20 Aug 2020, 10:23 am By Rohit Sindhu
PM Modi tweets on setting up of NRA, says Agency will prove a boon for crores of youngsters

The National Recruitment Agency will prove to be a boon for crores of youngsters, PM Modi tweets minutes after Cabinet approved the setting up of NRA. In his tweet Prime Minister said that the Common Eligibility Test (CET) will eliminate multiple tests and save precious time as well as resources. This will also be a big boost to transparency, PM said.

On Wednesday, Union Cabinet approved the setting up of National Recruitment Agency (NRA) as autonomous society under Societies Act. NRA will have representatives from SSC, RRB, IBPS. Agency will conduct Common Eligibility Test (CET) twice a year. The Eligibility test will be organized at nearly 1,000 exam centres every year and each district will carry at-least one CET centre, Cabinet decided. 

The NRA CET exam will cover three premiere Recruitment agencies including SSC, RRB & IBPS. In due course all recruitment selection posts will be filled under National Recruitment Agency (NRA) draft approved in Cabinet meeting. NRA CET to be organized for recruitment to all non-gazetted posts in the Central government and public sector banks. Common Entrance Test is expected to benefit around 2.5 crore aspirants of govt job, every year.

NRA CET merit list Merit list will remain valid for 3 years during which the candidate can apply for government jobs in different sectors depending upon his aptitude and preferences. CET score will remain valid for three years and candidates can improve their score by appearing in NRA CET again for best score, cabinet decided. 

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nra cet common for all says pm modi

Union Cabinet Minister Ravishankar Prasad also tweeted on setting up of NRA. In his tweet Prasad writes, "Common Eligibility Test (CET) conducted by National Recruitment Agency will reduce time taken in selection process. Mitigate hardships for candidates appearing in multiple examinations of multiple agencies, he added.