NRA CET Syllabus & Exam Pattern [Tentative] For IBPS, RRB & SSC Exams

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of setting up a National Recruitment Agency (NRA) that will conduct a common eligibility test (CET) for selection to all non-gazetted (Group B and C) posts in the central government and public sector banks. This is a good news for all the candidates appearing in various exams conducted by IBPS, RRB & SSC. In this blog, we are going to try and understand what could be the NRA CET Syllabus & Exam pattern.

Let us state this right at the start, All the information given here is based on available news reports only. As of today, there has been no official announcement related to the syllabus for CET. Hence the title include the word  Tentative. Let us begin:

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1. NRA CET Exam Pattern 2021 (Expected)

Official details of NRA CET exam pattern are not out yet. So, let us try and understand what would the NRA CET exam pattern look like once it is announced.
We know that the NRA CET would replace the Tier 1 / Prelims phase of currently conducted exams by IBPS, RRB & SSC. Hence, assuming that the Common Entrance Test exam pattern would also be kind of similar to these exams would not be too far fetched.

  • So we can expect the NRA CET exam paper to have 4 sections – Reasoning, Quant, English & General Awareness.
  • The prelims/Tier-1 phase of the current exams is normally of 100 marks, so we can also expect the NRA CET exam to be of 100 marks.
  • Time Duration could be 60 to 80 minutes, with or without sectional timings, like we have now.
  • One thing which can be said with some certaininty now that there would be Negative marking in the NRA CET.

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1.1 NRA CET 2021 Exam Levels

There will be three levels of NRA CET Exams to be conducted by the NRA.

Level 1: Graduate

Level 2: 12th Pass

Level 3: 10th Pass

2. NRA CET Syllabus 2021 (Expected)

As mentioned above, The official NRA CET Syllabus has not be released yet. As for explained above in exam pattern section, whatever understanding we can have at his moment about NRA CET Syllabus, will be based on the syllabus of existing IBPS, SSC & RRB Exams. Based on this understanding, we have listed down the topics which can be asked under each section. We will definitely update this blog, once the official details are released.

2.1 Quantitative Aptitude

Quadratic Equation Number System
Simple & Compound Interest Mixture & Alligation
Time and Work Percentage
Simplification Mensuration
Data Interpretation Sequence & Series
Permutation, Combination Probability Average
Boat & Stream Pipes & Cistern
Profit and loss Ratio & Proportion

Note: This is the Expected NRA CET Syllabus and is not the exact syllabus. Once the syllabus is officially released by the NRA will be updated here.

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2.2 General Ability & Reasoning

Blood relation Venn Diagrams
Alphanumeric Series Symbolic/ Number Classification
Data Sufficiency Critical Thinking,
Embedded figures Figural Series
Semantic Classification Space Orientation
Trends, Figural Analog Symbolic operations
Semantic Analogy Symbolic/ Number Analogy
Coding-Decoding Tabulation
Puzzle Seating Arrangement
Emotional Intelligence Word Building
Social Intelligence Drawing inferences
Figural Classification Figural Pattern-folding and completion

Note: This is the tentative NRA CET Syllabus. Once the syllabus is officially released by the NRA will be updated here.

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2.3 English Language & Comprehension

Reading Comprehension Error Detection
Synonym and Antonym Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
Direct and Indirect Speech Para Jumbles
Spellings/ Detecting misspelled words Antonyms
One-word substitution Idioms & Phrases
Fill in the blanks Improvement of Sentences
Para Jumbles Cloze Test
Sentence correction Fill in the Blanks
Synonyms/ Homonyms Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
Paragraph Completion Comprehension Passage.

Note: This is the expected NRA CET Syllabus. Once the syllabus is officially released by the NRA will be updated here.

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2.4 General Knowledge & Awareness

Current National and International Events – Download Monthly Current Affairs Bolt Latest Appointments
Places in News Sports & games
Books & authors National Schemes
Awards & Honors India and its neighbors.
Important Days Basic Computer Knowledge
Countries, Capitals, and Currencies Indian Constitution

Note: This is the tentative NRA CET Syllabus. Once the syllabus is officially released by the NRA will be updated here.

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3. NRA CET Syllabus 2021 | Important FAQs

 Q1) In how many languages the NRA CET exam will be conducted?

Ans: The NRA CET will be conducted in multiple languages. According to Minister of DoPT Jitendra Singh, the exam will be conducted in 12 languages that are in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India.

Q2) How many centres will be there in CET?

Ans: CET to be conducted at over 1000 centres, every District will have at least one exam centre, including the 117 aspirational districts.

Q3) What would be the validity of the NRA CET Score?

Ans: NRA CET score would be valid for three years. It means that once a candidate qualifies CET, he/she need not appear for the examination for three years and would be eligible to appear for the various recruitment examinations conducted in the three years – depending on the age limit set by the recruiting agency. Also, candidates can appear for another CET examination for score improvement.

Q4) What will be the frequency of exam conduction?

Ans: Initially the exam would be conducted twice every year in online mode.

Q5) How many centres will be there in CET?

Ans: CET to be conducted at over 1000 centres, every District will have at least one exam centre, including the 117 aspirational districts.

Q6) How many numbers of attempts are there for NRA CET?

Ans: No restriction on a number of attempts by the candidate, subject to upper age limit prescribed.

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This is all from us in this blog NRA CET Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020. Hope you would have found the above-given information helpful. Stay tuned with Oliveboard for more information on NRA CET.

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