Centre to set up National Recruitment Agency. Common Eligibility Test for job seekers.

Bringing in transformational reform in the recruitment process Union Cabinet has approved to set up National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to make the process of applying for such jobs easier for the youth.

There will be single entrance examination for all non-gazetted posts — Group B and C posts. Candidates who qualify the Common Entrance Test (CET) can apply to any recruitment agencies for higher level of examination. The score will be valid for three years during which candidate can apply for jobs in different sectors depending upon his/her aptitude and preferences.

The National Recruitment Agency will conduct common eligibility test for Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and the Institute of Banking Service Personnel (IBPS).

The National Recruitment Agency (NRA) was first proposed by the government in the Union Budget 2020. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman mentioned the agency in the Union Budget as an “independent, professional, specialist organization” that will conduct examination, for selection to government jobs.

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