National Recruitment Agency (NRA) 2020: Government Jobs | Everything you need to know

To shortlist Group B, C (Non-Technical) Government job candidates National Recruitment Agency (NRA) will conduct Common Eligibility Test (CET). Check out all about National Recruitment Agency 2020 and all of you must know about NRA 2020.

 

National Recruitment Agency 2020: On 19 August 2020 the Government approves the proposal to set up a National Recruitment Agency or NRA. The NRA was introduced in the Union Budget 2020 to serve as one agency for all government examinations in India. To conduct the Common Eligibility Test (CET) for job seekers in the country the Union Cabinet has finally given permission to the National Recruitment Agency.  To shortlist Group B, C (Non-Technical) Government job candidates National Recruitment Agency (NRA) will conduct Common Eligibility Test (CET). Check out all about National Recruitment Agency 2020 and all of you must know about NRA 2020.

 

Union Secretary C Chandramouli said that, “Currently we are conducting only three Common agency exams and over time a Common Eligibility Test for all recruitment agencies in the country will be held. “Many students might be wondering that what an NRA is? How would it work for various recruitments like Bank, SSC, Railways, Teaching etc. Here we have posted everything you must to know about NRA. So, keep reading this.

National Recruitment Agency for Government Jobs 2020

The National Recruitment Agency will be the central agency for conducting all government job examinations. The NRA is being launched to minimize the burden on the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).

 

The National Recruitment Agency will be a multi-agency body which will be set up to conduct Common Eligibility Test, which will act as a first-level examination to examine candidates for SSC, RRB and IBPS. The CET will be an Online mode exam. There will be a single entrance examination conducted by NRA for all non-gazette posts- Group B and C and the qualifying candidates will be able to apply for various recruitment agencies such as IBPS,RRB, SSC for higher level exams.

 

The validity of CET score will be for a time period of 3 years and the qualifying candidates may apply for jobs in various sectors during this time period depending upon his/her aptitude scorecard.

The Union Cabinet approved to set up a National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to carry out Common Eligibility Test

Following are the few important points about NRA which were mentioned in a press release issued by the Government on 19 August 2020. Also you can download the official press release PDF below-

  • NRA: A multi-agency body to include the first level examination by the Institute of Banking Service Personnel Institute (IBPS), Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC).
  • Common eligibility Test (CET) for screening candidates at the first level for SSC, RRB and IBPS.
  • CET: A Computer Based Online Common Eligibility Test for Graduate, Higher Secondary (12th) and Matriculate (10th Pass) candidates as a path-breaking reform.
  • CET in each district: Convenience for Rural Youth, women and backward candidates
  • CET: Focus on access to Test Centres in Aspirational Districts
  • CET: Uniform Transformative Recruitment Process
  • CET In; Multiplicity of Exams Out
  • CET by NRA: Strong use of ICT to remove dereliction
  • CET: First stage screening of eligible candidates
  • CET to reduce Recruitment Cycle
  • NRA to shorten the Mock Test for rural youth
  • NRA to have mock tests, 24×7 helpline and grievance redressal portal

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announces NRA in Union Budget 2020

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in her Union Budget speech that the government is looking forward to centralize all government job examinations by setting up a National Recruitment Agency that will be responsible for conducting computer-based examinations for the recruitment of candidates in public sector banks and other government offices. Currently, students are required to appear for various recruitment exams for various Banking, Insurance, SSC, Railway, Teaching and other public sector Recruitment. Sitharaman said in her speech that to conduct online examinations an examination center would be set up in every district.