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
NRA is a testing agency which would be responsible for conducting the preliminary eligibility examination for non-gazetted posts.
The agency will be set up under the Societies Registration Act and would have representatives from Railways, finance department, SSC, RRB and IBPS.
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.).
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.
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.
The results will be valid for three years.
No. Since it covers only non-gazetted jobs, recruitment examinations for Group A and Group B posts will not come under it.