Union Cabinet Approves to Set up National Recruitment Agency For Common Eligibility Test in Government Jobs


The Government of India on Wednesday approved the proposal to set up National Recruitment Agency (NRA) which aims to replace the multiple job examinations with a Common Eligibility Test (CET).




The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed happiness over setting up of National Recruitment Agency. 




The Prime Minister said, "The National Recruitment Agency will prove to be a boon for crores of youngsters. Through the Common Eligibility Test, it will eliminate multiple tests and save precious time as well as resources. This will also be a big boost to transparency."




PM expresses happiness over setting up of National Recruitment Agency

Major Changes Under The New National Recruitment Agency



1. There will be no separate examinations but a single online CET for recruitment in non-gazetted posts in the government and public sector banks.


2. The CET scores will be valid for up to three years from the date of result declaration.


3. Each candidate will get two additional chances to improve their scores. The best out of the three scores will be considered.


4. Candidates will be able to apply for jobs in different sectors depending upon his aptitude and preferences based on the CET score.


5. CET merit list by the NRA will also apply for recruitment to state government jobs on a cost-sharing basis.


6. The NRA will be similar to the National Testing Agency (NTA) that conducts common entrance exams for admissions to undergraduate course in medical and engineering colleges across India.




Commenting on the decision of the cabinet, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that today young people have to pass many exams for jobs. Instead, the National Recruitment Agency will now take the Common Eligibility Test. In this regard, Minister Jitendra Singh said that the merit list of this Common Entrance Test will be valid for 3 years. It will benefit the youth. Prakash Javadekar said there are about 20 recruitment agencies in the country. 




The government has taken an important decision to end all this. Prakash Javadekar said that this demand of the youth was there for years. However, no decision has been taken so far. The decision will also alleviate the suffering of the youth and save them money. Youngsters will now have the opportunity to go beyond a single exam.