National Recruitment Agency a gamechanger for the job industry?


EDUCATION | AUG 19, 2020:

The Cabinet today approved the setting up of the National Recruitment Agency to conduct the Common Eligibility Test(CET).

Briefing the media, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar termed it as a historic decision that will benefit job seeking youth of the country.

He said this fulfills the long-standing demand of the youth of the country. The National Recruitment Agency will conduct a Common Eligibility Test to screen and shortlist candidates for the Group B and C (non-technical) posts. The NRA will have representatives from the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance, SSC, RRB, and IBPS.


Special focus on creating examination infrastructure in the 117 Aspirational Districts would go a long way in affording access to candidates at a place nearer to where they reside.

The CET score of the candidate shall be valid for a period of three years from the date of declaration of the result.

The best of the valid scores shall be deemed to be the current score of the candidate.

There shall be no restriction on the number of attempts to be taken by a candidate to appear in the CET subject to the upper age limit.