NRA CET Latest Update: First Ever NRA CET Exam to be Conducted before 2022 Ends

By Ashwini Shivhare|Updated : May 23rd, 2022

NRA CET 2022 Latest Update: As per the latest press release by the PIB, the first-ever NRA CET exam, i.e. NRA CET 2022 exam is to be conducted in 2022 before the year ends. The National Recruitment Agency (NRA) is gearing up to conduct computer-based online Common Eligibility Test (CET) for recruitment to Non-Gazetted posts by the year-end (2022). Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh said the above information while Chairing the joint meeting of all the six Autonomous Bodies under the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) on 22 May 2022. 

Let us check out the official PDF confirmation by PIB, link is given below: 

Latest Update on NRA CET 2022  Official PDF By PIB

Advisory Committee Has Been Set up to Recommend NRA CET Syllabus and Scheme

As per the latest update received from PIB India, an advisory committee has already been set up by the National Recruiting Agency aka NRA to recommend the common syllabus and scheme of the NRA CET Common Eligibility Test. As per the official notification, the advisory committee will include officers such as Chairman, Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations, Director and Deputy Secretary etc.

This was mentioned in the written reply given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. JItendra Singh in Rajya Sabha.

Let us check the official notification PDF

NRA CET 2022 Official Notification on Advisory Committee Set up PDF by PIB

According to the recent updates, it is now confirmed that NRA CET Common Eligibility Test for SSC, Railway & Bank Exams will be conducted from early 2022. The Press Information Bureau (PIB) has recently tweeted confirming the news and uploaded the official PDF regarding the conduction of NRA CET 2022. The tweet by PIB mentioned the comment by the Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh. The tweet also mentioned that Ladakh will have two centres at Leh and Kargil.

Let us check the tweet and the Official Notification PDF

NRA CET 2022 Official Confirmation PDF By PIB

A snippet of the PIB Tweet


Creating of National Recruitment Agency (NRA)

Earlier on September 19, 2020, the Union Cabinet had ratified the creation of a National Recruitment Agency (NRA) which will be responsible to conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET) for the selection of candidates for various jobs including both Central Government and some state governments.

Announcement of NRA CET 2022

Now, on July 06, 2021, the Union Minister of Central Government Dr Jitendra Singh announced that the Common Eligibility Test (CET) will be held across the country from early 2022 (probably January to February). The Minister further announced that the exam was earlier scheduled to be conducted prior to the end of this year (2021), however, it is now delayed due to the rise of the spread of COVID in the states in the month of April.

The below snippet highlights the latest notification for NRA CET 2022:


NRA CET 2022 will replace preliminary tests for at least 50 different examinations which are held for recruiting around 1.25 lakh government jobs every year. To fulfil these government jobs vacancies various boards (SSC, IBPS, RRB, Other State boards) conduct these examinations. This was a tedious and time taking process in which the aspirants have to suffer a lot in both time and money. This major step will help job seekers to take one common test and save time spent on writing various exams as well as save their expenses in filling the exam form and going to the exam centre.

Now, the question comes ‘How will different agencies recruit through NRA CET 2022’, to get an answer to this question, you will have read the entire article.

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NRA CET Selection Process 2022

NRA would conduct preliminary examination viz. CET for three recruitment agencies which include IBPS, SSC, and RRB, but would later expand to 20 other recruiting agencies. To understand how the recruitment process will work, let’s first understand how the recruitment process worked earlier:

Earlier, candidates who were preparing for respective examinations (IBPS, RRB, and SSC) had to appear for their relevant screening exams such as Tier 1 for SSC CGL/ CPO/ CHSL/ Stenographer and Stage 1 for RRB NTPC/ Group D exams, while Prelims was conducted for IBPS PO/ Clerk.
Preliminary (Tier 1/ Prelims) was essentially a mass elimination round and took the maximum time for both board and candidates. Here is a detailed description of the recruitment process of the three boards which was followed earlier:Stages of various exams

To simplify the process for both aspirants and boards, NRA will now be conducting the CET exam. CET exam will eliminate the need to appear for separate preliminary rounds and the aspirants only need to appear for CET once. The scores of CET will then be valid for the respective Mains examination including Tier 2 for SSC and RRB board and Mains for IBPS board. The below graph illustrates the recruitment process after the implementation of CET.

Stages of various exam after NRA CET

This step will increase the overall efficiency of the recruitment process as now different conducting bodies will be able to filter the suitable aspirants from the mass based on CET cut off score set by the authority. This is a win-win situation for aspirants also as if the candidate is not satisfied with his/ her current score then he/ she can appear for the CET exam twice a year. Also, the CET 2022 score is valid for 3 years which will help the aspirants to focus on the Mains of their respective exams.

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Gourav Kumar Singh
To kr na jaldi hum bhi thank Gaye hai sun sun k  🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Sahiram Chauhan
@Gourav Kumar Singh  kejriwal ko bol wo aise bolega to krwa dega 😂😂
Shivam Panday
इसमें सिलेबस कैसे मिक्स करेंगे
Nikhil  Sharma
If a candidate has to appear for a separate exam consisting specialised syllabus for the respective board in stage 2 of the recruitment process then what good it will do for aspirants?? This will be used as a propaganda tool for BJP to advertise how so many vacanies are being filled... Combining all the vacancies of rail ssc ibps the collective number of vacanies would be in thousands which'll be advertise by the government. so in a nutshell it's an attempt to hide the meagre number of vacanies that are being released from past few years
Saumya Sen

Saumya SenMar 24, 2022

Thank you ❗❗
Tracking point
To abhi jo CHSL and CGL exam hone h vo kese hoge?
Subrota Ghosh
1.5 lakh har sal ...😂
Are you comedy me 😂😂


  • A. NRA CET will start from the early of 2022, tentatively. 

  • A. Exams including SSC, IBPS, RRB will be covered by NRA CET. 

  • A. At least 1 to 1.5 crore candidates will be registering for NRA CET. 

  • A. No, NRA CET will only cover the stage 1 of the exam process of SSC, IBPS, RRB and various other exams. 

  • CET Exam Result will be valid for three years.

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