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He said that the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) has been formed with the approval of the Union Cabinet to conduct CET. Minister of State for Personnel Singh said that the General Eligibility Test (CET) for the youth, especially the candidates desirous of government job, will be conducted from this year all over the country for screening and sorting candidates for recruitment in central government jobs. Could.
He said that the first such exams are expected to be held later in 2021, possibly around September or so. Singh said that the ‘transformational reform’ undertaken by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) was made possible by the personal intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his deep concern for the youth.
He said that the NRA would be a multi-agency body, which would conduct general examinations for screening and shortlisting candidates for Group B and C (non-technical) posts. The minister said that the biggest feature of this reform is that every district in the country will have at least one examination center, which will increase the reach of candidates residing in remote areas.
He said that it would be beneficial for women and differently-abled candidates as well as those who are not financially capable to appear in the examination by traveling to different centers.
He clarified that however, the existing central recruitment agencies like Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) and Institute of Banking Personal Recruitment Boards (IBPS) will continue to conduct specific recruitment as per their requirements and CET only for jobs candidates. There will be an examination for preliminary screening of.