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Cabinet approves setting up of National Recruitment Agency to conduct Common Eligibility Test

Posted on: August 19, 2020

Cabinet approves creation of National Recruitment Agency (NRA), paving the way for a transformational reform in the recruitment process for central government jobs

NRA: A Multi-Agency Body to encompass the first level test by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and the Institute of Banking Service Personnel (IBPS)

Common eligibility Test (CET) to screen candidates at the first level for SSC, RRBs and IBPS

CET: A computer based online Common Eligibility Test (CET) for the Graduate, the Higher Secondary (12thpass) and the Matriculate (10th Pass) candidates as a path-breaking reform.

CET in Every District: Ease of Access to Rural youth, women and disadvantaged candidates

CET: Focus on access to Test Centres in Aspirational Districts

CET: Uniform Transformative Recruitment Process

CET In; Multiplicity of Exams Out

CET by NRA: Robust use of ICT to Eradicate Malpractices

CET: A first stage screening of eligible candidates

CET to reduce Recruitment Cycle

NRA to conduct Mock Test for rural youth

NRA to have mock tests, 24×7 helpline and grievance redressal portal


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