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National Recruitment Agency Common Eligibility Test


The full form of NRA CET is National Recruitment Agency Common Eligibility Test. The NRA is an autonomous society under Societies Act. NRA CET is a common exam which will be conducted to shortlisted candidates for various Group-B as well as C non-technical and non-gazette posts. The exam will be held to recruit by the NRA to selected applicants for central government vacancy issued by the RRB, SSC and IBPS. 

Highlights of NRA CET :

Particulars  Information 
Name of exam NRA CET
Conducted by National Recruitment Agency
Level of the exam National level
Mode of the exam Online mode
Frequency of the exam Two times in a year
Purpose of the exam Candidates selected for various Group B as well as C non-technical posts
Exam for IBPS


Check names given below the Government Authority exam:

Government bodies Exam to be conducted by NRA
SSC (Staff Selection Commission) SSC Steno
RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) RRB NTPC
RRB Group D
IBPS Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) Clerk 

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Every year the NRA CET will be conducted exams at three levels- for secondary, for higher secondary and for Graduation level. Check the eligibility criteria for each level from the below table:

High School Pass Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have citizenship of India
  • The age of applicants is between 18 to 23 years
  • Applicants should need to clear high school exam from the recognized board


Intermediate Pass Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have citizenship of India
  • The age of applicants is between 20 to 25 years
  • Applicants must have to passed intermediate exam from the recognized board


Graduation Pass Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have citizenship of India
  • The age of applicants between 20 to 32 years
  • Applicants must have to clear Graduate degree from the recognized institute or university


English language and Comprehensions

  • Error Detection
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Synonym and Antonym
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para Jumbles
  • Cloze Test
  • Para Jumbles
  • Completion
  • Sentence correction 
  • Miscellaneous


Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Number System
  • Profit and loss
  • Time and Work
  • Simplification
  • Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mensuration
  • Permutation, Combination Probability
  • Sequence & Series


Reasoning Ability 

  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Blood relation
  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Clock
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Puzzle
  • Tabulation


General Knowledge and Awareness

  • National symbols
  • National & International
  • Eminent persons &
  • Profile of States
  • Sports & games
  • Places in news
  • National Schemes
  • Books & authors
  • India and its neighbors.
  • Basic Computer Knowledge
  • Awards & honors’
  • Important Days

Exam Pattern

Subjects  Total number of questions Marks  Time duration 
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50 1 hour or 60 minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50
Total  100 200

Exam Important Date

Events  Important dates
NRA CET application form will be available from Mar-22
Last date to fill the form To be announced soon
Admit card download To be announced soon
NRA CET 2022 Exam Date To be announced soon
Result will be declare on To be announced soon

Exam Application Process

  • The NRA CET online exam which is expected to be conducted two times in a year.  The NRA CET 2022 application form will be expected to released through online mode on the official website.
  • First applicant has to register themselves and then they need to fill the online application form.
  • There is a unique User ID as well as Password are expected to be created and will be used for future reference.
  • Log in with your login credentials like user ID and Password and then fill your application form with educational and personal details.
  • After filling the information, applicant then needs to pay their application fee through the online mode.
  • Also applicants need to upload their photograph and signature in the specified format. Check the particulars carefully and make correction if needed.
  • Submit your application form at the end and then retain the copy of the confirmation page for the future reference.


Cut off NRA CET 

  • The NRA CET 2022 exam will be based on qualifying marks for the further recruitment process. The cut-off marks will be released through online mode by the conducting authority. Applicants need to secure cut off marks of the NRA CET 2022.

Exam Center

NRA CET exam center 2022 will be depending on the applicants who are appearing for the test conducted by the National Recruitment Agency. There will be one or more centers in various districts. There are more than 1000 exam centers available where the exam will be conducted.


Ques: What will be the eligibility criteria for NRA CET?
To clear the NRA CET exam will be for Intermediate class, Graduate degree, and High School pass candidates.


Ques: How many times the NRA CET exam will be conducted?
The Common Eligibility Test will be conducted into two times in a year. 


Ques: IS the NRA CET exam tough?
Definitely, it is the biggest competition exam among the large group of job seekers. 


Ques: How a candidate can prepare for the NRA CET exam?
To prepare for the NRA CET exam, applicants must have to go through the exam pattern and syllabus.


Ques: Can a candidate choose the NRA CET exam centers as per their preferences?
Yes, applicants will be provided many options to choose the NRA CET exam centers.

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