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Government to set up National Recruitment Agency

Government to set up National Recruitment Agency

The Union Cabinet took a revolutionary decision and approved to set up a multi-agency body, the National Recruitment Agency (NRA).

The central government proposed to set up the NRA in the Union Budget 2020. Now, the proposal has been approved by the Union Cabinet to help government job aspirants across the country.

The NRA works similar to the National Testing Agency (NTA) and will conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET) for recruiting to various jobs in public sector banks and central government.

The test will be conducted for the recruitment of all non-gazetted posts, Group B and C posts.


The NRA will consist of representatives from various boards including the RRB, SSC, and IBPS. In addition to that, members from the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance and Department of Financial Services will also be part of it.

This move will benefit around 2.5 crore job aspirants each year by saving money and time as the CET avoids the necessity to appear for multiple exams.

The central government sanctioned ₹1517.57 crores to set up the NRA over three years.

The government also aims to set up suitable examination infrastructure in 117 districts for which additional amount will be spent.

Currently, there are over 20 recruitment agencies in central government and the exams have been conductied by three agencies common – RRB, SSC, IBPS.

The job aspirants can register on a common portal and they can choose an examination centre of their choice. They will be allotted centres as per the availability.

The CET will motivate rural candidates also to appear in the examination due to ease in the process. Thus, it increases their chances of getting central government jobs and banking jobs.

There will be a common curriculum for this test, hence candidates can prepare for the test easily.

The NRA will conduct a separate CET for different levels including the graduation, higher secondary and the Class X passed candidates.

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