NRA CET Syllabus 2022 - Download PDF for Bank, SSC & RRB

NRA CET Syllabus 2022 - Download PDF for Bank, SSC & RRB

ByNeha Dhyani  |  Updated on: Dec 10, 2021
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NRA CET Syllabus 2022

NRA CET Syllabus 2022: Cabinet has shown the green flag for the NRA to conduct CET in the year Early 2022 for all SSC, Railways and banking exams.  NRA CET 2022 exam will be conducted by the National recruitment agency to shortlist the candidates for the Group B and C posts. Post this announcement, a wave of confusion can be seen in the minds of the bank and SSC aspirants.

There is a lot of chaos in the minds of the aspirants as to what would be the NRA CET Syllabus 2022, NRA CET Exam Pattern 2022, Will it amplify or reduce the chances of getting shortlisted in a particular exam? Well, it is normal to have such doubts on students' part especially when nothing around the syllabus is available.

Through this article, we will try to decipher the expected NRA CET Syllabus 2022 that you might see in CET. You can also download the NRA CET 2022 syllabus pdf.

Check Out: NRA CET Eligibility Criteria 2022 - Age Limit, Education Qualification


Please note that the syllabus that we are discussing here for the NRA CET is not final. This is only the sum up of what we currently know and what we expect as far as the syllabus of NRA CET is concerned. We will update the final syllabus of the CET as soon as any official communication is made on this. 

Latest NRA CET Syllabus 2022 Topic-wise

Before deciphering the expected syllabus of CET, it becomes imperative for all the SSC, railways, and bank aspirants to acquaint themselves with the syllabus of the bank, Railway and SSC exams. 

Type of the ExamSubjects in Preliminary Exam (Tier1)
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude/Numerical Ability
  • Reasoning Ability
  • General Awareness
  • English
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning

SSC vs Banking: Syllabus

SSC and Banking are two major categories of the exams. Students appear in lacs in these exams. Let us check the difference in the syllabus of these two major categories to have in-depth knowledge and understanding of the syllabus

SubjectCommon Topics in SSC and RailwayDistinctive Topics in SSCDistinctive Topics in Banking
General Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • Day to Day GK
  • Important Abbreviations
  • Computer Literacy
  • Indian polity
  • General Science
  • Indian Economy
  • Geography
  • History
  • Awards, important dates
  • Sports, Famous personalities, etc.
  • Banking and Financial Awareness
  • Computer awareness
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonym/Antonym
  • Spotting Errors
  • Idiom/Phrase
  • Spelling Mistakes
  • One word substitution
  • Para jumbles
  • Cloze Test
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Number Series
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Partnership
  • Averages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Time and Work
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Data Sufficiency
General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Coding Decoding
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relations
  • Mathematical Operators
  • Logical Venn Diagrams
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Word Matrix
  • Analogy
  • Odd One out
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Inequalities
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency

Now, one can clearly see that general awareness and English are the missing subjects in the bank and the railway exams respectively. To set all these examinations at par with each other, there could be the addition of one or more subjects or deletion. It could go either wise. Now, let us head towards the expected NRA CET Syllabus 2021.

NRA CET Expected Syllabus 2022 (Expected)


Sub Topics



  • Reading Comprehension 
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Cloze Test
  • Para jumbles
  • Vocabulary
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
  • Sentence Completion
  • Miscellaneous

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplification
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixtures & Alligations
  • Permutation, Combination & Probability
  • Work & Time
  • Sequence & Series
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest 
  • Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  • Time & Distance,
  • Number Systems
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ratio & Proportion,
  • Percentage


  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Ranking/Directions/Alphabet Test
  • Seating Arrangement      
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Puzzle
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations
  • Input-Output

General Awareness

  • Current Affairs (National and International)
  • Major Financial/Economic News
  • Budget and Five Year Plans
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Honors
  • Science - Inventions and Discoveries
  • Abbreviations
  • Important Days
  • International and National Organizations
  • Indian Polity, Indian Constitution
  • Indian History, Culture 
  • Geography
  • Others

Download NRA CET Syllabus PDF

Important Points to Keep in Mind about NRA CET Syllabus 2022

  • After having a look at the syllabus, we can draw a conclusion that the syllabus will more or less be a balance of SSC, railway and bank exams.
  • Hence, all four subjects can make their presence felt in the preliminary examination conducted by the NRA.
  • It could happen that parts of the syllabus from all the exams get deleted to set up the syllabus for CET but it will eventually be asked in the examination you are ought to appear after the successful conduction of the exam. 

The speculations that we are making on the syllabus here are based on our research and sources. No official communication on this has been done on the syllabus/exam pattern of the CET exam, yet. We will update the latest syllabus and other details as soon as we get any official communication on the same. 

Now, the question arises: What should a candidate do with this huge syllabus coming from different examinations?

The answer to it is simple. Continue doing what you are doing and slowly keep on adding things from the bank exams or SSC exams for that matter, to your preparation for a holistic approach. By the time, CET syllabus is revealed you would have gained an upper hand on all the topics and nothing will seem new to you. 


CET Exam Syllabus FAQs

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

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

  • 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. 

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

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


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