NRA CET Full Form: What Does It Stand For, CET Long Form Highlights

By Jyoti Bisht|Updated : January 6th, 2022

NRA CET Full Form: After the Union Cabinet has approved the common eligibility test for various exam categories, it has become the talk of the town. With so many queries in the head of the aspirants, they want to know what does NRA and CET long form. Today we are going to share the NRA CET long form along with the Key highlights and benefits for the aspirants. The term "CET" itself has many meanings, thus we have explained the NRA CET long form along with its Hindi meaning below.

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NRA CET Full Form: Key Highlights



Name of the exam


(National Recruitment Agency Common Eligibility Test)

Conducting Body

NRA (National Recruitment Agency)

Exam Level


Exam Mode


Frequency of Exam 

Twice a year

Exam Purpose 

Selection of candidates for Group-B and -C non-technical posts

NRA Full Form - What does NRA Stand for?

The full form of NRA is National Recruitment Agency. The main aim of setting up the NRA is to conduct the CET exam as a preliminary exam to recruit qualifying candidates for group B and C posts. This agency will be registered under the societies registration act and will work for the various exam domain-like IBPS for Bank, SSC for CHSL/CGL, and RRB for Railway and other miscellaneous posts.

National Recruitment Agency (NRA) will have representatives of the following:

  • Ministry of Railways
  • Ministry of Finance/Department of Financial Services
  • Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
  • Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
  • Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

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CET Full Form - What does CET Stand for?

The CET long-form is the Common Eligibility Test. Common Eligibility Test is conducted online and will screen candidates for the preliminary exam of IBPS, SSC, and Railways Exams altogether. Candidates who will qualify for the test will become eligible for the next round of the selection process.

CET Full Form in Hindi - CET का क्या मतलब है?

CET long form Hindi में "सामान्य पात्रता परीक्षा" है जो कि राष्ट्रीय भर्ती संस्था (National Recruitment Agency) द्वारा संचालित की जाती है। NRA बैंक, SSC, और रेलवे के अधीन निकलने वाली केंद्र सरकार की नौकरियों के लिए प्रारम्भिक (Prelims) परीक्षा का आयोजन कराएगी जो की सामान्य पात्रता परीक्षा (Common Eligibility Test) के नाम से जानी जायेगी।

Key Highlights of Common Eligibility Test (CET)

  • One common exam will be conducted for various categories like Bank/SSC/Railways. Eligible & Qualifying candidates will be selected for the mains exam through CET.
  • Now, every district will have an examination center to benefit candidates from far-flung areas.
  • The exam will be conducted in multiple languages. As per the department report, there will be 12 languages.
  • Test centers in every District will curb this shortcoming benefiting candidates from rural areas in general and women candidates in particular.
  • CET score shall be valid for three years from the date of declaration of the result. 
  • National Recruitment Agency (NRA) will conduct separate CET each for three levels of graduate, higher secondary (12th pass), and matriculate (10th pass) candidates for non-technical posts, which is presently conducted by SSC, RRBs, and IBPS.
  • Candidates can schedule their tests at the Centers of their choice at the common portal.

Advantages or Benefits of CET

There are many benefits of CET to the candidates:

  1. This will save time, application fees, and travel expenses for the candidates.
  2. The exam will be conducted twice a year.
  3. Scorecard obtained through CET will be valid for three years.
  4. Through single exams, students will have a chance to appear for SSC, Bank, and railway categories depending upon the marks secured by them.
  5. For some organizations, only a CET score will be enough and they will directly conduct the physical and medical examinations to recruit the candidate. 
  6. Separate CET will be conducted for Separate exams requiring different eligibility for instance 10th pass, higher secondary, and graduates.
  7. CET will largely benefit the aspirants for the rural areas by providing access to the exam centers for the conduction of CET.

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  •  The full form of NRA is National Recruitment Agency.

  • The full form of CET is Common Test Eligibility.

  • CET long form is Common Entrance Test (CET)

  • The candidate's CET score will be valid for three years from the date of the announcement of the results. Subject to the maximum age limit, there will be no limit on the number of tries a candidate can make to appear in the CET.

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