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Read : CET (Common Eligibility Test) for All Govt Exam | CET Exam Full Detail | National Recruitment Agency

Posted on :- 2020-08-31 20:42:25


So the latest news for the aspirants of competitive exams is that there will be a Common Eligibility Test instead of several exams for the govt job. It is based on the theory of one nation one exam.

All you need to know about Common Eligibility Test

1) The National Recruitment Agency agency will conduct an entrance test for Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) and Railway Recruitment Board (RRB).

2) The hiring of Group-B (non-gazetted), Group-C (non-technical) and clerical posts in the government along with numerous similar recruitment in public sector banks will be conducted by  CET.

3) The body will conduct a separate CET each for the three levels of graduate, higher secondary (12th pass) and the matriculate (10th pass) candidates.

4) Based on the screening done at the CET score level, the final selection for recruitment shall be made through different specialised tiers (II, III etc) of examination which shall be conducted by the respective recruitment agencies.

5)  The validity of the CET score will be valid for three years. No restriction on the number of attempts to be taken by a candidate to appear in the CET subject to the upper age limit, the statement said.

6) Around 2.5-3 crore aspirants sit for each of these examinations for government jobs or banking jobs every year. A CET would enable the candidates to appear once and apply to any of examination.


8) Candidates would have the facility of registering on a common portal. 

9) The CET would be available in a number of languages. This would greatly enable people from different parts of the country to take the exam.

10) With a single common entrance test, candidates no longer need to spend money to fill up different applications for different jobs. The cost of travelling for different examinations will also be saved.

  • The idea is to reduce multiple levels of testing and save costs.
  • Candidates will also benefit since there will be only one common test for all jobs.
  •  The CET will be a single online test and will cut down travel time.
  •   It allows candidates to appear only once and to apply to any or all positions.


      How will it work?

  • The CET will be held twice a year.
  •  Different CETs for graduate level, 12th pass level and 10th pass level to facilitate recruitment to vacancies at various levels.
  •  Will be held in 1,000 centres across India in a bid to remove the urban bias.
  •  Examination centre in every district.
  • Once the exam is over, scores will be valid for three years.
  • To begin with, CET will cover recruitments made by the three agencies -- Staff Selection Commission, Railway Recruitment Board and the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.
  • Instead of the Staff Selection Commission or the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection paying a few hundred rupees as fees each time he/she appears for an exam, now there will be one single CET.
  • The government itself is estimated to save Rs 600 crore by having a single CET. 
  • Considering that each test costs Rs 650, on an average, a candidate can save Rs 3,990 by appearing for just a single test.