always good to prepare beforehand for the NRA CET exam to stay ahead of the competition, it is also important to stick to the official syllabus to start your NRA CET exam preparation. Since the CET exam pattern & syllabus is yet to be finalized by NRA, let us take a look at Topic-wise SSC, Banking & Railway syllabus for Tier 1 or Prelims exam as the CET syllabus 2021-2022 will be designed around these Government exams.

NRA CET Exam Syllabus 2022 

The CET exam will take place in the academic year 2022, however, the final CET exam dates are yet to be released by the exam conducting authority. The CET exam will take place twice every year, and the CET score will remain valid till 3 years. But you can always improve your CET score by appearing for more than one time.

Since NRA CET will replace the Tier 1 or Prelims exam of Group B & C (non-gazetted) level Government jobs the syllabus be around the following subjects:

Note: This is not an official CET exam syllabus. Based on the current exam pattern and topic-wise syllabus it is expected that the syllabus will be designed keeping in mind the current curriculum.

CET Exam Syllabus for English Language (Expected)

CET English Language Syllabus (Expected)

Reading Comprehension

Cloze Test

Para jumbles


Fill in the blanks

Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting

Paragraph Completion

CET Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude (Expected)

CET Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus (Expected)


Profit & Loss

Mixtures & Allegations

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

Work & Time

Time & Distance

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Data Interpretation

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

Number Systems

Sequence & Series

Permutation, Combination Probability

Also Check: CET Eligibility 2020-21

CET Exam Syllabus for Reasoning (Expected)

CET Reasoning Syllabus (Expected)

Logical Reasoning 

Alphanumeric Series

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Data Sufficiency

Coded Inequalities

Seating Arrangement




Blood Relations

Input Output

Coding Decoding

CET Syllabus for General Awareness (Expected)

General Awareness







Biology, etc

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

This was the topic-wise syllabus which is expected that NRA CET will be designed around these topics. However, it is too early to claim the accuracy of the topics. To get the latest updates on the NRA CET syllabus, keep visiting BYJU'S Exam Prep! 

FAQs on NRA CET Syllabus 2021-2022

What is the official NRA CET Syllabus? 

The official syllabus for CET is yet to be finalized by NRA and it will be out soon on the official website of National Recruitment Agency.

Will the NRA CET Syllabus 2022 be available in Hindi?

Yes, the CET can be taken in any of the 12 languages approved by the NRA.

Where can I download the CET exam Syllabus PDF? 

The PDF will be available shortly on the official website. We will update the CET Syllabus PDF as soon as it is out for download. 

Will the UPSC & CTET syllabus also be covered in the CET exam?

No, only the prelims or Tier 1 syllabus of Banking, SSC & Railways will be taken into account while preparing the CET exam. 

What is the NRA CET syllabus for SSC? 

There will be a common CET syllabus for SSC, Banking & Railways exams. However, the level of CET Syllabus for 10th, 12th & Graduate level may vary.

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