NRA CET 2022

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NRA CET 2022

NRA CET stands for the National Recruitment Agency – Common Eligibility Test. National Recruitment Agency is an independent, and professional organisation that conducts these examinations every year. The details for NRA CET 2022 are decided by the Union Cabinet, currently acting under Jitender Singh. The jobs offered under the eligibility of NRA CET 2022 are the non-gazetted Group B and Group C posts. 

What are the Benefits of NRA CET?

For the candidates who wish to apply for non-technical government jobs, there are many benefits of going for an NRA CET exam. Listed below are a few points that cannot be ignored. 

  1. The candidate appearing in the NRA CET exam does not have to appear for any other screening test under Tier I or Phase 1 of the SSC, IBPS, or RRB exams. The NRA CET score is valid for 3 years. 
  2. Specialised agencies prepare the final lists of the candidates on the basis of NRA CET scores. The Tier II or Phase 2 exams are conducted by the respective examining agencies.
  3. The exam is conducted twice a year and the procedure is completely online. 
  4. THE NRA CET exam can be given after classes 10th,12th and graduation. Exams for each of these categories are separate. 
  5. There is the ease of availing mock tests on the official website of NRA CET, also candidates can schedule their exams and choose their exam centres.
  6. NRA CET scores are valid for applying for jobs in State Government, Union Governments, Public Sector Undertakings and Private sectors. 
  7. The procedure is cost-effective due to fewer application fees and cost reduction through online procedures. 
  8. The NRA CET exam can be given in multiple languages. 
  9. The exam has no bar on the number of attempts if the applicant has not crossed the upper age limit. 
  10. The best score in 3 years will be considered for recruitment. 

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Eligibility for NRA CET Exam

  1. Educational Qualifications: Subsequent level of education is required for each type of exam. Some of the required educational qualifications are Grade 10, Grade 12 and a bachelor’s degree. 
  2. Nationality: Apart from Indian citizens, citizens of certain other nationalities can also apply for the NRA CET exams. The list of nationalities is mentioned below:
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan
  • Tibetan Refugees settled in India before 01 January 1962
  • Migrants of Indian origin from the following countries are eligible only if they intend to live in India: Pakistan, Burma, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zaire, Sri Lanka, East-African countries of Kenya, Uganda,  Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi and Vietnam. 
  1. Age limit: The age limit for candidates applying after passing Grade 10 or Grade 12 is between 18 – 30 years as on July 01, 2022. The age limit for the candidates applying after pursuing the bachelor’s degree is between 18 – 33 years as on July 01, 2022.
  2. Number of Attempts: There is no restriction on the number of attempts for this exam if the candidate is within the age limit of the applied category. The best score of 3 years will be considered for recruitment and the exam score is valid for 3 years. 

How to Apply for NRA CET?

Following is the application process for NRA CET:


  1. Register on the official website of NRA CET. Go to the website and click on ‘Apply Online’.
  2. Select the ‘New Registration’ option.
  3. Fill in the details and click on ‘Register’. 
  4. The login credentials will be sent on the candidate’s registered number and email id. 


  1. Login on the official website of NRA CET using the given credentials.
  2. Fill in the specified details and preferences of the exam and preview the form.
  3. Click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  4. Go to the ‘Upload Signature and Photograph’ option.
  5. Browse through the options and click on ‘Upload’. 
  6. Click on the ‘Make Payment’ tab.
  7. Select the payment option and make the payment.
  8. Preview the whole form and take a downloaded copy of the Application Form. 

Documents Required

  1. Scanned copies of passport-size photographs and the e-signature of the candidate. 
  2. Bank details
  3. A handwritten Declaration.
  4. Scanned imprint of the left thumb.
  5. Caste Certificate (if required)

Application Fees

CategoryFee (INR)
General 500
SC, ST, OBS and ESM300

List of Exams Covered Under NRA CET 

Different government bodies conduct various exams under NRA CET.

Some of the NRA CET Exams conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) are mentioned hereunder:

  1. SSC CGL 
  2. SSC GD
  3. SSC CPO
  4. SSC Stenographer
  5. SSC JHT
  6. SSC MTS
  7. SSC Selection Post Exam

Some of the NRA CET Exams conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) are mentioned hereunder:

  1. RRB Group-D 

Some of the NRA CET Exams conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) are mentioned hereunder:

  1. IBPS PO 
  2. IBPS Clerk

NRA CET Exams Syllabus 

The NRA CET is a 1- 1.5 hours long exam that is held in one or two phases. Phase I is organised by NRA and Phase II is organised by the concerned authorised body of the organisation. 

Syllabus for NRA CET for Grade 10 Passed Candidates                      

TopicMarksConcise Syllabus
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25Reasoning, Arithmetic, Discrimination, Non-verbal Reasoning, Visual Memory, Concepts
General Knowledge and General Awareness25Culture, Economy, Politics, Geography, History, Indian Constitution, Sports, Scientific Research
Elementary Mathematics25Averages, Decimals, Fractions, Percentages, Mensuration, Ratio and Proportions, Time and Distance, Interest etc
English/Hindi25Ability to Understand the Language

Syllabus for NRA CET for Grade 12 Passed Candidates

TopicMarksConcise Syllabus
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50General Mental Ability, Non-Verbal Reasoning
General Knowledge and General Awareness50History, Geography, Politics, Economy, Science, General Knowledge, Current Affairs
Quantitative Aptitude50Arithmetic Maths, Advanced Maths
English Comprehension50Vocabulary, Editing, Comprehension, Corrections, Single Fillers, Cloze Test

Syllabus for NRA CET for Graduated Candidate

TopicMarks Concise Syllabus
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50Problem Solving, Word Building, Analogy and Classification, Number Series, Venn Diagrams, Emotional Intelligence, Critical Thinking
General Knowledge and General Awareness50History, Geography, Politics, Economy, Science, General Knowledge, Current Affairs
Quantitative Aptitude50Square Roots, Averages, 2D and 3D Geometry, Histograms, Data Analysis, Angles, Heights and Distance
English Comprehension50Synonyms and Antonyms, Grammar, Word Substitutions, Comprehension and Spelling Errors

For a detailed syllabus please visit the official NRA CET website for Class 10, and Class 12 and the graduation-based syllabus

NRA CET 2022 Exam Dates

The NRA CET exams for the year 2022 are to be held in December 2022. The exam will be conducted in 2 phases Part A and Part B. Results will be out within 6 months of the examination. For more information, candidates can refer to the NRA CET 2022 official website, i.e. https://nracetnic.in/.


Is the NRA CET exam also considered for SSC?

Yes, the NRA CET exam is considered for SSC, IBPS, and RRB.

What is the 2022 NRA CET exam cut-off?

The expected cut-off for the 2022 NRA CET Exam is 80-82 for the General category, 68-70 for SC and ST, 56-58 for ESM, and 76-78 for OBC.

Can I give the NRA CET Exam after completing class 10th?

One can give the NRA CET even while in Class 10th as well, but he/she should have cleared all examinations by the time of application to be eligible. 

NRA conducts the CET Exams autonomously every year with a certain set of rules. The examinations are designed to make candidates from different regional, economic and cultural backgrounds equally eligible to participate. 

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