CET stands for common eligibility test.
Common Eligibility Test is examination to be started from year 2021 for recruitment of staff to non-gazetted posts in the central government and public sector banks and Indian Railways.
Common Eligibility Test will be conducted by National Recruitment Agency.
Aim of a common entrance test is to eliminate multiple tests and save precious time as well as resources.
Common Eligibility Test
1) The National Recruitment Agency will conduct the preliminary examinations for Group-B (non-gazetted), Group-C (non-technical) and clerical posts in the government along with various equivalent recruitment in public sector banks.T
2) There will a separate CET each for the three levels of graduate, higher secondary (12th pass) and the matriculate (10th pass) candidates.
3) Based on the screening done at the CET score level, final selection for recruitment shall be made through separate specialised tiers (II, III etc) of examination which shall be conducted by the respective recruitment agencies.
4) The score of CET will be valid for three years. There shall be 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.
5) The curriculum for this test would be common as would be the standard. This would greatly ease the burden of candidates who are at present required to prepare for each of the examinations separately as per different curriculum,” the central government said in a statement.
6) Candidates would have the facility of registering on a common portal and give a choice of centres. Based on availability, they would be allotted centres.
7) “The CET would be available in a number of languages. This would greatly facilitate people from different parts of the country to take the exam and have an equal opportunity of being selected,” it said.
The NRA will set up examination centres in every district of the country to help youths, especially women, from rural and far flung areas of the country, as they won’t be required to travel to another place to take recruitment tests, the Union Cabinet said in a statement
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