NRA CET 2021: Get to Know Exam Date, Vacancies, Eligibility, Application, Syllabus, Pattern, Cut Off, Admit Card, Results

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4 Feb 2020
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CET 2021 (Common Eligibility Test): Get to Know Exam Date, Vacancies, Eligibility, Application, Syllabus, Pattern, Cut Off, Admit Card, Results

Are you looking for any of these?

  • CET for Bank Exams 2021
  • CET for SSC Exams 2021
  • CET for Railways Exams 2021

Latest Updates on CET by Government of India:

NRA CET 2021: Latest News

Important Points: As on 23rd September 2020
NRA is expected to conduct CET from September 2021 onwards.
  • The Agency will hire language experts to translate the question paper in all Regional languages included in the 8th schedule of the constituion as per the number of candidates opting to take test in regional language.
  •  The score is valid for three years.
  •  The exam will be conducted twice a year.

NRA CET 2021: Test Centers

There will be at least one or more than one center in a district.

CET 2021: Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the CET 2021 will be same as it is now for graduate, 12th passed and 10th standard students.

What is the age limit for NRA CET 2021?

The age limit for CET exam is expected to same as that for preliminary exam i.e. 
Minimum Age: 18 years
Maximum Age: 40 years
Within this age group, the candidate can apply for the CET exam for unlimited times .

Would NRA cover UPSC Exams?

No UPSC conducts the recruitment examination for Group A and Group B posts. These examinations do not come under the scope of NRA


National Recruitment Agency, NRA will be an autonomous society under Societies Act. It will have representatives from SSC, RRB, IBPS.




1. Standard Curriculum & degree of difficulty; to be conducted in multiple Indian languages
2. Based on CET score, final selection to be made through separate specialised Tier 2/Tier 3 examinations conducted by respective recruitment agency
3. CET score of a candidate will be valid for 3 years, best available score during 3 years will be the current score
4. No restriction on number of attempts by the candidate, subject to upper age limit prescribed
5. Relaxation in upper age limit to be given to candidates of SC/ST/OBC/PwD etc

About CET Exam:

Government of India proposed Common Eligibility Test (CET) for group B and group C posts currently. Now neither aspirants need to take multiple exams nor to pay multiple application fees for various public sector jobs. CET will also reduce the time taken in the selection process.
  • The score of this CET test will be valid for 3 years from the date of declaration.
  • Each candidate will have two additional chances to improve his score.
  • Final selection made by specialized exams to be conducted by the respective agencies.
  • State and Union Territories may also CET score for state level-exams.
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CET 2021 Notification:

Candidates who are interested to take CET EXAM 2021 can go through the official notification for CET 2021 on its official website or on the link given below:

Link will update soon

The online registration will may commence from 7th August 2021, therefore, the link for registration will be updated thereafter.

CET 2021 Important Dates :

The important dates for CET 2021 are as follows:
Activity CET 2021 Exam Dates
CET Notification Release To be notified later
Online Application Start To be notified later
Online Application End To be notified later
Pre-exam Training To be notified later
CET Pre Exam Admit Card Release To be notified later
CET Pre Exam Date To be notified later
CET Pre Exam Result To be notified later
CET Mains Exam Date To be notified later
CET Mains Result Date To be notified later
Conduct of Interview To be notified later
CET Provisional Allotment April 2022

CET Detailed Vacancy List 2021:

As per the latest GOI data, there are total 6, 83,823 posts are vacant in central departments. If we separate them group wise then Group C have 5, 74,289, Group B have 89,638 and Group A have 19,896 posts are vacant. All the Bank, SSC and RRBs jobs will be covered through this one Common Eligibility Test (CET).

CET Eligibility Criteria – 2021:

The eligibility criteria for the CET (Common Eligibility Test) exam is depend on which kind of group you are applying for. It is same like earlier if you are applying for Bank jobs you must have completed your graduation.

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Educational Qualification:

Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is a must as the CET exam is conducted online.
Language Proficiency: Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in the official language of the State/UT. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language.
Age Eligibility: 20 - 30 Years
Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel) 5 years
Widows/Divorced Women 9 years
Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:
Candidates applying for CET Examination should be one of the following:
1. Citizen of India
2. The subject of Nepal or Bhutan
3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India
Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favor.
Now Ensure Success in CET 2021, if your target is CET exam, then start practicing on CET test series. Do not miss to practice on topic wise/Chapter wise and speed test to evaluate your performance, which helps you track and build your speed. Given below links help you to practice CET exams questions topic wise.

Quantitative Aptitude for CET 2021

English Language for CET 2021

Reasoning Aptitude for CET 2021

General Awareness for CET 2021

CET Exam Pattern 2021:

CET introduced separate sectional timing for each section in the preliminary exam. The CET exam (CWE 9) for hiring candidates will be based on an online written exam in two parts: Tier 1 or CET Preliminary Exam and Tier 2 or CET Mains Exam. This examination is followed by a face-to-face interview process.

CET Syllabus 2021:

CET exam syllabus is similar to other bank, SSC and RRBs exams except that CET issues only the broad subjects, they can be further bifurcated into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The CET syllabus is divided into two parts: This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language.

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Alphabet Test
Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest &
Surds & Indices
Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating-Arrangement Time & Distance Miscellaneous
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation  
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage  
Blood Relations Number Systems  
Input-Output Sequence & Series  
Coding-Decoding Permutation, Combination, Probability  

CET Application Fee:

The category wise application fees for the CET exam are given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online. To know more please check the complete guide for CET Application.

Best Test Series for CET 2021:

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