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.
How will it work?