Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with the cabinet announced the approval for creation of National Recruitment Agency ( NRA) in the recent Press Release, in order to bring about reformation in the recruitment process for Central Government jobs.
The PM twitted that the National Recruitment Agency will prove to be a blessing for the youths since it will eliminate the hassles of multiple exam systems and will save precious time and resources.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharam announced that the recruitment of the Non-Gazetted Posts in Government Organization will be done through Common Entrance Test (CET) that is to be conducted by the National Recruitment Agency (NRA).
What is Common Entrance Test (CET)?
Various government bodies Railway Recruitment Board or Cell (RRB) or (RRC), Staff selection Commission (SSC) and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and National Testing Agency(NTA) conducts major exams at Pan Indian Level.
National Recruitment Agency (NRA) is the multi agency body which will shortlist candidates based on Common Eligibility Tests ( CET) for the Group B and C ( non technical groups).
NRA will have representatives of Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance, Department of Financial services ,the SSC, RRB and IBPS. NRA would be an example bringing a revolution in the field of Central Government recruitment field.
Benefits of Common Entrance Test (CET)
Presently youngsters and fresh graduates have to go through a heavy burden of exam pressure due to several exams different time conducted by multiple agencies for similar posts.
Not only this, they have to pay for the exam enrollment fees many times, which is a good amount of expenditure for many.
Even, they have to travel a long distance to appear for their respective exams.
The students and the recruitment agencies both have to deal with vexations regarding the repeatative costs, low and order related issues, venue fixation and related problems.
A Common Entrance Test would help a mass of 2.5 -3 crores students to apply and appear in any of the exams for all of these recruitment agencies for higher level of examination.
117 districts would focus on making special arrangements for the candidates to get access to the nearest examination centre and escape the troublesome situation to travel to far flung cities.
The rural students will also be benefited in terms of cost, safety and efforts and this would enhance their chances of representation in Government jobs. Women candidates would face no more constraints related to the transportation to far away places and safety issues.
How Common Entrance Test (CET) works?
The CET would recruit candidates based on three tiers (II and III). NRA shall conduct separate CET for the three levels of matriculate (10th pass) , secondary (12th pass), and graduate for recritment in the non technical posts.
The candidates can apply for this exam in a common portal and based on availability they would be alloted the seats.
The CET will be conducted in a number of languages thus helping candidates from any state to sit for the exam and have an equal opportunity of being selected.
The scores would be used by the three major recruitment bodies and the scores can be also passed to the State Government, Union territories and Public and Private sector Undertaking.
This would also help to save time and cost on the recruitment procedures.
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The CET would significantly recruit on the basis of CET scores, physical tests and medical examination without going for a second level of examination.
The Government has sanctioned Rs 1517.17 Crores for setting up NRA for a period of 3 years and the examination infrastructures in 117 districts.
The main aim of National Recruitment Agency(NRA) for conducting Common Eligibility Test(CET) will make the Central Government Recruitment process easy across the cities, states and districts of India.
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