March 25, 2022
An expert advisory committee has been set up by National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to recommend the common syllabus and scheme for the Common Eligibility Test (CET), Minister of State (MoS) for Personnel and Public Grievances Jitendra Singh informed the Rajya Sabha.
According to the reports, Jitendra Singh said “In the Budget for the year 2020-21, an announcement was made that the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) would be set up as an independent, professional and specialist organization for the conduct of a computer-based online Common Eligibility Test (CET) for recruitment to Non-Gazetted posts.”
“It has been envisaged that the CET would screen /shortlist candidates for certain categories of posts in Central Government for which recruitment is carried out through the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs), and Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS),” he added.
The MoS said based on the screening done at the CET score level, the final selection for recruitment shall be made through separate specialized tests/examinations, to be conducted by the respective recruitment agencies. The officers/officials posted in NRA include Chairman, Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations, Director, and Deputy Secretary.