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Here is all you need to know about National Recruitment Agency

Here is all you need to know about National Recruitment Agency
The union cabinet yesterday gave a green signal to the setting up of National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct Common Entrance Test for the preliminary selection for all the non-gazetted government jobs. Currently, government job seekers appear for multiple examinations and pay repetitive fees.
Here are some interesting facts about the NRA
  • What is NRA?
  • NRA is a testing agency which would be responsible for conducting the preliminary eligibility examination for non-gazetted posts.
    • Who will control the agency?
    • The agency will be set up under the Societies Registration Act and would have representatives from Railways, finance department, SSC, RRB and IBPS.
      • How will be the exams conducted?
      • NRA would conduct an online CET. This CET, in turn a preliminary examination for various jobs under RRB, IBPS (banking jobs) and the SSC jobs (CGL, CHSL, etc.).
        • Will qualifying NRA CET ensure government job?
        • No. The NRA CET is only preliminary level test. Those who qualify the CET will then have to appear the advanced level examinations, again conducted by the agency.
          • What are the mode of NRA examinations?
          • Separate NRAs will be conducted based on eligibility criteria like tenth, twelfth and graduation level etc. They will be conducted twice a year and will be conducted in major Indian languages besides English.
            • What is the validity of NRA CET results?
            • The results will be valid for three years.
              • Will it be applicable for the civil services examination also?
              • No. Since it covers only non-gazetted jobs, recruitment examinations for Group A and Group B posts will not come under it.
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