NRA will conduct the CET exam from September 2021 onwards

Common Eligibility Test is likely to be conducted in September 2021. The newly formed National Recruitment Agency will be responsible to conduct the Common Eligibility Test for different recruiting agencies.

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Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) informed that the National Recruitment Agency is expected to conduct the Common Eligibility Test from September 2021 onward. He shared this information in a written reply in Lok Sabha today (21st September 2020).

Dr. Jitendra Singh further said that NRA will conduct the Common Eligibility Test for those government jobs which are currently managed by other recruitment agencies such as the Staff Selection Commission, Railway Recruitment Board, and Institute of Banking Personnel.

nra will conduct cet from september 2021 PIB twitter handle
Source: ((@PIB_India, National Recruitment Agency (NRA) is expected to conduct Common Eligibility Test (CET) from September 2021 onwards – Union Minister @DrJitendraSingh, Twitter, Sep. 21, 2020. Accessed on: Oct 1, 2020. [Online]. Available:

NRA will be responsible to shortlist candidates at the primary level (Tier-1). Further domain-level shortlisting will be carried out by the respective organizations. Candidates can apply to different agencies for Tier-2 and Tier-3 rounds as per their CET score.

Earlier, the government announced that the Common Eligibility Test will be conducted initially in 12 languages. NRA will search the subject matter experts related to all languages and translate the question paper into all regional languages included in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution.

List of languages in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution:

The Eighth Schedule to the Constitution consists of the following 22 languages:-

  1. Assamese
  2. Bengali
  3. Gujarati
  4. Hindi
  5. Kannada
  6. Kashmiri
  7. Konkani
  8. Malayalam
  9. Manipuri
  10. Marathi
  11. Nepali
  12. Oriya
  13. Punjabi
  14. Sanskrit
  15. Sindhi
  16. Tamil
  17. Telugu
  18. Urdu
  19. Bodo
  20. Santhali
  21. Maithili
  22. Dogri.

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  1. Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, NRA expected to conduct CET from September 2021 onwards: Dr. Jitendra Singh, Press Information Bureau Delhi, Sep. 21, 2020. Accessed on: Oct 1, 2020. [Online]. Available:
  2. Constitutional provisions relating to Eighth Schedule, Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI, Accessed on: Oct 1, 2020. [Online]. Available:

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4 thoughts on “NRA will conduct the CET exam from September 2021 onwards”

  1. Hi Sinoj, Thanks for asking. The first CET exam will be conducted from September 2021 so the CET application form may be available to submit 1 or 2 months before the exam. Right now there is no official information even the official website is also under construction. We will update as soon as we get any official information related to the Online application process.

  2. Hi Sir,

    Please help to update on below two queries
    1) What is expected month of starting the nra cet
    2) What is the age criteria as some of us are now in 29 age so can we wait for this or drop our studies

    • Hi Sumit,

      Thanks for asking,
      We are just sharing useful information as soon as we get it from trusted and official sources. As of now, there is just an announcement of the CET exam and no official date and other information such as eligibility criteria, syllabus, age limit, etc are announced by the government. There is no official website launched where candidates will submit the online applications for the NRA CET exam. Some sources said that cet will be conducted from March 2022. We will have to wait until the government launches the official web portal.
      Thank You


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